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 |
śrutvā kumāraṃ jātaṃ tu devayānī śucismitā |
cintayāmāsa duḥkhārtā śarmiṣṭhāṃ prati bhārata || 1 ||
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abhigamya ca śarmiṣṭhāṃ devayānyabravīdidam |
kimidaṃ vṛjinaṃ subhru kṛtaṃ te kāmalubdhayā || 2 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
ṛṣirabhyāgataḥ kaściddharmātmā vedapāragaḥ |
sa mayā varadaḥ kāmaṃ yācito dharmasaṃhitam || 3 ||
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nāhamanyāyataḥ kāmamācarāmi śucismite |
tasmādṛṣermamāpatyamiti satyaṃ bravīmi te || 4 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
śobhanaṃ bhīru satyaṃ cedatha sa jñāyate dvijaḥ |
gotranāmābhijanato vettumicchāmi taṃ dvijam || 5 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
ojasā tejasā caiva dīpyamānaṃ raviṃ yathā |
taṃ dṛṣṭvā mama saṃpraṣṭuṃ śaktirnāsīcchucismite || 6 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
yadyetadevaṃ śarmiṣṭhe na manyurvidyate mama |
apatyaṃ yadi te labdhaṃ jyeṣṭhācchreṣṭhācca vai dvijāt || 7 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
anyonyamevamuktvā ca saṃprahasya ca te mithaḥ |
jagāma bhārgavī veśma tathyamityeva jajñuṣī || 8 ||
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yayātirdevayānyāṃ tu putrāvajanayannṛpaḥ |
yaduṃ ca turvasuṃ caiva śakraviṣṇū ivāparau || 9 ||
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tasmādeva tu rājarṣeḥ śarmiṣṭhā vārṣaparvaṇī |
druhyuṃ cānuṃ ca pūruṃ ca trīnkumārānajījanat || 10 ||
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tataḥ kāle tu kasmiṃściddevayānī śucismitā |
yayātisahitā rājannirjagāma mahāvanam || 11 ||
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dadarśa ca tadā tatra kumārāndevarūpiṇaḥ |
krīḍamānānsuviśrabdhānvismitā cedamabravīt || 12 ||
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kasyaite dārakā rājandevaputropamāḥ śubhāḥ |
varcasā rūpataścaiva sadṛśā me matāstava || 13 ||
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evaṃ pṛṣṭvā tu rājānaṃ kumārānparyapṛcchata |
kiṃnāmadheyagotro vaḥ putrakā brāhmaṇaḥ pitā |
vibrūta me yathātathyaṃ śrotumicchāmi taṃ hyaham || 14 ||
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te'darśayanpradeśinyā tameva nṛpasattamam |
śarmiṣṭhāṃ mātaraṃ caiva tasyācakhyuśca dārakāḥ || 15 ||
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ityuktvā sahitāste tu rājānamupacakramuḥ |
nābhyanandata tānrājā devayānyāstadāntike |
rudantaste'tha śarmiṣṭhāmabhyayurbālakāstataḥ || 16 ||
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dṛṣṭvā tu teṣāṃ bālānāṃ praṇayaṃ pārthivaṃ prati |
buddhvā ca tattvato devī śarmiṣṭhāmidamabravīt || 17 ||
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madadhīnā satī kasmādakārṣīrvipriyaṃ mama |
tamevāsuradharmaṃ tvamāsthitā na bibheṣi kim || 18 ||
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śarmiṣṭhovāca |
yaduktamṛṣirityeva tatsatyaṃ cāruhāsini |
nyāyato dharmataścaiva carantī na bibhemi te || 19 ||
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yadā tvayā vṛto rājā vṛta eva tadā mayā |
sakhībhartā hi dharmeṇa bhartā bhavati śobhane || 20 ||
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pūjyāsi mama mānyā ca jyeṣṭhā śreṣṭhā ca brāhmaṇī |
tvatto'pi me pūjyatamo rājarṣiḥ kiṃ na vettha tat || 21 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
śrutvā tasyāstato vākyaṃ devayānyabravīdidam |
rājannādyeha vatsyāmi vipriyaṃ me kṛtaṃ tvayā || 22 ||
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sahasotpatitāṃ śyāmāṃ dṛṣṭvā tāṃ sāśrulocanām |
tvaritaṃ sakāśaṃ kāvyasya prasthitāṃ vyathitastadā || 23 ||
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anuvavrāja saṃbhrāntaḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ sāntvayannṛpaḥ |
nyavartata na caiva sma krodhasaṃraktalocanā || 24 ||
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avibruvantī kiṃcittu rājānaṃ cārulocanā |
acirādiva saṃprāptā kāvyasyośanaso'ntikam || 25 ||
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sā tu dṛṣṭvaiva pitaramabhivādyāgrataḥ sthitā |
anantaraṃ yayātistu pūjayāmāsa bhārgavam || 26 ||
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devayānyuvāca |
adharmeṇa jito dharmaḥ pravṛttamadharottaram |
śarmiṣṭhayātivṛttāsmi duhitrā vṛṣaparvaṇaḥ || 27 ||
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trayo'syāṃ janitāḥ putrā rājñānena yayātinā |
durbhagāyā mama dvau tu putrau tāta bravīmi te || 28 ||
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dharmajña iti vikhyāta eṣa rājā bhṛgūdvaha |
atikrāntaśca maryādāṃ kāvyaitatkathayāmi te || 29 ||
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śukra uvāca |
dharmajñaḥ sanmahārāja yo'dharmamakṛthāḥ priyam |
tasmājjarā tvāmacirāddharṣayiṣyati durjayā || 30 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
ṛtuṃ vai yācamānāyā bhagavannānyacetasā |
duhiturdānavendrasya dharmyametatkṛtaṃ mayā || 31 ||
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ṛtuṃ vai yācamānāyā na dadāti pumānvṛtaḥ |
bhrūṇahetyucyate brahmansa iha brahmavādibhiḥ || 32 ||
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abhikāmāṃ striyaṃ yastu gamyāṃ rahasi yācitaḥ |
nopaiti sa ca dharmeṣu bhrūṇahetyucyate budhaiḥ || 33 ||
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ityetāni samīkṣyāhaṃ kāraṇāni bhṛgūdvaha |
adharmabhayasaṃvignaḥ śarmiṣṭhāmupajagmivān || 34 ||
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śukra uvāca |
nanvahaṃ pratyavekṣyaste madadhīno'si pārthiva |
mithyācārasya dharmeṣu cauryaṃ bhavati nāhuṣa || 35 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
kruddhenośanasā śapto yayātirnāhuṣastadā |
pūrvaṃ vayaḥ parityajya jarāṃ sadyo'nvapadyata || 36 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
atṛpto yauvanasyāhaṃ devayānyāṃ bhṛgūdvaha |
prasādaṃ kuru me brahmañjareyaṃ mā viśeta mām || 37 ||
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śukra uvāca |
nāhaṃ mṛṣā bravīmyetajjarāṃ prāpto'si bhūmipa |
jarāṃ tvetāṃ tvamanyasmai saṃkrāmaya yadīcchasi || 38 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
rājyabhāksa bhavedbrahmanpuṇyabhākkīrtibhāktathā |
yo me dadyādvayaḥ putrastadbhavānanumanyatām || 39 ||
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śukra uvāca |
saṃkrāmayiṣyasi jarāṃ yatheṣṭaṃ nahuṣātmaja |
māmanudhyāya bhāvena na ca pāpamavāpsyasi || 40 ||
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vayo dāsyati te putro yaḥ sa rājā bhaviṣyati |
āyuṣmānkīrtimāṃścaiva bahvapatyastathaiva ca || 41 ||
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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 78

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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