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 |
kathaṃ śikhaṇḍī gāṅgeyamabhyadhāvatpitāmaham |
pāñcālyaḥ samare kruddho dharmātmānaṃ yatavratam || 1 ||
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ke'rakṣanpāṇḍavānīke śikhaṇḍinamudāyudham |
tvaramāṇāstvarākāle jigīṣanto mahārathāḥ || 2 ||
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kathaṃ śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ sa tasmindaśame'hani |
ayudhyata mahāvīryaḥ pāṇḍavaiḥ sahasṛñjayaiḥ || 3 ||
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na mṛṣyāmi raṇe bhīṣmaṃ pratyudyātaṃ śikhaṇḍinam |
kaccinna rathabhaṅgo'sya dhanurvāśīryatāsyataḥ || 4 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
nāśīryata dhanustasya rathabhaṅgo na cāpyabhūt |
yudhyamānasya saṃgrāme bhīṣmasya bharatarṣabha |
nighnataḥ samare śatrūñśaraiḥ saṃnataparvabhiḥ || 5 ||
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anekaśatasāhasrāstāvakānāṃ mahārathāḥ |
rathadantigaṇā rājanhayāścaiva susajjitāḥ |
abhyavartanta yuddhāya puraskṛtya pitāmaham || 6 ||
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yathāpratijñaṃ kauravya sa cāpi samitiṃjayaḥ |
pārthānāmakarodbhīṣmaḥ satataṃ samitikṣayam || 7 ||
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yudhyamānaṃ maheṣvāsaṃ vinighnantaṃ parāñśaraiḥ |
pāñcālāḥ pāṇḍavaiḥ sārdhaṃ sarva evābhyavārayan || 8 ||
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daśame'hani saṃprāpte tatāpa ripuvāhinīm |
kīryamāṇāṃ śitairbāṇaiḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 9 ||
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na hi bhīṣmaṃ maheṣvāsaṃ pāṇḍavāḥ pāṇḍupūrvaja |
aśaknuvanraṇe jetuṃ pāśahastamivāntakam || 10 ||
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athopāyānmahārāja savyasācī paraṃtapaḥ |
trāsayanrathinaḥ sarvānbībhatsuraparājitaḥ || 11 ||
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siṃhavadvinadannuccairdhanurjyāṃ vikṣipanmuhuḥ |
śaraughānvisṛjanpārtho vyacaratkālavadraṇe || 12 ||
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tasya śabdena vitrastāstāvakā bharatarṣabha |
siṃhasyeva mṛgā rājanvyadravanta mahābhayāt || 13 ||
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jayantaṃ pāṇḍavaṃ dṛṣṭvā tvatsainyaṃ cābhipīḍitam |
duryodhanastato bhīṣmamabravīdbhṛśapīḍitaḥ || 14 ||
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eṣa pāṇḍusutastāta śvetāśvaḥ kṛṣṇasārathiḥ |
dahate māmakānsarvānkṛṣṇavartmeva kānanam || 15 ||
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paśya sainyāni gāṅgeya dravamāṇāni sarvaśaḥ |
pāṇḍavena yudhāṃ śreṣṭha kālyamānāni saṃyuge || 16 ||
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yathā paśugaṇānpālaḥ saṃkālayati kānane |
tathedaṃ māmakaṃ sainyaṃ kālyate śatrutāpana || 17 ||
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dhanaṃjayaśarairbhagnaṃ dravamāṇamitastataḥ |
bhīmo hyeṣa durādharṣo vidrāvayati me balam || 18 ||
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sātyakiścekitānaśca mādrīputrau ca pāṇḍavau |
abhimanyuśca vikrānto vāhinīṃ dahate mama || 19 ||
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dhṛṣṭadyumnastathā śūro rākṣasaśca ghaṭotkacaḥ |
vyadrāvayetāṃ sahasā sainyaṃ mama mahābalau || 20 ||
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vadhyamānasya sainyasya sarvairetairmahābalaiḥ |
nānyāṃ gatiṃ prapaśyāmi sthāne yuddhe ca bhārata || 21 ||
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ṛte tvāṃ puruṣavyāghra devatulyaparākrama |
paryāptaśca bhavānkṣipraṃ pīḍitānāṃ gatirbhava || 22 ||
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evamukto mahārāja pitā devavratastava |
cintayitvā muhūrtaṃ tu kṛtvā niścayamātmanaḥ |
tava saṃdhārayanputramabravīcchaṃtanoḥ sutaḥ || 23 ||
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duryodhana vijānīhi sthiro bhava viśāṃ pate |
pūrvakālaṃ tava mayā pratijñātaṃ mahābala || 24 ||
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hatvā daśa sahasrāṇi kṣatriyāṇāṃ mahātmanām |
saṃgrāmādvyapayātavyametatkarma mamāhnikam |
iti tatkṛtavāṃścāhaṃ yathoktaṃ bharatarṣabha || 25 ||
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adya cāpi mahatkarma prakariṣye mahāhave |
ahaṃ vā nihataḥ śeṣye haniṣye vādya pāṇḍavān || 26 ||
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adya te puruṣavyāghra pratimokṣye ṛṇaṃ mahat |
bhartṛpiṇḍakṛtaṃ rājannihataḥ pṛtanāmukhe || 27 ||
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ityuktvā bharataśreṣṭhaḥ kṣatriyānpratapañśaraiḥ |
āsasāda durādharṣaḥ pāṇḍavānāmanīkinīm || 28 ||
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anīkamadhye tiṣṭhantaṃ gāṅgeyaṃ bharatarṣabha |
āśīviṣamiva kruddhaṃ pāṇḍavāḥ paryavārayan || 29 ||
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daśame'hani tasmiṃstu darśayañśaktimātmanaḥ |
rājañśatasahasrāṇi so'vadhītkurunandana || 30 ||
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pañcālānāṃ ca ye śreṣṭhā rājaputrā mahābalāḥ |
teṣāmādatta tejāṃsi jalaṃ sūrya ivāṃśubhiḥ || 31 ||
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hatvā daśa sahasrāṇi kuñjarāṇāṃ tarasvinām |
sārohāṇāṃ mahārāja hayānāṃ cāyutaṃ punaḥ || 32 ||
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pūrṇe śatasahasre dve padātīnāṃ narottamaḥ |
prajajvāla raṇe bhīṣmo vidhūma iva pāvakaḥ || 33 ||
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na cainaṃ pāṇḍaveyānāṃ kecicchekurnirīkṣitum |
uttaraṃ mārgamāsthāya tapantamiva bhāskaram || 34 ||
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te pāṇḍaveyāḥ saṃrabdhā maheṣvāsena pīḍitāḥ |
vadhāyābhyadravanbhīṣmaṃ sṛñjayāśca mahārathāḥ || 35 ||
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sa yudhyamāno bahubhirbhīṣmaḥ śāṃtanavastadā |
avakīrṇo mahābāhuḥ śailo meghairivāsitaiḥ || 36 ||
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putrāstu tava gāṅgeyaṃ samantātparyavārayan |
mahatyā senayā sārdhaṃ tato yuddhamavartata || 37 ||
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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 105

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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