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 1.76.23

देवयान्युवाच ।
कथमाशीविषात्सर्पाज्ज्वलनात्सर्वतोमुखात् ।
दुराधर्षतरो विप्र इत्यात्थ पुरुषर्षभ ॥ २३ ॥

devayānyuvāca |
kathamāśīviṣātsarpājjvalanātsarvatomukhāt |
durādharṣataro vipra ityāttha puruṣarṣabha || 23 ||

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

...like the Sun himself. Beholding him, I had not, any need to make these enquiries—' Devayani then said, 'If this is true, if indeed, you have obtained your child from such a superior...

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

Devayani, Katham, Katha, Ashivisha, Sarpa, Ajju, Ala, Sarvatomukha, Duradharsha, Tara, Taras, Vipra, Itya, Tha, Purusharshabha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.76.23). 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: “devayānyuvāca
  • devayānyu -
  • devayānī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    div (verb class 10)
    [imperative active first single]
    dīv (verb class 0)
    [imperative active first 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: “kathamāśīviṣātsarpājjvalanātsarvatomukhāt
  • 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]
  • āśīviṣāt -
  • āśīviṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • sarpā -
  • sarpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarpā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sṛp (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ajjva -
  • ajjū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • ala -
  • ala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    al (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • nāt -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • sarvatomukhāt -
  • sarvatomukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    sarvatomukha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • Line 3: “durādharṣataro vipra ityāttha puruṣarṣabha
  • durādharṣa -
  • durādharṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    durādharṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • taro* -
  • taras (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    taras (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    tara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vipra* -
  • vipra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ityāt -
  • itya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    itya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    i -> itya (participle, masculine)
    [ablative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> itya (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √i class 2 verb]
  • tha -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • puruṣarṣabha -
  • puruṣarṣabha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 1.76.23

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 1.76.23 in Kannada sript:
ದೇವಯಾನ್ಯುವಾಚ ।
ಕಥಮಾಶೀವಿಷಾತ್ಸರ್ಪಾಜ್ಜ್ವಲನಾತ್ಸರ್ವತೋಮುಖಾತ್ ।
ದುರಾಧರ್ಷತರೋ ವಿಪ್ರ ಇತ್ಯಾತ್ಥ ಪುರುಷರ್ಷಭ ॥ ೨೩ ॥

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 1.76.23 in Bengali sript:
দেবযান্যুবাচ ।
কথমাশীবিষাত্সর্পাজ্জ্বলনাত্সর্বতোমুখাত্ ।
দুরাধর্ষতরো বিপ্র ইত্যাত্থ পুরুষর্ষভ ॥ ২৩ ॥

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 1.76.23 in Gujarati sript:
દેવયાન્યુવાચ ।
કથમાશીવિષાત્સર્પાજ્જ્વલનાત્સર્વતોમુખાત્ ।
દુરાધર્ષતરો વિપ્ર ઇત્યાત્થ પુરુષર્ષભ ॥ ૨૩ ॥

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 1.76.23 in Malayalam sript:
ദേവയാന്യുവാച ।
കഥമാശീവിഷാത്സര്പാജ്ജ്വലനാത്സര്വതോമുഖാത് ।
ദുരാധര്ഷതരോ വിപ്ര ഇത്യാത്ഥ പുരുഷര്ഷഭ ॥ ൨൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.76.23 in Telugu sript:
దేవయాన్యువాచ ।
కథమాశీవిషాత్సర్పాజ్జ్వలనాత్సర్వతోముఖాత్ ।
దురాధర్షతరో విప్ర ఇత్యాత్థ పురుషర్షభ ॥ ౨౩ ॥

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