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).

drupada uvāca |
evametanmahābāho bhaviṣyati na saṃśayaḥ |
na hi duryodhano rājyaṃ madhureṇa pradāsyati || 1 ||
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anuvartsyati taṃ cāpi dhṛtarāṣṭraḥ sutapriyaḥ |
bhīṣmadroṇau ca kārpaṇyānmaurkhyādrādheyasaubalau || 2 ||
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baladevasya vākyaṃ tu mama jñāne na yujyate |
etaddhi puruṣeṇāgre kāryaṃ sunayamicchatā || 3 ||
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na tu vācyo mṛdu vaco dhārtarāṣṭraḥ kathaṃcana |
na hi mārdavasādhyo'sau pāpabuddhirmato mama || 4 ||
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gardabhe mārdavaṃ kuryādgoṣu tīkṣṇaṃ samācaret |
mṛdu duryodhane vākyaṃ yo brūyātpāpacetasi || 5 ||
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mṛdu vai manyate pāpo bhāṣyamāṇamaśaktijam |
jitamarthaṃ vijānīyādabudho mārdave sati || 6 ||
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etaccaiva kariṣyāmo yatnaśca kriyatāmiha |
prasthāpayāma mitrebhyo balānyudyojayantu naḥ || 7 ||
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śalyasya dhṛṣṭaketośca jayatsenasya cābhibhoḥ |
kekayānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ dūtā gacchantu śīghragāḥ || 8 ||
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sa tu duryodhano nūnaṃ preṣayiṣyati sarvaśaḥ |
pūrvābhipannāḥ santaśca bhajante pūrvacodakam || 9 ||
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tattvaradhvaṃ narendrāṇāṃ pūrvameva pracodane |
mahaddhi kāryaṃ voḍhavyamiti me vartate matiḥ || 10 ||
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śalyasya preṣyatāṃ śīghraṃ ye ca tasyānugā nṛpāḥ |
bhagadattāya rājñe ca pūrvasāgaravāsine || 11 ||
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amitaujase tathogrāya hārdikyāyāhukāya ca |
dīrghaprajñāya mallāya rocamānāya cābhibho || 12 ||
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ānīyatāṃ bṛhantaśca senābinduśca pārthivaḥ |
pāpajitprativindhyaśca citravarmā suvāstukaḥ || 13 ||
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bāhlīko muñjakeśaśca caidyādhipatireva ca |
supārśvaśca subāhuśca pauravaśca mahārathaḥ || 14 ||
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śakānāṃ pahlavānāṃ ca daradānāṃ ca ye nṛpāḥ |
kāmbojā ṛṣikā ye ca paścimānūpakāśca ye || 15 ||
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jayatsenaśca kāśyaśca tathā pañcanadā nṛpāḥ |
krāthaputraśca durdharṣaḥ pārvatīyāśca ye nṛpāḥ || 16 ||
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jānakiśca suśarmā ca maṇimānpautimatsyakaḥ |
pāṃsurāṣṭrādhipaścaiva dhṛṣṭaketuśca vīryavān || 17 ||
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auḍraśca daṇḍadhāraśca bṛhatsenaśca vīryavān |
aparājito niṣādaśca śreṇimānvasumānapi || 18 ||
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bṛhadbalo mahaujāśca bāhuḥ parapuraṃjayaḥ |
samudraseno rājā ca saha putreṇa vīryavān || 19 ||
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adāriśca nadījaśca karṇaveṣṭaśca pārthivaḥ |
samarthaśca suvīraśca mārjāraḥ kanyakastathā || 20 ||
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mahāvīraśca kadruśca nikarastumulaḥ krathaḥ |
nīlaśca vīradharmā ca bhūmipālaśca vīryavān || 21 ||
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durjayo dantavaktraśca rukmī ca janamejayaḥ |
āṣāḍho vāyuvegaśca pūrvapālī ca pārthivaḥ || 22 ||
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bhūritejā devakaśca ekalavyasya cātmajaḥ |
kārūṣakāśca rājānaḥ kṣemadhūrtiśca vīryavān || 23 ||
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udbhavaḥ kṣemakaścaiva vāṭadhānaśca pārthivaḥ |
śrutāyuśca dṛḍhāyuśca śālvaputraśca vīryavān || 24 ||
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kumāraśca kaliṅgānāmīśvaro yuddhadurmadaḥ |
eteṣāṃ preṣyatāṃ śīghrametaddhi mama rocate || 25 ||
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ayaṃ ca brāhmaṇaḥ śīghraṃ mama rājanpurohitaḥ |
preṣyatāṃ dhṛtarāṣṭrāya vākyamasminsamarpyatām || 26 ||
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yathā duryodhano vācyo yathā śāṃtanavo nṛpaḥ |
dhṛtarāṣṭro yathā vācyo droṇaśca viduṣāṃ varaḥ || 27 ||
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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 4

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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