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 10.2.26

वेश्यानां देव सद्भावो नास्त्येव कुरुते पुनः ।
यत्ते कुमुदिका भक्तिं न जाने तत्र कारणम् ॥ २६ ॥

veśyānāṃ deva sadbhāvo nāstyeva kurute punaḥ |
yatte kumudikā bhaktiṃ na jāne tatra kāraṇam || 26 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.26 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 (10.2.26). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Veshya, Deva, Sadbhava, Nasti, Eva, Kuruta, Puna, Yatta, Kumudika, Bhakti, Jana, Jani, Tatra, Karana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.26). 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: “veśyānāṃ deva sadbhāvo nāstyeva kurute punaḥ
  • veśyānām -
  • veśya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    veśya (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    veśyā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    viś -> veśya (participle, masculine)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 6 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśya (participle, neuter)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 6 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 6 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśya (participle, masculine)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 1 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśya (participle, neuter)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 1 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [genitive plural from √viś class 1 verb], [genitive plural from √viś]
  • deva -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • sadbhāvo* -
  • sadbhāva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nāstye -
  • nāsti (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kurute -
  • kurutā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kuruta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kuruta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present middle third single]
  • punaḥ -
  • pu (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    puna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “yatte kumudikā bhaktiṃ na jāne tatra kāraṇam
  • yatte -
  • yatta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yatta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    yattā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    yat -> yatta (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √yat class 1 verb]
    yat -> yatta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √yat class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √yat class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √yat class 1 verb], [locative single from √yat class 1 verb]
    yat -> yattā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √yat class 1 verb], [vocative single from √yat class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √yat class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √yat class 1 verb]
  • kumudikā* -
  • kumudika (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    kumudikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • bhaktim -
  • bhakti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jāne -
  • jāna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jāna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    jāni (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    jāni (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    jñā (verb class 9)
    [present middle first single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kāraṇam -
  • kāraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kāraṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.26

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 10.2.26 in Bengali sript:
বেশ্যানাং দেব সদ্ভাবো নাস্ত্যেব কুরুতে পুনঃ ।
যত্তে কুমুদিকা ভক্তিং ন জানে তত্র কারণম্ ॥ ২৬ ॥

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