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 |
āgamya hāstinapurādupaplavyamariṃdamaḥ |
pāṇḍavānāṃ yathāvṛttaṃ keśavaḥ sarvamuktavān || 1 ||
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saṃbhāṣya suciraṃ kālaṃ mantrayitvā punaḥ punaḥ |
svamevāvasathaṃ śaurirviśrāmārthaṃ jagāma ha || 2 ||
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visṛjya sarvānnṛpatīnvirāṭapramukhāṃstadā |
pāṇḍavā bhrātaraḥ pañca bhānāvastaṃgate sati || 3 ||
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saṃdhyāmupāsya dhyāyantastameva gatamānasāḥ |
ānāyya kṛṣṇaṃ dāśārhaṃ punarmantramamantrayan || 4 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
tvayā nāgapuraṃ gatvā sabhāyāṃ dhṛtarāṣṭrajaḥ |
kimuktaḥ puṇḍarīkākṣa tannaḥ śaṃsitumarhasi || 5 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
mayā nāgapuraṃ gatvā sabhāyāṃ dhṛtarāṣṭrajaḥ |
tathyaṃ pathyaṃ hitaṃ cokto na ca gṛhṇāti durmatiḥ || 6 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
tasminnutpathamāpanne kuruvṛddhaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
kimuktavānhṛṣīkeśa duryodhanamamarṣaṇam |
ācāryo vā mahābāho bhāradvājaḥ kimabravīt || 7 ||
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pitā yavīyānasmākaṃ kṣattā dharmabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
putraśokābhisaṃtaptaḥ kimāha dhṛtarāṣṭrajam || 8 ||
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kiṃ ca sarve nṛpatayaḥ sabhāyāṃ ye samāsate |
uktavanto yathātattvaṃ tadbrūhi tvaṃ janārdana || 9 ||
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uktavānhi bhavānsarvaṃ vacanaṃ kurumukhyayoḥ |
kāmalobhābhibhūtasya mandasya prājñamāninaḥ || 10 ||
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apriyaṃ hṛdaye mahyaṃ tanna tiṣṭhati keśava |
teṣāṃ vākyāni govinda śrotumicchāmyahaṃ vibho || 11 ||
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yathā ca nābhipadyeta kālastāta tathā kuru |
bhavānhi no gatiḥ kṛṣṇa bhavānnātho bhavānguruḥ || 12 ||
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vāsudeva uvāca |
śṛṇu rājanyathā vākyamukto rājā suyodhanaḥ |
madhye kurūṇāṃ rājendra sabhāyāṃ tannibodha me || 13 ||
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mayā vai śrāvite vākye jahāsa dhṛtarāṣṭrajaḥ |
atha bhīṣmaḥ susaṃkruddha idaṃ vacanamabravīt || 14 ||
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duryodhana nibodhedaṃ kulārthe yadbravīmi te |
tacchrutvā rājaśārdūla svakulasya hitaṃ kuru || 15 ||
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mama tāta pitā rājañśaṃtanurlokaviśrutaḥ |
tasyāhameka evāsaṃ putraḥ putravatāṃ varaḥ || 16 ||
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tasya buddhiḥ samutpannā dvitīyaḥ syātkathaṃ sutaḥ |
ekaputramaputraṃ vai pravadanti manīṣiṇaḥ || 17 ||
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na cocchedaṃ kulaṃ yāyādvistīryeta kathaṃ yaśaḥ |
tasyāhamīpsitaṃ buddhvā kālīṃ mātaramāvaham || 18 ||
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pratijñāṃ duṣkarāṃ kṛtvā piturarthe kulasya ca |
arājā cordhvaretāśca yathā suviditaṃ tava |
pratīto nivasāmyeṣa pratijñāmanupālayan || 19 ||
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tasyāṃ jajñe mahābāhuḥ śrīmānkurukulodvahaḥ |
vicitravīryo dharmātmā kanīyānmama pārthivaḥ || 20 ||
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svaryāte'haṃ pitari taṃ svarājye saṃnyaveśayam |
vicitravīryaṃ rājānaṃ bhṛtyo bhūtvā hyadhaścaraḥ || 21 ||
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tasyāhaṃ sadṛśāndārānrājendra samudāvaham |
jitvā pārthivasaṃghātamapi te bahuśaḥ śrutam || 22 ||
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tato rāmeṇa samare dvandvayuddhamupāgamam |
sa hi rāmabhayādebhirnāgarairvipravāsitaḥ |
dāreṣvatiprasaktaśca yakṣmāṇaṃ samapadyata || 23 ||
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yadā tvarājake rāṣṭre na vavarṣa sureśvaraḥ |
tadābhyadhāvanmāmeva prajāḥ kṣudbhayapīḍitāḥ || 24 ||
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prajā ūcuḥ |
upakṣīṇāḥ prajāḥ sarvā rājā bhava bhavāya naḥ |
ītayo nuda bhadraṃ te śaṃtanoḥ kulavardhana || 25 ||
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pīḍyante te prajāḥ sarvā vyādhibhirbhṛśadāruṇaiḥ |
alpāvaśiṣṭā gāṅgeya tāḥ paritrātumarhasi || 26 ||
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vyādhīnpraṇudya vīra tvaṃ prajā dharmeṇa pālaya |
tvayi jīvati mā rāṣṭraṃ vināśamupagacchatu || 27 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
prajānāṃ krośatīnāṃ vai naivākṣubhyata me manaḥ |
pratijñāṃ rakṣamāṇasya sadvṛttaṃ smaratastathā || 28 ||
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tataḥ paurā mahārāja mātā kālī ca me śubhā |
bhṛtyāḥ purohitācāryā brāhmaṇāśca bahuśrutāḥ |
māmūcurbhṛśasaṃtaptā bhava rājeti saṃtatam || 29 ||
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pratīparakṣitaṃ rāṣṭraṃ tvāṃ prāpya vinaśiṣyati |
sa tvamasmaddhitārthaṃ vai rājā bhava mahāmate || 30 ||
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ityuktaḥ prāñjalirbhūtvā duḥkhito bhṛśamāturaḥ |
tebhyo nyavedayaṃ putra pratijñāṃ pitṛgauravāt |
ūrdhvaretā hyarājā ca kulasyārthe punaḥ punaḥ || 31 ||
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tato'haṃ prāñjalirbhūtvā mātaraṃ saṃprasādayam |
nāmba śaṃtanunā jātaḥ kauravaṃ vaṃśamudvahan |
pratijñāṃ vitathāṃ kuryāmiti rājanpunaḥ punaḥ || 32 ||
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viśeṣatastvadarthaṃ ca dhuri mā māṃ niyojaya |
ahaṃ preṣyaśca dāsaśca tavāmba sutavatsale || 33 ||
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evaṃ tāmanunīyāhaṃ mātaraṃ janameva ca |
ayācaṃ bhrātṛdāreṣu tadā vyāsaṃ mahāmunim || 34 ||
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saha mātrā mahārāja prasādya tamṛṣiṃ tadā |
apatyārthamayācaṃ vai prasādaṃ kṛtavāṃśca saḥ |
trīnsa putrānajanayattadā bharatasattama || 35 ||
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andhaḥ karaṇahīneti na vai rājā pitā tava |
rājā tu pāṇḍurabhavanmahātmā lokaviśrutaḥ || 36 ||
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sa rājā tasya te putrāḥ piturdāyādyahāriṇaḥ |
mā tāta kalahaṃ kārṣī rājyasyārdhaṃ pradīyatām || 37 ||
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mayi jīvati rājyaṃ kaḥ saṃpraśāsetpumāniha |
māvamaṃsthā vaco mahyaṃ śamamicchāmi vaḥ sadā || 38 ||
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na viśeṣo'sti me putra tvayi teṣu ca pārthiva |
matametatpitustubhyaṃ gāndhāryā vidurasya ca || 39 ||
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śrotavyaṃ yadi vṛddhānāṃ mātiśaṅkīrvaco mama |
nāśayiṣyasi mā sarvamātmānaṃ pṛthivīṃ tathā || 40 ||
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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 145

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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