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 203

nārada uvāca |
tato devarṣayaḥ sarve siddhāśca paramarṣayaḥ |
jagmustadā parāmārtiṃ dṛṣṭvā tatkadanaṃ mahat || 1 ||
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te'bhijagmurjitakrodhā jitātmāno jitendriyāḥ |
pitāmahasya bhavanaṃ jagataḥ kṛpayā tadā || 2 ||
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tato dadṛśurāsīnaṃ saha devaiḥ pitāmaham |
siddhairbrahmarṣibhiścaiva samantātparivāritam || 3 ||
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tatra devo mahādevastatrāgnirvāyunā saha |
candrādityau ca dharmaśca parameṣṭhī tathā budhaḥ || 4 ||
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vaikhānasā vālakhilyā vānaprasthā marīcipāḥ |
ajāścaivāvimūḍhāśca tejogarbhāstapasvinaḥ |
ṛṣayaḥ sarva evaite pitāmahamupāsate || 5 ||
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tato'bhigamya sahitāḥ sarva eva maharṣayaḥ |
sundopasundayoḥ karma sarvameva śaśaṃsire || 6 ||
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yathākṛtaṃ yathā caiva kṛtaṃ yena krameṇa ca |
nyavedayaṃstataḥ sarvamakhilena pitāmahe || 7 ||
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tato devagaṇāḥ sarve te caiva paramarṣayaḥ |
tamevārthaṃ puraskṛtya pitāmahamacodayan || 8 ||
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tataḥ pitāmahaḥ śrutvā sarveṣāṃ tadvacastadā |
muhūrtamiva saṃcintya kartavyasya viniścayam || 9 ||
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tayorvadhaṃ samuddiśya viśvakarmāṇamāhvayat |
dṛṣṭvā ca viśvakarmāṇaṃ vyādideśa pitāmahaḥ |
sṛjyatāṃ prārthanīyeha pramadeti mahātapāḥ || 10 ||
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pitāmahaṃ namaskṛtya tadvākyamabhinandya ca |
nirmame yoṣitaṃ divyāṃ cintayitvā prayatnataḥ || 11 ||
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triṣu lokeṣu yatkiṃcidbhūtaṃ sthāvarajaṅgamam |
samānayaddarśanīyaṃ tattadyatnāttatastataḥ || 12 ||
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koṭiśaścāpi ratnāni tasyā gātre nyaveśayat |
tāṃ ratnasaṃghātamayīmasṛjaddevarūpiṇīm || 13 ||
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sā prayatnena mahatā nirmitā viśvakarmaṇā |
triṣu lokeṣu nārīṇāṃ rūpeṇāpratimābhavat || 14 ||
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na tasyāḥ sūkṣmamapyasti yadgātre rūpasaṃpadā |
na yuktaṃ yatra vā dṛṣṭirna sajjati nirīkṣatām || 15 ||
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sā vigrahavatīva śrīḥ kāntarūpā vapuṣmatī |
jahāra sarvabhūtānāṃ cakṣūṃṣi ca manāṃsi ca || 16 ||
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tilaṃ tilaṃ samānīya ratnānāṃ yadvinirmitā |
tilottametyatastasyā nāma cakre pitāmahaḥ || 17 ||
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pitāmaha uvāca |
gaccha sundopasundābhyāmasurābhyāṃ tilottame |
prārthanīyena rūpeṇa kuru bhadre pralobhanam || 18 ||
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tvatkṛte darśanādeva rūpasaṃpatkṛtena vai |
virodhaḥ syādyathā tābhyāmanyonyena tathā kuru || 19 ||
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nārada uvāca |
sā tatheti pratijñāya namaskṛtya pitāmaham |
cakāra maṇḍalaṃ tatra vibudhānāṃ pradakṣiṇam || 20 ||
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prāṅmukho bhagavānāste dakṣiṇena maheśvaraḥ |
devāścaivottareṇāsansarvatastvṛṣayo'bhavan || 21 ||
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kurvantyā tu tayā tatra maṇḍalaṃ tatpradakṣiṇam |
indraḥ sthāṇuśca bhagavāndhairyeṇa pratyavasthitau || 22 ||
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draṣṭukāmasya cātyarthaṃ gatāyāḥ pārśvatastadā |
anyadañcitapakṣmāntaṃ dakṣiṇaṃ niḥsṛtaṃ mukham || 23 ||
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pṛṣṭhataḥ parivartantyāḥ paścimaṃ niḥsṛtaṃ mukham |
gatāyāścottaraṃ pārśvamuttaraṃ niḥsṛtaṃ mukham || 24 ||
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mahendrasyāpi netrāṇāṃ pārśvataḥ pṛṣṭhato'grataḥ |
raktāntānāṃ viśālānāṃ sahasraṃ sarvato'bhavat || 25 ||
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evaṃ caturmukhaḥ sthāṇurmahādevo'bhavatpurā |
tathā sahasranetraśca babhūva balasūdanaḥ || 26 ||
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tathā devanikāyānāmṛṣīṇāṃ caiva sarvaśaḥ |
mukhānyabhipravartante yena yāti tilottamā || 27 ||
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tasyā gātre nipatitā teṣāṃ dṛṣṭirmahātmanām |
sarveṣāmeva bhūyiṣṭhamṛte devaṃ pitāmaham || 28 ||
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gacchantyāstu tadā devāḥ sarve ca paramarṣayaḥ |
kṛtamityeva tatkāryaṃ menire rūpasaṃpadā || 29 ||
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tilottamāyāṃ tu tadā gatāyāṃ lokabhāvanaḥ |
sarvānvisarjayāmāsa devānṛṣigaṇāṃśca tān || 30 ||
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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 203

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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