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).

duryodhana uvāca |
pareṣāmeva yaśasā ślāghase tvaṃ sadā channaḥ kutsayandhārtarāṣṭrān |
jānīmastvāṃ vidura yatpriyastvaṃ bālānivāsmānavamanyase tvam || 1 ||
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suvijñeyaḥ puruṣo'nyatrakāmo nindāpraśaṃse hi tathā yunakti |
jihvā manaste hṛdayaṃ nirvyanakti jyāyo nirāha manasaḥ prātikūlyam || 2 ||
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utsaṅgena vyāla ivāhṛto'si mārjāravatpoṣakaṃ copahaṃsi |
bhartṛghnatvānna hi pāpīya āhustasmātkṣattaḥ kiṃ na bibheṣi pāpāt || 3 ||
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jitvā śatrūnphalamāptaṃ mahanno māsmānkṣattaḥ paruṣāṇīha vocaḥ |
dviṣadbhistvaṃ saṃprayogābhinandī muhurdveṣaṃ yāsi naḥ saṃpramohāt || 4 ||
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amitratāṃ yāti naro'kṣamaṃ bruvannigūhate guhyamamitrasaṃstave |
tadāśritāpatrapā kiṃ na bādhate yadicchasi tvaṃ tadihādya bhāṣase || 5 ||
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mā no'vamaṃsthā vidma manastavedaṃ śikṣasva buddhiṃ sthavirāṇāṃ sakāśāt |
yaśo rakṣasva vidura saṃpraṇītaṃ mā vyāpṛtaḥ parakāryeṣu bhūstvam || 6 ||
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ahaṃ karteti vidura māvamaṃsthā mā no nityaṃ paruṣāṇīha vocaḥ |
na tvāṃ pṛcchāmi vidura yaddhitaṃ me svasti kṣattarmā titikṣūnkṣiṇu tvam || 7 ||
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ekaḥ śāstā na dvitīyo'sti śāstā garbhe śayānaṃ puruṣaṃ śāsti śāstā |
tenānuśiṣṭaḥ pravaṇādivāmbho yathā niyukto'smi tathā vahāmi || 8 ||
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bhinatti śirasā śailamahiṃ bhojayate ca yaḥ |
sa eva tasya kurute kāryāṇāmanuśāsanam || 9 ||
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yo balādanuśāstīha so'mitraṃ tena vindati |
mitratāmanuvṛttaṃ tu samupekṣeta paṇḍitaḥ || 10 ||
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pradīpya yaḥ pradīptāgniṃ prāktvarannābhidhāvati |
bhasmāpi na sa vindeta śiṣṭaṃ kvacana bhārata || 11 ||
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na vāsayetpāravargyaṃ dviṣantaṃ viśeṣataḥ kṣattarahitaṃ manuṣyam |
sa yatrecchasi vidura tatra gaccha susāntvitāpi hyasatī strī jahāti || 12 ||
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vidura uvāca |
etāvatā ye puruṣaṃ tyajanti teṣāṃ sakhyamantavadbrūhi rājan |
rājñāṃ hi cittāni pariplutāni sāntvaṃ dattvā musalairghātayanti || 13 ||
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abālastvaṃ manyase rājaputra bālo'hamityeva sumandabuddhe |
yaḥ sauhṛde puruṣaṃ sthāpayitvā paścādenaṃ dūṣayate sa bālaḥ || 14 ||
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na śreyase nīyate mandabuddhiḥ strī śrotriyasyeva gṛhe praduṣṭā |
dhruvaṃ na rocedbharatarṣabhasya patiḥ kumāryā iva ṣaṣṭivarṣaḥ || 15 ||
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anupriyaṃ cedanukāṅkṣase tvaṃ sarveṣu kāryeṣu hitāhiteṣu |
striyaśca rājañjaḍapaṅgukāṃśca pṛccha tvaṃ vai tādṛśāṃścaiva mūḍhān || 16 ||
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labhyaḥ khalu prātipīya naro'nupriyavāgiha |
apriyasya tu pathyasya vaktā śrotā ca durlabhaḥ || 17 ||
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yastu dharme parāśvasya hitvā bhartuḥ priyāpriye |
apriyāṇyāha pathyāni tena rājā sahāyavān || 18 ||
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avyādhijaṃ kaṭukaṃ tīkṣṇamuṣṇaṃ yaśomuṣaṃ paruṣaṃ pūtigandhi |
satāṃ peyaṃ yanna pibantyasanto manyuṃ mahārāja piba praśāmya || 19 ||
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vaicitravīryasya yaśo dhanaṃ ca vāñchāmyahaṃ sahaputrasya śaśvat |
yathā tathā vo'stu namaśca vo'stu mamāpi ca svasti diśantu viprāḥ || 20 ||
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āśīviṣānnetraviṣānkopayenna tu paṇḍitaḥ |
evaṃ te'haṃ vadāmīdaṃ prayataḥ kurunandana || 21 ||
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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 57

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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