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 |
evamukto mahābāhurbhīmasenaḥ pratāpavān |
praṇipatya tataḥ prītyā bhrātaraṃ hṛṣṭamānasaḥ |
uvāca ślakṣṇayā vācā hanūmantaṃ kapīśvaram || 1 ||
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mayā dhanyataro nāsti yadāryaṃ dṛṣṭavānaham |
anugraho me sumahāṃstṛptiśca tava darśanāt || 2 ||
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evaṃ tu kṛtamicchāmi tvayāryādya priyaṃ mama |
yatte tadāsītplavataḥ sāgaraṃ makarālayam |
rūpamapratimaṃ vīra tadicchāmi nirīkṣitum || 3 ||
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evaṃ tuṣṭo bhaviṣyāmi śraddhāsyāmi ca te vacaḥ |
evamuktaḥ sa tejasvī prahasya harirabravīt || 4 ||
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na tacchakyaṃ tvayā draṣṭuṃ rūpaṃ nānyena kenacit |
kālāvasthā tadā hyanyā vartate sā na sāṃpratam || 5 ||
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anyaḥ kṛtayuge kālastretāyāṃ dvāpare'paraḥ |
ayaṃ pradhvaṃsanaḥ kālo nādya tadrūpamasti me || 6 ||
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bhūmirnadyo nagāḥ śailāḥ siddhā devā maharṣayaḥ |
kālaṃ samanuvartante yathā bhāvā yuge yuge |
balavarṣmaprabhāvā hi prahīyantyudbhavanti ca || 7 ||
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tadalaṃ tava tadrūpaṃ draṣṭuṃ kurukulodvaha |
yugaṃ samanuvartāmi kālo hi duratikramaḥ || 8 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
yugasaṃkhyāṃ samācakṣva ācāraṃ ca yuge yuge |
dharmakāmārthabhāvāṃśca varṣma vīryaṃ bhavābhavau || 9 ||
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hanūmānuvāca |
kṛtaṃ nāma yugaṃ tāta yatra dharmaḥ sanātanaḥ |
kṛtameva na kartavyaṃ tasminkāle yugottame || 10 ||
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na tatra dharmāḥ sīdanti na kṣīyante ca vai prajāḥ |
tataḥ kṛtayugaṃ nāma kālena guṇatāṃ gatam || 11 ||
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devadānavagandharvayakṣarākṣasapannagāḥ |
nāsankṛtayuge tāta tadā na krayavikrayāḥ || 12 ||
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na sāmayajuṛgvarṇāḥ kriyā nāsīcca mānavī |
abhidhyāya phalaṃ tatra dharmaḥ saṃnyāsa eva ca || 13 ||
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na tasminyugasaṃsarge vyādhayo nendriyakṣayaḥ |
nāsūyā nāpi ruditaṃ na darpo nāpi paiśunam || 14 ||
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na vigrahaḥ kutastandrī na dveṣo nāpi vaikṛtam |
na bhayaṃ na ca saṃtāpo na cerṣyā na ca matsaraḥ || 15 ||
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tataḥ paramakaṃ brahma yā gatiryogināṃ parā |
ātmā ca sarvabhūtānāṃ śuklo nārāyaṇastadā || 16 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ śūdrāśca kṛtalakṣaṇāḥ |
kṛte yuge samabhavansvakarmaniratāḥ prajāḥ || 17 ||
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samāśramaṃ samācāraṃ samajñānamatībalam |
tadā hi samakarmāṇo varṇā dharmānavāpnuvan || 18 ||
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ekavedasamāyuktā ekamantravidhikriyāḥ |
pṛthagdharmāstvekavedā dharmamekamanuvratāḥ || 19 ||
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cāturāśramyayuktena karmaṇā kālayoginā |
akāmaphalasaṃyogātprāpnuvanti parāṃ gatim || 20 ||
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ātmayogasamāyukto dharmo'yaṃ kṛtalakṣaṇaḥ |
kṛte yuge catuṣpādaścāturvarṇyasya śāśvataḥ || 21 ||
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etatkṛtayugaṃ nāma traiguṇyaparivarjitam |
tretāmapi nibodha tvaṃ yasminsatraṃ pravartate || 22 ||
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pādena hrasate dharmo raktatāṃ yāti cācyutaḥ |
satyapravṛttāśca narāḥ kriyādharmaparāyaṇāḥ || 23 ||
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tato yajñāḥ pravartante dharmāśca vividhāḥ kriyāḥ |
tretāyāṃ bhāvasaṃkalpāḥ kriyādānaphalodayāḥ || 24 ||
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pracalanti na vai dharmāttapodānaparāyaṇāḥ |
svadharmasthāḥ kriyāvanto janāstretāyuge'bhavan || 25 ||
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dvāpare'pi yuge dharmo dvibhāgonaḥ pravartate |
viṣṇurvai pītatāṃ yāti caturdhā veda eva ca || 26 ||
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tato'nye ca caturvedāstrivedāśca tathāpare |
dvivedāścaikavedāścāpyanṛcaśca tathāpare || 27 ||
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evaṃ śāstreṣu bhinneṣu bahudhā nīyate kriyā |
tapodānapravṛttā ca rājasī bhavati prajā || 28 ||
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ekavedasya cājñānādvedāste bahavaḥ kṛtāḥ |
satyasya ceha vibhraṃśātsatye kaścidavasthitaḥ || 29 ||
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satyātpracyavamānānāṃ vyādhayo bahavo'bhavan |
kāmāścopadravāścaiva tadā daivatakāritāḥ || 30 ||
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yairardyamānāḥ subhṛśaṃ tapastapyanti mānavāḥ |
kāmakāmāḥ svargakāmā yajñāṃstanvanti cāpare || 31 ||
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evaṃ dvāparamāsādya prajāḥ kṣīyantyadharmataḥ |
pādenaikena kaunteya dharmaḥ kaliyuge sthitaḥ || 32 ||
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tāmasaṃ yugamāsādya kṛṣṇo bhavati keśavaḥ |
vedācārāḥ praśāmyanti dharmayajñakriyāstathā || 33 ||
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ītayo vyādhayastandrī doṣāḥ krodhādayastathā |
upadravāśca vartante ādhayo vyādhayastathā || 34 ||
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yugeṣvāvartamāneṣu dharmo vyāvartate punaḥ |
dharme vyāvartamāne tu loko vyāvartate punaḥ || 35 ||
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loke kṣīṇe kṣayaṃ yānti bhāvā lokapravartakāḥ |
yugakṣayakṛtā dharmāḥ prārthanāni vikurvate || 36 ||
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etatkaliyugaṃ nāma acirādyatpravartate |
yugānuvartanaṃ tvetatkurvanti cirajīvinaḥ || 37 ||
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yacca te matparijñāne kautūhalamariṃdama |
anarthakeṣu ko bhāvaḥ puruṣasya vijānataḥ || 38 ||
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etatte sarvamākhyātaṃ yanmāṃ tvaṃ paripṛcchasi |
yugasaṃkhyāṃ mahābāho svasti prāpnuhi gamyatām || 39 ||
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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 148

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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