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).

bhīṣma uvāca |
cāturāśramyadharmāśca jātidharmāśca pāṇḍava |
lokapālottarāścaiva kṣātre dharme vyavasthitāḥ || 1 ||
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sarvāṇyetāni dharmāṇi kṣātre bharatasattama |
nirāśiṣo jīvaloke kṣātre dharme vyavasthitāḥ || 2 ||
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apratyakṣaṃ bahudvāraṃ dharmamāśramavāsinām |
prarūpayanti tadbhāvamāgamaireva śāśvatam || 3 ||
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apare vacanaiḥ puṇyairvādino lokaniścayam |
aniścayajñā dharmāṇāmadṛṣṭānte pare ratāḥ || 4 ||
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pratyakṣasukhabhūyiṣṭhamātmasākṣikamacchalam |
sarvalokahitaṃ dharmaṃ kṣatriyeṣu pratiṣṭhitam || 5 ||
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dharmāśramavyavasināṃ brāhmaṇānāṃ yudhiṣṭhira |
yathā trayāṇāṃ varṇānāṃ saṃkhyātopaśrutiḥ purā |
rājadharmeṣvanupamā lokyā sucaritairiha || 6 ||
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udāhṛtaṃ te rājendra yathā viṣṇuṃ mahaujasam |
sarvabhūteśvaraṃ devaṃ prabhuṃ nārāyaṇaṃ purā |
jagmuḥ subahavaḥ śūrā rājāno daṇḍanītaye || 7 ||
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ekaikamātmanaḥ karma tulayitvāśrame purā |
rājānaḥ paryupātiṣṭhandṛṣṭāntavacane sthitāḥ || 8 ||
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sādhyā devā vasavaścāśvinau ca rudrāśca viśve marutāṃ gaṇāśca |
sṛṣṭāḥ purā ādidevena devā kṣātre dharme vartayante ca siddhāḥ || 9 ||
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atra te vartayiṣyāmi dharmamarthaviniścayam |
nirmaryāde vartamāne dānavaikāyane kṛte |
babhūva rājā rājendra māndhātā nāma vīryavān || 10 ||
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purā vasumatīpālo yajñaṃ cakre didṛkṣayā |
anādimadhyanidhanaṃ devaṃ nārāyaṇaṃ prati || 11 ||
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sa rājā rājaśārdūla māndhātā parameṣṭhinaḥ |
jagrāha śirasā pādau yajñe viṣṇormahātmanaḥ || 12 ||
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darśayāmāsa taṃ viṣṇū rūpamāsthāya vāsavam |
sa pārthivairvṛtaḥ sadbhirarcayāmāsa taṃ prabhum || 13 ||
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tasya pārthivasaṃghasya tasya caiva mahātmanaḥ |
saṃvādo'yaṃ mahānāsīdviṣṇuṃ prati mahādyute || 14 ||
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indra uvāca |
kimiṣyate dharmabhṛtāṃ variṣṭha yaddraṣṭukāmo'si tamaprameyam |
anantamāyāmitasattvavīryaṃ nārāyaṇaṃ hyādidevaṃ purāṇam || 15 ||
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nāsau devo viśvarūpo mayāpi śakyo draṣṭuṃ brahmaṇā vāpi sākṣāt |
ye'nye kāmāstava rājanhṛdisthā dāsyāmi tāṃstvaṃ hi martyeṣu rājā || 16 ||
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satye sthito dharmaparo jitendriyaḥ śūro dṛḍhaṃ prītirataḥ surāṇām |
buddhyā bhaktyā cottamaśraddhayā ca tataste'haṃ dadmi varaṃ yatheṣṭam || 17 ||
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māndhātovāca |
asaṃśayaṃ bhagavannādidevaṃ drakṣyāmyahaṃ śirasāhaṃ prasādya |
tyaktvā bhogāndharmakāmo hyaraṇyamicche gantuṃ satpathaṃ lokajuṣṭam || 18 ||
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kṣātrāddharmādvipulādaprameyāllokāḥ prāptāḥ sthāpitaṃ svaṃ yaśaśca |
dharmo yo'sāvādidevātpravṛtto lokajyeṣṭhastaṃ na jānāmi kartum || 19 ||
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indra uvāca |
asainiko'dharmaparaścarethāḥ parāṃ gatiṃ lapsyase cāpramattaḥ |
kṣātro dharmo hyādidevātpravṛttaḥ paścādanye śeṣabhūtāśca dharmāḥ || 20 ||
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śeṣāḥ sṛṣṭā hyantavanto hyanantāḥ suprasthānāḥ kṣatradharmāviśiṣṭāḥ |
asmindharme sarvadharmāḥ praviṣṭāstasmāddharmaṃ śreṣṭhamimaṃ vadanti || 21 ||
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karmaṇā vai purā devā ṛṣayaścāmitaujasaḥ |
trātāḥ sarve pramathyārīnkṣatradharmeṇa viṣṇunā || 22 ||
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yadi hyasau bhagavānnāhaniṣyadripūnsarvānvasumānaprameyaḥ |
na brāhmaṇā na ca lokādikartā na saddharmā nādidharmā bhaveyuḥ || 23 ||
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imāmurvīṃ na jayedvikrameṇa devaśreṣṭho'sau purā cedameyaḥ |
cāturvarṇyaṃ cāturāśramyadharmāḥ sarve na syurbrahmaṇo vai vināśāt || 24 ||
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dṛṣṭā dharmāḥ śatadhā śāśvatena kṣātreṇa dharmeṇa punaḥ pravṛttāḥ |
yuge yuge hyādidharmāḥ pravṛttā lokajyeṣṭhaṃ kṣatradharmaṃ vadanti || 25 ||
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ātmatyāgaḥ sarvabhūtānukampā lokajñānaṃ mokṣaṇaṃ pālanaṃ ca |
viṣaṇṇānāṃ mokṣaṇaṃ pīḍitānāṃ kṣātre dharme vidyate pārthivānām || 26 ||
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nirmaryādāḥ kāmamanyupravṛttā bhītā rājño nādhigacchanti pāpam |
śiṣṭāścānye sarvadharmopapannāḥ sādhvācārāḥ sādhu dharmaṃ caranti || 27 ||
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putravatparipālyāni liṅgadharmeṇa pārthivaiḥ |
loke bhūtāni sarvāṇi vicaranti na saṃśayaḥ || 28 ||
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sarvadharmaparaṃ kṣatraṃ lokajyeṣṭhaṃ sanātanam |
śaśvadakṣaraparyantamakṣaraṃ sarvatomukham || 29 ||
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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 64

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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