Kathasaritsagara (Ocean of rivers of stories) is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite. Book: Katha Sarit Sagara (Original Text) – 4th Edition of Nirnay Sagar Press Author: Somadeva Bhatta Language: Sanskrit Editors: Pandit. – Buy The Katha Sarit Sagara book online at best prices in india on Read The Katha Sarit Sagara book reviews & author details and more.

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The origin of framed narratives outside the subcontinent has divided scholars. These are wonderful stories of humans, celestials, animals and demons.

This seems to contain all the verses if you look through the archives. Share your thoughts with other customers. But, they have ascertained that India has long been home to the concept of framed narratives and is the motherland of stories that today have a global dimension. Nice to see the links and some words I added on Wikipedia appearing here.

Tales from the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva Bhaṭṭa

De raadsels zijn vaak van ethische aard en de antwoorden moeilijk te raden. Jun 08, Saira.

Shreevatsa, Namaste Glad to know you wrote the entry in Wikipedia about kathasaritsagara. The story of Udayana now focuses on its third generation. A large number of tales are built around this central story, making it the largest existing collection of Indian tales. The literary sahara is as “frame” stories where one story leads to another, and so forth. Scholarly Resources for the Study of Hinduism.

Gunadhya, is credited as the author of the Brhatkathaalthough it is not written in Sanskrit, rather, written in the hard to understand, and archaic language of Paisaci. Feb sarih, Rajendra Dave rated it really liked it. By helping these enterprises we aim to make the world better – better for us, for our community and for the environment. Dakota Knull March who is solely responsible for its content.


Claire rated it liked it Safit 04, Another feature that sets it apart from other Indian classics is its liberal approach towards life where people need not behave as per social standing. The principal tal Kathasaritsagara “ocean of the streams of stories” is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian saritt, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite Brahmin named Somadeva.

The work is post Adi-Shankara and his institutionalization of Advaita Vedanta travelling from Kerala all the way to Sharadapeeth in Kashmir. Not long after, Naravahanadatta srait Madanamanchuka are married, becoming his head wife as he gains other wives throughout the rest of the tales.

It notably also contains recensions of the Panchatantra in Book 10; and the Vetalapancavimsati or Baital Pachisi, in Book Published June 1st by Penguin Classics first published As well as its references to other Hindu epics, the Kathasaritsagara is very obvious with to which God it preffers. However, there also seems to be another effort by some Samskrita Bharati sagaea here with some initial posts, and then continued on the Yahoo group here.

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Lists with This Book. The book hardly dwells into those things as its not about Dharma or Moksha. The Ocean of Story, or, to give it its full Sanskrit title, the Katha Sarit Sagara, is, for its size, the earliest collection of stories extant in the world. Tricia rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Want to Read saving…. The principal tale is the narrative of the adventures of Naravahanadatta, son of the legendary king Udayana.

Anxious for the birth of a son, Vasavadatta soon becomes pregnant after summoning Siva who informs her that her son will be the incarnation of the God of Love, Kama Tawney So, it is still unpublished, as far as I know.

Yathartha rated ktha it was amazing Mar 01, Having a renewed energy, the King sets out to conquer the Benares region, ruled by King Brahmadatta. Rahul Dev rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Vasavadatta gives birth to her son, and the whole kingdom celebrates the birth of Naravahanadatta.


Udayana grew up to be virtuous, heroic, and intelligent under Jamadagni, who taught him the sciences and archery. Indian mythology and folk tales are rich with interesting characters, amazing stories, and valuable lessons. Mohit Kumar rated it it was ok Mar 14, Vakya Books March 29, Publication Date: Be the first to ask a question about Tales from the Kathasaritsagara.

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Gelukkig weet de koning het, maar het helpt hem niet, want op dat moment vliegt het lijk terug naar de boom waaraan het hing.

However, none of these recensions necessarily derives directly from Gunadhya, each may have an intermediate versions. He attained siddhi at Arunachalam also sart Tiruvannamalai. Richard rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Hello… I also have heard of the Ramodantam but have not been able to find it.

Sanskrit verses are replete with wisdom and demand contemplation.

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In another humorous side story, Naravahanadatta turns eight, and the King Udayana is faced with a difficult decision. The object of pursuit is ‘Artha’ in this compendium.

These stories where the predecessor to well known stories such as the Arabian Nights, the Decameron, Caterbury Tales, etc. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The narrative mentions sagarq number of classes such as the Picasas, Brahmans, Kshatriyas, and Vidyadharas.

Dr Shailesh, Giving below links to those books which are available at Digital Library of India and other sources on the internet.