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 |
śuśrūṣe tasya dharmajña rājarṣeḥ parikīrtanam |
dvaipāyana maruttasya kathāṃ prabrūhi me'nagha || 1 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
āsītkṛtayuge pūrvaṃ manurdaṇḍadharaḥ prabhuḥ |
tasya putro maheṣvāsaḥ prajātiriti viśrutaḥ || 2 ||
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prajāterabhavatputraḥ kṣupa ityabhiviśrutaḥ |
kṣupasya putrastvikṣvākurmahīpālo'bhavatprabhuḥ || 3 ||
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tasya putraśataṃ rājannāsītparamadhārmikam |
tāṃstu sarvānmahīpālānikṣvākurakarotprabhuḥ || 4 ||
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teṣāṃ jyeṣṭhastu viṃśo'bhūtpratimānaṃ dhanuṣmatām |
viṃśasya putraḥ kalyāṇo viviṃśo nāma bhārata || 5 ||
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viviṃśasya sutā rājanbabhūvurdaśa pañca ca |
sarve dhanuṣi vikrāntā brahmaṇyāḥ satyavādinaḥ || 6 ||
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dānadharmaratāḥ santaḥ satataṃ priyavādinaḥ |
teṣāṃ jyeṣṭhaḥ khanīnetraḥ sa tānsarvānapīḍayat || 7 ||
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khanīnetrastu vikrānto jitvā rājyamakaṇṭakam |
nāśaknodrakṣituṃ rājyaṃ nānvarajyanta taṃ prajāḥ || 8 ||
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tamapāsya ca tadrāṣṭraṃ tasya putraṃ suvarcasam |
abhyaṣiñcata rājendra muditaṃ cābhavattadā || 9 ||
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sa piturvikriyāṃ dṛṣṭvā rājyānnirasanaṃ tathā |
niyato vartayāmāsa prajāhitacikīrṣayā || 10 ||
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brahmaṇyaḥ satyavādī ca śuciḥ śamadamānvitaḥ |
prajāstaṃ cānvarajyanta dharmanityaṃ manasvinam || 11 ||
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tasya dharmapravṛttasya vyaśīryatkośavāhanam |
taṃ kṣīṇakośaṃ sāmantāḥ samantātparyapīḍayan || 12 ||
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sa pīḍyamāno bahubhiḥ kṣīṇakośastvavāhanaḥ |
ārtimārchatparāṃ rājā saha bhṛtyaiḥ pureṇa ca || 13 ||
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na cainaṃ parihartuṃ te'śaknuvanparisaṃkṣaye |
samyagvṛtto hi rājā sa dharmanityo yudhiṣṭhira || 14 ||
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yadā tu paramāmārtiṃ gato'sau sapuro nṛpaḥ |
tataḥ pradadhmau sa karaṃ prādurāsīttato balam || 15 ||
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tatastānajayatsarvānprātisīmānnarādhipān |
etasmātkāraṇādrājanviśrutaḥ sa karaṃdhamaḥ || 16 ||
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tasya kāraṃdhamaḥ putrastretāyugamukhe'bhavat |
indrādanavaraḥ śrīmāndevairapi sudurjayaḥ || 17 ||
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tasya sarve mahīpālā vartante sma vaśe tadā |
sa hi samrāḍabhūtteṣāṃ vṛttena ca balena ca || 18 ||
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avikṣinnāma dharmātmā śauryeṇendrasamo'bhavat |
yajñaśīlaḥ karmaratirdhṛtimānsaṃyatendriyaḥ || 19 ||
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tejasādityasadṛśaḥ kṣamayā pṛthivīsamaḥ |
bṛhaspatisamo buddhyā himavāniva susthiraḥ || 20 ||
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karmaṇā manasā vācā damena praśamena ca |
manāṃsyārādhayāmāsa prajānāṃ sa mahīpatiḥ || 21 ||
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ya īje hayamedhānāṃ śatena vidhivatprabhuḥ |
yājayāmāsa yaṃ vidvānsvayamevāṅgirāḥ prabhuḥ || 22 ||
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tasya putro'ticakrāma pitaraṃ guṇavattayā |
marutto nāma dharmajñaścakravartī mahāyaśāḥ || 23 ||
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nāgāyutasamaprāṇaḥ sākṣādviṣṇurivāparaḥ |
sa yakṣyamāṇo dharmātmā śātakumbhamayānyuta |
kārayāmāsa śubhrāṇi bhājanāni sahasraśaḥ || 24 ||
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meruṃ parvatamāsādya himavatpārśva uttare |
kāñcanaḥ sumahānpādastatra karma cakāra saḥ || 25 ||
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tataḥ kuṇḍāni pātrīśca piṭharāṇyāsanāni ca |
cakruḥ suvarṇakartāro yeṣāṃ saṃkhyā na vidyate || 26 ||
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tasyaiva ca samīpe sa yajñavāṭo babhūva ha |
īje tatra sa dharmātmā vidhivatpṛthivīpatiḥ |
maruttaḥ sahitaiḥ sarvaiḥ prajāpālairnarādhipaḥ || 27 ||
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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 4

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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