The Mahabharata and its timelines is the history of India. Massive proof that it occurred during the Dwapar Yug may be found in the constellation placements and evidence cited in the Mahabharata. The horrific repercussions of the largest battle humanity has ever experienced are revealed by the nuclear explosion remnants in Kurukshetra. It describes the conflict between two cousin groups at the Battle of Kurukshetra as well as the destinies of the Kaurava and Pandava princes and their heirs.
It also includes profound philosophical and dharmic lessons that may change your life, such a discussion of the Purusharth, or “four aims of life.” The Bhagavad Gita, the stories of Damayanti, Shakuntala, Pururava and Urvashi, Savitri and Satyavan, Kacha and Devayani, Rishyasringa, and a shortened version of the Ramayan are some of the major literary works and stories in the Mahabharata.
The Mahabharata has been called “the longest history ever written” and is the world’s longest historical poem. The largest version has lengthy sections of text and more than 100,000 slokas, or couplets.
The Kuru clan’s kingdom of Hastinapura had a dynastic battle for control for the majority of its history. The Kaurava and the Pandava are the two auxiliary branches of the family that take part in the conflict. Despite being the oldest branch of the family, the oldest Kaurava, Duryodhana, is younger than the oldest Pandava, Yudhishthira. Conflict resulted from the dice game’s trickery.
The decisive battle of Kurukshetra, where the Pandavas finally triumph, marks the culmination of the conflict. Complex familial and friendship conflicts arise throughout the struggle, and there are both examples of Vedic duty and family devotion taking precedence over morality and the opposite.
When Bhagwan Krishna departs from Earth, his leela completes, and the Pandava brothers go to heaven. It also heralds the start of the Hindu Kali Yuga, the fourth and last age of humanity, in which lofty ideals and great principles have collapsed and people are moving toward the total annihilation of morality, virtue, and correct behaviour. There are few proofs listed that Kaliyug happened before.
Understanding Mahabharata Guide
Mahabharata has 18 chapters (Parva)
Following are the names of the 18 Parvas:
1) Adi Parva
2) Sabha Parva
3) Vana Parva
4) Virata Parva
5) Udhyoga Parva
6) Bhishma Parva
7) Drona Parva
8) Karna Parva
9) Shalya Parva
10) Sauptika Parva
11) Stri Parva
12) Shanti Parva
13) Anushasana Parva
14) Ashvamedha Parva
15) Ashramavasika Parva
16) Mausala Parva
17) Mahaprasthanika Parva
18) Swaraga Arohana Parva
In a certain sense, the entire history of the Mahabharata explains how the Kali Yuga, the era in which we live, came to be and how things came to be as horrible as they are. The Mahabharata’s unrelenting anger and vengeance are unmatched by the sorrow and even treachery seen in the Ramayana. The Battle of Kurukshetra, when two bands of brothers—the Pandavas and the Kauravas—who are cousins and the offspring of two brothers and therefore related—fight mercilessly until nearly the whole race is wiped out, marks the conclusion of the Mahabharata.
The protagonists of the history are the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu. King Yudhishthira is the most senior. Next is Bhima, a warrior with tremendous strength and hunger. Arjuna, the greatest warrior and Krishna’s buddy, comes next after Bhima. The final two, Nakula and Sahadeva, are twins. One woman, Draupadi, is married to these five brothers.
The Kauravas, the descendants of Pandu’s brother Dhritarashtra, are the Pandavas’ adversaries. Even though Dhritarashtra is still alive, he is powerless to stop his son Duryodhana from rebelling against his accomplishments and those of his Pandava relatives. Yudhishthira loses everything—even himself—in a dice game that Duryodhana sets up for his maternal uncle to challenge him to.
The Pandavas must leave into exile, but when they come back, they fight the Kauravas. Krishna drives Arjuna’s chariot while fighting for the Pandavas. As the war of Kurukshetra gets underway, the famed “Song of the Bhagwan,” or Bhagavad-Gita, is really a book inside the Mahabharata. Arjuna feels defeated and unable to fight when he sees his relatives on the battlefield. The words that Krishna said to Arjuna at that very time are recorded in the Bhagavad-Gita.
The conflict is won by the Pandavas. Armed forces of the Kaurava are destroyed, and Duryodhana is slain. It’s far from a pleasant conclusion though. The savagery of the war alters the universe for all time even though Yudhishthira becomes king. The victory of Dharm had positive impact on other dimensions and planes. The positive ripple impact affected other planets and human civilization. The Mahabharata showed that the triumph, such as it is, is won at a terrible cost, but many lessons are ultimately learnt.
You can read briefly about all chapters of Mahabharat or check their summary from the guide box given below. Click the reference link of the Mahabharata Parva that you want to know about. (You have to tilt your mobile device in horizontal position if your screen do not fit the table to view all links).
Mahabharat All Chapters Summary Guide
|1) Adi Parva||10) Sauptika Parva|
|2) Sabha Parva||11) Stri Parva|
|3) Vana Parva||12) Shanti Parva|
|4) Virata Parva||13) Anushasana Parva|
|5) Udhyoga Parva||14) Ashvamedha Parva|
|6) Bhishma Parva||15) Ashramavasika Parva|
|7) Drona Parva||16) Mausala Parva|
|8) Karna Parva||17) Mahaprasthanika Parva|
|9) Shalya Parva||18) Swaraga Arohana Parva|
Mahabharat Chapters in Brief
(1) Adi Parva
The chapter is titled The Book of the Beginning.
the Lunar Dynasty’s first year
Pandavas and Kauravas are born (Kuru Dynasty)
5 Pandavas and 100 Kauravas would govern separately from two capitals.
(2) Sabha Parva
The Assembly Hall’s Book.
Building a magnificent Palace for the Pandavas sparked Duryodana’s enviousness (Kaurava Chief). Rajasuya Yajna was performed by Yudhisthra.
He invited Pandavas for a Gambling and vanquished them with the aid of his uncle Sakuni.
According to the game’s regulations, the Pandavas were exiled for 12 + 1 years and lost everything (13th year incognito)
(3) Vana Parva (Aranya Parva)
The Forest’s Book
The 12 years that the Pandavas spend with Draupadi in the wilderness.
They gained a lot of knowledge from seers like Markandeya.
After performing penance, Arjuna was granted Pasupata Astra by Bhagwan Shiva;
Arjuna travelled through space and spent some time in paradise.
(4) Virata Parva
A book called the Virata.
In the nation of Virata, the Pandavas were hiding with their wife Draupadi. They were acting differently and doing out various tasks.
Bhima murdered Keesaka after he tried to molest Draupadi.
Duryodana made a valiant effort to locate the Pandavas but was unsuccessful.
(5) Udhyoga Parva
Duryodana refused to give the Pandavas their portion of the kingdom when they returned and demanded it.
To prevent conflict, many emissaries were dispatched.
As a messenger, Krishna too went, but in vain.
(6) Bhishma Parva
The Bhisma Book of knowledge. This section shares many secrets of life.
Krishna taught Arjuna several lessons after hearing him say he didn’t want to battle for the country. These lessons have since been collected as the Bhagavd Gita.
Bhisma assumed control of the Karava army as the war broke out.
On the tenth day of the 18-day conflict, he was defeated.
On the Bed of Arrows, he was dozing off.
(7) Drona Parva
The Drona Section (book) that reveals to kill adharmi enemy using deceit. Hindu kings lacked this skill when muslim mlecchas and british mlecchas invaded Bharat.
Following the defeat of Bhisma, Drona assumed control as the supreme commander;
He was murdered on the thirteenth day of the battle after hearing a falsehood from Pandava ruler Yudhisthra; Asvattama is both the name of an elephant and the son of Drona. Drona mistook the death of Asvattama (uttered by Yudhisthra) for the death of his son and lost control, dying as a result.
(8) Karna Parva
The Karna section.
Karna assumed the position of supreme commander of the Kaurava Army;
On the 17th day, he passed away;
When Yudhisthra realised Karna was the oldest of the Pandava brothers, he experienced great sadness.
(9) Shalya Parva
The Shalya Book or section.
Shalya took over as commander after Karna passed away.
Shalya was slain on the 18th day;
Then Duryodhana and Bhima decided to fight with a mace; however, Bhima murdered Duryodhan by illegally sticking him in the thigh.
After Duyodhanawa was slain, the conflict was over.
(10) Sauptika Parva
The Sleeping Warriors’ Book.
Asvattama, son of Drona, sought to get revenge on the Pandavas after the defeat of the Kaurava army.
He made the decision to murder the Pandavas in the same manner after observing an owl eliminating crows in a tree during the dead of night.
Only the Pandavas’ children were slaughtered; the Pandavas escaped unscathed because Bhagwan Krishna foresaw it and concealed them in a different location.
(11) Stri Parva
The experience of women shared after war.
Every woman who lost her spouse wept.
For the departed spirits on both sides, the Pandavas offered water sacrifices.
(12) Shanti Parva
The Peace Book.
Even after being proclaimed Emperor, Dharma alias Yudhisthra experienced mental unrest.
While he was still on the Bed of Arrows, Bhishma taught him several examples from the Vedas.
(13) Anushasana Parva
The Instructional Book.
Bhishma provided Pandavas more guidelines about life.
(14) Ashvamedha Parva
The Asvamedha Yaga Book.
Yudhisthra offered a horse sacrifice (Ashvamedha). Sacrifice is contaminated translation of English. Yagna like Devnagari term Mann has no proper translation word in primitive language English.
The eternal tradition in Vedic ritual of putting offerings into a holy fire is known as a Yajna.
The challenger king allow horse to run as long as it could, making all the land that it covers as part of their kingdom. If any other king from whose territory horse runs, challenge the Ashwamedh Yagna performing king, his soldiers catch the horse and declare that they want war and not submission of their territory.
This Yagna is communication with Bhagwan and is carried out by strong kings who have already demonstrated their powerful authority and do not wish for needless bloodshed and mass killings.
Many powerful kings including Bhagwan Ram did this to avoid further wars when they won war against their core enemies. This is bloodless method of war to finish off any future enemies and make them their allies. No animal or horse is killed in Ashwamedha Yagna. This sacrifice word is the result of mis-translation, populated by wrong and meaningless interpretation by English linguists. No horse is killed or thrown in fire ever. There is no consumption of blood or flesh when Yagna happens. Yagna is performed by the king while the horse is covering neighbouring territories. Yagna is done to seek blessings for peaceful completion of Ashwamedha process without bloodshed. Horse covers the distance when Havan is being performed by the king following strict vedic guidelines and process.
Yajna has been a Vedic tradition, at least 30,000 years old, by recorded history. It is described in a detailed manner in Vedic literature called Brahmanas, as well as Yajurveda. You must read original Devanagari verses not translations in primitive English.
It is a pre-decided ritual done in front of a sacred fire, chanting mantras for which Yagna is performed.
Yagna rituals are mostly performed with fire. Fire signifies positive energy. Saadhak feels lighter, freer, and more open within after the fire ritual because it cleanses emotions, burns unresolved conflict, anxiety, and releases mental tensions.
Fire is also the medium to connect with Bhagwan and then seek blessings for the purpose of which fire is ignited whether in the form of Diya or Yagna. Fire dissolves stress, mental tensions leaving only Vibhuti, or Sacred Ash, behind.
Arjuna received more instruction from Bhagwan Krishna in the form of the Anugita.
(15) Ashramavasika Parva
The Hermitage Book.
Kunti accompanied Dhritarashtra and his wife Gandhari into the jungle;
At the very end of their life, they were meditating when a forest fire burned them to death. They had previously listened to Vidura as he comforted them.
(16) Mausala Parva
The Mace Fight’s Book.
Yadavas began to battle and kill each other after being cursed by a seer; the word musal, which means mace, refers to the usual grass they pulled for fighting that they used as a mace and injured them all.
While Bhagwan Krishna was perched on the tree, a hunter shot and killed him. This was end of his leela and he kept his word given to Vali in Ramayan to seek his revenge of killing him in deceit.
(17) Mahaprasthanika Parva
The Great Journey’s Book.
When the Pandava brothers and Draupadi heard that Krishna had passed away and the Kali Yuga had begun, they performed a ceremonial trip to the north in order to reach the Meru mountains. A dog pursued the group. The Pandava brothers were killed out one by one. Yudhisthra and the dog kept travelling.
(18) Swarga Arohana Parva
The Ascension to Heaven Book.
For telling one untruth during the conflict, Yudhisthra was sent to Hell after he passed away. When he finally arrived in heaven, he was ecstatic to see all of his kin there. The dog that had been trailing them was really the God of Dharma.
Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Fulfill Agenda of Enemies
This historical epic Mahabharat is known as fifth Veda. It is a common misconception spread by mlecchas; muslims and christian missionaries, and secular Hindus that reading Mahabharat or keeping it at home will likely lead to arguments and fighting. All of this misinformation was spread by illiterate mlecchas and anti-Hindus, and it is completely incorrect. It is done to mentally weaken Hindus so that they avoid reading Mahabharat. Because Mahabharat invokes bravery, pride and sense of confidence in Hindus.
There is only an 18-day conflict between siblings in Mahabharata. Thought-provoking messages on living a fulfilling life and defeating obstacles can be found in almost every chapter. For last 7 centuries, Hindus turned Bharat into a multi-nation invasion hub by ignoring their ancient wisdom like the Mahabharat and the Ramayan. Millions of Hindus were inhumanly slaughtered by the Portuguese, Dutch, French, British, and even uncivilized tent-dwelling primitive mughal muslims because regular Hindus fell easy prey and targets to such propagandas due to their innocence and naivety.
Every Hindu should read the Mahabharata because it serves as a mirror through which we may examine ourselves and see how we tackle difficult situations while dealing with different people that we meet in our life. Simply put, if you comprehend the Mahabharat, you will comprehend the intricacy of “relationships”. If you understand the Mahabharata, you would know why and how people trick you – Who is your enemy, who is your foe and who is your well-wisher.
The four Purusharthas of artha (wealth), kama (desire), dharma (fighting for goodness), and moksha (liberation) through vanprasth are thoroughly explained in the Mahabharata. They also represent the four aspirations of humanity. The dharmic duty to serve Dharmic people invoke message of Hindu-Hindu Bhai Bhai. No mercy to enemy abrahamic cults.
Revenge saved Sanatan Dharm in Treta Yug Ramayan and Dwapar Yug Mahabharat. Hindus have forgotten the art of taking revenge and killing mleccha enemies. Revenge and vengeance is the core protection of Dharma in all Yugas. Because of Hindus ignoring this, we hear news on a regular basis about Hindu man killed by a group of Muslims and a Hindu woman being gang raped by local Muslim neighbours or trapped in a Love Jihad. The time has arrived to live your life according to the Mahabharata or we will continue to lose our Hindu brothers and sisters. Protect your family to protect Dharma and Bharat. Becom a warrior. Take revenge to stay alive. Invoke learnings of Mahabharat in your life.
Keep a copy of Mahabharat at home and read it online at the HariBhakt website. Mahabharat is rightly called the fifth Veda for Kaliyuga people because it is a tool and guidance to invoke confidence and bravery in Sanatan Dharmi Hindus.
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