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 |
yattadā prāviśatpāṇḍūnācāryaḥ kupito vaśī |
uktvā duryodhanaṃ samyaṅmama śāstrātigaṃ sutam || 1 ||
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praviśya vicarantaṃ ca raṇe śūramavasthitam |
kathaṃ droṇaṃ maheṣvāsaṃ pāṇḍavāḥ paryavārayan || 2 ||
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ke'rakṣandakṣiṇaṃ cakramācāryasya mahātmanaḥ |
ke cottaramarakṣanta nighnataḥ śātravānraṇe || 3 ||
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nṛtyansa rathamārgeṣu sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
dhūmaketuriva kruddhaḥ kathaṃ mṛtyumupeyivān || 4 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
sāyāhne saindhavaṃ hatvā rājñā pārthaḥ sametya ca |
sātyakiśca maheṣvāso droṇamevābhyadhāvatām || 5 ||
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tathā yudhiṣṭhirastūrṇaṃ bhīmasenaśca pāṇḍavaḥ |
pṛthakcamūbhyāṃ saṃsaktau droṇamevābhyadhāvatām || 6 ||
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tathaiva nakulo dhīmānsahadevaśca durjayaḥ |
dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śatānīko virāṭaśca sakekayaḥ |
matsyāḥ śālveyasenāśca droṇameva yayuryudhi || 7 ||
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drupadaśca tathā rājā pāñcālairabhirakṣitaḥ |
dhṛṣṭadyumnapitā rājandroṇamevābhyavartata || 8 ||
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draupadeyā maheṣvāsā rākṣasaśca ghaṭotkacaḥ |
sasenāste'bhyavartanta droṇameva mahādyutim || 9 ||
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prabhadrakāśca pāñcālāḥ ṣaṭsahasrāḥ prahāriṇaḥ |
droṇamevābhyavartanta puraskṛtya śikhaṇḍinam || 10 ||
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tathetare naravyāghrāḥ pāṇḍavānāṃ mahārathāḥ |
sahitāḥ saṃnyavartanta droṇameva dvijarṣabham || 11 ||
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teṣu śūreṣu yuddhāya gateṣu bharatarṣabha |
babhūva rajanī ghorā bhīrūṇāṃ bhayavardhinī || 12 ||
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yodhānāmaśivā raudrā rājannantakagāminī |
kuñjarāśvamanuṣyāṇāṃ prāṇāntakaraṇī tadā || 13 ||
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tasyāṃ rajanyāṃ ghorāyāṃ nadantyaḥ sarvataḥ śivāḥ |
nyavedayanbhayaṃ ghoraṃ sajvālakavalairmukhaiḥ || 14 ||
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ulūkāścāpyadṛśyanta śaṃsanto vipulaṃ bhayam |
viśeṣataḥ kauravāṇāṃ dhvajinyāmatidāruṇam || 15 ||
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tataḥ sainyeṣu rājendra śabdaḥ samabhavanmahān |
bherīśabdena mahatā mṛdaṅgānāṃ svanena ca || 16 ||
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gajānāṃ garjitaiścāpi turaṅgāṇāṃ ca heṣitaiḥ |
khuraśabdanipātaiśca tumulaḥ sarvato'bhavat || 17 ||
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tataḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ saṃdhyāyāmatidāruṇam |
droṇasya ca mahārāja sṛñjayānāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ || 18 ||
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tamasā cāvṛte loke na prājñāyata kiṃcana |
sainyena rajasā caiva samantādutthitena ha || 19 ||
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narasyāśvasya nāgasya samasajjata śoṇitam |
nāpaśyāma rajo bhaumaṃ kaśmalenābhisaṃvṛtāḥ || 20 ||
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rātrau vaṃśavanasyeva dahyamānasya parvate |
ghoraścaṭacaṭāśabdaḥ śastrāṇāṃ patatāmabhūt || 21 ||
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naiva sve na pare rājanprājñāyanta tamovṛte |
unmattamiva tatsarvaṃ babhūva rajanīmukhe || 22 ||
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bhaumaṃ rajo'tha rājendra śoṇitena praśāmitam |
śātakaumbhaiśca kavacairbhūṣaṇaiśca tamo'bhyagāt || 23 ||
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tataḥ sā bhāratī senā maṇihemavibhūṣitā |
dyaurivāsītsanakṣatrā rajanyāṃ bharatarṣabha || 24 ||
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gomāyubaḍasaṃghuṣṭā śaktidhvajasamākulā |
dāruṇābhirutā ghorā kṣveḍitotkruṣṭanāditā || 25 ||
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tato'bhavanmahāśabdastumulo lomaharṣaṇaḥ |
samāvṛṇvandiśaḥ sarvā mahendrāśaninisvanaḥ || 26 ||
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sā niśīthe mahārāja senādṛśyata bhāratī |
aṅgadaiḥ kuṇḍalairniṣkaiḥ śastraiścaivāvabhāsitā || 27 ||
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tatra nāgā rathāścaiva jāmbūnadavibhūṣitāḥ |
niśāyāṃ pratyadṛśyanta meghā iva savidyutaḥ || 28 ||
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ṛṣṭiśaktigadābāṇamusalaprāsapaṭṭiśāḥ |
saṃpatanto vyadṛśyanta bhrājamānā ivāgnayaḥ || 29 ||
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duryodhanapurovātāṃ rathanāgabalāhakām |
vāditraghoṣastanitāṃ cāpavidyuddhvajairvṛtām || 30 ||
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droṇapāṇḍavaparjanyāṃ khaḍgaśaktigadāśanim |
śaradhārāstrapavanāṃ bhṛśaṃ śītoṣṇasaṃkulām || 31 ||
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ghorāṃ vismāpanīmugrāṃ jīvitacchidamaplavām |
tāṃ prāviśannatibhayāṃ senāṃ yuddhacikīrṣavaḥ || 32 ||
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tasminrātrimukhe ghore mahāśabdaninādite |
bhīrūṇāṃ trāsajanane śūrāṇāṃ harṣavardhane || 33 ||
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rātriyuddhe tadā ghore vartamāne sudāruṇe |
droṇamabhyadravankruddhāḥ sahitāḥ pāṇḍusṛñjayāḥ || 34 ||
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ye ye pramukhato rājannyavartanta mahātmanaḥ |
tānsarvānvimukhāṃścakre kāṃścinninye yamakṣayam || 35 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 129

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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