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).

aṣṭaka uvāca |
katarastvetayoḥ pūrvaṃ devānāmeti sātmyatām |
ubhayordhāvato rājansūryācandramasoriva || 1 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
aniketo gṛhastheṣu kāmavṛtteṣu saṃyataḥ |
grāma eva vasanbhikṣustayoḥ pūrvataraṃ gataḥ || 2 ||
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aprāpya dīrghamāyustu yaḥ prāpto vikṛtiṃ caret |
tapyeta yadi tatkṛtvā caretso'nyattatastapaḥ || 3 ||
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yadvai nṛśaṃsaṃ tadapathyamāhuryaḥ sevate dharmamanarthabuddhiḥ |
asvo'pyanīśaśca tathaiva rājaṃstadārjavaṃ sa samādhistadāryam || 4 ||
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aṣṭaka uvāca |
kenāsi dūtaḥ prahito'dya rājanyuvā sragvī darśanīyaḥ suvarcāḥ |
kuta āgataḥ katarasyāṃ diśi tvamutāhosvitpārthivaṃ sthānamasti || 5 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
imaṃ bhaumaṃ narakaṃ kṣīṇapuṇyaḥ praveṣṭumurvīṃ gaganādviprakīrṇaḥ |
uktvāhaṃ vaḥ prapatiṣyāmyanantaraṃ tvaranti māṃ brāhmaṇā lokapālāḥ || 6 ||
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satāṃ sakāśe tu vṛtaḥ prapātaste saṃgatā guṇavantaśca sarve |
śakrācca labdho hi varo mayaiṣa patiṣyatā bhūmitale narendra || 7 ||
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aṣṭaka uvāca |
pṛcchāmi tvāṃ mā prapata prapātaṃ yadi lokāḥ pārthiva santi me'tra |
yadyantarikṣe yadi vā divi śritāḥ kṣetrajñaṃ tvāṃ tasya dharmasya manye || 8 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
yāvatpṛthivyāṃ vihitaṃ gavāśvaṃ sahāraṇyaiḥ paśubhiḥ parvataiśca |
tāvallokā divi te saṃsthitā vai tathā vijānīhi narendrasiṃha || 9 ||
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aṣṭaka uvāca |
tāṃste dadāmi mā prapata prapātaṃ ye me lokā divi rājendra santi |
yadyantarikṣe yadi vā divi śritāstānākrama kṣipramamitrasāha || 10 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
nāsmadvidho'brāhmaṇo brahmavicca pratigrahe vartate rājamukhya |
yathā pradeyaṃ satataṃ dvijebhyastathādadaṃ pūrvamahaṃ narendra || 11 ||
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nābrāhmaṇaḥ kṛpaṇo jātu jīvedyā cāpi syādbrāhmaṇī vīrapatnī |
so'haṃ yadaivākṛtapūrvaṃ careyaṃ vivitsamānaḥ kimu tatra sādhu || 12 ||
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pratardana uvāca |
pṛcchāmi tvāṃ spṛhaṇīyarūpa pratardano'haṃ yadi me santi lokāḥ |
yadyantarikṣe yadi vā divi śritāḥ kṣetrajñaṃ tvāṃ tasya dharmasya manye || 13 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
santi lokā bahavaste narendra apyekaikaḥ sapta saptāpyahāni |
madhucyuto ghṛtapṛktā viśokāste nāntavantaḥ pratipālayanti || 14 ||
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pratardana uvāca |
tāṃste dadāmi mā prapata prapātaṃ ye me lokāstava te vai bhavantu |
yadyantarikṣe yadi vā divi śritāstānākrama kṣipramapetamohaḥ || 15 ||
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yayātiruvāca |
na tulyatejāḥ sukṛtaṃ kāmayeta yogakṣemaṃ pārthiva pārthivaḥ san |
daivādeśādāpadaṃ prāpya vidvāṃścarennṛśaṃsaṃ na hi jātu rājā || 16 ||
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dharmyaṃ mārgaṃ cetayāno yaśasyaṃ kuryānnṛpo dharmamavekṣamāṇaḥ |
na madvidho dharmabuddhiḥ prajānankuryādevaṃ kṛpaṇaṃ māṃ yathāttha || 17 ||
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kuryāmapūrvaṃ na kṛtaṃ yadanyairvivitsamānaḥ kimu tatra sādhu |
bruvāṇamevaṃ nṛpatiṃ yayātiṃ nṛpottamo vasumanābravīttam || 18 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 87

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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