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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
athābravīnmayaḥ pārthamarjunaṃ jayatāṃ varam |
āpṛcche tvāṃ gamiṣyāmi kṣiprameṣyāmi cāpyaham || 1 ||
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uttareṇa tu kailāsaṃ mainākaṃ parvataṃ prati |
yakṣyamāṇeṣu sarveṣu dānaveṣu tadā mayā |
kṛtaṃ maṇimayaṃ bhāṇḍaṃ ramyaṃ bindusaraḥ prati || 2 ||
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sabhāyāṃ satyasaṃdhasya yadāsīdvṛṣaparvaṇaḥ |
āgamiṣyāmi tadgṛhya yadi tiṣṭhati bhārata || 3 ||
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tataḥ sabhāṃ kariṣyāmi pāṇḍavāya yaśasvine |
manaḥprahlādinīṃ citrāṃ sarvaratnavibhūṣitām || 4 ||
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asti bindusarasyeva gadā śreṣṭhā kurūdvaha |
nihitā yauvanāśvena rājñā hatvā raṇe ripūn |
suvarṇabindubhiścitrā gurvī bhārasahā dṛḍhā || 5 ||
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sā vai śatasahasrasya saṃmitā sarvaghātinī |
anurūpā ca bhīmasya gāṇḍīvaṃ bhavato yathā || 6 ||
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vāruṇaśca mahāśaṅkho devadattaḥ sughoṣavān |
sarvametatpradāsyāmi bhavate nātra saṃśayaḥ |
ityuktvā so'suraḥ pārthaṃ prāgudīcīmagāddiśam || 7 ||
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uttareṇa tu kailāsaṃ mainākaṃ parvataṃ prati |
hiraṇyaśṛṅgo bhagavānmahāmaṇimayo giriḥ || 8 ||
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ramyaṃ bindusaro nāma yatra rājā bhagīrathaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā bhāgīrathīṃ gaṅgāmuvāsa bahulāḥ samāḥ || 9 ||
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yatreṣṭvā sarvabhūtānāmīśvareṇa mahātmanā |
āhṛtāḥ kratavo mukhyāḥ śataṃ bharatasattama || 10 ||
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yatra yūpā maṇimayāścityāścāpi hiraṇmayāḥ |
śobhārthaṃ vihitāstatra na tu dṛṣṭāntataḥ kṛtāḥ || 11 ||
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yatreṣṭvā sa gataḥ siddhiṃ sahasrākṣaḥ śacīpatiḥ |
yatra bhūtapatiḥ sṛṣṭvā sarvalokānsanātanaḥ |
upāsyate tigmatejā vṛto bhūtaiḥ sahasraśaḥ || 12 ||
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naranārāyaṇau brahmā yamaḥ sthāṇuśca pañcamaḥ |
upāsate yatra satraṃ sahasrayugaparyaye || 13 ||
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yatreṣṭaṃ vāsudevena satrairvarṣasahasrakaiḥ |
śraddadhānena satataṃ śiṣṭasaṃpratipattaye || 14 ||
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suvarṇamālino yūpāścityāścāpyatibhāsvarāḥ |
dadau yatra sahasrāṇi prayutāni ca keśavaḥ || 15 ||
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tatra gatvā sa jagrāha gadāṃ śaṅkhaṃ ca bhārata |
sphāṭikaṃ ca sabhādravyaṃ yadāsīdvṛṣaparvaṇaḥ |
kiṃkaraiḥ saha rakṣobhiragṛhṇātsarvameva tat || 16 ||
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tadāhṛtya tu tāṃ cakre so'suro'pratimāṃ sabhām |
viśrutāṃ triṣu lokeṣu divyāṃ maṇimayīṃ śubhām || 17 ||
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gadāṃ ca bhīmasenāya pravarāṃ pradadau tadā |
devadattaṃ ca pārthāya dadau śaṅkhamanuttamam || 18 ||
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sabhā tu sā mahārāja śātakumbhamayadrumā |
daśa kiṣkusahasrāṇi samantādāyatābhavat || 19 ||
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yathā vahneryathārkasya somasya ca yathaiva sā |
bhrājamānā tathā divyā babhāra paramaṃ vapuḥ || 20 ||
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pratighnatīva prabhayā prabhāmarkasya bhāsvarām |
prababhau jvalamāneva divyā divyena varcasā || 21 ||
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nagameghapratīkāśā divamāvṛtya viṣṭhitā |
āyatā vipulā ślakṣṇā vipāpmā vigataklamā || 22 ||
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uttamadravyasaṃpannā maṇiprākāramālinī |
bahuratnā bahudhanā sukṛtā viśvakarmaṇā || 23 ||
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na dāśārhī sudharmā vā brahmaṇo vāpi tādṛśī |
āsīdrūpeṇa saṃpannā yāṃ cakre'pratimāṃ mayaḥ || 24 ||
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tāṃ sma tatra mayenoktā rakṣanti ca vahanti ca |
sabhāmaṣṭau sahasrāṇi kiṃkarā nāma rākṣasāḥ || 25 ||
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antarikṣacarā ghorā mahākāyā mahābalāḥ |
raktākṣāḥ piṅgalākṣāśca śuktikarṇāḥ prahāriṇaḥ || 26 ||
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tasyāṃ sabhāyāṃ nalinīṃ cakārāpratimāṃ mayaḥ |
vaiḍūryapatravitatāṃ maṇinālamayāmbujām || 27 ||
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padmasaugandhikavatīṃ nānādvijagaṇāyutām |
puṣpitaiḥ paṅkajaiścitrāṃ kūrmamatsyaiśca śobhitām || 28 ||
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sūpatīrthāmakaluṣāṃ sarvartusalilāṃ śubhām |
mārutenaiva coddhūtairmuktābindubhirācitām || 29 ||
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maṇiratnacitāṃ tāṃ tu kecidabhyetya pārthivāḥ |
dṛṣṭvāpi nābhyajānanta te'jñānātprapatantyuta || 30 ||
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tāṃ sabhāmabhito nityaṃ puṣpavanto mahādrumāḥ |
āsannānāvidhā nīlāḥ śītacchāyā manoramāḥ || 31 ||
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kānanāni sugandhīni puṣkariṇyaśca sarvaśaḥ |
haṃsakāraṇḍavayutāścakravākopaśobhitāḥ || 32 ||
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jalajānāṃ ca mālyānāṃ sthalajānāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ |
māruto gandhamādāya pāṇḍavānsma niṣevate || 33 ||
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īdṛśīṃ tāṃ sabhāṃ kṛtvā māsaiḥ paricaturdaśaiḥ |
niṣṭhitāṃ dharmarājāya mayo rājñe nyavedayat || 34 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 3

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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