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).

saṃjaya uvāca |
tvadyukto'yamanupraśno mahārāja yathārhasi |
na tu duryodhane doṣamimamāsaktumarhasi || 1 ||
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ya ātmano duścaritādaśubhaṃ prāpnuyānnaraḥ |
enasā tena nānyaṃ sa upāśaṅkitumarhati || 2 ||
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mahārāja manuṣyeṣu nindyaṃ yaḥ sarvamācaret |
sa vadhyaḥ sarvalokasya ninditāni samācaran || 3 ||
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nikāro nikṛtiprajñaiḥ pāṇḍavaistvatpratīkṣayā |
anubhūtaḥ sahāmātyaiḥ kṣāntaṃ ca suciraṃ vane || 4 ||
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hayānāṃ ca gajānāṃ ca śūrāṇāṃ cāmitaujasām |
pratyakṣaṃ yanmayā dṛṣṭaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ yogabalena ca || 5 ||
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śṛṇu tatpṛthivīpāla mā ca śoke manaḥ kṛthāḥ |
diṣṭametatpurā nūnamevaṃbhāvi narādhipa || 6 ||
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namaskṛtvā pituste'haṃ pārāśaryāya dhīmate |
yasya prasādāddivyaṃ me prāptaṃ jñānamanuttamam || 7 ||
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dṛṣṭiścātīndriyā rājandūrācchravaṇameva ca |
paracittasya vijñānamatītānāgatasya ca || 8 ||
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vyutthitotpattivijñānamākāśe ca gatiḥ sadā |
śastrairasaṅgo yuddheṣu varadānānmahātmanaḥ || 9 ||
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śṛṇu me vistareṇedaṃ vicitraṃ paramādbhutam |
bhāratānāṃ mahadyuddhaṃ yathābhūllomaharṣaṇam || 10 ||
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teṣvanīkeṣu yatteṣu vyūḍheṣu ca vidhānataḥ |
duryodhano mahārāja duḥśāsanamathābravīt || 11 ||
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duḥśāsana rathāstūrṇaṃ yujyantāṃ bhīṣmarakṣiṇaḥ |
anīkāni ca sarvāṇi śīghraṃ tvamanucodaya || 12 ||
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ayaṃ mā samanuprāpto varṣapūgābhicintitaḥ |
pāṇḍavānāṃ sasainyānāṃ kurūṇāṃ ca samāgamaḥ || 13 ||
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nātaḥ kāryatamaṃ manye raṇe bhīṣmasya rakṣaṇāt |
hanyādgupto hyasau pārthānsomakāṃśca sasṛñjayān || 14 ||
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abravīcca viśuddhātmā nāhaṃ hanyāṃ śikhaṇḍinam |
śrūyate strī hyasau pūrvaṃ tasmādvarjyo raṇe mama || 15 ||
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tasmādbhīṣmo rakṣitavyo viśeṣeṇeti me matiḥ |
śikhaṇḍino vadhe yattāḥ sarve tiṣṭhantu māmakāḥ || 16 ||
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tathā prācyāḥ pratīcyāśca dākṣiṇātyottarāpathāḥ |
sarvaśastrāstrakuśalāste rakṣantu pitāmaham || 17 ||
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arakṣyamāṇaṃ hi vṛko hanyātsiṃhaṃ mahābalam |
mā siṃhaṃ jambukeneva ghātayāmaḥ śikhaṇḍinā || 18 ||
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vāmaṃ cakraṃ yudhāmanyuruttamaujāśca dakṣiṇam |
goptārau phalgunasyaitau phalguno'pi śikhaṇḍinaḥ || 19 ||
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saṃrakṣyamāṇaḥ pārthena bhīṣmeṇa ca vivarjitaḥ |
yathā na hanyādgāṅgeyaṃ duḥśāsana tathā kuru || 20 ||
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tato rajanyāṃ vyuṣṭāyāṃ śabdaḥ samabhavanmahān |
krośatāṃ bhūmipālānāṃ yujyatāṃ yujyatāmiti || 21 ||
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śaṅkhadundubhinirghoṣaiḥ siṃhanādaiśca bhārata |
hayaheṣitaśabdaiśca rathanemisvanaistathā || 22 ||
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gajānāṃ bṛṃhatāṃ caiva yodhānāṃ cābhigarjatām |
kṣveḍitāsphoṭitotkruṣṭaistumulaṃ sarvato'bhavat || 23 ||
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udatiṣṭhanmahārāja sarvaṃ yuktamaśeṣataḥ |
sūryodaye mahatsainyaṃ kurupāṇḍavasenayoḥ |
tava rājendra putrāṇāṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ tathaiva ca || 24 ||
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tatra nāgā rathāścaiva jāmbūnadapariṣkṛtāḥ |
vibhrājamānā dṛśyante meghā iva savidyutaḥ || 25 ||
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rathānīkānyadṛśyanta nagarāṇīva bhūriśaḥ |
atīva śuśubhe tatra pitā te pūrṇacandravat || 26 ||
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dhanurbhirṛṣṭibhiḥ khaḍgairgadābhiḥ śaktitomaraiḥ |
yodhāḥ praharaṇaiḥ śubhraiḥ sveṣvanīkeṣvavasthitāḥ || 27 ||
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gajā rathāḥ padātāśca turagāśca viśāṃ pate |
vyatiṣṭhanvāgurākārāḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 28 ||
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dhvajā bahuvidhākārā vyadṛśyanta samucchritāḥ |
sveṣāṃ caiva pareṣāṃ ca dyutimantaḥ sahasraśaḥ || 29 ||
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kāñcanā maṇicitrāṅgā jvalanta iva pāvakāḥ |
arciṣmanto vyarocanta dhvajā rājñāṃ sahasraśaḥ || 30 ||
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mahendraketavaḥ śubhrā mahendrasadaneṣviva |
saṃnaddhāsteṣu te vīrā dadṛśuryuddhakāṅkṣiṇaḥ || 31 ||
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udyatairāyudhaiścitrāstalabaddhāḥ kalāpinaḥ |
ṛṣabhākṣā manuṣyendrāścamūmukhagatā babhuḥ || 32 ||
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śakuniḥ saubalaḥ śalyaḥ saindhavo'tha jayadrathaḥ |
vindānuvindāvāvantyau kāmbojaśca sudakṣiṇaḥ || 33 ||
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śrutāyudhaśca kāliṅgo jayatsenaśca pārthivaḥ |
bṛhadbalaśca kauśalyaḥ kṛtavarmā ca sātvataḥ || 34 ||
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daśaite puruṣavyāghrāḥ śūrāḥ parighabāhavaḥ |
akṣauhiṇīnāṃ patayo yajvāno bhūridakṣiṇāḥ || 35 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavo duryodhanavaśānugāḥ |
rājāno rājaputrāśca nītimanto mahābalāḥ || 36 ||
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saṃnaddhāḥ samadṛśyanta sveṣvanīkeṣvavasthitāḥ |
baddhakṛṣṇājināḥ sarve dhvajino muñjamālinaḥ || 37 ||
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sṛṣṭā duryodhanasyārthe brahmalokāya dīkṣitāḥ |
samṛddhā daśa vāhinyaḥ parigṛhya vyavasthitāḥ || 38 ||
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ekādaśī dhārtarāṣṭrī kauravāṇāṃ mahācamūḥ |
agrataḥ sarvasainyānāṃ yatra śāṃtanavo'graṇīḥ || 39 ||
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śvetoṣṇīṣaṃ śvetahayaṃ śvetavarmāṇamacyutam |
apaśyāma mahārāja bhīṣmaṃ candramivoditam || 40 ||
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hematāladhvajaṃ bhīṣmaṃ rājate syandane sthitam |
śvetābhra iva tīkṣṇāṃśuṃ dadṛśuḥ kurupāṇḍavāḥ || 41 ||
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dṛṣṭvā camūmukhe bhīṣmaṃ samakampanta pāṇḍavāḥ |
sṛñjayāśca maheṣvāsā dhṛṣṭadyumnapurogamāḥ || 42 ||
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jṛmbhamāṇaṃ mahāsiṃhaṃ dṛṣṭvā kṣudramṛgā yathā |
dhṛṣṭadyumnamukhāḥ sarve samudvivijire muhuḥ || 43 ||
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ekādaśaitāḥ śrījuṣṭā vāhinyastava bhārata |
pāṇḍavānāṃ tathā sapta mahāpuruṣapālitāḥ || 44 ||
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unmattamakarāvartau mahāgrāhasamākulau |
yugānte samupetau dvau dṛśyete sāgarāviva || 45 ||
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naiva nastādṛśo rājandṛṣṭapūrvo na ca śrutaḥ |
anīkānāṃ sametānāṃ samavāyastathāvidhaḥ || 46 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 16

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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