Mahavastu [sanskrit verses and english]

by Émile Senart | 1882 | 56,574 words

This is the Sanskrit Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition only includes those metrical verses occuring in the various stories and Jatakas, as well as the corresponding English translation by J. J. Jones.

padminivanaṃ sucapalaṃ apagatatṛṇakhaṇḍapatrasaṃskāraṃ |
varasurabhikusumanikaraṃ karotha gandhodakasugandhaṃ || 1 ||
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padminivane ca vātā tamālapatragandhavāsitaśarīrā |
siñcantu amṛtagandhāṃ madajananā ca palāyantu || 2 ||
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agaruvaradhūpagarbhā samonamantu nabhato jaladharā taṃ |
padminivanaṃ chādetuṃ varacūrṇarasākulaṃ kṣipraṃ || 3 ||
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ekaikaṃ ca drumavaraṃ dukūlapaṭṭorṇakośikārehi |
kalpayatha kalpavṛkṣān yatha divi devapradhānasya || 4 ||
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sphaṭikamaṇikuṇḍaladharā vigalitavasanā pralambamaṇihārā |
ādāya gandhamālyaṃ gaganapathagatā olīyanti || 5 ||
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māndāravāṇa bharitā kācit saṃgeriyo bharitvāna |
haricandanasya kācit kāci punaḥ kalpaduṣyāṇāṃ || 6 ||
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sthalajajalajaṃ ca mālyaṃ gṛhītvā apsarā muditacittā |
ratanā ābharaṇāni ca jambudvīpaṃ abhimukhīyo || 7 ||
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caturāśītim anūnaṃ chatrasahasrāṇi devakanyāyo |
kanakaratanāmayāni ādāya nabhe pralīyanti || 8 ||
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kūṭāgāraśatehi sphaṭikamaṇicitrehi lepanalepitaiḥ |
bharitam api antarīkṣaṃ duṣyaśatasamucchritapatākaṃ || 9 ||
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gajaśvasanasannikāśā śāradameghā cābhivirocanti |
varasurabhikusumagandhā kamalotpalacampakavimiśrā || 10 ||
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bhujagapatino pi muditā meghehi sugandhatoyabharitehi |
abhyokiranti gagaṇaṃ anyāni ca adbhutaśatāni || 11 ||
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avagāhya taṃ vanavaraṃ devī sakhiparivṛtā jinajanetrī |
vicarati citrarathe devī amaravadhu yathā ratividhijñā || 12 ||
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sā parikilantakāyā drumasya śākhāṃ bhujāya avalambya |
pravijṛmbhitā salīlā tasya yaśavato jananakāle || 13 ||
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atha viṃśatiṃ sahasrā marukanyā āśu-r-eva sannipatitā |
devīṃ kṛtāṃjalipuṭāḥ idam avaca prasannasaṃkalpāḥ || 14 ||
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adya jarāvyādhimathanaṃ janayiṣyasi amaragarbhasukumāraṃ |
devī divi bhuvi mahitaṃ hitaṃ hitakaraṃ naramarūṇāṃ || 15 ||
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mā khu janayī viṣādaṃ parikarma vayaṃ tavaṃ kariṣyāmaḥ |
yaṃ kartavyam udīraya dṛśyatu kṛtam eva tat sarvaṃ || 16 ||
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atha caturi lokapālā saparivārā āśu-r-eva sannipatitā |
divyapraveṇihastā devim upagatā pradakṣiṇato || 17 ||
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sarve pi devasaṃghā devīṃ parivārayitva ākāśe |
sthitā mālyagandhahastā svaparivāreṇopaśobhanti || 18 ||
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dakṣiṇena hi pārśvena jāyante puruṣottamāḥ |
sarve puruṣaśārdūlā bhavanty atravihāriṇaḥ || 19 ||
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kin taṃ na bhidyate pārśvaṃ tasyā jinajanetriye |
janentiye naraśreṣṭhaṃ vedanā ca na jāyati || 20 ||
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manomayena rūpeṇa prādurbhonti tathāgatā |
evaṃ na bhidyate pārśvaṃ vedanā ca na jāyate || 21 ||
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garbhāvāsapariśrānto saptadhā vikramate bhuvi |
diśāṃ ca praviloketi mahāhāsaṃ ca ūhati || 22 ||
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atra kiṃ kāraṇam uktaṃ yaṃ sapta kramate kramān |
na ca aṣṭa na ca ṣaṣṭi atra āgamanaṃ śṛṇu || 23 ||
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garbhāvāsapariśrānto sarvalokahito muniḥ |
paścimo garbhāvāso yaṃ atha vegena prakrami || 24 ||
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bhūmau saptakrame nyaste devasaṃghā nilīyatha |
sahasā lokapālānām aṃkehi dharito muniḥ || 25 ||
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atha varṣaṃ samutpadyi divyakusumaśīkaraḥ |
mandāravarajākīrṇaṃ divyacandanasaṃkulaṃ || 26 ||
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dīrghakālaṃ udagrāś ca suramukhyāgradhūpanaṃ |
pramuṃciṣu vibhūṣārthaṃ tasya uttamabuddhinaḥ || 27 ||
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yad arthañ ca viloketi diśāṃ apratipudgalaḥ |
tatrāham āgamaṃ vakṣye upadeśaṃ manoramaṃ || 28 ||
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na so vidyati satvānāṃ deveṣu manujeṣu ca |
yasyaivaṃ saṃbhavo bhavet garbhokramaṇam eva ca || 29 ||
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khadyotakanakanirbhāsaṃ pārśvaṃ jinajanetriye |
jāyate yadā sarvajñaḥ jāyanto carame bhave || 30 ||
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jātamātrasya tac cittaṃ abhūt pravaravādino |
asti kaścit samabuddhi me cc' etaṃ tarkaṃ nivartituṃ || 31 ||
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kecit saṃsārapāśena arttiyante yathā ahaṃ |
ityarthaṃ puruṣādityo diśāṃ sarvāṃ nirīkṣati || 32 ||
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atha diśā vilokento paśyati vadatāṃ varo |
devakoṭisahasrāṇi tasmāt hāsaṃ pramuṃcati || 33 ||
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taṃ jātamātram ity āhu devatā mārakāyikā |
cāturdvīpo mahākośo cakravartī bhaviṣyasi || 34 ||
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athāsya hāso saṃbhavati na mama satvābhijānatha |
sarvajño sarvadarśī ca bhaviṣyaṃ puruṣottamaḥ || 35 ||
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evam etaṃ praśaṃsanti viśeṣā upadeśakāḥ |
tathā hi narasiṃhānāṃ śāsanaṃ saṃprakāśitaṃ || 36 ||
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yaṃ tiṣṭhantī janaye vīraṃ saṃkusumiteṣu śāleṣu |
śarīram avalambyamānā taṃ anativaraṃ jinaṃ vande || 37 ||
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saṃpratijāto sugato samehi padehi dharaṇiṃ avatiṣṭhet |
sapta ca padāni agamā sarvāṃ ca diśāṃ vilokesi || 38 ||
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taṃ sāmaṃ caṃkramantam anvāgami vījanaṃ ca cchatraṃ ca |
mā varaviduno kāye daṃśā maśakā ca nipatensuḥ || 39 ||
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saṃpratijātaṃ sugataṃ devā prathamaṃ jinaṃ pratigṛhṇe |
paścāc ca taṃ manuṣyāḥ anativaraṃ aṅke dhārensuḥ || 40 ||
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pratyagrahensu devāḥ sugataṃ dvātriṃśalakṣaṇapradarśiṃ |
paścāc ca taṃ manuṣyā anativaraṃ aṃke dhārensuḥ || 41 ||
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nirvāyensu pradīpā mānuṣakā obhāsita 'bhūl lokaṃ |
saṃpratijāte sugate ulkādhāre naramarūṇāṃ || 42 ||
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saṃpratijāte sugate udakārthikā pradhāvinsuḥ |
atha purato udupānā pūrā mukhato viṣyandensu || 43 ||
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dvi vāridhārā udgami ekā śītasya ekā uṣṇasya |
yatra snapayensu sugataṃ vigrahaṃ iva jātarūpasya || 44 ||
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eṣā prasūṣyati narendravadhūttamaṃ taṃ vatsaṃ vibuddhavarapuṣkaragarbhagauraṃ |
yo prāpsyate dharaṇimaṇḍagatottamārthaṃ māraṃ nihatya sabalaṃ tam upemi vīraṃ || 45 ||
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amrakṣitā garbhamalena gātrā jātaṃ jale paṃkajam uttamaṃ vā |
vapuṣmato bālaraviprakāśo sabrahmakān amarān abhibhoti || 46 ||
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tato jātamātro kule arcimasya atikramya dhīro padāni iha sapta |
samolokayitvā diśāṃ ūhasāsi ayaṃ dānim eko bhavo paścimo ti || 47 ||
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tataś ca cchatraṃ ekaṃ vibhrājamānaṃ maṇīmuktaśreṣṭhaṃ parābhāvibhrājaṃ |
vidhūtena dāmena mandāravāṇāṃ bahū devaputrā nabhe dhārayensuḥ || 48 ||
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sabālārkaśaṃkhapratīkāśavarṇaṃ varaṃ hemacchatraṃ nabhe dhārayensuḥ |
tato vījanīyo visṛṣṭā bhramensuḥ kareṇa gṛhītvā jinaṃ vījayensuḥ || 49 ||
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tato puṇyagandhā sukhoṣṇā prabhūtā lahuṃ premaṇīyā hitā mānuṣāṇāṃ |
śivā nandanīyā tuṣārānubaddhā duve vāridhārā nabhe udgatāsuḥ || 50 ||
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tato meruśṛṃgād anekaprakārā pramuktottarīyā samantormijātā |
bhṛśaṃ viśvagandhādhivāsānuvātā dṛḍhaṃ ṣaḍvikāraṃ mahīṃ kampayensuḥ || 51 ||
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suvarṇasya rūpyamaṇīnāṃ śubhānā vimāneṣu devā satūryāvighuṣṭā |
sujātānujātaṃ jinaṃ prekṣamāṇā sacandrārkatāraṃ nabhaṃ śobhayensuḥ || 52 ||
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ayaṃ so sadevaṃ sanāgaṃ sayakṣaṃ mahoghaṃ maharṣī jagaṃ uttaritvā |
tataḥ kṣemam ekāṃ diśaṃ prāpsyatīti prahṛṣṭā 'sya devā nabhe vyāharensuḥ || 53 ||
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naro cetiyeṣu praviṣṭo akāmo mahālokanātho narendrāṇa śāstā |
yadā uttamāṃgena vandāpayensuḥ tato asya pādāni prādurbhavensu || 54 ||
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tato devatā devatāṃ ity avocat na eṣo 'nurūpo mamaṃ vandamāno |
praṇāmaṃ ca eṣo yady anyasya kuryāt dṛḍhaṃ saptadhā asya mūrdhnaṃ phaleyā iti || 55 ||
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rājakulaṃ ca kumāre praviṣṭe uvāca purohitaṃ nṛpatiḥ |
lakṣaṇavidhiguṇakuśalāṃ viprān paryeṣatha śīghraṃ || 56 ||
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taṃ vijñāya ca devā maheśvarā nāma cittavaśavartī |
mā lakṣaṇā akuśalā vikalpayiṣyanti dvijasaṃghā || 57 ||
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vigatamadamānadarpāḥ aṣṭa sahasrā maheśvaravarāṇāṃ |
devagaṇehi gurukṛtaṃ saṃpratijātaṃ upagamensuḥ || 58 ||
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te rājakuladvāre śucivasanavarasthitā stimitaśabdā |
pratihārarakṣam abravīt sumadhurakaraviṃkarutaghoṣāḥ || 59 ||
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rājavaraṃ upagamya brūvīhi ime lakṣaṇaguṇavidhijñāḥ |
tiṣṭhanti aṣṭasahasraṃ praviśensuḥ yadi anumatan te || 60 ||
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sādhū ti pratiśrutvā pratihārarakṣo praviśya rājakulaṃ |
abravīt kṛtāṃjalipuṭo prītimanaso pṛthivīpālaṃ || 61 ||
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atulabala dīptayaśasā kāraya rājyaṃ ciraṃ nihataśatruḥ |
dvāre te amarasadṛśās tiṣṭhanti praveṣṭum icchanti || 62 ||
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pratipūrṇavimalanayanā madhurasvaramattavāraṇavicārī |
bhavati mama teṣu saṃkā na te manujā devaputrā te || 63 ||
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paricaṃkramatāṃ teṣāṃ dharaṇirajo kramavarā na saṃkirati |
na ca sāna paśyāmi padaṃ pṛthivyām idaṃ api āścaryaṃ || 64 ||
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gambhīrastimitaceṣṭā āryākārā praśāntadṛṣṭipathā |
vipulāṃ janenti prītiṃ janasya samudīkṣamānasya || 65 ||
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anyaṃ ca dāni adbhutaṃ śarīracchāyā na dṛśyate teṣāṃ |
na ca teṣu sandhiśabdo caṃkramatāṃ śrūyate kaścit || 66 ||
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niḥsaṃśayaṃ upagatā putravaraṃ tava naravarādhipa draṣṭuṃ |
abhinandya ca abhivandya ca paśyāsi ayonijāṃ devāṃ || 67 ||
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varamālyagandhahastā līlāceṣṭā manoramaśārīrā |
dīpyantā iva śiriye asaṃśayaṃ pravaramarutas te || 68 ||
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taṃ arcimo niśāmya vacanam idaṃ harṣakampitaśarīro |
abravīd bhaṇe sucapalaṃ praviśantu niveśanam udāraṃ || 69 ||
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kiṃ kāraṇaṃ na edṛśāḥ prākṛtapuruṣāṇa bhonti ākārāḥ |
na pi mānuṣāṇa edṛśī ṛddhi bhavati yādṛśīṃ bhaṇasi || 70 ||
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atha so pratihārarakṣo upagamya maheśvarān idam avocat |
prahvo kṛtāṃjalipuṭo praṇamya hṛṣṭo muditacitto || 71 ||
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abhinandate narapatiḥ praviśantu bhavanto devapurakalpaṃ |
rājavṛṣabhasya veśmaṃ narādhipatinā anujñātāḥ || 72 ||
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etaṃ śrutvā vacanaṃ aṣṭasahasraṃ maheśvaravarāṇāṃ |
praviśanti pārthivakulaṃ anihatakulavaṃśamukhyasya || 73 ||
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atha arcimo pi rājā maheśvarāṃ dūrato niśāmetvā |
pratyutthito saparivāro gauravabalabhāvitaśarīro || 74 ||
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tān avaca rājavṛṣabho svāgatam anurāgataṃ vaḥ sarveṣāṃ |
prīto 'smi darśanena praśamadamabalena ca bhavatāṃ || 75 ||
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saṃvidyante imāni asmākaṃ āsanapradhānāni |
āstāṃ tāva bhavanto asmākam anugrahārthāya || 76 ||
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atha te teṣv āsaneṣu bahuratanaviśuddhacitrapādeṣu |
vigatamadamānadarpā niṣīdi anavadyakarmāntāḥ || 77 ||
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te kaṃcid eva kālaṃ āgamayitvā narādhipam avocat |
śṛṇvatu bhavāṃ prayojanaṃ yaṃ asmākam iha gamanāye || 78 ||
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sarvānavadyagātraḥ utpanno lokasundaro tuhyaṃ |
putro kila manujapate lakṣaṇaguṇapāramīprāpto || 79 ||
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vayam api lakṣaṇakuśalāḥ samarthā guṇadoṣalakṣaṇaṃ jñātuṃ |
yadi na gurutvaṃ bhavato paśyema mahāpuruṣarūpaṃ || 80 ||
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so avaca haṃta paśyatha suvyapadeśakṣemaṃ mama putraṃ |
marumanujaharṣajananaṃ lakṣaṇaguṇapāramiprāptaṃ || 81 ||
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atha sa mṛdukācilindikapraveṇiyaṃ guṇadharaṃ grahetvāna |
aṃkena vādicandraṃ upanāmayati suravarāṇāṃ || 82 ||
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ālokayitva dūrāt maheśvarāḥ varakramān daśabalasya |
mūrdhani vigalitamukuṭā nipatensu mahītale hṛṣṭā || 83 ||
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samā heṣṭā ca dīrghā ca āyatā ca ucchaṃga paṃcamā |
eṇi vṛhac ca tiṣṭhanto kośa nyagrodha te daśā || 84 ||
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mṛdu jālā ca pratipūrṇā ekā ūrdhvāgra paṃcamā |
ślakṣṇacchavi haṃsāntarā ca utsadā ca te daśa || 85 ||
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rasaṃ suvarṇa sīho ca samā śuklā ca paṃcamā |
samā prabhūtā brahmā ca nīlā gopakṣma te daśa || 86 ||
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ūrṇā uṣṇīṣa śīrṣaṃ ca nātho dvātriṃśalakṣaṇo |
te dāni brāhmaṇā rājñā arcimena ucyanti || 87 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Chapter 21

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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