The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world.With almost 100,000 verses,it is many times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for some 4,000 years. The main theme is the Great War on Kurukshetra,but the epic teems with smaller stories,and other stories within these,all woven together with a genius that confounds compassion.As it's heart,it contains Krishna's immortal Bhagavadgita,the song of God. The Mahabharata embodies the ancient and sacred Indian tradition,in all it's earthy and spiritual immensity.Famously,what is found here may be found elsewhere.What is not found here will not be found elsewhere.'