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 |
kathayiṣye sabhāṃ divyāṃ yudhiṣṭhira nibodha tām |
vaivasvatasya yāmarthe viśvakarmā cakāra ha || 1 ||
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taijasī sā sabhā rājanbabhūva śatayojanā |
vistārāyāmasaṃpannā bhūyasī cāpi pāṇḍava || 2 ||
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arkaprakāśā bhrājiṣṇuḥ sarvataḥ kāmacāriṇī |
naivātiśītā nātyuṣṇā manasaśca praharṣiṇī || 3 ||
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na śoko na jarā tasyāṃ kṣutpipāse na cāpriyam |
na ca dainyaṃ klamo vāpi pratikūlaṃ na cāpyuta || 4 ||
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sarve kāmāḥ sthitāstasyāṃ ye divyā ye ca mānuṣāḥ |
rasavacca prabhūtaṃ ca bhakṣyabhojyamariṃdama || 5 ||
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puṇyagandhāḥ srajastatra nityapuṣpaphaladrumāḥ |
rasavanti ca toyāni śītānyuṣṇāni caiva ha || 6 ||
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tasyāṃ rājarṣayaḥ puṇyāstathā brahmarṣayo'malāḥ |
yamaṃ vaivasvataṃ tāta prahṛṣṭāḥ paryupāsate || 7 ||
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yayātirnahuṣaḥ pūrurmāndhātā somako nṛgaḥ |
trasadasyuśca turayaḥ kṛtavīryaḥ śrutaśravāḥ || 8 ||
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aripraṇutsusiṃhaśca kṛtavegaḥ kṛtirnimiḥ |
pratardanaḥ śibirmatsyaḥ pṛthvakṣo'tha bṛhadrathaḥ || 9 ||
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aiḍo maruttaḥ kuśikaḥ sāṃkāśyaḥ sāṃkṛtirbhavaḥ |
caturaśvaḥ sadaśvormiḥ kārtavīryaśca pārthivaḥ || 10 ||
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bharatastathā surathaḥ sunītho naiṣadho nalaḥ |
divodāso'tha sumanā ambarīṣo bhagīrathaḥ || 11 ||
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vyaśvaḥ sadaśvo vadhryaśvaḥ pañcahastaḥ pṛthuśravāḥ |
ruṣadgurvṛṣasenaśca kṣupaśca sumahābalaḥ || 12 ||
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ruṣadaśvo vasumanāḥ purukutso dhvajī rathī |
ārṣṭiṣeṇo dilīpaśca mahātmā cāpyuśīnaraḥ || 13 ||
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auśīnaraḥ puṇḍarīkaḥ śaryātiḥ śarabhaḥ śuciḥ |
aṅgo'riṣṭaśca venaśca duḥṣantaḥ saṃjayo jayaḥ || 14 ||
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bhāṅgāsvariḥ sunīthaśca niṣadho'tha tviṣīrathaḥ |
karaṃdhamo bāhlikaśca sudyumno balavānmadhuḥ || 15 ||
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kapotaromā tṛṇakaḥ sahadevārjunau tathā |
rāmo dāśarathiścaiva lakṣmaṇo'tha pratardanaḥ || 16 ||
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alarkaḥ kakṣasenaśca gayo gaurāśva eva ca |
jāmadagnyo'tha rāmo'tra nābhāgasagarau tathā || 17 ||
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bhūridyumno mahāśvaśca pṛthvaśvo janakastathā |
vainyo rājā vāriṣeṇaḥ purujo janamejayaḥ || 18 ||
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brahmadattastrigartaśca rājoparicarastathā |
indradyumno bhīmajānurgayaḥ pṛṣṭho nayo'naghaḥ || 19 ||
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padmo'tha mucukundaśca bhūridyumnaḥ prasenajit |
ariṣṭanemiḥ pradyumnaḥ pṛthagaśvo'jakastathā || 20 ||
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śataṃ matsyā nṛpatayaḥ śataṃ nīpāḥ śataṃ hayāḥ |
dhṛtarāṣṭrāścaikaśatamaśītirjanamejayāḥ || 21 ||
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śataṃ ca brahmadattānāmīriṇāṃ vairiṇāṃ śatam |
śaṃtanuścaiva rājarṣiḥ pāṇḍuścaiva pitā tava || 22 ||
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uśadgavaḥ śataratho devarājo jayadrathaḥ |
vṛṣādarbhiśca rājarṣirdhāmnā saha samantriṇā || 23 ||
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athāpare sahasrāṇi ye gatāḥ śaśabindavaḥ |
iṣṭvāśvamedhairbahubhirmahadbhirbhūridakṣiṇaiḥ || 24 ||
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ete rājarṣayaḥ puṇyāḥ kīrtimanto bahuśrutāḥ |
tasyāṃ sabhāyāṃ rājarṣe vaivasvatamupāsate || 25 ||
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agastyo'tha mataṅgaśca kālo mṛtyustathaiva ca |
yajvānaścaiva siddhāśca ye ca yogaśarīriṇaḥ || 26 ||
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agniṣvāttāśca pitaraḥ phenapāścoṣmapāśca ye |
svadhāvanto barhiṣado mūrtimantastathāpare || 27 ||
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kālacakraṃ ca sākṣācca bhagavānhavyavāhanaḥ |
narā duṣkṛtakarmāṇo dakṣiṇāyanamṛtyavaḥ || 28 ||
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kālasya nayane yuktā yamasya puruṣāśca ye |
tasyāṃ śiṃśapapālāśāstathā kāśakuśādayaḥ |
upāsate dharmarājaṃ mūrtimanto nirāmayāḥ || 29 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavaḥ pitṛrājasabhāsadaḥ |
aśakyāḥ parisaṃkhyātuṃ nāmabhiḥ karmabhistathā || 30 ||
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asaṃbādhā hi sā pārtha ramyā kāmagamā sabhā |
dīrghakālaṃ tapastaptvā nirmitā viśvakarmaṇā || 31 ||
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prabhāsantī jvalantīva tejasā svena bhārata |
tāmugratapaso yānti suvratāḥ satyavādinaḥ || 32 ||
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śāntāḥ saṃnyāsinaḥ siddhāḥ pūtāḥ puṇyena karmaṇā |
sarve bhāsvaradehāśca sarve ca virajombarāḥ || 33 ||
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citrāṅgadāścitramālyāḥ sarve jvalitakuṇḍalāḥ |
sukṛtaiḥ karmabhiḥ puṇyaiḥ paribarhairvibhūṣitāḥ || 34 ||
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gandharvāśca mahātmānaḥ śataśaścāpsarogaṇāḥ |
vāditraṃ nṛttagītaṃ ca hāsyaṃ lāsyaṃ ca sarvaśaḥ || 35 ||
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puṇyāśca gandhāḥ śabdāśca tasyāṃ pārtha samantataḥ |
divyāni mālyāni ca tāmupatiṣṭhanti sarvaśaḥ || 36 ||
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śataṃ śatasahasrāṇi dharmiṇāṃ taṃ prajeśvaram |
upāsate mahātmānaṃ rūpayuktā manasvinaḥ || 37 ||
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īdṛśī sā sabhā rājanpitṛrājño mahātmanaḥ |
varuṇasyāpi vakṣyāmi sabhāṃ puṣkaramālinīm || 38 ||
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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 8

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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