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).

bharadvāja uvāca |
brāhmaṇaḥ kena bhavati kṣatriyo vā dvijottama |
vaiśyaḥ śūdraśca viprarṣe tadbrūhi vadatāṃ vara || 1 ||
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bhṛguruvāca |
jātakarmādibhiryastu saṃskāraiḥ saṃskṛtaḥ śuciḥ |
vedādhyayanasaṃpannaḥ ṣaṭsu karmasvavasthitaḥ || 2 ||
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śaucācārasthitaḥ samyagvighasāśī gurupriyaḥ |
nityavratī satyaparaḥ sa vai brāhmaṇa ucyate || 3 ||
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satyaṃ dānaṃ damo'droha ānṛśaṃsyaṃ kṣamā ghṛṇā |
tapaśca dṛśyate yatra sa brāhmaṇa iti smṛtaḥ || 4 ||
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kṣatrajaṃ sevate karma vedādhyayanasaṃmataḥ |
dānādānaratiryaśca sa vai kṣatriya ucyate || 5 ||
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kṛṣigorakṣyavāṇijyaṃ yo viśatyaniśaṃ śuciḥ |
vedādhyayanasaṃpannaḥ sa vaiśya iti saṃjñitaḥ || 6 ||
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sarvabhakṣaratirnityaṃ sarvakarmakaro'śuciḥ |
tyaktavedastvanācāraḥ sa vai śūdra iti smṛtaḥ || 7 ||
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śūdre caitadbhavellakṣyaṃ dvije caitanna vidyate |
na vai śūdro bhavecchūdro brāhmaṇo na ca brāhmaṇaḥ || 8 ||
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sarvopāyaistu lobhasya krodhasya ca vinigrahaḥ |
etatpavitraṃ jñātavyaṃ tathā caivātmasaṃyamaḥ || 9 ||
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nityaṃ krodhāttapo rakṣecchriyaṃ rakṣeta matsarāt |
vidyāṃ mānāvamānābhyāmātmānaṃ tu pramādataḥ || 10 ||
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yasya sarve samārambhā nirāśīrbandhanāstviha |
tyāge yasya hutaṃ sarvaṃ sa tyāgī sa ca buddhimān || 11 ||
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ahiṃsraḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ maitrāyaṇagataścaret |
avisrambhe na gantavyaṃ visrambhe dhārayenmanaḥ || 12 ||
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parigrahānparityajya bhavedbuddhyā jitendriyaḥ |
aśokaṃ sthānamātiṣṭhediha cāmutra cābhayam || 13 ||
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taponityena dāntena muninā saṃyatātmanā |
ajitaṃ jetukāmena bhāvyaṃ saṅgeṣvasaṅginā || 14 ||
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indriyairgṛhyate yadyattattadvyaktamiti sthitiḥ |
avyaktamiti vijñeyaṃ liṅgagrāhyamatīndriyam || 15 ||
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manaḥ prāṇe nigṛhṇīyātprāṇaṃ brahmaṇi dhārayet |
nirvāṇādeva nirvāṇo na ca kiṃcidvicintayet |
sukhaṃ vai brāhmaṇo brahma sa vai tenādhigacchati || 16 ||
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śaucena satataṃ yuktastathācārasamanvitaḥ |
sānukrośaśca bhūteṣu taddvijātiṣu lakṣaṇam || 17 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 182

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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