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 12.26.16

हन्तीति मन्यते कश्चिन्न हन्तीत्यपि चापरे ।
स्वभावतस्तु नियतौ भूतानां प्रभवाप्ययौ ॥ १६ ॥

hantīti manyate kaścinna hantītyapi cāpare |
svabhāvatastu niyatau bhūtānāṃ prabhavāpyayau || 16 ||

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

...wives and other friends is like that of travellers in an inn.{GL_NOTE:174239:} one cannot obtain a lasting companionship with anyone. One cannot obtain such companionship with one’s own body. How then it can...

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

Hanti, Iti, Kah, Cinna, Itya, Api, Capa, Svabhavatah, Svabhavata, Niyata, Niyati, Bhuta, Prabhava, Prabhavan, Apyaya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.26.16). 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: “hantīti manyate kaścinna hantītyapi cāpare
  • hantī -
  • hanti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    han (verb class 2)
    [present active third single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • manyate -
  • man (verb class 4)
    [present middle third single], [present passive third single]
    man (verb class 8)
    [present passive third single]
  • kaś -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • cinna -
  • cinna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hantī -
  • hanti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    han (verb class 2)
    [present active third single]
  • itya -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    itya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    itya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    i -> itya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √i]
    i -> itya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> itya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • cāpa -
  • cāpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cāpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • re -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    ra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “svabhāvatastu niyatau bhūtānāṃ prabhavāpyayau
  • svabhāvatas -
  • svabhāvataḥ (indeclinable)
    svabhāvata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • niyatau -
  • niyata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    niyati (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • bhūtānām -
  • bhūta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    bhūta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    bhūtā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • prabhavā -
  • prabhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhavan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    prabhavan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prabhavā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • apyayau -
  • apyaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.26.16

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 12.26.16 in Kannada sript:
ಹನ್ತೀತಿ ಮನ್ಯತೇ ಕಶ್ಚಿನ್ನ ಹನ್ತೀತ್ಯಪಿ ಚಾಪರೇ ।
ಸ್ವಭಾವತಸ್ತು ನಿಯತೌ ಭೂತಾನಾಂ ಪ್ರಭವಾಪ್ಯಯೌ ॥ ೧೬ ॥

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 12.26.16 in Bengali sript:
হন্তীতি মন্যতে কশ্চিন্ন হন্তীত্যপি চাপরে ।
স্বভাবতস্তু নিযতৌ ভূতানাং প্রভবাপ্যযৌ ॥ ১৬ ॥

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 12.26.16 in Gujarati sript:
હન્તીતિ મન્યતે કશ્ચિન્ન હન્તીત્યપિ ચાપરે ।
સ્વભાવતસ્તુ નિયતૌ ભૂતાનાં પ્રભવાપ્યયૌ ॥ ૧૬ ॥

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 12.26.16 in Malayalam sript:
ഹന്തീതി മന്യതേ കശ്ചിന്ന ഹന്തീത്യപി ചാപരേ ।
സ്വഭാവതസ്തു നിയതൌ ഭൂതാനാം പ്രഭവാപ്യയൌ ॥ ൧൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.26.16 in Telugu sript:
హన్తీతి మన్యతే కశ్చిన్న హన్తీత్యపి చాపరే ।
స్వభావతస్తు నియతౌ భూతానాం ప్రభవాప్యయౌ ॥ ౧౬ ॥

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