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 |
brūhi brāhmaṇapūjāyāṃ vyuṣṭiṃ tvaṃ madhusūdana |
vettā tvamasya cārthasya veda tvāṃ hi pitāmahaḥ || 1 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
śṛṇuṣvāvahito rājandvijānāṃ bharatarṣabha |
yathātattvena vadato guṇānme kurusattama || 2 ||
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pradyumnaḥ paripapraccha brāhmaṇaiḥ parikopitaḥ |
kiṃ phalaṃ brāhmaṇeṣvasti pūjāyāṃ madhusūdana |
īśvarasya satastasya iha caiva paratra ca || 3 ||
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sadā dvijātīnsaṃpūjya kiṃ phalaṃ tatra mānada |
etadbrūhi pitaḥ sarvaṃ sumahānsaṃśayo'tra me || 4 ||
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ityuktavacanastena pradyumnena tadā tvaham |
pratyabruvaṃ mahārāja yattacchṛṇu samāhitaḥ || 5 ||
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vyuṣṭiṃ brāhmaṇapūjāyāṃ raukmiṇeya nibodha me |
ete hi somarājāna īśvarāḥ sukhaduḥkhayoḥ || 6 ||
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asmiṃlloke raukmiṇeya tathāmuṣmiṃśca putraka |
brāhmaṇapramukhaṃ saukhyaṃ na me'trāsti vicāraṇā || 7 ||
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brāhmaṇapramukhaṃ vīryamāyuḥ kīrtiryaśo balam |
lokā lokeśvarāścaiva sarve brāhmaṇapūrvakāḥ || 8 ||
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tatkathaṃ nādriyeyaṃ vai īśvaro'smīti putraka |
mā te manyurmahābāho bhavatvatra dvijānprati || 9 ||
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brāhmaṇo hi mahadbhūtamasmiṃlloke paratra ca |
bhasma kuryurjagadidaṃ kruddhāḥ pratyakṣadarśinaḥ || 10 ||
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anyānapi sṛjeyuśca lokāṃllokeśvarāṃstathā |
kathaṃ teṣu na varteya samyagjñānātsutejasaḥ || 11 ||
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avasanmadgṛhe tāta brāhmaṇo haripiṅgalaḥ |
cīravāsā bilvadaṇḍī dīrghaśmaśrunakhādimān |
dīrghebhyaśca manuṣyebhyaḥ pramāṇādadhiko bhuvi || 12 ||
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sa sma saṃcarate lokānye divyā ye ca mānuṣāḥ |
imā gāthā gāyamānaścatvareṣu sabhāsu ca || 13 ||
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durvāsasaṃ vāsayetko brāhmaṇaṃ satkṛtaṃ gṛhe |
paribhāṣāṃ ca me śrutvā ko nu dadyātpratiśrayam |
yo māṃ kaścidvāsayeta na sa māṃ kopayediha || 14 ||
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taṃ sma nādriyate kaścittato'haṃ tamavāsayam || 15 ||
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sa sma bhuṅkte sahasrāṇāṃ bahūnāmannamekadā |
ekadā smālpakaṃ bhuṅkte na vaiti ca punargṛhān || 16 ||
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akasmācca prahasati tathākasmātpraroditi |
na cāsya vayasā tulyaḥ pṛthivyāmabhavattadā || 17 ||
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so'smadāvasathaṃ gatvā śayyāścāstaraṇāni ca |
kanyāścālaṃkṛtā dagdhvā tato vyapagataḥ svayam || 18 ||
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atha māmabravīdbhūyaḥ sa muniḥ saṃśitavrataḥ |
kṛṣṇa pāyasamicchāmi bhoktumityeva satvaraḥ || 19 ||
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sadaiva tu mayā tasya cittajñena gṛhe janaḥ |
sarvāṇyevānnapānāni bhakṣyāścoccāvacāstathā |
bhavantu satkṛtānīti pūrvameva pracoditaḥ || 20 ||
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tato'haṃ jvalamānaṃ vai pāyasaṃ pratyavedayam |
tadbhuktvaiva tu sa kṣipraṃ tato vacanamabravīt |
kṣipramaṅgāni limpasva pāyaseneti sa sma ha || 21 ||
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avimṛśyaiva ca tataḥ kṛtavānasmi tattathā |
tenocchiṣṭena gātrāṇi śiraścaivābhyamṛkṣayam || 22 ||
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sa dadarśa tadābhyāśe mātaraṃ te śubhānanām |
tāmapi smayamānaḥ sa pāyasenābhyalepayat || 23 ||
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muniḥ pāyasadigdhāṅgīṃ rathe tūrṇamayojayat |
tamāruhya rathaṃ caiva niryayau sa gṛhānmama || 24 ||
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agnivarṇo jvalandhīmānsa dvijo rathadhuryavat |
pratodenātudadbālāṃ rukmiṇīṃ mama paśyataḥ || 25 ||
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na ca me stokamapyāsīdduḥkhamīrṣyākṛtaṃ tadā |
tataḥ sa rājamārgeṇa mahatā niryayau bahiḥ || 26 ||
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taddṛṣṭvā mahadāścaryaṃ dāśārhā jātamanyavaḥ |
tatrājalpanmithaḥ kecitsamābhāṣya parasparam || 27 ||
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brāhmaṇā eva jāyerannānyo varṇaḥ kathaṃcana |
ko hyenaṃ rathamāsthāya jīvedanyaḥ pumāniha || 28 ||
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āśīviṣaviṣaṃ tīkṣṇaṃ tatastīkṣṇataraṃ viṣam |
brahmāśīviṣadagdhasya nāsti kaściccikitsakaḥ || 29 ||
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tasminvrajati durdharṣe prāskhaladrukmiṇī pathi |
tāṃ nāmarṣayata śrīmāṃstatastūrṇamacodayat || 30 ||
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tataḥ paramasaṃkruddho rathātpraskandya sa dvijaḥ |
padātirutpathenaiva prādhāvaddakṣiṇāmukhaḥ || 31 ||
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tamutpathena dhāvantamanvadhāvaṃ dvijottamam |
tathaiva pāyasādigdhaḥ prasīda bhagavanniti || 32 ||
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tato vilokya tejasvī brāhmaṇo māmuvāca ha |
jitaḥ krodhastvayā kṛṣṇa prakṛtyaiva mahābhuja || 33 ||
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na te'parādhamiha vai dṛṣṭavānasmi suvrata |
prīto'smi tava govinda vṛṇu kāmānyathepsitān |
prasannasya ca me tāta paśya vyuṣṭiryathāvidhā || 34 ||
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yāvadeva manuṣyāṇāmanne bhāvo bhaviṣyati |
yathaivānne tathā teṣāṃ tvayi bhāvo bhaviṣyati || 35 ||
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yāvacca puṇyā lokeṣu tvayi kīrtirbhaviṣyati |
triṣu lokeṣu tāvacca vaiśiṣṭyaṃ pratipatsyase |
supriyaḥ sarvalokasya bhaviṣyasi janārdana || 36 ||
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yatte bhinnaṃ ca dagdhaṃ ca yacca kiṃcidvināśitam |
sarvaṃ tathaiva draṣṭāsi viśiṣṭaṃ vā janārdana || 37 ||
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yāvadetatpraliptaṃ te gātreṣu madhusūdana |
ato mṛtyubhayaṃ nāsti yāvadicchā tavācyuta || 38 ||
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na tu pādatale lipte kasmātte putrakādya vai |
naitanme priyamityeva sa māṃ prīto'bravīttadā |
ityukto'haṃ śarīraṃ svamapaśyaṃ śrīsamāyutam || 39 ||
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rukmiṇīṃ cābravītprītaḥ sarvastrīṇāṃ varaṃ yaśaḥ |
kīrtiṃ cānuttamāṃ loke samavāpsyasi śobhane || 40 ||
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na tvāṃ jarā vā rogo vā vaivarṇyaṃ cāpi bhāmini |
sprakṣyanti puṇyagandhā ca kṛṣṇamārādhayiṣyasi || 41 ||
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ṣoḍaśānāṃ sahasrāṇāṃ vadhūnāṃ keśavasya ha |
variṣṭhā sahalokyā ca keśavasya bhaviṣyasi || 42 ||
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tava mātaramityuktvā tato māṃ punarabravīt |
prasthitaḥ sumahātejā durvāsā vahnivajjvalan || 43 ||
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eṣaiva te buddhirastu brāhmaṇānprati keśava |
ityuktvā sa tadā putra tatraivāntaradhīyata || 44 ||
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tasminnantarhite cāhamupāṃśuvratamādiśam |
yatkiṃcidbrāhmaṇo brūyātsarvaṃ kuryāmiti prabho || 45 ||
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etadvratamahaṃ kṛtvā mātrā te saha putraka |
tataḥ paramahṛṣṭātmā prāviśaṃ gṛhameva ca || 46 ||
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praviṣṭamātraśca gṛhe sarvaṃ paśyāmi tannavam |
yadbhinnaṃ yacca vai dagdhaṃ tena vipreṇa putraka || 47 ||
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tato'haṃ vismayaṃ prāptaḥ sarvaṃ dṛṣṭvā navaṃ dṛḍham |
apūjayaṃ ca manasā raukmiṇeya dvijaṃ tadā || 48 ||
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ityahaṃ raukmiṇeyasya pṛcchato bharatarṣabha |
māhātmyaṃ dvijamukhyasya sarvamākhyātavāṃstadā || 49 ||
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tathā tvamapi kaunteya brāhmaṇānsatataṃ prabho |
pūjayasva mahābhāgānvāgbhirdānaiśca nityadā || 50 ||
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evaṃ vyuṣṭimahaṃ prāpto brāhmaṇānāṃ prasādajām |
yacca māmāha bhīṣmo'yaṃ tatsatyaṃ bharatarṣabha || 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 144

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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