- an epic poem of India dealing mainly with the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, with many digressions: includes the Bhagavad-Gita.
Also Ma·ha·bha·ra·tum [muh-hah-bahr-uh-tuh m] /məˈhɑˈbɑr ə təm/.
Origin of Mahabharata
< Sanskrit mahābhārata great (mahat) work relating the story of the descendants of Bharata
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He found his answer in the ancient Sanskrit poem, the Mahabharata, to find the essence of dharma.This Week's Hot Reads
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A panel on the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata (in which I participated) studied the pragmatic morality of this living text.Celebrating Books at 7,600 Feet
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According to the Mahabharata the rulers of the Bharatas spring from Manu.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
Said to be the Vyaghraprastha mentioned in the 'Mahabharata.'
Place of pilgrimage for Hindus; mentioned in 'Mahabharata' and 'Ramayana.'
Mentioned in the 'Mahabharata' as place of refuge of Virat Rajah.
Mahabharata, Roy's translation (Adi Parva, section, pp. 495-6).Indian Myth and Legend
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Mahabharatam or Mahabharatum (məˌhɑːˈbɑːrətəm)
- an epic Sanskrit poem of India, dealing chiefly with the struggle between two rival families. It contains many separate episodes, the most notable of which is the Bhagavad-Gita
Sanskrit, from mahā great + bhārata story