Brihat-katha-shloka-samgraha [sanskrit]

35,982 words

The Sanskrit edition of the Brihat-katha-shloka-samgraha: an epic story in the form of a narrative detailling Naravahanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidyadharas. Similair to the Kathasaritsagara, the Brhatkathaslokasamgraha also represents one of the several abridgements of the “Great Story” (Brihatkatha), said to have originally consisted of 700,000 shlokas (metrical verses). Alternative titles: Bṛhatkathāślokasaṃgraha (बृहत्कथाश्लोकसंग्रह), Bṛhatkathāślokasaṅgraha (बृहत्कथाश्लोकसङ्ग्रह), Bṛhat-kathā-śloka-saṃgraha (बृहत्-कथा-श्लोक-संग्रह), Brihatkathashlokasamgraha, Brhatkathaslokasangraha, Brhat-katha-sloka-samgraha (sangraha).

tatrāpaśyaṃ puradvārānniryāntīṃ janatāmaham |
citrālaṃkārasaṃskārāṃ vācaṃ kavimukhādiva || 1 ||
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turaṃgarathamātaṅgakareṇuśibikādibhiḥ |
kuṭumbiparivāro'pi yatrāgacchadamaṇḍanaḥ || 2 ||
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iti saṃpaśyamāno'hamapaśyaṃ hastinīgatam |
niṣkrāmantaṃ rumaṇvantamāryaveṣasahāyakam || 3 ||
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adhyāsitavaśāyūthamambādvayapuraḥsaram |
kañcukyādiparīvāramantaḥpuramataḥ param || 4 ||
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sārdhaṃ makarayaṣṭyā ca cañcadraktapatākayā |
gaṇikāgaṇamākṛṣṭapramattajanamānasam || 5 ||
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atha māṃ gomukho'vocadaryaputra kimāsyate |
ayaṃ vaḥ samayo gantumityathāhamavātaram || 6 ||
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saṃcārimerukūṭābhamāruhya sasuhṛd ratham |
nadannandimṛdaṅgāditūryaḥ pracalamadhvagam || 7 ||
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turaṃgaheṣitaistārairmandraiśca gajagarjitaiḥ |
śikhaṇḍighanasaṃghātanirghoṣae iva jṛmbhitam || 8 ||
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janasaṃghaṭṭaniṣpiṣṭatulākoṭikamekhalam |
rājamārgamatikramya rājadvāramayāsiṣam || 9 ||
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suyāmunasthastatrasthamanujñābhinayena mām |
gaccha gaccheti bhūpalaḥ kṣiptapāṇiracodayat || 10 ||
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ahaṃ tu taṃ namaskṛtya harṣamasyābhivardhayan |
prātiṣṭhe bandisaṃghātaprayuktajayaghoṣaṇaḥ || 11 ||
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prāgdvāreṇa ca niryāya janasaṃpaddidṛkṣayā |
rājamārgamadhiṣṭhāya mandiraṃ gantumārabhe || 12 ||
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athāṣṭābhiḥ śaśāṅkābhaiḥ kuṅkumasthāsakāṅkitaiḥ |
hemabhāṇḍaiḥ pravahaṇaṃ yuktamukṣakumārakaiḥ || 13 ||
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dhavalāmbarasaṃvītaṃ sajyotsnamiva mandiram |
gṛhītamandasaṃcāraṃ paśyāmi sma samīpagam || 14 ||
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tatra pravahaṇācchādachannārdhamahamānanam |
apaśyaṃ megharuddhārdhamiva prāleyadīpitam || 15 ||
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lalāṭataṭavinyastamṛdutāmrāṅgulidvayam |
nibaddhamañjaliṃ cārusarojamukulākṛtim || 16 ||
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kāmopacāravijñānaśūnyo yasmādahaṃ tataḥ |
na jānāmi sma kenāpi taṃ baddhaṃ vandanāñjalim || 17 ||
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atha māṃ gomukho'vocatsrastena mukuṭena vaḥ |
lalāṭamāvṛtaṃ tena tatsamādhīyatāmiti || 18 ||
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athāmṛṣṭe lalāṭānte mayā dakṣiṇapāṇinā |
yāne kanyābhirunmuktastasmin kalakalaḥ paṭuḥ || 19 ||
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anyataśca mukhaṃ kṛtvā pārśvaspandanasūcitam |
gomukhena smitaṃ sadya upakṣiptaṃ kathāntaram || 20 ||
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krīḍāsthānāni paśyantaḥ kāritāni rumaṇvatā |
samāsīdāma kālindīṃ tarajjananirantarām || 21 ||
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yattatpravahaṇaṃ pūrvaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ ca tanmayā |
uttāryamāṇaṃ yamunāṃ sādareṇa rumaṇvatā || 22 ||
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utsāhitaniṣādena siddhayātreti vādinā |
nāvaḥ saṃcaratā nāvaṃ tenaivottāritā vayam || 23 ||
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sukhaṃ vihitasaṃbhāre nadītaṭaniveśite |
sthitvā krīḍāgṛhe rātrimutthitāḥ prasthitāstataḥ || 24 ||
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nātidūramatikramya kṛcchrāl labdhāntarāḥ pathi |
prāptā nāgavanodyānaṃ śobhāninditanandanam || 25 ||
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saṃtatānantavṛttāntāṃ nitāntahitakautukaḥ |
yātrāṃ paśyanprayāmi sma janatāṅgulidarśitaḥ || 26 ||
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senāpatistu māṃ nītvā prāṃśu kāñcanatoraṇam |
kḹptanānāvidhākrīḍaṃ yātrāgṛhamavaśayat || 27 ||
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tatrāhaṃ sasuhṛdvargaḥ krīḍāsnānāśanādikaḥ |
kriyāḥ kurvannayāmi sma netronmeṣasamaṃ divam || 28 ||
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atha pradoṣe senānīrāgatyāsmānabhāṣata |
śvaḥ saṃpādayitā krīḍā yā vaḥ sā kathyatāmiti || 29 ||
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mṛgayeti mayākhyāte yāte senāpatau vayam |
abhinīya niśāṃ prātaḥ pratiṣṭhāmahe kānanam || 30 ||
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anye'pi madanujñātāḥ prītāḥ paurakumārakāḥ |
kareṇukarabhāśvādivāhanāḥ saṃghaśo'vrajan || 31 ||
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atha duṣparisaṃkhyānamapaśyaṃ vanarandhragam |
pluṣṭasthāṇuvanākārapulindabalamagrataḥ || 32 ||
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tato niryāya pīnāṅgo nikharvastāmralocanaḥ |
senāpatiḥ siṃhaśatruḥ senāpatimavandata || 33 ||
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tenoktaṃ bhrātṛjāyā me kīdṛśī cintyamekhalā |
tau vā śāmbarasāraṅgau putrau kuśalināviti || 34 ||
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siṃhaśatruravocattaṃ śivaṃ naḥ sakale kule |
yadarthaṃ vayamāhūtāstatsamājñāpyatāmiti || 35 ||
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rumaṇvānabravīdeṣa kumāraḥ sasuhṛttava |
nyāsastena sasainyena prayatnātpālyatāmiti || 36 ||
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nailahāridrakausumbhavāsorāśimadāpayat |
tailakumbhasahasraṃ ca rumaṇvān siṃhaśatrave || 37 ||
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susaṃvihitarakṣaṃ māmanujñāpya rumaṇvati |
nivṛtte gomukhenoktamaho tātena śobhitam || 38 ||
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vijñātāsmadabhiprāyo na nivarteta yadvayam |
kumāravaṭakeveyaṃ bhaveddāruṇayantraṇā || 39 ||
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tato dvārādimṛgayāprakārairbahubhirmṛgān |
nighnanto ghātayantaśca na tṛptimalabhāmahi || 40 ||
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atha nāthamaraṇyānyādviṣantaṃ vājikuñjarān |
yamāya prahiṇoti sma mahiṣaṃ marubhūtikaḥ || 41 ||
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ratnabudbudacitrāṅgāstato'dṛśyanta saṃghaśaḥ |
carantaḥ saṃcarantaśca tatra vātamajā mṛgāḥ || 42 ||
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tān hantuṃ darśitotsāhāściraṃ hariśikhādayaḥ |
bhagnotsāhā nyavartanta vīrebhya iva bhīravaḥ || 43 ||
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taistu senāpatiḥ pṛṣṭo na dṛṣṭāḥ kaiścidīdṛśāḥ |
mṛgā yadi ca jānāsi tato naḥ kathyatāmiti || 44 ||
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tenoktamahamapyetānna jānāmi pitā tu me |
prastāve kvacidācaṣṭa yāṃ vārttāṃ kathayāmi tām || 45 ||
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utpadyate yadā loke cakravartī tadā kila |
evaṃrūpajavākārādṛśyante mṛgajātayaḥ || 46 ||
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na ceśvaraśareṇāpi tripurendhanadāhinā |
samāsādayituṃ śakyāḥ kuta evānyasāyakaiḥ || 47 ||
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etānpradakṣiṇīkṛtya yena kṣiptaḥ śaraḥ kila |
tūṇamāyāti tasyaiva vitta taṃ cakravartinam || 48 ||
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tānahaṃ baddhasaṃrambhaḥ prasthitaśca vihiṃsitum |
te ca māṃ dūramākṛṣya divaṃ haṃsā ivāsthitāḥ || 49 ||
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athāvatīrya turaṃgādgṛhītaprabalaśramaḥ |
ramaṇīyasarastīratarucchāyāmupāśrayam || 50 ||
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cirānmṛgayamāṇā māṃ turaṃgapadavartmanā |
senānubaddhavartmānaḥ prāptā hariśikhādayaḥ || 51 ||
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tataḥ kurvanparīhāsaṃ māmabhāṣata gomukhaḥ |
kiyanto vātahariṇāyuṣmābhirnihatā iti || 52 ||
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mayoktaṃ na mayaiko'pi hataḥ kṣiptastu yaḥ śaraḥ |
pradakṣiṇīkṛtya sa tāneṣa tūṇaṃ mamāgataḥ || 53 ||
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atha tenoktametasya śararājasya pūjanam |
yaścakravarticihnānāṃ sphuṭānāmagraṇīriti || 54 ||
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siṃhaśatruratha tāmiṣuṃ mudā gomukhādibhirapūjayatsaha |
siddhasārthavadhajātasaṃmado dattakāṅkṣitavarāmivāmbikām || 55 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Brihat-katha-shloka-samgraha Chapter 8

Cover of edition (1990)

Brihat Katha Shloka Samgraha (Hindi translation)
by Shri Budhaswami (श्री बुधस्वामी) (1990)

340 pages; बृहत्कथा श्लोक संग्रह; [Publisher: Bihar Rashtrabhasha Parishad]

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Cover of edition (2019)

The Katha Sarit Sagara: The Ocean of the Streams of Story (2 Volumes)
by C.H. Tawney (2019)

1412 pages; (Translated from the Original Sanskrit); [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Lt.]; ISBN: 9788121505017

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