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 5.63.5

सर्वशस्त्रभृतां श्रेष्ठं मेरुं शिखरिणामिव ।
युधि गाण्डीवधन्वानं को नु युध्येत बुद्धिमान् ॥ ५ ॥

sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ meruṃ śikhariṇāmiva |
yudhi gāṇḍīvadhanvānaṃ ko nu yudhyeta buddhimān || 5 ||

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

...of Yama. O king, I wish to see Vrikodara mace in hand. This has been my long-cherished desire. Struck in battle with my mace, Vrikodara, the son of Pritha, will fall dead on the ground...

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

Sarvashah, Tri, Tra, Abhrita, Shreshtha, Meru, Shikharin, Iva, Yudh, Gandivadhanvan, Kah, Buddhimat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.63.5). 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: “sarvaśastrabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ meruṃ śikhariṇāmiva
  • sarvaśas -
  • sarvaśaḥ (indeclinable)
  • tra -
  • tṛ (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    tra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • abhṛtām -
  • abhṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    bhṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third dual]
  • śreṣṭham -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
  • merum -
  • meru (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    meru (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • śikhariṇām -
  • śikharin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    śikharin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • Line 2: “yudhi gāṇḍīvadhanvānaṃ ko nu yudhyeta buddhimān
  • yudhi -
  • yudh (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    yudh (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • gāṇḍīvadhanvānam -
  • gāṇḍīvadhanvan (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • ko* -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nu -
  • nu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nau (noun, feminine)
  • yudhyeta -
  • yudh (verb class 1)
    [optative passive third single]
    yudh (verb class 4)
    [optative middle third single], [optative passive third single]
  • buddhimān -
  • buddhimat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.63.5

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 5.63.5 in Kannada sript:
ಸರ್ವಶಸ್ತ್ರಭೃತಾಂ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಂ ಮೇರುಂ ಶಿಖರಿಣಾಮಿವ ।
ಯುಧಿ ಗಾಣ್ಡೀವಧನ್ವಾನಂ ಕೋ ನು ಯುಧ್ಯೇತ ಬುದ್ಧಿಮಾನ್ ॥ ೫ ॥

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 5.63.5 in Bengali sript:
সর্বশস্ত্রভৃতাং শ্রেষ্ঠং মেরুং শিখরিণামিব ।
যুধি গাণ্ডীবধন্বানং কো নু যুধ্যেত বুদ্ধিমান্ ॥ ৫ ॥

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 5.63.5 in Gujarati sript:
સર્વશસ્ત્રભૃતાં શ્રેષ્ઠં મેરું શિખરિણામિવ ।
યુધિ ગાણ્ડીવધન્વાનં કો નુ યુધ્યેત બુદ્ધિમાન્ ॥ ૫ ॥

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 5.63.5 in Malayalam sript:
സര്വശസ്ത്രഭൃതാം ശ്രേഷ്ഠം മേരും ശിഖരിണാമിവ ।
യുധി ഗാണ്ഡീവധന്വാനം കോ നു യുധ്യേത ബുദ്ധിമാന് ॥ ൫ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 5.63.5 in Telugu sript:
సర్వశస్త్రభృతాం శ్రేష్ఠం మేరుం శిఖరిణామివ ।
యుధి గాణ్డీవధన్వానం కో ను యుధ్యేత బుద్ధిమాన్ ॥ ౫ ॥

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