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 |
niryāya nagarācchūrā vyūḍhānīkāḥ prahāriṇaḥ |
trigartānaspṛśanmatsyāḥ sūrye pariṇate sati || 1 ||
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te trigartāśca matsyāśca saṃrabdhā yuddhadurmadāḥ |
anyonyamabhigarjanto goṣu gṛddhā mahābalāḥ || 2 ||
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bhīmāśca mattamātaṅgāstomarāṅkuśacoditāḥ |
grāmaṇīyaiḥ samārūḍhāḥ kuśalairhastisādibhiḥ || 3 ||
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teṣāṃ samāgamo ghorastumulo lomaharṣaṇaḥ |
devāsurasamo rājannāsītsūrye vilambati || 4 ||
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udatiṣṭhadrajo bhaumaṃ na prajñāyata kiṃcana |
pakṣiṇaścāpatanbhūmau sainyena rajasāvṛtāḥ || 5 ||
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iṣubhirvyatisaṃyadbhirādityo'ntaradhīyata |
khadyotairiva saṃyuktamantarikṣaṃ vyarājata || 6 ||
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rukmapṛṣṭhāni cāpāni vyatiṣaktāni dhanvinām |
patatāṃ lokavīrāṇāṃ savyadakṣiṇamasyatām || 7 ||
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rathā rathaiḥ samājagmuḥ pādātaiśca padātayaḥ |
sādibhiḥ sādinaścaiva gajaiścāpi mahāgajāḥ || 8 ||
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asibhiḥ paṭṭiśaiḥ prāsaiḥ śaktibhistomarairapi |
saṃrabdhāḥ samare rājannijaghnuritaretaram || 9 ||
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nighnantaḥ samare'nyonyaṃ śūrāḥ parighabāhavaḥ |
na śekurabhisaṃrabdhāḥ śūrānkartuṃ parāṅmukhān || 10 ||
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kḷptottaroṣṭhaṃ sunasaṃ kḷptakeśamalaṃkṛtam |
adṛśyata śiraśchinnaṃ rajodhvastaṃ sakuṇḍalam || 11 ||
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adṛśyaṃstatra gātrāṇi śaraiśchinnāni bhāgaśaḥ |
śālaskandhanikāśāni kṣatriyāṇāṃ mahāmṛdhe || 12 ||
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nāgabhoganikāśaiśca bāhubhiścandanokṣitaiḥ |
ākīrṇā vasudhā tatra śirobhiśca sakuṇḍalaiḥ || 13 ||
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upaśāmyadrajo bhaumaṃ rudhireṇa prasarpatā |
kaśmalaṃ prāviśadghoraṃ nirmaryādamavartata || 14 ||
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śatānīkaḥ śataṃ hatvā viśālākṣaścatuḥśatam |
praviṣṭau mahatīṃ senāṃ trigartānāṃ mahārathau |
ārcchetāṃ bahusaṃrabdhau keśākeśi nakhānakhi || 15 ||
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lakṣayitvā trigartānāṃ tau praviṣṭau rathavrajam |
jagmatuḥ sūryadattaśca madirāśvaśca pṛṣṭhataḥ || 16 ||
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virāṭastatra saṃgrāme hatvā pañcaśatānrathān |
hayānāṃ ca śatānyatra hatvā pañca mahārathān || 17 ||
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caransa vividhānmārgānratheṣu rathayūthapaḥ |
trigartānāṃ suśarmāṇamārcchadrukmarathaṃ raṇe || 18 ||
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tau vyāvaharatāṃ tatra mahātmānau mahābalau |
anyonyamabhigarjantau goṣṭhe govṛṣabhāviva || 19 ||
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tato rathābhyāṃ rathinau vyatiyāya samantataḥ |
śarānvyasṛjatāṃ śīghraṃ toyadhārā ghanāviva || 20 ||
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anyonyaṃ cātisaṃrabdhau viceraturamarṣaṇau |
kṛtāstrau niśitairbāṇairasiśaktigadābhṛtau || 21 ||
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tato rājā suśarmāṇaṃ vivyādha daśabhiḥ śaraiḥ |
pañcabhiḥ pañcabhiścāsya vivyādha caturo hayān || 22 ||
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tathaiva matsyarājānaṃ suśarmā yuddhadurmadaḥ |
pañcāśatā śitairbāṇairvivyādha paramāstravit || 23 ||
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tataḥ sainyaṃ samāvṛtya matsyarājasuśarmaṇoḥ |
nābhyajānaṃstadānyonyaṃ pradoṣe rajasāvṛte || 24 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 31

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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