Essay on My Favourite Book Mahabharata in English

Mahabharata is a great epic in the Hindu religion. It is considered as a sacred book by Hindus. ‘Bhagavad Gita’ is a part of Mahabharata. The main story of Mahabharata is about the two groups of cousin brothers known as the Kauravas and the Pandavas.

Mahabharata teaches us many lessons through different stories and characters in it. Kauravas are a hundred sons of the blind king Dhritarashtra.

Pandavas are five sons of King Pandu. Pandavas are honest, dutiful and skilful.

The Kauravas are jealous of them since their childhood. One day, Kauravas use a trick to deceive the Pandavas and invite them to play a game.

Yudhishthira, the eldest brother of Pandavas loses all his wealth in the game. After this, he challenges again and loses himself, his four brothers and their wife- Draupadi.

The Kauravas insulted Draupadi the Pandava’s Queen in front of everyone. Draupadi prays to Lord Krishna and he saves her. Lord Krishna makes the Saree of Draupadi endless and everyone gets shocked with this miracle. Kaurava gets tired and stops the wrong act.

After this event, Pandavas spend thirteen years in exile and life disguise for last one year. At the end of their exile, they try to negotiate a return to Indraprastha. Pandavas become extremely angry and announce a war against the Kauravas. They say that this war will end the wrongdoings in the world and create a new world which is good.

Mahabharata teaches us the lesson of truth, peace and rightfulness. From the character of Bhishma we learn about patriotism and from Draupadi we learn to fight for our rights. From the character of Kauravas and Shakuni we learn that jealousy and revenge ruins everything. Mahabharata shows us that goodness always wins.

Question on Mahabarata

How many parts are there in Mahabharata?

Mahabharata contains 18 parts.

What is Mahabharata in English?

The main story of Mahabharata is about the two groups of cousin brothers known as the Kauravas and the Pandavas, who, in the Kurukshetra War, for the throne of Hastinapura.

Who is the writer of Mahabharat?

Veda Vyasa is the writer of Mahabharat.