The last of the Mahabharata’s 18 Parvas, often known as the Book of Ascent to Heaven, is the Svargarohana Parva. This Parva is the second-shortest of the 18 parvas since it has only five chapters and has no subparvas. The Svargarohana Parva can be summed up as follows.
Swaraga Arohana Parva Mahabharat Overview
According to Yudhishthira’s viewpoint, this Parva depicts the inhabitants of heaven and hell as well as their current state. When Yudhishthira first arrived in heaven, he was upset and disturbed to see wicked individuals there who had committed several sins on Earth. Then, when he went to hell, he discovered that there were good people there as well.
Yudhishthira even saw Duryodhana while he was in heaven and was quite upset to see him there. Duryodhana had humiliated everyone and had wreaked havoc on Earth. Yudhishthira questioned if the Gods were fair. In hell, he also witnessed devout individuals like Karna. Even worse, he discovered Draupadi and his siblings weeping in agony in hell. Then Yudhishthira made the decision to remain in hell with his siblings and other family members.
Then, in an effort to persuade Yudhishthira, Lord Indra and the god Dharma went to see him. Every king and other royal person had to traverse hell before entering paradise, according to Yama, the God of Death and Indra, who also instructed Yudhishthira. The Pandavas would spend a little period in hell before spending the remainder of their existence in heaven as they had performed more good acts and minor faults. Indra then informed Yudhishthira that the presence of his brothers, Draupadi, and other upright warriors had come to an end.
Yudhishthira then went back to heaven and encountered Lord Krishna there. Even Arjuna, who was working for Krishna, was there. He also came upon Karna, a person with abilities and intelligence on par with Surya Dev. He also got to know Sahadeva, Nakula, and Bhima. Later, he met Draupadi. He ran across every dead soldier and ruler from the battle of Kurukshetra. He observed Bhishma with the Vasus, Drona at the side of Brahaspati, and Abhimanyu with the Moon. All the heroic soldiers and rulers of the Mahabharata War therefore lived in the divine domain, heaven. The Mahabharata came to an end when the narrative had been told in its entirety.
You can read other chapters from the table below. Click on the respective link to understand about the summary of that book/section of Mahabharata.
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|