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 1.56.12

वैशंपायन उवाच ।
महर्षेः सर्वलोकेषु पूजितस्य महात्मनः ।
प्रवक्ष्यामि मतं कृत्स्नं व्यासस्यामिततेजसः ॥ १२ ॥

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
maharṣeḥ sarvalokeṣu pūjitasya mahātmanaḥ |
pravakṣyāmi mataṃ kṛtsnaṃ vyāsasyāmitatejasaḥ || 12 ||

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...Brahmanas, acquires great merit and virtue that is inexhaustible. He that recites the famous generation of the Kurus becomes immediately purified and acquires a large family himself, 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 (1.56.12). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vaishampayana, Maharshi, Sarvaloka, Pujita, Mahatman, Prava, Kshi, Amin, Mata, Kritsna, Vyasa, Amitatejas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.56.12). 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: “vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca
  • vaiśampāyana* -
  • vaiśampāyana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “maharṣeḥ sarvalokeṣu pūjitasya mahātmanaḥ
  • maharṣeḥ -
  • maharṣi (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • sarvalokeṣu -
  • sarvaloka (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • pūjitasya -
  • pūjita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    pūjita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    pūj -> pūjita (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √pūj class 1 verb], [genitive single from √pūj class 10 verb]
    pūj -> pūjita (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √pūj class 1 verb], [genitive single from √pūj class 10 verb]
  • mahātmanaḥ -
  • mahātman (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mahātman (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 3: “pravakṣyāmi mataṃ kṛtsnaṃ vyāsasyāmitatejasaḥ
  • prava -
  • prava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṣyā -
  • kṣi (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • matam -
  • mata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    matā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    man -> mata (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √man class 4 verb], [accusative single from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> mata (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √man class 4 verb], [accusative single from √man class 4 verb], [nominative single from √man class 8 verb], [accusative single from √man class 8 verb]
  • kṛtsnam -
  • kṛtsna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kṛtsna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kṛtsnā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vyāsasyā -
  • vyāsa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    vyāsa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • amitatejasaḥ -
  • amitatejas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    amitatejas (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.56.12

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 1.56.12 in Kannada sript:
ವೈಶಂಪಾಯನ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಮಹರ್ಷೇಃ ಸರ್ವಲೋಕೇಷು ಪೂಜಿತಸ್ಯ ಮಹಾತ್ಮನಃ ।
ಪ್ರವಕ್ಷ್ಯಾಮಿ ಮತಂ ಕೃತ್ಸ್ನಂ ವ್ಯಾಸಸ್ಯಾಮಿತತೇಜಸಃ ॥ ೧೨ ॥

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 1.56.12 in Bengali sript:
বৈশংপাযন উবাচ ।
মহর্ষেঃ সর্বলোকেষু পূজিতস্য মহাত্মনঃ ।
প্রবক্ষ্যামি মতং কৃত্স্নং ব্যাসস্যামিততেজসঃ ॥ ১২ ॥

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 1.56.12 in Gujarati sript:
વૈશંપાયન ઉવાચ ।
મહર્ષેઃ સર્વલોકેષુ પૂજિતસ્ય મહાત્મનઃ ।
પ્રવક્ષ્યામિ મતં કૃત્સ્નં વ્યાસસ્યામિતતેજસઃ ॥ ૧૨ ॥

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 1.56.12 in Malayalam sript:
വൈശംപായന ഉവാച ।
മഹര്ഷേഃ സര്വലോകേഷു പൂജിതസ്യ മഹാത്മനഃ ।
പ്രവക്ഷ്യാമി മതം കൃത്സ്നം വ്യാസസ്യാമിതതേജസഃ ॥ ൧൨ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.56.12 in Telugu sript:
వైశంపాయన ఉవాచ ।
మహర్షేః సర్వలోకేషు పూజితస్య మహాత్మనః ।
ప్రవక్ష్యామి మతం కృత్స్నం వ్యాసస్యామితతేజసః ॥ ౧౨ ॥

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