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 |
sthite muhūrtaṃ pārthe tu dharmarāje yudhiṣṭhire |
ājagmustatra kauravya devāḥ śakrapurogamāḥ || 1 ||
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svayaṃ vigrahavāndharmo rājānaṃ prasamīkṣitum |
tatrājagāma yatrāsau kururājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 2 ||
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teṣu bhāsvaradeheṣu puṇyābhijanakarmasu |
samāgateṣu deveṣu vyagamattattamo nṛpa || 3 ||
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nādṛśyanta ca tāstatra yātanāḥ pāpakarmiṇām |
nadī vaitaraṇī caiva kūṭaśālmalinā saha || 4 ||
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lohakumbhyaḥ śilāścaiva nādṛśyanta bhayānakāḥ |
vikṛtāni śarīrāṇi yāni tatra samantataḥ |
dadarśa rājā kaunteyastānyadṛśyāni cābhavan || 5 ||
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tato vāyuḥ sukhasparśaḥ puṇyagandhavahaḥ śivaḥ |
vavau devasamīpasthaḥ śītalo'tīva bhārata || 6 ||
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marutaḥ saha śakreṇa vasavaścāśvinau saha |
sādhyā rudrāstathādityā ye cānye'pi divaukasaḥ || 7 ||
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sarve tatra samājagmuḥ siddhāśca paramarṣayaḥ |
yatra rājā mahātejā dharmaputraḥ sthito'bhavat || 8 ||
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tataḥ śakraḥ surapatiḥ śriyā paramayā yutaḥ |
yudhiṣṭhiramuvācedaṃ sāntvapūrvamidaṃ vacaḥ || 9 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira mahābāho prītā devagaṇāstava |
ehyehi puruṣavyāghra kṛtametāvatā vibho |
siddhiḥ prāptā tvayā rājaṃllokāścāpyakṣayāstava || 10 ||
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na ca manyustvayā kāryaḥ śṛṇu cedaṃ vaco mama |
avaśyaṃ narakastāta draṣṭavyaḥ sarvarājabhiḥ || 11 ||
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śubhānāmaśubhānāṃ ca dvau rāśī puruṣarṣabha |
yaḥ pūrvaṃ sukṛtaṃ bhuṅkte paścānnirayameti saḥ |
pūrvaṃ narakabhāgyastu paścātsvargamupaiti saḥ || 12 ||
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bhūyiṣṭhaṃ pāpakarmā yaḥ sa pūrvaṃ svargamaśnute |
tena tvamevaṃ gamito mayā śreyorthinā nṛpa || 13 ||
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vyājena hi tvayā droṇa upacīrṇaḥ sutaṃ prati |
vyājenaiva tato rājandarśito narakastava || 14 ||
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yathaiva tvaṃ tathā bhīmastathā pārtho yamau tathā |
draupadī ca tathā kṛṣṇā vyājena narakaṃ gatāḥ || 15 ||
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āgaccha naraśārdūla muktāste caiva kilbiṣāt |
svapakṣāścaiva ye tubhyaṃ pārthivā nihatā raṇe |
sarve svargamanuprāptāstānpaśya puruṣarṣabha || 16 ||
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karṇaścaiva maheṣvāsaḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
sa gataḥ paramāṃ siddhiṃ yadarthaṃ paritapyase || 17 ||
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taṃ paśya puruṣavyāghramādityatanayaṃ vibho |
svasthānasthaṃ mahābāho jahi śokaṃ nararṣabha || 18 ||
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bhrātṝṃścānyāṃstathā paśya svapakṣāṃścaiva pārthivān |
svaṃ svaṃ sthānamanuprāptānvyetu te mānaso jvaraḥ || 19 ||
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anubhūya pūrvaṃ tvaṃ kṛcchramitaḥ prabhṛti kaurava |
viharasva mayā sārdhaṃ gataśoko nirāmayaḥ || 20 ||
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karmaṇāṃ tāta puṇyānāṃ jitānāṃ tapasā svayam |
dānānāṃ ca mahābāho phalaṃ prāpnuhi pāṇḍava || 21 ||
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adya tvāṃ devagandharvā divyāścāpsaraso divi |
upasevantu kalyāṇaṃ virajombaravāsasaḥ || 22 ||
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rājasūyajitāṃllokānaśvamedhābhivardhitān |
prāpnuhi tvaṃ mahābāho tapasaśca phalaṃ mahat || 23 ||
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uparyupari rājñāṃ hi tava lokā yudhiṣṭhira |
hariścandrasamāḥ pārtha yeṣu tvaṃ vihariṣyasi || 24 ||
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māndhātā yatra rājarṣiryatra rājā bhagīrathaḥ |
dauḥṣantiryatra bharatastatra tvaṃ vihariṣyasi || 25 ||
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eṣā devanadī puṇyā pārtha trailokyapāvanī |
ākāśagaṅgā rājendra tatrāplutya gamiṣyasi || 26 ||
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atra snātasya te bhāvo mānuṣo vigamiṣyati |
gataśoko nirāyāso muktavairo bhaviṣyasi || 27 ||
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evaṃ bruvati devendre kauravendraṃ yudhiṣṭhiram |
dharmo vigrahavānsākṣāduvāca sutamātmanaḥ || 28 ||
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bho bho rājanmahāprājña prīto'smi tava putraka |
madbhaktyā satyavākyena kṣamayā ca damena ca || 29 ||
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eṣā tṛtīyā jijñāsā tava rājankṛtā mayā |
na śakyase cālayituṃ svabhāvātpārtha hetubhiḥ || 30 ||
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pūrvaṃ parīkṣito hi tvamāsīrdvaitavanaṃ prati |
araṇīsahitasyārthe tacca nistīrṇavānasi || 31 ||
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sodaryeṣu vinaṣṭeṣu draupadyāṃ tatra bhārata |
śvarūpadhāriṇā putra punastvaṃ me parīkṣitaḥ || 32 ||
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idaṃ tṛtīyaṃ bhrātṝṇāmarthe yatsthātumicchasi |
viśuddho'si mahābhāga sukhī vigatakalmaṣaḥ || 33 ||
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na ca te bhrātaraḥ pārtha narakasthā viśāṃ pate |
māyaiṣā devarājena mahendreṇa prayojitā || 34 ||
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avaśyaṃ narakastāta draṣṭavyaḥ sarvarājabhiḥ |
tatastvayā prāptamidaṃ muhūrtaṃ duḥkhamuttamam || 35 ||
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na savyasācī bhīmo vā yamau vā puruṣarṣabhau |
karṇo vā satyavākśūro narakārhāściraṃ nṛpa || 36 ||
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na kṛṣṇā rājaputrī ca narakārhā yudhiṣṭhira |
ehyehi bharataśreṣṭha paśya gaṅgāṃ trilokagām || 37 ||
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evamuktaḥ sa rājarṣistava pūrvapitāmahaḥ |
jagāma saha dharmeṇa sarvaiśca tridaśālayaiḥ || 38 ||
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gaṅgāṃ devanadīṃ puṇyāṃ pāvanīmṛṣisaṃstutām |
avagāhya tu tāṃ rājā tanuṃ tatyāja mānuṣīm || 39 ||
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tato divyavapurbhūtvā dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
nirvairo gatasaṃtāpo jale tasminsamāplutaḥ || 40 ||
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tato yayau vṛto devaiḥ kururājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
dharmeṇa sahito dhīmānstūyamāno maharṣibhiḥ || 41 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 3

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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Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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