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).

gururuvāca |
pravṛttilakṣaṇo dharmo yathāyamupapadyate |
teṣāṃ vijñānaniṣṭhānāmanyattattvaṃ na rocate || 1 ||
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durlabhā vedavidvāṃso vedokteṣu vyavasthitāḥ |
prayojanamatastvatra mārgamicchanti saṃstutam || 2 ||
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sadbhirācaritatvāttu vṛttametadagarhitam |
iyaṃ sā buddhiranyeyaṃ yayā yāti parāṃ gatim || 3 ||
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śarīravānupādatte mohātsarvaparigrahān |
kāmakrodhādibhirbhāvairyukto rājasatāmasaiḥ || 4 ||
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nāśuddhamācarettasmādabhīpsandehayāpanam |
karmaṇo vivaraṃ kurvanna lokānāpnuyācchubhān || 5 ||
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lohayuktaṃ yathā hema vipakvaṃ na virājate |
tathāpakvakaṣāyākhyaṃ vijñānaṃ na prakāśate || 6 ||
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yaścādharmaṃ carenmohātkāmalobhāvanu plavan |
dharmyaṃ panthānamākramya sānubandho vinaśyati || 7 ||
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śabdādīnviṣayāṃstasmādasaṃrāgādanuplavet |
krodhaharṣau viṣādaśca jāyante hi parasparam || 8 ||
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pañcabhūtātmake dehe sattvarājasatāmase |
kamabhiṣṭuvate cāyaṃ kaṃ vā krośati kiṃ vadet || 9 ||
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sparśarūparasādyeṣu saṅgaṃ gacchanti bāliśāḥ |
nāvagacchantyavijñānādātmajaṃ pārthivaṃ guṇam || 10 ||
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mṛnmayaṃ śaraṇaṃ yadvanmṛdaiva parilipyate |
pārthivo'yaṃ tathā deho mṛdvikārairvilipyate || 11 ||
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madhu tailaṃ payaḥ sarpirmāṃsāni lavaṇaṃ guḍaḥ |
dhānyāni phalamūlāni mṛdvikārāḥ sahāmbhasā || 12 ||
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yadvatkāntāramātiṣṭhannautsukyaṃ samanuvrajet |
śramādāhāramādadyādasvādvapi hi yāpanam || 13 ||
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tadvatsaṃsārakāntāramātiṣṭhañśramatatparaḥ |
yātrārthamadyādāhāraṃ vyādhito bheṣajaṃ yathā || 14 ||
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satyaśaucārjavatyāgairyaśasā vikrameṇa ca |
kṣāntyā dhṛtyā ca buddhyā ca manasā tapasaiva ca || 15 ||
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bhāvānsarvānyathāvṛttānsaṃvaseta yathākramam |
śāntimicchannadīnātmā saṃyacchedindriyāṇi ca || 16 ||
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sattvena rajasā caiva tamasā caiva mohitāḥ |
cakravatparivartante hyajñānājjantavo bhṛśam || 17 ||
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tasmātsamyakparīkṣeta doṣānajñānasaṃbhavān |
ajñānaprabhavaṃ nityamahaṃkāraṃ parityajet || 18 ||
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mahābhūtānīndriyāṇi guṇāḥ sattvaṃ rajastamaḥ |
trailokyaṃ seśvaraṃ sarvamahaṃkāre pratiṣṭhitam || 19 ||
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yatheha niyataṃ kālo darśayatyārtavānguṇān |
tadvadbhūteṣvahaṃkāraṃ vidyādbhūtapravartakam || 20 ||
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saṃmohakaṃ tamo vidyātkṛṣṇamajñānasaṃbhavam |
prītiduḥkhanibaddhāṃśca samastāṃstrīnatho guṇān |
sattvasya rajasaścaiva tamasaśca nibodha tān || 21 ||
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pramoho harṣajaḥ prītirasaṃdeho dhṛtiḥ smṛtiḥ |
etānsattvaguṇānvidyādimānrājasatāmasān || 22 ||
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kāmakrodhau pramādaśca lobhamohau bhayaṃ klamaḥ |
viṣādaśokāvaratirmānadarpāvanāryatā || 23 ||
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doṣāṇāmevamādīnāṃ parīkṣya gurulāghavam |
vimṛśedātmasaṃsthānāmekaikamanusaṃtatam || 24 ||
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śiṣya uvāca |
ke doṣā manasā tyaktāḥ ke buddhyā śithilīkṛtāḥ |
ke punaḥ punarāyānti ke mohādaphalā iva || 25 ||
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keṣāṃ balābalaṃ buddhyā hetubhirvimṛśedbudhaḥ |
etatsarvaṃ samācakṣva yathā vidyāmahaṃ prabho || 26 ||
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gururuvāca |
doṣairmūlādavacchinnairviśuddhātmā vimucyate |
vināśayati saṃbhūtamayasmayamayo yathā |
tathākṛtātmā sahajairdoṣairnaśyati rājasaiḥ || 27 ||
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rājasaṃ tāmasaṃ caiva śuddhātmākarmasaṃbhavam |
tatsarvaṃ dehināṃ bījaṃ sarvamātmavataḥ samam || 28 ||
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tasmādātmavatā varjyaṃ rajaśca tama eva ca |
rajastamobhyāṃ nirmuktaṃ sattvaṃ nirmalatāmiyāt || 29 ||
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atha vā mantravadbrūyurmāṃsādānāṃ yajuṣkṛtam |
hetuḥ sa evānādāne śuddhadharmānupālane || 30 ||
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rajasā dharmayuktāni kāryāṇyapi samāpnuyāt |
arthayuktāni cātyarthaṃ kāmānsarvāṃśca sevate || 31 ||
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tamasā lobhayuktāni krodhajāni ca sevate |
hiṃsāvihārābhiratastandrīnidrāsamanvitaḥ || 32 ||
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sattvasthaḥ sāttvikānbhāvāñśuddhānpaśyati saṃśritaḥ |
sa dehī vimalaḥ śrīmāñśuddho vidyāsamanvitaḥ || 33 ||
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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 205

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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