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)

अनेका अस्थिषंकीर्णे प्रेतालये इव स्थितां ।
पश्यामि तामुपासृत्य परिपृछामि तत्कृतं ॥ ४२ ॥ {४२}

anekā asthiṣaṃkīrṇe pretālaye iva sthitāṃ |
paśyāmi tāmupāsṛtya paripṛchāmi tatkṛtaṃ || 42 || {42}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 23.42 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 (23.42). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Pretalaya, Iva, Sthita, Pashya, Amin, Rip, Tat, Tad, Krit, Krita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 23.42). 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: “anekā asthiṣaṃkīrṇe pretālaye iva sthitāṃ
  • anekā* -
  • Cannot analyse asthiṣaṅkīrṇe*pr
  • pretālaye -
  • pretālaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • sthitām -
  • sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “paśyāmi tāmupāsṛtya paripṛchāmi tatkṛtaṃ
  • paśyā -
  • paśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    paś -> paśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √paś class 10 verb]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tāmu -
  • tāmu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • -
  • pa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • asṛtya -
  • pa -
  • pa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rip -
  • rip (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • ṛchāmi -
  • ṛch (verb class 6)
    [present active first single]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kṛtam -
  • kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second dual]
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