Yoga Vasistha [sanskrit]

223,437 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Sanskrit edition of the Yoga-vasistha including English translation and grammatical analysis. The Yogavasistha is a Hindu spiritual text written by Valmiki (who also authored the Ramayana) dealing with the philosophical topics from the Advaita-vedanta school. Chronologically it precedes the Ramayana.

Verse 7.118.5

उत्कन्धरो विततनिर्मलचारुपक्षो हंसोऽयमत्र नभसीति जनैः प्रतीतः ।
गृह्णाति पल्वलजलाच्छफरीं यदासौ ज्ञातस्तदा खलु बकोऽयमितीह लोकैः ॥ ५ ॥

utkandharo vitatanirmalacārupakṣo haṃso'yamatra nabhasīti janaiḥ pratītaḥ |
gṛhṇāti palvalajalācchapharīṃ yadāsau jñātastadā khalu bako'yamitīha lokaiḥ || 5 ||

Seeing a white heron with its long neck and uplifted head, sitting silently and watching on the shore, the people took it at first for a hansa or hernshaw; but finding it afterward to catch a shrimp from the marsh water, they came to know it as a heron at last.

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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 (7.118.5). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Utkandhara, Vitata, Nirmala, Caru, Paksha, Pakshas, Hamsa, Aya, Idam, Atra, Nabhas, Iti, Jana, Pratita, Palvala, Jala, Shaphari, Yada, Yad, Asi, Asu, Adah, Jnatri, Jnata, Tada, Khalu, Baka, Iha, Loka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.118.5). 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.

  • Line 1: “utkandharo vitatanirmalacārupakṣo haṃso'yamatra nabhasīti janaiḥ pratītaḥ
  • utkandharo* -
  • utkandhara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vitata -
  • vitata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vitata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nirmala -
  • nirmala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nirmala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cāru -
  • cāru (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    cāru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    cāru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • pakṣo* -
  • pakṣas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    pakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • haṃso' -
  • haṃsa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • atra -
  • atra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    atra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    atra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nabhasī -
  • nabhas (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    nabhas (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    nabh (verb class 1)
    [present active second single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • janaiḥ -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • pratītaḥ -
  • pratīta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “gṛhṇāti palvalajalācchapharīṃ yadāsau jñātastadā khalu bako'yamitīha lokaiḥ
  • gṛhṇāti -
  • grah (verb class 9)
    [present active third single]
  • palvala -
  • palvala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jalācch -
  • jala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    jala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • śapharīm -
  • śapharī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • yadā -
  • yadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yadā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • asau -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    asu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • jñātas -
  • jñātṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    jñāta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    jñā -> jñāta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √jñā class 3 verb], [nominative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
  • tadā -
  • tadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tadā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • khalu -
  • khalu (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    khalu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    khalu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    khalu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bako' -
  • baka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • itī -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • lokaiḥ -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.118.5

Cover of edition (1891)

Yoga Vasistha English (four volumes)
by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Yoga Vasistha Maha Ramayana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Allahabad (0)

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 7.118.5 in Gujarati sript:
ઉત્કન્ધરો વિતતનિર્મલચારુપક્ષો હંસોઽયમત્ર નભસીતિ જનૈઃ પ્રતીતઃ ।
ગૃહ્ણાતિ પલ્વલજલાચ્છફરીં યદાસૌ જ્ઞાતસ્તદા ખલુ બકોઽયમિતીહ લોકૈઃ ॥ ૫ ॥

Cover of edition (2019)

Vasishtha Rama Samvadam (Telugu)
by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad (2019)

Set of 4 Volumes; 9789383972142.

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Preview of verse 7.118.5 in Telugu sript:
ఉత్కన్ధరో వితతనిర్మలచారుపక్షో హంసోఽయమత్ర నభసీతి జనైః ప్రతీతః ।
గృహ్ణాతి పల్వలజలాచ్ఛఫరీం యదాసౌ జ్ఞాతస్తదా ఖలు బకోఽయమితీహ లోకైః ॥ ౫ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

The Yogavasistha (Hindi translation)
by Khemraj Shrikrishnadass (2009)

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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