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).

karṇa uvāca |
sarvānāyuṣmato bhītānsaṃtrastāniva lakṣaye |
ayuddhamanasaścaiva sarvāṃścaivānavasthitān || 1 ||
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yadyeṣa rājā matsyānāṃ yadi bībhatsurāgataḥ |
ahamāvārayiṣyāmi veleva makarālayam || 2 ||
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mama cāpapramuktānāṃ śarāṇāṃ nataparvaṇām |
nāvṛttirgacchatāmasti sarpāṇāmiva sarpatām || 3 ||
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rukmapuṅkhāḥ sutīkṣṇāgrā muktā hastavatā mayā |
chādayantu śarāḥ pārthaṃ śalabhā iva pādapam || 4 ||
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śarāṇāṃ puṅkhasaktānāṃ maurvyābhihatayā dṛḍham |
śrūyatāṃ talayoḥ śabdo bheryorāhatayoriva || 5 ||
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samāhito hi bībhatsurvarṣāṇyaṣṭau ca pañca ca |
jātasnehaśca yuddhasya mayi saṃprahariṣyati || 6 ||
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pātrībhūtaśca kaunteyo brāhmaṇo guṇavāniva |
śaraughānpratigṛhṇātu mayā muktānsahasraśaḥ || 7 ||
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eṣa caiva maheṣvāsastriṣu lokeṣu viśrutaḥ |
ahaṃ cāpi kuruśreṣṭhā arjunānnāvaraḥ kvacit || 8 ||
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itaścetaśca nirmuktaiḥ kāñcanairgārdhravājitaiḥ |
dṛśyatāmadya vai vyoma khadyotairiva saṃvṛtam || 9 ||
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adyāhamṛṇamakṣayyaṃ purā vācā pratiśrutam |
dhārtarāṣṭrasya dāsyāmi nihatya samare'rjunam || 10 ||
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antarā chidyamānānāṃ puṅkhānāṃ vyatiśīryatām |
śalabhānāmivākāśe pracāraḥ saṃpradṛśyatām || 11 ||
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indrāśanisamasparśaṃ mahendrasamatejasam |
ardayiṣyāmyahaṃ pārthamulkābhiriva kuñjaram || 12 ||
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tamagnimiva durdharṣamasiśaktiśarendhanam |
pāṇḍavāgnimahaṃ dīptaṃ pradahantamivāhitān || 13 ||
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aśvavegapurovāto rathaughastanayitnumān |
śaradhāro mahāmeghaḥ śamayiṣyāmi pāṇḍavam || 14 ||
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matkārmukavinirmuktāḥ pārthamāśīviṣopamāḥ |
śarāḥ samabhisarpantu valmīkamiva pannagāḥ || 15 ||
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jāmadagnyānmayā hyastraṃ yatprāptamṛṣisattamāt |
tadupāśritya vīryaṃ ca yudhyeyamapi vāsavam || 16 ||
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dhvajāgre vānarastiṣṭhanbhallena nihato mayā |
adyaiva patatāṃ bhūmau vinadanbhairavānravān || 17 ||
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śatrormayābhipannānāṃ bhūtānāṃ dhvajavāsinām |
diśaḥ pratiṣṭhamānānāmastu śabdo divaṃ gataḥ || 18 ||
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adya duryodhanasyāhaṃ śalyaṃ hṛdi cirasthitam |
samūlamuddhariṣyāmi bībhatsuṃ pātayanrathāt || 19 ||
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hatāśvaṃ virathaṃ pārthaṃ pauruṣe paryavasthitam |
niḥśvasantaṃ yathā nāgamadya paśyantu kauravāḥ || 20 ||
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kāmaṃ gacchantu kuravo dhanamādāya kevalam |
ratheṣu vāpi tiṣṭhanto yuddhaṃ paśyantu māmakam || 21 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 43

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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