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 10.12.29

ब्रह्मचर्यं महद्घोरं चीर्त्वा द्वादशवार्षिकम् ।
हिमवत्पार्श्वमभ्येत्य यो मया तपसार्चितः ॥ २९ ॥

brahmacaryaṃ mahadghoraṃ cīrtvā dvādaśavārṣikam |
himavatpārśvamabhyetya yo mayā tapasārcitaḥ || 29 ||

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

...prince of apes for the device on his standard, that hero who, desirous of vanquishing in a wrestling encounter the god of gods, the blue-throated lord of Uma, gratified...

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

Brahmacarya, Mahat, Ghoram, Ghora, Dvadashavarshika, Himavat, Parshva, Abhyetya, Yah, Maya, Asmad, Tapasa, Tapas, Arcitri, Arcita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 10.12.29). 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: “brahmacaryaṃ mahadghoraṃ cīrtvā dvādaśavārṣikam
  • brahmacaryam -
  • brahmacarya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • mahad -
  • atimahat (noun, masculine)
    mahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ghoram -
  • ghoram (indeclinable)
    ghora (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ghora (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ghorā (noun, feminine)
  • cīrtvā -
  • car -> cīrtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √car]
  • dvādaśavārṣikam -
  • dvādaśavārṣika (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dvādaśavārṣika (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “himavatpārśvamabhyetya yo mayā tapasārcitaḥ
  • himavat -
  • himavat (noun, masculine)
    himavat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • pārśvam -
  • pārśva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pārśva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pārśvā (noun, feminine)
  • abhyetya -
  • abhyetya (indeclinable)
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mayā -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    mayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental single]
  • tapasā -
  • tapasa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tapas (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • arcitaḥ -
  • arcitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    arcita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ṛc -> arcita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ṛc]
    ṛc -> arcita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ṛc]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 10.12.29

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 10.12.29 in Kannada sript:
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಚರ್ಯಂ ಮಹದ್ಘೋರಂ ಚೀರ್ತ್ವಾ ದ್ವಾದಶವಾರ್ಷಿಕಮ್ ।
ಹಿಮವತ್ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವಮಭ್ಯೇತ್ಯ ಯೋ ಮಯಾ ತಪಸಾರ್ಚಿತಃ ॥ ೨೯ ॥

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 10.12.29 in Bengali sript:
ব্রহ্মচর্যং মহদ্ঘোরং চীর্ত্বা দ্বাদশবার্ষিকম্ ।
হিমবত্পার্শ্বমভ্যেত্য যো মযা তপসার্চিতঃ ॥ ২৯ ॥

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 10.12.29 in Gujarati sript:
બ્રહ્મચર્યં મહદ્ઘોરં ચીર્ત્વા દ્વાદશવાર્ષિકમ્ ।
હિમવત્પાર્શ્વમભ્યેત્ય યો મયા તપસાર્ચિતઃ ॥ ૨૯ ॥

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 10.12.29 in Malayalam sript:
ബ്രഹ്മചര്യം മഹദ്ഘോരം ചീര്ത്വാ ദ്വാദശവാര്ഷികമ് ।
ഹിമവത്പാര്ശ്വമഭ്യേത്യ യോ മയാ തപസാര്ചിതഃ ॥ ൨൯ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 10.12.29 in Telugu sript:
బ్రహ్మచర్యం మహద్ఘోరం చీర్త్వా ద్వాదశవార్షికమ్ ।
హిమవత్పార్శ్వమభ్యేత్య యో మయా తపసార్చితః ॥ ౨౯ ॥

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