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. Alternative ...

Sanskrit text and Unicode transliteration:

अथ ध्यानं प्रवक्ष्यामि मन्त्रस्यास्य द्विजोत्तम
पीताम्बरं घन-श्यामं द्वि-भुजं वन-मालिनम्

atha dhyānaṃ pravakṣyāmi mantrasyāsya dvijottama
pītāmbaraṃ ghana-śyāmaṃ dvi-bhujaṃ vana-mālinam

Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:

atha—now; dhyānam—meditation; pravakṣyāmi—I will tell; mantrasya—of the mantra; asya—of this; dvijottama—O best of brāhmaṇasw; pītāmbaram—wearing yellow garments; ghana- śyāmam—dark like a cloud; dvi-bhujam—two-armed; vana-mālinam—with a forest garland.

English translation of verse:

O best of brāhmaṇas, now I will tell you the meditation of this mantra. I meditate on two-armed Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is dark like a monsoon cloud, dressed in yellow garments, garlanded with forest flowers, . . .

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