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 8.66.7

तमब्रवीन्मद्रराजो महात्मा वैकर्तनं प्रेक्ष्य हि संहितेषुम् ।
न कर्ण ग्रीवामिषुरेष प्राप्स्यते संलक्ष्य संधत्स्व शरं शिरोघ्नम् ॥ ७ ॥

tamabravīnmadrarājo mahātmā vaikartanaṃ prekṣya hi saṃhiteṣum |
na karṇa grīvāmiṣureṣa prāpsyate saṃlakṣya saṃdhatsva śaraṃ śiroghnam || 7 ||

Note! The following is not a translation of the above verse, but merely an arbitrary extract of the English text.

...the hearts of the Kurus, fell, and loud wails of "Oh!" and "Alas!" arose (from the Kuru army). Beholding that standard cut off and thrown down by that hero of Kuru’s race possessed of great lightness of hand, your...

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

Madraraja, Mahatma, Vaikartana, Prekshya, Samhiteshu, Karna, Griva, Ishu, Esha, Pra, Samlakshya, Sat, Shara, Shira, Shiras, Ghna,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 8.66.7). 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: “tamabravīnmadrarājo mahātmā vaikartanaṃ prekṣya hi saṃhiteṣum
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • abravīn -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • madrarājo* -
  • madrarāja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mahātmā* -
  • mahātmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vaikartanam -
  • vaikartana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vaikartana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vaikartanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • prekṣya -
  • prekṣya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prekṣya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • saṃhiteṣum -
  • saṃhiteṣu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    saṃhiteṣu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “na karṇa grīvāmiṣureṣa prāpsyate saṃlakṣya saṃdhatsva śaraṃ śiroghnam
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karṇa -
  • karṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • grīvām -
  • grīvā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • iṣur -
  • iṣu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eṣa -
  • eṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    eṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single], [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    iṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • prā -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    pra (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
    prā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • āpsya -
  • āp (verb class 5)
    [aorist middle first single]
  • ate -
  • saṃlakṣya -
  • saṃlakṣya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saṃlakṣya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • san -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    sat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    sam (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • dhatsva -
  • dhā (verb class 3)
    [imperative middle second single]
  • śaram -
  • śara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śaran (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    śaran (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
  • śiro -
  • śiras (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ghnam -
  • ghna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ghna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ghnā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 8.66.7

Cover of edition (2013)

The complete Mahabharata (12 Volumes)
by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013)

4900 pages; [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.] ISBN: ‎ 812150094X or 9788121500944;

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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 8.66.7 in Kannada sript:
ತಮಬ್ರವೀನ್ಮದ್ರರಾಜೋ ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾ ವೈಕರ್ತನಂ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷ್ಯ ಹಿ ಸಂಹಿತೇಷುಮ್ ।
ನ ಕರ್ಣ ಗ್ರೀವಾಮಿಷುರೇಷ ಪ್ರಾಪ್ಸ್ಯತೇ ಸಂಲಕ್ಷ್ಯ ಸಂಧತ್ಸ್ವ ಶರಂ ಶಿರೋಘ್ನಮ್ ॥ ೭ ॥

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 8.66.7 in Bengali sript:
তমব্রবীন্মদ্ররাজো মহাত্মা বৈকর্তনং প্রেক্ষ্য হি সংহিতেষুম্ ।
ন কর্ণ গ্রীবামিষুরেষ প্রাপ্স্যতে সংলক্ষ্য সংধত্স্ব শরং শিরোঘ্নম্ ॥ ৭ ॥

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 8.66.7 in Gujarati sript:
તમબ્રવીન્મદ્રરાજો મહાત્મા વૈકર્તનં પ્રેક્ષ્ય હિ સંહિતેષુમ્ ।
ન કર્ણ ગ્રીવામિષુરેષ પ્રાપ્સ્યતે સંલક્ષ્ય સંધત્સ્વ શરં શિરોઘ્નમ્ ॥ ૭ ॥

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 8.66.7 in Malayalam sript:
തമബ്രവീന്മദ്രരാജോ മഹാത്മാ വൈകര്തനം പ്രേക്ഷ്യ ഹി സംഹിതേഷുമ് ।
ന കര്ണ ഗ്രീവാമിഷുരേഷ പ്രാപ്സ്യതേ സംലക്ഷ്യ സംധത്സ്വ ശരം ശിരോഘ്നമ് ॥ ൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 8.66.7 in Telugu sript:
తమబ్రవీన్మద్రరాజో మహాత్మా వైకర్తనం ప్రేక్ష్య హి సంహితేషుమ్ ।
న కర్ణ గ్రీవామిషురేష ప్రాప్స్యతే సంలక్ష్య సంధత్స్వ శరం శిరోఘ్నమ్ ॥ ౭ ॥

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