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 |
dvāradeśe tato drauṇimavasthitamavekṣya tau |
akurvatāṃ bhojakṛpau kiṃ saṃjaya vadasva me || 1 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
kṛtavarmāṇamāmantrya kṛpaṃ ca sa mahāratham |
drauṇirmanyuparītātmā śibiradvāramāsadat || 2 ||
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tatra bhūtaṃ mahākāyaṃ candrārkasadṛśadyutim |
so'paśyaddvāramāvṛtya tiṣṭhantaṃ lomaharṣaṇam || 3 ||
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vasānaṃ carma vaiyāghraṃ mahārudhiravisravam |
kṛṣṇājinottarāsaṅgaṃ nāgayajñopavītinam || 4 ||
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bāhubhiḥ svāyataiḥ pīnairnānāpraharaṇodyataiḥ |
baddhāṅgadamahāsarpaṃ jvālāmālākulānanam || 5 ||
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daṃṣṭrākarālavadanaṃ vyāditāsyaṃ bhayāvaham |
nayanānāṃ sahasraiśca vicitrairabhibhūṣitam || 6 ||
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naiva tasya vapuḥ śakyaṃ pravaktuṃ veṣa eva vā |
sarvathā tu tadālakṣya sphuṭeyurapi parvatāḥ || 7 ||
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tasyāsyānnāsikābhyāṃ ca śravaṇābhyāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ |
tebhyaścākṣisahasrebhyaḥ prādurāsanmahārciṣaḥ || 8 ||
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tathā tejomarīcibhyaḥ śaṅkhacakragadādharāḥ |
prādurāsanhṛṣīkeśāḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 9 ||
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tadatyadbhutamālokya bhūtaṃ lokabhayaṃkaram |
drauṇiravyathito divyairastravarṣairavākirat || 10 ||
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drauṇimuktāñśarāṃstāṃstu tadbhūtaṃ mahadagrasat |
udadheriva vāryoghānpāvako vaḍavāmukhaḥ || 11 ||
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aśvatthāmā tu saṃprekṣya tāñśaraughānnirarthakān |
rathaśaktiṃ mumocāsmai dīptāmagniśikhāmiva || 12 ||
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sā tadāhatya dīptāgrā rathaśaktiraśīryata |
yugānte sūryamāhatya maholkeva divaścyutā || 13 ||
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atha hematsaruṃ divyaṃ khaḍgamākāśavarcasam |
kośātsamudbabarhāśu bilāddīptamivoragam || 14 ||
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tataḥ khaḍgavaraṃ dhīmānbhūtāya prāhiṇottadā |
sa tadāsādya bhūtaṃ vai vilayaṃ tūlavadyayau || 15 ||
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tataḥ sa kupito drauṇirindraketunibhāṃ gadām |
jvalantīṃ prāhiṇottasmai bhūtaṃ tāmapi cāgrasat || 16 ||
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tataḥ sarvāyudhābhāve vīkṣamāṇastatastataḥ |
apaśyatkṛtamākāśamanākāśaṃ janārdanaiḥ || 17 ||
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tadadbhutatamaṃ dṛṣṭvā droṇaputro nirāyudhaḥ |
abravīdabhisaṃtaptaḥ kṛpavākyamanusmaran || 18 ||
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bruvatāmapriyaṃ pathyaṃ suhṛdāṃ na śṛṇoti yaḥ |
sa śocatyāpadaṃ prāpya yathāhamativartya tau || 19 ||
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śāstradṛṣṭānavadhyānyaḥ samatītya jighāṃsati |
sa pathaḥ pracyuto dharmyātkupathaṃ pratipadyate || 20 ||
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gobrāhmaṇanṛpastrīṣu sakhyurmāturgurostathā |
vṛddhabālajaḍāndheṣu suptabhītotthiteṣu ca || 21 ||
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mattonmattapramatteṣu na śastrāṇyupadhārayet |
ityevaṃ gurubhiḥ pūrvamupadiṣṭaṃ nṛṇāṃ sadā || 22 ||
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so'hamutkramya panthānaṃ śāstradṛṣṭaṃ sanātanam |
amārgeṇaivamārabhya ghorāmāpadamāgataḥ || 23 ||
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tāṃ cāpadaṃ ghoratarāṃ pravadanti manīṣiṇaḥ |
yadudyamya mahatkṛtyaṃ bhayādapi nivartate || 24 ||
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aśakyaṃ caiva kaḥ kartuṃ śaktaḥ śaktibalādiha |
na hi daivādgarīyo vai mānuṣaṃ karma kathyate || 25 ||
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mānuṣaṃ kurvataḥ karma yadi daivānna sidhyati |
sa pathaḥ pracyuto dharmyādvipadaṃ pratipadyate || 26 ||
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pratighātaṃ hyavijñātaṃ pravadanti manīṣiṇaḥ |
yadārabhya kriyāṃ kāṃcidbhayādiha nivartate || 27 ||
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tadidaṃ duṣpraṇītena bhayaṃ māṃ samupasthitam |
na hi droṇasutaḥ saṃkhye nivarteta kathaṃcana || 28 ||
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idaṃ ca sumahadbhūtaṃ daivadaṇḍamivodyatam |
na caitadabhijānāmi cintayannapi sarvathā || 29 ||
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dhruvaṃ yeyamadharme me pravṛttā kaluṣā matiḥ |
tasyāḥ phalamidaṃ ghoraṃ pratighātāya dṛśyate || 30 ||
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tadidaṃ daivavihitaṃ mama saṃkhye nivartanam |
nānyatra daivādudyantumiha śakyaṃ kathaṃcana || 31 ||
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so'hamadya mahādevaṃ prapadye śaraṇaṃ prabhum |
daivadaṇḍamimaṃ ghoraṃ sa hi me nāśayiṣyati || 32 ||
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kapardinaṃ prapadyātha devadevamumāpatim |
kapālamālinaṃ rudraṃ bhaganetraharaṃ haram || 33 ||
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sa hi devo'tyagāddevāṃstapasā vikrameṇa ca |
tasmāccharaṇamabhyeṣye giriśaṃ śūlapāṇinam || 34 ||
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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 6

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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