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 12.166.6

स पूर्वसंध्यां ब्रह्माणं वन्दितुं याति सर्वदा ।
मां चादृष्ट्वा कदाचित्स न गच्छति गृहान्खगः ॥ ६ ॥

sa pūrvasaṃdhyāṃ brahmāṇaṃ vandituṃ yāti sarvadā |
māṃ cādṛṣṭvā kadācitsa na gacchati gṛhānkhagaḥ || 6 ||

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

...the gods see them. A sin concealed by another sin leads to fresh sins. An act of merit, again, if concealed by an act of merit, increases the merit. The acts of a virtuous man always follow in the wake of virtue...

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

Purvasandhya, Brahma, Brahman, Yat, Yati, Sarvada, Asmad, Kadacit, Gacchat, Griha, Khaga,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.166.6). 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: “sa pūrvasaṃdhyāṃ brahmāṇaṃ vandituṃ yāti sarvadā
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • pūrvasandhyām -
  • pūrvasandhyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • brahmā -
  • brahma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    brahma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    brahman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    brahmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    brahm (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • āṇam -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • vanditum -
  • vand -> vanditum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √vand]
  • yāti -
  • yāti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yāti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yāti (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    yāt (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yāt (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [present active third single]
  • sarvadā -
  • sarvadā (indeclinable)
    sarvadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “māṃ cādṛṣṭvā kadācitsa na gacchati gṛhānkhagaḥ
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • cād -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ṛṣṭvā -
  • ṛch -> ṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ṛch]
  • kadācit -
  • kadācit (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gacchati -
  • gacchat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    gacchat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • gṛhān -
  • gṛha (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • khagaḥ -
  • khaga (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 12.166.6

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 12.166.6 in Kannada sript:
ಸ ಪೂರ್ವಸಂಧ್ಯಾಂ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಣಂ ವನ್ದಿತುಂ ಯಾತಿ ಸರ್ವದಾ ।
ಮಾಂ ಚಾದೃಷ್ಟ್ವಾ ಕದಾಚಿತ್ಸ ನ ಗಚ್ಛತಿ ಗೃಹಾನ್ಖಗಃ ॥ ೬ ॥

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 12.166.6 in Bengali sript:
স পূর্বসংধ্যাং ব্রহ্মাণং বন্দিতুং যাতি সর্বদা ।
মাং চাদৃষ্ট্বা কদাচিত্স ন গচ্ছতি গৃহান্খগঃ ॥ ৬ ॥

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 12.166.6 in Gujarati sript:
સ પૂર્વસંધ્યાં બ્રહ્માણં વન્દિતું યાતિ સર્વદા ।
માં ચાદૃષ્ટ્વા કદાચિત્સ ન ગચ્છતિ ગૃહાન્ખગઃ ॥ ૬ ॥

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 12.166.6 in Malayalam sript:
സ പൂര്വസംധ്യാം ബ്രഹ്മാണം വന്ദിതും യാതി സര്വദാ ।
മാം ചാദൃഷ്ട്വാ കദാചിത്സ ന ഗച്ഛതി ഗൃഹാന്ഖഗഃ ॥ ൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 12.166.6 in Telugu sript:
స పూర్వసంధ్యాం బ్రహ్మాణం వన్దితుం యాతి సర్వదా ।
మాం చాదృష్ట్వా కదాచిత్స న గచ్ఛతి గృహాన్ఖగః ॥ ౬ ॥

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