The Mahabharata is one of India’s most popular epics in Hindu religion. The Kurukshetra war is depicted in the epic as a historical battle between the two groups of cousins and is considered as one of the most brutal battles ever fought. Mahabharata is considered as one of the the world’s most influential literary works.
The Mahabharata is an ancient Indian epic where the main story revolves around two branches of a family – the Pandavas and Kauravas – who, in the Kurukshetra War, battle for the throne of Hastinapura. Interwoven into this narrative are several smaller stories about people dead or living, and philosophical discourses. Krishna-Dwaipayan Vyasa, himself a character in the epic, composed it; as, according to tradition, he dictated the verses and Ganesha wrote them down. At 100,000 verses, it is the longest epic poem ever written, generally thought to have been composed in the 4th century BCE or earlier.