Jan 9, 2013

The composition of the epic Mahabharatha. Watercolor.

Ganesha agrees to be the scribe, as Vyasa dictates the epic, but with a condition that he will not stop while writing. Vyasa accepts -- with a counter-condition that he should fully understand the import of the verse before writing. Where some intervals were inevitable, Vyasa composes some complex verses for Ganesha to understand -- to gain time to compose his next verse. Krishna, the central figure of the epic, watches on, with a wheel, the symbol of the Mahabharatha.

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