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 |
athāparo'dṛśyata rūpasaṃpadā strīṇāmalaṃkāradharo bṛhatpumān |
prākāravapre pratimucya kuṇḍale dīrghe ca kambū parihāṭake śubhe || 1 ||
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bahūṃśca dīrghāṃśca vikīrya mūrdhajānmahābhujo vāraṇamattavikramaḥ |
gatena bhūmimabhikampayaṃstadā virāṭamāsādya sabhāsamīpataḥ || 2 ||
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taṃ prekṣya rājopagataṃ sabhātale satrapraticchannamaripramāthinam |
virājamānaṃ parameṇa varcasā sutaṃ mahendrasya gajendravikramam || 3 ||
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sarvānapṛcchacca samīpacāriṇaḥ kuto'yamāyāti na me purā śrutaḥ |
na cainamūcurviditaṃ tadā narāḥ savismitaṃ vākyamidaṃ nṛpo'bravīt || 4 ||
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sarvopapannaḥ puruṣo manoramaḥ śyāmo yuvā vāraṇayūthapopamaḥ |
vimucya kambū parihāṭake śubhe vimucya veṇīmapinahya kuṇḍale || 5 ||
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śikhī sukeśaḥ paridhāya cānyathā bhavasva dhanvī kavacī śarī tathā |
āruhya yānaṃ paridhāvatāṃ bhavānsutaiḥ samo me bhava vā mayā samaḥ || 6 ||
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vṛddho hyahaṃ vai parihārakāmaḥ sarvānmatsyāṃstarasā pālayasva |
naivaṃvidhāḥ klībarūpā bhavanti kathaṃcaneti pratibhāti me manaḥ || 7 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
gāyāmi nṛtyāmyatha vādayāmi bhadro'smi nṛtte kuśalo'smi gīte |
tvamuttarāyāḥ paridatsva māṃ svayaṃ bhavāmi devyā naradeva nartakaḥ || 8 ||
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idaṃ tu rūpaṃ mama yena kiṃ nu tatprakīrtayitvā bhṛśaśokavardhanam |
bṛhannaḍāṃ vai naradeva viddhi māṃ sutaṃ sutāṃ vā pitṛmātṛvarjitām || 9 ||
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virāṭa uvāca |
dadāmi te hanta varaṃ bṛhannaḍe sutāṃ ca me nartaya yāśca tādṛśīḥ |
idaṃ tu te karma samaṃ na me mataṃ samudranemiṃ pṛthivīṃ tvamarhasi || 10 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
bṛhannaḍāṃ tāmabhivīkṣya matsyarāṭkalāsu nṛtte ca tathaiva vādite |
apuṃstvamapyasya niśamya ca sthiraṃ tataḥ kumārīpuramutsasarja tam || 11 ||
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sa śikṣayāmāsa ca gītavāditaṃ sutāṃ virāṭasya dhanaṃjayaḥ prabhuḥ |
sakhīśca tasyāḥ paricārikāstathā priyaśca tāsāṃ sa babhūva pāṇḍavaḥ || 12 ||
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tathā sa satreṇa dhanaṃjayo'vasatpriyāṇi kurvansaha tābhirātmavān |
tathāgataṃ tatra na jajñire janā bahiścarā vāpyatha vāntarecarāḥ || 13 ||
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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 10

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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