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 1.1.16

तस्याख्यानवरिष्ठस्य विचित्रपदपर्वणः ।
सूक्ष्मार्थन्याययुक्तस्य वेदार्थैर्भूषितस्य च ॥ १६ ॥

tasyākhyānavariṣṭhasya vicitrapadaparvaṇaḥ |
sūkṣmārthanyāyayuktasya vedārthairbhūṣitasya ca || 16 ||

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...Vedas. We are desirous of hearing that history also called Bharata, the holy composition of the wonderful Vyasa, which dispells the fear of evil, just as it was cheerfully recited by the...

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

Tad, Tas, Akhyana, Varishtha, Vicitrapada, Parvana, Parvan, Sukshma, Yukta, Vedartha, Bhushita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.1.16). 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: “tasyākhyānavariṣṭhasya vicitrapadaparvaṇaḥ
  • tasyā -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tas (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    tas (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ākhyāna -
  • ākhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • variṣṭhasya -
  • variṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    variṣṭha (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • vicitrapada -
  • vicitrapada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vicitrapada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • parvaṇaḥ -
  • parvaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    parvan (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “sūkṣmārthanyāyayuktasya vedārthairbhūṣitasya ca
  • sūkṣmā -
  • sūkṣma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sūkṣma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sūkṣmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ārthan -
  • arth (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active third plural]
  • yāya -
  • -> yāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √]
  • yuktasya -
  • yukta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    yukta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √yuj class 7 verb]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √yuj class 7 verb]
  • vedārthair -
  • vedārtha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • bhūṣitasya -
  • bhūṣ -> bhūṣita (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √bhūṣ]
    bhūṣ -> bhūṣita (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √bhūṣ]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.1.16

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 1.1.16 in Kannada sript:
ತಸ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನವರಿಷ್ಠಸ್ಯ ವಿಚಿತ್ರಪದಪರ್ವಣಃ ।
ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮಾರ್ಥನ್ಯಾಯಯುಕ್ತಸ್ಯ ವೇದಾರ್ಥೈರ್ಭೂಷಿತಸ್ಯ ಚ ॥ 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 1.1.16 in Bengali sript:
তস্যাখ্যানবরিষ্ঠস্য বিচিত্রপদপর্বণঃ ।
সূক্ষ্মার্থন্যাযযুক্তস্য বেদার্থৈর্ভূষিতস্য চ ॥ 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 1.1.16 in Gujarati sript:
તસ્યાખ્યાનવરિષ્ઠસ્ય વિચિત્રપદપર્વણઃ ।
સૂક્ષ્માર્થન્યાયયુક્તસ્ય વેદાર્થૈર્ભૂષિતસ્ય ચ ॥ 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 1.1.16 in Malayalam sript:
തസ്യാഖ്യാനവരിഷ്ഠസ്യ വിചിത്രപദപര്വണഃ ।
സൂക്ഷ്മാര്ഥന്യായയുക്തസ്യ വേദാര്ഥൈര്ഭൂഷിതസ്യ ച ॥ ൧൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.1.16 in Telugu sript:
తస్యాఖ్యానవరిష్ఠస్య విచిత్రపదపర్వణః ।
సూక్ష్మార్థన్యాయయుక్తస్య వేదార్థైర్భూషితస్య చ ॥ ౧౬ ॥

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