Wednesday, March 23, 2011

List of 18 Parvas of Mahabharat


The 18 parvas of Mahabharat
The division into 18 parvas is as follows:


Parva
Title
1
Adi Parva (the Beginning)
2
Sabha Parva (the Assembly Hall)
3
Vana Parva also Aranyaka-parva, Aranya-parva (the Forest)
4
Virata Parva (Virata)
5
Udyoga Parva (the Effort)
6
Bhishma Parva (Bhishma)
7
Drona Parva (Drona)
8
Karna Parva (Karna)
9
Shalya Parva (Shalya)
10
Sauptika Parva (the Sleeping Warriors)
11
Stri Parva (the Women)
12
Shanti Parva (Peace)
13
Anushasana Parva (the Instructions)
14
Ashvamedhika Parva (the Horse Sacrifice)
15
Ashramavasika Parva (the Hermitage)
16
Mausala Parva (the Clubs)
17
Mahaprasthanika Parva (the Great Journey)
18
Svargarohana Parva (the Ascent to Heaven)
khila
Harivamsa Parva (the Genealogy of Hari)

7 comments:

  1. thanks for the list of mahabharata parvas.

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  2. Great to have list at one click

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  3. Its good to know these parvas, Can you describe more on these parvas like why they named like this.

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    1. Sabha parvam describes the greatness of Maya sabha. The one which was constructed and gifted by Maya (asura) to Arjuna. This maya sabha is a miracle. So, this is the stage where Yudhister will be getting to know about all other sabhas in the world which are greater than Maya sabha from Naaradh Maharshi. Maharshi describes about Brahma sabha, Indra sabha, Yama Sabha etc..
      And this discussion leads to Raajasuya Yagam. Becoz, Pandu raj will be in Yama sabha where as Harischandra is in Indra sabha. As if yudhister do rajasuya yagam and win over the world, then his father will be getting promotion to Indra sabha.

      And Sabha parvam is very crucial in Mahabharatam, that initiates every crucial decisions and actions from both pandavas and kauravas.

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