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.

अस्मिन्नंशेऽप्यमुष्यैव प्रामाण्यं स्यात्तथोदितेः ।
अन्यथाव्याकृतौ कॢप्तावसत्यत्वे प्ररोचने ॥ ४० ॥

asminnaṃśe'pyamuṣyaiva prāmāṇyaṃ syāttathoditeḥ |
anyathāvyākṛtau kḷptāvasatyatve prarocane || 40 ||

The English translation of Tantraloka Verse 35.40 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 (35.40). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Idam, Amsha, Apya, Ush, Pramanya, Sya, Tatha, Uditi, Avyakrita, Klipta, Klipti, Asatya, Tva, Prarocana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Tantraloka Verse 35.40). 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: “asminnaṃśe'pyamuṣyaiva prāmāṇyaṃ syāttathoditeḥ”
  • asminn -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine); (1 der.)
    asmin (locative single)
    idam (pronoun, neuter); (1 der.)
    asmin (locative single)
  • aṃśe' -
  • aṃśa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    aṃśe (locative single)
  • apyam -
  • apya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    apyam (adverb)
    apyam (accusative single)
    apyā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    apyam (adverb)
  • uṣyai -
  • uṣ -> uṣya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √uṣ
    uṣ -> uṣya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √uṣ
    vas -> uṣya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √vas
    vas -> uṣya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √vas
    uṣ (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    uṣi (locative single)
    uṣ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    uṣyai (imperative passive first single)
    uṣ (verb class 9); (1 der.)
    uṣyai (imperative passive first single)
    vas (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    uṣyai (imperative passive first single)
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    aiva (imperfect active first dual)
  • prāmāṇyam -
  • prāmāṇya (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    prāmāṇyam (adverb)
    prāmāṇyam (nominative single)
    prāmāṇyam (accusative single)
  • syāt -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    syāt (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    sya (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    syāt (adverb)
    syāt (ablative single)
    as (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    syāt (optative active third single)
  • tatho -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tathā (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    tathā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    tathā (nominative single)
  • uditeḥ -
  • uditi (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    uditeḥ (ablative single)
    uditeḥ (genitive single)
  • Line2: “anyathāvyākṛtau kḷptāvasatyatve prarocane”
  • anyathā -
  • anyathā (indeclinable); (2 der.)
  • avyākṛtau -
  • avyākṛta (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    avyākṛtau (nominative dual)
    avyākṛtau (vocative dual)
    avyākṛtau (accusative dual)
  • kḷptāva -
  • kḷpta (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    kḷptau (nominative dual)
    kḷptau (vocative dual)
    kḷptau (accusative dual)
    kḷpti (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    kḷptau (locative single)
    kḷp -> kḷpta (participle, masculine); (3 der.)
    kḷptau (nominative dual), from √kḷp (class 1 verb)
    kḷptau (vocative dual), from √kḷp (class 1 verb)
    kḷptau (accusative dual), from √kḷp (class 1 verb)
  • asatya -
  • asatya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    asatya (vocative single)
    asatya (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    asatya (vocative single)
  • tve -
  • tva (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    tve (nominative plural)
    tva (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    tve (nominative dual)
    tve (vocative dual)
    tve (accusative dual)
    tve (locative single)
    tvā (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    tve (nominative dual)
    tve (accusative dual)
  • prarocane -
  • prarocana (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    prarocane (locative single)
    prarocana (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    prarocane (nominative dual)
    prarocane (vocative dual)
    prarocane (accusative dual)
    prarocane (locative single)
    prarocanā (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    prarocane (nominative dual)
    prarocane (vocative single)
    prarocane (vocative dual)
    prarocane (accusative dual)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Tantraloka Verse 35.40

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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