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 12.256.18

तस्य विख्यातवीर्यस्य श्रुत्वा वाक्यानि स द्विजः ।
तुलाधारस्य कौन्तेय शान्तिमेवान्वपद्यत ॥ १८ ॥

tasya vikhyātavīryasya śrutvā vākyāni sa dvijaḥ |
tulādhārasya kaunteya śāntimevānvapadyata || 18 ||

Note! The following is not a translation of the above verse, but merely an arbitrary extract of the English text.

...the time comes, moved by the desire of existence in manifold, forms, creates all creatures, are said by persons conversant with objects to be the five great essences.{GL_NOTE:175464:} (After this) Time, impelled...

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

Tad, Vikhyata, Virya, Vakya, Dvija, Tuladhara, Kaunteya, Shanti, Eva, Vapat, Yata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.256.18). 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: “tasya vikhyātavīryasya śrutvā vākyāni sa dvijaḥ
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • vikhyāta -
  • vikhyāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vikhyāta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vīryasya -
  • vīrya (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    vīr -> vīrya (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √vīr class 10 verb]
    vīr -> vīrya (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √vīr class 10 verb]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • vākyāni -
  • vākya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    vac -> vākya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vac class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √vac class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √vac class 2 verb], [nominative plural from √vac class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √vac class 3 verb], [accusative plural from √vac class 3 verb]
    vak -> vākya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vak class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vak class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vak class 1 verb]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dvijaḥ -
  • dvija (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “tulādhārasya kaunteya śāntimevānvapadyata
  • tulādhārasya -
  • tulādhāra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tulādhāra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • kaunteya -
  • kaunteya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śāntim -
  • śānti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    śānti (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • evān -
  • eva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • vapad -
  • vap -> vapat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vap class 1 verb], [vocative single from √vap class 1 verb], [accusative single from √vap class 1 verb]
    vap -> vapat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vap class 1 verb], [vocative single from √vap class 1 verb], [accusative single from √vap class 1 verb]
  • yata -
  • yata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yam -> yata (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √yam class 1 verb]
    yam -> yata (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √yam class 1 verb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.256.18

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 12.256.18 in Kannada sript:
ತಸ್ಯ ವಿಖ್ಯಾತವೀರ್ಯಸ್ಯ ಶ್ರುತ್ವಾ ವಾಕ್ಯಾನಿ ಸ ದ್ವಿಜಃ ।
ತುಲಾಧಾರಸ್ಯ ಕೌನ್ತೇಯ ಶಾನ್ತಿಮೇವಾನ್ವಪದ್ಯತ ॥ ೧೮ ॥

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 12.256.18 in Bengali sript:
তস্য বিখ্যাতবীর্যস্য শ্রুত্বা বাক্যানি স দ্বিজঃ ।
তুলাধারস্য কৌন্তেয শান্তিমেবান্বপদ্যত ॥ ১৮ ॥

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 12.256.18 in Gujarati sript:
તસ્ય વિખ્યાતવીર્યસ્ય શ્રુત્વા વાક્યાનિ સ દ્વિજઃ ।
તુલાધારસ્ય કૌન્તેય શાન્તિમેવાન્વપદ્યત ॥ ૧૮ ॥

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 12.256.18 in Malayalam sript:
തസ്യ വിഖ്യാതവീര്യസ്യ ശ്രുത്വാ വാക്യാനി സ ദ്വിജഃ ।
തുലാധാരസ്യ കൌന്തേയ ശാന്തിമേവാന്വപദ്യത ॥ ൧൮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 12.256.18 in Telugu sript:
తస్య విఖ్యాతవీర్యస్య శ్రుత్వా వాక్యాని స ద్విజః ।
తులాధారస్య కౌన్తేయ శాన్తిమేవాన్వపద్యత ॥ ౧౮ ॥

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