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 |
bhīṣmaṃ tu samare kruddhaṃ pratapantaṃ samantataḥ |
na śekuḥ pāṇḍavā draṣṭuṃ tapantamiva bhāskaram || 1 ||
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tataḥ sarvāṇi sainyāni dharmaputrasya śāsanāt |
abhyadravanta gāṅgeyaṃ mardayantaṃ śitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 2 ||
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sa tu bhīṣmo raṇaślāghī somakānsahasṛñjayān |
pāñcālāṃśca maheṣvāsānpātayāmāsa sāyakaiḥ || 3 ||
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te vadhyamānā bhīṣmeṇa pāñcālāḥ somakaiḥ saha |
bhīṣmamevābhyayustūrṇaṃ tyaktvā mṛtyukṛtaṃ bhayam || 4 ||
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sa teṣāṃ rathināṃ vīro bhīṣmaḥ śāṃtanavo yudhi |
ciccheda sahasā rājanbāhūnatha śirāṃsi ca || 5 ||
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virathānrathinaścakre pitā devavratastava |
patitānyuttamāṅgāni hayebhyo hayasādinām || 6 ||
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nirmanuṣyāṃśca mātaṅgāñśayānānparvatopamān |
apaśyāma mahārāja bhīṣmāstreṇa pramohitān || 7 ||
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na tatrāsītpumānkaścitpāṇḍavānāṃ viśāṃ pate |
anyatra rathināṃ śreṣṭhādbhīmasenānmahābalāt || 8 ||
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sa hi bhīṣmaṃ samāsādya tāḍayāmāsa saṃyuge |
tato niṣṭānako ghoro bhīṣmabhīmasamāgame || 9 ||
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babhūva sarvasainyānāṃ ghorarūpo bhayānakaḥ |
tathaiva pāṇḍavā hṛṣṭāḥ siṃhanādamathānadan || 10 ||
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tato duryodhano rājā sodaryaiḥ parivāritaḥ |
bhīṣmaṃ jugopa samare vartamāne janakṣaye || 11 ||
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bhīmastu sārathiṃ hatvā bhīṣmasya rathināṃ varaḥ |
vidrutāśve rathe tasmindravamāṇe samantataḥ |
sunābhasya śareṇāśu śiraściccheda cārihā || 12 ||
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kṣurapreṇa sutīkṣṇena sa hato nyapatadbhuvi |
hate tasminmahārāja tava putre mahārathe |
nāmṛṣyanta raṇe śūrāḥ sodaryāḥ sapta saṃyuge || 13 ||
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ādityaketurbahvāśī kuṇḍadhāro mahodaraḥ |
aparājitaḥ paṇḍitako viśālākṣaḥ sudurjayaḥ || 14 ||
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pāṇḍavaṃ citrasaṃnāhā vicitrakavacadhvajāḥ |
abhyadravanta saṃgrāme yoddhukāmārimardanāḥ || 15 ||
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mahodarastu samare bhīmaṃ vivyādha patribhiḥ |
navabhirvajrasaṃkāśairnamuciṃ vṛtrahā yathā || 16 ||
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ādityaketuḥ saptatyā bahvāśī cāpi pañcabhiḥ |
navatyā kuṇḍadhārastu viśālākṣaśca saptabhiḥ || 17 ||
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aparājito mahārāja parājiṣṇurmahārathaḥ |
śarairbahubhirānarchadbhīmasenaṃ mahābalam || 18 ||
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raṇe paṇḍitakaścainaṃ tribhirbāṇaiḥ samardayat |
sa tanna mamṛṣe bhīmaḥ śatrubhirvadhamāhave || 19 ||
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dhanuḥ prapīḍya vāmena kareṇāmitrakarśanaḥ |
śiraściccheda samare śareṇa nataparvaṇā || 20 ||
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aparājitasya sunasaṃ tava putrasya saṃyuge |
parājitasya bhīmena nipapāta śiro mahīm || 21 ||
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athāpareṇa bhallena kuṇḍadhāraṃ mahāratham |
prāhiṇonmṛtyulokāya sarvalokasya paśyataḥ || 22 ||
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tataḥ punarameyātmā prasaṃdhāya śilīmukham |
preṣayāmāsa samare paṇḍitaṃ prati bhārata || 23 ||
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sa śaraḥ paṇḍitaṃ hatvā viveśa dharaṇītalam |
yathā naraṃ nihatyāśu bhujagaḥ kālacoditaḥ || 24 ||
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viśālākṣaśiraśchittvā pātayāmāsa bhūtale |
tribhiḥ śarairadīnātmā smarankleśaṃ purātanam || 25 ||
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mahodaraṃ maheṣvāsaṃ nārācena stanāntare |
vivyādha samare rājansa hato nyapatadbhuvi || 26 ||
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ādityaketoḥ ketuṃ ca chittvā bāṇena saṃyuge |
bhallena bhṛśatīkṣṇena śiraściccheda cārihā || 27 ||
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bahvāśinaṃ tato bhīmaḥ śareṇa nataparvaṇā |
preṣayāmāsa saṃkruddho yamasya sadanaṃ prati || 28 ||
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pradudruvustataste'nye putrāstava viśāṃ pate |
manyamānā hi tatsatyaṃ sabhāyāṃ tasya bhāṣitam || 29 ||
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tato duryodhano rājā bhrātṛvyasanakarśitaḥ |
abravīttāvakānyodhānbhīmo'yaṃ yudhi vadhyatām || 30 ||
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evamete maheṣvāsāḥ putrāstava viśāṃ pate |
bhrātṝnsaṃdṛśya nihatānprāsmaraṃste hi tadvacaḥ || 31 ||
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yaduktavānmahāprājñaḥ kṣattā hitamanāmayam |
tadidaṃ samanuprāptaṃ vacanaṃ divyadarśinaḥ || 32 ||
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lobhamohasamāviṣṭaḥ putraprītyā janādhipa |
na budhyase purā yattattathyamuktaṃ vaco mahat || 33 ||
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tathaiva hi vadhārthāya putrāṇāṃ pāṇḍavo balī |
nūnaṃ jāto mahābāhuryathā hanti sma kauravān || 34 ||
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tato duryodhano rājā bhīṣmamāsādya māriṣa |
duḥkhena mahatāviṣṭo vilalāpātikarśitaḥ || 35 ||
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nihatā bhrātaraḥ śūrā bhīmasenena me yudhi |
yatamānāstathānye'pi hanyante sarvasainikāḥ || 36 ||
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bhavāṃśca madhyasthatayā nityamasmānupekṣate |
so'haṃ kāpathamārūḍhaḥ paśya daivamidaṃ mama || 37 ||
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etacchrutvā vacaḥ krūraṃ pitā devavratastava |
duryodhanamidaṃ vākyamabravītsāśrulocanam || 38 ||
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uktametanmayā pūrvaṃ droṇena vidureṇa ca |
gāndhāryā ca yaśasvinyā tattvaṃ tāta na buddhavān || 39 ||
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samayaśca mayā pūrvaṃ kṛto vaḥ śatrukarśana |
nāhaṃ yudhi vimoktavyo nāpyācāryaḥ kathaṃcana || 40 ||
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yaṃ yaṃ hi dhārtarāṣṭrāṇāṃ bhīmo drakṣyati saṃyuge |
haniṣyati raṇe taṃ taṃ satyametadbravīmi te || 41 ||
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sa tvaṃ rājansthiro bhūtvā dṛḍhāṃ kṛtvā raṇe matim |
yodhayasva raṇe pārthānsvargaṃ kṛtvā parāyaṇam || 42 ||
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na śakyāḥ pāṇḍavā jetuṃ sendrairapi surāsuraiḥ |
tasmādyuddhe matiṃ kṛtvā sthirāṃ yudhyasva bhārata || 43 ||
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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 84

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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