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 3.166.15

शतघ्नीभिर्भुशुण्डीभिः खड्गैश्चित्रैः स्वलंकृतैः ।
प्रगृहीतैर्दितेः पुत्राः प्रादुरासन्सहस्रशः ॥ १५ ॥

śataghnībhirbhuśuṇḍībhiḥ khaḍgaiścitraiḥ svalaṃkṛtaiḥ |
pragṛhītairditeḥ putrāḥ prādurāsansahasraśaḥ || 15 ||

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

...the celestials and the Yakshas and the Rakshasas and the Gandharvas and the feathered tribes and the (other) sky-ranging beings—all these appeared (on the scene). And the Great-sire...

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

Shataghni, Bhushundi, Khadga, Citra, Svalankrita, Pragrihita, Diti, Putra, Pradur, Sahasrashah, Sahasrashas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.166.15). 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: “śataghnībhirbhuśuṇḍībhiḥ khaḍgaiścitraiḥ svalaṃkṛtaiḥ
  • śataghnībhir -
  • śataghnī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • bhuśuṇḍībhiḥ -
  • bhuśuṇḍī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • khaḍgaiś -
  • khaḍga (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    khaḍga (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • citraiḥ -
  • citra (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    citra (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • svalaṅkṛtaiḥ -
  • svalaṅkṛta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    svalaṅkṛta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “pragṛhītairditeḥ putrāḥ prādurāsansahasraśaḥ
  • pragṛhītair -
  • pragṛhīta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    pragṛhīta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • diteḥ -
  • diti (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    diti (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • putrāḥ -
  • putra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    putrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • prādur -
  • prādur (indeclinable)
  • āsan -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third plural]
  • sahasraśaḥ -
  • sahasraśaḥ (indeclinable)
    sahasraśas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.166.15

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 3.166.15 in Kannada sript:
ಶತಘ್ನೀಭಿರ್ಭುಶುಣ್ಡೀಭಿಃ ಖಡ್ಗೈಶ್ಚಿತ್ರೈಃ ಸ್ವಲಂಕೃತೈಃ ।
ಪ್ರಗೃಹೀತೈರ್ದಿತೇಃ ಪುತ್ರಾಃ ಪ್ರಾದುರಾಸನ್ಸಹಸ್ರಶಃ ॥ ೧೫ ॥

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 3.166.15 in Bengali sript:
শতঘ্নীভির্ভুশুণ্ডীভিঃ খড্গৈশ্চিত্রৈঃ স্বলংকৃতৈঃ ।
প্রগৃহীতৈর্দিতেঃ পুত্রাঃ প্রাদুরাসন্সহস্রশঃ ॥ ১৫ ॥

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 3.166.15 in Gujarati sript:
શતઘ્નીભિર્ભુશુણ્ડીભિઃ ખડ્ગૈશ્ચિત્રૈઃ સ્વલંકૃતૈઃ ।
પ્રગૃહીતૈર્દિતેઃ પુત્રાઃ પ્રાદુરાસન્સહસ્રશઃ ॥ ૧૫ ॥

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 3.166.15 in Malayalam sript:
ശതഘ്നീഭിര്ഭുശുണ്ഡീഭിഃ ഖഡ്ഗൈശ്ചിത്രൈഃ സ്വലംകൃതൈഃ ।
പ്രഗൃഹീതൈര്ദിതേഃ പുത്രാഃ പ്രാദുരാസന്സഹസ്രശഃ ॥ ൧൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.166.15 in Telugu sript:
శతఘ్నీభిర్భుశుణ్డీభిః ఖడ్గైశ్చిత్రైః స్వలంకృతైః ।
ప్రగృహీతైర్దితేః పుత్రాః ప్రాదురాసన్సహస్రశః ॥ ౧౫ ॥

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