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).

sūta uvāca |
tato'bhraśikharākārairgiriśṛṅgairalaṃkṛtam |
mandaraṃ parvatavaraṃ latājālasamāvṛtam || 1 ||
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nānāvihagasaṃghuṣṭaṃ nānādaṃṣṭrisamākulam |
kiṃnarairapsarobhiśca devairapi ca sevitam || 2 ||
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ekādaśa sahasrāṇi yojanānāṃ samucchritam |
adho bhūmeḥ sahasreṣu tāvatsveva pratiṣṭhitam || 3 ||
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tamuddhartuṃ na śaktā vai sarve devagaṇāstadā |
viṣṇumāsīnamabhyetya brahmāṇaṃ cedamabruvan || 4 ||
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bhavantāvatra kurutāṃ buddhiṃ naiḥśreyasīṃ parām |
mandaroddharaṇe yatnaḥ kriyatāṃ ca hitāya naḥ || 5 ||
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tatheti cābravīdviṣṇurbrahmaṇā saha bhārgava |
tato'nantaḥ samutthāya brahmaṇā paricoditaḥ |
nārāyaṇena cāpyuktastasminkarmaṇi vīryavān || 6 ||
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atha parvatarājānaṃ tamananto mahābalaḥ |
ujjahāra balādbrahmansavanaṃ savanaukasam || 7 ||
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tatastena surāḥ sārdhaṃ samudramupatasthire |
tamūcuramṛtārthāya nirmathiṣyāmahe jalam || 8 ||
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apāṃpatirathovāca mamāpyaṃśo bhavettataḥ |
soḍhāsmi vipulaṃ mardaṃ mandarabhramaṇāditi || 9 ||
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ūcuśca kūrmarājānamakūpāraṃ surāsurāḥ |
gireradhiṣṭhānamasya bhavānbhavitumarhati || 10 ||
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kūrmeṇa tu tathetyuktvā pṛṣṭhamasya samarpitam |
tasya śailasya cāgraṃ vai yantreṇendro'bhyapīḍayat || 11 ||
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manthānaṃ mandaraṃ kṛtvā tathā netraṃ ca vāsukim |
devā mathitumārabdhāḥ samudraṃ nidhimambhasām |
amṛtārthinastato brahmansahitā daityadānavāḥ || 12 ||
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ekamantamupāśliṣṭā nāgarājño mahāsurāḥ |
vibudhāḥ sahitāḥ sarve yataḥ pucchaṃ tataḥ sthitāḥ || 13 ||
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ananto bhagavāndevo yato nārāyaṇastataḥ |
śira udyamya nāgasya punaḥ punaravākṣipat || 14 ||
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vāsukeratha nāgasya sahasākṣipyataḥ suraiḥ |
sadhūmāḥ sārciṣo vātā niṣpeturasakṛnmukhāt || 15 ||
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te dhūmasaṃghāḥ saṃbhūtā meghasaṃghāḥ savidyutaḥ |
abhyavarṣansuragaṇāñśramasaṃtāpakarśitān || 16 ||
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tasmācca girikūṭāgrātpracyutāḥ puṣpavṛṣṭayaḥ |
surāsuragaṇānmālyaiḥ sarvataḥ samavākiran || 17 ||
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babhūvātra mahāghoṣo mahāmegharavopamaḥ |
udadhermathyamānasya mandareṇa surāsuraiḥ || 18 ||
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tatra nānājalacarā viniṣpiṣṭā mahādriṇā |
vilayaṃ samupājagmuḥ śataśo lavaṇāmbhasi || 19 ||
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vāruṇāni ca bhūtāni vividhāni mahīdharaḥ |
pātālatalavāsīni vilayaṃ samupānayat || 20 ||
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tasmiṃśca bhrāmyamāṇe'drau saṃghṛṣyantaḥ parasparam |
nyapatanpatagopetāḥ parvatāgrānmahādrumāḥ || 21 ||
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teṣāṃ saṃgharṣajaścāgnirarcirbhiḥ prajvalanmuhuḥ |
vidyudbhiriva nīlābhramāvṛṇonmandaraṃ girim || 22 ||
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dadāha kuñjarāṃścaiva siṃhāṃścaiva viniḥsṛtān |
vigatāsūni sarvāṇi sattvāni vividhāni ca || 23 ||
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tamagnimamaraśreṣṭhaḥ pradahantaṃ tatastataḥ |
vāriṇā meghajenendraḥ śamayāmāsa sarvataḥ || 24 ||
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tato nānāvidhāstatra susruvuḥ sāgarāmbhasi |
mahādrumāṇāṃ niryāsā bahavaścauṣadhīrasāḥ || 25 ||
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teṣāmamṛtavīryāṇāṃ rasānāṃ payasaiva ca |
amaratvaṃ surā jagmuḥ kāñcanasya ca niḥsravāt || 26 ||
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atha tasya samudrasya tajjātamudakaṃ payaḥ |
rasottamairvimiśraṃ ca tataḥ kṣīrādabhūdghṛtam || 27 ||
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tato brahmāṇamāsīnaṃ devā varadamabruvan |
śrāntāḥ sma subhṛśaṃ brahmannodbhavatyamṛtaṃ ca tat || 28 ||
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ṛte nārāyaṇaṃ devaṃ daityā nāgottamāstathā |
cirārabdhamidaṃ cāpi sāgarasyāpi manthanam || 29 ||
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tato nārāyaṇaṃ devaṃ brahmā vacanamabravīt |
vidhatsvaiṣāṃ balaṃ viṣṇo bhavānatra parāyaṇam || 30 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
balaṃ dadāmi sarveṣāṃ karmaitadye samāsthitāḥ |
kṣobhyatāṃ kalaśaḥ sarvairmandaraḥ parivartyatām || 31 ||
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sūta uvāca |
nārāyaṇavacaḥ śrutvā balinaste mahodadheḥ |
tatpayaḥ sahitā bhūyaścakrire bhṛśamākulam || 32 ||
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tataḥ śatasahasrāṃśuḥ samāna iva sāgarāt |
prasannabhāḥ samutpannaḥ somaḥ śītāṃśurujjvalaḥ || 33 ||
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śrīranantaramutpannā ghṛtātpāṇḍuravāsinī |
surā devī samutpannā turagaḥ pāṇḍurastathā || 34 ||
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kaustubhaśca maṇirdivya utpanno'mṛtasaṃbhavaḥ |
marīcivikacaḥ śrīmānnārāyaṇaurogataḥ || 35 ||
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śrīḥ surā caiva somaśca turagaśca manojavaḥ |
yato devāstato jagmurādityapathamāśritāḥ || 36 ||
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dhanvantaristato devo vapuṣmānudatiṣṭhata |
śvetaṃ kamaṇḍaluṃ bibhradamṛtaṃ yatra tiṣṭhati || 37 ||
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etadatyadbhutaṃ dṛṣṭvā dānavānāṃ samutthitaḥ |
amṛtārthe mahānnādo mamedamiti jalpatām || 38 ||
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tato nārāyaṇo māyāmāsthito mohinīṃ prabhuḥ |
strīrūpamadbhutaṃ kṛtvā dānavānabhisaṃśritaḥ || 39 ||
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tatastadamṛtaṃ tasyai daduste mūḍhacetasaḥ |
striyai dānavadaiteyāḥ sarve tadgatamānasāḥ || 40 ||
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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 16

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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