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 |
tataḥ keśānsamutkṣipya vellitāgrānaninditān |
jugūha dakṣiṇe pārśve mṛdūnasitalocanā || 1 ||
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vāsaśca paridhāyaikaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ sumalinaṃ mahat |
kṛtvā veṣaṃ ca sairandhryāḥ kṛṣṇā vyacaradārtavat || 2 ||
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tāṃ narāḥ paridhāvantīṃ striyaśca samupādravan |
apṛcchaṃścaiva tāṃ dṛṣṭvā kā tvaṃ kiṃ ca cikīrṣasi || 3 ||
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sā tānuvāca rājendra sairandhryahamupāgatā |
karma cecchāmi vai kartuṃ tasya yo māṃ pupukṣati || 4 ||
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tasyā rūpeṇa veṣeṇa ślakṣṇayā ca tathā girā |
nāśraddadhata tāṃ dāsīmannahetorupasthitām || 5 ||
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virāṭasya tu kaikeyī bhāryā paramasaṃmatā |
avalokayantī dadṛśe prāsādāddrupadātmajām || 6 ||
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sā samīkṣya tathārūpāmanāthāmekavāsasam |
samāhūyābravīdbhadre kā tvaṃ kiṃ ca cikīrṣasi || 7 ||
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sā tāmuvāca rājendra sairandhryahamupāgatā |
karma cecchāmyahaṃ kartuṃ tasya yo māṃ pupukṣati || 8 ||
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sudeṣṇovāca |
naivaṃrūpā bhavantyevaṃ yathā vadasi bhāmini |
preṣayanti ca vai dāsīrdāsāṃścaivaṃvidhānbahūn || 9 ||
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gūḍhagulphā saṃhatorustrigambhīrā ṣaḍunnatā |
raktā pañcasu rakteṣu haṃsagadgadabhāṣiṇī || 10 ||
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sukeśī sustanī śyāmā pīnaśroṇipayodharā |
tena tenaiva saṃpannā kāśmīrīva turaṃgamā || 11 ||
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svarālapakṣmanayanā bimboṣṭhī tanumadhyamā |
kambugrīvā gūḍhasirā pūrṇacandranibhānanā || 12 ||
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kā tvaṃ brūhi yathā bhadre nāsi dāsī kathaṃcana |
yakṣī vā yadi vā devī gandharvī yadi vāpsarāḥ || 13 ||
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alambusā miśrakeśī puṇḍarīkātha mālinī |
indrāṇī vāruṇī vā tvaṃ tvaṣṭurdhātuḥ prajāpateḥ |
devyo deveṣu vikhyātāstāsāṃ tvaṃ katamā śubhe || 14 ||
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draupadyuvāca |
nāsmi devī na gandharvī nāsurī na ca rākṣasī |
sairandhrī tu bhujiṣyāsmi satyametadbravīmi te || 15 ||
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keśāñjānāmyahaṃ kartuṃ piṃṣe sādhu vilepanam |
grathayiṣye vicitrāśca srajaḥ paramaśobhanāḥ || 16 ||
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ārādhayaṃ satyabhāmāṃ kṛṣṇasya mahiṣīṃ priyām |
kṛṣṇāṃ ca bhāryāṃ pāṇḍūnāṃ kurūṇāmekasundarīm || 17 ||
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tatra tatra carāmyevaṃ labhamānā suśobhanam |
vāsāṃsi yāvacca labhe tāvattāvadrame tathā || 18 ||
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mālinītyeva me nāma svayaṃ devī cakāra sā |
sāhamabhyāgatā devi sudeṣṇe tvanniveśanam || 19 ||
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sudeṣṇovāca |
mūrdhni tvāṃ vāsayeyaṃ vai saṃśayo me na vidyate |
no cediha tu rājā tvāṃ gacchetsarveṇa cetasā || 20 ||
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striyo rājakule paśya yāścemā mama veśmani |
prasaktāstvāṃ nirīkṣante pumāṃsaṃ kaṃ na mohayeḥ || 21 ||
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vṛkṣāṃścāvasthitānpaśya ya ime mama veśmani |
te'pi tvāṃ saṃnamantīva pumāṃsaṃ kaṃ na mohayeḥ || 22 ||
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rājā virāṭaḥ suśroṇi dṛṣṭvā vapuramānuṣam |
vihāya māṃ varārohe tvāṃ gacchetsarvacetasā || 23 ||
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yaṃ hi tvamanavadyāṅgi naramāyatalocane |
prasaktamabhivīkṣethāḥ sa kāmavaśago bhavet || 24 ||
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yaśca tvāṃ satataṃ paśyetpuruṣaścāruhāsini |
evaṃ sarvānavadyāṅgi sa cānaṅgavaśo bhavet || 25 ||
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yathā karkaṭakī garbhamādhatte mṛtyumātmanaḥ |
tathāvidhamahaṃ manye vāsaṃ tava śucismite || 26 ||
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draupadyuvāca |
nāsmi labhyā virāṭena na cānyena kathaṃcana |
gandharvāḥ patayo mahyaṃ yuvānaḥ pañca bhāmini || 27 ||
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putrā gandharvarājasya mahāsattvasya kasyacit |
rakṣanti te ca māṃ nityaṃ duḥkhācārā tathā nvaham || 28 ||
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yo me na dadyāducchiṣṭaṃ na ca pādau pradhāvayet |
prīyeyustena vāsena gandharvāḥ patayo mama || 29 ||
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yo hi māṃ puruṣo gṛdhyedyathānyāḥ prākṛtastriyaḥ |
tāmeva sa tato rātriṃ praviśedaparāṃ tanum || 30 ||
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na cāpyahaṃ cālayituṃ śakyā kenacidaṅgane |
duḥkhaśīlā hi gandharvāste ca me balavattarāḥ || 31 ||
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sudeṣṇovāca |
evaṃ tvāṃ vāsayiṣyāmi yathā tvaṃ nandinīcchasi |
na ca pādau na cocchiṣṭaṃ sprakṣyasi tvaṃ kathaṃcana || 32 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evaṃ kṛṣṇā virāṭasya bhāryayā parisāntvitā |
na caināṃ veda tatrānyastattvena janamejaya || 33 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 8

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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