Mahabharata - Victory in 18 days


Certificate Course

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Course Duration

29 Hours


90 Minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week





Schedule of Classes


Starts on


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Regular classes on

Wednesday & Sunday

About the Teacher


Naradamuni das

1-Naradamuni prabhu was born and brought up in an Iskcon congregation family. His legal name is Nimai Saparay.

2-His parents are one of the senior most devotees in Iskcon. 
Naradamuni prabhu has been practising Krsna consciousness since last 29 years.

3- Since childhood prabhuji was deeply interested in spirituality.
 As a student in his academic life he was always a good scorer.
So his quest for spirituality did not come out of his lack in his academic accomplishment. Rather he wanted to explore the theistic and atheistic philosophy and thus he began with his quest to understand the metaphysics which brought him to Lord Sri Krsna.

4-After completing his schooling from ICSE board he did his bachelor in fine arts and stood first in his final year in all India ranking for which he received a scholarship.
In Pune prabhuji completed his higher studies in 3d animation and film making. 

5- He also stood in top 50 in an international contest held by Adobe Design where more than 15000 entries were there.

6- He has worked with several major brands of India such Amul, Century Plyboards, Sintex, Infibeam, The times of India, etc. 

7-Spiritually since prabhuji was brought up in such a way he studied BG and SB since childhood with atleast ten commentaries of different acharyas. 

8- prabhuji stood first in bhakti shastri in his batch. He completed his bhakti shastri under Hg kanai Krsna prabhu who is an associate member of SAC (Shastri Advisory Committee) of GBC. Prabhuji has read Bhagvad Gita atleast 12-13 times with various commentaries by Vedic scholars such as Sri Shankaracharya, Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Baladev Vidyabhushan, etc. He has also studied Nyay Sudha of Sri Jayatirth Muni of Madhva Sampradaya.

9-Currently prabhuji serves as a counselor in Iskcon Ahmedabad. He is handling the SPACE institute which conducts activities such as taking weekly Bhagvad Gita classes at Blind People's Association, running online gurukuls for young kids of all age, teaching hindustani classical music in a bhakti way, yoga, conducting seminars at various universities, etc. 

10- You can follow his Instagram page -  space.ved_education  where he regularly puts his short educational videos.

11- He is playing mridanga since last 23 years and teaching since last 10-12 years. Till now prabhuji has trained more than 200 devotees from India, London and Australia.

Course Overview

Course Description: 

Module 1 - Our Vedic scriptures have given importance to the number 18 and we can find that too in Mahabharata. There are 18 parvas in Mahabharata, the war continued for 18 days, Bhagvad Gita which was spoken by none other than Lord Krsna also contains 18 chapters which is a part of Bhishma parva in Mahabharata. There are 18 Puranas. Thus our lives will revolve around these 18 days. Mahabharat is the greatest epic told by none other than Vyas. It unfolds many layers of human psychology and the desires that bind us to this world. The scripture discusses about the four purusharthas of life and filled with glory of Sri Vishnu who is the central theme of the subject. Mahabharat was initially known as Jaya, then Bharat and then Mahabharat as we see it today. There are countless stories while the Pandavas are in their exile and even within those stories many other stories unfold showing human complexity. It is filled with exploits of primarily Bhima and Arjuna and thus it brings out the greatness of these two central characters. The entire scripture is dedicated to only tell what is "DHARMA". Since dharma is a dynamic subject Mahabharat opens it various layers as time passes and brings us to the conclusion of Sri Krsna in Bhagvad Gita. The interesting point to be noted is the Pandavas suffered their entire life but after all that suffering they ruled only 36 years. Even after winning the war their struggles do not seem to end as their children are killed by Ashwathama and their last heir also almost died. Why so much of injustice for such pure devotees of Lord? Know these answers in these 18 session of Mahabharata.

What will students gain from this course?

  • Self-awareness of personal history
  • Understanding deeper life values
  • Exploration of the four purusharthas (life goals)
  • Inspiration from notable characters
  • Determining one's ultimate destination based on personal desires.

Course Contents:

Adi Parva (The Book of the Beginning), Sabha Parva (The Book of the Assembly Hall), Vana Parva (The Book of the Forest), Virata Parva (The Book of Virata), Udyoga Parva (The Book of the Effort), Bhishma Parva (The Book of Bhishma), Drona Parva (The Book of Drona), Karna Parva (The Book of Karna), Shalya Parva (The Book of Shalya), Sauptika Parva (The Book of the Night-Raid), Stri Parva (The Book of the Women), Shanti Parva (The Book of Peace), Anushasana Parva (The Book of Instructions), Ashvamedhika Parva (The Book of the Horse Sacrifice), Ashramavasika Parva (The Book of the Hermitage), Mausala Parva (The Book of the Clubs), Mahaprasthanika Parva (The Book of the Great Journey), Swargarohanika Parva (The Book of the Ascension to Heaven).

These 18 Parvas collectively form the epic narrative of the Mahabharata, offering a rich tapestry of stories, teachings, and moral lessons that continue to resonate deeply within Indian culture and philosophy.

Target Audience:  

Primarily youth and but not restricted to youth only

Course Requirement:

No requirement

Important Guidelines for the Students:

  • Note-taking of teachings is encouraged.
  • Punctuality is essential; the course will start and end as scheduled.
  • Students are expected to value the allocated class time.

Why should one attend this course?

  • Many individuals have forgotten their rich history and culture.
  • Devotees sometimes overlook subtle dharmas.
  • Living ethically and interacting with others affect our eligibility for Lord Krishna's mercy.
  • The course offers insights into various life perspectives.
  • Topics include politics and administration.
  • Devotees aim to transcend and transform the material world.
  • The epic signifies a soul's journey from world transformation to transcendence.

What problems of the students are we solving through the course?

  • The Mahabharata encompasses a vast array of knowledge and wisdom.
  • It serves as a comprehensive source, offering solutions to a wide range of problems.
  • Whatever challenge or issue one might encounter, the Mahabharata provides guidance and solutions.
  • It stands as a reservoir of solutions for a myriad of life's dilemmas and complexities.

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