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 |
vyathayeyurime senāṃ devānāmapi saṃyuge |
āhave ye nyavartanta vṛkodaramukhā rathāḥ || 1 ||
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saṃprayuktaḥ kilaivāyaṃ diṣṭairbhavati pūruṣaḥ |
tasminneva tu sarvārthā dṛśyante vai pṛthagvidhāḥ || 2 ||
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dīrghaṃ viproṣitaḥ kālamaraṇye jaṭilo'jinī |
ajñātaścaiva lokasya vijahāra yudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 3 ||
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sa eva mahatīṃ senāṃ samāvartayadāhave |
kimanyaddaivasaṃyogānmama putrasya cābhavat || 4 ||
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yukta eva hi bhāgyena dhruvamutpadyate naraḥ |
sa tathākṛṣyate tena na yathā svayamicchati || 5 ||
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dyūtavyasanamāsādya kleśito hi yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
sa punarbhāgadheyena sahāyānupalabdhavān || 6 ||
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ardhaṃ me kekayā labdhāḥ kāśikāḥ kosalāśca ye |
cedayaścāpare vaṅgā māmeva samupāśritāḥ || 7 ||
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pṛthivī bhūyasī tāta mama pārthasya no tathā |
iti māmabravītsūta mando duryodhanastadā || 8 ||
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tasya senāsamūhasya madhye droṇaḥ surakṣitaḥ |
nihataḥ pārṣatenājau kimanyadbhāgadheyataḥ || 9 ||
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madhye rājñāṃ mahābāhuṃ sadā yuddhābhinandinam |
sarvāstrapāragaṃ droṇaṃ kathaṃ mṛtyurupeyivān || 10 ||
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samanuprāptakṛcchro'haṃ saṃmohaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ |
bhīṣmadroṇau hatau śrutvā nāhaṃ jīvitumutsahe || 11 ||
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yanmā kṣattābravīttāta prapaśyanputragṛddhinam |
duryodhanena tatsarvaṃ prāptaṃ sūta mayā saha || 12 ||
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nṛśaṃsaṃ tu paraṃ tatsyāttyaktvā duryodhanaṃ yadi |
putraśeṣaṃ cikīrṣeyaṃ kṛcchraṃ na maraṇaṃ bhavet || 13 ||
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yo hi dharmaṃ parityajya bhavatyarthaparo naraḥ |
so'smācca hīyate lokātkṣudrabhāvaṃ ca gacchati || 14 ||
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adya cāpyasya rāṣṭrasya hatotsāhasya saṃjaya |
avaśeṣaṃ na paśyāmi kakude mṛdite sati || 15 ||
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kathaṃ syādavaśeṣaṃ hi dhuryayorabhyatītayoḥ |
yau nityamanujīvāmaḥ kṣamiṇau puruṣarṣabhau || 16 ||
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vyaktameva ca me śaṃsa yathā yuddhamavartata |
ke'yudhyanke vyapākarṣanke kṣudrāḥ prādravanbhayāt || 17 ||
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dhanaṃjayaṃ ca me śaṃsa yadyaccakre ratharṣabhaḥ |
tasmādbhayaṃ no bhūyiṣṭhaṃ bhrātṛvyācca viśeṣataḥ || 18 ||
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yathāsīcca nivṛtteṣu pāṇḍaveṣu ca saṃjaya |
mama sainyāvaśeṣasya saṃnipātaḥ sudāruṇaḥ |
māmakānāṃ ca ye śūrāḥ kāṃstatra samavārayan || 19 ||
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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 23

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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