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 5.144.13

मम प्राणेन ये शत्रूञ्शक्ताः प्रतिसमासितुम् ।
मन्यन्तेऽद्य कथं तेषामहं भिन्द्यां मनोरथम् ॥ १३ ॥

mama prāṇena ye śatrūñśaktāḥ pratisamāsitum |
manyante'dya kathaṃ teṣāmahaṃ bhindyāṃ manoratham || 13 ||

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...son, in the matter of ascertaining the duties of men, been declared to be the highest of all duties. Acquired formerly by Arjuna, the prosperity of Yudhishthira has, from avarice, been...

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

Asmad, Prana, Yah, Yat, Shatru, Shakta, Pratisama, Adya, Katham, Katha, Tad, Aha, Manoratha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.144.13). 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: “mama prāṇena ye śatrūñśaktāḥ pratisamāsitum
  • mama -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • prāṇena -
  • prāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    prāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • śatrūñś -
  • śatru (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • śaktāḥ -
  • śakta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śaktā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    śac -> śakta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √śac class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √śac class 1 verb]
    śac -> śaktā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √śac class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √śac class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √śac class 1 verb]
    śak -> śakta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √śak class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √śak class 5 verb]
    śak -> śaktā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √śak class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √śak class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √śak class 5 verb]
  • pratisamā -
  • pratisama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pratisama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pratisamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asitum -
  • as -> asitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √as]
  • Line 2: “manyante'dya kathaṃ teṣāmahaṃ bhindyāṃ manoratham
  • manyante' -
  • man (verb class 4)
    [present middle third plural], [present passive third plural]
    man (verb class 8)
    [present passive third plural]
  • adya -
  • adya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    adya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    adya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • bhindyām -
  • bhid (verb class 7)
    [optative active first single]
  • manoratham -
  • manoratha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    manorathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.144.13

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 5.144.13 in Kannada sript:
ಮಮ ಪ್ರಾಣೇನ ಯೇ ಶತ್ರೂಞ್ಶಕ್ತಾಃ ಪ್ರತಿಸಮಾಸಿತುಮ್ ।
ಮನ್ಯನ್ತೇಽದ್ಯ ಕಥಂ ತೇಷಾಮಹಂ ಭಿನ್ದ್ಯಾಂ ಮನೋರಥಮ್ ॥ ೧೩ ॥

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 5.144.13 in Bengali sript:
মম প্রাণেন যে শত্রূঞ্শক্তাঃ প্রতিসমাসিতুম্ ।
মন্যন্তেঽদ্য কথং তেষামহং ভিন্দ্যাং মনোরথম্ ॥ ১৩ ॥

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 5.144.13 in Gujarati sript:
મમ પ્રાણેન યે શત્રૂઞ્શક્તાઃ પ્રતિસમાસિતુમ્ ।
મન્યન્તેઽદ્ય કથં તેષામહં ભિન્દ્યાં મનોરથમ્ ॥ ૧૩ ॥

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 5.144.13 in Malayalam sript:
മമ പ്രാണേന യേ ശത്രൂഞ്ശക്താഃ പ്രതിസമാസിതുമ് ।
മന്യന്തേഽദ്യ കഥം തേഷാമഹം ഭിന്ദ്യാം മനോരഥമ് ॥ ൧൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 5.144.13 in Telugu sript:
మమ ప్రాణేన యే శత్రూఞ్శక్తాః ప్రతిసమాసితుమ్ ।
మన్యన్తేఽద్య కథం తేషామహం భిన్ద్యాం మనోరథమ్ ॥ ౧౩ ॥

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