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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tatasteṣu prayāteṣu kaunteyaḥ satyasaṃgaraḥ |
abhyabhāṣata dharmātmā bhrātṝnsarvānyudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 1 ||
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dvādaśemāḥ samāsmābhirvastavyaṃ nirjane vane |
samīkṣadhvaṃ mahāraṇye deśaṃ bahumṛgadvijam || 2 ||
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bahupuṣpaphalaṃ ramyaṃ śivaṃ puṇyajanocitam |
yatremāḥ śaradaḥ sarvāḥ sukhaṃ prativasemahi || 3 ||
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evamukte pratyuvāca dharmarājaṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ |
guruvanmānavaguruṃ mānayitvā manasvinam || 4 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
bhavāneva maharṣīṇāṃ vṛddhānāṃ paryupāsitā |
ajñātaṃ mānuṣe loke bhavato nāsti kiṃcana || 5 ||
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tvayā hyupāsitā nityaṃ brāhmaṇā bharatarṣabha |
dvaipāyanaprabhṛtayo nāradaśca mahātapāḥ || 6 ||
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yaḥ sarvalokadvārāṇi nityaṃ saṃcarate vaśī |
devalokādbrahmalokaṃ gandharvāpsarasāmapi || 7 ||
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sarvā gatīrvijānāsi brāhmaṇānāṃ na saṃśayaḥ |
prabhāvāṃścaiva vettha tvaṃ sarveṣāmeva pārthiva || 8 ||
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tvameva rājañjānāsi śreyaḥkāraṇameva ca |
yatrecchasi mahārāja nivāsaṃ tatra kurmahe || 9 ||
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idaṃ dvaitavanaṃ nāma saraḥ puṇyajanocitam |
bahupuṣpaphalaṃ ramyaṃ nānādvijaniṣevitam || 10 ||
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atremā dvādaśa samā viharemeti rocaye |
yadi te'numataṃ rājankiṃ vānyanmanyate bhavān || 11 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
mamāpyetanmataṃ pārtha tvayā yatsamudāhṛtam |
gacchāma puṇyaṃ vikhyātaṃ mahaddvaitavanaṃ saraḥ || 12 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataste prayayuḥ sarve pāṇḍavā dharmacāriṇaḥ |
brāhmaṇairbahubhiḥ sārdhaṃ puṇyaṃ dvaitavanaṃ saraḥ || 13 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ sāgnihotrāśca tathaiva ca niragnayaḥ |
svādhyāyino bhikṣavaśca sajapā vanavāsinaḥ || 14 ||
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bahavo brāhmaṇāstatra parivavruryudhiṣṭhiram |
tapasvinaḥ satyaśīlāḥ śataśaḥ saṃśitavratāḥ || 15 ||
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te yātvā pāṇḍavāstatra bahubhirbrāhmaṇaiḥ saha |
puṇyaṃ dvaitavanaṃ ramyaṃ viviśurbharatarṣabhāḥ || 16 ||
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tacchālatālāmramadhūkanīpa kadambasarjārjunakarṇikāraiḥ |
tapātyaye puṣpadharairupetaṃ mahāvanaṃ rāṣṭrapatirdadarśa || 17 ||
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mahādrumāṇāṃ śikhareṣu tasthurmanoramāṃ vācamudīrayantaḥ |
mayūradātyūhacakorasaṃghāstasminvane kānanakokilāśca || 18 ||
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kareṇuyūthaiḥ saha yūthapānāṃ madotkaṭānāmacalaprabhāṇām |
mahānti yūthāni mahādvipānāṃ tasminvane rāṣṭrapatirdadarśa || 19 ||
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manoramāṃ bhogavatīmupetya dhṛtātmanāṃ cīrajaṭādharāṇām |
tasminvane dharmabhṛtāṃ nivāse dadarśa siddharṣigaṇānanekān || 20 ||
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tataḥ sa yānādavaruhya rājā sabhrātṛkaḥ sajanaḥ kānanaṃ tat |
viveśa dharmātmavatāṃ variṣṭhastriviṣṭapaṃ śakra ivāmitaujāḥ || 21 ||
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taṃ satyasaṃdhaṃ sahitābhipeturdidṛkṣavaścāraṇasiddhasaṃghāḥ |
vanaukasaścāpi narendrasiṃhaṃ manasvinaṃ saṃparivārya tasthuḥ || 22 ||
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sa tatra siddhānabhivādya sarvānpratyarcito rājavaddevavacca |
viveśa sarvaiḥ sahito dvijāgryaiḥ kṛtāñjalirdharmabhṛtāṃ variṣṭhaḥ || 23 ||
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sa puṇyaśīlaḥ pitṛvanmahātmā tapasvibhirdharmaparairupetya |
pratyarcitaḥ puṣpadharasya mūle mahādrumasyopaviveśa rājā || 24 ||
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bhīmaśca kṛṣṇā ca dhanaṃjayaśca yamau ca te cānucarā narendram |
vimucya vāhānavaruhya sarve tatropatasthurbharataprabarhāḥ || 25 ||
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latāvatānāvanataḥ sa pāṇḍavairmahādrumaḥ pañcabhirugradhanvibhiḥ |
babhau nivāsopagatairmahātmabhirmahāgirirvāraṇayūthapairiva || 26 ||
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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 25

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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