Meaning of Mahabharata in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɑːhəˈbɑːrətə/

proper noun

  • One of the two great Sanskrit epics of the Hindus (the other being the Ramayana), existing in its present form since c.AD 400. It describes the civil war waged between the five Pandava brothers and their 100 stepbrothers at Kuruksetra near modern Delhi.


Sanskrit, literally ‘great Bharata’, i.e. the great epic of the Bharata dynasty.