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 |
tatastasmindvijaśreṣṭha samudīrṇe tathāvidhe |
garutmānpakṣirāṭtūrṇaṃ saṃprāpto vibudhānprati || 1 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvātibalaṃ caiva prākampanta samantataḥ |
parasparaṃ ca pratyaghnansarvapraharaṇānyapi || 2 ||
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tatra cāsīdameyātmā vidyudagnisamaprabhaḥ |
bhauvanaḥ sumahāvīryaḥ somasya parirakṣitā || 3 ||
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sa tena patagendreṇa pakṣatuṇḍanakhaiḥ kṣataḥ |
muhūrtamatulaṃ yuddhaṃ kṛtvā vinihato yudhi || 4 ||
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rajaścoddhūya sumahatpakṣavātena khecaraḥ |
kṛtvā lokānnirālokāṃstena devānavākirat || 5 ||
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tenāvakīrṇā rajasā devā mohamupāgaman |
na cainaṃ dadṛśuśchannā rajasāmṛtarakṣiṇaḥ || 6 ||
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evaṃ saṃloḍayāmāsa garuḍastridivālayam |
pakṣatuṇḍaprahāraiśca devānsa vidadāra ha || 7 ||
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tato devaḥ sahasrākṣastūrṇaṃ vāyumacodayat |
vikṣipemāṃ rajovṛṣṭiṃ tavaitatkarma māruta || 8 ||
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atha vāyurapovāha tadrajastarasā balī |
tato vitimire jāte devāḥ śakunimārdayan || 9 ||
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nanāda coccairbalavānmahāmegharavaḥ khagaḥ |
vadhyamānaḥ suragaṇaiḥ sarvabhūtāni bhīṣayan |
utpapāta mahāvīryaḥ pakṣirāṭparavīrahā || 10 ||
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tamutpatyāntarikṣasthaṃ devānāmupari sthitam |
varmiṇo vibudhāḥ sarve nānāśastrairavākiran || 11 ||
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paṭṭiśaiḥ parighaiḥ śūlairgadābhiśca savāsavāḥ |
kṣurāntairjvalitaiścāpi cakrairādityarūpibhiḥ || 12 ||
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nānāśastravisargaiśca vadhyamānaḥ samantataḥ |
kurvansutumulaṃ yuddhaṃ pakṣirāṇna vyakampata || 13 ||
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vinardanniva cākāśe vainateyaḥ pratāpavān |
pakṣābhyāmurasā caiva samantādvyākṣipatsurān || 14 ||
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te vikṣiptāstato devāḥ prajagmurgaruḍārditāḥ |
nakhatuṇḍakṣatāścaiva susruvuḥ śoṇitaṃ bahu || 15 ||
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sādhyāḥ prācīṃ sagandharvā vasavo dakṣiṇāṃ diśam |
prajagmuḥ sahitā rudraiḥ patagendrapradharṣitāḥ || 16 ||
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diśaṃ pratīcīmādityā nāsatyā uttarāṃ diśam |
muhurmuhuḥ prekṣamāṇā yudhyamānā mahaujasam || 17 ||
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aśvakrandena vīreṇa reṇukena ca pakṣiṇā |
krathanena ca śūreṇa tapanena ca khecaraḥ || 18 ||
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ulūkaśvasanābhyāṃ ca nimeṣeṇa ca pakṣiṇā |
prarujena ca saṃyuddhaṃ cakāra pralihena ca || 19 ||
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tānpakṣanakhatuṇḍāgrairabhinadvinatāsutaḥ |
yugāntakāle saṃkruddhaḥ pinākīva mahābalaḥ || 20 ||
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mahāvīryā mahotsāhāstena te bahudhā kṣatāḥ |
rejurabhraghanaprakhyā rudhiraughapravarṣiṇaḥ || 21 ||
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tānkṛtvā patagaśreṣṭhaḥ sarvānutkrāntajīvitān |
atikrānto'mṛtasyārthe sarvato'gnimapaśyata || 22 ||
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āvṛṇvānaṃ mahājvālamarcirbhiḥ sarvato'mbaram |
dahantamiva tīkṣṇāṃśuṃ ghoraṃ vāyusamīritam || 23 ||
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tato navatyā navatīrmukhānāṃ kṛtvā tarasvī garuḍo mahātmā |
nadīḥ samāpīya mukhaistatastaiḥ suśīghramāgamya punarjavena || 24 ||
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jvalantamagniṃ tamamitratāpanaḥ samāstaratpatraratho nadībhiḥ |
tataḥ pracakre vapuranyadalpaṃ praveṣṭukāmo'gnimabhipraśāmya || 25 ||
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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 28

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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