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 |
śvobhūte kimakārṣuste duḥkhaśokasamanvitāḥ |
abhimanyau hate tatra ke vāyudhyanta māmakāḥ || 1 ||
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jānantastasya karmāṇi kuravaḥ savyasācinaḥ |
kathaṃ tatkilbiṣaṃ kṛtvā nirbhayā brūhi māmakāḥ || 2 ||
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putraśokābhisaṃtaptaṃ kruddhaṃ mṛtyumivāntakam |
āyāntaṃ puruṣavyāghraṃ kathaṃ dadṛśurāhave || 3 ||
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kapirājadhvajaṃ saṃkhye vidhunvānaṃ mahaddhanuḥ |
dṛṣṭvā putraparidyūnaṃ kimakurvanta māmakāḥ || 4 ||
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kiṃ nu saṃjaya saṃgrāme vṛttaṃ duryodhanaṃ prati |
paridevo mahānatra śruto me nābhinandanam || 5 ||
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babhūvurye manogrāhyāḥ śabdāḥ śrutisukhāvahāḥ |
na śrūyante'dya te sarve saindhavasya niveśane || 6 ||
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stuvatāṃ nādya śrūyante putrāṇāṃ śibire mama |
sūtamāgadhasaṃghānāṃ nartakānāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ || 7 ||
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śabdena nāditābhīkṣṇamabhavadyatra me śrutiḥ |
dīnānāmadya taṃ śabdaṃ na śṛṇomi samīritam || 8 ||
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niveśane satyadhṛteḥ somadattasya saṃjaya |
āsīno'haṃ purā tāta śabdamaśrauṣamuttamam || 9 ||
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tadadya hīnapuṇyo'hamārtasvaranināditam |
niveśanaṃ hatotsāhaṃ putrāṇāṃ mama lakṣaye || 10 ||
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viviṃśaterdurmukhasya citrasenavikarṇayoḥ |
anyeṣāṃ ca sutānāṃ me na tathā śrūyate dhvaniḥ || 11 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyā yaṃ śiṣyāḥ paryupāsate |
droṇaputraṃ maheṣvāsaṃ putrāṇāṃ me parāyaṇam || 12 ||
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vitaṇḍālāpasaṃlāpairhutayācitavanditaiḥ |
gītaiśca vividhairiṣṭai ramate yo divāniśam || 13 ||
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upāsyamāno bahubhiḥ kurupāṇḍavasātvataiḥ |
sūta tasya gṛhe śabdho nādya drauṇeryathā purā || 14 ||
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droṇaputraṃ maheṣvāsaṃ gāyanā nartakāśca ye |
atyarthamupatiṣṭhanti teṣāṃ na śrūyate dhvaniḥ || 15 ||
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vindānuvindayoḥ sāyaṃ śibire yo mahādhvaniḥ |
śrūyate so'dya na tathā kekayānāṃ ca veśmasu || 16 ||
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nityapramuditānāṃ ca tālagītasvano mahān |
nṛtyatāṃ śrūyate tāta gaṇānāṃ so'dya na dhvaniḥ || 17 ||
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saptatantūnvitanvānā yamupāsanti yājakāḥ |
saumadattiṃ śrutanidhiṃ teṣāṃ na śrūyate dhvaniḥ || 18 ||
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jyāghoṣo brahmaghoṣaśca tomarāsirathadhvaniḥ |
droṇasyāsīdavirato gṛhe tanna śṛṇomyaham || 19 ||
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nānādeśasamutthānāṃ gītānāṃ yo'bhavatsvanaḥ |
vāditranāditānāṃ ca so'dya na śrūyate mahān || 20 ||
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yadā prabhṛtyupaplavyācchāntimicchañjanārdanaḥ |
āgataḥ sarvabhūtānāmanukampārthamacyutaḥ || 21 ||
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tato'hamabruvaṃ sūta mandaṃ duryodhanaṃ tadā |
vāsudevena tīrthena putra saṃśāmya pāṇḍavaiḥ || 22 ||
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kālaprāptamahaṃ manye mā tvaṃ duryodhanātigāḥ |
śame cedyācamānaṃ tvaṃ pratyākhyāsyasi keśavam |
hitārthamabhijalpantaṃ na tathāstyaparājayaḥ || 23 ||
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pratyācaṣṭa sa dāśārhamṛṣabhaṃ sarvadhanvinām |
anuneyāni jalpantamanayānnānvapadyata || 24 ||
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tato duḥśāsanasyaiva karṇasya ca mataṃ dvayoḥ |
anvavartata hitvā māṃ kṛṣṭaḥ kālena durmatiḥ || 25 ||
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na hyahaṃ dyūtamicchāmi viduro na praśaṃsati |
saindhavo necchate dyūtaṃ bhīṣmo na dyūtamicchati || 26 ||
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śalyo bhūriśravāścaiva purumitro jayastathā |
aśvatthāmā kṛpo droṇo dyūtaṃ necchanti saṃjaya || 27 ||
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eteṣāṃ matamājñāya yadi varteta putrakaḥ |
sajñātimitraḥ sasuhṛcciraṃ jīvedanāmayaḥ || 28 ||
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ślakṣṇā madhurasaṃbhāṣā jñātimadhye priyaṃvadāḥ |
kulīnāḥ saṃmatāḥ prājñāḥ sukhaṃ prāpsyanti pāṇḍavāḥ || 29 ||
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dharmāpekṣo naro nityaṃ sarvatra labhate sukham |
pretyabhāve ca kalyāṇaṃ prasādaṃ pratipadyate || 30 ||
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arhantyardhaṃ pṛthivyāste bhoktuṃ sāmarthyasādhanāḥ |
teṣāmapi samudrāntā pitṛpaitāmahī mahī || 31 ||
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niyujyamānāḥ sthāsyanti pāṇḍavā dharmavartmani |
santi no jñātayastāta yeṣāṃ śroṣyanti pāṇḍavāḥ || 32 ||
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śalyasya somadattasya bhīṣmasya ca mahātmanaḥ |
droṇasyātha vikarṇasya bāhlikasya kṛpasya ca || 33 ||
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anyeṣāṃ caiva vṛddhānāṃ bharatānāṃ mahātmanām |
tvadarthaṃ bruvatāṃ tāta kariṣyanti vaco hitam || 34 ||
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kaṃ vā tvaṃ manyase teṣāṃ yastvā brūyādato'nyathā |
kṛṣṇo na dharmaṃ saṃjahyātsarve te ca tvadanvayāḥ || 35 ||
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mayāpi coktāste vīrā vacanaṃ dharmasaṃhitam |
nānyathā prakariṣyanti dharmātmāno hi pāṇḍavāḥ || 36 ||
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ityahaṃ vilapansūta bahuśaḥ putramuktavān |
na ca me śrutavānmūḍho manye kālasya paryayam || 37 ||
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vṛkodarārjunau yatra vṛṣṇivīraśca sātyakiḥ |
uttamaujāśca pāñcālyo yudhāmanyuśca durjayaḥ || 38 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaśca durdharṣaḥ śikhaṇḍī cāparājitaḥ |
aśmakāḥ kekayāścaiva kṣatradharmā ca saumakiḥ || 39 ||
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caidyaśca cekitānaśca putraḥ kāśyasya cābhibhuḥ |
draupadeyā virāṭaśca drupadaśca mahārathaḥ |
yamau ca puruṣavyāghrau mantrī ca madhusūdanaḥ || 40 ||
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ka etāñjātu yudhyeta loke'sminvai jijīviṣuḥ |
divyamastraṃ vikurvāṇānsaṃhareyurariṃdamāḥ || 41 ||
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anyo duryodhanātkarṇācchakuneścāpi saubalāt |
duḥśāsanacaturthānāṃ nānyaṃ paśyāmi pañcamam || 42 ||
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yeṣāmabhīśuhastaḥ syādviṣvakseno rathe sthitaḥ |
saṃnaddhaścārjuno yoddhā teṣāṃ nāsti parājayaḥ || 43 ||
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teṣāṃ mama vilāpānāṃ na hi duryodhanaḥ smaret |
hatau hi puruṣavyāghrau bhīṣmadroṇau tvamāttha me || 44 ||
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teṣāṃ viduravākyānāmuktānāṃ dīrghadarśinām |
dṛṣṭvemāṃ phalanirvṛttiṃ manye śocanti putrakāḥ || 45 ||
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himātyaye yathā kakṣaṃ śuṣkaṃ vāterito mahān |
agnirdahettathā senāṃ māmikāṃ sa dhanaṃjayaḥ || 46 ||
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ācakṣva taddhi naḥ sarvaṃ kuśalo hyasi saṃjaya |
yadupāyāttu sāyāhne kṛtvā pārthasya kilbiṣam |
abhimanyau hate tāta kathamāsīnmano hi vaḥ || 47 ||
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na jātu tasya karmāṇi yudhi gāṇḍīvadhanvanaḥ |
apakṛtvā mahattāta soḍhuṃ śakṣyanti māmakāḥ || 48 ||
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kiṃ nu duryodhanaḥ kṛtyaṃ karṇaḥ kṛtyaṃ kimabravīt |
duḥśāsanaḥ saubalaśca teṣāmevaṃ gate api |
sarveṣāṃ samavetānāṃ putrāṇāṃ mama saṃjaya || 49 ||
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yadvṛttaṃ tāta saṃgrāme mandasyāpanayairbhṛśam |
lobhānugatadurbuddheḥ krodhena vikṛtātmanaḥ || 50 ||
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rājyakāmasya mūḍhasya rāgopahatacetasaḥ |
durnītaṃ vā sunītaṃ vā tanmamācakṣva saṃjaya || 51 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 61

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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