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 |
vanaspatīnbhakṣyaphalānna chindyurviṣaye tava |
brāhmaṇānāṃ mūlaphalaṃ dharmyamāhurmanīṣiṇaḥ || 1 ||
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brāhmaṇebhyo'tiriktaṃ ca bhuñjīrannitare janāḥ |
na brāhmaṇoparodhena haredanyaḥ kathaṃcana || 2 ||
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vipraścettyāgamātiṣṭhedākhyāyāvṛttikarśitaḥ |
parikalpyāsya vṛttiḥ syātsadārasya narādhipa || 3 ||
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sa cennopanivarteta vācyo brāhmaṇasaṃsadi |
kasminnidānīṃ maryādāmayaṃ lokaḥ kariṣyati || 4 ||
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asaṃśayaṃ nivarteta na cedvakṣyatyataḥ param |
pūrvaṃ parokṣaṃ kartavyametatkaunteya śāsanam || 5 ||
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āhuretajjanā brahmanna caitacchraddadhāmyaham |
nimantryaśca bhavedbhogairavṛttyā cettadācaret || 6 ||
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kṛṣigorakṣyavāṇijyaṃ lokānāmiha jīvanam |
ūrdhvaṃ caiva trayī vidyā sā bhūtānbhāvayatyuta || 7 ||
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tasyāṃ prayatamānāyāṃ ye syustatparipanthinaḥ |
dasyavastadvadhāyeha brahmā kṣatramathāsṛjat || 8 ||
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śatrūñjahi prajā rakṣa yajasva kratubhirnṛpa |
yudhyasva samare vīro bhūtvā kauravanandana || 9 ||
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saṃrakṣyānpālayedrājā yaḥ sa rājāryakṛttamaḥ |
ye kecittānna rakṣanti tairartho nāsti kaścana || 10 ||
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sadaiva rājñā boddhavyaṃ sarvalokādyudhiṣṭhira |
tasmāddhetorhi bhuñjīta manuṣyāneva mānavaḥ || 11 ||
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antarebhyaḥ parānrakṣanparebhyaḥ punarantarān |
parānparebhyaḥ svānsvebhyaḥ sarvānpālaya nityadā || 12 ||
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ātmānaṃ sarvato rakṣanrājā rakṣeta medinīm |
ātmamūlamidaṃ sarvamāhurhi viduṣo janāḥ || 13 ||
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kiṃ chidraṃ ko'nuṣaṅgo me kiṃ vāstyavinipātitam |
kuto māmāsraveddoṣa iti nityaṃ vicintayet || 14 ||
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guptaiścārairanumataiḥ pṛthivīmanucārayet |
sunītaṃ yadi me vṛttaṃ praśaṃsanti na vā punaḥ |
kaccidrocejjanapade kaccidrāṣṭre ca me yaśaḥ || 15 ||
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dharmajñānāṃ dhṛtimatāṃ saṃgrāmeṣvapalāyinām |
rāṣṭraṃ ca ye'nujīvanti ye ca rājño'nujīvinaḥ || 16 ||
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amātyānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ madhyasthānāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ |
ye ca tvābhipraśaṃseyurnindeyuratha vā punaḥ |
sarvānsupariṇītāṃstānkārayeta yudhiṣṭhira || 17 ||
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ekāntena hi sarveṣāṃ na śakyaṃ tāta rocitum |
mitrāmitramatho madhyaṃ sarvabhūteṣu bhārata || 18 ||
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tulyabāhubalānāṃ ca guṇairapi niṣevinām |
kathaṃ syādadhikaḥ kaścitsa tu bhuñjīta mānavān || 19 ||
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ye carā hyacarānadyuradaṃṣṭrāndaṃṣṭriṇastathā |
āśīviṣā iva kruddhā bhujagā bhujagāniva || 20 ||
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etebhyaścāpramattaḥ syātsadā yatto yudhiṣṭhira |
bhāruṇḍasadṛśā hyete nipatanti pramādyataḥ || 21 ||
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kaccitte vaṇijo rāṣṭre nodvijante karārditāḥ |
krīṇanto bahu vālpena kāntārakṛtaniśramāḥ || 22 ||
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kaccitkṛṣikarā rāṣṭraṃ na jahatyatipīḍitāḥ |
ye vahanti dhuraṃ rājñāṃ saṃbharantītarānapi || 23 ||
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ito dattena jīvanti devāḥ pitṛgaṇāstathā |
manuṣyoragarakṣāṃsi vayāṃsi paśavastathā || 24 ||
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eṣā te rāṣṭravṛttiśca rāṣṭraguptiśca bhārata |
etamevārthamāśritya bhūyo vakṣyāmi pāṇḍava || 25 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 90

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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