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 14.26.16

अपेतव्रतकर्मा तु केवलं ब्रह्मणि श्रितः ।
ब्रह्मभूतश्चरंल्लोके ब्रह्मचारी भवत्ययम् ॥ १६ ॥

apetavratakarmā tu kevalaṃ brahmaṇi śritaḥ |
brahmabhūtaścaraṃlloke brahmacārī bhavatyayam || 16 ||

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

...speak now of him. Impelled by Him, I move as directed, like water along an inclined plane. There is one Preceptor. There is no second beside him. He resides in the heart, and...

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

Apeta, Vrata, Kevalam, Kevala, Brahman, Shrit, Shrita, Brahmacarin, Brahmacari, Bhavati, Bhavat, Bhavant, Aya, Idam,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 14.26.16). 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: “apetavratakarmā tu kevalaṃ brahmaṇi śritaḥ
  • apeta -
  • apeta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    apeta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vrata -
  • vrata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vrata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karmā -
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • kevalam -
  • kevalam (indeclinable)
    kevala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kevala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kevalā (noun, feminine)
  • brahmaṇi -
  • brahman (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • śritaḥ -
  • śrit (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    śrit (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    śrita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śri -> śrita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śri class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “brahmabhūtaścaraṃlloke brahmacārī bhavatyayam
  • Cannot analyse brahmabhūtaścaraṃlloke*br
  • brahmacārī -
  • brahmacārī (noun, masculine)
    brahmacārī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    brahmacārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhavatya -
  • bhavatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 14.26.16

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 14.26.16 in Kannada sript:
ಅಪೇತವ್ರತಕರ್ಮಾ ತು ಕೇವಲಂ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣಿ ಶ್ರಿತಃ ।
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಭೂತಶ್ಚರಂಲ್ಲೋಕೇ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಚಾರೀ ಭವತ್ಯಯಮ್ ॥ ೧೬ ॥

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 14.26.16 in Bengali sript:
অপেতব্রতকর্মা তু কেবলং ব্রহ্মণি শ্রিতঃ ।
ব্রহ্মভূতশ্চরংল্লোকে ব্রহ্মচারী ভবত্যযম্ ॥ ১৬ ॥

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 14.26.16 in Gujarati sript:
અપેતવ્રતકર્મા તુ કેવલં બ્રહ્મણિ શ્રિતઃ ।
બ્રહ્મભૂતશ્ચરંલ્લોકે બ્રહ્મચારી ભવત્યયમ્ ॥ ૧૬ ॥

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 14.26.16 in Malayalam sript:
അപേതവ്രതകര്മാ തു കേവലം ബ്രഹ്മണി ശ്രിതഃ ।
ബ്രഹ്മഭൂതശ്ചരംല്ലോകേ ബ്രഹ്മചാരീ ഭവത്യയമ് ॥ ൧൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 14.26.16 in Telugu sript:
అపేతవ్రతకర్మా తు కేవలం బ్రహ్మణి శ్రితః ।
బ్రహ్మభూతశ్చరంల్లోకే బ్రహ్మచారీ భవత్యయమ్ ॥ ౧౬ ॥

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