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).

saṃjaya uvāca |
mahadbhairavamāsīnnaḥ saṃnivṛtteṣu pāṇḍuṣu |
dṛṣṭvā droṇaṃ chādyamānaṃ tairbhāskaramivāmbudaiḥ || 1 ||
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taiścoddhūtaṃ rajastīvramavacakre camūṃ tava |
tato hatamamanyāma droṇaṃ dṛṣṭipathe hate || 2 ||
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tāṃstu śūrānmaheṣvāsānkrūraṃ karma cikīrṣataḥ |
dṛṣṭvā duryodhanastūrṇaṃ svasainyaṃ samacūcudat || 3 ||
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yathāśakti yathotsāhaṃ yathāsattvaṃ narādhipāḥ |
vārayadhvaṃ yathāyogaṃ pāṇḍavānāmanīkinīm || 4 ||
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tato durmarṣaṇo bhīmamabhyagacchatsutastava |
ārāddṛṣṭvā kiranbāṇairicchandroṇasya jīvitam || 5 ||
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taṃ bāṇairavatastāra kruddho mṛtyumivāhave |
taṃ ca bhīmo'tudadbāṇaistadāsīttumulaṃ mahat || 6 ||
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ta īśvarasamādiṣṭāḥ prājñāḥ śūrāḥ prahāriṇaḥ |
bāhyaṃ mṛtyubhayaṃ kṛtvā pratyatiṣṭhanparānyudhi || 7 ||
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kṛtavarmā śineḥ putraṃ droṇaprepsuṃ viśāṃ pate |
paryavārayadāyāntaṃ śūraṃ samitiśobhanam || 8 ||
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taṃ śaineyaḥ śaravrātaiḥ kruddhaḥ kruddhamavārayat |
kṛtavarmā ca śaineyaṃ matto mattamiva dvipam || 9 ||
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saindhavaḥ kṣatradharmāṇamāpatantaṃ śaraughiṇam |
ugradhanvā maheṣvāsaṃ yatto droṇādavārayat || 10 ||
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kṣatradharmā sindhupateśchittvā ketanakārmuke |
nārācairbahubhiḥ kruddhaḥ sarvamarmasvatāḍayat || 11 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya saindhavaḥ kṛtahastavat |
vivyādha kṣatradharmāṇaṃ raṇe sarvāyasaiḥ śaraiḥ || 12 ||
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yuyutsuṃ pāṇḍavārthāya yatamānaṃ mahāratham |
subāhurbhrātaraṃ śūraṃ yatto droṇādavārayat || 13 ||
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subāhoḥ sadhanurbāṇāvasyataḥ parighopamau |
yuyutsuḥ śitapītābhyāṃ kṣurābhyāmacchinadbhujau || 14 ||
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rājānaṃ pāṇḍavaśreṣṭhaṃ dharmātmānaṃ yudhiṣṭhiram |
veleva sāgaraṃ kṣubdhaṃ madrarāṭsamavārayat || 15 ||
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taṃ dharmarājo bahubhirmarmabhidbhiravākirat |
madreśastaṃ catuḥṣaṣṭyā śarairviddhvānadadbhṛśam || 16 ||
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tasya nānadataḥ ketumuccakarta sakārmukam |
kṣurābhyāṃ pāṇḍavaśreṣṭhastata uccukruśurjanāḥ || 17 ||
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tathaiva rājā bāhlīko rājānaṃ drupadaṃ śaraiḥ |
ādravantaṃ sahānīkaṃ sahānīko nyavārayat || 18 ||
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tadyuddhamabhavadghoraṃ vṛddhayoḥ sahasenayoḥ |
yathā mahāyūthapayordvipayoḥ saṃprabhinnayoḥ || 19 ||
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vindānuvindāvāvantyau virāṭaṃ matsyamārcchatām |
sahasainyau sahānīkaṃ yathendrāgnī purā balim || 20 ||
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tadutpiñjalakaṃ yuddhamāsīddevāsuropamam |
matsyānāṃ kekayaiḥ sārdhamabhītāśvarathadvipam || 21 ||
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nākuliṃ tu śatānīkaṃ bhūtakarmā sabhāpatiḥ |
asyantamiṣujālāni yāntaṃ droṇādavārayat || 22 ||
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tato nakuladāyādastribhirbhallaiḥ susaṃśitaiḥ |
cakre vibāhuśirasaṃ bhūtakarmāṇamāhave || 23 ||
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sutasomaṃ tu vikrāntamāpatantaṃ śaraughiṇam |
droṇāyābhimukhaṃ vīraṃ viviṃśatiravārayat || 24 ||
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sutasomastu saṃkruddhaḥ svapitṛvyamajihmagaiḥ |
viviṃśatiṃ śarairviddhvā nābhyavartata daṃśitaḥ || 25 ||
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atha bhīmarathaḥ śālvamāśugairāyasaiḥ śitaiḥ |
ṣaḍbhiḥ sāśvaniyantāramanayadyamasādanam || 26 ||
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śrutakarmāṇamāyāntaṃ mayūrasadṛśairhayaiḥ |
caitrasenirmahārāja tava pautro nyavārayat || 27 ||
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tau pautrau tava durdharṣau parasparavadhaiṣiṇau |
pitṝṇāmarthasiddhyarthaṃ cakraturyuddhamuttamam || 28 ||
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tiṣṭhantamagrato dṛṣṭvā prativindhyaṃ tamāhave |
drauṇirmānaṃ pituḥ kurvanmārgaṇaiḥ samavārayat || 29 ||
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taṃ kruddhaḥ prativivyādha prativindhyaḥ śitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
siṃhalāṅgūlalakṣmāṇaṃ piturarthe vyavasthitam || 30 ||
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pravapanniva bījāni bījakāle nararṣabha |
drauṇāyanirdraupadeyaṃ śaravarṣairavākirat || 31 ||
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yastu śūratamo rājansenayorubhayormataḥ |
taṃ paṭaccarahantāraṃ lakṣmaṇaḥ samavārayat || 32 ||
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sa lakṣmaṇasyeṣvasanaṃ chittvā lakṣma ca bhārata |
lakṣmaṇe śarajālāni visṛjanbahvaśobhata || 33 ||
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vikarṇastu mahāprājño yājñaseniṃ śikhaṇḍinam |
paryavārayadāyāntaṃ yuvānaṃ samare yuvā || 34 ||
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tatastamiṣujālena yājñaseniḥ samāvṛṇot |
vidhūya tadbāṇajālaṃ babhau tava suto balī || 35 ||
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aṅgado'bhimukhaḥ śūramuttamaujasamāhave |
droṇāyābhimukhaṃ yāntaṃ vatsadantairavārayat || 36 ||
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sa saṃprahārastumulastayoḥ puruṣasiṃhayoḥ |
sainikānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ tayośca prītivardhanaḥ || 37 ||
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durmukhastu maheṣvāso vīraṃ purujitaṃ balī |
droṇāyābhimukhaṃ yāntaṃ kuntibhojamavārayat || 38 ||
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sa durmukhaṃ bhruvormadhye nārācena vyatāḍayat |
tasya tadvibabhau vaktraṃ sanālamiva paṅkajam || 39 ||
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karṇastu kekayānbhrātṝnpañca lohitakadhvajān |
droṇāyābhimukhaṃ yātāñśaravarṣairavārayat || 40 ||
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te cainaṃ bhṛśasaṃkruddhāḥ śaravrātairavākiran |
sa ca tāṃśchādayāmāsa śarajālaiḥ punaḥ punaḥ || 41 ||
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naiva karṇo na te pañca dadṛśurbāṇasaṃvṛtāḥ |
sāśvasūtadhvajarathāḥ parasparaśarācitāḥ || 42 ||
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putraste durjayaścaiva jayaśca vijayaśca ha |
nīlaṃ kāśyaṃ jayaṃ śūrāstrayastrīnpratyavārayan || 43 ||
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tadyuddhamabhavadghoramīkṣitṛprītivardhanam |
siṃhavyāghratarakṣūṇāṃ yathebhamahiṣarṣabhaiḥ || 44 ||
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kṣemadhūrtibṛhantau tau bhrātarau sātvataṃ yudhi |
droṇāyābhimukhaṃ yāntaṃ śaraistīkṣṇaistatakṣatuḥ || 45 ||
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tayostasya ca tadyuddhamatyadbhutamivābhavat |
siṃhasya dvipamukhyābhyāṃ prabhinnābhyāṃ yathā vane || 46 ||
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rājānaṃ tu tathāmbaṣṭhamekaṃ yuddhābhinandinam |
cedirājaḥ śarānasyankruddho droṇādavārayat || 47 ||
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tamambaṣṭho'sthibhedinyā niravidhyacchalākayā |
sa tyaktvā saśaraṃ cāpaṃ rathādbhūmimathāpatat || 48 ||
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vārdhakṣemiṃ tu vārṣṇeyaṃ kṛpaḥ śāradvataḥ śaraiḥ |
akṣudraḥ kṣudrakairdroṇātkruddharūpamavārayat || 49 ||
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yudhyantau kṛpavārṣṇeyau ye'paśyaṃścitrayodhinau |
te yuddhasaktamanaso nānyā bubudhire kriyāḥ || 50 ||
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saumadattistu rājānaṃ maṇimantamatandritam |
paryavārayadāyāntaṃ yaśo droṇasya vardhayan || 51 ||
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sa saumadattestvaritaśchittveṣvasanaketane |
punaḥ patākāṃ sūtaṃ ca chatraṃ cāpātayadrathāt || 52 ||
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athāplutya rathāttūrṇaṃ yūpaketuramitrahā |
sāśvasūtadhvajarathaṃ taṃ cakarta varāsinā || 53 ||
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rathaṃ ca svaṃ samāsthāya dhanurādāya cāparam |
svayaṃ yacchanhayānrājanvyadhamatpāṇḍavīṃ camūm || 54 ||
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musalairmudgaraiścakrairbhiṇḍipālaiḥ paraśvadhaiḥ |
pāṃsuvātāgnisalilairbhasmaloṣṭhatṛṇadrumaiḥ || 55 ||
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ārujanprarujanbhañjannighnanvidrāvayankṣipan |
senāṃ vibhīṣayannāyāddroṇaprepsurghaṭotkacaḥ || 56 ||
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taṃ tu nānāpraharaṇairnānāyuddhaviśeṣaṇaiḥ |
rākṣasaṃ rākṣasaḥ kruddhaḥ samājaghne hyalambusaḥ || 57 ||
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tayostadabhavadyuddhaṃ rakṣogrāmaṇimukhyayoḥ |
tādṛgyādṛkpurā vṛttaṃ śambarāmararājayoḥ || 58 ||
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evaṃ dvaṃdvaśatānyāsanrathavāraṇavājinām |
padātīnāṃ ca bhadraṃ te tava teṣāṃ ca saṃkulam || 59 ||
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naitādṛśo dṛṣṭapūrvaḥ saṃgrāmo naiva ca śrutaḥ |
droṇasyābhāvabhāveṣu prasaktānāṃ yathābhavat || 60 ||
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idaṃ ghoramidaṃ citramidaṃ raudramiti prabho |
tatra yuddhānyadṛśyanta pratatāni bahūni ca || 61 ||
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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 24

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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