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 2.3.5

अस्ति बिन्दुसरस्येव गदा श्रेष्ठा कुरूद्वह ।
निहिता यौवनाश्वेन राज्ञा हत्वा रणे रिपून् ।
सुवर्णबिन्दुभिश्चित्रा गुर्वी भारसहा दृढा ॥ ५ ॥

asti bindusarasyeva gadā śreṣṭhā kurūdvaha |
nihitā yauvanāśvena rājñā hatvā raṇe ripūn |
suvarṇabindubhiścitrā gurvī bhārasahā dṛḍhā || 5 ||

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

...Bhanu, and obtaining the leave of all the elderly men, Janardana entered the apartments of Rukmini." "Vaisampayana said, "Then Maya Danava addressed Arjuna, that foremost of successful...

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

Asti, Bindusaras, Eva, Gada, Shreshtha, Kuru, Udvaha, Nihita, Yauvanashva, Rajan, Rana, Ripu, Suvarnabindu, Citra, Gurvi, Bharasaha, Dridha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 2.3.5). 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: “asti bindusarasyeva gadā śreṣṭhā kurūdvaha
  • asti -
  • asti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    astī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    astī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    astī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present active third single]
  • bindusarasye -
  • bindusaras (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gadā -
  • gadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • śreṣṭhā -
  • śreṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kurū -
  • kuru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kuru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [imperative active second single]
  • udvaha -
  • udvaha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    udvaha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “nihitā yauvanāśvena rājñā hatvā raṇe ripūn
  • nihitā* -
  • nihita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    nihitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yauvanāśvena -
  • yauvanāśva (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • rājñā -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • hatvā -
  • han -> hatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √han]
    han -> hatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √han]
  • raṇe -
  • raṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    raṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • ripūn -
  • ripu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Line 3: “suvarṇabindubhiścitrā gurvī bhārasahā dṛḍhā
  • suvarṇabindubhiś -
  • suvarṇabindu (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • citrā* -
  • citra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    citrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • gurvī -
  • gurvī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • bhārasahā* -
  • bhārasaha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    bhārasahā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dṛḍhā -
  • dṛḍhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 2.3.5

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 2.3.5 in Kannada sript:
ಅಸ್ತಿ ಬಿನ್ದುಸರಸ್ಯೇವ ಗದಾ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಾ ಕುರೂದ್ವಹ ।
ನಿಹಿತಾ ಯೌವನಾಶ್ವೇನ ರಾಜ್ಞಾ ಹತ್ವಾ ರಣೇ ರಿಪೂನ್ ।
ಸುವರ್ಣಬಿನ್ದುಭಿಶ್ಚಿತ್ರಾ ಗುರ್ವೀ ಭಾರಸಹಾ ದೃಢಾ ॥ ೫ ॥

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 2.3.5 in Bengali sript:
অস্তি বিন্দুসরস্যেব গদা শ্রেষ্ঠা কুরূদ্বহ ।
নিহিতা যৌবনাশ্বেন রাজ্ঞা হত্বা রণে রিপূন্ ।
সুবর্ণবিন্দুভিশ্চিত্রা গুর্বী ভারসহা দৃঢা ॥ ৫ ॥

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 2.3.5 in Gujarati sript:
અસ્તિ બિન્દુસરસ્યેવ ગદા શ્રેષ્ઠા કુરૂદ્વહ ।
નિહિતા યૌવનાશ્વેન રાજ્ઞા હત્વા રણે રિપૂન્ ।
સુવર્ણબિન્દુભિશ્ચિત્રા ગુર્વી ભારસહા દૃઢા ॥ ૫ ॥

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 2.3.5 in Malayalam sript:
അസ്തി ബിന്ദുസരസ്യേവ ഗദാ ശ്രേഷ്ഠാ കുരൂദ്വഹ ।
നിഹിതാ യൌവനാശ്വേന രാജ്ഞാ ഹത്വാ രണേ രിപൂന് ।
സുവര്ണബിന്ദുഭിശ്ചിത്രാ ഗുര്വീ ഭാരസഹാ ദൃഢാ ॥ ൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 2.3.5 in Telugu sript:
అస్తి బిన్దుసరస్యేవ గదా శ్రేష్ఠా కురూద్వహ ।
నిహితా యౌవనాశ్వేన రాజ్ఞా హత్వా రణే రిపూన్ ।
సువర్ణబిన్దుభిశ్చిత్రా గుర్వీ భారసహా దృఢా ॥ ౫ ॥

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