Tantraloka [sanskrit text]

by Jun Takashima | 2020 | 46,255 words

The Sanskrit text of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta including grammatical analysis, English glossary and comparative print editions. The Tantraloka (“light on Tantra”) was written by Abhinavagupta in the 10th century in Kashmir and represents a major Encyclopedic work in Shaivism dealing with many core aspects and terminology.

अथ श्रीतन्त्रालोके पञ्चत्रिंशमाह्निकम् ।
अथोच्यते समस्तानां शास्त्राणामिह मेलनम् ।
इह तावत्सम स्तोऽयं व्यवहारः पुरातनः ॥ १ ॥

atha śrītantrāloke pañcatriṃśamāhnikam |
athocyate samastānāṃ śāstrāṇāmiha melanam |
iha tāvatsama sto'yaṃ vyavahāraḥ purātanaḥ || 1 ||

The English translation of Tantraloka Verse 35.1 is contained in the book Sri Tantraloka by Satya Prakash Singh & Swami Maheshvarananda. 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 (35.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shri, Tantraloka, Pancatrimsha, Ahnika, Ucyat, Samasta, Shastra, Melana, Tavat, Sama, Stri, Aya, Idam, Vyavahara, Puratana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Tantraloka Verse 35.1). 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: “atha śrītantrāloke pañcatriṃśamāhnikam”
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • śrī -
  • śrī (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    (compound)
    (compound)
    śrī (nominative single)
    śrī (nominative single)
    śrī (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    (compound)
  • tantrāloke -
  • tantrāloka (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    tantrāloke (locative single)
    tantrāloka (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    tantrāloke (nominative dual)
    tantrāloke (vocative dual)
    tantrāloke (accusative dual)
    tantrāloke (locative single)
  • pañcatriṃśam -
  • pañcatriṃśa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    pañcatriṃśam (adverb)
    pañcatriṃśam (accusative single)
    pañcatriṃśa (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    pañcatriṃśam (adverb)
    pañcatriṃśam (nominative single)
    pañcatriṃśam (accusative single)
  • āhnikam -
  • āhnika (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    āhnikam (adverb)
    āhnikam (accusative single)
    āhnika (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    āhnikam (adverb)
    āhnikam (nominative single)
    āhnikam (accusative single)
    āhnikā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    āhnikam (adverb)
  • Line2: “athocyate samastānāṃ śāstrāṇāmiha melanam”
  • atho -
  • athā (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    atho (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    atha (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • ucyate -
  • uc -> ucyat (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    ucyate (dative single), from √uc (class 4 verb)
    uc -> ucyat (participle, neuter); (1 der.)
    ucyate (dative single), from √uc (class 4 verb)
    vac (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    ucyate (present passive third single)
    vac (verb class 3); (1 der.)
    ucyate (present passive third single)
  • samastānām -
  • samasta (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    samastānām (genitive plural)
    samasta (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    samastānām (genitive plural)
    samastā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    samastānām (genitive plural)
  • śāstrāṇām -
  • śāstra (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    śāstrāṇām (genitive plural)
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    iha (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • melanam -
  • melana (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    melanam (adverb)
    melanam (nominative single)
    melanam (accusative single)
  • Line3: “iha tāvatsama sto'yaṃ vyavahāraḥ purātanaḥ”
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    iha (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • tāvat -
  • tāvat (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    tāvat (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tāvat (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    (compound)
    tāvat (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    tāvat (nominative single)
    tāvat (vocative single)
    tāvat (accusative single)
  • sama -
  • sama (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    sama (vocative single)
    sama (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    sama (vocative single)
    sam (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    sama (imperative active second single)
  • sto' -
  • stṛ (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    staḥ (vocative single)
    as (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    staḥ (present active third dual)
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    ayam (adverb)
    ayam (accusative single)
    idam (pronoun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ayam (nominative single)
  • vyavahāraḥ -
  • vyavahāra (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    vyavahāraḥ (nominative single)
  • purātanaḥ -
  • purātana (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    purātanaḥ (nominative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Tantraloka Verse 35.1

Cover of edition (2000)

Sri Tantraloka (Set of 8 Volumes)
by Paramahansa Mishra (2000)

[श्री तन्त्रालोकः (संस्कृत एवं हिंदी अनुवाद)] Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation; Published by Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; With two commentaries: Viveka (विवेक) by Ācārya Śrī Jayaratha and Nīrakṣīraviveka (नीरक्षीरविवेक) by Paramhans Mishra.

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Cover of edition (2002)

Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta (with Jnanavati Hindi commentary)
by Radheshyam Chaturvedi (2002)

[आचार्य अभिनवगुप्त द्वारा रचित तंत्रलोक: संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद (पाँच खंडों में)] Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation and Commentary; Published by Chaukhambha Vidya Bhawan.

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Cover of edition (2018)

Sri Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta
by Giriratna Misra (2018)

With Viveka Saṃskṛta Commentary by Rājānaka Jayaratha; Sanskrit Text, Transliteration, Sarveshwari English commentary; With Glossary and Central Idea of Each Śloka; Published by Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan

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