Prayuktakhyata-Manjari (A Lexicon of Verbs That are Actually in Use)

This book is a valuable tool for those who desire to go deeper in studying Sanskrit, particularly the meaning of the verbs. Sloka by sloka, the lists of the verbs are given by their meaning. It can be used as a reference book for Sanskrit enthusiasts.

This is a product of Gopi-parana Prabhu’s defunct school in Govardhana, called Srimad-bhagavata-vidya-pitham. As its name suggests, the Sanskrit school was centered on the knowledge of Bhagavatam: Its first verse, the foundation of this knowledge, is dissected here in the second part of the book with Gaurapada Dasa’s translation of Sridhara Svami’s commentary and Matsya Avatara Dasa’s translation of Visvanatha Cakravarti’s commentary.

Rupa Gosvami (1489-1564) was a pioneer of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. He received his education in Bengal, India. Afterward, he lived in Vrndavana for most of his life. He wrote Prayuktakhyata-manjarri by summarizing Akhyata-candrika, a book on verbs written by Bhatta Malla. Sometimes Rupa Gosvami paraphrased Akhyata-candrika, on occasion he deleted verbs, in some section he added verbs, and at times he narrowed down the meaning of a verb. He mentions Bhatta Malla in the opening verse. Rupa Gosvami was a renowned poet and erudite person, therefore his authority on the topic omakes this book highly valuable.

Jiva gosvami (1513-1598), Rupa Gosvami’s nephew, was the author of the grammatical treatise called Hari-namamrta-vyakarana, rivalled only by Bhattaji Diksita’s Siddhanta-kaumudi (c. 1600). Hari-namamrta-vyakarana is an important resource book in general, and is also useful in sourcing the information in Prayuktakhyata-manjari because not every grammatical detail was covered by Panini (Astadhyayi), katyayana (Varttika), Patanjali (Mahabhasya) and Jayaditya and Vamana (kasika).

Additional information

Weight0.550 kg
Dimensions25.4 × 15.2 × 1.9 cm

Published date



There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…