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 12.152.15

सुमहान्त्यपि शास्त्राणि धारयन्ति बहुश्रुताः ।
छेत्तारः संशयानां च क्लिश्यन्तीहाल्पबुद्धयः ॥ १५ ॥

sumahāntyapi śāstrāṇi dhārayanti bahuśrutāḥ |
chettāraḥ saṃśayānāṃ ca kliśyantīhālpabuddhayaḥ || 15 ||

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...those that are rich, as also those that are poor, but who live in the observance of different practices and rites.'{GL_NOTE:174676:} "Bhishma continued, 'In this connection is cited the old narrative of what...

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

Sumahat, Api, Shastra, Dharayanti, Dharayat, Bahushruta, Chettri, Samshaya, Klishyat, Klishyanti, Iha, Alpabuddhi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.152.15). 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: “sumahāntyapi śāstrāṇi dhārayanti bahuśrutāḥ
  • sumahāntya -
  • sumahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • śāstrāṇi -
  • śāstra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dhārayanti -
  • dhārayantī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    dhṛ -> dhārayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √dhṛ]
    dhārayat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    dhṛ -> dhārayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √dhṛ], [vocative plural from √dhṛ], [accusative plural from √dhṛ]
    dhṛ -> dhārayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √dhṛ]
    dhṛ (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
  • bahuśrutāḥ -
  • bahuśruta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    bahuśrutā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “chettāraḥ saṃśayānāṃ ca kliśyantīhālpabuddhayaḥ
  • chettāraḥ -
  • chettṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    chid (verb class 7)
    [periphrastic-future active third plural]
    chid (verb class 9)
    [periphrastic-future active third plural]
  • saṃśayānām -
  • saṃśaya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kliśyantī -
  • kliś -> kliśyat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √kliś class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √kliś class 4 verb], [vocative dual from √kliś class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √kliś class 4 verb], [accusative dual from √kliś class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √kliś class 4 verb]
    kliś -> kliśyantī (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √kliś class 4 verb], [vocative single from √kliś class 4 verb]
    kliś (verb class 4)
    [present active third plural]
  • ihā -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • alpabuddhayaḥ -
  • alpabuddhi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    alpabuddhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.152.15

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 12.152.15 in Kannada sript:
ಸುಮಹಾನ್ತ್ಯಪಿ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಾಣಿ ಧಾರಯನ್ತಿ ಬಹುಶ್ರುತಾಃ ।
ಛೇತ್ತಾರಃ ಸಂಶಯಾನಾಂ ಚ ಕ್ಲಿಶ್ಯನ್ತೀಹಾಲ್ಪಬುದ್ಧಯಃ ॥ 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 12.152.15 in Bengali sript:
সুমহান্ত্যপি শাস্ত্রাণি ধারযন্তি বহুশ্রুতাঃ ।
ছেত্তারঃ সংশযানাং চ ক্লিশ্যন্তীহাল্পবুদ্ধযঃ ॥ 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 12.152.15 in Gujarati sript:
સુમહાન્ત્યપિ શાસ્ત્રાણિ ધારયન્તિ બહુશ્રુતાઃ ।
છેત્તારઃ સંશયાનાં ચ ક્લિશ્યન્તીહાલ્પબુદ્ધયઃ ॥ 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 12.152.15 in Malayalam sript:
സുമഹാന്ത്യപി ശാസ്ത്രാണി ധാരയന്തി ബഹുശ്രുതാഃ ।
ഛേത്താരഃ സംശയാനാം ച ക്ലിശ്യന്തീഹാല്പബുദ്ധയഃ ॥ ൧൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 12.152.15 in Telugu sript:
సుమహాన్త్యపి శాస్త్రాణి ధారయన్తి బహుశ్రుతాః ।
ఛేత్తారః సంశయానాం చ క్లిశ్యన్తీహాల్పబుద్ధయః ॥ ౧౫ ॥

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