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:
उपविश्यासने दिव्ये स-गणौ विश्ट्र्ते मुदा
पणी-कृत्य मिथो हार- चुम्बाश्लेश-परिच्छदान्
upaviśyāsane divye sa-gaṇau viśṭrte mudā
paṇī-kṛtya mitho hāra- cumbāśleśa-paricchadān
Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:
upaviśya—sitting; āsane—on a seat; divye—splendid; sa- gaṇau—with Their associates; viśṭrte—expanded; mudā—with happiness; paṇī-kṛtya—wagering; mitho—together; hāra—necklace; cumba—kiss; āśleśa—and embrace; paricchadān—possessions.
English translation of verse:
Sitting on a splendid throne and surrounded by Their associates, the divine couple gamble at dice, with garlands, kisses, and embraces as the winner's prize.