Magic Realism and Magical Powers in Heroes of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3632-3639
AbstractThis paper is an attempt to explore magical realism present in the great two Indian epics called Ramayana and Mahabharata by Vyasar and the former by Valmiki. The term magical realism is to accept magical elements as a usual component in day-to-day life. It shows the alternatives to reality or hyper-reality of life. Most of Ramayana and Mahabharata's magical incidents happen through the heroes and their weapons; the common weapon in the two epics is the spear, bows, Gada, sword, axe, etc. When the weapons are pronounced in the tone of magical realism, the power of these weapons takes a mighty dimension. With such weapons, most of the magical incidents take place in those two great epics. Hanuman, the Zoomorphic character and Bhima, the superhuman, of Mahabharata play a vital part in the two great epics.
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