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 2.4.136

एकदा तं च पप्रच्छ राक्षसेन्द्रं सकौतुकः ।
लङ्कायां काष्ठमय्येषा कथं सर्वैव भूरिति ॥ १३६ ॥

ekadā taṃ ca papraccha rākṣasendraṃ sakautukaḥ |
laṅkāyāṃ kāṣṭhamayyeṣā kathaṃ sarvaiva bhūriti || 136 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.136 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 (2.4.136). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Ekada, Rakshasendra, Sakautuka, Lanka, Kashthamayi, Esha, Katham, Katha, Saru, Sarva, Bhur, Bhu, Rit,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.136). 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: “ekadā taṃ ca papraccha rākṣasendraṃ sakautukaḥ
  • ekadā -
  • ekadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • 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]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • papraccha -
  • praś (verb class 6)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • rākṣasendram -
  • rākṣasendra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • sakautukaḥ -
  • sakautuka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “laṅkāyāṃ kāṣṭhamayyeṣā kathaṃ sarvaiva bhūriti
  • laṅkāyām -
  • laṅkā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • kāṣṭhamayye -
  • kāṣṭhamayī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • eṣā -
  • eṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sarvai -
  • saru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    saru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    saru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single], [dative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • bhūr -
  • bhūr (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [accusative plural]
    bhū (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhū (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [injunctive active second single]
  • riti -
  • rit (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    rit (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.136

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 2.4.136 in Bengali sript:
একদা তং চ পপ্রচ্ছ রাক্ষসেন্দ্রং সকৌতুকঃ ।
লঙ্কাযাং কাষ্ঠময্যেষা কথং সর্বৈব ভূরিতি ॥ ১৩৬ ॥

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