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 3.39.2

कथं स पुरुषव्याघ्रो दीर्घबाहुर्धनंजयः ।
वनं प्रविष्टस्तेजस्वी निर्मनुष्यमभीतवत् ॥ २ ॥

kathaṃ sa puruṣavyāghro dīrghabāhurdhanaṃjayaḥ |
vanaṃ praviṣṭastejasvī nirmanuṣyamabhītavat || 2 ||

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

...beyond the foremost of male beings, you are the highest, you are the subtlest, O Hara! O illustrious Sankara, it behoves you to pardon my fault. It was even to obtain a sight of...

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

Katham, Katha, Purushavyaghra, Dirghabahu, Dhananjaya, Vana, Pravishta, Tejasvin, Tejasvi, Nirmanushya, Abhitavat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.39.2). 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: “kathaṃ sa puruṣavyāghro dīrghabāhurdhanaṃjayaḥ
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • puruṣavyāghro* -
  • puruṣavyāghra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dīrghabāhur -
  • dīrghabāhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    dīrghabāhu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • dhanañjayaḥ -
  • dhanañjaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “vanaṃ praviṣṭastejasvī nirmanuṣyamabhītavat
  • vanam -
  • vana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vanā (noun, feminine)
  • praviṣṭas -
  • praviṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tejasvī -
  • tejasvī (noun, masculine)
    tejasvī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    tejasvin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nirmanuṣyam -
  • nirmanuṣya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nirmanuṣya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nirmanuṣyā (noun, feminine)
  • abhītavat -
  • abhītavat (indeclinable)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.39.2

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 3.39.2 in Kannada sript:
ಕಥಂ ಸ ಪುರುಷವ್ಯಾಘ್ರೋ ದೀರ್ಘಬಾಹುರ್ಧನಂಜಯಃ ।
ವನಂ ಪ್ರವಿಷ್ಟಸ್ತೇಜಸ್ವೀ ನಿರ್ಮನುಷ್ಯಮಭೀತವತ್ ॥ ೨ ॥

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 3.39.2 in Bengali sript:
কথং স পুরুষব্যাঘ্রো দীর্ঘবাহুর্ধনংজযঃ ।
বনং প্রবিষ্টস্তেজস্বী নির্মনুষ্যমভীতবত্ ॥ ২ ॥

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 3.39.2 in Gujarati sript:
કથં સ પુરુષવ્યાઘ્રો દીર્ઘબાહુર્ધનંજયઃ ।
વનં પ્રવિષ્ટસ્તેજસ્વી નિર્મનુષ્યમભીતવત્ ॥ ૨ ॥

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 3.39.2 in Malayalam sript:
കഥം സ പുരുഷവ്യാഘ്രോ ദീര്ഘബാഹുര്ധനംജയഃ ।
വനം പ്രവിഷ്ടസ്തേജസ്വീ നിര്മനുഷ്യമഭീതവത് ॥ ൨ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.39.2 in Telugu sript:
కథం స పురుషవ్యాఘ్రో దీర్ఘబాహుర్ధనంజయః ।
వనం ప్రవిష్టస్తేజస్వీ నిర్మనుష్యమభీతవత్ ॥ ౨ ॥

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