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Mahabharata was even better
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Like it if you agree! Ramayana and Mahabharata are not Mythology (Myth)
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The Pandavas and Kunti Escape The Burning House of Lac - Scene from The Mahabharata!
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The original Mahabharata, unabridged. Translated in 1883 by a gentleman named Kisari Mohan Ganguli. This translation is 5818 pages long, and includes the Bhagwad Gita as is as well.
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I’m trying to experience the Mahabharata for the first time and love comics. How does Amar Chitra Katha hold up for adults?

The title says it all. I’m a non-desi, but hoping for some advice from this community. I’m trying to experience Mahabharata for the first time. I can’t explaining it, but I love the old-school 80s comic style from India and comics. Was hoping if this is a good medium to experience the story as an adult for the first time.

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🔥 Krishna kamal, It is believed with reference of Hindu epic 'Mahabharata' that : There are about 100 of blue petals - one for each of the Kauravas. 5 of the yellow ones in the centre - one for each of the Pandavas.
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Giampaolo Tomassetti, an Italian painter, was so fascinated by the Indian epic Mahabharata that he studied it thoroughly for 5 years and then painted breathtaking pictures of it. reddit.com/gallery/lizt47
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Unpopular Opinion: Popular adaptations of the Mahabharata water it down to a simple black and white morality

The Mahabharata is one of my favorite stories of all time. It is unmatched in terms of intricate plot lines, wide scope and most importantly, the shifting moral compass of the characters. The grey morality and the whole "do the ends justify the means" is a major theme of the epic. No character is perfect or ideal. They are all flawed human beings with understandable emotions.

Yet the major adaptations of the Mahabharata so far all have a simplistic black and white morality. The Kauravas (with the exception of tragic hero Karna) are evil and malicious. The Pandavas are noble, angelic and always in the right. In reality, both these factions have people fighting for what they think is right and both sides do terrible things.

For example, Shakuni has a tragic backstory and sympathetic reason for his vengeance and the only difference between his and Krishna's schemes are that they are on opposite sides of the war. I could go on and on but I think I've made my point.

Note that I do not dislike these shows. I grew up watching them and they have a soft spot in my heart. I just think that it's a missed opportunity for each adaptation to take the same approach to character complexity.

I understand that the shows need to pander to a mass audience, but by doing so they are undermining the complexity and depth of the epic and robbing Indian television of the chance of having its own GoT. With the rumours of SS Rajamouli adapting the Mahabharat floating around, I only hope that he does full justice to the story and not pull another Baahubali and do all the hero worship stuff.

Anyways, enough of my rant. What do you guys think?

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Book review – The Mahabharata Volume 1 by Bibek Debroy

The book is part of a 10-volume series where the author (Bibek Debroy) has translated the critical edition of The Mahabharata as compiled by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

The first volume sets the base for the story – what the text is about, who wrote it, how it came to be in its form etc. It narrates not only incidents core to The Mahabharata but a lot of things as mentioned in the religious texts, including creation of life on earth. In terms of Mahabharata's story, the book covers events from the beginning of the famous snake sacrifice to the point where the kingdom of Hastinapur is divided and a part of it is given to the Pandavas.

I found the first half of the book to be a very challenging read. It contains A LOT of information on different things, right from the beginning of time (very fascinating to read). There is MUCH more information than I was expecting there to be in the text. There is also frequent jumping in the timelines, there are too many characters and several characters with multiple names. There is also same instances being explained by different people at different times. It is extremely difficult to keep up with the timelines and the lineages of the characters mentioned, but that's the nature of the text.

Eventually, things start to get clear as the text starts with the main story of The Mahabharata, a lot of things get simplified to some extent as stories are told and retold.

Since this is a critical version, a lot of verses have been left out for being inconsistent between different versions. But the author has done a very good job in filling those up with his notes. He explains a break in the story or where the story doesn't make sense because of omissions. He also provides details of translations that might not be accurate as there are words with several meanings.

I expect the entire series to be of similar nature – a lot of jumping in timelines, lots of characters and their back stories, lots of inter connections, etc. One cannot take a long break in between reading this, as it gets very difficult to understand otherwise.

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Stories from Mahabharata. Three curses on Karna youtu.be/XpMhzbCCIqw
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Which is your favourite minor character from Mahabharata ?

Mine is Eklavya. That one act of selfless surrender to his guru and his gurudakshina, may have made him a weaker archer/warrior but instantly elevated him to the heights of immortality as we all know his story even now and it's still used as an example of utter devotion to a teacher.

It's funny how Dronacharya never intended this result but inevitably made him one of the most famous individuals of Indian history.

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Why Cow is Sacred in Hinduism? Here Are Some Verses From Mahabharata & other Granths. reddit.com/gallery/mdim26
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Bought whole set of Critical edition of Mahabharata. More Information in comment section
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ASI Found 5000 year old chariot in Uttar Pradesh's Sinauli farm, know - is history related to Mahabharata? - When 5000 year old chariots came out of a farm, know- Is their history associated with Mahabharata? newsbust.in/asi-found-500…
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[Nouf Almarwaai] Saudi Arabia’s new #vision2030 & curriculum will help to create coexistent,moderate & tolerant generation. Screenshots of my sons school exam today in Social Studies included concepts & history of Hinduism,Buddhism,Ramayana, Karma, Mahabharata &Dharma. I enjoyed helping him study twitter.com/NoufMarwaai/s…
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Map of ancient India as mentioned in Mahabharata (5561 BCE) reddit.com/gallery/me6vvz
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First meme on Mahabharata. (Btw suryaputra Karn movie aane wala hai)
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Documenting Indian Subcontinent's history using YouTube videos from Ramayana/Mahabharata

Hello. My twitter timeline uses YouTube clips from Ramayana and Mahabharata to describe the history of India in a chronological manner, starting from Genesis. Explains lost connection with Persians and Arabs.

Feel free to check it out: https://twitter.com/HindiGhoshal

Hope y'all like it.

Thanks.

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Bihar Man Gambles Wife, Lets Friends Rape Her. Ramayana And Mahabharata Values Combined? in.news.yahoo.com/bihar-m…
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Fact-Check: Saudis did not introduce Ramayana and Mahabharata into their curriculum

It was posted before that they did so, but many officials have clarified that nothing has been changed and that private schools do teach it but that has always been there and is not a new change.

Source - Many officials of Saudi Arabia here

It wasn't reported by big outlets either, someone seems to have started it for mischief.

It is always good to keep checking our facts and making sure whether they're right or wrong. Fact-checking is an important duty for us Sanatanis. After all, Sri Rama Himself says that

दत्तम् इष्टम् हुतम् चैव तप्तानि च तपांसि च |

वेदाः सत्य प्रतिष्ठानाः तस्मात् सत्य परो भवेत् || २-१०९-१४

Gift sacrifice, oblation, austerities performed and the scriptural texts have the foundation in Truth. Hence, one should thoroughly surrender to truth.

Regardless of this. It reminded us that we need to do this. If not in school, teaching authentic version of Valmiki Ramayana and Vyasa Mahabharata in some systematic manner to children is the need of the hour for India to progress. Because Dharma is the foundation for any country. When someone leaves righteousness, truth, compassion, humility, unbiasedness, etc no country can sustain and Rudra destroys such a country, not distinguishing between good people and bad people in it.

To avoid such a fate, we need to bring up our children with these values. We need to have our model as Sri Rama, the one who destroyed 14,000 demons effortlessly but also spared Ravana simply because he was without weapon. The one who fought hard for His wife's safety and destroyed all the defenses of Lanka but also the one who restored the glory of Lanka by installing Vibhishana there and preserving the honour of Mandodari without any ill-will. Because the Lord is the one who never lost sight of what is Dharma even in extreme cases. Only when we have this conviction will we restore ourselves to ancient glory.

Jai Sita Rama

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Are Bibek Debroy’s translations of Mahabharata, Ramayana & Bhagavadgita legit for a beginner?

I grew up with relatively less exposure to Hinduism and am trying to learn and deepen my roots. Are Bibek Debroy’s versions of the Scriptures good? I don’t have any Mahabharata books nor know the story and have limited knowledge of Ramayana thanks only to the animated film and have ISKCON’s version of Bhagavadgita but it feels like since they’re glorifying Krishna as the higher power there might he some biases and altering (no hate towards them, just being vary of biases). Help appreciated.

Sam no Varunah 🙏🏼

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Rakshsa brothers Atapi and Vatapi reimagined in a *not so* stereotypical forms. Artwork by self, black ink on paper :-) (Abbreviated version of their story from Mahabharata is in the comments)
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Actor Satish Kaul, who played the role of Indra in the Mahabharata, dies મહાભારતમાં ઇન્દ્રની ભૂમિકા ભજવનાર ટીવી અભિનેતા સતીશ કૌલનું કોરોના સંક્રમીત થયા બાદ લુધિયાણામાં અવસાન થયું છે. સતીશ કૌલે ઘણા ટીવી શો અને હિન્દી, પંજાબી ફિલ્મોમાં કામ કર્યું હતું. news4gujarati.com/actor-s…
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Kunti Summons Surya Dev or The Sun - Scene From The Mahabharata!
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Rakshasa brothers Atapi and Vatapi. Artwork by me, black ink on paper. ( an abbreviated version of their story from Mahabharata is in the comments )
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People who know the ramayana and the mahabharata what is your complaint of the said epic?
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Is there any evidence that the heroes of the Mahabharata (the Pandavas) were good and just rulers?

So I know that basis of one of the most popular stories is Hindu mythology, the Mahabharata is all about how the Pandavas wages against their cousins the Kauravas to fight for their birthright over the rulership over the Kingdom of Kuru. And I know that they won the war and would become the new kings of Kuru, and they, supposedly, brought prosperity to the kingdom, but is there any evidence that they were just rulers?

Is there any evidence that they were patrons of trade, and the arts? Was there kingdom run via a system of merit and fairness, or a system of nepotism and privilege? And were they interested in bettering the lives of the common folk, or simply maintaining their own power?

Bottomline, other than ridding the land of demons and maradurers to bring law and order, I just don't see any evidence that the Pandavas were good and just rulers.

Note: In case you are wondering why I seem critical of the Pandavas, and the Mahabharata the only interpretation of the epic that I have read is the Amar Chitra Katha Version. So far it portrays the Pandavas as being only interested in beating their enemies, and fulfilling their dharma as Kshatriyas. While I understand the latter is what makes the Pandavas good Hindus, I fail to understand why they are considered good kings. Now, this might be my Western upbringing speaking, but a good king is someone who sees their rulership not as a privilege, but as a responsibility that they have towards their countrymen. They do the best job they can to secure their kingdom and better the lives of their subjects. So far, the Pandavas have done the former, but I haven't seen any evidence that they are interested in the latter.

So what evidence is there that the Pandavas were good and just rulers?

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An ancient temple dating AD 1553 of Goddess Hidamba (a critical character in Mahabharata) in Manali, India.
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Aihole inscription is one of the important archaeological proof and strong evidence of the Mahabharata war by which we could calculate the dating of Mahabharat. However, the date of Mahabharat is mentioned in many ancient Vedic scriptures but archaeological evidence has its own importance in Science youtu.be/pNPs1A-BNZE
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He should read Ramayana and Mahabharata where names used for regions of India are still used till date. Bharatvarsha has existed for thousands of years before invaders came and will exist for thousands of years more after ungrateful cretins like him are long dead.
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My Indian Collection (sans 10 volumes of Mahabharata)
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Where are the ruins of Mahabharata and Ramayana? Why they are not discovered yet?

Where are the rich large cities mentioned in Mahabharata and Ramayana? Where did they go?

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Is there any evidence that the heroes of the Mahabharata (the Pandavas) were good and just rulers?

So I know that basis of one of the most popular stories is Hindu mythology, the Mahabharata is all about how the Pandavas wages against their cousins the Kauravas to fight for their birthright over the rulership over the Kingdom of Kuru. And I know that they won the war and would become the new kings of Kuru, and they, supposedly, brought prosperity to the kingdom, but is there any evidence that they were just rulers?

Is there any evidence that they were patrons of trade, and the arts? Was there kingdom run via a system of merit and fairness, or a system of nepotism and privilege? And were they interested in bettering the lives of the common folk, or simply maintaining their own power?

Bottomline, other than ridding the land of demons and maradurers to bring law and order, I just don't see any evidence that the Pandavas were good and just rulers.

Note: In case you are wondering why I seem critical of the Pandavas, and the Mahabharata the only interpretation of the epic that I have read is the Amar Chitra Katha Version. So far it portrays the Pandavas as being only interested in beating their enemies, and fulfilling their dharma as Kshatriyas. While I understand the latter is what makes the Pandavas good Hindus, I fail to understand why they are considered good kings. Now, this might be my Western upbringing speaking, but a good king is someone who sees their rulership not as a privilege, but as a responsibility that they have towards their countrymen. They do the best job they can to secure their kingdom and better the lives of their subjects. So far, the Pandavas have done the former, but I haven't seen any evidence that they are interested in the latter.

So what evidence is there that the Pandavas were good and just rulers?

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