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 |
saṃniruddhastu taiḥ pārtho mahābalaparākramaḥ |
drutaṃ samanuyātaśca droṇena rathināṃ varaḥ || 1 ||
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kiranniṣugaṇāṃstīkṣṇānsvaraśmīniva bhāskaraḥ |
tāpayāmāsa tatsainyaṃ dehaṃ vyādhigaṇo yathā || 2 ||
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aśvo viddho dhvajaśchinnaḥ sārohaḥ patito gajaḥ |
chatrāṇi cāpaviddhāni rathāścakrairvinā kṛtāḥ || 3 ||
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vidrutāni ca sainyāni śarārtāni samantataḥ |
ityāsīttumulaṃ yuddhaṃ na prājñāyata kiṃcana || 4 ||
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teṣāmāyacchatāṃ saṃkhye parasparamajihmagaiḥ |
arjuno dhvajinīṃ rājannabhīkṣṇaṃ samakampayat || 5 ||
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satyāṃ cikīrṣamāṇastu pratijñāṃ satyasaṃgaraḥ |
abhyadravadrathaśreṣṭhaṃ śoṇāśvaṃ śvetavāhanaḥ || 6 ||
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taṃ droṇaḥ pañcaviṃśatyā marmabhidbhirajihmagaiḥ |
antevāsinamācāryo maheṣvāsaṃ samardayat || 7 ||
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taṃ tūrṇamiva bībhatsuḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
abhyadhāvadiṣūnasyanniṣuvegavighātakān || 8 ||
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tasyāśu kṣipato bhallānbhallaiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ |
pratyavidhyadameyātmā brahmāstraṃ samudīrayan || 9 ||
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tadadbhutamapaśyāma droṇasyācāryakaṃ yudhi |
yatamāno yuvā nainaṃ pratyavidhyadyadarjunaḥ || 10 ||
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kṣaranniva mahāmegho vāridhārāḥ sahasraśaḥ |
droṇameghaḥ pārthaśailaṃ vavarṣa śaravṛṣṭibhiḥ || 11 ||
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arjunaḥ śaravarṣaṃ tadbrahmāstreṇaiva māriṣa |
pratijagrāha tejasvī bāṇairbāṇānviśātayan || 12 ||
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droṇastu pañcaviṃśatyā śvetavāhanamārdayat |
vāsudevaṃ ca saptatyā bāhvorurasi cāśugaiḥ || 13 ||
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pārthastu prahasandhīmānācāryaṃ sa śaraughiṇam |
visṛjantaṃ śitānbāṇānavārayata taṃ yudhi || 14 ||
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atha tau vadhyamānau tu droṇena rathasattamau |
āvarjayetāṃ durdharṣaṃ yugāntāgnimivotthitam || 15 ||
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varjayanniśitānbāṇāndroṇacāpaviniḥsṛtān |
kirīṭamālī kaunteyo bhojānīkaṃ nyapātayat || 16 ||
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so'ntarā kṛtavarmāṇaṃ kāmbojaṃ ca sudakṣiṇam |
abhyayādvarjayandroṇaṃ mainākamiva parvatam || 17 ||
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tato bhojo naravyāghraṃ duḥsahaḥ kurusattama |
avidhyattūrṇamavyagro daśabhiḥ kaṅkapatribhiḥ || 18 ||
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tamarjunaḥ śitenājau rājanvivyādha patriṇā |
punaścānyaistribhirbāṇairmohayanniva sātvatam || 19 ||
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bhojastu prahasanpārthaṃ vāsudevaṃ ca mādhavam |
ekaikaṃ pañcaviṃśatyā sāyakānāṃ samārpayat || 20 ||
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tasyārjuno dhanuśchittvā vivyādhainaṃ trisaptabhiḥ |
śarairagniśikhākāraiḥ kruddhāśīviṣasaṃnibhaiḥ || 21 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya kṛtavarmā mahārathaḥ |
pañcabhiḥ sāyakaistūrṇaṃ vivyādhorasi bhārata || 22 ||
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punaśca niśitairbāṇaiḥ pārthaṃ vivyādha pañcabhiḥ |
taṃ pārtho navabhirbāṇairājaghāna stanāntare || 23 ||
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viṣaktaṃ dṛśya kaunteyaṃ kṛtavarmarathaṃ prati |
cintayāmāsa vārṣṇeyo na naḥ kālātyayo bhavet || 24 ||
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tataḥ kṛṣṇo'bravītpārthaṃ kṛtavarmaṇi mā dayām |
kurusāṃbandhikaṃ kṛtvā pramathyainaṃ viśātaya || 25 ||
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tataḥ sa kṛtavarmāṇaṃ mohayitvārjunaḥ śaraiḥ |
abhyagājjavanairaśvaiḥ kāmbojānāmanīkinīm || 26 ||
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amarṣitastu hārdikhyaḥ praviṣṭe śvetavāhane |
vidhunvansaśaraṃ cāpaṃ pāñcālyābhyāṃ samāgataḥ || 27 ||
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cakrarakṣau tu pāñcālyāvarjunasya padānugau |
paryavārayadāyāntau kṛtavarmā ratheṣubhiḥ || 28 ||
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tāvavidhyattato bhojaḥ sarvapāraśavaiḥ śaraiḥ |
tribhireva yudhāmanyuṃ caturbhiścottamaujasam || 29 ||
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tāvapyenaṃ vivyadhaturdaśabhirdaśabhiḥ śaraiḥ |
saṃcicchidaturapyasya dhvajaṃ kārmukameva ca || 30 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya hārdikyaḥ krodhamūrchitaḥ |
kṛtvā vidhanuṣau vīrau śaravarṣairavākirat || 31 ||
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tāvanye dhanuṣī sajye kṛtvā bhojaṃ vijaghnatuḥ |
tenāntareṇa bībhatsurviveśāmitravāhinīm || 32 ||
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na lebhāte tu tau dvāraṃ vāritau kṛtavarmaṇā |
dhārtarāṣṭreṣvanīkeṣu yatamānau nararṣabhau || 33 ||
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anīkānyardayanyuddhe tvaritaḥ śvetavāhanaḥ |
nāvadhītkṛtavarmāṇaṃ prāptamapyarisūdanaḥ || 34 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā tu tathāyāntaṃ śūro rājā śrutāyudhaḥ |
abhyadravatsusaṃkruddho vidhunvāno mahaddhanuḥ || 35 ||
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sa pārthaṃ tribhirānarchatsaptatyā ca janārdanam |
kṣurapreṇa sutīkṣṇena pārthaketumatāḍayat || 36 ||
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tamarjuno navatyā tu śarāṇāṃ nataparvaṇām |
ājaghāna bhṛśaṃ kruddhastottrairiva mahādvipam || 37 ||
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sa tanna mamṛṣe rājanpāṇḍaveyasya vikramam |
athainaṃ saptasaptatyā nārācānāṃ samārpayat || 38 ||
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tasyārjuno dhanuśchittvā śarāvāpaṃ nikṛtya ca |
ājaghānorasi kruddhaḥ saptabhirnataparvabhiḥ || 39 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya sa rājā krodhamūrchitaḥ |
vāsaviṃ navabhirbāṇairbāhvorurasi cārpayat || 40 ||
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tato'rjunaḥ smayanneva śrutāyudhamariṃdamaḥ |
śarairanekasāhasraiḥ pīḍayāmāsa bhārata || 41 ||
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aśvāṃścāsyāvadhīttūrṇaṃ sārathiṃ ca mahārathaḥ |
vivyādha cainaṃ saptatyā nārācānāṃ mahābalaḥ || 42 ||
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hatāśvaṃ rathamutsṛjya sa tu rājā śrutāyudhaḥ |
abhyadravadraṇe pārthaṃ gadāmudyamya vīryavān || 43 ||
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varuṇasyātmajo vīraḥ sa tu rājā śrutāyudhaḥ |
parṇāśā jananī yasya śītatoyā mahānadī || 44 ||
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tasya mātābravīdvākyaṃ varuṇaṃ putrakāraṇāt |
avadhyo'yaṃ bhavelloke śatrūṇāṃ tanayo mama || 45 ||
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varuṇastvabravītprīto dadāmyasmai varaṃ hitam |
divyamastraṃ sutaste'yaṃ yenāvadhyo bhaviṣyati || 46 ||
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nāsti cāpyamaratvaṃ vai manuṣyasya kathaṃcana |
sarveṇāvaśyamartavyaṃ jātena saritāṃ vare || 47 ||
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durdharṣastveṣa śatrūṇāṃ raṇeṣu bhavitā sadā |
astrasyāsya prabhāvādvai vyetu te mānaso jvaraḥ || 48 ||
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ityuktvā varuṇaḥ prādādgadāṃ mantrapuraskṛtām |
yāmāsādya durādharṣaḥ sarvaloke śrutāyudhaḥ || 49 ||
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uvāca cainaṃ bhagavānpunareva jaleśvaraḥ |
ayudhyati na moktavyā sā tvayyeva patediti || 50 ||
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sa tayā vīraghātinyā janārdanamatāḍayat |
pratijagrāha tāṃ kṛṣṇaḥ pīnenāṃsena vīryavān || 51 ||
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nākampayata śauriṃ sā vindhyaṃ girimivānilaḥ |
pratyabhyayāttaṃ viproḍhā kṛtyeva duradhiṣṭhitā || 52 ||
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jaghāna cāsthitaṃ vīraṃ śrutāyudhamamarṣaṇam |
hatvā śrutāyudhaṃ vīraṃ jagatīmanvapadyata || 53 ||
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hāhākāro mahāṃstatra sainyānāṃ samajāyata |
svenāstreṇa hataṃ dṛṣṭvā śrutāyudhamariṃdamam || 54 ||
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ayudhyamānāya hi sā keśavāya narādhipa |
kṣiptā śrutāyudhenātha tasmāttamavadhīdgadā || 55 ||
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yathoktaṃ varuṇenājau tathā sa nidhanaṃ gataḥ |
vyasuścāpyapatadbhūmau prekṣatāṃ sarvadhanvinām || 56 ||
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patamānastu sa babhau parṇāśāyāḥ priyaḥ sutaḥ |
saṃbhagna iva vātena bahuśākho vanaspatiḥ || 57 ||
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tataḥ sarvāṇi sainyāni senāmukhyāśca sarvaśaḥ |
prādravanta hataṃ dṛṣṭvā śrutāyudhamariṃdamam || 58 ||
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tatha kāmbojarājasya putraḥ śūraḥ sudakṣiṇaḥ |
abhyayājjavanairaśvaiḥ phalgunaṃ śatrusūdanam || 59 ||
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tasya pārthaḥ śarānsapta preṣayāmāsa bhārata |
te taṃ śūraṃ vinirbhidya prāviśandharaṇītalam || 60 ||
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so'tividdhaḥ śaraistīkṣṇairgāṇḍīvapreṣitairmṛdhe |
arjunaṃ prativivyādha daśabhiḥ kaṅkapatribhiḥ || 61 ||
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vāsudevaṃ tribhirviddhvā punaḥ pārthaṃ ca pañcabhiḥ |
tasya pārtho dhanuśchittvā ketuṃ ciccheda māriṣa || 62 ||
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bhallābhyāṃ bhṛśatīkṣṇābhyāṃ taṃ ca vivyādha pāṇḍavaḥ |
sa tu pārthaṃ tribhirviddhvā siṃhanādamathānadat || 63 ||
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sarvapāraśavīṃ caiva śaktiṃ śūraḥ sudakṣiṇaḥ |
saghaṇṭāṃ prāhiṇodghorāṃ kruddho gāṇḍīvadhanvane || 64 ||
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sā jvalantī maholkeva tamāsādya mahāratham |
savisphuliṅgā nirbhidya nipapāta mahītale || 65 ||
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taṃ caturdaśabhiḥ pārtho nārācaiḥ kaṅkapatribhiḥ |
sāśvadhvajadhanuḥsūtaṃ vivyādhācintyavikramaḥ |
rathaṃ cānyaiḥ subahubhiścakre viśakalaṃ śaraiḥ || 66 ||
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sudakṣiṇaṃ tu kāmbojaṃ moghasaṃkalpavikramam |
bibheda hṛdi bāṇena pṛthudhāreṇa pāṇḍavaḥ || 67 ||
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sa bhinnamarmā srastāṅgaḥ prabhraṣṭamukuṭāṅgadaḥ |
papātābhimukhaḥ śūro yantramukta iva dhvajaḥ || 68 ||
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gireḥ śikharajaḥ śrīmānsuśākhaḥ supratiṣṭhitaḥ |
nirbhagna iva vātena karṇikāro himātyaye || 69 ||
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śete sma nihato bhūmau kāmbojāstaraṇocitaḥ |
sudarśanīyastāmrākṣaḥ karṇinā sa sudakṣiṇaḥ |
putraḥ kāmbojarājasya pārthena vinipātitaḥ || 70 ||
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tataḥ sarvāṇi sainyāni vyadravanta sutasya te |
hataṃ śrutāyudhaṃ dṛṣṭvā kāmbojaṃ ca sudakṣiṇam || 71 ||
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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 67

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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