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 1.52.21

महाकाया महावीर्याः शैलशृङ्गसमुच्छ्रयाः ।
योजनायामविस्तारा द्वियोजनसमायताः ॥ २१ ॥

mahākāyā mahāvīryāḥ śailaśṛṅgasamucchrayāḥ |
yojanāyāmavistārā dviyojanasamāyatāḥ || 21 ||

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

...'Let it be done as Astika has said. Let the sacrifice be ended, let the snakes be safe, let this Astika also be gratified, O Suta, your words also be true.' When the boon was granted...

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

Mahakaya, Mahavirya, Shailashringa, Samucchraya, Yojana, Avi, Tara, Jana, Samayata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.52.21). 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: “mahākāyā mahāvīryāḥ śailaśṛṅgasamucchrayāḥ
  • mahākāyā* -
  • mahākāya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mahākāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mahāvīryāḥ -
  • mahāvīrya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mahāvīryā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śailaśṛṅga -
  • śailaśṛṅga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samucchrayāḥ -
  • samucchraya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    samucchrayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “yojanāyāmavistārā dviyojanasamāyatāḥ
  • yojanāyām -
  • yojanā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • avis -
  • avi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    avi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tārā* -
  • tāra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    tārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dvi -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • iyo -
  • ī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • jana -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • samāyatāḥ -
  • samāyata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    samāyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.52.21

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 1.52.21 in Kannada sript:
ಮಹಾಕಾಯಾ ಮಹಾವೀರ್ಯಾಃ ಶೈಲಶೃಙ್ಗಸಮುಚ್ಛ್ರಯಾಃ ।
ಯೋಜನಾಯಾಮವಿಸ್ತಾರಾ ದ್ವಿಯೋಜನಸಮಾಯತಾಃ ॥ ೨೧ ॥

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 1.52.21 in Bengali sript:
মহাকাযা মহাবীর্যাঃ শৈলশৃঙ্গসমুচ্ছ্রযাঃ ।
যোজনাযামবিস্তারা দ্বিযোজনসমাযতাঃ ॥ ২১ ॥

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 1.52.21 in Gujarati sript:
મહાકાયા મહાવીર્યાઃ શૈલશૃઙ્ગસમુચ્છ્રયાઃ ।
યોજનાયામવિસ્તારા દ્વિયોજનસમાયતાઃ ॥ ૨૧ ॥

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 1.52.21 in Malayalam sript:
മഹാകായാ മഹാവീര്യാഃ ശൈലശൃങ്ഗസമുച്ഛ്രയാഃ ।
യോജനായാമവിസ്താരാ ദ്വിയോജനസമായതാഃ ॥ ൨൧ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.52.21 in Telugu sript:
మహాకాయా మహావీర్యాః శైలశృఙ్గసముచ్ఛ్రయాః ।
యోజనాయామవిస్తారా ద్వియోజనసమాయతాః ॥ ౨౧ ॥

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