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).

nārada uvāca |
ṛṣabhasya tataḥ śṛṅge nipatya dvijapakṣiṇau |
śāṇḍilīṃ brāhmaṇīṃ tatra dadṛśāte taponvitām || 1 ||
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abhivādya suparṇastu gālavaścābhipūjya tām |
tayā ca svāgatenoktau viṣṭare saṃniṣīdatuḥ || 2 ||
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siddhamannaṃ tayā kṣipraṃ balimantropabṛṃhitam |
bhuktvā tṛptāvubhau bhūmau suptau tāvannamohitau || 3 ||
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muhūrtātpratibuddhastu suparṇo gamanepsayā |
atha bhraṣṭatanūjāṅgamātmānaṃ dadṛśe khagaḥ || 4 ||
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māṃsapiṇḍopamo'bhūtsa mukhapādānvitaḥ khagaḥ |
gālavastaṃ tathā dṛṣṭvā viṣaṇṇaḥ paryapṛcchata || 5 ||
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kimidaṃ bhavatā prāptamihāgamanajaṃ phalam |
vāso'yamiha kālaṃ tu kiyantaṃ nau bhaviṣyati || 6 ||
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kiṃ nu te manasā dhyātamaśubhaṃ dharmadūṣaṇam |
na hyayaṃ bhavataḥ svalpo vyabhicāro bhaviṣyati || 7 ||
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suparṇo'thābravīdvipraṃ pradhyātaṃ vai mayā dvija |
imāṃ siddhāmito netuṃ tatra yatra prajāpatiḥ || 8 ||
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yatra devo mahādevo yatra viṣṇuḥ sanātanaḥ |
yatra dharmaśca yajñaśca tatreyaṃ nivasediti || 9 ||
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so'haṃ bhagavatīṃ yāce praṇataḥ priyakāmyayā |
mayaitannāma pradhyātaṃ manasā śocatā kila || 10 ||
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tadevaṃ bahumānātte mayehānīpsitaṃ kṛtam |
sukṛtaṃ duṣkṛtaṃ vā tvaṃ māhātmyātkṣantumarhasi || 11 ||
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sā tau tadābravīttuṣṭā patagendradvijarṣabhau |
na bhetavyaṃ suparṇo'si suparṇa tyaja saṃbhramam || 12 ||
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ninditāsmi tvayā vatsa na ca nindāṃ kṣamāmyaham |
lokebhyaḥ sa paribhraśyedyo māṃ nindeta pāpakṛt || 13 ||
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hīnayālakṣaṇaiḥ sarvaistathāninditayā mayā |
ācāraṃ pratigṛhṇantyā siddhiḥ prāpteyamuttamā || 14 ||
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ācārāllabhate dharmamācārāllabhate dhanam |
ācārācchriyamāpnoti ācāro hantyalakṣaṇam || 15 ||
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tadāyuṣmankhagapate yatheṣṭaṃ gamyatāmitaḥ |
na ca te garhaṇīyāpi garhitavyāḥ striyaḥ kvacit || 16 ||
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bhavitāsi yathāpūrvaṃ balavīryasamanvitaḥ |
babhūvatustatastasya pakṣau draviṇavattarau || 17 ||
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anujñātaśca śāṇḍilyā yathāgatamupāgamat |
naiva cāsādayāmāsa tathārūpāṃsturaṃgamān || 18 ||
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viśvāmitro'tha taṃ dṛṣṭvā gālavaṃ cādhvani sthitam |
uvāca vadatāṃ śreṣṭho vainateyasya saṃnidhau || 19 ||
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yastvayā svayamevārthaḥ pratijñāto mama dvija |
tasya kālo'pavargasya yathā vā manyate bhavān || 20 ||
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pratīkṣiṣyāmyahaṃ kālametāvantaṃ tathā param |
yathā saṃsidhyate vipra sa mārgastu niśamyatām || 21 ||
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suparṇo'thābravīddīnaṃ gālavaṃ bhṛśaduḥkhitam |
pratyakṣaṃ khalvidānīṃ me viśvāmitro yaduktavān || 22 ||
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tadāgaccha dvijaśreṣṭha mantrayiṣyāva gālava |
nādattvā gurave śakyaṃ kṛtsnamarthaṃ tvayāsitum || 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 111

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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