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).

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
yadabrūtāṃ mahātmānau vāsudevadhanaṃjayau |
tanme brūhi mahāprājña śuśrūṣe vacanaṃ tava || 1 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
śṛṇu rājanyathā dṛṣṭau mayā kṛṣṇadhanaṃjayau |
ūcatuścāpi yadvīrau tatte vakṣyāmi bhārata || 2 ||
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pādāṅgulīrabhiprekṣanprayato'haṃ kṛtāñjaliḥ |
śuddhāntaṃ prāviśaṃ rājannākhyātuṃ naradevayoḥ || 3 ||
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naivābhimanyurna yamau taṃ deśamabhiyānti vai |
yatra kṛṣṇau ca kṛṣṇā ca satyabhāmā ca bhāminī || 4 ||
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ubhau madhvāsavakṣībāvubhau candanarūṣitau |
sragviṇau varavastrau tau divyābharaṇabhūṣitau || 5 ||
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naikaratnavicitraṃ tu kāñcanaṃ mahadāsanam |
vividhāstaraṇāstīrṇaṃ yatrāsātāmariṃdamau || 6 ||
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arjunotsaṅgagau pādau keśavasyopalakṣaye |
arjunasya ca kṛṣṇāyāṃ satyāyāṃ ca mahātmanaḥ || 7 ||
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kāñcanaṃ pādapīṭhaṃ tu pārtho me prādiśattadā |
tadahaṃ pāṇinā spṛṣṭvā tato bhūmāvupāviśam || 8 ||
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ūrdhvarekhatalau pādau pārthasya śubhalakṣaṇau |
pādapīṭhādapahṛtau tatrāpaśyamahaṃ śubhau || 9 ||
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śyāmau bṛhantau taruṇau śālaskandhāvivodgatau |
ekāsanagatau dṛṣṭvā bhayaṃ māṃ mahadāviśat || 10 ||
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indraviṣṇusamāvetau mandātmā nāvabudhyate |
saṃśrayāddroṇabhīṣmābhyāṃ karṇasya ca vikatthanāt || 11 ||
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nideśasthāvimau yasya mānasastasya setsyate |
saṃkalpo dharmarājasya niścayo me tadābhavat || 12 ||
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satkṛtaścānnapānābhyāmācchanno labdhasatkriyaḥ |
añjaliṃ mūrdhni saṃdhāya tau saṃdeśamacodayam || 13 ||
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dhanurbāṇocitenaikapāṇinā śubhalakṣaṇam |
pādamānamayanpārthaḥ keśavaṃ samacodayat || 14 ||
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indraketurivotthāya sarvābharaṇabhūṣitaḥ |
indravīryopamaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ saṃviṣṭo mābhyabhāṣata || 15 ||
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vācaṃ sa vadatāṃ śreṣṭho hlādinīṃ vacanakṣamām |
trāsanīṃ dhārtarāṣṭrāṇāṃ mṛdupūrvāṃ sudāruṇām || 16 ||
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vācaṃ tāṃ vacanārhasya śikṣākṣarasamanvitām |
aśrauṣamahamiṣṭārthāṃ paścāddhṛdayaśoṣiṇīm || 17 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
saṃjayedaṃ vaco brūyā dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ manīṣiṇam |
śṛṇvataḥ kurumukhyasya droṇasyāpi ca śṛṇvataḥ || 18 ||
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yajadhvaṃ vipulairyajñairviprebhyo datta dakṣiṇāḥ |
putrairdāraiśca modadhvaṃ mahadvo bhayamāgatam || 19 ||
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arthāṃstyajata pātrebhyaḥ sutānprāpnuta kāmajān |
priyaṃ priyebhyaścarata rājā hi tvarate jaye || 20 ||
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ṛṇametatpravṛddhaṃ me hṛdayānnāpasarpati |
yadgovindeti cukrośa kṛṣṇā māṃ dūravāsinam || 21 ||
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tejomayaṃ durādharṣaṃ gāṇḍīvaṃ yasya kārmukam |
maddvitīyena teneha vairaṃ vaḥ savyasācinā || 22 ||
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maddvitīyaṃ punaḥ pārthaṃ kaḥ prārthayitumicchati |
yo na kālaparīto vāpyapi sākṣātpuraṃdaraḥ || 23 ||
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bāhubhyāmudvahedbhūmiṃ dahetkruddha imāḥ prajāḥ |
pātayettridivāddevānyo'rjunaṃ samare jayet || 24 ||
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devāsuramanuṣyeṣu yakṣagandharvabhogiṣu |
na taṃ paśyāmyahaṃ yuddhe pāṇḍavaṃ yo'bhyayādraṇe || 25 ||
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yattadvirāṭanagare śrūyate mahadadbhutam |
ekasya ca bahūnāṃ ca paryāptaṃ tannidarśanam || 26 ||
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ekena pāṇḍuputreṇa virāṭanagare yadā |
bhagnāḥ palāyanta diśaḥ paryāptaṃ tannidarśanam || 27 ||
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balaṃ vīryaṃ ca tejaśca śīghratā laghuhastatā |
aviṣādaśca dhairyaṃ ca pārthānnānyatra vidyate || 28 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
ityabravīddhṛṣīkeśaḥ pārthamuddharṣayangirā |
garjansamayavarṣīva gagane pākaśāsanaḥ || 29 ||
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keśavasya vacaḥ śrutvā kirīṭī śvetavāhanaḥ |
arjunastanmahadvākyamabravīllomaharṣaṇam || 30 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 58

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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