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 12.153.5

श्रोतुमिच्छामि तत्त्वेन यथावदिह पार्थिव ।
अज्ञानप्रभवं हीदं यद्दुःखमुपलभ्यते ॥ ५ ॥

śrotumicchāmi tattvena yathāvadiha pārthiva |
ajñānaprabhavaṃ hīdaṃ yadduḥkhamupalabhyate || 5 ||

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

...with an equal eye, that never exerts himself (for gratifying his desire for earthly possessions), that practises truthfulness of speech, that is freed from all kinds of attachment, and that has no desire for...

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

Shrotu, Tattva, Yathavat, Iha, Parthiva, Ajnana, Prabhava, Idam, Yat, Yad, Duhkham, Duhkha, Upalabhya, Tad, Yushmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.153.5). 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: “śrotumicchāmi tattvena yathāvadiha pārthiva
  • śrotum -
  • śru -> śrotum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √śru]
    śrotu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • icchāmi -
  • iṣ (verb class 6)
    [present active first single]
  • tattvena -
  • tattva (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • yathāvad -
  • yathāvat (indeclinable)
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
  • pārthiva -
  • pārthiva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pārthiva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “ajñānaprabhavaṃ hīdaṃ yadduḥkhamupalabhyate
  • ajñāna -
  • ajñāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ajñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prabhavam -
  • prabhava (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prabhava (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prabhavā (noun, feminine)
    prabhavan (noun, masculine)
    prabhavan (noun, neuter)
  • -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yad -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • duḥkham -
  • duḥkham (indeclinable)
    duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    duḥkhā (noun, feminine)
  • upalabhya -
  • upalabhya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upalabhya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.153.5

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 12.153.5 in Kannada sript:
ಶ್ರೋತುಮಿಚ್ಛಾಮಿ ತತ್ತ್ವೇನ ಯಥಾವದಿಹ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ।
ಅಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಭವಂ ಹೀದಂ ಯದ್ದುಃಖಮುಪಲಭ್ಯತೇ ॥ ೫ ॥

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 12.153.5 in Bengali sript:
শ্রোতুমিচ্ছামি তত্ত্বেন যথাবদিহ পার্থিব ।
অজ্ঞানপ্রভবং হীদং যদ্দুঃখমুপলভ্যতে ॥ ৫ ॥

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 12.153.5 in Gujarati sript:
શ્રોતુમિચ્છામિ તત્ત્વેન યથાવદિહ પાર્થિવ ।
અજ્ઞાનપ્રભવં હીદં યદ્દુઃખમુપલભ્યતે ॥ ૫ ॥

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 12.153.5 in Malayalam sript:
ശ്രോതുമിച്ഛാമി തത്ത്വേന യഥാവദിഹ പാര്ഥിവ ।
അജ്ഞാനപ്രഭവം ഹീദം യദ്ദുഃഖമുപലഭ്യതേ ॥ ൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.153.5 in Telugu sript:
శ్రోతుమిచ్ఛామి తత్త్వేన యథావదిహ పార్థివ ।
అజ్ఞానప్రభవం హీదం యద్దుఃఖముపలభ్యతే ॥ ౫ ॥

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