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).

bṛhadaśva uvāca |
damayantī tu tacchrutvā vaco haṃsasya bhārata |
tadā prabhṛti nasvasthā nalaṃ prati babhūva sā || 1 ||
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tataścintāparā dīnā vivarṇavadanā kṛśā |
babhūva damayantī tu niḥśvāsaparamā tadā || 2 ||
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ūrdhvadṛṣṭirdhyānaparā babhūvonmattadarśanā |
na śayyāsanabhogeṣu ratiṃ vindati karhicit || 3 ||
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na naktaṃ na divā śete hā heti vadatī muhuḥ |
tāmasvasthāṃ tadākārāṃ sakhyastā jajñuriṅgitaiḥ || 4 ||
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tato vidarbhapataye damayantyāḥ sakhīgaṇaḥ |
nyavedayata nasvasthāṃ damayantīṃ nareśvara || 5 ||
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tacchrutvā nṛpatirbhīmo damayantīsakhīgaṇāt |
cintayāmāsa tatkāryaṃ sumahatsvāṃ sutāṃ prati || 6 ||
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sa samīkṣya mahīpālaḥ svāṃ sutāṃ prāptayauvanām |
apaśyadātmanaḥ kāryaṃ damayantyāḥ svayaṃvaram || 7 ||
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sa saṃnipātayāmāsa mahīpālānviśāṃ pate |
anubhūyatāmayaṃ vīrāḥ svayaṃvara iti prabho || 8 ||
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śrutvā tu pārthivāḥ sarve damayantyāḥ svayaṃvaram |
abhijagmustadā bhīmaṃ rājāno bhīmaśāsanāt || 9 ||
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hastyaśvarathaghoṣeṇa nādayanto vasuṃdharām |
vicitramālyābharaṇairbalairdṛśyaiḥ svalaṃkṛtaiḥ || 10 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu purāṇāvṛṣisattamau |
aṭamānau mahātmānāvindralokamito gatau || 11 ||
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nāradaḥ parvataścaiva mahātmānau mahāvratau |
devarājasya bhavanaṃ viviśāte supūjitau || 12 ||
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tāvarcitvā sahasrākṣastataḥ kuśalamavyayam |
papracchānāmayaṃ cāpi tayoḥ sarvagataṃ vibhuḥ || 13 ||
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nārada uvāca |
āvayoḥ kuśalaṃ deva sarvatragatamīśvara |
loke ca maghavankṛtsne nṛpāḥ kuśalino vibho || 14 ||
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bṛhadaśva uvāca |
nāradasya vacaḥ śrutvā papraccha balavṛtrahā |
dharmajñāḥ pṛthivīpālāstyaktajīvitayodhinaḥ || 15 ||
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śastreṇa nidhanaṃ kāle ye gacchantyaparāṅmukhāḥ |
ayaṃ loko'kṣayasteṣāṃ yathaiva mama kāmadhuk || 16 ||
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kva nu te kṣatriyāḥ śūrā na hi paśyāmi tānaham |
āgacchato mahīpālānatithīndayitānmama || 17 ||
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evamuktastu śakreṇa nāradaḥ pratyabhāṣata |
śṛṇu me bhagavanyena na dṛśyante mahīkṣitaḥ || 18 ||
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vidarbharājaduhitā damayantīti viśrutā |
rūpeṇa samatikrāntā pṛthivyāṃ sarvayoṣitaḥ || 19 ||
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tasyāḥ svayaṃvaraḥ śakra bhavitā nacirādiva |
tatra gacchanti rājāno rājaputrāśca sarvaśaḥ || 20 ||
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tāṃ ratnabhūtāṃ lokasya prārthayanto mahīkṣitaḥ |
kāṅkṣanti sma viśeṣeṇa balavṛtraniṣūdana || 21 ||
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etasminkathyamāne tu lokapālāśca sāgnikāḥ |
ājagmurdevarājasya samīpamamarottamāḥ || 22 ||
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tatastacchuśruvuḥ sarve nāradasya vaco mahat |
śrutvā caivābruvanhṛṣṭā gacchāmo vayamapyuta || 23 ||
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tataḥ sarve mahārāja sagaṇāḥ sahavāhanāḥ |
vidarbhānabhito jagmuryatra sarve mahīkṣitaḥ || 24 ||
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nalo'pi rājā kaunteya śrutvā rājñāṃ samāgamam |
abhyagacchadadīnātmā damayantīmanuvrataḥ || 25 ||
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atha devāḥ pathi nalaṃ dadṛśurbhūtale sthitam |
sākṣādiva sthitaṃ mūrtyā manmathaṃ rūpasaṃpadā || 26 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā lokapālāste bhrājamānaṃ yathā ravim |
tasthurvigatasaṃkalpā vismitā rūpasaṃpadā || 27 ||
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tato'ntarikṣe viṣṭabhya vimānāni divaukasaḥ |
abruvannaiṣadhaṃ rājannavatīrya nabhastalāt || 28 ||
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bho bho naiṣadha rājendra nala satyavrato bhavān |
asmākaṃ kuru sāhāyyaṃ dūto bhava narottama || 29 ||
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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 51

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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