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).

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
bhagavannāhamapyetadrocaye dyūtasaṃstavam |
manye tadvidhinākramya kārito'smīti vai mune || 1 ||
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naitadrocayate bhīṣmo na droṇo viduro na ca |
gāndhārī necchati dyūtaṃ tacca mohātpravartitam || 2 ||
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parityaktuṃ na śaknomi duryodhanamacetanam |
putrasnehena bhagavañjānannapi yatavrata || 3 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
vaicitravīrya nṛpate satyamāha yathā bhavān |
dṛḍhaṃ vedmi paraṃ putraṃ paraṃ putrānna vidyate || 4 ||
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indro'pyaśrunipātena surabhyā pratibodhitaḥ |
anyaiḥ samṛddhairapyarthairna sutādvidyate param || 5 ||
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atra te vartayiṣyāmi mahadākhyānamuttamam |
surabhyāścaiva saṃvādamindrasya ca viśāṃ pate || 6 ||
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triviṣṭapagatā rājansurabhiḥ prārudatkila |
gavāṃ māta purā tāta tāmindro'nvakṛpāyata || 7 ||
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indra uvāca |
kimidaṃ rodiṣi śubhe kaccitkṣemaṃ divaukasām |
mānuṣeṣvatha vā goṣu naitadalpaṃ bhaviṣyati || 8 ||
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surabhiruvāca |
vinipāto na vaḥ kaściddṛśyate tridaśādhipa |
ahaṃ tu putraṃ śocāmi tena rodimi kauśika || 9 ||
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paśyainaṃ karṣakaṃ raudraṃ durbalaṃ mama putrakam |
pratodenābhinighnantaṃ lāṅgalena nipīḍitam || 10 ||
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etaṃ dṛṣṭvā bhṛśaṃ śrāntaṃ vadhyamānaṃ surādhipa |
kṛpāviṣṭāsmi devendra manaścodvijate mama || 11 ||
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ekastatra balopeto dhuramudvahate'dhikām |
aparo'lpabalaprāṇaḥ kṛśo dhamanisaṃtataḥ |
kṛcchrādudvahate bhāraṃ taṃ vai śocāmi vāsava || 12 ||
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vadhyamānaḥ pratodena tudyamānaḥ punaḥ punaḥ |
naiva śaknoti taṃ bhāramudvoḍhuṃ paśya vāsava || 13 ||
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tato'haṃ tasya duḥkhārtā viraumi bhṛśaduḥkhitā |
aśrūṇyāvartayantī ca netrābhyāṃ karuṇāyatī || 14 ||
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indra uvāca |
tava putrasahasreṣu pīḍyamāneṣu śobhane |
kiṃ kṛpāyitamastyatra putra eko'tra pīḍyate || 15 ||
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surabhiruvāca |
yadi putrasahasraṃ me sarvatra samameva me |
dīnasya tu sataḥ śakra putrasyābhyadhikā kṛpā || 16 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
tadindraḥ surabhīvākyaṃ niśamya bhṛśavismitaḥ |
jīvitenāpi kauravya mene'bhyadhikamātmajam || 17 ||
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pravavarṣa ca tatraiva sahasā toyamulbaṇam |
karṣakasyācaranvighnaṃ bhagavānpākaśāsanaḥ || 18 ||
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tadyathā surabhiḥ prāha samamevāstu te tathā |
suteṣu rājansarveṣu dīneṣvabhyadhikā kṛpā || 19 ||
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yādṛśo me sutaḥ paṇḍustādṛśo me'si putraka |
viduraśca mahāprājñaḥ snehādetadbravīmyaham || 20 ||
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cirāya tava putrāṇāṃ śatamekaśca pārthiva |
pāṇḍoḥ pañcaiva lakṣyante te'pi mandāḥ suduḥkhitāḥ || 21 ||
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kathaṃ jīveyuratyantaṃ kathaṃ vardheyurityapi |
iti dīneṣu pārtheṣu mano me paritapyate || 22 ||
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yadi pārthiva kauravyāñjīvamānānihecchasi |
duryodhanastava sutaḥ śamaṃ gacchatu pāṇḍavaiḥ || 23 ||
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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 10

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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