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 |
sahadevamathāyāntaṃ droṇaprepsuṃ viśāṃ pate |
karṇo vaikartano yuddhe vārayāmāsa bhārata || 1 ||
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sahadevastu rādheyaṃ viddhvā navabhirāśugaiḥ |
punarvivyādha daśabhirniśitairnataparvabhiḥ || 2 ||
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taṃ karṇaḥ prativivyādha śatena nataparvaṇām |
sajyaṃ cāsya dhanuḥ śīghraṃ ciccheda laghuhastavat || 3 ||
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tato'nyaddhanurādāya mādrīputraḥ pratāpavān |
karṇaṃ vivyādha viṃśatyā tadadbhutamivābhavat || 4 ||
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tasya karṇo hayānhatvā śaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ |
sārathiṃ cāsya bhallena drutaṃ ninye yamakṣayam || 5 ||
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virathaḥ sahadevastu khaḍgaṃ carma samādade |
tadapyasya śaraiḥ karṇo vyadhamatprahasanniva || 6 ||
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tato gurvīṃ mahāghorāṃ hemacitrāṃ mahāgadām |
preṣayāmāsa samare vaikartanarathaṃ prati || 7 ||
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tāmāpatantīṃ sahasā sahadevapraveritām |
vyaṣṭambhayaccharaiḥ karṇo bhūmau caināmapātayat || 8 ||
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gadāṃ vinihatāṃ dṛṣṭvā sahadevastvarānvitaḥ |
śaktiṃ cikṣepa karṇāya tāmapyasyācchinaccharaiḥ || 9 ||
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sasaṃbhramastatastūrṇamavaplutya rathottamāt |
sahadevo mahārāja dṛṣṭvā karṇaṃ vyavasthitam |
rathacakraṃ tato gṛhya mumocādhirathiṃ prati || 10 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ sahasā kālacakramivodyatam |
śarairanekasāhasrairacchinatsūtanandanaḥ || 11 ||
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tasmiṃstu vitathe cakre kṛte tena mahātmanā |
vāryamāṇaśca viśikhaiḥ sahadevo raṇaṃ jahau || 12 ||
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tamabhidrutya rādheyo muhūrtādbharatarṣabha |
abravītprahasanvākyaṃ sahadevaṃ viśāṃ pate || 13 ||
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mā yudhyasva raṇe vīra viśiṣṭai rathibhiḥ saha |
sadṛśairyudhya mādreya vaco me mā viśaṅkithāḥ || 14 ||
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athainaṃ dhanuṣo'greṇa tudanbhūyo'bravīdvacaḥ |
eṣo'rjuno raṇe yatto yudhyate kurubhiḥ saha |
tatra gacchasva mādreya gṛhaṃ vā yadi manyase || 15 ||
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evamuktvā tu taṃ karṇo rathena rathināṃ varaḥ |
prāyātpāñcālapāṇḍūnāṃ sainyāni prahasanniva || 16 ||
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vadhaprāptaṃ tu mādreyaṃ nāvadhītsamare'rihā |
kuntyāḥ smṛtvā vaco rājansatyasaṃdho mahārathaḥ || 17 ||
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sahadevastato rājanvimanāḥ śarapīḍitaḥ |
karṇavākśalyataptaśca jīvitānniravidyata || 18 ||
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āruroha rathaṃ cāpi pāñcālyasya mahātmanaḥ |
janamejayasya samare tvarāyukto mahārathaḥ || 19 ||
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virāṭaṃ sahasenaṃ tu droṇārthe drutamāgatam |
madrarājaḥ śaraugheṇa chādayāmāsa dhanvinam || 20 ||
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tayoḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ samare dṛḍhadhanvinoḥ |
yādṛśaṃ hyabhavadrājañjambhavāsavayoḥ purā || 21 ||
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madrarājo mahārāja virāṭaṃ vāhinīpatim |
ājaghne tvaritaṃ tīkṣṇaiḥ śatena nataparvaṇām || 22 ||
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prativivyādha taṃ rājā navabhirniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
punaścaiva trisaptatyā bhūyaścaiva śatena ha || 23 ||
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tasya madrādhipo hatvā caturo rathavājinaḥ |
sūtaṃ dhvajaṃ ca samare rathopasthādapātayat || 24 ||
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hatāśvāttu rathāttūrṇamavaplutya mahārathaḥ |
tasthau visphārayaṃścāpaṃ vimuñcaṃśca śitāñśarān || 25 ||
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śatānīkastato dṛṣṭvā bhrātaraṃ hatavāhanam |
rathenābhyapatattūrṇaṃ sarvalokasya paśyataḥ || 26 ||
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śatānīkamathāyāntaṃ madrarājo mahāmṛdhe |
viśikhairbahubhirviddhvā tato ninye yamakṣayam || 27 ||
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tasmiṃstu nihate vīre virāṭo rathasattamaḥ |
āruroha rathaṃ tūrṇaṃ tameva dhvajamālinam || 28 ||
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tato visphārya nayane krodhāddviguṇavikramaḥ |
madrarājarathaṃ tūrṇaṃ chādayāmāsa patribhiḥ || 29 ||
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tato madrādhipaḥ kruddhaḥ śatena nataparvaṇām |
ājaghānorasi dṛḍhaṃ virāṭaṃ vāhinīpatim || 30 ||
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so'tividdho mahārāja rathopastha upāviśat |
kaśmalaṃ cāviśattīvraṃ virāṭo bharatarṣabha |
sārathistamapovāha samare śaravikṣatam || 31 ||
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tataḥ sā mahatī senā prādravanniśi bhārata |
vadhyamānā śaraśataiḥ śalyenāhavaśobhinā || 32 ||
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tāṃ dṛṣṭvā vidrutāṃ senāṃ vāsudevadhanaṃjayau |
prāyātāṃ tatra rājendra yatra śalyo vyavasthitaḥ || 33 ||
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tau tu pratyudyayau rājanrākṣasendro hyalambusaḥ |
aṣṭacakrasamāyuktamāsthāya pravaraṃ ratham || 34 ||
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turaṃgamamukhairyuktaṃ piśācairghoradarśanaiḥ |
lohitārdrapatākaṃ taṃ raktamālyavibhūṣitam |
kārṣṇāyasamayaṃ ghoramṛkṣacarmāvṛtaṃ mahat || 35 ||
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raudreṇa citrapakṣeṇa vivṛtākṣeṇa kūjatā |
dhvajenocchritatuṇḍena gṛdhrarājena rājatā || 36 ||
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sa babhau rākṣaso rājanbhinnāñjanacayopamaḥ |
rurodhārjunamāyāntaṃ prabhañjanamivādrirāṭ |
kiranbāṇagaṇānrājañśataśo'rjunamūrdhani || 37 ||
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atitīvramabhūdyuddhaṃ nararākṣasayormṛdhe |
draṣṭṝṇāṃ prītijananaṃ sarveṣāṃ bharatarṣabha || 38 ||
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tamarjunaḥ śatenaiva patriṇāmabhyatāḍayat |
navabhiśca śitairbāṇaiściccheda dhvajamucchritam || 39 ||
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sārathiṃ ca tribhirbāṇaistribhireva triveṇukam |
dhanurekena ciccheda caturbhiścaturo hayān |
virathasyodyataṃ khaḍgaṃ śareṇāsya dvidhācchinat || 40 ||
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athainaṃ niśitairbāṇaiścaturbhirbharatarṣabha |
pārtho'rdayadrākṣasendraṃ sa viddhaḥ prādravadbhayāt || 41 ||
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taṃ vijityārjunastūrṇaṃ droṇāntikamupāyayau |
kirañśaragaṇānrājannaravāraṇavājiṣu || 42 ||
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vadhyamānā mahārāja pāṇḍavena yaśasvinā |
sainikā nyapatannurvyāṃ vātanunnā iva drumāḥ || 43 ||
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teṣu tūtsādyamāneṣu phalgunena mahātmanā |
saṃprādravadbalaṃ sarvaṃ putrāṇāṃ te viśāṃ pate || 44 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 142

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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