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Mahabharata (Adi Parva) Vol 1

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  • Recording Company: Geethanjali
  • Language: English
  • Number of CDs: 1


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Mahabharata is the largest epic in the history of humankind, as it runs to over a hundred thousand verses.  It is more than simply a story of kings and princes, sages and wise men, demons and gods.  It aims at elucidating the four goals of life: dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), Kama (pleasure), and month (liberation).

Mahabharata mainly tells the story of the Pandavas and the Kauravas who vie with each other for the kingdom of Hastinapura, The Pandavas want to play the game straight and are prepared to accommodate the Kauravas, but the Kauravas under the leadership of Duryodhana want to destroy the Pandavas, Shantanu, the king of Hastinapura has a short-lived marriage with the goddess Ganaga and has a son, Devavrata (later to be called Bhishma), who becomes the heir apparent.

Many years later, when the king goes hunting, he sees Satyavati, daughter of a fisherman in the kingdom and asks her hand in marriage.  She marries the king, as Devarata promises to make her son the future king.

Shantanu has two sons by Satyavati, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya.  Their sons are Pandu and Dhritharashtra.  Pandu becomes the king because of Dhirtarashtra’s blindness.  Pandu marries Kunti and Madri. Pandu’s elder queen gives birth to three sons Yudhishtra, Bhima, and Arjuna as the sons of the gods, and to Nakula and Sahadeva.

Against them are ranged the hundred sons of Dhritarashtra, led by Duryodhana.  Karna the first born son of Kunti to the sun god, and discarded by her at birth, is on the side of the Kauravas.
In Mahabharata, love, hate, loyalty, arrogance, wisdom, thirst for knowledge, will power, cunning, self-control, weakness and many other human qualities come into beautiful play.  The birth of the princes, their education and their rivalry is narrated beautifully in this video with exclusive animation and rich content.

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