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).

deva uvāca |
kāmaṃ devāpi māṃ vipra na vijānanti tattvataḥ |
tvatprītyā tu pravakṣyāmi yathedaṃ visṛjāmyaham || 1 ||
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pitṛbhakto'si viprarṣe māṃ caiva śaraṇaṃ gataḥ |
ato dṛṣṭo'smi te sākṣādbrahmacaryaṃ ca te mahat || 2 ||
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āpo nārā iti proktāḥ saṃjñānāma kṛtaṃ mayā |
tena nārāyaṇo'smyukto mama taddhyayanaṃ sadā || 3 ||
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ahaṃ nārāyaṇo nāma prabhavaḥ śāśvato'vyayaḥ |
vidhātā sarvabhūtānāṃ saṃhartā ca dvijottama || 4 ||
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ahaṃ viṣṇurahaṃ brahmā śakraścāhaṃ surādhipaḥ |
ahaṃ vaiśravaṇo rājā yamaḥ pretādhipastathā || 5 ||
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ahaṃ śivaśca somaśca kaśyapaśca prajāpatiḥ |
ahaṃ dhātā vidhātā ca yajñaścāhaṃ dvijottama || 6 ||
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agnirāsyaṃ kṣitiḥ pādau candrādityau ca locane |
sadiśaṃ ca nabhaḥ kāyo vāyurmanasi me sthitaḥ || 7 ||
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mayā kratuśatairiṣṭaṃ bahubhiḥ svāptadakṣiṇaiḥ |
yajante vedaviduṣo māṃ devayajane sthitam || 8 ||
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pṛthivyāṃ kṣatriyendrāśca pārthivāḥ svargakāṅkṣiṇaḥ |
yajante māṃ tathā vaiśyāḥ svargalokajigīṣavaḥ || 9 ||
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catuḥsamudraparyantāṃ merumandarabhūṣaṇām |
śeṣo bhūtvāhamevaitāṃ dhārayāmi vasuṃdharām || 10 ||
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vārāhaṃ rūpamāsthāya mayeyaṃ jagatī purā |
majjamānā jale vipra vīryeṇāsītsamuddhṛtā || 11 ||
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agniśca vaḍavāvaktro bhūtvāhaṃ dvijasattama |
pibāmyapaḥ samāviddhāstāścaiva visṛjāmyaham || 12 ||
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brahma vaktraṃ bhujau kṣatramūrū me saṃśritā viśaḥ |
pādau śūdrā bhajante me vikrameṇa krameṇa ca || 13 ||
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ṛgvedaḥ sāmavedaśca yajurvedo'pyatharvaṇaḥ |
mattaḥ prādurbhavantyete māmeva praviśanti ca || 14 ||
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yatayaḥ śāntiparamā yatātmāno mumukṣavaḥ |
kāmakrodhadveṣamuktā niḥsaṅgā vītakalmaṣāḥ || 15 ||
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sattvasthā nirahaṃkārā nityamadhyātmakovidāḥ |
māmeva satataṃ viprāścintayanta upāsate || 16 ||
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ahaṃ saṃvartako jyotirahaṃ saṃvartako yamaḥ |
ahaṃ saṃvartakaḥ sūryo ahaṃ saṃvartako'nilaḥ || 17 ||
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tārārūpāṇi dṛśyante yānyetāni nabhastale |
mama rūpāṇyathaitāni viddhi tvaṃ dvijasattama || 18 ||
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ratnākarāḥ samudrāśca sarva eva caturdiśam |
vasanaṃ śayanaṃ caiva nilayaṃ caiva viddhi me || 19 ||
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kāmaṃ krodhaṃ ca harṣaṃ ca bhayaṃ mohaṃ tathaiva ca |
mamaiva viddhi rūpāṇi sarvāṇyetāni sattama || 20 ||
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prāpnuvanti narā vipra yatkṛtvā karmaśobhanam |
satyaṃ dānaṃ tapaścogramahiṃsā caiva jantuṣu || 21 ||
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madvidhānena vihitā mama dehavihāriṇaḥ |
mayābhibhūtavijñānā viceṣṭante na kāmataḥ || 22 ||
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samyagvedamadhīyānā yajanto vividhairmakhaiḥ |
śāntātmāno jitakrodhāḥ prāpnuvanti dvijātayaḥ || 23 ||
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prāptuṃ na śakyo yo vidvannarairduṣkṛtakarmabhiḥ |
lobhābhibhūtaiḥ kṛpaṇairanāryairakṛtātmabhiḥ || 24 ||
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taṃ māṃ mahāphalaṃ viddhi padaṃ sukṛtakarmaṇaḥ |
duṣprāpaṃ vipramūḍhānāṃ mārgaṃ yogairniṣevitam || 25 ||
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yadā yadā ca dharmasya glānirbhavati sattama |
abhyutthānamadharmasya tadātmānaṃ sṛjāmyaham || 26 ||
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daityā hiṃsānuraktāśca avadhyāḥ surasattamaiḥ |
rākṣasāścāpi loke'sminyadotpatsyanti dāruṇāḥ || 27 ||
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tadāhaṃ saṃprasūyāmi gṛheṣu śubhakarmaṇām |
praviṣṭo mānuṣaṃ dehaṃ sarvaṃ praśamayāmyaham || 28 ||
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sṛṣṭvā devamanuṣyāṃśca gandharvoragarākṣasān |
sthāvarāṇi ca bhūtāni saṃharāmyātmamāyayā || 29 ||
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karmakāle punardehamanucintya sṛjāmyaham |
praviśya mānuṣaṃ dehaṃ maryādābandhakāraṇāt || 30 ||
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śvetaḥ kṛtayuge varṇaḥ pītastretāyuge mama |
rakto dvāparamāsādya kṛṣṇaḥ kaliyuge tathā || 31 ||
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trayo bhāgā hyadharmasya tasminkāle bhavantyuta |
antakāle ca saṃprāpte kālo bhūtvātidāruṇaḥ |
trailokyaṃ nāśayāmyekaḥ kṛtsnaṃ sthāvarajaṅgamam || 32 ||
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ahaṃ trivartmā sarvātmā sarvalokasukhāvahaḥ |
abhibhūḥ sarvago'nanto hṛṣīkeśa urukramaḥ || 33 ||
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kālacakraṃ nayāmyeko brahmannahamarūpi vai |
śamanaṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ sarvalokakṛtodyamam || 34 ||
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evaṃ praṇihitaḥ samyaṅmayātmā munisattama |
sarvabhūteṣu viprendra na ca māṃ vetti kaścana || 35 ||
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yacca kiṃcittvayā prāptaṃ mayi kleśātmakaṃ dvija |
sukhodayāya tatsarvaṃ śreyase ca tavānagha || 36 ||
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yacca kiṃcittvayā loke dṛṣṭaṃ sthāvarajaṅgamam |
vihitaḥ sarvathaivāsau mamātmā munisattama || 37 ||
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ardhaṃ mama śarīrasya sarvalokapitāmahaḥ |
ahaṃ nārāyaṇo nāma śaṅkhacakragadādharaḥ || 38 ||
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yāvadyugānāṃ viprarṣe sahasraparivartanam |
tāvatsvapimi viśvātmā sarvalokapitāmahaḥ || 39 ||
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evaṃ sarvamahaṃ kālamihāse munisattama |
aśiśuḥ śiśurūpeṇa yāvadbrahmā na budhyate || 40 ||
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mayā ca vipra datto'yaṃ varaste brahmarūpiṇā |
asakṛtparituṣṭena viprarṣigaṇapūjita || 41 ||
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sarvamekārṇavaṃ dṛṣṭvā naṣṭaṃ sthāvarajaṅgamam |
viklavo'si mayā jñātastataste darśitaṃ jagat || 42 ||
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abhyantaraṃ śarīrasya praviṣṭo'si yadā mama |
dṛṣṭvā lokaṃ samastaṃ ca vismito nāvabudhyase || 43 ||
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tato'si vaktrādviprarṣe drutaṃ niḥsārito mayā |
ākhyātaste mayā cātmā durjñeyo'pi surāsuraiḥ || 44 ||
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yāvatsa bhagavānbrahmā na budhyati mahātapāḥ |
tāvattvamiha viprarṣe viśrabdhaścara vai sukham || 45 ||
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tato vibuddhe tasmiṃstu sarvalokapitāmahe |
ekībhūto hi srakṣyāmi śarīrāddvijasattama || 46 ||
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ākāśaṃ pṛthivīṃ jyotirvāyuṃ salilameva ca |
loke yacca bhaveccheṣamiha sthāvarajaṅgamam || 47 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
ityuktvāntarhitastāta sa devaḥ paramādbhutaḥ |
prajāścemāḥ prapaśyāmi vicitrā bahudhākṛtāḥ || 48 ||
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etaddṛṣṭaṃ mayā rājaṃstasminprāpte yugakṣaye |
āścaryaṃ bharataśreṣṭha sarvadharmabhṛtāṃ vara || 49 ||
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yaḥ sa devo mayā dṛṣṭaḥ purā padmanibhekṣaṇaḥ |
sa eṣa puruṣavyāghra saṃbandhī te janārdanaḥ || 50 ||
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asyaiva varadānāddhi smṛtirna prajahāti mām |
dīrghamāyuśca kaunteya svacchandamaraṇaṃ tathā || 51 ||
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sa eṣa kṛṣṇo vārṣṇeyaḥ purāṇapuruṣo vibhuḥ |
āste hariracintyātmā krīḍanniva mahābhujaḥ || 52 ||
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eṣa dhātā vidhātā ca saṃhartā caiva sātvataḥ |
śrīvatsavakṣā govindaḥ prajāpatipatiḥ prabhuḥ || 53 ||
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dṛṣṭvemaṃ vṛṣṇiśārdūlaṃ smṛtirmāmiyamāgatā |
ādidevamajaṃ viṣṇuṃ puruṣaṃ pītavāsasam || 54 ||
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sarveṣāmeva bhūtānāṃ pitā mātā ca mādhavaḥ |
gacchadhvamenaṃ śaraṇaṃ śaraṇyaṃ kauravarṣabhāḥ || 55 ||
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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 187

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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