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 |
atrāpyudāharantīmamitihāsaṃ purātanam |
pratardano maithilaśca saṃgrāmaṃ yatra cakratuḥ || 1 ||
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yajñopavītī saṃgrāme janako maithilo yathā |
yodhānuddharṣayāmāsa tannibodha yudhiṣṭhira || 2 ||
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janako maithilo rājā mahātmā sarvatattvavit |
yodhānsvāndarśayāmāsa svargaṃ narakameva ca || 3 ||
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abhītānāmime lokā bhāsvanto hanta paśyata |
pūrṇā gandharvakanyābhiḥ sarvakāmaduho'kṣayāḥ || 4 ||
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ime palāyamānānāṃ narakāḥ pratyupasthitāḥ |
akīrtiḥ śāśvatī caiva patitavyamanantaram || 5 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvārīnvijayato bhūtvā saṃtyāgabuddhayaḥ |
narakasyāpratiṣṭhasya mā bhūta vaśavartinaḥ || 6 ||
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tyāgamūlaṃ hi śūrāṇāṃ svargadvāramanuttamam |
ityuktāste nṛpatinā yodhāḥ parapuraṃjaya || 7 ||
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vyajayanta raṇe śatrūnharṣayanto janeśvaram |
tasmādātmavatā nityaṃ sthātavyaṃ raṇamūrdhani || 8 ||
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gajānāṃ rathino madhye rathānāmanu sādinaḥ |
sādināmantarā sthāpyaṃ pādātamiha daṃśitam || 9 ||
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ya evaṃ vyūhate rājā sa nityaṃ jayate dviṣaḥ |
tasmādevaṃ vidhātavyaṃ nityameva yudhiṣṭhira || 10 ||
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sarve sukṛtamicchantaḥ suyuddhenātimanyavaḥ |
kṣobhayeyuranīkāni sāgaraṃ makarā iva || 11 ||
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harṣayeyurviṣaṇṇāṃśca vyavasthāpya parasparam |
jitāṃ ca bhūmiṃ rakṣeta bhagnānnātyanusārayet || 12 ||
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punarāvartamānānāṃ nirāśānāṃ ca jīvite |
na vegaḥ susaho rājaṃstasmānnātyanusārayet || 13 ||
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na hi prahartumicchanti śūrāḥ prādravatāṃ bhayāt |
tasmātpalāyamānānāṃ kuryānnātyanusāraṇam || 14 ||
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carāṇāmacarā hyannamadaṃṣṭrā daṃṣṭriṇāmapi |
apāṇayaḥ pāṇimatāmannaṃ śūrasya kātarāḥ || 15 ||
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samānapṛṣṭhodarapāṇipādāḥ paścācchūraṃ bhīravo'nuvrajanti |
ato bhayārtāḥ praṇipatya bhūyaḥ kṛtvāñjalīnupatiṣṭhanti śūrān || 16 ||
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śūrabāhuṣu loko'yaṃ lambate putravatsadā |
tasmātsarvāsvavasthāsu śūraḥ saṃmānamarhati || 17 ||
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na hi śauryātparaṃ kiṃcittriṣu lokeṣu vidyate |
śūraḥ sarvaṃ pālayati sarvaṃ śūre pratiṣṭhitam || 18 ||
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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 100

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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