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).

nārada uvāca |
śakrasya tu sabhā divyā bhāsvarā karmabhirjitā |
svayaṃ śakreṇa kauravya nirmitārkasamaprabhā || 1 ||
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vistīrṇā yojanaśataṃ śatamadhyardhamāyatā |
vaihāyasī kāmagamā pañcayojanamucchritā || 2 ||
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jarāśokaklamāpetā nirātaṅkā śivā śubhā |
veśmāsanavatī ramyā divyapādapaśobhitā || 3 ||
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tasyāṃ deveśvaraḥ pārtha sabhāyāṃ paramāsane |
āste śacyā mahendrāṇyā śriyā lakṣmyā ca bhārata || 4 ||
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bibhradvapuranirdeśyaṃ kirīṭī lohitāṅgadaḥ |
virajombaraścitramālyo hrīkīrtidyutibhiḥ saha || 5 ||
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tasyāmupāsate nityaṃ mahātmānaṃ śatakratum |
marutaḥ sarvato rājansarve ca gṛhamedhinaḥ |
siddhā devarṣayaścaiva sādhyā devagaṇāstathā || 6 ||
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ete sānucarāḥ sarve divyarūpāḥ svalaṃkṛtāḥ |
upāsate mahātmānaṃ devarājamariṃdamam || 7 ||
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tathā devarṣayaḥ sarve pārtha śakramupāsate |
amalā dhūtapāpmāno dīpyamānā ivāgnayaḥ |
tejasvinaḥ somayujo vipāpā vigataklamāḥ || 8 ||
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parāśaraḥ parvataśca tathā sāvarṇigālavau |
śaṅkhaśca likhitaścaiva tathā gauraśirā muniḥ || 9 ||
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durvāsāśca dīrghatapā yājñavalkyo'tha bhālukiḥ |
uddālakaḥ śvetaketustathā śāṭyāyanaḥ prabhuḥ || 10 ||
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haviṣmāṃśca gaviṣṭhaśca hariścandraśca pārthivaḥ |
hṛdyaścodaraśāṇḍilyaḥ pārāśaryaḥ kṛṣīvalaḥ || 11 ||
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vātaskandho viśākhaśca vidhātā kāla eva ca |
anantadantastvaṣṭā ca viśvakarmā ca tumburuḥ || 12 ||
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ayonijā yonijāśca vāyubhakṣā hutāśinaḥ |
īśānaṃ sarvalokasya vajriṇaṃ samupāsate || 13 ||
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sahadevaḥ sunīthaśca vālmīkiśca mahātapāḥ |
samīkaḥ satyavāṃścaiva pracetāḥ satyasaṃgaraḥ || 14 ||
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medhātithirvāmadevaḥ pulastyaḥ pulahaḥ kratuḥ |
maruttaśca marīciśca sthāṇuścātrirmahātapāḥ || 15 ||
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kakṣīvāngautamastārkṣyastathā vaiśvānaro muniḥ |
muniḥ kālakavṛkṣīya āśrāvyo'tha hiraṇyadaḥ |
saṃvarto devahavyaśca viṣvaksenaśca vīryavān || 16 ||
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divyā āpastathauṣadhyaḥ śraddhā medhā sarasvatī |
artho dharmaśca kāmaśca vidyutaścāpi pāṇḍava || 17 ||
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jalavāhāstathā meghā vāyavaḥ stanayitnavaḥ |
prācī digyajñavāhāśca pāvakāḥ saptaviṃśatiḥ || 18 ||
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agnīṣomau tathendrāgnī mitro'tha savitāryamā |
bhago viśve ca sādhyāśca śukro manthī ca bhārata || 19 ||
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yajñāśca dakṣiṇāścaiva grahāḥ stobhāśca sarvaśaḥ |
yajñavāhāśca ye mantrāḥ sarve tatra samāsate || 20 ||
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tathaivāpsaraso rājangandharvāśca manoramāḥ |
nṛtyavāditragītaiśca hāsyaiśca vividhairapi |
ramayanti sma nṛpate devarājaṃ śatakratum || 21 ||
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stutibhirmaṅgalaiścaiva stuvantaḥ karmabhistathā |
vikramaiśca mahātmānaṃ balavṛtraniṣūdanam || 22 ||
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brahmarājarṣayaḥ sarve sarve devarṣayastathā |
vimānairvividhairdivyairbhrājamānairivāgnibhiḥ || 23 ||
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sragviṇo bhūṣitāścānye yānti cāyānti cāpare |
bṛhaspatiśca śukraśca tasyāmāyayatuḥ saha || 24 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavo yatātmāno yatavratāḥ |
vimānaiścandrasaṃkāśaiḥ somavatpriyadarśanāḥ |
brahmaṇo vacanādrājanbhṛguḥ saptarṣayastathā || 25 ||
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eṣā sabhā mayā rājandṛṣṭā puṣkaramālinī |
śatakratormahārāja yāmyāṃ śṛṇu mamānagha || 26 ||
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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 7

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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