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).

nārada uvāca |
karṇasya bāhuvīryeṇa praśrayeṇa damena ca |
tutoṣa bhṛguśārdūlo guruśuśrūṣayā tathā || 1 ||
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tasmai sa vidhivatkṛtsnaṃ brahmāstraṃ sanivartanam |
provācākhilamavyagraṃ tapasvī sutapasvine || 2 ||
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viditāstrastataḥ karṇo ramamāṇo''śrame bhṛgoḥ |
cakāra vai dhanurvede yatnamadbhutavikramaḥ || 3 ||
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tataḥ kadācidrāmastu carannāśramamantikāt |
karṇena sahito dhīmānupavāsena karśitaḥ || 4 ||
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suṣvāpa jāmadagnyo vai visrambhotpannasauhṛdaḥ |
karṇasyotsaṅga ādhāya śiraḥ klāntamanā guruḥ || 5 ||
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atha kṛmiḥ śleṣmamayo māṃsaśoṇitabhojanaḥ |
dāruṇo dāruṇasparśaḥ karṇasyābhyāśamāgamat || 6 ||
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sa tasyorumathāsādya bibheda rudhirāśanaḥ |
na cainamaśakatkṣeptuṃ hantuṃ vāpi gurorbhayāt || 7 ||
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saṃdaśyamāno'pi tathā kṛmiṇā tena bhārata |
guruprabodhaśaṅkī ca tamupaikṣata sūtajaḥ || 8 ||
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karṇastu vedanāṃ dhairyādasahyāṃ vinigṛhya tām |
akampannavyathaṃścaiva dhārayāmāsa bhārgavam || 9 ||
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yadā tu rudhireṇāṅge parispṛṣṭo bhṛgūdvahaḥ |
tadābudhyata tejasvī saṃtaptaścedamabravīt || 10 ||
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aho'smyaśucitāṃ prāptaḥ kimidaṃ kriyate tvayā |
kathayasva bhayaṃ tyaktvā yāthātathyamidaṃ mama || 11 ||
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tasya karṇastadācaṣṭa kṛmiṇā paribhakṣaṇam |
dadarśa rāmastaṃ cāpi kṛmiṃ sūkarasaṃnibham || 12 ||
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aṣṭapādaṃ tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭraṃ sūcībhiriva saṃvṛtam |
romabhiḥ saṃniruddhāṅgamalarkaṃ nāma nāmataḥ || 13 ||
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sa dṛṣṭamātro rāmeṇa kṛmiḥ prāṇānavāsṛjat |
tasminnevāsṛksaṃklinne tadadbhutamivābhavat || 14 ||
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tato'ntarikṣe dadṛśe viśvarūpaḥ karālavān |
rākṣaso lohitagrīvaḥ kṛṣṇāṅgo meghavāhanaḥ || 15 ||
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sa rāmaṃ prāñjalirbhūtvā babhāṣe pūrṇamānasaḥ |
svasti te bhṛguśārdūla gamiṣyāmi yathāgatam || 16 ||
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mokṣito narakādasmi bhavatā munisattama |
bhadraṃ ca te'stu nandiśca priyaṃ me bhavatā kṛtam || 17 ||
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tamuvāca mahābāhurjāmadagnyaḥ pratāpavān |
kastvaṃ kasmācca narakaṃ pratipanno bravīhi tat || 18 ||
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so'bravīdahamāsaṃ prāggṛtso nāma mahāsuraḥ |
purā devayuge tāta bhṛgostulyavayā iva || 19 ||
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so'haṃ bhṛgoḥ sudayitāṃ bhāryāmapaharaṃ balāt |
maharṣerabhiśāpena kṛmibhūto'pataṃ bhuvi || 20 ||
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abravīttu sa māṃ krodhāttava pūrvapitāmahaḥ |
mūtraśleṣmāśanaḥ pāpa nirayaṃ pratipatsyase || 21 ||
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śāpasyānto bhavedbrahmannityevaṃ tamathābruvam |
bhavitā bhārgave rāma iti māmabravīdbhṛguḥ || 22 ||
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so'hametāṃ gatiṃ prāpto yathā nakuśalaṃ tathā |
tvayā sādho samāgamya vimuktaḥ pāpayonitaḥ || 23 ||
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evamuktvā namaskṛtya yayau rāmaṃ mahāsuraḥ |
rāmaḥ karṇaṃ tu sakrodhamidaṃ vacanamabravīt || 24 ||
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atiduḥkhamidaṃ mūḍha na jātu brāhmaṇaḥ sahet |
kṣatriyasyaiva te dhairyaṃ kāmayā satyamucyatām || 25 ||
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tamuvāca tataḥ karṇaḥ śāpabhītaḥ prasādayan |
brahmakṣatrāntare sūtaṃ jātaṃ māṃ viddhi bhārgava || 26 ||
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rādheyaḥ karṇa iti māṃ pravadanti janā bhuvi |
prasādaṃ kuru me brahmannastralubdhasya bhārgava || 27 ||
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pitā gururna saṃdeho vedavidyāpradaḥ prabhuḥ |
ato bhārgava ityuktaṃ mayā gotraṃ tavāntike || 28 ||
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tamuvāca bhṛguśreṣṭhaḥ saroṣaḥ prahasanniva |
bhūmau nipatitaṃ dīnaṃ vepamānaṃ kṛtāñjalim || 29 ||
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yasmānmithyopacarito astralobhādiha tvayā |
tasmādetaddhi te mūḍha brahmāstraṃ pratibhāsyati || 30 ||
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anyatra vadhakālātte sadṛśena sameyuṣaḥ |
abrāhmaṇe na hi brahma dhruvaṃ tiṣṭhetkadācana || 31 ||
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gacchedānīṃ na te sthānamanṛtasyeha vidyate |
na tvayā sadṛśo yuddhe bhavitā kṣatriyo bhuvi || 32 ||
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evamuktastu rāmeṇa nyāyenopajagāma saḥ |
duryodhanamupāgamya kṛtāstro'smīti cābravīt || 33 ||
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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 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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