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 5.177.14

शरणं हि प्रपन्नानां भीतानां जीवितार्थिनाम् ।
न शक्ष्यामि परित्यागं कर्तुं जीवन्कथंचन ॥ १४ ॥

śaraṇaṃ hi prapannānāṃ bhītānāṃ jīvitārthinām |
na śakṣyāmi parityāgaṃ kartuṃ jīvankathaṃcana || 14 ||

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

...began to comfort her. He then acquired of her in details about that distress of hers from its beginning. And she, thereupon, represented to him minutely all that had happened. Hearing...

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

Sharana, Prapanna, Bhita, Jivita, Arthin, Parityaga, Kartu, Jivat, Jivan, Katham, Katha, Cana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 5.177.14). 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: “śaraṇaṃ hi prapannānāṃ bhītānāṃ jīvitārthinām
  • śaraṇam -
  • śaraṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śaraṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • prapannānām -
  • prapanna (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    prapanna (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    prapannā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • bhītānām -
  • bhīta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    bhīta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    bhītā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • jīvitā -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jīvitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv (verb class 1)
    [periphrastic-future active third single]
  • arthinām -
  • arthin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    arthin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • Line 2: “na śakṣyāmi parityāgaṃ kartuṃ jīvankathaṃcana
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śakṣyāmi -
  • śak (verb class 5)
    [future active first single]
  • parityāgam -
  • parityāga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • kartum -
  • kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kartum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √kṛ]
    kartu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    kartu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • jīvan -
  • jīvat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    jīv -> jīvat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √jīv class 1 verb], [vocative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīvan (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • kathañ -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • cana -
  • cana (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    cana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    can (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 5.177.14

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 5.177.14 in Kannada sript:
ಶರಣಂ ಹಿ ಪ್ರಪನ್ನಾನಾಂ ಭೀತಾನಾಂ ಜೀವಿತಾರ್ಥಿನಾಮ್ ।
ನ ಶಕ್ಷ್ಯಾಮಿ ಪರಿತ್ಯಾಗಂ ಕರ್ತುಂ ಜೀವನ್ಕಥಂಚನ ॥ ೧೪ ॥

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 5.177.14 in Bengali sript:
শরণং হি প্রপন্নানাং ভীতানাং জীবিতার্থিনাম্ ।
ন শক্ষ্যামি পরিত্যাগং কর্তুং জীবন্কথংচন ॥ ১৪ ॥

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 5.177.14 in Gujarati sript:
શરણં હિ પ્રપન્નાનાં ભીતાનાં જીવિતાર્થિનામ્ ।
ન શક્ષ્યામિ પરિત્યાગં કર્તું જીવન્કથંચન ॥ ૧૪ ॥

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 5.177.14 in Malayalam sript:
ശരണം ഹി പ്രപന്നാനാം ഭീതാനാം ജീവിതാര്ഥിനാമ് ।
ന ശക്ഷ്യാമി പരിത്യാഗം കര്തും ജീവന്കഥംചന ॥ ൧൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 5.177.14 in Telugu sript:
శరణం హి ప్రపన్నానాం భీతానాం జీవితార్థినామ్ ।
న శక్ష్యామి పరిత్యాగం కర్తుం జీవన్కథంచన ॥ ౧౪ ॥

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