By Devdutt Pattanaik
Excessive above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, home of the gods. nonetheless above is Vaikuntha, heaven, domicile of God.
The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, either whose names suggest 'victory'. One retains you in Swarga; the opposite increases you into Vaikuntha.
In Vaikuntha there's bliss eternally, in Swarga there's excitement for less than so long as you deserve. what's the distinction among Jaya and Vijaya? clear up this puzzle and you'll clear up the secret of the Mahabharata.
In this mesmerizing retelling of India's maximum epic, the Mahabharata initially referred to as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves right into a unmarried narrative plots from the Sanskrit vintage in addition to its many folks and neighborhood variations, together with the Pandavani of Chhattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu and Yakshagana of Karnataka.
Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings through the writer, the 108 chapters abound with little-known info comparable to the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the tales of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata model of the Shakuntalam and the Ramayana, and the courting of the warfare in line with astronomical data.
With readability and ease, the stories during this based quantity display the everlasting relevance of the Mahabharata, the advanced and stressful meditation at the human that has formed Indian proposal for over 3000 years.