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 21.1

पद्मिनिवनं सुचपलं अपगततृणखण्डपत्रसंस्कारं ।
वरसुरभिकुसुमनिकरं करोथ गन्धोदकसुगन्धं ॥ १ ॥

padminivanaṃ sucapalaṃ apagatatṛṇakhaṇḍapatrasaṃskāraṃ |
varasurabhikusumanikaraṃ karotha gandhodakasugandhaṃ || 1 ||

“Quickly make ready the Lotus Grove by clearing it of grass and litter and leaves. Make it a mass of fair and fragrant flowers, and make it sweetly smelling with scented water. (1)

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

Padmin, Padmini, Padmi, Vana, Capalam, Capala, Apagata, Trina, Khanda, Patra, Samskara, Vara, Surabhikusuma, Nikara, Kara, Gandhodaka, Sugandha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 21.1). 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: “padminivanaṃ sucapalaṃ apagatatṛṇakhaṇḍapatrasaṃskāraṃ
  • padmini -
  • padminī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    padmin (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    padmin (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    padmī (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • vanam -
  • vana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • capalam -
  • capalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    capala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    capala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    capalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • apagata -
  • apagata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    apagata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tṛṇa -
  • tṛṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tṛṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • khaṇḍa -
  • khaṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    khaṇḍa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    khaṇḍ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • patra -
  • patra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    patra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃskāram -
  • saṃskāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    saṃskārā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “varasurabhikusumanikaraṃ karotha gandhodakasugandhaṃ
  • vara -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • surabhikusuma -
  • surabhikusuma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    surabhikusuma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nikaram -
  • nikara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • karo -
  • kara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • utha -
  • u (verb class 2)
    [present active second plural]
  • gandhodaka -
  • gandhodaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sugandham -
  • sugandha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sugandha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sugandhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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