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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAYA & VIJAYA: YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MAHABHARATA
Reviewed in India on 28 April 2019
THIS BOOK REVIEW IS ONLY BASED ON MY FEELINGS DURING READING THE BOOK. IT DOES NOT INTENT TO HURT ANYONE’S FEELINGS, AND DOES NOT MEANT TO COMPARE WITH ANY OTHER REVIEWER’S FEELINGS.
Mahabharata:::::: The greatest epic of all time. “It is an ancient Hindu epic where
A son renounces sex so that his old father can remarry
A Daughter is a prize in an archery contest
A teacher demands half a kingdom as his tuition fee
A student is turned away because of his caste
A mother asks her sons to share a wife
A father curses his son-in-law to be old and impotent
A husband lets another man make his wife pregnant………… D.Pattanaik”
When Mahabharata was first written it was known as Jaya. Then with the passage of time, it evolved through Vijaya, Bharata, and finally, Mahabharata, containing 100,000 verses. The length of the epic is so long that a total sum of verses of Greek Epic Illiad and Oddessey is less than it. Drama, Melodrama, Poem, Wisdom, Whitt, war, jealousy godly works everything is contained in the Mahabharata. Some historians even say that it is based on true events.
Not only this, the Mahabharata contains the greatest Hindu literature the Geeta, words from God. The whole story of the Mahabharata is based on DEEDs or KARMA. Whatever you do whether intentionally or unintentionally, you have to face the consequences. There is no getting away from this cycle. And when you win this cycle of victory and failure, you will win the Spiritual Freedom, Jaya.
As per the author, when one understands the true nature of Dharma, the idea of Jaya & Vijaya, then he will be finally able to understand the Mahabharata.
I’ve read the Mahabharata several times before & so did the Geeta. But reading this retelling gave me another idea of how to see the world. It’s not just a story. It’s a SEA of KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM.
But speaking of the cons, I personally didn’t like the illustrations. It looked like cartoonish to me.
And finally, My Rating is 4.0/5.0.