Definitions for mahâbhârataməˈhɑˈbɑr ə tə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ma•ha•bha•ra•taməˈhɑˈbɑr ə tə(n.)
an epic poem of India that includes the Bhagavad-Gita.
Category: Eastern Religions
Origin of Mahabharata:
< Skt mahābhārata great (mahat) work relating the story of the descendants of Bharata
Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum(noun)
(Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
A Sanskrit epic concerning some text of Bhagavad Gita plus elaborations on theology and morality.
Origin: From महाभारत.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the two great epic poems of ancient India, a work of slow growth, extending through ages, and of an essentially encyclopædic character; one of the main sources of our knowledge of the ancient Indian religions and their mythologies; it is said to consist of upwards of 100,000 verses.