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 |
kathaṃ virāṭanagare mama pūrvapitāmahāḥ |
ajñātavāsamuṣitā duryodhanabhayārditāḥ || 1 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tathā tu sa varāṃllabdhvā dharmāddharmabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
gatvāśramaṃ brāhmaṇebhya ācakhyau sarvameva tat || 2 ||
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kathayitvā tu tatsarvaṃ brāhmaṇebhyo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
araṇīsahitaṃ tasmai brāhmaṇāya nyavedayat || 3 ||
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tato yudhiṣṭhiro rājā dharmaputro mahāmanāḥ |
saṃnivartyānujānsarvāniti hovāca bhārata || 4 ||
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dvādaśemāni varṣāṇi rāṣṭrādviproṣitā vayam |
trayodaśo'yaṃ saṃprāptaḥ kṛcchraḥ paramadurvasaḥ || 5 ||
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sa sādhu kaunteya ito vāsamarjuna rocaya |
yatremā vasatīḥ sarvā vasemāviditāḥ paraiḥ || 6 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
tasyaiva varadānena dharmasya manujādhipa |
ajñātā vicariṣyāmo narāṇāṃ bharatarṣabha || 7 ||
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kiṃ tu vāsāya rāṣṭrāṇi kīrtayiṣyāmi kānicit |
ramaṇīyāni guptāni teṣāṃ kiṃcitsma rocaya || 8 ||
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santi ramyā janapadā bahvannāḥ paritaḥ kurūn |
pāñcālāścedimatsyāśca śūrasenāḥ paṭaccarāḥ |
daśārṇā navarāṣṭraṃ ca mallāḥ śālvā yugaṃdharāḥ || 9 ||
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eteṣāṃ katamo rājannivāsastava rocate |
vatsyāmo yatra rājendra saṃvatsaramimaṃ vayam || 10 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
evametanmahābāho yathā sa bhagavānprabhuḥ |
abravītsarvabhūteśastattathā na tadanyathā || 11 ||
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avaśyaṃ tveva vāsārthaṃ ramaṇīyaṃ śivaṃ sukham |
saṃmantrya sahitaiḥ sarvairdraṣṭavyamakutobhayam || 12 ||
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matsyo virāṭo balavānabhirakṣetsa pāṇḍavān |
dharmaśīlo vadānyaśca vṛddhaśca sumahādhanaḥ || 13 ||
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virāṭanagare tāta saṃvatsaramimaṃ vayam |
kurvantastasya karmāṇi vihariṣyāma bhārata || 14 ||
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yāni yāni ca karmāṇi tasya śakṣyāmahe vayam |
kartuṃ yo yatsa tatkarma bravītu kurunandanāḥ || 15 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
naradeva kathaṃ karma rāṣṭre tasya kariṣyasi |
virāṭanṛpateḥ sādho raṃsyase kena karmaṇā || 16 ||
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mṛdurvadānyo hrīmāṃśca dhārmikaḥ satyavikramaḥ |
rājaṃstvamāpadā kliṣṭaḥ kiṃ kariṣyasi pāṇḍava || 17 ||
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na duḥkhamucitaṃ kiṃcidrājanveda yathā janaḥ |
sa imāmāpadaṃ prāpya kathaṃ ghorāṃ tariṣyasi || 18 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
śṛṇudhvaṃ yatkariṣyāmi karma vai kurunandanāḥ |
virāṭamanusaṃprāpya rājānaṃ puruṣarṣabham || 19 ||
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sabhāstāro bhaviṣyāmi tasya rājño mahātmanaḥ |
kaṅko nāma dvijo bhūtvā matākṣaḥ priyadevitā || 20 ||
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vaiḍūryānkāñcanāndāntānphalairjyotīrasaiḥ saha |
kṛṣṇākṣāṃllohitākṣāṃśca nirvartsyāmi manoramān || 21 ||
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āsaṃ yudhiṣṭhirasyāhaṃ purā prāṇasamaḥ sakhā |
iti vakṣyāmi rājānaṃ yadi māmanuyokṣyate || 22 ||
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ityetadvo mayākhyātaṃ vihariṣyāmyahaṃ yathā |
vṛkodara virāṭe tvaṃ raṃsyase kena karmaṇā || 23 ||
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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 1

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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