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).

saṃvarta uvāca |
girerhimavataḥ pṛṣṭhe muñjavānnāma parvataḥ |
tapyate yatra bhagavāṃstapo nityamumāpatiḥ || 1 ||
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vanaspatīnāṃ mūleṣu ṭaṅkeṣu śikhareṣu ca |
guhāsu śailarājasya yathākāmaṃ yathāsukham || 2 ||
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umāsahāyo bhagavānyatra nityaṃ maheśvaraḥ |
āste śūlī mahātejā nānābhūtagaṇāvṛtaḥ || 3 ||
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tatra rudrāśca sādhyāśca viśve'tha vasavastathā |
yamaśca varuṇaścaiva kuberaśca sahānugaḥ || 4 ||
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bhūtāni ca piśācāśca nāsatyāvaśvināvapi |
gandharvāpsarasaścaiva yakṣā devarṣayastathā || 5 ||
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ādityā marutaścaiva yātudhānāśca sarvaśaḥ |
upāsante mahātmānaṃ bahurūpamumāpatim || 6 ||
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ramate bhagavāṃstatra kuberānucaraiḥ saha |
vikṛtairvikṛtākāraiḥ krīḍadbhiḥ pṛthivīpate |
śriyā jvalandṛśyate vai bālādityasamadyutiḥ || 7 ||
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na rūpaṃ dṛśyate tasya saṃsthānaṃ vā kathaṃcana |
nirdeṣṭuṃ prāṇibhiḥ kaiścitprākṛtairmāṃsalocanaiḥ || 8 ||
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noṣṇaṃ na śiśiraṃ tatra na vāyurna ca bhāskaraḥ |
na jarā kṣutpipāse vā na mṛtyurna bhayaṃ nṛpa || 9 ||
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tasya śailasya pārśveṣu sarveṣu jayatāṃ vara |
dhātavo jātarūpasya raśmayaḥ savituryathā || 10 ||
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rakṣyante te kuberasya sahāyairudyatāyudhaiḥ |
cikīrṣadbhiḥ priyaṃ rājankuberasya mahātmanaḥ || 11 ||
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tasmai bhagavate kṛtvā namaḥ śarvāya vedhase |
rudrāya śitikaṇṭhāya surūpāya suvarcase || 12 ||
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kapardine karālāya haryakṣṇe varadāya ca |
tryakṣṇe pūṣṇo dantabhide vāmanāya śivāya ca || 13 ||
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yāmyāyāvyaktakeśāya sadvṛtte śaṃkarāya ca |
kṣemyāya harinetrāya sthāṇave puruṣāya ca || 14 ||
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harikeśāya muṇḍāya kṛśāyottāraṇāya ca |
bhāskarāya sutīrthāya devadevāya raṃhase || 15 ||
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uṣṇīṣiṇe suvaktrāya sahasrākṣāya mīḍhuṣe |
giriśāya praśāntāya yataye cīravāsase || 16 ||
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bilvadaṇḍāya siddhāya sarvadaṇḍadharāya ca |
mṛgavyādhāya mahate dhanvine'tha bhavāya ca || 17 ||
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varāya saumyavaktrāya paśuhastāya varṣiṇe |
hiraṇyabāhave rājannugrāya pataye diśām || 18 ||
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paśūnāṃ pataye caiva bhūtānāṃ pataye tathā |
vṛṣāya mātṛbhaktāya senānye madhyamāya ca || 19 ||
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sruvahastāya pataye dhanvine bhārgavāya ca |
ajāya kṛṣṇanetrāya virūpākṣāya caiva ha || 20 ||
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tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrāya tīkṣṇāya vaiśvānaramukhāya ca |
mahādyutaye'naṅgāya sarvāṅgāya prajāvate || 21 ||
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tathā śukrādhipataye pṛthave kṛttivāsase |
kapālamāline nityaṃ suvarṇamukuṭāya ca || 22 ||
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mahādevāya kṛṣṇāya tryambakāyānaghāya ca |
krodhanāya nṛśaṃsāya mṛdave bāhuśāline || 23 ||
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daṇḍine taptatapase tathaiva krūrakarmaṇe |
sahasraśirase caiva sahasracaraṇāya ca |
namaḥ svadhāsvarūpāya bahurūpāya daṃṣṭriṇe || 24 ||
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pinākinaṃ mahādevaṃ mahāyoginamavyayam |
triśūlapāṇiṃ varadaṃ tryambakaṃ bhuvaneśvaram || 25 ||
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tripuraghnaṃ trinayanaṃ trilokeśaṃ mahaujasam |
prabhavaṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ dhāraṇaṃ dharaṇīdharam || 26 ||
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īśānaṃ śaṃkaraṃ sarvaṃ śivaṃ viśveśvaraṃ bhavam |
umāpatiṃ paśupatiṃ viśvarūpaṃ maheśvaram || 27 ||
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virūpākṣaṃ daśabhujaṃ tiṣyagovṛṣabhadhvajam |
ugraṃ sthāṇuṃ śivaṃ ghoraṃ śarvaṃ gaurīśamīśvaram || 28 ||
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śitikaṇṭhamajaṃ śukraṃ pṛthuṃ pṛthuharaṃ haram |
viśvarūpaṃ virūpākṣaṃ bahurūpamumāpatim || 29 ||
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praṇamya śirasā devamanaṅgāṅgaharaṃ haram |
śaraṇyaṃ śaraṇaṃ yāhi mahādevaṃ caturmukham || 30 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā namastasmai mahādevāya raṃhase |
mahātmane kṣitipate tatsuvarṇamavāpsyasi |
suvarṇamāhariṣyantastatra gacchantu te narāḥ || 31 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
ityuktaḥ sa vacastasya cakre kāraṃdhamātmajaḥ |
tato'timānuṣaṃ sarvaṃ cakre yajñasya saṃvidhim |
sauvarṇāni ca bhāṇḍāni saṃcakrustatra śilpinaḥ || 32 ||
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bṛhaspatistu tāṃ śrutvā maruttasya mahīpateḥ |
samṛddhimati devebhyaḥ saṃtāpamakarodbhṛśam || 33 ||
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sa tapyamāno vaivarṇyaṃ kṛśatvaṃ cāgamatparam |
bhaviṣyati hi me śatruḥ saṃvarto vasumāniti || 34 ||
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taṃ śrutvā bhṛśasaṃtaptaṃ devarājo bṛhaspatim |
abhigamyāmaravṛtaḥ provācedaṃ vacastadā || 35 ||
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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 8

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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