The Mahabharata - Third Book

Vana Parva

by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa | 400 BCE | 328,783 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 3, Vana Parva (The Book of the Forest) (also Aranyaka Parva, Aranya Parva), is the book in the Mahabharata that discusses the twelve-year exile of the Pandavas in the forest. It is one of the longest of the 18 books in the Mahabharata, and contains in it both the story of Arjuna and the Kirata, and that of Nala and Damayanti.

* 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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