Fascinating Mahabharata Characters Course Material

 

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Preface

The course material required for Mahabharat course is listed below. These are on-demand video sessions that are available 24/7 wherever you are. Learn online at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. While there are deadlines, you can learn at hours convenient to your schedule. All video sessions are designed specifically for the distance-learning medium and are taught by Chaitanya Charan Das, an outstanding devotee instructor with many years of classroom teaching. Our video sessions nearly replicate the face-to-face classroom.
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Methodology

Multiple choice quizzes (MCQs)

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Course material for the 16 modules of Mahabharat

Introduction

001. Mahabharata Characters 01: Three understandings of the timeless classic Video Audio

01. Bhishma

002. Mahabharata Characters 02 – Bhishma 01: The fierce vow Video Audio

003. Mahabharata Characters 03 – Bhishma 02: The fatal complication Video Audio

004. Mahabharata Characters 04 – Bhishma 03: A test of faith Video Audio

005. Mahabharata Characters 05 – Bhishma 04: The celibate becomes the match-maker Video Audio

006. Mahabharata Characters 06 – Bhishma 05: The sacrifice of reputation for devotion VideoAudio

007. Mahabharata Characters 07 – Bhishma 06: The heartbreaking conflict among loved ones Video Audio

008. Mahabharata Characters 08 – Bhishma 07: Transcendental devotion amidst violent confrontation Video Audio

009. Mahabharata Characters 09 – Bhishma 08: The Grandsire on the arrow bed Video Audio

010. Mahabharata Characters 10 – Bhishma 09: The Ideal Departure VideoAudio

02. Drona

011. Mahabharata Characters 11 – Drona 01: From poverty to power Video Audio

012. Mahabharata Characters 12 – Drona 02: The Teacher’s Tests Video Audio

013. Mahabharata Characters 13 – Drona 03: The Blunder Under Pressure Video Audio

014. Mahabharata Characters 14 – Drona 04: Repaying deceit with deceit Video Audio

03. Dhritarashtra

015. Mahabharata Characters 15 – Dhritarashtra 01: The blindness of attachment begins Video Audio

016. Mahabharata Characters 16 – Dhritarashtra 02: How the attached get manipulated Video Audio

017. Mahabharata Characters 17 – Dhritarashtra 03: Blaming destiny for irresponsibility Video Audio

018. Mahabharata Characters 18 – Dhritarashtra 04: Losing everything before losing blindness Video Audio

04. Vidura

019. Mahabharata Characters 19 – Vidura 01: A true friend, affectionate but not attached Video Audio

05. Kunti

020. Mahabharata Characters 20 – Kunti 01: The blessing that made a nightmare and a dream come true Video Audio

021. Mahabharata Characters 21 – Kunti 02: The glorious mother sees the glory of her sons and her Lord Video Audio

022. Mahabharata Characters 22 – Kunti 03: Successful amidst misery after misery Video Audio

06. Yudhisthira

023. Mahabharata Characters 23 – Yudhisthira 01: Sticking to integrity amidst injustice Video Audio

024. Mahabharata Characters 24 – Yudhisthira 02: The world’s king glorifies the supreme king Video Audio

025. Mahabharata Characters 25 – Yudhisthira 03: The virtuous victimized in the vicious gambling match Video Audio

026. Mahabharata Characters 26 – Yudhisthira 04: The Pandavas dishonoured and dispossessed Video Audio

027. Mahabharata Characters 27 – Yudhisthira 05: Words of wisdom vs words of anger in the forest Video Audio

028. Mahabharata Characters 28 – Yudhisthira 06: Wisdom wins where strength fails (Nahusha & Yaksha) Video Audio

029. Mahabharata Characters 29 – Yudhisthira 07: Steadiness through wisdom amidst the war’s worries Video Audio

030. Mahabharata Characters 30 – Yudhisthira 08: Dharmaraja’s moments of infamy and glory in the war Video Audio

07. Bhima

031. Mahabharata Characters 31 – Bhima 01: Growing stronger through danger and disaster Video Audio

032. Mahabharata Characters 32 – Bhima 02: No demon is a match to this human Video Audio

033. Mahabharata Characters 33 – Bhima 03: An attack on the gods that fulfilled a godly purpose Video Audio

034. Mahabharata Characters 34 – Bhima 04: Meting punishment while giving forgiveness Video Audio

035. Mahabharata Characters 35 – Bhima 05: Bhima’s heroics during incognito exile Video Audio

036. Mahabharata Characters 36 – Bhima 06: Bhima decimates the Kauravas in the war’s first sixteen days Video Audio

037. Mahabharata Characters 37 – Bhima 07: Draupadi’s dishonorers destroyed Video Audio

08. Arjuna

038. Mahabharata Characters 38 – Arjuna 01: Diligence is essential for attaining excellence Video Audio

039. Mahabharata Characters 39 – Arjuna 02: Accepting exile to honour virtue Video Audio

040. Mahabharata Characters 40 – Arjuna 03: The match made with Krishna as the matchmaker Video Audio

041. Mahabharata Characters 41 – Arjuna 04: All the gods bested at Khandava Video Audio

042. Mahabharata Characters 42 – Arjuna 05: Austerity and audacity for the pleasure of Lord Shiva Video Audio

043. Mahabharata Characters 043 – Arjuna 06: Heaven hath no fury like a woman scorned Video Audio

044. Mahabharata Characters 44 – Arjuna 07: Singlehanded triumph over the Nivatkavachas and Kalakanyas Video Audio

045. Mahabharata Characters 45 – Arjuna 08: The stunning victory at Virata Video Audio

046. Mahabharata Characters 46 – Arjuna 09: Choose Krishna over the world Video Audio

047. Mahabharata Characters 47 – Arjuna 10: Arguments against and for fighting in the Gita Video Audio

048. Mahabharata Characters 48 – Arjuna 11: The divine heart calls the human heart to the path of love Video Audio

049. Mahabharata Characters 49 – Arjuna 12: The Gita goes far beyond violence to transcendence Video Audio

050. Mahabharata Characters 50 – Arjuna 13: Battling and serving the beloved grandsire Video Audio

051. Mahabharata Characters 51 – Arjuna 14: Besting the fearsome elephant and the formidable elephant wa Video Audio

052. Mahabharata Characters 52 – Arjuna 15: Breaking through the wall of the Kaurava forces Video Audio

053. Mahabharata Characters 53 – Arjuna 16: Racing against time with the Lord of time Video Audio

054. Mahabharata Characters 54 – Arjuna 17: Devotional surrender amidst mixed feelings at Drona’s death M Video Audio

055. Mahabharata Characters 55 – Arjuna 18: The final battle with Karna Video Audio

056. Mahabharata Characters 56 – Arjuna 19: The difficult disciplining of Ashvatthama Video Audio

057. Mahabharata Characters 57 – Arjuna 20: World conquest for Ashwamedha-yajna Video Audio

09. Nakula

058. Mahabharata characters 58 – Nakula: Sustaining unity amidst individuality Video Audio

10. Sahadeva

059. Mahabharata characters 59 – Sahadeva: Using intelligence in the service of dharma Video Audio

11. Draupadi



060. Mahabharata characters 60 – Draupadi 1: Responding to vice with virtue Video Audio

061. Mahabharata characters 61 – Draupadi 2: Exemplary devotion amidst tribulation Video Audio

12. Duryodhana


062. Mahabharata characters 62 – Duryodhana 1: The humiliator is humiliated Video Audio

063. Mahabharata characters 63 – Duryodhana 2: Krishna’s magnanimity vs Duryodhna’s obstinacy Video Audio

064. Mahabharata characters 64 – Duryodhana 3: Foolishly adding fuel to fire Video Audio

065. Mahabharata characters 65 – Duryodhana 4: Incompetence and fault finding personified Video Audio

066. Mahabharata characters 66 – Duryodhana 5: Baffled in words, battles and spirits Video Audio

13. Karna


067. Mahabharata characters 67 – Karna 1: Did life give him a raw deal? Video Audio

068. Mahabharata characters 68 – Karna 2: Status insecurity leads to shocking immorality Video Audio

069. Mahabharata characters 69 – Karna 3: Is word of honor greater than life of honor Video Audio

070. Mahabharata characters 70 – Karna 4: The tragic end of heroic misdirection Video Audio

14. Ashwatthama


071. Mahabharata characters 71 Ashwatthama: The dangerous temptation to punish Video Audio

15. Abhimanyu


072. Mahabharata characters 72 – Abhimanyu 1: Penetrating the impenetrable phalanx Video Audio

073. Mahabharata characters 73 Abhimanyu 2: Confronting conspiracy with courage Video Audio

16. Ghatothkacha


074. Mahabharata characters 74 – Ghatotakacha 1: The virtuous demon and his martyr son Video Audio

075. Mahabharata characters 75 – Ghatotakacha 2: Fearsome ferocity and selfless sacrifice Video Audio