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).

arjuna uvāca |
atraivodāharantīmamitihāsaṃ purātanam |
tāpasaiḥ saha saṃvādaṃ śakrasya bharatarṣabha || 1 ||
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kecidgṛhānparityajya vanamabhyagamandvijāḥ |
ajātaśmaśravo mandāḥ kule jātāḥ pravavrajuḥ || 2 ||
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dharmo'yamiti manvānā brahmacarye vyavasthitāḥ |
tyaktvā gṛhānpitṝṃścaiva tānindro'nvakṛpāyata || 3 ||
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tānābabhāṣe bhagavānpakṣī bhūtvā hiraṇmayaḥ |
suduṣkaraṃ manuṣyaiśca yatkṛtaṃ vighasāśibhiḥ || 4 ||
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puṇyaṃ ca bata karmaiṣāṃ praśastaṃ caiva jīvitam |
saṃsiddhāste gatiṃ mukhyāṃ prāptā dharmaparāyaṇāḥ || 5 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
aho batāyaṃ śakunirvighasāśānpraśaṃsati |
asmānnūnamayaṃ śāsti vayaṃ ca vighasāśinaḥ || 6 ||
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śakuniruvāca |
nāhaṃ yuṣmānpraśaṃsāmi paṅkadigdhānrajasvalān |
ucchiṣṭabhojino mandānanye vai vighasāśinaḥ || 7 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
idaṃ śreyaḥ paramiti vayamevābhyupāsmahe |
śakune brūhi yacchreyo bhṛśaṃ vai śraddadhāma te || 8 ||
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śakuniruvāca |
yadi māṃ nābhiśaṅkadhvaṃ vibhajyātmānamātmanā |
tato'haṃ vaḥ pravakṣyāmi yāthātathyaṃ hitaṃ vacaḥ || 9 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
śṛṇumaste vacastāta panthāno viditāstava |
niyoge caiva dharmātmansthātumicchāma śādhi naḥ || 10 ||
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śakuniruvāca |
catuṣpadāṃ gauḥ pravarā lohānāṃ kāñcanaṃ varam |
śabdānāṃ pravaro mantro brāhmaṇo dvipadāṃ varaḥ || 11 ||
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mantro'yaṃ jātakarmādi brāhmaṇasya vidhīyate |
jīvato yo yathākālaṃ śmaśānanidhanāditi || 12 ||
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karmāṇi vaidikānyasya svargyaḥ panthāstvanuttamaḥ |
atha sarvāṇi karmāṇi mantrasiddhāni cakṣate || 13 ||
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āmnāyadṛḍhavādīni tathā siddhiriheṣyate |
māsārdhamāsā ṛtava ādityaśaśitārakam || 14 ||
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īhante sarvabhūtāni tadṛtaṃ karmasaṅginām |
siddhikṣetramidaṃ puṇyamayamevāśramo mahān || 15 ||
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atha ye karma nindanto manuṣyāḥ kāpathaṃ gatāḥ |
mūḍhānāmarthahīnānāṃ teṣāmenastu vidyate || 16 ||
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devavaṃśānpitṛvaṃśānbrahmavaṃśāṃśca śāśvatān |
saṃtyajya mūḍhā vartante tato yāntyaśrutīpatham || 17 ||
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etadvo'stu tapo yuktaṃ dadānītyṛṣicoditam |
tasmāttadadhyavasatastapasvi tapa ucyate || 18 ||
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devavaṃśānpitṛvaṃśānbrahmavaṃśāṃśca śāśvatān |
saṃvibhajya guroścaryāṃ tadvai duṣkaramucyate || 19 ||
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devā vai duṣkaraṃ kṛtvā vibhūtiṃ paramāṃ gatāḥ |
tasmādgārhasthyamudvoḍhuṃ duṣkaraṃ prabravīmi vaḥ || 20 ||
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tapaḥ śreṣṭhaṃ prajānāṃ hi mūlametanna saṃśayaḥ |
kuṭumbavidhinānena yasminsarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 21 ||
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etadvidustapo viprā dvaṃdvātītā vimatsarāḥ |
tasmādvanaṃ madhyamaṃ ca lokeṣu tapa ucyate || 22 ||
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durādharṣaṃ padaṃ caiva gacchanti vighasāśinaḥ |
sāyaṃprātarvibhajyānnaṃ svakuṭumbe yathāvidhi || 23 ||
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dattvātithibhyo devebhyaḥ pitṛbhyaḥ svajanasya ca |
avaśiṣṭāni ye'śnanti tānāhurvighasāśinaḥ || 24 ||
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tasmātsvadharmamāsthāya suvratāḥ satyavādinaḥ |
lokasya guravo bhūtvā te bhavantyanupaskṛtāḥ || 25 ||
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tridivaṃ prāpya śakrasya svargaloke vimatsarāḥ |
vasanti śāśvatīrvarṣā janā duṣkarakāriṇaḥ || 26 ||
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tataste tadvacaḥ śrutvā tasya dharmārthasaṃhitam |
utsṛjya nāstikagatiṃ gārhasthyaṃ dharmamāśritāḥ || 27 ||
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tasmāttvamapi durdharṣa dhairyamālambya śāśvatam |
praśādhi pṛthivīṃ kṛtsnāṃ hatāmitrāṃ narottama || 28 ||
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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 11

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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