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 5.171.7

कथं मामन्यकामां त्वं राजञ्शास्त्रमधीत्य वै ।
वासयेथा गृहे भीष्म कौरवः सन्विशेषतः ॥ ७ ॥

kathaṃ māmanyakāmāṃ tvaṃ rājañśāstramadhītya vai |
vāsayethā gṛhe bhīṣma kauravaḥ sanviśeṣataḥ || 7 ||

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

...universal conquest, vanquished great kings, O bull of Bharata’s race! No other men can wield their weapons, maces, and shafts. Indeed, O Kaurava, there are no men that can even string...

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

Katham, Katha, Mama, Nyak, Ama, Tva, Yushmad, Rajan, Rajat, Shastra, Adhitya, Grih, Griha, Bhishma, Kaurava, Kauravas, Sat, Visheshatah, Visheshatas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.171.7). 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 māmanyakāmāṃ tvaṃ rājañśāstramadhītya vai
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • māma -
  • māma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first plural]
  • nyak -
  • nyak (indeclinable)
  • āmām -
  • āmā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • rājañś -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    rāj -> rājat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √rāj class 1 verb], [vocative single from √rāj class 1 verb]
  • śāstram -
  • śāstra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • adhītya -
  • adhītya (indeclinable)
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • Line 2: “vāsayethā gṛhe bhīṣma kauravaḥ sanviśeṣataḥ
  • vāsayethā* -
  • vās (verb class 10)
    [optative middle second single]
    vas (verb class 0)
    [optative middle second single]
    vas (verb class 0)
    [optative middle second single]
    vas (verb class 0)
    [optative middle second single]
  • gṛhe -
  • gṛh (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    gṛh (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    gṛhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • bhīṣma -
  • bhīṣma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhīṣma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kauravaḥ -
  • kauravas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    kaurava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • san -
  • sat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • viśeṣataḥ -
  • viśeṣataḥ (indeclinable)
    viśeṣatas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.171.7

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 5.171.7 in Kannada sript:
ಕಥಂ ಮಾಮನ್ಯಕಾಮಾಂ ತ್ವಂ ರಾಜಞ್ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಮಧೀತ್ಯ ವೈ ।
ವಾಸಯೇಥಾ ಗೃಹೇ ಭೀಷ್ಮ ಕೌರವಃ ಸನ್ವಿಶೇಷತಃ ॥ ೭ ॥

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 5.171.7 in Bengali sript:
কথং মামন্যকামাং ত্বং রাজঞ্শাস্ত্রমধীত্য বৈ ।
বাসযেথা গৃহে ভীষ্ম কৌরবঃ সন্বিশেষতঃ ॥ ৭ ॥

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 5.171.7 in Gujarati sript:
કથં મામન્યકામાં ત્વં રાજઞ્શાસ્ત્રમધીત્ય વૈ ।
વાસયેથા ગૃહે ભીષ્મ કૌરવઃ સન્વિશેષતઃ ॥ ૭ ॥

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 5.171.7 in Malayalam sript:
കഥം മാമന്യകാമാം ത്വം രാജഞ്ശാസ്ത്രമധീത്യ വൈ ।
വാസയേഥാ ഗൃഹേ ഭീഷ്മ കൌരവഃ സന്വിശേഷതഃ ॥ ൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 5.171.7 in Telugu sript:
కథం మామన్యకామాం త్వం రాజఞ్శాస్త్రమధీత్య వై ।
వాసయేథా గృహే భీష్మ కౌరవః సన్విశేషతః ॥ ౭ ॥

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