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MAARKANDEYA presents THE MAHAABHAARATHAM , A TREASURE OF KNOWLEDGE , FOR YOUNG READERS

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FOREWORD

"After paying respects to Naaraayana, Nara and Sarasvathi, then one should read Jayam."

DEDICATED TO MY DEAR NIECE VYSHNAVI KRISHNA

                                                        

MAARKANDEYA'S MAHAABHAARATHAM FOR THE YOUNG READERS

 * * *     T H E   M A H A A B H A A R A T H A M   * * * 

THE ILLUSTRIOUS EPIC OF INDIA.

AN ELABORATE PRESENTATION OF

THE GREATEST EPIC OF THE GREATEST SAGE VYAASA

EXPLORED BY MANY GREAT CONNOISSEURS

HEARTY WELCOME TO THE STUDY OF A HIGHLY COMPLICATED,YET DEEPLY INTERESTING STORY OF THE WORLD .

Exploring MAHAABHAARATHAM of Vyaasa written in Samskritham more than 5000 years ago !


It is a thing of great joy to attempt a study of the longest poem in the world. Consisting of nearly 1,00,000 verses and some lenghthy prose passages,Mahaabhaaratham is considered an archive of knowledge. It offers discussions on such varied subjects as state administration and individual morality. Philosophical discourses occur quite frequently. Various stories and illustrations in it make its study pleasant. In short, its study is the study of all faculties of knowledge.

To start with, we need know how to pronounce the proper nouns in Samskritham. We provide a brief guide to pronunciation in Samskritham. Some vowel and some consonant sounds used in English are not available in Samskritham and vice versa. In the common practice of spelling Samskritham proper nouns in English, the same English consonant sometimes represents different Samskritham sounds in different contexts. And trying to clarify this will only confuse the learner. It is essential to learn the correct pronunciation of proper nouns from a good Indian speaker of Samskritham to make it pleasing to the ear and understandable to the listner when read or spoken. Yet, this guide meets the current needs of the reader of this document. With this much about pronunciation,we will now proceed to the main story of Mahaabhaaratham . This document is mainly intended for the young readers . A section " QUIZ " is also annexed to arouse their interest .We hope that this document catches their fancy . We humbly invite suggestions from the learned for betterment of content or presentation . Dear readers, Get ready !

However, please read this introduction first.

Go to the links below first and from there , follow different links as you need. The main links provided are

  • links to the various parvas to follow the main story.
  • Links to names of persons (in blue color) .
  • links to names of places(in green color) .
  • links to names of things(in red color).
  • Q U I Z ( We recommend the readers to attempt this only after having gone through the entire document at least once .)

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"After paying respects to Naaraayana, Nara and Sarasvathi, then one should read Jayam."

DEDICATED TO MY DEAR NIECE VYSHNAVI KRISHNA

As a matter of reference, I give hereunder links to my other books in Samskritham and Thelugu

Daasharathishathakam Shreekaalahastheeshvarashathakam Paandavodyogam Paandavavijayam Sathyaharishchandram

Daasharathishathakam-tika Shreekaalahastheeshvarashathakam-tika Paandavodyogam-tika Paandavavijayam-tika Sathyaharishchandram-tika

Naagaanandam Veneesamhaaramu Pajjaalu Thitladandakam

Daasharathishathakam-naagari Shreekaalahastheesvarashathakam-naagari Paandavodyogam-naagari Paandavavijayam-naagari Sathyaharishchandram-naagari