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 34.15

यं पि अभिभूय मरुगणं जम्बूनदपर्वतोपमप्रकाशो ।
उद्योतयसि दश दिशो सुरर्षभ इदं पि आश्चर्यं ॥ १५ ॥

yaṃ pi abhibhūya marugaṇaṃ jambūnadaparvatopamaprakāśo |
udyotayasi daśa diśo surarṣabha idaṃ pi āścaryaṃ || 15 ||

“Marvellous is it too that, excelling the deva hosts and shining like a mountain of gold, O valiant Sura, thou lightest up the ten quarters of the world. (15)

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

Yah, Abhibhuya, Maru, Gana, Jambunada, Parvata, Parvat, Upama, Pra, Ashu, Udyota, Asi, Dasha, Dashan, Surarshabha, Idam, Ashcaryam, Ashcarya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 34.15). 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: “yaṃ pi abhibhūya marugaṇaṃ jambūnadaparvatopamaprakāśo
  • yam -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*ab
  • abhibhūya -
  • abhibhūya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • maru -
  • maru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    marū (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    marū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    marū (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • gaṇam -
  • gaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gaṇā (noun, feminine)
  • jambūnada -
  • jambūnada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jambūnada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • parvato -
  • parvata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    parvata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    parvatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    parv -> parvat (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √parv class 1 verb]
    parv -> parvat (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √parv class 1 verb]
    parv (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • upama -
  • upama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āśo -
  • āśu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    āśu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “udyotayasi daśa diśo surarṣabha idaṃ pi āścaryaṃ
  • udyota -
  • udyota (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    udyota (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ya -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
  • asi -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present active second single]
  • daśa -
  • daśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    daśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    daśan (noun, masculine)
    daśan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    daṃś (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • diśo -
  • surarṣabha* -
  • surarṣabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*āś
  • āścaryam -
  • āścaryam (indeclinable)
    āścarya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āścarya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āścaryā (noun, feminine)

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 34.15

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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