Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files

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.

Quotes from the Mahabharata

“Revenge is not always better,
but neither is forgiveness;
learn to know them both,
so that there is no problem.”

– Mahabharata

“The intoxication with power is worse than
drunkenness with liquor and such,
for who is drunk with power does not
come to his senses before he falls.”

– Mahabharata

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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.


See The Mahabharata movie here

We also have the Mahabharata in Hindi here:

Mahabharata in Hindi

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273 thoughts on “Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files”

  1. I am deeply grateful for your noble act of altruism and appreciate the simple method to download this noble book of ethnic ethics of Mahabharata.
    I am interested to know if you have the ebooks for Ramayana, MahaBhagvatam and other ethnic references to redefine life?

  2. Do one thing fully copy that and go to google translate and copy it there then copy that translation to a word pad then you can read it even in Kannada

  3. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I sincerely wish that the service you are doing to humanity and this universe – become manifold and come back to you in the form of abundant blessings.

  4. Can you please send me these wise books to my mail? I am really interested in reading them and learning about your interesting culture. Thanks in advance.

  5. I was a Drunken ediot, But I really thank you and your (team) for a wonderful book to the public.

    Thanks & Regards
    K K

  6. thanks Sir .Mahabharata English soft copy available .
    I think every person should be read Mahabharata ,in the life Mahabharata teach you .how to tackle problem in life , How to take decision in critical time,

    Thanks & Regards ,
    Ram Pawar.

  7. I do require Mahabharata and Ramayana in Kannada language. I have read children’s version books which are not elaborated. Kishora Bharata & Eleyara Ramayana.

    Kindly give a good books in Kannada for complete Mahābhārata and Ramayana.

    Kindly me mail me at


  8. Namaste
    Thank you.
    I am deeply privileged to have found access to yet another version of the great text.
    Plus a movie as bonus.
    Deeply grateful.

  9. Hindi version of Mahabharata is only a part.. it starts with chapter 74. Please provide link to the earlier chapters

  10. Hello,

    Can I get the same book in the kannada language. I’m gald that I got English version for better understanding I need kannada version

  11. Great work on translation of Mahabharat. Since the Bhagavad Gita is also a part of Mahabharat, where Lord Krishna help to self realize Arjun. From this very Platform I would Like to share the Bhagavad Gita as it is, audio in multi languages by eternal Religion. English, Hindi, Sanskrit slokas with Hindi translation, Gujrati, Arabic, Spanish and French.

    • Available as Print on Order from “Current Books”, Kerala. Literal Translation verse by verse from Sanskrit to Malayalam by Kunhikuttan Thamburan.


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