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).

gālava uvāca |
mahāvīryo mahīpālaḥ kāśīnāmīśvaraḥ prabhuḥ |
divodāsa iti khyāto bhaimasenirnarādhipaḥ || 1 ||
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tatra gacchāvahe bhadre śanairāgaccha mā śucaḥ |
dhārmikaḥ saṃyame yuktaḥ satyaścaiva janeśvaraḥ || 2 ||
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nārada uvāca |
tamupāgamya sa munirnyāyatastena satkṛtaḥ |
gālavaḥ prasavasyārthe taṃ nṛpaṃ pratyacodayat || 3 ||
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divodāsa uvāca |
śrutametanmayā pūrvaṃ kimuktvā vistaraṃ dvija |
kāṅkṣito hi mayaiṣo'rthaḥ śrutvaitaddvijasattama || 4 ||
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etacca me bahumataṃ yadutsṛjya narādhipān |
māmevamupayāto'si bhāvi caitadasaṃśayam || 5 ||
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sa eva vibhavo'smākamaśvānāmapi gālava |
ahamapyekamevāsyāṃ janayiṣyāmi pārthivam || 6 ||
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nārada uvāca |
tathetyuktvā dvijaśreṣṭhaḥ prādātkanyāṃ mahīpateḥ |
vidhipūrvaṃ ca tāṃ rājā kanyāṃ pratigṛhītavān || 7 ||
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reme sa tasyāṃ rājarṣiḥ prabhāvatyāṃ yathā raviḥ |
svāhāyāṃ ca yathā vahniryathā śacyāṃ sa vāsavaḥ || 8 ||
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yathā candraśca rohiṇyāṃ yathā dhūmorṇayā yamaḥ |
varuṇaśca yathā gauryāṃ yathā carddhyāṃ dhaneśvaraḥ || 9 ||
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yathā nārāyaṇo lakṣmyāṃ jāhnavyāṃ ca yathodadhiḥ |
yathā rudraśca rudrāṇyāṃ yathā vedyāṃ pitāmahaḥ || 10 ||
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adṛśyantyāṃ ca vāsiṣṭho vasiṣṭhaścākṣamālayā |
cyavanaśca sukanyāyāṃ pulastyaḥ saṃdhyayā yathā || 11 ||
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agastyaścāpi vaidarbhyāṃ sāvitryāṃ satyavānyathā |
yathā bhṛguḥ pulomāyāmadityāṃ kaśyapo yathā || 12 ||
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reṇukāyāṃ yathārcīko haimavatyāṃ ca kauśikaḥ |
bṛhaspatiśca tārāyāṃ śukraśca śataparvayā || 13 ||
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yathā bhūmyāṃ bhūmipatirurvaśyāṃ ca purūravāḥ |
ṛcīkaḥ satyavatyāṃ ca sarasvatyāṃ yathā manuḥ || 14 ||
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tathā tu ramamāṇasya divodāsasya bhūpateḥ |
mādhavī janayāmāsa putramekaṃ pratardanam || 15 ||
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athājagāma bhagavāndivodāsaṃ sa gālavaḥ |
samaye samanuprāpte vacanaṃ cedamabravīt || 16 ||
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niryātayatu me kanyāṃ bhavāṃstiṣṭhantu vājinaḥ |
yāvadanyatra gacchāmi śulkārthaṃ pṛthivīpate || 17 ||
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divodāso'tha dharmātmā samaye gālavasya tām |
kanyāṃ niryātayāmāsa sthitaḥ satye mahīpatiḥ || 18 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 115

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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