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 5.172.10

भजस्व मां शाल्वपते भक्तां बालामनागसम् ।
भक्तानां हि परित्यागो न धर्मेषु प्रशस्यते ॥ १० ॥

bhajasva māṃ śālvapate bhaktāṃ bālāmanāgasam |
bhaktānāṃ hi parityāgo na dharmeṣu praśasyate || 10 ||

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

...the two armies, and no third car-warrior, O great king, can advance against Dhananjaya, that scatterer of arrowy showers! Pouring his shafts, like the very clouds during the rainy season...

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

Asmad, Shalvapati, Bhakta, Bala, Anagas, Parityaga, Dharma, Dharmeshu, Prashasyata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.172.10). 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: “bhajasva māṃ śālvapate bhaktāṃ bālāmanāgasam
  • bhajasva -
  • bhaj (verb class 1)
    [imperative middle second single]
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • śālvapate -
  • śālvapati (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • bhaktām -
  • bhaktā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • bālām -
  • bālā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • anāgasam -
  • anāgas (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “bhaktānāṃ hi parityāgo na dharmeṣu praśasyate
  • bhaktānām -
  • bhakta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    bhakta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    bhaktā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • parityāgo* -
  • parityāga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dharmeṣu -
  • dharmeṣu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    dharmeṣu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    dharmeṣu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    dharma (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • praśasyate -
  • praśasyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.172.10

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 5.172.10 in Kannada sript:
ಭಜಸ್ವ ಮಾಂ ಶಾಲ್ವಪತೇ ಭಕ್ತಾಂ ಬಾಲಾಮನಾಗಸಮ್ ।
ಭಕ್ತಾನಾಂ ಹಿ ಪರಿತ್ಯಾಗೋ ನ ಧರ್ಮೇಷು ಪ್ರಶಸ್ಯತೇ ॥ ೧೦ ॥

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 5.172.10 in Bengali sript:
ভজস্ব মাং শাল্বপতে ভক্তাং বালামনাগসম্ ।
ভক্তানাং হি পরিত্যাগো ন ধর্মেষু প্রশস্যতে ॥ ১০ ॥

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 5.172.10 in Gujarati sript:
ભજસ્વ માં શાલ્વપતે ભક્તાં બાલામનાગસમ્ ।
ભક્તાનાં હિ પરિત્યાગો ન ધર્મેષુ પ્રશસ્યતે ॥ ૧૦ ॥

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 5.172.10 in Malayalam sript:
ഭജസ്വ മാം ശാല്വപതേ ഭക്താം ബാലാമനാഗസമ് ।
ഭക്താനാം ഹി പരിത്യാഗോ ന ധര്മേഷു പ്രശസ്യതേ ॥ ൧൦ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 5.172.10 in Telugu sript:
భజస్వ మాం శాల్వపతే భక్తాం బాలామనాగసమ్ ।
భక్తానాం హి పరిత్యాగో న ధర్మేషు ప్రశస్యతే ॥ ౧౦ ॥

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