Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya is by Madhvacharya, which is a commentary on Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Birth of Veda Vyasa.
The Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya has 32 chapters.
The essence of this work of 32 chapters has been captured in a work called Bhava Sangraha by Sri Raghavendra Swamy. while the first Nine chapters deal with Ramayana tatprya Nirnaya, the 10th chapter describes the birth Shri Veda Vaysa. Rest deal with Mahabharata.
In the Bhava Sangraha, there are therefore 32 slokas followed by a concluding sloka.
This work states that the Mahabharata of Vyasa has to be studied in conjunction with the Ramayana.
This work contains some unknown and some controversial facts.
Some of them are.
1.The Mahabharata was altered and the correct version was by Madhvacharya , at the Bidding of Lord Vishnu.
2.Trijata, daughter of Vibhishana was born as Subhadra, sister of Lord Krishna.
3.There are three forms of Lakshmi.
Vedhabhimani Rama, Yajnabhimani Yagna and Dakshinabhimani Dakshina are the forms of the same Lakshmi.
They are equal. The superiority of the second and the third forms is stated keeping in mind only their placement.
Vedhabhimani form is outside, Yajnabhimani is on the lap of the God and Dakshinabhimani is the very part of the body.
4.16,000 wives of Krishna were Men, Agni Putras.
This wok contains more interesting information.
Importance has been given to Bhima than Arjuna.
This work’s authenticity is questioned by many.
“In the second chapter “vAkyoddhAraH” Acharya mentions his reasons for writing this work (From Reference 2). 2.3. In some places (of the Mahabharatha) verses have been interpolated and in others verses have been omitted in some places, the verses have been transposed and in others, different readings have been given out of ignorance or otherwise. 2.4. Though the works are really indestructible, they must be deemed to be mostly altered. Mostly all of them have disappeared and not even one crore (out of several crores of slokas) now exists. 2.5 – 2.7. When the original work itself is so altered, What is there to say of its meaning which is intelligible (even) to the Devas only with difficulty. When the work had thus become altered in the Kali age, under the direction of Hari for its clear understanding, I shall state the settled truths having known them through His grace, and also having well known the other (extinct) works and all the Vedas through His grace, and also having examined the various editions existing in several places. 2.8 – 2.9. Just as the all-powerful supreme Lord Vyasa who is no other than Narayana has narrated in the Bharatha and other works, I shall also, with the knowledge imparted by Him, briefly state the essential teachings of all the Sastras, in accordance with the interpretation of Bharatha. The Bharatha is stated to be the decisive authority on all the Sastras. 2.10. Formerly when all the Devas headed by Brahma and others and the Rishis had assembled once under the very direction of Vyasa, Bharatha was weighed as against the Vedas and all other Sastras by placing them upon the two scales of a balance, when Bharatha excelled (in weight). 2.11. This work is called MahaBharatha on account of its greatest weight and highest quality…
Other schools of thought dismiss certain Puranas as being composed by each sect supporting their own Gods. Sri Madhva has quoted from all Puranas and still showing that Sri Hari is supreme. In fact in TantraSara he shows that each alphabet corresponds to Sri Hari.(wiki Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya)
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