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 12.69.29

सम्यग्दण्डधरो नित्यं राजा धर्ममवाप्नुयात् ।
नृपस्य सततं दण्डः सम्यग्धर्मे प्रशस्यते ॥ २९ ॥

samyagdaṇḍadharo nityaṃ rājā dharmamavāpnuyāt |
nṛpasya satataṃ daṇḍaḥ samyagdharme praśasyate || 29 ||

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

...what has been laid down by those that pour ten libations upon the fire at ten times of the day.—For them that perform the sacrifice of penance, the Yoga they endeavour to effect with Brahma is their ladle; the...

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

Samyak, Dandadhara, Nityam, Nitya, Raja, Dharma, Ava, Nripa, Satatam, Satata, Danda, Prashasyata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.69.29). 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: “samyagdaṇḍadharo nityaṃ rājā dharmamavāpnuyāt
  • samyag -
  • samyak (indeclinable)
  • daṇḍadharo* -
  • daṇḍadhara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nityam -
  • nityam (indeclinable)
    nitya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nitya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nityā (noun, feminine)
  • rājā* -
  • rāja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    rājā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
  • avā -
  • ava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [instrumental single]
    u (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    av (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    u (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    ava (Preverb)
    avā (Preverb)
  • āpnuyāt -
  • āp (verb class 5)
    [optative active third single]
  • Line 2: “nṛpasya satataṃ daṇḍaḥ samyagdharme praśasyate
  • nṛpasya -
  • nṛpa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • satatam -
  • satatam (indeclinable)
    satata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    satata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    satatā (noun, feminine)
  • daṇḍaḥ -
  • daṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • samyag -
  • samyak (indeclinable)
  • dharme -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • praśasyate -
  • praśasyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.69.29

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 12.69.29 in Kannada sript:
ಸಮ್ಯಗ್ದಣ್ಡಧರೋ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ರಾಜಾ ಧರ್ಮಮವಾಪ್ನುಯಾತ್ ।
ನೃಪಸ್ಯ ಸತತಂ ದಣ್ಡಃ ಸಮ್ಯಗ್ಧರ್ಮೇ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ಯತೇ ॥ 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 12.69.29 in Bengali sript:
সম্যগ্দণ্ডধরো নিত্যং রাজা ধর্মমবাপ্নুযাত্ ।
নৃপস্য সততং দণ্ডঃ সম্যগ্ধর্মে প্রশস্যতে ॥ 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 12.69.29 in Gujarati sript:
સમ્યગ્દણ્ડધરો નિત્યં રાજા ધર્મમવાપ્નુયાત્ ।
નૃપસ્ય સતતં દણ્ડઃ સમ્યગ્ધર્મે પ્રશસ્યતે ॥ 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 12.69.29 in Malayalam sript:
സമ്യഗ്ദണ്ഡധരോ നിത്യം രാജാ ധര്മമവാപ്നുയാത് ।
നൃപസ്യ സതതം ദണ്ഡഃ സമ്യഗ്ധര്മേ പ്രശസ്യതേ ॥ ൨൯ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.69.29 in Telugu sript:
సమ్యగ్దణ్డధరో నిత్యం రాజా ధర్మమవాప్నుయాత్ ।
నృపస్య సతతం దణ్డః సమ్యగ్ధర్మే ప్రశస్యతే ॥ ౨౯ ॥

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