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).

śyena uvāca |
dharmātmānaṃ tvāhurekaṃ sarve rājanmahīkṣitaḥ |
sa vai dharmaviruddhaṃ tvaṃ kasmātkarma cikīrṣasi || 1 ||
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vihitaṃ bhakṣaṇaṃ rājanpīḍyamānasya me kṣudhā |
mā bhāṅkṣīrdharmalobhena dharmamutsṛṣṭavānasi || 2 ||
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rājovāca |
saṃtrastarūpastrāṇārthī tvatto bhīto mahādvija |
matsakāśamanuprāptaḥ prāṇagṛdhnurayaṃ dvijaḥ || 3 ||
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evamabhyāgatasyeha kapotasyābhayārthinaḥ |
apradāne paro'dharmaḥ kiṃ tvaṃ śyena prapaśyasi || 4 ||
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praspandamānaḥ saṃbhrāntaḥ kapotaḥ śyena lakṣyate |
matsakāśaṃ jīvitārthī tasya tyāgo vigarhitaḥ || 5 ||
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śyena uvāca |
āhārātsarvabhūtāni saṃbhavanti mahīpate |
āhāreṇa vivardhante tena jīvanti jantavaḥ || 6 ||
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śakyate dustyaje'pyarthe cirarātrāya jīvitum |
na tu bhojanamutsṛjya śakyaṃ vartayituṃ ciram || 7 ||
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bhakṣyādvilopitasyādya mama prāṇā viśāṃ pate |
visṛjya kāyameṣyanti panthānamapunarbhavam || 8 ||
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pramṛte mayi dharmātmanputradāraṃ naśiṣyati |
rakṣamāṇaḥ kapotaṃ tvaṃ bahūnprāṇānnaśiṣyasi || 9 ||
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dharmaṃ yo bādhate dharmo na sa dharmaḥ kudharma tat |
avirodhī tu yo dharmaḥ sa dharmaḥ satyavikrama || 10 ||
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virodhiṣu mahīpāla niścitya gurulāghavam |
na bādhā vidyate yatra taṃ dharmaṃ samudācaret || 11 ||
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gurulāghavamājñāya dharmādharmaviniścaye |
yato bhūyāṃstato rājankuru dharmaviniścayam || 12 ||
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rājovāca |
bahukalyāṇasaṃyuktaṃ bhāṣase vihagottama |
suparṇaḥ pakṣirāṭkiṃ tvaṃ dharmajñaścāsyasaṃśayam |
tathā hi dharmasaṃyuktaṃ bahu citraṃ prabhāṣase || 13 ||
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na te'styaviditaṃ kiṃciditi tvā lakṣayāmyaham |
śaraṇaiṣiṇaḥ parityāgaṃ kathaṃ sādhviti manyase || 14 ||
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āhārārthaṃ samārambhastava cāyaṃ vihaṃgama |
śakyaścāpyanyathā kartumāhāro'pyadhikastvayā || 15 ||
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govṛṣo vā varāho vā mṛgo vā mahiṣo'pi vā |
tvadarthamadya kriyatāṃ yadvānyadabhikāṅkṣase || 16 ||
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śyena uvāca |
na varāhaṃ na cokṣāṇaṃ na mṛgānvividhāṃstathā |
bhakṣayāmi mahārāja kimannādyena tena me || 17 ||
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yastu me daivavihito bhakṣaḥ kṣatriyapuṃgava |
tamutsṛja mahīpāla kapotamimameva me || 18 ||
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śyenāḥ kapotānkhādanti sthitireṣā sanātanī |
mā rājanmārgamājñāya kadalīskandhamāruha || 19 ||
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rājovāca |
rājyaṃ śibīnāmṛddhaṃ vai śādhi pakṣigaṇārcita |
yadvā kāmayase kiṃcicchyena sarvaṃ dadāni te |
vinemaṃ pakṣiṇaṃ śyena śaraṇārthinamāgatam || 20 ||
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yenemaṃ varjayethāstvaṃ karmaṇā pakṣisattama |
tadācakṣva kariṣyāmi na hi dāsye kapotakam || 21 ||
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śyena uvāca |
uśīnara kapote te yadi sneho narādhipa |
ātmano māṃsamutkṛtya kapotatulayā dhṛtam || 22 ||
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yadā samaṃ kapotena tava māṃsaṃ bhavennṛpa |
tadā pradeyaṃ tanmahyaṃ sā me tuṣṭirbhaviṣyati || 23 ||
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rājovāca |
anugrahamimaṃ manye śyena yanmābhiyācase |
tasmātte'dya pradāsyāmi svamāṃsaṃ tulayā dhṛtam || 24 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
athotkṛtya svamāṃsaṃ tu rājā paramadharmavit |
tulayāmāsa kaunteya kapotena sahābhibho || 25 ||
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dhriyamāṇastu tulayā kapoto vyatiricyate |
punaścotkṛtya māṃsāni rājā prādāduśīnaraḥ || 26 ||
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na vidyate yadā māṃsaṃ kapotena samaṃ dhṛtam |
tata utkṛttamāṃso'sāvāruroha svayaṃ tulām || 27 ||
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śyena uvāca |
indro'hamasmi dharmajña kapoto havyavāḍayam |
jijñāsamānau dharme tvāṃ yajñavāṭamupāgatau || 28 ||
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yatte māṃsāni gātrebhya utkṛttāni viśāṃ pate |
eṣā te bhāsvarī kīrtirlokānabhibhaviṣyati || 29 ||
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yāvalloke manuṣyāstvāṃ kathayiṣyanti pārthiva |
tāvatkīrtiśca lokāśca sthāsyanti tava śāśvatāḥ || 30 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
tatpāṇḍaveya sadanaṃ rājñastasya mahātmanaḥ |
paśyasvaitanmayā sārdhaṃ puṇyaṃ pāpapramocanam || 31 ||
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atra vai satataṃ devā munayaśca sanātanāḥ |
dṛśyante brāhmaṇai rājanpuṇyavadbhirmahātmabhiḥ || 32 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 131

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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