Storytelling has always been one of the major ways of expressing and passing on the story of legends. The documentation of these stories has given us the privilege of having access to them even after ages. Among all these longest surviving texts, we today in this blog, are going to discuss Who Wrote Mahabharata. Alongside covering the details about the author of the Mahabharata we are also going to talk about its background of Mahabharata. Hence keep reading this informative piece as we delve deep into this thrilling world of epic. 

    Who Wrote Mahabharata?

    The Mahabharata, which is also considered as one of the longest surviving epic texts is also a major Sanskrit text. Traditionally its composition is attributed to sage Vyasa, the grandfather of Pandavas and Kauravas. Vyasa composed this amazing epic which carries several stories, moral stories, and a wide range of philosophical teachings. The collection of several teachings made it to be considered one of the most important texts in Hindi literature; which provides several insights and perspectives into Indian culture, history, and religion. Apart from this several sources also suggest that it was recited by Vyasa and written by Lord Ganesha. 

    Ved Vyasa

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    Ved Vyasa popularly known as Krishna Dvaipayana is a revered sage, who has been portrayed in several Hindu Traditions. Traditionally, he has been also regarded as a partial incarnation of lord Vishnu. Over his lifetime, he has compiled several mantras of Vedas into four major texts and has also authored eighteen Puranas and Brahma Sutra. Aside from this, he has been also called under eight immortals called the Chiranjivis. People still believe that these Chiranjivis are still alive at the current age of Kali Yuga. 

    What is Mahabharata all About?

    The Mahabharata is among the list of two great ancient Sanskrit epic, in which the other is Ramayana. The Mahabharata contains the story of the Kurukshetra War between a group of two cousins descending on the throne. This clash between Kaurava and Pandava was well depicted in this epic, which is accompanied by several philosophical and moral guidance. Besides, the depiction of this story, it carries vast pieces of other inspiring and guiding stories. 

    Who Wrote Mahabharata in English?

    K.M. Ganguly also known as Kisari Mohan Ganguli, an Indian translator is well-known for first completing the English translation of The Mahabharata. He translated the Sanskrit version of Mahabharata into English, and published it as ‘The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vysasa’. He made this translation into English prose between 1883 to 1896. 

    Who Wrote Mahabharata in Telugu?

    Mahabharata was translated into Telugu by a group of poets known as Kavithrayam. This group consisted of three poets, Sri Nannaya, Sri Tikkana, and Sri Yerrapragada. The group worked together to translate the Sanskrit version of The Mahabharata into Telugu. 

    Who Wrote Mahabharata in Tamil?

    The Mahabharata which was originally written in Sanskrit was translated into Tamil by Perundevanar. Perindevanar was also known as Baratham Paadiya Perundevanar, who also authored Bharata Venda. Bharata Venda was a 12,000-verse Tamil Work based on the epic Mahabharata. 

    History Surrounding Mahabharata

    Presumably, the majority part of the Mahabharata was written in the 3rd century BCE, in which the oldest preserved piece dates around 400 BCE. Sources suggest that the incident that is described in the epic occurred somewhere between the 9th and 8th century BCE, during the Early Gupta period. Mahabharata’s longest version contains almost 100,000 Lokas ( Each Sloka is Couplet) and has extensive prose paragraphs. The composition of Mahabharata makes it ten times longer than the combined length of the Iliad and Odyssey. Its composition is considered to be the Quran, Bible, Homer’s, and William Shakespeares’ by W.J. Johnson. It all began with the marriage of Shantanu, the Hastinapur Emperor to Ganga.