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 |
draupadeyānmaheṣvāsānsaumadattirmahāyaśāḥ |
ekaikaṃ pañcabhirviddhvā punarvivyādha saptabhiḥ || 1 ||
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te pīḍitā bhṛśaṃ tena raudreṇa sahasā vibho |
pramūḍhā naiva vividurmṛdhe kṛtyaṃ sma kiṃcana || 2 ||
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nākulistu śatānīkaḥ saumadattiṃ nararṣabham |
dvābhyāṃ viddhvānadaddhṛṣṭaḥ śarābhyāṃ śatrutāpanaḥ || 3 ||
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tathetare raṇe yattāstribhistribhirajihmagaiḥ |
vivyadhuḥ samare tūrṇaṃ saumadattimamarṣaṇam || 4 ||
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sa tānprati mahārāja cikṣipe pañca sāyakān |
ekaikaṃ hṛdi cājaghne ekaikena mahāyaśāḥ || 5 ||
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tataste bhrātaraḥ pañca śarairviddhā mahātmanā |
parivārya rathairvīraṃ vivyadhuḥ sāyakairbhṛśam || 6 ||
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ārjunistu hayāṃstasya caturbhirniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
preṣayāmāsa saṃkruddho yamasya sadanaṃ prati || 7 ||
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bhaimasenirdhanuśchittvā saumadattermahātmanaḥ |
nanāda balavannādaṃ vivyādha ca śitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 8 ||
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yaudhiṣṭhiro dhvajaṃ tasya chittvā bhūmāvapātayat |
nākuliścāśvayantāraṃ rathanīḍādapāharat || 9 ||
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sāhadevistu taṃ jñātvā bhrātṛbhirvimukhīkṛtam |
kṣurapreṇa śiro rājannicakarta mahāmanāḥ || 10 ||
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tacchiro nyapatadbhūmau tapanīyavibhūṣitam |
bhrājayantaṃ raṇoddeśaṃ bālasūryasamaprabham || 11 ||
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saumadatteḥ śiro dṛṣṭvā nipatattanmahātmanaḥ |
vitrastāstāvakā rājanpradudruvuranekadhā || 12 ||
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alambusastu samare bhīmasenaṃ mahābalam |
yodhayāmāsa saṃkruddho lakṣmaṇaṃ rāvaṇiryathā || 13 ||
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saṃprayuddhau raṇe dṛṣṭvā tāvubhau nararākṣasau |
vismayaḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ praharṣaścābhavattadā || 14 ||
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ārṣyaśṛṅgiṃ tato bhīmo navabhirniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
vivyādha prahasanrājanrākṣasendramamarṣaṇam || 15 ||
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tadrakṣaḥ samare viddhaṃ kṛtvā nādaṃ bhayāvaham |
abhyadravattato bhīmaṃ ye ca tasya padānugāḥ || 16 ||
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sa bhīmaṃ pañcabhirviddhvā śaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ |
bhīmānugāñjaghānāśu rathāṃstriṃśadariṃdamaḥ |
punaścatuḥśatānhatvā bhīmaṃ vivyādha patriṇā || 17 ||
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so'tividdhastadā bhīmo rākṣasena mahābalaḥ |
niṣasāda rathopasthe mūrchayābhipariplutaḥ || 18 ||
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pratilabhya tataḥ saṃjñāṃ mārutiḥ krodhamūrchitaḥ |
vikṛṣya kārmukaṃ ghoraṃ bhārasādhanamuttamam |
alambusaṃ śaraistīkṣṇairardayāmāsa sarvataḥ || 19 ||
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sa viddho bahubhirbāṇairnīlāñjanacayopamaḥ |
śuśubhe sarvato rājanpradīpta iva kiṃśukaḥ || 20 ||
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sa vadhyamānaḥ samare bhīmacāpacyutaiḥ śaraiḥ |
smaranbhrātṛvadhaṃ caiva pāṇḍavena mahātmanā || 21 ||
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ghoraṃ rūpamatho kṛtvā bhīmasenamabhāṣata |
tiṣṭhedānīṃ raṇe pārtha paśya me'dya parākramam || 22 ||
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bako nāma sudurbuddhe rākṣasapravaro balī |
parokṣaṃ mama tadvṛttaṃ yadbhrātā me hatastvayā || 23 ||
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evamuktvā tato bhīmamantardhānagatastadā |
mahātā śaravarṣeṇa bhṛśaṃ taṃ samavākirat || 24 ||
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bhīmastu samare rājannadṛśye rākṣase tadā |
ākāśaṃ pūrayāmāsa śaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ || 25 ||
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sa vadhyamāno bhīmena nimeṣādrathamāsthitaḥ |
jagāma dharaṇīṃ kṣudraḥ khaṃ caiva sahasāgamat || 26 ||
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uccāvacāni rūpāṇi cakāra subahūni ca |
uccāvacāstathā vāco vyājahāra samantataḥ || 27 ||
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tena pāṇḍavasainyānāṃ mṛditā yudhi vāraṇāḥ |
hayāśca bahavo rājanpattayaśca tathā punaḥ |
rathebhyo rathinaḥ petustasya nunnāḥ sma sāyakaiḥ || 28 ||
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śoṇitodāṃ rathāvartāṃ hastigrāhasamākulām |
chatrahaṃsāṃ kardaminīṃ bāhupannagasaṃkulām || 29 ||
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nadīṃ pravartayāmāsa rakṣogaṇasamākulām |
vahantīṃ bahudhā rājaṃścedipāñcālasṛñjayān || 30 ||
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taṃ tathā samare rājanvicarantamabhītavat |
pāṇḍavā bhṛśasaṃvignāḥ prāpaśyaṃstasya vikramam || 31 ||
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tāvakānāṃ tu sainyānāṃ praharṣaḥ samajāyata |
vāditraninadaścograḥ sumahāṃllomaharṣaṇaḥ || 32 ||
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taṃ śrutvā ninadaṃ ghoraṃ tava sainyasya pāṇḍavaḥ |
nāmṛṣyata yathā nāgastalaśabdaṃ samīritam || 33 ||
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tataḥ krodhābhitāmrākṣo nirdahanniva pāvakaḥ |
saṃdadhe tvāṣṭramastraṃ sa svayaṃ tvaṣṭeva māriṣa || 34 ||
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tataḥ śarasahasrāṇi prādurāsansamantataḥ |
taiḥ śaraistava sainyasya vidrāvaḥ sumahānabhūt || 35 ||
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tadastraṃ preṣitaṃ tena bhīmasenena saṃyuge |
rākṣasasya mahāmāyāṃ hatvā rākṣasamārdayat || 36 ||
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sa vadhyamāno bahudhā bhīmasenena rākṣasaḥ |
saṃtyajya saṃyuge bhīmaṃ droṇānīkamupādravat || 37 ||
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tasmiṃstu nirjite rājanrākṣasendre mahātmanā |
anādayansiṃhanādaiḥ pāṇḍavāḥ sarvatodiśam || 38 ||
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apūjayanmārutiṃ ca saṃhṛṣṭāste mahābalam |
prahrādaṃ samare jitvā yathā śakraṃ marudgaṇāḥ || 39 ||
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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 83

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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