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 15.1.1

निशासु ताण्डवोद्दण्डशुण्डासीत्कास्रशीकरैः ।
ज्योतींषि पुष्णन्न् इव वस् तमो मुष्णातु विघ्नजित् ॥ १ ॥

niśāsu tāṇḍavoddaṇḍaśuṇḍāsītkāsraśīkaraiḥ |
jyotīṃṣi puṣṇann iva vas tamo muṣṇātu vighnajit || 1 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 15.1.1 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 (15.1.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Nisha, Tandava, Uddanda, Shunda, Asra, Shikara, Jyotis, Pushnat, Iva, Yushmad, Tama, Tamas, Vighnajit,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 15.1.1). 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: “niśāsu tāṇḍavoddaṇḍaśuṇḍāsītkāsraśīkaraiḥ
  • niśāsu -
  • niśā (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • tāṇḍavo -
  • tāṇḍava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tāṇḍava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • uddaṇḍa -
  • uddaṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    uddaṇḍa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śuṇḍā -
  • śuṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śuṇḍā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    śuṇḍ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • āsīt -
  • ās (verb class 2)
    [aorist active third single], [injunctive active third single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asra -
  • asra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śīkaraiḥ -
  • śīkara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    śīkara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “jyotīṃṣi puṣṇann iva vas tamo muṣṇātu vighnajit
  • jyotīṃṣi -
  • jyotis (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • puṣṇann -
  • puṣ -> puṣṇat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √puṣ class 9 verb], [vocative single from √puṣ class 9 verb]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • vas -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • tamo* -
  • tamas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    tama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • muṣṇātu -
  • muṣ (verb class 9)
    [imperative active third single]
  • vighnajit -
  • vighnajit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 15.1.1

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 15.1.1 in Bengali sript:
নিশাসু তাণ্ডবোদ্দণ্ডশুণ্ডাসীত্কাস্রশীকরৈঃ ।
জ্যোতীংষি পুষ্ণন্ন্ ইব বস্ তমো মুষ্ণাতু বিঘ্নজিত্ ॥ ১ ॥

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