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 14.83.13

ध्वजे पताकादण्डेषु रथयन्त्रे हयेषु च ।
अन्येषु च रथाङ्गेषु न शरीरे न सारथौ ॥ १३ ॥

dhvaje patākādaṇḍeṣu rathayantre hayeṣu ca |
anyeṣu ca rathāṅgeṣu na śarīre na sārathau || 13 ||

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...intelligent Arjuna, did not wish to strike him. The ape-bannered hero then, comforting his cheerless foe who had been observant of Kshatriya duties, said unto him these words...

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

Dhvaja, Patakadanda, Ratha, Yantri, Yantra, Haya, Anya, Rathanga, Sharira, Sarathi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 14.83.13). 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: “dhvaje patākādaṇḍeṣu rathayantre hayeṣu ca
  • dhvaje -
  • dhvaja (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dhvajā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dhvaj (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • patākādaṇḍeṣu -
  • patākādaṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • ratha -
  • ratha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yantre -
  • yantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    yantra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    yantr (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • hayeṣu -
  • haya (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “anyeṣu ca rathāṅgeṣu na śarīre na sārathau
  • anyeṣu -
  • anya (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rathāṅgeṣu -
  • rathāṅga (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    rathāṅga (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śarīre -
  • śarīra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sārathau -
  • sārathi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 14.83.13

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 14.83.13 in Kannada sript:
ಧ್ವಜೇ ಪತಾಕಾದಣ್ಡೇಷು ರಥಯನ್ತ್ರೇ ಹಯೇಷು ಚ ।
ಅನ್ಯೇಷು ಚ ರಥಾಙ್ಗೇಷು ನ ಶರೀರೇ ನ ಸಾರಥೌ ॥ ೧೩ ॥

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 14.83.13 in Bengali sript:
ধ্বজে পতাকাদণ্ডেষু রথযন্ত্রে হযেষু চ ।
অন্যেষু চ রথাঙ্গেষু ন শরীরে ন সারথৌ ॥ ১৩ ॥

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 14.83.13 in Gujarati sript:
ધ્વજે પતાકાદણ્ડેષુ રથયન્ત્રે હયેષુ ચ ।
અન્યેષુ ચ રથાઙ્ગેષુ ન શરીરે ન સારથૌ ॥ ૧૩ ॥

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 14.83.13 in Malayalam sript:
ധ്വജേ പതാകാദണ്ഡേഷു രഥയന്ത്രേ ഹയേഷു ച ।
അന്യേഷു ച രഥാങ്ഗേഷു ന ശരീരേ ന സാരഥൌ ॥ ൧൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 14.83.13 in Telugu sript:
ధ్వజే పతాకాదణ్డేషు రథయన్త్రే హయేషు చ ।
అన్యేషు చ రథాఙ్గేషు న శరీరే న సారథౌ ॥ ౧౩ ॥

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