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 3.262.37

कथं हि भिन्नकरटं पद्मिनं वनगोचरम् ।
उपस्थाय महानागं करेणुः सूकरं स्पृशेत् ॥ ३७ ॥

kathaṃ hi bhinnakaraṭaṃ padminaṃ vanagocaram |
upasthāya mahānāgaṃ kareṇuḥ sūkaraṃ spṛśet || 37 ||

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

...their father, possessed of riches and borne on the shoulders of men. And seized with jealousy, they resolved upon performing penances. And with ascetic penances of the most severe kind...

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

Katham, Katha, Bhinnakarata, Padmin, Vanagocara, Upasthaya, Upastha, Mahanaga, Karenu, Sukara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 3.262.37). 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: “kathaṃ hi bhinnakaraṭaṃ padminaṃ vanagocaram
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • bhinnakaraṭam -
  • bhinnakaraṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhinnakaraṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhinnakaraṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • padminam -
  • padmin (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vanagocaram -
  • vanagocara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vanagocara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vanagocarā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “upasthāya mahānāgaṃ kareṇuḥ sūkaraṃ spṛśet
  • upasthāya -
  • upasthāya (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    upastha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    upastha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • mahānāgam -
  • mahānāga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • kareṇuḥ -
  • kareṇu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    kareṇu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sūkaram -
  • sūkara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • spṛśet -
  • spṛś (verb class 6)
    [optative active third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 3.262.37

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 3.262.37 in Kannada sript:
ಕಥಂ ಹಿ ಭಿನ್ನಕರಟಂ ಪದ್ಮಿನಂ ವನಗೋಚರಮ್ ।
ಉಪಸ್ಥಾಯ ಮಹಾನಾಗಂ ಕರೇಣುಃ ಸೂಕರಂ ಸ್ಪೃಶೇತ್ ॥ ೩೭ ॥

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 3.262.37 in Bengali sript:
কথং হি ভিন্নকরটং পদ্মিনং বনগোচরম্ ।
উপস্থায মহানাগং করেণুঃ সূকরং স্পৃশেত্ ॥ ৩৭ ॥

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 3.262.37 in Gujarati sript:
કથં હિ ભિન્નકરટં પદ્મિનં વનગોચરમ્ ।
ઉપસ્થાય મહાનાગં કરેણુઃ સૂકરં સ્પૃશેત્ ॥ ૩૭ ॥

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 3.262.37 in Malayalam sript:
കഥം ഹി ഭിന്നകരടം പദ്മിനം വനഗോചരമ് ।
ഉപസ്ഥായ മഹാനാഗം കരേണുഃ സൂകരം സ്പൃശേത് ॥ ൩൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 3.262.37 in Telugu sript:
కథం హి భిన్నకరటం పద్మినం వనగోచరమ్ ।
ఉపస్థాయ మహానాగం కరేణుః సూకరం స్పృశేత్ ॥ ౩౭ ॥

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