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).

yājñavalkya uvāca |
ete pradhānasya guṇāstrayaḥ puruṣasattama |
kṛtsnasya caiva jagatastiṣṭhantyanapagāḥ sadā || 1 ||
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śatadhā sahasradhā caiva tathā śatasahasradhā |
koṭiśaśca karotyeṣa pratyagātmānamātmanā || 2 ||
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sāttvikasyottamaṃ sthānaṃ rājasasyeha madhyamam |
tāmasasyādhamaṃ sthānaṃ prāhuradhyātmacintakāḥ || 3 ||
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kevaleneha puṇyena gatimūrdhvāmavāpnuyāt |
puṇyapāpena mānuṣyamadharmeṇāpyadhogatim || 4 ||
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dvaṃdvameṣāṃ trayāṇāṃ tu saṃnipātaṃ ca tattvataḥ |
sattvasya rajasaścaiva tamasaśca śṛṇuṣva me || 5 ||
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sattvasya tu rajo dṛṣṭaṃ rajasaśca tamastathā |
tamasaśca tathā sattvaṃ sattvasyāvyaktameva ca || 6 ||
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avyaktasattvasaṃyukto devalokamavāpnuyāt |
rajaḥsattvasamāyukto manuṣyeṣūpapadyate || 7 ||
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rajastamobhyāṃ saṃyuktastiryagyoniṣu jāyate |
rajastāmasasattvaiśca yukto mānuṣyamāpnuyāt || 8 ||
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puṇyapāpaviyuktānāṃ sthānamāhurmanīṣiṇām |
śāśvataṃ cāvyayaṃ caiva akṣaraṃ cābhayaṃ ca yat || 9 ||
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jñānināṃ saṃbhavaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ sthānamavraṇamacyutam |
atīndriyamabījaṃ ca janmamṛtyutamonudam || 10 ||
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avyaktasthaṃ paraṃ yattatpṛṣṭaste'haṃ narādhipa |
sa eṣa prakṛtiṣṭho hi tasthurityabhidhīyate || 11 ||
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acetanaścaiṣa mataḥ prakṛtisthaśca pārthiva |
etenādhiṣṭhitaścaiva sṛjate saṃharatyapi || 12 ||
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janaka uvāca |
anādinidhanāvetāvubhāveva mahāmune |
amūrtimantāvacalāvaprakampyau ca nirvraṇau || 13 ||
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agrāhyāvṛṣiśārdūla kathameko hyacetanaḥ |
cetanāvāṃstathā caikaḥ kṣetrajña iti bhāṣitaḥ || 14 ||
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tvaṃ hi viprendra kārtsnyena mokṣadharmamupāsase |
sākalyaṃ mokṣadharmasya śrotumicchāmi tattvataḥ || 15 ||
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astitvaṃ kevalatvaṃ ca vinābhāvaṃ tathaiva ca |
tathaivotkramaṇasthānaṃ dehino'pi viyujyataḥ || 16 ||
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kālena yaddhi prāpnoti sthānaṃ tadbrūhi me dvija |
sāṃkhyajñānaṃ ca tattvena pṛthagyogaṃ tathaiva ca || 17 ||
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ariṣṭāni ca tattvena vaktumarhasi sattama |
viditaṃ sarvametatte pāṇāvāmalakaṃ yathā || 18 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 302

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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Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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