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).

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tato nivātakavacāḥ sarve vegena bhārata |
abhyadravanmāṃ sahitāḥ pragṛhītāyudhā raṇe || 1 ||
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ācchidya rathapanthānamutkrośanto mahārathāḥ |
āvṛtya sarvataste māṃ śaravarṣairavākiran || 2 ||
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tato'pare mahāvīryāḥ śūlapaṭṭiśapāṇayaḥ |
śūlāni ca bhuśuṇḍīśca mumucurdānavā mayi || 3 ||
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tacchūlavarṣaṃ sumahadgadāśaktisamākulam |
aniśaṃ sṛjyamānaṃ tairapatanmadrathopari || 4 ||
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anye māmabhyadhāvanta nivātakavacā yudhi |
śitaśastrāyudhā raudrāḥ kālarūpāḥ prahāriṇaḥ || 5 ||
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tānahaṃ vividhairbāṇairvegavadbhirajihmagaiḥ |
gāṇḍīvamuktairabhyaghnamekaikaṃ daśabhirmṛdhe |
te kṛtā vimukhāḥ sarve matprayuktaiḥ śilāśitaiḥ || 6 ||
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tato mātalinā tūrṇaṃ hayāste saṃpracoditāḥ |
rathamārgādbahūṃstatra vicerurvātaraṃhasaḥ |
susaṃyatā mātalinā prāmathnanta diteḥ sutān || 7 ||
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śataṃ śatāste harayastasminyuktā mahārathe |
tadā mātalinā yattā vyacarannalpakā iva || 8 ||
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teṣāṃ caraṇapātena rathanemisvanena ca |
mama bāṇanipātaiśca hatāste śataśo'surāḥ || 9 ||
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gatāsavastathā cānye pragṛhītaśarāsanāḥ |
hatasārathayastatra vyakṛṣyanta turaṃgamaiḥ || 10 ||
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te diśo vidiśaḥ sarvāḥ pratirudhya prahāriṇaḥ |
nighnanti vividhaiḥ śastraistato me vyathitaṃ manaḥ || 11 ||
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tato'haṃ mātalervīryamapaśyaṃ paramādbhutam |
aśvāṃstathā vegavato yadayatnādadhārayat || 12 ||
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tato'haṃ laghubhiścitrairastraistānasurānraṇe |
sāyudhānacchinaṃ rājañśataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 13 ||
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evaṃ me caratastatra sarvayatnena śatruhan |
prītimānabhavadvīro mātaliḥ śakrasārathiḥ || 14 ||
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vadhyamānāstataste tu hayaistena rathena ca |
agamanprakṣayaṃ kecinnyavartanta tathāpare || 15 ||
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spardhamānā ivāsmābhirnivātakavacā raṇe |
śaravarṣairmahadbhirmāṃ samantātpratyavārayan || 16 ||
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tato'haṃ laghubhiścitrairbrahmāstraparimantritaiḥ |
vyadhamaṃ sāyakairāśu śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 17 ||
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tataḥ saṃpīḍyamānāste krodhāviṣṭā mahāsurāḥ |
apīḍayanmāṃ sahitāḥ śaraśūlāsivṛṣṭibhiḥ || 18 ||
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tato'hamastramātiṣṭhaṃ paramaṃ tigmatejasam |
dayitaṃ devarājasya mādhavaṃ nāma bhārata || 19 ||
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tataḥ khaḍgāṃstriśūlāṃśca tomarāṃśca sahasraśaḥ |
astravīryeṇa śatadhā tairmuktānahamacchinam || 20 ||
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chittvā praharaṇānyeṣāṃ tatastānapi sarvaśaḥ |
pratyavidhyamahaṃ roṣāddaśabhirdaśabhiḥ śaraiḥ || 21 ||
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gāṇḍīvāddhi tadā saṃkhye yathā bhramarapaṅktayaḥ |
niṣpatanti tathā bāṇāstanmātalirapūjayat || 22 ||
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teṣāmapi tu bāṇāste bahutvācchalabhā iva |
avākiranmāṃ balavattānahaṃ vyadhamaṃ śaraiḥ || 23 ||
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vadhyamānāstataste tu nivātakavacāḥ punaḥ |
śaravarṣairmahadbhirmāṃ samantātparyavārayan || 24 ||
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śaravegānnihatyāhamastraiḥ śaravighātibhiḥ |
jvaladbhiḥ paramaiḥ śīghraistānavidhyaṃ sahasraśaḥ || 25 ||
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teṣāṃ chinnāni gātrāṇi visṛjanti sma śoṇitam |
prāvṛṣīvātivṛṣṭāni śṛṅgāṇīva dharābhṛtām || 26 ||
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indrāśanisamasparśairvegavadbhirajihmagaiḥ |
madbāṇairvadhyamānāste samudvignāḥ sma dānavāḥ || 27 ||
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śatadhā bhinnadehāntrāḥ kṣīṇapraharaṇaujasaḥ |
tato nivātakavacā māmayudhyanta māyayā || 28 ||
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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 167

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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