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).

vyāsa uvāca |
pṛcchatastava satputra yathāvadiha tattvataḥ |
sāṃkhyanyāyena saṃyuktaṃ yadetatkīrtitaṃ mayā || 1 ||
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yogakṛtyaṃ tu te kṛtsnaṃ vartayiṣyāmi tacchṛṇu |
ekatvaṃ buddhimanasorindriyāṇāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ |
ātmano dhyāyinastāta jñānametadanuttamam || 2 ||
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tadetadupaśāntena dāntenādhyātmaśīlinā |
ātmārāmeṇa buddhena boddhavyaṃ śucikarmaṇā || 3 ||
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yogadoṣānsamucchidya pañca yānkavayo viduḥ |
kāmaṃ krodhaṃ ca lobhaṃ ca bhayaṃ svapnaṃ ca pañcamam || 4 ||
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krodhaṃ śamena jayati kāmaṃ saṃkalpavarjanāt |
sattvasaṃsevanāddhīro nidrāmucchettumarhati || 5 ||
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dhṛtyā śiśnodaraṃ rakṣetpāṇipādaṃ ca cakṣuṣā |
cakṣuḥ śrotre ca manasā mano vācaṃ ca karmaṇā || 6 ||
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apramādādbhayaṃ jahyāllobhaṃ prājñopasevanāt |
evametānyogadoṣāñjayennityamatandritaḥ || 7 ||
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agnīṃśca brāhmaṇāṃścārceddevatāḥ praṇameta ca |
varjayedruṣitāṃ vācaṃ hiṃsāyuktāṃ manonugām || 8 ||
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brahma tejomayaṃ śukraṃ yasya sarvamidaṃ rasaḥ |
ekasya bhūtaṃ bhūtasya dvayaṃ sthāvarajaṅgamam || 9 ||
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dhyānamadhyayanaṃ dānaṃ satyaṃ hrīrārjavaṃ kṣamā |
śaucamāhārasaṃśuddhirindriyāṇāṃ ca nigrahaḥ || 10 ||
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etairvivardhate tejaḥ pāpmānaṃ cāpakarṣati |
sidhyanti cāsya sarvārthā vijñānaṃ ca pravartate || 11 ||
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samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu labdhālabdhena vartayan |
dhutapāpmā tu tejasvī laghvāhāro jitendriyaḥ |
kāmakrodhau vaśe kṛtvā ninīṣedbrahmaṇaḥ padam || 12 ||
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manasaścendriyāṇāṃ ca kṛtvaikāgryaṃ samāhitaḥ |
prāgrātrāpararātreṣu dhārayenmana ātmanā || 13 ||
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jantoḥ pañcendriyasyāsya yadekaṃ chidramindriyam |
tato'sya sravati prajñā dṛteḥ pādādivodakam || 14 ||
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manastu pūrvamādadyātkumīnāniva matsyahā |
tataḥ śrotraṃ tataścakṣurjihvāṃ ghrāṇaṃ ca yogavit || 15 ||
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tata etāni saṃyamya manasi sthāpayedyatiḥ |
tathaivāpohya saṃkalpānmano hyātmani dhārayet || 16 ||
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pañca jñānena saṃdhāya manasi sthāpayedyatiḥ |
yadaitānyavatiṣṭhante manaḥṣaṣṭhāni cātmani |
prasīdanti ca saṃsthāya tadā brahma prakāśate || 17 ||
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vidhūma iva dīptārcirāditya iva dīptimān |
vaidyuto'gnirivākāśe paśyatyātmānamātmanā |
sarvaṃ ca tatra sarvatra vyāpakatvācca dṛśyate || 18 ||
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taṃ paśyanti mahātmāno brāhmaṇā ye manīṣiṇaḥ |
dhṛtimanto mahāprājñāḥ sarvabhūtahite ratāḥ || 19 ||
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evaṃ parimitaṃ kālamācaransaṃśitavrataḥ |
āsīno hi rahasyeko gacchedakṣarasātmyatām || 20 ||
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pramoho bhrama āvarto ghrāṇaśravaṇadarśane |
adbhutāni rasasparśe śītoṣṇe mārutākṛtiḥ || 21 ||
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pratibhāmupasargāṃścāpyupasaṃgṛhya yogataḥ |
tāṃstattvavidanādṛtya svātmanaiva nivartayet || 22 ||
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kuryātparicayaṃ yoge traikālyaṃ niyato muniḥ |
giriśṛṅge tathā caitye vṛkṣāgreṣu ca yojajet || 23 ||
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saṃniyamyendriyagrāmaṃ goṣṭhe bhāṇḍamanā iva |
ekāgraścintayennityaṃ yogānnodvejayenmanaḥ || 24 ||
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yenopāyena śakyeta saṃniyantuṃ calaṃ manaḥ |
taṃ taṃ yukto niṣeveta na caiva vicalettataḥ || 25 ||
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śūnyā giriguhāścaiva devatāyatanāni ca |
śūnyāgārāṇi caikāgro nivāsārthamupakramet || 26 ||
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nābhiṣvajetparaṃ vācā karmaṇā manasāpi vā |
upekṣako yatāhāro labdhālabdhe samo bhavet || 27 ||
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yaścainamabhinandeta yaścainamapavādayet |
samastayoścāpyubhayornābhidhyāyecchubhāśubham || 28 ||
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na prahṛṣyeta lābheṣu nālābheṣu ca cintayet |
samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu sadharmā mātariśvanaḥ || 29 ||
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evaṃ sarvātmanaḥ sādhoḥ sarvatra samadarśinaḥ |
ṣaṇmāsānnityayuktasya śabdabrahmātivartate || 30 ||
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vedanārtāḥ prajā dṛṣṭvā samaloṣṭāśmakāñcanaḥ |
etasminnirato mārge viramenna vimohitaḥ || 31 ||
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api varṇāvakṛṣṭastu nārī vā dharmakāṅkṣiṇī |
tāvapyetena mārgeṇa gacchetāṃ paramāṃ gatim || 32 ||
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ajaṃ purāṇamajaraṃ sanātanaṃ yadindriyairupalabhate naro'calaḥ |
aṇoraṇīyo mahato mahattaraṃ tadātmanā paśyati yukta ātmavān || 33 ||
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idaṃ maharṣervacanaṃ mahātmano yathāvaduktaṃ manasānudṛśya ca |
avekṣya ceyātparameṣṭhisātmyatāṃ prayānti yāṃ bhūtagatiṃ manīṣiṇaḥ || 34 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 232

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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