Definitions for "Mahabharata"
Keywords:  epic, bhagavad, gita, kaurava, pandava
The great war of the Bharatas. The great epic poem of the Hindus probably the longest in the world. It is divided into eighteen parvas or books, an... more
An epic poem that recounts the struggle between the Kauravas and Pandavas over the disputed kingdom of Bharata, the ancient name for India. Within this vast narrative is contained a wealth of Indian secular and religious lore. The Bhagavad Gita occurs in the latter portion of the Mahabharata.
The story of Lord Krishna's period in human form on earth. The era was a time of a great war symbolic of the destruction of evil in society.