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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
ityuktavati vākyaṃ tu kṛṣṇe devakinandane |
bhīṣmaṃ śāṃtanavaṃ bhūyaḥ paryapṛcchadyudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 1 ||
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nirṇaye vā mahābuddhe sarvadharmabhṛtāṃ vara |
pratyakṣamāgamo veti kiṃ tayoḥ kāraṇaṃ bhavet || 2 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
nāstyatra saṃśayaḥ kaściditi me vartate matiḥ |
śṛṇu vakṣyāmi te prājña samyaktvamanupṛcchasi || 3 ||
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saṃśayaḥ sugamo rājannirṇayastvatra durgamaḥ |
dṛṣṭaṃ śrutamanantaṃ hi yatra saṃśayadarśanam || 4 ||
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pratyakṣaṃ kāraṇaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ hetukāḥ prājñamāninaḥ |
nāstītyevaṃ vyavasyanti satyaṃ saṃśayameva ca |
tadayuktaṃ vyavasyanti bālāḥ paṇḍitamāninaḥ || 5 ||
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atha cenmanyase caikaṃ kāraṇaṃ kiṃ bhavediti |
śakyaṃ dīrgheṇa kālena yuktenātandritena ca |
prāṇayātrāmanekāṃ ca kalpayānena bhārata || 6 ||
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tatpareṇaiva nānyena śakyaṃ hyetattu kāraṇam |
hetūnāmantamāsādya vipulaṃ jñānamuttamam |
jyotiḥ sarvasya lokasya vipulaṃ pratipadyate || 7 ||
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tattvenāgamanaṃ rājanhetvantagamanaṃ tathā |
agrāhyamanibaddhaṃ ca vācaḥ saṃparivarjanam || 8 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
pratyakṣaṃ lokataḥ siddhaṃ lokāścāgamapūrvakāḥ |
śiṣṭācāro bahuvidho brūhi tanme pitāmaha || 9 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
dharmasya hriyamāṇasya balavadbhirdurātmabhiḥ |
saṃsthā yatnairapi kṛtā kālena paribhidyate || 10 ||
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adharmā dharmarūpeṇa tṛṇaiḥ kūpā ivāvṛtāḥ |
tatastairbhidyate vṛttaṃ śṛṇu caiva yudhiṣṭhira || 11 ||
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avṛttyā ye ca bhindanti śrutatyāgaparāyaṇāḥ |
dharmavidveṣiṇo mandā ityuktasteṣu saṃśayaḥ || 12 ||
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atṛpyantastu sādhūnāṃ ya evāgamabuddhayaḥ |
paramityeva saṃtuṣṭāstānupāssva ca pṛccha ca || 13 ||
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kāmārthau pṛṣṭhataḥ kṛtvā lobhamohānusāriṇau |
dharma ityeva saṃbuddhāstānupāssva ca pṛccha ca || 14 ||
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na teṣāṃ bhidyate vṛttaṃ yajñasvādhyāyakarmabhiḥ |
ācāraḥ kāraṇaṃ caiva dharmaścaiva trayaṃ punaḥ || 15 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
punareveha me buddhiḥ saṃśaye parimuhyate |
apāre mārgamāṇasya paraṃ tīramapaśyataḥ || 16 ||
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vedāḥ pratyakṣamācāraḥ pramāṇaṃ tattrayaṃ yadi |
pṛthaktvaṃ labhyate caiṣāṃ dharmaścaikastrayaṃ katham || 17 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
dharmasya hriyamāṇasya balavadbhirdurātmabhiḥ |
yadyevaṃ manyase rājaṃstridhā dharmavicāraṇā || 18 ||
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eka eveti jānīhi tridhā tasya pradarśanam |
pṛthaktve caiva me buddhistrayāṇāmapi vai tathā || 19 ||
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ukto mārgastrayāṇāṃ ca tattathaiva samācara |
jijñāsā tu na kartavyā dharmasya paritarkaṇāt || 20 ||
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sadaiva bharataśreṣṭha mā te bhūdatra saṃśayaḥ |
andho jaḍa ivāśaṅko yadbravīmi tadācara || 21 ||
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ahiṃsā satyamakrodho dānametaccatuṣṭayam |
ajātaśatro sevasva dharma eṣa sanātanaḥ || 22 ||
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brāhmaṇeṣu ca vṛttiryā pitṛpaitāmahocitā |
tāmanvehi mahābāho svargasyaite hi deśikāḥ || 23 ||
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pramāṇamapramāṇaṃ vai yaḥ kuryādabudho naraḥ |
na sa pramāṇatāmarho vivādajanano hi saḥ || 24 ||
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brāhmaṇāneva sevasva satkṛtya bahumanya ca |
eteṣveva tvime lokāḥ kṛtsnā iti nibodha tān || 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 147

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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