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).

vāsudeva uvāca |
tāṃ tūpayātvā rājendra śālvaḥ saubhapatistadā |
prabhūtanaranāgena balenopaviveśa ha || 1 ||
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same niviṣṭā sā senā prabhūtasalilāśaye |
caturaṅgabalopetā śālvarājābhipālitā || 2 ||
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varjayitvā śmaśānāni devatāyatanāni ca |
valmīkāṃścaiva caityāṃśca tanniviṣṭamabhūdbalam || 3 ||
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anīkānāṃ vibhāgena panthānaḥ ṣaṭkṛtābhavan |
pravaṇā nava caivāsañśālvasya śibire nṛpa || 4 ||
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sarvāyudhasamopetaṃ sarvaśastraviśāradam |
rathanāgāśvakalilaṃ padātidhvajasaṃkulam || 5 ||
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tuṣṭapuṣṭajanopetaṃ vīralakṣaṇalakṣitam |
vicitradhvajasaṃnāhaṃ vicitrarathakārmukam || 6 ||
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saṃniveśya ca kauravya dvārakāyāṃ nararṣabha |
abhisārayāmāsa tadā vegena patagendravat || 7 ||
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tadāpatantaṃ saṃdṛśya balaṃ śālvapatestadā |
niryāya yodhayāmāsuḥ kumārā vṛṣṇinandanāḥ || 8 ||
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asahanto'bhiyānaṃ tacchālvarājasya kaurava |
cārudeṣṇaśca sāmbaśca pradyumnaśca mahārathaḥ || 9 ||
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te rathairdaṃśitāḥ sarve vicitrābharaṇadhvajāḥ |
saṃsaktāḥ śālvarājasya bahubhiryodhapuṃgavaiḥ || 10 ||
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gṛhītvā tu dhanuḥ sāmbaḥ śālvasya sacivaṃ raṇe |
yodhayāmāsa saṃhṛṣṭaḥ kṣemavṛddhiṃ camūpatim || 11 ||
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tasya bāṇamayaṃ varṣaṃ jāmbavatyāḥ suto mahat |
mumoca bharataśreṣṭha yathā varṣaṃ sahasradṛk || 12 ||
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tadbāṇavarṣaṃ tumulaṃ viṣehe sa camūpatiḥ |
kṣemavṛddhirmahārāja himavāniva niścalaḥ || 13 ||
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tataḥ sāmbāya rājendra kṣemavṛddhirapi sma ha |
mumoca māyāvihitaṃ śarajālaṃ mahattaram || 14 ||
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tato māyāmayaṃ jālaṃ māyayaiva vidārya saḥ |
sāmbaḥ śarasahasreṇa rathamasyābhyavarṣata || 15 ||
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tataḥ sa viddhaḥ sāmbena kṣemavṛddhiścamūpatiḥ |
apāyājjavanairaśvaiḥ sāmbabāṇaprapīḍitaḥ || 16 ||
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tasminvipradrute krūre śālvasyātha camūpatau |
vegavānnāma daiteyaḥ sutaṃ me'bhyadravadbalī || 17 ||
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abhipannastu rājendra sāmbo vṛṣṇikulodvahaḥ |
vegaṃ vegavato rājaṃstasthau vīro vidhārayan || 18 ||
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sa vegavati kaunteya sāmbo vegavatīṃ gadām |
cikṣepa tarasā vīro vyāvidhya satyavikramaḥ || 19 ||
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tayā tvabhihato rājanvegavānapatadbhuvi |
vātarugṇa iva kṣuṇṇo jīrṇamūlo vanaspatiḥ || 20 ||
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tasminnipatite vīre gadānunne mahāsure |
praviśya mahatīṃ senāṃ yodhayāmāsa me sutaḥ || 21 ||
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cārudeṣṇena saṃsakto vivindhyo nāma dānavaḥ |
mahārathaḥ samājñāto mahārāja mahādhanuḥ || 22 ||
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tataḥ sutumulaṃ yuddhaṃ cārudeṣṇavivindhyayoḥ |
vṛtravāsavayo rājanyathā pūrvaṃ tathābhavat || 23 ||
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anyonyasyābhisaṃkruddhāvanyonyaṃ jaghnatuḥ śaraiḥ |
vinadantau mahārāja siṃhāviva mahābalau || 24 ||
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raukmiṇeyastato bāṇamagnyarkopamavarcasam |
abhimantrya mahāstreṇa saṃdadhe śatrunāśanam || 25 ||
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sa vivindhyāya sakrodhaḥ samāhūya mahārathaḥ |
cikṣepa me suto rājansa gatāsurathāpatat || 26 ||
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vivindhyaṃ nihataṃ dṛṣṭvā tāṃ ca vikṣobhitāṃ camūm |
kāmagena sa saubhena śālvaḥ punarupāgamat || 27 ||
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tato vyākulitaṃ sarvaṃ dvārakāvāsi tadbalam |
dṛṣṭvā śālvaṃ mahābāho saubhasthaṃ pṛthivīgatam || 28 ||
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tato niryāya kaunteya vyavasthāpya ca tadbalam |
ānartānāṃ mahārāja pradyumno vākyamabravīt || 29 ||
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sarve bhavantastiṣṭhantu sarve paśyantu māṃ yudhi |
nivārayantaṃ saṃgrāme balātsaubhaṃ sarājakam || 30 ||
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ahaṃ saubhapateḥ senāmāyasairbhujagairiva |
dhanurbhujavinirmuktairnāśayāmyadya yādavāḥ || 31 ||
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āśvasadhvaṃ na bhīḥ kāryā saubharāḍadya naśyati |
mayābhipanno duṣṭātmā sasaubho vinaśiṣyati || 32 ||
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evaṃ bruvati saṃhṛṣṭe pradyumne pāṇḍunandana |
viṣṭhitaṃ tadbalaṃ vīra yuyudhe ca yathāsukham || 33 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 17

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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