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 |
tāṃ prabhagnāṃ camūṃ dṛṣṭvā saubhadreṇāmitaujasā |
duryodhano bhṛśaṃ kruddhaḥ svayaṃ saubhadramabhyayāt || 1 ||
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tato rājānamāvṛttaṃ saubhadraṃ prati saṃyuge |
dṛṣṭvā droṇo'bravīdyodhānparyāpnuta narādhipam || 2 ||
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purābhimanyurlakṣyaṃ naḥ paśyatāṃ hanti vīryavān |
tamādravata mā bhaiṣṭa kṣipraṃ rakṣata kauravam || 3 ||
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tataḥ kṛtajñā balinaḥ suhṛdo jitakāśinaḥ |
trāsyamānā bhayādvīraṃ parivavrustavātmajam || 4 ||
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droṇo drauṇiḥ kṛpaḥ karṇaḥ kṛtavarmā ca saubalaḥ |
bṛhadbalo madrarājo bhūrirbhūriśravāḥ śalaḥ || 5 ||
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pauravo vṛṣasenaśca visṛjantaḥ śitāñśarān |
saubhadraṃ śaravarṣeṇa mahatā samavākiran || 6 ||
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saṃmohayitvā tamatha duryodhanamamocayan |
āsyādgrāsamivākṣiptaṃ mamṛṣe nārjunātmajaḥ || 7 ||
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tāñśaraugheṇa mahatā sāśvasūtānmahārathān |
vimukhīkṛtya saubhadraḥ siṃhanādamathānadat || 8 ||
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tasya nādaṃ tataḥ śrutvā siṃhasyevāmiṣaiṣiṇaḥ |
nāmṛṣyanta susaṃrabdhāḥ punardroṇamukhā rathāḥ || 9 ||
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ta enaṃ koṣṭhakīkṛtya rathavaṃśena māriṣa |
vyasṛjanniṣujālāni nānāliṅgāni saṃghaśaḥ || 10 ||
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tānyantarikṣe ciccheda pautrastava śitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
tāṃścaiva prativivyādha tadadbhutamivābhavat || 11 ||
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tataste kopitāstena śarairāśīviṣopamaiḥ |
parivavrurjighāṃsantaḥ saubhadramapalāyinam || 12 ||
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samudramiva paryastaṃ tvadīyaṃ tadbalārṇavam |
abhimanyurdadhāraiko veleva makarālayam || 13 ||
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śūrāṇāṃ yudhyamānānāṃ nighnatāmitaretaram |
abhimanyoḥ pareṣāṃ ca nāsītkaścitparāṅmukhaḥ || 14 ||
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tasmiṃstu ghore saṃgrāme vartamāne bhayaṃkare |
duḥsaho navabhirbāṇairabhimanyumavidhyata || 15 ||
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duḥśāsano dvādaśabhiḥ kṛpaḥ śāradvatastribhiḥ |
droṇastu saptadaśabhiḥ śarairāśīviṣopamaiḥ || 16 ||
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viviṃśatistu viṃśatyā kṛtavarmā ca saptabhiḥ |
bṛhadbalastathāṣṭābhiraśvatthāmā ca saptabhiḥ || 17 ||
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bhūriśravāstribhirbāṇairmadreśaḥ ṣaḍbhirāśugaiḥ |
dvābhyāṃ śarābhyāṃ śakunistribhirduryodhano nṛpaḥ || 18 ||
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sa tu tānprativivyādha tribhistribhirajihmagaiḥ |
nṛtyanniva mahārāja cāpahastaḥ pratāpavān || 19 ||
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tato'bhimanyuḥ saṃkruddhastāpyamānastavātmajaiḥ |
vidarśayanvai sumahacchikṣaurasakṛtaṃ balam || 20 ||
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garuḍānilaraṃhobhiryanturvākyakarairhayaiḥ |
dāntairaśmakadāyādaṃ tvaramāṇo'bhyahārayat |
vivyādha cainaṃ daśabhirbāṇaistiṣṭheti cābravīt || 21 ||
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tasyābhimanyurdaśabhirbāṇaiḥ sūtaṃ hayāndhvajam |
bāhū dhanuḥ śiraścorvyāṃ smayamāno'bhyapātayat || 22 ||
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tatastasminhate vīre saubhadreṇāśmakeśvare |
saṃcacāla balaṃ sarvaṃ palāyanaparāyaṇam || 23 ||
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tataḥ karṇaḥ kṛpo droṇo drauṇirgāndhārarāṭśalaḥ |
śalyo bhūriśravāḥ krāthaḥ somadatto viviṃśatiḥ || 24 ||
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vṛṣasenaḥ suṣeṇaśca kuṇḍabhedī pratardanaḥ |
vṛndārako lalitthaśca prabāhurdīrghalocanaḥ |
duryodhanaśca saṃkruddhaḥ śaravarṣairavākiran || 25 ||
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so'tikruddho maheṣvāsairabhimanyurajihmagaiḥ |
śaramādatta karṇāya parakāyāvabhedanam || 26 ||
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tasya bhittvā tanutrāṇaṃ dehaṃ nirbhidya cāśugaḥ |
prāviśaddharaṇīṃ rājanvalmīkamiva pannagaḥ || 27 ||
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sa tenātiprahāreṇa vyathito vihvalanniva |
saṃcacāla raṇe karṇaḥ kṣitikampe yathācalaḥ || 28 ||
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athānyairniśitairbāṇaiḥ suṣeṇaṃ dīrghalocanam |
kuṇḍabhediṃ ca saṃkruddhastribhistrīnavadhīdbalī || 29 ||
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karṇastaṃ pañcaviṃśatyā nārācānāṃ samarpayat |
aśvatthāmā ca viṃśatyā kṛtavarmā ca saptabhiḥ || 30 ||
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sa śarārditasarvāṅgaḥ kruddhaḥ śakrātmajātmajaḥ |
vicarandṛśyate sainye pāśahasta ivāntakaḥ || 31 ||
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śalyaṃ ca bāṇavarṣeṇa samīpasthamavākirat |
udakrośanmahābāhustava sainyāni bhīṣayan || 32 ||
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tataḥ sa viddho'stravidā marmabhidbhirajihmagaiḥ |
śalyo rājanrathopasthe niṣasāda mumoha ca || 33 ||
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taṃ hi viddhaṃ tathā dṛṣṭvā saubhadreṇa yaśasvinā |
saṃprādravaccamūḥ sarvā bhāradvājasya paśyataḥ || 34 ||
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prekṣantastaṃ mahābāhuṃ rukmapuṅkhaiḥ samāvṛtam |
tvadīyāśca palāyante mṛgāḥ siṃhārditā iva || 35 ||
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sa tu raṇayaśasābhipūjyamānaḥ pitṛsuracāraṇasiddhayakṣasaṃghaiḥ |
avanitalagataiśca bhūtasaṃghairativibabhau hutabhugyathājyasiktaḥ || 36 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 36

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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