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).

bhīma uvāca |
pāṇḍavo bhīmaseno'haṃ dharmaputrādanantaraḥ |
viśālāṃ badarīṃ prāpto bhrātṛbhiḥ saha rākṣasāḥ || 1 ||
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apaśyattatra pāñcālī saugandhikamanuttamam |
aniloḍhamito nūnaṃ sā bahūni parīpsati || 2 ||
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tasyā māmanavadyāṅgyā dharmapatnyāḥ priye sthitam |
puṣpāhāramiha prāptaṃ nibodhata niśācarāḥ || 3 ||
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rākṣasā ūcuḥ |
ākrīḍo'yaṃ kuberasya dayitaḥ puruṣarṣabha |
neha śakyaṃ manuṣyeṇa vihartuṃ martyadharmiṇā || 4 ||
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devarṣayastathā yakṣā devāścātra vṛkodara |
āmantrya yakṣapravaraṃ pibanti viharanti ca |
gandharvāpsarasaścaiva viharantyatra pāṇḍava || 5 ||
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anyāyeneha yaḥ kaścidavamanya dhaneśvaram |
vihartumiccheddurvṛttaḥ sa vinaśyedasaṃśayam || 6 ||
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tamanādṛtya padmāni jihīrṣasi balāditaḥ |
dharmarājasya cātmānaṃ bravīṣi bhrātaraṃ katham || 7 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
rākṣasāstaṃ na paśyāmi dhaneśvaramihāntike |
dṛṣṭvāpi ca mahārājaṃ nāhaṃ yācitumutsahe || 8 ||
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na hi yācanti rājāna eṣa dharmaḥ sanātanaḥ |
na cāhaṃ hātumicchāmi kṣātradharmaṃ kathaṃcana || 9 ||
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iyaṃ ca nalinī ramyā jātā parvatanirjhare |
neyaṃ bhavanamāsādya kuberasya mahātmanaḥ || 10 ||
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tulyā hi sarvabhūtānāmiyaṃ vaiśravaṇasya ca |
evaṃgateṣu dravyeṣu kaḥ kaṃ yācitumarhati || 11 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
ityuktvā rākṣasānsarvānbhīmaseno vyagāhata |
tataḥ sa rākṣasairvācā pratiṣiddhaḥ pratāpavān |
mā maivamiti sakrodhairbhartsayadbhiḥ samantataḥ || 12 ||
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kadarthīkṛtya tu sa tānrākṣasānbhīmavikramaḥ |
vyagāhata mahātejāste taṃ sarve nyavārayan || 13 ||
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gṛhṇīta badhnīta nikṛntatemaṃ pacāma khādāma ca bhīmasenam |
kruddhā bruvanto'nuyayurdrutaṃ te śastrāṇi codyamya vivṛttanetrāḥ || 14 ||
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tataḥ sa gurvīṃ yamadaṇḍakalpāṃ mahāgadāṃ kāñcanapaṭṭanaddhām |
pragṛhya tānabhyapatattarasvī tato'bravīttiṣṭhata tiṣṭhateti || 15 ||
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te taṃ tadā tomarapaṭṭiśādyairvyāvidhya śastraiḥ sahasābhipetuḥ |
jighāṃsavaḥ krodhavaśāḥ subhīmā bhīmaṃ samantātparivavrurugrāḥ || 16 ||
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vātena kuntyāṃ balavānsa jātaḥ śūrastarasvī dviṣatāṃ nihantā |
satye ca dharme ca rataḥ sadaiva parākrame śatrubhirapradhṛṣyaḥ || 17 ||
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teṣāṃ sa mārgānvividhānmahātmā nihatya śastrāṇi ca śātravāṇām |
yathāpravīrānnijaghāna vīraḥ paraḥśatānpuṣkariṇīsamīpe || 18 ||
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te tasya vīryaṃ ca balaṃ ca dṛṣṭvā vidyābalaṃ bāhubalaṃ tathaiva |
aśaknuvantaḥ sahitāḥ samantāddhatapravīrāḥ sahasā nivṛttāḥ || 19 ||
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vidīryamāṇāstata eva tūrṇamākāśamāsthāya vimūḍhasaṃjñāḥ |
kailāsaśṛṅgāṇyabhidudruvuste bhīmārditāḥ krodhavaśāḥ prabhagnāḥ || 20 ||
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sa śakravaddānavadaityasaṃghānvikramya jitvā ca raṇe'risaṃghān |
vigāhya tāṃ puṣkariṇīṃ jitāriḥ kāmāya jagrāha tato'mbujāni || 21 ||
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tataḥ sa pītvāmṛtakalpamambho bhūyo babhūvottamavīryatejāḥ |
utpāṭya jagrāha tato'mbujāni saugandhikānyuttamagandhavanti || 22 ||
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tatastu te krodhavaśāḥ sametya dhaneśvaraṃ bhīmabalapraṇunnāḥ |
bhīmasya vīryaṃ ca balaṃ ca saṃkhye yathāvadācakhyuratīva dīnāḥ || 23 ||
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teṣāṃ vacastattu niśamya devaḥ prahasya rakṣāṃśi tato'bhyuvāca |
gṛhṇātu bhīmo jalajāni kāmaṃ kṛṣṇānimittaṃ viditaṃ mamaitat || 24 ||
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tato'bhyanujñāya dhaneśvaraṃ te jagmuḥ kurūṇāṃ pravaraṃ viroṣāḥ |
bhīmaṃ ca tasyāṃ dadṛśurnalinyāṃ yathopajoṣaṃ viharantamekam || 25 ||
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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 152

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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