Buddha-Carita [sanskrit]

by E. B. Cowell | 2003 | 11,474 words | ISBN-10: 8187418788 | ISBN-13: 9788187418788

The Buddha Carita (Saddharma-pundarika) by Asvaghosa a famous Sanskrit text revolving around the live and exploits of the Buddha. The Buddha Carita (Buddhacarita) is written in the style of a Kavya (or Mahakavya, epic poetry) and extant original Sanskrit text consists of roughly 1,000 metrical verses.

Verse 7.6

दृष्ट्वा तमिक्ष्वाकुकुलप्रदीपं ज्वलन्तमुद्यन्तमिवांशुमन्तम् ।
कृते ऽपि दोहे जनितप्रमोदाः प्रसुस्रुवुर्होमदुहश्च गावः ॥ ६ ॥

dṛṣṭvā tamikṣvākukulapradīpaṃ jvalantamudyantamivāṃśumantam |
kṛte 'pi dohe janitapramodāḥ prasusruvurhomaduhaśca gāvaḥ || 6 ||

Beholding him, the lamp of the race of Ikshvaku, shining like the rising sun,—even though their milking was over, being filled with joy, the oblation-giving cows poured forth their milk.

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

Kulapradipa, Jvalat, Udyat, Iva, Amshumat, Krite, Krit, Krita, Kriti, Api, Doha, Janita, Pramoda, Pra, Homaduh, Gava,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “dṛṣṭvā tamikṣvākukulapradīpaṃ jvalantamudyantamivāṃśumantam
  • dṛṣṭvā -
  • dṛś -> dṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • ikṣvāku -
  • ikṣvāku (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ikṣvāku (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • kulapradīpam -
  • kulapradīpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • jvalantam -
  • jvalat (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jval -> jvalat (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √jval class 1 verb]
  • udyantam -
  • udyat (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • ivā -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • aṃśumantam -
  • aṃśumat (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “kṛte 'pi dohe janitapramodāḥ prasusruvurhomaduhaśca gāvaḥ
  • kṛte' -
  • kṛte (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kṛte (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    kṛt (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṛti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    kṛti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [locative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛtā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative dual from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [present middle third single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • dohe -
  • doha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    doha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dohā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    duh (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • janita -
  • janita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    janita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jan -> janita (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √jan]
    jan -> janita (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √jan]
    jan -> janita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √jan class 10 verb], [vocative single from √jan]
    jan -> janita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √jan class 10 verb], [vocative single from √jan]
  • pramodāḥ -
  • pramoda (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    pramodā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • susruvur -
  • sru (verb class 1)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • homaduhaś -
  • homaduh (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    homaduh (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gāvaḥ -
  • go (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    gāva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [present active first dual]
    (verb class 2)
    [present active first dual]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 7.6

Cover of edition (2011)

Buddha Carita of Asvaghosa
by Shanti Lal Nagar (2011)

Sanskrit text, English translation, Index of Verse and Photographs of Archaeological Evidence

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Cover of edition (2016)

Asvaghosa’s Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha
by E. H. Johnston (2016)

Sanskrit text with English Translation

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