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 śatrusenāṃ tarasā praṇudya gāstā vijityātha dhanurdharāgryaḥ |
duryodhanāyābhimukhaṃ prayāto bhūyo'rjunaḥ priyamājau cikīrṣan || 1 ||
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goṣu prayātāsu javena matsyānkirīṭinaṃ kṛtakāryaṃ ca matvā |
duryodhanāyābhimukhaṃ prayāntaṃ kurupravīrāḥ sahasābhipetuḥ || 2 ||
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teṣāmanīkāni bahūni gāḍhaṃ vyūḍhāni dṛṣṭvā bahuladhvajāni |
matsyasya putraṃ dviṣatāṃ nihantā vairāṭimāmantrya tato'bhyuvāca || 3 ||
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etena tūrṇaṃ pratipādayemāñśvetānhayānkāñcanaraśmiyoktrān |
javena sarveṇa kuru prayatnamāsādayaitadrathasiṃhavṛndam || 4 ||
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gajo gajeneva mayā durātmā yo yoddhumākāṅkṣati sūtaputraḥ |
tameva māṃ prāpaya rājaputra duryodhanāpāśrayajātadarpam || 5 ||
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sa tairhayairvātajavairbṛhadbhiḥ putro virāṭasya suvarṇakakṣyaiḥ |
vidhvaṃsayaṃstadrathināmanīkaṃ tato'vahatpāṇḍavamājimadhye || 6 ||
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taṃ citraseno viśikhairvipāṭhaiḥ saṃgrāmajicchatrusaho jayaśca |
pratyudyayurbhāratamāpatantaṃ mahārathāḥ karṇamabhīpsamānāḥ || 7 ||
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tataḥ sa teṣāṃ puruṣapravīraḥ śarāsanārciḥ śaravegatāpaḥ |
vrātānrathānāmadahatsa manyurvanaṃ yathāgniḥ kurupuṃgavānām || 8 ||
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tasmiṃstu yuddhe tumule pravṛtte pārthaṃ vikarṇo'tirathaṃ rathena |
vipāṭhavarṣeṇa kurupravīro bhīmena bhīmānujamāsasāda || 9 ||
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tato vikarṇasya dhanurvikṛṣya jāmbūnadāgryopacitaṃ dṛḍhajyam |
apātayaddhvajamasya pramathya chinnadhvajaḥ so'pyapayājjavena || 10 ||
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taṃ śātravāṇāṃ gaṇabādhitāraṃ karmāṇi kurvāṇamamānuṣāṇi |
śatruṃtapaḥ kopamamṛṣyamāṇaḥ samarpayatkūrmanakhena pārtham || 11 ||
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sa tena rājñātirathena viddho vigāhamāno dhvajinīṃ kurūṇām |
śatruṃtapaṃ pañcabhirāśu viddhvā tato'sya sūtaṃ daśabhirjaghāna || 12 ||
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tataḥ sa viddho bharatarṣabheṇa bāṇena gātrāvaraṇātigena |
gatāsurājau nipapāta bhūmau nago nagāgrādiva vātarugṇaḥ || 13 ||
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ratharṣabhāste tu ratharṣabheṇa vīrā raṇe vīratareṇa bhagnāḥ |
cakampire vātavaśena kāle prakampitānīva mahāvanāni || 14 ||
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hatāstu pārthena narapravīrā bhūmau yuvānaḥ suṣupuḥ suveṣāḥ |
vasupradā vāsavatulyavīryāḥ parājitā vāsavajena saṃkhye |
suvarṇakārṣṇāyasavarmanaddhā nāgā yathā haimavatāḥ pravṛddhāḥ || 15 ||
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tathā sa śatrūnsamare vinighnangāṇḍīvadhanvā puruṣapravīraḥ |
cacāra saṃkhye pradiśo diśaśca dahannivāgnirvanamātapānte || 16 ||
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prakīrṇaparṇāni yathā vasante viśātayitvātyanilo nudankhe |
tathā sapatnānvikirankirīṭī cacāra saṃkhye'tiratho rathena || 17 ||
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śoṇāśvavāhasya hayānnihatya vaikartanabhrāturadīnasattvaḥ |
ekena saṃgrāmajitaḥ śareṇa śiro jahārātha kirīṭamālī || 18 ||
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tasminhate bhrātari sūtaputro vaikartano vīryamathādadānaḥ |
pragṛhya dantāviva nāgarājo maharṣabhaṃ vyāghra ivābhyadhāvat || 19 ||
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sa pāṇḍavaṃ dvādaśabhiḥ pṛṣatkairvaikartanaḥ śīghramupājaghāna |
vivyādha gātreṣu hayāṃśca sarvānvirāṭaputraṃ ca śarairnijaghne || 20 ||
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sa hastinevābhihato gajendraḥ pragṛhya bhallānniśitānniṣaṅgāt |
ākarṇapūrṇaṃ ca dhanurvikṛṣya vivyādha bāṇairatha sūtaputram || 21 ||
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athāsya bāhūruśirolalāṭaṃ grīvāṃ rathāṅgāni parāvamardī |
sthitasya bāṇairyudhi nirbibheda gāṇḍīvamuktairaśaniprakāśaiḥ || 22 ||
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sa pārthamuktairviśikhaiḥ praṇunno gajo gajeneva jitastarasvī |
vihāya saṃgrāmaśiraḥ prayāto vaikartanaḥ pāṇḍavabāṇataptaḥ || 23 ||
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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 49

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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