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).

tato madāndhavanitākapolasthalakauśalam |
sarojapattraṃ karajaiśchettumārabdha gomukhaḥ || 1 ||
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pattracchedyaṃ tatastasyāḥ saritastaradambhasi |
sajīvamiva saṃpannaṃ calatvātpaṭuraṃhasaḥ || 2 ||
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anukūlaṃ prasarpantaṃ praśaṃsantaśca gomukham |
pattracchedyamapaśyāmo muktāvayavasaṃkaram || 3 ||
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astmābhiranuyuktaśca kathayeti savistaram |
gomukho vyākaroti sma pattracchedasya lakṣaṇam || 4 ||
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ihāryaputra vijñeyaṃ pattracchedyaṃ samāsataḥ |
tryasraṃ ca caturasraṃ ca dīrghaṃ vṛttaṃ ca bhedataḥ || 5 ||
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tryasraiḥ catuṣpadaśailāniṣpadyante gṛhādi ca |
caturasraiḥ saśālāni purāṇi puruṣādi ca || 6 ||
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dīrghe nadanadīmārgapratānabhujagādayaḥ |
vṛtte bhūṣaṇasaṃyogaśakuntamithunādayaḥ || 7 ||
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gomukhe kathayatyevamāgatya marubhūtikaḥ |
aho nu mahadāścaryamāryaputretyabhāṣata || 8 ||
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asau hariśikhenoktaḥ sarvameva bhavādṛśām |
kūpakacchapakalpānāmāścaryaṃ sthūlacakṣuṣām || 9 ||
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paśya duḥśraddadhāneti tamuktvā marubhūtikaḥ |
idamāścaryamityuccaiḥ pulinaṃ no vyadarśayat || 10 ||
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tato hariśikhenoktaṃ kṛtvā hasitamulbaṇam |
āścaryaṃ pulinaṃ paśya namastasmai sacakṣuṣe || 11 ||
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nimnena salilaṃ yāti pulinaṃ sikatāsthalam |
āścaryaṃ yadi tanmūḍha dveṣaḥ kaḥ salile tava || 12 ||
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so'bravītkena pulinamāścaryamiti bhāṣitam |
puline yattadāścaryamatha vā dṛśyatāmiti || 13 ||
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tenoktaṃ puline santi sikatāḥ kiṃ tadadbhutam |
netyukte tena dṛṣṭvā tu pulinaṃ gomukho'bravīt || 14 ||
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mā mā bhadramukhaṃ kaścitparibhūnmarubhūtikam |
mayā hi puline dṛṣṭaṃ saṃniviṣṭaṃ padadvayam || 15 ||
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uktaṃ hariśikhenāpi yadyāścaryaṃ padadvayam |
atyāścaryamidaṃ paśya padakoṭīścaturdaśa || 16 ||
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tenoktaṃ sānubandhāsu nāścaryaṃ padakoṭiṣu |
idaṃ vicchinnasaṃtānaṃ tenāścaryaṃ padadvayam || 17 ||
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tenoktaṃ yadi śeṣāṇi parāmṛṣṭāni pāṇinā |
bhaveyuriti tenoktaṃ tataḥ syādeva vālukā || 18 ||
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yeyaṃ tīrataroḥ śākhā pulinaṃ yāvadāgatā |
tayā gatvāvatīrṇaḥ syātkaścinnāgarako yadi || 19 ||
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etāmeva samālambya dūramālambapallavām |
nivarteteti tenokte parṇākīrṇā mahī bhavet || 20 ||
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kasya tarhīti tenokte divyasyetyabravītsa tam |
divyānāṃ katamasyeti sa vidyādharamādiśat || 21 ||
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na spṛśanti bhuvaṃ devāḥ sthūlatvād yakṣarakṣasām |
dūraṃ padāni majjanti pulineṣu viśeṣataḥ || 22 ||
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tapaḥkṣāmaśarīratvātsiddhānāmṛṣibhiḥ saha |
avyaktāṅgulipārṣṇyādinikṣepaṃ jāyate padam || 23 ||
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anyeṣāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāmupapattyā niyujyate |
avagāḍhaṃ bhavatyagre viparītaṃ tu yoṣitaḥ || 24 ||
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bhārākrāntaḥ sa cetyukte bhuyo hariśikho'bravīt |
śilāpādapaśatrūṇāṃ ko'sya bhāro bhavediti || 25 ||
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śilāyāmavagāḍhaṃ syātparṇakīrṇaṃ ca pādape |
śatrau na śatruṃ puline ramaṇīye'vatārayet || 26 ||
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tasmādasiddhavidyāsya bhāro vidyādharī yataḥ |
na vidyāsiddhimāptvāpi jāyante paṅguvṛttayaḥ || 27 ||
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āropitaṃ ca tenāsyājaghanaṃ dakṣiṇaṃ bhujam |
nimagnaṃ yena tasyedaṃ dakṣiṇaṃ kāminaḥ padam || 28 ||
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patitairuttamāṅgācca keśadhūpādhivāsitaiḥ |
mālatīkusumairvāsamavakīrṇaṃ na paśyasi || 29 ||
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ramaṇīyatarāṃ caiṣāṃ na tyakṣyati sa nimagnām |
tenānyatrāpi dṛśyantāṃ padāni nipuṇairiti || 30 ||
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tataḥ paurairmadīyaiśca vicinvadbhiritastataḥ |
strīpuṃsayoradṛśyanta padāni salilāntike || 31 ||
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sahāsmābhistamuddeśaṃ gatvā dṛṣṭvā ca gomukhaḥ |
tena nāgarakenāpi bhāvyamityetaduktavān || 32 ||
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kathaṃ vettheti pṛṣṭaśca sa vihasyedamuktavān |
jñeyaṃ kimatra durjñānamatha vā kathayāmi vaḥ || 33 ||
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paracittānuvṛttiśca svacittasya ca nigrahaḥ |
yeyaṃ nāgarakairuktā sā nāgarakatā matā || 34 ||
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mantharaṃ parisarpantīṃ kāminīmanugacchati |
ayaṃ nāgarako yasmādatikramya na gacchati || 35 ||
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idānīmeva tau yātau padavī dṛśyatāmiyam |
tathā hi caraṇākrāntinatamadyāpi śādvalam || 36 ||
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iti tāmanugacchanto navāṃ caraṇapaddhatim |
saptaparṇamapaśyāma pravṛttabhramarotsavam || 37 ||
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tanmūle yāni vṛttāni raho viharamāṇayoḥ |
svayamācaritānīva gomukhastānyavarṇayat || 38 ||
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iha sā kupitā tasmai tena ceha prasāditā |
ayaṃ sakusumaścātra kḹptaḥ pallavasaṃstaraḥ || 39 ||
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śrāntā cātropaviṣṭā sā tathā cedaṃ nirūpyatām |
āsanaṃ jaghanākrāntijātajarjarapallavam || 40 ||
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nidhāya jaghane hastau vinamayya gurutrikam |
iyaṃ vijṛmbhamāṇāyāmagnāgracaraṇā mahī || 41 ||
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evaṃ nirūpayantaśca saptaparṇatalādvayam |
niryāntīmanvagacchāma tayoścaraṇapaddhatim || 42 ||
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athāgamyamapaśyāma candrasūryānalānilaiḥ |
mādhavīgahanaṃ veśma kāmināmanivāritam || 43 ||
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vāruṇīpānasaṃjātamadabhṛṅgaviluptayā |
puṣpavatyā pariṣvaktaṃ śyāmayā tannirantaram || 44 ||
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dṛṣṭvā ca gomukhenoktamatraivāste sa kāmukaḥ |
pracchannaṃ ramaṇīyaṃ ca na hīdaṃ tyāgamarhati || 45 ||
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na cāpi darśanaṃ yuktamāsīnasya yathāsukham |
tasmānmuhūrtamanyatra kvacidviśramyatāmiti || 46 ||
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nīlaśītalamūlasya dūrvayā vaṭaśākhinaḥ |
chāyayā ca palāśānāmatiṣṭhāma tale tataḥ || 47 ||
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gomukhastu tadālokya latāgṛhakamunmukhaḥ |
nāstyasāvatra kāmīti saśiraḥkampamuktavān || 48 ||
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tato hariśikhenoktaṃ pūrvamastīti bhāṣase |
idānīmapi nāstīti sarvathonmattako bhavān || 49 ||
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tenoktamidamatrastaṃ niṣkrāntaṃ mādhavīgṛhāt |
śikhaṇḍimithunaṃ kasmānmūkamandha na paśyasi || 50 ||
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yadi kaścidbhavedatra trastametattatastataḥ |
muktārtakekamuḍḍīya vṛkṣadurgaṃ viśediti || 51 ||
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tataḥ prasthāpayāmi sma vicetuṃ parivārakān |
calayantaś tu hastāṃste śūnyamākhyaṃl latāgṛham || 52 ||
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svayaṃ tatrāpyapaśyāma racitaṃ prastaraṃ mahat |
prakīrṇapallavanyāsaṃ kiśoraluṭhitairiva || 53 ||
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taruśākhāvasaktaṃ ca hāranūpuramekhalam |
anyatrānyatra ca kṣaumamambhoruhadalāruṇam || 54 ||
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patitārkanikāśaṃ ca vidyādharadhanaṃ kvacit |
varmaratnaṃ sphuradratnaprabhākuñcitalocanam || 55 ||
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sarvaṃ tadgrāhayāmi sma puruṣairbhūṣaṇādikam |
tasmai niryātayiṣyāmi dṛṣṭāyetyatha gomukhaḥ || 56 ||
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abravīdvairiṇā nūnaṃ sa nītaḥ saha kāntayā |
tābhyāṃ hi paratantrābhyāṃ bhūṣaṇādīdamujjhitam || 57 ||
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dīrghāyuṣkaṃ ca taṃ vitta snigdhāstasya śiroruhāḥ |
lagnāḥ pādapaśākhāyāmadyāpi hi sugandhayaḥ || 58 ||
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evaṃ nirūpayantaśca samantāddattadṛṣṭayaḥ |
nātidūramatikramya kvacittuṅgatarau vane || 59 ||
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baddhaṃ skandhe kadambasya pañcabhirlohaśaṅkubhiḥ |
vidyādharamapaśyāma lepavidyādharācalam || 60 ||
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athāvatāryatāmeṣa skandhādityabhidhāya tān |
apasṛtya tataśchāyāmāśrayāmi sma śākhinaḥ || 61 ||
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gomukhastvabravīnnaite kenacil lohaśaṅkavaḥ |
śakyāḥ kraṣṭumupayena sarvairapi surairiti || 62 ||
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athāhamabruvaṃ smṛtvā rājājalpanmayā śrutam |
etā oṣadhayaḥ pañca sadāsthāḥ kila varmaṇi || 63 ||
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viśalyakaraṇī kācitkācinmāṃsavivardhanī |
vraṇasaṃrohiṇī kācitkācidvarṇaprasādanī || 64 ||
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mṛtasaṃjīvanī cāsāṃ pañcamī paramauṣadhiḥ |
yadi varmaṇi tāḥ santi tābhiḥ saṃjīvyatāmiti || 65 ||
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muhūrtādiva cāgatya vismito gomukho'bravīt |
prasādādaryaputrasya jīvitaḥ sa nabhaścaraḥ || 66 ||
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tā mahauṣadhayo dṛṣṭānihitāstasya varmaṇi |
śalyaprote ca hariṇe prayuktāḥ kramaśastataḥ || 67 ||
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tatra dṛṣṭaprabhāvābhiḥ sa vidyādharasundaraḥ |
akṛtāṅgaḥ kṛtaḥ sadyaḥ samāśvasyeti bhāṣate || 68 ||
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jīvitaḥ kena baddho'hamityathāhaṃ tamuktavān |
asmākamaryaputreṇa prakārais caturairiti || 69 ||
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tenoktaṃ kiṃ ca yuṣmākamaryaputro'pi vidyate |
āmeti ca mayā prokte tenoktaṃ na sa mānuṣaḥ || 70 ||
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asmākamaryaputro'pi devo vidyādharo'pi vā |
prasīdantu tamākhyāta prasādaṃ cakṣuṣāmiti || 71 ||
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mayoktamaryaputreṇa vayamājñāpitā yathā |
jīvayitvābhyanujñeyo mā sma paśyatsa māmiti || 72 ||
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kṛtopakārastvāṃ draṣṭuṃ nāyamicchati lajjayā |
punaḥsaṃdarśanāyātastāta prasthīyatāmiti || 73 ||
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atha visrastahastena dattvā jānunipātanam |
viniśvasya ca tenoktaṃ dainyagadgadayā girā || 74 ||
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idānīmasmi sumṛtaḥ prāṇadānopakāriṇam |
svāminaṃ yanna paśyāmi bhaviṣyacakravartinam || 75 ||
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pradāya yadi me prāṇānpaścāttāpena khedyate |
evaṃ muñcāmi bhūyastānna cetpaśyatu māmiti || 76 ||
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mayā datte'bhyanujñāne paśyatvevaṃ karotviti |
gāṃ spṛśañjānuśirasā sa māmidamabhāṣata || 77 ||
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vidyādharo'mṛtagatiḥ kauśikasya muneḥ sutaḥ |
sarvavidyādhareśena praṇamandṛśyatāmiti || 78 ||
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ehīha ca mayāhūya spṛṣṭaḥ pṛṣṭhe nirāmayaḥ |
suhṛddṛṣṭyā ca dṛṣṭaḥ sanprahṛṣṭaḥ samupāviśat || 79 ||
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tato hariśikhenoktamuktaṃ vṛṣasutena yat |
satyaṃ tatpriyasaṃbhāṣo mahānāgarako hyayam || 80 ||
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idaṃ śrutvāmitagatiridamasmānabhāṣata |
nedaṃ nāgarakatvaṃ me śrūyatāṃ ca kathā yathā || 81 ||
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asti prāleyaśailasya manonayanahāriṇi |
śikhare kauśiko nāma munistulyāśmakāñcanaḥ || 82 ||
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taṃ ca bindumatī nāma tyaktanandanakānanā |
ārādhitavatī yatnātsudīrghaṃ kālamapsarāḥ || 83 ||
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ekadā kauśikenoktā varaṃ brūhīti sābravīt |
yadi me bhagavānprītaḥ tato'patyaṃ dadātviti || 84 ||
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tena cotpāditaṃ tasyāmapatyayugalaṃ kramāt |
ahaṃ ca putraḥ putrī ca matsvasā matsanāmikā || 85 ||
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so'haṃ saṃvardhitastena nāsti tad yanna śikṣitam |
dhārayāmi ca tadvidyāstena vidyādharo'bhavam || 86 ||
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ekadā pitaraṃ dṛṣṭvā rudantamahamabruvam |
mādṛśaṃ putramutpādya kiṃ roditi bhavāniti || 87 ||
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tenoktaṃ cakravartitvaṃ na te paśyāmi putraka |
aṅgādaṅgānmadīyāttu vṛthā jāto bhavāniti || 88 ||
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mayoktaṃ mama yaḥ svāmī sa mahyaṃ kathyatāmiti |
tenoktaṃ cakracartī yaḥ sa cāpyanviṣyatāmiti || 89 ||
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mayoktaṃ cakravartitvaṃ yaiścihnairavagamyate |
dṛṣṭvā tāni dhiyā mahyamācaṣṭāṃ bhagavāniti || 90 ||
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tenoktaṃ śatruṇā baddhaṃ yastvāṃ śaṅkubhirāyasaiḥ |
jīvayiṣyati jānīyātsvāminaṃ taṃ bhavāniti || 91 ||
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mama tvaṅgārako nāma vyālakaścābhavatsuhṛt |
saudaryo gamayāmi sma tābhyāṃ kālaṃ sukhaṃ saha || 92 ||
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atha vāyupatho nāma rājā tena sahāgamam |
kāśyapasthalakaṃ nāma puraṃ mānasalobhanam || 93 ||
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tatraikadā vicaratā mayopavanacariṇī |
dṛṣṭā kanyāparivārā kanyakā kusumālikā || 94 ||
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praśasyavarṇasaṃsthānā sā me buddhau sthirā sthitā |
praśastiriva vinyastā bhittau vindhyaśilābhṛtaḥ || 95 ||
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tāmādāya tayā sārdhaṃ suhṛdbhyāṃ ca manoharāḥ |
rataye saṃcarāmi sma saridgiritarusthalīḥ || 96 ||
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aṅgārakamathāpaśyaṃ paśyantaṃ kusumālikām |
rāgādapatrapātrāsaṃ vakragrīvānirīkṣitam || 97 ||
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lakṣito'hamaneneti lakṣayitvā sahānujaḥ |
anāmantryaiva māṃ nīco nīcairutthāya yātavān || 98 ||
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ahaṃ tu jātavailakṣyātsaṃraktācca tatastrasan |
na jānāmi kva yāmīti cakitaḥ saha kāntayā || 99 ||
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adya cemāṃ samāsādya ramaṇīyāṃ nagāpagām |
avatīrṇo'smi puline komalāmalavāluke || 100 ||
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suratānubhave yogyaṃ dṛṣṭvā tacca susaṃvṛtam |
latāgṛhamahaṃ prāptaḥ phullaśyāmālatāvṛtam || 101 ||
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yacca śeṣamaśeṣaṃ tatkathitaṃ gomukhena vaḥ |
tasmādāptopadeśo'yaṃ na nāgarakatā mama || 102 ||
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ko hi vidyādharairbaddhamavidyādharasainyapaḥ |
mocayenmādṛśaṃ tasmāttathedamṛṣibhāṣitam || 103 ||
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sevante sevakāḥ sevyānprajñāprāṇadhanādibhiḥ |
yena tenātmarakṣārthaṃ madvidyā gṛhyatāmiti || 104 ||
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sadyaḥ kṛtopakāreṇa mayā mandādareṇa ca |
na gṛhītābruvaṃ cainamanugaccha priyāmiti || 105 ||
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abravīcca dinādasmātpareṇāhamaharniśam |
apramatto bhaviṣyāmi bhavato deharakṣaṇe || 106 ||
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smartavyaḥ saṃkaṭe cāhamityuktvā naḥ praṇamya ca |
vegenākāśamutpatya prāgādaṅgārakaṃ prati || 107 ||
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ādityaśarmavacanaṃ vacanaṃ ca yakṣyāyānaṃ pradakṣiṇamiṣośca marunmṛgāṇām |
prahlādināmitagateḥ kathitena jātamutkhātasaṃśayakalaṅkatayā viśuddham || 108 ||
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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 9

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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