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 |
pūrvamasmāsu bhagneṣu phalgunenāmitaujasā |
droṇe ca moghasaṃkalpe rakṣite ca yudhiṣṭhire || 1 ||
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sarve vidhvastakavacāstāvakā yudhi nirjitāḥ |
rajasvalā bhṛśodvignā vīkṣamāṇā diśo daśa || 2 ||
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avahāraṃ tataḥ kṛtvā bhāradvājasya saṃmate |
labdhalakṣyaiḥ parairdīnā bhṛśāvahasitā raṇe || 3 ||
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ślāghamāneṣu bhūteṣu phalgunasyāmitānguṇān |
keśavasya ca sauhārde kīrtyamāne'rjunaṃ prati |
abhiśastā ivābhūvandhyānamūkatvamāsthitāḥ || 4 ||
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tataḥ prabhātasamaye droṇaṃ duryodhano'bravīt |
praṇayādabhimānācca dviṣadvṛddhyā ca durmanāḥ |
śṛṇvatāṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ saṃrabdho vākyakovidaḥ || 5 ||
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nūnaṃ vayaṃ vadhyapakṣe bhavato brahmavittama |
tathā hi nāgrahīḥ prāptaṃ samīpe'dya yudhiṣṭhiram || 6 ||
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icchataste na mucyeta cakṣuḥprāpto raṇe ripuḥ |
jighṛkṣato rakṣyamāṇaḥ sāmarairapi pāṇḍavaiḥ || 7 ||
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varaṃ dattvā mama prītaḥ paścādvikṛtavānasi |
āśābhaṅgaṃ na kurvanti bhaktasyāryāḥ kathaṃcana || 8 ||
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tato'prītastathoktaḥ sa bhāradvājo'bravīnnṛpam |
nārhase mānyathā jñātuṃ ghaṭamānaṃ tava priye || 9 ||
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sasurāsuragandharvāḥ sayakṣoragarākṣasāḥ |
nālaṃ lokā raṇe jetuṃ pālyamānaṃ kirīṭinā || 10 ||
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viśvasṛgyatra govindaḥ pṛtanāristathārjunaḥ |
tatra kasya balaṃ krāmedanyatra tryambakātprabhoḥ || 11 ||
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satyaṃ tu te bravīmyadya naitajjātvanyathā bhavet |
adyaiṣāṃ pravaraṃ vīraṃ pātayiṣye mahāratham || 12 ||
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taṃ ca vyūhaṃ vidhāsyāmi yo'bhedyastridaśairapi |
yogena kenacidrājannarjunastvapanīyatām || 13 ||
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na hyajñātamasādhyaṃ vā tasya saṃkhye'sti kiṃcana |
tena hyupāttaṃ balavatsarvajñānamitastataḥ || 14 ||
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droṇena vyāhṛte tvevaṃ saṃśaptakagaṇāḥ punaḥ |
āhvayannarjunaṃ saṃkhye dakṣiṇāmabhito diśam || 15 ||
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tatrārjunasyātha paraiḥ sārdhaṃ samabhavadraṇaḥ |
tādṛśo yādṛśo nānyaḥ śruto dṛṣṭo'pi vā kvacit || 16 ||
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tato droṇena vihito rājanvyūho vyarocata |
caranmadhyaṃdine sūryaḥ pratapanniva durdṛśaḥ || 17 ||
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taṃ cābhimanyurvacanātpiturjyeṣṭhasya bhārata |
bibheda durbhidaṃ saṃkhye cakravyūhamanekadhā || 18 ||
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sa kṛtvā duṣkaraṃ karma hatvā vīrānsahasraśaḥ |
ṣaṭsu vīreṣu saṃsakto dauḥśāsanivaśaṃ gataḥ || 19 ||
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vayaṃ paramasaṃhṛṣṭāḥ pāṇḍavāḥ śokakarśitāḥ |
saubhadre nihate rājannavahāramakurvata || 20 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
putraṃ puruṣasiṃhasya saṃjayāprāptayauvanam |
raṇe vinihataṃ śrutvā bhṛśaṃ me dīryate manaḥ || 21 ||
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dāruṇaḥ kṣatradharmo'yaṃ vihito dharmakartṛbhiḥ |
yatra rājyepsavaḥ śūrā bāle śastramapātayan || 22 ||
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bālamatyantasukhinaṃ vicarantamabhītavat |
kṛtāstrā bahavo jaghnurbrūhi gāvalgaṇe katham || 23 ||
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bibhitsatā rathānīkaṃ saubhadreṇāmitaujasā |
vikrīḍitaṃ yathā saṃkhye tanmamācakṣva saṃjaya || 24 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
yanmāṃ pṛcchasi rājendra saubhadrasya nipātanam |
tatte kārtsnyena vakṣyāmi śṛṇu rājansamāhitaḥ |
vikrīḍitaṃ kumāreṇa yathānīkaṃ bibhitsatā || 25 ||
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dāvāgnyabhiparītānāṃ bhūrigulmatṛṇadrume |
vanaukasāmivāraṇye tvadīyānāmabhūdbhayam || 26 ||
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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 32

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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