29 July 2012

Mahabharat - Journey through the alphabet

In Hindu culture, the Mahabharata holds a great significance; it can be read as a scripture, an epic, a moral fable (though a long one!), or just as a family saga. However, for most Hindus, the various facets of human nature in the Mahabharata serve as guidelines on the nuances of Dharma too.

I have read several different versions of the Mahabharata, including those by C. Rajagopalachari (my favourite) and Devdutt Pattanaik. 

Check the The Economic Times graphic, featured below, on the Mahabharata. 

Click on the graphic for a larger view.


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Ravikanth said...

From the research I've done, Krsna existed circa 3250 CE and Kurukshetra happened circa 3225 CE. Vrihadbala (Killed by Abhimanyuv) was 31st king of solar dynasty post-rama and was the last descendant of Rama. Taking 30 years per Generation - conservative estimate - 4155 CE is when Rama could have existed.

Source: Vedic Aryans and Origins of Civilization -- Navratna S RajaRam and David Frawley.