The main aspects in this part are: Tikkanaâ€™s Poetic Excellence, the importance of Virata Parva, the prejudice between the Saivaites and Vaishnavaites during Tikkanaâ€™s era, the maturity in Tikkana from the time of Nirvachanottara Ramayana to Mahabharata, Tikkanaâ€™s personality, the dramatization in Virata Parva, the philosophy of HariHaranatha and Tikkanaâ€™s vision of HariHaranatha
The main aspects in this part are: Tikkanaâ€™s Prabandhic style of writing, Dharmaraja laments the difficulties faced by them in the period of exile, Dhoumya consoles Dharmaraja, Bheema extends solace to Dharmaraja, Dharmaraja discusses with Arjuna on where to spend their period of incognito, Arjuna suggests the places for incognito, Pandavas decide to spend their period of incognito in the city of Virata, they discuss their ways of living in the city of Virata.
The main aspects in this part are: Dhoumya imparts the knowledge of the rules of servitude to Pandavas, Pandavas hide their weapons on the Jammi Tree and later Dharmaraja as Kanka, Bhima as Valala, Droupadi as Malini, Nakula as Damagranthi, Sahadeva as Tantripala and Arjuna as Brihannala make entry into Virataâ€™s kingdom
The main aspects in this part are: Keechakaâ€™s lust for Droupadi, Droupadiâ€™s warning to Keechaka, Sudeshna sends Droupadi to Keechakaâ€™s house for liquor, Keechaka tries to molest Droupadi, Droupadi runs towards Virataâ€™s court, Keechaka pursues and insults Droupadi, Bhima gets enraged at Droupadiâ€™s insult, Dharmaraja pacifies Bhima, Sudeshna consoles Droupadi
The main aspects in this part are: Droupadi tells her woes to Bhima, Droupadi presses for revenge, Droupadi and Bhima plot for Keechakaâ€™s murder, Droupadi asks Keechaka to come to Nartanasala, the slaying of Keechaka, the grief of Upakeechakas and their attempt for revenge, the annihilation of Upakeechakas. Virataâ€™s worry about the stay of Droupadi in their city thereafter and Sudeshanaâ€™s grief over her brotherâ€™s death.
The main aspects in this part are: Spies report to Suyodhana that they couldn't trace Pandavas anywhere, Suyodhana interprets that Pandavas might be in Virata's Kingdom after getting to know about Keechaka's death, Suyodhana forms a strategy to expose them, Susarma attacks the kingdom of Virata on the Southern front, Virata defeats Susarma with the help of Pandavas(except Arjuna)
The main aspects in this part are: Suyodhana attacks the Northern front of Virata's Kingdom, Prince Uttara makes Arjuna his charioteer and goes for the battle, Prince Uttara flees at the sight of vast army of Kouravas, Arjuna reveals himself to Uttara and sets out for the battle with Kourava army, the arguments in the Kourava army about the fulfilment of the period of incognito.
The main aspects in this part are: Virata worries about Uttara going to battle all alone, Virata celebrates Uttara's victory, Virata throws dice at Dharmaraja for downplaying Uttara's role in the victory over Kauravas, Uttara describes the battle, Pandavas discuss the manner in which they are to reveal themselves