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Several times I got to hear that Mahabharata battle fought in Kurukshetra is also famously known as Dharma-Yuddha.

This battle was fought between Pandavas and Kauravas who were cousins then why it is still called as Dharma-yuddha?

  • IMO It was called Dharma-Yuddha" because there were strict battle rules laid out . It's wasn't just a discreet war , nobody was attacking onyone above his rank. – SwiftPushkar May 4 '17 at 6:08
  • @SwiftPushkar I got that through this wiki. And as per link several time it was broken. – The Dictator May 4 '17 at 6:16
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    Dharma Yuddha can also mean the war that is fought to establish Dharma by defeating Adharma & which was basically what it was. – Rickross May 4 '17 at 7:25
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    That's a different Q. But I think each one of them had their own reasons to be on the Kaurava's side as they thought they were bound by duties of one kind or the other to do so. @RonakBhatt – Rickross May 4 '17 at 7:30
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    Bhishma had taken a vow to look upon whoever sat on the throne of Hastinapur as his father, and to protect the kingdom, he fought on side of Kauravas (since Dhritarashtra was sitting on throne of Hastinapur). Drona also felt indebted to the kingdom since they had accepted him as Raja Guru when he was very poor. – ram May 4 '17 at 12:03
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Mythology is followed by most of the people irrespective of science facts. All it teaches is to be a better human. In the same aspect Mahabharata was explained in such a way that Dharma will be apex of any other aspect in the universe. When a man stands for Dharma, all his relations fall under it and no matter what consequences he may face, all you need is to fight for Dharma.

Mahabharatha was explained to Arjuna by Lord Krishna in the battle field, which include many slokas that helped Arjuna in the later stages of war.

Many assumptions are made to get the facts about the existence of epics like Mahabharatha, Ramayana as well.

It is a story of every man who was tightly coupled with lot of emotions and in the end still stands for Dharma. Thus Mahabharatha became sacred epic for every human who observe the intense of morals stuffed in it.

Any reviews to my answer are happily accepted, and corrections appreciated. Thank You.

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    Welcome To Hinduism SE! It will be better if you add something from scripture in your answer i.e. directly from Mahabharata or associated texts. Quotes from discourses of saints , gurus , acharya will also do. – SwiftPushkar May 12 '17 at 7:31
  • Here is a useful link to scriptures - hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/15424/… – SwiftPushkar May 12 '17 at 7:36
  • I undeleted your answer, but provide sources or references for your points. – The Destroyer Jun 28 '17 at 10:04

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