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 2.8.38

ईदृशी सा सभा राजन्पितृराज्ञो महात्मनः ।
वरुणस्यापि वक्ष्यामि सभां पुष्करमालिनीम् ॥ ३८ ॥

īdṛśī sā sabhā rājanpitṛrājño mahātmanaḥ |
varuṇasyāpi vakṣyāmi sabhāṃ puṣkaramālinīm || 38 ||

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

...resplendent with his own effulgence, it stands glorified in all its beauty. Sannyasis of severe ascetic penance, of excellent vows, and of truthful speech, peaceful and pure and sanctified...

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

Idrish, Idrishi, Sabha, Rajan, Rajat, Mahatman, Varuna, Api, Pushkaramalini,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 2.8.38). 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: “īdṛśī sabhā rājanpitṛrājño mahātmanaḥ
  • īdṛśī -
  • īdṛśī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    īdṛś (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • -
  • (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sabhā* -
  • sabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    sabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • rājan -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    rāj -> rājat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √rāj class 1 verb], [vocative single from √rāj class 1 verb]
  • pitṛ -
  • pitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • rājño* -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • mahātmanaḥ -
  • mahātman (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mahātman (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “varuṇasyāpi vakṣyāmi sabhāṃ puṣkaramālinīm
  • varuṇasyā -
  • varuṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • vakṣyāmi -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [future active first single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [future active first single]
    vah (verb class 1)
    [future active first single]
  • sabhām -
  • sabhā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • puṣkaramālinīm -
  • puṣkaramālinī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 2.8.38

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 2.8.38 in Kannada sript:
ಈದೃಶೀ ಸಾ ಸಭಾ ರಾಜನ್ಪಿತೃರಾಜ್ಞೋ ಮಹಾತ್ಮನಃ ।
ವರುಣಸ್ಯಾಪಿ ವಕ್ಷ್ಯಾಮಿ ಸಭಾಂ ಪುಷ್ಕರಮಾಲಿನೀಮ್ ॥ ೩೮ ॥

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 2.8.38 in Bengali sript:
ঈদৃশী সা সভা রাজন্পিতৃরাজ্ঞো মহাত্মনঃ ।
বরুণস্যাপি বক্ষ্যামি সভাং পুষ্করমালিনীম্ ॥ ৩৮ ॥

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 2.8.38 in Gujarati sript:
ઈદૃશી સા સભા રાજન્પિતૃરાજ્ઞો મહાત્મનઃ ।
વરુણસ્યાપિ વક્ષ્યામિ સભાં પુષ્કરમાલિનીમ્ ॥ ૩૮ ॥

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 2.8.38 in Malayalam sript:
ഈദൃശീ സാ സഭാ രാജന്പിതൃരാജ്ഞോ മഹാത്മനഃ ।
വരുണസ്യാപി വക്ഷ്യാമി സഭാം പുഷ്കരമാലിനീമ് ॥ ൩൮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 2.8.38 in Telugu sript:
ఈదృశీ సా సభా రాజన్పితృరాజ్ఞో మహాత్మనః ।
వరుణస్యాపి వక్ష్యామి సభాం పుష్కరమాలినీమ్ ॥ ౩౮ ॥

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