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 |
te sene'nyonyamāsādya prahṛṣṭāśvanaradvipe |
bṛhatyau saṃprajahrāte devāsuracamūpame || 1 ||
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tato gajā rathāścāśvāḥ pattayaśca mahāhave |
saṃprahāraṃ paraṃ cakrurdehapāpmapraṇāśanam || 2 ||
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pūrṇacandrārkapadmānāṃ kāntitviḍgandhataḥ samaiḥ |
uttamāṅgairnṛsiṃhānāṃ nṛsiṃhāstastarurmahīm || 3 ||
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ardhacandraistathā bhallaiḥ kṣuraprairasipaṭṭiśaiḥ |
paraśvadhaiścāpyakṛntannuttamāṅgāni yudhyatām || 4 ||
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vyāyatāyatabāhūnāṃ vyāyatāyatabāhubhiḥ |
vyāyatā bāhavaḥ petuśchinnamuṣṭyāyudhāṅgadāḥ || 5 ||
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taiḥ sphuradbhirmahī bhāti raktāṅgulitalaistadā |
garuḍaprahatairugraiḥ pañcāsyairiva pannagaiḥ || 6 ||
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hayasyandananāgebhyaḥ peturvīrā dviṣaddhatāḥ |
vimānebhyo yathā kṣīṇe puṇye svargasadastathā || 7 ||
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gadābhiranyairgurvībhiḥ parighairmusalairapi |
pothitāḥ śataśaḥ peturvīrā vīratarai raṇe || 8 ||
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rathā rathairvinihatā mattā mattairdvipairdvipāḥ |
sādinaḥ sādibhiścaiva tasminparamasaṃkule || 9 ||
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rathā vararathairnāgairaśvārohāśca pattibhiḥ |
aśvārohaiḥ padātāśca nihatā yudhi śerate || 10 ||
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rathāśvapattayo nāgai rathairnāgāśca pattayaḥ |
rathapattidvipāścāśvairnṛbhiścāśvarathadvipāḥ || 11 ||
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rathāśvebhanarāṇāṃ ca narāśvebharathaiḥ kṛtam |
pāṇipādaiśca śastraiśca rathaiśca kadanaṃ mahat || 12 ||
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tathā tasminbale śūrairvadhyamāne hate'pi ca |
asmānabhyāgamanpārthā vṛkodarapurogamāḥ || 13 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca draupadeyāḥ prabhadrakāḥ |
sātyakiścekitānaśca draviḍaiḥ sainikaiḥ saha || 14 ||
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bhṛtā vittena mahatā pāṇḍyāścauḍrāḥ sakeralāḥ |
vyūḍhoraskā dīrghabhujāḥ prāṃśavaḥ priyadarśanāḥ || 15 ||
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āpīḍino raktadantā mattamātaṅgavikramāḥ |
nānāvirāgavasanā gandhacūrṇāvacūrṇitāḥ || 16 ||
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baddhāsayaḥ pāśahastā vāraṇaprativāraṇāḥ |
samānamṛtyavo rājannanīkasthāḥ parasparam || 17 ||
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kalāpinaścāpahastā dīrghakeśāḥ priyāhavāḥ |
pattayaḥ sātyakerandhrā ghorarūpaparākramāḥ || 18 ||
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athāpare punaḥ śūrāścedipāñcālakekayāḥ |
karūṣāḥ kosalāḥ kāśyā māgadhāścāpi dudruvuḥ || 19 ||
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teṣāṃ rathāśca nāgāśca pravarāścāpi pattayaḥ |
nānāvidharavairhṛṣṭā nṛtyanti ca hasanti ca || 20 ||
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tasya sainyasya mahato mahāmātravarairvṛtaḥ |
madhyaṃ vṛkodaro'bhyāgāttvadīyaṃ nāgadhūrgataḥ || 21 ||
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sa nāgapravaro'tyugro vidhivatkalpito babhau |
udayādryagryabhavanaṃ yathābhyuditabhāskaram || 22 ||
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tasyāyasaṃ varmavaraṃ vararatnavibhūṣitam |
tārodbhāsasya nabhasaḥ śāradasya samatviṣam || 23 ||
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sa tomaraprāsakaraścārumauliḥ svalaṃkṛtaḥ |
caranmadhyaṃdinārkābhastejasā vyadahadripūn || 24 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā dviradaṃ dūrātkṣemadhūrtirdvipasthitaḥ |
āhvayāno'bhidudrāva pramanāḥ pramanastaram || 25 ||
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tayoḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ dvipayorugrarūpayoḥ |
yadṛcchayā drumavatormahāparvatayoriva || 26 ||
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saṃsaktanāgau tau vīrau tomarairitaretaram |
balavatsūryaraśmyābhairbhittvā bhittvā vinedatuḥ || 27 ||
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vyapasṛtya tu nāgābhyāṃ maṇḍalāni viceratuḥ |
pragṛhya caiva dhanuṣī jaghnaturvai parasparam || 28 ||
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kṣveḍitāsphoṭitaravairbāṇaśabdaiśca sarvaśaḥ |
tau janānharṣayitvā ca siṃhanādānpracakratuḥ || 29 ||
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samudyatakarābhyāṃ tau dvipābhyāṃ kṛtināvubhau |
vātoddhūtapatākābhyāṃ yuyudhāte mahābalau || 30 ||
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tāvanyonyasya dhanuṣī chittvānyonyaṃ vinedatuḥ |
śaktitomaravarṣeṇa prāvṛṇmeghāvivāmbubhiḥ || 31 ||
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kṣemadhūrtistadā bhīmaṃ tomareṇa stanāntare |
nirbibheda tu vegena ṣaḍbhiścāpyaparairnadan || 32 ||
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sa bhīmasenaḥ śuśubhe tomarairaṅgamāśritaiḥ |
krodhadīptavapurmeghaiḥ saptasaptirivāṃśumān || 33 ||
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tato bhāskaravarṇābhamañjogatimayasmayam |
sasarja tomaraṃ bhīmaḥ pratyamitrāya yatnavān || 34 ||
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tataḥ kulūtādhipatiścāpamāyamya sāyakaiḥ |
daśabhistomaraṃ chittvā śaktyā vivyādha pāṇḍavam || 35 ||
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atha kārmukamādāya mahājaladanisvanam |
riporabhyardayannāgamunmadaḥ pāṇḍavaḥ śaraiḥ || 36 ||
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sa śaraughārdito nāgo bhīmasenena saṃyuge |
nigṛhyamāṇo nātiṣṭhadvātadhvasta ivāmbudaḥ || 37 ||
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tāmabhyadhāvaddviradaṃ bhīmasenasya nāgarāṭ |
mahāvāteritaṃ meghaṃ vātoddhūta ivāmbudaḥ || 38 ||
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saṃnivartyātmano nāgaṃ kṣemadhūrtiḥ prayatnataḥ |
vivyādhābhidrutaṃ bāṇairbhīmasenaṃ sakuñjaram || 39 ||
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tataḥ sādhuvisṛṣṭena kṣureṇa puruṣarṣabhaḥ |
chittvā śarāsanaṃ śatrornāgamāmitramārdayat || 40 ||
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tataḥ khajākayā bhīmaṃ kṣemadhūrtiḥ parābhinat |
jaghāna cāsya dviradaṃ nārācaiḥ sarvamarmasu || 41 ||
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purā nāgasya patanādavaplutya sthito mahīm |
bhīmaseno ripornāgaṃ gadayā samapothayat || 42 ||
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tasmātpramathitānnāgātkṣemadhūrtimavadrutam |
udyatāsimupāyāntaṃ gadayāhanvṛkodaraḥ || 43 ||
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sa papāta hataḥ sāsirvyasuḥ svamabhito dvipam |
vajraprarugṇamacalaṃ siṃho vajrahato yathā || 44 ||
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nihataṃ nṛpatiṃ dṛṣṭvā kulūtānāṃ yaśaskaram |
prādravadvyathitā senā tvadīyā bharatarṣabha || 45 ||
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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 8

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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