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 2.9.14

विश्वरूपः सुरूपश्च विरूपोऽथ महाशिराः ।
दशग्रीवश्च वाली च मेघवासा दशावरः ॥ १४ ॥

viśvarūpaḥ surūpaśca virūpo'tha mahāśirāḥ |
daśagrīvaśca vālī ca meghavāsā daśāvaraḥ || 14 ||

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

...and Prahlada and Mushikada, and Janamejaya, —all having auspicious marks and mandalas and extended hoods; —these and many other snakes. O Yudhishthira, without anxiety of any...

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

Vishvarupa, Surupa, Virupa, Atha, Mahashiras, Mahashira, Dashagriva, Vali, Valin, Meghavasas, Meghavasa, Dashavara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 2.9.14). 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: “viśvarūpaḥ surūpaśca virūpo'tha mahāśirāḥ
  • viśvarūpaḥ -
  • viśvarūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • surūpaś -
  • surūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • virūpo' -
  • virūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • mahāśirāḥ -
  • mahāśiras (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mahāśira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “daśagrīvaśca vālī ca meghavāsā daśāvaraḥ
  • daśagrīvaś -
  • daśagrīva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vālī -
  • vālī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    vāli (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vālin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • meghavāsā* -
  • meghavāsas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    meghavāsā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    meghavāsa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • daśāvaraḥ -
  • daśāvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 2.9.14

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 2.9.14 in Kannada sript:
ವಿಶ್ವರೂಪಃ ಸುರೂಪಶ್ಚ ವಿರೂಪೋಽಥ ಮಹಾಶಿರಾಃ ।
ದಶಗ್ರೀವಶ್ಚ ವಾಲೀ ಚ ಮೇಘವಾಸಾ ದಶಾವರಃ ॥ ೧೪ ॥

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 2.9.14 in Bengali sript:
বিশ্বরূপঃ সুরূপশ্চ বিরূপোঽথ মহাশিরাঃ ।
দশগ্রীবশ্চ বালী চ মেঘবাসা দশাবরঃ ॥ ১৪ ॥

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 2.9.14 in Gujarati sript:
વિશ્વરૂપઃ સુરૂપશ્ચ વિરૂપોઽથ મહાશિરાઃ ।
દશગ્રીવશ્ચ વાલી ચ મેઘવાસા દશાવરઃ ॥ ૧૪ ॥

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 2.9.14 in Malayalam sript:
വിശ്വരൂപഃ സുരൂപശ്ച വിരൂപോഽഥ മഹാശിരാഃ ।
ദശഗ്രീവശ്ച വാലീ ച മേഘവാസാ ദശാവരഃ ॥ ൧൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 2.9.14 in Telugu sript:
విశ్వరూపః సురూపశ్చ విరూపోఽథ మహాశిరాః ।
దశగ్రీవశ్చ వాలీ చ మేఘవాసా దశావరః ॥ ౧౪ ॥

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