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 |
sa tu vājī samudrāntāṃ paryetya pṛthivīmimām |
nivṛtto'bhimukho rājanyena nāgāhvayaṃ puram || 1 ||
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anugacchaṃśca tejasvī nivṛtto'tha kirīṭabhṛt |
yadṛcchayā samāpede puraṃ rājagṛhaṃ tadā || 2 ||
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tamabhyāśagataṃ rājā jarāsaṃdhātmajātmajaḥ |
kṣatradharme sthito vīraḥ samarāyājuhāva ha || 3 ||
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tataḥ purātsa niṣkramya rathī dhanvī śarī talī |
meghasaṃdhiḥ padātiṃ taṃ dhanaṃjayamupādravat || 4 ||
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āsādya ca mahātejā meghasaṃdhirdhanaṃjayam |
bālabhāvānmahārāja provācedaṃ na kauśalāt || 5 ||
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kimayaṃ cāryate vājī strīmadhya iva bhārata |
hayamenaṃ hariṣyāmi prayatasva vimokṣaṇe || 6 ||
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adattānunayo yuddhe yadi tvaṃ pitṛbhirmama |
kariṣyāmi tavātithyaṃ prahara praharāmi vā || 7 ||
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ityuktaḥ pratyuvācainaṃ pāṇḍavaḥ prahasanniva |
vighnakartā mayā vārya iti me vratamāhitam || 8 ||
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bhrātrā jyeṣṭhena nṛpate tavāpi viditaṃ dhruvam |
praharasva yathāśakti na manyurvidyate mama || 9 ||
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ityuktaḥ prāharatpūrvaṃ pāṇḍavaṃ magadheśvaraḥ |
kirañśarasahasrāṇi varṣāṇīva sahasradṛk || 10 ||
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tato gāṇḍīvabhṛcchūro gāṇḍīvapreṣitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
cakāra moghāṃstānbāṇānayatnādbharatarṣabha || 11 ||
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sa moghaṃ tasya bāṇaughaṃ kṛtvā vānaraketanaḥ |
śarānmumoca jvalitāndīptāsyāniva pannagān || 12 ||
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dhvaje patākādaṇḍeṣu rathayantre hayeṣu ca |
anyeṣu ca rathāṅgeṣu na śarīre na sārathau || 13 ||
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saṃrakṣyamāṇaḥ pārthena śarīre phalgunasya ha |
manyamānaḥ svavīryaṃ tanmāgadhaḥ prāhiṇoccharān || 14 ||
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tato gāṇḍīvabhṛcchūro māgadhena samāhataḥ |
babhau vāsantika iva palāśaḥ puṣpito mahān || 15 ||
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avadhyamānaḥ so'bhyaghnanmāgadhaḥ pāṇḍavarṣabham |
tena tasthau sa kauravya lokavīrasya darśane || 16 ||
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savyasācī tu saṃkruddho vikṛṣya balavaddhanuḥ |
hayāṃścakāra nirdehānsāratheśca śiro'harat || 17 ||
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dhanuścāsya mahaccitraṃ kṣureṇa pracakarta ha |
hastāvāpaṃ patākāṃ ca dhvajaṃ cāsya nyapātayat || 18 ||
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sa rājā vyathito vyaśvo vidhanurhatasārathiḥ |
gadāmādāya kaunteyamabhidudrāva vegavān || 19 ||
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tasyāpatata evāśu gadāṃ hemapariṣkṛtām |
śaraiścakarta bahudhā bahubhirgṛdhravājitaiḥ || 20 ||
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sā gadā śakalībhūtā viśīrṇamaṇibandhanā |
vyālī nirmucyamāneva papātāsya sahasradhā || 21 ||
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virathaṃ taṃ vidhanvānaṃ gadayā parivarjitam |
naicchattāḍayituṃ dhīmānarjunaḥ samarāgraṇīḥ || 22 ||
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tata enaṃ vimanasaṃ kṣatradharme samāsthitam |
sāntvapūrvamidaṃ vākyamabravītkapiketanaḥ || 23 ||
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paryāptaḥ kṣatradharmo'yaṃ darśitaḥ putra gamyatām |
bahvetatsamare karma tava bālasya pārthiva || 24 ||
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yudhiṣṭhirasya saṃdeśo na hantavyā nṛpā iti |
tena jīvasi rājaṃstvamaparāddho'pi me raṇe || 25 ||
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iti matvā sa cātmānaṃ pratyādiṣṭaṃ sma māgadhaḥ |
tathyamityavagamyainaṃ prāñjaliḥ pratyapūjayat || 26 ||
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tamarjunaḥ samāśvāsya punarevedamabravīt |
āgantavyaṃ parāṃ caitrīmaśvamedhe nṛpasya naḥ || 27 ||
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ityuktaḥ sa tathetyuktvā pūjayāmāsa taṃ hayam |
phalgunaṃ ca yudhāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ vidhivatsahadevajaḥ || 28 ||
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tato yatheṣṭamagamatpunareva sa kesarī |
tataḥ samudratīreṇa vaṅgānpuṇḍrānsakeralān || 29 ||
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tatra tatra ca bhūrīṇi mlecchasainyānyanekaśaḥ |
vijigye dhanuṣā rājangāṇḍīvena dhanaṃjayaḥ || 30 ||
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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 83

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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