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 3.156.20

इहस्थैरेव तत्सर्वं श्रोतव्यं भरतर्षभाः ।
न कार्या वः कथंचित्स्यात्तत्राभिसरणे मतिः ॥ २० ॥

ihasthaireva tatsarvaṃ śrotavyaṃ bharatarṣabhāḥ |
na kāryā vaḥ kathaṃcitsyāttatrābhisaraṇe matiḥ || 20 ||

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

...the lord of treasures sat on that excellent seat, the elegant Pushpaka, constructed by Visvakarma, painted with diverse colours. And thousands of Yakshas and Rakshasas, some having...

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

Ihastha, Eva, Tat, Tad, Sarvam, Sarva, Shrotavya, Bharatarshabha, Kari, Karya, Yushmad, Katham, Katha, Cit, Syat, Sya, Tatra, Abhisarana, Mati,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.156.20). 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: “ihasthaireva tatsarvaṃ śrotavyaṃ bharatarṣabhāḥ
  • ihasthair -
  • ihastha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ihastha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sarvam -
  • sarvam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śrotavyam -
  • śrotavya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śrotavya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śrotavyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    śru -> śrotavya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru -> śrotavya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √śru class 5 verb], [accusative single from √śru class 5 verb]
  • bharatarṣabhāḥ -
  • bharatarṣabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “na kāryā vaḥ kathaṃcitsyāttatrābhisaraṇe matiḥ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāryā* -
  • kāri (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    kārī (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    kārya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    kāryā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ], [vocative plural from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kāryā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ], [vocative plural from √kṛ], [accusative plural from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √kṛ class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 3 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṛ -> kāryā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √kṛ class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 3 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 3 verb], [nominative plural from √kṛ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṝ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √kṝ class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √kṝ class 5 verb], [nominative plural from √kṝ class 9 verb], [vocative plural from √kṝ class 9 verb]
    kṝ -> kāryā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √kṝ class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √kṝ class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √kṝ class 5 verb], [nominative plural from √kṝ class 9 verb], [vocative plural from √kṝ class 9 verb], [accusative plural from √kṝ class 9 verb]
  • vaḥ -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • kathañ -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • cit -
  • cit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • syāt -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    syāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [optative active third single]
  • tatrā -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • abhisaraṇe -
  • abhisaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • matiḥ -
  • mati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    mati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.156.20

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 3.156.20 in Kannada sript:
ಇಹಸ್ಥೈರೇವ ತತ್ಸರ್ವಂ ಶ್ರೋತವ್ಯಂ ಭರತರ್ಷಭಾಃ ।
ನ ಕಾರ್ಯಾ ವಃ ಕಥಂಚಿತ್ಸ್ಯಾತ್ತತ್ರಾಭಿಸರಣೇ ಮತಿಃ ॥ ೨೦ ॥

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 3.156.20 in Bengali sript:
ইহস্থৈরেব তত্সর্বং শ্রোতব্যং ভরতর্ষভাঃ ।
ন কার্যা বঃ কথংচিত্স্যাত্তত্রাভিসরণে মতিঃ ॥ ২০ ॥

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 3.156.20 in Gujarati sript:
ઇહસ્થૈરેવ તત્સર્વં શ્રોતવ્યં ભરતર્ષભાઃ ।
ન કાર્યા વઃ કથંચિત્સ્યાત્તત્રાભિસરણે મતિઃ ॥ ૨૦ ॥

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 3.156.20 in Malayalam sript:
ഇഹസ്ഥൈരേവ തത്സര്വം ശ്രോതവ്യം ഭരതര്ഷഭാഃ ।
ന കാര്യാ വഃ കഥംചിത്സ്യാത്തത്രാഭിസരണേ മതിഃ ॥ ൨൦ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 3.156.20 in Telugu sript:
ఇహస్థైరేవ తత్సర్వం శ్రోతవ్యం భరతర్షభాః ।
న కార్యా వః కథంచిత్స్యాత్తత్రాభిసరణే మతిః ॥ ౨౦ ॥

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