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 169

gandharva uvāca |
āśramasthā tataḥ putramadṛśyantī vyajāyata |
śakteḥ kulakaraṃ rājandvitīyamiva śaktinam || 1 ||
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jātakarmādikāstasya kriyāḥ sa munipuṃgavaḥ |
pautrasya bharataśreṣṭha cakāra bhagavānsvayam || 2 ||
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parāsuśca yatastena vasiṣṭhaḥ sthāpitastadā |
garbhasthena tato loke parāśara iti smṛtaḥ || 3 ||
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amanyata sa dharmātmā vasiṣṭhaṃ pitaraṃ tadā |
janmaprabhṛti tasmiṃśca pitarīva vyavartata || 4 ||
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sa tāta iti viprarṣiṃ vasiṣṭhaṃ pratyabhāṣata |
mātuḥ samakṣaṃ kaunteya adṛśyantyāḥ paraṃtapa || 5 ||
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tāteti paripūrṇārthaṃ tasya tanmadhuraṃ vacaḥ |
adṛśyantyaśrupūrṇākṣī śṛṇvantī tamuvāca ha || 6 ||
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mā tāta tāta tāteti na te tāto mahāmuniḥ |
rakṣasā bhakṣitastāta tava tāto vanāntare || 7 ||
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manyase yaṃ tu tāteti naiṣa tātastavānagha |
āryastveṣa pitā tasya pitustava mahātmanaḥ || 8 ||
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sa evamukto duḥkhārtaḥ satyavāgṛṣisattamaḥ |
sarvalokavināśāya matiṃ cakre mahāmanāḥ || 9 ||
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taṃ tathā niścitātmānaṃ mahātmānaṃ mahātapāḥ |
vasiṣṭho vārayāmāsa hetunā yena tacchṛṇu || 10 ||
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vasiṣṭha uvāca |
kṛtavīrya iti khyāto babhūva nṛpatiḥ kṣitau |
yājyo vedavidāṃ loke bhṛgūṇāṃ pārthivarṣabhaḥ || 11 ||
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sa tānagrabhujastāta dhānyena ca dhanena ca |
somānte tarpayāmāsa vipulena viśāṃ patiḥ || 12 ||
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tasminnṛpatiśārdūle svaryāte'tha kadācana |
babhūva tatkuleyānāṃ dravyakāryamupasthitam || 13 ||
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te bhṛgūṇāṃ dhanaṃ jñātvā rājānaḥ sarva eva ha |
yāciṣṇavo'bhijagmustāṃstāta bhārgavasattamān || 14 ||
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bhūmau tu nidadhuḥ kecidbhṛgavo dhanamakṣayam |
daduḥ keciddvijātibhyo jñātvā kṣatriyato bhayam || 15 ||
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bhṛgavastu daduḥ kecitteṣāṃ vittaṃ yathepsitam |
kṣatriyāṇāṃ tadā tāta kāraṇāntaradarśanāt || 16 ||
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tato mahītalaṃ tāta kṣatriyeṇa yadṛcchayā |
khanatādhigataṃ vittaṃ kenacidbhṛguveśmani |
tadvittaṃ dadṛśuḥ sarve sametāḥ kṣatriyarṣabhāḥ || 17 ||
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avamanya tataḥ kopādbhṛgūṃstāñśaraṇāgatān |
nijaghnuste maheṣvāsāḥ sarvāṃstānniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
ā garbhādanukṛntantaśceruścaiva vasuṃdharām || 18 ||
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tata ucchidyamāneṣu bhṛguṣvevaṃ bhayāttadā |
bhṛgupatnyo giriṃ tāta himavantaṃ prapedire || 19 ||
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tāsāmanyatamā garbhaṃ bhayāddādhāra taijasam |
ūruṇaikena vāmorūrbhartuḥ kulavivṛddhaye |
dadṛśurbrāhmaṇīṃ tāṃ te dīpyamānāṃ svatejasā || 20 ||
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atha garbhaḥ sa bhittvoruṃ brāhmaṇyā nirjagāma ha |
muṣṇandṛṣṭīḥ kṣatriyāṇāṃ madhyāhna iva bhāskaraḥ |
tataścakṣurviyuktāste giridurgeṣu babhramuḥ || 21 ||
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tataste moghasaṃkalpā bhayārtāḥ kṣatriyarṣabhāḥ |
brahmaṇīṃ śaraṇaṃ jagmurdṛṣṭyarthaṃ tāmaninditām || 22 ||
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ūcuścaināṃ mahābhāgāṃ kṣatriyāste vicetasaḥ |
jyotiḥprahīṇā duḥkhārtāḥ śāntārciṣa ivāgnayaḥ || 23 ||
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bhagavatyāḥ prasādena gacchetkṣatraṃ sacakṣuṣam |
upāramya ca gacchema sahitāḥ pāpakarmaṇaḥ || 24 ||
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saputrā tvaṃ prasādaṃ naḥ sarveṣāṃ kartumarhasi |
punardṛṣṭipradānena rājñaḥ saṃtrātumarhasi || 25 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 169

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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