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 |
evametanmahāprājña yathā vadasi no mune |
ahaṃ caiva vijānāmi sarve ceme narādhipāḥ || 1 ||
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bhavāṃstu manyate sādhu yatkurūṇāṃ sukhodayam |
tadeva viduro'pyāha bhīṣmo droṇaśca māṃ mune || 2 ||
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yadi tvahamanugrāhyaḥ kauraveṣu dayā yadi |
anuśādhi durātmānaṃ putraṃ duryodhanaṃ mama || 3 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
ayamāyāti vai rājanmaitreyo bhagavānṛṣiḥ |
anvīya pāṇḍavānbhrātṝnihaivāsmaddidṛkṣayā || 4 ||
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eṣa duryodhanaṃ putraṃ tava rājanmahānṛṣiḥ |
anuśāstā yathānyāyaṃ śamāyāsya kulasya te || 5 ||
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brūyādyadeṣa rājendra tatkāryamaviśaṅkayā |
akriyāyāṃ hi kāryasya putraṃ te śapsyate ruṣā || 6 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktvā yayau vyāso maitreyaḥ pratyadṛśyata |
pūjayā pratijagrāha saputrastaṃ narādhipaḥ || 7 ||
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dattvārghyādyāḥ kriyāḥ sarvā viśrāntaṃ munipuṃgavam |
praśrayeṇābravīdrājā dhṛtarāṣṭro'mbikāsutaḥ || 8 ||
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sukhenāgamanaṃ kaccidbhagavankurujāṅgale |
kaccitkuśalino vīrā bhrātaraḥ pañca pāṇḍavāḥ || 9 ||
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samaye sthātumicchanti kaccicca puruṣarṣabhāḥ |
kaccitkurūṇāṃ saubhrātramavyucchinnaṃ bhaviṣyati || 10 ||
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maitreya uvāca |
tīrthayātrāmanukrāmanprāpto'smi kurujāṅgalam |
yadṛcchayā dharmarājaṃ dṛṣṭavānkāmyake vane || 11 ||
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taṃ jaṭājinasaṃvītaṃ tapovananivāsinam |
samājagmurmahātmānaṃ draṣṭuṃ munigaṇāḥ prabho || 12 ||
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tatrāśrauṣaṃ mahārāja putrāṇāṃ tava vibhramam |
anayaṃ dyūtarūpeṇa mahāpāyamupasthitam || 13 ||
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tato'haṃ tvāmanuprāptaḥ kauravāṇāmavekṣayā |
sadā hyabhyadhikaḥ snehaḥ prītiśca tvayi me prabho || 14 ||
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naitadaupayikaṃ rājaṃstvayi bhīṣme ca jīvati |
yadanyonyena te putrā virudhyante narādhipa || 15 ||
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meḍhībhūtaḥ svayaṃ rājannigrahe pragrahe bhavān |
kimarthamanayaṃ ghoramutpatantamupekṣase || 16 ||
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dasyūnāmiva yadvṛttaṃ sabhāyāṃ kurunandana |
tena na bhrājase rājaṃstāpasānāṃ samāgame || 17 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tato vyāvṛtya rājānaṃ duryodhanamamarṣaṇam |
uvāca ślakṣṇayā vācā maitreyo bhagavānṛṣiḥ || 18 ||
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duryodhana mahābāho nibodha vadatāṃ vara |
vacanaṃ me mahāprājña bruvato yaddhitaṃ tava || 19 ||
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mā druhaḥ pāṇḍavānrājankuruṣva hitamātmanaḥ |
pāṇḍavānāṃ kurūṇāṃ ca lokasya ca nararṣabha || 20 ||
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te hi sarve naravyāghrāḥ śūrā vikrāntayodhinaḥ |
sarve nāgāyutaprāṇā vajrasaṃhananā dṛḍhāḥ || 21 ||
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satyavrataparāḥ sarve sarve puruṣamāninaḥ |
hantāro devaśatrūṇāṃ rakṣasāṃ kāmarūpiṇām |
hiḍimbabakamukhyānāṃ kirmīrasya ca rakṣasaḥ || 22 ||
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itaḥ pracyavatāṃ rātrau yaḥ sa teṣāṃ mahātmanām |
āvṛtya mārgaṃ raudrātmā tasthau giririvācalaḥ || 23 ||
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taṃ bhīmaḥ samaraślāghī balena balināṃ varaḥ |
jaghāna paśumāreṇa vyāghraḥ kṣudramṛgaṃ yathā || 24 ||
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paśya digvijaye rājanyathā bhīmena pātitaḥ |
jarāsaṃdho maheṣvāso nāgāyutabalo yudhi || 25 ||
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saṃbandhī vāsudevaśca yeṣāṃ śyālaśca pārṣataḥ |
kastānyudhi samāsīta jarāmaraṇavānnaraḥ || 26 ||
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tasya te śama evāstu pāṇḍavairbharatarṣabha |
kuru me vacanaṃ rājanmā mṛtyuvaśamanvagāḥ || 27 ||
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evaṃ tu bruvatastasya maitreyasya viśāṃ pate |
ūruṃ gajakarākāraṃ kareṇābhijaghāna saḥ || 28 ||
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duryodhanaḥ smitaṃ kṛtvā caraṇenālikhanmahīm |
na kiṃciduktvā durmedhāstasthau kiṃcidavāṅmukhaḥ || 29 ||
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tamaśuśrūṣamāṇaṃ tu vilikhantaṃ vasuṃdharām |
dṛṣṭvā duryodhanaṃ rājanmaitreyaṃ kopa āviśat || 30 ||
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sa kopavaśamāpanno maitreyo munisattamaḥ |
vidhinā saṃprayuktaśca śāpāyāsya mano dadhe || 31 ||
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tataḥ sa vāryupaspṛśya kopasaṃraktalocanaḥ |
maitreyo dhārtarāṣṭraṃ tamaśapadduṣṭacetasam || 32 ||
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yasmāttvaṃ māmanādṛtya nemāṃ vācaṃ cikīrṣasi |
tasmādasyābhimānasya sadyaḥ phalamavāpnuhi || 33 ||
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tvadabhidrohasaṃyuktaṃ yuddhamutpatsyate mahat |
yatra bhīmo gadāpātaistavoruṃ bhetsyate balī || 34 ||
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ityevamukte vacane dhṛtarāṣṭro mahīpatiḥ |
prasādayāmāsa muniṃ naitadevaṃ bhavediti || 35 ||
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maitreya uvāca |
śamaṃ yāsyati cetputrastava rājanyathā tathā |
śāpo na bhavitā tāta viparīte bhaviṣyati || 36 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
sa vilakṣastu rājendra duryodhanapitā tadā |
maitreyaṃ prāha kirmīraḥ kathaṃ bhīmena pātitaḥ || 37 ||
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maitreya uvāca |
nāhaṃ vakṣyāmyasūyā te na te śuśrūṣate sutaḥ |
eṣa te viduraḥ sarvamākhyāsyati gate mayi || 38 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
ityevamuktvā maitreyaḥ prātiṣṭhata yathāgatam |
kirmīravadhasaṃvigno bahirduryodhano'gamat || 39 ||
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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 11

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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