The BEST Episodes of Mahabharat (2013)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020

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Mahabharat is a Hindu epic that narrates the story of the struggle to establish righteousness on the throne of Hastinapura. Two collateral branches of the family, Pandavas and Kauravas, participate in the struggle for right to the throne of Hastinapura, affecting lots of lives in the way. The struggle culminates in the great battle of Kurukshetra that produces complex conflicts of kinship and friendship, dilemmas of picking between family loyalty and duty, all driven by the razor-sharp strategies of Krishna, the master puppeteer. Watch the epic that encompasses every complex and simple thing in the world- a story so vast and deep that it can wrap all experiences and produce the Hindu scriptures of Bhagvad Gita.

Bheem is thrown into a river

#1 - Bheem is thrown into a river

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 6, 2013

Drona informs Dhritarashtra that he will teach the Pandavas and Kauravas, along with his son, Ashwatthama. But he refuses to teach them in Hastinapur. Shakuni and Duryodhan push Bheem into the river. Kunti realises that her son is in danger. How will she save him?

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Kunti to shift to Kuntibhoj

#2 - Kunti to shift to Kuntibhoj

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Nov 8, 2013

Kunti decides to shift to Kuntibhoj. Bhishma tells Dhritarashtra to ensure justice for Kunti and her sons. He also informs him that Drona will teach his sons for 12 years and instructs him not to contact them in the meantime.

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Kunti bids farewell to her sons

#3 - Kunti bids farewell to her sons

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Nov 11, 2013

After confronting Duryodhan on Bheem's disappearance, Dhritarashtra sends him to study with the Pandavas at Drona's gurukul. As Kunti and Gandhari bid farewell to their children, Arjun assures his mother that he will take care of all his brothers.

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Dronacharya teaches Arjun the art of archery

#4 - Dronacharya teaches Arjun the art of archery

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 12, 2013

Duryodhan pretends to be furious at Dushyasan in front of Ashwathama. He promises Ashwathama that he will make him the Rajguru of Hastinapur. Kripi becomes enraged at Ashwathama for his rude behaviour with Dronacharya. Dronacharya promises Ashwathama that he will make him the King of Panchal. Dronacharya teaches Arjun the art of archery. Arjun takes blessings from Dronacharya.

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Dronacharya teaches Arjun

#5 - Dronacharya teaches Arjun

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Nov 13, 2013

On seeing Arjun’s archery skills, Dronacharya gives him more lessons. Meanwhile, Duryodhan provokes Ashwatthama against Arjun. Later, he fights with Bheem for insulting Dushyasan. Bheem falls in the marsh while fighting. Arjun saves him with his bow and arrow. But how?

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Eklavya gifts his right thumb

#6 - Eklavya gifts his right thumb

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

Eklavya meets Dronacharya and seeks his blessings by demonstrating his archery skills. Duryodhan tempts Eklavya by promising him the post of Hastinapur's commander. At the gurukul, Dronacharya asks Eklavya for something that shocks everyone.

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Karna starts learning archery

#7 - Karna starts learning archery

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Nov 18, 2013

Karna goes to Dronacharya to learn the art of archery. But Dronacharya refuses to accept the son of a charioteer. Karna becomes furious and challenges Dronacharya that he will become the greatest archer. Karna goes to Parashurama for archery training. Will Parashurama accept him as his disciple?

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Shakuni provokes Ashwatthama

#8 - Shakuni provokes Ashwatthama

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Nov 19, 2013

On learning the truth about Karna, Parashurama curses him that he will forget his knowledge when he will need it the most.Meanwhile, Shakuni is back in Hastinapur. He provokes Ashwatthama and Dhritarashtra against the Pandavas. Gandhari catches Shakuni playing political games.

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Duryodhan defeats Nakul & Sahdev

#9 - Duryodhan defeats Nakul & Sahdev

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Nov 21, 2013

Before the contest begins, Shakuni promises Duryodhan that he will stay in Hastinapur until he makes him the king. The contest begins. Duryodhan defeats Nakul and Sahdev. Then Yudhishtir enters the contest. But Shakuni has already shared his plan of defeating him with Duryodhan.

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Shakuni plots to defeat Arjun

#10 - Shakuni plots to defeat Arjun

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Nov 22, 2013

After defeating Yudhishtir, Duryodhan fights Bheem. Dronacharya disqualifies Bheem for breaking the rules of the contest and injuring Duryodhan. It's Arjun's turn next. Shakuni tells Duryodhan about his plan to defeat Arjun. But the plan fails. Finally, it's time for Duryodhan to take on Arjun.

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Karna becomes a king

#11 - Karna becomes a king

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Nov 25, 2013

After Arjun defeats Duryodhan, Dronacharya announces that he is the world's greatest archer. Karna wishes to fight Arjun. Even though Arjun accepts the challenge, Dronacharya refuses to let him. To be able to fight Arjun, Duryodhan makes Karna, a king.

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Kunti recognises Karna

#12 - Kunti recognises Karna

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 26, 2013

As Bhishma becomes furious at Duryodhan's decision, Dhritarashtra supports him and announces Karna as the King of Anga. Later, Karna and Arjun begin their fight. Seeing sees the armour on Karna's body, Kunti recognises him. Will she reveal her relationship with him?

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Karna vows to kill Arjun

#13 - Karna vows to kill Arjun

Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired Nov 28, 2013

Karna offers a lotus at Kunti's feet. Later, Kunti sees the Pandavas insult Karna. She tells them to treat Karna like their elder brother. Meanwhile, Duryodhan asks Dhritarashtra to organise another competition, as the earlier one had borne no result.

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Arjun gets angry at Karna

#14 - Arjun gets angry at Karna

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired Nov 29, 2013

Dushyala introduces Subhadra to Kunti. She is impressed with Arjun. On Dushyala's requests Arjun plays a musical instrument. But Duryodhan and Karna insult him by telling him to dance too. Arjun gets angry and raises his weapon against Karna. In the end, Arjun is blamed and punished.

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Arjun apologises to Karna

#15 - Arjun apologises to Karna

Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired Dec 2, 2013

Dhritarashtra asks Vidur to punish Arjun for raising the weapon against Karna. Vidur suggests Dhritarashtra that if Karna forgives Arjun then there is no need of punishing Arjun. Duryodhan suggests Arjun to apologise to Karna, by washing his legs. Later, Dhritarashtra informs everyone that he will be announcing his successor, the next day. Kunti becomes worried on seeing the enmity between Arjun and Karna. She decides to stop Arjun from taking revenge on Karna.

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Dhritarashtra to name successor

#16 - Dhritarashtra to name successor

Season 1 - Episode 57 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

Arjun apologises to Bhishma for raising a weapon against Karna. Ashwatthama informs Drona that Duryodhan will become Dhritarashtra's successor. At the court, after Bhishma's speech, the new king's name is to be announced.

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Arjun makes a promise to his guru

#17 - Arjun makes a promise to his guru

Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired Dec 5, 2013

First, Arjun decides to avenge Drupad for Dronacharya. Then, Duryodhan and the Kauravas also gear up to attack him. The Pandavas and the Kauravas take the blessings of their parents and leave Hastinapur. At the palace, Shakuni continues to poison Dhritarashtra's mind against Bhishma and Vidur.

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The war against Drupad

#18 - The war against Drupad

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired Dec 6, 2013

Dronacharya informs the Kauravas and the Pandavas that he and Ashwatthama will not be participating in the war. He also refuses to let Karna join this battle. Ashwatthama informs Duryodhan that Drupad's commander is immortal. How will the princes of Hastinapur defeat Drupad?

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Drupad imprisons the Kauravas

#19 - Drupad imprisons the Kauravas

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired Dec 9, 2013

Drupad orders his commander, Shikhandini, to imprison the Kauravas and Pandavas. Duryodhan informs Yudhishtir that he will be the commander. The Kauravas attack Drupad's army. However, Drupad imprisons the Kauravas. Suddenly, Duryodhan sees multiple Drupads. Which one of them is real?

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Arjun imprisons Drupad

#20 - Arjun imprisons Drupad

Season 1 - Episode 62 - Aired Dec 10, 2013

Drupad informs Duryodhan that his daughter, Shikhandini, will avenge her father's defeat. Now, the Pandavas attack Drupad's army. Yudhishthir asks Arjun to foil Drupad's trap and Sahdev to free the Kauravas. Watch how Arjun breaks out of the maze and imprisons Drupad.

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Duryodhan threatens Dhritarashtra

#21 - Duryodhan threatens Dhritarashtra

Season 1 - Episode 64 - Aired Dec 12, 2013

Hastinapur celebrates the Pandavas' victory over Drupad. Gandhari tells Dhritarashtra that now Yudhishthir is the rightful successor to the throne. Duryodhan threatens Dhritarashtra that if he is not made the king all of Hastinapur will suffer.

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Dhritarashtra makes a decision

#22 - Dhritarashtra makes a decision

Season 1 - Episode 65 - Aired Dec 13, 2013

Karna assures Duryodhan that they can defeat the Pandavas. Later, Yudhishthir tells Dhritarashtra that if Duryodhan goes against the kingdom of Hastinapur, he will have to face the army. Dhritarashtra informs Yudhishthir that he will be crowning him King of Hastinapur. But what about Duryodhan?

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Yudhishthir is King of Hastinapur

#23 - Yudhishthir is King of Hastinapur

Season 1 - Episode 66 - Aired Dec 16, 2013

Duryodhan pretends to accept Yudhishthir as the King of Hastinapur. But he confides in Gandhari about his plans of acquiring the throne for himself. Now that Yudhishthir has become the king, Bhishma tells Ganga that he wants to sacrifice his body. Will Ganga accept his sacrifice?

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Kalyawan attacks Subhadra & Arjun

#24 - Kalyawan attacks Subhadra & Arjun

Season 1 - Episode 67 - Aired Dec 17, 2013

Arjun and Subhadra talk about Krishna. Kunti reminds her of Kalyawan. She asks Arjun to accompany Subhadra to Dwarka. On the way, Kalyawan attacks Subhadra. Arjun's arrows free her but Kalyawan throws her off a cliff. Kalyawan challenges Lord Krishna to save Subhadra and Arjun.

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Lord Krishna saves Arjun

#25 - Lord Krishna saves Arjun

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired Dec 18, 2013

Lord Krishna saves Arjun and Subhadra. Kalyawan challenges Lord Krishna to fight with him. He follows Lord Krishna to a den. He mistakes Maharishi Muchukunda for Krishna and kicks him. What will Maharishi Muchukunda do?

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