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 18.2.78

स्फुरन्तीर्मन्त्रसांनिध्यान्मतिरेवमजायत ।
न करोमि किमर्थार्थम् उपायमिह युक्तितः ॥ ७८ ॥

sphurantīrmantrasāṃnidhyānmatirevamajāyata |
na karomi kimarthārtham upāyamiha yuktitaḥ || 78 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 18.2.78 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 (18.2.78). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sphuranti, Mantra, Asamnidhya, Mati, Evam, Eva, Kimartha, Artha, Upaya, Iha, Yuktitah,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 18.2.78). 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: “sphurantīrmantrasāṃnidhyānmatirevamajāyata
  • sphurantīr -
  • sphur -> sphurantī (participle, feminine)
    [accusative plural from √sphur class 6 verb]
    sphurantī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    sphurantī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative plural]
  • mantra -
  • mantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    mantra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • asāṃnidhyān -
  • asāṃnidhya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • matir -
  • mati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    mati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ajāyata -
  • jai (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second plural], [imperfect middle third single]
    jan (verb class 4)
    [imperfect middle third single]
  • Line 2: “na karomi kimarthārtham upāyamiha yuktitaḥ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karomi -
  • kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present active first single]
  • kimarthā -
  • kimartha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kimartha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kimarthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • upāyam -
  • upāya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    upāyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • yuktitaḥ -
  • yuktitaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 18.2.78

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 18.2.78 in Bengali sript:
স্ফুরন্তীর্মন্ত্রসাংনিধ্যান্মতিরেবমজাযত ।
ন করোমি কিমর্থার্থম্ উপাযমিহ যুক্তিতঃ ॥ ৭৮ ॥

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