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 |
kiṃ rājñaḥ sarvakṛtyānāṃ garīyaḥ syātpitāmaha |
kiṃ kurvankarma nṛpatirubhau lokau samaśnute || 1 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
etadrājñaḥ kṛtyatamamabhiṣiktasya bhārata |
brāhmaṇānāmanuṣṭhānamatyantaṃ sukhamicchatā |
śrotriyānbrāhmaṇānvṛddhānnityamevābhipūjayet || 2 ||
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paurajānapadāṃścāpi brāhmaṇāṃśca bahuśrutān |
sāntvena bhogadānena namaskāraistathārcayet || 3 ||
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etatkṛtyatamaṃ rājño nityameveti lakṣayet |
yathātmānaṃ yathā putrāṃstathaitānparipālayet || 4 ||
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ye cāpyeṣāṃ pūjyatamāstāndṛḍhaṃ pratipūjayet |
teṣu śānteṣu tadrāṣṭraṃ sarvameva virājate || 5 ||
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te pūjyāste namaskāryāste rakṣyāḥ pitaro yathā |
teṣveva yātrā lokasya bhūtānāmiva vāsave || 6 ||
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abhicārairupāyaiśca daheyurapi tejasā |
niḥśeṣaṃ kupitāḥ kuryurugrāḥ satyaparākramāḥ || 7 ||
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nāntameṣāṃ prapaśyāmi na diśaścāpyapāvṛtāḥ |
kupitāḥ samudīkṣante dāveṣvagniśikhā iva || 8 ||
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vidyanteṣāṃ sāhasikā guṇāsteṣāmatīva hi |
kūpā iva tṛṇacchannā viśuddhā dyaurivāpare || 9 ||
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prasahyakāriṇaḥ kecitkārpāsamṛdavo'pare |
santi caiṣāmatiśaṭhāstathānye'titapasvinaḥ || 10 ||
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kṛṣigorakṣyamapyanye bhaikṣamanye'pyanuṣṭhitāḥ |
corāścānye'nṛtāścānye tathānye naṭanartakāḥ || 11 ||
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sarvakarmasu dṛśyante praśānteṣvitareṣu ca |
vividhācārayuktāśca brāhmaṇā bharatarṣabha || 12 ||
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nānākarmasu yuktānāṃ bahukarmopajīvinām |
dharmajñānāṃ satāṃ teṣāṃ nityamevānukīrtayet || 13 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ devatānāṃ ca manuṣyoragarakṣasām |
purohitā mahābhāgā brāhmaṇā vai narādhipa || 14 ||
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naite devairna pitṛbhirna gandharvairna rākṣasaiḥ |
nāsurairna piśācaiśca śakyā jetuṃ dvijātayaḥ || 15 ||
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adaivaṃ daivataṃ kuryurdaivataṃ cāpyadaivatam |
yamiccheyuḥ sa rājā syādyaṃ dviṣyuḥ sa parābhavet || 16 ||
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parivādaṃ ca ye kuryurbrāhmaṇānāmacetasaḥ |
nindāpraśaṃsākuśalāḥ kīrtyakīrtiparāvarāḥ |
parikupyanti te rājansatataṃ dviṣatāṃ dvijāḥ || 17 ||
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brāhmaṇā yaṃ praśaṃsanti puruṣaḥ sa pravardhate |
brāhmaṇairyaḥ parākruṣṭaḥ parābhūyātkṣaṇāddhi saḥ || 18 ||
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śakā yavanakāmbojāstāstāḥ kṣatriyajātayaḥ |
vṛṣalatvaṃ parigatā brāhmaṇānāmadarśanāt || 19 ||
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dramiḷāśca kaliṅgāśca pulindāścāpyuśīnarāḥ |
kaulāḥ sarpā māhiṣakāstāstāḥ kṣatriyajātayaḥ || 20 ||
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vṛṣalatvaṃ parigatā brāhmaṇānāmadarśanāt |
śreyānparājayastebhyo na jayo jayatāṃ vara || 21 ||
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yastu sarvamidaṃ hanyādbrāhmaṇaṃ ca na tatsamam |
brahmavadhyā mahāndoṣa ityāhuḥ paramarṣayaḥ || 22 ||
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parivādo dvijātīnāṃ na śrotavyaḥ kathaṃcana |
āsītādhomukhastūṣṇīṃ samutthāya vrajeta vā || 23 ||
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na sa jāto janiṣyo vā pṛthivyāmiha kaścana |
yo brāhmaṇavirodhena sukhaṃ jīvitumutsahet || 24 ||
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durgraho muṣṭinā vāyurduḥsparśaḥ pāṇinā śaśī |
durdharā pṛthivī mūrdhnā durjayā brāhmaṇā bhuvi || 25 ||
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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 33

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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