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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
etacchrutvā vacastasya vānarendrasya dhīmataḥ |
bhīmasenastadā vīraḥ provācāmitrakarśanaḥ || 1 ||
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ko bhavānkiṃnimittaṃ vā vānaraṃ vapurāśritaḥ |
brāhmaṇānantaro varṇaḥ kṣatriyastvānupṛcchati || 2 ||
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kauravaḥ somavaṃśīyaḥ kuntyā garbheṇa dhāritaḥ |
pāṇḍavo vāyutanayo bhīmasena iti śrutaḥ || 3 ||
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sa vākyaṃ bhīmasenasya smitena pratigṛhya tat |
hanūmānvāyutanayo vāyuputramabhāṣata || 4 ||
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vānaro'haṃ na te mārgaṃ pradāsyāmi yathepsitam |
sādhu gaccha nivartasva mā tvaṃ prāpsyasi vaiśasam || 5 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
vaiśasaṃ vāstu yadvānyanna tvā pṛcchāmi vānara |
prayacchottiṣṭha mārgaṃ me mā tvaṃ prāpsyasi vaiśasam || 6 ||
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hanūmānuvāca |
nāsti śaktirmamotthātuṃ vyādhinā kleśito hyaham |
yadyavaśyaṃ prayātavyaṃ laṅghayitvā prayāhi mām || 7 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
nirguṇaḥ paramātmeti dehaṃ te vyāpya tiṣṭhati |
tamahaṃ jñānavijñeyaṃ nāvamanye na laṅghaye || 8 ||
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yadyāgamairna vindeyaṃ tamahaṃ bhūtabhāvanam |
krameyaṃ tvāṃ giriṃ cemaṃ hanūmāniva sāgaram || 9 ||
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hanūmānuvāca |
ka eṣa hanumānnāma sāgaro yena laṅghitaḥ |
pṛcchāmi tvā kuruśreṣṭha kathyatāṃ yadi śakyate || 10 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
bhrātā mama guṇaślāghyo buddhisattvabalānvitaḥ |
rāmāyaṇe'tivikhyātaḥ śūro vānarapuṃgavaḥ || 11 ||
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rāmapatnīkṛte yena śatayojanamāyataḥ |
sāgaraḥ plavagendreṇa krameṇaikena laṅghitaḥ || 12 ||
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sa me bhrātā mahāvīryastulyo'haṃ tasya tejasā |
bale parākrame yuddhe śakto'haṃ tava nigrahe || 13 ||
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uttiṣṭha dehi me mārgaṃ paśya vā me'dya pauruṣam |
macchāsanamakurvāṇaṃ mā tvā neṣye yamakṣayam || 14 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
vijñāya taṃ balonmattaṃ bāhuvīryeṇa garvitam |
hṛdayenāvahasyainaṃ hanūmānvākyamabravīt || 15 ||
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prasīda nāsti me śaktirutthātuṃ jarayānagha |
mamānukampayā tvetatpucchamutsārya gamyatām || 16 ||
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sāvajñamatha vāmena smayañjagrāha pāṇinā |
na cāśakaccālayituṃ bhīmaḥ pucchaṃ mahākapeḥ || 17 ||
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uccikṣepa punardorbhyāmindrāyudhamivocchritam |
noddhartumaśakadbhīmo dorbhyāmapi mahābalaḥ || 18 ||
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utkṣiptabhrūrvivṛttākṣaḥ saṃhatabhrukuṭīmukhaḥ |
svinnagātro'bhavadbhīmo na coddhartuṃ śaśāka ha || 19 ||
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yatnavānapi tu śrīmāṃllāṅgūloddharaṇoddhutaḥ |
kapeḥ pārśvagato bhīmastasthau vrīḍādadhomukhaḥ || 20 ||
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praṇipatya ca kaunteyaḥ prāñjalirvākyamabravīt |
prasīda kapiśārdūla duruktaṃ kṣamyatāṃ mama || 21 ||
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siddho vā yadi vā devo gandharvo vātha guhyakaḥ |
pṛṣṭaḥ sankāmayā brūhi kastvaṃ vānararūpadhṛk || 22 ||
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hanūmānuvāca |
yatte mama parijñāne kautūhalamariṃdama |
tatsarvamakhilena tvaṃ śṛṇu pāṇḍavanandana || 23 ||
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ahaṃ kesariṇaḥ kṣetre vāyunā jagadāyuṣā |
jātaḥ kamalapatrākṣa hanūmānnāma vānaraḥ || 24 ||
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sūryaputraṃ ca sugrīvaṃ śakraputraṃ ca vālinam |
sarvavānararājānau sarvavānarayūthapāḥ || 25 ||
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upatasthurmahāvīryā mama cāmitrakarśana |
sugrīveṇābhavatprītiranilasyāgninā yathā || 26 ||
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nikṛtaḥ sa tato bhrātrā kasmiṃścitkāraṇāntare |
ṛśyamūke mayā sārdhaṃ sugrīvo nyavasacciram || 27 ||
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atha dāśarathirvīro rāmo nāma mahābalaḥ |
viṣṇurmānuṣarūpeṇa cacāra vasudhāmimām || 28 ||
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sa pituḥ priyamanvicchansahabhāryaḥ sahānujaḥ |
sadhanurdhanvināṃ śreṣṭho daṇḍakāraṇyamāśritaḥ || 29 ||
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tasya bhāryā janasthānādrāvaṇena hṛtā balāt |
vañcayitvā mahābuddhiṃ mṛgarūpeṇa rāghavam || 30 ||
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hṛtadāraḥ saha bhrātrā patnīṃ mārgansa rāghavaḥ |
dṛṣṭavāñśailaśikhare sugrīvaṃ vānararṣabham || 31 ||
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tena tasyābhavatsakhyaṃ rāghavasya mahātmanaḥ |
sa hatvā vālinaṃ rājye sugrīvaṃ pratyapādayat |
sa harīnpreṣayāmāsa sītāyāḥ parimārgaṇe || 32 ||
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tato vānarakoṭībhiryāṃ vayaṃ prasthitā diśam |
tatra pravṛttiḥ sītāyā gṛdhreṇa pratipāditā || 33 ||
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tato'haṃ kāryasiddhyarthaṃ rāmasyākliṣṭakarmaṇaḥ |
śatayojanavistīrṇamarṇavaṃ sahasāplutaḥ || 34 ||
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dṛṣṭā sā ca mayā devī rāvaṇasya niveśane |
pratyāgataścāpi punarnāma tatra prakāśya vai || 35 ||
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tato rāmeṇa vīreṇa hatvā tānsarvarākṣasān |
punaḥ pratyāhṛtā bhāryā naṣṭā vedaśrutiryathā || 36 ||
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tataḥ pratiṣṭhite rāme vīro'yaṃ yācito mayā |
yāvadrāmakathā vīra bhavellokeṣu śatruhan |
tāvajjīveyamityevaṃ tathāstviti ca so'bravīt || 37 ||
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daśa varṣasahasrāṇi daśa varṣaśatāni ca |
rājyaṃ kāritavānrāmastatastu tridivaṃ gataḥ || 38 ||
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tadihāpsarasastāta gandharvāśca sadānagha |
tasya vīrasya caritaṃ gāyantyo ramayanti mām || 39 ||
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ayaṃ ca mārgo martyānāmagamyaḥ kurunandana |
tato'haṃ ruddhavānmārgaṃ tavemaṃ devasevitam |
dharṣayedvā śapedvāpi mā kaściditi bhārata || 40 ||
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divyo devapatho hyeṣa nātra gacchanti mānuṣāḥ |
yadarthamāgataścāsi tatsaro'bhyarṇa eva hi || 41 ||
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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 147

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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