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).

yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
vāsudeva mahābāho vistareṇa mahāmate |
saubhasya vadhamācakṣva na hi tṛpyāmi kathyataḥ || 1 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
hataṃ śrutvā mahābāho mayā śrautaśravaṃ nṛpam |
upāyādbharataśreṣṭha śālvo dvāravatīṃ purīm || 2 ||
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arundhattāṃ suduṣṭātmā sarvataḥ pāṇḍunandana |
śālvo vaihāyasaṃ cāpi tatpuraṃ vyūhya viṣṭhitaḥ || 3 ||
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tatrastho'tha mahīpālo yodhayāmāsa tāṃ purīm |
abhisāreṇa sarveṇa tatra yuddhamavartata || 4 ||
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purī samantādvihitā sapatākā satoraṇā |
sacakrā sahuḍā caiva sayantrakhanakā tathā || 5 ||
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sopatalpapratolīkā sāṭṭāṭṭālakagopurā |
sakacagrahaṇī caiva solkālātāvapothikā || 6 ||
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soṣṭrikā bharataśreṣṭha sabherīpaṇavānakā |
samittṛṇakuśā rājansaśataghnīkalāṅgalā || 7 ||
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sabhuśuṇḍyaśmalaguḍā sāyudhā saparaśvadhā |
lohacarmavatī cāpi sāgniḥ sahuḍaśṛṅgikā || 8 ||
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śāstradṛṣṭena vidhinā saṃyuktā bharatarṣabha |
dravyairanekairvividhairgadasāmboddhavādibhiḥ || 9 ||
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puruṣaiḥ kuruśārdūla samarthaiḥ pratibādhane |
abhikhyātakulairvīrairdṛṣṭavīryaiśca saṃyuge || 10 ||
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madhyamena ca gulmena rakṣitā sārasaṃjñitā |
utkṣiptagulmaiśca tathā hayaiścaiva padātibhiḥ || 11 ||
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āghoṣitaṃ ca nagare na pātavyā sureti ha |
pramādaṃ parirakṣadbhirugrasenoddhavādibhiḥ || 12 ||
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pramatteṣvabhighātaṃ hi kuryācchālvo narādhipaḥ |
iti kṛtvāpramattāste sarve vṛṣṇyandhakāḥ sthitāḥ || 13 ||
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ānartāśca tathā sarve naṭanartakagāyanāḥ |
bahirvivāsitāḥ sarve rakṣadbhirvittasaṃcayān || 14 ||
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saṃkramā bheditāḥ sarve nāvaśca pratiṣedhitāḥ |
parikhāścāpi kauravya kīlaiḥ sunicitāḥ kṛtāḥ || 15 ||
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udapānāḥ kuruśreṣṭha tathaivāpyambarīṣakāḥ |
samantātkrośamātraṃ ca kāritā viṣamā ca bhūḥ || 16 ||
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prakṛtyā viṣamaṃ durgaṃ prakṛtyā ca surakṣitam |
prakṛtyā cāyudhopetaṃ viśeṣeṇa tadānagha || 17 ||
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surakṣitaṃ suguptaṃ ca sarvāyudhasamanvitam |
tatpuraṃ bharataśreṣṭha yathendrabhavanaṃ tathā || 18 ||
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na cāmudro'bhiniryāti na cāmudraḥ praveśyate |
vṛṣṇyandhakapure rājaṃstadā saubhasamāgame || 19 ||
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anu rathyāsu sarvāsu catvareṣu ca kaurava |
balaṃ babhūva rājendra prabhūtagajavājimat || 20 ||
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dattavetanabhaktaṃ ca dattāyudhaparicchadam |
kṛtāpadānaṃ ca tadā balamāsīnmahābhuja || 21 ||
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na kupyavetanī kaścinna cātikrāntavetanī |
nānugrahabhṛtaḥ kaścinna cādṛṣṭaparākramaḥ || 22 ||
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evaṃ suvihitā rājandvārakā bhūridakṣiṇaiḥ |
āhukena suguptā ca rājñā rājīvalocana || 23 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 16

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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