The Mahabharata - Second Book
by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa | 400 BCE | 75,824 words | ISBN-10: 8121505933
Summary: The Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. In it are records of the adventures of mythological beings, wars among the gods and stories 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 2, Sabha Parva (The Book of the Assembly Hall), is about how Maya Danava erects the palace and court (sabha), at Indraprastha. Life at the court, Yudhishthira's Rajasuya Yajna, the game of dice, and the eventual exile of the Pandavas. This book also gives details of how and why the trio Krishna, Arujna and Bheem kill Jarasandha, and how Krishna kills Shishupala.
* Note from Wisdom library:
The storyteller vs listener are put in Bold.
* note from wisdom library
The main storyline is between the narrator Vaishampayana and King Janamejaya.
Those names are put in bold.
* end note
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