Because Mahabharat is an epic, many people think that it is mythology and it was not true. It’s all part of imagination and one’s perspectives. But this is not the case. Mahabharat was a real epic and it was a true event that happened in history.

The Mahabharata is an ancient Indian epic where the main story revolves around two branches of a family – the Pandavas and Kauravas – who, in the Kurukshetra War, battle for the throne of Hastinapura. Interwoven into this narrative are several smaller stories about people dead or living, and philosophical discourses.

According to Sadhguru, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are not religious texts but documented versions of the nation’s history. The spiritual leader, while interacting with the students explained why these epics mustn’t be treated as myths.

Who actually won Mahabharat?

Pandavas won the battle. The eldest of Pandavas, Yudhishthira was made a king of Hastinapur. But as goes the Indian tradition, the righteous and duty-conscious Dharma Raja (Yudhishthir) did not allow the power to go to his head.

How many years Mahabharata war happened?

The immediate dispute between the Kauravas (sons of Dhritarashtra) and the Pandavas arose from a game of dice, which Duryodhana won by deceit, forcing his Pandava cousins to transfer their entire territories to the Kauravas (to Hastinapura) and to “go into exile” for thirteen years.

Stand by what’s right; even fight for it

Arjuna was initially hesitant to wage war against his kin. But Krishna reminded him that one has to stand by Dharma (duty), even it meant going against one’s own family. Therefore, Arjuna had to fulfill his responsibility as a great warrior of Dharma.

Is Mahabharata a good story?

Mahabharata is a literary treasure and a blend of Hindu mythology and philosophy. It is considered to be for adults only. But this great epic is more than that. Its varied stories and many characters have an appeal for the kids too.

Was Ramayana true?

New research carried out by anthropological scientists from the Estonian Biocentre and the University of Delhi claims that events of the mythological epic Ramayana occurred in reality thousands of years ago.

Which god is still alive on Earth?

Chiranjivi (Sanskrit: चिरञ्जीवि, IAST: ciranjīvi) are the eight immortals who are to remain alive on Earth until the end of the current Kali Yuga, according to Hinduism.

The 7 important lessons that we can learn from the Mahabharata.

1. A revengeful instinct can only lead to one’s doom

Mahabharata may revolve around the war of duty. But we cannot escape the fact that the major reason behind the destruction of all was revenge. The Kauravas lost everything to their blinded desire to ruin the Pandavas. The war did not even spare the children, including Draupadi’s five sons and Abhimanyu.

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2. Stand by what’s right; even fight for it

Arjuna was initially hesitant to wage war against his kin. But Krishna reminded him that one has to stand by Dharma (duty), even it meant going against one’s own family. Therefore, Arjuna had to fulfill his responsibility as a great warrior of Dharma.

3. The eternal bond of friendship

The friendship between Krishna and Arjuna is something all of us look up to. It is perhaps because of Krishna’s unconditional support and motivation that the Pandavas managed to survive the war. None of us can forget the epic dice scene where it was Krishna who came to Draupadi’s rescue while her husband gambled her away to disgrace. The friendship between Karna and Duryodhan, on the other hand, is no less inspiring.

4. Half knowledge can be dangerous

Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu teaches us how half-knowledge can have an adverse impact. While Abhimanyu knew how to enter the Chkaravyuh, he did not know the way out.

5. Don’t be swayed by greed

What did Yudhishthir win out of greed? On the contrary, he lost everything he possessed—from his kingdom to his wealth. And to gamble away a woman in the pursuit of hubris! How can one possibly justify that?

6. We cannot give up on life despite all hurdles

Who can be a better example for this than Karana? Right from his birth, the ‘suta-putra’ battled his way through life, fighting discrimination and disgrace at every stage. He almost became a puppet in the hands of fate. But no obstacle could ever deter him from pursuing his goal. And his devotion towards his mother knew no bounds, to the extent that he even gave up his kavajkundal (his life-saving power) on her demand.

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