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 |
tasminpravṛtte saṃgrāme naravājigajakṣaye |
śakuniḥ saubalo rājansahadevaṃ samabhyayāt || 1 ||
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tato'syāpatatastūrṇaṃ sahadevaḥ pratāpavān |
śaraughānpreṣayāmāsa pataṃgāniva śīghragān |
ulūkaśca raṇe bhīmaṃ vivyādha daśabhiḥ śaraiḥ || 2 ||
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śakunistu mahārāja bhīmaṃ viddhvā tribhiḥ śaraiḥ |
sāyakānāṃ navatyā vai sahadevamavākirat || 3 ||
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te śūrāḥ samare rājansamāsādya parasparam |
vivyadhurniśitairbāṇaiḥ kaṅkabarhiṇavājitaiḥ |
svarṇapuṅkhaiḥ śilādhautairā karṇātprahitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 4 ||
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teṣāṃ cāpabhujotsṛṣṭā śaravṛṣṭirviśāṃ pate |
ācchādayaddiśaḥ sarvā dhārābhiriva toyadaḥ || 5 ||
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tataḥ kruddho raṇe bhīmaḥ sahadevaśca bhārata |
ceratuḥ kadanaṃ saṃkhye kurvantau sumahābalau || 6 ||
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tābhyāṃ śaraśataiśchannaṃ tadbalaṃ tava bhārata |
andhakāramivākāśamabhavattatra tatra ha || 7 ||
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aśvairviparidhāvadbhiḥ śaracchannairviśāṃ pate |
tatra tatra kṛto mārgo vikarṣadbhirhatānbahūn || 8 ||
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nihatānāṃ hayānāṃ ca sahaiva hayayodhibhiḥ |
varmabhirvinikṛttaiśca prāsaiśchinnaiśca māriṣa |
saṃchannā pṛthivī jajñe kusumaiḥ śabalā iva || 9 ||
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yodhāstatra mahārāja samāsādya parasparam |
vyacaranta raṇe kruddhā vinighnantaḥ parasparam || 10 ||
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udvṛttanayanai roṣātsaṃdaṣṭauṣṭhapuṭairmukhaiḥ |
sakuṇḍalairmahī channā padmakiñjalkasaṃnibhaiḥ || 11 ||
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bhujaiśchinnairmahārāja nāgarājakaropamaiḥ |
sāṅgadaiḥ satanutraiśca sāsiprāsaparaśvadhaiḥ || 12 ||
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kabandhairutthitaiśchinnairnṛtyadbhiścāparairyudhi |
kravyādagaṇasaṃkīrṇā ghorābhūtpṛthivī vibho || 13 ||
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alpāvaśiṣṭe sainye tu kauraveyānmahāhave |
prahṛṣṭāḥ pāṇḍavā bhūtvā ninyire yamasādanam || 14 ||
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etasminnantare śūraḥ saubaleyaḥ pratāpavān |
prāsena sahadevasya śirasi prāharadbhṛśam |
sa vihvalo mahārāja rathopastha upāviśat || 15 ||
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sahadevaṃ tathā dṛṣṭvā bhīmasenaḥ pratāpavān |
sarvasainyāni saṃkruddho vārayāmāsa bhārata || 16 ||
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nirbibheda ca nārācaiḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ |
vinirbhidyākaroccaiva siṃhanādamariṃdama || 17 ||
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tena śabdena vitrastāḥ sarve sahayavāraṇāḥ |
prādravansahasā bhītāḥ śakuneśca padānugāḥ || 18 ||
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prabhagnānatha tāndṛṣṭvā rājā duryodhano'bravīt |
nivartadhvamadharmajñā yudhyadhvaṃ kiṃ sṛtena vaḥ || 19 ||
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iha kīrtiṃ samādhāya pretya lokānsamaśnute |
prāṇāñjahāti yo vīro yudhi pṛṣṭhamadarśayan || 20 ||
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evamuktāstu te rājñā saubalasya padānugāḥ |
pāṇḍavānabhyavartanta mṛtyuṃ kṛtvā nivartanam || 21 ||
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dravadbhistatra rājendra kṛtaḥ śabdo'tidāruṇaḥ |
kṣubdhasāgarasaṃkāśaḥ kṣubhitaḥ sarvato'bhavat || 22 ||
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tāṃstadāpatato dṛṣṭvā saubalasya padānugān |
pratyudyayurmahārāja pāṇḍavā vijaye vṛtāḥ || 23 ||
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pratyāśvasya ca durdharṣaḥ sahadevo viśāṃ pate |
śakuniṃ daśabhirviddhvā hayāṃścāsya tribhiḥ śaraiḥ |
dhanuściccheda ca śaraiḥ saubalasya hasanniva || 24 ||
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athānyaddhanurādāya śakuniryuddhadurmadaḥ |
vivyādha nakulaṃ ṣaṣṭyā bhīmasenaṃ ca saptabhiḥ || 25 ||
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ulūko'pi mahārāja bhīmaṃ vivyādha saptabhiḥ |
sahadevaṃ ca saptatyā parīpsanpitaraṃ raṇe || 26 ||
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taṃ bhīmasenaḥ samare vivyādha niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
śakuniṃ ca catuḥṣaṣṭyā pārśvasthāṃśca tribhistribhiḥ || 27 ||
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te hanyamānā bhīmena nārācaistailapāyitaiḥ |
sahadevaṃ raṇe kruddhāśchādayañśaravṛṣṭibhiḥ |
parvataṃ vāridhārābhiḥ savidyuta ivāmbudāḥ || 28 ||
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tato'syāpatataḥ śūraḥ sahadevaḥ pratāpavān |
ulūkasya mahārāja bhallenāpāharacchiraḥ || 29 ||
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sa jagāma rathādbhūmiṃ sahadevena pātitaḥ |
rudhirāplutasarvāṅgo nandayanpāṇḍavānyudhi || 30 ||
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putraṃ tu nihataṃ dṛṣṭvā śakunistatra bhārata |
sāśrukaṇṭho viniḥśvasya kṣatturvākyamanusmaran || 31 ||
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cintayitvā muhūrtaṃ sa bāṣpapūrṇekṣaṇaḥ śvasan |
sahadevaṃ samāsādya tribhirvivyādha sāyakaiḥ || 32 ||
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tānapāsya śarānmuktāñśarasaṃghaiḥ pratāpavān |
sahadevo mahārāja dhanuściccheda saṃyuge || 33 ||
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chinne dhanuṣi rājendra śakuniḥ saubalastadā |
pragṛhya vipulaṃ khaḍgaṃ sahadevāya prāhiṇot || 34 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ sahasā ghorarūpaṃ viśāṃ pate |
dvidhā ciccheda samare saubalasya hasanniva || 35 ||
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asiṃ dṛṣṭvā dvidhā chinnaṃ pragṛhya mahatīṃ gadām |
prāhiṇotsahadevāya sā moghā nyapatadbhuvi || 36 ||
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tataḥ śaktiṃ mahāghorāṃ kālarātrimivodyatām |
preṣayāmāsa saṃkruddhaḥ pāṇḍavaṃ prati saubalaḥ || 37 ||
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tāmāpatantīṃ sahasā śaraiḥ kāñcanabhūṣaṇaiḥ |
tridhā ciccheda samare sahadevo hasanniva || 38 ||
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sā papāta tridhā chinnā bhūmau kanakabhūṣaṇā |
śīryamāṇā yathā dīptā gaganādvai śatahradā || 39 ||
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śaktiṃ vinihatāṃ dṛṣṭvā saubalaṃ ca bhayārditam |
dudruvustāvakāḥ sarve bhaye jāte sasaubalāḥ || 40 ||
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athotkruṣṭaṃ mahaddhyāsītpāṇḍavairjitakāśibhiḥ |
dhārtarāṣṭrāstataḥ sarve prāyaśo vimukhābhavan || 41 ||
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tānvai vimanaso dṛṣṭvā mādrīputraḥ pratāpavān |
śarairanekasāhasrairvārayāmāsa saṃyuge || 42 ||
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tato gāndhārakairguptaṃ pṛṣṭhairaśvairjaye dhṛtam |
āsasāda raṇe yāntaṃ sahadevo'tha saubalam || 43 ||
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svamaṃśamavaśiṣṭaṃ sa saṃsmṛtya śakuniṃ nṛpa |
rathena kāñcanāṅgena sahadevaḥ samabhyayāt |
adhijyaṃ balavatkṛtvā vyākṣipansumahaddhanuḥ || 44 ||
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sa saubalamabhidrutya gṛdhrapatraiḥ śilāśitaiḥ |
bhṛśamabhyahanatkruddhastottrairiva mahādvipam || 45 ||
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uvāca cainaṃ medhāvī nigṛhya smārayanniva |
kṣatradharme sthito bhūtvā yudhyasva puruṣo bhava || 46 ||
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yattadā hṛṣyase mūḍha glahannakṣaiḥ sabhātale |
phalamadya prapadyasva karmaṇastasya durmate || 47 ||
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nihatāste durātmāno ye'smānavahasanpurā |
duryodhanaḥ kulāṅgāraḥ śiṣṭastvaṃ tasya mātulaḥ || 48 ||
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adya te vihaniṣyāmi kṣureṇonmathitaṃ śiraḥ |
vṛkṣātphalamivoddhṛtya laguḍena pramāthinā || 49 ||
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evamuktvā mahārāja sahadevo mahābalaḥ |
saṃkruddho naraśārdūlo vegenābhijagāma ha || 50 ||
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abhigamya tu durdharṣaḥ sahadevo yudhāṃ patiḥ |
vikṛṣya balavaccāpaṃ krodhena prahasanniva || 51 ||
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śakuniṃ daśabhirviddhvā caturbhiścāsya vājinaḥ |
chatraṃ dhvajaṃ dhanuścāsya chittvā siṃha ivānadat || 52 ||
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chinnadhvajadhanuśchatraḥ sahadevena saubalaḥ |
tato viddhaśca bahubhiḥ sarvamarmasu sāyakaiḥ || 53 ||
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tato bhūyo mahārāja sahadevaḥ pratāpavān |
śakuneḥ preṣayāmāsa śaravṛṣṭiṃ durāsadām || 54 ||
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tatastu kruddhaḥ subalasya putro mādrīsutaṃ sahadevaṃ vimarde |
prāsena jāmbūnadabhūṣaṇena jighāṃsureko'bhipapāta śīghram || 55 ||
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mādrīsutastasya samudyataṃ taṃ prāsaṃ suvṛttau ca bhujau raṇāgre |
bhallaistribhiryugapatsaṃcakarta nanāda coccaistarasājimadhye || 56 ||
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tasyāśukārī susamāhitena suvarṇapuṅkhena dṛḍhāyasena |
bhallena sarvāvaraṇātigena śiraḥ śarīrātpramamātha bhūyaḥ || 57 ||
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śareṇa kārtasvarabhūṣitena divākarābhena susaṃśitena |
hṛtottamāṅgo yudhi pāṇḍavena papāta bhūmau subalasya putraḥ || 58 ||
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sa tacchiro vegavatā śareṇa suvarṇapuṅkhena śilāśitena |
prāverayatkupitaḥ pāṇḍuputro yattatkurūṇāmanayasya mūlam || 59 ||
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hṛtottamāṅgaṃ śakuniṃ samīkṣya bhūmau śayānaṃ rudhirārdragātram |
yodhāstvadīyā bhayanaṣṭasattvā diśaḥ prajagmuḥ pragṛhītaśastrāḥ || 60 ||
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vipradrutāḥ śuṣkamukhā visaṃjñā gāṇḍīvaghoṣeṇa samāhatāśca |
bhayārditā bhagnarathāśvanāgāḥ padātayaścaiva sadhārtarāṣṭrāḥ || 61 ||
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tato rathācchakuniṃ pātayitvā mudānvitā bhārata pāṇḍaveyāḥ |
śaṅkhānpradadhmuḥ samare prahṛṣṭāḥ sakeśavāḥ sainikānharṣayantaḥ || 62 ||
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taṃ cāpi sarve pratipūjayanto hṛṣṭā bruvāṇāḥ sahadevamājau |
diṣṭyā hato naikṛtiko durātmā sahātmajo vīra raṇe tvayeti || 63 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 27

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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