Analysis Of The Mahabharata

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The Mahabharata is one of the major Sanskrit epic of ancient India written by Vyasa. It is an epic narrative of Kurukshetra war and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandava princes. It is the longest epic poem and has been described as ‘the longest epic poem ever written’. It consists of over 1000,000 shlokas. The Mahabharata is about four times the length of the Ramayana. The first section of the Mahabharata states that it was Ganesha who wrote down the text to Vyasa 's dictation. Vyasa also describes the Guru-shishya parampara. Draupadi is the female protagonist of this epic poem. DRAUPADI In the Mahabharata, Draupadi was the adopted daughter of King Drupada of Panchala. Arjuna won her hand in a swayamwara through a competition of archery. The Pandavas returned back home and informed the mother that Arjuna won the competition, without looking at them, she asked them to share whatever Arjuna has won among them. She ends up being the wife of all five brothers. A woman was forced to be a wife of five husbands because of the wish (she asked for husband with 5 desirable qualities because of which she got married to five brothers, each one representing one of those qualities). But the fact is she didn’t ask for five husbands in one life. This shows how her

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