Kathasaritsagara [sanskrit]

by C. H. Tawney | 2014 | 226,424 words | ISBN-13: 9789350501351

The Sanskrit edition of the Kathasaritsagara referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Somadeva and dating from the 12th century, the Kathasaritsagara (or Katha-sarit-sagara) represents an epic legend narrating the adventures of Naravahanadatta as he strives to become the destined emperor of the Vidyadharas. Alternative titles: (Kathāsaritsāgara, कथासरित्सागर, Kathā-sarit-sāgara)

Verse 1.5.140

अथ स निबिडभक्त्या तत्र देवीं शरण्यां शरणमुपगतो ऽसौ मर्त्यभावं मुमुक्षुः ।
प्रकटितनिजमूर्तिः सापि तस्मै शशंस स्वयमनलसमुत्थां धारणां देहमुक्त्यै ॥ १४० ॥

atha sa nibiḍabhaktyā tatra devīṃ śaraṇyāṃ śaraṇamupagato 'sau martyabhāvaṃ mumukṣuḥ |
prakaṭitanijamūrtiḥ sāpi tasmai śaśaṃsa svayamanalasamutthāṃ dhāraṇāṃ dehamuktyai || 140 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.5.140 is contained in the book The Ocean of Story by C.H. Tawney. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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

Atha, Nibida, Bhaktya, Bhakti, Tatra, Devi, Sharani, Sharanya, Sharana, Upagata, Asi, Asu, Adah, Martyabhava, Mumukshu, Prakatita, Nija, Murti, Api, Tad, Svayam, Analasa, Uttha, Dharana, Deha, Ukti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.5.140). 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: “atha sa nibiḍabhaktyā tatra devīṃ śaraṇyāṃ śaraṇamupagato 'sau martyabhāvaṃ mumukṣuḥ
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nibiḍa -
  • nibiḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nibiḍa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhaktyā -
  • bhaktyā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhakti (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • devīm -
  • devī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • śaraṇyām -
  • śaraṇi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    śaraṇyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    śaraṇī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • śaraṇam -
  • śaraṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śaraṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • upagato' -
  • upagata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • asau -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    asu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • martyabhāvam -
  • martyabhāva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • mumukṣuḥ -
  • mumukṣu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mumukṣu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “prakaṭitanijamūrtiḥ sāpi tasmai śaśaṃsa svayamanalasamutthāṃ dhāraṇāṃ dehamuktyai
  • prakaṭita -
  • prakaṭita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakaṭita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nija -
  • nija (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nija (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mūrtiḥ -
  • mūrti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    mūrti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • tasmai -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
  • śaśaṃsa -
  • śaṃs (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • svayam -
  • svayam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • analasam -
  • analasa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    analasa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    analasā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • utthām -
  • utthā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • dhāraṇām -
  • dhāraṇā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • deham -
  • deha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    deha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • uktyai -
  • ukti (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.5.140

Cover of edition (2005)

Kathasaritsagar
by Kedarnath Sharma Saraswat (2005)

The Only Edition with the Sanskrit Text and its Hindi Translation (An Old and Rare Book) Set of 3 Vol.

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Cover of edition (2013)

Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva Bhatta (Sanskrit Text Only)
by Vasudeva Laksmana Sastri (2013)

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Cover of edition (1995)

Katha Sarit Sagar in Marathi
by H. A Bhave (1995)

Set of 5 Volumes; Published by Varada Books, Pune. 2256 pages (Throughout B/W Illustrations).

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Cover of edition (2014)

Katha Sarit Sagara (Tamil)
by S. V. Ganapati (எஸ். வி. கணபதி) (2014)

[கதா சரித் சாகரம்] Published by Alliance Publications.

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Cover of Bengali edition

Galpa Shono
by Abhijit Chattopadhyay (2014)

[গল্প শোনো] Galpa Shono: Bengali Translation of 'Suno Kahani From Katha Sarit Sagar'; 9788126015436; Published by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.

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Preview of verse 1.5.140 in Bengali sript:
অথ স নিবিডভক্ত্যা তত্র দেবীং শরণ্যাং শরণমুপগতো ঽসৌ মর্ত্যভাবং মুমুক্ষুঃ ।
প্রকটিতনিজমূর্তিঃ সাপি তস্মৈ শশংস স্বযমনলসমুত্থাং ধারণাং দেহমুক্ত্যৈ ॥ ১৪০ ॥

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