Recently I have been reading about various theories and viewpoints related to Mahabharata. The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata, in sanskrit: महाभारतम् (Mahābhāratam)
What exactly does MAHABHARATA define as:
The Mahabharata is an epic narrative of the Kurukshetra-war and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. It also contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four “goals of life” or purusharthas. Mahabharata defines those 18 days of the vigorous and tiring fight for justice and the establishment of ‘dharma’. It talks about Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva, it explains the actual meaning of Dharma. The knowledge given to Arjuna by Krishna made the world understand the importance of Gita. In just 18 days the world turned around establishing a new Yuga, the Kaliyuga.
Unfortunately, Mahabharata could not make it popular among school course or as popular folklore. Neither I have seen Indians making it an important part of life. What usually becomes an issue is that they take Mahabharata as an epic or mythology, which is where they go wrong. Mahabharata has never been a mythology; it is a proven fact, a proven occurrence that did occur. It is the way of life, how one should deal with the daily occurrence. The shlokas are not just Sanskrit wordings; they are different codes about different scientific researches. Regular researches and debates are going on about the existence of Mahabharata. Devdutta Pattnaik has been regularly discussing it, authors like Ashwin Sanghi, Krishna Udayasankar and much more have been looking deep into this topic.
The Indian Government ought to make Sanskrit as the important language rather than promoting French or Italian. I am glad that finally, Mahabharata is getting the importance, which it should always have received. I will be writing more about Mahabharata and it’s importance. What exactly does it mean and how exactly it is so useful. Why it is not just a myth but an important factor. Keep reading and follow up!
“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.
Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
For the protection of the good,
for the destruction of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.