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 |
atraiva cedamavyagraḥ śṛṇvākhyānamanuttamam |
dīrghasūtraṃ samāśritya kāryākāryaviniścaye || 1 ||
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nātigādhe jalasthāye suhṛdaḥ śakulāstrayaḥ |
prabhūtamatsye kaunteya babhūvuḥ sahacāriṇaḥ || 2 ||
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atraikaḥ prāptakālajño dīrghadarśī tathāparaḥ |
dīrghasūtraśca tatraikastrayāṇāṃ jalacāriṇām || 3 ||
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kadācittajjalasthāyaṃ matsyabandhāḥ samantataḥ |
niḥsrāvayāmāsuratho nimneṣu vividhairmukhaiḥ || 4 ||
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prakṣīyamāṇaṃ taṃ buddhvā jalasthāyaṃ bhayāgame |
abravīddīrghadarśī tu tāvubhau suhṛdau tadā || 5 ||
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iyamāpatsamutpannā sarveṣāṃ salilaukasām |
śīghramanyatra gacchāmaḥ panthā yāvanna duṣyati || 6 ||
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anāgatamanarthaṃ hi sunayairyaḥ prabādhate |
na sa saṃśayamāpnoti rocatāṃ vāṃ vrajāmahe || 7 ||
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dīrghasūtrastu yastatra so'bravītsamyagucyate |
na tu kāryā tvarā yāvaditi me niścitā matiḥ || 8 ||
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atha saṃpratipattijñaḥ prābravīddīrghadarśinam |
prāpte kāle na me kiṃcinnyāyataḥ parihāsyate || 9 ||
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evamukto nirākrāmaddīrghadarśī mahāmatiḥ |
jagāma srotasaikena gambhīrasalilāśayam || 10 ||
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tataḥ prasrutatoyaṃ taṃ samīkṣya salilāśayam |
babandhurvividhairyogairmatsyānmatsyopajīvinaḥ || 11 ||
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viloḍyamāne tasmiṃstu srutatoye jalāśaye |
agacchadgrahaṇaṃ tatra dīrghasūtraḥ sahāparaiḥ || 12 ||
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uddānaṃ kriyamāṇaṃ ca matsyānāṃ vīkṣya rajjubhiḥ |
praviśyāntaramanyeṣāmagrasatpratipattimān || 13 ||
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grastameva taduddānaṃ gṛhītvāsta tathaiva saḥ |
sarvāneva tu tāṃstatra te vidurgrathitā iti || 14 ||
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tataḥ prakṣālyamāneṣu matsyeṣu vimale jale |
tyaktvā rajjuṃ vimukto'bhūcchīghraṃ saṃpratipattimān || 15 ||
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dīrghasūtrastu mandātmā hīnabuddhiracetanaḥ |
maraṇaṃ prāptavānmūḍho yathaivopahatendriyaḥ || 16 ||
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evaṃ prāptatamaṃ kālaṃ yo mohānnāvabudhyate |
sa vinaśyati vai kṣipraṃ dīrghasūtro yathā jhaṣaḥ || 17 ||
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ādau na kurute śreyaḥ kuśalo'smīti yaḥ pumān |
sa saṃśayamavāpnoti yathā saṃpratipattimān || 18 ||
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anāgatavidhānaṃ tu yo naraḥ kurute kṣamam |
śreyaḥ prāpnoti so'tyarthaṃ dīrghadarśī yathā hyasau || 19 ||
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kalāḥ kāṣṭhā muhūrtāśca dinā nāḍyaḥ kṣaṇā lavāḥ |
pakṣā māsāśca ṛtavastulyāḥ saṃvatsarāṇi ca || 20 ||
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pṛthivī deśa ityuktaḥ kālaḥ sa ca na dṛśyate |
abhipretārthasiddhyarthaṃ nyāyato yacca tattathā || 21 ||
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etau dharmārthaśāstreṣu mokṣaśāstreṣu carṣibhiḥ |
pradhānāviti nirdiṣṭau kāmeśābhimatau nṛṇām || 22 ||
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parīkṣyakārī yuktastu samyaksamupapādayet |
deśakālāvabhipretau tābhyāṃ phalamavāpnuyāt || 23 ||
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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 135

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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