Mahabharata, the greatest epic of Indian mythology, is a great treasure of Indian and its tradition. The rivalry between cousins, the poignant turns that it takes exposition of ethics and the rewards of righteousness are beautifully portrayed in the Mahabharata.
This part of the Mahabharata deals with the period of exile of the Pandavas. After the humiliating game of dice, the crestfallen Pandavas leave the palace of Hastinapur. The Pandavas along with Draupadi reach a forest.
Lord Surya gives a magic vessel to the Pandavas, from which they get unlimited food. Arjuna leaves for Indrakiladri hill to get weapons from Lord Shiva. After testing Arjuna, Lord Shiva gives him powerful weapons. Egged on by Duryodhana, Karna poses as a Brahmin and learns great mantras from guru Parasurama. When the latter comes to know of Karna’s true identity, he curses him.
Krishna teaches Arjuna a lesson in humility by demonstrating to him the generosity of Karna. Krishna also saves Draupadi form Durvasa’s curse. Bhima kills the demon Jarasandha, Duryodhana is saved by Arjuna from the attack of the gandharvas. In the famous episode of the Yaksha, Yudhishtra’s moral stature brings back his dead brothers to life.