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).

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
proktastvayā pūrvameva pravīro lokaviśrutaḥ |
na tvasya karma saṃgrāme tvayā saṃjaya kīrtitam || 1 ||
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tasya vistarato brūhi pravīrasyādya vikramam |
śikṣāṃ prabhāvaṃ vīryaṃ ca pramāṇaṃ darpameva ca || 2 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
droṇabhīṣmakṛpadrauṇikarṇārjunajanārdanān |
samāptavidyāndhanuṣi śreṣṭhānyānmanyase yudhi || 3 ||
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tulyatā karṇabhīṣmābhyāmātmano yena dṛśyate |
vāsudevārjunābhyāṃ ca nyūnatāṃ nātmanīcchati || 4 ||
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sa pāṇḍyo nṛpatiśreṣṭhaḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
karṇasyānīkamavadhītparibhūta ivāntakaḥ || 5 ||
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tadudīrṇarathāśvaṃ ca pattipravarakuñjaram |
kulālacakravadbhrāntaṃ pāṇḍyenādhiṣṭhitaṃ balam || 6 ||
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vyaśvasūtadhvajarathānvipraviddhāyudhānripūn |
samyagastaiḥ śaraiḥ pāṇḍyo vāyurmeghānivākṣipat || 7 ||
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dviradānprahataprothānvipatākadhvajāyudhān |
sapādarakṣānavadhīdvajreṇārīnivārihā || 8 ||
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saśaktiprāsatūṇīrānaśvārohānhayānapi |
pulindakhaśabāhlīkānniṣādāndhrakataṅgaṇān || 9 ||
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dākṣiṇātyāṃśca bhojāṃśca krūrānsaṃgrāmakarkaśān |
viśastrakavacānbāṇaiḥ kṛtvā pāṇḍyo'karodvyasūn || 10 ||
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caturaṅgaṃ balaṃ bāṇairnighnantaṃ pāṇḍyamāhave |
dṛṣṭvā drauṇirasaṃbhrāntamasaṃbhrāntataro'bhyayāt || 11 ||
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ābhāṣya cainaṃ madhuramabhi nṛtyannabhītavat |
prāha praharatāṃ śreṣṭhaḥ smitapūrvaṃ samāhvayan || 12 ||
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rājankamalapatrākṣa pradhānāyudhavāhana |
vajrasaṃhananaprakhya pradhānabalapauruṣa || 13 ||
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muṣṭiśliṣṭāyudhābhyāṃ ca vyāyatābhyāṃ mahaddhanuḥ |
dorbhyāṃ visphārayanbhāsi mahājaladavadbhṛśam || 14 ||
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śaravarṣairmahāvegairamitrānabhivarṣataḥ |
madanyaṃ nānupaśyāmi prativīraṃ tavāhave || 15 ||
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rathadviradapattyaśvānekaḥ pramathase bahūn |
mṛgasaṃghānivāraṇye vibhīrbhīmabalo hariḥ || 16 ||
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mahatā rathaghoṣeṇa divaṃ bhūmiṃ ca nādayan |
varṣānte sasyahā pītho bhābhirāpūrayanniva || 17 ||
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saṃspṛśānaḥ śarāṃstīkṣṇāṃstūṇādāśīviṣopamān |
mayaivaikena yudhyasva tryambakeṇāndhako yathā || 18 ||
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evamuktastathetyuktvā prahareti ca tāḍitaḥ |
karṇinā droṇatanayaṃ vivyādha malayadhvajaḥ || 19 ||
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marmabhedibhiratyugrairbāṇairagniśikhopamaiḥ |
smayannabhyahanaddrauṇiḥ pāṇḍyamācāryasattamaḥ || 20 ||
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tato navāparāṃstīkṣṇānnārācānkaṅkavāsasaḥ |
gatyā daśamyā saṃyuktānaśvatthāmā vyavāsṛjat || 21 ||
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teṣāṃ pañcācchinatpāṇḍyaḥ pañcabhirniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
catvāro'bhyāhananvāhānāśu te vyasavo'bhavan || 22 ||
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atha droṇasutasyeṣūṃstāṃśchittvā niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
dhanurjyāṃ vitatāṃ pāṇḍyaścicchedādityavarcasaḥ || 23 ||
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vijyaṃ dhanurathādhijyaṃ kṛtvā drauṇiramitrahā |
tataḥ śarasahasrāṇi preṣayāmāsa pāṇḍyataḥ |
iṣusaṃbādhamākāśamakaroddiśa eva ca || 24 ||
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tatastānasyataḥ sarvāndrauṇerbāṇānmahātmanaḥ |
jānāno'pyakṣayānpāṇḍyo'śātayatpuruṣarṣabhaḥ || 25 ||
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prahitāṃstānprayatnena chittvā drauṇeriṣūnariḥ |
cakrarakṣau tatastasya prāṇudanniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 26 ||
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athārerlāghavaṃ dṛṣṭvā maṇḍalīkṛtakārmukaḥ |
prāsyaddroṇasuto bāṇānvṛṣṭiṃ pūṣānujo yathā || 27 ||
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aṣṭāvaṣṭagavānyūhuḥ śakaṭāni yadāyudham |
ahnastadaṣṭabhāgena drauṇiścikṣepa māriṣa || 28 ||
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tamantakamiva kruddhamantakālāntakopamam |
ye ye dadṛśire tatra visaṃjñāḥ prāyaśo'bhavan || 29 ||
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parjanya iva gharmānte vṛṣṭyā sādridrumāṃ mahīm |
ācāryaputrastāṃ senāṃ bāṇavṛṣṭyābhyavīvṛṣat || 30 ||
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drauṇiparjanyamuktāṃ tāṃ bāṇavṛṣṭiṃ suduḥsahām |
vāyavyāstreṇa sa kṣipraṃ ruddhvā pāṇḍyānilo'nadat || 31 ||
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tasya nānadataḥ ketuṃ candanāgurubhūṣitam |
malayapratimaṃ drauṇiśchittvāśvāṃścaturo'hanat || 32 ||
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sūtamekeṣuṇā hatvā mahājaladanisvanam |
dhanuśchittvārdhacandreṇa vyadhamattilaśo ratham || 33 ||
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astrairastrāṇi saṃvārya chittvā sarvāyudhāni ca |
prāptamapyahitaṃ drauṇirna jaghāna raṇepsayā || 34 ||
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hateśvaro dantivaraḥ sukalpitastvarābhisṛṣṭaḥ pratiśarmago balī |
tamadhyatiṣṭhanmalayeśvaro mahānyathādriśṛṅgaṃ harirunnadaṃstathā || 35 ||
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sa tomaraṃ bhāskararaśmisaṃnibhaṃ balāstrasargottamayatnamanyubhiḥ |
sasarja śīghraṃ pratipīḍayangajaṃ guroḥ sutāyādripatīśvaro nadan || 36 ||
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maṇipratānottamavajrahāṭakairalaṃkṛtaṃ cāṃśukamālyamauktikaiḥ |
hato'syasāvityasakṛnmudā nadanparābhinaddrauṇivarāṅgabhūṣaṇam || 37 ||
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tadarkacandragrahapāvakatviṣaṃ bhṛśābhighātātpatitaṃ vicūrṇitam |
mahendravajrābhihataṃ mahāvanaṃ yathādriśṛṅgaṃ dharaṇītale tathā || 38 ||
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tataḥ prajajvāla pareṇa manyunā padāhato nāgapatiryathā tathā |
samādadhe cāntakadaṇḍasaṃnibhāniṣūnamitrāntakarāṃścaturdaśa || 39 ||
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dvipasya pādāgrakarānsa pañcabhirnṛpasya bāhū ca śiro'tha ca tribhiḥ |
jaghāna ṣaḍbhiḥ ṣaḍṛtūttamatviṣaḥ sa pāṇḍyarājānucarānmahārathān || 40 ||
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sudīrghavṛttau varacandanokṣitau suvarṇamuktāmaṇivajrabhūṣitau |
bhujau dharāyāṃ patitau nṛpasya tau viveṣṭatustārkṣyahatāvivoragau || 41 ||
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śiraśca tatpūrṇaśaśiprabhānanaṃ saroṣatāmrāyatanetramunnasam |
kṣitau vibabhrāja patatsakuṇḍalaṃ viśākhayormadhyagataḥ śaśī yathā || 42 ||
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samāptavidyaṃ tu guroḥ sutaṃ nṛpaḥ samāptakarmāṇamupetya te sutaḥ |
suhṛdvṛto'tyarthamapūjayanmudā jite balau viṣṇumivāmareśvaraḥ || 43 ||
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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 15

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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