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 |
na śakyo nirguṇastāta guṇīkartuṃ viśāṃ pate |
guṇavāṃścāpyaguṇavānyathātattvaṃ nibodha me || 1 ||
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guṇairhi guṇavāneva nirguṇaścāguṇastathā |
prāhurevaṃ mahātmāno munayastattvadarśinaḥ || 2 ||
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guṇasvabhāvastvavyakto guṇānevābhivartate |
upayuṅkte ca tāneva sa caivājñaḥ svabhāvataḥ || 3 ||
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avyaktastu na jānīte puruṣo jñaḥ svabhāvataḥ |
na mattaḥ paramastīti nityamevābhimanyate || 4 ||
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anena kāraṇenaitadavyaktaṃ syādacetanam |
nityatvādakṣaratvācca kṣarāṇāṃ tattvato'nyathā || 5 ||
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yadājñānena kurvīta guṇasargaṃ punaḥ punaḥ |
yadātmānaṃ na jānīte tadāvyaktamihocyate || 6 ||
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kartṛtvāccāpi tattvānāṃ tattvadharmī tathocyate |
kartṛtvāccaiva yonīnāṃ yonidharmā tathocyate || 7 ||
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kartṛtvātprakṛtīnāṃ tu tathā prakṛtidharmitā |
kartṛtvāccāpi bījānāṃ bījadharmī tathocyate || 8 ||
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guṇānāṃ prasavatvācca tathā prasavadharmavān |
kartṛtvātpralayānāṃ ca tathā pralayadharmitā || 9 ||
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bījatvātprakṛtitvācca pralayatvāttathaiva ca |
upekṣakatvādanyatvādabhimānācca kevalam || 10 ||
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manyante yatayaḥ śuddhā adhyātmavigatajvarāḥ |
anityaṃ nityamavyaktamevametaddhi śuśruma || 11 ||
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avyaktaikatvamityāhurnānātvaṃ puruṣastathā |
sarvabhūtadayāvantaḥ kevalaṃ jñānamāsthitāḥ || 12 ||
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anyaḥ sa puruṣo'vyaktastvadhruvo dhruvasaṃjñakaḥ |
yathā muñja iṣīkāyāstathaivaitaddhi jāyate || 13 ||
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anyaṃ ca maśakaṃ vidyādanyaccodumbaraṃ tathā |
na codumbarasaṃyogairmaśakastatra lipyate || 14 ||
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anya eva tathā matsyastathānyadudakaṃ smṛtam |
na codakasya sparśena matsyo lipyati sarvaśaḥ || 15 ||
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anyo hyagnirukhāpyanyā nityamevamavaihi bhoḥ |
na copalipyate so'gnirukhāsaṃsparśanena vai || 16 ||
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puṣkaraṃ tvanyadevātra tathānyadudakaṃ smṛtam |
na codakasya sparśena lipyate tatra puṣkaram || 17 ||
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eteṣāṃ saha saṃvāsaṃ vivāsaṃ caiva nityaśaḥ |
yathā tathainaṃ paśyanti na nityaṃ prākṛtā janāḥ || 18 ||
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ye tvanyathaiva paśyanti na samyakteṣu darśanam |
te vyaktaṃ nirayaṃ ghoraṃ praviśanti punaḥ punaḥ || 19 ||
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sāṃkhyadarśanametatte parisaṃkhyātamuttamam |
evaṃ hi parisaṃkhyāya sāṃkhyāḥ kevalatāṃ gatāḥ || 20 ||
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ye tvanye tattvakuśalāsteṣāmetannidarśanam |
ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi yogānāmapi darśanam || 21 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 303

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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