How many verses are there in Mahabharata

Is this verse from Mahabharata included in the BORI edition of Mahabharata?

The Mahabharata: Volume 4



Familiarity with Sanskrit is dying out. The first decades of the 21st century are very different from the first decades of the 20th century. Complaining about the inevitable is useless. English is increasingly becoming a global language, courtesy of colonies (North America, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa) rather than a former colonialist If familiarity with the corpus is not to die out, it must be accessible in English.

There are many different versions or reviews of the Mahabharata. Produced between 1919 and 1966 the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune, however, the so-called critical issue. This is an authenticated text created by a scientific committee that tries to avoid later interpolation and to standardize the text across the different regional versions. This is the text in this translation. It should also be noted that the critical edition text is not always smooth. Sometimes the transition from one shloka to another is abrupt because the intervening shloka has been discarded. With the shloka in between, an uncritical version of the text is sometimes more useful. On a few occasions I have had the boldness to highlight this in the notes that I have included in my translation. In a slightly different sense, the quality of the text in something like Dana Dharma Parva is clearly inferior. It could not have been "composed" by the same person.


Section fifty-three

Yana-Sandhi Parva

Chapter 721 (58)

Dhritarashtra asked, "What did these two great-souls, Vasudeva and Arjuna, say? O incredibly wise! Tell me. I want to listen to your words."

Sanjaya said: "O King! O descendant of the Bharata lineage! Listen to me and I will tell you how I found Krishna and Dhananjaya and what these two brave ones said. O King! After purifying myself, I entered them Quarter of these gods Among the men who look at my toes and bind my hands in greeting, Abhimanyu and the twins are not allowed to enter the dwelling where the two Krishnas and Krishna are 127 and the beautiful Satyabhama dwell. Both were drunk with alcohol and both had their bodies smeared with sandalwood. They wore garlands, excellent robes and were adorned with divine ornaments. The two destroyers of the enemy sat on a large and golden couch, which was covered with many carpets. I saw that Keshava's feet were on Arjuna's lap. while the great-souled Arjunas were on Krishna and Satya. 128


127 Krishnaa, Droupadi.
128 Satyabhama.