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Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files

Posted on | July 28, 2011 | 93 Comments

Mahabharata download the PDF Ebook
Here is the complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy. Each of the 12 volumes are about 500 pages and they are huge files, so please be patient when downloading. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Indian hero-epics, The Ramayana being the other one. Mahabharata is usually attributed to the poet Vyasa. Mahabharata is nearly 3.000 years old and in size it is more than ten times larger than the Iliad and the Odyssey combined. If you are looking for the Bhagavad Gita, which is a part of the Mahabharata, you can find our selections of Gita’s here: Bhagavad Gita. We also have the Mahabharata in a single volume ebook, the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata – if you prefer just one huge file.

The complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy.
Written by: Vyasa
Edition: The Complete Mahabharata in 12 Volumes
Available in: Ebook

Download the entire Mahabharata here:

Mahabharata VOL 1 – The Adi Parva, 540 pages,  35 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 2 – Sabha Parva & Vana Parva I, 434 pages, 28 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 3 – Vana Parva II, 428 pages, 25 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 4 – Virata & Udyoga Parva, 542 pages, 25 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 5 – Bhisma Parva, 344 pages, 23 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 6 – Drona Parva, 506 pages, 24 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 7 – Karna, Salya Sauptika, Stree Parvas, 592 pages, 28 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 8 – Santi Parva I, 420 pages, 29 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 9 – Santi Parva II, 422 pages, 21 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 10 – Santi Parva III, Anusasana Parva I, 422 pages, 20 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 11 – Anusasana Parva, 418 pages, 21 MB.

Mahabharata VOL I2 – Awamedha, Asramavasika, Mahaprasthanika, Swarga-Rohanika Parvas, 316 pages, 15 MB.

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93 Responses to “Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files”

  1. Kunasekaran Karuppiah
    November 5th, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Such a wonderful treatise, thank you, still reading but understanding seems to be problem.

  2. s s sonawanw
    November 7th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Hi sir I want mahabhrat in marathi pdf formet so pl send me my e mel Id

  3. Harish Hebbar
    December 31st, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    In Kannada, couple of word to word translation works are available.

    a) Alasinghachar Mahabharatha( prose exactly matching each sloka) – My favourite

    b) University of Mysore ( Prasaranga) has published 4 volumes till date — Good one

    c) Bharatha bharathi prakakshana – Rangapriya swamiji’s publishin series on ramayana,mahabharatha,bhagavatha

  4. Shivam
    January 26th, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    I didn’t knew this much in detail about this epic…
    this books are very nice

  5. Selvakummar
    February 3rd, 2014 @ 5:28 am

    A must read epic for every soul on the earth irrespective of religion. Thanks a lot for making it available to everyone. I also request for a tamil translation.

  6. V. Balaji Nagendra Kumar
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    Yudhishtira is far nobler than Jesus.

    Yudhishtira turned down Lord Indra’s offer of Heavenly Aboard.

    Instead, he stated that wherever his kin are, there his Svarga exists.

    This is totally “Unconditional” love.

  7. shankar
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    can i get it kannada language if it is yes tell me where . i am actually too much intersted to read in kannada please reply

  8. P Kashyap
    April 8th, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

    To Asad Qureshi

    Read books by David Frawley. They would give lots of information on Hinduism. Besides if you read directly Epics, they would go bouncers.

    Welcome to Humanity’s only oldest living religion

  9. Kuldeep
    April 9th, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    Plz send Mahabharata in marathi

  10. Praveen
    April 12th, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    for tamil version pls visit http://mahabharatham.arasan.info/

    April 12th, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    Very very thank you for these great books. It would cost thousands if bought as printed so thank you for free e edition. It would be nice if TAMIL books are also available in holybooks.

  12. s.nagarajan
    April 24th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    I wouyld be thankful if you could send all volumes of Mahabharatham in tamil

  13. M.Yamuna
    May 3rd, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    This is really fantastic thank you for doing this kind of things

  14. Sangeetha
    May 5th, 2014 @ 9:32 am


    Please send me the kannada version of these PDFs to my email ID.

    Thank you.

  15. jay mistry
    May 6th, 2014 @ 1:28 pm


  16. Naveen Jadala
    May 6th, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    No words but still Thanks alot for uploading this. i am now watching Mahabharat in Star Plus daily and now a days i really feel like reading and knowing Mahabharat.

    thats where my search started and i found it now. Yipeee!!!!

    I downloaded all the volumes and start reading.

    Thanks again and God Bless you!!!

  17. Siva
    May 6th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    you have done really great job..It is the job of worth of having more than Thanks!..Really appreciate from my heart…


  18. Lalitha
    May 7th, 2014 @ 5:19 am

    Request you to share all volumes of Mahabharatha in Kannada.

    Please do the needful

  19. barathi
    May 7th, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    very nicw

  20. sushil
    May 29th, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    Thank you sir…for giving these books free of cost…they are worth reading.

  21. anup sharma
    June 7th, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    Thank u very much fr providing materials to learn abot swami bibekananda….

  22. Pal
    June 16th, 2014 @ 12:41 am

    Thanks to the all members for this kind of efforts. The website is very helpful.

  23. mayank som
    June 17th, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    great work, thanks a lot for making it available in pdf and too easy to download.

  24. Bindu Priya Ambati
    July 5th, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    excellent job… thanq so much!

  25. Ayush Gandhi
    July 15th, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    I want mahabhart book free

  26. paul allen
    July 17th, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    Thank for sharing the knowledge will be passed on :-) wholeness to you and yours

  27. Diwakar
    July 20th, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    Mahabharat is relevant even today. It directs us to look inside for all our actions.

  28. Bharath KN
    July 22nd, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    Great work.. If you have Kannada version of Mahabharata please send it to my mail.

  29. yogita kshirsagar
    July 25th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    thanks for such great information. plz send Mahabharata all volumes in marathi if possible

    July 28th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    pls all volume of mahabharat con-wort to hindi for hindi reader. thnx.

  31. Carlos
    August 4th, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    Appreciated, invaluable light for all of us.

    Thanks a lot

  32. manogna
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    job done by you is for all . thank you for showing some concern towards society.

  33. Abhishek
    August 13th, 2014 @ 5:39 am

    Guys,thank you so much for this… love you… :) but I have a question where is “Mausala-parva” ??? can you please answer to my question … :-) by the once agn thanks a lot… :-)

  34. neha joshi
    August 15th, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    can i get the mahabharat 12 volumes in hindi pdf??

  35. abhishek tiwari
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    site is good

  36. surviver
    September 4th, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    May god bless all who worked in preparing this file,he also bless you in making other files on him

  37. Nageshji
    September 12th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    I love reading these books..

  38. Vipul
    September 14th, 2014 @ 3:55 am

    Any chance to get Full Mahabharat in Gujarati ?

  39. nilesh sonnakulwar at post dhaba tah gondpipari dist chandrapur
    September 20th, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    my good wishes for crater this PDF

  40. Aarti Goswami
    September 24th, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

    Thanks a lot to make it available online..
    keep up the good work.. :)

  41. parag burman
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    you are divine for spreading god’s words..
    love you

  42. Damini
    October 10th, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

    thank you for giving us an opportunity to know our texts in detail….. wonderful job……

  43. hari
    June 30th, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    could u please send me telugu version of mahabaratham yaparlahari199@gmail.com

  44. narinder
    July 19th, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

    please send gujarati version of mahabharat

  45. Nimai Ram
    July 21st, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    Pls. send Mahabharata in Bangla ,to the mail address in prose form.

  46. Kamala Kanta Rath
    July 21st, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

    Such a Holy Site it is more benificial for Hindu Community.

    Jay Hind

  47. Bhawana
    July 29th, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    Plz send Mahabharata in marathi version
    please send it on my mail

  48. kumar
    July 31st, 2015 @ 5:41 am

    I want vyasa mahabharatham in telugu lang,where can i found it?

  49. chander
    August 9th, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

    For Bhawana:

    Mahabharat Shanti Parva- -Marathi-Audio-By Dilip Vasudev Apte available at:
    For all/most Parvas – Text in Marathi:

    Also visit: (for more Puranas etc)

  50. chander
    August 9th, 2015 @ 6:56 pm

    For Kumar:
    Vyasa Mahabharatham in Telugu: (download pdfs)
    There are some Parvas which are complete. Others are being updated.

    Also see:

    for links to all Parvas



    On this page:

    check all the links below “Southern recension of Mahabharata edited by P.P.S. Sastri”
    You will find many interesting things on this page.
    There is yet another place to get “reasonably priced” set of printed Mahabharatha –eing sold by a family. Let me try to recollect that!
    Good Luck


  51. kumar
    August 15th, 2015 @ 5:41 am

    Thanks for the info chander garu but the sites are not in telugu lang it is in sanskrit

  52. Mohan
    August 18th, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

    i want complete parvas in hindi anyone can tell me how can i get that

  53. adhi
    August 19th, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    i am very much int-rested in reading of Mahabharata but i don’t get in Tamil language so were did i get. please tel me

  54. Smitha
    August 29th, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

    Please can u share all the 12perva’s in kannada language…

  55. Nagaraja Varma
    September 3rd, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    Sir, I request you to transliterate this Great Epic in Telugu Script. I think this is not out of place to mention that “Telugu Lipi” is the world’s Second Best Lipi as found by the latest “World Conference of all Languages”.
    Thank you.

  56. b k b rao
    September 10th, 2015 @ 3:16 am

    Vyasa mahamuni conversed with Lord Krishna.He composed this with the help of Ganesh.Thus it is 20000 yearold not 3000yearar old as city Dwarka built by Sri Krishna is found to be22000yearnold

  57. Chandramouli
    September 11th, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

    Great service you have done to the world at large. If the original sanskrit edition is available , it would be also useful.

  58. Mahesh Kashyap
    September 15th, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    Could I get a link of Vyasa Mahabharata pdf in kannada language.

  59. vijay
    September 18th, 2015 @ 8:15 pm

    Mahabharatham story is nice

  60. Stephan
    October 20th, 2015 @ 5:36 am

    Thank you very much for the Mahabharatha in pdf. This is a great website.

    November 10th, 2015 @ 5:18 am

    this is a great site.sir , can i get religious books like ramayan, 4 vedas and mahabharat in kannada pdf.please kindly update kannada pdf.

  62. Vijay Shankar
    November 12th, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    Is it available in Hindi?

    December 30th, 2015 @ 11:55 am


  64. darshan
    January 8th, 2016 @ 2:06 am

    @ Gaurav Singh Kushwaha .. That is caled Yoga Vasista. u can google it n get the pdf.

  65. Bhavsukh Shilu
    January 15th, 2016 @ 4:30 am

    I extremely obliged with your theme of sacred digital books. for Translation in Indian languages DLI(digital library of India) is useful web with downloading software.

  66. Pujari Ashok
    February 4th, 2016 @ 4:33 pm

    1)where can i get meaning of 13 types of truth as explained in Mahabharat as “SATYAKARASTRAYODASHA” (12-156-8 & 9)

    2) Very good efforts for providing PDF of Holy scriptures. Is it possible to get them in other languages too? Like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali?

  67. VLM
    February 6th, 2016 @ 2:38 pm

    kindly give me a link for telugu (andhra mahabharatam by nannayya, tikkana and errapregada

  68. thankyou
    February 13th, 2016 @ 7:31 am

    Can someone to convert into (*.fb2) file format?
    (for comfort reading on tabletpc with {moon reader})
    PS: thank you for this DCbooks!)))

  69. varun
    February 21st, 2016 @ 7:41 am

    i have problem in downloading the 3rd-vol ….its showing as a broken file and its downloading only 9mb out of 25mb…please help me.

  70. varun
    February 21st, 2016 @ 8:13 am

    done…got it …cheers..thank you

  71. Sanjay Sehgal
    March 5th, 2016 @ 11:31 am

    I want to read hari vamsa parva…

    Can u pls upload


  72. s.nagarajan
    March 10th, 2016 @ 3:29 am

    can you send tamil version (including all parvas with slogams and meaning in tamil) t o my email address prema_nagarajan@yahoo.co.in

  73. vikrAm choudhary
    March 13th, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

    thank you sir for provide free PDF you are doing great job I love you sir

  74. Abhishek
    March 14th, 2016 @ 7:16 pm

    Hello sir, I need all these things in Hindi. Please send me these to my email address Avi.pcmt@gmail.com .

  75. Natasha
    March 26th, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

    Hi, can you please share a link for hindi version of the same?

    April 7th, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    Free e book download is a great work for the philosophical and spiritual gains. Congratulations and many thanks for the noble work.

  77. spiderman
    April 15th, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

    I can’t download vol 9 and 10 trying so hard from so long no use what about their download?

  78. Lichtenberg
    April 15th, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    They work from here. Try to wait a while and go for it again.

  79. spiderman
    April 16th, 2016 @ 8:36 am

    ya I got both remaining vols downloaded,bt I got something to tell some people here,what are u saying,to send u translated versions of Mahabharata to ur e mail,what’s the sense in that?if they got it in any other language they wud publish that on the web, here only,for ALL,got me?so comment some other thing.bt I respect ur curiousness about this great epic to know in ur own language,so don’t get me wrong.

  80. spiderman
    April 16th, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    let’s hope for all other people to know the availability of Mahabharata epic’s pdf here.

  81. Ino Ryunohime
    June 8th, 2016 @ 2:21 am

    Thank You very very Much!
    I’ve downloaded all 12 Volumes and can’t wait to Read them..!
    I have Books to Read for College but I certainly will make myself the Time to read these Cultural Treasures! Thank You! ♥

  82. prashanth
    June 13th, 2016 @ 10:34 pm

    sir i want kannad pdf
    please send me our email

  83. Michael
    June 17th, 2016 @ 10:51 am

    Thanks! Praise Shiva! Lord Vishnu! Brahman. The Bhagavaan of India!

  84. irfan
    June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:05 pm

    Can any one help me to find mahabarrat pratisarg parvv 103 khand mantar no 4-7 ye kis volume mai nikle gha hope reply jaldi miljaye gha

  85. priyanka
    July 8th, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

    Very nice

  86. Shibi
    July 12th, 2016 @ 6:25 pm

    Sir please sens me mahabharatha in malayalam to shibu.k.789@gmail.com

  87. Ilya
    July 13th, 2016 @ 5:10 pm

    Some pages in the PDFs are unreadable due to bad scan… please review and rescan…

  88. Sanjay
    July 17th, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Thanks Sir for your efforts to bring this great Hindu epic free to all of us!! Can’t explain how grateful I feel for all the work you put in so that others can benefit and enjoy this masterpiece! Kudos.

  89. uday bhusal
    July 20th, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    i want mahabharat in hindi language please send to me my email

  90. ram
    August 14th, 2016 @ 7:17 am

    i want mahabharat in marathi language please send me to my email

  91. Nohad
    September 1st, 2016 @ 12:05 am

    Hey,Namaste!Wonderfull to find them all.Has anyone tried to read them on kindle?any thoughts?is it ok?

  92. ram
    October 13th, 2016 @ 5:18 am

    sir, can you send me veda vyas mahabharat in hindi to my mail id “ramrajpurohith31@gmail.com” thanks in advance!

  93. shivaprasad H M
    October 21st, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Can you pls send me a kannada version mahabharatha pdf file…

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