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Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files

Posted on | July 28, 2011 | 216 Comments

The Mahabharata Download PDF

Mahabharata. Here is the complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original Sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy. Each of the 12 volumes is 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. If you happen to have the Mahabharata in Tamil, Hindi, Marathi or Kannada, please send it to me and I will publish it here.

Mahabharata - English PDF
The complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original Sanskrit text
Written by: Pratap Chandra Roy
Edition: First
ISBN: None
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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Mahabharata in Hindi

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

  1. Raaj
    December 21st, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

    Could you pls share kannada version to mailmadinange@gmail.com

  2. sachin hp
    December 29th, 2016 @ 8:31 am

    sir can you please share the kannada version of the entire mahabharatha to sachinhp02@gmail.com

  3. sachin hp
    December 29th, 2016 @ 8:34 am

    sir please the share the kannada vesion of your volume to sachinhp02@gmail.com

  4. Harsha.m
    February 3rd, 2019 @ 6:34 am

    Can u send me the kannada version of mahabharatha

  5. Vigneshwaran.S
    January 1st, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

    Wonderful work sir!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work

  6. Prashanth Naik
    January 2nd, 2017 @ 7:13 am

    Dear sir please send on Kannada pdf version

  7. Shashi
    January 2nd, 2017 @ 9:06 am

    Can you please send me the Kannada version of Mahabharata

  8. Padma
    January 2nd, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

    Sir Please share Kannada version

    January 3rd, 2017 @ 2:40 am

    I need Original Mahabharta in kannada preferably in book print. Since there is no good translation of this great epic in kannada at present in the market.

    Once Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bangalore had published which is out of stock.

    January 3rd, 2017 @ 2:50 am

    I’m very exited to have found this, could you please send the kannada version of complete Veda vyasa Mahabharata

    At present there is no Kannada Version of this epic available in the market.

  11. Shri Lakshmi B S
    January 5th, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    Sir can you please share kannada version

  12. Prasad b n
    January 6th, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

    Please share D.Alasingachar Mahabharata in Kannada

  13. sachin hp
    January 20th, 2017 @ 8:12 pm

    sir please share the kannada version of mahabharatha to my email sachinhp02@gmail.com

  14. Vikas
    January 23rd, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    Hi wr can I get the Kannada version.

  15. Venkata Raju
    February 4th, 2017 @ 9:10 am

    The book title shows it is written by ‘Kisari Mohan Ganguli’. Wrong image i guess.

    The book written by Ganguli is mentioned here: http://www.holybooks.com/the-mahabharata-of-vyasa-english-prose-translation/

  16. Divya
    February 7th, 2017 @ 5:13 pm

    Please share marathi version

  17. Nanda Kishore
    February 18th, 2017 @ 1:09 pm


    Can you please provide complete volume of Mahabharatam in Telugu.

  18. Shashikiran
    March 6th, 2017 @ 9:17 am

    Sir can you pls share the Kannada version of complete vyasa Mahabharata to shashismartha@gmail.com

  19. NAVEEN
    March 8th, 2017 @ 5:56 am

    Please add telugu version

  20. yaswanth
    March 10th, 2017 @ 6:38 am

    sir, can u please sent me a telugu version book to my mail

  21. Siddu
    March 12th, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    Plz share full Kannada version thanz

    April 5th, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

    Please let me know when you are ready with kannada translation of Vsysa Mahabharata. It will be highly appreciated.

  23. bipin
    April 5th, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    yes we want Kannada version

  24. Kushal thacker
    April 7th, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    Thank u so much i was finding ramayana & mahabharat since long time finally i got it very happy bt still one question can i get a hardcopy of real ramayan & mahabharat in english from any book store??

  25. Lichtenberg
    April 8th, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

    Hi Kushal, sure you can get them from Amazon and have them shipped: Find them here: http://amzn.to/2npzzIu

  26. Sivakumar
    April 18th, 2017 @ 10:31 am

    Is Mahabharata available in Tamil version? Please provide the link if it is available.

  27. priya
    April 20th, 2017 @ 8:58 am

    Need Tamizh version

  28. dhanush vinod
    May 5th, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

    was searching for pdf from long back.

  29. sreenath
    May 21st, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    sir is there mahabharatham in telugu version

  30. manoj
    June 6th, 2017 @ 11:26 am

    sir plz provide kannada version tq

  31. G Murali
    June 17th, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    Please can you provide a Kannada version thank you

  32. abcd
    June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:46 pm


    June 29th, 2017 @ 7:26 pm

    Can you please publish Telugu version

  34. Kiran
    July 12th, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

    Please can u publish in kannada version

  35. priya
    July 27th, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    Please provide Tamizh version of all volumes of MAHABHARATHAM

  36. Rahul Poddar
    July 30th, 2017 @ 7:21 am

    Great work.Finally I will be able to read the complete book.

  37. Aditya Chhatre
    August 19th, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    Please will you provide Marathi version

  38. Per Backman
    August 20th, 2017 @ 7:15 am

    Great!Thanks! Very nice to have it as PDF, so I can search for special words and themes!

  39. Chandra Ravikumar
    August 21st, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Thank you very much for giving the people this Free PDF version. It enables us, who otherwise may not be able to afford to buy the print versions, which run into thousands for the whole set. I do not think that there are full and complete translations of the MahaaBhaaratha in any other national language than Maraathi. This is the reason why most of the people of this land of Bhaaratha, who do not know Samskritham, have not read the original and full Ithihaasa as written by Vedha Vyaasa Maharishi. It is Sri Pratap Chandra Roy’s dedication in the last years of the 19th C that has brought an English translation to us.

    It is the tragedy of our nation and a shame that the government has never offered to subsidize the translation of this Our Very Own Ithihaasa into all the languages of Bhaaratha. Even if we accept that we have been the cause of the misfortune of a black government for sixty- five years, blackness of ignorance, greed, self-abnegation, cowardice, treachery, yet I wonder at the extremely wealthy individuals, families and institutions of our land. One amongst them from each language group would not even have felt a dent in their purses if they had financed a translation. Maybe we have ro learn Samskritham, which will be a good thing.

    I must call your attention to the date you have given orthe MahaaBhaaratha. “Nearly 3000 years” is totally erroneous. 3000 years ago from present is around 1000 BCE (before christian era.) That was more than 200 years AFTER the date of the Trojan War. (The date given by western academia.) Even if the date given for the presence of The Buddha on earth (which it is not) did the story of the MahaaBhaaratha take place only 500 years before The Buddha? Our own Kali Samvatsara Panchaangam that is followed for thousands of years in our Land, and the Sankalpa that we have recited for thousands of years on our Land, give the story of the MahaaBhaaratha a date of around 3200 years BCE, that 5000+ years BP (before present). I think we should rightly accept our own sources as authority and not the academia of the western universities. Please give some thought to this and effect the necessary corrections.

    And thank you again on my behalf and the behalf of millions of students of our ITHIHAASAS.

  40. Ramesh Chandran
    August 29th, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

    Dear Sir,
    There is two Malayalam translations are available. One is in poem and one is in prose. The prose version was published in 1965 and the poetry version is older than that.
    Thank you.

  41. Vineetha
    September 4th, 2017 @ 6:41 am

    Can you please publish all the volumes in Mahabharata in Telugu Language.

    Thanks in Advance

  42. Vineetha
    September 4th, 2017 @ 7:39 am

    Dear Sir,

    Can you please post all volumes in Mahabharata in Telugu Language.

    Thanks in Advance.

  43. subramani
    September 19th, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Can you please post all volumes in Mahabharata in kannada Language.
    Thanks in Advance.

  44. Vijay
    September 20th, 2017 @ 12:35 pm


    I have Mahabharatha in telugu. Please write to me.


  45. Surya
    October 20th, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

    Please send Mahabharata telugu version

  46. Shivaji Balam
    September 27th, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

    Hi Vineetha,
    can you provide me the Mahabharatha in telugu.

  47. Mohammed
    October 1st, 2017 @ 9:42 am

    Hi sir can u plz send Mahabharatham in Telugu PDF to my mail.. thank You

  48. Jagadish
    October 10th, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    Dear sir/madam,
    can you send me Sampoorna Mahabharata Kannada version to my email address.

  49. Rakshith
    October 12th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Please send kannada version

  50. Nieves
    October 26th, 2017 @ 9:07 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Can you please post all volumes in Mahabharata in Spanish.

    Thanks in Advance.

  51. Nikita
    October 27th, 2017 @ 5:44 pm

    I love the story of the book

  52. Sreevathsa
    November 3rd, 2017 @ 4:38 am

    Can I please get the kannada version of this epic book

  53. Shounak
    November 7th, 2017 @ 7:21 am

    Thank you.

  54. Sohag Mohanta
    November 18th, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

    I need a Bangla version of this Holy Book. If you have this please confirm me..

  55. Sapna shetty
    December 1st, 2017 @ 5:58 am

    Thank u so much for uploading the 12 volumes of mahabharatha ebooks
    I would loved to have the 12 volumes in a book form

  56. V.S.Rajagopal
    December 2nd, 2017 @ 1:11 am

    Thank you very much

  57. Lichtenberg
    December 12th, 2017 @ 11:01 am


  58. Niketh S A
    December 26th, 2017 @ 7:31 am

    Can I get the Kannada version of this book please

  59. Steven
    December 27th, 2017 @ 10:49 pm

    Thank you very much. Years ago i found a translated copy of the Mahabharata when i was cleaning out an abandoned house. I didn’t know what to epect when i started to read it but my soul was uplifted by the wisdom in it and since then i wanted to know more about it. I am gratefull to have found the complete version.

  60. Kameshwara Rao
    January 19th, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

    Can I get the telugu version of this book please

  61. Kameshwara Rao
    January 19th, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

    Can I get the Mahabaratham and Bhagavatham important points prathyaka adhyayanamu telugu version of this book please

  62. Hema
    February 28th, 2018 @ 11:19 am

    Can I get the Mahabharatha, bhagavadgitha and bhagavatha in Kannada version please.

  63. Bharat
    March 16th, 2018 @ 8:39 pm

    Download never works. It seems lower end server is used. Wastage of couple of hours waiting to download that too on 4G speed. Shame.

  64. Lichtenberg
    March 18th, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

    Hi Bharat, everything works perfect from here. And I can assure you that I am not user a lower end server setup. The server is dedicated, has a gigabit upload and it runs with CDN across the globe, meaning that all content is replicated on about 20 servers world wide for ultra fast response and download time. I have reviewed the logs from the previous days and I see no outage, so I strongly suspect the error is on your system or connection.

  65. Rahul Ghosh
    April 7th, 2018 @ 8:41 pm

    Can I get Mahabharat & Bhagabwat Gita in Bengali….

  66. giresh
    May 18th, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    can i get mahabharatam in telugu version plss

  67. Sankar Iyer
    May 24th, 2018 @ 9:47 am

    Thank you HolyBooks for providing this.

    Knowing our History and that too, an epic such as Mahabharata is indeed a necessity in today’s world for every Indian and the world in total.

    Every individual should be encouraged to read and know this and this should also be part of our school curriculum for our present and future generations.

    Thank you once again. God Bless!

  68. Lichtenberg
    May 24th, 2018 @ 10:53 am

    You are welcome :-)


  69. Vijay Shekhar Kasturi
    June 21st, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

    Is there Mahabharat in telugu version .
    If there please share

  70. Shashi
    June 3rd, 2018 @ 9:23 am

    Hi Sir thank you so much for your contribution.

    If you have the Mahabharatha in kannada please do share me.

    My emaild id : shashidharmagaji7@gmail.com

  71. Satya S Narina
    June 5th, 2018 @ 4:41 pm


  72. venkateseh
    June 10th, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    is the entire volume is in Tamil. if yes, pls share thanks.

  73. prashanth kumar
    June 12th, 2018 @ 10:11 am

    sir looking for kannada version, if yes plz send to l.prashanthkumar22@gmail.com

  74. Indra
    July 25th, 2018 @ 12:16 am

    Would like to check if you did have this Mausala Parva, which is part of Mahabharata.

    Thank you for sharing the details and the PDF. Appericate it.

  75. Harini
    July 25th, 2018 @ 2:34 pm

    Sir, looking for kannada version. Please send to harini.ecgeek@gmail.com

  76. Deepak
    August 2nd, 2018 @ 3:40 pm

    Excellent work. Would like to read in kannada version. Please do share the details to my email ID

  77. Shivaji Mazumder
    August 6th, 2018 @ 9:00 am

    Fantastic piece of work. A great treasure and definitely better than reading C Rajagoplacharya’s version that we as students are so familiar with. Liked its authenticity and detail and it has become the one-stop reference on the Mahabharata for me. Coming across it is a real piece of luck. Thanks to all those who made the effort to make this available on the net.

  78. Krishna
    September 14th, 2018 @ 2:52 pm



  79. Shabarish
    September 16th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    I need Kannada version please send me

  80. Rajesh
    October 13th, 2018 @ 7:34 am

    hello sir, can you share kannada full version to rr125808@gmail.com

    thank u

  81. Shivam
    November 1st, 2018 @ 4:57 am

    It is a good fortune i am able to download this huge comprehensive mahabharatnin english. This is a very good translation.

  82. om
    November 2nd, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    please send me a marathi version to ommadankar67@gmail.com

  83. Srinidhi
    November 9th, 2018 @ 8:06 am

    Hi Sir,

    Can you please share the kannada version of mahabharatha to srinidhiswetha87@gmail.com

  84. Kristi
    November 23rd, 2018 @ 6:17 pm

    Can you please share the kannada version of mahabharatha to pushpakngowda@gmail.com

  85. kalyan d
    November 24th, 2018 @ 9:49 am

    i need telugu version my mail id is kalyanderangula489@gmail.com

    December 9th, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

    Can u please share me the complete telugu version to my mail ID

    December 9th, 2018 @ 6:16 pm

    I need telugu version, My mail id is nagasarapubhavani@gmail.com

  88. Bharath
    December 19th, 2018 @ 6:06 am

    Can you please share the kannada version of mahabharatha to bharathrajashekar@gmail.com

  89. vinutha
    December 19th, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    sir can you please share the kannada version of the entire mahabharatha to vinutha.jadav92@gmail.com

  90. vinutha
    December 19th, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    pls send kannada version to vinutha.jadav92@gmail.com

  91. Bibhuti
    January 6th, 2019 @ 12:47 pm

    I need a odia version please send

  92. Ranganath C L
    January 19th, 2019 @ 12:36 am

    Sir Please send me the Kannada version of Mahabharath to bhuvancr@gmail.com

  93. Srihari
    January 30th, 2019 @ 10:51 am

    Please send me English version of Mahabharatha

  94. Harsha.m
    February 3rd, 2019 @ 6:39 am

    Sir i need kannada version of mahabharatha ,pls send me sir

  95. Rakesh
    February 7th, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    Hi sir
    Could you please send me Telugu version

  96. Rukmani
    March 22nd, 2019 @ 5:52 am

    Humble request to send me full set of srmahabharatham in Tamil

    Thanks in advance

  97. Sekar
    April 3rd, 2019 @ 10:34 am

    Kindly provide the book in Tamil, and also let me know the other available Hindu religios books

  98. GURU
    May 22nd, 2019 @ 11:52 am

    Can you please share kannada version to the above mention email id

    May 27th, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

    Sir can you sent me the as one book in my mail

  100. Sudhibrata Ray
    June 5th, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

    I’m extremely thankful for making available the English version of Mahabharata translated from Sanskrit. It is a rare collection and an invaluable asset.

  101. Ravi
    June 25th, 2019 @ 7:22 am

    Please share the Kannada Version .it will be helpful
    Thank you

    August 19th, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

    I almost read all the topics that’s a great work by your team and i found the site late thats the great

  103. exposing the ancient nephilim gods
    August 20th, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

    Why have the last six sections of the sanskrit mahabharata texts not been included here?
    ie: the

    Book 13: Anusasana Parva
    Book 14: Aswamedha Parva
    Book 15: Asramavasika Parva
    Book 16: Mausala Parva
    Book 17: Mahaprasthanika Parva
    Book 18: Svargarohanika Parva

    do you have the ramayana and vedas as well?

  104. manohar n
    August 24th, 2019 @ 9:58 am

    could you share me kannada version sir @muralimanohar725@gmail.com

  105. Varun k m
    September 10th, 2019 @ 7:49 pm

    Can i get mahabharatha in kannada version

  106. Khach
    September 30th, 2019 @ 12:15 pm

    I’m thankful for the English version of Mahabharata translated from Sanskrit.

  107. netra sharma
    October 24th, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

    me interested in oriental philosophy.

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