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 |
ityuktastvarjunastūṣṇīmabhūdvāyustamabravīt |
śṛṇu me haihayaśreṣṭha karmātreḥ sumahātmanaḥ || 1 ||
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ghore tamasyayudhyanta sahitā devadānavāḥ |
avidhyata śaraistatra svarbhānuḥ somabhāskarau || 2 ||
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atha te tamasā grastā nihanyante sma dānavaiḥ |
devā nṛpatiśārdūla sahaiva balibhistadā || 3 ||
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asurairvadhyamānāste kṣīṇaprāṇā divaukasaḥ |
apaśyanta tapasyantamatriṃ vipraṃ mahāvane || 4 ||
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athainamabruvandevāḥ śāntakrodhaṃ jitendriyam |
asurairiṣubhirviddhau candrādityāvimāvubhau || 5 ||
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vayaṃ vadhyāmahe cāpi śatrubhistamasāvṛte |
nādhigacchāma śāntiṃ ca bhayāttrāyasva naḥ prabho || 6 ||
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kathaṃ rakṣāmi bhavataste'bruvaṃścandramā bhava |
timiraghnaśca savitā dasyuhā caiva no bhava || 7 ||
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evamuktastadātristu tamonudabhavacchaśī |
apaśyatsaumyabhāvaṃ ca sūryasya pratidarśanam || 8 ||
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dṛṣṭvā nātiprabhaṃ somaṃ tathā sūryaṃ ca pārthiva |
prakāśamakarodatristapasā svena saṃyuge || 9 ||
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jagadvitimiraṃ cāpi pradīptamakarottadā |
vyajayacchatrusaṃghāṃśca devānāṃ svena tejasā || 10 ||
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atriṇā dahyamānāṃstāndṛṣṭvā devā mahāsurān |
parākramaiste'pi tadā vyatyaghnannatrirakṣitāḥ || 11 ||
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udbhāsitaśca savitā devāstrātā hatāsurāḥ |
atriṇā tvatha somatvaṃ kṛtamuttamatejasā || 12 ||
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advitīyena muninā japatā carmavāsasā |
phalabhakṣeṇa rājarṣe paśya karmātriṇā kṛtam || 13 ||
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tasyāpi vistareṇoktaṃ karmātreḥ sumahātmanaḥ |
bravīmyahaṃ brūhi vā tvamatritaḥ kṣatriyaṃ varam || 14 ||
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ityuktastvarjunastūṣṇīmabhūdvāyustamabravīt |
śṛṇu rājanmahatkarma cyavanasya mahātmanaḥ || 15 ||
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aśvinoḥ pratisaṃśrutya cyavanaḥ pākaśāsanam |
provāca sahitaṃ devaiḥ somapāvaśvinau kuru || 16 ||
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indra uvāca |
asmābhirvarjitāvetau bhavetāṃ somapau katham |
devairna saṃmitāvetau tasmānmaivaṃ vadasva naḥ || 17 ||
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aśvibhyāṃ saha necchāmaḥ pātuṃ somaṃ mahāvrata |
pibantvanye yathākāmaṃ nāhaṃ pātumihotsahe || 18 ||
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cyavana uvāca |
na cetkariṣyasi vaco mayoktaṃ balasūdana |
mayā pramathitaḥ sadyaḥ somaṃ pāsyasi vai makhe || 19 ||
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tataḥ karma samārabdhaṃ hitāya sahasāśvinoḥ |
cyavanena tato mantrairabhibhūtāḥ surābhavan || 20 ||
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tattu karma samārabdhaṃ dṛṣṭvendraḥ krodhamūrchitaḥ |
udyamya vipulaṃ śailaṃ cyavanaṃ samupādravat |
tathā vajreṇa bhagavānamarṣākulalocanaḥ || 21 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ dṛṣṭvaiva cyavanastapasānvitaḥ |
adbhiḥ siktvāstambhayattaṃ savajraṃ sahaparvatam || 22 ||
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athendrasya mahāghoraṃ so'sṛjacchatrumeva ha |
madaṃ mantrāhutimayaṃ vyāditāsyaṃ mahāmuniḥ || 23 ||
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tasya dantasahasraṃ tu babhūva śatayojanam |
dviyojanaśatāstasya daṃṣṭrāḥ paramadāruṇāḥ |
hanustasyābhavadbhūmāvekaścāsyāspṛśaddivam || 24 ||
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jihvāmūle sthitāstasya sarve devāḥ savāsavāḥ |
timerāsyamanuprāptā yathā matsyā mahārṇave || 25 ||
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te saṃmantrya tato devā madasyāsyagatāstadā |
abruvansahitāḥ śakraṃ praṇamāsmai dvijātaye |
aśvibhyāṃ saha somaṃ ca pibāmo vigatajvarāḥ || 26 ||
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tataḥ sa praṇataḥ śakraścakāra cyavanasya tat |
cyavanaḥ kṛtavāṃstau cāpyaśvinau somapīthinau || 27 ||
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tataḥ pratyāharatkarma madaṃ ca vyabhajanmuniḥ |
akṣeṣu mṛgayāyāṃ ca pāne strīṣu ca vīryavān || 28 ||
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etairdoṣairnaro rājankṣayaṃ yāti na saṃśayaḥ |
tasmādetānnaro nityaṃ dūrataḥ parivarjayet || 29 ||
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etatte cyavanasyāpi karma rājanprakīrtitam |
bravīmyahaṃ brūhi vā tvaṃ cyavanātkṣatriyaṃ varam || 30 ||
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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 141

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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