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 160

arjuna uvāca |
tāpatya iti yadvākyamuktavānasi māmiha |
tadahaṃ jñātumicchāmi tāpatyārthaviniścayam || 1 ||
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tapatī nāma kā caiṣā tāpatyā yatkṛte vayam |
kaunteyā hi vayaṃ sādho tattvamicchāmi veditum || 2 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktaḥ sa gandharvaḥ kuntīputraṃ dhanaṃjayam |
viśrutāṃ triṣu lokeṣu śrāvayāmāsa vai kathām || 3 ||
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gandharva uvāca |
hanta te kathayiṣyāmi kathāmetāṃ manoramām |
yathāvadakhilāṃ pārtha dharmyāṃ dharmabhṛtāṃ vara || 4 ||
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uktavānasmi yena tvāṃ tāpatya iti yadvacaḥ |
tatte'haṃ kathayiṣyāmi śṛṇuṣvaikamanā mama || 5 ||
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ya eṣa divi dhiṣṇyena nākaṃ vyāpnoti tejasā |
etasya tapatī nāma babhūvāsadṛśī sutā || 6 ||
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vivasvato vai kaunteya sāvitryavarajā vibho |
viśrutā triṣu lokeṣu tapatī tapasā yutā || 7 ||
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na devī nāsurī caiva na yakṣī na ca rākṣasī |
nāpsarā na ca gandharvī tathārūpeṇa kācana || 8 ||
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suvibhaktānavadyāṅgī svasitāyatalocanā |
svācārā caiva sādhvī ca suveṣā caiva bhāminī || 9 ||
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na tasyāḥ sadṛśaṃ kaṃcittriṣu lokeṣu bhārata |
bhartāraṃ savitā mene rūpaśīlakulaśrutaiḥ || 10 ||
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saṃprāptayauvanāṃ paśyandeyāṃ duhitaraṃ tu tām |
nopalebhe tataḥ śāntiṃ saṃpradānaṃ vicintayan || 11 ||
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artharkṣaputraḥ kaunteya kurūṇāmṛṣabho balī |
sūryamārādhayāmāsa nṛpaḥ saṃvaraṇaḥ sadā || 12 ||
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arghyamālyopahāraiśca śaśvacca nṛpatiryataḥ |
niyamairupavāsaiśca tapobhirvividhairapi || 13 ||
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śuśrūṣuranahaṃvādī śuciḥ pauravanandanaḥ |
aṃśumantaṃ samudyantaṃ pūjayāmāsa bhaktimān || 14 ||
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tataḥ kṛtajñaṃ dharmajñaṃ rūpeṇāsadṛśaṃ bhuvi |
tapatyāḥ sadṛśaṃ mene sūryaḥ saṃvaraṇaṃ patim || 15 ||
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dātumaicchattataḥ kanyāṃ tasmai saṃvaraṇāya tām |
nṛpottamāya kauravya viśrutābhijanāya vai || 16 ||
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yathā hi divi dīptāṃśuḥ prabhāsayati tejasā |
tathā bhuvi mahīpālo dīptyā saṃvaraṇo'bhavat || 17 ||
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yathārcayanti cādityamudyantaṃ brahmavādinaḥ |
tathā saṃvaraṇaṃ pārtha brāhmaṇāvarajāḥ prajāḥ || 18 ||
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sa somamati kāntatvādādityamati tejasā |
babhūva nṛpatiḥ śrīmānsuhṛdāṃ durhṛdāmapi || 19 ||
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evaṃguṇasya nṛpatestathāvṛttasya kaurava |
tasmai dātuṃ manaścakre tapatīṃ tapanaḥ svayam || 20 ||
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sa kadācidatho rājā śrīmānuruyaśā bhuvi |
cacāra mṛgayāṃ pārtha parvatopavane kila || 21 ||
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carato mṛgayāṃ tasya kṣutpipāsāśramānvitaḥ |
mamāra rājñaḥ kaunteya girāvapratimo hayaḥ || 22 ||
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sa mṛtāśvaścaranpārtha padbhyāmeva girau nṛpaḥ |
dadarśāsadṛśīṃ loke kanyāmāyatalocanām || 23 ||
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sa eka ekāmāsādya kanyāṃ tāmarimardanaḥ |
tasthau nṛpatiśārdūlaḥ paśyannavicalekṣaṇaḥ || 24 ||
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sa hi tāṃ tarkayāmāsa rūpato nṛpatiḥ śriyam |
punaḥ saṃtarkayāmāsa raverbhraṣṭāmiva prabhām || 25 ||
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giriprasthe tu sā yasminsthitā svasitalocanā |
sa savṛkṣakṣupalato hiraṇmaya ivābhavat || 26 ||
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avamene ca tāṃ dṛṣṭvā sarvaprāṇabhṛtāṃ vapuḥ |
avāptaṃ cātmano mene sa rājā cakṣuṣaḥ phalam || 27 ||
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janmaprabhṛti yatkiṃciddṛṣṭavānsa mahīpatiḥ |
rūpaṃ na sadṛśaṃ tasyāstarkayāmāsa kiṃcana || 28 ||
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tayā baddhamanaścakṣuḥ pāśairguṇamayaistadā |
na cacāla tato deśādbubudhe na ca kiṃcana || 29 ||
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asyā nūnaṃ viśālākṣyāḥ sadevāsuramānuṣam |
lokaṃ nirmathya dhātredaṃ rūpamāviṣkṛtaṃ kṛtam || 30 ||
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evaṃ sa tarkayāmāsa rūpadraviṇasaṃpadā |
kanyāmasadṛśīṃ loke nṛpaḥ saṃvaraṇastadā || 31 ||
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tāṃ ca dṛṣṭvaiva kalyāṇīṃ kalyāṇābhijano nṛpaḥ |
jagāma manasā cintāṃ kāmamārgaṇapīḍitaḥ || 32 ||
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dahyamānaḥ sa tīvreṇa nṛpatirmanmathāgninā |
apragalbhāṃ pragalbhaḥ sa tāmuvāca yaśasvinīm || 33 ||
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kāsi kasyāsi rambhoru kimarthaṃ ceha tiṣṭhasi |
kathaṃ ca nirjane'raṇye carasyekā śucismite || 34 ||
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tvaṃ hi sarvānavadyāṅgī sarvābharaṇabhūṣitā |
vibhūṣaṇamivaiteṣāṃ bhūṣaṇānāmabhīpsitam || 35 ||
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na devīṃ nāsurīṃ caiva na yakṣīṃ na ca rākṣasīm |
na ca bhogavatīṃ manye na gandharvīṃ na mānuṣīm || 36 ||
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yā hi dṛṣṭā mayā kāścicchrutā vāpi varāṅganāḥ |
na tāsāṃ sadṛśīṃ manye tvāmahaṃ mattakāśini || 37 ||
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evaṃ tāṃ sa mahīpālo babhāṣe na tu sā tadā |
kāmārtaṃ nirjane'raṇye pratyabhāṣata kiṃcana || 38 ||
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tato lālapyamānasya pārthivasyāyatekṣaṇā |
saudāminīva sābhreṣu tatraivāntaradhīyata || 39 ||
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tāmanvicchansa nṛpatiḥ paricakrāma tattadā |
vanaṃ vanajapatrākṣīṃ bhramannunmattavattadā || 40 ||
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apaśyamānaḥ sa tu tāṃ bahu tatra vilapya ca |
niśceṣṭaḥ kauravaśreṣṭho muhūrtaṃ sa vyatiṣṭhata || 41 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 160

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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