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Gandhavali (गन्धावली), An anthology of Sanskrit poetry – S Jagannatha

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:17

Sanskrit poet and writer S. Jagannatha is indeed familiar to visitors of this blog. His books ‘Astavystam‘, ‘Dve Mukhe‘ and ‘Abhanakajagannatha’ were posted to this blog sometime back.
It is our good fortune that the author thought it fit to share with us his latest work ‘Gandhavali’, an
anthology of 335 muktakas* composed in a new meter named ‘Gandha‘, created by the author
himself. It is remarkable that he could complete the work in just 8 days. As the author says in his preface, the anthology contains verses on various subjects. Novices in Sanskrit literature will find it
helpful that the author has provided notes for difficult words.

*Muktaka is a detached stanza, the meaning ot which is complete in itself.  मुक्तकं श्लोक एवैकश्चमत्कारक्षमः सताम् – अग्निपुराणः

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Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe)

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:50

Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe) and published by Agamanusandhana Samiti, Calcutta.

Tantric Texts Series

1. Tantrabhidhanam with Bijanighantu & Mudranighantu – A Tantric Dictionary (not found)
2. Shatchakranirupanam (Serpant Power) with 2 commentaries – Taranatha Vaidyaratna
3. Prapachasaratantram (reprinted as volumes 18 & 19)
4. Kulachudamani Tantra – Girish Chandra Vedantatirtha
5. Kularnavatantram edited by Taranatha Vaidyaratna (not found)
6. Kalivilasatantram edited by Parvati Charana Tarkatirtha
7. Shrichakrasambhara edited by Kazi Dawa samdup (Buddhist Tantra)
8. Tantraraja Part 1 commentary by Subhagananda Natha
9. Karpuradistotra with intro & commentary by Vimalananda Swami
10. Kamakalavilasa of Punyananda, commentary by Natananadanatha
11. Kaula & Other Upanishads with commentaries by Bhaskararaya & others
12. Tantraraja Part 2 commentary by Subhagananda Natha
13. Mahanirvanatantram with commentary of Hariharananda Bharati
14. Kaulavalinirnayah of Jnanananda Paramahamsa (not found)
15. Brahmasamhita with commentary of Jiva Gosvami & Vishnusahasranama (not found)
16. Sharadatilakatantram of Lakshmana Desikendra with commentary Part 1
17. Sharadatilakatantram of Lakshmana Desikendra with commentary Part 2 (not found)
18. Prapachasaratantram Part 1
19. Prapachasaratantram Part 2
20. Chidgaganachandrika – Swami Trivikrama Tirtha
21. Tarabhakti Sudharnava – Panchanana Bhattacharya Tarkaratna
22. Sataratna samgraha, with Sataratnollekhani – Edited by Panchanan Sastri


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Complete Works of Jibananda Vidyasagara

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:36

Complete works of Pandit Jibananda Vidyasagara Bhattacharya consist of around 200 texts – some of these were originally written by him while some others were commented, edited and published by him. They cover a wide range of subjects like Vedic literature, Puranas, Tantras, Mimamsa, Nyaya, Vaiseshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Sanskirt Kavyas, Vyakarana, etc.


Complete Works of Jibananda Vidyasagara

Atharvanopanishadah with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Adhyatmaramayana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Abhijnana Sakuntalam with Commentary- Jibananda Vidyasagara                                               Agnipurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Amarakosa – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Anargharaghavam with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Anumanachintamani with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (LINK 2)
Aranyasamhita with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Arthasamgraha – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Ashtangahridayasamhita of Vagbhatta – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Ashtavakrasamhita Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Ashvalayanagrihyasutra with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Asvasastra Asvavaidyaka – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Balaramayana Nataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhagavadgita with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhamati – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhaminivilasa Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhashaparichcheda with Muktavali & Dinakari- Jibananda Vidyasagara                               Bhattikavya with Tika Part 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhattikavya with Tika Part 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhattikavya with Tika Part 3 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Bhavaprakasha – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Bhojaprabandha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Brahmavaivartapurana Part 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Brahmavaivartapurana Part 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara (LINK 2)
Brihadaranyakopanishad with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Brihatsamhita – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chaitanyachandrodayanataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chakradatta Vaidyaka – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Champuramayana Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Champuramayana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chandakaushikanataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chandogya Upanishad with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chandraloka – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Chandrashekhara Champukavya Part 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Chandrashekhara Champukavya Part 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Charakasamhita – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Chikitsasarasamgraha of Vangasena – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Daivata Brahmana And Shadvimsha Brahmana with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Dasakumaracharita Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Dasarupa with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Dayabhaga of Jimutavahana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Dhananjayavijaya Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Dharmasastrasangraha Purvardha & Uttarardha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Drivyaguna Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Dvatrimshatputtalikasimhasanam Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Ganitadhyaya – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Garudapurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Gayatri Vyakhya of Taranatha Tarkavachaspati – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Gitagovinda Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Goladhyaya – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Gopatha Brahmana – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Haritasamhita – Jibananda Vidyasagara                                                                               Harshacharita Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Hitopadesha Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Indrajalavidyasangraha – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Isha, Kena, Katha, Prashna, Mundaka, Mandukya Upanishads with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Jaiminiyanyayamalavistara – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kadambari Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Kadambarikathasara – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Kalapavyakarana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kalkipurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kamandakiya Nitisara – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Karpuramanjari Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kathasaritsagara Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyadarsa with Vivritti – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyadipika with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyalamkarasutravritti of Vamana – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Kavyaprakasha with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyasangraha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyasangraha with Tika Part 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyasangraha with Tika Part 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kavyasangraha with Tika Part 3 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kevalanvayi Anumanam – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kiratarjuniya with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kularnava Tantra – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kumarasambhava Saptamasargantam Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Kusumanjali with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Kuvalayananda with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Laghukaumudi Vyakarana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Lilavati – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Lingapurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Madanapala – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Madhavachampu – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Madhavanidana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Mahanataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mahanirvanatantra with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mahaviracharita Nataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Malatimadhava Nataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mallikamarutanataka with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mantramahodadhi with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Markandeyapurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Matsyapurana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Medinikosa – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Meghaduta with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Mimamsadarshana with Shabarabhashya Volume 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mimamsadarshana with Shabarabhashya Volume 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mimamsanyayaprakasa – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mimamsaparibhasha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mrichchakatika Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mudrarakshasa Nataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Mudrarakshasa Purvapithika Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Mugdhabodhavyakarana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Muktikopanishad – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Nadivijnanam of Kanada with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (to be uploaded)
Nagananda Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Naishadhacharita Mahakavya Part 1 Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Naishadhacharita Mahakavya Part 2 Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Navaratna Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Nirukta with Commentary & Tika Part 1 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Nirukta with Commentary & Tika Part 2 – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Nirukta with Commentary & Tika Part 3 – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Nrisimhatapani Upanishad with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Nyayadarshana with Commentary & Vritti – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Panchadashi with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Panchatantra Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Paribhashendushekhara with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Patanjaladarshana with Bhojavritti – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not fond)
Patanjaladarshana with Commentary & Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Pingalachchanda with Vritti – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Prabodhachandrodaya with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Prasannaraghava Nataka – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Prayashchittaviveka of Sulapani with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Priyadarshika Natika Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Purnaprajnadarshana with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Pushpavanavilasakavya Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Raghuvamsha with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Rajaprashasti Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Rakshasakavya Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Rasendrachintamani Rasaratnakara – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Ratnavali Natika Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Ritusamhara Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Rudrayamala Tantra – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sabdarupadarsha Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Sabdasagara – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sabdasaktiprakashika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sahityadarpana Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Samanyanirukti – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Samaveda Samhita with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Samskrita Sikshamanjari Parts 1 to 3 – Jivananda Vidyasagara (to be uploaded)                                     Sandilyasutra – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Sangitaparijata – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Sankaravijaya – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sankhyadarshana with Commentary by Vijnanabhikshu – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sankhyakarika with Gaudapadabhashya – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sankhya Sara of Vijnanabhikshu – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sankhyasutra with Aniruddhavritti – Jibananda Vidyasagara                                                   Sankshipta Dasakumaracharita Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Sankshipta Harshacharita – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Saradatilakatantra – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Saramanjari Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sarangadhara Samhita – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sarasvatikanthabharana Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Saraswata Vyakarana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Sarvadarshanasangraha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Satakavali – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sukraniti Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sisupalavadha with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Suklayajurveda Pratishakhya with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Suklayajurveda with Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Suryasiddhanta Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Sushrutasamhita with Dallanakritatika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Syama Rahasya – Jibananda Vidyasagara (to be uploaded)
Taittiriya Aitareya & Svetasvatara Upanishad with Commentary & Tika (not found)
Tara Rahasya – Jibananda Vidyasagara                                                                                                     Tarkamrita – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Tarkasamgraha of Annambhatta with English Translation – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Tripurasarasamuchchaya – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Tuladanapaddhati Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Unadisutras – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Upamanachintamani – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Uttararamacharitanataka Commentary Not Found – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Vagbhattalankara Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vaisheshikadarshana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Valmiki Ramayana (Balakanda) 26th-35th Sargas with Ramanuja’s Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Varaha Purana – Jibananda Vidyasagar                                                                                                     Vasantatilaka Bhana – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vasavadatta with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Vedantadarshana with Commentary & Satika Adhikaranamala – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vedantaparibhasha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vedantaparibhasha Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vedantasara with Tikas of Nrisimhasarasvati & Ramatirtha – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vedantasiddhantamuktavali Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Venisamharanatakam Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vetalapanchavimshati Original Work – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Viddhashalabhanjika Nataka Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vidvanmodatarangini Not Found – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vikramorvashi Commentary – Jibananda Vidyasagara (not found)
Viramitrodaya – Vyavaharadhyaya – Jibananda Vidyasagara (to be uploaded)
Vishnupurana with Tika – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vivekachudamani – Jibananda Vidyasagara
Vritta Ratnakara & Chandomanjari Commentary of Taranatha Tarkavachaspati                                   Yogini Tantra – Jibananda Vidyasagara


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Siddhantakaumudi with Saralaya Vyakhya by Taranatha Tarkavachaspati

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 09:38

अपवादं तिरस्कृत्य पाणिन्यसत्त्वकं चिरं।
कृत्स्ना च कौमुदी येन सरलया हि टीकिता॥
विजयो वङ्गवासिनां पुनर्येन नवीकृतः।
कृत्याऽनया नवीनया विशालबुद्धिना खलु॥
तारानाथं प्रणम्य तं वाचस्पत्यादिकारकं।
कृतिः सा सरला तस्य पुनरुत्सृज्यते मुदा॥

परमप्रमोदास्पदमिदं यत् पण्डितरूपैः श्रीमद्भिस्तारानाथतर्कवाचस्पतिभट्टाचार्यमहाभागैर्विनिर्मिता वैयाकरणसिद्धान्तकौमुद्याष्टीका सरला नाम बहुवर्षात्परं विदूषां पुरस्तात् पुनःप्रस्तूयते। वाङ्गैश्च पण्डितैः कृतानां कौमुदीटीकानां मध्य इयमेव प्राथम्येन परिगणनार्हेति श्रीशम्भुचन्द्रविद्यारत्नप्रणीततर्कवाचस्पतिमहाभागानां जीवनचरिततः प्रतीयते। श्रूयते ततश्चास्या दर्शनेन काशीस्थानामपि विदूषां ईर्षासूये जाते। आतश्च प्रतिस्पर्धित्वेनेदृश्येका कौमुदीटीका केनचिदपि तदानीं निर्मातुमसाम्प्रतम्। एतट्टीकानिर्माणेन खलु तेषां विद्वत्प्रवराणां तर्कवाचस्पतिपादानां वैयाकरणत्वेन प्रसिद्धिरासेतुहिमाचलं परिव्याप्तेति।  ग्रन्थकृतां भट्टाचार्यमहाभागानां जीवद्दशायां तावदस्याः संस्करणत्रयं जातमिति एतत्सरलाख्यटीकाया बहुलप्रचारितत्वे प्रमाणम्। अतोऽस्याः पुनःप्रचारेण तु पाणिनिव्याकरणपिपठिषूणां महोपकारो भविष्यतीति विश्वसिमः।

It is a matter of immense pride for us to present a digital version of the Saralā, a 19th century Sanskrit commentary on the Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntakaumudī of Bhaṭṭojī Dīkṣita, by Prof. Tārānātha Tarkavācaspati Bhaṭṭācārya of Vācaspatya fame.  From Pt. Śambhucandra Vidyāratna’s biography of Tārānātha Tarkavācaspati it appears that it is the first Sanskrit commentary on the Siddhāntakaumudī written by any Bengali scholar.  From the same source we learn that this commentary, Saralā, generated professional and academic jealousy even in the minds of contemporary scholars of Pāṇinian grammar residing in Benares, the cultural capital of India, who when asked to compose a like commentary on the Siddhāntakaumudī to discount the uniqueness of the Saralā, remained silent in failure.  The authorship of this commentary led to the widespread fame of Tarkvācaspati as an outstanding grammarian of the Pāṇinian School.  Also the fact of the running of the Saralā through three editions during the lifetime of Tārānātha Tarkavācaspati legitimates its claim to immense popularity.  Thus we earnestly believe that a widespread cultivation of this commentary will immensely benefit students of Pāṇinian grammar all over the world.


Siddhantakaumudi with Saralaya Vyakhya Volume 1

Siddhantakaumudi with Saralaya Vyakhya Volume 2

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Dve Mukhe (Sanskrit poetry) by S. Jagannatha

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:11

‘Dve Mukhe’ by S. Jagannatha consists of two short poems in Samskrta namely, Moghaduta (not Meghaduta), a humorous poetry ridiculing love (written in mandakranta metre) and Lokalankara-pankiya, a work of humorous figures of speech containing 112 examples with definitions (written in anustubh metre).


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Astavyastam – A Sanskrit play by S. Jagannatha

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 21:58

Sanskrit poet and writer S. Jagannatha is indeed familiar to visitors of this blog. His book of modern proverbs ‘Abhanakajagannatha’ was posted to this blog sometime back.

It is our good fortune that the author thought it fit to share with us ‘Astavyastam’, a satirical Sanskrit play in eleven acts. Message of this play is very simple – “Sanksrit language cannot be revived & rejuvanated merely by our taking pride in its greatness. We need to study Sanskrit earnestly and gain sufficient mastery over it to produce new Sanskrit works of every genre.”

‘Astavyastam’ is not just a play that one reads and enjoys, it inspires and compels one to think and act.


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Anandashram Sanskrit Series (Anandashram Samskrita Granthavali)

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 14:21

Anandashram Samskrita Granthavali (Anandashram Sanskrit Series) is a collection of ancient, very rare Sanskrit works published from the year 1888 to 1942. A total of 144 books on Vedasamhita, Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Srautasutras, Grahyasutras, Mimamsa, Puranas, Kavya, Vyakarakana, etc were published under this series. Out of this, four books are in Marathi which are not uploaded here.


Anandashram Sanskrit Series

ASS_001. Sri Ganesa Atharvasirsham Sabhashyam – Vamansastri Islampurkar 1889
ASS_002. Rudradhyaya with Commentaries of Sayana & Bhattabhaskara – Anandasram
ASS_003. Purushasukta with Sayanabhashya – GB Kale 1952
ASS_004. Yogaratnakara – Anna Moresvar Kunte 1889
ASS_005. Isavasya Upanishad with Skt Commentaries – Rajaram Sastri Bodas 1905
ASS_006. Kenopanishad with Sankarabhashya & Tika – Balasastri Agase 1909
ASS_007. Kathopanishad Sankarabhashya with 2 Tikas – Vaijnath Rajwade 1935
ASS_008. Prasnopanishad Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri’s Tika & Sankarananda’s Dipika 1911
ASS_009. Mundakopanishad Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri’s Tika & Sankarananda’s Dipika 1935
ASS_010. Mandukyopanishad with Karika – Abhajisarma Kathawade 1923
ASS_011. Aitareyopanishad Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri’s Tika & Vidyaranya’s Dipika 1931
ASS_012. Taittiriyopanishatsatikashankarabhashyopeta – Vamansastri Islampurkar 1889
ASS_013. Taittiriyopanishadbashyavartikam – HN Apte 1889
ASS_014. Chandogyopanishad Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri’s Tika – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1934
ASS_015. Brihadaranyak Upanishat Sankara Bhashyam & Anandagiri Tika – KS Agase 1891
ASS_016. Brahadaranyakopnishad Bhashya Vartikam Vol 1 (Sambandhavartika) – KS Agase 1892
ASS_016. Brahadaranyakopnishad Bhashya Vartikam Vol 2 (Chapters 1-2) – KS Agase 1893
ASS_016. Brahadaranyakopnishad Bhashya Vartikam Vol 3 (Chapters 3-6) – KS Agase 1893
ASS_017. Svetasvatara Upanishad with Sankara Bhashya & 3 Commenataries – VG Apte 1927
ASS_018. Saura Purana – Kasinathsastri Lele 1924
ASS_019. Rasaratnasamuchchaya – Krishnarao Sarma Bapat 1890
ASS_020. Jivanmuktiviveka with AR Modak’s Commentary – Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1916
ASS_021. Brahmasutra Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri Tika Part 1 – Anandasram 1890
ASS_021. Brahmasutra Sankarabhashya with Anandagiri Tika Part 2 – Anandasram 1891
ASS_022. Sankaravijaya of Vidyaranya with Tika of DhanapatiS​uri – MC Apte 1921
ASS_023. Vaiyasika Nyaya Mala – Pandita Sivadatta Dadhicha 1891
ASS_024. Jaiminiyanyayamala with Vistara 1892
ASS_025. Sutasamhit with Tatparyadipikaa Part 1 – VS Pansikar 1891
ASS_025. Sutasamhit with Tatparyadipikaa Part 2 – VS Pansikar 1891
ASS_025. Sutasamhit with Tatparyadipikaa Part 3 – VS Pansikar 1925
ASS_026. Hastyayurvedah of Palakapya Muni – Sivadatta Sarma 1894
ASS_027. Vrindamadhavaparanama Siddhayogah
ASS_028. Brahmapurana of Vedavyasa 1895
ASS_029. Upanishadam Samucchayah (32 Upanishads) – HN Apte 1895
ASS_030. Nrisimhapurvottaratapaniyopanishat with Sankarabhashya & Dipika of Vidyaranya  1929
ASS_031. Brihadaranyakopanishad with Mitakshara of Nityanandamuni – KS Agase 1895
ASS_032. Aitareya Brahmanam with Sayanabhashya Part 1 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1896
ASS_032. Aitareya Brahmanam with Sayanabhashya Part 2 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1896
ASS_033. Rajanighantusahito Dhanwantariya Nighantuh
ASS_034. Bhagavad Gita Sankara Bhashya – Kashinath Sastri Agase 1927
ASS_034. Bhagavad Gita Sankara Bhashya with Anandagiri Tika – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1896
ASS_035. Sangita Ratnakara with Kalanidhi Tika  Part 1 – MR Telang 1942
ASS_035. Sangita Ratnakara with Kalanidhi Tika  Part 2 – MR Telang 1942
ASS_036. Taittiriya Aranyakam with Sayana Bhashya Part 1 – Babasastri Phadke 1898
ASS_036. Taittiriya Aranyakam with Sayana Bhashya Part 2 – Babasastri Phadke 1927
ASS_037. Taittiriya Brahmanam with Sayanabhashya Part 1 – Narayanasastri Godbole 1934
ASS_037. Taittiriya Brahmanam with Sayanabhashya Part 2 – Narayanasastri Godbole 1898
ASS_037. Taittiriya Brahmanam with Sayanabhashya Part 3 – Narayanasastri Godbole 1898
ASS_038. Aitareyaranyakam with Sayanabhashya – Babasastri Phadke 1898
ASS_038. Samskara Ratnamala of Bhatta Gopinatha Dikshita Part 1 – KS Agase 1899
ASS_039. Samskara Ratnamala of Bhatta Gopinatha Dikshita Part 2 – KS Agase 1899
ASS_040. Sandhya Bhashya Samuchaya with 5 Commentaries – KS Agase 1899
ASS_041. Agnipuranam – Sanskrit – Anandasram 1900
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 1 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1940
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 2 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1940
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 3 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1947
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 4 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1946
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 5 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1946
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 6 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1946
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 7 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1949
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 8 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1951
ASS_042. Taittiriya Samhita with Sayanabhashya Part 9 – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1947
ASS_043. Vaiyakarana Siddhanta Karika of Bhattoji Dikshita – HN Apte 1909
ASS_044. Bhagavad Gita with Paisachabhashya – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1933
ASS_045. Bhagavad Gita with Gudharthadipika & Subodhini – Kasinath Sastri Agase 1901
ASS_046. Yajnavalkya Smriti with Aparaditya’s Tippani Part 1 – HN Apte 1903
ASS_046. Yajnavalkya Smriti with Aparaditya’s Tippani Part 2 – HN Apte 1903
ASS_047. Patanjalayogasutrani with Vyasabhashya, Bhojavritti & Vachaspatimishra’s Tika – KS Agase 1919
ASS_048. Smritinam Samuchchaya – Anandasram 1905
ASS_049. Vayu Puranam of Vedavyasa – HN Apte 1905
ASS_050. Yatindrmatadipika with Vyakhya – VS Abhyankar 1934
ASS_051. Sarvadarshana Sangraha with Prasthanabheda – VG Apte 1950
ASS_052. Ganesa Gita with Tika of Nilakantha – HN Apte 1906
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 01 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1907
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 02 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1907
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 03 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1908
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 04 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1908
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 05 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1927
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 06 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1927
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 07 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1928
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 08 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1929
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 09 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1930
ASS_053. Satyashada Virachita Srautasutra Part 10 – Kasinathsastri Agase 1932
ASS_054. Matsya Puranam of Vedavyasa 1907
ASS_055. Purushartha Chintamani of Vishnusastri Athavale – Bhaskarsastri Pavagi 1907
ASS_056. Nityashodhasikarnava with Setubandha Vyakhya – Kasinathsastri Agase 1908
ASS_057. Acharabhushanam of Tryambak Oka 1905
ASS_058. Acharendu of Tryambak Mate – Dattatreya Sastri Agase 1909
ASS_059. Shraddhamanjari – Dattatreyasastri Agase 1909
ASS_060. Yatidharamasangrah of Visweswara Saraswati – GS Gokhale 1928
ASS_061. Gautamapranita Dharmasutrani with Mitakshara – Ganesh Sastri Gokhale 1931
ASS_062. Isha to Taittiriya with Visishtadvaita Commentaries – HN Apte 1910
ASS_063. Chandogyopanishad with Ramanujabhashya – Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1910
ASS_064. Brahadaranyakopanishad with Prakasika by Rangaramanuja – SS Venegavkar 1911
ASS_065. Sankhayana Brahmanam – Gulabrao Vajhesankar Chaya 1911
ASS_066. Kavyaprakasa with Udyota of Nagojibhatta & Pradipa
ASS_067. Brahmasutra with Dipika and Brahmamritavarshini – VG Apte 1911
ASS_068. Brihat Brahmasamhita – SS Venegavkar 1912
ASS_069. Jnanarnava Tantram – Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1952
ASS_070. Smrityarthasara of Sridharacharya – Ranganath Sastri Vaidya 1912
ASS_071. Brahadyogatarangini Part 1 – Hanumant Sastri Padhye 1935
ASS_071. Brahadyogatarangini Part 2 – Hanumant Sastri Padhye 1935
ASS_072. Paribhashendusekhara with Tika of Vaidyanatha – Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1913
ASS_073. Gayatripurascharanapaddhati – Ranganath Sastri Vaidya 1937
ASS_074. Drayhyayana Grahyasutravritti – Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1914
ASS_075. Bhashhyartha Ratnamala of Subrahmanya -  Ganeshsastri Gokhale 1915
ASS_076. Isakenakathopanishadah Digambaranuchari Vyakhya – SS Pathak 1915
ASS_077. Vedanta Sutra Muktavali of Brahmananda Saraswati – Ganesh Sastri Gokhale 1915
ASS_078. Tristhalisetu of Narayana Bhatta – Ganesh Sastri Gokhale 1915
ASS_079. Chandogyopanishad with Mitakshari of Nityanandamuni – Anandasram
ASS_080. Vakyavritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Tika – Ranganathsastri Vaidya 1915
ASS_081. Asvalayana Srautasutra with Vritti of Narayana – Ganesh Sastri Gokhale 1917
ASS_082. Brahmasutra Vritti of Hari Dikshita – Ranganathsastri Vaidya 1917
ASS_083. Samkshepa Sariraka with Subodhini & Prakasika Tikas Part 1 – Ranganathsastri Vaidya 1918
ASS_083. Samkshepa Sariraka with Subodhini & Prakasika Tikas Part 2 – Ranganathsastri Vaidya 1918
ASS_084. Advaitamoda of Vasudev Abhyankar – KV Abhyankar 1975
ASS_085. Jyotirnibandha – Ranganath Sastri Vaidya 1919
ASS_086. Vidhanamala of Nrisimhabhatta – SS Marulkar 1920
ASS_087. Agnihotrachandrika of Kinjawadekar – KS Agase 1921
ASS_088. Niruktam with Durgacharya’s Vritti Part 1 – VK Rajawade 1921
ASS_088. Niruktam with Durgacharya’s Vritti Part 2 – VK Rajawade 1926
ASS_089. Kavyaprakasa with Sanketa of Manikyachandra – VS Abhyankar 1921
ASS_090. Sankhayanaranyakam – Sridhar Sastri Pathak 1922
ASS_091. Nyayasutra with Vritti – Digambar Sastri Johi 1922
ASS_092. Bhagavad Gita with Ramanuja Bhashya & Venkatanatha’s Tika
ASS_093. Darsapurnamasaprakasa of Vamansastri Kinjawadekar
ASS_094. Samskarapaddhati of Bhaskarsastri Abhyankar – VS Abhyankar 1924
ASS_095. Kasyapasilpam – Krishnaraya Vajhe 1926
ASS_096. Karanakaustubha of Krishna Daivajna – VG Apte 1927
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 1 (with Sabarabhashya & Prabhavyakhya) – Subbasastri 1929
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 2 (with Sabarabhashya & Tantravartika) – Subbasastri 1930
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 3 (with Sabarabhashya & Tantravartika) – Subbasastri 1931
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 4 (with Sabarabhashya & Tup Tika) – Subbasastri 1932
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 5 (with Sabarabhashya & Tup Tika) – Subbasastri 1933
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 6 (with Sabarabhashya & Tup Tika) – Subbasastri 1934
ASS_097. Mimamsadarsana Part 7 (with Sabarabhashya & Tup Tika) – Subbasastri 1934
ASS_098. Dharmatatvanirnaya – VS Abhyankar 1929
ASS_098. Dharmatatvanirnaya – Parisishtam – VS Abhyankar 1931
ASS_099. Bhaskariya Bijaganitam of Krishna Daivajna – Dattatreya Apte 1930
ASS_100. Prayaschittendusekhara & Kundarka – Sankarsastri Marulkar 1931
ASS_101. Sankarapadabhusanam Raghunatha Suri Part 1 – SS Marulkar 1932
ASS_101. Sankarapadabhusanam Raghunatha Suri Part 2 – SS Marulkar 1932
ASS_102. Brahmavaivata Purana Part 1 – Vasudevsastri Marathe 1935
ASS_102. Brahmavaivata Purana Part 2 – Vasudevsastri Marathe 1935
ASS_103. Srutisarasamuddharanam with Skt Commentary by Sachidanandayogi – 1936
ASS_104. Trinsachchloki with Vivriti & Tippani – SS Marulkar 1958
ASS_105. Asvalayana Grahyasutra with Vritti of Narayana
ASS_106. Dasopanishadah – SS Marulkar 1937
ASS_107. Lilawati with Sanskrit Commentaries Part 1 – Dattatreya Apte 1937
ASS_107. Lilawati with Sanskrit Commentaries Part 2 – Dattatreya Apte 1937
ASS_108. Vyakaranamahabhashya with Udyota Part 1
ASS_108. Vyakaranamahabhashya with Udyota Part 2
ASS_109. Bhagavadgita Prathamadivitiyadhyayau with Advaitankuravyakya of VS Abhyankar 1938
ASS_110. Grahaganitadhyaya of Bhaskaracharya Part 1 – Dattatreya Apte 1941
ASS_110. Grahaganitadhyaya of Bhaskaracharya Part 2 – Dattatreya Apte 1941
ASS_111. Kayaparisuddhi of VS Abhyankar – SS Marulkar 1939
ASS_112. Bhagavad Gita with Sarvatobhadra (Kashmir Text) – SN Tadpatrikar 1939
ASS_113. Madhvatantramukhamardanam of Appayya Dishita – Ramachandra Sastri 1940
ASS_114. Rudradhyaya with Commentary of Vishnu Suri – SS Marulkar 1958
ASS_115. Rasaratnasamuchchayatika of Chintamani – PG Ranade
ASS_116. Dattakamimamsa with Commentary – SS Marulkar 1954
ASS_117. Brahmasutra Siddhanta Muktavali of Vanamali – Anandasram
ASS_118. Dattakachandrika with Sankari Vyakhya – SS Marulkar 1942
ASS_119. Kalamadhavakarika of Madhavacharya with Vivarna of Bhatta Vidyanatha – SS Marulkar 1942
ASS_120. Tithichintamani
ASS_121. Vyavaharamala – Venkatarama Sarma 1943
ASS_122. Goladhyaya with 2 Tikas Part 1 – Dattatreya Apte 1943
ASS_122. Goladhyaya with 2 Tikas Part 2 – Dattatreya Apte 1943
ASS_123. Laghumaanasam With Commentary by Parameswara – BD Apte 1952
ASS_124. Dharmika Vimarsa Samuchchaya of Vidyasankarabharati Swami – SS Marulkar 1944
ASS_125. Kuttakara Siromani of Devaraja – Balvantraya Apte 1944
ASS_126. Mahabhaskariyam
ASS_127. Satakatrayam
ASS_128. Laghubhaskariyam with Commentary by Parameswara – Balvantrai Apte 1946
ASS_129. Bodhaikyasiddhi of Achyutaraya Modak with Commentary Part 1 – SS Marulakar 1951
ASS_130. Adhanapaddhati – Vaman Sastri
ASS_131. Padma Puranam Part 1 – VN Mandalik 1893
ASS_131. Padma Puranam Part 2 – VN Mandalik 1894
ASS_131. Padma Puranam Part 3 – VN Mandalik 1894
ASS_131. Padma Puranam Part 4 – VN Mandalik 1894
ASS_132. Pasvalambhamimansa – VS Kinjawadekar 1923 (Anandasram)
ASS_133. Sivabharatam of Kavindra Paramananda – Purushotham Sastri Ranade 1930
ASS_134. Siddhantadarsanam with Niranjanabhashya – Sasimohan Smritiratna 1907
ASS_135. Vaiyyakarana Bhushanasara of Kaundabhatta – SS Marulkar 1957
ASS_136. Kamandakiya Nitisara Part 1
ASS_136. Kamandakiya Nitisara Part 2
ASS_136. Kamandakiya Nitisara Part 3
ASS_137. Angatvaniruktih
ASS_138. Svaraprakriya with Commentary – KV Abhyankar 1974 (copyrighted)
ASS_139. Sivayogadipika of Sadasivayogisvara with Atmavidyavilasa 1907
ASS_140. Suktiratnakarah

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Trivandrum Sanskrit Series – Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:39

Trivandrum Sanskrit Series (Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali) is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works published by Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum in the early part of 20th century. First book in Trivandrum Sanskrit Series – “Daivam”, a work on Sanskrit grammar, was published in 1905 edited by MM T. Ganapati Sastri. Nearly 100 texts were published within a short span of 20 years and the series continues to this day.

An article on Trivandrum Sanskrit Series written by G Harihara Sastri that appeared in Indian Historical Quarterly Volume 1 in 1925 describes the genesis and growth of this series and also evaluates the unique contributions of this series to the growth of Indological studies.


Trivandrum Sanskrit Series

TSS-001 Daivam (Vyakarana) by Deva with Purusakara of Krishnalilasuka muni
TSS-002 Abhinavakausthubamala and Dakshinamurtistava by Krishnalilasukamuni
TSS-003 Nalabhyudaya (Kavya) by Vamana Bhatta Bana
TSS-004 Sivaleelarnava (Kavya) by Nilakanta Dikshita
TSS-005 Vyaktiviveka (Alankara) by Mahima Bhatta with commentary
TSS-006 Durghatavritti (Vyakarana) by Saranadeva
TSS-007 Brahmatatvaprakasika of Sadasivendra Sarasvati
TSS-008 Pradyumnabhyudaya (Nataka) by Ravi Varma Bhupa
TSS-009 Virupakshapanchasika (Vedanta) with the commentary of Vidyacharya
TSS-010 Matangalila (Gajalakshana) by Nilakanatha
TSS-011 Tapathisamvaranam (Nataka)Kulasekharavarma with the commentary of Sivarama
TSS-012 Paramarthasaram (Vedanta) by Adisesa with the commentary of Raghavananda
TSS-013 Subhadradhananjayam (Nataka) by Kulasekhara Varma with the commentary of Sivarama
TSS-014 Nitisara (Niti) by Kamandaka with the commentary of Sankararaya
TSS-015 Svapnavasavadattam (Nataka ) by Bhasa
TSS-016 Pratijnayaugandharayanam (Nataka) of Bhasa
TSS-017 Pancharatram (nataka) by Bhasa
TSS-018 Narayaneeyam (Stuti) by Narayana Bhattathiri with the commentary of Dasamangalavarya
TSS-019 Manameyodaya (Mimamsa) by Narayana  Pandita
TSS-020 Avimarakam (Nataka) Bhasa
TSS-021 Balacharitam (Nataka) Bhasa
TSS-022 Madhyamavyayoga Dutavakya Dutaghatotkacha karnabhara and Uirubhangam of Bhasa
TSS-023 Nanartharnavasamshepa Kesavasvamin Part 1
TSS-024 Janakiparinaya (Kavya)by chakrakavi
TSS-025 Kanadasidhantha Chandrika (Nyaya) by Gangadhara Suri (not found)
TSS-026 Abhisekanatakam  by Bhasa
TSS-027 Kumarasambhava with the two commentaries Prakasika of Arunagirinatha and Vivarana of Narayana Pandita  Part 1
TSS-028 Vaikhanasadharmaprasna (Dharmasutra) by Vikhanas
TSS-029 Nanarthanavasamshepa (Kosa) by Kesavasvamin Part 2
TSS-030 Vastuvidya (silpa) not found
TSS-031 Nanartharnavasamshepa of Kesavasvamin Part 3
TSS-032 Kumarasambhava (Kavya ) o+B169f Kalidasa with the two commentaries Part 2
TSS-033 Vararuchasangraha (Vyakarana) with the commentary of Dipaprabha of Narayana
TSS-034 Manidarpana (Nyaya) Rajachudamanimakhin
TSS-035 Manisara (Nyaya)of Gopinatha (not found)
TSS-036 Kumarasambhava (Kavya) of Kalidasa with the two commentaries Part 3
TSS-037 Asouchashtakam (Smriti) by vararuchi with commentary
TSS-038 Namalinganusasanam (Kosa) by amarasimha with the commentary Tikasarvasva of Vandyaghatiya Sarvananda Part 1
TSS-039 Charudatham (Nataka ) Bhasa
TSS-040 Alankarasutram of Rajanaka Ruyyaka with the Alankarasarvasa of Mankhuka and its commentary by Smudrabandhin
TSS-041 Adhyatmapatalam (Vedanta) by Apasthamba with the vivarana of Sri Sankara Bhagavad Pada
TSS-042 Pratimanatakam of Bhasa
TSS-043 Namalinganusasanam (Kosa) by Amarasimha with Tikasarvasva of Vandyaghatiya Sarvananda Part 2
TSS-044 Tantrasuddham by Bhattaraka Vedottama (not found)
TSS-045 Prapanchahridayam (not found)
TSS-046 Paribhashavritti (Vyakarana) Nilakanta Diskhita (not found)
TSS-047 Sidhanthasidhanjanam (Vedanta) Krishnananda Sarasvati Part 1
TSS-048 Sidhanthasidhanjanam (Vedanta) Krishnananda Sarasvati Part 2
TSS-049 Goladeepika (Jyotisha) by Paramesvara (not found)
TSS-050 Rasarnavasudhakara (Alankara) by Singha Bhupala
TSS-051 Namalinganusasanam Part 3
TSS-052 Namalinganusasanam Part 4
TSS-053 Sabdanirnaya (Vedanta) Prakasamatyatindra
TSS-054 Sphotasidhinyayavichara (Vyakarana) (not found)
TSS-055 Mattavilasaprahasana (Nataka) Mahendravikramavarman (not found)
TSS-056 Manushyalayachandrika (Silpa) (not found)
TSS-057 Raghuviracharitham (Kavya)
TSS-058 Sidhanthasidhanjanam (Vedanta) Krishnananda Sarasvati Part 3
TSS-059 Naganandam (Nataka) by Harsadeva with the commentary Vimarsini of Sivarama
TSS-060 Laghusthuti by Laghubhattaraka with the commentary of Raghavananda (not found)
TSS-061 Sidhanthasidhanjanam (Vedanta) Krishnananda Sarasvati Part 4
TSS-062 Sarvamata sangraha
TSS-063 Kiraturjiniya of Bharavi with the commentary of Sabdarthadipika of Chitrabhanu
TSS-064 Meghasandesa of Kalidasa commentary by pradipa of Dakshinavartanatha
TSS-065 Mayamatam (silpa)of Mayamuni
TSS-066 Maharthamanjari(Darsana) with the commentary of Parimala of Mahesvarananda (not found)
TSS-067 Tantrasamuchaya (Tantra) of Narayana with the commentary of Vimarsini of Sankara Part 1 (1-6 patalas)
TSS-068 Tatwaprakasa (Agama)by Sri Bhojadeva with the commentary Tatparyadipika of Srikumara
TSS-069 Isanagurudevapadhathi (Tantra) by Isaanasivagurudevamisra Part 1 Samanyapada
TSS-070 Aryamanjusrimulakalpa Part 1
TSS-071 Tantrasamuchaya (tantra) byNarayana with the commentary Vimarsini of Sankara Part 2 (7-12 patala)
TSS-072 Isanagurudevapadhathi (Tantra) by Isanasivaguridevamisra Part 2 mantrapada
TSS-073 Isvarapratipattiprakasa (Vedanta) madhusudanandasarasvati (not found)
TSS-074 Yajnavalkyasmriti with the commentary Balakrida of Visvarupacarya Part 1 (not found)
TSS-075 Silparatnam (silpa) by Srikumara Part 1
TSS-076 Aryamanjusrimulakalpa Part 2
TSS-077 Isanasivagurudevapadhathi (tantra )Part 3
TSS-078 Asvalyanagrihyasutram with the commentary of Haradattacharya
TSS-079 Arthasastran of kautilya with commentary by Mahamahopadhyaya Ganapathi sastri Part 1
TSS-080 Arthasastram  of Kautilya Part 2
TSS-081 Yanjnavalkyasmriti with the commentary of Balakrida of Visvarupacarya Part 2
TSS-082 Arthasastram of Kautilya Part 3
TSS-083 Isanasivagurudevapadhathi (Tantra) by Isanasivagurudevamisra Part 1v
TSS-084 Aryamanjusrimulakalpa Part 3
TSS-085 Vishnusamhita (Tantra)
TSS-086 Bharathacharitam of Srikrishnakavi (Kavya) not found
TSS-087 Sangitasamayasara (sangita) of Parsvadeva
TSS-088 Kavyaprakasa (Alankara) of Mammatabhatta with the two commentaries the Sampradayaprakasini of Sri Vidyachakravartin and the Sahityacudamani of Bhattagopala Part 1
TSS-089 Sphotasiddhi (Vyakarana) of Bharatamisra not found
TSS-090 Mimamsaslokavartikam Part 1 with the commentary of Kasika of Sucaritamisra
TSS-091 Horasastram of Varahamihiracarya with the vivarana of rudra
TSS-092 Rasopanishat
TSS-093 Vedantaparibhasha (Vedanta ) of dharmarajadhvaranindra with the commentary  Prakasika of Peddadikshita not found
TSS-094 Brihaddesi (Sangita) of Matangamuni not found
TSS-095 Ranadipika (Jyotisa) of Kumaraganaka
TSS-096 Rksamhita (with the Bhashya of skandasvamin and the commentary of Venkatamadhavaraya (Part 1)
TSS-097 Naradiyamanusamhita (smriti) with the bhasya of Bhavasvamin
TSS-098 Silparatnam (silpa) Sri kumara
TSS-099 Mimamsaslokavartikam Part 2
TSS-100 Kavyaprakasa (Alankara) of Mammatabhatta Part 2 not found
TSS-101 Aryabhatiyam (Jyotisha) of Aryabhatacarya with the Bhashya of Nilakantasomasutvan (Part 1 Ganitapada)
TSS-102 Dattilam (Sangita) of Dattilamuni not found
TSS-103 Hamsasandesa with Commentary (Kavya) (Vedanta)
TSS-104 Sambapancasika (Stuti) with commentary
TSS-105 Nidhipradipa of Sidha Srikanthasambhu
TSS-106 Prakriyasarvasva (Vyakarana) of Sri Narayanana Bhatta with the commentary Part 1
TSS-107 Kavyaratna (Kavya) of Arhaddasa
TSS-108 Balamartandavijayam (Nataka) of Devarajakavi
TSS-109 Nyayasara with the commentary of Vasudevasuri
TSS-110 Aryabhatiyam (Jyotish) of Aryabhatacarya wth Bhashya of Nilakanthasomasutvan Part 2
TSS-111 Hridayapriya (Vaidyaka) by parameswara


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Vasantika Swapnam – Sanskrit translation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream by R Krishnamacharya

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 12:56

Midsummer Night’s Dream is, perhaps, the first drama of Shakespeare that  was translated into Sanskrit. Several decades after  Krishnamacharya’s translated Midsummer Night’s Dream into Sanskrit, Sanskrit scholars turned their attention to translating other dramas of Shakespeare. Some of them are listed  below:

1. Venisa sarthavahah (Merchant of Venice) – Ananta Tripathi Śarma  1969
2. Dinarkarajakumarahemalekham (Hamlet) – Sukhamay Mukhopadhyay  1971
3. Uthika (Romeo & Juliet) – Revaprasad Dvivedi 1978
4. Candrasenah Durgadesasya Yuvarajah – Sanskrit adaptation of  Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the prince of Denmark – Translated by SD  Joshi; Pandit Vighnahari Deo & RG Takwale 1980

Excerpts from the author’s preface in the first edition of “Vasantika  Swapnam”

It has been my long-cherished wish, to render into Sanskrit some of  the plays of Shakespeare. But a translation in the form of a Sanskrit  drama, is attended with difficulties. A Sanskrit drama, even if it should  be a translation, has to conform to a string of hard and fast rules. Failing in this respect, the work, no matter however good, is sure to  offend the taste of Sanskrit Pandits, and a work like mine written in the  first instance to give our Pandits a taste of Western poetry will have no  reason for its existence.

It is for this reason that Prof. H. H. Wilson has adopted the form of the  English drama in translating Sanskrit Natakas. Following the same  plan a translation of Shakespeare should have the garb of a Sanskrit  drama, though it may not be possible in every case to observe the rules laid down for Sanskrit Natakas.

This work is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer-night’s  Dream. The rendering is free in some places, and literal in other  places, without being detrimental to the general tenor of the passages  in the original. The ideas are enlarged in some places, but the  enlargement is generally in keeping with the dominant feelings. There are deviations in details with view to keep up the characteristics of the  Sanskrit drama. Some few passages pregnant with such ideas as  could be brought home to our Pandits have been omitted, as also  some passages which relate purely to Western habits and customs. I  dare say men of greater capacity and learning than myself may  produce a much happier and better translation of the same play.

I have selected Midsummer-night’s Dream at the outset, since it is not long and most of the ideas in it are not unfamiliar to the best of our  Pandits. This play of Shakespeare has, of all his plays, the most  Oriental cast about it, and I have accordingly given Sanskrit names for all the characters in the play.

I sincerely hope that this essay of mine may induce abler scholars to  take up the task, and, with far better success, introduce to the literatii  of the East some of the most chaste and beautiful thoughts of the  West.

R Krishnamacharya,
24th February 1892

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Siddhanta Kaumudi English Translation by Srisa Chandra Vasu in 8 Volumes

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:40
Siddhanta Kaumudi is a celebrated Sanskrit commentary by Bhattoji Dikshita (early 17th century) on the Ashtadhydyi and is believed to be more popular than Panini’s work. It re-arranges the sutras of Panini under appropriate heads and offers exposition that is … Continue reading →
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Sanskrit Ebooks blog moves to a new site

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:15
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Sanskrit Biographies of Indian Saints and Heroes

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:55

It is surprising and at the same time good news that Digital Library of India has a very good collection of Sanskrit biographies of Indian Saints and Heroes like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Samartha Ramadas, Guru Gobind Singh, Sivaji, Gandhiji, Rana Pratap, Prithviraj Chauhan, etal. Though it is said that Sanskrit lags in the genre of biography, I could find plenty of books in this genre at the DLI. This post is an attempt to present before you a collection of biographies written in Sanskrit prose.


01. Sanskrit Biography of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Vedamurti Sriramakrishna – Swami Apoorvananda Skt Biography 1963

02. Sanskrit Biography of Sri Vallabhacharya
Shrimad Vallabhacharyacharitam – Shripad Shastri Hasurkar 1940

03. Sanskrit Biography of Samartha Ramadas
Ramadasaswamicharitam – SS Hasurkar

04. Sanskrit Biography of Sikh Gurus
Shree Sheekha Guru Charitamritam – Shripad Shastri Hasurkar 1933

05. Sanskrit Biography of Guru Gobind Singh
Sri Gurugovind Singh Bhagvat Padah Jeevnetivratham – SK Sharma 1966   (ALTERNATE LINK)

06. Sanskrit Biography of Gandhiji
Gandhicharitam – Charudev Sastri 1930

07. Sanskrit Biography of Banda Bairagi
Viravairagicaritam – Sudarshan Kumar Sharma (ALTERNATE LINK)

08. Sanskrit Biographies of Sivaji
Sivarajavijaya – Sanskrit – Ambikadatta (ALTERNATE LINK)

Shriishivajimaharajacharitam – Shripad Shastri Hasurkar

09. Sanskrit Biogrpahies of Rana Pratap
Veerpratapa Natakam – MP Dikshit   (ALTERNATE LINK)

Mivara Pratapam – Sanskrit Drama – HS Bhattacharya 1947

Pratapavijayam – Sanskrit Play – Mulshanker Maneklal Yajnik 1931

Maha Rana Pratapa Charitam – SS Hasurkar

10. Sanskrit Biography of Lokmanya Tilak
Shrilokmanyacharitam Sanskrit – SN Sastri 1970

11. Sanskrit Biography of Prithviraj Chauhan
Shri Pruthviraj Chavhana Charitam – Shripad Shastri Hasurkar

Tagged: sanskrit biography; rana pratap; gandhiji; sivaji; ramakrishna; guru gobind singh; prithviraj chauhan; vallabhacharya; samartha ramadas; lokmanya tilak
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Complete Collection of Kavyamala Series of Books of Nirnaya Sagar Press

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 21:38

Kavyamala Series of Sanskrit Books

Kavyamala Series of Books of Nirnaya Sagar Press, Mumbai published during late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kavyamala is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works. There were two separate series – 14 volumes of Kavyamala anthologies of ancient Sanskrit works and 95 volumes of single books.



Kavyamala Anthology Volume 01. Mahaganapatistotra of Raghavachaitanya, etc 1929

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 02. Vishnupadadikesantavarnana, etc 1932

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 03. Sivasatakam of Gokulanatha, etc 1899

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 04. Chandi Satakam-Bhava Satakam-etc 1937

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 05. Mukapanchasati-Kalividambanam-etc 1937

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 06. Sivapadadi Kesanta Varnana Stotram-etc. 1930

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 07. Bhaktamara Stotram, etc 1890

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 08. Sudarsanasatakam of Kuranarayana, etc 1891

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 09. Devisatakam of Anandavardhana, etc 1897

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 10. Lalitastavaratnam of Durvasa, etc 1915

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 11. Tripuramahima Stotram of Durvasa, etc 1895

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 12. Ramachapastava of Ramabhadra Dikshita, etc 1897

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 13. Varnamala Stotram-Pavanaduta Kavyam-etc 1916

Kavyamala Anthology Volume 14. Ardhanariswara Stotram of Kalhana, etc 1938


Kavyamala Vol_ 01 – Aryasapatshati – Govardhana 1934.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 02 – Kavyalankara of Rudrata 1886
Kavyamala Vol_ 03 – Srikantha Charita of Mankhaka 1887.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 04 – Karpuramanjari of Rajasekhara 1887
Kavyamala Vol_ 05 – Anargha Raghava 1929.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 06 – Kamsavadha of Seshakrishna 1935.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 07 – Karnasundari of Bilhana 1932
Kavyamala Vol_ 08 – Dharmasarmabhyudayam of Harichandra 1933
Kavyamala Vol_ 09 – Subhadraharanam of Madhava Bhatta 1888
Kavyamala Vol_ 10 – Samaya Matrika – Kshemendra 1925
Kavyamala Vol_ 11 – Kadambarikathasara of Abhinanda 1925
Kavyamala Vol_ 12 – Rasagangadhara of Jagannatha 1888.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 14 – Parijataharanachampu of Sesha Srikrishna 1926
Kavyamala Vol_ 15 – Kavyalankara Sutras of Vamana 1926
Kavyamala Vol_ 16 – Mukaundananda Bhana of Kashipati 1889
Kavyamala Vol_ 17 – Unmattaraghava of Bhaskara 1899
Kavyamala Vol_ 18 – Amarushatakam of Amarukari 1916.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 19 – Suryasataka of Tribhuvanapala
Kavyamala Vol_ 20 – Latakamelakaprahasanam of Sankhadhara 1923
Kavyamala Vol_ 21 – Gatha Saptasati of Satavahana 1911.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 22 – Haravijaya of Rajanaka Ratnakara 1890.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 23 – Stutikusumanjali – Jagadwar Bhatta.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 24 – Kavyapradipa of Govinda 1933.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 25 – Dhvanyaloka of Anandavardhana 1928
Kavyamala Vol_ 26 – Dasavataracharitam of Kshemendra 1891
Kavyamala Vol_ 28 – Dutangadanatakam of Subhatakavi 1900
Kavyamala Vol_ 29 – Bhartriharinirvedanatakam of Hariharopadhyaya
Kavyamala Vol_ 30 – Chandraprabhacharita of Viranandi 1892
Kavyamala Vol_ 31 – Vishnubhktikalpalata of Purushothama 1917
Kavyamala Vol_ 32 – Sahridayananda of Krishnananda 1930
Kavyamala Vol_ 33 – Srinivasavilasa Champu of Venkatadhwari 1886.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 34 – Prachina Lekhamala 1, 1892.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 35 – Alankarasarvasva of Rajanaka Ruyyaka 1893.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 36 – Vrittivartika of Appayya Dikshita 1892
Kavyamala Vol_ 37 – Rasasadana Bhana of Yuvaraja 1893
Kavyamala Vol_ 38 – Chitramimasa of Appayya Dikshita 1941
Kavyamala Vol_ 39 – Vidyaparinayana of Anandarya Makhi 1893
Kavyamala Vol_ 40 – Rukminiparinayanatakam 1894
Kavyamala Vol_ 41 – Prakrita Pingalasutrani of Lakshmanabhatta 1894.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 42 – Natya Sastra of Bharata Muni 1894.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 43 – Kavyanusasanam of Vagbhata 1915
Kavyamala Vol_ 44 – Sringaratilaka Bhana of Ramachandra 1894
Kavyamala Vol_ 45 – Balabharata of Amarachandra Suri 1894.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 46 – Vrishabhanuja Natika Of Mathuradasa 1895
Kavyamala Vol_ 47 – Setubandha [Ravanavaha] of Pravarasena 1895
Kavyamala Vol_ 48 – Vagbhatalankara
Kavyamala Vol_ 49 – (Title not identified)
Kavyamala Vol_ 50 – Alankara Shekhara of Kesava Misra 1895
Kavyamala Vol_ 51 – The Patanjali-Charita – Pt Sivadatta 1895
Kavyamala Vol_ 52 – Mandaramarandchampu of Krishna Kavi 1895.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 53 – Vanibhushana of Damodara Misra (1925)
Kavyamala Vol_ 54 – Dhananjayavijaya of Kanchanacharya 1911
Kavyamala Vol_ 55 – Adbhutadarpana of Mahadeva
Kavyamala Vol_ 56 – Neminirvana of Vagbhata 1936
Kavyamala Vol_ 57 – Raghavanaishadhiya of Haradatta Suri 1926
Kavyamala Vol_ 58 – Shrangarbhushanam of Vamana Bhatta Bana 1896
Kavyamala Vol_ 59 – Amritodaya of Gokulanatha 1897
Kavyamala Vol_ 60 – Yudhishthiravijaya of Vasudeva 1930.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 61 – Haracaritacintamani, by …?anaka Jayadratha 1897.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 62 – Raghavapandaviya of Kaviraja 1897
Kavyamala Vol_ 63 – Sahityakaumudi of Vidyabhushana 1897
Kavyamala Vol_ 64 – Prachina Lekhamala 2, 1898.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 65 – Bharatamanjari of Kshemendra 1898
Kavyamala Vol_ 66 – Alankara Kaustubha of Visweswara 1898.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 67 – Hira Saubhagya of Devavimala Gani 1900
Kavyamala Vol_ 68 – Ravanarjuniya – Bhatta Bhima 1900.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 69 – Brihatkathamanjari of Kshemendra 1901.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 70 – Yasastilakam of Somadeva Suri Part 1, 1916.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 70 – Yasastilakam of Somadeva Suri Part 2, 1903.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 71 – Kavyanusasana of Hemachandra 1901
Kavyamala Vol_ 72 – Kathakautukam of Srivara 1901
Kavyamala Vol_ 73 – Surathotsavam of Someswaradeva 1902.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 74 – Saugandhikaharana of Vishwanatha 1902
Kavyamala Vol_ 75 – Jayantavijaya of Abhayadeva. 1902.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 76 – Gangavataranam of Nilakantha Dikshita 1916
Kavyamala Vol_ 77 – Dela Rama Kathasara of Rajan…​ Bhatta Ahladaka 1902
Kavyamala Vol_ 78 – Sringara Sarvasva Bhana of Nalla Dikshita 1911
Kavyamala Vol_ 79 – Karna Bhushana – Gangananda 1926
Kavyamala Vol_ 80 – Prachina Lekhamala 3, 1903.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 81 – Vidagdhamadhava of Rupa Goswami 1937.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 82 – Subhashitaratnasandoha of Amitagati 1903
Kavyamala Vol_ 83 – Ramayanamanjari of Kshemendra 1903.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 85 – Tilakamanjari of Dhanapala 1938.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 86 – (Title not identified)
Kavyamala Vol_ 87 – Chaitanya Chandrodayam – Pansikar 1917.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 88 – Anyokti muktavali of Hamsavijaya Gani 1907
Kavyamala Vol_ 89 – Padyaracana of Lakshmanabhatta Ankolkar
Kavyamala Vol_ 90 – Yatra Prabandha of Samarapungava Dikshita 1936.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 91 – Chandas Sastra of Pingala 1927.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 92 – (Title not identified)
Kavyamala Vol_ 93 – Pandavacharitam Mahakavyam…? Muralidaharadev 1911.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 94 – Saraswatikanthabharana of Bhoja 1934.pdf
Kavyamala Vol_ 95 – Ujjvala Nilamani of Rupa Goswami 1932.pdf

Tagged: ebook, kavyamala; kavyamala guchchaka; nirnay sagar; nirnaya sagar press; pandita sivadatta; pandita durgaprasad; sanskrit kavya; sanskrit nataka; sanskrit stotra, samskrit, Sanskrit
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Complete Works of Kalidasa

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:30

KALIDASA, (kaalidaasa), India’s greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist. In spite of the celebrity of his name, the time when he flourished always has been an unsettled question, although most scholars nowadays favor the middle of the 4th and early 5th centuries A.D., during the reigns of Chandragupta II Vikramaaditya and his successor Kumaaragupta. Undetermined also is the place of Kaalidaasa’s principal literary activity, as the frequent and minute geographic allusions in his works suggest that he traveled extensively.

Numerous works have been attributed to his authorship. Most of them, however, are either by lesser poets bearing the same name or by others of some intrinsic worth, whose works simply chanced to be associated with Kaalidaasa’s name their own names having long before ceased to be remembered. Only seven are generally considered genuine.

Kalidasa’s Life Time: There are eight hypothesis about his lifetime. The main logics, ecidences are as follows:

1. 6th century AD, Yashodharman defeated Mihirkul of HooN clan. Dr. Harnely says this Yashodharman is kalidas’s Vikramaaditya. Flaw: Y. never tok the title of Vikramaaditya
2. Fargusen says that 6th century AD, there was a king Vikramaaditya in Ujjayini (present day Ujjain). he defeated Shakas, started `Vikram-samvat’ calendar, starting it 600 years back 57BC. Prof. Max Muller basing on this said that Kalidasa was in the court of this Vikram. Flaw: There was no king by name VIkramaaditya in 600 AD in India. `Vikram-samvat’ calendar was in vogue since 1st century BC as `maalav-samvat’. This is clear from `mandasor’ `shilaalekha’ (stone writings) of VatsabhaTTi.
3. Kalidasa was familiar with Greek astronomy, using words like `jaamitra’. Greek astronomy/geometry was popularised by AryabhaTTa who was in 5th century AD. SO, Kalidasa was in 6th AD onwards. Dr McDonald refutes this saying `Romaka-siddhaanta’ was prevalant before AryabhaTTa, so he didn’t popularise Greek astronomy.
4. Mallinaath (the most famous commentrator on Kalidasa) gives two meanings to Meghadoot’s 14th verse. He says that `dinnaaga’ and `nichula’ words refer to Buddhist philosophers `dinnaaga’. Based on this some scholars put kalidasa in 6th century AD `coz kalidasa’s contemporary `dinnaaga’ was disciple of Vasubandhu who was in 6th century AD. Flaw: Vasubandhu was apparently in 400 AD `coz his books were translated in Chinese around 475-525 AD.

5, 6, 7: some more complex conjuctures )

Finally this is what can be said about his lifetime:
Kalidasa in his drama `Malvikaa-agni-mitra’ makes Agni-mitra his hero, who was the son of Pushamitra Shunga who was in 2nd century BC. This is his upper bound.

Banabhatta in the preface of his Kadambari mentions Kalidasa. Banabhatta was in early 7th century AD. This is Kalidasa’s lower bound.

Kalidasa’s Life: Many tell tales are there for his life. Some call him native of Kashmir, some of Vidarbh, some of Bengal and others of Ujjain.

It is said that he was a dumb fool to start with. The king’s daughter was a very learned lady and said that she will marry him who will defeat her in `shaastraartha’ (debate on the scriptures). Anyone who gets defeated will be black faced, head shaven and kicked out of country on a donkey. (The punishment part might be later aditions!) SO, the pundits took Kalidasa (whom they apparently saw cutting the tree branch on which he was sitting) for debate. They said that he (Kalidasa) only does mute debates. The princess showed him one finger saying `shakti is one’. He thot she will poke his one eye, so he showed her two fingers. She accepted it as valid answer, since `shakti’ is manifest in duality (shiv-shakti, nar-naaree etc etc). She showed her the palm with fingers extended like in a slap. He showed her the fist. She accepted it as answer to her question. She said `five elements’ and he said `make the body’ (earth, water, fire, air, and void). [ The debate explanations are also apparently later additions] So they get married and she finds he is a dumbo. So she kicks him out of the house. He straightaway went to Kali’s temple and cut his tongue at her feet. Kali was appeased with him and granted him profound wisdom. When he returned to his house, his wife (the learned) asked, “asti kashchit vaag-visheshaH” (asti = is; kashchit = when, as in questioning; vaag = speech, visheshaH = expert; i.e. “are you now an expert in speaking”).

And the great Kalidasa wrote three books starting with the 3 words:
with asti = asti-uttarasyaam dishi = Kumara-sambhavam (epic)
with kashchit = kashchit-kaantaa = Meghdoot (poetry)
with vaag = vaagarthaaviva = Raghuvansha (epic)

Another story says that he was the friend of Kumardas of Ceylon. He was killed by a courtesan once when he visited his friend in Ceylon.
(Courtesy: Shashikanth Joshi)
Works of Kalidasa
Plays. There are three plays, the earliest of which is probably the Malavikaagnimitra ( Malavikaa and Agnimitra), a work concerned with palace intrigue. It is of special interest because the hero is a historical figure, King Agnimitra, whose father, Pushhpamitra, wrested the kingship of northern India from the Mauryan king Brihadratha about 185 B.C. and established the Sunga dvnasty, which held power for more than a century. The Vikramorvashiiya ( Urvashii Won Through Valor) is based on the old legend of the love of the mortal Pururavaas for the heavenly damsel Urvashii. The legend occurs in embryonic form in a hymn of the Rig Veda and in a much amplified version in the ShatapathabraahmaNa.

The third play, AbhiGYaanashaakuntala ( Shakuntalaa Recognized by the Token Ring), is the work by which Kaalidaasa is best known not only in India but throughout the world. It was the first work of Kaalidaasa to be translated into English from which was made a German translation in 1791 that evoked the often quoted admiration by Goethe. The raw material for this play, which usually is called in English simply Shaakuntala after the name of the heroine, is contained in the Mahaabhaarata and in similar form also in the PadmapuraaNa, but these versions seem crude and primitive when compared with Kaalidaasa’s polished and refined treatment of the story. In bare outline the story of the play is as follows: King Dushhyanta, while on a hunting expedition, meets the hermit-girl Shakuntalaa, whom he marries in the hermitage by a ceremony of mutual consent. Obliged by affairs of state to return to his palace, he gives Shakuntalaa his signet ring, promising to send for her later. But when Shakuntalaa comes to the court for their reunion, pregnant with his child, Dushhyanta fails to acknowledge her as his wife because of a curse. The spell is subsequently broken by the discovery of the ring, which Shakuntalaa had lost on her way to the court. The couple are later reunited, and all ends happily.

The influence of the AbhiGYaanashaakuntala outside India is evident not only in the abundance of translations in many languages, but also in its adaptation to the operatic stage by Paderewski, Weinggartner, and Alfano.

Poems. In addition to these three plays Kaalidaasa wrote two long epic poems, the Kumaarasambhava ( Birth of Kumaara) and the Raghuvamsha ( Dynasty of Raghu). The former is concerned with the events that lead to the marriage of the god Shiva and Paarvatii, daughter of the Himaalaya. This union was desired by the gods for the production of a son, Kumaara, god of war, who would help them defeat the demon Taaraka. The gods induce Kaama, god of love, to discharge an amatory arrow at Siva who is engrossed in meditation. Angered by this interruption of his austerities, he burns Kaama to ashes with a glance of his third eye. But love for Paarvatii has been aroused, and it culminates in their marriage.

The Raghuvamsha treats of the family to which the great hero Rama belonged, commencing with its earliest antecedents and encapsulating the principal events told in the RaamaayaNa of Vaalmikii. But like the Kumaarasambhava, the last nine cantos of which are clearly the addition of another poet, the Raghuvamsha ends rather abruptly, suggesting either that it was left unfinished by the poet or that its final portion was lost early.

Finally there are two lyric poems, the Meghaduuta ( Cloud Messenger) and the Ritusamhaara ( Description of the Seasons). The latter, if at all a genuine work of Kaalidaasa, must surely be regarded as a youthful composition, as it is distinguished by rather exaggerated and overly exuberant depictions of nature, such as are not elsewhere typical of the poet. It is of tangential interest, however, that the Ritusamhaara, published in Bengal in 1792, was the first book to be printed in Sanskrit.

On the other hand, the Meghaduuta, until the 1960′s hardly known outside India, is in many ways the finest and most perfect of all Kaalidaasa’s works and certainly one of the masterpiece of world literature. A short poem of 111 stanzas, it is founded at once upon the barest and yet most original of plots. For some unexplained dereliction of duty, a Yaksha, or attendant of Kubera, god of wealth, has been sent by his lord into yearlong exile in the mountains of central India, far away from his beloved wife on Mount Kailasa in the Himaalaya. At the opening of the poem, particularly distraught and hapless at the onset of the rains when the sky is dark and gloomy with clouds, the yaksa opens his heart to a cloud hugging close the mountain top. He requests it mere aggregation of smoke, lightning, water, and wind that it is, to convey a message of consolation to his beloved while on its northward course. The Yaksha then describes the many captivating sights that are in store for the cloud on its way to the fabulous city of Alakaa, where his wife languishes amid her memories of him. Throughout the Meghaduuta, as perhaps nowhere else So plentifully in Kaalidaasa’s works, are an unvarying� freshness of inspiration and charm, delight imagerry and fancy, profound insight into the emotions, and a oneness with the phenomena of nature. Moreover, the fluidity and beauty of the language are probably unmatched in Sanskrit literature, a feature all the more remarkable for its inevitable loss in translation.
(Courtesy: Walter Harding Maurer University of Hawaii at Manoe)



1. Abhijnana Sakuntalam
Abhijnana Sakuntalam Of Kalidasa – Mr.Kale

Abhijnana Sakuntalam English Translation by CSR Sastri

Sakuntala – Sanskrit Text with English Translation by Monier Williams

Sakuntala – English Translation by JG Jennings

Kalidasa’s Sakuntala – English Translation by Richard Pischel

2. Malavikagnimitram
Malavikagnimitram of Kalidasa – Skt Commentary – KP Parab

English Translation by CH Tawney

3. Vikramorvasiyam
Sanksirt Text with English Notes by SP Pandit

English Translation by EB Cowell

4. Kumarasambhavam
Kumarasambhava Cantos I-VII – Sanskrit Commentary, English Translation & Notes – MR Kale

Kumarasambhavam – Eng Translation by RTH Griffith

Kumarasambhavam with Mallinatha’s Sanskrit Commentary

5. Raghuvamsam
Raghuvamsa with Mallinatha’s commentary Shankar Pandit Part 3

Raghuvamsa with Mallinatha’s commentary Hindi translation by Pt. Lakshmi Prapanna Acharya(DJVU)

English Translation by De Lacy Johnston

Cantos 1 to 10 with Mallinatha’s commentary and Eng Translation by MR Kale

6. Meghasandesam (Meghadutam)
Meghasandesa with Dakshinavartanatha’s Tika – TG Sastri

Meghaduta with Sanjivani Vyakhya 1894

Kalidasa’s Meghaduta with Skt Commentary & English Translation – KB Pathak, 1916

English Translation by HH Wilson, 1814

English Translation by Col. HA Ouvry, 1868

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Panchatantra – Sanskrit commentary, Hindi and English translations

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:05

In this post there are links to 3 books on the Panchatantram by Vishnu Sarma.

1. Sanskrit commentary on Pancahtantra
2. Sanskrit text of Panchatantra with Hindi translation by JP Mishra
3. English translation of Panchatantra by AW Ryder

According to Indian tradition, the Panchatantra was written around 200 BCE by Pandit Vishnu Sarma, a sage. However, based as it is on older oral traditions, its antecedents among storytellers probably hark back to the origins of language. One of the most influential Sanskrit contributions to world literature, it is “certainly the most frequently translated literary product of India” and there are over 200 versions in more than 50 languages.

In the Indian tradition, the Panchatantra is a nitisastra, a treatise on political science and human conduct, or niti. It is said that Vishnu Sarma’s objective was to instruct three dull and ignorant princes in the principles of polity, by means of stories. Panchatantra consists of five books, which are called:

1. Mitra Bhedha (The Loss of Friends)
2. Mitra Laabha also called Mitra Samprapti (Gaining Friends)
3. Kakolukiyam (Crows and Owls)
4. Labdhapranasam (Loss Of Gains)
5. Aparikshitakaraka (Ill-Considered Action / Rash deeds)


1. Panchatantra Sanskrit text with Hindi translation – JP Mishra

2. Panchatantra Sanskrit Commentary

3. Panchatantra English translation by AW Ryder

Tagged: pancha tantra, Panchatantra, sanskrit stories, vishnu sarma
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Siddhanta Kaumudi Sanskrit & English Commentaries

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 22:23

Panini, the great grammarian

Siddhanta Kaumudi is a celebrated Sanskrit commentary by Bhattoji Dikshita (early 17th century) on the Ashtadhydyi and is believed to be more popular than Panini’s work. It re-arranges the sutras of Panini under appropriate heads and offers exposition that is orderly and easy to follow.

The sutras are arranged in two parts – the first part deals with the rules of interpretation, sandhis, declensions, formation of feminines, case endings, compounds, secondary derivations and the second part with conjugation, primary suffixes, Vedic grammar and accents.

English commentary of Siddhanta Kaumudi by Saradaranjan Ray & Kumudranjan Ray is highly useful to  students of Sanskrit grammar who are not capable of studying the Ashtadhyayi or Siddhanta Kaumudi with the help of Sanskrit commentaries.


Siddhanta Kaumudi English Commentary (6 Volumes)

Volume 1 Part 1
Volume 1 Part 2
Volume 2 Part 1
Volume 2 Part 2
Volume 3 Part 1
Volume 3 Part 2
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6

Siddhanta Kaumudi with Sanskrit Commentary “Tattwabodhini” of Jnanendra Saraswati
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves – Sanskrit – GK Modak

Sat, 01/22/2011 - 21:18

Sanskrit Translation of Alibaba's tale

In presenting this rendering of the popular oriental tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Chora Chatvarimsi Katha) into the Sanskrit language, to the student-world, and to the reading public, Mr. Modak has given evidence of his mastery over the classical language of India and has vindicated the claim of Sanskrit as an instrument of expressing in an incisive manner the most modern as well as the most ancient ideas. In true oriental style, he has supplied the usual framework of the story- the fiction of a master inculcating a moral lesson upon his disciples by means of a story.

Another excellent feature – entirely an innovation of the author – is the introduction in proper places of epigrams and pithy sayings in verse form which give to the translation the appearance of an original work modelled on the pattern of the Hitopadesa or the Pancatantra. The Sanskrit language is unequalled in its power of concise metrical argument, and in its precision and adequacy as an instrument of expression. A lover of Sanskrit, therefore, will be delighted to read these pages which will not fail to give him the impression that he is not reading a translation at all, but an original tale in Sanskrit.

In the hands of Mr. Modak, the language becomes a wonderfully facile and fluid instrument of expressing the thought in the simplest and most natural way. The language is simple, flowing and chaste; and I make no doubt that the book will serve as an excellent Sanskrit text not only in the class but outside it. Even a student who has learnt just the bare elements of the language will be able to follow the story unaided – for if in places he will not understand the meaning of a word or an expression, yet the story interest will ensure that he journeys to the end.

(From the forward to the book by Shri N.G. Suru)



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A Smaller Sanskrit Grammar – MR Kale

Sat, 01/22/2011 - 13:49

Smaller Sanskrit Grammar - MR Kale


A Smaller Sanskrit Grammar is specially intended for the Matriculation and the ordinary College students. Its plan of arrangement is the same as that of the ‘Higher Sanskrt Grammar.’ In it the more intricate rules and matter which was thought quite unnecessary for the students for whom it is intended have been omitted. The chapter on the Conjugation of Verbs has been almost the same as in the ‘Higher Sanskrit Grammar‘, Frequentative verbs only being omitted. The last chapter contains but the commonest rules of Sanskrt Syntax.

“Those who desire a more thorough knowledge of Sanskrit Grammar may use ‘Higher Sanskrit Grammar.’ The wording of many rules has been the same in both, so that the two grammars may be used side by side.”

(From the author’s preface to the first edition of this book)



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Students Guide To Sanskrit Composition (English & Hindi) – VS Apte

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 19:32

Vaman Sivaram Apte (1848-1892)

Vaman Sivaram Apte (1848-1892) is an author well known to Sanskrit students. In spite of the short span of his life, i. e. 34 years, Apte’s scholarly output was remarkable. His Guide to Sanskrit Composition (1881) and his Sanskrit Dictionaries for use in schools and colleges hold the foremost place among books of their kind, even after the lapse of close upon 125 years and claim the respect of every student of Sanskrit, by their monumental wealth of learning.

His works: -

1. The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary (1890).
2. The Students’ English-Sanskrit Dictionary (1884).
3. The Students’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary.
4. The Students’ Guide to Sanskrit Composition (1881).
5. The Students’ Hand-Book of Progressive Exercises, Part I and, II.
6. Kusuma-mala (1891).

The ‘Guide To Sanskrit Composition’ had become very popular and Apte himself revised the third edition of the book in 1890. Since then many more editions have been out. A short biographical sketch of VS Apte is available here.


Students Guide To Sanskrit Composition (English) Link – 1

Students Guide To Sanskrit Composition (English) Link – 2

Samskrit Nibandh Path Pradarsak (Hindi)

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Samskrita Sabdartha Kaustubha – Sanskrit Hindi Dictionary – DP Chaturvedi 1928

Sat, 11/27/2010 - 14:04

Samskrita Sabdartha Kaustubha by Dwarikaprasad Chaturvedi is perhaps the most comprehensive and largest Sanskrit-Hindi Dictionary ever to be published.

A good dictionary is an indispensable companion of a Sanskrit student (and of scholars). There are many popular Sanskrit-English dictionaries like those of Monier Williams, VS Apte, AA Mac Donell. But they could be of use only to those who know English. The great work known as Vachaspatya is a standard work and is very useful for scholars. But until a well edited edition of this work comes out, it could not be of much help to even an average Sanskrit student.

When the author of Samskrita Sabdartha Kaustubha compiled it, there were only three Sanskrit Hindi dictionaries available for the Hindi speaking students. They were all too small for much practical use, so the author compiled the present work with the hope of answering the needs of Hindi speaking Sanskrit students who are studying Sandkrit in a college or schoof or privately. Samskrita Sabdartha Kaustubha is designed to be an adequate guide to a knowledge of Sanskrit words. It contains as many explanations and details as are permitted by the limited space at the disposal of the compiler.


Samskrita Sabdartha Kaustubha – Sanskrit Hindi Dictionary
Chaturvedi Sanskrit Hindi Kosh (smaller in content)

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