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).

mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
ikṣvākau saṃsthite rājañśaśādaḥ pṛthivīmimām |
prāptaḥ paramadharmātmā so'yodhyāyāṃ nṛpo'bhavat || 1 ||
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śaśādasya tu dāyādaḥ kakutstho nāma vīryavān |
anenāścāpi kākutsthaḥ pṛthuścānenasaḥ sutaḥ || 2 ||
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viṣvagaśvaḥ pṛthoḥ putrastasmādārdrastu jajñivān |
ārdrasya yuvanāśvastu śrāvastastasya cātmajaḥ || 3 ||
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jajñe śrāvastako rājā śrāvastī yena nirmitā |
śrāvastasya tu dāyādo bṛhadaśvo mahābalaḥ |
bṛhadaśvasutaścāpi kuvalāśva iti smṛtaḥ || 4 ||
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kuvalāśvasya putrāṇāṃ sahasrāṇyekaviṃśatiḥ |
sarve vidyāsu niṣṇātā balavanto durāsadāḥ || 5 ||
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kuvalāśvastu pitṛto guṇairabhyadhiko'bhavat |
samaye taṃ tato rājye bṛhadaśvo'bhyaṣecayat |
kuvalāśvaṃ mahārāja śūramuttamadhārmikam || 6 ||
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putrasaṃkrāmitaśrīstu bṛhadaśvo mahīpatiḥ |
jagāma tapase dhīmāṃstapovanamamitrahā || 7 ||
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atha śuśrāva rājarṣiṃ tamuttaṅko yudhiṣṭhira |
vanaṃ saṃprasthitaṃ rājanbṛhadaśvaṃ dvijottamaḥ || 8 ||
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tamuttaṅko mahātejāḥ sarvāstraviduṣāṃ varam |
nyavārayadameyātmā samāsādya narottamam || 9 ||
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uttaṅka uvāca |
bhavatā rakṣaṇaṃ kāryaṃ tattāvatkartumarhasi |
nirudvignā vayaṃ rājaṃstvatprasādādvasemahi || 10 ||
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tvayā hi pṛthivī rājanrakṣyamāṇā mahātmanā |
bhaviṣyati nirudvignā nāraṇyaṃ gantumarhasi || 11 ||
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pālane hi mahāndharmaḥ prajānāmiha dṛśyate |
na tathā dṛśyate'raṇye mā te bhūdbuddhirīdṛśī || 12 ||
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īdṛśo na hi rājendra dharmaḥ kvacana dṛśyate |
prajānāṃ pālane yo vai purā rājarṣibhiḥ kṛtaḥ |
rakṣitavyāḥ prajā rājñā tāstvaṃ rakṣitumarhasi || 13 ||
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nirudvignastapaścartuṃ na hi śaknomi pārthiva |
mamāśramasamīpe vai sameṣu marudhanvasu || 14 ||
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samudro vālukāpūrṇa ujjānaka iti smṛtaḥ |
bahuyojanavistīrṇo bahuyojanamāyataḥ || 15 ||
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tatra raudro dānavendro mahāvīryaparākramaḥ |
madhukaiṭabhayoḥ putro dhundhurnāma sudāruṇaḥ || 16 ||
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antarbhūmigato rājanvasatyamitavikramaḥ |
taṃ nihatya mahārāja vanaṃ tvaṃ gantumarhasi || 17 ||
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śete lokavināśāya tapa āsthāya dāruṇam |
tridaśānāṃ vināśāya lokānāṃ cāpi pārthiva || 18 ||
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avadhyo devatānāṃ sa daityānāmatha rakṣasām |
nāgānāmatha yakṣāṇāṃ gandharvāṇāṃ ca sarvaśaḥ |
avāpya sa varaṃ rājansarvalokapitāmahāt || 19 ||
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taṃ vināśaya bhadraṃ te mā te buddhirato'nyathā |
prāpsyase mahatīṃ kīrtiṃ śāśvatīmavyayāṃ dhruvām || 20 ||
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krūrasya svapatastasya vālukāntarhitasya vai |
saṃvatsarasya paryante niḥśvāsaḥ saṃpravartate |
yadā tadā bhūścalati saśailavanakānanā || 21 ||
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tasya niḥśvāsavātena raja uddhūyate mahat |
ādityapathamāvṛtya saptāhaṃ bhūmikampanam |
savisphuliṅgaṃ sajvālaṃ sadhūmaṃ hyatidāruṇam || 22 ||
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tena rājanna śaknomi tasminsthātuṃ sva āśrame |
taṃ vināśaya rājendra lokānāṃ hitakāmyayā |
lokāḥ svasthā bhavantvadya tasminvinihate'sure || 23 ||
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tvaṃ hi tasya vināśāya paryāpta iti me matiḥ |
tejasā tava tejaśca viṣṇurāpyāyayiṣyati || 24 ||
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viṣṇunā ca varo datto mama pūrvaṃ tato vadhe |
yastaṃ mahāsuraṃ raudraṃ vadhiṣyati mahīpatiḥ |
tejastaṃ vaiṣṇavamiti pravekṣyati durāsadam || 25 ||
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tattejastvaṃ samādhāya rājendra bhuvi duḥsaham |
taṃ niṣūdaya saṃduṣṭaṃ daityaṃ raudraparākramam || 26 ||
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na hi dhundhurmahātejāstejasālpena śakyate |
nirdagdhuṃ pṛthivīpāla sa hi varṣaśatairapi || 27 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 193

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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