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).

janamejaya uvāca |
duryodhanaṃ mocayitvā pāṇḍuputrā mahābalāḥ |
kimakārṣurvane tasmiṃstanmamākhyātumarhasi || 1 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tataḥ śayānaṃ kaunteyaṃ rātrau dvaitavane mṛgāḥ |
svapnānte darśayāmāsurbāṣpakaṇṭhā yudhiṣṭhiram || 2 ||
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tānabravītsa rājendro vepamānānkṛtāñjalīn |
brūta yadvaktukāmāḥ stha ke bhavantaḥ kimiṣyate || 3 ||
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evamuktāḥ pāṇḍavena kaunteyena yaśasvinā |
pratyabruvanmṛgāstatra hataśeṣā yudhiṣṭhiram || 4 ||
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vayaṃ mṛgā dvaitavane hataśiṣṭāḥ sma bhārata |
notsīdema mahārāja kriyatāṃ vāsaparyayaḥ || 5 ||
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bhavanto bhrātaraḥ śūrāḥ sarva evāstrakovidāḥ |
kulānyalpāvaśiṣṭāni kṛtavanto vanaukasām || 6 ||
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bījabhūtā vayaṃ kecidavaśiṣṭā mahāmate |
vivardhemahi rājendra prasādātte yudhiṣṭhira || 7 ||
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tānvepamānānvitrastānbījamātrāvaśeṣitān |
mṛgāndṛṣṭvā suduḥkhārto dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ || 8 ||
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tāṃstathetyabravīdrājā sarvabhūtahite rataḥ |
tathyaṃ bhavanto bruvate kariṣyāmi ca tattathā || 9 ||
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ityevaṃ pratibuddhaḥ sa rātryante rājasattamaḥ |
abravītsahitānbhrātṝndayāpanno mṛgānprati || 10 ||
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ukto rātrau mṛgairasmi svapnānte hataśeṣitaiḥ |
tanubhūtāḥ sma bhadraṃ te dayā naḥ kriyatāmiti || 11 ||
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te satyamāhuḥ kartavyā dayāsmābhirvanaukasām |
sāṣṭamāsaṃ hi no varṣaṃ yadenānupayuñjmahe || 12 ||
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punarbahumṛgaṃ ramyaṃ kāmyakaṃ kānanottamam |
marubhūmeḥ śiraḥ khyātaṃ tṛṇabindusaraḥ prati |
tatremā vasatīḥ śiṣṭā viharanto ramemahi || 13 ||
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tataste pāṇḍavāḥ śīghraṃ prayayurdharmakovidāḥ |
brāhmaṇaiḥ sahitā rājanye ca tatra sahoṣitāḥ |
indrasenādibhiścaiva preṣyairanugatāstadā || 14 ||
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te yātvānusṛtairmārgaiḥ svannaiḥ śucijalānvitaiḥ |
dadṛśuḥ kāmyakaṃ puṇyamāśramaṃ tāpasāyutam || 15 ||
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viviśuste sma kauravyā vṛtā viprarṣabhaistadā |
tadvanaṃ bharataśreṣṭhāḥ svargaṃ sukṛtino yathā || 16 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 244

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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