श्रीमन् महाभारतम्

By व्यास

A SARIT edition
  • Principal: Shrinivasa Varakhedi Creation of the machine-readable text from the printed edition. Shrinivasa Varakhedi began work while at the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati and continued this work with the support of research team members in various places, including Hyderabad and Bangalore and Professor K. V. Ramakrishnamacharyulu, Amba Kulakarni, Prof. Prahladachar, and members of MSP Bangalore and many others.

Edition Statement

This e-text is based on the `Southern Recension' of the Mahābhārata, edited by Krishnacharya 1906–1914.

Publication Statement

Published by SARIT: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts, 2012-2016.
Availability: restricted

Notes Statement

In Devanāgarī script.

Source Description

Title: ॥ श्रीः ॥ श्रीमन्महाभारतम् । सटिप्पणम् । ... टी. आर्. कृष्णाचार्येण टी. आर्. ब्यासाचार्येण च अनेकेषां विदुषां साहाय्येन दाक्षिणात्यबहुकोशानुसारेण संशोध्य ... प्रकाशितम् । = Sriman Mahabharatam. A New Edition Mainly Based on the South Indian Texts, with Footnotes and Readings
Editor: टी. आर्. कृष्णाचार्य
Editor: टी. आर्. व्यासाचार्य
Publisher: निर्णयसागरमुद्रणयन्त्रे मुद्रयित्वा
Place of Publication: मुंबापुर्यां
Extent: 17 volumes
Date: 1906-1910
Note: PDFs of the publication are downloadable from
Note: BibTeX description: @BOOK{maha-kumb, title = {Śrīḥ Śrīman Mahābhāratam. Saṭippaṇam \ldots\ Ṭī. Ār. Kṛṣṇācāryeṇa Ṭī. Ār. Vyāsācāryeṇa ca anekeṣāṃ viduṣāṃ sāhāyyena dākṣiṇātyabahukośānusāreṇa saṃśodhya = Sriman Mahabharatam. A New Edition Mainly Based on the South Indian Texts, with Footnotes and Readings}, year = {1906--1910}, address = {Bombay}, publisher = {Nirnayasagar Press}, editor = {T. R. Krishnacharya and T. R. Vyasacharya}, url = {http://www.mahabharata-resources.org/}, note = {17v}, timestamp = {2012.12.06} }

Files supplied by Prof. Shrinivasa Varakhedi.

They are based on the edition by T. R. Krishnacharya and T. R. Vyasacharya, Kumbakonam, 1906-1910 (.

Droṇaparva 15 is empty.

Encoding Description

The source files were sent to Dominik Wujastyk by Shrinivasa Varakhedi, Dean and DirectorKarnataka Sanskrit University24/10, Vaijayanta, Temple Rd,ITI layout, BSK III StageBangalore 85shrivara@gmail.com) in October 2012. Dominik Wujastyk converted the files to utf-8 IAST encoding. These files were then combined and converted into a single XML file by Patrick Mc Allister.

Various XML comments are still in the file now, like: ``new file: ./01 adiparva/MB-a_Adi_ch001". This should of course be changed (they should be either removed or put into appropriate XML elements), but at the moment this is a useful compromise. So, please do not remove them!

The individual chapters are supposed to be div elements whose parent is the body element. The individual adhyāyas are supposed to be div elements below the chapters (i.e., body --> div --> div). Below these, there are line group (lg) elements and paragraphs. The paragraphs should vanish, in the end: the introductory parts could not be automatically converted, and the footnotes should be put into the text. The line group elements contain lines (l), of course. It is not predictable how many. These lines contain segment elements, each segment corresponding to a pāda, unless it is a `speaker' line (see ).

The format of the xml:id-s is as follows:

  • General: the xml:id-s are based on the line prefixes found in the source files. These had various troubles, yielding non-unique xml:id-s. This has been fixed now, with the help of the printed edition. It still does not mean, however, that they are all `right'. They're just unique. One should be careful in inferring, e.g., that the xml:id shanti-12-34-12 is indeed the id of the twelfth verse in the thirty-fourth adhyāya of the Śāntiparvan (though we hope it is).
  • line group (lg) elements (e.g., xml:id="karna-8-7-57"): format: shorthand of chapter + number of chapter + number of adhyāya + verse number.
  • line (l) elements (e.g., xml:id="adi-1-260-0x"): format: shorthand of chapter + number of chapter + number of adhyāya + [abcdefx]. The `x' was in the source file; it usually marks a speaker change, so I put rend="speak" on these lines (if there's more than one speaker per linegroup, so that the xml:id would not be unique anymore, I add an additional x).
  • paragraph elements: mainly for footnotes, and some passages (only introductory I think) not yet put into line groups.

Revision Description

  • Prof. Shrinivasa Varakhedi Director of the Sansknet Project. Creation of e-text. February 2007-2012.
  • 2012-10-09Dominik Wujastyk: Conversion of files to utf-8 encoding. 2012-10-09
  • 2012-10-28: Converted from source files (provided by Dominik Wujastyk) to TEI XML by Patrick Mc Allister 2012-10-28
  • Patrick Mc Allister: Various corrections. October and November 2011
  • 2012-12-06Dominik Wujastyk: Added a fuller bibliographical description of the printed edition from which this e-text was derived. Other tweaks to the TEI header; no changes to the text.
  • 2012-12-06Dominik Wujastyk: Added head statements at the start of each adhyāya.
  • 2012-12-13Dominik Wujastyk: Tidied and corrected the adhyāya names and their sequences, especially in the Śāntiparvan and Aśvamedhikaparvan. Checked for omissions and additions.
  • 2012-12-13Dominik Wujastyk: commented out the apparent garbage text between adhyāyas 29 and 30 in the śalyaparvan.
  • 2013-07-28Dominik Wujastyk: corrected ​आध्यायः and अध्यायः to अध्यायः in the headings. Thanks to the notification of Shreeshrii via the Github cwebsite.
  • 2013-07-28Dominik Wujastyk: typed in verses 1-8 of the Bhismaparvan from the Kumbakonam editon.