Siddhantakaumudi with Sarala Vyakhya by Taranatha Tarkavachaspati

Sarala Vyakhya cover

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 विदुषां पुरस्तात् पुनःप्रस्तूयते। वाङ्गैश्च पण्डितैः कृतानां कौमुदीटीकानां मध्य इयमेव प्राथम्येन परिगणनार्हेति श्रीशम्भुचन्द्रविद्यारत्नप्रणीततर्कवाचस्पतिमहाभागानां जीवनचरिततः प्रतीयते। श्रूयते ततश्चास्या दर्शनेन काशीस्थानामपि विदुषाम् 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.

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Siddhantakaumudi with Sarala Vyakhya Volume 1

Siddhantakaumudi with Sarala Vyakhya Volume 2


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Siddhantakaumudi with Sarala Vyakhya by Taranatha Tarkavachaspati — 34 Comments

  1. My sincere thanks to Shri Sudipta Munsi who provided me the ebooks of Sarala vyakhya of Siddhantakaumudi for posting on this blog and also prepared a brief write-up on the work in Sanskrit & English, which is used in the above post.

  2. जयतु संस्कृतम्………………..सर्वे पंडिताः लिखंतु संस्कृतेन सदा.अन्यथा कथं जयेत संस्कृतम् भोः ।।

  3. I think I can easily understand Siddhanta Koumudi with this commentary.
    Hence I request you for this book.Hope you will oblige.
    Regards,
    Iviyan.&Retired Sanskrit Lecturer.

  4. I have not yet seen even on line.After I see this I can offer any comment.
    I want to keep it on my desktop and read it.
    Regards,
    iviyan.

  5. shankara,
    These books are taken from DLI. I’ve same books with me.
    But, I could not determine whether these books uploaded by you are same or not.
    My books have size for part 1 – 29238 KB and part 2 – 29857 KB. Part – 1 has 757 pages and Part – 2 has 729 pages. I did not delete blank pages.
    Please, confirm that these are same or otherwise.
    If you could post details of the source from which you got the book and page numbers on Archive.Org, it will be good for those who themselves download books from other sources.

    • Lalitalalitaji,

      These volumes are from Digital Library of India. There is not much use in writing the source if it is Digital Library of India since DLI has sometimes multiple versions of the same book. So, one cannot identify the edition/scan which is posted on this blog. I am not providing page numbers and file size for 2 reasons. 1. To save my time (One can imagine how much time is required to prepare a list of file size and page numbers for large collections like TSS, ASS, Kavyamala, etc.) 2. File size is provided at archive.org. I hope you understand my difficulty.

  6. The text in pdf is not very legible / clear.
    Is it possible to get more legible clear text ?
    am very keen to learn . Thank you.

  7. एवं अस्मभ्यः विविधसंस्कृतापुस्ताकनि पठितुम् उत्तमावशकः लब्धः । धन्यवादाः । परम् अस्याः व्याख्याः प्रथमभागस्य Downlode कर्तुं न शक्तः अस्मि अतः सूचनाः प्रदीयताम् इति सम्प्राथये ।

  8. I can see good work being done Sanskrit and this is a good site by wonderful scholarṣ. I need help of you learned friends in getting me some old books which I’m not able to procure from any other sourceṣ. If you could help me with these– sansaravart kosh, sahsankcharit, vikramankcharit,Samudragupta- by BG Gokhle. anyother original sanskrit kosh than Amarkosh & Apte if you could suggesṭ. I also need some authetntic historic books (not only literary) by Varahmihir, kalidas, Amarsingh, Betal,Brahsapati, Ghatotkach, Charugopta, Aryabhatt to give facts about history about those timeṣ
    Thankṣ

    • Dr Shailesh,

      I will send you a mail with links to some kosas and other books in your list. It is not practical to follow up such correspondence in comments column.

      • Arya,

        also provide me with those links please.

        Also on King Vikramarka and Chitrangada and Babruvahana and the yaksha pranahs of Mahabharata.

        Dhanyavadaha.

  9. अत्युत्तम् उतकृष्ट कार्य । अहमपि संस्कृत विद्यापिठस्य छात्राेस्मी । अत्र नेपाले संस्कृतस्य पाठ्यपुस्तकाः उपलब्धा न सन्ति अतः अस्माकं कारणेन वयं पठनाः सक्यन्ते । धन्यवादाः । सुमङ्गलम् ।

  10. उत्कृष्टं कृत्यम ।अहं वांच्छामि बहूनि पुस्तकानि ।

    भवदीयः
    विवेक मनोहर दुस्तकर
    सहायक प्रबंधक
    बैंकिंग पर्यवेक्षण विभाग
    भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ,
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  11. नमस्ते आचार्य!
    कार्यमिदमवश्यं श्लाघ्यम्।
    परमत्र कश्चन क्लेशः लक्षितः सरलाव्याख्यायाः द्वितीये भागे नवमात् षोडशं यावत् पृष्ठानि न सन्ति। कथं तत् प्राप्नुयामहम्?

  12. Respected sir
    can I get any Sanskrit Anuvad / grammar book with Hindi from this site?
    I need Laghusiddhant kaumudi with Hindi teeka. is this available on this site?
    Thanks

  13. I find this side really interesting. I want to learn Sanskrit from the very beginning. Could you please let me know how I can learn it? know that the knowledge of the world is in it? I did MPhil in English but I want to learn Sanskrit.I am from Nepal and I know Nepali andEnglish Language equally. I am practising Sanskrit from youtube.

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