|  1   [j]  hate duryodhane caiva hate sainye ca sarvaśaḥ  dhṛtarāṣṭro mahārājaḥ śrutvā kim akaron mune 2  tathaiva kauravo rājā dharmaputro mahāmanāḥ  kṛpaprabhṛtayaś caiva kim akurvata te trayaḥ 3  aśvatthāmnaḥ śrutaṃ karma śāpaś cānyonya kāritaḥ  vṛttāntam uttaraṃ brūhi yad abhāṣata saṃjayaḥ 4   [v]  hate putraśate dīnaṃ chinnaśākham iva drumam  putraśokābhisaṃtaptaṃ dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ mahīpatim 5  dhyānamūkatvam āpannaṃ cintayā samabhiplutam  abhigamya mahāprājñaḥ saṃjayo vākyam abravīt 6  kiṃ śocasi mahārāja nāsti śoke sahāyatā  akṣauhiṇyo hatāś cāṣṭau daśa caiva viśāṃ pate  nirjaneyaṃ vasumatī śūnyā saṃprati kevalā 7  nānādigbhyaḥ samāgamya nānādeśyā narādhipāḥ  sahitās tava putreṇa sarve vai nidhanaṃ gatāḥ 8  pitṝṇāṃ putrapautrāṇāṃ jñātīnāṃ suhṛdāṃ tathā  gurūṇāṃ cānupūrvyeṇa pretakāryāṇi kāraya 9   [v]  tac chrutvā karuṇaṃ vākyaṃ putrapautra vadhārditaḥ  papāta bhuvi durdharṣo vātāhata iva drumaḥ 10   [dhṛ]  hataputro hatāmātyo hatasarvasuhṛj janaḥ  duḥkhaṃ nūnaṃ bhaviṣyāmi vicaran pṛthivīm imām 11  kiṃ nu bandhuvihīnasya jīvitena mamādya vai  lūnapakṣasya iva me jarā jīrṇasya pakṣiṇaḥ 12  hṛtarājyo hatasuhṛd dhatacakṣuś ca vai tathā  na bhrājiṣye mahāprājña kṣīṇaraśmir ivāṃśumān 13  na kṛtaṃ suhṛdo vākyaṃ jāmadagnyasya jalpataḥ  nāradasya ca devarṣeḥ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanasya ca 14  sabhāmadhye tu kṛṣṇena yac chreyo 'bhihitaṃ mama  alaṃ vaireṇa te rājan putraḥ saṃgṛhyatām iti 15  tac ca vākyam akṛtvāhaṃ bhṛśaṃ tapyāmi durmatiḥ  na hi śrotāsmi bhīṣmasya dharmayuktaṃ prabhāṣitam 16  duryodhanasya ca tathā vṛṣabhasyeva nardataḥ  duḥśāsana vadhaṃ śrutvā karṇasya ca viparyayam  droṇa sūryoparāgaṃ ca hṛdayaṃ me vidīryate 17  na smarāmy ātmanaḥ kiṃ cit purā saṃjaya duṣkṛtam  yasyedaṃ phalam adyeha mayā mūḍhena bhujyate 18  nūnaṃ hy apakṛtaṃ kiṃ cin mayā pūrveṣu janmasu  yena māṃ duḥkhabhāgeṣu dhātā karmasu yuktavān 19  pariṇāmaś ca vayasaḥ sarvabandhukṣayaś ca me  suhṛn mitra vināśaś ca daivayogād upāgataḥ  ko 'nyo 'sti duḥkhitataro mayā loke pumān iha 20  tan mām adyaiva paśyantu pāṇḍavāḥ saṃśitavratam  vivṛtaṃ brahmalokasya dīrgham adhvānam āsthitam 21   [v]  tasya lālapyamānasya bahu śokaṃ vicinvataḥ  śokāpahaṃ narendrasya saṃjayo vākyam abravīt 22  śokaṃ rājan vyapanuda śrutās te veda niścayāḥ  śāstrāgamāś ca vividhā vṛddhebhyo nṛpasattama  sṛñjaye putraśokārte yad ūcur munayaḥ purā 23  tathā yauvanajaṃ darpam āsthite te sute nṛpa  na tvayā suhṛdāṃ vākyaṃ bruvatām avadhāritam  svārthaś ca na kṛtaḥ kaś cil lubdhena phalagṛddhinā 24  tava duḥśāsano mantrī rādheyaś ca durātmavān  śakuniś caiva duṣṭātmā citrasenaś ca durmatiḥ  śalyaś ca yena vai sarvaṃ śalya bhūtaṃ kṛtaṃ jagat 25  kuruvṛddhasya bhīṣmasya gāndhāryā vidurasya ca  na kṛtaṃ vacanaṃ tena tava putreṇa bhārata 26  na dharmaḥ satkṛtaḥ kaś cin nityaṃ yuddham iti bruvan  kṣapitāḥ kṣatriyāḥ sarve śatrūṇāṃ vardhitaṃ yaśaḥ 27  madhyastho hi tvam apy āsīr na kṣamaṃ kiṃ cid uktavān  dhūr dhareṇa tvayā bhāras tulayā na samaṃ dhṛtaḥ 28  ādāv eva manuṣyeṇa vartitavyaṃ yathā kṣamam  yathā nātītam arthaṃ vai paścāt tāpena yujyate 29  putragṛddhyā tvayā rājan priyaṃ tasya cikīrṣatā  paścāt tāpam idaṃ prāptaṃ na tvaṃ śocitum arhasi 30  madhu yaḥ kevalaṃ dṛṣṭvā prapātaṃ nānupaśyati  sa bhraṣṭo madhu lobhena śocaty eva yathā bhavān 31  arthān na śocan prāpnoti na śocan vindate sukham  na śocañ śriyam āpnoti na śocan vindate param 32  svayam utpādayitvāgniṃ vastreṇa pariveṣṭayet  dahyamāno manastāpaṃ bhajate na sa paṇḍitaḥ 33  tvayaiva sa sutenāyaṃ vākyavāyusamīritaḥ  lobhājyena ca saṃsikto jvalitaḥ pārtha pāvakaḥ 34  tasmin samiddhe patitāḥ śalabhā iva te sutāḥ  tān keśavārcir nirdagdhān na tvaṃ śocitum arhasi 35  yac cāśrupāta kalilaṃ vadanaṃ vahase nṛpa  aśāstradṛṣṭam etad dhi na praśaṃsanti paṇḍitāḥ 36  visphuliṅgā iva hy etān dahanti kila mānavān  jahīhi manyuṃ buddhyā vai dhārayātmānam ātmanā 37  evam āśvāsitas tena saṃjayena mahātmanā  viduro bhūya evāha buddhipūrvaṃ paraṃtapa   |



| 1 [v] tato 'mṛtasamair vākyair hlādayan puruṣarṣabham vaicitra vīryaṃ viduro yad uvāca nibodha tat 2 [vidura] uttiṣṭha rājan kiṃ śeṣe dhārayātmānam ātmanā sthirajaṅgama martyānāṃ sarveṣām eṣa nirṇayaḥ 3 sarve kṣayāntā nicayāḥ patanāntāḥ samucchrayāḥ saṃyogā viprayogāntā maraṇāntaṃ hi jīvitam 4 yadā śūraṃ ca bhīruṃ ca yamaḥ karṣati bhārata tat kiṃ na yotsyanti hi te kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabha 5 ayudhyamāno mriyate yudhyamānaś ca jīvati kālaṃ prāpya mahārāja na kaś cid ativartate 6 na cāpy etān hatān yuddhe rājañ śocitum arhasi pramāṇaṃ yadi śāstrāṇi gatās te paramāṃ gatim 7 sarve svādhyāyavanto hi sarve ca caritavratāḥ sarve cābhimukhāḥ kṣīṇās tatra kā paridevanā 8 adarśanād āpatitāḥ punaś cādarśanaṃ gatāḥ na te tava na teṣāṃ tvaṃ tatra kā paridevanā 9 hato 'pi labhate svargaṃ hatvā ca labhate yaśaḥ ubhayaṃ no bahuguṇaṃ nāsti niṣphalatā raṇe 10 teṣāṃ kāmadughāṁl lokān indraḥ saṃkalpayiṣyati indrasyātithayo hy ete bhavanti puruṣarṣabha 11 na yajñair dakṣiṇāvadbhir na tapobhir na vidyayā svargaṃ yānti tathā martyā yathā śūrā raṇe hatāḥ 12 mātā pitṛsahasrāṇi putradāraśatāni ca saṃsāreṣv anubhūtāni kasya te kasya vā vayam 13 śokasthāna sahasrāṇi bhayasthāna śatāni ca divase divase mūḍham āviśanti na paṇḍitam 14 na kālasya priyaḥ kaś cin na dveṣyaḥ kurusattama na madhyasthaḥ kva cit kālaḥ sarvaṃ kālaḥ prakarṣati 15 anityaṃ jīvitaṃ rūpaṃ yauvanaṃ dravyasaṃcayaḥ ārogyaṃ priya saṃvāso gṛdhyed eṣu na paṇḍitaḥ 16 na jānapadikaṃ duḥkham ekaḥ śocitum arhasi apy abhāvena yujyeta tac cāsya na nivartate 17 aśocan pratikurvīta yadi paśyet parākramam bhaiṣajyam etad duḥkhasya yad etan nānucintayet cintyamānaṃ hi na vyeti bhūyaś cāpi vivardhate 18 aniṣṭa saṃprayogāc ca viprayogāt priyasya ca manuṣyā mānasair duḥkhair yujyante ye 'lpabuddhayaḥ 19 nārtho na dharmo na sukhaṃ yad etad anuśocasi na ca nāpaiti kāryārthāt trivargāc caiva bhraśyate 20 anyām anyāṃ dhanāvasthāṃ prāpya vaiśeṣikīṃ narāḥ asaṃtuṣṭāḥ pramuhyanti saṃtoṣaṃ yānti paṇḍitāḥ 21 prajñayā mānasaṃ duḥkhaṃ hanyāc chārīram auṣadhaiḥ etaj jñānasya sāmarthyaṃ na bālaiḥ samatām iyāt 22 śayānaṃ cānuśayati tiṣṭhantaṃ cānutiṣṭhati anudhāvati dhāvantaṃ karma pūrvakṛtaṃ naram 23 yasyāṃ yasyām avasthāyāṃ yat karoti śubhāśubham tasyāṃ tasyām avasthāyāṃ tat tat phalam upāśnute |

| 1 [dhṛ] subhāṣitair mahāprājña śoko 'yaṃ vigato mama bhuya eva tu vākyāni śrotum icchāmi tattvataḥ 2 aniṣṭānāṃ ca saṃsargād iṣṭānāṃ ca vivarjanāt kathaṃ hi mānasair duḥkhaiḥ pramucyante 'tra paṇḍitāḥ 3 [vidura] yato yato manoduḥkhāt sukhād vāpi pramucyate tatas tataḥ śamaṃ labdhvā sugatiṃ vindate budhaḥ 4 aśāśvatam idaṃ sarvaṃ cintyamānaṃ nararṣabha kadalī saṃnibho lokaḥ sāro hy asya na vidyate 5 gṛhāṇy eva hi martyānām āhur dehāni paṇḍitāḥ kālena viniyujyante sattvam ekaṃ tu śobhanam 6 yathā jīrṇam ajīrṇaṃ vā vastraṃ tyaktvā tu vai naraḥ anyad rocayate vastram evaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām 7 vaicitra vīryavāsaṃ hi duḥkhaṃ vāyadi vā sukham prāpnuvantīha bhūtāni svakṛtenaiva karmaṇā 8 karmaṇā prāpyate svargaṃ sukhaṃ duḥkhaṃ ca bhārata tato vahati taṃ bhāram avaśaḥ svavaśo 'pi vā 9 yathā ca mṛn mayaṃ bhāṇḍaṃ cakrārūḍhaṃ vipadyate kiṃ cit prakiryamāṇaṃ vā kṛtamātram athāpi vā 10 chinnaṃ vāpy avaropyantam avatīrṇam athāpi vā ārdraṃ vāpy atha vā śuṣkaṃ pacyamānam athāpi vā 11 avatāryamāṇam āpākād uddhṛtaṃ vāpi bhārata atha vā paribhujyantam evaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām 12 garbhastho vā prasūto vāpy atha vā divasāntaraḥ ardhamāsa gato vāpi māsamātragato 'pi vā 13 saṃvatsaragato vāpi dvisaṃvatsara eva vā yauvanastho 'pi madhyastho vṛddho vāpi vipadyate 14 prāk karmabhis tu bhūtāni bhavanti na bhavanti ca evaṃ sāṃsiddhike loke kimartham anutapyase 15 yathā ca salile rājan krīḍārtham anusaṃcaran unmajjec ca nimajjec ca kiṃ cit sattvaṃ narādhipa 16 evaṃ saṃsāragahanād unmajjana nimajjanāt karma bhogena badhyantaḥ kliśyante ye 'lpabuddhayaḥ 17 ye tu prājñāḥ sthitāḥ satye saṃsārānta gaveṣiṇaḥ samāgamajñā bhūtānāṃ te yānti paramāṃ gatim |


| 1 [dhṛ] subhāṣitair mahāprājña śoko 'yaṃ vigato mama bhuya eva tu vākyāni śrotum icchāmi tattvataḥ 2 aniṣṭānāṃ ca saṃsargād iṣṭānāṃ ca vivarjanāt kathaṃ hi mānasair duḥkhaiḥ pramucyante 'tra paṇḍitāḥ 3 [vidura] yato yato manoduḥkhāt sukhād vāpi pramucyate tatas tataḥ śamaṃ labdhvā sugatiṃ vindate budhaḥ 4 aśāśvatam idaṃ sarvaṃ cintyamānaṃ nararṣabha kadalī saṃnibho lokaḥ sāro hy asya na vidyate 5 gṛhāṇy eva hi martyānām āhur dehāni paṇḍitāḥ kālena viniyujyante sattvam ekaṃ tu śobhanam 6 yathā jīrṇam ajīrṇaṃ vā vastraṃ tyaktvā tu vai naraḥ anyad rocayate vastram evaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām 7 vaicitra vīryavāsaṃ hi duḥkhaṃ vāyadi vā sukham prāpnuvantīha bhūtāni svakṛtenaiva karmaṇā 8 karmaṇā prāpyate svargaṃ sukhaṃ duḥkhaṃ ca bhārata tato vahati taṃ bhāram avaśaḥ svavaśo 'pi vā 9 yathā ca mṛn mayaṃ bhāṇḍaṃ cakrārūḍhaṃ vipadyate kiṃ cit prakiryamāṇaṃ vā kṛtamātram athāpi vā 10 chinnaṃ vāpy avaropyantam avatīrṇam athāpi vā ārdraṃ vāpy atha vā śuṣkaṃ pacyamānam athāpi vā 11 avatāryamāṇam āpākād uddhṛtaṃ vāpi bhārata atha vā paribhujyantam evaṃ dehāḥ śarīriṇām 12 garbhastho vā prasūto vāpy atha vā divasāntaraḥ ardhamāsa gato vāpi māsamātragato 'pi vā 13 saṃvatsaragato vāpi dvisaṃvatsara eva vā yauvanastho 'pi madhyastho vṛddho vāpi vipadyate 14 prāk karmabhis tu bhūtāni bhavanti na bhavanti ca evaṃ sāṃsiddhike loke kimartham anutapyase 15 yathā ca salile rājan krīḍārtham anusaṃcaran unmajjec ca nimajjec ca kiṃ cit sattvaṃ narādhipa 16 evaṃ saṃsāragahanād unmajjana nimajjanāt karma bhogena badhyantaḥ kliśyante ye 'lpabuddhayaḥ 17 ye tu prājñāḥ sthitāḥ satye saṃsārānta gaveṣiṇaḥ samāgamajñā bhūtānāṃ te yānti paramāṃ gatim |


| 1 [dhṛ] kathaṃ saṃsāragahanaṃ vijñeyaṃ vadatāṃ vara etad icchāmy ahaṃ śrotuṃ tattvam ākhyāhi pṛcchataḥ 2 [vidura] janmaprabhṛti bhūtānāṃ kriyāḥ sarvāḥ śṛṇu prabho pūrvam eveha kalale vasate kiṃ cid antaram 3 tataḥ sa pañcame 'tīte māse māsaṃ prakalpayet tataḥ sarvāṅgasaṃpūrṇo garbho māse prajāyate 4 amedhyamadhye vasati māṃsaśoṇitalepane tatas tu vāyuvegena ūrdhvapādo hy adhaḥśirāḥ 5 yonidvāram upāgamya bahūn kleśān samṛcchati yonisaṃpīḍanāc caiva pūrvakarmabhir anvitaḥ 6 tasmān muktaḥ sa saṃsārād anyān paśyaty upadravān grahās tam upasarpanti sārameyā ivāmiṣam 7 tataḥ prāptottare kāle vyādhayaś cāpi taṃ tathā upasarpanti jīvantaṃ badhyamānaṃ svakarmabhiḥ 8 baddham indriyapāśais taṃ saṅgasvādubhir āturam vyasanāny upavartante vividhāni narādhipa badhyamānaś ca tair bhūyo naiva tṛptim upaiti saḥ 9 ayaṃ na budhyate tāvad yama lokam athāgatam yamadūtair vikṛṣyaṃś ca mṛtyuṃ kālena gacchati 10 vāg ghīnasya ca yan mātram iṣṭāniṣṭaṃ kṛtaṃ mukhe bhūya evātmanātmānaṃ badhyamānam upekṣate 11 aho vinikṛto loko lobhena ca vaśīkṛtaḥ lobhakrodhamadonmatto nātmānam avabudhyate 12 kulīnatvena ramate duṣkulīnān vikutsayan dhanadarpeṇa dṛptaś ca daridrān parikutsayan 13 mūrkhān iti parān āha nātmānaṃ samavekṣate śikṣāṃ kṣipati cānyeṣāṃ nātmānaṃ śāstum icchati 14 adhruve jīvaloke 'smin yo dharmam anupālayan janmaprabhṛti varteta prāpnuyāt paramāṃ gatim 15 evaṃ sarvaṃ viditvā vai yas tattvam anuvartate sa pramokṣāya labhate panthānaṃ manujādhipa |

| 1 [dhṛ] yad idaṃ dharmagahanaṃ buddhyā samanugamyate etad vistaraśaḥ sarvaṃ buddhimārgaṃ praśaṃsa me 2 [vidura] atra te vartayiṣyāmi nama ḥ kṛtvā svayaṃ bhuve yathā saṃsāragahanaṃ vadanti paramarṣayaḥ 3 kaś cin mahati saṃsāre vartamāno dvijaḥ kila vanaṃ durgam anuprāpto mahat kravyādasaṃkulam 4 siṃhavyāghra gajākārair atighorair mahāśanaiḥ samantāt saṃparikṣiptaṃ mṛtyor api bhayapradam 5 tad asya dṛṣṭvā hṛdayam udvegam agamat param abhyucchrayaś ca romṇāṃ vai vikriyāś ca paraṃtapa 6 sa tad vanaṃ vyanusaran vipradhāvan itas tataḥ vīkṣamāṇo diśaḥ sarvāḥ śaraṇaṃ kva bhaved iti 7 sa teṣāṃ chidram anvicchan pradruto bhayapīḍitaḥ na ca niryāti vai dūraṃ na ca tair viprayujyate 8 athāpaśyad vanaṃ ghoraṃ samantād vāgurāvṛtam bāhubhyāṃ saṃpariṣvaktaṃ striyā paramaghorayā 9 pañcaśīrṣa dharair nāgaiḥ śailair iva samunnataiḥ nabhaḥspṛśair mahāvṛkṣaiḥ parikṣiptaṃ mahāvanam 10 vanamadhye ca tatrābhūd udapānaḥ samāvṛtaḥ vallībhis tṛṇachannābhir gūḍhābhir abhisaṃvṛtaḥ 11 papāta sa dvijas tatra nigūḍhe salilāśaye vilagnaś cābhavat tasmiṁl latā saṃtānasaṃkaṭe 12 panasasya yathā jātaṃ vṛnta baddhaṃ mahāphalam sa tathā lambate tatra ūrdhvapādo hy adhaḥśirāḥ 13 atha tatrāpi cānyo 'sya bhūyo jāta upadravaḥ kūpavīnāha velāyām apaśyata mahāgajam 14 ṣaḍ vaktraṃ kṛṣṇa śabalaṃ dviṣaṭka padacāriṇam krameṇa parisarpantaṃ vallī vṛkṣasamāvṛtam 15 tasya cāpi praśākhāsu vṛkṣaśākhāvalambinaḥ nānārūpā madhukarā ghorarūpā bhayāvahāḥ āsate madhu saṃbhṛtya pūrvam eva niketajāḥ 16 bhūyo bhūyaḥ samīhante madhūni bharatarṣabha svādanīyāni bhūtānāṃ na yair bālo 'pi tṛpyate 17 teṣāṃ madhūnāṃ bahudhā dhārā prasravate sadā tāṃ lambamānaḥ sa pumān dhārāṃ pibati sarvadā na cāsya tṛṣṇā viratā pibamānasya saṃkaṭe 18 abhīpsati ca tāṃ nityam atṛptaḥ sa punaḥ punaḥ na cāsya jīvite rājan nirvedaḥ samajāyata 19 tatraiva ca manuṣyasya jīvitāśā pratiṣṭhitā kṛṣṇāḥ śvetāś ca taṃ vṛkṣaṃ kuṭṭayanti sma mūṣakāḥ 20 vyālaiś ca vanadurgānte striyā ca paramograyā kūpādhastāc ca nāgena vīnāhe kuñjareṇa ca 21 vṛkṣaprapātāc ca bhayaṃ mūṣakebhyaś ca pañcamam madhu lobhān madhukaraiḥ ṣaṣṭham āhur mahad bhayam 22 evaṃ sa vasate tatra kṣiptaḥ saṃsārasāgare na caiva jīvitāśāyāṃ nirvedam upagacchati |

| 1 [dhṛ] aho khalu mahad duḥkhaṃ kṛcchravāsaṃ vasaty asau kathaṃ tasya ratis tatra tuṣṭir vā vadatāṃ vara 2 sa deśaḥ kva nu yatrāsau vasate dharmasaṃkaṭe kathaṃ vā sa vimucyeta naras tasmān mahābhayāt 3 etan me sarvam ācakṣva sādhu ceṣṭāmahe tathā kṛpā me mahatī jātā tasyābhyuddharaṇena hi 4 [vidura] upamānam idaṃ rājan mokṣavidbhir udāhṛtam sugatiṃ vindate yena paralokeṣu mānavaḥ 5 yat tad ucyati kāntāraṃ mahat saṃsāra eva saḥ vanaṃ durgaṃ hi yat tv etat saṃsāragahanaṃ hi tat 6 ye ca te kathitā vyālā vyādhayas te prakīrtitāḥ yā sā nārī bṛhat kāyā adhitiṣṭhati tatra vai tām āhus tu jarāṃ prājñā varṇarūpavināśinīm 7 yas tatra kūpo nṛpate sa tu dehaḥ śarīriṇām yas tatra vasate 'dhastān mahāhiḥ kāla eva saḥ antakaḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ dehināṃ sarvahāry asau 8 kūpamadhye ca yā jātā vallī yatra sa mānavaḥ pratāne lambate sā tu jīvitāśā śarīriṇām 9 sa yas tu kūpavīnāhe taṃ vṛkṣaṃ parisarpati ṣaḍ vaktraḥ kuñjaro rājan sa tu saṃvatsaraḥ smṛtaḥ mukhāni ṛtavo māsāḥ pādā dvādaśa kīrtitāḥ 10 ye tu vṛkṣaṃ nikṛntanti mūṣakāḥ satatotthitāḥ rātryahāni tu tāny āhur bhūtānāṃ paricintakāḥ ye te madhukarās tatra kāmās te parikīrtitāḥ 11 yās tu tā bahuśo dhārāḥ sravanti madhu nisravam tāṃs tu kāmarasān vidyād yatra majjanti mānavāḥ 12 evaṃ saṃsāracakrasya parivṛttiṃ sma ye viduḥ te vai saṃsāracakrasya pāśāṃś chindanti vai budhāḥ |
| 1 [dhṛ] aho 'bhihitam ākhyānaṃ bhavatā tattvadarśinā bhūya eva tu me harṣaḥ śrotuṃ vāg amṛtaṃ tava 2 [vidura] śṛṇu bhūyaḥ pravakṣyāmi mārgasyaitasya vistaram yac chrutvā vipramucyante saṃsārebhyo vicakṣaṇāḥ 3 yathā tu puruṣo rājan dīrgham adhvānam āsthitaḥ kva cit kva cic chramāt sthātā kurute vāsam eva vā 4 evaṃ saṃsāraparyāye garbhavāseṣu bhārata kurvanti durbudhā vāsaṃ mucyante tatra paṇḍitāḥ 5 tasmād adhvānam evaitam āhuḥ śāstravido janāḥ yat tu saṃsāragahanaṃ vanam āhur manīṣiṇaḥ 6 so 'yaṃ lokasamāvarto martyānāṃ bharatarṣabha carāṇāṃ sthāvarāṇāṃ ca gṛdhyet tatra na paṇḍitaḥ 7 śārīrā mānasāś caiva martyānāṃ ye tu vyādhayaḥ pratyakṣāś ca parokṣāś ca te vyālāḥ kathitā budhaiḥ 8 kliśyamānāś ca tair nityaṃ hanyamānāś ca bhārata svakarmabhir mahāvyālair nodvijanty alpabuddhayaḥ 9 athāpi tair vimucyeta vyādhibhiḥ puruṣo nṛpa āvṛṇoty eva taṃ paścāj jarā rūpavināśinī 10 śabdarūparasasparśair gandhairś ca vividhair api majjamānaṃ mahāpaṅke nirālambe samantataḥ 11 saṃvatsarartavo māsāḥ pakṣāho rātrasaṃdhayaḥ krameṇāsya pralumpanti rūpam āyus tathaiva ca 12 ete kālasya nidhayo naitāj jānanti durbudhāḥ atrābhilikhitāny āhuḥ sarvabhūtāni karmaṇā 13 rathaṃ śarīraṃ bhūtānāṃ sattvam āhus tu sārathim indriyāṇi hayān āhuḥ karma buddhiś ca raśmayaḥ 14 teṣāṃ hayānāṃ yo vegaṃ dhāvatām anudhāvati sa tu saṃsāracakre 'smiṃś cakravat parivartate 15 yas tān yamayate buddhyā sa yantā na nivartate yāmyam āhū rathaṃ hy enaṃ muhyante yena durbudhāḥ 16 sa caitat prāpnute rājan yat tvaṃ prāpto narādhipa rājyanāśaṃ suhṛn nāśaṃ suta nāśaṃ ca bhārata 17 anutarṣulam evaitad duḥkhaṃ bhavati bhārata sādhuḥ paramaduḥkhānāṃ duḥkhabhaiṣajyam ācaret 18 na vikramo na cāpy artho na mitraṃ na suhṛjjanaḥ tathonmocayate duḥkhād yathātmā sthirasaṃyamaḥ 19 tasmān maitraṃ samāsthāya śīlam āpadya bhārata damas tyāgo 'pramādaś ca te trayo brahmaṇo hayāḥ 20 śīlaraśmi samāyukte sthito yo mānase rathe tyaktvā mṛtyubhayaṃ rājan brahmalokaṃ sa gacchati |


| 1 [v] vidurasya tu tad vākyaṃ niśamya kurusattamaḥ putraśokābhisaṃtaptaḥ papāta bhuvi mūrchitaḥ 2 taṃ tathā patitaṃ bhūmau niḥsaṃjñaṃ prekṣya bāndhavāḥ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaś caiva kṣattā ca viduras tathā 3 saṃjayaḥ suhṛdaś cānye dvāḥsthā ye cāsya saṃmatāḥ jalena sukhaśītena tālavṛntaiś ca bhārata 4 paspṛśuś ca karair gātraṃ vījamānāś ca yatnataḥ anvāsan suciraṃ kālaṃ dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ tathāgatam 5 atha dīrghasya kālasya labdhasaṃjño mahīpatiḥ vilalāpa ciraṃ kālaṃ putrādhi bhir abhiplutaḥ 6 dhig astu khalu mānuṣyaṃ mānuṣye ca parigraham yatomūlāni duḥkhāni saṃbhavanti muhur muhuḥ 7 putra nāśe 'rthanāśe ca jñātisaṃbandhinām api prāpyate sumahad duḥkhaṃ viṣāgnipratimaṃ vibho 8 yena dahyanti gātrāṇi yena prajñā vinaśyati yenābhibhūtaḥ puruṣo maraṇaṃ bahu manyate 9 tad idaṃ vyasanaṃ prāptaṃ mayā bhāgyavivaryayāt tac caivāhaṃ kariṣyāmi adyaiva dvijasattama 10 ity uktvā tu mahātmānaṃ pitaraṃ brahmavittamam dhṛtarāṣṭro 'bhavan mūḍhaḥ śokaṃ ca paramaṃ gataḥ abhūc ca tūṣṇīṃ rājāsau dhyāyamāno mahīpate 11 tasya tad vacanaṃ śrutvā kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaḥ prabhuḥ putraśokābhisaṃtaptaṃ putraṃ vacanam abravīt 12 dhṛtarāṣṭra mahābāho yat tvāṃ vakṣyāmi tac chṛṇu śrutavān asi medhāvī dharmārthakuśalas tathā 13 na te 'sty aviditaṃ kiṃ cid veditavyaṃ paraṃtapa anityatāṃ hi martyānāṃ vijānāsi na saṃśayaḥ 14 adhruve jīvaloke ca sthāne vāśāśvate sati jīvite maraṇānte ca kasmāc chocasi bhārata 15 pratyakṣaṃ tava rājendra vairasyāsya samudbhavaḥ putraṃ te kāraṇaṃ kṛtvā kālayogena kāritaḥ 16 avaśyaṃ bhavitavye ca kurūṇāṃ vaiśase nṛpa kasmāc chocasi tāñ śūrān gatān paramikāṃ gatim 17 jānatā ca mahābāho vidureṇa mahātmanā yatitaṃ sarvayatnena śamaṃ prati janeśvara 18 na ca daivakṛto mārgaḥ śakyo bhūtena kena cit ghaṭatāpi ciraṃ kālaṃ niyantum iti me matiḥ 19 devatānāṃ hi yat kāryaṃ mayā pratyakṣataḥ śrutam tat te 'haṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi kathaṃ sthairyaṃ bhavet tava 20 purāhaṃ tvarito yātaḥ sabhām aindrīṃ jitaklamaḥ apaśyaṃ tatra ca tadā samavetān divaukasaḥ nāradapramukhāṃś cāpi sarvān deva ṛṣīṃs tathā 21 tatra cāpi mayā dṛṣṭā pṛthivī pṛthivīpate kāryārtham upasaṃprāptā devatānāṃ samīpataḥ 22 upagamya tadā dhātrī devān āha samāgatān yat kāryaṃ mama yuṣmābhir brahmaṇaḥ sadane tadā pratijñātaṃ mahābhāgās tac chīghraṃ saṃvidhīyatām 23 tasyās tad vacanaṃ śrutvā viṣṇur lokanamaskṛtaḥ uvāca prahasan vākyaṃ pṛthivīṃ deva saṃsadi 24 dhṛtarāṣṭrasya putrāṇāṃ yas tu jyeṣṭhaḥ śatasya vai duryodhana iti khyātaḥ sa te kāryaṃ kariṣyati taṃ ca prāpya mahīpālaṃ kṛtakṛtyā bhaviṣyasi 25 tasyārthe pṛthivīpālāḥ kurukṣetre samāgatāḥ anyonyaṃ ghātayiṣyanti dṛḍhaiḥ śastraiḥ prahāriṇaḥ 26 tatas te bhavitā devi bhārasya yudhi nāśanam gaccha śīghraṃ svakaṃ sthānaṃ lokān dhāraya śobhane 27 sa eṣa te suto rājaṁl lokasaṃhāra kāraṇāt kaler aṃśaḥ samutpanno gāndhāryā jaṭhare nṛpa 28 amarṣī capalaś cāpi krodhano duṣprasādhanaḥ daivayogāt samutpannā bhrātaraś cāsya tādṛśāḥ 29 śakunir mātulaś caiva karṇaś ca paramaḥ sakhā samutpannā vināśārthaṃ pṛthivyāṃ sahitā nṛpāḥ etam arthaṃ mahābāho nārado veda tattvataḥ 30 ātmāparādhāt putrās te vinaṣṭāḥ pṛthivīpate mā tāñ śocasva rājendra na hi śoke 'sti kāraṇam 31 na hi te pāṇḍavāḥ svalpam aparādhyanti bhārata putrās tava durātmānoyair iyaṃ ghātitā mahī 32 nāradena ca bhadraṃ te pūrvam eva na saṃśayaḥ yudhiṣṭhirasya samitau rājasūye niveditam 33 pāṇḍavāḥ kauravāś caiva samāsādya parasparam na bhaviṣyanti kaunteya yat te kṛtyaṃ tad ācara 34 nāradasya vacaḥ śrutvā tadāśocanta pāṇḍavāḥ etat te sarvam ākhyātaṃ deva guhyaṃ sanātanam 35 kathaṃ te śokanāśaḥ syāt prāṇeṣu ca dayā prabho snehaś ca pāṇḍuputreṣu jñātvā daivakṛtaṃ vidhim 36 eṣa cārtho mahābāho pūrvam eva mayā śrutaḥ kathito dharmarājasya rājasūye kratūttame 37 yatitaṃ dharmaputreṇa mayā guhye nivedite avigrahe kauravāṇāṃ daivaṃ tu balavattaram 38 anatikramaṇīyo hi vidhī rājan kathaṃ cana kṛtāntasya hi bhūtena sthāvareṇa trasena ca 39 bhavān karma paro yatra buddhiśreṣṭhaś ca bhārata muhyate prāṇināṃ jñātvā gatiṃ cāgatim eva ca 40 tvāṃ tu śokena saṃtaptaṃ muhyamānaṃ muhur muhuḥ jñātvā yudhiṣṭhiro rājā prāṇān api parityajet 41 kṛpālur nityaśo vīras tiryagyonigateṣv api sa katha tvayi rājendra kṛpāṃ vai na kariṣyati 42 mama caiva niyogena vidheś cāpy anivartanāt pāṇḍavānāṃ ca kāruṇyāt prāṇān dhāraya bhārata 43 evaṃ te vartamānasya loke kīrtir bhaviṣyati dharmaś ca sumahāṃs tāta taptaṃ syāc ca tapaś cirāt 44 putraśokasamutpannaṃ hutāśaṃ jvalitaṃ yathā prajñāmbhasā mahārāja nirvāpaya sadā sadā 45 etac chrutvā tu vacanaṃ vyāsasyāmita tejasaḥ muhūrtaṃ samanudhyāya dhṛtarāṣṭro 'bhyabhāṣata 46 mahatā śokajālena praṇunno 'smi dvijottama nātmānam avabudhyāmi muhyamāno muhur muhuḥ 47 idaṃ tu vacanaṃ śrutvā tava daivaniyogajam dhārayiṣyāmy ahaṃ prāṇān yatiṣye ca na śocitum 48 etac chrutvā tu vacanaṃ vyāsaḥ satyavatī sutaḥ dhṛtarāṣṭrasya rājendra tatraivāntaradhīyata |

| 1 [j] gate bhagavati vyāse dhṛtarāṣṭro mahīpatiḥ kim aceṣṭata viprarṣe tan me vyākhyātum arhasi 2 [v] etac chrutvā naraśreṣṭha ciraṃ dhyātvā tv acetanaḥ saṃjayaṃ yojayety uktvā viduraṃ pratyabhāṣata 3 kṣipram ānaya gāndhārīṃ sarvāś ca bharata striyaḥ vadhūṃ kuntīm upādāya yāś cānyās tatra yoṣitaḥ 4 evam uktvā sa dharmātmā viduraṃ dharmavittamam śokaviprahata jñāno yānam evānvapadyata 5 gāndhārī caiva śokārtā bhartur vacanacoditā saha kuntyā yato rājā saha strībhir upādravat 6 tāḥ samāsādya rājānaṃ bhṛśaṃ śokasamanvitāḥ āmantryānyonyam īyuḥ sma bhṛśam uccukruśus tataḥ 7 tāḥ samāśvāsayat kṣattā tābhyaś cārtataraḥ svayam aśrukaṇṭhīḥ samāropya tato 'sau niryayau purāt 8 tataḥ praṇādaḥ saṃjajñe sarveṣu kuru veśmasu ā kumāraṃ puraṃ sarvam abhavac chokakarśitam 9 adṛṣṭapūrvā yā nāryaḥ purā devagaṇair api pṛthagjanena dṛśyanta tās tadā nihateśvarāḥ 10 prakīrya keśān suśubhān bhūṣaṇāny avamucya ca ekavastradharā nāryaḥ paripetur anāthavat 11 śvetaparvata rūpebhyo gṛhebhyas tās tv apākraman guhābhya iva śailānāṃ pṛṣatyo hatayūthapāḥ 12 tāny udīrṇāni nārīṇāṃ tadā vṛndāny anekaśaḥ śokārtāny adravān rājan kiśorīṇām ivāṅgane 13 pragṛhya bāhūn krośantyaḥ putrān bhrātṝn pitṝn api darśayantīva tā ha sma yugānte lokasaṃkṣayam 14 vilapantyo rudantyaś ca dhāvamānās tatas tataḥ śokenābhyāhata jñānāḥ kartavyaṃ na prajajñire 15 vrīḍāṃ jagmuḥ purā yāḥ sma sakhīnām api yoṣitaḥ tā ekavastrā nirlajjāḥ śvaśrūṇāṃ purato 'bhavan 16 parasparaṃ susūkṣmeṣu śokeṣv āśvāsayan sma yāḥ tāḥ śokavihvalā rājann upaikṣanta parasparam 17 tābhiḥ parivṛto rājā rudatībhiḥ sahasraśaḥ niryayau nagarād dīnas tūrṇam ā yodhanaṃ prati 18 śilpino vaṇijo vaiśyāḥ sarvakarmopajīvinaḥ te pārthivaṃ puraskṛtya niryayur nagarād bahiḥ 19 tāsāṃ vikrośamānānām ārtānāṃ kuru saṃkṣaye prādurāsīn mahāñ śabdo vyathayan bhuvanāny uta 20 yugāntakāle saṃprāpte bhūtānāṃ dahyatām iva abhāvaḥ syād ayaṃ prāpta iti bhūtāni menire 21 bhṛśam udvignamanasas te paurāḥ kuru saṃkṣaye prākrośanta mahārāja svanuraktās tadā bhṛśam |

| 1 [v] krośamātraṃ tato gatvā dadṛśus tān mahārathān śāradvataṃ kṛpaṃ drauṇiṃ kṛtavarmāṇam eva ca 2 te tu dṛṣṭvaiva rājānaṃ prajñā cakṣuṣam īśvaram aśrukaṇṭhā viniḥśvasya rudantam idam abruvan 3 putras tava mahārāja kṛtvā karma suduṣkaram gataḥ sānucaro rājañ śakra lokaṃ mahīpatiḥ 4 duryodhana balān muktā vayam eva trayo rathāḥ sarvam anyat parikṣīṇaṃ sainyaṃ te bharatarṣabha 5 ity evam uktvā rājānaṃ kṛpaḥ śāradvatas tadā gāndhārīṃ putraśokārtām idaṃ vacanam abravīt 6 abhītā yudhyamānās te ghnantaḥ śatrugaṇān bahūn vīrakarmāṇi kurvāṇāḥ putrās te nidhanaṃ gatāḥ 7 dhruvaṃ saṃprāpya lokāṃs te nirmalāñ śastranirjitān bhāsvaraṃ deham āsthāya viharanty amarā iva 8 na hi kaś cid dhi śūrāṇāṃ yudhyamānaḥ parāṅmukhaḥ śastreṇa nidhanaṃ prāpto na ca kaś cit kṛtāñjaliḥ 9 etāṃ tāṃ kṣatriyasyāhuḥ purāṇāṃ paramāṃ gatim śastreṇa nidhanaṃ saṃkhye tān na śocitum arhasi 10 na cāpi śatravas teṣām ṛdhyante rājñi pāṇḍavāḥ śṛṇu yatkṛtam asmābhir aśvatthāma purogamaiḥ 11 adharmeṇa hataṃ śrutvā bhīmasenena te sutam suptaṃ śibiram āviśya pāṇḍūnāṃ kadanaṃ kṛtam 12 pāñcālā nihatāḥ sarve dhṛṣṭadyumnapurogamāḥ drupadasyātmajāś caiva draupadeyāś ca pātitāḥ 13 tathā viśasanaṃ kṛtvā putraśatrugaṇasya te prādravāma raṇe sthātuṃ na hi śakyāmahe trayaḥ 14 te hi śūrā maheṣvāsāḥ kṣipram eṣyanti pāṇḍavāḥ amarṣavaśam āpannā vairaṃ pratijihīrṣavaḥ 15 nihatān ātmajāñ śrutvā pramattān puruṣarṣabhāḥ ninīṣantaḥ padaṃ śūrāḥ kṣipram eva yaśasvini 16 pāṇḍūnāṃ kilbiṣaṃ kṛtvā saṃsthātuṃ notsahāmahe anujānīhi no rājñi mā ca śoke manaḥ kṛthāḥ 17 rājaṃs tvam anujānīhi dhairyam ātiṣṭha cottamam niṣṭhāntaṃ paśya cāpi tvaṃ kṣatradharmaṃ ca kevalam 18 ity evam uktvā rājānaṃ kṛtvā cābhipradakṣiṇam kṛpaś ca kṛtavarmā ca droṇaputraś ca bhārata 19 avekṣamāṇā rājānaṃ dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ manīṣiṇam gaṅgām anu mahātmānas tūrṇam aśvān acodayan 20 apakramya tu te rājan sarva eva mahārathāḥ āmantryānyonyam udvignās tridhā te prayayus tataḥ 21 jagāma hāstinapuraṃ kṛpaḥ śāradvatas tadā svam eva rāṣṭraṃ hārdikyo drauṇir vyāsāśramaṃ yayau 22 evaṃ te prayayur vīrā vīkṣamāṇāḥ parasparam bhayārtāḥ pāṇḍuputrāṇām āgaḥ kṛtvā mahātmanām 23 sametya vīrā rājānaṃ tadā tv anudite ravau viprajagmur mahārāja yathecchakam ariṃdamāḥ |
| 1 [v] hateṣu sarvasainyeṣu dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ śuśruve pitaraṃ vṛddhaṃ niryātaṃ gajasāhvayāt 2 so 'bhyayāt putraśokārtaḥ putraśokapariplutam śocamāno mahārāja bhrātṛbhiḥ sahitas tadā 3 anvīyamāno vīreṇa dāśārheṇa mahātmanā yuyudhānena ca tathā tathaiva ca yuyutsunā 4 tam anvagāt suduḥkhārtā draupadī śokakarśitā saha pāñcāla yoṣidbhir yās tatrāsan samāgatāḥ 5 sa gaṅgām anu vṛndāni strīṇāṃ bharatasattama kurarīṇām ivārtānāṃ krośantīnāṃ dadarśa ha 6 tābhiḥ parivṛto rājā rudatībhiḥ sahasraśaḥ ūrdhvabāhubhir ārtābhir bruvatībhiḥ priyāpriye 7 kva nu dharmajñatā rājñaḥ kva nu sādya nṛśaṃsatā yadāvadhīt pitṝn bhrātṝn gurūn putrān sakhīn api 8 ghātayitvā kathaṃ droṇaṃ bhīṣmaṃ cāpi pitāmaham manas te 'bhūn mahābāho hatvā cāpi jayadratham 9 kiṃ nu rājyena te kāryaṃ pitṝn bhrātṝn apaśyataḥ abhimanyuṃ ca durdharṣaṃ draupadeyāṃś ca bhārata 10 atītya tā mahābāhuḥ krośantīḥ kurarīr iva vavande pitaraṃ jyeṣṭhaṃ dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ 11 tato 'bhivādya pitaraṃ dharmeṇāmitrakarśanāḥ nyavedayanta nāmāni pāṇḍavās te 'pi sarvaśaḥ 12 tam ātmajānta karaṇaṃ pitā putravadhārditaḥ aprīyamāṇaḥ śokārtaḥ pāṇḍavaṃ pariṣasvaje 13 dharmarājaṃ pariṣvajya sāntvayitvā ca bhārata duṣṭātmā bhīmam anvaicchad didhakṣur iva pāvakaḥ 14 sa kopapāvakas tasya śokavāyusamīritaḥ bhīmasena mayaṃ dāvaṃ didhakṣur iva dṛśyate 15 tasya saṃkalpam ājñāya bhīmaṃ pratyaśubhaṃ hariḥ bhīmam ākṣipya pāṇibhyāṃ pradadau bhīmam āyasam 16 prāg eva tu mahābuddhir buddhvā tasyeṅgiraṃ hariḥ saṃvidhānaṃ mahāprājñas tatra cakre janārdanaḥ 17 taṃ tu gṛhyaiva pāṇibhyāṃ bhīmasenam ayasmayam babhañja balavān rājā manyamāno vṛkodaram 18 nāgāyuta balaprāṇaḥ sa rājā bhīmam āyasam bhaṅktvā vimathitoraskaḥ susrāva rudhiraṃ mukhāt 19 tataḥ papāta medinyāṃ tathaiva rudhirokṣitaḥ prapuṣpitāgra śikharaḥ pārijāta iva drumaḥ 20 paryagṛhṇata taṃ vidvān sūto gāvalgaṇis tadā maivam ity abravīc cainaṃ śamayan sāntvayann iva 21 sa tu kopaṃ samutsṛjya gatamanyur mahāmanāḥ hāhā bhīmeti cukrośa bhūyaḥ śokasamanvitaḥ 22 taṃ viditvā gatakrodhaṃ bhīmasenavadhārditam vāsudevo varaḥ puṃsām idaṃ vacanam abravīt 23 mā śuco dhṛtarāṣṭra tvaṃ naiṣa bhīmas tvayā hataḥ āyasī pratimā hy eṣā tvayā rājan nipātitā 24 tvāṃ krodhavaśam āpannaṃ viditvā bharatarṣabha mayāpakṛṣṭaḥ kaunteyo mṛtyor daṃṣṭrāntaraṃ gataḥ 25 na hi te rājaśārdūla bale tulyo 'sti kaś cana kaḥ saheta mahābāho bāhvor nigrahaṇaṃ naraḥ 26 yathāntakam anuprāpya jīvan kaś cin na mucyate evaṃ bāhvantaraṃ prāpya tava jīven na kaś cana 27 tasmāt putreṇa yā sā te pratimā kāritāyasī bhīmasya seyaṃ kauravya tavaivopahṛtā mayā 28 putraśokābhisaṃtāpād dharmād apahṛtaṃ manaḥ tava rājendra tena tvaṃ bhīmasenaṃ jighāṃsasi 29 na ca te tatkṣamaṃ rājan hanyās tvaṃ yad vṛkodaram na hi putrā mahārāja jīveyus te kathaṃ cana 30 tasmād yatkṛtam asmābhir manyamānaiḥ kṣamaṃ prati anumanyasva tat sarvaṃ mā ca śoke manaḥ kṛthāḥ |


| 1 [v] tata enam upātiṣṭhañ śaucārthaṃ paricārakāḥ kṛtaśaucaṃ punaś cainaṃ provāca madhusūdanaḥ 2 rājann adhītā vedās te śāstrāṇi vividhāni ca śrutāni ca purāṇāni rājadharmāś ca kevalāḥ 3 evaṃ vidvān mahāprājña nākārṣīr vacanaṃ tadā pāṇḍavān adhikāñ jānabale śaurye ca kaurava 4 rājā hi yaḥ sthiraprajñaḥ svayaṃ doṣān avekṣate deśakālavibhāgaṃ ca paraṃ śreyaḥ sa vindati 5 ucyamānaṃ ca yaḥ śreyo gṛhṇīte no hitāhite āpadaṃ samanuprāpya sa śocaty anaye sthitaḥ 6 tato 'nyavṛttam ātmānaṃ samavekṣasva bhārata rājaṃs tvaṃ hy avidheyātmā duryodhana vaśe sthitaḥ 7 ātmāparādhād āyastas tat kiṃ bhīmaṃ jighāṃsasi tasmāt saṃyaccha kopaṃ tvaṃ svam anusmṛtya duṣkṛtam 8 yas tu tāṃ spardhayā kṣudraḥ pāñcālīm ānayat sabhām sa hato bhīmasenena vairaṃ praticikīrṣatā 9 ātmano 'tikramaṃ paśya putrasya ca durātmanaḥ yad anāgasi pāṇḍūnāṃ parityāgaḥ paraṃtapa 10 evam uktaḥ sa kṛṣṇena sarvaṃ satyaṃ janādhipa uvāca devakīputraṃ dhṛtarāṣṭro mahīpatiḥ 11 evam etan mahābāho yathā vadasi mādhava putrasnehas tu dharmātman dhairyān māṃ samacālayat 12 diṣṭyā tu puruṣavyāghro balavān satyavikramaḥ tvad gupto nāgamat kṛṣṇa bhīmo bāhvantaraṃ mama 13 idānīṃ tv aham ekāgro gatamanyur gatajvaraḥ madhyamaṃ pāṇḍavaṃ vīraṃ spraṣṭum icchāmi keśava 14 hateṣu pārthivendreṣu putreṣu nihateṣu ca pāṇḍuputreṣu me śarma prītiś cāpy avatiṣṭhate 15 tataḥ sa bhīmaṃ ca dhanaṃjayaṃ ca; mādryāś ca putrau puruṣapravīrau pasparśa gātraiḥ prarudan sugātrān; āśvāsya kalyāṇam uvāca cainān |

| 1 [b] dhṛtarāṣṭrābhyanujñātās tatas te kurupuṃgavāḥ abhyayur bhrātaraḥ sarve gāndhārīṃ saha keśavāḥ 2 tato jñātvā hatāmitraṃ dharmarājaṃ yudhiṣṭhiram gāndhārī putraśokārtā śaptum aicchad aninditā 3 tasyāḥ pāpam abhiprāyaṃ viditvā pāṇḍavān prati ṛṣiḥ satyavatī putraḥ prāg eva samabudhyata 4 sa gaṅgāyām upaspṛśya puṇyagandhaṃ payaḥ śuci taṃ deśam upasaṃpede paramarṣir manojavaḥ 5 divyena cakṣuṣā paśyan manasānuddhatena ca sarvaprāṇabhṛtāṃ bhāvaṃ sa tatra samabudhyata 6 sa snuṣām abravīt kāle kalya vādī mahātapāḥ śāpakālam avākṣipya śama kālam udīrayan 7 na kopaḥ kāṇḍave kāryo gāndhāri śamam āpnuhi rajo nigṛhyatām etac chṛṇu cedaṃ vaco mama 8 uktāsy aṣṭādaśāhāni putreṇa jayam icchatā śivam āśāssva me mātar yudhyamānasya śatrubhiḥ 9 sā tathā yācyamānā tvaṃ kāle kāle jayaiṣiṇā uktavaty asi gāndhāri yato dharmas tato jayaḥ 10 na cāpy atītāṃ gāndhāri vācaṃ te vitathām aham smarāmi bhāṣamāṇāyās tathā praṇihitā hy asi 11 sā tvaṃ dharmaṃ parismṛtya vācā coktvā manasvini kopaṃ saṃyaccha gāndhāri maivaṃ bhūḥ satyavādini 12 [g] bhagavan nābhyasūyāmi naitān icchāmi naśyataḥ putraśokena tu balān mano vihvalatīva me 13 yathaiva kuntyā kaunteyā rakṣitavyās tathā mayā yathaiva dhṛtarāṣṭreṇa rakṣitavyās tathā mayā 14 duryodhanāparādhena śakuneḥ saubalasya ca karṇa duḥśāsanābhyāṃ ca vṛtto 'yaṃ kuru saṃkṣayaḥ 15 nāparādhyati bībhatsur na ca pārtho vṛkodaraḥ nakulaḥ sahadevo vā naiva jātu yudhiṣṭhiraḥ 16 yudhyamānā hi kauravyāḥ kṛntamānāḥ parasparam nihatāḥ sahitāś cānyais tatra nāsty apriyaṃ mama 17 yat tu karmākarod bhīmo vāsudevasya paśyataḥ duryodhanaṃ samāhūya gadāyuddhe mahāmanāḥ 18 śikṣayāmy adhikaṃ jñātvā carantaṃ bahudhā raṇe adho nābhyāṃ prahṛtavāṃs tan me kopam avardhayat 19 kathaṃ nu dharmaṃ dharmajñaiḥ samuddhiṣṭaṃ mahātmabhiḥ tyajeyur āhave śūrāḥ prāṇahetoḥ kathaṃ cana |

| 1 [v] tac chrutvā vacanaṃ tasyā bhīmaseno 'tha bhītavat gāndhārīṃ pratyuvācedaṃ vacaḥ sānunayaṃ tadā 2 adharmo yadi vā dharmas trāsāt tatra mayā kṛtaḥ ātmānaṃ trātukāmena tan me tvaṃ kṣantum arhasi 3 na hi yuddhena putras te dharmeṇa sa mahābalaḥ śakyaḥ kena cid udyantum ato viṣamam ācaram 4 sainyasyaiko 'vaśiṣṭo 'yaṃ gadāyuddhe ca vīryavān māṃ hatvā na hared rājyam iti caitat kṛtaṃ mayā 5 rājaputrīṃ ca pāñcālīm ekavastrāṃ rajasvalām bhavatyā viditaṃ sarvam uktavān yat sutas tava 6 suyodhanam asaṃgṛhya na śakyā bhūḥ sa sāragā kevalā bhoktum asmābhir ataś caitat kṛtaṃ mayā 7 tac cāpy apriyam asmākaṃ putras te samupācarat draupadyā yat sabhāmadhye savyam ūrum adarśayat 8 tatraiva vadhyaḥ so 'smākaṃ durācāro 'mba te sutaḥ dharmarājājñayā caiva sthitāḥ sma samaye tadā 9 vairam uddhukṣitaṃ rājñi putreṇa tava tan mahat kleśitāś ca vane nityaṃ tata etat kṛtaṃ mayā 10 vairasyāsya gataḥ pāraṃ hatvā duryodhanaṃ raṇe rājyaṃ yudhiṣṭhiraḥ prāpto vayaṃ ca gatamanyavaḥ 11 [gāndhārī] na tasyaiṣa vadhas tāta yat praśaṃsasi me sutam kṛtavāṃś cāpi tat sarvaṃ yad idaṃ bhāṣase mayi 12 hatāśve nakule yat tad vṛṣasenena bhārata apibaḥ śoṇitaṃ saṃkhye duḥśāsana śarīrajam 13 sadbhir vigarhitaṃ ghoram anārya janasevitam krūraṃ karmākaroḥ kasmāt tad ayuktaṃ vṛkodara 14 [bhīma] anyasyāpi na pātavyaṃ rudhiraṃ kiṃ punaḥ svakam yathaivātmā tathā bhrātā viśeṣo nāsti kaś cana 15 rudhiraṃ na vyatikrāmad dantauṣṭhaṃ me 'mba mā śucaḥ vaivasvatas tu tad veda hastau me rudhirokṣitau 16 hatāśvaṃ nakulaṃ dṛṣṭvā vṛṣasenena saṃyuge bhrātṝṇāṃ saṃprahṛṣṭānāṃ trāsaḥ saṃjanito mayā 17 keśapakṣaparāmarśe draupadyā dyūtakārite krodhād yad abruvaṃ cāhaṃ tac ca me hṛdi vartate 18 kṣatradharmāc cyuto rājñi bhaveyaṃ śāsvatīḥ samāḥ pratijñāṃ tām anistīrya tatas tat kṛtavān aham 19 na mām arhasi gāndhāri doṣeṇa pariśaṅkitum anigṛhya purā putrān asmāsv anapakāriṣu 20 [g] vṛddhasyāsya śataṃ putrān nighnaṃs tvam aparājitaḥ kasmān na śeṣayaḥ kaṃ cid yenālpam aparādhitam 21 saṃtānam āvayos tāta vṛddhayor hṛtarājyayoḥ aktham andhadvayasyāsya yaṣṭir ekā na varjitā 22 śeṣe hy avasthite tāta putrāṇām antake tvayi na me duḥkhaṃ bhaved etad yadi tvaṃ dharmam ācaraḥ |

| 1 [v] evam uktvā tu gāndhārī yudhiṣṭhiram apṛcchata kva sa rājeti sakrodhā putrapautra vadhārditā 2 tām abhyagacchad rājendro vepamānaḥ kṛtāñjaliḥ yudhiṣṭhira idaṃ caināṃ madhuraṃ vākyam abravīt 3 putra hantā nṛśaṃso 'haṃ tava devi yudhiṣṭhiraḥ śāpārhaḥ pṛthivī nāśe hetubhūtaḥ śapasva mām 4 na hi me jīvitenārtho na rājyena dhanena vā tādṛśān suhṛdo hatvā mūḍhasyāsya suhṛd druhaḥ 5 tam evaṃ vādinaṃ bhītaṃ saṃnikarṣa gataṃ tadā novāca kiṃ cid gāndhārī niḥśvāsaparamā bhṛśam 6 tasyāvanata dehasya pādayor nipatiṣyataḥ yudhiṣṭhirasya nṛpater dharmajñā dharmadarśinī aṅguly agrāṇi dadṛśe devī paṭṭāntareṇa sā 7 tataḥ sa ku nakī bhūto darśanīyanakho nṛpaḥ taṃ dṛṣṭvā cārjuno 'gacchad vāsudevasya pṛṣṭhataḥ 8 evaṃ saṃceṣṭamānāṃs tān itaś cetaś ca bhārata gāndhārī vigatakrodhā sāntvayām āsa mātṛvat 9 tayā te samanujñātā mātaraṃ vīramātaram abhyagacchanta sahitāḥ pṛthāṃ pṛthula vakṣasaḥ 10 cirasya dṛṣṭvā putrān sā putrādhibhir abhiplutā bāṣpam āhārayad devī vastreṇāvṛtya vai mukham 11 tato bāṣpaṃ samutsṛjya saha putrais tathā pṛthā apaśyad etāñ śastraughair bahudhā parivikṣatān 12 sā tān ekaikaśaḥ putrān saṃspṛśantī punaḥ punaḥ anvaśocanta duḥkhārtā draupadīṃ ca hatātmajām rudatīm atha pāñcālīṃ dadarśa patitāṃ bhuvi 13 [dr] ārye pautrāḥ kva te sarve saubhadra sahitā gatāḥ na tvāṃ te 'dyābhigacchanti ciradṛṣṭāṃ tapasvinīm kiṃ nu rājyena vai kāryaṃ vihīnāyāḥ sutair mama 14 [v] tāṃ samāśvāsayām āsa pṛthā pṛthula locanā utthāpya yājñasenīṃ tu rudatīṃ śokakarśitām 15 tayaiva sahitā cāpi putrair anugatā pṛthā abhyagacchata gāndhārīm ārtām ārtatarā svayam 16 tām uvācātha gāndhārī saha vadhvā yaśasvinīm maivaṃ putrīti śokārtā paśya mām api duḥkhitām 17 manye lokavināśo 'yaṃ kālaparyāya coditaḥ avaśya bhāvī saṃprāptaḥ svabhāvāl lomaharṣaṇaḥ 18 idaṃ tat samanuprāptaṃ vidurasya vaco mahat asiddhānunaye kṛṣṇe yad uvāca mahāmatiḥ 19 tasminn aparihārye 'rthe vyatīte ca viśeṣataḥ mā śuco na hi śocyās te saṃgrāme nidhanaṃ gatāḥ 20 yathaiva tvaṃ tathaivāhaṃ ko vā māśvāsayiṣyati mamaiva hy aparādhena kulam agryaṃ vināśitam |

| 1 [v] evam uktvā tu gāndhārī kurūṇām āvikartanam apaśyat tatra tiṣṭhantī sarvaṃ divyena cakṣuṣā 2 pativratā mahābhāgā samānavratacāriṇī ugreṇa tapasā yuktā satataṃ satyavādinī 3 varadānena kṛṣṇasya maharṣeḥ puṇyakarmaṇaḥ divyajñānabalopetā vividhaṃ paryadevayat 4 dadarśa sā buddhimatī dūrād api yathāntike raṇājiraṃ nṛvīrāṇām adbhutaṃ lomaharṣaṇam 5 asthi keśaparistīrṇaṃ śoṇitaughapariplutam śarīrair bahusāhasrair vinikīrṇaṃ samantataḥ 6 gajāśvarathayodhānām āvṛtaṃ rudhirāvilaiḥ śarīrair bahusāhasrair vinikīrṇaṃ samantataḥ 7 gajāśvanaravīrāṇāṃ niḥsattvair abhisaṃvṛtam sṛgālabaḍa kākola kaṅkakākaniṣevitam 8 rakṣasāṃ puruṣādānāṃ modanaṃ kurarākulam aśivābhiḥ śivābhiś ca nāditaṃ gṛdhrasevitam 9 tato vyāsābhyanujñāto dhṛtarāṣṭro mahīpatiḥ pāṇḍuputrāś ca te sarve yudhiṣṭhirapurogamāḥ 10 vāsudevaṃ puraskṛtya hatabandhuṃ ca pārthivam kuru striyaḥ samāsādya jagmur āyodhanaṃ prati 11 samāsādya kurukṣetraṃ tāḥ striyo nihateśvarāḥ apaśyanta hatāṃs tatra putrān bhrātṝn pitṝn patīn 12 kravyādair bhakṣyamāṇān vai gomāyubaḍa vāyasaiḥ bhūtaiḥ piśācai rakṣobhir vividhaiś ca niśācaraiḥ 13 rudrākrīḍa nibhaṃ dṛṣṭvā tadā viśasanaṃ striyaḥ mahārhebhyo 'tha yānebhyo vikrośantyo nipetire 14 adṛṣṭapūrvaṃ paśyantyo duḥkhārtā bharata striyaḥ śarīreṣv askhalann anyā nyapataṃś cāparā bhuvi 15 śrāntānāṃ cāpy anāthānāṃ nāsīt kā cana cetanā pāñcāla kura yoṣāṇāṃ kṛpaṇaṃ tad abhūn mahat 16 duḥkhopahata cittābhiḥ samantād anunāditam dṛṣṭvāyodhanam atyugraṃ dharmajñā subalātmajā 17 tataḥ sā puṇḍarīkākṣam āmantrya puruṣottamam kurūṇāṃ vaiśasaṃ dṛṣṭvā duḥkhād vacanam abravīt 18 paśyaitāḥ puṇḍarīkākṣa snuṣā me nihateśvarāḥ prakīrṇakeśāḥ krośantīḥ kurarīr iva mādhava 19 amūs tv abhisamāgamya smarantyo bharatarṣabhān pṛthag evābhyadhāvanta putrān bhrātṝn pitṝn patīn 20 vīrasūbhir mahābāho hataputrābhir āvṛtam kva cic ca vīra patnībhir hatavīrābhir ākulam 21 śobhitaṃ puruṣavyāghrair bhīṣma karṇābhimanyubhiḥ droṇa drupada śalyaiś ca jvaladbhir iva pāvakaiḥ 22 kāñcanaiḥ kavacair niṣkair maṇibhiś ca mahātmanām aṅgadair hastakeyūraiḥ sragbhiś ca samalaṃkṛtam 23 vīrabāhuvisṛṣṭābhiḥ śaktibhiḥ parighair api khaḍgaiś ca vimalais tīkṣṇaiḥ sa śaraiś ca śarāsanaiḥ 24 kravyādasaṃghair muditais tiṣṭhadbhiḥ sahitaiḥ kva cit kva cid ākrīḍamānaiś ca śayānair aparaiḥ kva cit 25 etad evaṃvidhaṃ vīra saṃpaśyāyodhanaṃ vibho paśyamānā ca dahyāmi śokenāhaṃ janārdana 26 pāñcālānāṃ kurūṇāṃ ca vināśaṃ madhusūdana pañcānām iva bhūtānāṃ nāhaṃ vadham acintayam 27 tān suparṇāś ca gṛdhrāś ca niṣkarṣanty asṛg ukṣitān nigṛhya kavaceṣūgrā bhakṣayanti sahasraśaḥ 28 jayadrathasya karṇasya tathaiva droṇa bhīṣmayoḥ abhimanyor vināśaṃ ca kaś cintayitum arhati 29 avadhyakalpān nihatān dṛṣṭvāhaṃ madhusūdana gṛdhrakaṅkabaḍa śyenaśvasṛgālādanī kṛtān 30 amarṣavaśam āpannān duryodhana vaśe sthitān paśyemān puruṣavyāghrān saṃśāntān pāvakān iva 31 śayanānyūcitāḥ sarve mṛdūni vimalāni ca vipannās te 'dya vasudhāṃ vivṛtām adhiśerate 32 bandibhiḥ satataṃ kāle stuvadbhir abhinanditāḥ śivānām aśivā ghorāḥ śṛṇvanti vividhā giraḥ 33 ye purā śerate vīrāḥ śayaneṣu yaśasvinaḥ candanāgurudigdhāṅgās te 'dya pāṃsuṣu śerate 34 teṣām ābharaṇāny ete gṛdhragomāyuvāyasāḥ ākṣipanty aśivā ghorā vinadantaḥ punaḥ punaḥ 35 cāpāni viśikhān pītān nistriṃśān vimalā gadā yuddhābhimāninaḥ prītā jīvanta iva bibhrati 36 surūpa varṇā bahavaḥ kravyādair avaghaṭṭitāḥ ṛṣabhapratirūpākṣāḥ śerate haritasrajaḥ 37 apare punar āliṅgya gadāḥ parighabāhavaḥ śerate 'bhimukhāḥ śūrā dayitā iva yoṣitaḥ 38 bibhrataḥ kavacāny anye vimalāny āyudhāni ca na dharṣayanti kravyādā jīvantīti janārdana 39 kravyādaiḥ kṛṣyamāṇānām apareṣāṃ mahātmanām śātakaumbhyaḥ srajaś citrā viprakīrṇāḥ samantataḥ 40 ete gomāyavo bhīmā nihatānāṃ yaśasvinām kaṇṭhāntara gatān hārān ākṣipanti sahasraśaḥ 41 sarveṣv apararātreṣu yān anandanta bandinaḥ stutibhiś ca parārdhyābhir upacāraiś ca śikṣitāḥ 42 tān imāḥ paridevanti duḥkhārtāḥ paramāṅganāḥ kṛpaṇaṃ vṛṣṇiśārdūla duḥkhaśokārditā bhṛśam 43 raktotpalavanānīva vibhānti rucirāṇi vai mukhāni paramastrīṇāṃ pariśuṣkāṇi keśava 44 ruditoparatā hy etā dhyāyantyaḥ saṃpariplutāḥ kuru striyo 'bhigacchanti tena tenaiva duḥkhitāḥ 45 etāny ādityavarṇāni tapanīyanibhāni ca roṣarodana tāmrāṇi vaktrāṇi kuru yoṣitām 46 ā sāma paripūrṇārthaṃ niśamya paridevitam itaretara saṃkrandān na vijānanti yoṣitaḥ 47 etā dīrgham ivocchvasya vikruśya ca vilapya ca vispandamānā duḥkhena vīrā jahati jīvitam 48 bahvyo dṛṣṭvā śarīrāṇi krośanti vilapanti ca pāṇibhiś cāparā ghnanti śirāṃsi mṛdu pāṇayaḥ 49 śirobhiḥ patitair hastaiḥ sarvāṅgair yūthaśaḥ kṛtaiḥ itaretara saṃpṛktair ākīrṇā bhāti medinī 50 viśiraskān atho kāyān dṛṣṭvā ghorābhinandinaḥ muhyanty anucitā nāryo videhāni śirāṃsi ca 51 śiraḥ kāyena saṃdhāya prekṣamāṇā vicetasaḥ apaśyantyo paraṃ tatra nedam asyeti duḥkhitāḥ 52 bāhūrucaraṇān anyān viśikhonmathitān pṛthak saṃdadhatyo 'sukhāviṣṭā mūrchanty etāḥ punaḥ punaḥ 53 utkṛtta śirasaś cānyān vijagdhān mṛgapakṣibhiḥ dṛṣṭvā kāś cin na jānanti bhartṝn bharata yoṣitaḥ 54 pāṇibhiś cāparā ghnanti śirāṃsi madhusūdana prekṣya bhrātṝn pitṝn putrān patīṃś ca nihatān paraiḥ 55 bāhubhiś ca sa khaḍgaiś ca śirobhiś ca sakuṇḍalaiḥ agamyakalpā pṛthivī māṃsaśoṇitakardamā 56 na duḥkheṣūcitāḥ pūrvaṃ duḥkhaṃ gāhanty aninditāḥ bhrātṛbhiḥ pitṛbhiḥ putrair upakīrṇāṃ vasuṃdharām 57 yūthānīva kiśorīṇāṃ sukeśīnāṃ janārdana snuṣāṇāṃ dhṛtarāṣṭrasya paśya vṛndāny anekaśaḥ 58 ato duḥkhataraṃ kuṃ nu keśava pratibhāti me yad imāḥ kurvate sarvā rūpam uccāvacaṃ striyaḥ 59 nūnam ācaritaṃ pāpaṃ mayā pūrveṣu janmasu yā paśyāmi hatān putrān pautrān bhrātṝṃś ca keśava evam ārtā vilapatī dadarśa nihataṃ sutam |


| 1 [vaiṣampāyana] tato duryodhanaṃ dṛṣṭvā gāndhārī śokakarśitā sahasā nyapatad bhūmau chinneva kadalī vane 2 sā tu labdhvā punaḥ saṃjñāṃ vikruśya ca punaḥ punaḥ duryodhanam abhiprekṣya śayānaṃ rudhirokṣitam 3 pariṣvajya ca gāndhārī kṛpaṇaṃ paryadevayat hāhā putreti gāndhārī vilalāpākulendriyā 4 sugūḍha jatru vipulaṃ hāraniṣkaniṣevitam vāriṇā netrajenoraḥ siñcantī śokatāpitā samīpasthaṃ hṛṣīkeśam idaṃ vacanam abravīt 5 upasthite'smin saṃgrāme jñātīnāṃ saṃkṣaye vibho mām ayaṃ prāha vārṣṇeya prāñjalir nṛpasattamaḥ asmiñ jñātisamuddharṣe jayam ambā bravītu me 6 ity ukte jānatī sarvam ahaṃ svaṃ vyasanāgamam abruvaṃ puruṣavyāghra yato dharmas tato jayaḥ 7 yathā na yudhyamānas tvaṃ saṃpramuhyasi putraka dhruvaṃ śāstrajitāṁl lokān prāptāsy amaravad vibho 8 ity evam abruvaṃ pūrvaṃ nainaṃ śocāmi vai prabho dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ tu śocāmi kṛpaṇaṃ hatabāndhavam 9 amarṣaṇaṃ yudhāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ kṛtāstraṃ yuddhadurmadam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya mādhava me sutam 10 yo 'yaṃ mūrdhāvasiktānām agre yāti paraṃtapaḥ so 'yaṃ pāṃsuṣu śete 'dya paśya kālasya paryayam 11 dhruvaṃ duryodhano vīro gatiṃ nasulabhāṃ gataḥ tathā hy abhimukhaḥ śete śayane vīrasevite 12 yaṃ purā paryupāsīnā ramayanti mahīkṣitaḥ mahītalasthaṃ nihataṃ gṛdhrās taṃ paryupāsate 13 yaṃ purā vyajanair agryair upavījanti yoṣitaḥ tam adya pakṣavyajanair upavījanti pakṣiṇaḥ 14 eṣa śete mahābāhur balavān satyavikramaḥ siṃheneva dvipaḥ saṃkhye bhīmasenena pātitaḥ 15 paśya duryodhanaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ rudhirokṣitam nihataṃ bhīmasenena gadām udyamya bhārata 16 akṣauhiṇīr mahābāhur daśa caikāṃ ca keśava anayad yaḥ purā saṃkhye so 'nayān nidhanaṃ gataḥ 17 eṣa duryodhanaḥ śete maheṣvāso mahārathaḥ śārdūla iva siṃhena bhīmasenena pātitaḥ 18 viduraṃ hy avamanyaiṣa pitaraṃ caiva mandabhāk bālo vṛddhāvamānena mando mṛtyuvaśaṃ gataḥ 19 niḥsapatnā mahī yasya trayodaśa samāḥ sthitā sa śete nihato bhūmau putro me pṛthivīpatiḥ 20 apaśyaṃ kṛṣṇa pṛthivīṃ dhārtarāṣṭrānuśāsanāt pūrṇāṃ hastigavāśvasya vārṣṇeya na tu tac ciram 21 tām evādya mahābāho paśyāmy anyānuśāsanāt hīnāṃ hastigavāśvena kiṃ nu jīvāmi mādhava 22 idaṃ kṛcchrataraṃ paśya putrasyāpi vadhān mama yad imāṃ paryupāsante hatāñ śūrān raṇe striyaḥ 23 prakīrṇakeśāṃ suśroṇīṃ duryodhana bhujāṅkagām rukmavedī nibhāṃ paśya kṛṣṇa lakṣmaṇamātaram 24 nūnam eṣā purā bālā jīvamāne mahābhuje bhujāv āśritya ramate subhujasya manasvinī 25 kathaṃ tu śatadhā nedaṃ hṛdayaṃ mama dīryate paśyantyā nihataṃ putraṃ putreṇa sahitaṃ raṇe 26 putraṃ rudhirasaṃsiktam upajighraty aninditā duryodhanaṃ tu vāmoruḥ pāṇinā parimārjati 27 kiṃ nu śocati bhartāraṃ putraṃ caiṣā manasvinī tathā hy avasthitā bhāti putraṃ cāpy abhivīkṣya sā 28 svaśiraḥ pañcaśākhābhyām abhihatyāyatekṣaṇā pataty urasi vīrasya kururājasya mādhava 29 puṇḍarīkanibhā bhāti puṇḍarīkāntara prabhā mukhaṃ vimṛjya putrasya bhartuś caiva tapasvinī 30 yadi cāpy āgamāḥ santi yadi vā śrutayas tathā dhruvaṃ lokān avāpto 'yaṃ nṛpo bāhubalārjitān |


| 1 [gāndhārī] paśya mādhava putrān me śatasaṃkhyāñ jitaklamān gadayā bhīmasenena bhūyiṣṭhaṃ nihatān raṇe 2 idaṃ duḥkhataraṃ me 'dya yad imā muktamūrdhajāḥ hataputrā raṇe bālāḥ paridhāvanti me snuṣāḥ 3 prāsādatalacāriṇyaś caraṇair bhūṣaṇānvitaiḥ āpannā yat spṛśantīmā rudhirārdrāṃ vasuṃdharām 4 gṛdhrān utsārayantyaś ca gomāyūn vāyasāṃs tathā śokenārtā vighūrṇantyo mattā iva caranty uta 5 eṣānyā tv anavadyāṅgī karasaṃmitamadhyamā ghoraṃ tad vaiśasaṃ dṛṣṭvā nipataty atiduḥkhitā 6 dṛṣṭvā me pārthivasutām etāṃ lakṣmaṇamātaram rājaputrīṃ mahābāho mano na vyupaśāmyati 7 bhrātṝṃś cānyāḥ patīṃś cānyāḥ putrāṃś ca nihatān bhuvi dṛṣṭvā paripatanty etāḥ pragṛhya subhujā bhujān 8 madhyamānāṃ tu nārīṇāṃ vṛddhānāṃ cāparājita ākrandaṃ hatabandhūnāṃ dāruṇe vaiśase śṛṇu 9 rathanīḍāni dehāṃś ca hatānāṃ gajavājinām āśritāḥ śramamohārtāḥ sthitāḥ paśya mahābala 10 anyā cāpahṛtaṃ kāyāc cārukuṇḍalam unnasam svasya bandhoḥ śiraḥ kṛṣṇa gṛhītvā paśya tiṣṭhati 11 pūrvajātikṛtaṃ pāpaṃ manye nāplam ivānagha etābhir anavadyābhir mayā caivālpamedhayā 12 tad idaṃ dharmarājena yātitaṃ no janārdana na hi nāśo 'sti vārṣṇeya karmaṇoḥ śubhapāpayoḥ 13 pratyagra vayasaḥ paśya darśanīyakucodarāḥ kuleṣu jātā hrīmatyaḥ kṛṣṇapakṣākṣi mūrdhajāḥ 14 haṃsagadgada bhāṣiṇyo duḥkhaśokapramohitāḥ sārasya iva vāśantyaḥ patitāḥ paśya mādhava 15 phullapadmaprakāśāni puṇḍarīkākṣa yoṣitām anavadyāni vatrāṇi tapaty asukharaśmivān 16 īrṣūṇāṃ mama putrāṇāṃ vāsudevāvarodhanam mattamātaṅgadarpāṇāṃ paśyanty adya pṛthagjanāḥ 17 śatacandrāṇi carmāṇi dhvajāṃś cādityasaṃnibhān raukmāṇi caiva varmāṇi niṣkān api ca kāñcanān 18 śīrṣa trāṇāni caitāni putrāṇāṃ me mahītale paśya dīptāni govinda pāvakān suhutān iva 19 eṣa duḥśāsanaḥ śete śūreṇāmitra ghātinā pītaśoṇitasarvāṅgo bhīmasenena pātitaḥ 20 gadayā vīra ghātinyā paśya mādhava me sutam dyūtakleśān anusmṛtya draupadyā coditena ca 21 uktā hy anena pāñcālī sabhāyāṃ dyūtanirjitā priyaṃ cikīrṣatā bhrātuḥ karṇasya ca janārdana 22 sahaiva sahadevena nakulenārjunena ca dāsabhāryāsi pāñcāli kṣipraṃ praviśa no gṛhān 23 tato 'ham abruvaṃ kṛṣṇa tadā duryodhanaṃ nṛpam mṛtyupāśaparikṣiptaṃ śakuniṃ putra varjaya 24 nibodhainaṃ sudurbuddhiṃ mātulaṃ kalahapriyam kṣipram enaṃ parityajya putra śāmyasva pāṇḍavaiḥ 25 na budhyase tvaṃ durbuddhe bhīmasenam amarṣaṇam vāṅnārācais tudaṃs tīkṣṇair ulkābhir iva kuñjaram 26 tān eṣa rabhasaḥ krūro vākśalyān avadhārayan utsasarja viṣaṃ teṣu sarpo govṛṣabheṣv iva 27 eṣa duḥśāsanaḥ śete vikṣipya vipulau bhujau nihato bhīmasenena siṃheneva maharṣabhaḥ 28 atyartham akarod raudraṃ bhīmaseno 'tyamarṣaṇaḥ duḥśāsanasya yat kruddho 'pibac choṇitam āhave |

| 1 [g] eṣa mādhava putro me vikarṇaḥ prājñasaṃmataḥ bhūmau vinihataḥ śete bhīmena śatadhā kṛtaḥ 2 gajamadhya gataḥ śete vikarṇo madhusūdana nīlameghaparikṣiptaḥ śaradīva divākaraḥ 3 asya cāpagraheṇaiṣa pāṇiḥ kṛtakiṇo mahān kathaṃ cic chidyate gṛdhrair attu kāmais talatravān 4 asya bhāryāmiṣa prepsūn gṛdhrān etāṃs tapasvinī vārayaty aniśaṃ bālā na ca śaknoti mādhava 5 yuvā vṛndārakaḥ śūro vikarṇaḥ puruṣarṣabha sukhocitaḥ sukhārhaś ca śete pāṃsuṣu mādhava 6 karṇinālīkanārācair bhinnamarmāṇam āhave adyāpi na jahāty enaṃ lakṣṇīr bharatasattamam 7 eṣa saṃgrāmaśūreṇa pratijñāṃ pālayiṣyatā durmukho 'bhimukhaḥ śete hato 'rigaṇahā raṇe 8 tasyaitad vadanaṃ kṛṣṇa śvāpadair ardhabhakṣitam vibhāty abhyadhikaṃ tāta saptamyām iva candramāḥ 9 śūrasya hi raṇe kṛṣṇa yasyānanam athedṛśam sa kathaṃ nihato 'mitraiḥ pāṃsūn grasati me sutaḥ 10 yasyāhavaṃ mukhe saumyā sthātā naivopapadyate sa kathaṃ kurmukho 'mitrair hato vibudhalokajit 11 citrasenaṃ hataṃ bhūmau śayānaṃ madhusūdana dhārtarāṣṭram imaṃ paśya pratimānaṃ danuṣmatām 12 taṃ citramālyābharaṇaṃ yuvatyaḥ śokakarśitāḥ kravyādasaṃghaiḥ sahitā rudantyaḥ paryupāsate 13 strīṇāṃ ruditanirghoṣaḥ śvāpadānāṃ ca garjitam citrarūpam idaṃ kṛṣṇa vicitraṃ pratibhāti me 14 yuvā vṛndārako nityaṃ pravara strī niṣevitaḥ viviṃśatir asau śete dhvastaḥ pāṃsuṣu mādhava 15 śarasaṃkṛtta varṇāṇaṃ vīraṃ viśasane hatam parivāryāsate gṛdhrāḥ pariviṃśā viviṃśatim 16 praviśya samare vīraḥ pāṇḍavānām anīkinām āviśya śayane śete punaḥ satpuruṣocitam 17 smitopapannaṃ sunasaṃ subhru tārādhipopamam atīva śubhraṃ vadanaṃ paśya kṛṣṇa viviṃśateḥ 18 yaṃ sma taṃ paryupāsante vasuṃ vāsava yoṣitaḥ krīḍantam iva gandharvaṃ devakanyāḥ sahasraśaḥ 19 hantāraṃ vīrasenānāṃ śūraṃ samitiśobhanam nibarhaṇam amitrāṇāṃ duḥsahaṃ viṣaheta kaḥ 20 duḥsahasyaitad ābhāti śarīraṃ saṃvṛtaṃ śaraiḥ girir ātmaruhaiḥ phullaiḥ karṇikārair ivāvṛtaḥ 21 śātakaumbhyā srajā bhāti kavacena ca bhāsvatā agnineva giriḥ śveto gatāsur api duḥsahaḥ |

| 1 [g] adhyardhaguṇam āhur yaṃ bale śaurye ca mādhava pitrā tvayā ca dāśārha dṛptaṃ siṃham ivotkaṭam 2 yo bibheda camūm eko mama putrasya durbhidām sa bhūtvā mṛtyur anyeṣāṃ svayaṃ mṛtyuvaśaṃ gataḥ 3 tasyopalakṣaye kṛṣṇa kārṣṇer amitatejasaḥ abhimanyor hatasyāpi prabhā naivopaśāmyati 4 eṣā virāṭa duhitā snuṣā gāṇḍīvadhanvanaḥ ārtā bālā patiṃ vīraṃ śocyā śocaty aninditā 5 tam eṣā hi samāsādya bhāryā bhartāram antike virāṭa duhitā kṛṣṇa pāṇinā parimārjati 6 tasya vaktram upāghrāya saubhadrasya yaśasvinī vibuddhakamalākāraṃ kambuvṛttaśiro dharam 7 kāmyarūpavatī caiṣā pariṣvajati bhāminī lajja mānā puraivainaṃ mādhvīka madamūrchitā 8 tasya kṣatajasaṃdigdhaṃ jātarūpapariṣkṛtam vimucya kavacaṃ kṛṣṇa śarīram abhivīkṣate 9 avekṣamāṇā taṃ bālā kṛṣṇa tvām abhibhāṣate ayaṃ te puṇḍarīkākṣa sadṛśākṣo nipātitaḥ 10 bale vīrye ca sadṛśas tejasā caiva te 'nagha rūpeṇa ca tavātyarthaṃ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 atyantasukumārasya rāṅka vājina śāyinaḥ kac cid adya śarīraṃ te bhūmau na paritapyate 12 mātaṅgabhuja varṣmāṇau jyākpepa kaṭhina tvacau kāñcanāṅgadinau śeṣe nikṣipya vipulau bhujau 13 vyāyamya bahudhā nūnaṃ sukhasuptaḥ śramād iva evaṃ vilapatīm ārtāṃ na hi mām abhibhāṣase 14 āryām ārya subhadrāṃ tvam imāṃś ca tridaśopamān pitṝn māṃ caiva duḥkhārtāṃ vihāya kva gamiṣyasi 15 tasya śoṇitasaṃdigdhān keśān unnāmya pāṇinā utsaṅge vaktram ādhāya jīvantam iva pṛcchati svasrīyaṃ vāsudevasya putraṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanaḥ 16 kathaṃ tvāṃ raṇamadhyasthaṃ jaghnur ete mahārathāḥ dhig astu krūra kartṝṃs tān kṛpa karṇajayadrathān 17 droṇa drauṇāyanī cobhau yair asi vyasanī kṛtaḥ ratharṣabhāṇāṃ sarveṣāṃ katham āsīt tadā manaḥ 18 bālaṃ tvāṃ parivāryaikaṃ mama duḥkhāya jaghnuṣām kathaṃ nu pāṇḍavānāṃ ca pāñcālānāṃ ca paśyatām tvaṃ vīra nidhanaṃ prāpto nāthavān sannanāthavat 19 dṛṣṭvā bahubhir ākrande nihataṃ tvām anāthavat vīraḥ puruṣaśārdūlaḥ kathaṃ jīvati pāṇḍavaḥ 20 na rājyalābho vipulaḥ śatrūṇāṃ vā parābhavaḥ prītaṃ dāsyati pārthānāṃ tvām ṛte puṣkarekṣaṇa 21 tava śastrajitāṁl lokān dharmeṇa ca damena ca kṣipram anvāgamiṣyāmi tatra māṃ pratipālaya 22 durmaraṃ punar aprāpte kāle bhavati kena cit yad ahaṃ tvāṃ raṇe dṛṣṭvā hataṃ jīvāmi durbhagā 23 kām idānīṃ naravyāghra ślakṣṇayā smitayā girā pitṛloke sametyānyāṃ mām ivāmantrayiṣyasi 24 nūnam apsarasāṃ svarge manāṃsi pramathiṣyasi parameṇa ca rūpeṇa girā ca smitapūrvayā 25 prāpya puṇyakṛtāṁl lokān apsarobhiḥ sameyivān saubhadra viharan kāle smarethāḥ sukṛtāni me 26 etāvān iha saṃvāso vihitas te mayā saha ṣaṇ māsān saptame māsi tvaṃ vīra nidhanaṃ gataḥ 27 ity uktavacanām etām apakarṣanti duḥkhitām uttarāṃ moghasaṃkalpāṃ matsyarājakulastriyaḥ 28 uttarām apakṛṣyainām ārtām ārtatarāḥ svayam virāṭaṃ nihataṃ dṛṣṭvā krośanti vilapanti ca 29 droṇāstra śarasaṃkṛttaṃ śayānaṃ rudhirokṣitam virāṭaṃ vitudanty ete gṛdhragomāyuvāyasāḥ 30 vitudyamānaṃ vihagair virāṭam asitekṣaṇāḥ na śaknuvanti vivaśā nivartayitum āturāḥ 31 āsām ātapataptānām āyasena ca yoṣitām śrameṇa ca vivarṇānāṃ rūpāṇāṃ vigataṃ vapuḥ 32 uttaraṃ cābhimanyuṃ ca kāmbojaṃ ca sudakṣiṇam śiśūn etān hatān paśya lakṣmaṇaṃ ca sudarśanam āyodhana śiromadhye śayānaṃ paśya mādhava |

| 1 [gāndhārī] eṣa vaikartanaḥ śete maheṣvāso mahārathaḥ jvalitānalavat saṃkhye saṃśāntaḥ pārtha tejasā 2 paśya vaikartanaṃ karṇaṃ nihatyātirathān bahūn śoṇitaughaparītāṅgaṃ śayānaṃ patitaṃ bhuvi 3 amarṣī dīrgharoṣaś ca maheṣvāso mahārathaḥ raṇe vinihataḥ śete śūro gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 4 yaṃ sma pāṇḍava saṃtrāsān mama putrā mahārathāḥ prāyudhyanta puraskṛtya mātaṅgā iva yūthapam 5 śārdūlam iva siṃhena samare savyasācinā mātaṅgam iva mattena mātaṅgena nipātitam 6 sametāḥ puruṣavyāghra nihataṃ śūram āhave prakīrṇamūrdhajāḥ patnyo rudatyaḥ paryupāsate 7 udvignaḥ satataṃ yasmād dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ trayodaśa samā nidrāṃ cintayann nādhyagacchata 8 anādhṛṣyaḥ parair yuddhe śatrubhir maghavān iva yugāntāgnir ivārciṣmān himavān iva ca sthiraḥ 9 sa bhūtvā śaraṇaṃ vīro dhārtarāṣṭrasya mādhava bhūmau vinihataḥ śete vātarugṇa iva drumaḥ 10 paśya karṇasya patnīṃ tvaṃ vṛṣasenasya mātaram lālapyamānāḥ karuṇaṃ rudatīṃ patitāṃ bhuvi 11 ācārya śāpo 'nugato dhruvaṃ tvāṃ; yad agrasac cakram iyaṃ dharā te tataḥ śareṇāpahṛtaṃ śiras te; dhanaṃjayenāhave śatrumadhye 12 aho dhig eṣā patitā visaṃjñā; samīkṣya jāmbūnadabaddhaniṣkam karṇaṃ mahābāhum adīnasattvaṃ; suṣeṇa mātā rudatī bhṛśārtā 13 alpāvaśeṣo hi kṛto mahātmā; śarīrabhakṣaiḥ paribhakṣayadbhiḥ draṣṭuṃ na saṃprīti karaḥ śaśīva; kṛṣṇaśya pakṣasya caturdaśāhe 14 sāvartamānā patitā pṛthivyām; utthāya dīnā punar eva caiṣā karṇasya vaktraṃ parijighramāṇā; rorūyate putravadhābhitaptā |

| 1 [g] āvantyaṃ bhīmasenena bhakṣayanti nipātitam gṛdhragomāyavaḥ śūraṃ bahu bandhum abandhuvat 2 taṃ paśya kadanaṃ kṛtvā śatrūṇāṃ madhusūdana śayānaṃ vīraśayane rudhireṇa samukṣitam 3 taṃ sṛgālāś ca kaṅkāś ca kravyādāś ca pṛthagvidhāḥ tena tena vikarṣanti paśya kālasya paryayam 4 śayānaṃ vīraśayane vīram ākranda sāriṇam āvantyam abhito nāryo rudatyaḥ paryupāsate 5 prātipīyaṃ maheṣvāsaṃ hataṃ bhallena bāhlikam prasuptam iva śārdūlaṃ paśya kṛṣṇa manasvinam 6 atīva mukhavarṇo 'sya nihatasyāpi śobhate somasyevābhipūrṇasya paurṇamāsyāṃ samudyataḥ 7 putraśokābhitaptena pratijñāṃ parirakṣatā pākaśāsaninā saṃkhye vārddha kṣatrir nipātitaḥ 8 ekādaśa camūr jitvā rakṣyamāṇaṃ mahātmanā satyaṃ cikīrṣatā paśya hatam enaṃ jayadratham 9 sindhusauvīrabhartāraṃ darpapūrṇaṃ manasvinam bhakṣayanti śivā gṛdhrā janārdana jayadratham 10 saṃrakṣyamāṇaṃ bhāryābhir anuraktābhir acyuta bhaṣanto vyapakarṣanti gahanaṃ nimnam antikāt 11 tam etāḥ paryupāsante rakṣamāṇā mahābhujam sindhusauvīragāndhārakāmbojayavanastriyaḥ 12 yadā kṛṣṇām upādāya prādravat kekayaiḥ saha tadaiva vadhyaḥ pāṇḍūnāṃ janārdana jayadratha 13 duḥśalāṃ mānayadbhis tu yadā mukto jayadrathaḥ katham adya na tāṃ kṛṣṇa mānayanti sma te punaḥ 14 saiṣā mama sutā bālā vilapantī suduḥkhitā pramāpayati cātmānam ākrośati ca pāṇḍavān 15 kiṃ nu duḥkhataraṃ kṛṣṇa paraṃ mama bhaviṣyati yat sutā vidhavā bālā snuṣāś ca nihateśvarāḥ 16 aho dhig duḥśalāṃ paśya vītaśokabhayām iva śiro bhartur anāsādya dhāvamānām itas tataḥ 17 vārayām āsa yaḥ sarvān pāṇḍavān putragṛddhinaḥ sa hatvā vipulāḥ senāḥ svayaṃ mṛtyuvaśaṃ gataḥ 18 taṃ mattam iva mātaṅgaṃ vīraṃ paramadurjayam parivārya rudanty etāḥ striyaś candropamānanāḥ |

| 1 [g] eṣa śalyo hataḥ śete sākṣān nakula mātulaḥ dharmajñena satā tāta dharmarājena saṃyuge 2 yas tvayā spardhate nityaṃ sarvatra puruṣarṣabha sa eṣa nihataḥ śete madrarājo mahārathaḥ 3 yena saṃgṛhṇatā tāta ratham ādhirather yudhi javārthaṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ tathā tejovadhaḥ kṛtaḥ 4 aho dhik paśya śalyasya pūrṇacandra sudarśanam mukhaṃ padmapalāśākṣaṃ vaḍair ādaṣṭam avraṇam 5 eṣā cāmīkarābhasya taptakāñcanasa prabhā āsyād viniḥsṛtā jihvā bhakṣyate kṛṣṇapakṣibhiḥ 6 yudhiṣṭhireṇa nihataṃ śalyaṃ samitiśobhanam rudantyaḥ paryupāsante madrarājakulastriyaḥ 7 etāḥ susūkṣma vasanā madrarājaṃ nararṣabham krośanty abhisamāsādya kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabham 8 śalyaṃ nipatitaṃ nāryaḥ parivāryābhitaḥ sthitāḥ vāśitā gṛṣṭayaḥ paṅke parimagnam ivarṣabham 9 śalyaṃ śaraṇadaṃ śūraṃ paśyainaṃ rathasattamam śayānaṃ vīraśayane śarair viśakalīkṛtam 10 eṣa śailālayo rājā bhagadattaḥ pratāpavān gajāṅkuśa dharaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 yasya rukmamayī mālā śirasy eṣā virājate śvāpadair bhakṣyamāṇasya śobhayantīva mūrdhajān 12 etena kila pārthasya yuddham āsīt sudāruṇam lomaharṣaṇam atyugraṃ śakrasya balinā yathā 13 yodhayitvā mahābāhur eṣa pārthaṃ dhanaṃjayam saṃśayaṃ gamayitvā ca kuntīputreṇa pātitaḥ 14 yasya nāsti samo loke śaurye vīrye ca kaś cana sa eṣa nihataḥ śete bhīṣmo bhīṣmakṛd āhave 15 paśya śāṃtanavaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ sūryavarcasam yugānta iva kālena pātitaṃ sūryam ambarāt 16 eṣa taptvā raṇe śatrūñ śastratāpena vīryavān narasūryo 'stam abhyeti sūryo 'stam iva keśava 17 śaratalpagataṃ vīraṃ dharme devāpinā samam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya śūra niṣevite 18 karṇinālīkanārācair āstīrya śayanottamam āviśya śete bhagavān skandaḥ śaravaṇaṃ yathā 19 atūla pūrṇaṃ gāṅgeyas tribhir bāṇaiḥ samanvitam upadhāyopadhānāgryaṃ dattaṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 20 pālayānaḥ pituḥ śāstram ūrdhvaretā mahāyaśāḥ eṣa śāṃtanavaḥ śete mādhavāpratimo yudhi 21 dharmātmā tāta dharmajñaḥ pāramparyeṇa nirṇaye amartya iva martyaḥ sann eṣa prāṇān adhārayat 22 nāsti yuddhe kṛtī kaś cin na vidvān na parākramī yatra śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ śete 'dya nihataḥ paraiḥ 23 svayam etena śūreṇa pṛcchyamānena pāṇḍavaiḥ dharmajñenāhave mṛtyur ākhyātaḥ satyavādinā 24 pranaṣṭaḥ kuruvaṃśaś ca punar yena samuddhṛtaḥ sa gataḥ kurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ mahābuddhiḥ parābhavam 25 dharmeṣu kuravaḥ kaṃ nu pariprakṣyanti mādhava gate devavrate svargaṃ devakalpe nararṣabhe 26 arjunasya vinetāram ācāryaṃ sātyakes tathā taṃ paśya patitaṃ droṇaṃ kurūṇāṃ guru sattamam 27 astraṃ caturvidhaṃ veda yathaiva tridaśeśvaraḥ bhārgavo vā mahāvīryas tathā droṇo 'pi mādhava 28 yasya prasādād bībhatsuḥ pāṇḍavaḥ karma duṣkaram cakāra sa hataḥ śete nainam astrāṇy apālayan 29 yaṃ purodhāya kurava āhvayanti sma pāṇḍavān so 'yaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭho droṇaḥ śastraiḥ pṛthak kṛtaḥ 30 yasya nirdahataḥ senāṃ gatir agner ivābhavat sa bhūmau nihataḥ śete śāntārcir iva pāvakaḥ 31 dhanur muṣṭir aśīrṇaś ca hastāvāpaś ca mādhava droṇasya nihatasyāpi dṛśyate jīvato yathā 32 vedā yasmāc ca catvāraḥ sarvāstrāṇi ca keśava anapetāni vai śūrād yathaivādau prajāpateḥ 33 bandanārhāv imau tasya bandibhir vanditau śubhau gomāyavo vikarṣanti pādau śiṣyaśatārcitau 34 droṇaṃ drupadaputreṇa nihataṃ madhusūdana kṛpī kṛpaṇam anvāste duḥkhopahata cetanā 35 tāṃ paśya rudatīm ārtāṃ mukhakeśīm adhomukhīm hataṃ patim upāsantīṃ droṇaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ varam 36 bāṇair bhinnatanu trāṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnena keśava upāste vai mṛdhe droṇaṃ jaṭilā brahmacāriṇī 37 pretakṛtye ca yatate kṛpī kṛpaṇam āturā hatasya samare bhartuḥ sukumārī yaśasvinī 38 agnīn āhṛtya vidhivac citāṃ prajvālya sarvaśaḥ droṇam ādhāya gāyanti trīṇi sāmāni sāmagāḥ 39 kiranti ca citām ete jaṭilā brahmacāriṇaḥ dhanurbhiḥ śaktibhiś caiva rathanīdaiś ca mādhava 40 śastraiś ca vividhair anyair dhakṣyante bhūri tejasam ta ete droṇam ādhāya śaṃsanti ca rudanti ca 41 sāmabhis tribhir antaḥsthair anuśaṃsanti cāpare agnāv agnim ivādhāya droṇaṃ hutvā hutāśane 42 gacchanty abhimukhā gaṅgāṃ droṇaśiṣyā dvijātayaḥ apasavyāṃ citiṃ kṛtvā puraskṛtya kṛpīṃ tadā |

| 1 [g] eṣa śalyo hataḥ śete sākṣān nakula mātulaḥ dharmajñena satā tāta dharmarājena saṃyuge 2 yas tvayā spardhate nityaṃ sarvatra puruṣarṣabha sa eṣa nihataḥ śete madrarājo mahārathaḥ 3 yena saṃgṛhṇatā tāta ratham ādhirather yudhi javārthaṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ tathā tejovadhaḥ kṛtaḥ 4 aho dhik paśya śalyasya pūrṇacandra sudarśanam mukhaṃ padmapalāśākṣaṃ vaḍair ādaṣṭam avraṇam 5 eṣā cāmīkarābhasya taptakāñcanasa prabhā āsyād viniḥsṛtā jihvā bhakṣyate kṛṣṇapakṣibhiḥ 6 yudhiṣṭhireṇa nihataṃ śalyaṃ samitiśobhanam rudantyaḥ paryupāsante madrarājakulastriyaḥ 7 etāḥ susūkṣma vasanā madrarājaṃ nararṣabham krośanty abhisamāsādya kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabham 8 śalyaṃ nipatitaṃ nāryaḥ parivāryābhitaḥ sthitāḥ vāśitā gṛṣṭayaḥ paṅke parimagnam ivarṣabham 9 śalyaṃ śaraṇadaṃ śūraṃ paśyainaṃ rathasattamam śayānaṃ vīraśayane śarair viśakalīkṛtam 10 eṣa śailālayo rājā bhagadattaḥ pratāpavān gajāṅkuśa dharaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 yasya rukmamayī mālā śirasy eṣā virājate śvāpadair bhakṣyamāṇasya śobhayantīva mūrdhajān 12 etena kila pārthasya yuddham āsīt sudāruṇam lomaharṣaṇam atyugraṃ śakrasya balinā yathā 13 yodhayitvā mahābāhur eṣa pārthaṃ dhanaṃjayam saṃśayaṃ gamayitvā ca kuntīputreṇa pātitaḥ 14 yasya nāsti samo loke śaurye vīrye ca kaś cana sa eṣa nihataḥ śete bhīṣmo bhīṣmakṛd āhave 15 paśya śāṃtanavaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ sūryavarcasam yugānta iva kālena pātitaṃ sūryam ambarāt 16 eṣa taptvā raṇe śatrūñ śastratāpena vīryavān narasūryo 'stam abhyeti sūryo 'stam iva keśava 17 śaratalpagataṃ vīraṃ dharme devāpinā samam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya śūra niṣevite 18 karṇinālīkanārācair āstīrya śayanottamam āviśya śete bhagavān skandaḥ śaravaṇaṃ yathā 19 atūla pūrṇaṃ gāṅgeyas tribhir bāṇaiḥ samanvitam upadhāyopadhānāgryaṃ dattaṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 20 pālayānaḥ pituḥ śāstram ūrdhvaretā mahāyaśāḥ eṣa śāṃtanavaḥ śete mādhavāpratimo yudhi 21 dharmātmā tāta dharmajñaḥ pāramparyeṇa nirṇaye amartya iva martyaḥ sann eṣa prāṇān adhārayat 22 nāsti yuddhe kṛtī kaś cin na vidvān na parākramī yatra śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ śete 'dya nihataḥ paraiḥ 23 svayam etena śūreṇa pṛcchyamānena pāṇḍavaiḥ dharmajñenāhave mṛtyur ākhyātaḥ satyavādinā 24 pranaṣṭaḥ kuruvaṃśaś ca punar yena samuddhṛtaḥ sa gataḥ kurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ mahābuddhiḥ parābhavam 25 dharmeṣu kuravaḥ kaṃ nu pariprakṣyanti mādhava gate devavrate svargaṃ devakalpe nararṣabhe 26 arjunasya vinetāram ācāryaṃ sātyakes tathā taṃ paśya patitaṃ droṇaṃ kurūṇāṃ guru sattamam 27 astraṃ caturvidhaṃ veda yathaiva tridaśeśvaraḥ bhārgavo vā mahāvīryas tathā droṇo 'pi mādhava 28 yasya prasādād bībhatsuḥ pāṇḍavaḥ karma duṣkaram cakāra sa hataḥ śete nainam astrāṇy apālayan 29 yaṃ purodhāya kurava āhvayanti sma pāṇḍavān so 'yaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭho droṇaḥ śastraiḥ pṛthak kṛtaḥ 30 yasya nirdahataḥ senāṃ gatir agner ivābhavat sa bhūmau nihataḥ śete śāntārcir iva pāvakaḥ 31 dhanur muṣṭir aśīrṇaś ca hastāvāpaś ca mādhava droṇasya nihatasyāpi dṛśyate jīvato yathā 32 vedā yasmāc ca catvāraḥ sarvāstrāṇi ca keśava anapetāni vai śūrād yathaivādau prajāpateḥ 33 bandanārhāv imau tasya bandibhir vanditau śubhau gomāyavo vikarṣanti pādau śiṣyaśatārcitau 34 droṇaṃ drupadaputreṇa nihataṃ madhusūdana kṛpī kṛpaṇam anvāste duḥkhopahata cetanā 35 tāṃ paśya rudatīm ārtāṃ mukhakeśīm adhomukhīm hataṃ patim upāsantīṃ droṇaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ varam 36 bāṇair bhinnatanu trāṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnena keśava upāste vai mṛdhe droṇaṃ jaṭilā brahmacāriṇī 37 pretakṛtye ca yatate kṛpī kṛpaṇam āturā hatasya samare bhartuḥ sukumārī yaśasvinī 38 agnīn āhṛtya vidhivac citāṃ prajvālya sarvaśaḥ droṇam ādhāya gāyanti trīṇi sāmāni sāmagāḥ 39 kiranti ca citām ete jaṭilā brahmacāriṇaḥ dhanurbhiḥ śaktibhiś caiva rathanīdaiś ca mādhava 40 śastraiś ca vividhair anyair dhakṣyante bhūri tejasam ta ete droṇam ādhāya śaṃsanti ca rudanti ca 41 sāmabhis tribhir antaḥsthair anuśaṃsanti cāpare agnāv agnim ivādhāya droṇaṃ hutvā hutāśane 42 gacchanty abhimukhā gaṅgāṃ droṇaśiṣyā dvijātayaḥ apasavyāṃ citiṃ kṛtvā puraskṛtya kṛpīṃ tadā |


| 1 [g] eṣa śalyo hataḥ śete sākṣān nakula mātulaḥ dharmajñena satā tāta dharmarājena saṃyuge 2 yas tvayā spardhate nityaṃ sarvatra puruṣarṣabha sa eṣa nihataḥ śete madrarājo mahārathaḥ 3 yena saṃgṛhṇatā tāta ratham ādhirather yudhi javārthaṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ tathā tejovadhaḥ kṛtaḥ 4 aho dhik paśya śalyasya pūrṇacandra sudarśanam mukhaṃ padmapalāśākṣaṃ vaḍair ādaṣṭam avraṇam 5 eṣā cāmīkarābhasya taptakāñcanasa prabhā āsyād viniḥsṛtā jihvā bhakṣyate kṛṣṇapakṣibhiḥ 6 yudhiṣṭhireṇa nihataṃ śalyaṃ samitiśobhanam rudantyaḥ paryupāsante madrarājakulastriyaḥ 7 etāḥ susūkṣma vasanā madrarājaṃ nararṣabham krośanty abhisamāsādya kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabham 8 śalyaṃ nipatitaṃ nāryaḥ parivāryābhitaḥ sthitāḥ vāśitā gṛṣṭayaḥ paṅke parimagnam ivarṣabham 9 śalyaṃ śaraṇadaṃ śūraṃ paśyainaṃ rathasattamam śayānaṃ vīraśayane śarair viśakalīkṛtam 10 eṣa śailālayo rājā bhagadattaḥ pratāpavān gajāṅkuśa dharaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 yasya rukmamayī mālā śirasy eṣā virājate śvāpadair bhakṣyamāṇasya śobhayantīva mūrdhajān 12 etena kila pārthasya yuddham āsīt sudāruṇam lomaharṣaṇam atyugraṃ śakrasya balinā yathā 13 yodhayitvā mahābāhur eṣa pārthaṃ dhanaṃjayam saṃśayaṃ gamayitvā ca kuntīputreṇa pātitaḥ 14 yasya nāsti samo loke śaurye vīrye ca kaś cana sa eṣa nihataḥ śete bhīṣmo bhīṣmakṛd āhave 15 paśya śāṃtanavaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ sūryavarcasam yugānta iva kālena pātitaṃ sūryam ambarāt 16 eṣa taptvā raṇe śatrūñ śastratāpena vīryavān narasūryo 'stam abhyeti sūryo 'stam iva keśava 17 śaratalpagataṃ vīraṃ dharme devāpinā samam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya śūra niṣevite 18 karṇinālīkanārācair āstīrya śayanottamam āviśya śete bhagavān skandaḥ śaravaṇaṃ yathā 19 atūla pūrṇaṃ gāṅgeyas tribhir bāṇaiḥ samanvitam upadhāyopadhānāgryaṃ dattaṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 20 pālayānaḥ pituḥ śāstram ūrdhvaretā mahāyaśāḥ eṣa śāṃtanavaḥ śete mādhavāpratimo yudhi 21 dharmātmā tāta dharmajñaḥ pāramparyeṇa nirṇaye amartya iva martyaḥ sann eṣa prāṇān adhārayat 22 nāsti yuddhe kṛtī kaś cin na vidvān na parākramī yatra śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ śete 'dya nihataḥ paraiḥ 23 svayam etena śūreṇa pṛcchyamānena pāṇḍavaiḥ dharmajñenāhave mṛtyur ākhyātaḥ satyavādinā 24 pranaṣṭaḥ kuruvaṃśaś ca punar yena samuddhṛtaḥ sa gataḥ kurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ mahābuddhiḥ parābhavam 25 dharmeṣu kuravaḥ kaṃ nu pariprakṣyanti mādhava gate devavrate svargaṃ devakalpe nararṣabhe 26 arjunasya vinetāram ācāryaṃ sātyakes tathā taṃ paśya patitaṃ droṇaṃ kurūṇāṃ guru sattamam 27 astraṃ caturvidhaṃ veda yathaiva tridaśeśvaraḥ bhārgavo vā mahāvīryas tathā droṇo 'pi mādhava 28 yasya prasādād bībhatsuḥ pāṇḍavaḥ karma duṣkaram cakāra sa hataḥ śete nainam astrāṇy apālayan 29 yaṃ purodhāya kurava āhvayanti sma pāṇḍavān so 'yaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭho droṇaḥ śastraiḥ pṛthak kṛtaḥ 30 yasya nirdahataḥ senāṃ gatir agner ivābhavat sa bhūmau nihataḥ śete śāntārcir iva pāvakaḥ 31 dhanur muṣṭir aśīrṇaś ca hastāvāpaś ca mādhava droṇasya nihatasyāpi dṛśyate jīvato yathā 32 vedā yasmāc ca catvāraḥ sarvāstrāṇi ca keśava anapetāni vai śūrād yathaivādau prajāpateḥ 33 bandanārhāv imau tasya bandibhir vanditau śubhau gomāyavo vikarṣanti pādau śiṣyaśatārcitau 34 droṇaṃ drupadaputreṇa nihataṃ madhusūdana kṛpī kṛpaṇam anvāste duḥkhopahata cetanā 35 tāṃ paśya rudatīm ārtāṃ mukhakeśīm adhomukhīm hataṃ patim upāsantīṃ droṇaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ varam 36 bāṇair bhinnatanu trāṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnena keśava upāste vai mṛdhe droṇaṃ jaṭilā brahmacāriṇī 37 pretakṛtye ca yatate kṛpī kṛpaṇam āturā hatasya samare bhartuḥ sukumārī yaśasvinī 38 agnīn āhṛtya vidhivac citāṃ prajvālya sarvaśaḥ droṇam ādhāya gāyanti trīṇi sāmāni sāmagāḥ 39 kiranti ca citām ete jaṭilā brahmacāriṇaḥ dhanurbhiḥ śaktibhiś caiva rathanīdaiś ca mādhava 40 śastraiś ca vividhair anyair dhakṣyante bhūri tejasam ta ete droṇam ādhāya śaṃsanti ca rudanti ca 41 sāmabhis tribhir antaḥsthair anuśaṃsanti cāpare agnāv agnim ivādhāya droṇaṃ hutvā hutāśane 42 gacchanty abhimukhā gaṅgāṃ droṇaśiṣyā dvijātayaḥ apasavyāṃ citiṃ kṛtvā puraskṛtya kṛpīṃ tadā | | 1 [g] eṣa śalyo hataḥ śete sākṣān nakula mātulaḥ dharmajñena satā tāta dharmarājena saṃyuge 2 yas tvayā spardhate nityaṃ sarvatra puruṣarṣabha sa eṣa nihataḥ śete madrarājo mahārathaḥ 3 yena saṃgṛhṇatā tāta ratham ādhirather yudhi javārthaṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ tathā tejovadhaḥ kṛtaḥ 4 aho dhik paśya śalyasya pūrṇacandra sudarśanam mukhaṃ padmapalāśākṣaṃ vaḍair ādaṣṭam avraṇam 5 eṣā cāmīkarābhasya taptakāñcanasa prabhā āsyād viniḥsṛtā jihvā bhakṣyate kṛṣṇapakṣibhiḥ 6 yudhiṣṭhireṇa nihataṃ śalyaṃ samitiśobhanam rudantyaḥ paryupāsante madrarājakulastriyaḥ 7 etāḥ susūkṣma vasanā madrarājaṃ nararṣabham krośanty abhisamāsādya kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabham 8 śalyaṃ nipatitaṃ nāryaḥ parivāryābhitaḥ sthitāḥ vāśitā gṛṣṭayaḥ paṅke parimagnam ivarṣabham 9 śalyaṃ śaraṇadaṃ śūraṃ paśyainaṃ rathasattamam śayānaṃ vīraśayane śarair viśakalīkṛtam 10 eṣa śailālayo rājā bhagadattaḥ pratāpavān gajāṅkuśa dharaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 yasya rukmamayī mālā śirasy eṣā virājate śvāpadair bhakṣyamāṇasya śobhayantīva mūrdhajān 12 etena kila pārthasya yuddham āsīt sudāruṇam lomaharṣaṇam atyugraṃ śakrasya balinā yathā 13 yodhayitvā mahābāhur eṣa pārthaṃ dhanaṃjayam saṃśayaṃ gamayitvā ca kuntīputreṇa pātitaḥ 14 yasya nāsti samo loke śaurye vīrye ca kaś cana sa eṣa nihataḥ śete bhīṣmo bhīṣmakṛd āhave 15 paśya śāṃtanavaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ sūryavarcasam yugānta iva kālena pātitaṃ sūryam ambarāt 16 eṣa taptvā raṇe śatrūñ śastratāpena vīryavān narasūryo 'stam abhyeti sūryo 'stam iva keśava 17 śaratalpagataṃ vīraṃ dharme devāpinā samam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya śūra niṣevite 18 karṇinālīkanārācair āstīrya śayanottamam āviśya śete bhagavān skandaḥ śaravaṇaṃ yathā 19 atūla pūrṇaṃ gāṅgeyas tribhir bāṇaiḥ samanvitam upadhāyopadhānāgryaṃ dattaṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 20 pālayānaḥ pituḥ śāstram ūrdhvaretā mahāyaśāḥ eṣa śāṃtanavaḥ śete mādhavāpratimo yudhi 21 dharmātmā tāta dharmajñaḥ pāramparyeṇa nirṇaye amartya iva martyaḥ sann eṣa prāṇān adhārayat 22 nāsti yuddhe kṛtī kaś cin na vidvān na parākramī yatra śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ śete 'dya nihataḥ paraiḥ 23 svayam etena śūreṇa pṛcchyamānena pāṇḍavaiḥ dharmajñenāhave mṛtyur ākhyātaḥ satyavādinā 24 pranaṣṭaḥ kuruvaṃśaś ca punar yena samuddhṛtaḥ sa gataḥ kurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ mahābuddhiḥ parābhavam 25 dharmeṣu kuravaḥ kaṃ nu pariprakṣyanti mādhava gate devavrate svargaṃ devakalpe nararṣabhe 26 arjunasya vinetāram ācāryaṃ sātyakes tathā taṃ paśya patitaṃ droṇaṃ kurūṇāṃ guru sattamam 27 astraṃ caturvidhaṃ veda yathaiva tridaśeśvaraḥ bhārgavo vā mahāvīryas tathā droṇo 'pi mādhava 28 yasya prasādād bībhatsuḥ pāṇḍavaḥ karma duṣkaram cakāra sa hataḥ śete nainam astrāṇy apālayan 29 yaṃ purodhāya kurava āhvayanti sma pāṇḍavān so 'yaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭho droṇaḥ śastraiḥ pṛthak kṛtaḥ 30 yasya nirdahataḥ senāṃ gatir agner ivābhavat sa bhūmau nihataḥ śete śāntārcir iva pāvakaḥ 31 dhanur muṣṭir aśīrṇaś ca hastāvāpaś ca mādhava droṇasya nihatasyāpi dṛśyate jīvato yathā 32 vedā yasmāc ca catvāraḥ sarvāstrāṇi ca keśava anapetāni vai śūrād yathaivādau prajāpateḥ 33 bandanārhāv imau tasya bandibhir vanditau śubhau gomāyavo vikarṣanti pādau śiṣyaśatārcitau 34 droṇaṃ drupadaputreṇa nihataṃ madhusūdana kṛpī kṛpaṇam anvāste duḥkhopahata cetanā 35 tāṃ paśya rudatīm ārtāṃ mukhakeśīm adhomukhīm hataṃ patim upāsantīṃ droṇaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ varam 36 bāṇair bhinnatanu trāṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnena keśava upāste vai mṛdhe droṇaṃ jaṭilā brahmacāriṇī 37 pretakṛtye ca yatate kṛpī kṛpaṇam āturā hatasya samare bhartuḥ sukumārī yaśasvinī 38 agnīn āhṛtya vidhivac citāṃ prajvālya sarvaśaḥ droṇam ādhāya gāyanti trīṇi sāmāni sāmagāḥ 39 kiranti ca citām ete jaṭilā brahmacāriṇaḥ dhanurbhiḥ śaktibhiś caiva rathanīdaiś ca mādhava 40 śastraiś ca vividhair anyair dhakṣyante bhūri tejasam ta ete droṇam ādhāya śaṃsanti ca rudanti ca 41 sāmabhis tribhir antaḥsthair anuśaṃsanti cāpare agnāv agnim ivādhāya droṇaṃ hutvā hutāśane 42 gacchanty abhimukhā gaṅgāṃ droṇaśiṣyā dvijātayaḥ apasavyāṃ citiṃ kṛtvā puraskṛtya kṛpīṃ tadā | | 1 [g] eṣa śalyo hataḥ śete sākṣān nakula mātulaḥ dharmajñena satā tāta dharmarājena saṃyuge 2 yas tvayā spardhate nityaṃ sarvatra puruṣarṣabha sa eṣa nihataḥ śete madrarājo mahārathaḥ 3 yena saṃgṛhṇatā tāta ratham ādhirather yudhi javārthaṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ tathā tejovadhaḥ kṛtaḥ 4 aho dhik paśya śalyasya pūrṇacandra sudarśanam mukhaṃ padmapalāśākṣaṃ vaḍair ādaṣṭam avraṇam 5 eṣā cāmīkarābhasya taptakāñcanasa prabhā āsyād viniḥsṛtā jihvā bhakṣyate kṛṣṇapakṣibhiḥ 6 yudhiṣṭhireṇa nihataṃ śalyaṃ samitiśobhanam rudantyaḥ paryupāsante madrarājakulastriyaḥ 7 etāḥ susūkṣma vasanā madrarājaṃ nararṣabham krośanty abhisamāsādya kṣatriyāḥ kṣatriyarṣabham 8 śalyaṃ nipatitaṃ nāryaḥ parivāryābhitaḥ sthitāḥ vāśitā gṛṣṭayaḥ paṅke parimagnam ivarṣabham 9 śalyaṃ śaraṇadaṃ śūraṃ paśyainaṃ rathasattamam śayānaṃ vīraśayane śarair viśakalīkṛtam 10 eṣa śailālayo rājā bhagadattaḥ pratāpavān gajāṅkuśa dharaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ śete bhuvi nipātitaḥ 11 yasya rukmamayī mālā śirasy eṣā virājate śvāpadair bhakṣyamāṇasya śobhayantīva mūrdhajān 12 etena kila pārthasya yuddham āsīt sudāruṇam lomaharṣaṇam atyugraṃ śakrasya balinā yathā 13 yodhayitvā mahābāhur eṣa pārthaṃ dhanaṃjayam saṃśayaṃ gamayitvā ca kuntīputreṇa pātitaḥ 14 yasya nāsti samo loke śaurye vīrye ca kaś cana sa eṣa nihataḥ śete bhīṣmo bhīṣmakṛd āhave 15 paśya śāṃtanavaṃ kṛṣṇa śayānaṃ sūryavarcasam yugānta iva kālena pātitaṃ sūryam ambarāt 16 eṣa taptvā raṇe śatrūñ śastratāpena vīryavān narasūryo 'stam abhyeti sūryo 'stam iva keśava 17 śaratalpagataṃ vīraṃ dharme devāpinā samam śayānaṃ vīraśayane paśya śūra niṣevite 18 karṇinālīkanārācair āstīrya śayanottamam āviśya śete bhagavān skandaḥ śaravaṇaṃ yathā 19 atūla pūrṇaṃ gāṅgeyas tribhir bāṇaiḥ samanvitam upadhāyopadhānāgryaṃ dattaṃ gāṇḍīvadhanvanā 20 pālayānaḥ pituḥ śāstram ūrdhvaretā mahāyaśāḥ eṣa śāṃtanavaḥ śete mādhavāpratimo yudhi 21 dharmātmā tāta dharmajñaḥ pāramparyeṇa nirṇaye amartya iva martyaḥ sann eṣa prāṇān adhārayat 22 nāsti yuddhe kṛtī kaś cin na vidvān na parākramī yatra śāṃtanavo bhīṣmaḥ śete 'dya nihataḥ paraiḥ 23 svayam etena śūreṇa pṛcchyamānena pāṇḍavaiḥ dharmajñenāhave mṛtyur ākhyātaḥ satyavādinā 24 pranaṣṭaḥ kuruvaṃśaś ca punar yena samuddhṛtaḥ sa gataḥ kurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ mahābuddhiḥ parābhavam 25 dharmeṣu kuravaḥ kaṃ nu pariprakṣyanti mādhava gate devavrate svargaṃ devakalpe nararṣabhe 26 arjunasya vinetāram ācāryaṃ sātyakes tathā taṃ paśya patitaṃ droṇaṃ kurūṇāṃ guru sattamam 27 astraṃ caturvidhaṃ veda yathaiva tridaśeśvaraḥ bhārgavo vā mahāvīryas tathā droṇo 'pi mādhava 28 yasya prasādād bībhatsuḥ pāṇḍavaḥ karma duṣkaram cakāra sa hataḥ śete nainam astrāṇy apālayan 29 yaṃ purodhāya kurava āhvayanti sma pāṇḍavān so 'yaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭho droṇaḥ śastraiḥ pṛthak kṛtaḥ 30 yasya nirdahataḥ senāṃ gatir agner ivābhavat sa bhūmau nihataḥ śete śāntārcir iva pāvakaḥ 31 dhanur muṣṭir aśīrṇaś ca hastāvāpaś ca mādhava droṇasya nihatasyāpi dṛśyate jīvato yathā 32 vedā yasmāc ca catvāraḥ sarvāstrāṇi ca keśava anapetāni vai śūrād yathaivādau prajāpateḥ 33 bandanārhāv imau tasya bandibhir vanditau śubhau gomāyavo vikarṣanti pādau śiṣyaśatārcitau 34 droṇaṃ drupadaputreṇa nihataṃ madhusūdana kṛpī kṛpaṇam anvāste duḥkhopahata cetanā 35 tāṃ paśya rudatīm ārtāṃ mukhakeśīm adhomukhīm hataṃ patim upāsantīṃ droṇaṃ śastrabhṛtāṃ varam 36 bāṇair bhinnatanu trāṇaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnena keśava upāste vai mṛdhe droṇaṃ jaṭilā brahmacāriṇī 37 pretakṛtye ca yatate kṛpī kṛpaṇam āturā hatasya samare bhartuḥ sukumārī yaśasvinī 38 agnīn āhṛtya vidhivac citāṃ prajvālya sarvaśaḥ droṇam ādhāya gāyanti trīṇi sāmāni sāmagāḥ 39 kiranti ca citām ete jaṭilā brahmacāriṇaḥ dhanurbhiḥ śaktibhiś caiva rathanīdaiś ca mādhava 40 śastraiś ca vividhair anyair dhakṣyante bhūri tejasam ta ete droṇam ādhāya śaṃsanti ca rudanti ca 41 sāmabhis tribhir antaḥsthair anuśaṃsanti cāpare agnāv agnim ivādhāya droṇaṃ hutvā hutāśane 42 gacchanty abhimukhā gaṅgāṃ droṇaśiṣyā dvijātayaḥ apasavyāṃ citiṃ kṛtvā puraskṛtya kṛpīṃ tadā |

| 1 [g] kāmbojaṃ paśya durdharṣaṃ kāmbojāstaraṇocitam śayānam ṛṣabhaskandhaṃ hataṃ pāṃsuśu mādhava 2 yasya kṣatajasaṃdigdhau bāhū candanarūṣitau avekṣya kṛpaṇaṃ bhāryā vilapaty atiduḥkhitā 3 imau tau parighaprakhyau bāhū śubhatalāṅgulī yayor vivaram āpannāṃ na ratir māṃ purājahat 4 kāṃ gatiṃ nu gamiṣyāmi tvayā hīnā janeśvara dūrabandhura nātheva atīva madhurasvarā 5 ātape klāmyamānānāṃ vividhānām iva srajām klāntānām api nārīṇāṃ na śrīr jahati vai tanum 6 śayānam abhitaḥ śūraṃ kāliṅgaṃ madhusūdana paśya dīptāṅgada yugapratibaddha mahābhujam 7 māgadhānām adhipatiṃ jayatsenaṃ janārdana parivārya praruditā māgadhyaḥ paśya yoṣitaḥ 8 āsām āyatanetrāṇāṃ susvarāṇāṃ janārdana manaḥ śrutiharo nādo mano mohayatīva me 9 prakīrṇasarvābharaṇā rudantyaḥ śokakarśitāḥ svāstīrṇaśayanopetā māgadhyaḥ śerate bhuvi 10 kosalānām adhipatiṃ rājaputraṃ bṛhadbalam bhartāraṃ parivāryaitāḥ pṛthak praruditāḥ striyaḥ 11 asya gātragatān bāṇān kārṣṇi bāhubalārpitān uddharanty asukhāviṣṭā mūrchamānāḥ punaḥ punaḥ 12 āsāṃ sarvānavadyānām ātapena pariśramāt pramlāna nalinābhāni bhānti vaktrāṇi mādhava 13 droṇena nihatāḥ śūrāḥ śerate rucirāṅgadāḥ droṇenābhimukhāḥ sarve bhrātaraḥ pañca kelayāḥ 14 taptakāñcanavarmāṇas tāmradhvajarathasrajaḥ bhāsayanti mahīṃ bhāsā jvalitā iva pāvakāḥ 15 droṇena drupadaṃ saṃkhye paśya mādhava pātitam mahādvipam ivāraṇye siṃhena mahatā hatam 16 pāñcālarājño vipulaṃ puṇḍarīkākṣa pāṇḍuram ātapatraṃ samābhāti śaradīva divākaraḥ 17 etās tu drupadaṃ vṛddhaṃ snuṣā bhāryāś ca duḥkhitāḥ dagdhvā gacchanti pāñcālyaṃ rājānam apasavyataḥ 18 dhṛṣṭaketuṃ maheṣvāsaṃ cedipuṃgavam aṅganāḥ droṇena nihataṃ śūraṃ haranti hṛtacetasaḥ 19 droṇāstram abhihatyaiṣa vimarde madhusūdana maheṣvāso hataḥ śete nadyā hṛta iva drumaḥ 20 eṣa cedipatiḥ śūro dhṛṣṭaketur mahārathaḥ śete vinihataḥ saṃkhye hatvā śatrūn sahasraśaḥ 21 vitudyamānaṃ vihagais taṃ bhāryāḥ pratyupasthitāḥ cedirājaṃ hṛṣīkeśahataṃ sabalabāndhavam 22 dāśārhī putrajaṃ vīraṃ śayānaṃ satyavikramam āropyāṅke rudanty etāś cedirājavarāṅganāḥ 23 asya putraṃ hṛṣīkeśasuvaktraṃ cārukuṇḍalam droṇena samare paśya nikṛttaṃ bahudhā śaraiḥ 24 pitaraṃ nūnam ājisthaṃ yudhyamānaṃ paraiḥ saha nājahāt pṛṣṭhato vīram adyāpi madhusūdana 25 evaṃ mamāpi putrasya putraḥ pitaram anvagāt duryodhanaṃ mahābāho lakṣmaṇaḥ paravīrahā 26 vindānuvindāv āvantyau patitau paśya mādhava himānte puṣpitau śālau marutā galitāv iva 27 kāñcanāṅgadavarmāṇau bāṇakhaḍgadhanurdharau ṛṣabhaprati rūpākṣau śayānau vimalasrajau 28 avadhyāḥ pāṇḍavāḥ kṛṣṇa sarva eva tvayā saha ye muktā droṇa bhīṣmābhyāṃ karṇād vaikartanāt kṛpāt 29 duryodhanād droṇasutāt saindhavāc ca mahārathāt somadattād vikarṇāc ca śūrāc ca kṛtavarmaṇaḥ ye hanyuḥ śastravegena devān api nararṣabhāḥ 30 ta ime nihatāḥ saṃkhye paśya kālasya paryayam nātibhāro 'sti daivasya dhruvaṃ mādhava kaś cana yad ime nihatāḥ śūrāḥ kṣatriyaiḥ kṣatriyarṣabhāḥ 31 tadaiva nihatāḥ kṛṣṇa mama putrās tarasvinaḥ yadaivākṛta kāmas tvam upaplavyaṃ gataḥ punaḥ 32 śaṃtanoś caiva putreṇa prājñena vidureṇa ca tadaivoktāsmi mā snehaṃ kuruṣvātma suteṣv iti 33 tayor na darśanaṃ tāta mithyā bhavitum arhati acireṇaiva me putrā bhasmībhūtā janārdana 34 [v] ity uktvā nyapatad bhūmau gāndhārī śokakarśitā duḥkhopahata vijñānā dhairyam utsṛjya bhārata 35 tataḥ kopaparītāṅgī putraśokapariplutā jagāma śauriṃ doṣeṇa gāndhārī vyathitendriyā 36 [g] pāṇḍavā dhārtarāṣṭrāś ca drugdhāḥ kṛṣṇa parasparam upekṣitā vinaśyantas tvayā kasmāj janārdana 37 śaktena bahu bhṛtyena vipule tiṣṭhatā bale ubhayatra samarthena śrutavākyena caiva ha 38 icchatopekṣito nāśaḥ kurūṇāṃ madhusūdana yasmāt tvayā mahābāho phalaṃ tasmād avāpnuhi 39 patiśuśrūṣayā yan me tapaḥ kiṃ cid upārjitam tena tvāṃ duravāpātmañ śapsye cakragadādhara 40 yasmāt parasparaṃ ghnanto jñātayaḥ kurupāṇḍavāḥ upekṣitās te govinda tasmāj jñātīn vadhiṣyasi 41 tvam apy upasthite varṣe ṣaṭtriṃśe madhusūdana hatajñātir hatāmātyo hataputro vanecaraḥ kutsitenābhyupāyena nidhanaṃ samavāpsyasi 42 tavāpy evaṃ hatasutā nihatajñātibāndhavāḥ striyaḥ paripatiṣyanti yathaitā bharata striyaḥ 43 [v] tac chrutvā vacanaṃ ghoraṃ vāsudevo mahāmanāḥ uvāca devīṃ gāndhārīm īṣad abhyutsmayann iva 44 saṃhartā vṛṣṇicakrasya nānyo mad vidyate śubhe jāne 'ham etad apy evaṃ cīrṇaṃ carasi kṣatriye 45 avadhyās te narair anyair api vā devadānavaiḥ parasparakṛtaṃ nāśam ataḥ prāpsyanti yādavāḥ 46 ity uktavati dāśārhe pāṇḍavās trastacetasaḥ babhūvur bhṛśasaṃvignā nirāśāś cāpi jīvite |

| 1 [vā] uttiṣṭhottiṣṭha gāndhāri mā ca śoke manaḥ kṛthāḥ tavaiva hy aparādhena kuravo nidhanaṃ gatāḥ 2 yā tvaṃ putraṃ durātmānam īrṣum atyantamāninam duryodhanaṃ puraskṛtya duṣkṛtaṃ sādhu manyase 3 niṣṭhuraṃ vairaparuṣaṃ vṛddhānāṃ śāsanātigam katham ātmakṛtaṃ doṣaṃ mayy ādhātum ihecchasi 4 mṛtaṃ vā yadi vā naṣṭaṃ yo 'tītam anuśocati duḥkhena labhate duḥkhaṃ dvāv anarthau prapadyate 5 tapo 'rthīyaṃ brāhmaṇī dhatta garbhaṃ; gaur voḍhāraṃ dhāvitāraṃ turaṃgī śūdrā dāsaṃ paśupālaṃ tu vaiśyā; vadhārthīyaṃ tvadvidhā rājaputrī 6 [v] tac chrutvā vāsudevasya punaruktaṃ vaco 'priyam tūṣṇīṃ babhūva gāndhārī śokavyākula locanā 7 dhṛtarāṣṭras tu rājarṣir nigṛhyābuddhijaṃ tamaḥ paryapṛcchata dharmātmā dharmarājaṃ yudhiṣṭhiram 8 jīvatāṃ parimāṇajñaḥ sainyānām asi pāṇḍava hatānāṃ yadi jānīṣe parimāṇaṃ vadasva me 9 [y] daśāyutānām ayutaṃ sahasrāṇi ca viṃśatiḥ koṭyaḥ ṣaṣṭiś ca ṣaṭ caiva ye 'smin rājamṛdhe hatāḥ 10 alakṣyāṇāṃ tu vīrāṇāṃ sahasrāṇi caturdaśa daśa cānyāni rājendra śataṃ ṣaṣṭiś ca pañca ca 11 [dhṛ] yudhiṣṭhira gatiṃ kāṃ te gatāḥ puruṣasattamāḥ ācakṣva me mahābāho sarvajño hy asi me mataḥ 12 [y] yair hutāni śarīrāṇi hṛṣṭaiḥ paramasaṃyuge devarājasamāṁl lokān gatās te satyavikramāḥ 13 ye tv ahṛṣṭena manasā martavyam iti bhārata yudhyamānā hatāḥ saṃkhye te gandharvaiḥ samāgatāḥ 14 ye tu saṃgrāmabhūmiṣṭhā yācamānāḥ parāṅmukhāḥ śastreṇa nidhanaṃ prāptā gatās te guhyakān prati 15 pīḍyamānāḥ parair ye tu hīyamānā nirāyudhāḥ hrīniṣedhā mahātmānaḥ parān abhimukhā raṇe 16 chidyamānāḥ śitaiḥ śastraiḥ kṣatradharmaparāyaṇāḥ gatās te brahma sadanaṃ hatā vīrāḥ suvarcasaḥ 17 ye tatra nihatā rājann antar āyodhanaṃ prati yathā kathaṃ cit te rājan saṃprāptā uttarān kurūn 18 [dhṛ] kena jñānabalenaivaṃ putrapaśyasi siddhavat tan me vada mahābāho śrotavyaṃ yadi vai mayā 19 [y] nideśād bhavataḥ pūrvaṃ vane vicaratā mayā tīrthayātrā prasaṅgena saṃprāpto 'yam anugrahaḥ 20 devarṣir lomaśo hṛṣṭas tataḥ prāpto 'smy anusmṛtim divyaṃ cakṣur api prāptaṃ jñānayogena vai purā 21 [dhṛ] ye 'trānāthā janasyāsya sa nāthā ye ca bhārata kac cit teṣāṃ śarīrāṇi dhakṣyanti vidhipūrvakam 22 na yeṣāṃ santi kartāro na ca ye 'trāhitāgnayaḥ vayaṃ ca kasya kuryāmo bahutvāt tāta karmaṇaḥ 23 yān suparṇāś ca gṛdhrāś ca vikarṣanti tatas tataḥ teṣāṃ tu karmaṇā lokā bhaviṣyanti yudhiṣṭhira 24 [v] evam ukto mahāprājñaḥ kuntīputro yudhiṣṭhiraḥ ādideśa sudharmāṇaṃ daumyaṃ sūtaṃ ca saṃjayam 25 viduraṃ ca mahābuddhiṃ yuyutsuṃ caiva kauravam indrasena mukhāṃś caiva bhṛtyān sūtāṃś ca sarvaśaḥ 26 bhavantaḥ kārayantv eṣāṃ pretakāryāṇi sarvaśaḥ yathā cānāthavat kiṃ cic charīraṃ na vinaśyati 27 śāsanād dharmarājasya kṣattā sūtaś ca saṃjayaḥ sudharmā dhaumya sahita indrasenādayas tathā 28 candanāgurukāṣṭhāni tathā kālīyakāny uta ghṛtaṃ tailaṃ ca gandhāṃś ca kṣaumāṇi vasanāni ca 29 samāhṛtya mahārhāṇi dārūṇāṃ caiva saṃcayān rathāṃś ca mṛditāṃs tatra nānāpraharaṇāni ca 30 citāḥ kṛtvā prayatnena yathāmukhyān narādhipān dāhayām āsur avyagrā vidhidṛṣṭena karmaṇā 31 duryodhanaṃ ca rājānaṃ bhrātṝṃś cāsya śatādhikān śalyaṃ śalaṃ ca rājānaṃ bhūriśravasam eva ca 32 jayadrathaṃ ca rājānam abhimanyuṃ ca bhārata dauḥśāsaniṃ lakṣmaṇaṃ ca dhṛṣṭaketuṃ ca pārthivam 33 bṛhantaṃ somadattaṃ ca sṛñjayāṃś ca śatādhikān rājānaṃ kṣemadhanvānaṃ virāṭadrupadau tathā 34 śikhaṇḍinaṃ ca pāñcālyaṃ dhṛṣṭadyumnaṃ ca pārṣatam yudhāmanyuṃ ca vikrāntam uttamaujasam eva ca 35 kausalyaṃ draupadeyāṃś ca śakuniṃ cāpi saubalam acalaṃ vṛṣakaṃ caiva bhagadattaṃ ca pārthivam 36 karṇaṃ vaikartanaṃ caiva saha putram amarṣaṇam kekayāṃś ca maheṣvāsāṃs trigartāṃś ca mahārathān 37 ghaṭotkacaṃ rākṣasendraṃ bakabhrātaram eva ca alambusaṃ ca rājānaṃ jalasaṃghaṃ ca pārthivam 38 anyāṃś ca pārthivān rājañ śataśo 'tha sahasraśaḥ ghṛtadhārā hutair dīptaiḥ pāvakaiḥ samadāhayan 39 pitṛmedhāś ca keṣāṃ cid avartanta mahātmanām sāmabhiś cāpy agāyanta te 'nvaśocyanta cāparaiḥ 40 sāmnām ṛcāṃ ca nādena strīṇāṃ ca ruditasvanaiḥ kaśmalaṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ niśāyāṃ samapadyata 41 te vidhūmāḥ pradīptāś ca dīpyamānāś ca pāvakāḥ nabhasīvānvadṛśyanta grahās tanv abhrasaṃvṛtāḥ 42 ye cāpy anāthās tatrāsan nānādeśasamāgatāḥ tāṃś ca sarvān samānāyya rāśīn kṛtvā sahasraśaḥ 43 citvā dārubhir avyagraḥ prabhūtaiḥ snehatāpitaiḥ dāhayām āsa viduro dharmarājasya śāsanāt 44 kārayitvā kriyās teṣāṃ kururājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ dhṛtarāṣṭraṃ puraskṛtya gaṅgām abhimukho 'gamat |

| 1 [v] te samāsādya gaṅgāṃ tu śivāṃ puṇyajanocitām hradinīṃ vaprasaṃpannāṃ mahānūpāṃ mahāvanām 2 bhūṣaṇāny uttarīyāṇi veṣṭanāny avamucya ca tataḥ pitṝṇāṃ pautrāṇāṃ bhrātṝṇāṃ svajanasya ca 3 putrāṇām āryakāṇāṃ ca patīnāṃ ca kuru striyaḥ udakaṃ cakrire sarvā rudantyo bhṛśaduḥkhitāḥ suhṛdāṃ cāpi dharmajñāḥ pracakruḥ salilakriyāḥ 4 udake kriyamāṇe tu vīrāṇāṃ vīra patnibhiḥ sūpatīrthā abhavad gaṅgā bhūyo viprasasāra ca 5 tan mahodadhi saṃkāśaṃ nirānandam anutsavam vīra patnībhir ākīrṇaṃ gaṅgātīram aśobhata 6 tataḥ kuntī mahārāja sahasā śokakarśitā rudatī mandayā vācā putrān vacanam abravīt 7 yaḥ sa śūro maheṣvāso rathayūthapa yūthapaḥ arjunena hataḥ saṃkhye vīra lakṣaṇalakṣitaḥ 8 yaṃ sūtaputraṃ manyadhvaṃ rādheyam iti pāṇḍavāḥ yo vyarājac camūmadhye divākara iva prabhuḥ 9 pratyayudhyata yaḥ sarvān purā vaḥ sapadānugān duryodhana balaṃ sarvaṃ yaḥ prakarṣan vyarocata 10 yasya nāsti samo vīrye pṛthivyām api kaś cana satyasaṃdhasya śūrasya saṃgrāmeṣv apalāyinaḥ 11 kurudhvam udakaṃ tasya bhrātur akliṣṭakarmaṇaḥ sa hi vaḥ pūrvajo bhrātā bhāskarān mayy ajāyata kuṇḍalī kavacī śūro divākarasamaprabhaḥ 12 śrutvā tu pāṇḍavāḥ sarve mātur vacanam apriyam karṇam evānuśocanta bhūyaś cārtatarābhavan 13 tataḥ sa puruṣavyāghraḥ kuntīputro yudhiṣṭhiraḥ uvāca mātaraṃ vīro niḥśvasann iva pannagaḥ 14 yasyeṣu pātam āsādya nānyas tiṣṭhed dhanaṃjayāt kathaṃ putro bhavatyāṃ sa devagarbhaḥ purābhavat 15 yasya bāhupratāpena tāpitāḥ sarvato vayam tam agnim iva vastreṇa kathaṃchāditavaty asi yasya bāhubalaṃ ghoraṃ dhārtarāṣṭtrair upāsitam 16 nānyaḥ kuntīsutāt karṇād agṛhṇād rathināṃ rathī sa naḥ prathamajo bhrātā sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ asūta taṃ bhavaty agre katham adbhutavikramam 17 aho bhavatyā mantrasya pidhānena vayaṃ hatāḥ nidhanena hi karṇasya pīḍitāḥ sma sa bāndhavāḥ 18 abhimanyor vināśena draupadeya vadhena ca pāñcālānāṃ ca nāśena kurūṇāṃ patanena ca 19 tataḥ śataguṇaṃ duḥkham idaṃ mām aspṛśad bhṛśam karṇam evānuśocan hi dahyāmy agnāv ivāhitaḥ 20 na hi sma kiṃ cid aprāpyaṃ bhaved api divi sthitam na ca sma vaiśasaṃ ghoraṃ kauravānta karaṃ bhavet 21 evaṃ vilapya bahulaṃ dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ vinadañ śanakai rājaṃś cakārāsyodakaṃ prabhuḥ 22 tato vineduḥ sahasā strīpuṃsās tatra sarvaśaḥ abhito ye sthitās tatra tasminn udakakarmaṇi 23 tata ānāyayām āsa karṇasya sa paricchadam striyaḥ kurupatir dhīmān bhrātuḥ premṇā yudhiṣṭhiraḥ 24 sa tābhiḥ sahadharmātmā pretakṛtyam anantaram kṛtvottatāra gaṅgāyāḥ salilād ākulendriyaḥ |