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 |
taṃ vijitya mahābāhuḥ kuntīputro dhanaṃjayaḥ |
prayayāvuttarāṃ tasmāddiśaṃ dhanadapālitām || 1 ||
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antargiriṃ ca kaunteyastathaiva ca bahirgirim |
tathoparigiriṃ caiva vijigye puruṣarṣabhaḥ || 2 ||
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vijitya parvatānsarvānye ca tatra narādhipāḥ |
tānvaśe sthāpayitvā sa ratnānyādāya sarvaśaḥ || 3 ||
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taireva sahitaḥ sarvairanurajya ca tānnṛpān |
kulūtavāsinaṃ rājanbṛhantamupajagmivān || 4 ||
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mṛdaṅgavaranādena rathanemisvanena ca |
hastināṃ ca ninādena kampayanvasudhāmimām || 5 ||
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tato bṛhantastaruṇo balena caturaṅgiṇā |
niṣkramya nagarāttasmādyodhayāmāsa pāṇḍavam || 6 ||
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sumahānsaṃnipāto'bhūddhanaṃjayabṛhantayoḥ |
na śaśāka bṛhantastu soḍhuṃ pāṇḍavavikramam || 7 ||
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so'viṣahyatamaṃ jñātvā kaunteyaṃ parvateśvaraḥ |
upāvartata durmedhā ratnānyādāya sarvaśaḥ || 8 ||
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sa tadrājyamavasthāpya kulūtasahito yayau |
senābindumatho rājanrājyādāśu samākṣipat || 9 ||
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modāpuraṃ vāmadevaṃ sudāmānaṃ susaṃkulam |
kulūtānuttarāṃścaiva tāṃśca rājñaḥ samānayat || 10 ||
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tatrasthaḥ puruṣaireva dharmarājasya śāsanāt |
vyajayaddhanaṃjayo rājandeśānpañca pramāṇataḥ || 11 ||
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sa divaḥprasthamāsādya senābindoḥ puraṃ mahat |
balena caturaṅgeṇa niveśamakarotprabhuḥ || 12 ||
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sa taiḥ parivṛtaḥ sarvairviṣvagaśvaṃ narādhipam |
abhyagacchanmahātejāḥ pauravaṃ puruṣarṣabhaḥ || 13 ||
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vijitya cāhave śūrānpārvatīyānmahārathān |
dhvajinyā vyajayadrājanpuraṃ pauravarakṣitam || 14 ||
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pauravaṃ tu vinirjitya dasyūnparvatavāsinaḥ |
gaṇānutsavasaṃketānajayatsapta pāṇḍavaḥ || 15 ||
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tataḥ kāśmīrakānvīrānkṣatriyānkṣatriyarṣabhaḥ |
vyajayallohitaṃ caiva maṇḍalairdaśabhiḥ saha || 16 ||
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tatastrigartānkaunteyo dārvānkokanadāśca ye |
kṣatriyā bahavo rājannupāvartanta sarvaśaḥ || 17 ||
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abhisārīṃ tato ramyāṃ vijigye kurunandanaḥ |
uraśāvāsinaṃ caiva rocamānaṃ raṇe'jayat || 18 ||
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tataḥ siṃhapuraṃ ramyaṃ citrāyudhasurakṣitam |
prāmathadbalamāsthāya pākaśāsanirāhave || 19 ||
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tataḥ suhmāṃśca colāṃśca kirīṭī pāṇḍavarṣabhaḥ |
sahitaḥ sarvasainyena prāmathatkurunandanaḥ || 20 ||
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tataḥ paramavikrānto bāhlīkānkurunandanaḥ |
mahatā parimardena vaśe cakre durāsadān || 21 ||
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gṛhītvā tu balaṃ sāraṃ phalgu cotsṛjya pāṇḍavaḥ |
daradānsaha kāmbojairajayatpākaśāsaniḥ || 22 ||
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prāguttarāṃ diśaṃ ye ca vasantyāśritya dasyavaḥ |
nivasanti vane ye ca tānsarvānajayatprabhuḥ || 23 ||
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lohānparamakāmbojānṛṣikānuttarānapi |
sahitāṃstānmahārāja vyajayatpākaśāsaniḥ || 24 ||
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ṛṣikeṣu tu saṃgrāmo babhūvātibhayaṃkaraḥ |
tārakāmayasaṃkāśaḥ paramarṣikapārthayoḥ || 25 ||
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sa vijitya tato rājannṛṣikānraṇamūrdhani |
śukodarasamaprakhyānhayānaṣṭau samānayat |
mayūrasadṛśānanyānubhayāneva cāparān || 26 ||
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sa vinirjitya saṃgrāme himavantaṃ saniṣkuṭam |
śvetaparvatamāsādya nyavasatpuruṣarṣabhaḥ || 27 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 24

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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Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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