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In the Vedic religion , Ṛta ( Sanskrit ऋतं ṛtaṃ "that which is properly joined; order, rule; truth") is the principle of natural order which regulates and coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it. [ 1 ] In the hymns of the Vedas , Ṛta is described as that which is ultimately responsible for the proper functioning of the natural, moral and sacrificial orders.
Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The Mahabharata ( Sanskrit Mahābhārata महाभारत , IPA: [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪ə] ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India , the other being the Ramayana . [ 1 ] Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161).
The city of Indraprastha ( City of Indra ) ( Pali : Indraprasta , Sanskrit : इन्द्रप्रस्थ (इन्द्रप्रस्थ) or Indraprastha ) (Present Day Delhi ) was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, located on the banks of the river Yamuna .