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 65.95

दृष्टो मे जाम्बूनदकाञ्चनाभो व्योमप्रभो लक्षणचित्रगात्रो ।
संप्रस्थितो एकचरो अभूषि नैरञ्जना याव च बोधिमण्डो ॥ ९५ ॥

dṛṣṭo me jāmbūnadakāñcanābho vyomaprabho lakṣaṇacitragātro |
saṃprasthito ekacaro abhūṣi nairañjanā yāva ca bodhimaṇḍo || 95 ||

“I saw one who shone like the gold of Jambunada, with a radiance a fathom’s length, and with his body bright with the marks of excellence. Travelling all alone he set out for the Nairanjana and the bodhi-throne. (95)

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

Drishta, Asmad, Jambunada, Kancanabha, Vyoman, Vyoma, Prabha, Lakshana, Citraga, Abhu, Ush, Nairanjana, Yava, Bodhin, Mandu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 65.95). 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: “dṛṣṭo me jāmbūnadakāñcanābho vyomaprabho lakṣaṇacitragātro
  • dṛṣṭo* -
  • dṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • jāmbūnada -
  • jāmbūnada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jāmbūnada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāñcanābho* -
  • kāñcanābha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vyoma -
  • vyoman (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    vyoman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vyoma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prabho* -
  • prabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • lakṣaṇa -
  • lakṣaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    lakṣaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • citragāt -
  • citraga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    citraga (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ro -
  • ru (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “saṃprasthito ekacaro abhūṣi nairañjanā yāva ca bodhimaṇḍo
  • samprasthito -
  • ekacaro -
  • abhū -
  • abhū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • uṣi -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • nairañjanā* -
  • nairañjanā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    nairañjana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • yāva -
  • yāvan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yāva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bodhi -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • maṇḍo -
  • maṇḍu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 65.95

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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