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 |
tataḥ śrutvā hataṃ saṃkhye kumbhakarṇaṃ sahānugam |
prahastaṃ ca maheṣvāsaṃ dhūmrākṣaṃ cātitejasam || 1 ||
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putramindrajitaṃ śūraṃ rāvaṇaḥ pratyabhāṣata |
jahi rāmamamitraghna sugrīvaṃ ca salakṣmaṇam || 2 ||
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tvayā hi mama satputra yaśo dīptamupārjitam |
jitvā vajradharaṃ saṃkhye sahasrākṣaṃ śacīpatim || 3 ||
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antarhitaḥ prakāśo vā divyairdattavaraiḥ śaraiḥ |
jahi śatrūnamitraghna mama śastrabhṛtāṃ vara || 4 ||
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rāmalakṣmaṇasugrīvāḥ śarasparśaṃ na te'nagha |
samarthāḥ pratisaṃsoḍhuṃ kutastadanuyāyinaḥ || 5 ||
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akṛtā yā prahastena kumbhakarṇena cānagha |
kharasyāpacitiḥ saṃkhye tāṃ gacchasva mahābhuja || 6 ||
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tvamadya niśitairbāṇairhatvā śatrūnsasainikān |
pratinandaya māṃ putra purā baddhveva vāsavam || 7 ||
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ityuktaḥ sa tathetyuktvā rathamāsthāya daṃśitaḥ |
prayayāvindrajidrājaṃstūrṇamāyodhanaṃ prati || 8 ||
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tatra viśrāvya vispaṣṭaṃ nāma rākṣasapuṃgavaḥ |
āhvayāmāsa samare lakṣmaṇaṃ śubhalakṣaṇam || 9 ||
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taṃ lakṣmaṇo'pyabhyadhāvatpragṛhya saśaraṃ dhanuḥ |
trāsayaṃstalaghoṣeṇa siṃhaḥ kṣudramṛgaṃ yathā || 10 ||
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tayoḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ sumahajjayagṛddhinoḥ |
divyāstraviduṣostīvramanyonyaspardhinostadā || 11 ||
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rāvaṇistu yadā nainaṃ viśeṣayati sāyakaiḥ |
tato gurutaraṃ yatnamātiṣṭhadbalināṃ varaḥ || 12 ||
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tata enaṃ mahāvegairardayāmāsa tomaraiḥ |
tānāgatānsa ciccheda saumitrirniśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
te nikṛttāḥ śaraistīkṣṇairnyapatanvasudhātale || 13 ||
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tamaṅgado vālisutaḥ śrīmānudyamya pādapam |
abhidrutya mahāvegastāḍayāmāsa mūrdhani || 14 ||
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tasyendrajidasaṃbhrāntaḥ prāsenorasi vīryavān |
prahartumaicchattaṃ cāsya prāsaṃ ciccheda lakṣmaṇaḥ || 15 ||
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tamabhyāśagataṃ vīramaṅgadaṃ rāvaṇātmajaḥ |
gadayātāḍayatsavye pārśve vānarapuṃgavam || 16 ||
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tamacintya prahāraṃ sa balavānvālinaḥ sutaḥ |
sasarjendrajitaḥ krodhācchālaskandhamamitrajit || 17 ||
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so'ṅgadena ruṣotsṛṣṭo vadhāyendrajitastaruḥ |
jaghānendrajitaḥ pārtha rathaṃ sāśvaṃ sasārathim || 18 ||
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tato hatāśvātpraskandya rathātsa hatasārathiḥ |
tatraivāntardadhe rājanmāyayā rāvaṇātmajaḥ || 19 ||
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antarhitaṃ viditvā taṃ bahumāyaṃ ca rākṣasam |
rāmastaṃ deśamāgamya tatsainyaṃ paryarakṣata || 20 ||
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sa rāmamuddiśya śaraistato dattavaraistadā |
vivyādha sarvagātreṣu lakṣmaṇaṃ ca mahāratham || 21 ||
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tamadṛśyaṃ śaraiḥ śūrau māyayāntarhitaṃ tadā |
yodhayāmāsaturubhau rāvaṇiṃ rāmalakṣmaṇau || 22 ||
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sa ruṣā sarvagātreṣu tayoḥ puruṣasiṃhayoḥ |
vyasṛjatsāyakānbhūyaḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 23 ||
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tamadṛśyaṃ vicinvantaḥ sṛjantamaniśaṃ śarān |
harayo viviśurvyoma pragṛhya mahatīḥ śilāḥ || 24 ||
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tāṃśca tau cāpyadṛśyaḥ sa śarairvivyādha rākṣasaḥ |
sa bhṛśaṃ tāḍayanvīro rāvaṇirmāyayāvṛtaḥ || 25 ||
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tau śarairācitau vīrau bhrātarau rāmalakṣmaṇau |
petaturgaganādbhūmiṃ sūryācandramasāviva || 26 ||
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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 272

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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