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 |
dṛṣṭvā mama hatānputrānbahūnekena saṃjaya |
bhīṣmo droṇaḥ kṛpaścaiva kimakurvata saṃyuge || 1 ||
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ahanyahani me putrāḥ kṣayaṃ gacchanti saṃjaya |
manye'haṃ sarvathā sūta daivenopahatā bhṛśam || 2 ||
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yatra me tanayāḥ sarve jīyante na jayantyuta |
yatra bhīṣmasya droṇasya kṛpasya ca mahātmanaḥ || 3 ||
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saumadatteśca vīrasya bhagadattasya cobhayoḥ |
aśvatthāmnastathā tāta śūrāṇāṃ sumahātmanām || 4 ||
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anyeṣāṃ caiva vīrāṇāṃ madhyagāstanayā mama |
yadahanyanta saṃgrāme kimanyadbhāgadheyataḥ || 5 ||
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na hi duryodhano mandaḥ purā proktamabudhyata |
vāryamāṇo mayā tāta bhīṣmeṇa vidureṇa ca || 6 ||
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gāndhāryā caiva durmedhāḥ satataṃ hitakāmyayā |
nāvabudhyatpurā mohāttasya prāptamidaṃ phalam || 7 ||
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yadbhīmasenaḥ samare putrānmama vicetasaḥ |
ahanyahani saṃkruddho nayate yamasādanam || 8 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
idaṃ tatsamanuprāptaṃ kṣatturvacanamuttamam |
na buddhavānasi vibho procyamānaṃ hitaṃ tadā || 9 ||
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nivāraya sutāndyūtātpāṇḍavānmā druheti ca |
suhṛdāṃ hitakāmānāṃ bruvatāṃ tattadeva ca || 10 ||
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na śuśrūṣasi yadvākyaṃ martyaḥ pathyamivauṣadham |
tadeva tvāmanuprāptaṃ vacanaṃ sādhu bhāṣitam || 11 ||
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viduradroṇabhīṣmāṇāṃ tathānyeṣāṃ hitaiṣiṇām |
akṛtvā vacanaṃ pathyaṃ kṣayaṃ gacchanti kauravāḥ || 12 ||
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tadetatsamatikrāntaṃ pūrvameva viśāṃ pate |
tasmānme śṛṇu tattvena yathā yuddhamavartata || 13 ||
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madhyāhne sumahāraudraḥ saṃgrāmaḥ samapadyata |
lokakṣayakaro rājaṃstanme nigadataḥ śṛṇu || 14 ||
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tataḥ sarvāṇi sainyāni dharmaputrasya śāsanāt |
saṃrabdhānyabhyadhāvanta bhīṣmameva jighāṃsayā || 15 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca sātyakiśca mahārathaḥ |
yuktānīkā mahārāja bhīṣmameva samabhyayuḥ || 16 ||
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arjuno draupadeyāśca cekitānaśca saṃyuge |
duryodhanasamādiṣṭānrājñaḥ sarvānsamabhyayuḥ || 17 ||
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abhimanyustathā vīro haiḍimbaśca mahārathaḥ |
bhīmasenaśca saṃkruddhaste'bhyadhāvanta kauravān || 18 ||
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tridhābhūtairavadhyanta pāṇḍavaiḥ kauravā yudhi |
tathaiva kaurave rājannavadhyanta pare raṇe || 19 ||
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droṇastu rathināṃ śreṣṭhaḥ somakānsṛñjayaiḥ saha |
abhyadravata saṃkruddhaḥ preṣayiṣyanyamakṣayam || 20 ||
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tatrākrando mahānāsītsṛñjayānāṃ mahātmanām |
vadhyatāṃ samare rājanbhāradvājena dhanvinā || 21 ||
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droṇena nihatāstatra kṣatriyā bahavo raṇe |
viveṣṭantaḥ sma dṛśyante vyādhikliṣṭā narā iva || 22 ||
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kūjatāṃ krandatāṃ caiva stanatāṃ caiva saṃyuge |
aniśaṃ śrūyate śabdaḥ kṣutkṛśānāṃ nṛṇāmiva || 23 ||
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tathaiva kauraveyāṇāṃ bhīmaseno mahābalaḥ |
cakāra kadanaṃ ghoraṃ kruddhaḥ kāla ivāparaḥ || 24 ||
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vadhyatāṃ tatra sainyānāmanyonyena mahāraṇe |
prāvartata nadī ghorā rudhiraughapravāhinī || 25 ||
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sa saṃgrāmo mahārāja ghorarūpo'bhavanmahān |
kurūṇāṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ ca yamarāṣṭravivardhanaḥ || 26 ||
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tato bhīmo raṇe kruddho rabhasaśca viśeṣataḥ |
gajānīkaṃ samāsādya preṣayāmāsa mṛtyave || 27 ||
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tatra bhārata bhīmena nārācābhihatā gajāḥ |
petuḥ seduśca neduśca diśaśca paribabhramuḥ || 28 ||
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chinnahastā mahānāgāśchinnapādāśca māriṣa |
krauñcavadvyanadanbhītāḥ pṛthivīmadhiśiśyire || 29 ||
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nakulaḥ sahadevaśca hayānīkamabhidrutau |
te hayāḥ kāñcanāpīḍā rukmabhāṇḍaparicchadāḥ |
vadhyamānā vyadṛśyanta śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 30 ||
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patadbhiśca hayai rājansamāstīryata medinī |
nirjihvaiśca śvasadbhiśca kūjadbhiśca gatāsubhiḥ |
hayairbabhau naraśreṣṭha nānārūpadharairdharā || 31 ||
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arjunena hataiḥ saṃkhye tathā bhārata vājibhiḥ |
prababhau vasudhā ghorā tatra tatra viśāṃ pate || 32 ||
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rathairbhagnairdhvajaiśchinnaiśchatraiśca sumahāprabhaiḥ |
hārairniṣkaiḥ sakeyūraiḥ śirobhiśca sakuṇḍalaiḥ || 33 ||
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uṣṇīṣairapaviddhaiśca patākābhiśca sarvaṣaḥ |
anukarṣaiḥ śubhai rājanyoktraiścavyasuraśmibhiḥ |
saṃchannā vasudhā bhāti vasante kusumairiva || 34 ||
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evameṣa kṣayo vṛttaḥ pāṇḍūnāmapi bhārata |
kruddhe śāṃtanave bhīṣme droṇe ca rathasattame || 35 ||
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aśvatthāmni kṛpe caiva tathaiva kṛtavarmaṇi |
tathetareṣu kruddheṣu tāvakānāmapi kṣayaḥ || 36 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 85

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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