Ratnamalavadana [sanskrit]

83,177 words | ISBN-10: 8172702957 | ISBN-13: 9788172702953

The Sanskrit edition of the Ratnamalavadana: a collection of Buddhist stories (avadana) belonging to the Mahayana tradition. Literally, “a garland of precious gems” or “a collection of edifying tales”, these 38 stories revolve around king Ashoka and the monk Upagupta. Original titles: Ratnamālāvadāna (रत्नमालावदान), Ratnamālā-āvadāna (रत्नमाला-आवदान, Ratnamala-avadana)

अथाशोको महीपालो भूयः श्रोतुं सुभासितैः ।
उपगुप्तं गुरुं नत्वा कृतांजलिरवोचत् ॥ १ ॥ {१}

athāśoko mahīpālo bhūyaḥ śrotuṃ subhāsitaiḥ |
upaguptaṃ guruṃ natvā kṛtāṃjaliravocat || 1 || {1}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 5.1 is contained in the book Ratnamalavadana by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Dwivedi. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (5.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Atha, Ashoka, Mahipala, Bhuyah, Bhuyas, Shrotu, Subha, Asita, Upagupta, Guru, Kritanjali,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 5.1). 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: “athāśoko mahīpālo bhūyaḥ śrotuṃ subhāsitaiḥ
  • athā -
  • athā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • aśoko* -
  • aśoka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śuk (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • mahīpālo* -
  • mahīpāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhūyaḥ -
  • bhūyaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhūyas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhūyas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śrotum -
  • śru -> śrotum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √śru]
    śrotu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • subhā -
  • subha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    subha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    subhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    subh (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • asitaiḥ -
  • asita (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    asita (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “upaguptaṃ guruṃ natvā kṛtāṃjaliravocat
  • upaguptam -
  • upagupta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    upagupta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    upaguptā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • gurum -
  • guru (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • natvā -
  • nam -> natvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √nam]
  • kṛtāñjalir -
  • kṛtāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kṛtāñjali (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • avocat -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [aorist active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [aorist active third single]
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