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Proverbs are coherent and lively documents of human experiences in succinct manner. These give vigor to language. Some proverbs are for shock treatment to the stupid ones. Some are drumbeats to the slumbering lethargic! Proverbs are strong pulses of folklore. Citing proverbs in daily conversation is age-old practice of people. Collection and study of these wonderful aphorisms is made several times in hundreds of languages of the world. We do not know original creators of these by name. But we do know modern authors by name who have produced proverbs afresh inspired by the old ones.

Abhanakajagannatha, a compilation of new proverbs in Sanskrit is authored by S. Jagannatha, a free thinker. This work is permeated with new maxims, imaginations, teeny-weeny sketches of author’s own experience and imitation of old adages.The number of proverbs is one thousand, three hundred and twenty two(1322). All proverbs are classified and arranged alphabetically in every classified group. Meanings of difficult words in footnotes and introduction of proverbs are in Sanskrit itself. Contents of the subjects are provided at the beginning.Alphabetical lists of all the proverbs, subjects and the words shown in the footnotes are given at the end for quick reference.


13 Responses to “Abhanakajagannatha – Proverbs in modern Sanskrit”

  1. bach says:

    Thanks for that, worth collecting.

  2. Dr Surendramohan Mishra says:

    Earlier I went through the AbhANakajagannAtha published in the Nandanavanakalpataru from Ahmedabad.The pithy and cryptic sayings reveal a world of indigenous wisdom !

  3. adbhutam says:

    Having downloaded the book, I perused a few pages. It is very well presented. The wide range of topics covered is really amazing. Thanks to the author and thanks to Sri Shankara for enabling the accessibility of a number of this kind of books for the benefit of people interested in Sanskrit, culture, and improvement of their own lives.


  4. bhairavidixit says:

    kindly upload English translation of this proverbs…..Thanks

  5. Suryakant says:

    Nyc collection !!!! Thanx alot!!!


    Wonderfull work. It would be more attractive if the proverbs were in meter. Thanks.

  7. Govinda Rangarajan says:

    Great contribution! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Samrat Biswas says:

    It will better for us if you kindly upload English translation along with Sanskrit proverbs.

  9. Jagadish says:

    The link does not work. Someone kindly show me the path to download the book.
    Thanking you.

  10. mohan says:

    I have downloaded this rare book: thanks

  11. mohan says:

    Can you post downloadable copy of “Chaurya shaasthram” or “Dharma chaurya rasaayanam’ by Gopala Yogindra,please?

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