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 9.42.28

वैशंपायन उवाच ।
शृणुष्वैतदुपाख्यानं यथावृत्तं जनेश्वर ।
यथा बिभेद समयं नमुचेर्वासवः पुरा ॥ २८ ॥

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
śṛṇuṣvaitadupākhyānaṃ yathāvṛttaṃ janeśvara |
yathā bibheda samayaṃ namucervāsavaḥ purā || 28 ||

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

...blood in her current. Then, O king, many Rakshasas came, O Bharata, and lived happily there, drinking the blood that flowed. Exceedingly gratified with that blood...

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

Vaishampayana, Shu, Akhyana, Yathavritta, Janeshvara, Yatha, Samaya, Namuci, Vasava, Vasu, Pura, Pur,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 9.42.28). 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: “vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca
  • vaiśampāyana* -
  • vaiśampāyana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “śṛṇuṣvaitadupākhyānaṃ yathāvṛttaṃ janeśvara
  • śṛṇu -
  • śru (verb class 5)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ṣvai -
  • ṣu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ṣū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • aita -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second plural], [imperfect middle third single]
  • du -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • -
  • pa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ākhyānam -
  • ākhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yathāvṛttam -
  • yathāvṛtta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yathāvṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yathāvṛttā (noun, feminine)
  • janeśvara -
  • janeśvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 3: “yathā bibheda samayaṃ namucervāsavaḥ purā
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
  • bibheda -
  • bhid (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    bhid (verb class 7)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • samayam -
  • samaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    samayā (noun, feminine)
  • namucer -
  • namuci (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • vāsavaḥ -
  • vāsava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vāsu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • purā -
  • purā (indeclinable)
    pur (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    purā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 9.42.28

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 9.42.28 in Kannada sript:
ವೈಶಂಪಾಯನ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಶೃಣುಷ್ವೈತದುಪಾಖ್ಯಾನಂ ಯಥಾವೃತ್ತಂ ಜನೇಶ್ವರ ।
ಯಥಾ ಬಿಭೇದ ಸಮಯಂ ನಮುಚೇರ್ವಾಸವಃ ಪುರಾ ॥ ೨೮ ॥

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 9.42.28 in Bengali sript:
বৈশংপাযন উবাচ ।
শৃণুষ্বৈতদুপাখ্যানং যথাবৃত্তং জনেশ্বর ।
যথা বিভেদ সমযং নমুচের্বাসবঃ পুরা ॥ ২৮ ॥

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 9.42.28 in Gujarati sript:
વૈશંપાયન ઉવાચ ।
શૃણુષ્વૈતદુપાખ્યાનં યથાવૃત્તં જનેશ્વર ।
યથા બિભેદ સમયં નમુચેર્વાસવઃ પુરા ॥ ૨૮ ॥

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 9.42.28 in Malayalam sript:
വൈശംപായന ഉവാച ।
ശൃണുഷ്വൈതദുപാഖ്യാനം യഥാവൃത്തം ജനേശ്വര ।
യഥാ ബിഭേദ സമയം നമുചേര്വാസവഃ പുരാ ॥ ൨൮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 9.42.28 in Telugu sript:
వైశంపాయన ఉవాచ ।
శృణుష్వైతదుపాఖ్యానం యథావృత్తం జనేశ్వర ।
యథా బిభేద సమయం నముచేర్వాసవః పురా ॥ ౨౮ ॥

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