Mahavastu [sanskrit verses and english]

by Émile Senart | 1882 | 56,574 words

This is the Sanskrit Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition only includes those metrical verses occuring in the various stories and Jatakas, as well as the corresponding English translation by J. J. Jones.

Verse 17.86

चतुरश् च लोकपाला विगलितमकुटा प्रलम्बवरमालाः ।
कण्ठकपादेषु करां न्यसन्ति रक्तोत्पलसकाशां ॥ ८६ ॥

caturaś ca lokapālā vigalitamakuṭā pralambavaramālāḥ |
kaṇṭhakapādeṣu karāṃ nyasanti raktotpalasakāśāṃ || 86 ||

But the four guardians of the world, in their brilliant diadems and flowing garlands, put their hands that were as the red lotus under the hoofs of Kanthaka. (86)

English translation by J. J. Jones (1949) Read online

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (17.86). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Catur, Catura, Lokapala, Vigalita, Pralamba, Varama, Alas, Kanthaka, Pada, Kara, Asat, Raktotpala, Sakasha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.86). 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: “caturaś ca lokapālā vigalitamakuṭā pralambavaramālāḥ
  • caturaś -
  • catur (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    catura (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • lokapālā* -
  • lokapāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    lokapālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vigalitam -
  • vigalita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vigalita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vigalitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kuṭā -
  • pralamba -
  • pralamba (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pralamba (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varamā -
  • varamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • alāḥ -
  • alas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • Line 2: “kaṇṭhakapādeṣu karāṃ nyasanti raktotpalasakāśāṃ
  • kaṇṭhaka -
  • kaṇṭhaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pādeṣu -
  • pāda (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • karā -
  • kara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ap (noun, feminine)
    [compound]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • nya -
  • ni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ni (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • asanti -
  • asat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • raktotpala -
  • raktotpala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    raktotpala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sakāśām -
  • sakāśā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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