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).

yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kiṃśīlaḥ kiṃsamācāraḥ kiṃvidyaḥ kiṃparāyaṇaḥ |
prāpnoti brahmaṇaḥ sthānaṃ yatparaṃ prakṛterdhruvam || 1 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
mokṣadharmeṣu nirato laghvāhāro jitendriyaḥ |
prāpnoti paramaṃ sthānaṃ yatparaṃ prakṛterdhruvam || 2 ||
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svagṛhādabhiniḥsṛtya lābhālābhe samo muniḥ |
samupoḍheṣu kāmeṣu nirapekṣaḥ parivrajet || 3 ||
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na cakṣuṣā na manasā na vācā dūṣayedapi |
na pratyakṣaṃ parokṣaṃ vā dūṣaṇaṃ vyāharetkvacit || 4 ||
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na hiṃsyātsarvabhūtāni maitrāyaṇagatiścaret |
nedaṃ jīvitamāsādya vairaṃ kurvīta kenacit || 5 ||
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ativādāṃstitikṣeta nābhimanyetkathaṃcana |
krodhyamānaḥ priyaṃ brūyādākruṣṭaḥ kuśalaṃ vadet || 6 ||
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pradakṣiṇaṃ prasavyaṃ ca grāmamadhye na cācaret |
bhaikṣacaryāmanāpanno na gacchetpūrvaketitaḥ || 7 ||
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avakīrṇaḥ suguptaśca na vācā hyapriyaṃ vadet |
mṛduḥ syādapratikrūro visrabdhaḥ syādaroṣaṇaḥ || 8 ||
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vidhūme nyastamusale vyaṅgāre bhuktavajjane |
atīte pātrasaṃcāre bhikṣāṃ lipseta vai muniḥ || 9 ||
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anuyātrikamarthasya mātrālābheṣvanādṛtaḥ |
alābhe na vihanyeta lābhaścainaṃ na harṣayet || 10 ||
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lābhaṃ sādhāraṇaṃ necchenna bhuñjītābhipūjitaḥ |
abhipūjitalābhaṃ hi jugupsetaiva tādṛśaḥ || 11 ||
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na cānnadoṣānnindeta na guṇānabhipūjayet |
śayyāsane vivikte ca nityamevābhipūjayet || 12 ||
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śūnyāgāraṃ vṛkṣamūlamaraṇyamatha vā guhām |
ajñātacaryāṃ gatvānyāṃ tato'nyatraiva saṃviśet || 13 ||
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anurodhavirodhābhyāṃ samaḥ syādacalo dhruvaḥ |
sukṛtaṃ duṣkṛtaṃ cobhe nānurudhyeta karmaṇi || 14 ||
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vāco vegaṃ manasaḥ krodhavegaṃ vivitsāvegamudaropasthavegam |
etānvegānvinayedvai tapasvī nindā cāsya hṛdayaṃ nopahanyāt || 15 ||
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madhyastha eva tiṣṭheta praśaṃsānindayoḥ samaḥ |
etatpavitraṃ paramaṃ parivrājaka āśrame || 16 ||
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mahātmā suvrato dāntaḥ sarvatraivānapāśritaḥ |
apūrvacārakaḥ saumyo aniketaḥ samāhitaḥ || 17 ||
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vānaprasthagṛhasthābhyāṃ na saṃsṛjyeta karhicit |
ajñātalipsāṃ lipseta na cainaṃ harṣa āviśet || 18 ||
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vijānatāṃ mokṣa eṣa śramaḥ syādavijānatām |
mokṣayānamidaṃ kṛtsnaṃ viduṣāṃ hārito'bravīt || 19 ||
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abhayaṃ sarvabhūtebhyo dattvā yaḥ pravrajedgṛhāt |
lokāstejomayāstasya tathānantyāya kalpate || 20 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 269

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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