The Best Episodes of Mahabharat (2013)
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2019
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.
#1 - Amba orders Bhishma to marry her
Season 1 - Episode 4
Amba wants justice from Bhishma, asks him to marry her; he refuses. She seeks the help of Parashurama but in vain. Vichitravirya is to be crowned king. But before he reaches the throne, he falls to the ground.
#2 - Two boys are born
Season 1 - Episode 5
Vichitravirya dies under mysterious circumstances. As promised by Satyavati, Ambika and Ambalika give birth to boys, with the help of Vyasa. But, Ambika's son is found to be blind. Meanwhile, Amba gets Parashurama's attention. She strives for justice.
#3 - Bheem is thrown into a river
Season 1 - Episode 38
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?
#4 - Kunti is delighted to see Bheem
Season 1 - Episode 39
Shakuni informs Dhritarashtra that Bheem's belongings were found in a tiger's den. Thirteen days after Bheem goes missing, he returns for his own death ceremony. He comes in disguise and keeps asking for food till Kunti feeds him. Who saved Bheem?
#5 - Kunti to shift to Kuntibhoj
Season 1 - Episode 40
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.
#6 - Kunti bids farewell to her sons
Season 1 - Episode 41
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.
#7 - Dronacharya teaches Arjun the art of archery
Season 1 - Episode 42
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.
#8 - Dronacharya teaches Arjun
Season 1 - Episode 43
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?
#9 - Eklavya gifts his right thumb
Season 1 - Episode 44
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.
#10 - Arjun saves Dronacharya
Season 1 - Episode 45
Dronacharya becomes sad and breaks the idol created by Eklavya. Duryodhan blames Dronacharya for being unfair to Eklavya. On learning this, Dronacharya tells Ashwatthama to inform Duryodhan that he will not treat any of his students unfairly. Later, Arjun saves Dronacharya's life by risking his own.
#11 - Karna starts learning archery
Season 1 - Episode 46
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?
#12 - Shakuni provokes Ashwatthama
Season 1 - Episode 47
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.
#13 - Pandavas & Kauravas in a contest
Season 1 - Episode 48
On Shakuni's suggestion, Dhritarashtra asks Dronacharya to arrange a contest to prove the abilities of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Shakuni tells Purochan about his plan against the Pandavas. Later, Ashwatthama informs Dronacharya that he wants to help Duryodhan win the contest.
#14 - Duryodhan defeats Nakul & Sahdev
Season 1 - Episode 49
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.
#15 - Shakuni plots to defeat Arjun
Season 1 - Episode 50
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.
#16 - Karna becomes a king
Season 1 - Episode 51
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.
#17 - Kunti recognises Karna
Season 1 - Episode 52
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?
#18 - Kunti wants to meet Karna
Season 1 - Episode 53
On discovering the truth, Kunti wishes to meet Karna. Priyamvada requests Kunti not to tell the Pandavas about Karna until she meets him. How long will the truth about Kunti and Karna stay hidden?
#19 - Karna vows to kill Arjun
Season 1 - Episode 54
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.
#20 - Arjun gets angry at Karna
Season 1 - Episode 55
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.
#21 - Arjun apologises to Karna
Season 1 - Episode 56
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.
#22 - Dhritarashtra to name successor
Season 1 - Episode 57
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.
#23 - Dronacharya makes a demand
Season 1 - Episode 58
Just when Dhritarashtra is about to name his successor, Dronacharya advises him not to select anyone from among his students until he gets his guru dakshina. He informs Dhritarashtra that he wants his students to attack Drupad and avenge an insult. Who will defeat a powerful warrior like Drupad?
#24 - Arjun makes a promise to his guru
Season 1 - Episode 59
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.
#25 - The war against Drupad
Season 1 - Episode 60
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?