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 12.153.11

मूलं लोभस्य महतः कालात्मगतिरेव च ।
छिन्नेऽच्छिन्ने तथा लोभे कारणं काल एव हि ॥ ११ ॥

mūlaṃ lobhasya mahataḥ kālātmagatireva ca |
chinne'cchinne tathā lobhe kāraṇaṃ kāla eva hi || 11 ||

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

Mula, Lobha, Mahat, Mahata, Kalat, Kala, Maga, Chinna, Acchinna, Tatha, Karana, Eva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.153.11). 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: “mūlaṃ lobhasya mahataḥ kālātmagatireva ca
  • mūlam -
  • mūla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mūla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mūlā (noun, feminine)
  • lobhasya -
  • lobha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • mahataḥ -
  • mahat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mahat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mahata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mah (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • kālāt -
  • kālāt (indeclinable)
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • maga -
  • maga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tireva -
  • tṝ (verb class 1)
    [optative active first dual]
    tṝ (verb class 6)
    [optative active first dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “chinne'cchinne tathā lobhe kāraṇaṃ kāla eva hi
  • chinne' -
  • chinna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    chinna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    chinnā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • acchinne -
  • acchinna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    acchinna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    acchinnā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • tathā* -
  • tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • lobhe -
  • lobha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • kāraṇam -
  • kāraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kāraṇā (noun, feminine)
  • kāla* -
  • kāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.153.11

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 12.153.11 in Kannada sript:
ಮೂಲಂ ಲೋಭಸ್ಯ ಮಹತಃ ಕಾಲಾತ್ಮಗತಿರೇವ ಚ ।
ಛಿನ್ನೇಽಚ್ಛಿನ್ನೇ ತಥಾ ಲೋಭೇ ಕಾರಣಂ ಕಾಲ ಏವ ಹಿ ॥ ೧೧ ॥

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 12.153.11 in Bengali sript:
মূলং লোভস্য মহতঃ কালাত্মগতিরেব চ ।
ছিন্নেঽচ্ছিন্নে তথা লোভে কারণং কাল এব হি ॥ ১১ ॥

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 12.153.11 in Gujarati sript:
મૂલં લોભસ્ય મહતઃ કાલાત્મગતિરેવ ચ ।
છિન્નેઽચ્છિન્ને તથા લોભે કારણં કાલ એવ હિ ॥ ૧૧ ॥

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 12.153.11 in Malayalam sript:
മൂലം ലോഭസ്യ മഹതഃ കാലാത്മഗതിരേവ ച ।
ഛിന്നേഽച്ഛിന്നേ തഥാ ലോഭേ കാരണം കാല ഏവ ഹി ॥ ൧൧ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.153.11 in Telugu sript:
మూలం లోభస్య మహతః కాలాత్మగతిరేవ చ ।
ఛిన్నేఽచ్ఛిన్నే తథా లోభే కారణం కాల ఏవ హి ॥ ౧౧ ॥

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