Bhagavata Purana [sanskrit]

140,807 words

This Sanskrit edition of the Bhagavatapurana. It is one of the traditional eighteen Mahapuranas presented as an encyclopedia of ancient Indian history and knowledge. The extant edition contains 12 books originally written in 18,000 Sanskrit verses

Verse 6.1.38

श्रीविष्णुदूता ऊचुः ।
यूयं वै धर्मराजस्य यदि निर्देशकारिणः ।
ब्रूत धर्मस्य नस्तत्त्वं यच्च धर्मस्य लक्षणम् ॥ ३८ ॥

śrīviṣṇudūtā ūcuḥ |
yūyaṃ vai dharmarājasya yadi nirdeśakāriṇaḥ |
brūta dharmasya nastattvaṃ yacca dharmasya lakṣaṇam || 38 ||

The Sanskrit text of Verse 6.1.38 is contained in the book Shrimad Bhagavat Maha Puranam by . This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (6.1.38). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shrivishnu, Duta, Yuya, Yushmad, Dharmaraja, Yadi, Yad, Nirdeshakarin, Dharma, Asmad, Tattva, Yat, Lakshana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Verse 6.1.38). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “śrīviṣṇudūtā ūcuḥ
  • śrīviṣṇu -
  • śrīviṣṇu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śrīviṣṇu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śrīviṣṇu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • dūtā* -
  • dūta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ūcuḥ -
  • uc (verb class 4)
    [perfect active third plural]
    vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active third plural]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • Line 2: “yūyaṃ vai dharmarājasya yadi nirdeśakāriṇaḥ
  • yūyam -
  • yu -> yūya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √yu class 2 verb], [accusative single from √yu class 6 verb], [accusative single from √yu class 9 verb]
    yu -> yūya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √yu class 2 verb], [accusative single from √yu class 2 verb], [nominative single from √yu class 6 verb], [accusative single from √yu class 6 verb], [nominative single from √yu class 9 verb], [accusative single from √yu class 9 verb]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative plural]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • dharmarājasya -
  • dharmarāja (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • yadi -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • nirdeśakāriṇaḥ -
  • nirdeśakārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    nirdeśakārin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 3: “brūta dharmasya nastattvaṃ yacca dharmasya lakṣaṇam
  • brūta -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • dharmasya -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • nas -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • tattvam -
  • tattva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yac -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dharmasya -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • lakṣaṇam -
  • lakṣaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    lakṣaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    lakṣaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Verse 6.1.38

Cover of edition (2012)

Shrimad Bhagavat Maha Puranam
by (2012)

Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur; 768 pages.

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Cover of edition (2011)

The Bhagavata Purana (5 Volumes)
by G. P. Bhatt (2011)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; 2241 pages. Edited By: Prof. J.L. Shastri

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Cover of edition (2013)

The Srimad Bhagavata Purana: Hindi Translation and Detailed Explanation
by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (2013)

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; 17691 pages; 18 volumes; Sanskrit Text, Word-to-Word Meaning, Hindi Translation and Detailed Explanation

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Cover of Bengali edition

Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana in Bengali
by (2018)

Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur; 2035 pages.

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Preview of verse 6.1.38 in Bengali sript:
শ্রীবিষ্ণুদূতা ঊচুঃ ।
যূযং বৈ ধর্মরাজস্য যদি নির্দেশকারিণঃ ।
ব্রূত ধর্মস্য নস্তত্ত্বং যচ্চ ধর্মস্য লক্ষণম্ ॥ ৩৮ ॥

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