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).

janamejaya uvāca |
kathamārṣṭiṣeṇo bhagavānvipulaṃ taptavāṃstapaḥ |
sindhudvīpaḥ kathaṃ cāpi brāhmaṇyaṃ labdhavāṃstadā || 1 ||
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devāpiśca kathaṃ brahmanviśvāmitraśca sattama |
tanmamācakṣva bhagavanparaṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 2 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
purā kṛtayuge rājannārṣṭiṣeṇo dvijottamaḥ |
vasangurukule nityaṃ nityamadhyayane rataḥ || 3 ||
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tasya rājangurukule vasato nityameva ha |
samāptiṃ nāgamadvidyā nāpi vedā viśāṃ pate || 4 ||
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sa nirviṇṇastato rājaṃstapastepe mahātapāḥ |
tato vai tapasā tena prāpya vedānanuttamān || 5 ||
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sa vidvānvedayuktaśca siddhaścāpyṛṣisattamaḥ |
tatra tīrthe varānprādāttrīneva sumahātapāḥ || 6 ||
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asmiṃstīrthe mahānadyā adyaprabhṛti mānavaḥ |
āpluto vājimedhasya phalaṃ prāpnoti puṣkalam || 7 ||
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adyaprabhṛti naivātra bhayaṃ vyālādbhaviṣyati |
api cālpena yatnena phalaṃ prāpsyati puṣkalam || 8 ||
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evamuktvā mahātejā jagāma tridivaṃ muniḥ |
evaṃ siddhaḥ sa bhagavānārṣṭiṣeṇaḥ pratāpavān || 9 ||
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tasminneva tadā tīrthe sindhudvīpaḥ pratāpavān |
devāpiśca mahārāja brāhmaṇyaṃ prāpaturmahat || 10 ||
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tathā ca kauśikastāta taponityo jitendriyaḥ |
tapasā vai sutaptena brāhmaṇatvamavāptavān || 11 ||
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gādhirnāma mahānāsītkṣatriyaḥ prathito bhuvi |
tasya putro'bhavadrājanviśvāmitraḥ pratāpavān || 12 ||
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sa rājā kauśikastāta mahāyogyabhavatkila |
sa putramabhiṣicyātha viśvāmitraṃ mahātapāḥ || 13 ||
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dehanyāse manaścakre tamūcuḥ praṇatāḥ prajāḥ |
na gantavyaṃ mahāprājña trāhi cāsmānmahābhayāt || 14 ||
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evamuktaḥ pratyuvāca tato gādhiḥ prajāstadā |
viśvasya jagato goptā bhaviṣyati suto mama || 15 ||
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ityuktvā tu tato gādhirviśvāmitraṃ niveśya ca |
jagāma tridivaṃ rājanviśvāmitro'bhavannṛpaḥ |
na ca śaknoti pṛthivīṃ yatnavānapi rakṣitum || 16 ||
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tataḥ śuśrāva rājā sa rākṣasebhyo mahābhayam |
niryayau nagarāccāpi caturaṅgabalānvitaḥ || 17 ||
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sa gatvā dūramadhvānaṃ vasiṣṭhāśramamabhyayāt |
tasya te sainikā rājaṃścakrustatrānayānbahūn || 18 ||
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tatastu bhagavānvipro vasiṣṭho''śramamabhyayāt |
dadṛśe ca tataḥ sarvaṃ bhajyamānaṃ mahāvanam || 19 ||
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tasya kruddho mahārāja vasiṣṭho munisattamaḥ |
sṛjasva śabarānghorāniti svāṃ gāmuvāca ha || 20 ||
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tathoktā sāsṛjaddhenuḥ puruṣānghoradarśanān |
te ca tadbalamāsādya babhañjuḥ sarvatodiśam || 21 ||
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taddṛṣṭvā vidrutaṃ sainyaṃ viśvāmitrastu gādhijaḥ |
tapaḥ paraṃ manyamānastapasyeva mano dadhe || 22 ||
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so'smiṃstīrthavare rājansarasvatyāḥ samāhitaḥ |
niyamaiścopavāsaiśca karśayandehamātmanaḥ || 23 ||
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jalāhāro vāyubhakṣaḥ parṇāhāraśca so'bhavat |
tathā sthaṇḍilaśāyī ca ye cānye niyamāḥ pṛthak || 24 ||
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asakṛttasya devāstu vratavighnaṃ pracakrire |
na cāsya niyamādbuddhirapayāti mahātmanaḥ || 25 ||
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tataḥ pareṇa yatnena taptvā bahuvidhaṃ tapaḥ |
tejasā bhāskarākāro gādhijaḥ samapadyata || 26 ||
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tapasā tu tathā yuktaṃ viśvāmitraṃ pitāmahaḥ |
amanyata mahātejā varado varamasya tat || 27 ||
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sa tu vavre varaṃ rājansyāmahaṃ brāhmaṇastviti |
tatheti cābravīdbrahmā sarvalokapitāmahaḥ || 28 ||
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sa labdhvā tapasogreṇa brāhmaṇatvaṃ mahāyaśāḥ |
vicacāra mahīṃ kṛtsnāṃ kṛtakāmaḥ suropamaḥ || 29 ||
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tasmiṃstīrthavare rāmaḥ pradāya vividhaṃ vasu |
payasvinīstathā dhenūryānāni śayanāni ca || 30 ||
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tathā vastrāṇyalaṃkāraṃ bhakṣyaṃ peyaṃ ca śobhanam |
adadānmudito rājanpūjayitvā dvijottamān || 31 ||
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yayau rājaṃstato rāmo bakasyāśramamantikāt |
yatra tepe tapastīvraṃ dālbhyo baka iti śrutiḥ || 32 ||
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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 39

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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