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 3.255.26

विमुखं हतसूतं तं भीमः प्रहरतां वरः ।
जघान तलयुक्तेन प्रासेनाभ्येत्य पाण्डवः ॥ २६ ॥

vimukhaṃ hatasūtaṃ taṃ bhīmaḥ praharatāṃ varaḥ |
jaghāna talayuktena prāsenābhyetya pāṇḍavaḥ || 26 ||

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

...fool that wantonly tramples on the tails of two venomous black cobras with bifurcated tongues. The bamboo, the reed, and the plantain bear fruit only to perish and not to grow in...

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

Vimukha, Hatasuta, Bhima, Prahara, Vara, Varas, Talayukta, Prasa, Abhyetya, Pandava, Pandu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.255.26). 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: “vimukhaṃ hatasūtaṃ taṃ bhīmaḥ praharatāṃ varaḥ
  • vimukham -
  • vimukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vimukha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vimukhā (noun, feminine)
  • hatasūtam -
  • hatasūta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    hatasūta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    hatasūtā (noun, feminine)
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhīmaḥ -
  • bhīma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • prahara -
  • prahara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • varaḥ -
  • varas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “jaghāna talayuktena prāsenābhyetya pāṇḍavaḥ
  • jaghāna -
  • han (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    han (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • talayuktena -
  • talayukta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    talayukta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • prāsenā -
  • prāsa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • abhyetya -
  • abhyetya (indeclinable)
  • pāṇḍavaḥ -
  • pāṇḍavas (noun, neuter)
    pāṇḍava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    pāṇḍu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    pāṇḍu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.255.26

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 3.255.26 in Kannada sript:
ವಿಮುಖಂ ಹತಸೂತಂ ತಂ ಭೀಮಃ ಪ್ರಹರತಾಂ ವರಃ ।
ಜಘಾನ ತಲಯುಕ್ತೇನ ಪ್ರಾಸೇನಾಭ್ಯೇತ್ಯ ಪಾಣ್ಡವಃ ॥ ೨೬ ॥

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 3.255.26 in Bengali sript:
বিমুখং হতসূতং তং ভীমঃ প্রহরতাং বরঃ ।
জঘান তলযুক্তেন প্রাসেনাভ্যেত্য পাণ্ডবঃ ॥ ২৬ ॥

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 3.255.26 in Gujarati sript:
વિમુખં હતસૂતં તં ભીમઃ પ્રહરતાં વરઃ ।
જઘાન તલયુક્તેન પ્રાસેનાભ્યેત્ય પાણ્ડવઃ ॥ ૨૬ ॥

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 3.255.26 in Malayalam sript:
വിമുഖം ഹതസൂതം തം ഭീമഃ പ്രഹരതാം വരഃ ।
ജഘാന തലയുക്തേന പ്രാസേനാഭ്യേത്യ പാണ്ഡവഃ ॥ ൨൬ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 3.255.26 in Telugu sript:
విముఖం హతసూతం తం భీమః ప్రహరతాం వరః ।
జఘాన తలయుక్తేన ప్రాసేనాభ్యేత్య పాణ్డవః ॥ ౨౬ ॥

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