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Which of the following Sanskrit works has taken up their theme from the Mahabharata?

A. Naishdhiyacharita

B. Kiratarjuniyam

C. Sisupalavadha

D. Dasakumaracharita

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


1. A and B
2. B and C
3. A, B and C
4. B, C and D

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : A, B and C

The correct answer is A, B and C.

  • Naishdhiyacharita:
    • ​It is a Sanskrit epic composed by Sriharsha.
    • It is one of the three Mahakavas known as Brihattrayi.
    • The Nalopakhyana of Mahabharata is the root of this epic.
  • Kiratarjuniyam:
    • It is an epic poem written by Mahakavi Bharavi in the seventh century AD, which finds a place in the epic 'Brihatatrayi' in Sanskrit literature.
    • Based on the short story of Arjuna's war with Kiratweshi Shiva described in the Mahabharata, the poet has given a captivating description of politics, religion, diplomacy, socialism, war, politics, and life.
  • Sisupalavadha:
    • It is a Sanskrit poem composed by Mahakavi Magha.
    • This book is counted among the six Sanskrit epics.
    • It narrates the story of the slaughter of Shishupala by Krishna.

  • Dasakumaracharita:
    • It is a Sanskrit prose published by Dandi (7th or 7th century AD).
    • It is named "Daskumarcharit" due to the characterization of Das Kumaras in it.
    • It is not related to Mahabharat.

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