The Mahabharata vol 1
Pratap Chandra Roy
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THE MAHABHARATA OF KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA VOL-1
The Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas("object of human pursuit"). Among the principal works and stories in the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right.The Mahabharata is Set of 11 Volumes. Vol-1 Adi Parva, also known as the" Book of the Beginning". Adi is a Sanskrit word that means first.Adi Parva has 19 sub-books and 236 adhyayas (chapters).Adi Parva describes how the epic came to be recited by Ugrasrava Sauti to the assembled rishis at the Naimisha Forest after first having been narrated at the sarpasatra of Janamejaya by Vaishampayana at Taxila. It includes an outline of contents from the eighteen books, along with the book's significance. The history of the Bhāratas and the Bhrigus are described. The main part of the work covers the birth and early life of the princes of the Kuru Kingdom and the persecution of the Pandavas by Dhritarashtra.