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 |
evamuktaḥ sa viprastu dharmavyādhena bhārata |
kathāmakathayadbhūyo manasaḥ prītivardhanīm || 1 ||
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brāhmaṇa |
mahābhūtāni yānyāhuḥ pañca dharmavidāṃ vara |
ekaikasya guṇānsamyakpañcānāmapi me vada || 2 ||
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vyādha uvāca |
bhūmirāpastathā jyotirvāyurākāśameva ca |
guṇottarāṇi sarvāṇi teṣāṃ vakṣyāmi te guṇān || 3 ||
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bhūmiḥ pañcaguṇā brahmannudakaṃ ca caturguṇam |
guṇāstrayastejasi ca trayaścākāśavātayoḥ || 4 ||
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śabdaḥ sparśaśca rūpaṃ ca raso gandhaśca pañcamaḥ |
ete guṇāḥ pañca bhūmeḥ sarvebhyo guṇavattarāḥ || 5 ||
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śabdaḥ sparśaśca rūpaṃ ca rasaścāpi dvijottama |
apāmete guṇā brahmankīrtitāstava suvrata || 6 ||
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śabdaḥ sparśaśca rūpaṃ ca tejaso'tha guṇāstrayaḥ |
śabdaḥ sparśaśca vāyau tu śabda ākāśa eva ca || 7 ||
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ete pañcadaśa brahmanguṇā bhūteṣu pañcasu |
vartante sarvabhūteṣu yeṣu lokāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ |
anyonyaṃ nātivartante saṃpacca bhavati dvija || 8 ||
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yadā tu viṣamībhāvamācaranti carācarāḥ |
tadā dehī dehamanyaṃ vyatirohati kālataḥ || 9 ||
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ānupūrvyā vinaśyanti jāyante cānupūrvaśaḥ |
tatra tatra hi dṛśyante dhātavaḥ pāñcabhautikāḥ |
yairāvṛtamidaṃ sarvaṃ jagatsthāvarajaṅgamam || 10 ||
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indriyaiḥ sṛjyate yadyattattadvyaktamiti smṛtam |
avyaktamiti vijñeyaṃ liṅgagrāhyamatīndriyam || 11 ||
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yathāsvaṃ grāhakānyeṣāṃ śabdādīnāmimāni tu |
indriyāṇi yadā dehī dhārayanniha tapyate || 12 ||
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loke vitatamātmānaṃ lokaṃ cātmani paśyati |
parāvarajñaḥ saktaḥ sansarvabhūtāni paśyati || 13 ||
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paśyataḥ sarvabhūtāni sarvāvasthāsu sarvadā |
brahmabhūtasya saṃyogo nāśubhenopapadyate || 14 ||
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jñānamūlātmakaṃ kleśamativṛttasya mohajam |
loko buddhiprakāśena jñeyamārgeṇa dṛśyate || 15 ||
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anādinidhanaṃ jantumātmayoniṃ sadāvyayam |
anaupamyamamūrtaṃ ca bhagavānāha buddhimān |
tapomūlamidaṃ sarvaṃ yanmāṃ viprānupṛcchasi || 16 ||
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indriyāṇyeva tatsarvaṃ yatsvarganarakāvubhau |
nigṛhītavisṛṣṭāni svargāya narakāya ca || 17 ||
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eṣa yogavidhiḥ kṛtsno yāvadindriyadhāraṇam |
etanmūlaṃ hi tapasaḥ kṛtsnasya narakasya ca || 18 ||
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indriyāṇāṃ prasaṅgena doṣamṛcchatyasaṃśayam |
saṃniyamya tu tānyeva tataḥ siddhimavāpnute || 19 ||
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ṣaṇṇāmātmani nityānāmaiśvaryaṃ yo'dhigacchati |
na sa pāpaiḥ kuto'narthairyujyate vijitendriyaḥ || 20 ||
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rathaḥ śarīraṃ puruṣasya dṛṣṭamātmā niyantendriyāṇyāhuraśvān |
tairapramattaḥ kuśalī sadaśvairdāntaiḥ sukhaṃ yāti rathīva dhīraḥ || 21 ||
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ṣaṇṇāmātmani nityānāmindriyāṇāṃ pramāthinām |
yo dhīro dhārayedraśmīnsa syātparamasārathiḥ || 22 ||
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indriyāṇāṃ prasṛṣṭānāṃ hayānāmiva vartmasu |
dhṛtiṃ kurvīta sārathye dhṛtyā tāni jayeddhruvam || 23 ||
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indriyāṇāṃ hi caratāṃ yanmano'nuvidhīyate |
tadasya harate buddhiṃ nāvaṃ vāyurivāmbhasi || 24 ||
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yeṣu vipratipadyante ṣaṭsu mohātphalāgame |
teṣvadhyavasitādhyāyī vindate dhyānajaṃ phalam || 25 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 202

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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