Sanatkumara Samhita

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The is is the english translation of the Sanatkumara Samhita. Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means “eternal youth”. Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Brahma. Sanatkumara is also the author of the Sanatkumara Samhita, which is part of the Shiva Purana, and has 59 chapters. Alternat...

Sanskrit text and Unicode transliteration:

सकृद् उच्चारणान् नाम्नां ददाति फलम् उत्तमम्
यदि योग्यो ऽस्मि देवेश तन् मे करुणया वद

sakṛd uccāraṇān nāmnāṃ dadāti phalam uttamam
yadi yogyo 'smi deveśa tan me karuṇayā vada

Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:

sakṛt—once; uccāraṇān—from chanting; nāmnām—of the names; dadāti—gives; phalam—the result; uttamam—supreme; yadi—if; yogyaḥ—suitable; asmi—I am; deveśa—O master of the demigods; tat—that; me—to me; karuṇayā—kindly; vadatell.

English translation of verse:

A single utterance of the Lord's holy name gives the highest result. O master of the demigods, if I am competent to hear it, please kindly tell me the Lord's holy name.