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 34.49

अथ राक्षसा विविधरूपधरा आणत्ता दिवि परितो चपलं ।
तिष्ठन्तु भो प्रवरशस्त्रधरा सर्वदिशां कुरुथ असंवरणां ॥ ४९ ॥

atha rākṣasā vividharūpadharā āṇattā divi parito capalaṃ |
tiṣṭhantu bho pravaraśastradharā sarvadiśāṃ kurutha asaṃvaraṇāṃ || 49 ||

Then Rakshasas of various shapes were thus commanded: “Ye wielders of brave weapons, quickly take up positions in all quarters of the sky, and clear all its spaces of obstacles.” (49)

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

Atha, Rakshasa, Vividha, Rupadhara, Anatta, Div, Divi, Capalam, Capala, Bhu, Pravara, Shastradhara, Sarva, Disha, Dish, Asamvara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 34.49). 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: “atha rākṣasā vividharūpadharā āṇattā divi parito capalaṃ
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
  • rākṣasā* -
  • rākṣasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • vividha -
  • vividha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vividha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vidh (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
    vidh (verb class 6)
    [perfect active second plural]
    vyadh (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • rūpadharā* -
  • rūpadhara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    rūpadharā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • āṇattā* -
  • āṇatta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • divi -
  • divi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    divī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    div (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • parito -
  • capalam -
  • capalam (indeclinable)
    capala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    capala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    capalā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “tiṣṭhantu bho pravaraśastradharā sarvadiśāṃ kurutha asaṃvaraṇāṃ
  • tiṣṭhantu -
  • sthā (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third plural]
  • bho -
  • bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • pravara -
  • pravara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pravara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śastradharā -
  • śastradharā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sarva -
  • sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • diśām -
  • diśā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    diś (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • kurutha -
  • kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present active second plural]
  • asaṃvara -
  • asaṃvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asaṃvara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ṇā -
  • ṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
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