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 13.149.2

नालाभकाले लभते प्रयत्नेऽपि कृते सति ।
लाभकालेऽप्रयत्नेन लभते विपुलं धनम् ।
कृतयत्नाफलाश्चैव दृश्यन्ते शतशो नराः ॥ २ ॥

nālābhakāle labhate prayatne'pi kṛte sati |
lābhakāle'prayatnena labhate vipulaṃ dhanam |
kṛtayatnāphalāścaiva dṛśyante śataśo narāḥ || 2 ||

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

...there is difference between them. Righteousness then becomes really of three kinds, although it is one and indivisible.' "Bhishma said, 'Righteousness is sometimes seen to be destroyed by wicked wights of great power. If you think, O king, 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 (13.149.2). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Nala, Abha, Kale, Kala, Labhat, Prayatna, Api, Krite, Krit, Krita, Kriti, Sat, Sati, Labhaka, Ala, Ali, Aprayatna, Vipula, Dhana, Yatna, Aphala, Shatashah, Nara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 13.149.2). 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: “nālābhakāle labhate prayatne'pi kṛte sati
  • nālā -
  • nāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nāla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ābha -
  • ābha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ābha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • labhate -
  • labh -> labhat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh -> labhat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh (verb class 1)
    [present middle third single]
  • prayatne' -
  • prayatna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    prayatnā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • kṛte -
  • kṛte (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kṛte (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    kṛt (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṛti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    kṛti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛtā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [present middle third single]
  • sati -
  • satī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    sati (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    sat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    sat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • Line 2: “lābhakāle'prayatnena labhate vipulaṃ dhanam
  • lābhakā -
  • lābhaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ale' -
  • ala (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    ali (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    al (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • aprayatnena -
  • aprayatna (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    aprayatna (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • labhate -
  • labh -> labhat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh -> labhat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh (verb class 1)
    [present middle third single]
  • vipulam -
  • vipula (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vipula (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vipulā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • dhanam -
  • dhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 3: “kṛtayatnāphalāścaiva dṛśyante śataśo narāḥ
  • kṛta -
  • kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural], [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 5)
    [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [injunctive middle third single]
  • yatnā -
  • yatna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • aphalāś -
  • aphala (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    aphalā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • dṛśyante -
  • dṛś (verb class 1)
    [present passive third plural]
  • śataśo* -
  • śataśaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • narāḥ -
  • nara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    narā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 13.149.2

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 13.149.2 in Kannada sript:
ನಾಲಾಭಕಾಲೇ ಲಭತೇ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನೇಽಪಿ ಕೃತೇ ಸತಿ ।
ಲಾಭಕಾಲೇಽಪ್ರಯತ್ನೇನ ಲಭತೇ ವಿಪುಲಂ ಧನಮ್ ।
ಕೃತಯತ್ನಾಫಲಾಶ್ಚೈವ ದೃಶ್ಯನ್ತೇ ಶತಶೋ ನರಾಃ ॥ ೨ ॥

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 13.149.2 in Bengali sript:
নালাভকালে লভতে প্রযত্নেঽপি কৃতে সতি ।
লাভকালেঽপ্রযত্নেন লভতে বিপুলং ধনম্ ।
কৃতযত্নাফলাশ্চৈব দৃশ্যন্তে শতশো নরাঃ ॥ ২ ॥

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 13.149.2 in Gujarati sript:
નાલાભકાલે લભતે પ્રયત્નેઽપિ કૃતે સતિ ।
લાભકાલેઽપ્રયત્નેન લભતે વિપુલં ધનમ્ ।
કૃતયત્નાફલાશ્ચૈવ દૃશ્યન્તે શતશો નરાઃ ॥ ૨ ॥

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 13.149.2 in Malayalam sript:
നാലാഭകാലേ ലഭതേ പ്രയത്നേഽപി കൃതേ സതി ।
ലാഭകാലേഽപ്രയത്നേന ലഭതേ വിപുലം ധനമ് ।
കൃതയത്നാഫലാശ്ചൈവ ദൃശ്യന്തേ ശതശോ നരാഃ ॥ ൨ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 13.149.2 in Telugu sript:
నాలాభకాలే లభతే ప్రయత్నేఽపి కృతే సతి ।
లాభకాలేఽప్రయత్నేన లభతే విపులం ధనమ్ ।
కృతయత్నాఫలాశ్చైవ దృశ్యన్తే శతశో నరాః ॥ ౨ ॥

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