4 scientific facts about mahabharata epic!

The Mahabharata is the largest epic of this world. It has over 1,00,000 verses in total!! It is roughly ten times larger than Iliad and Odyssey (the famous greek epics) and also four times larger than Ramayana. In this post, I will tell you some scientific facts about the epic Mahabharata. 

Mahabharata is a 5000 years old book which was composed by one of the greatest saints of India; Rishi Ved Vyasa. He Himself was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. For more such interesting articles, please our website: Sanatan Dharmi.

This epic is based on a war which was fought around 5000 years ago on the fields of Kurukshetra (modern-day Haryana). This war was fought between two groups of cousin brothers.

One was the Kauravas and the other was Pandavas. It is said, the intent of the battle was so huge that even today the soil of land is found to be dark red in color due to the blood of the warriors.

This war symbolized the victory of truth over evil. The Kauravas were evil and when they were defeated by Pandavas, the evils were eradicated from this world. 

Facts about Mahabharata

  • All the places, instances, countries etc. which are mentioned in Mahabharata are in this real world!! Places like Dwaraka, Kurukshetra and Hastinapura; all are present in real life world. This is a big proof for those fools who think that like other epics this epic is also just a fictional story.

  • First time this epic was read by Vaishampayan (disciple of Rishi Vyasa) in the courts of King Janamejaya (great-grandson of Arjun). Also it was first listened to by the courtiers present there.

  • There is not only 1 Gita but 8 other Gitas also present in this World!! These other Gitas come from different sources and are different. But Krishna’s Gita is said to be the complete and greatest Gita. Some names of the other Gitas are Ashtavakra Gita, Isvara Gita (which was said by Lord Shiva), Vyadh Gita, Parashar Gita etc.

  • Lord Yamraj (the god of death) had a very special role in Mahabharata. He was the father of Yuddhishthira. He was incarnated as the wise Vidur who was the strategist of Kauravas. Also he disguised himself as a dog and accompanied Yuddhishthira on his whole journey to heaven.

  • We normally see Shakuni on the side of Kauravas but the real story is that the actual intention of Shakuni was the downfall of the Kauravas. Once Dhritarashtra had captured his family members and killed all of them. Since then he took a vow to kill all the Kauravas which he did with the help of Pandavas.

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