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 94.16

पुरिमस्मिं दिशोभागे चापलं व नाम चेतियं ।
नित्यं ज्वलति तेजेन नित्यं सत्योपयाचनं ।
सो पि वो अभिपालेतु भूमीये भवनेन च ॥ १६ ॥

purimasmiṃ diśobhāge cāpalaṃ va nāma cetiyaṃ |
nityaṃ jvalati tejena nityaṃ satyopayācanaṃ |
so pi vo abhipāletu bhūmīye bhavanena ca || 16 ||

In the region of the eastern quarter is a shrine named Capala, which is always ablaze with splendour and where prayers are always answered. May it watch over you abroad and at home. (16)

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

Dishobhaj, Capala, Naman, Cetiya, Nityam, Nitya, Jvalat, Teja, Satyopayacana, Abhipala, Bhumi, Bhavana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 94.16). 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: “purimasmiṃ diśobhāge cāpalaṃ va nāma cetiyaṃ
  • Cannot analyse purimasmim*di
  • diśobhāg -
  • diśobhāj (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    diśobhāj (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • e -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    i (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • cāpalam -
  • cāpala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • cetiyam -
  • cetiya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    cetiya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “nityaṃ jvalati tejena nityaṃ satyopayācanaṃ
  • nityam -
  • nityam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    nitya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nitya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nityā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • jvalati -
  • jvalat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jvalat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    jval -> jvalat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √jval class 1 verb]
    jval -> jvalat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √jval class 1 verb]
    jval (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • tejena -
  • teja (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • nityam -
  • nityam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    nitya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nitya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nityā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • satyopayācanam -
  • satyopayācana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    satyopayācana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    satyopayācanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 3: “so pi vo abhipāletu bhūmīye bhavanena ca
  • so -
  • so (noun, feminine)
    [compound]
  • Cannot analyse pi*vo
  • vo -
  • abhipāle -
  • abhipāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • bhūmī -
  • bhūmi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bhūmi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bhūmī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhūmī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhūmī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iye -
  • ī (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    i (verb class 2)
    [present middle first single], [perfect middle first single], [perfect middle third single]
  • bhavanena -
  • bhavana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavana (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
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