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 |
prakāśite tathā loke rajasā ca tamovṛte |
samājagmuratho vīrāḥ parasparavadhaiṣiṇaḥ || 1 ||
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te sametya raṇe rājañśastraprāsāsidhāriṇaḥ |
parasparamudaikṣanta parasparakṛtāgasaḥ || 2 ||
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pradīpānāṃ sahasraiśca dīpyamānaiḥ samantataḥ |
virarāja tadā bhūmirdyaurgrahairiva bhārata || 3 ||
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ulkāśataiḥ prajvalitai raṇabhūmirvyarājata |
dahyamāneva lokānāmabhāve vai vasuṃdharā || 4 ||
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prādīpyanta diśaḥ sarvāḥ pradīpaistaiḥ samantataḥ |
varṣāpradoṣe khadyotairvṛtā vṛkṣā ivābabhuḥ || 5 ||
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asajjanta tato vīrā vīreṣveva pṛthakpṛthak |
nāgā nāgaiḥ samājagmusturagāḥ saha vājibhiḥ || 6 ||
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rathā rathavaraireva samājagmurmudānvitāḥ |
tasminrātrimukhe ghore putrasya tava śāsanāt || 7 ||
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tato'rjuno mahārāja kauravāṇāmanīkinīm |
vyadhamattvarayā yuktaḥ kṣapayansarvapārthivān || 8 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
tasminpraviṣṭe saṃrabdhe mama putrasya vāhinīm |
amṛṣyamāṇe durdharṣe kiṃ va āsīnmanastadā || 9 ||
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kimamanyanta sainyāni praviṣṭe śatrutāpane |
duryodhanaśca kiṃ kṛtyaṃ prāptakālamamanyata || 10 ||
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ke cainaṃ samare vīraṃ pratyudyayurariṃdamam |
ke'rakṣandakṣiṇaṃ cakraṃ ke ca droṇasya savyataḥ || 11 ||
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ke pṛṣṭhato'sya hyabhavanvīrā vīrasya yudhyataḥ |
ke purastādagacchanta nighnataḥ śātravānraṇe || 12 ||
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yatprāviśanmaheṣvāsaḥ pāñcālānaparājitaḥ |
nṛtyanniva naravyāghro rathamārgeṣu vīryavān || 13 ||
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dadāha ca śarairdroṇaḥ pāñcālānāṃ rathavrajān |
dhūmaketuriva kruddhaḥ sa kathaṃ mṛtyumīyivān || 14 ||
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avyagrāneva hi parānkathayasyaparājitān |
hatāṃścaiva viṣaṇṇāṃśca viprakīrṇāṃśca śaṃsasi |
rathino virathāṃścaiva kṛtānyuddheṣu māmakān || 15 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
droṇasya matamājñāya yoddhukāmasya tāṃ niśām |
duryodhano mahārāja vaśyānbhrātṝnabhāṣata || 16 ||
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vikarṇaṃ citrasenaṃ ca mahābāhuṃ ca kauravam |
durdharṣaṃ dīrghabāhuṃ ca ye ca teṣāṃ padānugāḥ || 17 ||
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droṇaṃ yattāḥ parākrāntāḥ sarve rakṣata pṛṣṭhataḥ |
hārdikyo dakṣiṇaṃ cakraṃ śalyaścaivottaraṃ tathā || 18 ||
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trigartānāṃ ca ye śūrā hataśiṣṭā mahārathāḥ |
tāṃścaiva sarvānputraste samacodayadagrataḥ || 19 ||
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ācāryo hi susaṃyatto bhṛśaṃ yattāśca pāṇḍavāḥ |
taṃ rakṣata susaṃyattā nighnantaṃ śātravānraṇe || 20 ||
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droṇo hi balavānyuddhe kṣiprahastaḥ parākramī |
nirjayettridaśānyuddhe kimu pārthānsasomakān || 21 ||
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te yūyaṃ sahitāḥ sarve bhṛśaṃ yattā mahārathāḥ |
droṇaṃ rakṣata pāñcālyāddhṛṣṭadyumnānmahārathāt || 22 ||
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pāṇḍaveyeṣu sainyeṣu yodhaṃ paśyāmyahaṃ na tam |
yo jayeta raṇe droṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnādṛte nṛpāḥ || 23 ||
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tasya sarvātmanā manye bhāradvājasya rakṣaṇam |
sa guptaḥ somakānhanyātsṛñjayāṃśca sarājakān || 24 ||
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sṛñjayeṣvatha sarveṣu nihateṣu camūmukhe |
dhṛṣṭadyumnaṃ raṇe drauṇirnāśayiṣyatyasaṃśayam || 25 ||
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tathārjunaṃ raṇe karṇo vijeṣyati mahārathaḥ |
bhīmasenamahaṃ cāpi yuddhe jeṣyāmi daṃśitaḥ || 26 ||
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so'yaṃ mama jayo vyaktaṃ dīrghakālaṃ bhaviṣyati |
tasmādrakṣata saṃgrāme droṇameva mahārathāḥ || 27 ||
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ityuktvā bharataśreṣṭha putro duryodhanastava |
vyādideśa tataḥ sainyaṃ tasmiṃstamasi dāruṇe || 28 ||
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tataḥ pravavṛte yuddhaṃ rātrau tadbharatarṣabha |
ubhayoḥ senayorghoraṃ vijayaṃ prati kāṅkṣiṇoḥ || 29 ||
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arjunaḥ kauravaṃ sainyamarjunaṃ cāpi kauravāḥ |
nānāśastrasamāvāpairanyonyaṃ paryapīḍayan || 30 ||
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drauṇiḥ pāñcālarājānaṃ bhāradvājaśca sṛñjayān |
chādayāmāsatuḥ saṃkhye śaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ || 31 ||
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pāṇḍupāñcālasenānāṃ kauravāṇāṃ ca māriṣa |
āsīnniṣṭānako ghoro nighnatāmitaretaram || 32 ||
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naivāsmābhirna pūrvairno dṛṣṭaṃ pūrvaṃ tathāvidham |
yuddhaṃ yādṛśamevāsīttāṃ rātriṃ sumahābhayam || 33 ||
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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 139

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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