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 |
vyatītāyāṃ rajanyāṃ tu rājā duryodhanastadā |
abravīttāvakānsarvānsaṃnahyantāṃ mahārathāḥ || 1 ||
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rājñastu matamājñāya samanahyata sā camūḥ |
ayojayanrathāṃstūrṇaṃ paryadhāvaṃstathāpare || 2 ||
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akalpyanta ca mātaṅgāḥ samanahyanta pattayaḥ |
hayānāstaraṇopetāṃścakruranye sahasraśaḥ || 3 ||
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vāditrāṇāṃ ca ninadaḥ prādurāsīdviśāṃ pate |
bodhanārthaṃ hi yodhānāṃ sainyānāṃ cāpyudīryatām || 4 ||
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tato balāni sarvāṇi senāśiṣṭāni bhārata |
saṃnaddhānyeva dadṛśurmṛtyuṃ kṛtvā nivartanam || 5 ||
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śalyaṃ senāpatiṃ kṛtvā madrarājaṃ mahārathāḥ |
pravibhajya balaṃ sarvamanīkeṣu vyavasthitāḥ || 6 ||
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tataḥ sarve samāgamya putreṇa tava sainikāḥ |
kṛpaśca kṛtavarmā ca drauṇiḥ śalyo'tha saubalaḥ || 7 ||
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anye ca pārthivāḥ śeṣāḥ samayaṃ cakrire tadā |
na na ekena yoddhavyaṃ kathaṃcidapi pāṇḍavaiḥ || 8 ||
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yo hyekaḥ pāṇḍavairyudhyedyo vā yudhyantamutsṛjet |
sa pañcabhirbhavedyuktaḥ pātakaiḥ sopapātakaiḥ |
anyonyaṃ parirakṣadbhiryoddhavyaṃ sahitaiśca naḥ || 9 ||
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evaṃ te samayaṃ kṛtvā sarve tatra mahārathāḥ |
madrarājaṃ puraskṛtya tūrṇamabhyadravanparān || 10 ||
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tathaiva pāṇḍavā rājanvyūhya sainyaṃ mahāraṇe |
abhyayuḥ kauravānsarvānyotsyamānāḥ samantataḥ || 11 ||
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tadbalaṃ bharataśreṣṭha kṣubdhārṇavasamasvanam |
samuddhūtārṇavākāramuddhūtarathakuñjaram || 12 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
droṇasya bhīṣmasya ca vai rādheyasya ca me śrutam |
pātanaṃ śaṃsa me bhūyaḥ śalyasyātha sutasya me || 13 ||
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kathaṃ raṇe hataḥ śalyo dharmarājena saṃjaya |
bhīmena ca mahābāhuḥ putro duryodhano mama || 14 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
kṣayaṃ manuṣyadehānāṃ rathanāgāśvasaṃkṣayam |
śṛṇu rājansthiro bhūtvā saṃgrāmaṃ śaṃsato mama || 15 ||
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āśā balavatī rājanputrāṇāṃ te'bhavattadā |
hate bhīṣme ca droṇe ca sūtaputre ca pātite |
śalyaḥ pārthānraṇe sarvānnihaniṣyati māriṣa || 16 ||
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tāmāśāṃ hṛdaye kṛtvā samāśvāsya ca bhārata |
madrarājaṃ ca samare samāśritya mahāratham |
nāthavantamathātmānamamanyata sutastava || 17 ||
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yadā karṇe hate pārthāḥ siṃhanādaṃ pracakrire |
tadā rājandhārtarāṣṭrānāviveśa mahadbhayam || 18 ||
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tānsamāśvāsya tu tadā madrarājaḥ pratāpavān |
vyūhya vyūhaṃ mahārāja sarvatobhadramṛddhimat || 19 ||
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pratyudyāto raṇe pārthānmadrarājaḥ pratāpavān |
vidhunvankārmukaṃ citraṃ bhāraghnaṃ vegavattaram || 20 ||
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rathapravaramāsthāya saindhavāśvaṃ mahārathaḥ |
tasya sītā mahārāja rathasthāśobhayadratham || 21 ||
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sa tena saṃvṛto vīro rathenāmitrakarśanaḥ |
tasthau śūro mahārāja putrāṇāṃ te bhayapraṇut || 22 ||
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prayāṇe madrarājo'bhūnmukhaṃ vyūhasya daṃśitaḥ |
madrakaiḥ sahito vīraiḥ karṇaputraiśca durjayaiḥ || 23 ||
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savye'bhūtkṛtavarmā ca trigartaiḥ parivāritaḥ |
gautamo dakṣiṇe pārśve śakaiśca yavanaiḥ saha || 24 ||
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aśvatthāmā pṛṣṭhato'bhūtkāmbojaiḥ parivāritaḥ |
duryodhano'bhavanmadhye rakṣitaḥ kurupuṃgavaiḥ || 25 ||
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hayānīkena mahatā saubalaścāpi saṃvṛtaḥ |
prayayau sarvasainyena kaitavyaśca mahārathaḥ || 26 ||
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pāṇḍavāśca maheṣvāsā vyūhya sainyamariṃdamāḥ |
tridhā bhūtvā mahārāja tava sainyamupādravan || 27 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca sātyakiśca mahārathaḥ |
śalyasya vāhinīṃ tūrṇamabhidudruvurāhave || 28 ||
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tato yudhiṣṭhiro rājā svenānīkena saṃvṛtaḥ |
śalyamevābhidudrāva jighāṃsurbharatarṣabha || 29 ||
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hārdikyaṃ tu maheṣvāsamarjunaḥ śatrupūgahā |
saṃśaptakagaṇāṃścaiva vegato'bhividudruve || 30 ||
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gautamaṃ bhīmaseno vai somakāśca mahārathāḥ |
abhyadravanta rājendra jighāṃsantaḥ parānyudhi || 31 ||
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mādrīputrau tu śakunimulūkaṃ ca mahārathau |
sasainyau sahasenau tāvupatasthaturāhave || 32 ||
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tathaivāyutaśo yodhāstāvakāḥ pāṇḍavānraṇe |
abhyadravanta saṃkruddhā vividhāyudhapāṇayaḥ || 33 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
hate bhīṣme maheṣvāse droṇe karṇe mahārathe |
kuruṣvalpāvaśiṣṭeṣu pāṇḍaveṣu ca saṃyuge || 34 ||
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susaṃrabdheṣu pārtheṣu parākrānteṣu saṃjaya |
māmakānāṃ pareṣāṃ ca kiṃ śiṣṭamabhavadbalam || 35 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
yathā vayaṃ pare rājanyuddhāya samavasthitāḥ |
yāvaccāsīdbalaṃ śiṣṭaṃ saṃgrāme tannibodha me || 36 ||
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ekādaśa sahasrāṇi rathānāṃ bharatarṣabha |
daśa dantisahasrāṇi sapta caiva śatāni ca || 37 ||
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pūrṇe śatasahasre dve hayānāṃ bharatarṣabha |
narakoṭyastathā tisro balametattavābhavat || 38 ||
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rathānāṃ ṣaṭsahasrāṇi ṣaṭsahasrāśca kuñjarāḥ |
daśa cāśvasahasrāṇi pattikoṭī ca bhārata || 39 ||
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etadbalaṃ pāṇḍavānāmabhavaccheṣamāhave |
eta eva samājagmuryuddhāya bharatarṣabha || 40 ||
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evaṃ vibhajya rājendra madrarājamate sthitāḥ |
pāṇḍavānpratyudīyāma jayagṛddhāḥ pramanyavaḥ || 41 ||
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tathaiva pāṇḍavāḥ śūrāḥ samare jitakāśinaḥ |
upayātā naravyāghrāḥ pāñcālāśca yaśasvinaḥ || 42 ||
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evamete balaughena parasparavadhaiṣiṇaḥ |
upayātā naravyāghrāḥ pūrvāṃ saṃdhyāṃ prati prabho || 43 ||
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tataḥ pravavṛte yuddhaṃ ghorarūpaṃ bhayānakam |
tāvakānāṃ pareṣāṃ ca nighnatāmitaretaram || 44 ||
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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 7

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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