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).

śaunaka uvāca |
saute kathaya tāmetāṃ vistareṇa kathāṃ punaḥ |
āstīkasya kaveḥ sādhoḥ śuśrūṣā paramā hi naḥ || 1 ||
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madhuraṃ kathyate saumya ślakṣṇākṣarapadaṃ tvayā |
prīyāmahe bhṛśaṃ tāta pitevedaṃ prabhāṣase || 2 ||
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asmacchuśrūṣaṇe nityaṃ pitā hi niratastava |
ācaṣṭaitadyathākhyānaṃ pitā te tvaṃ tathā vada || 3 ||
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sūta uvāca |
āyuṣyamidamākhyānamāstīkaṃ kathayāmi te |
yathā śrutaṃ kathayataḥ sakāśādvai piturmayā || 4 ||
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purā devayuge brahmanprajāpatisute śubhe |
āstāṃ bhaginyau rūpeṇa samupete'dbhute'naghe || 5 ||
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te bhārye kaśyapasyāstāṃ kadrūśca vinatā ca ha |
prādāttābhyāṃ varaṃ prītaḥ prajāpatisamaḥ patiḥ |
kaśyapo dharmapatnībhyāṃ mudā paramayā yutaḥ || 6 ||
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varātisargaṃ śrutvaiva kaśyapāduttamaṃ ca te |
harṣādapratimāṃ prītiṃ prāpatuḥ sma varastriyau || 7 ||
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vavre kadrūḥ sutānnāgānsahasraṃ tulyatejasaḥ |
dvau putrau vinatā vavre kadrūputrādhikau bale |
ojasā tejasā caiva vikrameṇādhikau sutau || 8 ||
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tasyai bhartā varaṃ prādādadhyardhaṃ putramīpsitam |
evamastviti taṃ cāha kaśyapaṃ vinatā tadā || 9 ||
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kṛtakṛtyā tu vinatā labdhvā vīryādhikau sutau |
kadrūśca labdhvā putrāṇāṃ sahasraṃ tulyatejasām || 10 ||
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dhāryau prayatnato garbhāvityuktvā sa mahātapāḥ |
te bhārye varasaṃhṛṣṭe kaśyapo vanamāviśat || 11 ||
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kālena mahatā kadrūraṇḍānāṃ daśatīrdaśa |
janayāmāsa viprendra dve aṇḍe vinatā tadā || 12 ||
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tayoraṇḍāni nidadhuḥ prahṛṣṭāḥ paricārikāḥ |
sopasvedeṣu bhāṇḍeṣu pañca varṣaśatāni ca || 13 ||
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tataḥ pañcaśate kāle kadrūputrā viniḥsṛtāḥ |
aṇḍābhyāṃ vinatāyāstu mithunaṃ na vyadṛśyata || 14 ||
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tataḥ putrārthiṇī devī vrīḍitā sā tapasvinī |
aṇḍaṃ bibheda vinatā tatra putramadṛkṣata || 15 ||
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pūrvārdhakāyasaṃpannamitareṇāprakāśatā |
sa putro roṣasaṃpannaḥ śaśāpaināmiti śrutiḥ || 16 ||
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yo'hamevaṃ kṛto mātastvayā lobhaparītayā |
śarīreṇāsamagro'dya tasmāddāsī bhaviṣyasi || 17 ||
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pañca varṣaśatānyasyā yayā vispardhase saha |
eṣa ca tvāṃ suto mātardāsyatvānmokṣayiṣyati || 18 ||
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yadyenamapi mātastvaṃ māmivāṇḍavibhedanāt |
na kariṣyasyadehaṃ vā vyaṅgaṃ vāpi tapasvinam || 19 ||
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pratipālayitavyaste janmakālo'sya dhīrayā |
viśiṣṭabalamīpsantyā pañcavarṣaśatātparaḥ || 20 ||
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evaṃ śaptvā tataḥ putro vinatāmantarikṣagaḥ |
aruṇo dṛśyate brahmanprabhātasamaye sadā || 21 ||
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garuḍo'pi yathākālaṃ jajñe pannagasūdanaḥ |
sa jātamātro vinatāṃ parityajya khamāviśat || 22 ||
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ādāsyannātmano bhojyamannaṃ vihitamasya yat |
vidhātrā bhṛguśārdūla kṣudhitasya bubhukṣataḥ || 23 ||
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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 14

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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