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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ kṛṣṇasya tadvākyaṃ dharmārthasahitaṃ hitam |
śrutvā śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ pratyuvāca kṛtāñjaliḥ || 1 ||
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lokanātha mahābāho śiva nārāyaṇācyuta |
tava vākyamabhiśrutya harṣeṇāsmi pariplutaḥ || 2 ||
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kiṃ cāhamabhidhāsyāmi vākpate tava saṃnidhau |
yadā vācogataṃ sarvaṃ tava vāci samāhitam || 3 ||
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yaddhi kiṃcitkṛtaṃ loke kartavyaṃ kriyate ca yat |
tvattastanniḥsṛtaṃ deva lokā buddhimayā hi te || 4 ||
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kathayeddevalokaṃ yo devarājasamīpataḥ |
dharmakāmārthaśāstrāṇāṃ so'rthānbrūyāttavāgrataḥ || 5 ||
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śarābhighātādvyathitaṃ mano me madhusūdana |
gātrāṇi cāvasīdanti na ca buddhiḥ prasīdati || 6 ||
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na ca me pratibhā kācidasti kiṃcitprabhāṣitum |
pīḍyamānasya govinda viṣānalasamaiḥ śaraiḥ || 7 ||
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balaṃ medhāḥ prajarati prāṇāḥ saṃtvarayanti ca |
marmāṇi paritapyante bhrāntaṃ cetastathaiva ca || 8 ||
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daurbalyātsajjate vāṅme sa kathaṃ vaktumutsahe |
sādhu me tvaṃ prasīdasva dāśārhakulanandana || 9 ||
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tatkṣamasva mahābāho na brūyāṃ kiṃcidacyuta |
tvatsaṃnidhau ca sīdeta vācaspatirapi bruvan || 10 ||
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na diśaḥ saṃprajānāmi nākāśaṃ na ca medinīm |
kevalaṃ tava vīryeṇa tiṣṭhāmi madhusūdana || 11 ||
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svayameva prabho tasmāddharmarājasya yaddhitam |
tadbravīhyāśu sarveṣāmāgamānāṃ tvamāgamaḥ || 12 ||
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kathaṃ tvayi sthite loke śāśvate lokakartari |
prabrūyānmadvidhaḥ kaścidgurau śiṣya iva sthite || 13 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
upapannamidaṃ vākyaṃ kauravāṇāṃ dhuraṃdhare |
mahāvīrye mahāsattve sthite sarvārthadarśini || 14 ||
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yacca māmāttha gāṅgeya bāṇaghātarujaṃ prati |
gṛhāṇātra varaṃ bhīṣma matprasādakṛtaṃ vibho || 15 ||
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na te glānirna te mūrchā na dāho na ca te rujā |
prabhaviṣyanti gāṅgeya kṣutpipāse na cāpyuta || 16 ||
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jñānāni ca samagrāṇi pratibhāsyanti te'nagha |
na ca te kvacidāsaktirbuddheḥ prādurbhaviṣyati || 17 ||
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sattvasthaṃ ca mano nityaṃ tava bhīṣma bhaviṣyati |
rajastamobhyāṃ rahitaṃ ghanairmukta ivoḍurāṭ || 18 ||
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yadyacca dharmasaṃyuktamarthayuktamathāpi vā |
cintayiṣyasi tatrāgryā buddhistava bhaviṣyati || 19 ||
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imaṃ ca rājaśārdūla bhūtagrāmaṃ caturvidham |
cakṣurdivyaṃ samāśritya drakṣyasyamitavikrama || 20 ||
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caturvidhaṃ prajājālaṃ saṃyukto jñānacakṣuṣā |
bhīṣma drakṣyasi tattvena jale mīna ivāmale || 21 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataste vyāsasahitāḥ sarva eva maharṣayaḥ |
ṛgyajuḥsāmasaṃyuktairvacobhiḥ kṛṣṇamarcayan || 22 ||
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tataḥ sarvārtavaṃ divyaṃ puṣpavarṣaṃ nabhastalāt |
papāta yatra vārṣṇeyaḥ sagāṅgeyaḥ sapāṇḍavaḥ || 23 ||
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vāditrāṇi ca divyāni jaguścāpsarasāṃ gaṇāḥ |
na cāhitamaniṣṭaṃ vā kiṃcittatra vyadṛśyata || 24 ||
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vavau śivaḥ sukho vāyuḥ sarvagandhavahaḥ śuciḥ |
śāntāyāṃ diśi śāntāśca prāvadanmṛgapakṣiṇaḥ || 25 ||
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tato muhūrtādbhagavānsahasrāṃśurdivākaraḥ |
dahanvanamivaikānte pratīcyāṃ pratyadṛśyata || 26 ||
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tato maharṣayaḥ sarve samutthāya janārdanam |
bhīṣmamāmantrayāṃ cakrū rājānaṃ ca yudhiṣṭhiram || 27 ||
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tataḥ praṇāmamakarotkeśavaḥ pāṇḍavastathā |
sātyakiḥ saṃjayaścaiva sa ca śāradvataḥ kṛpaḥ || 28 ||
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tataste dharmaniratāḥ samyaktairabhipūjitāḥ |
śvaḥ sameṣyāma ityuktvā yatheṣṭaṃ tvaritā yayuḥ || 29 ||
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tathaivāmantrya gāṅgeyaṃ keśavaste ca pāṇḍavāḥ |
pradakṣiṇamupāvṛtya rathānāruruhuḥ śubhān || 30 ||
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tato rathaiḥ kāñcanadantakūbarairmahīdharābhaiḥ samadaiśca dantibhiḥ |
hayaiḥ suparṇairiva cāśugāmibhiḥ padātibhiścāttaśarāsanādibhiḥ || 31 ||
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yayau rathānāṃ purato hi sā camūstathaiva paścādatimātrasāriṇī |
puraśca paścācca yathā mahānadī purarkṣavantaṃ girimetya narmadā || 32 ||
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tataḥ purastādbhagavānniśākaraḥ samutthitastāmabhiharṣayaṃścamūm |
divākarāpītarasāstathauṣadhīḥ punaḥ svakenaiva guṇena yojayan || 33 ||
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tataḥ puraṃ surapurasaṃnibhadyuti praviśya te yaduvṛṣapāṇḍavāstadā |
yathocitānbhavanavarānsamāviśañśramānvitā mṛgapatayo guhā iva || 34 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 52

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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