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.

सांख्यं योगं पाञ्चरात्रं वेदांश्चैव न निन्दयेत् ।
यतः शिवोद्भवाः सर्व इति स्वच्छन्दशासने ॥ ३६ ॥

sāṃkhyaṃ yogaṃ pāñcarātraṃ vedāṃścaiva na nindayet |
yataḥ śivodbhavāḥ sarva iti svacchandaśāsane || 36 ||

The English translation of Tantraloka Verse 35.36 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 (35.36). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sankhya, Yoga, Pancaratra, Veda, Yat, Yata, Shiva, Udbhava, Sarva, Svacchanda, Shasana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Tantraloka Verse 35.36). 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: “sāṃkhyaṃ yogaṃ pāñcarātraṃ vedāṃścaiva na nindayet”
  • sāṅkhyam -
  • sāṅkhya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    sāṅkhyam (adverb)
    sāṅkhyam (accusative single)
    sāṅkhya (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    sāṅkhyam (adverb)
    sāṅkhyam (nominative single)
    sāṅkhyam (accusative single)
    sāṅkhyā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    sāṅkhyam (adverb)
  • yogam -
  • yoga (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    yogam (adverb)
    yogam (accusative single)
    yogā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    yogam (adverb)
  • pāñcarātram -
  • pāñcarātra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    pāñcarātram (adverb)
    pāñcarātram (accusative single)
    pāñcarātra (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    pāñcarātram (adverb)
    pāñcarātram (nominative single)
    pāñcarātram (accusative single)
  • vedāṃś -
  • veda (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    vedān (accusative plural)
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    (nominative single)
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    aiva (imperfect active first dual)
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable particle)
    na (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    na (vocative single)
    na (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    na (vocative single)
  • Cannot analyse nindayet
  • Line2: “yataḥ śivodbhavāḥ sarva iti svacchandaśāsane”
  • yataḥ -
  • yataḥ (indeclinable relative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable relative)
    yataḥ (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    yat (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    yataḥ (accusative plural)
    yataḥ (ablative single)
    yataḥ (genitive single)
    yat (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    yataḥ (ablative single)
    yataḥ (genitive single)
    yata (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    yataḥ (nominative single)
    i -> yat (participle, masculine); (3 der.)
    yataḥ (accusative plural), from √i (class 2 verb)
    yataḥ (ablative single), from √i (class 2 verb)
    yataḥ (genitive single), from √i (class 2 verb)
    i -> yat (participle, neuter); (2 der.)
    yataḥ (ablative single), from √i (class 2 verb)
    yataḥ (genitive single), from √i (class 2 verb)
    yam -> yata (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    yataḥ (nominative single), from √yam (class 1 verb)
  • śivo -
  • śiva (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    śiva (vocative single)
    śiva (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    śiva (vocative single)
    śivā (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    śivā (nominative single)
    śivā (nominative single)
  • udbhavāḥ -
  • udbhava (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    udbhavāḥ (nominative plural)
    udbhavāḥ (vocative plural)
    udbhavā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    udbhavāḥ (nominative plural)
    udbhavāḥ (vocative plural)
    udbhavāḥ (accusative plural)
  • sarva* -
  • sarva (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sarvaḥ (nominative single)
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable particle)
    iti (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
  • svacchanda -
  • svacchanda (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    svacchanda (vocative single)
    svacchanda (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    svacchanda (vocative single)
  • śāsane -
  • śāsana (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    śāsane (locative single)
    śāsana (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    śāsane (nominative dual)
    śāsane (vocative dual)
    śāsane (accusative dual)
    śāsane (locative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Tantraloka Verse 35.36

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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