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 |
bhīṣme tu saṃgrāmaśiro vihāya palāyamāne dhṛtarāṣṭraputraḥ |
ucchritya ketuṃ vinadanmahātmā svayaṃ vigṛhyārjunamāsasāda || 1 ||
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sa bhīmadhanvānamudagravīryaṃ dhanaṃjayaṃ śatrugaṇe carantam |
ākarṇapūrṇāyatacoditena bhallena vivyādha lalāṭamadhye || 2 ||
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sa tena bāṇena samarpitena jāmbūnadābhena susaṃśitena |
rarāja rājanmahanīyakarmā yathaikaparvā ruciraikaśṛṅgaḥ || 3 ||
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athāsya bāṇena vidāritasya prādurbabhūvāsṛgajasramuṣṇam |
sā tasya jāmbūnadapuṣpacitrā māleva citrābhivirājate sma || 4 ||
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sa tena bāṇābhihatastarasvī duryodhanenoddhatamanyuvegaḥ |
śarānupādāya viṣāgnikalpānvivyādha rājānamadīnasattvaḥ || 5 ||
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duryodhanaścāpi tamugratejāḥ pārthaśca duryodhanamekavīraḥ |
anyonyamājau puruṣapravīrau samaṃ samājaghnaturājamīḍhau || 6 ||
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tataḥ prabhinnena mahāgajena mahīdharābhena punarvikarṇaḥ |
rathaiścaturbhirgajapādarakṣaiḥ kuntīsutaṃ jiṣṇumathābhyadhāvat || 7 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ tvaritaṃ gajendraṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ kumbhavibhāgamadhye |
ākarṇapūrṇena dṛḍhāyasena bāṇena vivyādha mahājavena || 8 ||
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pārthena sṛṣṭaḥ sa tu gārdhrapatra ā puṅkhadeśātpraviveśa nāgam |
vidārya śailapravaraprakāśaṃ yathāśaniḥ parvatamindrasṛṣṭaḥ || 9 ||
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śaraprataptaḥ sa tu nāgarājaḥ pravepitāṅgo vyathitāntarātmā |
saṃsīdamāno nipapāta mahyāṃ vajrāhataṃ śṛṅgamivācalasya || 10 ||
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nipātite dantivare pṛthivyāṃ trāsādvikarṇaḥ sahasāvatīrya |
tūrṇaṃ padānyaṣṭaśatāni gatvā viviṃśateḥ syandanamāruroha || 11 ||
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nihatya nāgaṃ tu śareṇa tena vajropamenādrivarāmbudābham |
tathāvidhenaiva śareṇa pārtho duryodhanaṃ vakṣasi nirbibheda || 12 ||
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tato gaje rājani caiva bhinne bhagne vikarṇe ca sapādarakṣe |
gāṇḍīvamuktairviśikhaiḥ praṇunnāste yodhamukhyāḥ sahasāpajagmuḥ || 13 ||
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dṛṣṭvaiva bāṇena hataṃ tu nāgaṃ yodhāṃśca sarvāndravato niśamya |
rathaṃ samāvṛtya kurupravīro raṇātpradudrāva yato na pārthaḥ || 14 ||
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taṃ bhīmarūpaṃ tvaritaṃ dravantaṃ duryodhanaṃ śatrusaho niṣaṅgī |
prākṣveḍayadyoddhumanāḥ kirīṭī bāṇena viddhaṃ rudhiraṃ vamantam || 15 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
vihāya kīrtiṃ vipulaṃ yaśaśca yuddhātparāvṛtya palāyase kim |
na te'dya tūryāṇi samāhatāni yathāvadudyānti gatasya yuddhe || 16 ||
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yudhiṣṭhirasyāsmi nideśakārī pārthastṛtīyo yudhi ca sthiro'smi |
tadarthamāvṛtya mukhaṃ prayaccha narendravṛttaṃ smara dhārtarāṣṭra || 17 ||
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moghaṃ tavedaṃ bhuvi nāmadheyaṃ duryodhanetīha kṛtaṃ purastāt |
na hīha duryodhanatā tavāsti palāyamānasya raṇaṃ vihāya || 18 ||
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na te purastādatha pṛṣṭhato vā paśyāmi duryodhana rakṣitāram |
paraihi yuddhena kurupravīra prāṇānpriyānpāṇḍavato'dya rakṣa || 19 ||
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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 60

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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