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 3.13.67

नन्विमे धनुषि श्रेष्ठा अजेया युधि शात्रवैः ।
किमर्थं धार्तराष्ट्राणां सहन्ते दुर्बलीयसाम् ॥ ६७ ॥

nanvime dhanuṣi śreṣṭhā ajeyā yudhi śātravaiḥ |
kimarthaṃ dhārtarāṣṭrāṇāṃ sahante durbalīyasām || 67 ||

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

...bowmen, and invincible in battle by any foe! Why do they bear the wrongs inflicted (on me) by the sons of Dhritarashtra of such contemptible strength? Deprived of their kingdom by deception...

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

Nanu, Iyam, Idam, Dhanus, Shreshtha, Ajeya, Yudh, Shatrava, Kimartha, Dhartarashtra, Durbaliyas, Durbaliyasa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.13.67). 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: “nanvime dhanuṣi śreṣṭhā ajeyā yudhi śātravaiḥ
  • nanvi -
  • nanu (indeclinable)
  • ime -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • dhanuṣi -
  • dhanus (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • śreṣṭhā* -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śreṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ajeyā* -
  • ajeya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    ajeyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yudhi -
  • yudh (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    yudh (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • śātravaiḥ -
  • śātrava (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    śātrava (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “kimarthaṃ dhārtarāṣṭrāṇāṃ sahante durbalīyasām
  • kimartham -
  • kimartha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kimartha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kimarthā (noun, feminine)
  • dhārtarāṣṭrāṇām -
  • dhārtarāṣṭra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    dhārtarāṣṭra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • sahante -
  • sah (verb class 1)
    [present middle third plural]
  • durbalīyasām -
  • durbalīyas (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    durbalīyas (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    durbalīyasā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.13.67

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 3.13.67 in Kannada sript:
ನನ್ವಿಮೇ ಧನುಷಿ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಾ ಅಜೇಯಾ ಯುಧಿ ಶಾತ್ರವೈಃ ।
ಕಿಮರ್ಥಂ ಧಾರ್ತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಾಣಾಂ ಸಹನ್ತೇ ದುರ್ಬಲೀಯಸಾಮ್ ॥ ೬೭ ॥

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 3.13.67 in Bengali sript:
নন্বিমে ধনুষি শ্রেষ্ঠা অজেযা যুধি শাত্রবৈঃ ।
কিমর্থং ধার্তরাষ্ট্রাণাং সহন্তে দুর্বলীযসাম্ ॥ ৬৭ ॥

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 3.13.67 in Gujarati sript:
નન્વિમે ધનુષિ શ્રેષ્ઠા અજેયા યુધિ શાત્રવૈઃ ।
કિમર્થં ધાર્તરાષ્ટ્રાણાં સહન્તે દુર્બલીયસામ્ ॥ ૬૭ ॥

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 3.13.67 in Malayalam sript:
നന്വിമേ ധനുഷി ശ്രേഷ്ഠാ അജേയാ യുധി ശാത്രവൈഃ ।
കിമര്ഥം ധാര്തരാഷ്ട്രാണാം സഹന്തേ ദുര്ബലീയസാമ് ॥ ൬൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.13.67 in Telugu sript:
నన్విమే ధనుషి శ్రేష్ఠా అజేయా యుధి శాత్రవైః ।
కిమర్థం ధార్తరాష్ట్రాణాం సహన్తే దుర్బలీయసామ్ ॥ ౬౭ ॥

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