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 211

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ katipayāhasya tasminraivatake girau |
vṛṣṇyandhakānāmabhavatsumahānutsavo nṛpa || 1 ||
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tatra dānaṃ dadurvīrā brāhmaṇānāṃ sahasraśaḥ |
bhojavṛṣṇyandhakāścaiva mahe tasya girestadā || 2 ||
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prāsādai ratnacitraiśca girestasya samantataḥ |
sa deśaḥ śobhito rājandīpavṛkṣaiśca sarvaśaḥ || 3 ||
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vāditrāṇi ca tatra sma vādakāḥ samavādayan |
nanṛturnartakāścaiva jagurgānāni gāyanāḥ || 4 ||
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alaṃkṛtāḥ kumārāśca vṛṣṇīnāṃ sumahaujasaḥ |
yānairhāṭakacitrāṅgaiścañcūryante sma sarvaśaḥ || 5 ||
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paurāśca pādacāreṇa yānairuccāvacaistathā |
sadārāḥ sānuyātrāśca śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 6 ||
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tato haladharaḥ kṣībo revatīsahitaḥ prabhuḥ |
anugamyamāno gandharvairacarattatra bhārata || 7 ||
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tathaiva rājā vṛṣṇīnāmugrasenaḥ pratāpavān |
upagīyamāno gandharvaiḥ strīsahasrasahāyavān || 8 ||
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raukmiṇeyaśca sāmbaśca kṣībau samaradurmadau |
divyamālyāmbaradharau vijahrāte'marāviva || 9 ||
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akrūraḥ sāraṇaścaiva gado bhānurviḍūrathaḥ |
niśaṭhaścārudeṣṇaśca pṛthurvipṛthureva ca || 10 ||
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satyakaḥ sātyakiścaiva bhaṅgakārasahācarau |
hārdikyaḥ kṛtavarmā ca ye cānye nānukīrtitāḥ || 11 ||
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ete parivṛtāḥ strībhirgandharvaiśca pṛthakpṛthak |
tamutsavaṃ raivatake śobhayāṃ cakrire tadā || 12 ||
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tadā kolāhale tasminvartamāne mahāśubhe |
vāsudevaśca pārthaśca sahitau parijagmatuḥ || 13 ||
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tatra caṅkramyamāṇau tau vasudevasutāṃ śubhām |
alaṃkṛtāṃ sakhīmadhye bhadrāṃ dadṛśatustadā || 14 ||
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dṛṣṭvaiva tāmarjunasya kandarpaḥ samajāyata |
taṃ tathaikāgramanasaṃ kṛṣṇaḥ pārthamalakṣayat || 15 ||
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athābravītpuṣkarākṣaḥ prahasanniva bhārata |
vanecarasya kimidaṃ kāmenāloḍyate manaḥ || 16 ||
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mamaiṣā bhaginī pārtha sāraṇasya sahodarā |
yadi te vartate buddhirvakṣyāmi pitaraṃ svayam || 17 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
duhitā vasudevasya vāsudevasya ca svasā |
rūpeṇa caiva saṃpannā kamivaiṣā na mohayet || 18 ||
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kṛtameva tu kalyāṇaṃ sarvaṃ mama bhaveddhruvam |
yadi syānmama vārṣṇeyī mahiṣīyaṃ svasā tava || 19 ||
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prāptau tu ka upāyaḥ syāttadbravīhi janārdana |
āsthāsyāmi tathā sarvaṃ yadi śakyaṃ nareṇa tat || 20 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
svayaṃvaraḥ kṣatriyāṇāṃ vivāhaḥ puruṣarṣabha |
sa ca saṃśayitaḥ pārtha svabhāvasyānimittataḥ || 21 ||
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prasahya haraṇaṃ cāpi kṣatriyāṇāṃ praśasyate |
vivāhahetoḥ śūrāṇāmiti dharmavido viduḥ || 22 ||
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sa tvamarjuna kalyāṇīṃ prasahya bhaginīṃ mama |
hara svayaṃvare hyasyāḥ ko vai veda cikīrṣitam || 23 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tato'rjunaśca kṛṣṇaśca viniścityetikṛtyatām |
śīghragānpuruṣānrājanpreṣayāmāsatustadā || 24 ||
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dharmarājāya tatsarvamindraprasthagatāya vai |
śrutvaiva ca mahābāhuranujajñe sa pāṇḍavaḥ || 25 ||
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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 211

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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