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The fifth book of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, recounting the way in which the Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas prepare for the coming battle at Kurukṣetra. It is from this point onwards that Kṛṣṇa becomes a principal character in the epic in his role as the protector of the Pāṇḍavas and their cause.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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