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 |
apayāte tu rādheye duryodhanapurogamāḥ |
anīkena yathāsvena śarairārcchanta pāṇḍavam || 1 ||
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bahudhā tasya sainyasya vyūḍhasyāpatataḥ śaraiḥ |
abhiyānīyamājñāya vairāṭiridamabravīt || 2 ||
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āsthāya ruciraṃ jiṣṇo rathaṃ sārathinā mayā |
katamadyāsyase'nīkamukto yāsyāmyahaṃ tvayā || 3 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
lohitākṣamariṣṭaṃ yaṃ vaiyāghramanupaśyasi |
nīlāṃ patākāmāśritya rathe tiṣṭhantamuttara || 4 ||
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kṛpasyaitadrathānīkaṃ prāpayasvaitadeva mām |
etasya darśayiṣyāmi śīghrāstraṃ dṛḍhadhanvinaḥ || 5 ||
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kamaṇḍalurdhvaje yasya śātakumbhamayaḥ śubhaḥ |
ācārya eṣa vai droṇaḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ || 6 ||
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suprasannamanā vīra kuruṣvainaṃ pradakṣiṇam |
atraiva cāvirodhena eṣa dharmaḥ sanātanaḥ || 7 ||
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yadi me prathamaṃ droṇaḥ śarīre prahariṣyati |
tato'sya prahariṣyāmi nāsya kopo bhaviṣyati || 8 ||
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asyāvidūre tu dhanurdhvajāgre yasya dṛśyate |
ācāryasyaiṣa putro vai aśvatthāmā mahārathaḥ || 9 ||
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sadā mamaiṣa mānyaśca sarvaśastrabhṛtāmapi |
etasya tvaṃ rathaṃ prāpya nivartethāḥ punaḥ punaḥ || 10 ||
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ya eṣa tu rathānīke suvarṇakavacāvṛtaḥ |
senāgryeṇa tṛtīyena vyavahāryeṇa tiṣṭhati || 11 ||
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yasya nāgo dhvajāgre vai hemaketanasaṃśritaḥ |
dhṛtarāṣṭrātmajaḥ śrīmāneṣa rājā suyodhanaḥ || 12 ||
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etasyābhimukhaṃ vīra rathaṃ pararathārujaḥ |
prāpayasvaiṣa tejobhipramāthī yuddhadurmadaḥ || 13 ||
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eṣa droṇasya śiṣyāṇāṃ śīghrāstraḥ prathamo mataḥ |
etasya darśayiṣyāmi śīghrāstraṃ vipulaṃ śaraiḥ || 14 ||
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nāgakakṣyā tu rucirā dhvajāgre yasya tiṣṭhati |
eṣa vaikartanaḥ karṇo viditaḥ pūrvameva te || 15 ||
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etasya rathamāsthāya rādheyasya durātmanaḥ |
yatto bhavethāḥ saṃgrāme spardhatyeṣa mayā sadā || 16 ||
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yastu nīlānusāreṇa pañcatāreṇa ketunā |
hastāvāpī bṛhaddhanvā rathe tiṣṭhati vīryavān || 17 ||
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yasya tārārkacitro'sau rathe dhvajavaraḥ sthitaḥ |
yasyaitatpāṇḍuraṃ chatraṃ vimalaṃ mūrdhni tiṣṭhati || 18 ||
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mahato rathavaṃśasya nānādhvajapatākinaḥ |
balāhakāgre sūryo vā ya eṣa pramukhe sthitaḥ || 19 ||
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haimaṃ candrārkasaṃkāśaṃ kavacaṃ yasya dṛśyate |
jātarūpaśirastrāṇastrāsayanniva me manaḥ || 20 ||
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eṣa śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ sarveṣāṃ naḥ pitāmahaḥ |
rājaśriyāvabaddhastu duryodhanavaśānugaḥ || 21 ||
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paścādeṣa prayātavyo na me vighnakaro bhavet |
etena yudhyamānasya yattaḥ saṃyaccha me hayān || 22 ||
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tato'bhyavahadavyagro vairāṭiḥ savyasācinam |
yatrātiṣṭhatkṛpo rājanyotsyamāno dhanaṃjayam || 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 50

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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