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 13.17.88

मण्डली मेरुधामा च देवदानवदर्पहा ।
अथर्वशीर्षः सामास्य ऋक्सहस्रामितेक्षणः ॥ ८८ ॥

maṇḍalī merudhāmā ca devadānavadarpahā |
atharvaśīrṣaḥ sāmāsya ṛksahasrāmitekṣaṇaḥ || 88 ||

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...knowest and guidest every heart. You are he that overspreads the whole universe. You are he that collects or stores the good and bad acts of all creatures in order to award them the fruits thereof You are he that lives during even the night that...

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

Mandali, Mandalin, Merudhaman, Deva, Danava, Darpaha, Darpahan, Atharvashirsha, Sama, Saman, Ric, Sahasra, Amita, Amiti, Kshana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 13.17.88). 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: “maṇḍalī merudhāmā ca devadānavadarpahā
  • maṇḍalī -
  • maṇḍalī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    maṇḍalin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • merudhāmā -
  • merudhāman (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • deva -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dānava -
  • dānava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dānava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • darpahā -
  • darpahā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    darpahan (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “atharvaśīrṣaḥ sāmāsya ṛksahasrāmitekṣaṇaḥ
  • atharvaśīrṣaḥ -
  • atharvaśīrṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sāmā -
  • sāma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sāma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sāmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asya*ṛ -
  • as (verb class 4)
    [present passive first single]
  • ṛk -
  • ṛc (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • ṛk -
  • ṛc (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • sahasrā -
  • sahasra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sahasra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • amite -
  • amita (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    amita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    amitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    amiti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • kṣaṇaḥ -
  • kṣaṇa (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 13.17.88

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 13.17.88 in Kannada sript:
ಮಣ್ಡಲೀ ಮೇರುಧಾಮಾ ಚ ದೇವದಾನವದರ್ಪಹಾ ।
ಅಥರ್ವಶೀರ್ಷಃ ಸಾಮಾಸ್ಯ ಋಕ್ಸಹಸ್ರಾಮಿತೇಕ್ಷಣಃ ॥ ೮೮ ॥

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 13.17.88 in Bengali sript:
মণ্ডলী মেরুধামা চ দেবদানবদর্পহা ।
অথর্বশীর্ষঃ সামাস্য ঋক্সহস্রামিতেক্ষণঃ ॥ ৮৮ ॥

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 13.17.88 in Gujarati sript:
મણ્ડલી મેરુધામા ચ દેવદાનવદર્પહા ।
અથર્વશીર્ષઃ સામાસ્ય ઋક્સહસ્રામિતેક્ષણઃ ॥ ૮૮ ॥

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 13.17.88 in Malayalam sript:
മണ്ഡലീ മേരുധാമാ ച ദേവദാനവദര്പഹാ ।
അഥര്വശീര്ഷഃ സാമാസ്യ ഋക്സഹസ്രാമിതേക്ഷണഃ ॥ ൮൮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 13.17.88 in Telugu sript:
మణ్డలీ మేరుధామా చ దేవదానవదర్పహా ।
అథర్వశీర్షః సామాస్య ఋక్సహస్రామితేక్షణః ॥ ౮౮ ॥

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