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 |
rocamāno mahārāja pāṇḍavānāṃ mahārathaḥ |
yotsyate'maravatsaṃkhye parasainyeṣu bhārata || 1 ||
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purujitkuntibhojaśca maheṣvāso mahābalaḥ |
mātulo bhīmasenasya sa ca me'tiratho mataḥ || 2 ||
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eṣa vīro maheṣvāsaḥ kṛtī ca nipuṇaśca ha |
citrayodhī ca śaktaśca mato me rathapuṃgavaḥ || 3 ||
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sa yotsyati hi vikramya maghavāniva dānavaiḥ |
yodhāścāsya parikhyātāḥ sarve yuddhaviśāradāḥ || 4 ||
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bhāgineyakṛte vīraḥ sa kariṣyati saṃgare |
sumahatkarma pāṇḍūnāṃ sthitaḥ priyahite nṛpaḥ || 5 ||
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bhaimasenirmahārāja haiḍimbo rākṣaseśvaraḥ |
mato me bahumāyāvī rathayūthapayūthapaḥ || 6 ||
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yotsyate samare tāta māyābhiḥ samarapriyaḥ |
ye cāsya rākṣasāḥ śūrāḥ sacivā vaśavartinaḥ || 7 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavo nānājanapadeśvarāḥ |
sametāḥ pāṇḍavasyārthe vāsudevapurogamāḥ || 8 ||
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ete prādhānyato rājanpāṇḍavasya mahātmanaḥ |
rathāścātirathāścaiva ye cāpyardharathā matāḥ || 9 ||
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neṣyanti samare senāṃ bhīmāṃ yaudhiṣṭhirīṃ nṛpa |
mahendreṇeva vīreṇa pālyamānāṃ kirīṭinā || 10 ||
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tairahaṃ samare vīra tvāmāyadbhirjayaiṣibhiḥ |
yotsyāmi jayamākāṅkṣannatha vā nidhanaṃ raṇe || 11 ||
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pārthaṃ ca vāsudevaṃ ca cakragāṇḍīvadhāriṇau |
saṃdhyāgatāvivārkendū sameṣye puruṣottamau || 12 ||
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ye caiva te rathodārāḥ pāṇḍuputrasya sainikāḥ |
sahasainyānahaṃ tāṃśca pratīyāṃ raṇamūrdhani || 13 ||
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ete rathāścātirathāśca tubhyaṃ yathāpradhānaṃ nṛpa kīrtitā mayā |
tathā rājannardharathāśca kecittathaiva teṣāmapi kauravendra || 14 ||
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arjunaṃ vāsudevaṃ ca ye cānye tatra pārthivāḥ |
sarvānāvārayiṣyāmi yāvaddrakṣyāmi bhārata || 15 ||
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pāñcālyaṃ tu mahābāho nāhaṃ hanyāṃ śikhaṇḍinam |
udyateṣumabhiprekṣya pratiyudhyantamāhave || 16 ||
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lokastadveda yadahaṃ pituḥ priyacikīrṣayā |
prāptaṃ rājyaṃ parityajya brahmacarye dhṛtavrataḥ || 17 ||
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citrāṅgadaṃ kauravāṇāmahaṃ rājye'bhyaṣecayam |
vicitravīryaṃ ca śiśuṃ yauvarājye'bhyaṣecayam || 18 ||
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devavratatvaṃ vikhyāpya pṛthivyāṃ sarvarājasu |
naiva hanyāṃ striyaṃ jātu na strīpūrvaṃ kathaṃcana || 19 ||
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sa hi strīpūrvako rājañśikhaṇḍī yadi te śrutaḥ |
kanyā bhūtvā pumāñjāto na yotsye tena bhārata || 20 ||
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sarvāṃstvanyānhaniṣyāmi pārthivānbharatarṣabha |
yānsameṣyāmi samare na tu kuntīsutānnṛpa || 21 ||
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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 169

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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