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 śreyaḥ puruṣasyeha kiṃ kurvansukhamedhate |
vipāpmā ca bhavetkena kiṃ vā kalmaṣanāśanam || 1 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
ayaṃ daivatavaṃśo vai ṛṣivaṃśasamanvitaḥ |
dvisaṃdhyaṃ paṭhitaḥ putra kalmaṣāpaharaḥ paraḥ || 2 ||
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devāsuragururdevaḥ sarvabhūtanamaskṛtaḥ |
acintyo'thāpyanirdeśyaḥ sarvaprāṇo hyayonijaḥ || 3 ||
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pitāmaho jagannāthaḥ sāvitrī brahmaṇaḥ satī |
vedabhūratha kartā ca viṣṇurnārāyaṇaḥ prabhuḥ || 4 ||
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umāpatirvirūpākṣaḥ skandaḥ senāpatistathā |
viśākho hutabhugvāyuścandrādityau prabhākarau || 5 ||
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śakraḥ śacīpatirdevo yamo dhūmorṇayā saha |
varuṇaḥ saha gauryā ca saha ṛddhyā dhaneśvaraḥ || 6 ||
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saumyā gauḥ surabhirdevī viśravāśca mahānṛṣiḥ |
ṣaṭkālaḥ sāgaro gaṅgā sravantyo'tha marudgaṇāḥ || 7 ||
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vālakhilyāstapaḥsiddhāḥ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanastathā |
nāradaḥ parvataścaiva viśvāvasurhahāhuhūḥ || 8 ||
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tumbaruścitrasenaśca devadūtaśca viśrutaḥ |
devakanyā mahābhāgā divyāścāpsarasāṃ gaṇāḥ || 9 ||
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urvaśī menakā rambhā miśrakeśī alambuṣā |
viśvācī ca ghṛtācī ca pañcacūḍā tilottamā || 10 ||
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ādityā vasavo rudrāḥ sāśvinaḥ pitaro'pi ca |
dharmaḥ satyaṃ tapo dīkṣā vyavasāyaḥ pitāmahaḥ || 11 ||
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śarvaryo divasāścaiva mārīcaḥ kaśyapastathā |
śukro bṛhaspatirbhaumo budho rāhuḥ śanaiścaraḥ || 12 ||
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nakṣatrāṇyṛtavaścaiva māsāḥ saṃdhyāḥ savatsarāḥ |
vainateyāḥ samudrāśca kadrujāḥ pannagāstathā || 13 ||
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śatadrūśca vipāśā ca candrabhāgā sarasvatī |
sindhuśca devikā caiva puṣkaraṃ tīrthameva ca || 14 ||
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gaṅgā mahānadī caiva kapilā narmadā tathā |
kampunā ca viśalyā ca karatoyāmbuvāhinī || 15 ||
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sarayūrgaṇḍakī caiva lohityaśca mahānadaḥ |
tāmrāruṇā vetravatī parṇāśā gautamī tathā || 16 ||
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godāvarī ca veṇṇā ca kṛṣṇaveṇā tathādrijā |
dṛṣadvatī ca kāverī vaṃkṣurmandākinī tathā || 17 ||
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prayāgaṃ ca prabhāsaṃ ca puṇyaṃ naimiṣameva ca |
tacca viśveśvarasthānaṃ yatra tadvimalaṃ saraḥ || 18 ||
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puṇyatīrthaiśca kalilaṃ kurukṣetraṃ prakīrtitam |
sindhūttamaṃ tapodānaṃ jambūmārgamathāpi ca || 19 ||
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hiraṇvatī vitastā ca tathaivekṣumatī nadī |
vedasmṛtirvaidasinī malavāsāśca nadyapi || 20 ||
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bhūmibhāgāstathā puṇyā gaṅgādvāramathāpi ca |
ṛṣikulyāstathā medhyā nadī citrapathā tathā || 21 ||
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kauśikī yamunā sītā tathā carmaṇvatī nadī |
nadī bhīmarathī caiva bāhudā ca mahānadī |
mahendravāṇī tridivā nīlikā ca sarasvatī || 22 ||
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nandā cāparanandā ca tathā tīrthaṃ mahāhradam |
gayātha phalgutīrthaṃ ca dharmāraṇyaṃ surairvṛtam || 23 ||
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tathā devanadī puṇyā saraśca brahmanirmitam |
puṇyaṃ trilokavikhyātaṃ sarvapāpaharaṃ śivam || 24 ||
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himavānparvataścaiva divyauṣadhisamanvitaḥ |
vindhyo dhātuvicitrāṅgastīrthavānauṣadhānvitaḥ || 25 ||
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merurmahendro malayaḥ śvetaśca rajatācitaḥ |
śṛṅgavānmandaro nīlo niṣadho dardurastathā || 26 ||
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citrakūṭo'ñjanābhaśca parvato gandhamādanaḥ |
puṇyaḥ somagiriścaiva tathaivānye mahīdharāḥ |
diśaśca vidiśaścaiva kṣitiḥ sarve mahīruhāḥ || 27 ||
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viśvedevā nabhaścaiva nakṣatrāṇi grahāstathā |
pāntu vaḥ satataṃ devāḥ kīrtitākīrtitā mayā || 28 ||
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kīrtayāno naro hyetānmucyate sarvakilbiṣaiḥ |
stuvaṃśca pratinandaṃśca mucyate sarvato bhayāt |
sarvasaṃkarapāpebhyo devatāstavanandakaḥ || 29 ||
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devatānantaraṃ viprāṃstapaḥsiddhāṃstapodhikān |
kīrtitānkīrtayiṣyāmi sarvapāpapramocanān || 30 ||
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yavakrīto'tha raibhyaśca kakṣīvānauśijastathā |
bhṛgvaṅgirāstathā kaṇvo medhātithiratha prabhuḥ |
barhī ca guṇasaṃpannaḥ prācīṃ diśamupāśritāḥ || 31 ||
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bhadrāṃ diśaṃ mahābhāgā ulmucuḥ pramucustathā |
mumucuśca mahābhāgaḥ svastyātreyaśca vīryavān || 32 ||
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mitrāvaruṇayoḥ putrastathāgastyaḥ pratāpavān |
dṛḍhāyuścordhvabāhuśca viśrutāvṛṣisattamau || 33 ||
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paścimāṃ diśamāśritya ya edhante nibodha tān |
uṣadguḥ saha sodaryaiḥ parivyādhaśca vīryavān || 34 ||
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ṛṣirdīrghatamāścaiva gautamaḥ kaśyapastathā |
ekataśca dvitaścaiva tritaścaiva maharṣayaḥ |
atreḥ putraśca dharmātmā tathā sārasvataḥ prabhuḥ || 35 ||
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uttarāṃ diśamāśritya ya edhante nibodha tān |
atrirvasiṣṭhaḥ śaktiśca pārāśaryaśca vīryavān || 36 ||
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viśvāmitro bharadvājo jamadagnistathaiva ca |
ṛcīkapautro rāmaśca ṛṣirauddālakistathā || 37 ||
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śvetaketuḥ kohalaśca vipulo devalastathā |
devaśarmā ca dhaumyaśca hastikāśyapa eva ca || 38 ||
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lomaśo nāciketaśca lomaharṣaṇa eva ca |
ṛṣirugraśravāścaiva bhārgavaścyavanastathā || 39 ||
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eṣa vai samavāyaste ṛṣidevasamanvitaḥ |
ādyaḥ prakīrtito rājansarvapāpapramocanaḥ || 40 ||
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nṛgo yayātirnahuṣo yaduḥ pūruśca vīryavān |
dhundhumāro dilīpaśca sagaraśca pratāpavān || 41 ||
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kṛśāśvo yauvanāśvaśca citrāśvaḥ satyavāṃstathā |
duḥṣanto bharataścaiva cakravartī mahāyaśāḥ || 42 ||
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yavano janakaścaiva tathā dṛḍharatho nṛpaḥ |
raghurnaravaraścaiva tathā daśaratho nṛpaḥ || 43 ||
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rāmo rākṣasahā vīraḥ śaśabindurbhagīrathaḥ |
hariścandro maruttaśca jahnurjāhnavisevitā || 44 ||
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mahodayo hyalarkaśca ailaścaiva narādhipaḥ |
karaṃdhamo naraśreṣṭhaḥ kadhmoraśca narādhipaḥ || 45 ||
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dakṣo'mbarīṣaḥ kukuro ravataśca mahāyaśāḥ |
mucukundaśca rājarṣirmitrabhānuḥ priyaṃkaraḥ || 46 ||
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trasadasyustathā rājā śveto rājarṣisattamaḥ |
mahābhiṣaśca vikhyāto nimirājastathāṣṭakaḥ || 47 ||
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āyuḥ kṣupaśca rājarṣiḥ kakṣeyuśca narādhipaḥ |
śibirauśīnaraścaiva gayaścaiva narādhipaḥ || 48 ||
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pratardano divodāsaḥ saudāsaḥ kosaleśvaraḥ |
ailo nalaśca rājarṣirmanuścaiva prajāpatiḥ || 49 ||
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havidhraśca pṛṣadhraśca pratīpaḥ śaṃtanustathā |
kakṣasenaśca rājarṣirye cānye nānukīrtitāḥ || 50 ||
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mā vighnaṃ mā ca me pāpaṃ mā ca me paripanthinaḥ |
dhruvo jayo me nityaṃ syātparatra ca parā gatiḥ || 51 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 151

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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