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 18.4.2

ददर्श तत्र गोविन्दं ब्राह्मेण वपुषान्वितम् ।
तेनैव दृष्टपूर्वेण सादृश्येनोपसूचितम् ॥ २ ॥

dadarśa tatra govindaṃ brāhmeṇa vapuṣānvitam |
tenaiva dṛṣṭapūrveṇa sādṛśyenopasūcitam || 2 ||

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...attached to a recitation of this history and ultimately attains to the highest Brahma. As the sacred Ocean, as the Himavat mountain, are both regarded as mines of precious gems, even so is this Bharata (regarded as a mine of precious gems). The man of learning...

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

Tatra, Govinda, Brahma, Vapusha, Vita, Tad, Tena, Drishtapurva, Sadrishya, Upasucita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 18.4.2). 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: “dadarśa tatra govindaṃ brāhmeṇa vapuṣānvitam
  • dadarśa -
  • dṛś (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • govindam -
  • govinda (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • brāhmeṇa -
  • brāhma (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    brāhma (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • vapuṣān -
  • vapuṣa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • vitam -
  • vita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “tenaiva dṛṣṭapūrveṇa sādṛśyenopasūcitam
  • tenai -
  • tena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    tan (verb class 8)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • dṛṣṭapūrveṇa -
  • dṛṣṭapūrva (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    dṛṣṭapūrva (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • sādṛśyeno -
  • sādṛśya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • upasūcitam -
  • upasūcita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    upasūcita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    upasūcitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 18.4.2

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 18.4.2 in Kannada sript:
ದದರ್ಶ ತತ್ರ ಗೋವಿನ್ದಂ ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮೇಣ ವಪುಷಾನ್ವಿತಮ್ ।
ತೇನೈವ ದೃಷ್ಟಪೂರ್ವೇಣ ಸಾದೃಶ್ಯೇನೋಪಸೂಚಿತಮ್ ॥ 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 18.4.2 in Bengali sript:
দদর্শ তত্র গোবিন্দং ব্রাহ্মেণ বপুষান্বিতম্ ।
তেনৈব দৃষ্টপূর্বেণ সাদৃশ্যেনোপসূচিতম্ ॥ 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 18.4.2 in Gujarati sript:
દદર્શ તત્ર ગોવિન્દં બ્રાહ્મેણ વપુષાન્વિતમ્ ।
તેનૈવ દૃષ્ટપૂર્વેણ સાદૃશ્યેનોપસૂચિતમ્ ॥ 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 18.4.2 in Malayalam sript:
ദദര്ശ തത്ര ഗോവിന്ദം ബ്രാഹ്മേണ വപുഷാന്വിതമ് ।
തേനൈവ ദൃഷ്ടപൂര്വേണ സാദൃശ്യേനോപസൂചിതമ് ॥ ൨ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 18.4.2 in Telugu sript:
దదర్శ తత్ర గోవిన్దం బ్రాహ్మేణ వపుషాన్వితమ్ ।
తేనైవ దృష్టపూర్వేణ సాదృశ్యేనోపసూచితమ్ ॥ ౨ ॥

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