November 10th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
भाषासु मुख्या मधुरा दिव्या गीर्वाणभारती
तस्यां हि काव्यम् मधुरं तस्मादपि सुभाषितम्
- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार

Transliteration:
bhaaShaasu mukhyaa madhuraa divyaa gIrvaaNabhaaratI
tasyaaM hi kaavyam madhuraM tasmaadapi subhAShitam
- subhaaShitaratnabhaaNDaagaara

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Among languages, samskrutam is the most important, pleasant and divine. In that, poetry is the sweetest. Even in that, 'subhAshita' is most charming.

Commentary:
Among all the languages, only 'samskrutam' got to be called as the 'deva bhAshA'. Not only because it is the language of the Gods, but also because it is as divine as the Gods themselves. It is the mother, the origin, of many different languages. Our scriptures, which are - like a manual to the very existence of life, are written in sanskrit. (The vedas tell all about how life came about and what the role of each being is, in this world!)

In such a charming language, the flavor of poetry is the sweetest.

Among all kinds of sweet poetry in such a pleasant language, the essence of 'subhAShita' s is like honey. So theoretically, it is - the sweetest among the sweetest of the sweetest!

Now, one can only imagine the sweetness of a subhAShita! Such is the value for a 'pearl of wisdom' carried in the essence of a subhAShita... These pearls hold good in any generation, time or era.

This is the beauty of sanskrit! There are so many 'subhAShita's about the 'subhAShita's themselves.

Let's get learning! More importantly, let's start applying them in our daily lives.

pada vigrahaH:
भाषासु मुख्या मधुरा दिव्या गीर्वाणभारती
bhaaShaasu mukhyaa madhuraa divyaa gIrvaaNabhaaratI

तस्यां हि काव्यम् मधुरं तस्मात् अपि सुभाषितम्
tasyaaM hi kaavyam madhuraM tasmaat api subhAShitam



3 comments:

  1. Thanks.

    It is a very elaborate and meaningful dessertation of the subhashitas. Really appreciate it.

    Prashanth

    PS: there are other people doing similar efforts. May be we could all syndicate.
    http://subhashitamanjari.blogspot.com/
    http://subhashitani.wordpress.com/

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement Prashant. How do you suggest we syndicate the efforts.

    You have a nice collection as well.

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  3. Please get in touch with me @ prashanth dot kota at gmail dot com

    We can discuss over email.

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