From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Moksadharmaparva, MokSadharmaparva, Mokshadharmaparva

The Mahābhārata has 18 parvas or books or sections of which the Śāntiparva is the biggest. It contains the teachings of Bhīṣma from his bed of arrows to Yudhiṣṭhira in reply to the various questions put by the latter. The Mokṣadharmaparva is the subsection of the Śāntiparva and comprises the Chapters 174 to 365. It deals with a variety of topics connected with spiritual life including mokṣa or liberation.


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