Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra (1952, by Nārāyaṇa Rāma Ācārya)

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Introduction and authorship:

The Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra (सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार, subhashitaratnabhandagara) is a Sanskrit book compiled by Nārāyaṇa Rāma Ācārya in 1952: Literally, “Gems of Sanskrit poetry”. This work is a recent compilation of more than 10,000 Subhāṣitas, or ‘sanskrit aphorisms’.

About the author:

Nārāyaṇa Rāma Ācārya (नारायण राम आचार्य, narayana rama acarya) (1900 A.D.) is the compiler of the Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra.

Book topics:

Subhāṣita (सुभाषित, subhashita) refers to Sanskrit metrical aphorisms. Compilations of this kind of literature usually goes by the name subhāṣitasaṃgraha.

Book editions:

This book has the following editions. The lists are categorised by ‘print editions’, some of which you can buy, and ‘digital links’, most of which you can download for free. The language of the referenced work is indicated in [brackets].

Digital links (online resources):

[sanskrit]

Subhâshita-ratna-bhândâgara, by Kâshinâtha Pâṇḍurang Parab, year: 1929, pages: 547; publisher: Pândurang Jâwajî; Sixth Edition; Revised by Wâsudev Laxman Śâstrî Paṇśîkar

Subhāṣita-ratna-bhāṇḍāgāra, by Nārāyaṇ Rām Āchārya, year: 1952, pages: 521; publisher: Nirnaya Sagar Press; Eighth edition

[gujurati]

Subhasita Ratna Bhandagara, by Sastu Sahitya Vardhak, pages: 705; publisher: Sastu Sahitya Vardhak Karyalaya

Print publications:

[sanskrit]

Subhasita Ratna Bhandagara (With Sources of Verses), by Narayan ram Acharya, year: 2011, pages: 490; publisher: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office; ISBN-10: 817080003X

Subhasita Ratna Bhandagara or Gems of Sanskrit Poetry, by Narayan ram Acharya, year: 2011, pages: 508; publisher: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Pratishthan; Enlarged and re-edited with sources etc.

[hindi]

Subhasita-ratna-bhandagara (Gems of Sanskrit Poetry), Vol. 2, by Shri Ram Prakash Jha, year: 2014, pages: 499; publisher: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office; ISBN-13: 9788170804369; Enlarged and Re-Edited With sources et.c By Narayana Ram Acharya

Subhasita-ratna-bhandagara (Gems of Sanskrit Poetry), Vol. 1, by Shri Ram Prakash Jha, year: 2009, pages: 216; publisher: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office; ISBN-13: 9788170803096; Enlarged and Re-Edited With sources et.c By Narayana Ram Acharya

Translated verses from this book:

Most of the following verses are English translations of the Subhashitaratnabhandagara. These are primarily taken from the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha, a compendium of Sanskrit metrical aphorisms (subhāṣita) collected from various sources. More translations will be added over time, and the latest addition will be shown first here.

2017-05-19, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 380.140, English translation by P. C. Roy.
2017-05-18, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 372.141, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-05-13, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 303.123, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 76.21, English translation by Raghu Vira.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 308.3, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 59.217, English translation by B. S. Miller.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 351.25, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 25.182, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 294.23, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 347.4, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāra 316.3, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.

About Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the oldest living language and bears testimony to the intellectual past of ancient India. Three major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) share this language, which is used for many of their holy books. Besides religious manuscripts, much of India’s ancient culture has been preserved in Sanskrit, covering topics such as Architecture, Music, Botany, Surgery, Ethics, Philosophy, Dance and much more.