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 |
hate duryodhane caiva hate sainye ca sarvaśaḥ |
dhṛtarāṣṭro mahārājaḥ śrutvā kimakaronmune || 1 ||
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tathaiva kauravo rājā dharmaputro mahāmanāḥ |
kṛpaprabhṛtayaścaiva kimakurvata te trayaḥ || 2 ||
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aśvatthāmnaḥ śrutaṃ karma śāpaścānyonyakāritaḥ |
vṛttāntamuttaraṃ brūhi yadabhāṣata saṃjayaḥ || 3 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
hate putraśate dīnaṃ chinnaśākhamiva drumam |
putraśokābhisaṃtaptaṃ dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ mahīpatim || 4 ||
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dhyānamūkatvamāpannaṃ cintayā samabhiplutam |
abhigamya mahāprājñaḥ saṃjayo vākyamabravīt || 5 ||
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kiṃ śocasi mahārāja nāsti śoke sahāyatā |
akṣauhiṇyo hatāścāṣṭau daśa caiva viśāṃ pate |
nirjaneyaṃ vasumatī śūnyā saṃprati kevalā || 6 ||
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nānādigbhyaḥ samāgamya nānādeśyā narādhipāḥ |
sahitāstava putreṇa sarve vai nidhanaṃ gatāḥ || 7 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ putrapautrāṇāṃ jñātīnāṃ suhṛdāṃ tathā |
gurūṇāṃ cānupūrvyeṇa pretakāryāṇi kāraya || 8 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tacchrutvā karuṇaṃ vākyaṃ putrapautravadhārditaḥ |
papāta bhuvi durdharṣo vātāhata iva drumaḥ || 9 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
hataputro hatāmātyo hatasarvasuhṛjjanaḥ |
duḥkhaṃ nūnaṃ bhaviṣyāmi vicaranpṛthivīmimām || 10 ||
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kiṃ nu bandhuvihīnasya jīvitena mamādya vai |
lūnapakṣasya iva me jarājīrṇasya pakṣiṇaḥ || 11 ||
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hṛtarājyo hatasuhṛddhatacakṣuśca vai tathā |
na bhrājiṣye mahāprājña kṣīṇaraśmirivāṃśumān || 12 ||
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na kṛtaṃ suhṛdāṃ vākyaṃ jāmadagnyasya jalpataḥ |
nāradasya ca devarṣeḥ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanasya ca || 13 ||
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sabhāmadhye tu kṛṣṇena yacchreyo'bhihitaṃ mama |
alaṃ vaireṇa te rājanputraḥ saṃgṛhyatāmiti || 14 ||
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tacca vākyamakṛtvāhaṃ bhṛśaṃ tapyāmi durmatiḥ |
na hi śrotāsmi bhīṣmasya dharmayuktaṃ prabhāṣitam || 15 ||
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duryodhanasya ca tathā vṛṣabhasyeva nardataḥ |
duḥśāsanavadhaṃ śrutvā karṇasya ca viparyayam |
droṇasūryoparāgaṃ ca hṛdayaṃ me vidīryate || 16 ||
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na smarāmyātmanaḥ kiṃcitpurā saṃjaya duṣkṛtam |
yasyedaṃ phalamadyeha mayā mūḍhena bhujyate || 17 ||
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nūnaṃ hyapakṛtaṃ kiṃcinmayā pūrveṣu janmasu |
yena māṃ duḥkhabhāgeṣu dhātā karmasu yuktavān || 18 ||
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pariṇāmaśca vayasaḥ sarvabandhukṣayaśca me |
suhṛnmitravināśaśca daivayogādupāgataḥ |
ko'nyo'sti duḥkhitataro mayā loke pumāniha || 19 ||
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tanmāmadyaiva paśyantu pāṇḍavāḥ saṃśitavratam |
vivṛtaṃ brahmalokasya dīrghamadhvānamāsthitam || 20 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tasya lālapyamānasya bahuśokaṃ vicinvataḥ |
śokāpahaṃ narendrasya saṃjayo vākyamabravīt || 21 ||
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śokaṃ rājanvyapanuda śrutāste vedaniścayāḥ |
śāstrāgamāśca vividhā vṛddhebhyo nṛpasattama |
sṛñjaye putraśokārte yadūcurmunayaḥ purā || 22 ||
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tathā yauvanajaṃ darpamāsthite te sute nṛpa |
na tvayā suhṛdāṃ vākyaṃ bruvatāmavadhāritam |
svārthaśca na kṛtaḥ kaścillubdhena phalagṛddhinā || 23 ||
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tava duḥśāsano mantrī rādheyaśca durātmavān |
śakuniścaiva duṣṭātmā citrasenaśca durmatiḥ |
śalyaśca yena vai sarvaṃ śalyabhūtaṃ kṛtaṃ jagat || 24 ||
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kuruvṛddhasya bhīṣmasya gāndhāryā vidurasya ca |
na kṛtaṃ vacanaṃ tena tava putreṇa bhārata || 25 ||
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na dharmaḥ satkṛtaḥ kaścinnityaṃ yuddhamiti bruvan |
kṣapitāḥ kṣatriyāḥ sarve śatrūṇāṃ vardhitaṃ yaśaḥ || 26 ||
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madhyastho hi tvamapyāsīrna kṣamaṃ kiṃciduktavān |
dhūrdhareṇa tvayā bhārastulayā na samaṃ dhṛtaḥ || 27 ||
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ādāveva manuṣyeṇa vartitavyaṃ yathā kṣamam |
yathā nātītamarthaṃ vai paścāttāpena yujyate || 28 ||
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putragṛddhyā tvayā rājanpriyaṃ tasya cikīrṣatā |
paścāttāpamidaṃ prāptaṃ na tvaṃ śocitumarhasi || 29 ||
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madhu yaḥ kevalaṃ dṛṣṭvā prapātaṃ nānupaśyati |
sa bhraṣṭo madhulobhena śocatyeva yathā bhavān || 30 ||
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arthānna śocanprāpnoti na śocanvindate sukham |
na śocañśriyamāpnoti na śocanvindate param || 31 ||
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svayamutpādayitvāgniṃ vastreṇa pariveṣṭayet |
dahyamāno manastāpaṃ bhajate na sa paṇḍitaḥ || 32 ||
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tvayaiva sasutenāyaṃ vākyavāyusamīritaḥ |
lobhājyena ca saṃsikto jvalitaḥ pārthapāvakaḥ || 33 ||
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tasminsamiddhe patitāḥ śalabhā iva te sutāḥ |
tānkeśavārcirnirdagdhānna tvaṃ śocitumarhasi || 34 ||
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yaccāśrupātakalilaṃ vadanaṃ vahase nṛpa |
aśāstradṛṣṭametaddhi na praśaṃsanti paṇḍitāḥ || 35 ||
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visphuliṅgā iva hyetāndahanti kila mānavān |
jahīhi manyuṃ buddhyā vai dhārayātmānamātmanā || 36 ||
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evamāśvāsitastena saṃjayena mahātmanā |
viduro bhūya evāha buddhipūrvaṃ paraṃtapa || 37 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 1

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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