Rāvaṇavaho (Setubandha)

By Pravarasena

A SARIT edition
  • Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
  • Principal: Michael Willis
  • Creation of machine-readable text up to verse 4.10: Eszter Berki
  • Creation of machine-readable from verse 4.11, proofreading, markup: Dániel Balogh

Publication Statement

Published by SARIT: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts, 2013-2016.
Availability: restricted

Notes Statement

The Setubandha by Pravarasena transcribed by Eszter Berki and Dániel Balogh from the 1880 edition of Siegfried Goldschmidt.

Source Description

Title: Râvaṇavaha oder Setubandha
Editor: Siegfried Goldschmidt
Publisher: Karl J. Trübner / Trübner & Co.
Place of Publication: Strassburg / London
Date: 1880
Note: Digital copy available via

Encoding Description

Editorial Description

The published edition from which this e-text was transcribed is printed in the Devanāgarī script. The electronic text below is in a lossless transliteration using the Latin alphabet. The transliteration scheme used is the IAST (The International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration). IAST differs in small ways from ISO 15919, but is preferred by most working Sanskrit scholars. Conversion of this file to ISO 15919 can be achieved by performing the following replacements throughout the file: ṛ -> r̥ and ṃ -> ṁ

Diaereses are used to differentiate disyllabic aï and aü from monosyllabic ai and au.

Revision Description

  • 2013-06-01: Completed input up to 4.10 By Eszter Berki
  • 2013-08-19: Version 0.1 beta Completed input from 4.10 to end Completed markup for verse structure Added TEI encoding. By Dániel Balogh
  • 2013-08-29: Version 0.9 beta Merged and homogenised the two text sections Completed proofreading and tagging Eszter's section By Dániel Balogh
  • 2013-09-12: Version 1.0 Completed full proofreading Incorporated Goldschmidt's corrigenda Checked kulakas and a few suspect typos against other editions By Dániel Balogh
  • 2013-09-16: Modified TEI encoding for validation with tei_all.dtd. Moved Dániel's corrections into the main text and Goldschmidt's readings to comments. By Andrew Ollett
  • 2013-09-18: Version 1.1 Collated the two pages missing from the archive.org scan of Goldschmidt By Dániel Balogh
  • 2013-09-24: Edited the TEI header to conform more closely to the present SARIT header template. Added a pointer to the digitized text. By Dominik Wujastyk
  • 2015-01-08
    • Minor changes to the text (when Goldschmidt has printed it incorrectly: see 4.24, 6.12, 8.32). Notes in comments.
  • 2015-01-22: Corrected about 60 typos, submitted by Paul Dundas. By Andrew Ollett
  • 2016-07-18: Removed seg-elements and inserted caesura (most of the verses had no seg-elements anymore). Moved pb's inside div. By https://viaf.org/viaf/308710472/