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).

yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
yadidaṃ ghoramuddiṣṭamaśraddheyamivānṛtam |
asti sviddasyumaryādā yāmahaṃ parivarjaye || 1 ||
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saṃmuhyāmi viṣīdāmi dharmo me śithilīkṛtaḥ |
udyamaṃ nādhigacchāmi kutaścitparicintayan || 2 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
naitacchuddhāgamādeva tava dharmānuśāsanam |
prajñāsamavatāro'yaṃ kavibhiḥ saṃbhṛtaṃ madhu || 3 ||
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bahvyaḥ pratividhātavyāḥ prajñā rājñā tatastataḥ |
naikaśākhena dharmeṇa yātraiṣā saṃpravartate || 4 ||
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buddhisaṃjananaṃ rājñāṃ dharmamācaratāṃ sadā |
jayo bhavati kauravya tadā tadviddhi me vacaḥ || 5 ||
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buddhiśreṣṭhā hi rājāno jayanti vijayaiṣiṇaḥ |
dharmaḥ pratividhātavyo buddhyā rājñā tatastataḥ || 6 ||
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naikaśākhena dharmeṇa rājñāṃ dharmo vidhīyate |
durbalasya kutaḥ prajñā purastādanudāhṛtā || 7 ||
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advaidhajñaḥ pathi dvaidhe saṃśayaṃ prāptumarhati |
buddhidvaidhaṃ veditavyaṃ purastādeva bhārata || 8 ||
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pārśvataḥkaraṇaṃ prajñā viṣūcī tvāpagā iva |
janastūccāritaṃ dharmaṃ vijānātyanyathānyathā || 9 ||
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samyagvijñāninaḥ kecinmithyāvijñānino'pare |
tadvai yathātathaṃ buddhvā jñānamādadate satām || 10 ||
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parimuṣṇanti śāstrāṇi dharmasya paripanthinaḥ |
vaiṣamyamarthavidyānāṃ nairarthyātkhyāpayanti te || 11 ||
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ājijīviṣavo vidyāṃ yaśaskāmāḥ samantataḥ |
te sarve narapāpiṣṭhā dharmasya paripanthinaḥ || 12 ||
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apakvamatayo mandā na jānanti yathātatham |
sadā hyaśāstrakuśalāḥ sarvatrāpariniṣṭhitāḥ || 13 ||
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parimuṣṇanti śāstrāṇi śāstradoṣānudarśinaḥ |
vijñānamatha vidyānāṃ na samyagiti vartate || 14 ||
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nindayā paravidyānāṃ svāṃ vidyāṃ khyāpayanti ye |
vāgastrā vākchurīmattvā dugdhavidyāphalā iva |
tānvidyāvaṇijo viddhi rākṣasāniva bhārata || 15 ||
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vyājena kṛtsno vidito dharmaste parihāsyate |
na dharmavacanaṃ vācā na buddhyā ceti naḥ śrutam || 16 ||
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iti bārhaspataṃ jñānaṃ provāca maghavā svayam |
na tveva vacanaṃ kiṃcidanimittādihocyate || 17 ||
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svavinītena śāstreṇa vyavasyanti tathāpare |
lokayātrāmihaike tu dharmamāhurmanīṣiṇaḥ || 18 ||
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samuddiṣṭaṃ satāṃ dharmaṃ svayamūhenna paṇḍitaḥ |
amarṣācchāstrasaṃmohādavijñānācca bhārata || 19 ||
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śāstraṃ prājñasya vadataḥ samūhe yātyadarśanam |
āgatāgamayā buddhyā vacanena praśasyate || 20 ||
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ajñānājjñānahetutvādvacanaṃ sādhu manyate |
anapāhatamevedaṃ nedaṃ śāstramapārthakam || 21 ||
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daiteyānuśanāḥ prāha saṃśayacchedane purā |
jñānamavyapadeśyaṃ hi yathā nāsti tathaiva tat || 22 ||
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tena tvaṃ chinnamūlena kaṃ toṣayitumarhasi |
atathyavihitaṃ yo vā nedaṃ vākyamupāśnuyāt || 23 ||
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ugrāyaiva hi sṛṣṭo'si karmaṇe na tvavekṣase |
aṅgemāmanvavekṣasva rājanītiṃ bubhūṣitum |
yayā pramucyate tvanyo yadarthaṃ ca pramodate || 24 ||
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ajo'śvaḥ kṣatramityetatsadṛśaṃ brahmaṇā kṛtam |
tasmānnatīkṣṇabhūtānāṃ yātrā kācitprasidhyati || 25 ||
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yastvavadhyavadhe doṣaḥ sa vadhyasyāvadhe smṛtaḥ |
eṣaiva khalu maryādā yāmayaṃ parivarjayet || 26 ||
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tasmāttīkṣṇaḥ prajā rājā svadharme sthāpayeduta |
anyonyaṃ bhakṣayanto hi pracareyurvṛkā iva || 27 ||
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yasya dasyugaṇā rāṣṭre dhvāṅkṣā matsyāñjalādiva |
viharanti parasvāni sa vai kṣatriyapāṃsanaḥ || 28 ||
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kulīnānsacivānkṛtvā vedavidyāsamanvitān |
praśādhi pṛthivīṃ rājanprajā dharmeṇa pālayan || 29 ||
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vihīnajamakarmāṇaṃ yaḥ pragṛhṇāti bhūmipaḥ |
ubhayasyāviśeṣajñastadvai kṣatraṃ napuṃsakam || 30 ||
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naivograṃ naiva cānugraṃ dharmeṇeha praśasyate |
ubhayaṃ na vyatikrāmedugro bhūtvā mṛdurbhava || 31 ||
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kaṣṭaḥ kṣatriyadharmo'yaṃ sauhṛdaṃ tvayi yatsthitam |
ugre karmaṇi sṛṣṭo'si tasmādrājyaṃ praśādhi vai || 32 ||
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aśiṣṭanigraho nityaṃ śiṣṭasya paripālanam |
iti śakro'bravīddhīmānāpatsu bharatarṣabha || 33 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
asti sviddasyumaryādā yāmanyo nātilaṅghayet |
pṛcchāmi tvāṃ satāṃ śreṣṭha tanme brūhi pitāmaha || 34 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
brāhmaṇāneva seveta vidyāvṛddhāṃstapasvinaḥ |
śrutacāritravṛttāḍhyānpavitraṃ hyetaduttamam || 35 ||
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yā devatāsu vṛttiste sāstu vipreṣu sarvadā |
kruddhairhi vipraiḥ karmāṇi kṛtāni bahudhā nṛpa || 36 ||
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teṣāṃ prītyā yaśo mukhyamaprītyā tu viparyayaḥ |
prītyā hyamṛtavadviprāḥ kruddhāścaiva yathā viṣam || 37 ||
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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 140

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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