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).

upamanyuruvāca |
etānsahasraśaścānyānsamanudhyātavānharaḥ |
kasmātprasādaṃ bhagavānna kuryāttava mādhava || 1 ||
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tvādṛśena hi devānāṃ ślāghanīyaḥ samāgamaḥ |
brahmaṇyenānṛśaṃsena śraddadhānena cāpyuta |
japyaṃ ca te pradāsyāmi yena drakṣyasi śaṃkaram || 2 ||
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kṛṣṇa uvāca |
abruvaṃ tamahaṃ brahmaṃstvatprasādānmahāmune |
drakṣye ditijasaṃghānāṃ mardanaṃ tridaśeśvaram || 3 ||
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dine'ṣṭame ca vipreṇa dīkṣito'haṃ yathāvidhi |
daṇḍī muṇḍī kuśī cīrī ghṛtākto mekhalī tathā || 4 ||
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māsamekaṃ phalāhāro dvitīyaṃ salilāśanaḥ |
tṛtīyaṃ ca caturthaṃ ca pañcamaṃ cānilāśanaḥ || 5 ||
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ekapādena tiṣṭhaṃśca ūrdhvabāhuratandritaḥ |
tejaḥ sūryasahasrasya apaśyaṃ divi bhārata || 6 ||
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tasya madhyagataṃ cāpi tejasaḥ pāṇḍunandana |
indrāyudhapinaddhāṅgaṃ vidyunmālāgavākṣakam |
nīlaśailacayaprakhyaṃ balākābhūṣitaṃ ghanam || 7 ||
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tamāsthitaśca bhagavāndevyā saha mahādyutiḥ |
tapasā tejasā kāntyā dīptayā saha bhāryayā || 8 ||
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rarāja bhagavāṃstatra devyā saha maheśvaraḥ |
somena sahitaḥ sūryo yathā meghasthitastathā || 9 ||
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saṃhṛṣṭaromā kaunteya vismayotphullalocanaḥ |
apaśyaṃ devasaṃghānāṃ gatimārtiharaṃ haram || 10 ||
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kirīṭinaṃ gadinaṃ śūlapāṇiṃ vyāghrājinaṃ jaṭilaṃ daṇḍapāṇim |
pinākinaṃ vajriṇaṃ tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭraṃ śubhāṅgadaṃ vyālayajñopavītam || 11 ||
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divyāṃ mālāmurasānekavarṇāṃ samudvahantaṃ gulphadeśāvalambām |
candraṃ yathā pariviṣṭaṃ sasaṃdhyaṃ varṣātyaye tadvadapaśyamenam || 12 ||
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pramathānāṃ gaṇaiścaiva samantātparivāritam |
śaradīva suduṣprekṣyaṃ pariviṣṭaṃ divākaram || 13 ||
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ekādaśa tathā cainaṃ rudrāṇāṃ vṛṣavāhanam |
astuvanniyatātmānaḥ karmabhiḥ śubhakarmiṇam || 14 ||
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ādityā vasavaḥ sādhyā viśvedevāstathāśvinau |
viśvābhiḥ stutibhirdevaṃ viśvadevaṃ samastuvan || 15 ||
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śatakratuśca bhagavānviṣṇuścāditinandanau |
brahmā rathantaraṃ sāma īrayanti bhavāntike || 16 ||
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yogīśvarāḥ subahavo yogadaṃ pitaraṃ gurum |
brahmarṣayaśca sasutāstathā devarṣayaśca vai || 17 ||
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pṛthivī cāntarikṣaṃ ca nakṣatrāṇi grahāstathā |
māsārdhamāsā ṛtavo rātryaḥ saṃvatsarāḥ kṣaṇāḥ || 18 ||
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muhūrtāśca nimeṣāśca tathaiva yugaparyayāḥ |
divyā rājannamasyanti vidyāḥ sarvā diśastathā || 19 ||
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sanatkumāro vedāśca itihāsāstathaiva ca |
marīciraṅgirā atriḥ pulastyaḥ pulahaḥ kratuḥ || 20 ||
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manavaḥ saptasomaśca atharvā sabṛhaspatiḥ |
bhṛgurdakṣaḥ kaśyapaśca vasiṣṭhaḥ kāśya eva ca || 21 ||
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chandāṃsi dīkṣā yajñāśca dakṣiṇāḥ pāvako haviḥ |
yajñopagāni dravyāṇi mūrtimanti yudhiṣṭhira || 22 ||
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prajānāṃ patayaḥ sarve saritaḥ pannagā nagāḥ |
devānāṃ mātaraḥ sarvā devapatnyaḥ sakanyakāḥ || 23 ||
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sahasrāṇi munīnāṃ ca ayutānyarbudāni ca |
namasyanti prabhuṃ śāntaṃ parvatāḥ sāgarā diśaḥ || 24 ||
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gandharvāpsarasaścaiva gītavāditrakovidāḥ |
divyatānena gāyantaḥ stuvanti bhavamadbhutam |
vidyādharā dānavāśca guhyakā rākṣasāstathā || 25 ||
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sarvāṇi caiva bhūtāni sthāvarāṇi carāṇi ca |
namasyanti mahārāja vāṅmanaḥkarmabhirvibhum |
purastādviṣṭhitaḥ śarvo mamāsīttridaśeśvaraḥ || 26 ||
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purastādviṣṭhitaṃ dṛṣṭvā mameśānaṃ ca bhārata |
saprajāpatiśakrāntaṃ jaganmāmabhyudaikṣata || 27 ||
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īkṣituṃ ca mahādevaṃ na me śaktirabhūttadā |
tato māmabravīddevaḥ paśya kṛṣṇa vadasva ca || 28 ||
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śirasā vandite deve devī prītā umābhavat |
tato'hamastuvaṃ sthāṇuṃ stutaṃ brahmādibhiḥ suraiḥ || 29 ||
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namo'stu te śāśvata sarvayone brahmādhipaṃ tvāmṛṣayo vadanti |
tapaśca sattvaṃ ca rajastamaśca tvāmeva satyaṃ ca vadanti santaḥ || 30 ||
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tvaṃ vai brahmā ca rudraśca varuṇo'gnirmanurbhavaḥ |
dhātā tvaṣṭā vidhātā ca tvaṃ prabhuḥ sarvatomukhaḥ || 31 ||
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tvatto jātāni bhūtāni sthāvarāṇi carāṇi ca |
tvamādiḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ saṃhāraśca tvameva hi || 32 ||
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ye cendriyārthāśca manaśca kṛtsnaṃ ye vāyavaḥ sapta tathaiva cāgniḥ |
ye vā divisthā devatāścāpi puṃsāṃ tasmātparaṃ tvāmṛṣayo vadanti || 33 ||
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vedā yajñāśca somaśca dakṣiṇā pāvako haviḥ |
yajñopagaṃ ca yatkiṃcidbhagavāṃstadasaṃśayam || 34 ||
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iṣṭaṃ dattamadhītaṃ ca vratāni niyamāśca ye |
hrīḥ kīrtiḥ śrīrdyutistuṣṭiḥ siddhiścaiva tvadarpaṇā || 35 ||
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kāmaḥ krodho bhayaṃ lobho madaḥ stambho'tha matsaraḥ |
ādhayo vyādhayaścaiva bhagavaṃstanayāstava || 36 ||
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kṛtirvikāraḥ pralayaḥ pradhānaṃ prabhavo'vyayaḥ |
manasaḥ paramā yoniḥ svabhāvaścāpi śāśvataḥ |
avyaktaḥ pāvana vibho sahasrāṃśo hiraṇmayaḥ || 37 ||
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ādirguṇānāṃ sarveṣāṃ bhavānvai jīvanāśrayaḥ |
mahānātmā matirbrahmā viśvaḥ śaṃbhuḥ svayaṃbhuvaḥ || 38 ||
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buddhiḥ prajñopalabdhiśca saṃvitkhyātirdhṛtiḥ smṛtiḥ |
paryāyavācakaiḥ śabdairmahānātmā vibhāvyase || 39 ||
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tvāṃ buddhvā brāhmaṇo vidvānna pramohaṃ nigacchati |
hṛdayaṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ kṣetrajñastvamṛṣiṣṭutaḥ || 40 ||
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sarvataḥpāṇipādastvaṃ sarvatokṣiśiromukhaḥ |
sarvataḥśrutimāṃlloke sarvamāvṛtya tiṣṭhasi || 41 ||
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phalaṃ tvamasi tigmāṃśo nimeṣādiṣu karmasu |
tvaṃ vai prabhārciḥ puruṣaḥ sarvasya hṛdi saṃsthitaḥ |
aṇimā laghimā prāptirīśāno jyotiravyayaḥ || 42 ||
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tvayi buddhirmatirlokāḥ prapannāḥ saṃśritāśca ye |
dhyānino nityayogāśca satyasaṃdhā jitendriyāḥ || 43 ||
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yastvāṃ dhruvaṃ vedayate guhāśayaṃ prabhuṃ purāṇaṃ puruṣaṃ viśvarūpam |
hiraṇmayaṃ buddhimatāṃ parāṃ gatiṃ sa buddhimānbuddhimatītya tiṣṭhati || 44 ||
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viditvā sapta sūkṣmāṇi ṣaḍaṅgaṃ tvāṃ ca mūrtitaḥ |
pradhānavidhiyogasthastvāmeva viśate budhaḥ || 45 ||
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evamukte mayā pārtha bhave cārtivināśane |
carācaraṃ jagatsarvaṃ siṃhanādamathākarot || 46 ||
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saviprasaṃghāśca surāsurāśca nāgāḥ piśācāḥ pitaro vayāṃsi |
rakṣogaṇā bhūtagaṇāśca sarve maharṣayaścaiva tathā praṇemuḥ || 47 ||
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mama mūrdhni ca divyānāṃ kusumānāṃ sugandhinām |
rāśayo nipatanti sma vāyuśca susukho vavau || 48 ||
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nirīkṣya bhagavāndevīmumāṃ māṃ ca jagaddhitaḥ |
śatakratuṃ cābhivīkṣya svayaṃ māmāha śaṃkaraḥ || 49 ||
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vidmaḥ kṛṣṇa parāṃ bhaktimasmāsu tava śatruhan |
kriyatāmātmanaḥ śreyaḥ prītirhi paramā tvayi || 50 ||
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vṛṇīṣvāṣṭau varānkṛṣṇa dātāsmi tava sattama |
brūhi yādavaśārdūla yānicchasi sudurlabhān || 51 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 15

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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