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).

nārada uvāca |
nāsau vṛthāgninā dagdho yathā tatra śrutaṃ mayā |
vaicitravīryo nṛpatistatte vakṣyāmi bhārata || 1 ||
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vanaṃ praviśatā tena vāyubhakṣeṇa dhīmatā |
agnayaḥ kārayitveṣṭimutsṛṣṭā iti naḥ śrutam || 2 ||
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yājakāstu tatastasya tānagnīnnirjane vane |
samutsṛjya yathākāmaṃ jagmurbharatasattama || 3 ||
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sa vivṛddhastadā vahnirvane tasminnabhūtkila |
tena tadvanamādīptamiti me tāpasābruvan || 4 ||
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sa rājā jāhnavīkacche yathā te kathitaṃ mayā |
tenāgninā samāyuktaḥ svenaiva bharatarṣabha || 5 ||
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evamāvedayāmāsurmunayaste mamānagha |
ye te bhāgīrathītīre mayā dṛṣṭā yudhiṣṭhira || 6 ||
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evaṃ svenāgninā rājā samāyukto mahīpate |
mā śocithāstvaṃ nṛpatiṃ gataḥ sa paramāṃ gatim || 7 ||
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guruśuśrūṣayā caiva jananī tava pāṇḍava |
prāptā sumahatīṃ siddhimiti me nātra saṃśayaḥ || 8 ||
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kartumarhasi kauravya teṣāṃ tvamudakakriyām |
bhrātṛbhiḥ sahitaḥ sarvairetadatra vidhīyatām || 9 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ sa pṛthivīpālaḥ pāṇḍavānāṃ dhuraṃdharaḥ |
niryayau saha sodaryaiḥ sadāro bharatarṣabha || 10 ||
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paurajānapadāścaiva rājabhaktipuraskṛtāḥ |
gaṅgāṃ prajagmurabhito vāsasaikena saṃvṛtāḥ || 11 ||
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tato'vagāhya salilaṃ sarve te kurupuṃgavāḥ |
yuyutsumagrataḥ kṛtvā dadustoyaṃ mahātmane || 12 ||
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gāndhāryāśca pṛthāyāśca vidhivannāmagotrataḥ |
śaucaṃ nivartayantaste tatroṣurnagarādbahiḥ || 13 ||
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preṣayāmāsa sa narānvidhijñānāptakāriṇaḥ |
gaṅgādvāraṃ kuruśreṣṭho yatra dagdho'bhavannṛpaḥ || 14 ||
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tatraiva teṣāṃ kulyāni gaṅgādvāre'nvaśāttadā |
kartavyānīti puruṣāndattadeyānmahīpatiḥ || 15 ||
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dvādaśe'hani tebhyaḥ sa kṛtaśauco narādhipaḥ |
dadau śrāddhāni vidhivaddakṣiṇāvanti pāṇḍavaḥ || 16 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ samuddiśya dadau sa pṛthivīpatiḥ |
suvarṇaṃ rajataṃ gāśca śayyāśca sumahādhanāḥ || 17 ||
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gāndhāryāścaiva tejasvī pṛthāyāśca pṛthakpṛthak |
saṃkīrtya nāmanī rājā dadau dānamanuttamam || 18 ||
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yo yadicchati yāvacca tāvatsa labhate dvijaḥ |
śayanaṃ bhojanaṃ yānaṃ maṇiratnamatho dhanam || 19 ||
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yānamācchādanaṃ bhogāndāsīśca paricārikāḥ |
dadau rājā samuddiśya tayormātrormahīpatiḥ || 20 ||
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tataḥ sa pṛthivīpālo dattvā śrāddhānyanekaśaḥ |
praviveśa punardhīmānnagaraṃ vāraṇāhvayam || 21 ||
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te cāpi rājavacanātpuruṣā ye gatābhavan |
saṃkalpya teṣāṃ kulyāni punaḥ pratyāgamaṃstataḥ || 22 ||
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mālyairgandhaiśca vividhaiḥ pūjayitvā yathāvidhi |
kulyāni teṣāṃ saṃyojya tadācakhyurmahīpateḥ || 23 ||
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samāśvāsya ca rājānaṃ dharmātmānaṃ yudhiṣṭhiram |
nārado'pyagamadrājanparamarṣiryathepsitam || 24 ||
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evaṃ varṣāṇyatītāni dhṛtarāṣṭrasya dhīmataḥ |
vanavāse tadā trīṇi nagare daśa pañca ca || 25 ||
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hataputrasya saṃgrāme dānāni dadataḥ sadā |
jñātisaṃbandhimitrāṇāṃ bhrātṝṇāṃ svajanasya ca || 26 ||
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yudhiṣṭhirastu nṛpatirnātiprītamanāstadā |
dhārayāmāsa tadrājyaṃ nihatajñātibāndhavaḥ || 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 47

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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