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 |
irāvantaṃ tu nihataṃ dṛṣṭvā pārthā mahārathāḥ |
saṃgrāme kimakurvanta tanmamācakṣva saṃjaya || 1 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
irāvantaṃ tu nihataṃ saṃgrāme vīkṣya rākṣasaḥ |
vyanadatsumahānādaṃ bhaimasenirghaṭotkacaḥ || 2 ||
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nadatastasya śabdena pṛthivī sāgarāmbarā |
saparvatavanā rājaṃścacāla subhṛśaṃ tadā |
antarikṣaṃ diśaścaiva sarvāśca pradiśastathā || 3 ||
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taṃ śrutvā sumahānādaṃ tava sainyasya bhārata |
ūrustambhaḥ samabhavadvepathuḥ sveda eva ca || 4 ||
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sarva eva ca rājendra tāvakā dīnacetasaḥ |
sarpavatsamaveṣṭanta siṃhabhītā gajā iva || 5 ||
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ninadatsumahānādaṃ nirghātamiva rākṣasaḥ |
jvalitaṃ śūlamudyamya rūpaṃ kṛtvā vibhīṣaṇam || 6 ||
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nānāpraharaṇairghorairvṛto rākṣasapuṃgavaiḥ |
ājagāma susaṃkruddhaḥ kālāntakayamopamaḥ || 7 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ saṃprekṣya saṃkruddhaṃ bhīmadarśanam |
svabalaṃ ca bhayāttasya prāyaśo vimukhīkṛtam || 8 ||
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tato duryodhano rājā ghaṭotkacamupādravat |
pragṛhya vipulaṃ cāpaṃ siṃhavadvinadanmuhuḥ || 9 ||
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pṛṣṭhato'nuyayau cainaṃ sravadbhiḥ parvatopamaiḥ |
kuñjarairdaśasāhasrairvaṅgānāmadhipaḥ svayam || 10 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ saṃprekṣya gajānīkena saṃvṛtam |
putraṃ tava mahārāja cukopa sa niśācaraḥ || 11 ||
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tataḥ pravavṛte yuddhaṃ tumulaṃ lomaharṣaṇam |
rākṣasānāṃ ca rājendra duryodhanabalasya ca || 12 ||
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gajānīkaṃ ca saṃprekṣya meghavṛndamivodyatam |
abhyadhāvanta saṃkruddhā rākṣasāḥ śastrapāṇayaḥ || 13 ||
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nadanto vividhānnādānmeghā iva savidyutaḥ |
śaraśaktyṛṣṭinārācairnighnanto gajayodhinaḥ || 14 ||
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bhiṇḍipālaistathā śūlairmudgaraiḥ saparaśvadhaiḥ |
parvatāgraiśca vṛkṣaiśca nijaghnuste mahāgajān || 15 ||
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bhinnakumbhānvirudhirānbhinnagātrāṃśca vāraṇān |
apaśyāma mahārāja vadhyamānānniśācaraiḥ || 16 ||
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teṣu prakṣīyamāṇeṣu bhagneṣu gajayodhiṣu |
duryodhano mahārāja rākṣasānsamupādravat || 17 ||
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amarṣavaśamāpannastyaktvā jīvitamātmanaḥ |
mumoca niśitānbāṇānrākṣaseṣu mahābalaḥ || 18 ||
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jaghāna ca maheṣvāsaḥ pradhānāṃstatra rākṣasān |
saṃkruddho bharataśreṣṭha putro duryodhanastava || 19 ||
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vegavantaṃ mahāraudraṃ vidyujjihvaṃ pramāthinam |
śaraiścaturbhiścaturo nijaghāna mahārathaḥ || 20 ||
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tataḥ punarameyātmā śaravarṣaṃ durāsadam |
mumoca bharataśreṣṭha niśācarabalaṃ prati || 21 ||
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tattu dṛṣṭvā mahatkarma putrasya tava māriṣa |
krodhenābhiprajajvāla bhaimasenirmahābalaḥ || 22 ||
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visphārya ca mahaccāpamindrāśanisamasvanam |
abhidudrāva vegena duryodhanamariṃdamam || 23 ||
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tamāpatantamudvīkṣya kālasṛṣṭamivāntakam |
na vivyathe mahārāja putro duryodhanastava || 24 ||
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athainamabravītkruddhaḥ krūraḥ saṃraktalocanaḥ |
ye tvayā sunṛśaṃsena dīrghakālaṃ pravāsitāḥ |
yacca te pāṇḍavā rājaṃśchaladyūte parājitāḥ || 25 ||
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yaccaiva draupadī kṛṣṇā ekavastrā rajasvalā |
sabhāmānīya durbuddhe bahudhā kleśitā tvayā || 26 ||
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tava ca priyakāmena āśramasthā durātmanā |
saindhavena parikliṣṭā paribhūya pitṝnmama || 27 ||
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eteṣāmavamānānāmanyeṣāṃ ca kulādhama |
antamadya gamiṣyāmi yadi notsṛjase raṇam || 28 ||
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evamuktvā tu haiḍimbo mahadvisphārya kārmukam |
saṃdaśya daśanairoṣṭhaṃ sṛkkiṇī parisaṃlihan || 29 ||
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śaravarṣeṇa mahatā duryodhanamavākirat |
parvataṃ vāridhārābhiḥ prāvṛṣīva balāhakaḥ || 30 ||
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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 87

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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