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 |
bahūni suvicitrāṇi dvaṃdvayuddhāni saṃjaya |
tvayoktāni niśamyāhaṃ spṛhayāmi sacakṣuṣām || 1 ||
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āścaryabhūtaṃ lokeṣu kathayiṣyanti mānavāḥ |
kurūṇāṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ ca yuddhaṃ devāsuropamam || 2 ||
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na hi me tṛptirastīha śṛṇvato yuddhamuttamam |
tasmādārtāyaneryuddhaṃ saubhadrasya ca śaṃsa me || 3 ||
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saṃjaya uvāca |
sāditaṃ prekṣya yantāraṃ śalyaḥ sarvāyaṣīṃ gadām |
samutkṣipya nadankruddhaḥ pracaskanda rathottamāt || 4 ||
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taṃ dīptamiva kālāgniṃ daṇḍahastamivāntakam |
javenābhyapatadbhīmaḥ pragṛhya mahatīṃ gadām || 5 ||
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saubhadro'pyaśaniprakhyāṃ pragṛhya mahatīṃ gadām |
ehyehītyabravīcchalyaṃ yatnādbhīmena vāritaḥ || 6 ||
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vārayitvā tu saubhadraṃ bhīmasenaḥ pratāpavān |
śalyamāsādya samare tasthau giririvācalaḥ || 7 ||
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tathaiva madrarājo'pi bhīmaṃ dṛṣṭvā mahābalam |
sasārābhimukhastūrṇaṃ śārdūla iva kuñjaram || 8 ||
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tatastūryaninādāśca śaṅkhānāṃ ca sahasraśaḥ |
siṃhanādāśca saṃjajñurbherīṇāṃ ca mahāsvanāḥ || 9 ||
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paśyatāṃ śataśo hyāsīdanyonyasamacetasām |
pāṇḍavānāṃ kurūṇāṃ ca sādhu sādhviti nisvanaḥ || 10 ||
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na hi madrādhipādanyaḥ sarvarājasu bhārata |
soḍhumutsahate vegaṃ bhīmasenasya saṃyuge || 11 ||
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tathā madrādhipasyāpi gadāvegaṃ mahātmanaḥ |
soḍhumutsahate loke ko'nyo yudhi vṛkodarāt || 12 ||
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paṭṭairjāmbūnadairbaddhā babhūva janaharṣiṇī |
prajajvāla tathāviddhā bhīmena mahatī gadā || 13 ||
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tathaiva carato mārgānmaṇḍalāni ca bhāgaśaḥ |
mahāvidyutpratīkāśā śalyasya śuśubhe gadā || 14 ||
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tau vṛṣāviva nardantau maṇḍalāni viceratuḥ |
āvarjitagadāśṛṅgāvubhau śalyavṛkodarau || 15 ||
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maṇḍalāvartamārgeṣu gadāviharaṇeṣu ca |
nirviśeṣamabhūdyuddhaṃ tayoḥ puruṣasiṃhayoḥ || 16 ||
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tāḍitā bhīmasenena śalyasya mahatī gadā |
sāgnijvālā mahāraudrā gadācūrṇamaśīryata || 17 ||
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tathaiva bhīmasenasya dviṣatābhihatā gadā |
varṣāpradoṣe khadyotairvṛto vṛkṣa ivābabhau || 18 ||
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gadā kṣiptā tu samare madrarājena bhārata |
vyoma saṃdīpayānā sā sasṛje pāvakaṃ bahu || 19 ||
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tathaiva bhīmasenena dviṣate preṣitā gadā |
tāpayāmāsa tatsainyaṃ maholkā patatī yathā || 20 ||
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te caivobhe gade śreṣṭhe samāsādya parasparam |
śvasantyau nāgakanyeva sasṛjāte vibhāvasum || 21 ||
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nakhairiva mahāvyāghrau dantairiva mahāgajau |
tau viceraturāsādya gadābhyāṃ ca parasparam || 22 ||
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tato gadāgrābhihatau kṣaṇena rudhirokṣitau |
dadṛśāte mahātmānau puṣpitāviva kiṃśukau || 23 ||
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śuśruve dikṣu sarvāsu tayoḥ puruṣasiṃhayoḥ |
gadābhighātasaṃhrādaḥ śakrāśaniravopamaḥ || 24 ||
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gadayā madrarājena savyadakṣiṇamāhataḥ |
nākampata tadā bhīmo bhidyamāna ivācalaḥ || 25 ||
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tathā bhīmagadāvegaistāḍyamāno mahābalaḥ |
dhairyānmadrādhipastasthau vajrairgiririvāhataḥ || 26 ||
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āpetaturmahāvegau samucchritamahāgadau |
punarantaramārgasthau maṇḍalāni viceratuḥ || 27 ||
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athāplutya padānyaṣṭau saṃnipatya gajāviva |
sahasā lohadaṇḍābhyāmanyonyamabhijaghnatuḥ || 28 ||
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tau parasparavegācca gadābhyāṃ ca bhṛśāhatau |
yugapatpetaturvīrau kṣitāvindradhvajāviva || 29 ||
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tato vihvalamānaṃ taṃ niḥśvasantaṃ punaḥ punaḥ |
śalyamabhyapatattūrṇaṃ kṛtavarmā mahārathaḥ || 30 ||
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dṛṣṭvā cainaṃ mahārāja gadayābhinipīḍitam |
viceṣṭantaṃ yathā nāgaṃ mūrchayābhipariplutam || 31 ||
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tataḥ sagadamāropya madrāṇāmadhipaṃ ratham |
apovāha raṇāttūrṇaṃ kṛtavarmā mahārathaḥ || 32 ||
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kṣībavadvihvalo vīro nimeṣātpunarutthitaḥ |
bhīmo'pi sumahābāhurgadāpāṇiradṛśyata || 33 ||
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tato madrādhipaṃ dṛṣṭvā tava putrāḥ parāṅmukham |
sanāgarathapattyaśvāḥ samakampanta māriṣa || 34 ||
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te pāṇḍavairardyamānāstāvakā jitakāśibhiḥ |
bhītā diśo'nvapadyanta vātanunnā ghanā iva || 35 ||
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nirjitya dhārtarāṣṭrāṃstu pāṇḍaveyā mahārathāḥ |
vyarocanta raṇe rājandīpyamānā yaśasvinaḥ || 36 ||
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siṃhanādānbhṛśaṃ cakruḥ śaṅkhāndadhmuśca harṣitāḥ |
bherīśca vādayāmāsurmṛdaṅgāṃścānakaiḥ saha || 37 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 14

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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