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 |
tato'haṃ bharataśreṣṭha mātaraṃ vīramātaram |
abhigamyopasaṃgṛhya dāśeyīmidamabruvam || 1 ||
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imāḥ kāśipateḥ kanyā mayā nirjitya pārthivān |
vicitravīryasya kṛte vīryaśulkā upārjitāḥ || 2 ||
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tato mūrdhanyupāghrāya paryaśrunayanā nṛpa |
āha satyavatī hṛṣṭā diṣṭyā putra jitaṃ tvayā || 3 ||
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satyavatyāstvanumate vivāhe samupasthite |
uvāca vākyaṃ savrīḍā jyeṣṭhā kāśipateḥ sutā || 4 ||
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bhīṣma tvamasi dharmajñaḥ sarvaśāstraviśāradaḥ |
śrutvā ca dharmyaṃ vacanaṃ mahyaṃ kartumihārhasi || 5 ||
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mayā śālvapatiḥ pūrvaṃ manasābhivṛto varaḥ |
tena cāsmi vṛtā pūrvaṃ rahasyavidite pituḥ || 6 ||
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kathaṃ māmanyakāmāṃ tvaṃ rājañśāstramadhītya vai |
vāsayethā gṛhe bhīṣma kauravaḥ sanviśeṣataḥ || 7 ||
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etadbuddhyā viniścitya manasā bharatarṣabha |
yatkṣamaṃ te mahābāho tadihārabdhumarhasi || 8 ||
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sa māṃ pratīkṣate vyaktaṃ śālvarājo viśāṃ pate |
kṛpāṃ kuru mahābāho mayi dharmabhṛtāṃ vara |
tvaṃ hi satyavrato vīra pṛthivyāmiti naḥ śrutam || 9 ||
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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 171

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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