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    Mahabharata Importance

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    RELEVANCE OF MAHABHARAT IN PRESENT TIMES Mahabharata, written by Maharishi Ved Vyas, is one of the two great epics of ancient India. It is one of the greatest stories ever told and is undoubtedly one of the most vast, vivid and detailed epics of the world. It is not a story, it is not a poem not even an epic but rather a philosophy about humans, the evolution of their thought process and the battles of their interests. The account holds true and relevant even in current times. It is said that what exists in Mahabharata, is there in world and that what is not there, does not exist anywhere in the world. If looked closely, it demonstrates with all the possible themes such as mentioned above of the human society and life. It is a story about…

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    1. Introduction A. Eusebius, the historian and bishop of Caesarea, tells a history in The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine around 337-339 CE (MMW 5). The Bhagavad Gita indirectly refers to the sage Vayasa as the author of The Bhagavad Gita from the larger selection of the Mahabharata (The Bhagavad Gita. Introduction.5). 2. Question: A. Based on a comparison of “The Bhagavad Gita” by Veda Vayasa and “The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine” by Eusebius of Caesarea, what do these texts…

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    The Bhagavad Gita and The Hebrew Bible A Comparison of Religious Literature The religious literature of Hinduism and Judaism differ everywhere from the original languages they were written in, too the basis of their fundamental views. While both share a monotheistic idea of god, Judaism sees god as strictly transcendent; where in Hinduism god is both transcendent and immanent. The Bhagavad Gita revolves around four main concepts, the first being Dharma. Social and religious rules, general…

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    The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu gospel meant for the whole world. It is intended for the generality of mankind. The Gita is about The Pandavas, led by Arjuna and his brothers, who have come to take back the kingdom from Dhritarashtra, who intends to hand it over to his son Duryodhana, even though the crown rightfully belongs to Arjuna's brother Yudhishthira. Right before the war begins, Arjuna feels that a victory or the pleasures to be gained from it are not worth killing his own relatives and…

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    Mahabharata Criticism

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    Critical Analysis Considered to be India’s greatest epic, there are few uninspired by the Mahabharata. But, the Mahabharata is also a narrative which has its own share of criticisms. A very noticeable aspect is the double standard held by many formidable characters such as Bhīma, Drona, Arjuna, and many others. While there is no doubt that the good they performed certainly outweighs the evil it is important that they not be portrayed as infallible- for legends as they are, they are also human.…

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    “Razm Nama” is the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. It was on the seventeenth day of the war that this battle took place. The war was the result of a dynastic succession struggle between the two groups of cousins, the Pandavans and the Kaudavans. Bhima led the Pandavan army and Dushasana was the second son of one hundred sons of the blind king of the Kaudavas, Dhritarashtra. Bhima is responsible for killing all one hundred Kaudavan sons. The Kurukshetra War is believed to be dated…

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    In many different religious texts, there are many similarities and difference; if you closely examine each of the texts. The same is true of both the Bhagavad Gita and The Raptures of St. Teresa. While examining these two texts, it is obvious that the experiences that were described were both religious and instructional. In the case of Teresa, she goes on and on about the vision that God grants her and how they have helped to shape her life. “These refer to all visions [of life].” The simple and…

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    Ikshvaku Essay

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    Alambusha, was Sumati. This was the same place where Diti, the mother of the Daitya clan, did her penance in order to beget a child who would slay Indra. Before the penance was completed, Indra secretly entered her womb and sliced the embryo into 49 pieces (which were still alive having done so). When they were born, those children came to be called the Maruts or attendants of Vayu deva. Meanwhile, the famous Yadava clan of great prominence during Mahabharata times were represented by Lavana and…

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    Mahabharata Analysis

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    structure to plain text than one might think. Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world written around 300 BC, it was narrated by Rishi Vyasa and written by the Hindu God Ganesh and many other authors over centuries. It contains accounts of Bhagavada Gita, the story of Damyanti, some part of Ramayana and the Rishyasaringa. It is also referred to as the longest poem ever written.…

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    Submission and Action of Religious Heroines Written expressly to convey the main beliefs and principles of their respective religions, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and the Hebrew Bible are composed as epic histories and biographies of mythic figures, whose lives act as fables to teach these principles to the educated, uninitiated believers. In most cases, these fables are told through a heroic male character, blessed by God or a god, who fulfills a destiny defined by his relationship with…

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