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 6.2.23

अलक्ष्यः प्रभया हीनः पौर्णमासीं च कार्त्तिकीम् ।
चन्द्रोऽभूदग्निवर्णश्च समवर्णे नभस्तले ॥ २३ ॥

alakṣyaḥ prabhayā hīnaḥ paurṇamāsīṃ ca kārttikīm |
candro'bhūdagnivarṇaśca samavarṇe nabhastale || 23 ||

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

...there, cavalry soldiers, cased in mail, armed with weapons, send forth fierce shouts. At sun-rise flights of insects, by hundreds are seen. In both twilights, the cardinal...

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

Alakshya, Alakshi, Prabha, Hina, Paurnamasi, Karttiki, Candra, Agnivarna, Samavarna, Nabhastala,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 6.2.23). 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: “alakṣyaḥ prabhayā hīnaḥ paurṇamāsīṃ ca kārttikīm
  • alakṣyaḥ -
  • alakṣya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    alakṣī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • prabhayā -
  • prabhā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • hīnaḥ -
  • hīna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    -> hīna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √ class 3 verb]
  • paurṇamāsīm -
  • paurṇamāsī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kārttikīm -
  • kārttikī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “candro'bhūdagnivarṇaśca samavarṇe nabhastale
  • candro' -
  • candra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhūd -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • agnivarṇaś -
  • agnivarṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samavarṇe -
  • samavarṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    samavarṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    samavarṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • nabhastale -
  • nabhastala (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 6.2.23

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 6.2.23 in Kannada sript:
ಅಲಕ್ಷ್ಯಃ ಪ್ರಭಯಾ ಹೀನಃ ಪೌರ್ಣಮಾಸೀಂ ಚ ಕಾರ್ತ್ತಿಕೀಮ್ ।
ಚನ್ದ್ರೋಽಭೂದಗ್ನಿವರ್ಣಶ್ಚ ಸಮವರ್ಣೇ ನಭಸ್ತಲೇ ॥ ೨೩ ॥

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 6.2.23 in Bengali sript:
অলক্ষ্যঃ প্রভযা হীনঃ পৌর্ণমাসীং চ কার্ত্তিকীম্ ।
চন্দ্রোঽভূদগ্নিবর্ণশ্চ সমবর্ণে নভস্তলে ॥ ২৩ ॥

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 6.2.23 in Gujarati sript:
અલક્ષ્યઃ પ્રભયા હીનઃ પૌર્ણમાસીં ચ કાર્ત્તિકીમ્ ।
ચન્દ્રોઽભૂદગ્નિવર્ણશ્ચ સમવર્ણે નભસ્તલે ॥ ૨૩ ॥

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 6.2.23 in Malayalam sript:
അലക്ഷ്യഃ പ്രഭയാ ഹീനഃ പൌര്ണമാസീം ച കാര്ത്തികീമ് ।
ചന്ദ്രോഽഭൂദഗ്നിവര്ണശ്ച സമവര്ണേ നഭസ്തലേ ॥ ൨൩ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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


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Preview of verse 6.2.23 in Telugu sript:
అలక్ష్యః ప్రభయా హీనః పౌర్ణమాసీం చ కార్త్తికీమ్ ।
చన్ద్రోఽభూదగ్నివర్ణశ్చ సమవర్ణే నభస్తలే ॥ ౨౩ ॥

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