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 11.20.17

द्रोणद्रौणायनी चोभौ यैरसि व्यसनीकृतः ।
रथर्षभाणां सर्वेषां कथमासीत्तदा मनः ॥ १७ ॥

droṇadrauṇāyanī cobhau yairasi vyasanīkṛtaḥ |
ratharṣabhāṇāṃ sarveṣāṃ kathamāsīttadā manaḥ || 17 ||

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...most beautiful ladies used to wait upon him, like thousands of celestial girls upon a sporting gandharva. Who again could endure my son Duhsaha, that slayer of heroic foes,...

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

Drona, Draunayani, Ubha, Yah, Yat, Asi, Vyasanin, Vyasani, Krit, Krita, Ratha, Rishabha, Sarva, Katham, Katha, Tada, Mana, Manas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 11.20.17). 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: “droṇadrauṇāyanī cobhau yairasi vyasanīkṛtaḥ
  • droṇa -
  • droṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    droṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • drauṇāyanī -
  • drauṇāyani (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • co -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ubhau -
  • ubha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • yair -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • asi -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present active second single]
  • vyasanī -
  • vyasanī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    vyasanī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    vyasanin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kṛtaḥ -
  • kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    kṛt (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [present active third dual]
  • Line 2: “ratharṣabhāṇāṃ sarveṣāṃ kathamāsīttadā manaḥ
  • rathar -
  • ratha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ṛṣabhāṇām -
  • ṛṣabha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    ṛṣabhā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • sarveṣām -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • āsīt -
  • ās (verb class 2)
    [aorist active third single], [injunctive active third single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • tadā* -
  • tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • manaḥ -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 11.20.17

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 11.20.17 in Kannada sript:
ದ್ರೋಣದ್ರೌಣಾಯನೀ ಚೋಭೌ ಯೈರಸಿ ವ್ಯಸನೀಕೃತಃ ।
ರಥರ್ಷಭಾಣಾಂ ಸರ್ವೇಷಾಂ ಕಥಮಾಸೀತ್ತದಾ ಮನಃ ॥ ೧೭ ॥

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 11.20.17 in Bengali sript:
দ্রোণদ্রৌণাযনী চোভৌ যৈরসি ব্যসনীকৃতঃ ।
রথর্ষভাণাং সর্বেষাং কথমাসীত্তদা মনঃ ॥ ১৭ ॥

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 11.20.17 in Gujarati sript:
દ્રોણદ્રૌણાયની ચોભૌ યૈરસિ વ્યસનીકૃતઃ ।
રથર્ષભાણાં સર્વેષાં કથમાસીત્તદા મનઃ ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 11.20.17 in Malayalam sript:
ദ്രോണദ്രൌണായനീ ചോഭൌ യൈരസി വ്യസനീകൃതഃ ।
രഥര്ഷഭാണാം സര്വേഷാം കഥമാസീത്തദാ മനഃ ॥ ൧൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 11.20.17 in Telugu sript:
ద్రోణద్రౌణాయనీ చోభౌ యైరసి వ్యసనీకృతః ।
రథర్షభాణాం సర్వేషాం కథమాసీత్తదా మనః ॥ ౧౭ ॥

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