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 3.188.4

आश्चर्यभूतं भवतः श्रुतं नो वदतां वर ।
मुने भार्गव यद्वृत्तं युगादौ प्रभवाप्ययौ ॥ ४ ॥

āścaryabhūtaṃ bhavataḥ śrutaṃ no vadatāṃ vara |
mune bhārgava yadvṛttaṃ yugādau prabhavāpyayau || 4 ||

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

...said, 'O you of great good fortune, tell me again, what the joys are of those persons that lead deathless lives,—joys that are adored by gods and Rishis!' "Vaka answered,...

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

Ashcaryabhuta, Bhavat, Bhavant, Shrut, Shruta, Asmad, Vadat, Vara, Muni, Bhargava, Yadvritta, Yugadi, Prabhava, Prabhavan, Apyaya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.188.4). 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: “āścaryabhūtaṃ bhavataḥ śrutaṃ no vadatāṃ vara
  • āścaryabhūtam -
  • āścaryabhūta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āścaryabhūta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āścaryabhūtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • bhavataḥ -
  • bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • śrutam -
  • śruta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śruta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śrutā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    śrut (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    śrut (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    śru -> śruta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru -> śruta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √śru class 5 verb], [accusative single from √śru class 5 verb]
  • no* -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • vadatām -
  • vad -> vadat (participle, masculine)
    [genitive plural from √vad class 1 verb]
    vad -> vadat (participle, neuter)
    [genitive plural from √vad class 1 verb]
    vad (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third dual], [imperative middle third single]
  • vara -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “mune bhārgava yadvṛttaṃ yugādau prabhavāpyayau
  • mune -
  • muni (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • bhārgava -
  • bhārgava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhārgava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yadvṛttam -
  • yadvṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yugādau -
  • yugādi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • prabhavā -
  • prabhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhavan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    prabhavan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prabhavā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • apyayau -
  • apyaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.188.4

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 3.188.4 in Kannada sript:
ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯಭೂತಂ ಭವತಃ ಶ್ರುತಂ ನೋ ವದತಾಂ ವರ ।
ಮುನೇ ಭಾರ್ಗವ ಯದ್ವೃತ್ತಂ ಯುಗಾದೌ ಪ್ರಭವಾಪ್ಯಯೌ ॥ ೪ ॥

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 3.188.4 in Bengali sript:
আশ্চর্যভূতং ভবতঃ শ্রুতং নো বদতাং বর ।
মুনে ভার্গব যদ্বৃত্তং যুগাদৌ প্রভবাপ্যযৌ ॥ ৪ ॥

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 3.188.4 in Gujarati sript:
આશ્ચર્યભૂતં ભવતઃ શ્રુતં નો વદતાં વર ।
મુને ભાર્ગવ યદ્વૃત્તં યુગાદૌ પ્રભવાપ્યયૌ ॥ ૪ ॥

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 3.188.4 in Malayalam sript:
ആശ്ചര്യഭൂതം ഭവതഃ ശ്രുതം നോ വദതാം വര ।
മുനേ ഭാര്ഗവ യദ്വൃത്തം യുഗാദൌ പ്രഭവാപ്യയൌ ॥ ൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 3.188.4 in Telugu sript:
ఆశ్చర్యభూతం భవతః శ్రుతం నో వదతాం వర ।
మునే భార్గవ యద్వృత్తం యుగాదౌ ప్రభవాప్యయౌ ॥ ౪ ॥

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