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).

bhīṣma uvāca |
tataḥ kadāciddevendro divyarūpavapurdharaḥ |
idamantaramityevaṃ tato'bhyāgādathāśramam || 1 ||
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rūpamapratimaṃ kṛtvā lobhanīyaṃ janādhipa |
darśanīyatamo bhūtvā praviveśa tamāśramam || 2 ||
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sa dadarśa tamāsīnaṃ vipulasya kalevaram |
niśceṣṭaṃ stabdhanayanaṃ yathālekhyagataṃ tathā || 3 ||
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ruciṃ ca rucirāpāṅgīṃ pīnaśroṇipayodharām |
padmapatraviśālākṣīṃ saṃpūrṇendunibhānanām || 4 ||
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sā tamālokya sahasā pratyutthātumiyeṣa ha |
rūpeṇa vismitā ko'sītyatha vaktumihecchatī || 5 ||
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utthātukāmāpi satī vyatiṣṭhadvipulena sā |
nigṛhītā manuṣyendra na śaśāka viceṣṭitum || 6 ||
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tāmābabhāṣe devendraḥ sāmnā paramavalgunā |
tvadarthamāgataṃ viddhi devendraṃ māṃ śucismite || 7 ||
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kliśyamānamanaṅgena tvatsaṃkalpodbhavena vai |
tatparyāpnuhi māṃ subhru purā kālo'tivartate || 8 ||
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tamevaṃvādinaṃ śakraṃ śuśrāva vipulo muniḥ |
gurupatnyāḥ śarīrastho dadarśa ca surādhipam || 9 ||
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na śaśāka ca sā rājanpratyutthātumaninditā |
vaktuṃ ca nāśakadrājanviṣṭabdhā vipulena sā || 10 ||
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ākāraṃ gurupatnyāstu vijñāya sa bhṛgūdvahaḥ |
nijagrāha mahātejā yogena balavatprabho |
babandha yogabandhaiśca tasyāḥ sarvendriyāṇi saḥ || 11 ||
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tāṃ nirvikārāṃ dṛṣṭvā tu punareva śacīpatiḥ |
uvāca vrīḍito rājaṃstāṃ yogabalamohitām || 12 ||
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ehyehīti tataḥ sā taṃ prativaktumiyeṣa ca |
sa tāṃ vācaṃ guroḥ patnyā vipulaḥ paryavartayat || 13 ||
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bhoḥ kimāgamane kṛtyamiti tasyāśca niḥsṛtā |
vaktrācchaśāṅkapratimādvāṇī saṃskārabhūṣitā || 14 ||
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vrīḍitā sā tu tadvākyamuktvā paravaśā tadā |
puraṃdaraśca saṃtrasto babhūva vimanāstadā || 15 ||
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sa tadvaikṛtamālakṣya devarājo viśāṃ pate |
avaikṣata sahasrākṣastadā divyena cakṣuṣā || 16 ||
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dadarśa ca muniṃ tasyāḥ śarīrāntaragocaram |
pratibimbamivādarśe gurupatnyāḥ śarīragam || 17 ||
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sa taṃ ghoreṇa tapasā yuktaṃ dṛṣṭvā puraṃdaraḥ |
prāvepata susaṃtrastaḥ śāpabhītastadā vibho || 18 ||
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vimucya gurupatnīṃ tu vipulaḥ sumahātapāḥ |
svaṃ kalevaramāviśya śakraṃ bhītamathābravīt || 19 ||
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ajitendriya pāpātmankāmātmaka puraṃdara |
na ciraṃ pūjayiṣyanti devāstvāṃ mānuṣāstathā || 20 ||
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kiṃ nu tadvismṛtaṃ śakra na tanmanasi te sthitam |
gautamenāsi yanmukto bhagāṅkaparicihnitaḥ || 21 ||
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jāne tvāṃ bāliśamatimakṛtātmānamasthiram |
mayeyaṃ rakṣyate mūḍha gaccha pāpa yathāgatam || 22 ||
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nāhaṃ tvāmadya mūḍhātmandaheyaṃ hi svatejasā |
kṛpāyamāṇastu na te dagdhumicchāmi vāsava || 23 ||
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sa ca ghoratapā dhīmāngururme pāpacetasam |
dṛṣṭvā tvāṃ nirdahedadya krodhadīptena cakṣuṣā || 24 ||
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naivaṃ tu śakra kartavyaṃ punarmānyāśca te dvijāḥ |
mā gamaḥ sasutāmātyo'tyayaṃ brahmabalārditaḥ || 25 ||
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amaro'smīti yadbuddhimetāmāsthāya vartase |
māvamaṃsthā na tapasāmasādhyaṃ nāma kiṃcana || 26 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ śakro vipulasya mahātmanaḥ |
akiṃciduktvā vrīḍitastatraivāntaradhīyata || 27 ||
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muhūrtayāte śakre tu devaśarmā mahātapāḥ |
kṛtvā yajñaṃ yathākāmamājagāma svamāśramam || 28 ||
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āgate'tha gurau rājanvipulaḥ priyakarmakṛt |
rakṣitāṃ gurave bhāryāṃ nyavedayadaninditām || 29 ||
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abhivādya ca śāntātmā sa guruṃ guruvatsalaḥ |
vipulaḥ paryupātiṣṭhadyathāpūrvamaśaṅkitaḥ || 30 ||
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viśrāntāya tatastasmai sahāsīnāya bhāryayā |
nivedayāmāsa tadā vipulaḥ śakrakarma tat || 31 ||
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tacchrutvā sa munistuṣṭo vipulasya pratāpavān |
babhūva śīlavṛttābhyāṃ tapasā niyamena ca || 32 ||
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vipulasya gurau vṛttiṃ bhaktimātmani ca prabhuḥ |
dharme ca sthiratāṃ dṛṣṭvā sādhu sādhvityuvāca ha || 33 ||
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pratinandya ca dharmātmā śiṣyaṃ dharmaparāyaṇam |
vareṇa cchandayāmāsa sa tasmādguruvatsalaḥ |
anujñātaśca guruṇā cacārānuttamaṃ tapaḥ || 34 ||
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tathaiva devaśarmāpi sabhāryaḥ sa mahātapāḥ |
nirbhayo balavṛtraghnāccacāra vijane vane || 35 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 41

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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