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).

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
yudhiṣṭhiravacaḥ śrutvā bhīmasenapurogamāḥ |
prahṛṣṭavadanāḥ sarve samuttasthurnararṣabhāḥ || 1 ||
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abhedyāni tataḥ sarve samanahyanta bhārata |
jāmbūnadavicitrāṇi kavacāni mahārathāḥ || 2 ||
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te daṃśitā rathaiḥ sarve dhvajinaḥ saśarāsanāḥ |
pāṇḍavāḥ pratyadṛśyanta jvalitā iva pāvakāḥ || 3 ||
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tānrathānsādhu saṃpannānsaṃyuktāñjavanairhayaiḥ |
āsthāya rathaśārdūlāḥ śīghrameva yayustataḥ || 4 ||
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tataḥ kauravasainyānāṃ prādurāsīnmahāsvanaḥ |
prayātānsahitāndṛṣṭvā pāṇḍuputrānmahārathān || 5 ||
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jitakāśinaśca khacarāstvaritāśca mahārathāḥ |
kṣaṇenaiva vane tasminsamājagmurabhītavat || 6 ||
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nyavartanta tataḥ sarve gandharvā jitakāśinaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā rathagatānvīrānpāṇḍavāṃścaturo raṇe || 7 ||
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tāṃstu vibhrājato dṛṣṭvā lokapālānivodyatān |
vyūḍhānīkā vyatiṣṭhanta gandhamādanavāsinaḥ || 8 ||
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rājñastu vacanaṃ śrutvā dharmarājasya dhīmataḥ |
krameṇa mṛdunā yuddhamupakrāmanta bhārata || 9 ||
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na tu gandharvarājasya sainikā mandacetasaḥ |
śakyante mṛdunā śreyaḥ pratipādayituṃ tadā || 10 ||
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tatastānyudhi durdharṣaḥ savyasācī paraṃtapaḥ |
sāntvapūrvamidaṃ vākyamuvāca khacarānraṇe || 11 ||
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naitadgandharvarājasya yuktaṃ karma jugupsitam |
paradārābhimarśaśca mānuṣaiśca samāgamaḥ || 12 ||
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utsṛjadhvaṃ mahāvīryāndhṛtarāṣṭrasutānimān |
dārāṃścaiṣāṃ vimuñcadhvaṃ dharmarājasya śāsanāt || 13 ||
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evamuktāstu gandharvāḥ pāṇḍavena yaśasvinā |
utsmayantastadā pārthamidaṃ vacanamabruvan || 14 ||
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ekasyaiva vayaṃ tāta kuryāma vacanaṃ bhuvi |
yasya śāsanamājñāya carāma vigatajvarāḥ || 15 ||
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tenaikena yathādiṣṭaṃ tathā vartāma bhārata |
na śāstā vidyate'smākamanyastasmātsureśvarāt || 16 ||
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evamuktastu gandharvaiḥ kuntīputro dhanaṃjayaḥ |
gandharvānpunarevedaṃ vacanaṃ pratyabhāṣata || 17 ||
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yadi sāmnā na mokṣadhvaṃ gandharvā dhṛtarāṣṭrajam |
mokṣayiṣyāmi vikramya svayameva suyodhanam || 18 ||
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evamuktvā tataḥ pārthaḥ savyasācī dhanaṃjayaḥ |
sasarja niśitānbāṇānkhacarānkhacarānprati || 19 ||
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tathaiva śaravarṣeṇa gandharvāste balotkaṭāḥ |
pāṇḍavānabhyavartanta pāṇḍavāśca divaukasaḥ || 20 ||
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tataḥ sutumulaṃ yuddhaṃ gandharvāṇāṃ tarasvinām |
babhūva bhīmavegānāṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ ca bhārata || 21 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 233

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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