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 |
tataḥ praveśanaṃ cakre tasyāṃ rājā yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
ayutaṃ bhojayāmāsa brāhmaṇānāṃ narādhipaḥ || 1 ||
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ghṛtapāyasena madhunā bhakṣyairmūlaphalaistathā |
ahataiścaiva vāsobhirmālyairuccāvacairapi || 2 ||
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dadau tebhyaḥ sahasrāṇi gavāṃ pratyekaśaḥ prabhuḥ |
puṇyāhaghoṣastatrāsīddivaspṛgiva bhārata || 3 ||
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vāditrairvividhairgītairgandhairuccāvacairapi |
pūjayitvā kuruśreṣṭho daivatāni niveśya ca || 4 ||
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tatra mallā naṭā jhallāḥ sūtā vaitālikāstathā |
upatasthurmahātmānaṃ saptarātraṃ yudhiṣṭhiram || 5 ||
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tathā sa kṛtvā pūjāṃ tāṃ bhrātṛbhiḥ saha pāṇḍavaḥ |
tasyāṃ sabhāyāṃ ramyāyāṃ reme śakro yathā divi || 6 ||
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sabhāyāmṛṣayastasyāṃ pāṇḍavaiḥ saha āsate |
āsāṃ cakrurnarendrāśca nānādeśasamāgatāḥ || 7 ||
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asito devalaḥ satyaḥ sarpamālī mahāśirāḥ |
arvāvasuḥ sumitraśca maitreyaḥ śunako baliḥ || 8 ||
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bako dālbhyaḥ sthūlaśirāḥ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaḥ śukaḥ |
sumanturjaiminiḥ pailo vyāsaśiṣyāstathā vayam || 9 ||
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tittiriryājñavalkyaśca sasuto lomaharṣaṇaḥ |
apsuhomyaśca dhaumyaśca āṇīmāṇḍavyakauśikau || 10 ||
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dāmoṣṇīṣastraivaṇiśca parṇādo ghaṭajānukaḥ |
mauñjāyano vāyubhakṣaḥ pārāśaryaśca sārikau || 11 ||
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balavākaḥ śinīvākaḥ sutyapālaḥ kṛtaśramaḥ |
jātūkarṇaḥ śikhāvāṃśca subalaḥ pārijātakaḥ || 12 ||
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parvataśca mahābhāgo mārkaṇḍeyastathā muniḥ |
pavitrapāṇiḥ sāvarṇirbhālukirgālavastathā || 13 ||
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jaṅghābandhuśca raibhyaśca kopavegaśravā bhṛguḥ |
haribabhruśca kauṇḍinyo babhrumālī sanātanaḥ || 14 ||
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kakṣīvānauśijaścaiva nāciketo'tha gautamaḥ |
paiṅgo varāhaḥ śunakaḥ śāṇḍilyaśca mahātapāḥ |
karkaro veṇujaṅghaśca kalāpaḥ kaṭha eva ca || 15 ||
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munayo dharmasahitā dhṛtātmāno jitendriyāḥ |
ete cānye ca bahavo vedavedāṅgapāragāḥ || 16 ||
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upāsate mahātmānaṃ sabhāyāmṛṣisattamāḥ |
kathayantaḥ kathāḥ puṇyā dharmajñāḥ śucayo'malāḥ || 17 ||
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tathaiva kṣatriyaśreṣṭhā dharmarājamupāsate |
śrīmānmahātmā dharmātmā muñjaketurvivardhanaḥ || 18 ||
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saṃgrāmajiddurmukhaśca ugrasenaśca vīryavān |
kakṣasenaḥ kṣitipatiḥ kṣemakaścāparājitaḥ |
kāmbojarājaḥ kamalaḥ kampanaśca mahābalaḥ || 19 ||
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satataṃ kampayāmāsa yavanāneka eva yaḥ |
yathāsurānkālakeyāndevo vajradharastathā || 20 ||
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jaṭāsuro madrakāntaśca rājā kuntiḥ kuṇindaśca kirātarājaḥ |
tathāṅgavaṅgau saha puṇḍrakeṇa pāṇḍyoḍrarājau saha cāndhrakeṇa || 21 ||
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kirātarājaḥ sumanā yavanādhipatistathā |
cāṇūro devarātaśca bhojo bhīmarathaśca yaḥ || 22 ||
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śrutāyudhaśca kāliṅgo jayatsenaśca māgadhaḥ |
suśarmā cekitānaśca suratho'mitrakarṣaṇaḥ || 23 ||
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ketumānvasudānaśca vaideho'tha kṛtakṣaṇaḥ |
sudharmā cāniruddhaśca śrutāyuśca mahābalaḥ || 24 ||
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anūparājo durdharṣaḥ kṣemajicca sudakṣiṇaḥ |
śiśupālaḥ sahasutaḥ karūṣādhipatistathā || 25 ||
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vṛṣṇīnāṃ caiva durdharṣāḥ kumārā devarūpiṇaḥ |
āhuko vipṛthuścaiva gadaḥ sāraṇa eva ca || 26 ||
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akrūraḥ kṛtavarmā ca sātyakiśca śineḥ sutaḥ |
bhīṣmako'thāhṛtiścaiva dyumatsenaśca vīryavān |
kekayāśca maheṣvāsā yajñasenaśca saumakiḥ || 27 ||
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arjunaṃ cāpi saṃśritya rājaputrā mahābalāḥ |
aśikṣanta dhanurvedaṃ rauravājinavāsasaḥ || 28 ||
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tatraiva śikṣitā rājankumārā vṛṣṇinandanāḥ |
raukmiṇeyaśca sāmbaśca yuyudhānaśca sātyakiḥ || 29 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavo rājānaḥ pṛthivīpate |
dhanaṃjayasakhā cātra nityamāste sma tumburuḥ || 30 ||
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citrasenaḥ sahāmātyo gandharvāpsarasastathā |
gītavāditrakuśalāḥ śamyātālaviśāradāḥ || 31 ||
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pramāṇe'tha layasthāne kiṃnarāḥ kṛtaniśramāḥ |
saṃcoditāstumburuṇā gandharvāḥ sahitā jaguḥ || 32 ||
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gāyanti divyatānaiste yathānyāyaṃ manasvinaḥ |
pāṇḍuputrānṛṣīṃścaiva ramayanta upāsate || 33 ||
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tasyāṃ sabhāyāmāsīnāḥ suvratāḥ satyasaṃgarāḥ |
divīva devā brahmāṇaṃ yudhiṣṭhiramupāsate || 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 4

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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