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Introduction to Mahabharat

The Mahabharata is one of the most popular epics in India and is viewed as the world's longest epic. An invention of reasoning and Hindu folklore, Mahabharata was described by sage Ved Vyas and composed by Lord Ganesha. Mahabharata for youngsters has forever been an extraordinary collection of lessons and shows them the significance of family, values, and companions.

Mahabharata is perhaps the most significant work enlightening individuals for ages. It is worked with some crucial realities. It helps an individual to learn and stay aware of humans’ moral qualities that are expected for a prosperous living. Man is a social creature and ought to comply with the principles of the general public.



Beginning of the Story

Mahabharata is a wellspring of endless information and approach to everyday life. It rotates around the tenacious contempt and retribution among cousins, which finally prompts the battle of Kurukshetra. Shantanu, the lord of Hastinapura, is hitched to the delightful water goddess Ganga, who brings forth Devavrata (Bhishma), an insightful and solid ruler. In the long run, Shantanu weds Satyavati, the mother of Vyasa, promising her that her future child will be the king. Shantanu had two children with Satyavati, yet both are fleeting.

Birth of Dhritarashtra and Pandu

Satyavati asks her senior child Vyasa to father youngsters with Ambika and Ambalika, the widows of her dead child Vichitravirya. Ambika brings a visually impaired kid, named Dhritarashtra and her sister Ambalika to a pale-cleaned kid Pandu.

Dhritarashtra, on account of his visual deficiency, becomes ineligible to take the high position, and his step sibling Pandu turns into the lord. Pandu has a revile on him that he would bite the dust when he has a sexual relationship.

Pandavas and Kauravas

Pandu's most memorable spouse Kunti holds a specific shelter to bear youngsters and brings forth the temperate Yudhishthira, the massively solid Bhima, and the incredible fighter Arjuna. Before getting hitched to Pandu, Kunti attempts to test her shelter and brings forth Karna. She leaves him in apprehension about lowness.

Madri, Pandu's subsequent spouse, gets Kunti's confidentiality and brings forth the twins Nakula and Sahadev.

These five siblings are the Pandavas and the legends of the story. They share a typical spouse Draupadi.

Lord Pandu kicks the bucket in the wake of mating with his subsequent spouse, and his sibling Dritharashtra turns into the ruler.

Dhritarashtra and his significant other Gandhari have 100 youngsters, the Kauravas. Duryodhana is the oldest of them.

Both the Pandavas and Kauravas grow up with detest towards one another. The Pandavas, with their actual strength, uplifting perspective, and great deeds, became famous among the subjects of the country. Then again, the Kauravas are believed to be envious and fiendish.

Kaurava and Pandavas

Kaurava and Pandavas

The oldest Kaurava, Duryodhana, collaborates with his more youthful sibling Dhusyasana, dear companion (and the Pandavas' step sibling) Karna, and maternal uncle Shakuni to disregard the Pandavas out of their realm.

They challenge Pandavas to a round of dice and rout them with injustice. The Pandavas lose everything, including their better half Draupadi, to the Kauravas.

The Kauravas force a 12-year exile followed by an extended period of secrecy on the Pandavas. During this period, the Kauravas make a few endeavors to kill their cousins yet Pandavas escape with the backing of their maternal uncle Lord Sri Krishna.


After finishing their 13-year exile, the Pandavas look for back their piece of the realm. However, their cousins will not give it, prompting the extraordinary conflict of Kurukshetra.

The conflict lasted for around 18 days in the fields of the Kuru faction thus the name Kurukshetra. The blessed Hindu sacred writing, Bhagavad Gita, told by Krishna to Arjuna, has advanced during this episode.

The Pandavas win the conflict with the backing of Krishna however the triumph comes at the expense of the existence of their family members and friends and family.


Mahabharata can be viewed as the most significant fortune for the present age. It has got all that is expected for a superior living. It shows the fundamental morals a human should need to maintain a legitimate existence.

Envy is the fundamental explanation for sprouting competition, and it can cause the most significant harm to a person. 

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FAQs on Mahabharat Story for Kids

1. What was Jayadrathan’s role in Abhimanyu’s death?

At the point when Abhimanyu entered the Chakravyuha, Jayadrathan who was the leader of Sindh, impeded the passage so that no other Pandava could enter the development. He had been embarrassed by the Pandavas before that’s why he wanted to take revenge of it from Pandavas. He performed serious atonement and looked for Shiva's shelter because of which he could slow down any military independence, however, without Arjuna and Krishna as they were. Thus, he caught Abhimanyu.

2. What was Krishna’s plan for Abhimanyu?

Legendary warrior Abhimanyu appears in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He was conceived by the Yadava princess Subhadra, who was also Krishna's sister, and the third Pandava prince Arjuna. He is thought to be a manifestation of Varchas, Chandra's son.

Abhimanyu's life span was known to Shri Krishna. Subsequently, he permitted Abhimanyu to hear the discussion among Arjuna and Subhadra up until entering or breaking into the Padma Vyuha or Chakravyuha. Likewise, before understanding the system expected to obliterate and expel the Chakravyuha, Krishna summoned Arjuna. Consequently, Abhimanyu had no information on this.