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 12.153.14

प्रत्यक्षं तु कुरुश्रेष्ठ त्यज लोभमिहात्मना ।
त्यक्त्वा लोभं सुखं लोके प्रेत्य चानुचरिष्यसि ॥ १४ ॥

pratyakṣaṃ tu kuruśreṣṭha tyaja lobhamihātmanā |
tyaktvā lobhaṃ sukhaṃ loke pretya cānucariṣyasi || 14 ||

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...are dangling on the camel’s neck like a couple of gems! This is only the result of Destiny. Exertion is futile in what is due to Chance. Or, if the existence of anything like Exertion (as an agent in the production...

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

Pratyaksham, Pratyaksha, Kurushreshtha, Lobha, Iha, Atman, Sukham, Sukha, Loka, Pretya, Anu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.153.14). 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: “pratyakṣaṃ tu kuruśreṣṭha tyaja lobhamihātmanā
  • pratyakṣam -
  • pratyakṣam (indeclinable)
    pratyakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pratyakṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pratyakṣā (noun, feminine)
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • kuruśreṣṭha -
  • kuruśreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tyaja -
  • tyaj (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • lobham -
  • lobha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • ihā -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
  • ātmanā -
  • ātman (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “tyaktvā lobhaṃ sukhaṃ loke pretya cānucariṣyasi
  • tyaktvā -
  • tyaj -> tyaktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tyaj]
  • lobham -
  • lobha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • sukham -
  • sukham (indeclinable)
    sukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sukha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sukhā (noun, feminine)
  • loke -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    lok (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • pretya -
  • pretya (indeclinable)
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • anu -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (Preverb)
  • cariṣyasi -
  • car (verb class 1)
    [future active second single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.153.14

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 12.153.14 in Kannada sript:
ಪ್ರತ್ಯಕ್ಷಂ ತು ಕುರುಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ತ್ಯಜ ಲೋಭಮಿಹಾತ್ಮನಾ ।
ತ್ಯಕ್ತ್ವಾ ಲೋಭಂ ಸುಖಂ ಲೋಕೇ ಪ್ರೇತ್ಯ ಚಾನುಚರಿಷ್ಯಸಿ ॥ ೧೪ ॥

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 12.153.14 in Bengali sript:
প্রত্যক্ষং তু কুরুশ্রেষ্ঠ ত্যজ লোভমিহাত্মনা ।
ত্যক্ত্বা লোভং সুখং লোকে প্রেত্য চানুচরিষ্যসি ॥ ১৪ ॥

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 12.153.14 in Gujarati sript:
પ્રત્યક્ષં તુ કુરુશ્રેષ્ઠ ત્યજ લોભમિહાત્મના ।
ત્યક્ત્વા લોભં સુખં લોકે પ્રેત્ય ચાનુચરિષ્યસિ ॥ ૧૪ ॥

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 12.153.14 in Malayalam sript:
പ്രത്യക്ഷം തു കുരുശ്രേഷ്ഠ ത്യജ ലോഭമിഹാത്മനാ ।
ത്യക്ത്വാ ലോഭം സുഖം ലോകേ പ്രേത്യ ചാനുചരിഷ്യസി ॥ ൧൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.153.14 in Telugu sript:
ప్రత్యక్షం తు కురుశ్రేష్ఠ త్యజ లోభమిహాత్మనా ।
త్యక్త్వా లోభం సుఖం లోకే ప్రేత్య చానుచరిష్యసి ॥ ౧౪ ॥

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