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 divasamāsitvā kāntāmāturahaṃ gṛhe |
priyāṃ navavadhūveṣāṃ pradoṣe pariṇītavān || 1 ||
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prasādādaryapādānāṃ kulastrītvamupāgatām |
tāmādāya svamāvāsaṃ pravṛttotsavamāgamam || 2 ||
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tatra sā sadhanādhyakṣaṃ taṃ yakṣaṃ kusumādibhiḥ |
abhyarcya pānadānena suduṣtoṣamatoṣayat || 3 ||
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padmarāgamayīṃ śuktiṃ padmarāgadravatviṣaḥ |
ādāya madhunaḥ pūrṇāṃ tato māmabravītpriyā || 4 ||
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maṅgalānāṃ pradhānatvātkāryasaṃsiddhidāyinī |
eṣā dhanapateḥ śeṣā svādurāsvādyatāmiti || 5 ||
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mayoktamananujñātastātapādairguṇānapi |
nāhaṃ sevitumicchāmi kiṃ punarvyasanaṃ mahat || 6 ||
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tataḥ sā dṛḍhasaṃrambhā śapathairavyatikramaiḥ |
cirānniruttarīkṛtya māmanicchumapāyayat || 7 ||
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pītaikamadhuśuktiṃ ca māṃ sāpṛcchatkṛtasmitā |
kimāsvādamidaṃ pānamiti pratyabravaṃ tataḥ || 8 ||
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āpāne madhurāsvādamanusvāde tu tiktakam |
kṣaye kaṣāyakaṭukamavacchede manāgiti || 9 ||
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sābravīdvyaktamadyāpi na jānītha rasaṃ punaḥ |
pīyatāmiti pītaṃ ca punastadvacanādmayā || 10 ||
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idaṃ kīdṛśamityasyai pṛcchatyai kathitaṃ mayā |
kimarthamapi me cittaṃ gatamasvasthatāmiti || 11 ||
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tayoktamaparāpyekā śuktirāsvādyatāṃ tataḥ |
gamiṣyatyacirādeva cittaṃ te svasthatāmiti || 12 ||
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tasyāmapi ca pītāyāmapaśyaṃ vegavadbhramān |
taruprāsādaśailādīn sthāvarānapi jaṅgamān || 13 ||
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yathā cāhaṃ tayopāyairagrāmyaiḥ śapathādibhiḥ |
anicchanpāyitaḥ pānaṃ tathā tāmapyapāyayam || 14 ||
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balavadbhyāmathākramya madena madanena ca |
yadeva rucitam tābhyāṃ tattaivāsmi pravartitaḥ || 15 ||
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yaḥ saṃtoṣayituṃ yakṣaṃ vivāhaḥ kṛtrimaḥ kṛtaḥ |
tena kṛtrimamevāsau kanyātvaṃ pratipāditā || 16 ||
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tataḥ prātarupāgamya madhugandhādhivāsitam |
ghrātvā hariśikho veśma saṃbhrāntamatiruktavān || 17 ||
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apūrva iva gandho'yamaryaputra vibhāvyate |
manye'ryaputrayā yūyamanicchāḥ pāyitā iti || 18 ||
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sa mayoktaḥ sakhe sakhyā tavāhaṃ pāyito balāt |
bhavatāpi rucau satyāṃ sthīyatāṃ pīyatāmiti || 19 ||
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so'bravīdvyasanagrāmagrāmaṇyaṃ bhavatāmapi |
pānaṃ sādhu na paśyāmi kiṃ punarmantriṇāmiti || 20 ||
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mayoktamaryapādeṣu samitreṣu samāśatam |
pālayatsu kimasmākamātmabhirvañcitairiti || 21 ||
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tenoktaṃ mantrisacivairvijñāpyaṃ kāryamāgatam |
anuṣṭhāne punastasya svātantryaṃ svāmināmiti || 22 ||
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taṃ pibantaṃ sahāvābhyāmālokya marubhūtikaḥ |
niḥśaṅkaḥ pātumārabdhastaṃ ca dṛṣṭvā tapantakaḥ || 23 ||
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rājamānastato raktairaṅgarāgasragambaraiḥ |
punaruktapriyālāpo māmavandata gomukhaḥ || 24 ||
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tamatyāsannamāsīnamatimātrapriyaṃvadam |
pādau saṃvāhayantaṃ me kruddho hariśikho'bravīt || 25 ||
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unmatta kimasaṃbaddhaṃ bhāṣamāṇaḥ puraḥ prabhoḥ |
udvejayasi bhartāramapasṛtyāsyatāmiti || 26 ||
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tenoktaṃ mūrkha naivedaṃ madasāmarthyajṛmbhitam |
svāmino niḥsapatnau tu pādāvicchāmi sevitum || 27 ||
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yadā tūbhayavaitarddhabhartṛmūrdhabhirarcitau |
bhaviṣyatastadāsmākaṃ sasapatnau bhaviṣyataḥ || 28 ||
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vaitarddhanāmagrahaṇāttato madanamañjukā |
smitasaṃdarśitaprītirabravītsāśrulocanā || 29 ||
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aho cāturyamādhuryapradhānaguṇabhūṣaṇāḥ |
ālāpā nirgatāḥ saumyādgomukhasya mukhāditi || 30 ||
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mayoktaṃ bhaṇa paśyāmastvayā kasmācciraṃ sthitam |
ko vā tavedamākāramujjvalaṃ kṛtavāniti || 31 ||
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tenoktaṃ vayamāhūya māgadhyā rājasaṃnidhau |
ājñāpitāstava bhrātrā pānamāsevitaṃ niśi || 32 ||
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tena pānagṛhātpānaṃ svādyamānaṃ svadeta yat |
svayamāsvādya tadbhrātre tvayā prasthāpyatāmiti || 33 ||
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so'haṃ devīdvayenāpi maṇḍayitvā svapāṇibhiḥ |
pānāgārāya gamitaḥ pānādhyakṣapuraḥsaraḥ || 34 ||
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tatra cāsvādayanneva tattatpānaṃ manāṅ manāk |
matto'haṃ preṣayāmi sma yuṣmabhyamapi saṃtatam || 35 ||
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tasmātpibata niḥśaṅkāḥ kāpiśāyanamāsavam |
anujnātāḥ sahāmātyairgurubhirmuditairiti || 36 ||
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sevamānastataḥ pānaṃ sakāntāmitramaṇḍalaḥ |
divasān gamayāmi sma prahṛṣṭaparicārakaḥ || 37 ||
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kadācidekaparyaṅkasthitā madanamañjukā |
yuṣmābhiḥ sukhasuptāhaṃ na draṣṭavyetyabhāṣata || 38 ||
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mama tvāsītkimityeṣā nivārayati māmiti |
yatsatyaṃ sutarāṃ cetaḥ kutūhalataraṅgitam || 39 ||
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kadācidardharātre'haṃ sthāvarākārajaṅgame |
pāne pariṇatiṃ yāti pratibuddhaḥ pipāsitaḥ || 40 ||
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tataḥ parijanaṃ dṛṣṭvā prasuptamabhavanmama |
na yuktaṃ sukhasuptasya śatrorapi nibodhanam || 41 ||
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bhāryā punaḥ śarīrārdhamato madanamañjukām |
pratibodhya jalaṃ yāce taddhi me na virūpyate || 42 ||
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iti nirdhārya tasyāṃ ca mayā dṛṣṭirnipātitā |
yāvadanyaiva sā kāpi nārīrūpaiva candrikā || 43 ||
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āsīcca mama kiṃ yakṣī kiṃ gandharvī kimapsarāḥ |
mānuṣī syātkulastrī syādgaṇikā syādiyaṃ na hi || 44 ||
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yasmādanyatamāpyāsāṃ lakṣaṇairnopapadyate |
tasmādvidyādharī prāptā kāpi kenāpi hetunā || 45 ||
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iti nirṇīya nipuṇaṃ kariṇītālukomalau |
gāḍhaṃ saṃvāhayāmi sma tasyāścaraṇapallavau || 46 ||
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sā tu saṃtyījatā nidrāṃ sadyaścaraṇapīḍayā |
māmālokya tathābhūtaṃ bhītā bhūmāv upāviśat || 47 ||
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abravīcca na kartavyamaryaputreṇa sāhasam |
tvādṛśāmanukampyo hi balināṃ pramadājanaḥ || 48 ||
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tataḥ śrūtveti yatsatyamātmanyevāsmi lajjitaḥ |
evaṃ kāriṇamapyeṣā saṃbhāvayati māmiti || 49 ||
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sā māṃ lajjitamālokya jānusaṃnihitānanam |
lajjāmapaharantīva tvaritedamabhāṣata || 50 ||
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śrūyatāṃ cāpriyaṃ sā te priyā madanamañjukā |
tvadguṇasmaraṇavyagrā nayate divasāniti || 51 ||
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āsīnme manasi hṛtā na sā mṛtā sā yā dṛṣṭervrajati na gocaraṃ priyā me |
jyotsnā hi sphuṭadhavalāpi kaumudīndorandhānāṃ bahalatamomalīmasaiva || 52 ||
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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 13

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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