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 |
tasya lālapyataḥ śrutvā vṛddhaḥ kurupitāmahaḥ |
deśakālocitaṃ vākyamabravītprītamānasaḥ || 1 ||
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samudra iva sindhūnāṃ jyotiṣāmiva bhāskaraḥ |
satyasya ca yathā santo bījānāmiva corvarā || 2 ||
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parjanya iva bhūtānāṃ pratiṣṭhā suhṛdāṃ bhava |
bāndhavāstvānujīvantu sahasrākṣamivāmarāḥ || 3 ||
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svabāhubalavīryeṇa dhārtarāṣṭrapriyaiṣiṇā |
karṇa rājapuraṃ gatvā kāmbojā nihatāstvayā || 4 ||
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girivrajagatāścāpi nagnajitpramukhā nṛpāḥ |
ambaṣṭhāśca videhāśca gāndhārāśca jitāstvayā || 5 ||
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himavaddurganilayāḥ kirātā raṇakarkaśāḥ |
duryodhanasya vaśagāḥ kṛtāḥ karṇa tvayā purā || 6 ||
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tatra tatra ca saṃgrāme duryodhanahitaiṣiṇā |
bahavaśca jitā vīrāstvayā karṇa mahaujasā || 7 ||
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yathā duryodhanastāta sajñātikulabāndhavaḥ |
tathā tvamapi sarveṣāṃ kauravāṇāṃ gatirbhava || 8 ||
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śivenābhivadāmi tvāṃ gaccha yudhyasva śatrubhiḥ |
anuśādhi kurūnsaṃkhye dhatsva duryodhane jayam || 9 ||
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bhavānpautrasamo'smākaṃ yathā duryodhanastathā |
tavāpi dharmataḥ sarve yathā tasya vayaṃ tathā || 10 ||
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yaunātsaṃbandhakālloke viśiṣṭaṃ saṃgataṃ satām |
sadbhiḥ saha naraśreṣṭha pravadanti manīṣiṇaḥ || 11 ||
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sa satyasaṃgaro bhūtvā mamedamiti niścitam |
kurūṇāṃ pālaya balaṃ yathā duryodhanastathā || 12 ||
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iti śrutvā vacaḥ so'tha caraṇāvabhivādya ca |
yayau vaikartanaḥ karṇastūrṇamāyodhanaṃ prati || 13 ||
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so'bhivīkṣya naraughāṇāṃ sthānamapratimaṃ mahat |
vyūḍhapraharaṇoraskaṃ sainyaṃ tatsamabṛṃhayat || 14 ||
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karṇaṃ dṛṣṭvā maheṣvāsaṃ yuddhāya samavasthitam |
kṣveḍitāsphoṭitaravaiḥ siṃhanādaravairapi |
dhanuḥśabdaiśca vividhaiḥ kuravaḥ samapūjayan || 15 ||
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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 4

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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