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 |
agnīnāṃ vividho vaṃśaḥ kīrtitaste mayānagha |
śṛṇu janma tu kauravya kārttikeyasya dhīmataḥ || 1 ||
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adbhutasyādbhutaṃ putraṃ pravakṣyāmyamitaujasam |
jātaṃ saptarṣibhāryābhirbrahmaṇyaṃ kīrtivardhanam || 2 ||
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devāsurāḥ purā yattā vinighnantaḥ parasparam |
tatrājayansadā devāndānavā ghorarūpiṇaḥ || 3 ||
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vadhyamānaṃ balaṃ dṛṣṭvā bahuśastaiḥ puraṃdaraḥ |
svasainyanāyakārthāya cintāmāpa bhṛśaṃ tadā || 4 ||
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devasenāṃ dānavairyo bhagnāṃ dṛṣṭvā mahābalaḥ |
pālayedvīryamāśritya sa jñeyaḥ puruṣo mayā || 5 ||
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sa śailaṃ mānasaṃ gatvā dhyāyannarthamimaṃ bhṛśam |
śuśrāvārtasvaraṃ ghoramatha muktaṃ striyā tadā || 6 ||
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abhidhāvatu mā kaścitpuruṣastrātu caiva ha |
patiṃ ca me pradiśatu svayaṃ vā patirastu me || 7 ||
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puraṃdarastu tāmāha mā bhairnāsti bhayaṃ tava |
evamuktvā tato'paśyatkeśinaṃ sthitamagrataḥ || 8 ||
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kirīṭinaṃ gadāpāṇiṃ dhātumantamivācalam |
haste gṛhītvā tāṃ kanyāmathainaṃ vāsavo'bravīt || 9 ||
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anāryakarmankasmāttvamimāṃ kanyāṃ jihīrṣasi |
vajriṇaṃ māṃ vijānīhi viramāsyāḥ prabādhanāt || 10 ||
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keśyuvāca |
visṛjasva tvamevaināṃ śakraiṣā prārthitā mayā |
kṣamaṃ te jīvato gantuṃ svapuraṃ pākaśāsana || 11 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
evamuktvā gadāṃ keśī cikṣependravadhāya vai |
tāmāpatantīṃ ciccheda madhye vajreṇa vāsavaḥ || 12 ||
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athāsya śailaśikharaṃ keśī kruddho vyavāsṛjat |
tadāpatantaṃ saṃprekṣya śailaśṛṅgaṃ śatakratuḥ |
bibheda rājanvajreṇa bhuvi tannipapāta ha || 13 ||
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patatā tu tadā keśī tena śṛṅgeṇa tāḍitaḥ |
hitvā kanyāṃ mahābhāgāṃ prādravadbhṛśapīḍitaḥ || 14 ||
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apayāte'sure tasmiṃstāṃ kanyāṃ vāsavo'bravīt |
kāsi kasyāsi kiṃ ceha kuruṣe tvaṃ śubhānane || 15 ||
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kanyovāca |
ahaṃ prajāpateḥ kanyā devaseneti viśrutā |
bhaginī daityasenā me sā pūrvaṃ keśinā hṛtā || 16 ||
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sahaivāvāṃ bhaginyau tu sakhībhiḥ saha mānasam |
āgacchāveha ratyarthamanujñāpya prajāpatim || 17 ||
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nityaṃ cāvāṃ prārthayate hartuṃ keśī mahāsuraḥ |
icchatyenaṃ daityasenā na tvahaṃ pākaśāsana || 18 ||
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sā hṛtā tena bhagavanmuktāhaṃ tvadbalena tu |
tvayā devendra nirdiṣṭaṃ patimicchāmi durjayam || 19 ||
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indra uvāca |
mama mātṛṣvaseyā tvaṃ mātā dākṣāyaṇī mama |
ākhyātaṃ tvahamicchāmi svayamātmabalaṃ tvayā || 20 ||
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kanyovāca |
abalāhaṃ mahābāho patistu balavānmama |
varadānātpiturbhāvī surāsuranamaskṛtaḥ || 21 ||
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indra uvāca |
kīdṛśaṃ vai balaṃ devi patyustava bhaviṣyati |
etadicchāmyahaṃ śrotuṃ tava vākyamanindite || 22 ||
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kanyovāca |
devadānavayakṣāṇāṃ kiṃnaroragarakṣasām |
jetā sa dṛṣṭo duṣṭānāṃ mahāvīryo mahābalaḥ || 23 ||
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yastu sarvāṇi bhūtāni tvayā saha vijeṣyati |
sa hi me bhavitā bhartā brahmaṇyaḥ kīrtivardhanaḥ || 24 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
indrastasyā vacaḥ śrutvā duḥkhito'cintayadbhṛśam |
asyā devyāḥ patirnāsti yādṛśaṃ saṃprabhāṣate || 25 ||
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athāpaśyatsa udaye bhāskaraṃ bhāskaradyutiḥ |
somaṃ caiva mahābhāgaṃ viśamānaṃ divākaram || 26 ||
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amāvāsyāṃ saṃpravṛttaṃ muhūrtaṃ raudrameva ca |
devāsuraṃ ca saṃgrāmaṃ so'paśyadudaye girau || 27 ||
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lohitaiśca ghanairyuktāṃ pūrvāṃ saṃdhyāṃ śatakratuḥ |
apaśyallohitodaṃ ca bhagavānvaruṇālayam || 28 ||
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bhṛgubhiścāṅgirobhiśca hutaṃ mantraiḥ pṛthagvidhaiḥ |
havyaṃ gṛhītvā vahniṃ ca praviśantaṃ divākaram || 29 ||
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parva caiva caturviṃśaṃ tadā sūryamupasthitam |
tathā dharmagataṃ raudraṃ somaṃ sūryagataṃ ca tam || 30 ||
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samālokyaikatāmeva śaśino bhāskarasya ca |
samavāyaṃ tu taṃ raudraṃ dṛṣṭvā śakro vyacintayat || 31 ||
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eṣa raudraśca saṃghāto mahānyuktaśca tejasā |
somasya vahnisūryābhyāmadbhuto'yaṃ samāgamaḥ |
janayedyaṃ sutaṃ somaḥ so'syā devyāḥ patirbhavet || 32 ||
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agniścaitairguṇairyuktaḥ sarvairagniśca devatā |
eṣa cejjanayedgarbhaṃ so'syā devyāḥ patirbhavet || 33 ||
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evaṃ saṃcintya bhagavānbrahmalokaṃ tadā gataḥ |
gṛhītvā devasenāṃ tāmavandatsa pitāmaham |
uvāca cāsyā devyāstvaṃ sādhu śūraṃ patiṃ diśa || 34 ||
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brahmovāca |
yathaitaccintitaṃ kāryaṃ tvayā dānavasūdana |
tathā sa bhavitā garbho balavānuruvikramaḥ || 35 ||
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sa bhaviṣyati senānīstvayā saha śatakrato |
asyā devyāḥ patiścaiva sa bhaviṣyati vīryavān || 36 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
etacchrutvā namastasmai kṛtvāsau saha kanyayā |
tatrābhyagacchaddevendro yatra devarṣayo'bhavan |
vasiṣṭhapramukhā mukhyā viprendrāḥ sumahāvratāḥ || 37 ||
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bhāgārthaṃ tapasopāttaṃ teṣāṃ somaṃ tathādhvare |
pipāsavo yayurdevāḥ śatakratupurogamāḥ || 38 ||
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iṣṭiṃ kṛtvā yathānyāyaṃ susamiddhe hutāśane |
juhuvuste mahātmāno havyaṃ sarvadivaukasām || 39 ||
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samāhūto hutavahaḥ so'dbhutaḥ sūryamaṇḍalāt |
viniḥsṛtyāyayau vahnirvāgyato vidhivatprabhuḥ |
āgamyāhavanīyaṃ vai tairdvijairmantrato hutam || 40 ||
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sa tatra vividhaṃ havyaṃ pratigṛhya hutāśanaḥ |
ṛṣibhyo bharataśreṣṭha prāyacchata divaukasām || 41 ||
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niṣkrāmaṃścāpyapaśyatsa patnīsteṣāṃ mahātmanām |
sveṣvāśrameṣūpaviṣṭāḥ snāyantīśca yathāsukham || 42 ||
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rukmavedinibhāstāstu candralekhā ivāmalāḥ |
hutāśanārcipratimāḥ sarvāstārā ivādbhutāḥ || 43 ||
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sa tadgatena manasā babhūva kṣubhitendriyaḥ |
patnīrdṛṣṭvā dvijendrāṇāṃ vahniḥ kāmavaśaṃ yayau || 44 ||
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sa bhūyaścintayāmāsa na nyāyyaṃ kṣubhito'smi yat |
sādhvīḥ patnīrdvijendrāṇāmakāmāḥ kāmayāmyaham || 45 ||
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naitāḥ śakyā mayā draṣṭuṃ spraṣṭuṃ vāpyanimittataḥ |
gārhapatyaṃ samāviśya tasmātpaśyāmyabhīkṣṇaśaḥ || 46 ||
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saṃspṛśanniva sarvāstāḥ śikhābhiḥ kāñcanaprabhāḥ |
paśyamānaśca mumude gārhapatyaṃ samāśritaḥ || 47 ||
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niruṣya tatra suciramevaṃ vahnirvaśaṃ gataḥ |
manastāsu vinikṣipya kāmayāno varāṅganāḥ || 48 ||
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kāmasaṃtaptahṛdayo dehatyāge suniścitaḥ |
alābhe brāhmaṇastrīṇāmagnirvanamupāgataḥ || 49 ||
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svāhā taṃ dakṣaduhitā prathamaṃ kāmayattadā |
sā tasya chidramanvaicchaccirātprabhṛti bhāminī |
apramattasya devasya na cāpaśyadaninditā || 50 ||
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sā taṃ jñātvā yathāvattu vahniṃ vanamupāgatam |
tattvataḥ kāmasaṃtaptaṃ cintayāmāsa bhāminī || 51 ||
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ahaṃ saptarṣipatnīnāṃ kṛtvā rūpāṇi pāvakam |
kāmayiṣyāmi kāmārtaṃ tāsāṃ rūpeṇa mohitam |
evaṃ kṛte prītirasya kāmāvāptiśca me bhavet || 52 ||
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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 213

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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