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 |
sa rājadhānyā niryāya vairāṭiḥ pṛthivīṃjayaḥ |
prayāhītyabravītsūtaṃ yatra te kuravo gatāḥ || 1 ||
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samavetānkurūnyāvajjigīṣūnavajitya vai |
gāścaiṣāṃ kṣipramādāya punarāyāmi svaṃ puram || 2 ||
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tatastāṃścodayāmāsa sadaśvānpāṇḍunandanaḥ |
te hayā narasiṃhena coditā vātaraṃhasaḥ |
ālikhanta ivākāśamūhuḥ kāñcanamālinaḥ || 3 ||
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nātidūramatho yātvā matsyaputradhanaṃjayau |
avekṣetāmamitraghnau kurūṇāṃ balināṃ balam |
śmaśānamabhito gatvā āsasāda kurūnatha || 4 ||
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tadanīkaṃ mahatteṣāṃ vibabhau sāgarasvanam |
sarpamāṇamivākāśe vanaṃ bahulapādapam || 5 ||
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dadṛśe pārthivo reṇurjanitastena sarpatā |
dṛṣṭipraṇāśo bhūtānāṃ divaspṛṅnarasattama || 6 ||
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tadanīkaṃ mahaddṛṣṭvā gajāśvarathasaṃkulam |
karṇaduryodhanakṛpairguptaṃ śāṃtanavena ca || 7 ||
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droṇena ca saputreṇa maheṣvāsena dhīmatā |
hṛṣṭaromā bhayodvignaḥ pārthaṃ vairāṭirabravīt || 8 ||
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notsahe kurubhiryoddhuṃ romaharṣaṃ hi paśya me |
bahupravīramatyugraṃ devairapi durāsadam |
pratiyoddhuṃ na śakṣyāmi kurusainyamanantakam || 9 ||
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nāśaṃse bhāratīṃ senāṃ praveṣṭuṃ bhīmakārmukām |
rathanāgāśvakalilāṃ pattidhvajasamākulām |
dṛṣṭvaiva hi parānājāvātmā pravyathatīva me || 10 ||
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yatra droṇaśca bhīṣmaśca kṛpaḥ karṇo viviṃśatiḥ |
aśvatthāmā vikarṇaśca somadatto'tha bāhlikaḥ || 11 ||
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duryodhanastathā vīro rājā ca rathināṃ varaḥ |
dyutimanto maheṣvāsāḥ sarve yuddhaviśāradāḥ || 12 ||
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dṛṣṭvaiva hi kurūnetānvyūḍhānīkānprahāriṇaḥ |
hṛṣitāni ca romāṇi kaśmalaṃ cāgataṃ mama || 13 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
aviyāto viyātasya maurkhyāddhūrtasya paśyataḥ |
paridevayate mandaḥ sakāśe savyasācinaḥ || 14 ||
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trigartānme pitā yātaḥ śūnye saṃpraṇidhāya mām |
sarvāṃ senāmupādāya na me santīha sainikāḥ || 15 ||
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so'hameko bahūnbālaḥ kṛtāstrānakṛtaśramaḥ |
pratiyoddhuṃ na śakṣyāmi nivartasva bṛhannaḍe || 16 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
bhayena dīnarūpo'si dviṣatāṃ harṣavardhanaḥ |
na ca tāvatkṛtaṃ kiṃcitparaiḥ karma raṇājire || 17 ||
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svayameva ca māmāttha vaha māṃ kauravānprati |
so'haṃ tvāṃ tatra neṣyāmi yatraite bahulā dhvajāḥ || 18 ||
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madhyamāmiṣagṛdhrāṇāṃ kurūṇāmātatāyinām |
neṣyāmi tvāṃ mahābāho pṛthivyāmapi yudhyatām || 19 ||
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tathā strīṣu pratiśrutya pauruṣaṃ puruṣeṣu ca |
katthamāno'bhiniryāya kimarthaṃ na yuyutsase || 20 ||
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na cedvijitya gāstāstvaṃ gṛhānvai pratiyāsyasi |
prahasiṣyanti vīra tvāṃ narā nāryaśca saṃgatāḥ || 21 ||
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ahamapyatra sairandhryā stutaḥ sārathyakarmaṇi |
na hi śakṣyāmyanirjitya gāḥ prayātuṃ puraṃ prati || 22 ||
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stotreṇa caiva sairandhryāstava vākyena tena ca |
kathaṃ na yudhyeyamahaṃ kurūnsarvānsthiro bhava || 23 ||
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uttara uvāca |
kāmaṃ harantu matsyānāṃ bhūyāṃsaṃ kuravo dhanam |
prahasantu ca māṃ nāryo narā vāpi bṛhannaḍe || 24 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
ityuktvā prādravadbhīto rathātpraskandya kuṇḍalī |
tyaktvā mānaṃ sa mandātmā visṛjya saśaraṃ dhanuḥ || 25 ||
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bṛhannaḍovāca |
naiṣa pūrvaiḥ smṛto dharmaḥ kṣatriyasya palāyanam |
śreyaste maraṇaṃ yuddhe na bhītasya palāyanam || 26 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktvā tu kaunteyaḥ so'vaplutya rathottamāt |
tamanvadhāvaddhāvantaṃ rājaputraṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ |
dīrghāṃ veṇīṃ vidhunvānaḥ sādhu rakte ca vāsasī || 27 ||
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vidhūya veṇīṃ dhāvantamajānanto'rjunaṃ tadā |
sainikāḥ prāhasankecittathārūpamavekṣya tam || 28 ||
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taṃ śīghramabhidhāvantaṃ saṃprekṣya kuravo'bruvan |
ka eṣa veṣapracchanno bhasmaneva hutāśanaḥ || 29 ||
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kiṃcidasya yathā puṃsaḥ kiṃcidasya yathā striyaḥ |
sārūpyamarjunasyeva klībarūpaṃ bibharti ca || 30 ||
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tadevaitacchirogrīvaṃ tau bāhū parighopamau |
tadvadevāsya vikrāntaṃ nāyamanyo dhanaṃjayāt || 31 ||
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amareṣviva devendro mānuṣeṣu dhanaṃjayaḥ |
ekaḥ ko'smānupāyāyādanyo loke dhanaṃjayāt || 32 ||
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ekaḥ putro virāṭasya śūnye saṃnihitaḥ pure |
sa eṣa kila niryāto bālabhāvānna pauruṣāt || 33 ||
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satreṇa nūnaṃ channaṃ hi carantaṃ pārthamarjunam |
uttaraḥ sārathiṃ kṛtvā niryāto nagarādbahiḥ || 34 ||
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sa no manye dhvajāndṛṣṭvā bhīta eṣa palāyati |
taṃ nūnameṣa dhāvantaṃ jighṛkṣati dhanaṃjayaḥ || 35 ||
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iti sma kuravaḥ sarve vimṛśantaḥ pṛthakpṛthak |
na ca vyavasituṃ kiṃciduttaraṃ śaknuvanti te |
channaṃ tathā taṃ satreṇa pāṇḍavaṃ prekṣya bhārata || 36 ||
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uttaraṃ tu pradhāvantamanudrutya dhanaṃjayaḥ |
gatvā padaśataṃ tūrṇaṃ keśapakṣe parāmṛśat || 37 ||
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so'rjunena parāmṛṣṭaḥ paryadevayadārtavat |
bahulaṃ kṛpaṇaṃ caiva virāṭasya sutastadā || 38 ||
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śātakumbhasya śuddhasya śataṃ niṣkāndadāmi te |
maṇīnaṣṭau ca vaiḍūryānhemabaddhānmahāprabhān || 39 ||
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hemadaṇḍapraticchannaṃ rathaṃ yuktaṃ ca suvrajaiḥ |
mattāṃśca daśa mātaṅgānmuñca māṃ tvaṃ bṛhannaḍe || 40 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamādīni vākyāni vilapantamacetasam |
prahasya puruṣavyāghro rathasyāntikamānayat || 41 ||
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athainamabravītpārtho bhayārtaṃ naṣṭacetasam |
yadi notsahase yoddhuṃ śatrubhiḥ śatrukarśana |
ehi me tvaṃ hayānyaccha yudhyamānasya śatrubhiḥ || 42 ||
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prayāhyetadrathānīkaṃ madbāhubalarakṣitaḥ |
apradhṛṣyatamaṃ ghoraṃ guptaṃ vīrairmahārathaiḥ || 43 ||
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mā bhaistvaṃ rājaputrāgrya kṣatriyo'si paraṃtapa |
ahaṃ vai kurubhiryotsyāmyavajeṣyāmi te paśūn || 44 ||
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praviśyaitadrathānīkamapradhṛṣyaṃ durāsadam |
yantā bhūstvaṃ naraśreṣṭha yotsye'haṃ kurubhiḥ saha || 45 ||
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evaṃ bruvāṇo bībhatsurvairāṭimaparājitaḥ |
samāśvāsya muhūrtaṃ tamuttaraṃ bharatarṣabha || 46 ||
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tata enaṃ viceṣṭantamakāmaṃ bhayapīḍitam |
rathamāropayāmāsa pārthaḥ praharatāṃ varaḥ || 47 ||
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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 36

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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