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 |
tataḥ kāvyo bhṛguśreṣṭhaḥ samanyurupagamya ha |
vṛṣaparvāṇamāsīnamityuvācāvicārayan || 1 ||
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nādharmaścarito rājansadyaḥ phalati gauriva |
putreṣu vā naptṛṣu vā na cedātmani paśyati |
phalatyeva dhruvaṃ pāpaṃ gurubhuktamivodare || 2 ||
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yadaghātayathā vipraṃ kacamāṅgirasaṃ tadā |
apāpaśīlaṃ dharmajñaṃ śuśrūṣuṃ madgṛhe ratam || 3 ||
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vadhādanarhatastasya vadhācca duhiturmama |
vṛṣaparvannibodhedaṃ tyakṣyāmi tvāṃ sabāndhavam |
sthātuṃ tvadviṣaye rājanna śakṣyāmi tvayā saha || 4 ||
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aho māmabhijānāsi daitya mithyāpralāpinam |
yathemamātmano doṣaṃ na niyacchasyupekṣase || 5 ||
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vṛṣaparvovāca |
nādharmaṃ na mṛṣāvādaṃ tvayi jānāmi bhārgava |
tvayi dharmaśca satyaṃ ca tatprasīdatu no bhavān || 6 ||
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yadyasmānapahāya tvamito gacchasi bhārgava |
samudraṃ saṃpravekṣyāmo nānyadasti parāyaṇam || 7 ||
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śukra uvāca |
samudraṃ praviśadhvaṃ vā diśo vā dravatāsurāḥ |
duhiturnāpriyaṃ soḍhuṃ śakto'haṃ dayitā hi me || 8 ||
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prasādyatāṃ devayānī jīvitaṃ hyatra me sthitam |
yogakṣemakaraste'hamindrasyeva bṛhaspatiḥ || 9 ||
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vṛṣaparvovāca |
yatkiṃcidasurendrāṇāṃ vidyate vasu bhārgava |
bhuvi hastigavāśvaṃ vā tasya tvaṃ mama ceśvaraḥ || 10 ||
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śukra uvāca |
yatkiṃcidasti draviṇaṃ daityendrāṇāṃ mahāsura |
tasyeśvaro'smi yadi te devayānī prasādyatām || 11 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
yadi tvamīśvarastāta rājño vittasya bhārgava |
nābhijānāmi tatte'haṃ rājā tu vadatu svayam || 12 ||
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vṛṣaparvovāca |
yaṃ kāmamabhikāmāsi devayāni śucismite |
tatte'haṃ saṃpradāsyāmi yadi cedapi durlabham || 13 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
dāsīṃ kanyāsahasreṇa śarmiṣṭhāmabhikāmaye |
anu māṃ tatra gacchetsā yatra dāsyati me pitā || 14 ||
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vṛṣaparvovāca |
uttiṣṭha he saṃgrahītri śarmiṣṭhāṃ śīghramānaya |
yaṃ ca kāmayate kāmaṃ devayānī karotu tam || 15 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tato dhātrī tatra gatvā śarmiṣṭhāṃ vākyamabravīt |
uttiṣṭha bhadre śarmiṣṭhe jñātīnāṃ sukhamāvaha || 16 ||
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tyajati brāhmaṇaḥ śiṣyāndevayānyā pracoditaḥ |
sā yaṃ kāmayate kāmaṃ sa kāryo'dya tvayānaghe || 17 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
sā yaṃ kāmayate kāmaṃ karavāṇyahamadya tam |
mā tvevāpagamacchukro devayānī ca matkṛte || 18 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ kanyāsahasreṇa vṛtā śibikayā tadā |
piturniyogāttvaritā niścakrāma purottamāt || 19 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
ahaṃ kanyāsahasreṇa dāsī te paricārikā |
anu tvāṃ tatra yāsyāmi yatra dāsyati te pitā || 20 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
stuvato duhitā te'haṃ bandinaḥ pratigṛhṇataḥ |
stūyamānasya duhitā kathaṃ dāsī bhaviṣyasi || 21 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
yena kenacidārtānāṃ jñātīnāṃ sukhamāvahet |
atastvāmanuyāsyāmi yatra dāsyati te pitā || 22 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
pratiśrute dāsabhāve duhitrā vṛṣaparvaṇaḥ |
devayānī nṛpaśreṣṭha pitaraṃ vākyamabravīt || 23 ||
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praviśāmi puraṃ tāta tuṣṭāsmi dvijasattama |
amoghaṃ tava vijñānamasti vidyābalaṃ ca te || 24 ||
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evamukto duhitrā sa dvijaśreṣṭho mahāyaśāḥ |
praviveśa puraṃ hṛṣṭaḥ pūjitaḥ sarvadānavaiḥ || 25 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 75

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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