literatures, religions, and arts of the himalayan region







Welcome to the World of the Mahabharata.

The following pages include: an introduction to the Mahabharata; a very short summary of the epic; moral stories that present the cultural and beliefs of Hinduism; the Bhagavad-Gita summarized; and a combined character list and glossary.


madava"The Mahabharata has all the essential ingredients necessary to evolve and protect  humanity and that within it the Bhagavad-Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers." -- Madhvacarya





This site was created by [INSERT NAME] at the NEH Summer Institute "Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Region," held at the College of the Holy Cross, Summer 2008.