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The Mahabharata Vana Parva, Part II

By: Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Mahabharata Vana Parva, Part 2" is a portion of the Mahabharata, an ancient Indian epic written by the mythical sage and author Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa. This epic, one of the world's longest and revered works, is said to have been penned over several centuries through multiple authors, but Vyasa is usually seen as its compiler and narrator. The Vana Parva, or "Book of the Forest," constitutes a single of the Mahabharata's eighteen parvas (books). Part 2 of the Vana Parva mainly deals with the exile of the Pandavas, the main protagonists of the Mahabharata. The Pandavas are exiled to the wilderness for thirteen years after losing their kingdom in a dice game. During this time, the epic explains their trials, difficulties, and adventures. Part 2 contains multiple events, including the narrative of the sage Durvasa's visit to the Pandavas, the story of the Yaksha and Yudhishthira's response, and the description of Arjuna's mission to collect celestial weapons. These episodes are not only entertaining, but they additionally provide deep philosophical and moral lessons.

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Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Krishna Dvaipayana is a respected sage who is depicted in almost all Hindu traditions. He is widely recognized as the author of the epic Mahabharata. Many Hindus consider Vyasa to be a partial incarnation of the god Vishnu and the compiler of the Vedic mantras into four Vedas, as well as the author of the eighteen Puranas and the Brahma Sutras. He is one of Chiranjeevis' eight immortals, meaning that he is still alive in the current Kali yuga. Vyasa's birth name is Krishna Dvaipayana, which may refer to his dark skin and birthplace, but he is better known as "Veda Vyasa" (Veda Vysa) because he divided the single, everlasting Veda into four independent books: Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda. The term "Vyasa" (Vysa) indicates "compiler" or "arranger" and also "separation" or "division." Other definitions include "split", "differentiate", and "describe." It is additionally a term bestowed upon "a holy sage or a pious educated man," in addition to "persons distinguished for their writings." Swami Vivekananda believes that Vyasa was a lineage of sages who were satisfied to simply develop ideas without claiming credit since they were free of desire for the consequences of their work, and hence assigned authorship to Vyasa.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 458Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359329525
  • ISBN-13:9789359329529
  • Item Weight: 687g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 25.1mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Self-Help / Spiritual