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 |
ikṣvākuvaṃśaprabhavo rājāsītpṛthivīpatiḥ |
mahābhiṣa iti khyātaḥ satyavāksatyavikramaḥ || 1 ||
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so'śvamedhasahasreṇa vājapeyaśatena ca |
toṣayāmāsa devendraṃ svargaṃ lebhe tataḥ prabhuḥ || 2 ||
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tataḥ kadācidbrahmāṇamupāsāṃ cakrire surāḥ |
tatra rājarṣayo āsansa ca rājā mahābhiṣaḥ || 3 ||
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atha gaṅgā saricchreṣṭhā samupāyātpitāmaham |
tasyā vāsaḥ samuddhūtaṃ mārutena śaśiprabham || 4 ||
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tato'bhavansuragaṇāḥ sahasāvāṅmukhāstadā |
mahābhiṣastu rājarṣiraśaṅko dṛṣṭavānnadīm || 5 ||
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apadhyāto bhagavatā brahmaṇā sa mahābhiṣaḥ |
uktaśca jāto martyeṣu punarlokānavāpsyasi || 6 ||
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sa cintayitvā nṛpatirnṛpānsarvāṃstapodhanān |
pratīpaṃ rocayāmāsa pitaraṃ bhūrivarcasam || 7 ||
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mahābhiṣaṃ tu taṃ dṛṣṭvā nadī dhairyāccyutaṃ nṛpam |
tameva manasādhyāyamupāvartatsaridvarā || 8 ||
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sā tu vidhvastavapuṣaḥ kaśmalābhihataujasaḥ |
dadarśa pathi gacchantī vasūndevāndivaukasaḥ || 9 ||
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tathārūpāṃśca tāndṛṣṭvā papraccha saritāṃ varā |
kimidaṃ naṣṭarūpāḥ stha kaccitkṣemaṃ divaukasām || 10 ||
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tāmūcurvasavo devāḥ śaptāḥ smo vai mahānadi |
alpe'parādhe saṃrambhādvasiṣṭhena mahātmanā || 11 ||
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vimūḍhā hi vayaṃ sarve pracchannamṛṣisattamam |
saṃdhyāṃ vasiṣṭhamāsīnaṃ tamatyabhisṛtāḥ purā || 12 ||
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tena kopādvayaṃ śaptā yonau saṃbhavateti ha |
na śakyamanyathā kartuṃ yaduktaṃ brahmavādinā || 13 ||
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tvaṃ tasmānmānuṣī bhūtvā sūṣva putrānvasūnbhuvi |
na mānuṣīṇāṃ jaṭharaṃ praviśemāśubhaṃ vayam || 14 ||
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ityuktā tānvasūngaṅgā tathetyuktvābravīdidam |
martyeṣu puruṣaśreṣṭhaḥ ko vaḥ kartā bhaviṣyati || 15 ||
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vasava ūcuḥ |
pratīpasya suto rājā śaṃtanurnāma dhārmikaḥ |
bhavitā mānuṣe loke sa naḥ kartā bhaviṣyati || 16 ||
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gaṅgovāca |
mamāpyevaṃ mataṃ devā yathāvadata mānaghāḥ |
priyaṃ tasya kariṣyāmi yuṣmākaṃ caitadīpsitam || 17 ||
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vasava ūcuḥ |
jātānkumārānsvānapsu prakṣeptuṃ vai tvamarhasi |
yathā nacirakālaṃ no niṣkṛtiḥ syāttrilokage || 18 ||
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gaṅgovāca |
evametatkariṣyāmi putrastasya vidhīyatām |
nāsya moghaḥ saṃgamaḥ syātputrahetormayā saha || 19 ||
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vasava ūcuḥ |
turīyārdhaṃ pradāsyāmo vīryasyaikaikaśo vayam |
tena vīryeṇa putraste bhavitā tasya cepsitaḥ || 20 ||
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na saṃpatsyati martyeṣu punastasya tu saṃtatiḥ |
tasmādaputraḥ putraste bhaviṣyati sa vīryavān || 21 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evaṃ te samayaṃ kṛtvā gaṅgayā vasavaḥ saha |
jagmuḥ prahṛṣṭamanaso yathāsaṃkalpamañjasā || 22 ||
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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 91

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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