5 Great Sanskrit Epigrams or Subhaashitas

Sanskrit Subhaashitas or Epigrams have been a guiding light for millions. The messages are conveyed to the reader in form of an aphorism, advice, truth-based lesson, or riddle. Here are 5 great Sanskrit literary Thought Quotes or Epigrams that were popularized through word of mouth and contain beautiful messages for everyone. The authors of most Subhaashitas are unknown.

The poetic style of a Subhaashita is referred to as muktaka (independent), as the meaning of couplets is complete and does not need additional explanation. This poetic form has been compared to Persian rubai or Japanese tanka by some authors. Go on, read these to absorb some great thoughts left to us by some amazing thinkers of the past.

8 thoughts on “5 Great Sanskrit Epigrams or Subhaashitas

  1. We can just make out how profound where our ancestors thinking and what fine thoughts they left for us.
    If these thoughts are adhered this world would be a heaven, no searching for another up in the sky.
    How are you Shivani?
    I am fine and going good.

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