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 |
dṛṣṭvā ghaṭotkacaṃ rājansūtaputrarathaṃ prati |
prayāntaṃ tvarayā yuktaṃ jighāṃsuṃ karṇamāhave || 1 ||
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abravīttava putrastu duḥśāsanamidaṃ vacaḥ |
etadrakṣo raṇe tūrṇaṃ dṛṣṭvā karṇasya vikramam || 2 ||
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abhiyāti drutaṃ karṇaṃ tadvāraya mahāratham |
vṛtaḥ sainyena mahatā yāhi yatra mahābalaḥ || 3 ||
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karṇo vaikartano yuddhe rākṣasena yuyutsati |
rakṣa karṇaṃ raṇe yatto vṛtaḥ sainyena mānada || 4 ||
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etasminnantare rājañjaṭāsurasuto balī |
duryodhanamupāgamya prāha praharatāṃ varaḥ || 5 ||
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duryodhana tavāmitrānprakhyātānyuddhadurmadān |
pāṇḍavānhantumicchāmi tvayājñaptaḥ sahānugān || 6 ||
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jaṭāsuro mama pitā rakṣasāmagraṇīḥ purā |
prayujya karma rakṣoghnaṃ kṣudraiḥ pārthairnipātitaḥ |
tasyāpacitimicchāmi tvaddiṣṭo gantumīśvara || 7 ||
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tamabravīttato rājā prīyamāṇaḥ punaḥ punaḥ |
droṇakarṇādibhiḥ sārdhaṃ paryāpto'haṃ dviṣadvadhe |
tvaṃ tu gaccha mayājñapto jahi yuddhaṃ ghaṭotkacam || 8 ||
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tathetyuktvā mahākāyaḥ samāhūya ghaṭotkacam |
jaṭāsurirbhaimaseniṃ nānāśastrairavākirat || 9 ||
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alaṃbalaṃ ca karṇaṃ ca kurusainyaṃ ca dustaram |
haiḍimbaḥ pramamāthaiko mahāvāto'mbudāniva || 10 ||
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tato māyāmayaṃ dṛṣṭvā rathaṃ tūrṇamalaṃbalaḥ |
ghaṭotkacaṃ śaravrātairnānāliṅgaiḥ samārdayat || 11 ||
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viddhvā ca bahubhirbāṇairbhaimasenimalaṃbalaḥ |
vyadrāvayaccharavrātaiḥ pāṇḍavānāmanīkinīm || 12 ||
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tena vidrāvyamāṇāni pāṇḍusainyāni māriṣa |
niśīthe viprakīryanta vātanunnā ghanā iva || 13 ||
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ghaṭotkacaśarairnunnā tathaiva kuruvāhinī |
niśīthe prādravadrājannutsṛjyolkāḥ sahasraśaḥ || 14 ||
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alaṃbalastataḥ kruddho bhaimaseniṃ mahāmṛdhe |
ājaghne niśitairbāṇaistottrairiva mahādvipam || 15 ||
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tilaśastasya tadyānaṃ sūtaṃ sarvāyudhāni ca |
ghaṭotkacaḥ praciccheda prāṇadaccātidāruṇam || 16 ||
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tataḥ karṇaṃ śaravrātaiḥ kurūnanyānsahasraśaḥ |
alaṃbalaṃ cābhyavarṣanmegho merumivācalam || 17 ||
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tataḥ saṃcukṣubhe sainyaṃ kurūṇāṃ rākṣasārditam |
uparyupari cānyonyaṃ caturaṅgaṃ mamarda ha || 18 ||
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jaṭāsurirmahārāja viratho hatasārathiḥ |
ghaṭotkacaṃ raṇe kruddho muṣṭinābhyahanaddṛḍham || 19 ||
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muṣṭinābhihatastena pracacāla ghaṭotkacaḥ |
kṣitikampe yathā śailaḥ savṛkṣagaṇagulmavān || 20 ||
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tataḥ sa parighābhena dviṭsaṃghaghnena bāhunā |
jaṭāsuriṃ bhaimaseniravadhīnmuṣṭinā bhṛśam || 21 ||
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taṃ pramathya tataḥ kruddhastūrṇaṃ haiḍimbirākṣipat |
dorbhyāmindradhvajābhābhyāṃ niṣpipeṣa mahītale || 22 ||
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alaṃbalo'pi vikṣipya samutkṣipya ca rākṣasam |
ghaṭotkacaṃ raṇe roṣānniṣpipeṣa mahītale || 23 ||
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tayoḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ garjatoratikāyayoḥ |
ghaṭotkacālaṃbalayostumulaṃ lomaharṣaṇam || 24 ||
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viśeṣayantāvanyonyaṃ māyābhiratimāyinau |
yuyudhāte mahāvīryāvindravairocanāviva || 25 ||
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pāvakāmbunidhī bhūtvā punargaruḍatakṣakau |
punarmeghamahāvātau punarvajramahācalau |
punaḥ kuñjaraśārdūlau punaḥ svarbhānubhāskarau || 26 ||
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evaṃ māyāśatasṛjāvanyonyavadhakāṅkṣiṇau |
bhṛśaṃ citramayudhyetāmalaṃbalaghaṭotkacau || 27 ||
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parighaiśca gadābhiśca prāsamudgarapaṭṭiśaiḥ |
musalaiḥ parvatāgraiśca tāvanyonyaṃ nijaghnatuḥ || 28 ||
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hayābhyāṃ ca gajābhyāṃ ca padātirathinau punaḥ |
yuyudhāte mahāmāyau rākṣasapravarau yudhi || 29 ||
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tato ghaṭotkaco rājannalaṃbalavadhepsayā |
utpapāta bhṛśaṃ kruddhaḥ śyenavannipapāta ha || 30 ||
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gṛhītvā ca mahākāyaṃ rākṣasendramalaṃbalam |
udyamya nyavadhīdbhūmau mayaṃ viṣṇurivāhave || 31 ||
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tato ghaṭotkacaḥ khaḍgamudgṛhyādbhutadarśanam |
cakarta kāyāddhi śiro bhīmaṃ vikṛtadarśanam || 32 ||
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tacchiro rudhirābhyaktaṃ gṛhya keśeṣu rākṣasaḥ |
ghaṭotkaco yayāvāśu duryodhanarathaṃ prati || 33 ||
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abhyetya ca mahābāhuḥ smayamānaḥ sa rākṣasaḥ |
rathe'sya nikṣipya śiro vikṛtānanamūrdhajam |
prāṇadadbhairavaṃ nādaṃ prāvṛṣīva balāhakaḥ || 34 ||
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abravīcca tato rājanduryodhanamidaṃ vacaḥ |
eṣa te nihato bandhustvayā dṛṣṭo'sya vikramaḥ |
punardraṣṭāsi karṇasya niṣṭhāmetāṃ tathātmanaḥ || 35 ||
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evamuktvā tataḥ prāyātkarṇaṃ prati janeśvara |
kirañśaraśatāṃstīkṣṇānvimuñcankarṇamūrdhani || 36 ||
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tataḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ ghorarūpaṃ bhayānakam |
vismāpanaṃ mahārāja nararākṣasayormṛdhe || 37 ||
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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 149

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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