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 8.63.65

कर्णस्याशीविषनिभा रत्नसारवती दृढा ।
पुरंदरधनुःप्रख्या हस्तिकक्ष्या व्यराजत ॥ ६५ ॥

karṇasyāśīviṣanibhā ratnasāravatī dṛḍhā |
puraṃdaradhanuḥprakhyā hastikakṣyā vyarājata || 65 ||

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...to Arjuna once more with great speed. Asked, however, by Karna (who saw him but knew him not), he said these words, "You had sped me, O Karna, without having seen me. It was for this that I could not strike off...

English translation by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013) Read online Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (8.63.65). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Karna, Ashivisha, Nibha, Ratnasara, Vati, Dridha, Purandara, Dhanu, Dhanus, Prakhya, Hastikakshya, Vya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 8.63.65). 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: “karṇasyāśīviṣanibhā ratnasāravatī dṛḍhā
  • karṇasyā -
  • karṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • āśīviṣa -
  • āśīviṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nibhā* -
  • nibha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    nibhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ratnasāra -
  • ratnasāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vatī -
  • vatī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    vatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    vati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • dṛḍhā -
  • dṛḍhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “puraṃdaradhanuḥprakhyā hastikakṣyā vyarājata
  • purandara -
  • purandara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    purandara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhanuḥ -
  • dhanus (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    dhanu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    dhanu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • prakhyā* -
  • prakhya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prakhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • hastikakṣyā* -
  • hastikakṣya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • vya -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vi (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • arājata -
  • rāj (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second plural], [imperfect middle third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 8.63.65

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 8.63.65 in Kannada sript:
ಕರ್ಣಸ್ಯಾಶೀವಿಷನಿಭಾ ರತ್ನಸಾರವತೀ ದೃಢಾ ।
ಪುರಂದರಧನುಃಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾ ಹಸ್ತಿಕಕ್ಷ್ಯಾ ವ್ಯರಾಜತ ॥ ೬೫ ॥

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 8.63.65 in Bengali sript:
কর্ণস্যাশীবিষনিভা রত্নসারবতী দৃঢা ।
পুরংদরধনুঃপ্রখ্যা হস্তিকক্ষ্যা ব্যরাজত ॥ ৬৫ ॥

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 8.63.65 in Gujarati sript:
કર્ણસ્યાશીવિષનિભા રત્નસારવતી દૃઢા ।
પુરંદરધનુઃપ્રખ્યા હસ્તિકક્ષ્યા વ્યરાજત ॥ ૬૫ ॥

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 8.63.65 in Malayalam sript:
കര്ണസ്യാശീവിഷനിഭാ രത്നസാരവതീ ദൃഢാ ।
പുരംദരധനുഃപ്രഖ്യാ ഹസ്തികക്ഷ്യാ വ്യരാജത ॥ ൬൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 8.63.65 in Telugu sript:
కర్ణస్యాశీవిషనిభా రత్నసారవతీ దృఢా ।
పురందరధనుఃప్రఖ్యా హస్తికక్ష్యా వ్యరాజత ॥ ౬౫ ॥

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