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:

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.

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