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 12.91.19

धर्मस्य ब्राह्मणा योनिस्तस्मात्तान्पूजयेत्सदा ।
ब्राह्मणानां च मान्धातः कामान्कुर्यादमत्सरी ॥ १९ ॥

dharmasya brāhmaṇā yonistasmāttānpūjayetsadā |
brāhmaṇānāṃ ca māndhātaḥ kāmānkuryādamatsarī || 19 ||

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...the person desirous of acting. Acting according to the opinions of the wise, a king should only break the strength of his foe. He should never, when the opportunity is not favourable, seek to accomplish his...

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

Dharma, Brahmana, Yoni, Yonin, Sma, Sman, Atta, Sada, Sad, Mandhatri, Mandhata, Kama, Kuryada, Matsarin, Matsari,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.91.19). 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: “dharmasya brāhmaṇā yonistasmāttānpūjayetsadā
  • dharmasya -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • brāhmaṇā* -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    brāhmaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yoni -
  • yonī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    yonin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yonin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • sta -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • smā -
  • sma (indeclinable)
    smā (indeclinable)
    sman (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • attān -
  • atta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • pūjayet -
  • pūj (verb class 10)
    [optative active third single]
  • sadā -
  • sadā (indeclinable)
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “brāhmaṇānāṃ ca māndhātaḥ kāmānkuryādamatsarī
  • brāhmaṇānām -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    brāhmaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    brāhmaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • māndhātaḥ -
  • māndhātṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    māndhāta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kāmān -
  • kāma (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • kuryāda -
  • kuryāda (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kuryāda (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • matsarī -
  • matsarī (noun, masculine)
    matsarī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    matsarin (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 12.91.19

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 12.91.19 in Kannada sript:
ಧರ್ಮಸ್ಯ ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣಾ ಯೋನಿಸ್ತಸ್ಮಾತ್ತಾನ್ಪೂಜಯೇತ್ಸದಾ ।
ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣಾನಾಂ ಚ ಮಾನ್ಧಾತಃ ಕಾಮಾನ್ಕುರ್ಯಾದಮತ್ಸರೀ ॥ ೧೯ ॥

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 12.91.19 in Bengali sript:
ধর্মস্য ব্রাহ্মণা যোনিস্তস্মাত্তান্পূজযেত্সদা ।
ব্রাহ্মণানাং চ মান্ধাতঃ কামান্কুর্যাদমত্সরী ॥ ১৯ ॥

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 12.91.19 in Gujarati sript:
ધર્મસ્ય બ્રાહ્મણા યોનિસ્તસ્માત્તાન્પૂજયેત્સદા ।
બ્રાહ્મણાનાં ચ માન્ધાતઃ કામાન્કુર્યાદમત્સરી ॥ ૧૯ ॥

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 12.91.19 in Malayalam sript:
ധര്മസ്യ ബ്രാഹ്മണാ യോനിസ്തസ്മാത്താന്പൂജയേത്സദാ ।
ബ്രാഹ്മണാനാം ച മാന്ധാതഃ കാമാന്കുര്യാദമത്സരീ ॥ ൧൯ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.91.19 in Telugu sript:
ధర్మస్య బ్రాహ్మణా యోనిస్తస్మాత్తాన్పూజయేత్సదా ।
బ్రాహ్మణానాం చ మాన్ధాతః కామాన్కుర్యాదమత్సరీ ॥ ౧౯ ॥

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