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The Udyoga Parva (Sanskrit: उद्योग पर्व), or the Book of Effort, is the fifth Parva (book) of the Mahabharata, abounding with incidents appertaining to negotiations for peace and preparations for war. It presents the efforts made by the Pandavas and Krishna to avoid the Kurukshetra War.
According to the Parvasangraha adhyaya (section) of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata, Vyasa had composed 186 sections in this Parva. The number of slokas composed in this Parva by the maharshi (great sage) Vyasa is 6698. The well-known Viduraniti is embedded in this parva. Viduraniti was told by minister Vidura to king Dhritarashtra just before the commencement of the Kurukshetra War. The Sanatsujatiya, a text commented upon by Adi Shankara, is contained within the Udyoga Parva (Adhyaya 41-46).
1. Udyoga Parva (Section: 1 - 40)
2. Sanat-Suata Parva (Section: 41 - 71)
3. Bhagwat Yana Parva (Section: 72 - 161)
4. Uluka Dutagamana Parva (Section: 162 - 199)
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