This is the only completed Mahabharata project available online in Wiki format. It contains more than 2000 pages, one page for each chapter and more than 600,000 hyper links inter connecting related nouns or words found in the Mahabharata-text. Around 8500 nouns in the text have their own individual pages explaining their context as well as enhancing their meaning and understanding. The source of plain text is www.sacred-texts.com.
Below is the master-index of the 18 books or 'Parvas' of Mahabharata. Click on them to get the index, summary and illustrative paintings for each book.
- Adi Parva The history of the Nagas, the Suparnas and the Aila-Puru-Bharata-Kuru kings; the early history of the Pandavas
- Sabha Parva The construction of the assembly hall (Sabha) by Asura Architect Maya for the sake of the Pandavas; the Game of Dice
- Vana Parva The twelve year life of Pandavas in Kamyaka and Dwaita woods after exiled from their kingdom
- Virata Parva The one year life in anonymity of the Pandavas in the kingdom of the Matsyas ruled by king Virata
- Udyoga Parva The peace talks and then the preparation for war
- Bhishma Parva The Kurukshetra War; With the Kauravas under the command of Bhishma, the grand father
- Drona Parva The Kurukshetra War; With the Kauravas under the command of Drona, the preceptor
- Karna Parva The Kurukshetra War; With the Kauravas under the command of Karna, the friend of Duryodhana
- Shalya Parva The Kurukshetra War; With the Kauravas under the command of Shalya, the cousin of the Pandavas
- Sauptika Parva The slaughter of the Panchalas while asleep, by Drona's son Ashwathama
- Stri Parva The lamentation of the women, the widows of the slain Bharata war heroes
- Santi Parva The discource on peace and other diverse subjects by Bhishma to the victorious king Yudhishthira
- Anusasana Parva The instructions for a king, by Bhishma to king Yushishthira
- Ashwamedha Parva The sacrifice of Ashwamedha by king Yudhishthira, for reviving economy
- Asramavasa Parva The ascetic life of the old king Dhritarashtra along with Kunti and Vidura, after renouncing royalty
- Musala Parva The destruction of Dwaraka island as it sinks into the sea
- Mahaprasthanika Parva The ascetic life of the Pandavas, after renouncing royalty
- Swargarohana Parva The after life of the Pandavas
Comparison of the 18 Parvas (books / volumes) of Mahabharata. The radius of each representative sphere is proportional to the number of Sanskrit verses contained in each Parva. Harivamsha is an appendix of Mahabharata. It contains three more Parvas named Harivamsha Parva, Vishnu Parva and Bhavishya Parva within itself. Harivamsha is not wikified yet.
Comparison of the 18 Parvas (books / volumes) of Mahabharata. The height of each representative cylinder is proportional to the number of English words contained in each Parva, following the English translation of Mahabharata by Kisari Mohan Ganguli.