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 |
praśānte tu pure hṛṣṭe saṃpravṛtte mahotsave |
mahatyā senayā rājā damayantīmupānayat || 1 ||
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damayantīmapi pitā satkṛtya paravīrahā |
prasthāpayadameyātmā bhīmo bhīmaparākramaḥ || 2 ||
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āgatāyāṃ tu vaidarbhyāṃ saputrāyāṃ nalo nṛpaḥ |
vartayāmāsa mudito devarāḍiva nandane || 3 ||
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tathā prakāśatāṃ yāto jambūdvīpe'tha rājasu |
punaḥ sve cāvasadrājye pratyāhṛtya mahāyaśāḥ || 4 ||
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īje ca vividhairyajñairvidhivatsvāptadakṣiṇaiḥ |
tathā tvamapi rājendra sasuhṛdvakṣyase'cirāt || 5 ||
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duḥkhametādṛśaṃ prāpto nalaḥ parapuraṃjayaḥ |
devanena naraśreṣṭha sabhāryo bharatarṣabha || 6 ||
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ekākinaiva sumahannalena pṛthivīpate |
duḥkhamāsāditaṃ ghoraṃ prāptaścābhyudayaḥ punaḥ || 7 ||
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tvaṃ punarbhrātṛsahitaḥ kṛṣṇayā caiva pāṇḍava |
ramase'sminmahāraṇye dharmamevānucintayan || 8 ||
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brāhmaṇaiśca mahābhāgairvedavedāṅgapāragaiḥ |
nityamanvāsyase rājaṃstatra kā paridevanā || 9 ||
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itihāsamimaṃ cāpi kalināśanamucyate |
śakyamāśvāsituṃ śrutvā tvadvidhena viśāṃ pate || 10 ||
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asthiratvaṃ ca saṃcintya puruṣārthasya nityadā |
tasyāye ca vyaye caiva samāśvasihi mā śucaḥ || 11 ||
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ye cedaṃ kathayiṣyanti nalasya caritaṃ mahat |
śroṣyanti cāpyabhīkṣṇaṃ vai nālakṣmīstānbhajiṣyati |
arthāstasyopapatsyante dhanyatāṃ ca gamiṣyati || 12 ||
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itihāsamimaṃ śrutvā purāṇaṃ śaśvaduttamam |
putrānpautrānpaśūṃścaiva vetsyate nṛṣu cāgryatām |
arogaḥ prītimāṃścaiva bhaviṣyati na saṃśayaḥ || 13 ||
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bhayaṃ paśyasi yacca tvamāhvayiṣyati māṃ punaḥ |
akṣajña iti tatte'haṃ nāśayiṣyāmi pārthiva || 14 ||
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vedākṣahṛdayaṃ kṛtsnamahaṃ satyaparākrama |
upapadyasva kaunteya prasanno'haṃ bravīmi te || 15 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tato hṛṣṭamanā rājā bṛhadaśvamuvāca ha |
bhagavannakṣahṛdayaṃ jñātumicchāmi tattvataḥ || 16 ||
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tato'kṣahṛdayaṃ prādātpāṇḍavāya mahātmane |
dattvā cāśvaśiro'gacchadupaspraṣṭuṃ mahātapāḥ || 17 ||
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bṛhadaśve gate pārthamaśrauṣītsavyasācinam |
vartamānaṃ tapasyugre vāyubhakṣaṃ manīṣiṇam || 18 ||
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brāhmaṇebhyastapasvibhyaḥ saṃpatadbhyastatastataḥ |
tīrthaśailavarebhyaśca sametebhyo dṛḍhavrataḥ || 19 ||
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iti pārtho mahābāhurdurāpaṃ tapa āsthitaḥ |
na tathā dṛṣṭapūrvo'nyaḥ kaścidugratapā iti || 20 ||
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yathā dhanaṃjayaḥ pārthastapasvī niyatavrataḥ |
munirekacaraḥ śrīmāndharmo vigrahavāniva || 21 ||
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taṃ śrutvā pāṇḍavo rājaṃstapyamānaṃ mahāvane |
anvaśocata kaunteyaḥ priyaṃ vai bhrātaraṃ jayam || 22 ||
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dahyamānena tu hṛdā śaraṇārthī mahāvane |
brāhmaṇānvividhajñānānparyapṛcchadyudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 23 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 78

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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