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 1.1.64

नारदोऽश्रावयद्देवानसितो देवलः पितॄन् ।
गन्धर्वयक्षरक्षांसि श्रावयामास वै शुकः ॥ ६४ ॥

nārado'śrāvayaddevānasito devalaḥ pitṝn |
gandharvayakṣarakṣāṃsi śrāvayāmāsa vai śukaḥ || 64 ||

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...thousand and eight hundred verses, and so is Suka, and perhaps Sanjaya. From the mysteriousness of their meaning, O Muni, no one is able, to this day, to penetrate those closely knit difficult...

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

Narada, Deva, Asita, Devala, Pitri, Gandharva, Yaksha, Rakshas, Shuka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.1.64). 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: “nārado'śrāvayaddevānasito devalaḥ pitṝn
  • nārado' -
  • nārada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • aśrāvayad -
  • śru (verb class 0)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • devān -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • asito* -
  • asita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • devalaḥ -
  • devala (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • pitṝn -
  • pitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “gandharvayakṣarakṣāṃsi śrāvayāmāsa vai śukaḥ
  • gandharva -
  • gandharva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yakṣa -
  • yakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yakṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yakṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • rakṣāṃsi -
  • rakṣas (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śrāvayāmā -
  • śru (verb class 0)
    [imperative active first plural]
  • asa -
  • asan (noun, neuter)
    [compound]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • śukaḥ -
  • śuka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.1.64

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 1.1.64 in Kannada sript:
ನಾರದೋಽಶ್ರಾವಯದ್ದೇವಾನಸಿತೋ ದೇವಲಃ ಪಿತೄನ್ ।
ಗನ್ಧರ್ವಯಕ್ಷರಕ್ಷಾಂಸಿ ಶ್ರಾವಯಾಮಾಸ ವೈ ಶುಕಃ ॥ ೬೪ ॥

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 1.1.64 in Bengali sript:
নারদোঽশ্রাবযদ্দেবানসিতো দেবলঃ পিতৄন্ ।
গন্ধর্বযক্ষরক্ষাংসি শ্রাবযামাস বৈ শুকঃ ॥ ৬৪ ॥

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 1.1.64 in Gujarati sript:
નારદોઽશ્રાવયદ્દેવાનસિતો દેવલઃ પિતૄન્ ।
ગન્ધર્વયક્ષરક્ષાંસિ શ્રાવયામાસ વૈ શુકઃ ॥ ૬૪ ॥

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 1.1.64 in Malayalam sript:
നാരദോഽശ്രാവയദ്ദേവാനസിതോ ദേവലഃ പിതൄന് ।
ഗന്ധര്വയക്ഷരക്ഷാംസി ശ്രാവയാമാസ വൈ ശുകഃ ॥ ൬൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.1.64 in Telugu sript:
నారదోఽశ్రావయద్దేవానసితో దేవలః పితౄన్ ।
గన్ధర్వయక్షరక్షాంసి శ్రావయామాస వై శుకః ॥ ౬౪ ॥

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