The Mahabharata


Replete with drama, mystery and intrigue, the Mahabharata is one of the greatest Sanskrit epics of Ancient India. With 100,000 verses, it is the longest poem ever composed.

It’s stories and intricate plot have entertained many over the centuries. Even recently in the early 1990s, many millions were glued to their TV screens when the BBC showed the classic 92 part series of this great epic. Subsequently, numerous alternative versions have been pumped out by Indian serial producers over the years. But is the purpose of the text more than just to amuse and captivate?

As we dig deeper, we find that each story has a deeper meaning and the text as a whole has a thrust that is often missed. Indeed, W. J. Johnson (academic and author in Religious Studies) has compared the importance of the Mahabharata to world civilization to that of the Bible, the works of Shakespeare, the works of Homer, Greek drama, or the Qur’an. When heard and understood properly the depth of the Mahabharata will be recognised to be unrivalled.

So please come along to this unique five-part seminar and learn about events you may never have known took place, clear up some of those lingering doubts and controversies and learn about the essence of the message of this text. Fundamental life lessons will be shared.

Course Dates: starting Sunday 6th November 2016 for 5 weeks
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £40

For more information, please email or call the Manor reception on 01923 851 000.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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