Ancient tales of wisdom, kingship and honour
Why did the gods and the asuras churn the ocean? How did Vishwamitra and Vasishtha become enemies for life? Who brought the heavenly river Ganga down to earth? Why did King Trishanku end up hanging upside down? How did Kacha emerge from his teacher’s stomach? For the marvellous adventures of the gods, the humans and the asuras one must definitely read epics.
A delightful journey around the various states of the country
The Mahabharata shows that by that time the whole of India was Aryanised. It also provides us information regarding the various states existing at that time. On the testimony of Mahabharata we can say that the lands of Kosala, Vatsa, Matsya etc. were very fertile. People knew about irrigation and used manures to increase the fertility of their lands.
A woman’s perspective in the epics
It is no secret that epics, in the past, have not been particularly kind to women. All we have listened to is tales of the valour and sacrifice of men. But this has been changing. The new-age retelling of the great epics keeps women at the forefront. The women-centric themes use the bulwark of patriarchy to hammer cracks into the set stereotypes from within.
The timeless mythological characters
Drawn from the Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, and other stories from Hindu mythology evokes wonder and delight.
Justifying the ubiquitous traditions:
A good story appears to be very simple but has many complex invisible layers. That is the crux of both Ramayana as well as Mahabharata. They dictate the psychological instruments that were created by the great sages to communicate Vedic truths to people. These are what on which our traditions are based on, the simple as well as the complex one. Their manner appeals to the child by connecting with them viscerally and help them become better adults.