Title Song Lyrics from the TV Series Mahabharat (Hindu Epic)

Title Song from Mahabharat (TV series)

The TV Series Mahabharat was a fixture on Sunday Morning televisions across India when it first broadcast on the state-owned television channel Doordarshan from 02-Oct-1988 through 24-Jun-1990. The 94-episode series was produced by acclaimed Hollywood producer B. R. Chopra and directed by his son Ravi Chopra. Rahi Masoom Raza (a person of the Islamic faith) composed the script and songs. The music director was Rajkamal and most of the songs were sung by veteran playback singer Mahendra Kapoor.

Title Song, Part 1

Atha shri Mahabharat katha
Mahabharat katha
Katha hai purusharth yeh ki
Swarth ki parmarth ki

Translation / meaning: “This is the story of Mahabharat. It’s a tale of honour, greed, the ultimate truth.”

Title Song, Part 2

Sarthi jis ke bane
ShriKrishna Bharat Parth ki

Translation / meaning: “This is the story of Lord Krishna who had become a charioteer (in the Kurukshetra battle) for Arjuna who is descendant of Bharat.”

Title Song, Part 3

Shabdh Dighoshit Hua Jab
Satya Sarthak Sarvatha..

Translation / meaning: “When the great words (Bhagavad Gita) were proclaimed, they showed the path (of righteousness) … the words signified truth that was fit and entire.”

Verse from the Bhagavad Gita (Gita 4-7)

Yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata
Abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham

Translation / meaning: “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in righteousness, O Bharata, And a predominant rise of unrighteousness, then I manifest Myself”

Verse from the Bhagavad Gita (Gita 4-8)

Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskritam
Dharma-samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge

Translation / meaning: “To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, To re-establish the principles of Dharma (righteousness,) I will manifest myself era after era …”

26 thoughts on “Title Song Lyrics from the TV Series Mahabharat (Hindu Epic)”

  1. Later, Vivekanand and Mahatma Gandhi took the philosophy of “Satya Sarthak Sarvatha” to gain freedom from attachment and fear.

  2. Thanks a lot I’ve been searching these lyrics since I watched the entire serie in one month. The music is really great and the story is … the best epic ever written , the Iliad , the Odyssey and the Aeneid are tell for children next to the Mahabharata. I had never seen something so much philosophical and permeated of human nature in video. Karna the generous is the best character, such a painful life and he stay with Duryodhan until the end.

  3. This serial is the best, incomparable one I saw in my life. The actors, script, dialogues all are simply best which lead to lessons for ethical, pure life. No part of life is devoid of useful instructions of Mahabharata.

  4. I’m learning hindi and have watched all of this series. Is it possible to get the hindi script so that I can read it in hindi?

    1. Hi Sara,
      I too am searching for the script but sadly unable to locate it. Don’t think it’s even available in open market.


  5. Sarthi jiske bane shrikrishana bharat parth ki d lyn i loved d most.. shri krishana played d bst role i jst luved d way he explains everything d way supported of ryt

  6. This series of Mahabharata is very informative and fascinating…The set of the Katha makes it real. I love all the songs and shloks of this Katha. I love Shri Krishna and Arjuna so much…

  7. I like all the songs and shloks of this Katha. I like all the characters and sets also. They make it real and not as a picture…I love Shri Krishna and Arjuna very much in the Katha…

  8. Complete meaning of Mahabharat in single shlok
    “Katha hai purusharth yeh ki
    Swarth ki parmarth ki”

  9. Great translation. Only change I’d suggest – instead of ‘religion’ make it ‘dharma’ in the last para. Its not establishment of a religion but of dharma that Krishna manifests. Dharma is a sanskrit non-translatable and closely means right action/righteousness plus duty based one’s station in life. Different from the concept of religion such as christianity or islam.

  10. It is the best TV serial forever. I want to salute to the honourable TV producer B. R. chopra. I pray to God to give long life to actors and him. I appeal to every human to see and learn from the epic Mahabharat to build a peaceful life.

  11. Hi thanks for the lyrics although for your information the title track is been written by Pandit Narendra Sharma who is renowned musician, lyricist and is responsible for the tulsi ramayan sung by mukesh available on saregama records.

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