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 |
anarthānāmadhiṣṭhānamukto lobhaḥ pitāmaha |
ajñānamapi vai tāta śrotumicchāmi tattvataḥ || 1 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
karoti pāpaṃ yo'jñānānnātmano vetti ca kṣamam |
pradveṣṭi sādhuvṛttāṃśca sa lokasyaiti vācyatām || 2 ||
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ajñānānnirayaṃ yāti tathājñānena durgatim |
ajñānātkleśamāpnoti tathāpatsu nimajjati || 3 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
ajñānasya pravṛttiṃ ca sthānaṃ vṛddhiṃ kṣayodayau |
mūlaṃ yogaṃ gatiṃ kālaṃ kāraṇaṃ hetumeva ca || 4 ||
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śrotumicchāmi tattvena yathāvadiha pārthiva |
ajñānaprabhavaṃ hīdaṃ yadduḥkhamupalabhyate || 5 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
rāgo dveṣastathā moho harṣaḥ śoko'bhimānitā |
kāmaḥ krodhaśca darpaśca tandrīrālasyameva ca || 6 ||
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icchā dveṣastathā tāpaḥ paravṛddhyupatāpitā |
ajñānametannirdiṣṭaṃ pāpānāṃ caiva yāḥ kriyāḥ || 7 ||
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etayā yā pravṛttiśca vṛddhyādīnyāṃśca pṛcchasi |
vistareṇa mahābāho śṛṇu tacca viśāṃ pate || 8 ||
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ubhāvetau samaphalau samadoṣau ca bhārata |
ajñānaṃ cātilobhaścāpyekaṃ jānīhi pārthiva || 9 ||
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lobhaprabhavamajñānaṃ vṛddhaṃ bhūyaḥ pravardhate |
sthāne sthānaṃ kṣaye kṣaiṇyamupaiti vividhāṃ gatim || 10 ||
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mūlaṃ lobhasya mahataḥ kālātmagatireva ca |
chinne'cchinne tathā lobhe kāraṇaṃ kāla eva hi || 11 ||
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tasyājñānāttu lobho hi lobhādajñānameva ca |
sarve doṣāstathā lobhāttasmāllobhaṃ vivarjayet || 12 ||
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janako yuvanāśvaśca vṛṣādarbhiḥ prasenajit |
lobhakṣayāddivaṃ prāptāstathaivānye janādhipāḥ || 13 ||
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pratyakṣaṃ tu kuruśreṣṭha tyaja lobhamihātmanā |
tyaktvā lobhaṃ sukhaṃ loke pretya cānucariṣyasi || 14 ||
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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 153

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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