Kumarasambhava is a legendary Sanskrit poem written by Mahakavi Kalidasa. It is one of the most foremost and substantial examples of `Kavya` poetry. Kumarasambhava literally stands for “Birth of the War-god”, i.e. Kartikeya, Shiva`s first son.
Kumarasambhava essentially talks about the courtship of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The bulk of chapters have enormous details about the love and romance between Shiva and Parvati. It is stated that a powerful demon named Tarakasura was blessed with the boon that only the child of Lord Shiva could vanquish him and no other. Likewise, Shiva had cut short the desire for love through passionate meditation. Due to Parvati`s brilliant efforts and after much penance, she won the love of Lord Shiva.
After sometime, Shiva and Parvati were blessed with a son whom they named Kartikeya. He grew up and slew the demon Tarakasur and re-established peace and glory of Lord Indra and the divine world.
It is said that Kalidasa had left home to attain worldly knowledge and turn the ‘enlightened one’. On his return, his wife asked, “Asti Kashchit Vagvisheshah”, standing for, “Have you attained any palpable knowledge that should make me give you a special welcome?” Kalidasa gave her a fitting reply and spanning a period of few years, he wrote three great epics based on three letters spoken by his wife. From “Asti” he produced “Kumarasambhava”; from “Kaschit” he penned “Meghaduta” and from “Vagvisheshah” he wrote “Raghuvansha”.
Kumarasambhava Cantos I-VII – Sanskrit Commentary, English Translation & Notes – MR Kale
Kumarasambhavam – Eng Translation by RTH Griffith
Great ! I was looking for it.
Another of great “Kumar” Shankara’s Kumarasambhavam. !!
Hi, I am looking for “mrichakatika”. Can you help me out?
I missed your request for “Mricchatikam” somehow. I saw it only today. It is said, better late than never. So, I give the info below hoping it will still be useful to you,
There are links to 2 English Translations and a book with Sanskrit text and Hindi commentary:
mrchhakatikam.blogspot.com Please see malayalam translation. Also pdf available in archive.org
Sunil, I already saw your translations of Mrichchakatikam, Bhagavadajjukiyam and Mattavilasaprahasanam. Congratulations for completing these wonderful translations.
iam studing in vedicuniversity so,i want some books as like as kumara sambhava,etc…
I studied the 7th canto of this amazing epic in college.
I am looking for a Sanskrit ebook. I hope to find it on DLI. Thanks for the informative article.
You could download the ebook from the links given above. Why should search again for it in the DLI?
IT IS GOOD I LIKE IT
hey friends iam studying 9th std i need 6th canto kumarasambhava sloka with english meaning pls anyone help urgent
Siva I have sent you by email, Kumarasambhava 6th Canto – Sanskrit English – MR Kale. I hope it will be sufficient for your purpose.
Could I please have the translation too? It’s very important!!
Gayatri, This edition of Kumarasambhava contains English translation too.
can anybody tell me some more good sanskrot sites
I read your comment requesting to know more good sites on Sanskrit. You will get links to many Sanskrit sites and resources from the blog – http://sanskritlinks.blogspot.com/
You may also visit http://www.sanskritdocuments.org
hey, i want a good matter on the great poet kalidasa in sanskrit can u please help me, its urgent
I assume that it is for your exam. I found the following links. They have small articles on Kalidasa in Sanskrit. I hope this will be useful to you.
1. Sanskrit Wiki Page on Kalidasa
Sir, are there more cantos than VII available through the first link?
I could not locate further chapters of Kumarasambhavam translated and commented by MR Kale.
Kumarasambhavam – Eng Translation by RTH Griffith was not downloading please post the file plz……………..
I have rectified the link. You will be able to download it now.
Apropos Kalidasa’s enlightenment, the story goes as follows : Kalidasa was a goat/shepherd and was to begin with an illiterate and had a different name. Goddess Kali appeared before him and after a dialogue wrote out on his tongue :
“Asthi Kaschith Vaak Viseshaha” in Sanskrit after which Kalidasa became a “littérateur extraordinaire”. He then also assumed the name of ‘Kalidasa’ and became a Royal Poet in King Bhoja Raja’s court, who himself was a great sanskrit poet/author.
I am looking for ganesh and kartikeya marriage story in sanskrit.
Hi! It is great. the text is useful. Is there the prose order of the text. pl. let me know thanks
I want a poem or song which is in sanskrit… can u plz provide me tht
Can anybody provide me the Himalaya Vandana of Kalidasa’s Kumarsambhavam? I’m frantically looking for it.Pls. help.
I need raghuvamsa and kumarasambhava of Kalidasa
Nepal Sanskrit university,
Kathmandu , Nepal.
You will find them at the following post – http://www.sanskritebooks.org/2011/06/complete-works-of-kalidasa/
I need a poem written in Sanskrit
You will find plenty of Sanskrit verses at these two webpages.
Sir where can i download/get these books in hindi for free?
i need kumarasambavam sanskrit to telugu traslation
Various editions of Kumarasambhava in Telugu with translation are available at DLI (Digital Library of India).
kumara_sambavamu_samskrutandra_tikasahitamu., 2020010005894. sri kalidasu. 1948. telugu. NULL. 178 pgs.
Kumara_Sambhavamu., 2020010001713. kalidas. 1918. TELUGU. literature. 330 pgs.
Nannechoda Devakrutha Kumara Sambavamu., 2020120001003. J.Mrutunjaya Rao. 1994. telugu. POERTY. 762 pgs.
Nannechoda Devakrutha Kumara Sambavamu., 2020120035038. J.Mrutunjaya Rao. 1994. telugu. POERTY. 762 pgs.
Sri Andhra Kumar Sambhavamu-Part-1., 2020120035568. A.Somanadha Raya. 1914. telugu. -. 117 pgs.
sri_kumara_sambavamu., 2020010007898. mahakavi kalidasaparaneetamu. 1943. telugu. NULL. 318 pgs.
I do not know Telugu. So, I cannot help you much in this matter. For guidance to download books from DLI, visit http://sanskritdocuments.org/scannedbooks/
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH VARNAMALAS WERE MAINLY SEEN TO BE USED IN INDIA TO WRITE SANSKRIT TEXT?
You can read the following book at Digital Library of India
Bharatiya prachin lipimala., 5990010121379. GAURI SANKAR. . hindi. LITERATURE. 311 pgs.
Also read the following discussion at Samskrita Google group
i would like to read kumarsambhavam with english translation
Link to Kumarasambhavam with English translation by MR Kale is already provided above. So, I do not understand your comment.
I’m interested to read Kumar sambavam of original kalidasas in English meaning.
can i find kumara sambhavam in telugu
Giving below link to Kumarasambhava in Telugu available at Digital Library of India
sri_kumara_sambavamu., 2020010007898. mahakavi kalidasaparaneetamu. 1943. telugu. NULL. 318 pgs.
i need kumar-Sambhavam in sanskrit on internet help me.
i need information of kavi kalidas in sanskrit
It is great to see such a good work being well maintained and updated. Very Nice. Thank you for the good work
Kalidas is a foremost name in field of Sanskrit literature .He was born in Uttrakhand At the route of Kedarnath shrine a place called Guptakashi near it the village Kabitha is his birth place .He was in Gupta dynasty .It is well known fact that almost Yakshya was in Himalaya and now their successor are residing in Himalaya called Khasiya or Khash . In his depiction Meghdoot the Alkapuri is certainly Almora .I am not agree with the fact that he was idiot in his early age .Without seeing Himalayaya no one can depict about Kalash and Himalaya
plz suggest tell me where ican find complete translaton of kumarasambhava in telugu(with tathparyam)
You will find it at dli.gov.in
hello sir please send me detailed fulll english explanation of canto 3.. Please sir. Please…
You will find it in Kumarasambhavam edited with notes by MR Kale which is in the first download link.
hai! Myself rajya shree pls send me send kumarasambhavam in kannada
sir please send kumarasambhava of kalidasa in kannada. Or canto 3 in kannada please.
sir no reply???
I have not come across Kannada version of Kumarasambhava on the internet. If you ask this query at Samskrita Google group, some scholars might help you.
sir but its showing you dont have permission to post the query?
You can post query only after joining the group. Registration is free.
ok. Thank you very much.
sir please send me kadambari of bana by m.r kale and kumarasambhava of kalidasa by c.r devadhar.
Kadambari edited by MR Kale is available at Digital Library of India (dli.gov.in). See the details below.
A Literal English Translation of Bana’s Kadambari., 99999990301009. Kale, M. R.. 1924. english. Literature. 304 pgs.
Bana’s Kadambari,Ed.3., 4990010047888. Kale,M.R.. 1928. sanskrit. History. 960 pgs.
Kadambari Purvabhaga., 99999990293340. Kale,M.R.. 1928. sanskrit. Devotional. 637 pgs.
I could not find Kumarasambhava edited by Devadhar anywhere on the internet. You may have to borrow it from a library or buy a copy of it.
it was helpful. Thanks
sir doing great job.
sir please send 1)the origin of the young god by hank heifetz. And 2) the birth of kumara by david smith.
Both books are recent publications and are copyrighted. Please do not request me for copyrighted books. It is a violation of copyright laws to share copyrighted books. To know more about copyright of books, please read the following articles.
ok. Just now i purchased through online.(both books)
sir i need kumarasambhava 3rd canto english commentary & english explanation of each sloka. I got english translation but not explanation.
Kumarasambhava with English translation and explanation is available at DLI. Link is given below. (Scan quality is a bit poor).
The Kumarsambhava., 99999990293133. Bhattacharya,Krishna Kamal. 1891. sanskrit. Devotional. 515 pgs.
iam waiting for your reply.
namaste, my exams are so near. canto 3rd and 4th are quite easy but in the 5th canto all commentaries is very hard to learn and understand.can i write commentary in english in the exams.i need your help. Please reply me asap.
when was this written??
Hi, I want a good Hindi commentary. Any suggestions please? And any any online source?
Kumara Sambhava with Hindi commentary by Sudhakar Malaviya is available at https://archive.org/details/KumarasambhavamMahakavyam
great i was just looking for this for school project.thanks
i am a student .i don’t no about sanskrit . For a poem i enter this website and for my sanskrit recitation competition . now i don’t no what to do . pls help me
Ashtami, There are several ebooks of Sanskrit poetry at http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/ebook.htm
You will find Laghupadya Prabandhatrayi suitable for your purpose – http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/DigitalBook/L/LaghupadyaPT.pdf
You may also have a look at http://www.sanskritebooks.org/2011/08/complete-collection-of-kavyamala-series-of-books-of-nirnaya-sagar-press/
Sir I want to manidweepa Sanskrit slokas in telugu lipi, not in telugu varnana
I want 10 sentence on mahakavi kalidas
Teethi, The following link has an article on Kalidasa – https://sa.wikipedia.org/wiki/कालिदासः
Hindi me book chahiye Kumar sambhuvam
Keshav Prasad, Kumarasambhava Mahakavya with Hindi commentary is available at https://archive.org/download/KumarasambhavamMahakavyam/KumarasambhavamMahakavyam.djvu
hy I need help kumarsambhav canto 5th I need it pls help me
Krishna, The link below the blog post contains English translation of 5th canto. I think you did not read it properly.
very useful to write my assignments
I want the Hindi translation of kumarsambhava.from where can I get it?
Aditi, Hindi translation of Kumarasambhavam is available at https://archive.org/details/KumarasambhavamMahakavyam
I would like, for study purpose, a copy of the 12th canto of Raghuvamsa by Mahakavi Kalidasa, in devnagari script.
Where can I download? No me to get copy of the book ;from stores
Thanks a MILLION
Ramaswamy, Kumarasambhava all 17 cantos are available at http://www.archive.org/details/KumarasambhavamWithMallinathasSanskritCommentary
need ecological reading of kalidasa ‘s kumarasambhavam
great sir .
I need Sanskrit to English translation of Kumarasambhava’s 2nd sarga – Brahma Stuti and 6th sarga – Shiv Stuti. Also need sanskrit to English translation of Raghuvansh’s 10th sarga – Vishnu Stuti. Thank you very much for your help.
Giving below links to English translations of Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa. The chapters you mentioned are there in them.
Kumarasambhava – http://www.archive.org/details/birthofwargodpoe00kali
Raghuvamsa – http://www.archive.org/details/raghuvanastory00kalirich
Link to complete works of Kalidasa – http://www.sanskritebooks.org/2011/06/complete-works-of-kalidasa/
Hi, I need cantos 8 to 10. Please can anyone help me.
All 17 Sargas of Kumarasambhava with commentary of Mallinatha is available http://www.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/507565
The wisest book of Sanskrit .
Where can I get kumarasambhavam with mallinaatha Suri’s commentary in Telugu script? Even the Kalidasa’s original was transliterated in Telugu script. Vedam Venkataraya Sastri wrote a preface for the book. Please help.
I want to know about a banglore university BCom 1sem Sanskrit textbook
I am looking for kumara Sambhavam in telugu. Could you please provide me.
Kumarasambhavam in Telugu is available at https://archive.org/details/KUMARASAMBHACAM16SAMSKRUTHAVYAKHYANAMTELUGULIPI
You can always find almost any Sanskrit work by searching at archive.org.
can anybody is aware of shiv parwati sanwad where parwati asks shiva when he comes to her and knock the door- who are you, and shiva says i am shiva.Parwati says there are two shivas, who are you. like that communication goes on in sanskrit.Pl reply
I am not sure whether the following is the verse that you are looking for. It is verse no. 103 in Subhashitavali of Vallabhadeva.
कस्त्वं शूली मृगय भिषजं नीलकण्ठः प्रियेहम्
केकामेकां वद पशुपतिर्नैव दृश्ये विषाणे ।
मुग्धे स्थाणुः स चरति कथं जीवितेशः शिवाया
गच्छाटव्यामिति कृतवचः पातु वश्चन्द्रचूडः ॥
Hindi translation of the above verse is available at the following link.
An interesting article on this topic can be found at https://swarajyamag.com/columns/you-can-pick-fights-with-our-gods
where I can get hindi translation of kumar sambhav
I’m thankful to U for this valuable service. I’ve downloaded many books, which R most important to me, from this site. Now, I’ve need ‘कंदर्पचूडामणि’ with original text and Sanskrit teeka or Translate in Hindi or English. so Plz. help me if possible.
Giving below link to Kandarpachudamani edited by Jadhavji Trikamji Acharya, published in 1924 from Mumbai. I have not seen any tika or translation of this text on the internet.
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I am astonished after seeing this much of Books in Samskritam,
Sir, I need “कुमारसम्भवम्” wtih commentary of “अरुणगिरि:”
It is available in Trivandrum Sanskrit Series nos. 27, 32 and 36.