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 1.76.10

ययातिरुवाच ।
कथं नु ते सखी दासी कन्येयं वरवर्णिनी ।
असुरेन्द्रसुता सुभ्रु परं कौतूहलं हि मे ॥ १० ॥

yayātiruvāca |
kathaṃ nu te sakhī dāsī kanyeyaṃ varavarṇinī |
asurendrasutā subhru paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 10 ||

Note! The following is not a translation of the above verse, but merely an arbitrary extract of the English text.

...monarch, one may look upon her friend’s husband as her own. One’s friend’s marriage is the same as one’s own. You have been chosen by my friend as her husband. You are as much my husband...

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

Yayati, Katham, Katha, Tad, Yushmad, Sakhi, Dasi, Kani, Kanya, Eya, Varavarnin, Varavarnini, Varavarni, Asurendra, Sut, Suta, Subhru, Param, Para, Kautuhala, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.76.10). 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: “yayātiruvāca
  • yayātir -
  • yayāti (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: “kathaṃ nu te sakhī dāsī kanyeyaṃ varavarṇinī
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • nu -
  • nu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nau (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • sakhī -
  • sakhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • dāsī -
  • dāsī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • kanye -
  • kanī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    kanya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kanya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kanyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • eyam -
  • i -> eya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> eya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
  • varavarṇinī -
  • varavarṇinī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    varavarṇinī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    varavarṇin (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    varavarṇī (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 3: “asurendrasutā subhru paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me
  • asurendra -
  • asurendra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sutā -
  • sut (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sut (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sutā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    su -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √su class 5 verb]
    -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 6 verb]
    -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 2 verb]
  • subhru -
  • subhru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    subhru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    subhru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    subhrū (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    subhrū (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    subhrū (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • param -
  • param (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    para (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    para (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kautūhalam -
  • kautūhala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.76.10

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 1.76.10 in Kannada sript:
ಯಯಾತಿರುವಾಚ ।
ಕಥಂ ನು ತೇ ಸಖೀ ದಾಸೀ ಕನ್ಯೇಯಂ ವರವರ್ಣಿನೀ ।
ಅಸುರೇನ್ದ್ರಸುತಾ ಸುಭ್ರು ಪರಂ ಕೌತೂಹಲಂ ಹಿ ಮೇ ॥ ೧೦ ॥

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 1.76.10 in Bengali sript:
যযাতিরুবাচ ।
কথং নু তে সখী দাসী কন্যেযং বরবর্ণিনী ।
অসুরেন্দ্রসুতা সুভ্রু পরং কৌতূহলং হি মে ॥ ১০ ॥

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 1.76.10 in Gujarati sript:
યયાતિરુવાચ ।
કથં નુ તે સખી દાસી કન્યેયં વરવર્ણિની ।
અસુરેન્દ્રસુતા સુભ્રુ પરં કૌતૂહલં હિ મે ॥ ૧૦ ॥

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 1.76.10 in Malayalam sript:
യയാതിരുവാച ।
കഥം നു തേ സഖീ ദാസീ കന്യേയം വരവര്ണിനീ ।
അസുരേന്ദ്രസുതാ സുഭ്രു പരം കൌതൂഹലം ഹി മേ ॥ ൧൦ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.76.10 in Telugu sript:
యయాతిరువాచ ।
కథం ను తే సఖీ దాసీ కన్యేయం వరవర్ణినీ ।
అసురేన్ద్రసుతా సుభ్రు పరం కౌతూహలం హి మే ॥ ౧౦ ॥

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