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 8.15.5

स पाण्ड्यो नृपतिश्रेष्ठः सर्वशस्त्रभृतां वरः ।
कर्णस्यानीकमवधीत्परिभूत इवान्तकः ॥ ५ ॥

sa pāṇḍyo nṛpatiśreṣṭhaḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
karṇasyānīkamavadhītparibhūta ivāntakaḥ || 5 ||

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

...the sky shrouded with those hundreds of arrows shot (by both the warriors) looked, O monarch, as if it was covered with flights of locusts. Those arrows, decked with gold, issuing repeatedly in continuous lines...

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

Pandya, Shreshtha, Sarvashah, Tri, Tra, Abhrita, Vara, Varas, Iva, Antaka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 8.15.5). 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: “sa pāṇḍyo nṛpatiśreṣṭhaḥ sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • pāṇḍyo* -
  • pāṇḍya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nṛpati -
  • nṛpati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • śreṣṭhaḥ -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sarvaśas -
  • sarvaśaḥ (indeclinable)
  • tra -
  • tṛ (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    tra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • abhṛtām -
  • abhṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    bhṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third dual]
  • varaḥ -
  • varas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “karṇasyānīkamavadhītparibhūta ivāntakaḥ
  • Cannot analyse karṇasyānīkamavadhītparibhūta*iv
  • ivā -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • antakaḥ -
  • antaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 8.15.5

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 8.15.5 in Kannada sript:
ಸ ಪಾಣ್ಡ್ಯೋ ನೃಪತಿಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಃ ಸರ್ವಶಸ್ತ್ರಭೃತಾಂ ವರಃ ।
ಕರ್ಣಸ್ಯಾನೀಕಮವಧೀತ್ಪರಿಭೂತ ಇವಾನ್ತಕಃ ॥ ೫ ॥

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 8.15.5 in Bengali sript:
স পাণ্ড্যো নৃপতিশ্রেষ্ঠঃ সর্বশস্ত্রভৃতাং বরঃ ।
কর্ণস্যানীকমবধীত্পরিভূত ইবান্তকঃ ॥ ৫ ॥

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 8.15.5 in Gujarati sript:
સ પાણ્ડ્યો નૃપતિશ્રેષ્ઠઃ સર્વશસ્ત્રભૃતાં વરઃ ।
કર્ણસ્યાનીકમવધીત્પરિભૂત ઇવાન્તકઃ ॥ ૫ ॥

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 8.15.5 in Malayalam sript:
സ പാണ്ഡ്യോ നൃപതിശ്രേഷ്ഠഃ സര്വശസ്ത്രഭൃതാം വരഃ ।
കര്ണസ്യാനീകമവധീത്പരിഭൂത ഇവാന്തകഃ ॥ ൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 8.15.5 in Telugu sript:
స పాణ్డ్యో నృపతిశ్రేష్ఠః సర్వశస్త్రభృతాం వరః ।
కర్ణస్యానీకమవధీత్పరిభూత ఇవాన్తకః ॥ ౫ ॥

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