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 6.99.4

धृष्टद्युम्नः शिखण्डी च विराटो द्रुपदस्तथा ।
भीष्ममासाद्य समरे शरैर्जघ्नुर्महारथम् ॥ ४ ॥

dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca virāṭo drupadastathā |
bhīṣmamāsādya samare śarairjaghnurmahāratham || 4 ||

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...accomplished in fighting, viz., the sons of Draupadi, rushed towards the Rakshasa in battle like five planets rushing against the Sun. That best of Rakshasa then was...

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

Dhrishtadyumna, Shikhandi, Shikhandin, Virata, Drupada, Tatha, Bhishma, Asadya, Samara, Shara, Jaghnu, Maharatha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 6.99.4). 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: “dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca virāṭo drupadastathā
  • dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ -
  • dhṛṣṭadyumna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • śikhaṇḍī -
  • śikhaṇḍī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    śikhaṇḍin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • virāṭo* -
  • virāṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • drupadas -
  • drupada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tathā -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “bhīṣmamāsādya samare śarairjaghnurmahāratham
  • bhīṣmam -
  • bhīṣma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhīṣma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhīṣmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āsādya -
  • āsādya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āsādya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samare -
  • samara (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • śarair -
  • śara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    śara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • jaghnur -
  • jaghnu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    jaghnu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    han (verb class 1)
    [perfect active third plural]
    han (verb class 2)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • mahāratham -
  • mahāratha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mahāratha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mahārathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 6.99.4

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 6.99.4 in Kannada sript:
ಧೃಷ್ಟದ್ಯುಮ್ನಃ ಶಿಖಣ್ಡೀ ಚ ವಿರಾಟೋ ದ್ರುಪದಸ್ತಥಾ ।
ಭೀಷ್ಮಮಾಸಾದ್ಯ ಸಮರೇ ಶರೈರ್ಜಘ್ನುರ್ಮಹಾರಥಮ್ ॥ ೪ ॥

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 6.99.4 in Bengali sript:
ধৃষ্টদ্যুম্নঃ শিখণ্ডী চ বিরাটো দ্রুপদস্তথা ।
ভীষ্মমাসাদ্য সমরে শরৈর্জঘ্নুর্মহারথম্ ॥ ৪ ॥

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 6.99.4 in Gujarati sript:
ધૃષ્ટદ્યુમ્નઃ શિખણ્ડી ચ વિરાટો દ્રુપદસ્તથા ।
ભીષ્મમાસાદ્ય સમરે શરૈર્જઘ્નુર્મહારથમ્ ॥ ૪ ॥

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 6.99.4 in Malayalam sript:
ധൃഷ്ടദ്യുമ്നഃ ശിഖണ്ഡീ ച വിരാടോ ദ്രുപദസ്തഥാ ।
ഭീഷ്മമാസാദ്യ സമരേ ശരൈര്ജഘ്നുര്മഹാരഥമ് ॥ ൪ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

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

7248pages

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Preview of verse 6.99.4 in Telugu sript:
ధృష్టద్యుమ్నః శిఖణ్డీ చ విరాటో ద్రుపదస్తథా ।
భీష్మమాసాద్య సమరే శరైర్జఘ్నుర్మహారథమ్ ॥ ౪ ॥

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