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 |
apakrānte nale rājandamayantī gataklamā |
abudhyata varārohā saṃtrastā vijane vane || 1 ||
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sāpaśyamānā bhartāraṃ duḥkhaśokasamanvitā |
prākrośaduccaiḥ saṃtrastā mahārājeti naiṣadham || 2 ||
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hā nātha hā mahārāja hā svāminkiṃ jahāsi mām |
hā hatāsmi vinaṣṭāsmi bhītāsmi vijane vane || 3 ||
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nanu nāma mahārāja dharmajñaḥ satyavāgasi |
kathamuktvā tathāsatyaṃ suptāmutsṛjya māṃ gataḥ || 4 ||
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kathamutsṛjya gantāsi vaśyāṃ bhāryāmanuvratām |
viśeṣato'napakṛte pareṇāpakṛte sati || 5 ||
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śakṣyase tā giraḥ satyāḥ kartuṃ mayi nareśvara |
yāstvayā lokapālānāṃ saṃnidhau kathitāḥ purā || 6 ||
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paryāptaḥ parihāso'yametāvānpuruṣarṣabha |
bhītāhamasmi durdharṣa darśayātmānamīśvara || 7 ||
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dṛśyase dṛśyase rājanneṣa tiṣṭhasi naiṣadha |
āvārya gulmairātmānaṃ kiṃ māṃ na pratibhāṣase || 8 ||
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nṛśaṃsaṃ bata rājendra yanmāmevaṃgatāmiha |
vilapantīṃ samāliṅgya nāśvāsayasi pārthiva || 9 ||
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na śocāmyahamātmānaṃ na cānyadapi kiṃcana |
kathaṃ nu bhavitāsyeka iti tvāṃ nṛpa śocimi || 10 ||
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kathaṃ nu rājaṃstṛṣitaḥ kṣudhitaḥ śramakarśitaḥ |
sāyāhne vṛkṣamūleṣu māmapaśyanbhaviṣyasi || 11 ||
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tataḥ sā tīvraśokārtā pradīpteva ca manyunā |
itaścetaśca rudatī paryadhāvata duḥkhitā || 12 ||
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muhurutpatate bālā muhuḥ patati vihvalā |
muhurālīyate bhītā muhuḥ krośati roditi || 13 ||
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sā tīvraśokasaṃtaptā muhurniḥśvasya vihvalā |
uvāca bhaimī niṣkramya rodamānā pativratā || 14 ||
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yasyābhiśāpādduḥkhārto duḥkhaṃ vindati naiṣadhaḥ |
tasya bhūtasya tadduḥkhādduḥkhamabhyadhikaṃ bhavet || 15 ||
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apāpacetasaṃ pāpo ya evaṃ kṛtavānnalam |
tasmādduḥkhataraṃ prāpya jīvatvasukhajīvikām || 16 ||
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evaṃ tu vilapantī sā rājño bhāryā mahātmanaḥ |
anveṣati sma bhartāraṃ vane śvāpadasevite || 17 ||
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unmattavadbhīmasutā vilapantī tatastataḥ |
hā hā rājanniti muhuritaścetaśca dhāvati || 18 ||
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tāṃ śuṣyamāṇāmatyarthaṃ kurarīmiva vāśatīm |
karuṇaṃ bahu śocantīṃ vilapantīṃ muhurmuhuḥ || 19 ||
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sahasābhyāgatāṃ bhaimīmabhyāśaparivartinīm |
jagrāhājagaro grāho mahākāyaḥ kṣudhānvitaḥ || 20 ||
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sā grasyamānā grāheṇa śokena ca parājitā |
nātmānaṃ śocati tathā yathā śocati naiṣadham || 21 ||
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hā nātha māmiha vane grasyamānāmanāthavat |
grāheṇānena vipine kimarthaṃ nābhidhāvasi || 22 ||
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kathaṃ bhaviṣyasi punarmāmanusmṛtya naiṣadha |
pāpānmuktaḥ punarlabdhvā buddhiṃ ceto dhanāni ca || 23 ||
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śrāntasya te kṣudhārtasya pariglānasya naiṣadha |
kaḥ śramaṃ rājaśārdūla nāśayiṣyati mānada || 24 ||
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tāmakasmānmṛgavyādho vicarangahane vane |
ākrandatīmupaśrutya javenābhisasāra ha || 25 ||
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tāṃ sa dṛṣṭvā tathā grastāmurageṇāyatekṣaṇām |
tvaramāṇo mṛgavyādhaḥ samabhikramya vegitaḥ || 26 ||
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mukhataḥ pātayāmāsa śastreṇa niśitena ha |
nirviceṣṭaṃ bhujaṃgaṃ taṃ viśasya mṛgajīvanaḥ || 27 ||
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mokṣayitvā ca tāṃ vyādhaḥ prakṣālya salilena ca |
samāśvāsya kṛtāhārāmatha papraccha bhārata || 28 ||
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kasya tvaṃ mṛgaśāvākṣi kathaṃ cābhyāgatā vanam |
kathaṃ cedaṃ mahatkṛcchraṃ prāptavatyasi bhāmini || 29 ||
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damayantī tathā tena pṛcchyamānā viśāṃ pate |
sarvametadyathāvṛttamācacakṣe'sya bhārata || 30 ||
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tāmardhavastrasaṃvītāṃ pīnaśroṇipayodharām |
sukumārānavadyāṅgīṃ pūrṇacandranibhānanām || 31 ||
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arālapakṣmanayanāṃ tathā madhurabhāṣiṇīm |
lakṣayitvā mṛgavyādhaḥ kāmasya vaśameyivān || 32 ||
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tāmatha ślakṣṇayā vācā lubdhako mṛdupūrvayā |
sāntvayāmāsa kāmārtastadabudhyata bhāminī || 33 ||
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damayantī tu taṃ duṣṭamupalabhya pativratā |
tīvraroṣasamāviṣṭā prajajvāleva manyunā || 34 ||
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sa tu pāpamatiḥ kṣudraḥ pradharṣayitumāturaḥ |
durdharṣāṃ tarkayāmāsa dīptāmagniśikhāmiva || 35 ||
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damayantī tu duḥkhārtā patirājyavinākṛtā |
atītavākpathe kāle śaśāpainaṃ ruṣā kila || 36 ||
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yathāhaṃ naiṣadhādanyaṃ manasāpi na cintaye |
tathāyaṃ patatāṃ kṣudraḥ parāsurmṛgajīvanaḥ || 37 ||
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uktamātre tu vacane tayā sa mṛgajīvanaḥ |
vyasuḥ papāta medinyāmagnidagdha iva drumaḥ || 38 ||
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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 60

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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