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).

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
evaṃ bahuguṇaṃ sainyamevaṃ bahuvidhaṃ param |
vyūḍhamevaṃ yathāśāstramamoghaṃ caiva saṃjaya || 1 ||
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puṣṭamasmākamatyantamabhikāmaṃ ca naḥ sadā |
prahvamavyasanopetaṃ purastāddṛṣṭavikramam || 2 ||
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nātivṛddhamabālaṃ ca na kṛśaṃ na ca pīvaram |
laghuvṛttāyataprāyaṃ sāragātramanāmayam || 3 ||
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āttasaṃnāhaśastraṃ ca bahuśastraparigraham |
asiyuddhe niyuddhe ca gadāyuddhe ca kovidam || 4 ||
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prāsarṣṭitomareṣvājau parigheṣvāyaseṣu ca |
bhiṇḍipāleṣu śaktīṣu musaleṣu ca sarvaśaḥ || 5 ||
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kampaneṣu ca cāpeṣu kaṇapeṣu ca sarvaśaḥ |
kṣepaṇīṣu ca citrāsu muṣṭiyuddheṣu kovidam || 6 ||
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aparokṣaṃ ca vidyāsu vyāyāmeṣu kṛtaśramam |
śastragrahaṇavidyāsu sarvāsu pariniṣṭhitam || 7 ||
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ārohe paryavaskande saraṇe sāntaraplute |
samyakpraharaṇe yāne vyapayāne ca kovidam || 8 ||
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nāgāśvarathayāneṣu bahuśaḥ suparīkṣitam |
parīkṣya ca yathānyāyaṃ vetanenopapāditam || 9 ||
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na goṣṭhyā nopacāreṇa na ca bandhunimittataḥ |
na sauhṛdabalaiścāpi nākulīnaparigrahaiḥ || 10 ||
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samṛddhajanamāryaṃ ca tuṣṭasatkṛtabāndhavam |
kṛtopakārabhūyiṣṭhaṃ yaśasvi ca manasvi ca || 11 ||
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sajayaiśca narairmukhyairbahuśo mukhyakarmabhiḥ |
lokapālopamaistāta pālitaṃ lokaviśrutaiḥ || 12 ||
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bahubhiḥ kṣatriyairguptaṃ pṛthivyāṃ lokasaṃmataiḥ |
asmānabhigataiḥ kāmātsabalaiḥ sapadānugaiḥ || 13 ||
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mahodadhimivāpūrṇamāpagābhiḥ samantataḥ |
apakṣaiḥ pakṣasaṃkāśai rathairnāgaiśca saṃvṛtam || 14 ||
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nānāyodhajalaṃ bhīmaṃ vāhanormitaraṅgiṇam |
kṣepaṇyasigadāśaktiśaraprāsasamākulam || 15 ||
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dhvajabhūṣaṇasaṃbādhaṃ ratnapaṭṭena saṃcitam |
vāhanaiḥ parisarpadbhirvāyuvegavikampitam || 16 ||
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apāramiva garjantaṃ sāgarapratimaṃ mahat |
droṇabhīṣmābhisaṃguptaṃ guptaṃ ca kṛtavarmaṇā || 17 ||
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kṛpaduḥśāsanābhyāṃ ca jayadrathamukhaistathā |
bhagadattavikarṇābhyāṃ drauṇisaubalabāhlikaiḥ || 18 ||
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guptaṃ pravīrairlokasya sāravadbhirmahātmabhiḥ |
yadahanyata saṃgrāme diṣṭametatpurātanam || 19 ||
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naitādṛśaṃ samudyogaṃ dṛṣṭavanto'tha mānuṣāḥ |
ṛṣayo vā mahābhāgāḥ purāṇā bhuvi saṃjaya || 20 ||
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īdṛśo hi balaughastu yuktaḥ śastrāstrasaṃpadā |
vadhyate yatra saṃgrāme kimanyadbhāgadheyataḥ || 21 ||
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viparītamidaṃ sarvaṃ pratibhāti sma saṃjaya |
yatredṛśaṃ balaṃ ghoraṃ nātaradyudhi pāṇḍavān || 22 ||
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atha vā pāṇḍavārthāya devāstatra samāgatāḥ |
yudhyante māmakaṃ sainyaṃ yadavadhyanta saṃjaya || 23 ||
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ukto hi vidureṇeha hitaṃ pathyaṃ ca saṃjaya |
na ca gṛhṇāti tanmandaḥ putro duryodhano mama || 24 ||
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tasya manye matiḥ pūrvaṃ sarvajñasya mahātmanaḥ |
āsīdyathāgataṃ tāta yena dṛṣṭamidaṃ purā || 25 ||
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atha vā bhāvyamevaṃ hi saṃjayaitena sarvathā |
purā dhātrā yathā sṛṣṭaṃ tattathā na tadanyathā || 26 ||
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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 72

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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