1. Linnets

    Sanskrit: Murchchdhana

    Hi all, I've found the name of an Ancient Indian mythological weapon cited in Rāmāyaṇa glossary by Hari Prasad Shastri and transliterated "Murchchdhana". I don't know which is the original Devanāgarī form. Could you help me? Thanks in advance.
  2. Dalian

    Sanskrit: prāyo 'śubhasya kāryasya kālahāraḥ pratikriyā

    Hello~ This is an exercise sentence from Stenzler's Elementarbuch... I can find each word in the dictionary (and their respective declension), but I fail to understand the whole thing as a meaningful sentence. Can anybody help me out? Many thanks for your help. Dalian
  3. M

    Sanskrit: Eightfold Path

    Hello! :) My sister is looking to get a Buddhist wheel of life tattoo in honour of our Grandfather and wants to have the Eightfold Path around it in Sanskrit. We were wondering if anyone is able to translate it for us? The eightfold path is as follows: right viewpoint right intention...
  4. R

    Hindi/Sanskrit: the name(s) Preksha, Prexa

    Hello: Are the female given names Preksha and Prexa the same name with variant spellings or two different names? If they are the same how is it written in Devanagari? If not the same can you offer any clues about the meaning and origins of Prexa? Many thanks, Rianxeiro
  5. J

    Sanskrit/Hindi: There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt

    Can someone translate this quote from Buddha for me into Sanskrit? "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."...
  6. U

    Sanskrit-Hindi: mutual intelligibility

    I've read that many Indo-Iranian languages have a high degree of mutual intelligibility. But to what extent is classical Sanskrit intelligibile with modern Hindi? Is the situation comparable to Latin and modern Romance languages? How much Sanskrit can a "typical" Hindi speaker (let's say with...
  7. N

    Hindi/Sanskrit: Madiya Varam Svaruupa?

    English equivalent? Madiya Varam Svaruupa Thanks.
  8. M

    Persian, Sanskrit: If you want to be happy

    Hello !! Someone can help me with the translation of those quotes “If you want to be happy, be.” and “Life is too important to be taken seriously" in Hindu (Sanskrit) and in Persian?? Thank you so much!!!
  9. A

    Sanskrit: What is whole, this is whole...

    Hi, I was looking for the original Sanskrit of a quote I saw: "What is whole, this is whole; what has come out of the whole is also whole. When the whole is taken out of the whole, the whole still remains whole." The internet seemed to suggest that it might be: "ॐ पूर्नमदः पूर्नमिदं...
  10. A

    Use of Numeric Symbols in Hindi/Sanskrit

    Apart from the historical records on Indo-Arabic numerals, has there been steady use of numeric symbols in texts, coins, or gravestones in medieval times? In most languages the use of numeric symbols for practical purposes has a history of only 500 and 1000 years. Has the historical Hindu...
  11. V

    Sanskrit: She flies with her own wings

    Hi! Im looking into getting a new tattoo of a phrase that has a lot of meaning to me. I was able to find it in Latin but I already have a tattoo in Sanskrit and I absolutely love it! The phrase I was looking to get is: "She Flies With Her Own Wings" I wanted to get the tattoo within...
  12. S

    Hindi: काम written in Sanskrit?

    Hello! I was hoping someone could help me find something. I'm looking for this word - "काम" - written in Sanscrit. I was hoping someone could provide me with a picture file of this word written more calligraphy-like, or more artistically, as opposed to the way it appears now,very computerized...
  13. I

    Sanskrit/Hindi: Maya

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  14. raptor

    Sanskrit - Navras

    Hello, The music during the end credits for Matrix Revolutions is named "Navras" and I read that the composer used Sanskrit vocals in some of the scores. If this is the right language, does anyone know what it means? Thanks!
  15. A

    Sanskrit: Rig Veda book 4, hymn 57, verses 3-6

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody could translate this verse into Sanskrit. Thanks. "Happily work our steers and men, may the plough furrow happily. Happily be the traces bound; happily may he ply the goad. Suna and Sira, welcome this laud, and with the milk which you have made in heaven bedew you...
  16. A

    Sanskrit: Yajur Veda 36:17

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody could translate this verse into Sanskrit. Thanks. "The peace in the sky, the peace in the mid-air, the peace on the Earth, the peace in waters, the peace in plants, the peace in forest trees, the peace in all devas, the peace in Brahman, the peace in all things...
  17. A

    Sanskrit: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad book 1, part 2, I.5, verse 13

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody could translate this verse into Sanskrit. Thanks. "The waters are the body of breath, the moon its form of light. As far as breath goes, the waters go, and the moon goes." All these are the same, all infinite. Whoever worships them as finite wins a finite world...
  18. A

    Sanskrit: 7 Bhagavata Purana 14:9

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody could translate this verse into Sanskrit. Thanks. "A householder should regard deer, camels, donkeys, mice, snakes, birds and bees ad his sons: for what difference is there between his sons and them?" (7 Bhagavata Purana 14:9)
  19. D

    Sanskrit: aham bharami

    Would it sound weird if it is not is it acceptable in Sanskrit to say aham bharami or is it just bharami accepted? That is, what I meant was can you use personal pronoun+verb root+endings in Sanskrit or can you use just verb root+endings-personal pronoun?
  20. mickey2

    Sanskrit: eternal dream

    Hi you! I'd like to know the Sanskrit of "eternal dream" and possibly its transliteration. :D Ooh, thank you in advance.
  21. D

    Sanskrit: modal verbs & something that's forbidden

    How would you express modal verbs and something that's forbidden in Sanskrit. With modal verbs I mean: I could, I should, I would...
  22. Z

    Sanskrit: Be good, if not, be good at it.

    Hello ! MAybe someone can translete this phrase to Sanskrit ? Thanks! Be good, if not, be good at it.
  23. red_heart

    Sanskrit: Yudh VS Yuddha

    Good day, I'd like to know what difference there is between the Sanskrit terms Yudh and Yuddha. All I know is the former is feminine whilst the latter is neutre and they both means 'war, fighting, battle'. Also, which is the best solution between Dharma Yudh and Dharma Yuddha? Thanks for...
  24. P

    Sanskrit: krtaveda, pratikara

    Does anyone know the meanings and origins of these two Buddhism-related terms?
  25. red_heart

    Sanskrit: jnana, vijnana

    G'day. I am translating the introduction of a book dealing with Yoga by Shashi Verma and entitled You Are God - The Bhagavad Gita as never before. Translation is from English into Italian. Here's an excerpt: "In the Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna has declared the self-knowledge or the beings...
  26. K

    Sanskrit: All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

    How could I say, " All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." in Sanskrit? Thanks!:D
  27. K

    Sanskrit: Love those that love you.

    How would one write the following phrase in Sanskrit? Love those that love you. Thank you:D
  28. V

    Persian, Sanskrit, Hindi: Rebirth

    Hello! Can anyone tell me what the word "rebirth" is in Persian, Sanskrit, and Hindi? Thanks!
  29. K

    Sanskrit: I honor the divinity within me

    I honor the divinity within me Could that be translated as: Clicking on the image provides acceptable-sized text.
  30. M

    Sanskrit: Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision...

    Hi! I would like to have the following quote translated into Sanskrit script. "Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. " Any help appreciated! thanks
  31. V

    Sanskrit/German: grammar

    Hello: I was told that German grammar is very similar to that of Sanskrit's. Can anyone validate this? Thanks, Vikram
  32. L

    Hindi&Sanskrit: Siddhanta

    Helo everybody! "Siddhanta" is an Indian phrase - possibly Hindi, or else. Could someone please tell me its meaning, and the language to which it belongs. Thanks in advance.
  33. M

    Sanskrit: Devanagari script

    Hi, Does anyone know of any sites that teach the Devanagari script as it is used for Sanskrit? I could only find basic reference sites. One really nice site that I found was for the version of the script used for Hindi and it doesn't seem to have all the vowels of Sanskrit, and plus it doesn't...
  34. panjabigator

    Sanskrit: Can it be spoken colloquially?

    The reason I ask this is because Sanskrit is not really spoken much in India, however many people learn it to understand religion better (Hinduism is based in Sanskrit) and because of the linguistics of it. It is spoken by one city in South India natively (the name slips my mind, but I've seen...
  35. P

    Sanskrit-Devanagari: Vadami

    = I speak Can someone type this in Devanagari for me please, I can't type it in my computer. Dhanyavaad
  36. P

    Sanskrit: Languages it influenced

    Hindi, Sindhi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Bihari, Panjabi, Kashmiri, Nepali, Thai, and etc. I think that it would be useful if we can have a room for this language group so we can exchange our similarities and differences. I wonder how many languages use the persian influenced word...
  37. rob.returns

    Sanskrit: Jai Guru Deva Om (Beatles)

    Hi I have this favorite song of the Beatles, "Across the Universe"...It has those lyrics..Jai Guru Deva Om.(I dont know what kind of language is this). What does Jai Guru Deva Om mean? Thanks