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 |
sā niṣkramantī nagarāccintayāmāsa bhārata |
pṛthivyāṃ nāsti yuvatirviṣamasthatarā mayā |
bāndhavairviprahīnāsmi śālvena ca nirākṛtā || 1 ||
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na ca śakyaṃ punargantuṃ mayā vāraṇasāhvayam |
anujñātāsmi bhīṣmeṇa śālvamuddiśya kāraṇam || 2 ||
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kiṃ nu garhāmyathātmānamatha bhīṣmaṃ durāsadam |
āhosvitpitaraṃ mūḍhaṃ yo me'kārṣītsvayaṃvaram || 3 ||
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mamāyaṃ svakṛto doṣo yāhaṃ bhīṣmarathāttadā |
pravṛtte vaiśase yuddhe śālvārthaṃ nāpataṃ purā |
tasyeyaṃ phalanirvṛttiryadāpannāsmi mūḍhavat || 4 ||
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dhigbhīṣmaṃ dhikca me mandaṃ pitaraṃ mūḍhacetasam |
yenāhaṃ vīryaśulkena paṇyastrīvatpraveritā || 5 ||
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dhiṅmāṃ dhikśālvarājānaṃ dhigdhātāramathāpi ca |
yeṣāṃ durnītabhāvena prāptāsmyāpadamuttamām || 6 ||
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sarvathā bhāgadheyāni svāni prāpnoti mānavaḥ |
anayasyāsya tu mukhaṃ bhīṣmaḥ śāṃtanavo mama || 7 ||
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sā bhīṣme pratikartavyamahaṃ paśyāmi sāṃpratam |
tapasā vā yudhā vāpi duḥkhahetuḥ sa me mataḥ |
ko nu bhīṣmaṃ yudhā jetumutsaheta mahīpatiḥ || 8 ||
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evaṃ sā pariniścitya jagāma nagarādbahiḥ |
āśramaṃ puṇyaśīlānāṃ tāpasānāṃ mahātmanām |
tatastāmavasadrātriṃ tāpasaiḥ parivāritā || 9 ||
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ācakhyau ca yathā vṛttaṃ sarvamātmani bhārata |
vistareṇa mahābāho nikhilena śucismitā |
haraṇaṃ ca visargaṃ ca śālvena ca visarjanam || 10 ||
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tatastatra mahānāsīdbrāhmaṇaḥ saṃśitavrataḥ |
śaikhāvatyastapovṛddhaḥ śāstre cāraṇyake guruḥ || 11 ||
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ārtāṃ tāmāha sa muniḥ śaikhāvatyo mahātapāḥ |
niḥśvasantīṃ satīṃ bālāṃ duḥkhaśokaparāyaṇām || 12 ||
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evaṃ gate kiṃ nu bhadre śakyaṃ kartuṃ tapasvibhiḥ |
āśramasthairmahābhāgaistaponityairmahātmabhiḥ || 13 ||
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sā tvenamabravīdrājankriyatāṃ madanugrahaḥ |
pravrājitumihecchāmi tapastapsyāmi duścaram || 14 ||
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mayaivaitāni karmāṇi pūrvadeheṣu mūḍhayā |
kṛtāni nūnaṃ pāpāni teṣāmetatphalaṃ dhruvam || 15 ||
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notsaheyaṃ punargantuṃ svajanaṃ prati tāpasāḥ |
pratyākhyātā nirānandā śālvena ca nirākṛtā || 16 ||
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upadiṣṭamihecchāmi tāpasyaṃ vītakalmaṣāḥ |
yuṣmābhirdevasaṃkāśāḥ kṛpā bhavatu vo mayi || 17 ||
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sa tāmāśvāsayatkanyāṃ dṛṣṭāntāgamahetubhiḥ |
sāntvayāmāsa kāryaṃ ca pratijajñe dvijaiḥ saha || 18 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 173

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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