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 |
subhāṣitairmahāprājña śoko'yaṃ vigato mama |
bhuya eva tu vākyāni śrotumicchāmi tattvataḥ || 1 ||
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aniṣṭānāṃ ca saṃsargādiṣṭānāṃ ca vivarjanāt |
kathaṃ hi mānasairduḥkhaiḥ pramucyante'tra paṇḍitāḥ || 2 ||
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vidura uvāca |
yato yato mano duḥkhātsukhādvāpi pramucyate |
tatastataḥ śamaṃ labdhvā sugatiṃ vindate budhaḥ || 3 ||
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aśāśvatamidaṃ sarvaṃ cintyamānaṃ nararṣabha |
kadalīsaṃnibho lokaḥ sāro hyasya na vidyate || 4 ||
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gṛhāṇyeva hi martyānāmāhurdehāni paṇḍitāḥ |
kālena viniyujyante sattvamekaṃ tu śobhanam || 5 ||
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yathā jīrṇamajīrṇaṃ vā vastraṃ tyaktvā tu vai naraḥ |
anyadrocayate vastramevaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām || 6 ||
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vaicitravīrya vāsaṃ hi duḥkhaṃ vā yadi vā sukham |
prāpnuvantīha bhūtāni svakṛtenaiva karmaṇā || 7 ||
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karmaṇā prāpyate svargaṃ sukhaṃ duḥkhaṃ ca bhārata |
tato vahati taṃ bhāramavaśaḥ svavaśo'pi vā || 8 ||
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yathā ca mṛnmayaṃ bhāṇḍaṃ cakrārūḍhaṃ vipadyate |
kiṃcitprakriyamāṇaṃ vā kṛtamātramathāpi vā || 9 ||
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chinnaṃ vāpyavaropyantamavatīrṇamathāpi vā |
ārdraṃ vāpyatha vā śuṣkaṃ pacyamānamathāpi vā || 10 ||
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avatāryamāṇamāpākāduddhṛtaṃ vāpi bhārata |
atha vā paribhujyantamevaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām || 11 ||
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garbhastho vā prasūto vāpyatha vā divasāntaraḥ |
ardhamāsagato vāpi māsamātragato'pi vā || 12 ||
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saṃvatsaragato vāpi dvisaṃvatsara eva vā |
yauvanastho'pi madhyastho vṛddho vāpi vipadyate || 13 ||
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prākkarmabhistu bhūtāni bhavanti na bhavanti ca |
evaṃ sāṃsiddhike loke kimarthamanutapyase || 14 ||
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yathā ca salile rājankrīḍārthamanusaṃcaran |
unmajjecca nimajjecca kiṃcitsattvaṃ narādhipa || 15 ||
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evaṃ saṃsāragahanādunmajjananimajjanāt |
karmabhogena badhyantaḥ kliśyante ye'lpabuddhayaḥ || 16 ||
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ye tu prājñāḥ sthitāḥ satye saṃsārāntagaveṣiṇaḥ |
samāgamajñā bhūtānāṃ te yānti paramāṃ gatim || 17 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 3

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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