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).

lomaśa uvāca |
tataḥ śrutvā tu śaryātirvayaḥsthaṃ cyavanaṃ kṛtam |
saṃhṛṣṭaḥ senayā sārdhamupāyādbhārgavāśramam || 1 ||
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cyavanaṃ ca sukanyāṃ ca dṛṣṭvā devasutāviva |
reme mahīpaḥ śaryātiḥ kṛtsnāṃ prāpya mahīmiva || 2 ||
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ṛṣiṇā satkṛtastena sabhāryaḥ pṛthivīpatiḥ |
upopaviṣṭaḥ kalyāṇīḥ kathāścakre mahāmanāḥ || 3 ||
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athainaṃ bhārgavo rājannuvāca parisāntvayan |
yājayiṣyāmi rājaṃstvāṃ saṃbhārānupakalpaya || 4 ||
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tataḥ paramasaṃhṛṣṭaḥ śaryātiḥ pṛthivīpatiḥ |
cyavanasya mahārāja tadvākyaṃ pratyapūjayat || 5 ||
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praśaste'hani yajñīye sarvakāmasamṛddhimat |
kārayāmāsa śaryātiryajñāyatanamuttamam || 6 ||
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tatrainaṃ cyavano rājanyājayāmāsa bhārgavaḥ |
adbhutāni ca tatrāsanyāni tāni nibodha me || 7 ||
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agṛhṇāccyavanaḥ somamaśvinordevayostadā |
tamindro vārayāmāsa gṛhyamāṇaṃ tayorgraham || 8 ||
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indra uvāca |
ubhāvetau na somārhau nāsatyāviti me matiḥ |
bhiṣajau devaputrāṇāṃ karmaṇā naivamarhataḥ || 9 ||
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cyavana uvāca |
māvamaṃsthā mahātmānau rūpadraviṇavattarau |
yau cakraturmāṃ maghavanvṛndārakamivājaram || 10 ||
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ṛte tvāṃ vibudhāṃścānyānkathaṃ vai nārhataḥ savam |
aśvināvapi devendra devau viddhi puraṃdara || 11 ||
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indra uvāca |
cikitsakau karmakarau kāmarūpasamanvitau |
loke carantau martyānāṃ kathaṃ somamihārhataḥ || 12 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
etadeva yadā vākyamāmreḍayati vāsavaḥ |
anādṛtya tataḥ śakraṃ grahaṃ jagrāha bhārgavaḥ || 13 ||
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grahīṣyantaṃ tu taṃ somamaśvinoruttamaṃ tadā |
samīkṣya balabhiddeva idaṃ vacanamabravīt || 14 ||
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ābhyāmarthāya somaṃ tvaṃ grahīṣyasi yadi svayam |
vajraṃ te prahariṣyāmi ghorarūpamanuttamam || 15 ||
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evamuktaḥ smayannindramabhivīkṣya sa bhārgavaḥ |
jagrāha vidhivatsomamaśvibhyāmuttamaṃ graham || 16 ||
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tato'smai prāharadvajraṃ ghorarūpaṃ śacīpatiḥ |
tasya praharato bāhuṃ stambhayāmāsa bhārgavaḥ || 17 ||
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saṃstambhayitvā cyavano juhuve mantrato'nalam |
kṛtyārthī sumahātejā devaṃ hiṃsitumudyataḥ || 18 ||
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tataḥ kṛtyā samabhavadṛṣestasya tapobalāt |
mado nāma mahāvīryo bṛhatkāyo mahāsuraḥ |
śarīraṃ yasya nirdeṣṭumaśakyaṃ tu surāsuraiḥ || 19 ||
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tasyāsyamabhavadghoraṃ tīkṣṇāgradaśanaṃ mahat |
hanurekā sthitā tasya bhūmāvekā divaṃ gatā || 20 ||
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catasra āyatā daṃṣṭrā yojanānāṃ śataṃ śatam |
itare tvasya daśanā babhūvurdaśayojanāḥ |
prākārasadṛśākārāḥ śūlāgrasamadarśanāḥ || 21 ||
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bāhū parvatasaṃkāśāvāyatāvayutaṃ samau |
netre raviśaśiprakhye vaktramantakasaṃnibham || 22 ||
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lelihañjihvayā vaktraṃ vidyuccapalalolayā |
vyāttānano ghoradṛṣṭirgrasanniva jagadbalāt || 23 ||
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sa bhakṣayiṣyansaṃkruddhaḥ śatakratumupādravat |
mahatā ghorarūpeṇa lokāñśabdena nādayan || 24 ||
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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 124

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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