Panchatantra [sanskrit]

by Dr. Naveen Kumar Jha | 2016 | 13,828 words | ISBN-13: 9788193077962

The Sanskrit edition of the Panchatantra referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Vishnu Sharma and possibly dating as early as 1200 BCE, the Panchatantra (or Pancatantra) represents a collection of short stories teaching basic ethical values and moral conduct that was commonly practiced in ancient Indian. Alternative titles: Śrīviṣṇuśarman Pañcatantra (श्रीविष्णुशर्मन् पञ्चतन्त्र, Śrī-viṣṇuśarman pancatantra, श्री-विष्णुशर्मन्, Sri-visnusarman)

सौहृदस्य न वाञ्छन्ति जनकस्य हितस्य च ।
लोकाः प्रपालकस्यापि यथा पुत्रस्य बन्धनम् ॥ २० ॥

sauhṛdasya na vāñchanti janakasya hitasya ca |
lokāḥ prapālakasyāpi yathā putrasya bandhanam || 20 ||

The English translation of Panchatantra Verse 5.20 is contained in the book The Complete Pancatantra: Sanskrit Text with English Translation by Dr. Naveen Kumar Jha. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

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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 (5.20). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sauhrida, Vanchat, Vanchanti, Janaka, Hita, Loka, Prapalaka, Api, Yatha, Putra, Bandhana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Panchatantra Verse 5.20). 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: “sauhṛdasya na vāñchanti janakasya hitasya ca
  • sauhṛdasya -
  • sauhṛda (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    sauhṛda (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vāñchanti -
  • vāñch -> vāñchat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vāñch class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vāñch class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vāñch class 1 verb]
    vāñch -> vāñchantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √vāñch class 1 verb]
    vāñch (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • janakasya -
  • janaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    janaka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • hitasya -
  • hita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    hita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √hi class 5 verb]
    hi -> hita (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √hi class 5 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line2: “lokāḥ prapālakasyāpi yathā putrasya bandhanam
  • lokāḥ -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • prapālakasyā -
  • prapālaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • putrasya -
  • putra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    putra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • bandhanam -
  • bandhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bandhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Panchatantra Verse 5.20

Cover of edition (2015)

Pancatantra of Visnusarman
by M. R. Kale (2015)

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Cover of edition (2016)

Panchatantra in Simple Sanskrit
by Dr. Vishwas (2016)

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Cover of edition (2020)

Panchatantram (Telugu)
by Tadanki Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Rao (2020)

Published by J. P. Publications, Vijayawada; Throughout black & white Illustrations; 9788192053851.

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Preview of verse 5.20 in Telugu sript:
సౌహృదస్య న వాఞ్ఛన్తి జనకస్య హితస్య చ ।
లోకాః ప్రపాలకస్యాపి యథా పుత్రస్య బన్ధనమ్ ॥ ౨౦ ॥

Cover of edition (2010)

Panchatantram Bhashavyakhyanam (Malayalam)
by Dr. K.G. Sreelekha (2010)

Published by the University of Kerala.

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Preview of verse 5.20 in Malayalam sript:
സൌഹൃദസ്യ ന വാഞ്ഛന്തി ജനകസ്യ ഹിതസ്യ ച ।
ലോകാഃ പ്രപാലകസ്യാപി യഥാ പുത്രസ്യ ബന്ധനമ് ॥ ൨൦ ॥

Cover of edition (2017)

The Panchatantra Stories (Tamil)
by P. S. Aacharya (2017)

Published by Narmadha Pathippagam, Chennai.

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Cover of Bengali edition

Panchatantrer Galpa (Bengali)
by Children's Book Trust (2014)

Throughout color Illustration; 9788170112730

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Preview of verse 5.20 in Bengali sript:
সৌহৃদস্য ন বাঞ্ছন্তি জনকস্য হিতস্য চ ।
লোকাঃ প্রপালকস্যাপি যথা পুত্রস্য বন্ধনম্ ॥ ২০ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Panchatantra in Gujarati (Comic)
by Anant Pai (2013)

[શિયાળા અને રણશિંગ પંચતંત્ર] Published by Amar Chitra Katha; Throughout Color Illustrations; 9789350853115

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Preview of verse 5.20 in Gujarati sript:
સૌહૃદસ્ય ન વાઞ્છન્તિ જનકસ્ય હિતસ્ય ચ ।
લોકાઃ પ્રપાલકસ્યાપિ યથા પુત્રસ્ય બન્ધનમ્ ॥ ૨૦ ॥

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