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 178

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
te'laṃkṛtāḥ kuṇḍalino yuvānaḥ parasparaṃ spardhamānāḥ sametāḥ |
astraṃ balaṃ cātmani manyamānāḥ sarve samutpeturahaṃkṛtena || 1 ||
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rūpeṇa vīryeṇa kulena caiva dharmeṇa caivāpi ca yauvanena |
samṛddhadarpā madavegabhinnā mattā yathā haimavatā gajendrāḥ || 2 ||
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parasparaṃ spardhayā prekṣamāṇāḥ saṃkalpajenāpi pariplutāṅgāḥ |
kṛṣṇā mamaiṣetyabhibhāṣamāṇā nṛpāsanebhyaḥ sahasopatasthuḥ || 3 ||
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te kṣatriyā raṅgagatāḥ sametā jigīṣamāṇā drupadātmajāṃ tām |
cakāśire parvatarājakanyāmumāṃ yathā devagaṇāḥ sametāḥ || 4 ||
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kandarpabāṇābhinipīḍitāṅgāḥ kṛṣṇāgataiste hṛdayairnarendrāḥ |
raṅgāvatīrṇā drupadātmajārthaṃ dveṣyānhi cakruḥ suhṛdo'pi tatra || 5 ||
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athāyayurdevagaṇā vimānai rudrādityā vasavo'thāśvinau ca |
sādhyāśca sarve marutastathaiva yamaṃ puraskṛtya dhaneśvaraṃ ca || 6 ||
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daityāḥ suparṇāśca mahoragāśca devarṣayo guhyakāścāraṇāśca |
viśvāvasurnāradaparvatau ca gandharvamukhyāśca sahāpsarobhiḥ || 7 ||
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halāyudhastatra ca keśavaśca vṛṣṇyandhakāścaiva yathā pradhānāḥ |
prekṣāṃ sma cakruryadupuṃgavāste sthitāśca kṛṣṇasya mate babhūvuḥ || 8 ||
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dṛṣṭvā hi tānmattagajendrarūpānpañcābhipadmāniva vāraṇendrān |
bhasmāvṛtāṅgāniva havyavāhānpārthānpradadhyau sa yadupravīraḥ || 9 ||
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śaśaṃsa rāmāya yudhiṣṭhiraṃ ca bhīmaṃ ca jiṣṇuṃ ca yamau ca vīrau |
śanaiḥ śanaistāṃśca nirīkṣya rāmo janārdanaṃ prītamanā dadarśa || 10 ||
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anye tu nānānṛpaputrapautrāḥ kṛṣṇāgatairnetramanaḥsvabhāvaiḥ |
vyāyacchamānā dadṛśurbhramantīṃ saṃdaṣṭadantacchadatāmravaktrāḥ || 11 ||
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tathaiva pārthāḥ pṛthubāhavaste vīrau yamau caiva mahānubhāvau |
tāṃ draupadīṃ prekṣya tadā sma sarve kandarpabāṇābhihatā babhūvuḥ || 12 ||
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devarṣigandharvasamākulaṃ tatsuparṇanāgāsurasiddhajuṣṭam |
divyena gandhena samākulaṃ ca divyaiśca mālyairavakīryamāṇam || 13 ||
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mahāsvanairdundubhināditaiśca babhūva tatsaṃkulamantarikṣam |
vimānasaṃbādhamabhūtsamantātsaveṇuvīṇāpaṇavānunādam || 14 ||
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tatastu te rājagaṇāḥ krameṇa kṛṣṇānimittaṃ nṛpa vikramantaḥ |
tatkārmukaṃ saṃhananopapannaṃ sajyaṃ na śekustarasāpi kartum || 15 ||
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te vikramantaḥ sphuratā dṛḍhena niṣkṛṣyamāṇā dhanuṣā narendrāḥ |
viceṣṭamānā dharaṇītalasthā dīnā adṛśyanta vibhagnacittāḥ || 16 ||
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hāhākṛtaṃ taddhanuṣā dṛḍhena niṣpiṣṭabhagnāṅgadakuṇḍalaṃ ca |
kṛṣṇānimittaṃ vinivṛttabhāvaṃ rājñāṃ tadā maṇḍalamārtamāsīt || 17 ||
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tasmiṃstu saṃbhrāntajane samāje nikṣiptavādeṣu narādhipeṣu |
kuntīsuto jiṣṇuriyeṣa kartuṃ sajyaṃ dhanustatsaśaraṃ sa vīraḥ || 18 ||
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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 178

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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