Author: Swami RaghaveshanandaPainter/Illustrator/Animator: Padmavasan/Maniam Selvan/RaviPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 272ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178236698
The Mahabharata is one of the cherished heritages of the whole Hindu world and forms the basis of a Hindu's thoughts and his moral and ethical ideas. It is a sublime poem that shows the triumph of virtue and defeat of vice. This book presents this great epic in simple language for children.The Mahabharata contains the story of a race descended from King Bharata. Maha means great, and Bharata means the descendants of Bharata. Mahabharata means Great India, or the story of the great descendants of Bharata. Earlier this story was published in five volumes under the title 'Mahabharata for Children'. Now, all these five volumes are combined together and published.
ADI PARVA1. The Epic Begins 2. Ganesha, The Scribe 3. Shantanu weds Ganga 4. The Vasus and Vasishta’s Curse 5. Bhishma – The Pillar of Mahabharata 6. Sons of Satyavati 7. The Predicament 8. The Tree Brothers 9. The Marriage of the Princes 10. Sons of Gandhari 11. Pandu is Cursed 12. Birth of the Pandavas 13. Pandavas Enter Hastinapura 14. Jealousy Sprouts in Duryodhana’s Mind 15. Drona Enters 16. Ekalavya. The Great Archer 17. Arjuna’s Supremacy 18. Drona’s Revenge 19. The Son of the Sun 20. The Lac Palace 21. Birth of Ghatotkacha 22. Life at Ekachakra 23. The Heroine of Mahabharata 24. The Pandavas’ Return to Hastinapura 25. The New Kingdom of the Pandavas 26. Arjuna’s Voluntary Exile 27. The Marriage of Subhadra 28. Burning of the Khandava Forest SABHA PARVA 29. Maya offers Service30. Narada Advises Yudhishthira to Perform Rajasuya 31. Krishna Counsels Yudhishthira32. Killing of Jarasandha 33. Rajasurya Sacrifice 34. Krishna kills Sishupala 35. Duryodhana’s Jealousy 36. Vidura Goes as an Emissary 37. Duryodhana Digs his own grave 38. The grace of Sri Krishna39. Yudhishthira Gambles Again VANA PARVA 40. The Inexhaustible Vessel 41. Vidura Visits the Pandavas 42. The Curse of Maitreya 43. Krishna Pledges44. Arjuna’s Fight with Lord Shiva 45. Arjuna at Indra’s Palaces 46. Arjuna’s Absence Saddens Yudhishthira 47. The Pandavas at Gandhamadhana Mountain 48. Bhima Meets Hanuman 49. Draupadi Gets Flowers 50. Arjuna Returns 51. A Python Attacks Bhima 52. Krishna Visits Again 53. Duryodhana’s Plot 54. Goodheartedness of Yudhishthira 55. Inconsolable Duryodhana56. Duryodhana Performs Sacrifice 57. Krishna Protects His Devotees 58. Jayadratha Punished 59. Gift of Kavacha and Kundala 60. Death of Nakula and Others 61. Yaksha Prasna VIRATA PARVA 62. The Pandavas in Council 63. Pandavas Enter Matsya’s Kingdom 64. The Evil Eyes of Keechaka fall on Draupadi 65. Draupadi Takes Shelter in Bhima 66. Death of Keechaka 67. Cows Stolen 68. Uttara – The Boaster 69. Arjuna Fills Uttara with Courage70. Cows Recovered71. Arjuna Humiliates Duryodhana 72. Pandavas Reveal Their IdentityUDYOGA PARVA 73. Arjuna and Duryodharana at Dwaraka 74. Peaces Efforts 75. Sanjaya as Peace Messenger76. Duryodhana is Adamant on War 77. War or Peace? 78. With my return, the war will begin 79. Reception to Lord Krishna 80. Krishna Gladdens Vidura 81. Krishna at Assembly Hall 82. Duryodhana Defends himself 83. The Grand form of Sri Krishna 84. ‘Kunti is your mother’ 85. ‘You will have five sons living’ 86. War Preparations 87. Uluka as a Messenger 88. The Only Enemy of Bhishma Bhishma PARVA89. On the Kurukshetra field 90. Nable act of Yudhishthira 91. The Bhagavad Gita 92. The Battle Begins93. The Second Day 94. Bhishma in Terrible Form95. Bhagadatta’s Prowess 96. Duryodhana Grieves 97. Fight between Bhima and Duryodhana98. The Invincible Bhishma 99. Bhishma Gives his word to Duryodhana100. Bhishma – The Forest Fire 101. Pandavas at Bhishma’s Camp 102. Darkness Clouds the Kaurava Army 103. At the feet of Bhishma DRONA PARVA 104. Karma Enters the Battlefield 105. Drona tries to Capture Yudhishthira 106. Death of Abhimanyu 107. The Miraculous Sunset 108. Ghatotkacha Dies for Arjuna to Survive 109. Drona killed by a Lie 110. Narayanastra KARNA PARVA 111. Karna as the Commander-in-Chief 112. Karna Attacks Yudhishthira 113. Bhima Takes Revende on Dusshasana 114. End of Karna SHALYA PARVA 115. The Death of Shalya and Shakuni 116. Bhima Slays Duryodhana 117. Ashwatthama visits DuryodhanaSAUPTIKA PARVA 118. Ashwatthama’s Vengeance 119. Krishna Curses Ashwatthama STREE PARVA 120. Krishna Saves Bhima SHANTI PARVA 121. Yudhishthira’s Remorse 122. The Coronation of Yudhishthira 123. Bhishma Instructs Yudhishthira ANUSHASANA PARVA 124. Exit Bhishma ASWAMEDHA PARVA 125. Krishna gives life to a dead childASHRAMAVASIKA PARVA 126. Dhritarashtra Goes to the Forest 127. End of Vidura 128. The Fallen Heroes Reappear 129. Dhritarashtra passes away MAUSALA PARVA130. Krishna Returns to Vaikuntha MAHAPRASTHANIKA PARVA 131. The Pandavas Ascend to HeavenSVAGAROHANA PARVA 132. Yudhishthira in Heaven