Discover the timeless wisdom of India's ancient epic, the Mahabharata, in this condensed masterpiece by Krishna Dharma. Immerse yourself in a narrative unlike any other, with a history spanning over five thousand years.
This enduring epic, a part of India's ancient Vedas, has captivated generations with its profound wisdom and spiritual insights. Within its pages lies the Bhagavad-gita, a spiritual gem revered by millions worldwide, surrounded by a rich tapestry of historical events. At its core, the Mahabharata reveals the activities of Krishna, the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita and the supreme person according to the Vedas.
While the Mahabharata offers a thrilling tale of conflicts among kings, demons, gods, and sages, it also weaves a deeper mysticism intended to bring us closer to understanding the divine. Each reading unveils new layers of profound spiritual messages, providing transcendent pleasure beyond compare.
But the Mahabharata is more than just mysticism and narrative; it offers a captivating glimpse into ancient life, where virtue and self-knowledge reigned supreme. It's often referred to as a 'cultural encyclopaedia of India,' but its universal truths extend far beyond, making it a treasure trove for all humanity.
With a vast range of subjects covered, the Mahabharata is hailed as unparalleled in its scope. In the original Sanskrit, it is said that whatever isn't found in the Mahabharata is impossible to find elsewhere. It's no surprise that it stands as India's most beloved book, retold by bards and poets throughout the ages.
This condensed version is just a glimpse of the epic's grandeur, with the original spanning some 100,000 verses of Sanskrit poetry. To dive deeper, Krishna Dharma has also written a longer dramatization spanning around nine hundred pages.
As we embark on this journey, let's acknowledge Srila Vyasadeva, the immortal sage and author of this work, whose wisdom still resides in the high Himalayas. May his blessings guide us to unlock the deepest meaning of the Mahabharata.
About the Author: Krishna Dharma, a scholar and teacher of India's ancient Sanskrit writings, is renowned for his world-bestselling editions of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Join us in discovering the profound wisdom of the Mahabharata and explore the world of Krishna Dharma's literary brilliance.
316 Pages, Hardcase