Mahabharata (English)

by Kisari Mohan Ganguli | 2,566,952 words | ISBN-10: 8121505933

The English translation of the Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. It is authored by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa and contains the records of ancient humans. Also, it documents the fate of the Kauravas and the Pandavas family. Another part of the large contents, deal with many philosophical dialogues such as the goals of life. Book...


"Dhrishtadyumna said,

these, O sister, and many other mighty sons of Dhritarashtra—all heroes—accompanied by Karna, have come for your hand.

Innumerable other illustrious monarchs all bulls among Kshatriyas—have also come for you.

—these sons of the king Gandhara—have also come.

Foremost of all wielders of weapons—the illustrious Asvatthaman and Bhoja, adorned with every ornament have also come for you.

these and many other great kings—all Kshatriyas celebrated throughout the world—have come, O blessed one, for you. Endued with prowess, these will shoot the mark.

And you shalt choose him for your husband who amongst these will shoot the mark.'"


This concludes Section CLXXXVIII of Book 1 (Adi Parva) of the Mahabharata, of which an English translation is presented on this page. This book is famous as one of the Itihasa, similair in content to the eighteen Puranas. Book 1 is one of the eighteen books comprising roughly 100,000 Sanskrit metrical verses.

FAQ (frequently asked questions):

Which keywords occur in Section CLXXXVIII of Book 1 of the Mahabharata?

The most relevant definitions are: Vasudeva, Suvarcha, Jarasandha, Kshatriyas, Usinara, Akrura; since these occur the most in Book 1, Section CLXXXVIII. There are a total of 115 unique keywords found in this section mentioned 120 times.

What is the name of the Parva containing Section CLXXXVIII of Book 1?

Section CLXXXVIII is part of the Swayamvara Parva which itself is a sub-section of Book 1 (Adi Parva). The Swayamvara Parva contains a total of 9 sections while Book 1 contains a total of 19 such Parvas.

Can I buy a print edition of Section CLXXXVIII as contained in Book 1?

Yes! The print edition of the Mahabharata contains the English translation of Section CLXXXVIII of Book 1 and can be bought on the main page. The author is Kisari Mohan Ganguli and the latest edition (including Section CLXXXVIII) is from 2012.

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