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 |
tataste prādravansarve tvaritā yuddhadurmadāḥ |
amṛṣyamāṇāḥ saṃrabdhā yuyudhānarathaṃ prati || 1 ||
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te rathaiḥ kalpitai rājanhemarūpyavibhūṣitaiḥ |
sādibhiśca gajaiścaiva parivavruḥ sma sātvatam || 2 ||
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athainaṃ koṣṭhakīkṛtya sarvataste mahārathāḥ |
siṃhanādāṃstadā cakrustarjayantaḥ sma sātyakim || 3 ||
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te'bhyavarṣañśaraistīkṣṇaiḥ sātyakiṃ satyavikramam |
tvaramāṇā mahāvīryā mādhavasya vadhaiṣiṇaḥ || 4 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvā patatastūrṇaṃ śaineyaḥ paravīrahā |
pratyagṛhṇānmahābāhuḥ pramuñcanviśikhānbahūn || 5 ||
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tatra vīro maheṣvāsaḥ sātyakiryuddhadurmadaḥ |
nicakarta śirāṃsyugraiḥ śaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ || 6 ||
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hastihastānhayagrīvānbāhūnapi ca sāyudhān |
kṣurapraiḥ pātayāmāsa tāvakānāṃ sa mādhavaḥ || 7 ||
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patitaiścāmaraiścaiva śvetacchatraiśca bhārata |
babhūva dharaṇī pūrṇā nakṣatrairdyauriva prabho || 8 ||
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teṣāṃ tu yuyudhānena yudhyatāṃ yudhi bhārata |
babhūva tumulaḥ śabdaḥ pretānāmiva krandatām || 9 ||
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tena śabdena mahatā pūritāsīdvasuṃdharā |
rātriḥ samabhavaccaiva tīvrarūpā bhayāvahā || 10 ||
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dīryamāṇaṃ balaṃ dṛṣṭvā yuyudhānaśarāhatam |
śrutvā ca vipulaṃ nādaṃ niśīthe lomaharṣaṇam || 11 ||
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sutastavābravīdrājansārathiṃ rathināṃ varaḥ |
yatraiṣa śabdastatrāśvāṃścodayeti punaḥ punaḥ || 12 ||
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tena saṃcodyamānastu tatastāṃsturagottamān |
sūtaḥ saṃcodayāmāsa yuyudhānarathaṃ prati || 13 ||
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tato duryodhanaḥ kruddho dṛḍhadhanvā jitaklamaḥ |
śīghrahastaścitrayodhī yuyudhānamupādravat || 14 ||
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tataḥ pūrṇāyatotsṛṣṭairmāṃsaśoṇitabhojanaiḥ |
duryodhanaṃ dvādaśabhirmādhavaḥ pratyavidhyata || 15 ||
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duryodhanastena tathā pūrvamevārditaḥ śaraiḥ |
śaineyaṃ daśabhirbāṇaiḥ pratyavidhyadamarṣitaḥ || 16 ||
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tataḥ samabhavadyuddhamākulaṃ bharatarṣabha |
pāñcālānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ bhāratānāṃ ca dāruṇam || 17 ||
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śaineyastu raṇe kruddhastava putraṃ mahāratham |
sāyakānāmaśītyā tu vivyādhorasi bhārata || 18 ||
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tato'sya vāhānsamare śarairninye yamakṣayam |
sārathiṃ ca rathāttūrṇaṃ pātayāmāsa patriṇā || 19 ||
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hatāśve tu rathe tiṣṭhanputrastava viśāṃ pate |
mumoca niśitānbāṇāñśaineyasya rathaṃ prati || 20 ||
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śarānpañcāśatastāṃstu śaineyaḥ kṛtahastavat |
ciccheda samare rājanpreṣitāṃstanayena te || 21 ||
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athāpareṇa bhallena muṣṭideśe mahaddhanuḥ |
ciccheda rabhaso yuddhe tava putrasya māriṣa || 22 ||
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viratho vidhanuṣkaśca sarvalokeśvaraḥ prabhuḥ |
āruroha rathaṃ tūrṇaṃ bhāsvaraṃ kṛtavarmaṇaḥ || 23 ||
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duryodhane parāvṛtte śaineyastava vāhinīm |
drāvayāmāsa viśikhairniśāmadhye viśāṃ pate || 24 ||
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śakuniścārjunaṃ rājanparivārya samantataḥ |
rathairanekasāhasrairgajaiścaiva sahasraśaḥ |
tathā hayasahasraiśca tumulaṃ sarvato'karot || 25 ||
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te mahāstrāṇi divyāni vikiranto'rjunaṃ prati |
arjunaṃ yodhayanti sma kṣatriyāḥ kālacoditāḥ || 26 ||
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tānyarjunaḥ sahasrāṇi rathavāraṇavājinām |
pratyavārayadāyastaḥ prakurvanvipulaṃ kṣayam || 27 ||
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tatastu samare śūraḥ śakuniḥ saubalastadā |
vivyādha niśitairbāṇairarjunaṃ prahasanniva || 28 ||
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punaścaiva śatenāsya saṃrurodha mahāratham |
tamarjunastu viṃśatyā vivyādha yudhi bhārata || 29 ||
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athetarānmaheṣvāsāṃstribhistribhiravidhyata |
saṃvārya tānbāṇagaṇairyudhi rājandhanaṃjayaḥ |
avadhīttāvakānyodhānvajrapāṇirivāsurān || 30 ||
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bhujaiśchinnairmahārāja śarīraiśca sahasraśaḥ |
samāstīrṇā dharā tatra babhau puṣpairivācitā || 31 ||
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sa viddhvā śakuniṃ bhūyaḥ pañcabhirnataparvabhiḥ |
ulūkaṃ tribhirājaghne tribhireva mahāyasaiḥ || 32 ||
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tamulūkastathā viddhvā vāsudevamatāḍayat |
nanāda ca mahānādaṃ pūrayanvasudhātalam || 33 ||
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arjunastu drutaṃ gatvā śakunerdhanurācchinat |
ninye ca caturo vāhānyamasya sadanaṃ prati || 34 ||
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tato rathādavaplutya saubalo bharatarṣabha |
ulūkasya rathaṃ tūrṇamāruroha viśāṃ pate || 35 ||
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tāvekarathamārūḍhau pitāputrau mahārathau |
pārthaṃ siṣicaturbāṇairgiriṃ meghāvivotthitau || 36 ||
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tau tu viddhvā mahārāja pāṇḍavo niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
vidrāvayaṃstava camūṃ śataśo vyadhamaccharaiḥ || 37 ||
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anilena yathābhrāṇi vicchinnāni samantataḥ |
vicchinnāni tathā rājanbalānyāsanviśāṃ pate || 38 ||
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tadbalaṃ bharataśreṣṭha vadhyamānaṃ tathā niśi |
pradudrāva diśaḥ sarvā vīkṣamāṇaṃ bhayārditam || 39 ||
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utsṛjya vāhānsamare codayantastathāpare |
saṃbhrāntāḥ paryadhāvanta tasmiṃstamasi dāruṇe || 40 ||
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vijitya samare yodhāṃstāvakānbharatarṣabha |
dadhmaturmuditau śaṅkhau vāsudevadhanaṃjayau || 41 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumno mahārāja droṇaṃ viddhvā tribhiḥ śaraiḥ |
ciccheda dhanuṣastūrṇaṃ jyāṃ śareṇa śitena ha || 42 ||
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tannidhāya dhanurnīḍe droṇaḥ kṣatriyamardanaḥ |
ādade'nyaddhanuḥ śūro vegavatsāravattaram || 43 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaṃ tato droṇo viddhvā saptabhirāśugaiḥ |
sārathiṃ pañcabhirbāṇai rājanvivyādha saṃyuge || 44 ||
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taṃ nivārya śaraistūrṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumno mahārathaḥ |
vyadhamatkauravīṃ senāṃ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 45 ||
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vadhyamāne bale tasmiṃstava putrasya māriṣa |
prāvartata nadī ghorā śoṇitaughataraṅgiṇī || 46 ||
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ubhayoḥ senayormadhye narāśvadvipavāhinī |
yathā vaitaraṇī rājanyamarāṣṭrapuraṃ prati || 47 ||
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drāvayitvā tu tatsainyaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ pratāpavān |
atyarājata tejasvī śakro devagaṇeṣviva || 48 ||
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atha dadhmurmahāśaṅkhāndhṛṣṭadyumnaśikhaṇḍinau |
yamau ca yuyudhānaśca pāṇḍavaśca vṛkodaraḥ || 49 ||
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jitvā rathasahasrāṇi tāvakānāṃ mahārathāḥ |
siṃhanādaravāṃścakruḥ pāṇḍavā jitakāśinaḥ || 50 ||
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paśyatastava putrasya karṇasya ca madotkaṭāḥ |
tathā droṇasya śūrasya drauṇeścaiva viśāṃ pate || 51 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 146

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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