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).

Chapter 155

brāhmaṇa uvāca |
amarṣī drupado rājā karmasiddhāndvijarṣabhān |
anvicchanparicakrāma brāhmaṇāvasathānbahūn || 1 ||
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putrajanma parīpsanvai śokopahatacetanaḥ |
nāsti śreṣṭhaṃ mamāpatyamiti nityamacintayat || 2 ||
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jātānputrānsa nirvedāddhigbandhūniti cābravīt |
niḥśvāsaparamaścāsīddroṇaṃ praticikīrṣayā || 3 ||
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prabhāvaṃ vinayaṃ śikṣāṃ droṇasya caritāni ca |
kṣātreṇa ca balenāsya cintayannānvapadyata |
pratikartuṃ nṛpaśreṣṭho yatamāno'pi bhārata || 4 ||
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abhitaḥ so'tha kalmāṣīṃ gaṅgākūle paribhraman |
brāhmaṇāvasathaṃ puṇyamāsasāda mahīpatiḥ || 5 ||
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tatra nāsnātakaḥ kaścinna cāsīdavratī dvijaḥ |
tathaiva nāmahābhāgaḥ so'paśyatsaṃśitavratau || 6 ||
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yājopayājau brahmarṣī śāmyantau pṛṣatātmajaḥ |
saṃhitādhyayane yuktau gotrataścāpi kāśyapau || 7 ||
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tāraṇe yuktarūpau tau brāhmaṇāvṛṣisattamau |
sa tāvāmantrayāmāsa sarvakāmairatandritaḥ || 8 ||
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buddhvā tayorbalaṃ buddhiṃ kanīyāṃsamupahvare |
prapede chandayankāmairupayājaṃ dhṛtavratam || 9 ||
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pādaśuśrūṣaṇe yuktaḥ priyavāksarvakāmadaḥ |
arhayitvā yathānyāyamupayājamuvāca saḥ || 10 ||
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yena me karmaṇā brahmanputraḥ syāddroṇamṛtyave |
upayāja kṛte tasmingavāṃ dātāsmi te'rbudam || 11 ||
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yadvā te'nyaddvijaśreṣṭha manasaḥ supriyaṃ bhavet |
sarvaṃ tatte pradātāhaṃ na hi me'styatra saṃśayaḥ || 12 ||
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ityukto nāhamityevaṃ tamṛṣiḥ pratyuvāca ha |
ārādhayiṣyandrupadaḥ sa taṃ paryacaratpunaḥ || 13 ||
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tataḥ saṃvatsarasyānte drupadaṃ sa dvijottamaḥ |
upayājo'bravīdrājankāle madhurayā girā || 14 ||
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jyeṣṭho bhrātā mamāgṛhṇādvicaranvananirjhare |
aparijñātaśaucāyāṃ bhūmau nipatitaṃ phalam || 15 ||
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tadapaśyamahaṃ bhrāturasāṃpratamanuvrajan |
vimarśaṃ saṃkarādāne nāyaṃ kuryātkathaṃcana || 16 ||
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dṛṣṭvā phalasya nāpaśyaddoṣā ye'syānubandhikāḥ |
vivinakti na śaucaṃ yaḥ so'nyatrāpi kathaṃ bhavet || 17 ||
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saṃhitādhyayanaṃ kurvanvasangurukule ca yaḥ |
bhaikṣamucchiṣṭamanyeṣāṃ bhuṅkte cāpi sadā sadā |
kīrtayanguṇamannānāmaghṛṇī ca punaḥ punaḥ || 18 ||
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tamahaṃ phalārthinaṃ manye bhrātaraṃ tarkacakṣuṣā |
taṃ vai gacchasva nṛpate sa tvāṃ saṃyājayiṣyati || 19 ||
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jugupsamāno nṛpatirmanasedaṃ vicintayan |
upayājavacaḥ śrutvā nṛpatiḥ sarvadharmavit |
abhisaṃpūjya pūjārhamṛṣiṃ yājamuvāca ha || 20 ||
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ayutāni dadānyaṣṭau gavāṃ yājaya māṃ vibho |
droṇavairābhisaṃtaptaṃ tvaṃ hlādayitumarhasi || 21 ||
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sa hi brahmavidāṃ śreṣṭho brahmāstre cāpyanuttamaḥ |
tasmāddroṇaḥ parājaiṣīnmāṃ vai sa sakhivigrahe || 22 ||
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kṣatriyo nāsti tulyo'sya pṛthivyāṃ kaścidagraṇīḥ |
kauravācāryamukhyasya bhāradvājasya dhīmataḥ || 23 ||
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droṇasya śarajālāni prāṇidehaharāṇi ca |
ṣaḍaratni dhanuścāsya dṛśyate'pratimaṃ mahat || 24 ||
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sa hi brāhmaṇavegena kṣātraṃ vegamasaṃśayam |
pratihanti maheṣvāso bhāradvājo mahāmanāḥ || 25 ||
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kṣatrocchedāya vihito jāmadagnya ivāsthitaḥ |
tasya hyastrabalaṃ ghoramaprasahyaṃ narairbhuvi || 26 ||
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brāhmamuccārayaṃstejo hutāhutirivānalaḥ |
sametya sa dahatyājau kṣatraṃ brahmapuraḥsaraḥ |
brahmakṣatre ca vihite brahmatejo viśiṣyate || 27 ||
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so'haṃ kṣatrabalāddhīno brahmatejaḥ prapedivān |
droṇādviśiṣṭamāsādya bhavantaṃ brahmavittamam || 28 ||
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droṇāntakamahaṃ putraṃ labheyaṃ yudhi durjayam |
tatkarma kuru me yāja nirvapāmyarbudaṃ gavām || 29 ||
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tathetyuktvā tu taṃ yājo yājyārthamupakalpayat |
gurvartha iti cākāmamupayājamacodayat |
yājo droṇavināśāya pratijajñe tathā ca saḥ || 30 ||
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tatastasya narendrasya upayājo mahātapāḥ |
ācakhyau karma vaitānaṃ tadā putraphalāya vai || 31 ||
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sa ca putro mahāvīryo mahātejā mahābalaḥ |
iṣyate yadvidho rājanbhavitā te tathāvidhaḥ || 32 ||
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bhāradvājasya hantāraṃ so'bhisaṃdhāya bhūmipaḥ |
ājahre tattathā sarvaṃ drupadaḥ karmasiddhaye || 33 ||
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yājastu havanasyānte devīmāhvāpayattadā |
praihi māṃ rājñi pṛṣati mithunaṃ tvāmupasthitam || 34 ||
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devyuvāca |
avaliptaṃ me mukhaṃ brahmanpuṇyāngandhānbibharmi ca |
sutārthenoparuddhāsmi tiṣṭha yāja mama priye || 35 ||
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yāja uvāca |
yājena śrapitaṃ havyamupayājena mantritam |
kathaṃ kāmaṃ na saṃdadhyātsā tvaṃ vipraihi tiṣṭha vā || 36 ||
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brāhmaṇa uvāca |
evamukte tu yājena hute haviṣi saṃskṛte |
uttasthau pāvakāttasmātkumāro devasaṃnibhaḥ || 37 ||
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jvālāvarṇo ghorarūpaḥ kirīṭī varma cottamam |
bibhratsakhaḍgaḥ saśaro dhanuṣmānvinadanmuhuḥ || 38 ||
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so'dhyārohadrathavaraṃ tena ca prayayau tadā |
tataḥ praṇeduḥ pāñcālāḥ prahṛṣṭāḥ sādhu sādhviti || 39 ||
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bhayāpaho rājaputraḥ pāñcālānāṃ yaśaskaraḥ |
rājñaḥ śokāpaho jāta eṣa droṇavadhāya vai |
ityuvāca mahadbhūtamadṛśyaṃ khecaraṃ tadā || 40 ||
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kumārī cāpi pāñcālī vedimadhyātsamutthitā |
subhagā darśanīyāṅgī vedimadhyā manoramā || 41 ||
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śyāmā padmapalāśākṣī nīlakuñcitamūrdhajā |
mānuṣaṃ vigrahaṃ kṛtvā sākṣādamaravarṇinī || 42 ||
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nīlotpalasamo gandho yasyāḥ krośātpravāyati |
yā bibharti paraṃ rūpaṃ yasyā nāstyupamā bhuvi || 43 ||
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tāṃ cāpi jātāṃ suśroṇīṃ vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
sarvayoṣidvarā kṛṣṇā kṣayaṃ kṣatraṃ ninīṣati || 44 ||
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surakāryamiyaṃ kāle kariṣyati sumadhyamā |
asyā hetoḥ kṣatriyāṇāṃ mahadutpatsyate bhayam || 45 ||
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tacchrutvā sarvapāñcālāḥ praṇeduḥ siṃhasaṃghavat |
na caitānharṣasaṃpūrṇāniyaṃ sehe vasuṃdharā || 46 ||
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tau dṛṣṭvā pṛṣatī yājaṃ prapede vai sutārthinī |
na vai madanyāṃ jananīṃ jānīyātāmimāviti || 47 ||
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tathetyuvāca tāṃ yājo rājñaḥ priyacikīrṣayā |
tayośca nāmanī cakrurdvijāḥ saṃpūrṇamānasāḥ || 48 ||
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dhṛṣṭatvādatidhṛṣṇutvāddharmāddyutsaṃbhavādapi |
dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ kumāro'yaṃ drupadasya bhavatviti || 49 ||
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kṛṣṇetyevābruvankṛṣṇāṃ kṛṣṇābhūtsā hi varṇataḥ |
tathā tanmithunaṃ jajñe drupadasya mahāmakhe || 50 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaṃ tu pāñcālyamānīya svaṃ viveśanam |
upākarodastrahetorbhāradvājaḥ pratāpavān || 51 ||
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amokṣaṇīyaṃ daivaṃ hi bhāvi matvā mahāmatiḥ |
tathā tatkṛtavāndroṇa ātmakīrtyanurakṣaṇāt || 52 ||
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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 155

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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