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 176

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktāḥ prayātāste pāṇḍavā janamejaya |
rājñā dakṣiṇapāñcālāndrupadenābhirakṣitān || 1 ||
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tataste taṃ mahātmānaṃ śuddhātmānamakalmaṣam |
dadṛśuḥ pāṇḍavā rājanpathi dvaipāyanaṃ tadā || 2 ||
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tasmai yathāvatsatkāraṃ kṛtvā tena ca sāntvitāḥ |
kathānte cābhyanujñātāḥ prayayurdrupadakṣayam || 3 ||
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paśyanto ramaṇīyāni vanāni ca sarāṃsi ca |
tatra tatra vasantaśca śanairjagmurmahārathāḥ || 4 ||
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svādhyāyavantaḥ śucayo madhurāḥ priyavādinaḥ |
ānupūrvyeṇa saṃprāptāḥ pāñcālānkurunandanāḥ || 5 ||
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te tu dṛṣṭvā puraṃ tacca skandhāvāraṃ ca pāṇḍavāḥ |
kumbhakārasya śālāyāṃ niveśaṃ cakrire tadā || 6 ||
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tatra bhaikṣaṃ samājahrurbrāhmīṃ vṛttiṃ samāśritāḥ |
tāṃśca prāptāṃstadā vīrāñjajñire na narāḥ kvacit || 7 ||
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yajñasenasya kāmastu pāṇḍavāya kirīṭine |
kṛṣṇāṃ dadyāmiti sadā na caitadvivṛṇoti saḥ || 8 ||
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so'nveṣamāṇaḥ kaunteyānpāñcālyo janamejaya |
dṛḍhaṃ dhanuranāyamyaṃ kārayāmāsa bhārata || 9 ||
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yantraṃ vaihāyasaṃ cāpi kārayāmāsa kṛtrimam |
tena yantreṇa sahitaṃ rājā lakṣyaṃ ca kāñcanam || 10 ||
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drupada uvāca |
idaṃ sajyaṃ dhanuḥ kṛtvā sajyenānena sāyakaiḥ |
atītya lakṣyaṃ yo veddhā sa labdhā matsutāmiti || 11 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
iti sa drupado rājā sarvataḥ samaghoṣayat |
tacchrutvā pārthivāḥ sarve samīyustatra bhārata || 12 ||
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ṛṣayaśca mahātmānaḥ svayaṃvaradidṛkṣayā |
duryodhanapurogāśca sakarṇāḥ kuravo nṛpa || 13 ||
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brāhmaṇāśca mahābhāgā deśebhyaḥ samupāgaman |
te'bhyarcitā rājagaṇā drupadena mahātmanā || 14 ||
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tataḥ paurajanāḥ sarve sāgaroddhūtaniḥsvanāḥ |
śiśumārapuraṃ prāpya nyaviśaṃste ca pārthivāḥ || 15 ||
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prāguttareṇa nagarādbhūmibhāge same śubhe |
samājavāṭaḥ śuśubhe bhavanaiḥ sarvato vṛtaḥ || 16 ||
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prākāraparikhopeto dvāratoraṇamaṇḍitaḥ |
vitānena vicitreṇa sarvataḥ samavastṛtaḥ || 17 ||
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tūryaughaśatasaṃkīrṇaḥ parārdhyāgurudhūpitaḥ |
candanodakasiktaśca mālyadāmaiśca śobhitaḥ || 18 ||
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kailāsaśikharaprakhyairnabhastalavilekhibhiḥ |
sarvataḥ saṃvṛtairnaddhaḥ prāsādaiḥ sukṛtocchritaiḥ || 19 ||
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suvarṇajālasaṃvītairmaṇikuṭṭimabhūṣitaiḥ |
sukhārohaṇasopānairmahāsanaparicchadaiḥ || 20 ||
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agrāmyasamavacchannairagurūttamavāsitaiḥ |
haṃsācchavarṇairbahubhirāyojanasugandhibhiḥ || 21 ||
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asaṃbādhaśatadvāraiḥ śayanāsanaśobhitaiḥ |
bahudhātupinaddhāṅgairhimavacchikharairiva || 22 ||
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tatra nānāprakāreṣu vimāneṣu svalaṃkṛtāḥ |
spardhamānāstadānyonyaṃ niṣeduḥ sarvapārthivāḥ || 23 ||
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tatropaviṣṭāndadṛśurmahāsattvaparākramān |
rājasiṃhānmahābhāgānkṛṣṇāguruvibhūṣitān || 24 ||
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mahāprasādānbrahmaṇyānsvarāṣṭraparirakṣiṇaḥ |
priyānsarvasya lokasya sukṛtaiḥ karmabhiḥ śubhaiḥ || 25 ||
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mañceṣu ca parārdhyeṣu paurajānapadā janāḥ |
kṛṣṇādarśanatuṣṭyarthaṃ sarvataḥ samupāviśan || 26 ||
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brāhmaṇaiste ca sahitāḥ pāṇḍavāḥ samupāviśan |
ṛddhiṃ pāñcālarājasya paśyantastāmanuttamām || 27 ||
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tataḥ samājo vavṛdhe sa rājandivasānbahūn |
ratnapradānabahulaḥ śobhito naṭanartakaiḥ || 28 ||
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vartamāne samāje tu ramaṇīye'hni ṣoḍaśe |
āplutāṅgī suvasanā sarvābharaṇabhūṣitā || 29 ||
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vīrakāṃsyamupādāya kāñcanaṃ samalaṃkṛtam |
avatīrṇā tato raṅgaṃ draupadī bharatarṣabha || 30 ||
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purohitaḥ somakānāṃ mantravidbrāhmaṇaḥ śuciḥ |
paristīrya juhāvāgnimājyena vidhinā tadā || 31 ||
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sa tarpayitvā jvalanaṃ brāhmaṇānsvasti vācya ca |
vārayāmāsa sarvāṇi vāditrāṇi samantataḥ || 32 ||
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niḥśabde tu kṛte tasmindhṛṣṭadyumno viśāṃ pate |
raṅgamadhyagatastatra meghagambhīrayā girā |
vākyamuccairjagādedaṃ ślakṣṇamarthavaduttamam || 33 ||
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idaṃ dhanurlakṣyamime ca bāṇāḥ śṛṇvantu me pārthivāḥ sarva eva |
yantracchidreṇābhyatikramya lakṣyaṃ samarpayadhvaṃ khagamairdaśārdhaiḥ || 34 ||
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etatkartā karma suduṣkaraṃ yaḥ kulena rūpeṇa balena yuktaḥ |
tasyādya bhāryā bhaginī mameyaṃ kṛṣṇā bhavitrī na mṛṣā bravīmi || 35 ||
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tānevamuktvā drupadasya putraḥ paścādidaṃ draupadīmabhyuvāca |
nāmnā ca gotreṇa ca karmaṇā ca saṃkīrtayaṃstānnṛpatīnsametān || 36 ||
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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 176

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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