Definition of Mahabharata

1. Noun. (Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families.

Exact synonyms: Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum
Category relationships: Hindooism, Hinduism
Generic synonyms: Religious Text, Religious Writing, Sacred Text, Sacred Writing
Terms within: Bhagavad-gita, Bhagavadgita, Gita



Definition of Mahabharata

1. Proper noun. (Hinduism) A Sanskrit epic concerning some text of Bhagavad Gita plus elaborations on theology and morality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Mahabharata

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1. The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, with Historical Surveys by Charles F Horne (1917)
"The reading of this Mahabharata. destroys all sin and creates virtue; ... Who reads the Mahabharata with faith and wisdom, at his death is freed From evil ..."

2. Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India by John Muir (1872)
"126, from the Mahabharata, in recognizing Manu as the progenitor of the ... in the preceding chapter, page 126, an important passage of the Mahabharata, ..."

3. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"Schlegel has published the first and second Volume; the most important Episodes of the Mahabharata have been introduced to public notice by F. Bopp, ..."

4. Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic by William Joseph Wilkins (1882)
"THE DEMIGODS OF THE Mahabharata. As these heroes are so intimately connected with each other, a separate account of each would necessitate frequent ..."

5. History of India by Romesh Chunder Dutt, Vincent Arthur Smith, A. V. Williams Jackson, Stanley Lane-Poole, Henry Miers Elliot, William Wilson Hunter, Alfred Comyn Lyall (1906)
"CHAPTER IX THE EPIC AGE —THE Mahabharata f MHE tide of Aryan conquests rolled onward. If the -1- reader will refer to a map of India, he will find that from ..."

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