From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Bhiṣmaparva is the sixth book of the Mahābhārata, of which the celebrated Bhagavadgītā is an integral part. The chief contents of this book are

  1. Exploits of the invincible Bhiṣma, the grand-sire of the Kuru race
  2. Bhiṣma's lying on the deathbed of arrows after laying down his arms


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore