Mahabharata [sanskrit]

699,462 words | ISBN-10: 812150094X | ISBN-13: 9788121500944

The Sanskrit edition of the Mahabharata, one of the largest epic poems ever written, consisting of 100,000 metrical verses. Consisting of 18 books, the Mahabharata details the history and legends concerning ancient India (Bharata), including a major battle campaign involving the Kauravas and the Pandavas, also known as the Kurukshetra War. This portion also contains the Bhagavad-Gita. Alternative titles: Mahābhārata (महाभारत).

Verse 8.5.24

ईदृशैर्यद्यहं दुःखैर्न विनश्यामि संजय ।
वज्राद्दृढतरं मन्ये हृदयं मम दुर्भिदम् ॥ २४ ॥

īdṛśairyadyahaṃ duḥkhairna vinaśyāmi saṃjaya |
vajrāddṛḍhataraṃ manye hṛdayaṃ mama durbhidam || 24 ||

Note! This is not a direct translation of the verse, but merely an approximate preview.

...Sahadeva by means of his straight shafts and made him carless, slew him not from compassion and considerations of virtue,—he who, with Shakra’s dart, slew that prince of rakshasas, Ghatotkaca, who from desire of...

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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 (8.5.24). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Idrisha, Yadi, Yad, Aha, Asmad, Duhkha, Vina, Sanjaya, Vajra, Dridhatara, Manya, Mani, Hridaya, Durbhida,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 8.5.24). 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: “īdṛśairyadyahaṃ duḥkhairna vinaśyāmi saṃjaya
  • īdṛśair -
  • īdṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    īdṛśa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • yadya -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • duḥkhair -
  • duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vina -
  • vina (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vina (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śyāmi -
  • śā (verb class 4)
    [present active first single]
  • sañjaya -
  • sañjaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sañjaya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “vajrāddṛḍhataraṃ manye hṛdayaṃ mama durbhidam
  • vajrād -
  • vajra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    vajra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • dṛḍhataram -
  • dṛḍhatara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dṛḍhatara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dṛḍhatarā (noun, feminine)
  • manye -
  • manya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    manya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    manyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    manī (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    man (verb class 4)
    [present middle first single], [present passive first single]
    man (verb class 8)
    [present passive first single]
  • hṛdayam -
  • hṛdaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    hṛdaya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    hṛdayā (noun, feminine)
  • mama -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • durbhidam -
  • durbhida (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    durbhida (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    durbhidā (noun, feminine)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 8.5.24

Cover of edition (2003)

The Mahabharata in Kannada (Set of 32 Volumes)
by Bharatha Darshana Bangalore (2003)

ಶ್ರೇಮಹಭಾರತ [ಮಹಾಭಾರತ]; 13907 pages;

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Preview of verse 8.5.24 in Kannada sript:
ಈದೃಶೈರ್ಯದ್ಯಹಂ ದುಃಖೈರ್ನ ವಿನಶ್ಯಾಮಿ ಸಂಜಯ ।
ವಜ್ರಾದ್ದೃಢತರಂ ಮನ್ಯೇ ಹೃದಯಂ ಮಮ ದುರ್ಭಿದಮ್ ॥ ೨೪ ॥

Cover of edition (2008)

The Complete Mahabharata (9 volumes)
by M. N. Dutt (2008)

6415 pages; Sanskrit Text with English Translation; [Edited By: Dr. Ishwar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali] [Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2017)

Mahabharata (Hindi Translation, Six Volumes)
by Sahityacharya Pandit Ramnarayandutt Shastri Pandey "Ram" (2017)

7350 pages; [महाभारत] [Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur] 44 Color and Black/white illustrations.

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Cover of Bengali edition

The Mahabharata in Bengali (Two Volumes)
by Akshay Library, Kolkata (2019)

3049 pages; [মহাভারত] [মহার্ষী বদভ্যাস (Maharishi Vedvyas)]

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Preview of verse 8.5.24 in Bengali sript:
ঈদৃশৈর্যদ্যহং দুঃখৈর্ন বিনশ্যামি সংজয ।
বজ্রাদ্দৃঢতরং মন্যে হৃদযং মম দুর্ভিদম্ ॥ ২৪ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Mahabharat in Gujarati (20 Volumes)
by Dinkar Joshi (દિનકર જોશી) (2010)

14252 pages; [મહાભારત] [Publisher: Pravin Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot]

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Preview of verse 8.5.24 in Gujarati sript:
ઈદૃશૈર્યદ્યહં દુઃખૈર્ન વિનશ્યામિ સંજય ।
વજ્રાદ્દૃઢતરં મન્યે હૃદયં મમ દુર્ભિદમ્ ॥ ૨૪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

Shri Mahabharatam in Malayalam (2 volumes)
by Swami Mridananda (2018)

1681 pages; [Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur]

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Preview of verse 8.5.24 in Malayalam sript:
ഈദൃശൈര്യദ്യഹം ദുഃഖൈര്ന വിനശ്യാമി സംജയ ।
വജ്രാദ്ദൃഢതരം മന്യേ ഹൃദയം മമ ദുര്ഭിദമ് ॥ ൨൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)


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Preview of verse 8.5.24 in Telugu sript:
ఈదృశైర్యద్యహం దుఃఖైర్న వినశ్యామి సంజయ ।
వజ్రాద్దృఢతరం మన్యే హృదయం మమ దుర్భిదమ్ ॥ ౨౪ ॥

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