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).

kṛpa uvāca |
sadaiva tava rādheya yuddhe krūratarā matiḥ |
nārthānāṃ prakṛtiṃ vettha nānubandhamavekṣase || 1 ||
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nayā hi bahavaḥ santi śāstrāṇyāśritya cintitāḥ |
teṣāṃ yuddhaṃ tu pāpiṣṭhaṃ vedayanti purāvidaḥ || 2 ||
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deśakālena saṃyuktaṃ yuddhaṃ vijayadaṃ bhavet |
hīnakālaṃ tadeveha phalavanna bhavatyuta |
deśe kāle ca vikrāntaṃ kalyāṇāya vidhīyate || 3 ||
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ānukūlyena kāryāṇāmantaraṃ saṃvidhīyatām |
bhāraṃ hi rathakārasya na vyavasyanti paṇḍitāḥ || 4 ||
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paricintya tu pārthena saṃnipāto na naḥ kṣamaḥ |
ekaḥ kurūnabhyarakṣadekaścāgnimatarpayat || 5 ||
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ekaśca pañca varṣāṇi brahmacaryamadhārayat |
ekaḥ subhadrāmāropya dvairathe kṛṣṇamāhvayat |
asminneva vane kṛṣṇo hṛtāṃ kṛṣṇāmavājayat || 6 ||
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ekaśca pañca varṣāṇi śakrādastrāṇyaśikṣata |
ekaḥ sāṃyaminīṃ jitvā kurūṇāmakarodyaśaḥ || 7 ||
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eko gandharvarājānaṃ citrasenamariṃdamaḥ |
vijigye tarasā saṃkhye senāṃ cāsya sudurjayām || 8 ||
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tathā nivātakavacāḥ kālakhañjāśca dānavāḥ |
daivatairapyavadhyāste ekena yudhi pātitāḥ || 9 ||
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ekena hi tvayā karṇa kiṃ nāmeha kṛtaṃ purā |
ekaikena yathā teṣāṃ bhūmipālā vaśīkṛtāḥ || 10 ||
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indro'pi hi na pārthena saṃyuge yoddhumarhati |
yastenāśaṃsate yoddhuṃ kartavyaṃ tasya bheṣajam || 11 ||
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āśīviṣasya kruddhasya pāṇimudyamya dakṣiṇam |
avimṛśya pradeśinyā daṃṣṭrāmādātumicchasi || 12 ||
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atha vā kuñjaraṃ mattameka eva caranvane |
anaṅkuśaṃ samāruhya nagaraṃ gantumicchasi || 13 ||
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samiddhaṃ pāvakaṃ vāpi ghṛtamedovasāhutam |
ghṛtāktaścīravāsāstvaṃ madhyenottartumicchasi || 14 ||
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ātmānaṃ yaḥ samudbadhya kaṇṭhe baddhvā mahāśilām |
samudraṃ pratareddorbhyāṃ tatra kiṃ nāma pauruṣam || 15 ||
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akṛtāstraḥ kṛtāstraṃ vai balavantaṃ sudurbalaḥ |
tādṛśaṃ karṇa yaḥ pārthaṃ yoddhumicchetsa durmatiḥ || 16 ||
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asmābhireṣa nikṛto varṣāṇīha trayodaśa |
siṃhaḥ pāśavinirmukto na naḥ śeṣaṃ kariṣyati || 17 ||
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ekānte pārthamāsīnaṃ kūpe'gnimiva saṃvṛtam |
ajñānādabhyavaskandya prāptāḥ smo bhayamuttamam || 18 ||
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saha yudhyāmahe pārthamāgataṃ yuddhadurmadam |
sainyāstiṣṭhantu saṃnaddhā vyūḍhānīkāḥ prahāriṇaḥ || 19 ||
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droṇo duryodhano bhīṣmo bhavāndrauṇistathā vayam |
sarve yudhyāmahe pārthaṃ karṇa mā sāhasaṃ kṛthāḥ || 20 ||
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vayaṃ vyavasitaṃ pārthaṃ vajrapāṇimivodyatam |
ṣaḍrathāḥ pratiyudhyema tiṣṭhema yadi saṃhatāḥ || 21 ||
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vyūḍhānīkāni sainyāni yattāḥ paramadhanvinaḥ |
yudhyāmahe'rjunaṃ saṃkhye dānavā vāsavaṃ yathā || 22 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 44

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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