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 |
śṛṇu divyāni karmāṇi vāsudevasya saṃjaya |
kṛtavānyāni govindo yathā nānyaḥ pumānkvacit || 1 ||
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saṃvardhatā gopakule bālenaiva mahātmanā |
vikhyāpitaṃ balaṃ bāhvostriṣu lokeṣu saṃjaya || 2 ||
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uccaiḥśravastulyabalaṃ vāyuvegasamaṃ jave |
jaghāna hayarājaṃ yo yamunāvanavāsinam || 3 ||
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dānavaṃ ghorakarmāṇaṃ gavāṃ mṛtyumivotthitam |
vṛṣarūpadharaṃ bālye bhujābhyāṃ nijaghāna ha || 4 ||
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pralambaṃ narakaṃ jambhaṃ pīṭhaṃ cāpi mahāsuram |
muruṃ cācalasaṃkāśamavadhītpuṣkarekṣaṇaḥ || 5 ||
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tathā kaṃso mahātejā jarāsaṃdhena pālitaḥ |
vikrameṇaiva kṛṣṇena sagaṇaḥ śātito raṇe || 6 ||
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sunāmā nāma vikrāntaḥ samagrākṣauhiṇīpatiḥ |
bhojarājasya madhyastho bhrātā kaṃsasya vīryavān || 7 ||
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baladevadvitīyena kṛṣṇenāmitraghātinā |
tarasvī samare dagdhaḥ sasainyaḥ śūrasenarāṭ || 8 ||
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durvāsā nāma viprarṣistathā paramakopanaḥ |
ārādhitaḥ sadāreṇa sa cāsmai pradadau varān || 9 ||
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tathā gāndhārarājasya sutāṃ vīraḥ svayaṃvare |
nirjitya pṛthivīpālānavahatpuṣkarekṣaṇaḥ || 10 ||
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amṛṣyamāṇā rājāno yasya jātyā hayā iva |
rathe vaivāhike yuktāḥ pratodena kṛtavraṇāḥ || 11 ||
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jarāsaṃdhaṃ mahābāhumupāyena janārdanaḥ |
pareṇa ghātayāmāsa pṛthagakṣauhiṇīpatim || 12 ||
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cedirājaṃ ca vikrāntaṃ rājasenāpatiṃ balī |
arghe vivadamānaṃ ca jaghāna paśuvattadā || 13 ||
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saubhaṃ daityapuraṃ svasthaṃ śālvaguptaṃ durāsadam |
samudrakukṣau vikramya pātayāmāsa mādhavaḥ || 14 ||
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aṅgānvaṅgānkaliṅgāṃśca māgadhānkāśikosalān |
vatsagargakarūṣāṃśca puṇḍrāṃścāpyajayadraṇe || 15 ||
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āvantyāndākṣiṇātyāṃśca pārvatīyāndaśerakān |
kāśmīrakānaurasakānpiśācāṃśca samandarān || 16 ||
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kāmbojānvāṭadhānāṃśca colānpāṇḍyāṃśca saṃjaya |
trigartānmālavāṃścaiva daradāṃśca sudurjayān || 17 ||
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nānādigbhyaśca saṃprāptānvrātānaśvaśakānprati |
jitavānpuṇḍarīkākṣo yavanāṃśca sahānugān || 18 ||
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praviśya makarāvāsaṃ yādobhirabhisaṃvṛtam |
jigāya varuṇaṃ yuddhe salilāntargataṃ purā || 19 ||
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yudhi pañcajanaṃ hatvā pātālatalavāsinam |
pāñcajanyaṃ hṛṣīkeśo divyaṃ śaṅkhamavāptavān || 20 ||
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khāṇḍave pārthasahitastoṣayitvā hutāśanam |
āgneyamastraṃ durdharṣaṃ cakraṃ lebhe mahābalaḥ || 21 ||
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vainateyaṃ samāruhya trāsayitvāmarāvatīm |
mahendrabhavanādvīraḥ pārijātamupānayat || 22 ||
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tacca marṣitavāñśakro jānaṃstasya parākramam |
rājñāṃ cāpyajitaṃ kaṃcitkṛṣṇeneha na śuśruma || 23 ||
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yacca tanmahadāścaryaṃ sabhāyāṃ mama saṃjaya |
kṛtavānpuṇḍarīkākṣaḥ kastadanya ihārhati || 24 ||
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yacca bhaktyā prapanno'hamadrākṣaṃ kṛṣṇamīśvaram |
tanme suviditaṃ sarvaṃ pratyakṣamiva cāgamat || 25 ||
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nānto vikramayuktasya buddhyā yuktasya vā punaḥ |
karmaṇaḥ śakyate gantuṃ hṛṣīkeśasya saṃjaya || 26 ||
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tathā gadaśca sāmbaśca pradyumno'tha vidūrathaḥ |
āgāvaho'niruddhaśca cārudeṣṇaśca sāraṇaḥ || 27 ||
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ulmuko niśaṭhaścaiva jhallī babhruśca vīryavān |
pṛthuśca vipṛthuścaiva samīko'thārimejayaḥ || 28 ||
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ete vai balavantaśca vṛṣṇivīrāḥ prahāriṇaḥ |
kathaṃcitpāṇḍavānīkaṃ śrayeyuḥ samare sthitāḥ || 29 ||
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āhūtā vṛṣṇivīreṇa keśavena mahātmanā |
tataḥ saṃśayitaṃ sarvaṃ bhavediti matirmama || 30 ||
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nāgāyutabalo vīraḥ kailāsaśikharopamaḥ |
vanamālī halī rāmastatra yatra janārdanaḥ || 31 ||
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yamāhuḥ sarvapitaraṃ vāsudevaṃ dvijātayaḥ |
api vā hyeṣa pāṇḍūnāṃ yotsyate'rthāya saṃjaya || 32 ||
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sa yadā tāta saṃnahyetpāṇḍavārthāya keśavaḥ |
na tadā pratyanīkeṣu bhavitā tasya kaścana || 33 ||
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yadi sma kuravaḥ sarve jayeyuḥ sarvapāṇḍavān |
vārṣṇeyo'rthāya teṣāṃ vai gṛhṇīyācchastramuttamam || 34 ||
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tataḥ sarvānnaravyāghro hatvā narapatīnraṇe |
kauravāṃśca mahābāhuḥ kuntyai dadyātsa medinīm || 35 ||
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yasya yantā hṛṣīkeśo yoddhā yasya dhanaṃjayaḥ |
rathasya tasya kaḥ saṃkhye pratyanīko bhavedrathaḥ || 36 ||
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na kenacidupāyena kurūṇāṃ dṛśyate jayaḥ |
tasmānme sarvamācakṣva yathā yuddhamavartata || 37 ||
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arjunaḥ keśavasyātmā kṛṣṇo'pyātmā kirīṭinaḥ |
arjune vijayo nityaṃ kṛṣṇe kīrtiśca śāśvatī || 38 ||
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prādhānyena hi bhūyiṣṭhamameyāḥ keśave guṇāḥ |
mohādduryodhanaḥ kṛṣṇaṃ yanna vettīha mādhavam || 39 ||
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mohito daivayogena mṛtyupāśapuraskṛtaḥ |
na veda kṛṣṇaṃ dāśārhamarjunaṃ caiva pāṇḍavam || 40 ||
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pūrvadevau mahātmānau naranārāyaṇāvubhau |
ekātmānau dvidhābhūtau dṛśyete mānavairbhuvi || 41 ||
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manasāpi hi durdharṣau senāmetāṃ yaśasvinau |
nāśayetāmihecchantau mānuṣatvāttu necchataḥ || 42 ||
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yugasyeva viparyāso lokānāmiva mohanam |
bhīṣmasya ca vadhastāta droṇasya ca mahātmanaḥ || 43 ||
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na hyeva brahmacaryeṇa na vedādhyayanena ca |
na kriyābhirna śastreṇa mṛtyoḥ kaścidvimucyate || 44 ||
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lokasaṃbhāvitau vīrau kṛtāstrau yuddhadurmadau |
bhīṣmadroṇau hatau śrutvā kiṃ nu jīvāmi saṃjaya || 45 ||
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yāṃ tāṃ śriyamasūyāmaḥ purā yātāṃ yudhiṣṭhire |
adya tāmanujānīmo bhīṣmadroṇavadhena ca || 46 ||
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tathā ca matkṛte prāptaḥ kurūṇāmeṣa saṃkṣayaḥ |
pakvānāṃ hi vadhe sūta vajrāyante tṛṇānyapi || 47 ||
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ananyamidamaiśvaryaṃ loke prāpto yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
yasya kopānmaheṣvāsau bhīṣmadroṇau nipātitau || 48 ||
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prāptaḥ prakṛtito dharmo nādharmo mānavānprati |
krūraḥ sarvavināśāya kālaḥ samativartate || 49 ||
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anyathā cintitā hyarthā naraistāta manasvibhiḥ |
anyathaiva hi gacchanti daivāditi matirmama || 50 ||
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tasmādaparihārye'rthe saṃprāpte kṛcchra uttame |
apāraṇīye duścintye yathābhūtaṃ pracakṣva me || 51 ||
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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 10

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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