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 206

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
taṃ prayāntaṃ mahābāhuṃ kauravāṇāṃ yaśaskaram |
anujagmurmahātmāno brāhmaṇā vedapāragāḥ || 1 ||
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vedavedāṅgavidvāṃsastathaivādhyātmacintakāḥ |
caukṣāśca bhagavadbhaktāḥ sūtāḥ paurāṇikāśca ye || 2 ||
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kathakāścāpare rājañśramaṇāśca vanaukasaḥ |
divyākhyānāni ye cāpi paṭhanti madhuraṃ dvijāḥ || 3 ||
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etaiścānyaiśca bahubhiḥ sahāyaiḥ pāṇḍunandanaḥ |
vṛtaḥ ślakṣṇakathaiḥ prāyānmarudbhiriva vāsavaḥ || 4 ||
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ramaṇīyāni citrāṇi vanāni ca sarāṃsi ca |
saritaḥ sāgarāṃścaiva deśānapi ca bhārata || 5 ||
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puṇyāni caiva tīrthāni dadarśa bharatarṣabha |
sa gaṅgādvāramāsādya niveśamakarotprabhuḥ || 6 ||
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tatra tasyādbhutaṃ karma śṛṇu me janamejaya |
kṛtavānyadviśuddhātmā pāṇḍūnāṃ pravaro rathī || 7 ||
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niviṣṭe tatra kaunteye brāhmaṇeṣu ca bhārata |
agnihotrāṇi viprāste prāduścakruranekaśaḥ || 8 ||
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teṣu prabodhyamāneṣu jvaliteṣu huteṣu ca |
kṛtapuṣpopahāreṣu tīrāntaragateṣu ca || 9 ||
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kṛtābhiṣekairvidvadbhirniyataiḥ satpathi sthitaiḥ |
śuśubhe'tīva tadrājangaṅgādvāraṃ mahātmabhiḥ || 10 ||
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tathā paryākule tasminniveśe pāṇḍunandanaḥ |
abhiṣekāya kaunteyo gaṅgāmavatatāra ha || 11 ||
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tatrābhiṣekaṃ kṛtvā sa tarpayitvā pitāmahān |
uttitīrṣurjalādrājannagnikāryacikīrṣayā || 12 ||
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apakṛṣṭo mahābāhurnāgarājasya kanyayā |
antarjale mahārāja ulūpyā kāmayānayā || 13 ||
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dadarśa pāṇḍavastatra pāvakaṃ susamāhitam |
kauravyasyātha nāgasya bhavane paramārcite || 14 ||
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tatrāgnikāryaṃ kṛtavānkuntīputro dhanaṃjayaḥ |
aśaṅkamānena hutastenātuṣyaddhutāśanaḥ || 15 ||
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agnikāryaṃ sa kṛtvā tu nāgarājasutāṃ tadā |
prahasanniva kaunteya idaṃ vacanamabravīt || 16 ||
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kimidaṃ sāhasaṃ bhīru kṛtavatyasi bhāmini |
kaścāyaṃ subhago deśaḥ kā ca tvaṃ kasya cātmajā || 17 ||
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ulūpyuvāca |
airāvatakule jātaḥ kauravyo nāma pannagaḥ |
tasyāsmi duhitā pārtha ulūpī nāma pannagī || 18 ||
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sāhaṃ tvāmabhiṣekārthamavatīrṇaṃ samudragām |
dṛṣṭavatyeva kaunteya kandarpeṇāsmi mūrcchitā || 19 ||
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tāṃ māmanaṅgamathitāṃ tvatkṛte kurunandana |
ananyāṃ nandayasvādya pradānenātmano rahaḥ || 20 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
brahmacaryamidaṃ bhadre mama dvādaśavārṣikam |
dharmarājena cādiṣṭaṃ nāhamasmi svayaṃvaśaḥ || 21 ||
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tava cāpi priyaṃ kartumicchāmi jalacāriṇi |
anṛtaṃ noktapūrvaṃ ca mayā kiṃcana karhicit || 22 ||
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kathaṃ ca nānṛtaṃ tatsyāttava cāpi priyaṃ bhavet |
na ca pīḍyeta me dharmastathā kuryāṃ bhujaṃgame || 23 ||
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ulūpyuvāca |
jānāmyahaṃ pāṇḍaveya yathā carasi medinīm |
yathā ca te brahmacaryamidamādiṣṭavānguruḥ || 24 ||
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parasparaṃ vartamānāndrupadasyātmajāṃ prati |
yo no'nupraviśenmohātsa no dvādaśavārṣikam |
vane caredbrahmacaryamiti vaḥ samayaḥ kṛtaḥ || 25 ||
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tadidaṃ draupadīhetoranyonyasya pravāsanam |
kṛtaṃ vastatra dharmārthamatra dharmo na duṣyati || 26 ||
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paritrāṇaṃ ca kartavyamārtānāṃ pṛthulocana |
kṛtvā mama paritrāṇaṃ tava dharmo na lupyate || 27 ||
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yadi vāpyasya dharmasya sūkṣmo'pi syādvyatikramaḥ |
sa ca te dharma eva syāddattvā prāṇānmamārjuna || 28 ||
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bhaktāṃ bhajasva māṃ pārtha satāmetanmataṃ prabho |
na kariṣyasi cedevaṃ mṛtāṃ māmupadhāraya || 29 ||
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prāṇadānānmahābāho cara dharmamanuttamam |
śaraṇaṃ ca prapannāsmi tvāmadya puruṣottama || 30 ||
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dīnānanāthānkaunteya parirakṣasi nityaśaḥ |
sāhaṃ śaraṇamabhyemi roravīmi ca duḥkhitā || 31 ||
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yāce tvāmabhikāmāhaṃ tasmātkuru mama priyam |
sa tvamātmapradānena sakāmāṃ kartumarhasi || 32 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktastu kaunteyaḥ pannageśvarakanyayā |
kṛtavāṃstattathā sarvaṃ dharmamuddiśya kāraṇam || 33 ||
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sa nāgabhavane rātriṃ tāmuṣitvā pratāpavān |
udite'bhyutthitaḥ sūrye kauravyasya niveśanāt || 34 ||
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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 206

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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