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 1.1.14

पुराणसंश्रिताः पुण्याः कथा वा धर्मसंश्रिताः ।
इतिवृत्तं नरेन्द्राणामृषीणां च महात्मनाम् ॥ १४ ॥

purāṇasaṃśritāḥ puṇyāḥ kathā vā dharmasaṃśritāḥ |
itivṛttaṃ narendrāṇāmṛṣīṇāṃ ca mahātmanām || 14 ||

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

...gods and the Brahmarshis was highly esteemed, being the most eminent narrative that exists, diversified both in diction and division, possessing subtile meanings logically combined, 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 (1.1.14). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Purana, Samshrita, Punya, Katha, Var, Dharma, Dharman, Itivritta, Narendra, Rishi, Mahatman, Mahatmana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.1.14). 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: “purāṇasaṃśritāḥ puṇyāḥ kathā dharmasaṃśritāḥ
  • purāṇa -
  • purāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    purāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃśritāḥ -
  • saṃśrita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    saṃśritā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • puṇyāḥ -
  • puṇya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    puṇyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    puṇ -> puṇya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √puṇ class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √puṇ class 10 verb]
    puṇ -> puṇyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √puṇ class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √puṇ class 10 verb], [accusative plural from √puṇ class 10 verb]
  • kathā* -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dharma -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • saṃśritāḥ -
  • saṃśrita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    saṃśritā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “itivṛttaṃ narendrāṇāmṛṣīṇāṃ ca mahātmanām
  • itivṛttam -
  • itivṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • narendrāṇām -
  • narendra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • ṛṣīṇām -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahātmanām -
  • mahātman (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    mahātman (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    mahātmanā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.1.14

Cover of edition (2013)

The complete Mahabharata (12 Volumes)
by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013)

4900 pages; [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.] ISBN: ‎ 812150094X or 9788121500944;

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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 1.1.14 in Kannada sript:
ಪುರಾಣಸಂಶ್ರಿತಾಃ ಪುಣ್ಯಾಃ ಕಥಾ ವಾ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಶ್ರಿತಾಃ ।
ಇತಿವೃತ್ತಂ ನರೇನ್ದ್ರಾಣಾಮೃಷೀಣಾಂ ಚ ಮಹಾತ್ಮನಾಮ್ ॥ ೧೪ ॥

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 1.1.14 in Bengali sript:
পুরাণসংশ্রিতাঃ পুণ্যাঃ কথা বা ধর্মসংশ্রিতাঃ ।
ইতিবৃত্তং নরেন্দ্রাণামৃষীণাং চ মহাত্মনাম্ ॥ ১৪ ॥

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 1.1.14 in Gujarati sript:
પુરાણસંશ્રિતાઃ પુણ્યાઃ કથા વા ધર્મસંશ્રિતાઃ ।
ઇતિવૃત્તં નરેન્દ્રાણામૃષીણાં ચ મહાત્મનામ્ ॥ ૧૪ ॥

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 1.1.14 in Malayalam sript:
പുരാണസംശ്രിതാഃ പുണ്യാഃ കഥാ വാ ധര്മസംശ്രിതാഃ ।
ഇതിവൃത്തം നരേന്ദ്രാണാമൃഷീണാം ച മഹാത്മനാമ് ॥ ൧൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 1.1.14 in Telugu sript:
పురాణసంశ్రితాః పుణ్యాః కథా వా ధర్మసంశ్రితాః ।
ఇతివృత్తం నరేన్ద్రాణామృషీణాం చ మహాత్మనామ్ ॥ ౧౪ ॥

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