Mahabharata [sanskrit]

699,462 words | ISBN-10: 812150094X | ISBN-13: 9788121500944

The Sanskrit edition of the Mahabharata, one of the largest epic poems ever written, consisting of 100,000 metrical verses. Consisting of 18 books, the Mahabharata details the history and legends concerning ancient India (Bharata), including a major battle campaign involving the Kauravas and the Pandavas, also known as the Kurukshetra War. This portion also contains the Bhagavad-Gita. Alternative titles: Mahābhārata (महाभारत).

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
sarveṣāmeva me brūhi rathacihnāni saṃjaya |
ye droṇamabhyavartanta kruddhā bhīmapurogamāḥ || 1 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
ṛśyavarṇairhayairdṛṣṭvā vyāyacchantaṃ vṛkodaram |
rajatāśvastataḥ śūraḥ śaineyaḥ saṃnyavartata || 2 ||
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darśanīyāstu kāmbojāḥ śukapatraparicchadāḥ |
vahanto nakulaṃ śīghraṃ tāvakānabhidudruvuḥ || 3 ||
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kṛṣṇāstu meghasaṃkāśāḥ sahadevamudāyudham |
bhīmavegā naravyāghramavahanvātaraṃhasaḥ || 4 ||
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hemottamapraticchannairhayairvātasamairjave |
abhyavartanta sainyāni sarvāṇyeva yudhiṣṭhiram || 5 ||
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rājñastvanantaraṃ rājā pāñcālyo drupado'bhavat |
jātarūpamayacchatraḥ sarvaiḥ svairabhirakṣitaḥ || 6 ||
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lalāmairharibhiryuktaiḥ sarvaśabdakṣamairyudhi |
rājñāṃ madhye maheṣvāsaḥ śāntabhīrabhyavartata || 7 ||
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taṃ virāṭo'nvayātpaścātsaha śūrairmahārathaiḥ |
kekayāśca śikhaṇḍī ca dhṛṣṭaketustathaiva ca |
svaiḥ svaiḥ sainyaiḥ parivṛtā matsyarājānamanvayuḥ || 8 ||
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te tu pāṭalapuṣpāṇāṃ samavarṇā hayottamāḥ |
vahamānā vyarājanta matsyasyāmitraghātinaḥ || 9 ||
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hāridrasamavarṇāstu javanā hemamālinaḥ |
putraṃ virāṭarājasya satvarāḥ samudāvahan || 10 ||
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indragopakavarṇaistu bhrātaraḥ pañca kekayāḥ |
jātarūpasamābhāsaḥ sarve lohitakadhvajāḥ || 11 ||
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te hemamālinaḥ śūrāḥ sarve yuddhaviśāradāḥ |
varṣanta iva jīmūtāḥ pratyadṛśyanta daṃśitāḥ || 12 ||
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āmapātranibhākārāḥ pāñcālyamamitaujasam |
dāntāstāmrāruṇā yuktāḥ śikhaṇḍinamudāvahan || 13 ||
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tathā dvādaśasāhasrāḥ pāñcālānāṃ mahārathāḥ |
teṣāṃ tu ṣaṭsahasrāṇi ye śikhaṇḍinamanvayuḥ || 14 ||
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putraṃ tu śiśupālasya narasiṃhasya māriṣa |
ākrīḍanto vahanti sma sāraṅgaśabalā hayāḥ || 15 ||
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dhṛṣṭaketuśca cedīnāmṛṣabho'tibaloditaḥ |
kāmbojaiḥ śabalairaśvairabhyavartata durjayaḥ || 16 ||
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bṛhatkṣatraṃ tu kaikeyaṃ sukumāraṃ hayottamāḥ |
palāladhūmavarṇābhāḥ saindhavāḥ śīghramāvahan || 17 ||
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mallikākṣāḥ padmavarṇā bāhlijātāḥ svalaṃkṛtāḥ |
śūraṃ śikhaṇḍinaḥ putraṃ kṣatradevamudāvahan || 18 ||
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yuvānamavahanyuddhe krauñcavarṇā hayottamāḥ |
kāśyasyābhibhuvaḥ putraṃ sukumāraṃ mahāratham || 19 ||
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śvetāstu prativindhyaṃ taṃ kṛṣṇagrīvā manojavāḥ |
yantuḥ preṣyakarā rājanrājaputramudāvahan || 20 ||
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sutasomaṃ tu yaṃ dhaumyātpārthaḥ putramayācata |
māṣapuṣpasavarṇāstamavahanvājino raṇe || 21 ||
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sahasrasomapratimā babhūvuḥ pure kurūṇāmudayendunāmni |
tasmiñjātaḥ somasaṃkrandamadhye yasmāttasmātsutasomo'bhavatsaḥ || 22 ||
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nākuliṃ tu śatānīkaṃ śālapuṣpanibhā hayāḥ |
ādityataruṇaprakhyāḥ ślāghanīyamudāvahan || 23 ||
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kāñcanapratimairyoktrairmayūragrīvasaṃnibhāḥ |
draupadeyaṃ naravyāghraṃ śrutakarmāṇamāvahan || 24 ||
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śrutakīrtiṃ śrutanidhiṃ draupadeyaṃ hayottamāḥ |
ūhuḥ pārthasamaṃ yuddhe cāṣapatranibhā hayāḥ || 25 ||
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yamāhuradhyardhaguṇaṃ kṛṣṇātpārthācca saṃyuge |
abhimanyuṃ piśaṅgāstaṃ kumāramavahanraṇe || 26 ||
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ekastu dhārtarāṣṭrebhyaḥ pāṇḍavānyaḥ samāśritaḥ |
taṃ bṛhanto mahākāyā yuyutsumavahanraṇe || 27 ||
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palālakāṇḍavarṇāstu vārdhakṣemiṃ tarasvinam |
ūhuḥ sutumule yuddhe hayā hṛṣṭāḥ svalaṃkṛtāḥ || 28 ||
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kumāraṃ śitipādāstu rukmapatrairuraśchadaiḥ |
saucittimavahanyuddhe yantuḥ preṣyakarā hayāḥ || 29 ||
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rukmapṛṣṭhāvakīrṇāstu kauśeyasadṛśā hayāḥ |
suvarṇamālinaḥ kṣāntāḥ śreṇimantamudāvahan || 30 ||
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rukmamālādharāḥ śūrā hemavarṇāḥ svalaṃkṛtāḥ |
kāśirājaṃ hayaśreṣṭhāḥ ślāghanīyamudāvahan || 31 ||
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astrāṇāṃ ca dhanurvede brāhme vede ca pāragam |
taṃ satyadhṛtimāyāntamaruṇāḥ samudāvahan || 32 ||
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yaḥ sa pāñcālasenānīrdroṇamaṃśamakalpayat |
pārāvatasavarṇāśvā dhṛṣṭadyumnamudāvahan || 33 ||
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tamanvayātsatyadhṛtiḥ saucittiryuddhadurmadaḥ |
śreṇimānvasudānaśca putraḥ kāśyasya cābhibho || 34 ||
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yuktaiḥ paramakāmbojairjavanairhemamālibhiḥ |
bhīṣayanto dviṣatsainyaṃ yamavaiśravaṇopamāḥ || 35 ||
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prabhadrakāstu pāñcālāḥ ṣaṭsahasrāṇyudāyudhāḥ |
nānāvarṇairhayaśreṣṭhairhemacitrarathadhvajāḥ || 36 ||
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śaravrātairvidhunvantaḥ śatrūnvitatakārmukāḥ |
samānamṛtyavo bhūtvā dhṛṣṭadyumnaṃ samanvayuḥ || 37 ||
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babhrukauśeyavarṇāstu suvarṇavaramālinaḥ |
ūhuraglānamanasaścekitānaṃ hayottamāḥ || 38 ||
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indrāyudhasavarṇaistu kuntibhojo hayottamaiḥ |
āyātsuvaśyaiḥ purujinmātulaḥ savyasācinaḥ || 39 ||
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antarikṣasavarṇāstu tārakācitritā iva |
rājānaṃ rocamānaṃ te hayāḥ saṃkhye samāvahan || 40 ||
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karburāḥ śitipādāstu svarṇajālaparicchadāḥ |
jārāsaṃdhiṃ hayaśreṣṭhāḥ sahadevamudāvahan || 41 ||
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ye tu puṣkaranālasya samavarṇā hayottamāḥ |
jave śyenasamāścitrāḥ sudāmānamudāvahan || 42 ||
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śaśalohitavarṇāstu pāṇḍurodgatarājayaḥ |
pāñcālyaṃ gopateḥ putraṃ siṃhasenamudāvahan || 43 ||
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pāñcālānāṃ naravyāghro yaḥ khyāto janamejayaḥ |
tasya sarṣapapuṣpāṇāṃ tulyavarṇā hayottamāḥ || 44 ||
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māṣavarṇāstu javanā bṛhanto hemamālinaḥ |
dadhipṛṣṭhāścandramukhāḥ pāñcālyamavahandrutam || 45 ||
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śūrāśca bhadrakāścaiva śarakāṇḍanibhā hayāḥ |
padmakiñjalkavarṇābhā daṇḍadhāramudāvahan || 46 ||
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bibhrato hemamālāśca cakravākodarā hayāḥ |
kosalādhipateḥ putraṃ sukṣatraṃ vājino'vahan || 47 ||
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śabalāstu bṛhanto'śvā dāntā jāmbūnadasrajaḥ |
yuddhe satyadhṛtiṃ kṣaimimavahanprāṃśavaḥ śubhāḥ || 48 ||
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ekavarṇena sarveṇa dhvajena kavacena ca |
aśvaiśca dhanuṣā caiva śuklaiḥ śuklo nyavartata || 49 ||
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samudrasenaputraṃ tu sāmudrā rudratejasam |
aśvāḥ śaśāṅkasadṛśāścandradevamudāvahan || 50 ||
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nīlotpalasavarṇāstu tapanīyavibhūṣitāḥ |
śaibyaṃ citrarathaṃ yuddhe citramālyāvahanhayāḥ || 51 ||
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kalāyapuṣpavarṇāstu śvetalohitarājayaḥ |
rathasenaṃ hayaśreṣṭhāḥ samūhuryuddhadurmadam || 52 ||
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yaṃ tu sarvamanuṣyebhyaḥ prāhuḥ śūrataraṃ nṛpam |
taṃ paṭaccarahantāraṃ śukavarṇāvahanhayāḥ || 53 ||
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citrāyudhaṃ citramālyaṃ citravarmāyudhadhvajam |
ūhuḥ kiṃśukapuṣpāṇāṃ tulyavarṇā hayottamāḥ || 54 ||
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ekavarṇena sarveṇa dhvajena kavacena ca |
dhanuṣā rathavāhaiśca nīlairnīlo'bhyavartata || 55 ||
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nānārūpai ratnacitrairvarūthadhvajakārmukaiḥ |
vājidhvajapatākābhiścitraiścitro'bhyavartata || 56 ||
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ye tu puṣkarapatrasya tulyavarṇā hayottamāḥ |
te rocamānasya sutaṃ hemavarṇamudāvahan || 57 ||
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yodhāśca bhadrakārāśca śaradaṇḍānudaṇḍajāḥ |
śvetāṇḍāḥ kukkuṭāṇḍābhā daṇḍaketumudāvahan || 58 ||
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āṭarūṣakapuṣpābhā hayāḥ pāṇḍyānuyāyinām |
avahanrathamukhyānāmayutāni caturdaśa || 59 ||
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nānārūpeṇa varṇena nānākṛtimukhā hayāḥ |
rathacakradhvajaṃ vīraṃ ghaṭotkacamudāvahan || 60 ||
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suvarṇavarṇā dharmajñamanīkasthaṃ yudhiṣṭhiram |
rājaśreṣṭhaṃ hayaśreṣṭhāḥ sarvataḥ pṛṣṭhato'nvayuḥ |
varṇaiścoccāvacairdivyaiḥ sadaśvānāṃ prabhadrakāḥ || 61 ||
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te yattā bhīmasenena sahitāḥ kāñcanadhvajāḥ |
pratyadṛśyanta rājendra sendrā iva divaukasaḥ || 62 ||
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atyarocata tānsarvāndhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ samāgatān |
sarvāṇyapi ca sainyāni bhāradvājo'tyarocata || 63 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 22

Cover of edition (2013)

The complete Mahabharata (12 Volumes)
by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013)

4900 pages; [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.] ISBN: ‎ 812150094X or 9788121500944;

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Cover of edition (2003)

The Mahabharata in Kannada (Set of 32 Volumes)
by Bharatha Darshana Bangalore (2003)

ಶ್ರೇಮಹಭಾರತ [ಮಹಾಭಾರತ]; 13907 pages;

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Cover of edition (2008)

The Complete Mahabharata (9 volumes)
by M. N. Dutt (2008)

6415 pages; Sanskrit Text with English Translation; [Edited By: Dr. Ishwar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali] [Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2017)

Mahabharata (Hindi Translation, Six Volumes)
by Sahityacharya Pandit Ramnarayandutt Shastri Pandey "Ram" (2017)

7350 pages; [महाभारत] [Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur] 44 Color and Black/white illustrations.

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Cover of Bengali edition

The Mahabharata in Bengali (Two Volumes)
by Akshay Library, Kolkata (2019)

3049 pages; [মহাভারত] [মহার্ষী বদভ্যাস (Maharishi Vedvyas)]

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Mahabharat in Gujarati (20 Volumes)
by Dinkar Joshi (દિનકર જોશી) (2010)

14252 pages; [મહાભારત] [Publisher: Pravin Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot]

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Cover of edition (2018)

Shri Mahabharatam in Malayalam (2 volumes)
by Swami Mridananda (2018)

1681 pages; [Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur]

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Cover of edition (2018)

Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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