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 |
yayātiḥ svapuraṃ prāpya mahendrapurasaṃnibham |
praviśyāntaḥpuraṃ tatra devayānīṃ nyaveśayat || 1 ||
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devayānyāścānumate tāṃ sutāṃ vṛṣaparvaṇaḥ |
aśokavanikābhyāśe gṛhaṃ kṛtvā nyaveśayat || 2 ||
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vṛtāṃ dāsīsahasreṇa śarmiṣṭhāmāsurāyaṇīm |
vāsobhirannapānaiśca saṃvibhajya susatkṛtām || 3 ||
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devayānyā tu sahitaḥ sa nṛpo nahuṣātmajaḥ |
vijahāra bahūnabdāndevavanmudito bhṛśam || 4 ||
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ṛtukāle tu saṃprāpte devayānī varāṅganā |
lebhe garbhaṃ prathamataḥ kumāraṃ ca vyajāyata || 5 ||
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gate varṣasahasre tu śarmiṣṭhā vārṣaparvaṇī |
dadarśa yauvanaṃ prāptā ṛtuṃ sā cānvacintayat || 6 ||
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ṛtukālaśca saṃprāpto na ca me'sti patirvṛtaḥ |
kiṃ prāptaṃ kiṃ nu kartavyaṃ kiṃ vā kṛtvā kṛtaṃ bhavet || 7 ||
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devayānī prajātāsau vṛthāhaṃ prāptayauvanā |
yathā tayā vṛto bhartā tathaivāhaṃ vṛṇomi tam || 8 ||
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rājñā putraphalaṃ deyamiti me niścitā matiḥ |
apīdānīṃ sa dharmātmā iyānme darśanaṃ rahaḥ || 9 ||
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atha niṣkramya rājāsau tasminkāle yadṛcchayā |
aśokavanikābhyāśe śarmiṣṭhāṃ prāpya viṣṭhitaḥ || 10 ||
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tamekaṃ rahite dṛṣṭvā śarmiṣṭhā cāruhāsinī |
pratyudgamyāñjaliṃ kṛtvā rājānaṃ vākyamabravīt || 11 ||
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somasyendrasya viṣṇorvā yamasya varuṇasya vā |
tava vā nāhuṣa kule kaḥ striyaṃ spraṣṭumarhati || 12 ||
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rūpābhijanaśīlairhi tvaṃ rājanvettha māṃ sadā |
sā tvāṃ yāce prasādyāhamṛtuṃ dehi narādhipa || 13 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
vedmi tvāṃ śīlasaṃpannāṃ daityakanyāmaninditām |
rūpe ca te na paśyāmi sūcyagramapi ninditam || 14 ||
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abravīduśanā kāvyo devayānīṃ yadāvaham |
neyamāhvayitavyā te śayane vārṣaparvaṇī || 15 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
na narmayuktaṃ vacanaṃ hinasti na strīṣu rājanna vivāhakāle |
prāṇātyaye sarvadhanāpahāre pañcānṛtānyāhurapātakāni || 16 ||
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pṛṣṭaṃ tu sākṣye pravadantamanyathā vadanti mithyopahitaṃ narendra |
ekārthatāyāṃ tu samāhitāyāṃ mithyā vadantamanṛtaṃ hinasti || 17 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
rājā pramāṇaṃ bhūtānāṃ sa naśyeta mṛṣā vadan |
arthakṛcchramapi prāpya na mithyā kartumutsahe || 18 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
samāvetau matau rājanpatiḥ sakhyāśca yaḥ patiḥ |
samaṃ vivāhamityāhuḥ sakhyā me'si patirvṛtaḥ || 19 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
dātavyaṃ yācamānebhya iti me vratamāhitam |
tvaṃ ca yācasi māṃ kāmaṃ brūhi kiṃ karavāṇi te || 20 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
adharmāttrāhi māṃ rājandharmaṃ ca pratipādaya |
tvatto'patyavatī loke careyaṃ dharmamuttamam || 21 ||
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traya evādhanā rājanbhāryā dāsastathā sutaḥ |
yatte samadhigacchanti yasya te tasya taddhanam || 22 ||
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devayānyā bhujiṣyāsmi vaśyā ca tava bhārgavī |
sā cāhaṃ ca tvayā rājanbharaṇīye bhajasva mām || 23 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktastu rājā sa tathyamityeva jajñivān |
pūjayāmāsa śarmiṣṭhāṃ dharmaṃ ca pratyapādayat || 24 ||
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samāgamya ca śarmiṣṭhāṃ yathākāmamavāpya ca |
anyonyamabhisaṃpūjya jagmatustau yathāgatam || 25 ||
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tasminsamāgame subhrūḥ śarmiṣṭhā cāruhāsinī |
lebhe garbhaṃ prathamatastasmānnṛpatisattamāt || 26 ||
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prajajñe ca tataḥ kāle rājanrājīvalocanā |
kumāraṃ devagarbhābhaṃ rājīvanibhalocanam || 27 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 77

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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