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 |
atha dīrghasya kālasya devayānī nṛpottama |
vanaṃ tadeva niryātā krīḍārthaṃ varavarṇinī || 1 ||
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tena dāsīsahasreṇa sārdhaṃ śarmiṣṭhayā tadā |
tameva deśaṃ saṃprāptā yathākāmaṃ cacāra sā |
tābhiḥ sakhībhiḥ sahitā sarvābhirmuditā bhṛśam || 2 ||
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krīḍantyo'bhiratāḥ sarvāḥ pibantyo madhumādhavīm |
khādantyo vividhānbhakṣyānvidaśantyaḥ phalāni ca || 3 ||
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punaśca nāhuṣo rājā mṛgalipsuryadṛcchayā |
tameva deśaṃ saṃprāpto jalārthī śramakarśitaḥ || 4 ||
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dadṛśe devayānīṃ ca śarmiṣṭhāṃ tāśca yoṣitaḥ |
pibantīrlalamānāśca divyābharaṇabhūṣitāḥ || 5 ||
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upaviṣṭāṃ ca dadṛśe devayānīṃ śucismitām |
rūpeṇāpratimāṃ tāsāṃ strīṇāṃ madhye varāṅganām |
śarmiṣṭhayā sevyamānāṃ pādasaṃvāhanādibhiḥ || 6 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
dvābhyāṃ kanyāsahasrābhyāṃ dve kanye parivārite |
gotre ca nāmanī caiva dvayoḥ pṛcchāmi vāmaham || 7 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
ākhyāsyāmyahamādatsva vacanaṃ me narādhipa |
śukro nāmāsuraguruḥ sutāṃ jānīhi tasya mām || 8 ||
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iyaṃ ca me sakhī dāsī yatrāhaṃ tatra gāminī |
duhitā dānavendrasya śarmiṣṭhā vṛṣaparvaṇaḥ || 9 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
kathaṃ nu te sakhī dāsī kanyeyaṃ varavarṇinī |
asurendrasutā subhru paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 10 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
sarva eva naravyāghra vidhānamanuvartate |
vidhānavihitaṃ matvā mā vicitrāḥ kathāḥ kṛthāḥ || 11 ||
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rājavadrūpaveṣau te brāhmīṃ vācaṃ bibharṣi ca |
kiṃnāmā tvaṃ kutaścāsi kasya putraśca śaṃsa me || 12 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
brahmacaryeṇa kṛtsno me vedaḥ śrutipathaṃ gataḥ |
rājāhaṃ rājaputraśca yayātiriti viśrutaḥ || 13 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
kenāsyarthena nṛpate imaṃ deśamupāgataḥ |
jighṛkṣurvārijaṃ kiṃcidatha vā mṛgalipsayā || 14 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
mṛgalipsurahaṃ bhadre pānīyārthamupāgataḥ |
bahu cāpyanuyukto'smi tanmānujñātumarhasi || 15 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
dvābhyāṃ kanyāsahasrābhyāṃ dāsyā śarmiṣṭhayā saha |
tvadadhīnāsmi bhadraṃ te sakhā bhartā ca me bhava || 16 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
viddhyauśanasi bhadraṃ te na tvāmarho'smi bhāmini |
avivāhyā hi rājāno devayāni pitustava || 17 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
saṃsṛṣṭaṃ brahmaṇā kṣatraṃ kṣatraṃ ca brahmasaṃhitam |
ṛṣiśca ṛṣiputraśca nāhuṣāṅga vahasva mām || 18 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
ekadehodbhavā varṇāścatvāro'pi varāṅgane |
pṛthagdharmāḥ pṛthakśaucāsteṣāṃ tu brāhmaṇo varaḥ || 19 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
pāṇidharmo nāhuṣāyaṃ na pumbhiḥ sevitaḥ purā |
taṃ me tvamagrahīragre vṛṇomi tvāmahaṃ tataḥ || 20 ||
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kathaṃ nu me manasvinyāḥ pāṇimanyaḥ pumānspṛśet |
gṛhītamṛṣiputreṇa svayaṃ vāpyṛṣiṇā tvayā || 21 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
kruddhādāśīviṣātsarpājjvalanātsarvatomukhāt |
durādharṣataro vipraḥ puruṣeṇa vijānatā || 22 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
kathamāśīviṣātsarpājjvalanātsarvatomukhāt |
durādharṣataro vipra ityāttha puruṣarṣabha || 23 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
ekamāśīviṣo hanti śastreṇaikaśca vadhyate |
hanti vipraḥ sarāṣṭrāṇi purāṇyapi hi kopitaḥ || 24 ||
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durādharṣataro viprastasmādbhīru mato mama |
ato'dattāṃ ca pitrā tvāṃ bhadre na vivahāmyaham || 25 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
dattāṃ vahasva pitrā māṃ tvaṃ hi rājanvṛto mayā |
ayācato bhayaṃ nāsti dattāṃ ca pratigṛhṇataḥ || 26 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tvaritaṃ devayānyātha preṣitaṃ piturātmanaḥ |
śrutvaiva ca sa rājānaṃ darśayāmāsa bhārgavaḥ || 27 ||
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dṛṣṭvaiva cāgataṃ śukraṃ yayātiḥ pṛthivīpatiḥ |
vavande brāhmaṇaṃ kāvyaṃ prāñjaliḥ praṇataḥ sthitaḥ || 28 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
rājāyaṃ nāhuṣastāta durge me pāṇimagrahīt |
namaste dehi māmasmai nānyaṃ loke patiṃ vṛṇe || 29 ||
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śukra uvāca |
vṛto'nayā patirvīra sutayā tvaṃ mameṣṭayā |
gṛhāṇemāṃ mayā dattāṃ mahiṣīṃ nahuṣātmaja || 30 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
adharmo na spṛśedevaṃ mahānmāmiha bhārgava |
varṇasaṃkarajo brahmanniti tvāṃ pravṛṇomyaham || 31 ||
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śukra uvāca |
adharmāttvāṃ vimuñcāmi varayasva yathepṣitam |
asminvivāhe mā glāsīrahaṃ pāpaṃ nudāmi te || 32 ||
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vahasva bhāryāṃ dharmeṇa devayānīṃ sumadhyamām |
anayā saha saṃprītimatulāṃ samavāpsyasi || 33 ||
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iyaṃ cāpi kumārī te śarmiṣṭhā vārṣaparvaṇī |
saṃpūjyā satataṃ rājanmā caināṃ śayane hvayeḥ || 34 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamukto yayātistu śukraṃ kṛtvā pradakṣiṇam |
jagāma svapuraṃ hṛṣṭo anujñāto mahātmanā || 35 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 76

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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