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ادبیات حماسی 2016, 3(5): 131-153 Back to browse issues page
Revisiting Purification of the Carnal Soul in Indian Myths of Creation and Mahabharata Myth
Ardeshir Monazami Dr
, am14noor@yahoo.com
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This article is an attempt to present that there are two sides to a myth. An epic is known as the story of the bravery and heroic role of great men who declare war with people that don’t respect their homeland or people or existence of sacred or valuable things. This side of an epic presents the way of war and courage. An epic presents the way of war and courage. On the other hand, an epic is so deep that it puts aside the aspect of war and presents the depth of generosity. So, the epic is not a battle but a directed program and a powerful model for the inner restoration of people who want to improve their morality. In this way, the attempt of an epic’s hero is not of battle that is an external war, but the hero of war tries to follow the religious model that includes eternal symbols of existence (jahad-e-akbar) and external war (jahad-e-asghar), which is an attempt to change the battle between two characters to a battle between a person with his despotic soul. We can see that in a short period, there is no battle between two persons, but we can never imagine that war stops between a person and his despotic soul. The Indian epic is the story of a battle in which human beings are involved in a span which is the most important reason for the eternity of a religious epic.

Keywords: myth, epic, Hindu, purification of the carnal soul, Mahabharata
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/05/9 | Accepted: 2016/08/31 | Published: 2016/09/5
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monazami A. Revisiting Purification of the Carnal Soul in Indian Myths of Creation and Mahabharata Myth . ادبیات حماسی. 2016; 3 (5) :131-153
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