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Netherlands Tournee: MAHABHARATA by Marjolijn van Heemstra

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 31, 2012

The Mahabharata (Sanskrit Mahābhārata महाभारत, IPA: [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪ə]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being theRamayana. The epic is part of itihasa.

Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of theKauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains muchphilosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four “goals of life” or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated asdharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha(liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of theMahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Vyasa. (Source:

MAHABHARATA by Marjolijn van Heemstra

Di 10 t/m za 14 januari, Frascati, Amsterdam

Première: Do 12 januari , Frascati, Amsterdam

Wo 18 januari, Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
Do 19 januari, De Gouvernestraat, Rotterdam
Za 21 januari, Plaza Futura, Eindhoven
Wo 25 en do 26 januari, Theater Kikker, Utrecht
Vr 27 en za 28 januari, Frascati, Amsterdam
Di 7 februari, Theater Bouwkunde, Deventer
Wo 8 februari, Corrosia!, Almere
Do 9 februari, LAKtheater, Leiden
Za 11 februari, De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort

(Source: 01/2012: Theatre Frascati (NL))


The Mahabharata

of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
[published between 1883 and 1896]

The Ganguli English translation of the Mahabharata is the only complete one in the public domain. Books 1-4 were proofed at Distributed Proofing (Juliet Sutherland, Project Manager), from page images scanned at Books 5-7 and 12-15 were scanned and proofed at by John Bruno Hare. Books 8-11 and 16-18 were scanned and proofed by Mantra Caitanya.

 The Mahabharata in Sanskrit
(Parallel Devanagari and Romanization)
The Ganguli English translation is also cross-linked on a book-by-book basis with the Sanskrit text.


 The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva  [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 2: Sabha Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 4: Virata Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 5: Udyoga Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 9: Shalya Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 10: Sauptika Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 11: Stri Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 12: Santi Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 13: Anusasana Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 14: Aswamedha Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 15: Asramavasika Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 16: Mausala Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 17: Mahaprasthanika Parva   [Sanskrit]
 The Mahabharata, Book 18: Svargarohanika Parva   [Sanskrit]


Download the Mahabharata in text format [5 Mb (5,248,645 bytes)]. This includes all of the Mahabharata files. Updated 1/22/2005.

(Source: 01/2012 –

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