Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya

English translation of Sri Madhvacharya’s Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya

Source: Kannada Translation of MBTN by Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya, MBTN as part of Sarvamoola Granthas published by Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya, last 50 shlokas of Chapter 9 relied on the English translation by Sri B Gururajah Rao.

  • Chapter 1 – Sarvashastraartha Nirnaya (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter1 )
    • Contents: The creation of the Universe, Lord Hari’s greatness, the right shastras, the right philosophies, the five differences, the route to Moksha, the hierarchy
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4
    • Part 5
  • Chapter 2 – Bharata Vakyoddhara (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter2)
    • Contents: The greatness of Bharata, the need for a decisive commentary, the order of hierarchy in Kshatriyas and others, the hierarchy amongst women, the explanation of the shlokas of the Bharata
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4
    • Part 5
    • Part 6
  • Chapter 3 – Sargaanursarga Pralaya Pradurbhava Nirnaya (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter3)
    • Contents: Continuation of the creation of the Universe, the birth of Brahma, Vayu and others, the creation of the world, Matsya and other avataras of Lord Hari, Lord Rama avatara
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 4 – Bala Kanda Katha Nirupana (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter4)
    • Contents: Killing of Tataka, Control of Maricha, Ahalya Uddhara, Breaking of Shiva’s bow, Wedding with Sita, the union of Rama and Parashurama
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 5 – Hanumaddarshana (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter5)
    • Contents: Exile in forest, devotion of Bharata, Vayasa episode, Sharabhanga episode, Killing of Viradha, Killing of Maricha, alternate form of Sita, Upliftment of Kabandha and Shabari
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 6 – Hanumadvardhana (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter6)
    • Contents: Meeting Hanuman, friendship with Sugreeva, killing of Vali, Sugreeva becoming king, Assembly of monkeys, Search for Sita, Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Rama, Hanuman getting ready to jump across the ocean
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 7 – Hanumatpratiyaanam – SundaraKanda Katha Nirupanam (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter7)
    • Contents: Crossing of the ocean, Mainaka episode, Surasa’s defeat, Killing of Simhika, Defeat of Lankini, Darshana of Sita’s form, Giving of Angulika, Destruction of Ashoka Vana, Killing of Ravana’s army, Killing of Aksha Kumara, Brahmastra, Message to Ravana, Burning of Lanka, Handing over of Chudamani
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 8 – Yuddha Kanda Katha Nirupanam (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter8)
  • Chapter 9 – Rama Svadhama Pravesham (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter9)
    • Contents: The glorious rule of Rama, Birth of Lava and Kusha, Shatrughna establishes Mathura, Lord Rama returns back to His abode
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4
  • Chapter 10 – Vyasa Avatara (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter10)
    • Contents: Samudra Manthana, Birth of Lord Vyasa, the various activities of Lord Vyasa
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Chapter 11 – Sri Bhagavadavatara Pratijnana (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter11 )
  • Chapter 12 – Sri Krishnavatara Pandavotpatti (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter12)
  • Contents: Birth of Lord Krishna, His initial leelas, birth of Pandavas
  • Chapter 13 – Kamsa Vadha (Complete chapter – single PDF file mbtn-chapter13)
  • Contents: The leelas of Bala Krishna, up to the killing of Kamsa
  • Chapter 14 – Uddhava Pratiyaanam
  • Contents: Gurukula vaasa of Lord Krishna, the defeat of Jarasandha, the passing away of Pandu, the arrival of Pandavas in Hastinapura, the childhood heroics of Bhima

36 Responses to “Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya”

  1. Naga Narayana Says:

    Mr Rohit,

    Arguments can never be unbiased. By arguing you forfeit your own plead not to be biased :). Last paragraph in your reply is a testimony to it :):).

    Respects.
    Naga Narayana.

    • Rohit BR Says:

      Mr Naga Narayana
      Yes, I totally agree with you sir. However the same was a reply to the previous comment from Mr. Srivathsa whom i thoght was continuosly mocking and trying to degrade the dwaita siddantha. his comments were really displeasing and totally baseless is what i felt and meant by a biased mind, not that i am not. I beleive in arriving at conclusions through equanimous mind and respect what others has to say and what others follow in their life. We need not cut other’s legs to show that we are tall, but can anyday have a healthy argument whatsoever the truth is. 🙂
      Regards,
      Rohit

  2. Naga Narayana Says:

    Dear Rohit,

    You might understand why I am addressing you, not your opponent from the following context. As I had first responded to this thread, building and breaking a cocoon around ourselves is our own choice!

    I appreciate your zeal here. But we are forgetting something here.

    Fools can never be taught! Because they refuse to learn! Also, one who craves to preach remains a much bigger fool!!

    Lord KriSHNa declares … na buddhibhedam janayet ajnyaanaam karmasanginaam! JoSHayet sarva karmaaNi vidwaan yuktah samaacharan!! This applies more to oneself rather than others. As long as we positively eradicate our ignorance, HIS words never go waste :). Trust me. When we believe we have understood HIM, we lose HIM totally, just like Duryodhana tries to capture HIM in his father’s puny court!!

    As for treatment to ignorance, intelligence can never be a solution. Ignorance grows humongous with intelligence like a weed fed with a miracle manure! Humility is the only solution to the ignorance. But humility can never be taught! It can only be sought!! No wonder why Lord did not bother to preach the entire army in the war field. A wise Arjuna got lucky to be taught by none other than THE WISDOM ITSELF as he surrenders to the same in absolute humility. No argument can ever take us to THE TRUTH! Humility brings THAT down to us right here and right now!! It compels THE LORD to reveal HIS universal magnificence even!! This is the essence of Mahabhaarata to me. This is the sole purport of any useful and meaningful study of the same.

    Since the forum was discussing on the purport of Mahaabhaarata, I thought of sharing my own little experience with the same, if it is of any utility to anyone. Good luck!

    Respects.
    Naga Narayana.


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