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Ugrasrava Sauti was the narrator of the epic Mahabharata. Ugrasrava Sauti like sage Vaisampayana, was the desciple of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata. Ugrasrava Sauti was the son of Lomaharshana. He belonged to the Suta caste. The entire Mahabharata epic was structured as a dialog between Ugrasrava Sauti (the narrator) and sage Saunaka (the listener). The narration (Bharata) of the history of Bharata kings by sage Vaisampayana to Kuru king Janamejaya was embedded within in this narration of Ugrasrava Sauti. Vaisampayana's narration (Jaya) in turn contains the narration of Kurukshetra War by Sanjaya, to Kuru king Dhritarashtra. Thus Mahabharata have as a Story within a story structure. Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ... Vaisampayana or Vaiśampayana was a celebrated sage who was the original teacher of the Black Yajur-Veda. ... Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa was the great sage who authored the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. ... Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ... Vaisampayana or Vaiśampayana was a celebrated sage who was the original teacher of the Black Yajur-Veda. ... The Kuru kingdom was ruled by the Kuru clan of kings. ... Janamejaya, was the son of Arjunas (Mahabharata)grandson Parikishit. ... Combatants Pandavas led by Dhristadyumna Kauravas led by Bhishma Commanders Arjuna Bhima Yudhishthira Nakula Sahadeva Bhishma Drona Karna Duryodhana Ashwatthama Strength 7 Akshauhinis 1,530,900 soldiers 11 Akshauhinis 2,405,700 soldiers Casualties Almost Total Only 7 survivors - the five Pandavas, Krishna, and Satyaki Almost Total Only 3 survivors... For the Javanese dynasty of the same name, see Sanjaya Dynasty. ... The Kuru kingdom was ruled by the Kuru clan of kings. ... In Mahabharata Dhritarashtra was the son bore by Vichitraviryas first wife Ambika from Vyasa. ... Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ... A story within a story is a literary device or conceit in which one story is told during the action of another story. ...



Mbh (1:1):- Ugrasrava, the son of Lomaharshana, surnamed Sauti, well-versed in the Puranas, bending with humility, one day approached the great sages of rigid vows, sitting at their ease, who had attended the twelve year sacrifice of Saunaka, surnamed Kulapati, in the forest of Naimisha. Those ascetics, wanted to hear some story narrated by him. He narrates Mahabharata by Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, which was formerly recited in full by Vaisampayana at the sacrifice of the high-souled royal sage Janamejaya. Purana (Sanskrit: , meaning tales of ancient times) is the name of an ancient Indian genre (or a group of related genres) of Hindu or Jain literature (as distinct from oral tradition). ... Naimisha Forest was an ancient forest mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. ... Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ... Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa was the great sage who authored the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. ... Vaisampayana or Vaiśampayana was a celebrated sage who was the original teacher of the Black Yajur-Veda. ... Janamejaya, was the son of Arjunas (Mahabharata)grandson Parikishit. ...

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