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 kāle bahutithe vyatikrānte kadācana |
prāptaḥ sa kālo martavyaṃ yatra satyavatā nṛpa || 1 ||
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gaṇayantyāśca sāvitryā divase divase gate |
tadvākyaṃ nāradenoktaṃ vartate hṛdi nityaśaḥ || 2 ||
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caturthe'hani martavyamiti saṃcintya bhāminī |
vrataṃ trirātramuddiśya divārātraṃ sthitābhavat || 3 ||
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taṃ śrutvā niyamaṃ duḥkhaṃ vadhvā duḥkhānvito nṛpaḥ |
utthāya vākyaṃ sāvitrīmabravītparisāntvayan || 4 ||
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atitīvro'yamārambhastvayārabdho nṛpātmaje |
tisṛṇāṃ vasatīnāṃ hi sthānaṃ paramaduṣkaram || 5 ||
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sāvitryuvāca |
na kāryastāta saṃtāpaḥ pārayiṣyāmyahaṃ vratam |
vyavasāyakṛtaṃ hīdaṃ vyavasāyaśca kāraṇam || 6 ||
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dyumatsena uvāca |
vrataṃ bhindhīti vaktuṃ tvāṃ nāsmi śaktaḥ kathaṃcana |
pārayasveti vacanaṃ yuktamasmadvidho vadet || 7 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
evamuktvā dyumatseno virarāma mahāmanāḥ |
tiṣṭhantī cāpi sāvitrī kāṣṭhabhūteva lakṣyate || 8 ||
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śvobhūte bhartṛmaraṇe sāvitryā bharatarṣabha |
duḥkhānvitāyāstiṣṭhantyāḥ sā rātrirvyatyavartata || 9 ||
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adya taddivasaṃ ceti hutvā dīptaṃ hutāśanam |
yugamātrodite sūrye kṛtvā paurvāhṇikīḥ kriyāḥ || 10 ||
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tataḥ sarvāndvijānvṛddhāñśvaśrūṃ śvaśurameva ca |
abhivādyānupūrvyeṇa prāñjalirniyatā sthitā || 11 ||
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avaidhavyāśiṣaste tu sāvitryarthaṃ hitāḥ śubhāḥ |
ūcustapasvinaḥ sarve tapovananivāsinaḥ || 12 ||
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evamastviti sāvitrī dhyānayogaparāyaṇā |
manasā tā giraḥ sarvāḥ pratyagṛhṇāttapasvinām || 13 ||
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taṃ kālaṃ ca muhūrtaṃ ca pratīkṣantī nṛpātmajā |
yathoktaṃ nāradavacaścintayantī suduḥkhitā || 14 ||
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tatastu śvaśrūśvaśurāvūcatustāṃ nṛpātmajām |
ekāntasthāmidaṃ vākyaṃ prītyā bharatasattama || 15 ||
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śvaśurāvūcatuḥ |
vrato yathopadiṣṭo'yaṃ yathāvatpāritastvayā |
āhārakālaḥ saṃprāptaḥ kriyatāṃ yadanantaram || 16 ||
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sāvitryuvāca |
astaṃ gate mayāditye bhoktavyaṃ kṛtakāmayā |
eṣa me hṛdi saṃkalpaḥ samayaśca kṛto mayā || 17 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
evaṃ saṃbhāṣamāṇāyāḥ sāvitryā bhojanaṃ prati |
skandhe paraśumādāya satyavānprasthito vanam || 18 ||
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sāvitrī tvāha bhartāraṃ naikastvaṃ gantumarhasi |
saha tvayāgamiṣyāmi na hi tvāṃ hātumutsahe || 19 ||
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satyavānuvāca |
vanaṃ na gatapūrvaṃ te duḥkhaḥ panthāśca bhāmini |
vratopavāsakṣāmā ca kathaṃ padbhyāṃ gamiṣyasi || 20 ||
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sāvitryuvāca |
upavāsānna me glānirnāsti cāpi pariśramaḥ |
gamane ca kṛtotsāhāṃ pratiṣeddhuṃ na mārhasi || 21 ||
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satyavānuvāca |
yadi te gamanotsāhaḥ kariṣyāmi tava priyam |
mama tvāmantraya gurūnna māṃ doṣaḥ spṛśedayam || 22 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
sābhigamyābravīcchvaśrūṃ śvaśuraṃ ca mahāvratā |
ayaṃ gacchati me bhartā phalāhāro mahāvanam || 23 ||
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iccheyamabhyanujñātumāryayā śvaśureṇa ca |
anena saha nirgantuṃ na hi me virahaḥ kṣamaḥ || 24 ||
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gurvagnihotrārthakṛte prasthitaśca sutastava |
na nivāryo nivāryaḥ syādanyathā prasthito vanam || 25 ||
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saṃvatsaraḥ kiṃcidūno na niṣkrāntāhamāśramāt |
vanaṃ kusumitaṃ draṣṭuṃ paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 26 ||
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dyumatsena uvāca |
yataḥ prabhṛti sāvitrī pitrā dattā snuṣā mama |
nānayābhyarthanāyuktamuktapūrvaṃ smarāmyaham || 27 ||
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tadeṣā labhatāṃ kāmaṃ yathābhilaṣitaṃ vadhūḥ |
apramādaśca kartavyaḥ putri satyavataḥ pathi || 28 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
ubhābhyāmabhyanujñātā sā jagāma yaśasvinī |
saha bhartrā hasantīva hṛdayena vidūyatā || 29 ||
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sā vanāni vicitrāṇi ramaṇīyāni sarvaśaḥ |
mayūraravaghuṣṭāni dadarśa vipulekṣaṇā || 30 ||
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nadīḥ puṇyavahāścaiva puṣpitāṃśca nagottamān |
satyavānāha paśyeti sāvitrīṃ madhurākṣaram || 31 ||
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nirīkṣamāṇā bhartāraṃ sarvāvasthamaninditā |
mṛtameva hi taṃ mene kāle munivacaḥ smaran || 32 ||
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anuvartatī tu bhartāraṃ jagāma mṛdugāminī |
dvidheva hṛdayaṃ kṛtvā taṃ ca kālamavekṣatī || 33 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 280

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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Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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