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 3.17.3

वर्जयित्वा श्मशानानि देवतायतनानि च ।
वल्मीकांश्चैव चैत्यांश्च तन्निविष्टमभूद्बलम् ॥ ३ ॥

varjayitvā śmaśānāni devatāyatanāni ca |
valmīkāṃścaiva caityāṃśca tanniviṣṭamabhūdbalam || 3 ||

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

...with incantations! Then, O monarch, that mighty warrior my son, fired with wrath, challenged Vivindhya and discharged the weapon at him. And the Danava struck with that weapon,...

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

Varjayitva, Shmashana, Devatayatana, Valmika, Caitya, Tat, Tad, Tan, Nivishta, Bala,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.17.3). 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: “varjayitvā śmaśānāni devatāyatanāni ca
  • varjayitvā -
  • varjayitvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • śmaśānāni -
  • śmaśāna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • devatāyatanāni -
  • devatāyatana (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “valmīkāṃścaiva caityāṃśca tanniviṣṭamabhūdbalam
  • valmīkāṃś -
  • valmīka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • caityāṃś -
  • caitya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tan -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • niviṣṭam -
  • niviṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    niviṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    niviṣṭā (noun, feminine)
  • abhūd -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • balam -
  • bala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    balā (noun, feminine)

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.17.3

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 3.17.3 in Kannada sript:
ವರ್ಜಯಿತ್ವಾ ಶ್ಮಶಾನಾನಿ ದೇವತಾಯತನಾನಿ ಚ ।
ವಲ್ಮೀಕಾಂಶ್ಚೈವ ಚೈತ್ಯಾಂಶ್ಚ ತನ್ನಿವಿಷ್ಟಮಭೂದ್ಬಲಮ್ ॥ ೩ ॥

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 3.17.3 in Bengali sript:
বর্জযিত্বা শ্মশানানি দেবতাযতনানি চ ।
বল্মীকাংশ্চৈব চৈত্যাংশ্চ তন্নিবিষ্টমভূদ্বলম্ ॥ ৩ ॥

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 3.17.3 in Gujarati sript:
વર્જયિત્વા શ્મશાનાનિ દેવતાયતનાનિ ચ ।
વલ્મીકાંશ્ચૈવ ચૈત્યાંશ્ચ તન્નિવિષ્ટમભૂદ્બલમ્ ॥ ૩ ॥

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 3.17.3 in Malayalam sript:
വര്ജയിത്വാ ശ്മശാനാനി ദേവതായതനാനി ച ।
വല്മീകാംശ്ചൈവ ചൈത്യാംശ്ച തന്നിവിഷ്ടമഭൂദ്ബലമ് ॥ ൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.17.3 in Telugu sript:
వర్జయిత్వా శ్మశానాని దేవతాయతనాని చ ।
వల్మీకాంశ్చైవ చైత్యాంశ్చ తన్నివిష్టమభూద్బలమ్ ॥ ౩ ॥

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