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 |
niṣkalmaṣaṃ brahmacaryamicchatā carituṃ sadā |
nidrā sarvātmanā tyājyā svapnadoṣānavekṣatā || 1 ||
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svapne hi rajasā dehī tamasā cābhibhūyate |
dehāntaramivāpannaścaratyapagatasmṛtiḥ || 2 ||
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jñānābhyāsājjāgarato jijñāsārthamanantaram |
vijñānābhiniveśāttu jāgaratyaniśaṃ sadā || 3 ||
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atrāha ko nvayaṃ bhāvaḥ svapne viṣayavāniva |
pralīnairindriyairdehī vartate dehavāniva || 4 ||
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atrocyate yathā hyetadveda yogeśvaro hariḥ |
tathaitadupapannārthaṃ varṇayanti maharṣayaḥ || 5 ||
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indriyāṇāṃ śramātsvapnamāhuḥ sarvagataṃ budhāḥ |
manasastu pralīnatvāttattadāhurnidarśanam || 6 ||
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kāryavyāsaktamanasaḥ saṃkalpo jāgrato hyapi |
yadvanmanorathaiśvaryaṃ svapne tadvanmanogatam || 7 ||
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saṃsārāṇāmasaṃkhyānāṃ kāmātmā tadavāpnuyāt |
manasyantarhitaṃ sarvaṃ veda sottamapūruṣaḥ || 8 ||
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guṇānāmapi yadyattatkarma jānātyupasthitam |
tattacchaṃsanti bhūtāni mano yadbhāvitaṃ yathā || 9 ||
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tatastamupavartante guṇā rājasatāmasāḥ |
sāttviko vā yathāyogamānantaryaphalodayaḥ || 10 ||
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tataḥ paśyatyasaṃbaddhānvātapittakaphottarān |
rajastamobhavairbhāvaistadapyāhurduranvayam || 11 ||
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prasannairindriyairyadyatsaṃkalpayati mānasam |
tattatsvapne'pyuparate manodṛṣṭirnirīkṣate || 12 ||
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vyāpakaṃ sarvabhūteṣu vartate'pratighaṃ manaḥ |
manasyantarhitaṃ dvāraṃ dehamāsthāya mānasam || 13 ||
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yattatsadasadavyaktaṃ svapityasminnidarśanam |
sarvabhūtātmabhūtasthaṃ tadadhyātmaguṇaṃ viduḥ || 14 ||
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lipseta manasā yaśca saṃkalpādaiśvaraṃ guṇam |
ātmaprabhāvāttaṃ vidyātsarvā hyātmani devatāḥ || 15 ||
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evaṃ hi tapasā yuktamarkavattamasaḥ param |
trailokyaprakṛtirdehī tapasā taṃ maheśvaram || 16 ||
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tapo hyadhiṣṭhitaṃ devaistapoghnamasuraistamaḥ |
etaddevāsurairguptaṃ tadāhurjñānalakṣaṇam || 17 ||
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sattvaṃ rajastamaśceti devāsuraguṇānviduḥ |
sattvaṃ devaguṇaṃ vidyāditarāvāsurau guṇau || 18 ||
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brahma tatparamaṃ vedyamamṛtaṃ jyotirakṣaram |
ye vidurbhāvitātmānaste yānti paramāṃ gatim || 19 ||
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hetumacchakyamākhyātumetāvajjñānacakṣuṣā |
pratyāhāreṇa vā śakyamavyaktaṃ brahma veditum || 20 ||
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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 209

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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