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).

janamejaya uvāca |
prabhāsatīrthaṃ saṃprāpya vṛṣṇayaḥ pāṇḍavāstathā |
kimakurvankathāścaiṣāṃ kāstatrāsaṃstapodhana || 1 ||
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te hi sarve mahātmānaḥ sarvaśāstraviśāradāḥ |
vṛṣṇayaḥ pāṇḍavāścaiva suhṛdaśca parasparam || 2 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
prabhāsatīrthaṃ saṃprāpya puṇyaṃ tīrthaṃ mahodadheḥ |
vṛṣṇayaḥ pāṇḍavānvīrānparivāryopatasthire || 3 ||
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tato gokṣīrakundendumṛṇālarajataprabhaḥ |
vanamālī halī rāmo babhāṣe puṣkarekṣaṇam || 4 ||
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na kṛṣṇa dharmaścarito bhavāya jantoradharmaśca parābhavāya |
yudhiṣṭhiro yatra jaṭī mahātmā vanāśrayaḥ kliśyati cīravāsāḥ || 5 ||
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duryodhanaścāpi mahīṃ praśāsti na cāsya bhūmirvivaraṃ dadāti |
dharmādadharmaścarito garīyānitīva manyeta naro'lpabuddhiḥ || 6 ||
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duryodhane cāpi vivardhamāne yudhiṣṭhire cāsukha āttarājye |
kiṃ nvadya kartavyamiti prajābhiḥ śaṅkā mithaḥ saṃjanitā narāṇām || 7 ||
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ayaṃ hi dharmaprabhavo narendro dharme rataḥ satyadhṛtiḥ pradātā |
caleddhi rājyācca sukhācca pārtho dharmādapetaśca kathaṃ vivardhet || 8 ||
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kathaṃ nu bhīṣmaśca kṛpaśca vipro droṇaśca rājā ca kulasya vṛddhaḥ |
pravrājya pārthānsukhamāpnuvanti dhikpāpabuddhīnbharatapradhānān || 9 ||
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kiṃ nāma vakṣyatyavanipradhānaḥ pitṝnsamāgamya paratra pāpaḥ |
putreṣu samyakcaritaṃ mayeti putrānapāpānavaropya rājyāt || 10 ||
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nāsau dhiyā saṃpratipaśyati sma kiṃ nāma kṛtvāhamacakṣurevam |
jātaḥ pṛthivyāmiti pārthiveṣu pravrājya kaunteyamathāpi rājyāt || 11 ||
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nūnaṃ samṛddhānpitṛlokabhūmau cāmīkarābhānkṣitijānpraphullān |
vicitravīryasya sutaḥ saputraḥ kṛtvā nṛśaṃsaṃ bata paśyati sma || 12 ||
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vyūḍhottarāṃsānpṛthulohitākṣānnemānsma pṛcchansa śṛṇoti nūnam |
prasthāpayadyatsa vanaṃ hyaśaṅko yudhiṣṭhiraṃ sānujamāttaśastram || 13 ||
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yo'yaṃ pareṣāṃ pṛtanāṃ samṛddhāṃ nirāyudho dīrghabhujo nihanyāt |
śrutvaiva śabdaṃ hi vṛkodarasya muñcanti sainyāni śakṛtsamūtram || 14 ||
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sa kṣutpipāsādhvakṛśastarasvī sametya nānāyudhabāṇapāṇiḥ |
vane smaranvāsamimaṃ sughoraṃ śeṣaṃ na kuryāditi niścitaṃ me || 15 ||
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na hyasya vīryeṇa balena kaścitsamaḥ pṛthivyāṃ bhavitā nareṣu |
śītoṣṇavātātapakarśitāṅgo na śeṣamājāvasuhṛtsu kuryāt || 16 ||
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prācyāṃ nṛpānekarathena jitvā vṛkodaraḥ sānucarānraṇeṣu |
svastyāgamadyo'tirathastarasvī so'yaṃ vane kliśyati cīravāsāḥ || 17 ||
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yo dantakūre vyajayannṛdevānsamāgatāndākṣiṇātyānmahīpān |
taṃ paśyatemaṃ sahadevamadya tapasvinaṃ tāpasaveṣarūpam || 18 ||
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yaḥ pārthivānekarathena vīro diśaṃ pratīcīṃ prati yuddhaśauṇḍaḥ |
so'yaṃ vane mūlaphalena jīvañjaṭī caratyadya malācitāṅgaḥ || 19 ||
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satre samṛddhe'ti rathasya rājño vedītalādutpatitā sutā yā |
seyaṃ vane vāsamimaṃ suduḥkhaṃ kathaṃ sahatyadya satī sukhārhā || 20 ||
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trivargamukhyasya samīraṇasya deveśvarasyāpyatha vāśvinośca |
eṣāṃ surāṇāṃ tanayāḥ kathaṃ nu vane carantyalpasukhāḥ sukhārhāḥ || 21 ||
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jite hi dharmasya sute sabhārye sabhrātṛke sānucare niraste |
duryodhane cāpi vivardhamāne kathaṃ na sīdatyavaniḥ saśailā || 22 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 119

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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