Mahabharata Resources

The purpose of this site is to provide resources on the Great Itihasa, Mahabharata.

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Introductions to Mahabharata

Texts of Mahabharata available on the internet

Mahabharata with Bhavadipa commentary of Nilakantha, published by Gopal Narayan and Co., Bombay, 1901.
Files available at the ASI site.

Kumbakonam Edition of Mahabharata
Sriman Mahabharatam, a new edition, mainly based on the Southern Indian Texts, with footnotes and readings.
Printed at the Davaji Dadaji's Nirnayasagar Press, Bombay, 1906.
Published by T.R. Krishnacharya, proprietor, Madhva Vilas Book Depot, Kumbakonam, printed by R.V. Shedge for the proprietor at the Nirnayasagar Press, 28 Kolbhat Lane, Bombay (1914)
  1. The introductory volume, SRIMAN MAHABHARATAM, 5990010102404, Krishnacharya T. R., 1914, 405 pgs.
    Available at thanks to Digital Library of India
    Contains the following: The following files available at ASI site unless otherwise stated
  2. Sriman Mahabharatam: adiparva
    9002.pdf 260 adhyAyas 444 pages
  3. Sriman Mahabharatam: sabhaparva
    9003.pdf 103 adhyAyas 174 pages
  4. Sriman Mahabharatam: vanaparva
    9004.pdf incomplete, abruptly stops at shloka 64 of adhyAya 298, 444 pages
    Rest of vanaparva
    available at
  5. Sriman Mahabharatam: virataparva
    mbh-kumbakonam-virata.pdf 78 adhyAyas 146 pages, available at
  6. Sriman Mahabharatam: udyogaparva
    9005.pdf 196 adhyAyas 300 pages
  7. Sriman Mahabharatam: bhishmaparva
    9006.pdf 122 adhyAyas 228 pages
  8. Sriman Mahabharatam: dronaparva
    9007.pdf 203 adhyAyas 376 pages
  9. Sriman Mahabharatam: karnaparva
    9008.pdf 101 adhyAyas 220 pages
  10. Sriman Mahabharatam: shalyaparva
    9009.pdf karNaparva66 adhyAyas 146 pages
  11. Sriman Mahabharatam: sauptikaparva
    9010.pdf 18 adhyAyas 44 pages
  12. Sriman Mahabharatam: striparva
    9011.pdf 27 adhyAyas 44 pages
  13. Sriman Mahabharatam: shantiparva
    9012.pdf 375 adhyAyas 618 pages
  14. Sriman Mahabharatam: anushasanaparva
    9013.pdf 274 adhyAyas 446 pages
  15. Sriman Mahabharatam: ashvamedhikaparva
    9014.pdf 118 adhyAyas 184 pages
  16. Sriman Mahabharatam: ashramavasikaparva
    9015.pdf 41 adhyAyas 56 pages
  17. Sriman Mahabharatam: mausalaparva
    9016.pdf 26 adhyAyas 9 pages
  18. Sriman Mahabharatam: mahaprasthAnikaparva
    9017.pdf 3 adhyAyas 20 page
  19. Sriman Mahabharatam: svargarohanaparva
    9018.pdf 5 adhyAyas 26 pages
  • Kumbakonam edition available at the SARIT site

    Southern recension of Mahabharata edited by P.P.S. Sastri

    The Mahabharata (Southern Recension), critically edited by P.P.S. Sastri, B.A. (Oxon), M.A., published by Vavilla Ramaswamy Sastrulu and Sons, Madras (1931-1933).
    Made available on the net thanks to the Digital Library of India and a team of dedicated volunteers.

    1. adiparva-part 1
    2. adiparva-part 2
    3. sabhaparva
    4. aranyaparva-part 1
    5. aranyaparva-part 2
    6. virataparva
    7. udyogaparva
    8. bhishmaparva
    9. dronaparva-part 1
    10. dronaparva-part 2
    11. karnaparva
    12. shalya-sauptika-stree
    13. shantiparva-part 1
    14. shantiparva-part 2
    15. shantiparva-part 3
    16. anushasanaparva-part 1
    17. anushasanaparva-part 2
    18. ashvamedha-ashramavasika-mausala-mahaprasthana-svargarohana

    Critical Edition of Mahabharata
    Electronic text of Mahabharata (Critical Edition) available from here thanks to Dr. Muneo Tokunaga and Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and Dr. John Smith

  • Sanskrit Recensions and Editions of the Mahabharata

    Harivamsa (On-going Project)
    English Translation of mahabharata by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
    Selections from Translations (on line)
    Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya
    Annotated Bibliographies on Mahabharata

    Benedictory Verses in manuscripts
    English Translation by Satya Chaitanya

    From MBH appendix of BORI relating to the former births of Draupadi
    English Translation by Satya Chaitanya

    Selections from Southern Recensions of Mahabharata

    Mahabharata Commentaries

    Summaries, Retellings

    The Mahabharata of Vyasa: A Reading of the Epic by Dr. P. Lal
    The Announcement

    Blogs, Podcast etc.
    Many Mahabharatas

    Mahabharata in Translation

    Mahabharata retellings in Indian languages

    Mahabharata inspired works in Indian languages

    Mahabharata Retellings in English

    Mahabharata in Art and Theatre

    Some on line articles related to Mahabharata

    Some on line articles in Malayalam related to Mahabharata

    Variations of Mahabharata

    Variations in Indonesian Mahabharata Indrajit Bandyopadhyay

    Epics - Creative Insights on-line

    Mahabharata Translators

    Temple Legends with Mahabharata Connection

    Views/Comments on Mahabharata

    Bharata Savitri (four slokas) The Essence of Bharata (from Svargarohana Parva)

    The hundred sloka Bharata Savitri (Supplement to Harivamsa)

    Mahabharata Related Works

    The Man in the Well A parable from Mahabharata

    Mahabharata trees

    Quotes from Mahabharata

    Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary



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