Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra (1985, by Śivadatta Kaviratna)

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Introduction and authorship:

The Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra (सुभाषितसुधारत्नभाण्डागार, subhashitasudharatnabhandagara) is a Sanskrit book compiled by Śivadatta Kaviratna in 1985: Literally, “Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry”. A compendium of amusing, sarcastic and instructive verses.

About the author:

Śivadatta Kaviratna (शिवदत्त कविरत्न, shivadatta kaviratna) is the compiler of the Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra.

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]

Subhashitasudha-ratna-bhandagaram, pages: 868; publisher: Shri Venkateshwar Steam Press; Thoroughly revised, enlarged and brought up to date

Translated verses from this book:

Most of the following verses are English translations of the Subhashitasudharatnabhandagara. 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.

2017-05-18, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 269.27, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-05-13, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 151.130, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 348.23, English translation by Raghu Vira.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 160.5, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 135.25, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 225.5, English translation by A. A. Ramanathan.
2017-04-23, Subhāṣitasudhāratnabhāṇḍāgāra 173.8, 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.