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 5.8.17

ततः कुशलपूर्वं स मद्रराजोऽरिसूदनः ।
प्रीत्या परमया युक्तः समाश्लिष्य युधिष्ठिरम् ॥ १७ ॥

tataḥ kuśalapūrvaṃ sa madrarājo'risūdanaḥ |
prītyā paramayā yuktaḥ samāśliṣya yudhiṣṭhiram || 17 ||

Note! The following is not a translation of the above verse, but merely an arbitrary extract of the English text.

...proportional happiness after having killed your foes, O great king, O lord of men, the ways of the world are known to you. Therefore, O my son, you are never guided by avarice in any...

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

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Kushala, Purvam, Purva, Madraraja, Arisudana, Pritya, Priti, Parama, Yukta, Sama, Yudhishthira,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.8.17). 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: “tataḥ kuśalapūrvaṃ sa madrarājo'risūdanaḥ
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • kuśala -
  • kuśala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kuśala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pūrvam -
  • pūrvam (indeclinable)
    pūrva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pūrva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • madrarājo' -
  • madrarāja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • arisūdanaḥ -
  • arisūdana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “prītyā paramayā yuktaḥ samāśliṣya yudhiṣṭhiram
  • prītyā -
  • prītyā (indeclinable)
    prīti (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    prītī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    prītī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • paramayā -
  • paramā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • yuktaḥ -
  • yukta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √yuj class 7 verb]
  • samā -
  • samā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    samā (Preverb)
  • śliṣya -
  • śliṣ -> śliṣya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śliṣ]
    śliṣ -> śliṣya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śliṣ]
    śliṣ (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yudhiṣṭhiram -
  • yudhiṣṭhira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.8.17

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 5.8.17 in Kannada sript:
ತತಃ ಕುಶಲಪೂರ್ವಂ ಸ ಮದ್ರರಾಜೋಽರಿಸೂದನಃ ।
ಪ್ರೀತ್ಯಾ ಪರಮಯಾ ಯುಕ್ತಃ ಸಮಾಶ್ಲಿಷ್ಯ ಯುಧಿಷ್ಠಿರಮ್ ॥ ೧೭ ॥

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 5.8.17 in Bengali sript:
ততঃ কুশলপূর্বং স মদ্ররাজোঽরিসূদনঃ ।
প্রীত্যা পরমযা যুক্তঃ সমাশ্লিষ্য যুধিষ্ঠিরম্ ॥ ১৭ ॥

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 5.8.17 in Gujarati sript:
તતઃ કુશલપૂર્વં સ મદ્રરાજોઽરિસૂદનઃ ।
પ્રીત્યા પરમયા યુક્તઃ સમાશ્લિષ્ય યુધિષ્ઠિરમ્ ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 5.8.17 in Malayalam sript:
തതഃ കുശലപൂര്വം സ മദ്രരാജോഽരിസൂദനഃ ।
പ്രീത്യാ പരമയാ യുക്തഃ സമാശ്ലിഷ്യ യുധിഷ്ഠിരമ് ॥ ൧൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 5.8.17 in Telugu sript:
తతః కుశలపూర్వం స మద్రరాజోఽరిసూదనః ।
ప్రీత్యా పరమయా యుక్తః సమాశ్లిష్య యుధిష్ఠిరమ్ ॥ ౧౭ ॥

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