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 3.51.17

क्व नु ते क्षत्रियाः शूरा न हि पश्यामि तानहम् ।
आगच्छतो महीपालानतिथीन्दयितान्मम ॥ १७ ॥

kva nu te kṣatriyāḥ śūrā na hi paśyāmi tānaham |
āgacchato mahīpālānatithīndayitānmama || 17 ||

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

...obstructed my entrance. O gentle one, I have been sent by the foremost of the celestials even for this object. Hearing this, O fortunate one, do what you pleasest.'" "Vrihadasva...

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

Kva, Tad, Yushmad, Kshatriya, Shura, Pashya, Amin, Tana, Ham, Mahipala, Atithi, Dayita, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.51.17). 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: “kva nu te kṣatriyāḥ śūrā na hi paśyāmi tānaham
  • kva -
  • kva (indeclinable)
  • nu -
  • nu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nau (noun, feminine)
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • kṣatriyāḥ -
  • kṣatriya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    kṣatriyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śūrā* -
  • śūra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śūrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • paśyā -
  • paśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    paś -> paśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √paś class 10 verb]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tāna -
  • tāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ham -
  • ham (indeclinable)
    ha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    han (noun, neuter)
  • Line 2: “āgacchato mahīpālānatithīndayitānmama
  • āgacch -
  • ag (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • śato -
  • mahīpālān -
  • mahīpāla (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • atithīn -
  • atithi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • dayitān -
  • dayita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative plural], [ablative single]
    dayita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • mama -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.51.17

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 3.51.17 in Kannada sript:
ಕ್ವ ನು ತೇ ಕ್ಷತ್ರಿಯಾಃ ಶೂರಾ ನ ಹಿ ಪಶ್ಯಾಮಿ ತಾನಹಮ್ ।
ಆಗಚ್ಛತೋ ಮಹೀಪಾಲಾನತಿಥೀನ್ದಯಿತಾನ್ಮಮ ॥ ೧೭ ॥

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 3.51.17 in Bengali sript:
ক্ব নু তে ক্ষত্রিযাঃ শূরা ন হি পশ্যামি তানহম্ ।
আগচ্ছতো মহীপালানতিথীন্দযিতান্মম ॥ ১৭ ॥

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 3.51.17 in Gujarati sript:
ક્વ નુ તે ક્ષત્રિયાઃ શૂરા ન હિ પશ્યામિ તાનહમ્ ।
આગચ્છતો મહીપાલાનતિથીન્દયિતાન્મમ ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 3.51.17 in Malayalam sript:
ക്വ നു തേ ക്ഷത്രിയാഃ ശൂരാ ന ഹി പശ്യാമി താനഹമ് ।
ആഗച്ഛതോ മഹീപാലാനതിഥീന്ദയിതാന്മമ ॥ ൧൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.51.17 in Telugu sript:
క్వ ను తే క్షత్రియాః శూరా న హి పశ్యామి తానహమ్ ।
ఆగచ్ఛతో మహీపాలానతిథీన్దయితాన్మమ ॥ ౧౭ ॥

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