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The eighteenth and final book of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, recounting how Yudhiṣṭhira finally enters heaven only to see his enemies enthroned, while his brothers and wife are moaning in hell. However, the gods reveal this to be an illusion: both Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas now reside in a heavenly region, free of enmity and suffering. The text then closes its narrative framing stories.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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