The history and genealogy of the Bharata and Bhrigu races is recalled, as is the birth and early life of the Kuru princes adi means first. Life at the court, Yudhishthira 's Rajasuya Yajna, the game of dice, the disrobing of Pandava wife Draupadi and eventual exile of the Pandavas. Includes the Bhagavad Gita in chapters 25 
The enmity and jealousy that develops between the cousins forces the Pandavas to leave the kingdom when their father dies. During their exile the five jointly marry Draupadi who is born out of a sacrificial fire and whom Arjuna wins by shooting an arrow through a row of targets and meet their cousin Krishnawho remains their friend and companion thereafter.
Although the Pandavas return to the kingdom, they are again exiled to the forest, this time for 12 years, when Yudhishthira loses everything in a game of dice with Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas.
The feud culminates in a series of great battles on the field of Kurukshetra north of Delhi, in Haryana state. All the Kauravas are annihilatedand, on the victorious side, only the five Pandava brothers and Krishna survive.
One by one they fall on the way, and Yudhisthira alone reaches the gate of heaven. After further tests of his faithfulness and constancy, he is finally reunited with his brothers and Draupadi, as well as with his enemies, the Kauravas, to enjoy perpetual bliss.
The central plot constitutes little more than one fifth of the total work. The remainder of the poem addresses a wide range of myths and legendsincluding the romance of Damayanti and her husband Nala who gambles away his kingdom just as Yudhishthira gambles away his and the legend of Savitriwhose devotion to her dead husband persuades Yamathe god of death, to restore him to life.
The poem also contains descriptions of places of pilgrimages. Along with its basic plot and accounts of numerous mythsthe Mahabharata reveals the evolution of Hinduism and its relations with other religions during its composition.
The period during which the epic took shape was one of transition from Vedic sacrifice to sectarian Hinduism, as well as a time of interaction—sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile—with Buddhism and Jainism. Different sections of the poem express varying beliefs, often in creative tension.
Some sections—such as the Narayaniya a part of book 13the Bhagavadgita book 6the Anugita book 14and the Harivamsha—are important sources of early Vaishnava theology, in which Krishna is an avatar of the god Vishnu. Above all, the Mahabharata is an exposition of dharma codes of conductincluding the proper conduct of a king, of a warrior, of an individual living in times of calamityand of a person seeking to attain moksha freedom from samsaraor rebirth.
The Mahabharata story has been retold in written and oral Sanskrit and vernacular versions throughout South and Southeast Asia. Its various incidents have been portrayed in stone, notably in sculptured reliefs at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Cambodia, and in Indian miniature paintings.
Gate at Angkor Thom, Cambodia, c.In their desire to carry knowledge to the people at large, they, therefore, composed the two great epics in later times. The two epics were The RAMAYANA and The MAHABHARATA. The epics were written during the later half of the second millennium and the first half .
In both Ramayana and Mahabharata, we read about two great heros Rama and Krishana. We all knew these as we heard it from our grandparents and later on we read books over them. These are epics as we don't find any sure certain relation with the real life.
The two collateral branches of the family that participate in the struggle are the Kaurava and the Pandava. Although the Kaurava is the senior branch of the family, Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava, is younger than Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandava.
The two most famous epics are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Classical epics were made by using parts of the two original epics. An epic is supposed to be divided into chapters, or Sarga. There are some records regarding the first narration of the two epics-Ramayana and Mahabharata both. However, this is no exact proof of the exact origin of the narration.
The theories shared so far is enough to amuse you and is a worthy read. According to the Puranas, it was Luv and Kush, the two. Mainly yes, 2 epics.
But considering the stories included in other scripts there are many to consider. Mahabharata and Ramayan are the world’s most rigid and excellently written epics.
Mahabharata is the longest one in the world. Mahabharata: The Mahabharata is the longest known epic poem and has.