Hindu Cosmology: 311 Trillion years to Millionth of a second
The Mahabharata (Sanskrit Mahābhārata महाभारत) is likely one of the two main Sanskrit epics of historical India, the opposite being the Rāmāyaṇa. The epic is a part of the Hindu itihāsa (or “historical past”), and varieties an vital a part of Hindu mythology.
It’s of immense significance to tradition within the Indian subcontinent, and is a significant textual content of Hinduism. Its dialogue of human objectives (dharma or responsibility, artha or function, kāma, pleasure or want and moksha or liberation) takes place in a long-standing custom, making an attempt to elucidate the connection of the person to society and the world (the character of the ‘Self’) and the workings of karma.
The title could also be translated as “the nice story of the Bhārata dynasty”. In keeping with the Mahabharata’s personal testimony it’s prolonged from a shorter model merely referred to as Bhārata of 24,000 verses.
Historically, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Vyasa. There have been many makes an attempt to unravel its historic progress and composition layers. Its earliest layers most likely date again to the late Vedic interval (ca. eighth c. BCE) and it most likely reached its remaining type by the point the Gupta interval started (ca. 4th c. CE).
With about 100 thousand verses, lengthy prose passages, and about 1.eight million phrases in complete, the Mahabharata is the longest epic poem on the planet. It’s roughly ten occasions the size of the Iliad and Odyssey mixed, roughly 5 occasions longer than Dante’s Divine Comedy, and about 4 occasions the size of the Ramayana. Together with the Harivaṃśa, the Mahabharata has a complete size of greater than 90,000 verses.