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 |
etatte sarvamākhyātamamṛtaṃ mathitaṃ yathā |
yatra so'śvaḥ samutpannaḥ śrīmānatulavikramaḥ || 1 ||
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yaṃ niśāmya tadā kadrūrvinatāmidamabravīt |
uccaiḥśravā nu kiṃvarṇo bhadre jānīhi māciram || 2 ||
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vinatovāca |
śveta evāśvarājo'yaṃ kiṃ vā tvaṃ manyase śubhe |
brūhi varṇaṃ tvamapyasya tato'tra vipaṇāvahe || 3 ||
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kadrūruvāca |
kṛṣṇavālamahaṃ manye hayamenaṃ śucismite |
ehi sārdhaṃ mayā dīvya dāsībhāvāya bhāmini || 4 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ te samayaṃ kṛtvā dāsībhāvāya vai mithaḥ |
jagmatuḥ svagṛhāneva śvo drakṣyāva iti sma ha || 5 ||
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tataḥ putrasahasraṃ tu kadrūrjihmaṃ cikīrṣatī |
ājñāpayāmāsa tadā vālā bhūtvāñjanaprabhāḥ || 6 ||
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āviśadhvaṃ hayaṃ kṣipraṃ dāsī na syāmahaṃ yathā |
tadvākyaṃ nānvapadyanta tāñśaśāpa bhujaṃgamān || 7 ||
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sarpasatre vartamāne pāvako vaḥ pradhakṣyati |
janamejayasya rājarṣeḥ pāṇḍaveyasya dhīmataḥ || 8 ||
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śāpamenaṃ tu śuśrāva svayameva pitāmahaḥ |
atikrūraṃ samuddiṣṭaṃ kadrvā daivādatīva hi || 9 ||
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sārdhaṃ devagaṇaiḥ sarvairvācaṃ tāmanvamodata |
bahutvaṃ prekṣya sarpāṇāṃ prajānāṃ hitakāmyayā || 10 ||
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tigmavīryaviṣā hyete dandaśūkā mahābalāḥ |
teṣāṃ tīkṣṇaviṣatvāddhi prajānāṃ ca hitāya vai |
prādādviṣahaṇīṃ vidyāṃ kāśyapāya mahātmane || 11 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 18

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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