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 12.3.15

ततोऽन्तरिक्षे ददृशे विश्वरूपः करालवान् ।
राक्षसो लोहितग्रीवः कृष्णाङ्गो मेघवाहनः ॥ १५ ॥

tato'ntarikṣe dadṛśe viśvarūpaḥ karālavān |
rākṣaso lohitagrīvaḥ kṛṣṇāṅgo meghavāhanaḥ || 15 ||

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

...made her round), that maiden of the fairest complexion passed by the son of Dhritarashtra (as she had passed others before him). Duryodhana, however, of Kuru’s race, could not tolerate that rejection of himself...

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

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Antariksha, Vishvarupa, Karala, Vat, Rakshasa, Lohitagriva, Krishnanga, Meghavahana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.3.15). 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: “tato'ntarikṣe dadṛśe viśvarūpaḥ karālavān
  • tato' -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • antarikṣe -
  • antarikṣa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • dadṛśe -
  • viśvarūpaḥ -
  • viśvarūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • karāla -
  • karāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    karāla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vān -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    -> vāt (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √ class 2 verb]
    -> vāt (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √ class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “rākṣaso lohitagrīvaḥ kṛṣṇāṅgo meghavāhanaḥ
  • rākṣaso* -
  • rākṣasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • lohitagrīvaḥ -
  • lohitagrīva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kṛṣṇāṅgo* -
  • kṛṣṇāṅga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • meghavāhanaḥ -
  • meghavāhana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.3.15

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 12.3.15 in Kannada sript:
ತತೋಽನ್ತರಿಕ್ಷೇ ದದೃಶೇ ವಿಶ್ವರೂಪಃ ಕರಾಲವಾನ್ ।
ರಾಕ್ಷಸೋ ಲೋಹಿತಗ್ರೀವಃ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಙ್ಗೋ ಮೇಘವಾಹನಃ ॥ ೧೫ ॥

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 12.3.15 in Bengali sript:
ততোঽন্তরিক্ষে দদৃশে বিশ্বরূপঃ করালবান্ ।
রাক্ষসো লোহিতগ্রীবঃ কৃষ্ণাঙ্গো মেঘবাহনঃ ॥ ১৫ ॥

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 12.3.15 in Gujarati sript:
તતોઽન્તરિક્ષે દદૃશે વિશ્વરૂપઃ કરાલવાન્ ।
રાક્ષસો લોહિતગ્રીવઃ કૃષ્ણાઙ્ગો મેઘવાહનઃ ॥ ૧૫ ॥

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 12.3.15 in Malayalam sript:
തതോഽന്തരിക്ഷേ ദദൃശേ വിശ്വരൂപഃ കരാലവാന് ।
രാക്ഷസോ ലോഹിതഗ്രീവഃ കൃഷ്ണാങ്ഗോ മേഘവാഹനഃ ॥ ൧൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 12.3.15 in Telugu sript:
తతోఽన్తరిక్షే దదృశే విశ్వరూపః కరాలవాన్ ।
రాక్షసో లోహితగ్రీవః కృష్ణాఙ్గో మేఘవాహనః ॥ ౧౫ ॥

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