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 12.274.20

ते विमानैर्महात्मानो ज्वलितैर्ज्वलनप्रभाः ।
देवस्यानुमतेऽगच्छन्गङ्गाद्वारमिति श्रुतिः ॥ २० ॥

te vimānairmahātmāno jvalitairjvalanaprabhāḥ |
devasyānumate'gacchangaṅgādvāramiti śrutiḥ || 20 ||

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...time). Good words, uttered however softly, blaze forth in the world. As the Sun shows his fiery form (in the gem called Suryakanta), even so the multitude of words, of little sense, that fools filled with vanity...

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

Tad, Yushmad, Vimana, Mahatman, Jvalita, Jvalanaprabha, Deva, Anumate, Anumata, Anumati, Gangadvara, Iti, Shruti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.274.20). 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: “te vimānairmahātmāno jvalitairjvalanaprabhāḥ
  • 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]
  • vimānair -
  • vimāna (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    vimāna (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • mahātmāno* -
  • mahātman (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • jvalitair -
  • jvalita (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    jvalita (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    jval -> jvalita (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental plural from √jval class 1 verb], [instrumental plural from √jval]
    jval -> jvalita (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental plural from √jval class 1 verb], [instrumental plural from √jval]
  • jvalanaprabhāḥ -
  • jvalanaprabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “devasyānumate'gacchangaṅgādvāramiti śrutiḥ
  • devasyā -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • anumate' -
  • anumate (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anumata (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    anumata (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    anumatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    anumati (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • agacchan -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active third plural]
  • gaṅgādvāram -
  • gaṅgādvāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • śrutiḥ -
  • śruti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.274.20

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 12.274.20 in Kannada sript:
ತೇ ವಿಮಾನೈರ್ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾನೋ ಜ್ವಲಿತೈರ್ಜ್ವಲನಪ್ರಭಾಃ ।
ದೇವಸ್ಯಾನುಮತೇಽಗಚ್ಛನ್ಗಙ್ಗಾದ್ವಾರಮಿತಿ ಶ್ರುತಿಃ ॥ ೨೦ ॥

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 12.274.20 in Bengali sript:
তে বিমানৈর্মহাত্মানো জ্বলিতৈর্জ্বলনপ্রভাঃ ।
দেবস্যানুমতেঽগচ্ছন্গঙ্গাদ্বারমিতি শ্রুতিঃ ॥ ২০ ॥

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 12.274.20 in Gujarati sript:
તે વિમાનૈર્મહાત્માનો જ્વલિતૈર્જ્વલનપ્રભાઃ ।
દેવસ્યાનુમતેઽગચ્છન્ગઙ્ગાદ્વારમિતિ શ્રુતિઃ ॥ ૨૦ ॥

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 12.274.20 in Malayalam sript:
തേ വിമാനൈര്മഹാത്മാനോ ജ്വലിതൈര്ജ്വലനപ്രഭാഃ ।
ദേവസ്യാനുമതേഽഗച്ഛന്ഗങ്ഗാദ്വാരമിതി ശ്രുതിഃ ॥ ൨൦ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 12.274.20 in Telugu sript:
తే విమానైర్మహాత్మానో జ్వలితైర్జ్వలనప్రభాః ।
దేవస్యానుమతేఽగచ్ఛన్గఙ్గాద్వారమితి శ్రుతిః ॥ ౨౦ ॥

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