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 6.1.21

तच् छ्रुत्वा स वणिक् प्राह न धर्मस्यैकरूपता ।
अन्यो लोकोत्तरः पुत्र धर्मो ऽन्यः सार्वलौकिकः ॥ २१ ॥

tac chrutvā sa vaṇik prāha na dharmasyaikarūpatā |
anyo lokottaraḥ putra dharmo 'nyaḥ sārvalaukikaḥ || 21 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 6.1.21 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 (6.1.21). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vanij, Praha, Dharma, Ekarupata, Ani, Lokottara, Putra, Sarvalaukika,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 6.1.21). 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.

  • Line1: “tac chrutvā sa vaṇik prāha na dharmasyaikarūpatā”
  • tac -
  • Cannot analyse chrutvā*sa
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    sa (vocative single)
    sa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sa (nominative single)
  • vaṇik -
  • vaṇij (noun, masculine); (4 der.)
    vaṇik (compound)
    vaṇik (adverb)
    vaṇik (nominative single)
    vaṇik (vocative single)
  • prāha -
  • prāha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    prāha (vocative single)
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable particle)
    na (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    na (vocative single)
    na (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    na (vocative single)
  • dharmasyai -
  • dharma (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    dharmasya (genitive single)
  • ekarūpatā -
  • ekarūpatā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    ekarūpatā (nominative single)
  • Line2: “anyo lokottaraḥ putra dharmo 'nyaḥ sārvalaukikaḥ”
  • anyo* -
  • anī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    anyaḥ (nominative plural)
    anyaḥ (vocative plural)
  • lokottaraḥ -
  • lokottara (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    lokottaraḥ (nominative single)
  • putra -
  • putra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    putra (vocative single)
    putra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    putra (vocative single)
  • dharmo' -
  • dharma (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    dharmaḥ (nominative single)
  • anyaḥ -
  • anī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    anyaḥ (nominative plural)
    anyaḥ (vocative plural)
  • sārvalaukikaḥ -
  • sārvalaukika (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sārvalaukikaḥ (nominative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 6.1.21

Cover of edition (2005)

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 6.1.21 in Bengali sript:
তচ্ ছ্রুত্বা স বণিক্ প্রাহ ন ধর্মস্যৈকরূপতা ।
অন্যো লোকোত্তরঃ পুত্র ধর্মো ঽন্যঃ সার্বলৌকিকঃ ॥ ২১ ॥

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