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).

tulādhāra uvāca |
sadbhirvā yadi vāsadbhirayaṃ panthāḥ samāśritaḥ |
pratyakṣaṃ kriyatāṃ sādhu tato jñāsyasi tadyathā || 1 ||
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ete śakuntā bahavaḥ samantādvicaranti hi |
tavottamāṅge saṃbhūtāḥ śyenāścānyāśca jātayaḥ || 2 ||
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āhvayainānmahābrahmanviśamānāṃstatastataḥ |
paśyemānhastapādeṣu śliṣṭāndehe ca sarvaśaḥ || 3 ||
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saṃbhāvayanti pitaraṃ tvayā saṃbhāvitāḥ khagāḥ |
asaṃśayaṃ pitā ca tvaṃ putrānāhvaya jājale || 4 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
tato jājalinā tena samāhūtāḥ patatriṇaḥ |
vācamuccārayandivyāṃ dharmasya vacanātkila || 5 ||
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ahiṃsādikṛtaṃ karma iha caiva paratra ca |
spardhā nihanti vai brahmansāhatā hanti taṃ naram || 6 ||
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śraddhāvṛddhaṃ vāṅmanasī na yajñastrātumarhati |
atra gāthā brahmagītāḥ kīrtayanti purāvidaḥ || 7 ||
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śuceraśraddadhānasya śraddadhānasya cāśuceḥ |
devāścittamamanyanta sadṛśaṃ yajñakarmaṇi || 8 ||
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śrotriyasya kadaryasya vadānyasya ca vārdhuṣeḥ |
mīmāṃsitvobhayaṃ devāḥ samamannamakalpayan || 9 ||
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prajāpatistānuvāca viṣamaṃ kṛtamityuta |
śraddhāpūtaṃ vadānyasya hatamaśraddhayetarat |
bhojyamannaṃ vadānyasya kadaryasya na vārdhuṣeḥ || 10 ||
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aśraddadhāna evaiko devānāṃ nārhate haviḥ |
tasyaivānnaṃ na bhoktavyamiti dharmavido viduḥ || 11 ||
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aśraddhā paramaṃ pāpaṃ śraddhā pāpapramocanī |
jahāti pāpaṃ śraddhāvānsarpo jīrṇāmiva tvacam || 12 ||
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jyāyasī yā pavitrāṇāṃ nivṛttiḥ śraddhayā saha |
nivṛttaśīladoṣo yaḥ śraddhāvānpūta eva saḥ || 13 ||
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kiṃ tasya tapasā kāryaṃ kiṃ vṛttena kimātmanā |
śraddhāmayo'yaṃ puruṣo yo yacchraddhaḥ sa eva saḥ || 14 ||
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iti dharmaḥ samākhyātaḥ sadbhirdharmārthadarśibhiḥ |
vayaṃ jijñāsamānāstvā saṃprāptā dharmadarśanāt || 15 ||
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spardhāṃ jahi mahāprājña tataḥ prāpsyasi yatparam |
śraddhāvāñśraddadhānaśca dharmāṃścaiveha vāṇijaḥ |
svavartmani sthitaścaiva garīyāneṣa jājale || 16 ||
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evaṃ bahumatārthaṃ ca tulādhāreṇa bhāṣitam |
samyakcaivamupālabdho dharmaścoktaḥ sanātanaḥ || 17 ||
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tasya vikhyātavīryasya śrutvā vākyāni sa dvijaḥ |
tulādhārasya kaunteya śāntimevānvapadyata || 18 ||
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tato'cireṇa kālena tulādhāraḥ sa eva ca |
divaṃ gatvā mahāprājñau viharetāṃ yathāsukham |
svaṃ svaṃ sthānamupāgamya svakarmaphalanirjitam || 19 ||
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samānāṃ śraddadhānānāṃ saṃyatānāṃ sucetasām |
kurvatāṃ yajña ityeva na yajño jātu neṣyate || 20 ||
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śraddhā vai sāttvikī devī sūryasya duhitā nṛpa |
sāvitrī prasavitrī ca jīvaviśvāsinī tathā || 21 ||
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vāgvṛddhaṃ trāyate śraddhā manovṛddhaṃ ca bhārata |
yathaupamyopadeśena kiṃ bhūyaḥ śrotumicchasi || 22 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 256

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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