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 |
asiddhānunaye kṛṣṇe kurubhyaḥ pāṇḍavāngate |
abhigamya pṛthāṃ kṣattā śanaiḥ śocannivābravīt || 1 ||
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jānāsi me jīvaputre bhāvaṃ nityamanugrahe |
krośato na ca gṛhṇīte vacanaṃ me suyodhanaḥ || 2 ||
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upapanno hyasau rājā cedipāñcālakekayaiḥ |
bhīmārjunābhyāṃ kṛṣṇena yuyudhānayamairapi || 3 ||
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upaplavye niviṣṭo'pi dharmameva yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
kāṅkṣate jñātisauhārdādbalavāndurbalo yathā || 4 ||
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rājā tu dhṛtarāṣṭro'yaṃ vayovṛddho na śāmyati |
mattaḥ putramadenaiva vidharme pathi vartate || 5 ||
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jayadrathasya karṇasya tathā duḥśāsanasya ca |
saubalasya ca durbuddhyā mithobhedaḥ pravartate || 6 ||
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adharmeṇa hi dharmiṣṭhaṃ hṛtaṃ vai rājyamīdṛśam |
yeṣāṃ teṣāmayaṃ dharmaḥ sānubandho bhaviṣyati || 7 ||
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hriyamāṇe balāddharme kurubhiḥ ko na saṃjvaret |
asāmnā keśave yāte samudyokṣyanti pāṇḍavāḥ || 8 ||
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tataḥ kurūṇāmanayo bhavitā vīranāśanaḥ |
cintayanna labhe nidrāmahaḥsu ca niśāsu ca || 9 ||
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śrutvā tu kuntī tadvākyamarthakāmena bhāṣitam |
aniṣṭanantī duḥkhārtā manasā vimamarśa ha || 10 ||
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dhigastvarthaṃ yatkṛte'yaṃ mahāñjñātivadhe kṣayaḥ |
vartsyate suhṛdāṃ hyeṣāṃ yuddhe'sminvai parābhavaḥ || 11 ||
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pāṇḍavāścedipāñcālā yādavāśca samāgatāḥ |
bhāratairyadi yotsyanti kiṃ nu duḥkhamataḥ param || 12 ||
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paśye doṣaṃ dhruvaṃ yuddhe tathā yuddhe parābhavam |
adhanasya mṛtaṃ śreyo na hi jñātikṣaye jayaḥ || 13 ||
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pitāmahaḥ śāṃtanava ācāryaśca yudhāṃ patiḥ |
karṇaśca dhārtarāṣṭrārthaṃ vardhayanti bhayaṃ mama || 14 ||
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nācāryaḥ kāmavāñśiṣyairdroṇo yudhyeta jātu cit |
pāṇḍaveṣu kathaṃ hārdaṃ kuryānna ca pitāmahaḥ || 15 ||
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ayaṃ tveko vṛthādṛṣṭirdhārtarāṣṭrasya durmateḥ |
mohānuvartī satataṃ pāpo dveṣṭi ca pāṇḍavān || 16 ||
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mahatyanarthe nirbandhī balavāṃśca viśeṣataḥ |
karṇaḥ sadā pāṇḍavānāṃ tanme dahati sāṃpratam || 17 ||
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āśaṃse tvadya karṇasya mano'haṃ pāṇḍavānprati |
prasādayitumāsādya darśayantī yathātatham || 18 ||
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toṣito bhagavānyatra durvāsā me varaṃ dadau |
āhvānaṃ devasaṃyuktaṃ vasantyāḥ pitṛveśmani || 19 ||
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sāhamantaḥpure rājñaḥ kuntibhojapuraskṛtā |
cintayantī bahuvidhaṃ hṛdayena vidūyatā || 20 ||
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balābalaṃ ca mantrāṇāṃ brāhmaṇasya ca vāgbalam |
strībhāvādbālabhāvācca cintayantī punaḥ punaḥ || 21 ||
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dhātryā viśrabdhayā guptā sakhījanavṛtā tadā |
doṣaṃ pariharantī ca pituścāritrarakṣiṇī || 22 ||
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kathaṃ nu sukṛtaṃ me syānnāparādhavatī katham |
bhaveyamiti saṃcintya brāhmaṇaṃ taṃ namasya ca || 23 ||
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kautūhalāttu taṃ labdhvā bāliśyādācaraṃ tadā |
kanyā satī devamarkamāsādayamahaṃ tataḥ || 24 ||
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yo'sau kānīnagarbho me putravatparivartitaḥ |
kasmānna kuryādvacanaṃ pathyaṃ bhrātṛhitaṃ tathā || 25 ||
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iti kuntī viniścitya kāryaṃ niścitamuttamam |
kāryārthamabhiniryāya yayau bhāgīrathīṃ prati || 26 ||
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ātmajasya tatastasya ghṛṇinaḥ satyasaṅginaḥ |
gaṅgātīre pṛthāśṛṇvadupādhyayananisvanam || 27 ||
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prāṅmukhasyordhvabāhoḥ sā paryatiṣṭhata pṛṣṭhataḥ |
japyāvasānaṃ kāryārthaṃ pratīkṣantī tapasvinī || 28 ||
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atiṣṭhatsūryatāpārtā karṇasyottaravāsasi |
kauravyapatnī vārṣṇeyī padmamāleva śuṣyatī || 29 ||
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ā pṛṣṭhatāpājjaptvā sa parivṛtya yatavrataḥ |
dṛṣṭvā kuntīmupātiṣṭhadabhivādya kṛtāñjaliḥ |
yathānyāyaṃ mahātejā mānī dharmabhṛtāṃ varaḥ || 30 ||
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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 142

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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