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 12.296.17

षड्विंशेन प्रबुद्धेन बुध्यमानोऽप्यबुद्धिमान् ।
एतन्नानात्वमित्युक्तं सांख्यश्रुतिनिदर्शनात् ॥ १७ ॥

ṣaḍviṃśena prabuddhena budhyamāno'pyabuddhimān |
etannānātvamityuktaṃ sāṃkhyaśrutinidarśanāt || 17 ||

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...Persons conversant with the primal elements say that Sound and Touch and Form and Taste and Scent are the fifth creation, relating to the Great (primal) elements. The creation of the Ear, the Skin, the Tongue...

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

Shadvimsha, Prabuddha, Budhya, Ana, Anu, Api, Apya, Abuddhimat, Etad, Nanatva, Ityukta, Sankhya, Shrutinidarshana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 12.296.17). 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: “ṣaḍviṃśena prabuddhena budhyamāno'pyabuddhimān
  • ṣaḍviṃśena -
  • ṣaḍviṃśa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ṣaḍviṃśa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • prabuddhena -
  • prabuddha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    prabuddha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • budhyam -
  • budhya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    budhya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    budhyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āno' -
  • āna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ānu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    ānu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    an (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • apya -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    apya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • abuddhimān -
  • abuddhimat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “etannānātvamityuktaṃ sāṃkhyaśrutinidarśanāt
  • etan -
  • etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • nānātvam -
  • nānātva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ityuktam -
  • ityukta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sāṅkhya -
  • sāṅkhya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sāṅkhya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śrutinidarśanāt -
  • śrutinidarśana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 12.296.17

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 12.296.17 in Kannada sript:
ಷಡ್ವಿಂಶೇನ ಪ್ರಬುದ್ಧೇನ ಬುಧ್ಯಮಾನೋಽಪ್ಯಬುದ್ಧಿಮಾನ್ ।
ಏತನ್ನಾನಾತ್ವಮಿತ್ಯುಕ್ತಂ ಸಾಂಖ್ಯಶ್ರುತಿನಿದರ್ಶನಾತ್ ॥ ೧೭ ॥

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 12.296.17 in Bengali sript:
ষড্বিংশেন প্রবুদ্ধেন বুধ্যমানোঽপ্যবুদ্ধিমান্ ।
এতন্নানাত্বমিত্যুক্তং সাংখ্যশ্রুতিনিদর্শনাত্ ॥ ১৭ ॥

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 12.296.17 in Gujarati sript:
ષડ્વિંશેન પ્રબુદ્ધેન બુધ્યમાનોઽપ્યબુદ્ધિમાન્ ।
એતન્નાનાત્વમિત્યુક્તં સાંખ્યશ્રુતિનિદર્શનાત્ ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 12.296.17 in Malayalam sript:
ഷഡ്വിംശേന പ്രബുദ്ധേന ബുധ്യമാനോഽപ്യബുദ്ധിമാന് ।
ഏതന്നാനാത്വമിത്യുക്തം സാംഖ്യശ്രുതിനിദര്ശനാത് ॥ ൧൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 12.296.17 in Telugu sript:
షడ్వింశేన ప్రబుద్ధేన బుధ్యమానోఽప్యబుద్ధిమాన్ ।
ఏతన్నానాత్వమిత్యుక్తం సాంఖ్యశ్రుతినిదర్శనాత్ ॥ ౧౭ ॥

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