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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Katha Sarit Sagara Original Text

Unknown to Naravahanadatta, the supposed Madanamanchuka was actually Vidyahari Vegavati in disguise. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Sanskrit literature Literature featuring anthropomorphic characters 11th-century books Collections of fairy tales. Published June 1st by Penguin Classics first published No trivia or quizzes yet. During a fight with Manasavega, Naravahanadatta is thrown down a mountain, in which Amitagati insists he now accepts his role as Emperor Tawney Bhoja Maharaja in recognition of this work gave him a palanquin with pearls and requested that he conduct yaatras on the same.

Sonny Luca rated it it was amazing Jun 04, The king is convinced to marry Padmavati, the Princess of Magadha before the truth is revealed, in which the King happily rules with his two wives as the two Queens of Vatsa Tawney I’m super into frame-tales so discovering this was like hitting a gold mine.


To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It abounds in tales of animals dwelling in the tropical forests of India and touches every aspect of human behaviour. Get to Know Us. The hermit, Jamadagni and his son, take care of Mrigavati as she gives birth to Udayana.

Took me forever to find dagara online and in the end my Mom grabbed this for me from Bahri and Sons Booksellers sqrit New Delhi. A scheme is composed by Yaugandharayana to make the King a better ruler. Mohit Kumar rated it it was ok Mar 14, Simply amazing collection of stories. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nguyen rated it it was amazing Jun 27, There is a translation online herebut it does not use any standard transliteration and it is impossible to recover the Sanskrit from it accurately.

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So, it is still unpublished, as far as I know. The story of Udayana and his son, Naravahanadatta, in which the role of King is passed on through three generations.

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This was greatly expanded, with additional notes and remarks comparing stories from different cultures, by N. Like the Panchatantra, tales from this or its main source book the Brhat-katha travelled to many parts of the world. The orientation of the text is a subject of speculation and research. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.


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 Brahmin named Somadeva.

Tales from the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva Bhaṭṭa

It consists of 18 books of chapters and more than sagzra, verses in addition to prose sections. Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows Interlanguage link template link number Articles with Internet Archive links Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links.

However, when compared to the epics, it has a relatively simple structure.

The Vidyadharas are kamarupin taking shapes at willkhechara moving in airand priyamvada sweet-spoken. Adykpop rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Finding stories of Indra and Ahalya, Chanakya, formation of Pataliputra modern-day Patnaand sage Valmiki creating Kusa from a blade of grass is amusing.

These stories where the predecessor to well known sagafa such as the Arabian Nights, the Decameron, Caterbury Tales, etc. The work is post Adi-Shankara and his institutionalization of Advaita Vedanta travelling from Sagar all the way to Sharadapeeth in Kashmir.

A Brief Examination of The Kathasaritsagara

After Narahanadatta marries Vidyahari Vehavati, he sees through her disguise, she shows him her true form, and flies away with him.

However, none of these recensions necessarily derives directly from Gunadhya, each may have an intermediate versions. Paisaci is believed to be one of the many dialects of Prakrit that sagra in India.