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).

vaiśravaṇa uvāca |
yudhiṣṭhira dhṛtirdākṣyaṃ deśakālau parākramaḥ |
lokatantravidhānānāmeṣa pañcavidho vidhiḥ || 1 ||
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dhṛtimantaśca dakṣāśca sve sve karmaṇi bhārata |
parākramavidhānajñā narāḥ kṛtayuge'bhavan || 2 ||
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dhṛtimāndeśakālajñaḥ sarvadharmavidhānavit |
kṣatriyaḥ kṣatriyaśreṣṭha pṛthivīmanuśāsti vai || 3 ||
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ya evaṃ vartate pārtha puruṣaḥ sarvakarmasu |
sa loke labhate vīra yaśaḥ pretya ca sadgatim || 4 ||
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deśakālāntaraprepsuḥ kṛtvā śakraḥ parākramam |
saṃprāptastridive rājyaṃ vṛtrahā vasubhiḥ saha || 5 ||
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pāpātmā pāpabuddhiryaḥ pāpamevānuvartate |
karmaṇāmavibhāgajñaḥ pretya ceha ca naśyati || 6 ||
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akālajñaḥ sudurmedhāḥ kāryāṇāmaviśeṣavit |
vṛthācārasamārambhaḥ pretya ceha ca naśyati || 7 ||
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sāhase vartamānānāṃ nikṛtīnāṃ durātmanām |
sarvasāmarthyalipsūnāṃ pāpo bhavati niścayaḥ || 8 ||
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adharmajño'valiptaśca bālabuddhiramarṣaṇaḥ |
nirbhayo bhīmaseno'yaṃ taṃ śādhi puruṣarṣabha || 9 ||
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ārṣṭiṣeṇasya rājarṣeḥ prāpya bhūyastvamāśramam |
tāmisraṃ prathamaṃ pakṣaṃ vītaśokabhayo vasa || 10 ||
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alakāḥ saha gandharvairyakṣaiśca saha rākṣasaiḥ |
manniyuktā manuṣyendra sarve ca girivāsinaḥ |
rakṣantu tvā mahābāho sahitaṃ dvijasattamaiḥ || 11 ||
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sāhaseṣu ca saṃtiṣṭhanniha śaile vṛkodaraḥ |
vāryatāṃ sādhvayaṃ rājaṃstvayā dharmabhṛtāṃ vara || 12 ||
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itaḥ paraṃ ca rājendra drakṣyanti vanagocarāḥ |
upasthāsyanti ca sadā rakṣiṣyanti ca sarvaśaḥ || 13 ||
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tathaiva cānnapānāni svādūni ca bahūni ca |
upasthāsyanti vo gṛhya matpreṣyāḥ puruṣarṣabha || 14 ||
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yathā jiṣṇurmahendrasya yathā vāyorvṛkodaraḥ |
dharmasya tvaṃ yathā tāta yogotpanno nijaḥ sutaḥ || 15 ||
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ātmajāvātmasaṃpannau yamau cobhau yathāśvinoḥ |
rakṣyāstadvanmamāpīha yūyaṃ sarve yudhiṣṭhira || 16 ||
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arthatattvavibhāgajñaḥ sarvadharmaviśeṣavit |
bhīmasenādavarajaḥ phalgunaḥ kuśalī divi || 17 ||
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yāḥ kāścana matā lokeṣvagryāḥ paramasaṃpadaḥ |
janmaprabhṛti tāḥ sarvāḥ sthitāstāta dhanaṃjaye || 18 ||
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damo dānaṃ balaṃ buddhirhrīrdhṛtisteja uttamam |
etānyapi mahāsattve sthitānyamitatejasi || 19 ||
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na mohātkurute jiṣṇuḥ karma pāṇḍava garhitam |
na pārthasya mṛṣoktāni kathayanti narā nṛṣu || 20 ||
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sa devapitṛgandharvaiḥ kurūṇāṃ kīrtivardhanaḥ |
mānitaḥ kurute'strāṇi śakrasadmani bhārata || 21 ||
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yo'sau sarvānmahīpālāndharmeṇa vaśamānayat |
sa śaṃtanurmahātejāḥ pitustava pitāmahaḥ |
prīyate pārtha pārthena divi gāṇḍīvadhanvanā || 22 ||
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samyakcāsau mahāvīryaḥ kuladhurya iva sthitaḥ |
pitṝndevāṃstathā viprānpūjayitvā mahāyaśāḥ |
sapta mukhyānmahāmedhānāharadyamunāṃ prati || 23 ||
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adhirājaḥ sa rājaṃstvāṃ śaṃtanuḥ prapitāmahaḥ |
svargajicchakralokasthaḥ kuśalaṃ paripṛcchati || 24 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ śaktiṃ gadāṃ khaḍgaṃ dhanuśca bharatarṣabha |
prādhvaṃ kṛtvā namaścakre kuberāya vṛkodaraḥ || 25 ||
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tato'bravīddhanādhyakṣaḥ śaraṇyaḥ śaraṇāgatam |
mānahā bhava śatrūṇāṃ suhṛdāṃ nandivardhanaḥ || 26 ||
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sveṣu veśmasu ramyeṣu vasatāmitratāpanāḥ |
kāmānupahariṣyanti yakṣā vo bharatarṣabhāḥ || 27 ||
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śīghrameva guḍākeśaḥ kṛtāstraḥ puruṣarṣabhaḥ |
sākṣānmaghavatā sṛṣṭaḥ saṃprāpsyati dhanaṃjayaḥ || 28 ||
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evamuttamakarmāṇamanuśiṣya yudhiṣṭhiram |
astaṃ girivaraśreṣṭhaṃ prayayau guhyakādhipaḥ || 29 ||
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taṃ paristomasaṃkīrṇairnānāratnavibhūṣitaiḥ |
yānairanuyayuryakṣā rākṣasāśca sahasraśaḥ || 30 ||
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pakṣiṇāmiva nirghoṣaḥ kuberasadanaṃ prati |
babhūva paramāśvānāmairāvatapathe yatām || 31 ||
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te jagmustūrṇamākāśaṃ dhanādhipativājinaḥ |
prakarṣanta ivābhrāṇi pibanta iva mārutam || 32 ||
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tatastāni śarīrāṇi gatasattvāni rakṣasām |
apākṛṣyanta śailāgrāddhanādhipatiśāsanāt || 33 ||
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teṣāṃ hi śāpakālo'sau kṛto'gastyena dhīmatā |
samare nihatāstasmātsarve maṇimatā saha || 34 ||
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pāṇḍavāstu mahātmānasteṣu veśmasu tāṃ kṣapām |
sukhamūṣurgatodvegāḥ pūjitāḥ sarvarākṣasaiḥ || 35 ||
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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 159

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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