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).

bhīṣma uvāca |
acalo vṛṣakaścaiva bhrātarau sahitāvubhau |
rathau tava durādharṣau śatrūnvidhvaṃsayiṣyataḥ || 1 ||
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balavantau naravyāghrau dṛḍhakrodhau prahāriṇau |
gāndhāramukhyau taruṇau darśanīyau mahābalau || 2 ||
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sakhā te dayito nityaṃ ya eṣa raṇakarkaśaḥ |
protsāhayati rājaṃstvāṃ vigrahe pāṇḍavaiḥ saha || 3 ||
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paruṣaḥ katthano nīcaḥ karṇo vaikartanastava |
mantrī netā ca bandhuśca mānī cātyantamucchritaḥ || 4 ||
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eṣa naiva rathaḥ pūrṇo nāpyevātiratho nṛpa |
viyuktaḥ kavacenaiṣa sahajena vicetanaḥ |
kuṇḍalābhyāṃ ca divyābhyāṃ viyuktaḥ satataṃ ghṛṇī || 5 ||
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abhiśāpācca rāmasya brāhmaṇasya ca bhāṣaṇāt |
karaṇānāṃ viyogācca tena me'rdharatho mataḥ |
naiṣa phalgunamāsādya punarjīvanvimokṣyate || 6 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
tato'bravīnmahābāhurdroṇaḥ śastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
evametadyathāttha tvaṃ na mithyāstīti kiṃcana || 7 ||
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raṇe raṇe'timānī ca vimukhaścaiva dṛśyate |
ghṛṇī karṇaḥ pramādī ca tena me'rdharatho mataḥ || 8 ||
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etacchrutvā tu rādheyaḥ krodhādutphullalocanaḥ |
uvāca bhīṣmaṃ rājendra tudanvāgbhiḥ pratodavat || 9 ||
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pitāmaha yatheṣṭaṃ māṃ vākśarairupakṛntasi |
anāgasaṃ sadā dveṣādevameva pade pade |
marṣayāmi ca tatsarvaṃ duryodhanakṛtena vai || 10 ||
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tvaṃ tu māṃ manyase'śaktaṃ yathā kāpuruṣaṃ tathā |
bhavānardharatho mahyaṃ mato nāstyatra saṃśayaḥ || 11 ||
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sarvasya jagataścaiva gāṅgeya na mṛṣā vade |
kurūṇāmahito nityaṃ na ca rājāvabudhyate || 12 ||
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ko hi nāma samāneṣu rājasūdāttakarmasu |
tejovadhamimaṃ kuryādvibhedayiṣurāhave |
yathā tvaṃ guṇanirdeśādaparādhaṃ cikīrṣasi || 13 ||
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na hāyanairna palitairna vittairna ca bandhubhiḥ |
mahārathatvaṃ saṃkhyātuṃ śakyaṃ kṣatrasya kaurava || 14 ||
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balajyeṣṭhaṃ smṛtaṃ kṣatraṃ mantrajyeṣṭhā dvijātayaḥ |
dhanajyeṣṭhāḥ smṛtā vaiśyāḥ śūdrāstu vayasādhikāḥ || 15 ||
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yathecchakaṃ svayaṃgrāhādrathānatirathāṃstathā |
kāmadveṣasamāyukto mohātprakurute bhavān || 16 ||
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duryodhana mahābāho sādhu samyagavekṣyatām |
tyajyatāṃ duṣṭabhāvo'yaṃ bhīṣmaḥ kilbiṣakṛttava || 17 ||
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bhinnā hi senā nṛpate duḥsaṃdheyā bhavatyuta |
maulāpi puruṣavyāghra kimu nānā samutthitā || 18 ||
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eṣāṃ dvaidhaṃ samutpannaṃ yodhānāṃ yudhi bhārata |
tejovadho naḥ kriyate pratyakṣeṇa viśeṣataḥ || 19 ||
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rathānāṃ kva ca vijñānaṃ kva ca bhīṣmo'lpacetanaḥ |
ahamāvārayiṣyāmi pāṇḍavānāmanīkinīm || 20 ||
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āsādya māmamogheṣuṃ gamiṣyanti diśo daśa |
pāṇḍavāḥ sahapañcālāḥ śārdūlaṃ vṛṣabhā iva || 21 ||
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kva ca yuddhavimardo vā mantrāḥ suvyāhṛtāni vā |
kva ca bhīṣmo gatavayā mandātmā kālamohitaḥ || 22 ||
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spardhate hi sadā nityaṃ sarveṇa jagatā saha |
na cānyaṃ puruṣaṃ kaṃcinmanyate moghadarśanaḥ || 23 ||
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śrotavyaṃ khalu vṛddhānāmiti śāstranidarśanam |
na tvevāpyativṛddhānāṃ punarbālā hi te matāḥ || 24 ||
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ahameko haniṣyāmi pāṇḍavānnātra saṃśayaḥ |
suyuddhe rājaśārdūla yaśo bhīṣmaṃ gamiṣyati || 25 ||
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kṛtaḥ senāpatistveṣa tvayā bhīṣmo narādhipa |
senāpatiṃ guṇo gantā na tu yodhānkathaṃcana || 26 ||
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nāhaṃ jīvati gāṅgeye yotsye rājankathaṃcana |
hate tu bhīṣme yodhāsmi sarvaireva mahārathaiḥ || 27 ||
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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 165

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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