So is it the best among all histories and also among all Sastras. There is not a story current in the world that does not depend on it.
The Maha-bharata is the historical and philosophical basis of the entire Vedic culture. There is no sage or text that one way or another does not refer to it, including the most important Puranas. Whoever wants to know Vedic history and philosophy must read the Maha-bharata.
- Maha-bharata, Adi Parva, Parva Sangraha Parva, Adhyaya 2, sloka 37
From the “Maha-bharata verse by verse”, work in progress.
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