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 1.161.16

न चाहमीशा देहस्य तस्मान्नृपतिसत्तम ।
समीपं नोपगच्छामि न स्वतन्त्रा हि योषितः ॥ १६ ॥

na cāhamīśā dehasya tasmānnṛpatisattama |
samīpaṃ nopagacchāmi na svatantrā hi yoṣitaḥ || 16 ||

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

...Gandharva replied, saying, 'A meeting with an illustrious person is ever a source of gratification; besides you have given me my life. Gratified with you, I will give you my science...

English translation by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013) Read online Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.161.16). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Aha, Asmad, Isha, Deha, Tasmat, Tad, Nripatisattama, Samipa, Nri, Upaga, Ccha, Amin, Svatantra, Yoshit,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 1.161.16). 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: “na cāhamīśā dehasya tasmānnṛpatisattama
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • īśā* -
  • īśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    īśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dehasya -
  • deha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    deha (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • tasmān -
  • tasmāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
  • nṛpatisattama -
  • nṛpatisattama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nṛpatisattama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “samīpaṃ nopagacchāmi na svatantrā hi yoṣitaḥ
  • samīpam -
  • samīpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    samīpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    samīpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • no -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • upaga -
  • upaga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upaga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cchā -
  • ccha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ccha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • svatantrā* -
  • svatantra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    svatantrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • yoṣitaḥ -
  • yoṣit (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [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 1.161.16

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 1.161.16 in Kannada sript:
ನ ಚಾಹಮೀಶಾ ದೇಹಸ್ಯ ತಸ್ಮಾನ್ನೃಪತಿಸತ್ತಮ ।
ಸಮೀಪಂ ನೋಪಗಚ್ಛಾಮಿ ನ ಸ್ವತನ್ತ್ರಾ ಹಿ ಯೋಷಿತಃ ॥ ೧೬ ॥

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 1.161.16 in Bengali sript:
ন চাহমীশা দেহস্য তস্মান্নৃপতিসত্তম ।
সমীপং নোপগচ্ছামি ন স্বতন্ত্রা হি যোষিতঃ ॥ ১৬ ॥

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 1.161.16 in Gujarati sript:
ન ચાહમીશા દેહસ્ય તસ્માન્નૃપતિસત્તમ ।
સમીપં નોપગચ્છામિ ન સ્વતન્ત્રા હિ યોષિતઃ ॥ ૧૬ ॥

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 1.161.16 in Malayalam sript:
ന ചാഹമീശാ ദേഹസ്യ തസ്മാന്നൃപതിസത്തമ ।
സമീപം നോപഗച്ഛാമി ന സ്വതന്ത്രാ ഹി യോഷിതഃ ॥ ൧൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 1.161.16 in Telugu sript:
న చాహమీశా దేహస్య తస్మాన్నృపతిసత్తమ ।
సమీపం నోపగచ్ఛామి న స్వతన్త్రా హి యోషితః ॥ ౧౬ ॥

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