Mahabharata (Sanskrit for “great legend about the descendants of Bharata”) — is an epic poem of ancient India, ascribed to Vyasa. The poem is written in Sanskrit and consists of 100 000 couplets (shlokas). The narrative is built around the war for the kingdom between Pandavs and Kauravs cousins. With the help of Krishna instructing Arjuna, the Pandavs’ leader, they managed to win. These instructions – 700 verses – are called the Bhagavad Gita and are one of the most revered Hindu sacred scriptures.