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 |
somadattaṃ tu saṃprekṣya vidhunvānaṃ mahaddhanuḥ |
sātyakiḥ prāha yantāraṃ somadattāya māṃ vaha || 1 ||
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na hyahatvā raṇe śatruṃ bāhlīkaṃ kauravādhamam |
nivartiṣye raṇātsūta satyametadvaco mama || 2 ||
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tataḥ saṃpreṣayadyantā saindhavāṃstānmahājavān |
turaṅgamāñśaṅkhavarṇānsarvaśabdātigānraṇe || 3 ||
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te'vahanyuyudhānaṃ tu manomārutaraṃhasaḥ |
yathendraṃ harayo rājanpurā daityavadhodyatam || 4 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ saṃprekṣya sātvataṃ rabhasaṃ raṇe |
somadatto mahābāhurasaṃbhrānto'bhyavartata || 5 ||
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vimuñcañśaravarṣāṇi parjanya iva vṛṣṭimān |
chādayāmāsa śaineyaṃ jalado bhāskaraṃ yathā || 6 ||
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asaṃbhrāntaśca samare sātyakiḥ kurupuṃgavam |
chādayāmāsa bāṇaughaiḥ samantādbharatarṣabha || 7 ||
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somadattastu taṃ ṣaṣṭyā vivyādhorasi mādhavam |
sātyakiścāpi taṃ rājannavidhyatsāyakaiḥ śitaiḥ || 8 ||
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tāvanyonyaṃ śaraiḥ kṛttau vyarājetāṃ nararṣabhau |
supuṣpau puṣpasamaye puṣpitāviva kiṃśukau || 9 ||
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rudhirokṣitasarvāṅgau kuruvṛṣṇiyaśaskarau |
parasparamavekṣetāṃ dahantāviva locanaiḥ || 10 ||
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rathamaṇḍalamārgeṣu carantāvarimardanau |
ghorarūpau hi tāvāstāṃ vṛṣṭimantāvivāmbudau || 11 ||
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śarasaṃbhinnagātrau tau sarvataḥ śakalīkṛtau |
śvāvidhāviva rājendra vyadṛśyetāṃ śarakṣatau || 12 ||
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suvarṇapuṅkhairiṣubhirācitau tau vyarocatām |
khadyotairāvṛtau rājanprāvṛṣīva vanaspatī || 13 ||
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saṃpradīpitasarvāṅgau sāyakaistau mahārathau |
adṛśyetāṃ raṇe kruddhāvulkābhiriva kuñjarau || 14 ||
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tato yudhi mahārāja somadatto mahārathaḥ |
ardhacandreṇa ciccheda mādhavasya mahaddhanuḥ || 15 ||
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athainaṃ pañcaviṃśatyā sāyakānāṃ samārpayat |
tvaramāṇastvarākāle punaśca daśabhiḥ śaraiḥ || 16 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya sātyakirvegavattaram |
pañcabhiḥ sāyakaistūrṇaṃ somadattamavidhyata || 17 ||
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tato'pareṇa bhallena dhvajaṃ ciccheda kāñcanam |
bāhlīkasya raṇe rājansātyakiḥ prahasanniva || 18 ||
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somadattastvasaṃbhrānto dṛṣṭvā ketuṃ nipātitam |
śaineyaṃ pañcaviṃśatyā sāyakānāṃ samācinot || 19 ||
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sātvato'pi raṇe kruddhaḥ somadattasya dhanvinaḥ |
dhanuściccheda samare kṣurapreṇa śitena ha || 20 ||
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athainaṃ rukmapuṅkhānāṃ śatena nataparvaṇām |
ācinodbahudhā rājanbhagnadaṃṣṭramiva dvipam || 21 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya somadatto mahārathaḥ |
sātyakiṃ chādayāmāsa śaravṛṣṭyā mahābalaḥ || 22 ||
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somadattaṃ tu saṃkruddho raṇe vivyādha sātyakiḥ |
sātyakiṃ ceṣujālena somadatto apīḍayat || 23 ||
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daśabhiḥ sātvatasyārthe bhīmo'hanbāhlikātmajam |
somadatto'pyasaṃbhrāntaḥ śaineyamavadhīccharaiḥ || 24 ||
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tatastu sātvatasyārthe bhaimasenirnavaṃ dṛḍham |
mumoca parighaṃ ghoraṃ somadattasya vakṣasi || 25 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ vegena parighaṃ ghoradarśanam |
dvidhā ciccheda samare prahasanniva kauravaḥ || 26 ||
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sa papāta dvidhā chinna āyasaḥ parigho mahān |
mahīdharasyeva mahacchikharaṃ vajradāritam || 27 ||
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tatastu sātyakī rājansomadattasya saṃyuge |
dhanuściccheda bhallena hastāvāpaṃ ca pañcabhiḥ || 28 ||
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caturbhistu śaraistūrṇaṃ caturasturagottamān |
samīpaṃ preṣayāmāsa pretarājasya bhārata || 29 ||
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sāratheśca śiraḥ kāyādbhallena nataparvaṇā |
jahāra rathaśārdūlaḥ prahasañśinipuṃgavaḥ || 30 ||
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tataḥ śaraṃ mahāghoraṃ jvalantamiva pāvakam |
mumoca sātvato rājansvarṇapuṅkhaṃ śilāśitam || 31 ||
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sa vimukto balavatā śaineyena śarottamaḥ |
ghorastasyorasi vibho nipapātāśu bhārata || 32 ||
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so'tividdho balavatā sātvatena mahārathaḥ |
somadatto mahābāhurnipapāta mamāra ca || 33 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā nihataṃ tatra somadattaṃ mahārathāḥ |
mahatā śaravarṣeṇa yuyudhānamupādravan || 34 ||
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chādyamānaṃ śarairdṛṣṭvā yuyudhānaṃ yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
mahatyā senayā sārdhaṃ droṇānīkamupādravat || 35 ||
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tato yudhiṣṭhiraḥ kruddhastāvakānāṃ mahābalam |
śarairvidrāvayāmāsa bhāradvājasya paśyataḥ || 36 ||
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sainyāni drāvayantaṃ tu droṇo dṛṣṭvā yudhiṣṭhiram |
abhidudrāva vegena krodhasaṃraktalocanaḥ || 37 ||
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tataḥ suniśitairbāṇaiḥ pārthaṃ vivyādha saptabhiḥ |
so'tividdho mahābāhuḥ sṛkkiṇī parisaṃlihan |
yudhiṣṭhirasya ciccheda dhvajaṃ kārmukameva ca || 38 ||
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sa chinnadhanvā tvaritastvarākāle nṛpottamaḥ |
anyadādatta vegena kārmukaṃ samare dṛḍham || 39 ||
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tataḥ śarasahasreṇa droṇaṃ vivyādha pārthivaḥ |
sāśvasūtadhvajarathaṃ tadadbhutamivābhavat || 40 ||
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tato muhūrtaṃ vyathitaḥ śaraghātaprapīḍitaḥ |
niṣasāda rathopasthe droṇo bharatasattama || 41 ||
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pratilabhya tataḥ saṃjñāṃ muhūrtāddvijasattamaḥ |
krodhena mahatāviṣṭo vāyavyāstramavāsṛjat || 42 ||
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asaṃbhrāntastataḥ pārtho dhanurākṛṣya vīryavān |
tadastramastreṇa raṇe stambhayāmāsa bhārata || 43 ||
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tato'bravīdvāsudevaḥ kuntīputraṃ yudhiṣṭhiram |
yudhiṣṭhira mahābāho yattvā vakṣyāmi tacchṛṇu || 44 ||
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upāramasva yuddhāya droṇādbharatasattama |
gṛdhyate hi sadā droṇo grahaṇe tava saṃyuge || 45 ||
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nānurūpamahaṃ manye yuddhamasya tvayā saha |
yo'sya sṛṣṭo vināśāya sa enaṃ śvo haniṣyati || 46 ||
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parivarjya guruṃ yāhi yatra rājā suyodhanaḥ |
bhīmaśca rathaśārdūlo yudhyate kauravaiḥ saha || 47 ||
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vāsudevavacaḥ śrutvā dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
muhūrtaṃ cintayitvā tu tato dāruṇamāhavam || 48 ||
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prāyāddrutamamitraghno yatra bhīmo vyavasthitaḥ |
vinighnaṃstāvakānyodhānvyāditāsya ivāntakaḥ || 49 ||
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rathaghoṣeṇa mahatā nādayanvasudhātalam |
parjanya iva gharmānte nādayanvai diśo daśa || 50 ||
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bhīmasya nighnataḥ śatrūnpārṣṇiṃ jagrāha pāṇḍavaḥ |
droṇo'pi pāṇḍupāñcālānvyadhamadrajanīmukhe || 51 ||
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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 137

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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