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 8.26.3

योधे त्वयि रथस्थे च मद्रराजे च सारथौ ।
रथश्रेष्ठो ध्रुवं संख्ये पार्थो नाभिभविष्यति ॥ ३ ॥

yodhe tvayi rathasthe ca madrarāje ca sārathau |
rathaśreṣṭho dhruvaṃ saṃkhye pārtho nābhibhaviṣyati || 3 ||

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...instants of time, the crows that were there were filled with great joy and began to caw more loudly. The swans also laughed in mockery, uttering many remarks disagreeable (to the crows). And they began to soar...

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

Yodha, Yushmad, Rathastha, Madraraja, Sarathi, Ratha, Shreshtha, Dhruvam, Dhruva, Sankhya, Partha, Nabh, Nabhi, Bhavishyat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 8.26.3). 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: “yodhe tvayi rathasthe ca madrarāje ca sārathau
  • yodhe -
  • yodha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yodhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    yudh (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • tvayi -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [locative single]
  • rathasthe -
  • rathastha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    rathastha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    rathasthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • madrarāje -
  • madrarāja (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sārathau -
  • sārathi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • Line 2: “rathaśreṣṭho dhruvaṃ saṃkhye pārtho nābhibhaviṣyati
  • ratha -
  • ratha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śreṣṭho* -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dhruvam -
  • dhruvam (indeclinable)
    dhruva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhruva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dhruvā (noun, feminine)
  • saṅkhye -
  • saṅkhya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    saṅkhya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    saṅkhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • pārtho* -
  • pārtha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nābhi -
  • nābhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nābhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nābhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    nābhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    nābhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    nābh (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • bhaviṣyati -
  • bhaviṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 8.26.3

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 8.26.3 in Kannada sript:
ಯೋಧೇ ತ್ವಯಿ ರಥಸ್ಥೇ ಚ ಮದ್ರರಾಜೇ ಚ ಸಾರಥೌ ।
ರಥಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠೋ ಧ್ರುವಂ ಸಂಖ್ಯೇ ಪಾರ್ಥೋ ನಾಭಿಭವಿಷ್ಯತಿ ॥ ೩ ॥

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 8.26.3 in Bengali sript:
যোধে ত্বযি রথস্থে চ মদ্ররাজে চ সারথৌ ।
রথশ্রেষ্ঠো ধ্রুবং সংখ্যে পার্থো নাভিভবিষ্যতি ॥ ৩ ॥

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 8.26.3 in Gujarati sript:
યોધે ત્વયિ રથસ્થે ચ મદ્રરાજે ચ સારથૌ ।
રથશ્રેષ્ઠો ધ્રુવં સંખ્યે પાર્થો નાભિભવિષ્યતિ ॥ ૩ ॥

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 8.26.3 in Malayalam sript:
യോധേ ത്വയി രഥസ്ഥേ ച മദ്രരാജേ ച സാരഥൌ ।
രഥശ്രേഷ്ഠോ ധ്രുവം സംഖ്യേ പാര്ഥോ നാഭിഭവിഷ്യതി ॥ ൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 8.26.3 in Telugu sript:
యోధే త్వయి రథస్థే చ మద్రరాజే చ సారథౌ ।
రథశ్రేష్ఠో ధ్రువం సంఖ్యే పార్థో నాభిభవిష్యతి ॥ ౩ ॥

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