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 3.179.9

तथा बहुविधाकारा प्रावृण्मेघानुनादिता ।
अभ्यतीता शिवा तेषां चरतां मरुधन्वसु ॥ ९ ॥

tathā bahuvidhākārā prāvṛṇmeghānunāditā |
abhyatītā śivā teṣāṃ caratāṃ marudhanvasu || 9 ||

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...and the waters covered the heaven and the firmament also. And, O bull of Bharata’s race, when the world was thus flooded, none but Manu, the seven Rishis and the fish could be seen....

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

Tatha, Bahuvidhakara, Pravrish, Megha, Adita, Abhyatita, Shiva, Tad, Marudhanvan,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.179.9). 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: “tathā bahuvidhākārā prāvṛṇmeghānunāditā
  • tathā* -
  • tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • bahuvidhākārā -
  • bahuvidhākārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • prāvṛṇ -
  • prāvṛṣ (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • meghān -
  • megha (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • unā -
  • u (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ū (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • āditā -
  • āditā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ad -> āditā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ad]
  • Line 2: “abhyatītā śivā teṣāṃ caratāṃ marudhanvasu
  • abhyatītā -
  • abhyatītā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • śivā -
  • śivā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • caratām -
  • car (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third dual]
  • marudhanvasu -
  • marudhanvan (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.179.9

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 3.179.9 in Kannada sript:
ತಥಾ ಬಹುವಿಧಾಕಾರಾ ಪ್ರಾವೃಣ್ಮೇಘಾನುನಾದಿತಾ ।
ಅಭ್ಯತೀತಾ ಶಿವಾ ತೇಷಾಂ ಚರತಾಂ ಮರುಧನ್ವಸು ॥ ೯ ॥

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 3.179.9 in Bengali sript:
তথা বহুবিধাকারা প্রাবৃণ্মেঘানুনাদিতা ।
অভ্যতীতা শিবা তেষাং চরতাং মরুধন্বসু ॥ ৯ ॥

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 3.179.9 in Gujarati sript:
તથા બહુવિધાકારા પ્રાવૃણ્મેઘાનુનાદિતા ।
અભ્યતીતા શિવા તેષાં ચરતાં મરુધન્વસુ ॥ ૯ ॥

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 3.179.9 in Malayalam sript:
തഥാ ബഹുവിധാകാരാ പ്രാവൃണ്മേഘാനുനാദിതാ ।
അഭ്യതീതാ ശിവാ തേഷാം ചരതാം മരുധന്വസു ॥ ൯ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 3.179.9 in Telugu sript:
తథా బహువిధాకారా ప్రావృణ్మేఘానునాదితా ।
అభ్యతీతా శివా తేషాం చరతాం మరుధన్వసు ॥ ౯ ॥

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