The ancient Sanskrit epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata comprise together the Itihāsa ("Writer has himself witnessed the story") or Mahākāvya ("Great Compositions"), a canon of Hindu scripture. Teachings are embedded in the form of itihasic stories so that they remain relevant for all eras, as opposed to history which is time-specific . The Mahabharata includes the story of the Kurukshetra War and also preserves the traditions of the Lunar dynasty in the form of embedded tales. The Puranas narrate the universal history as perceived by the Hindus – cosmogony, myth, legend and history. The Mahābhārata contains within it probably the single most influential text in Hinduism, the Bhagavadgita.
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Published Books on: Itihasas
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Available Books on: Itihasas
- Ramayana By Valmiki
- Mahabharata by Vyasa
- Bhagavad Gita by Vyasa
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