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).

tatastāmabravaṃ bhīru tvameva hi mama priyā |
tathāpi tu vinodena tiṣṭhāmaḥ kathyatāmiti || 1 ||
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grahītavyāni nāmāni gurudevadvijanmanām |
yasmāttena viśuddhyarthaṃ svānamācaritaṃ tayā || 2 ||
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asti merugiriprāṃśurāṣāḍho nāma parvataḥ |
śūrapaṇḍitavittāḍhyavidyādharakulālayaḥ || 3 ||
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tatra vidyādharasvāmī vedavānvegavāniti |
yaḥ kuberādhikasvo'pi niḥsva eva dinātyaye || 4 ||
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tasyāpi pṛthivī nāma mahiṣī prāṃśuvaṃśajā |
tṛṇāya manyate sthairyād yā devīṃ pṛthivīmapi || 5 ||
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tau ca putramavindantau ciraṃ duḥkhamatiṣṭhatām |
prauḍhāyā iva kanyāyāḥ pitarau sadṛśaṃ varam || 6 ||
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tau manaḥputrikā nāma kulavidyāṃ sutārthinau |
ārādhayitumārabdhau tayā coktaṃ prasannayā || 7 ||
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sarvavidyādharotkṛṣṭavidyādharaparākramaḥ |
bhavitā bhavatoḥ putraḥ putrakau duḥkhamujjhatam || 8 ||
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ekā ca duhitā yasyāḥ kalāśālī bhaviṣyati |
śūraḥ sāṅga ivānaṅgo vidyādharapatiḥ patiḥ || 9 ||
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kāle kvacidatīte ca prasūtā pṛthivī sutam |
trivargamakṣataṃ devī pṛthivīva surakṣitā || 10 ||
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manaḥputrikayā dattaḥ sa yasmātkulavidyayā |
tasmānmānasavegākhyaḥ putraḥ pitrā prasādhitaḥ || 11 ||
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saṃvatsaratraye'tīte jātāyā duhituḥ kṛtam |
nāma vegavatātmīyamasau vegavatī tataḥ || 12 ||
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labdheṣṭatanayau tau ca modamānāvaharniśam |
nītavantau ciraṃ kālamekāharniśasaṃmitam || 13 ||
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vegavānekadā snātaḥ prīṇitāgnisuradvijaḥ |
bhadrāsanasthamātmānaṃ dadarśa ādarśamaṇḍale || 14 ||
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atha haṃsamivāsīnamañjanācalamūrdhani |
mṛṇāladhavalaṃ keśaṃ dṛṣṭavānātmamūrdhani || 15 ||
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tato bhadrāsanaṃ tyaktvā vasudhāsthaṇḍile sthitaḥ |
pṛṣṭo mānasavegena kimetaditi vegavān || 16 ||
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tenoktaṃ palitaṃ dṛṣṭvā manaḥputrikavaṃśajāḥ |
tapāṃsi vā niṣevante vedāntavihitāni vā || 17 ||
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tatprajāḥ pālayeḥ putra prajāstvāṃ pālayantu ca |
pālitairhi mṛgendro'pi kānanaireva pālyate || 18 ||
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atha mānasavegena krośantīṣu prajāsu ca |
rājā mandasukhotkaṇṭhaḥ pratiyātastapovanam || 19 ||
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bhartrā nivartyamānāpi vacobhiḥ sopapattibhiḥ |
na nivṛttā yadā devī tadopāyaṃ prayuktavān || 20 ||
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adyaivāhaṃ cyuto rājyādadyaiveyaṃ pativratā |
na me saṃpādayatyājñāmaho dharmaḥ satāmiti || 21 ||
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tato hrītā ca bhītā ca sāśruśreṇiḥ savepathuḥ |
pādayoḥ patitā patyurvyajñāpayadasau śanaiḥ || 22 ||
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yadā tarhi mayā yūyaṃ pāvayantastapovanam |
upāsyāḥ pāvanatamaṃ sa kālaḥ kathyatāmiti || 23 ||
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so'bravīddurlabhaṃ putraṃ sthirasiṃhāsanāsthitam |
bhartāraṃ vegavatyāśca dṛṣṭvā draṣṭāsi māmiti || 24 ||
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evaṃ caiva ca kalyāṇi pitā vijñāpyatāmiti |
uktā vegavatī mātrā pitaraṃ praṇatābravīt || 25 ||
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tāta tvayi vanaṃ yāte ko me dāsyati modakān |
kalpavṛkṣaprasūtāni phalāni kusumāni vā || 26 ||
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tenoktaṃ yena yenārtho durlabhenāpi kenacit |
tattanmānasavegaste bhrātā dātāsyatāmiti || 27 ||
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iti rājyakalatramitraputrān gṛhadhāmaṃ ca tṛṇāya manyamānaḥ |
gurusattvarajastamaḥkalaṅkāṃ prakṛtiṃ hātumagādvanaṃ narendraḥ || 28 ||
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śriyaṃ mānasavego'pi kadalīdalacañcalām |
śaktitrayaprayogajñaḥ kṛtavānacalācalām || 29 ||
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atha yāte kvacitkāle mātaṅgādhipateḥ sutā |
āṣāḍhaṃ vāyumukteti sakhīparivṛtāgamat || 30 ||
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sā sma vegavatīmāha rājaputri kimāsyate |
uttiṣṭhākāśamārgeṇa gacchāmo malayācalam || 31 ||
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śṛṅgakuñjanitambeṣu tasya ramyeṣu ramyatām |
netrāpidhānikākhyānaputrikākandukairiti || 32 ||
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tayoktaṃ nāsti me śaktirgantumākāśavartmanā |
alabdhakulavidyāyāḥ sakhi tanmṛṣyatāmiti || 33 ||
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upahasya tatastāstāmuccaistāḍitapāṇayaḥ |
ādhatāmbarapakṣāḥ khaṃ haṃsakanyā ivāsthitāḥ || 34 ||
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bhrāturantikamāyātā sāvegā vegavatyapi |
tena coktāṅkamāropya mātaḥ kiṃ dīyatāmiti || 35 ||
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tayoktaṃ dehi me vidyāṃ mahārāja sasādhanām |
siddhavidyābhiradyāhaṃ sakhībhirhāsitā yataḥ || 36 ||
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acireṇaiva dāsyāmi mātarityabhidhāya sā |
bhrātā visarjitāsārabālālaṅkāravañcitā || 37 ||
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ekadā gaurimuṇḍasya bhaginī gaurimadyaśāḥ |
gatā vegavatīṃ draṣṭumāṣāḍhaṃ sasakhī sakhīm || 38 ||
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upahasya ca tāṃ sāpi vipakṣāmiva sārasīm |
sapakṣā rājahaṃsīva gatā prati himācalam || 39 ||
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vegavatyapi sāsthānaṃ gatvā bhrātaramabravīt |
kimayaṃ kṣipyate kālo vidyā me dīyatāmiti || 40 ||
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tenoktamapi dāsyāmi tvarase kimakāraṇam |
gurukāryakriyāvyagraṃ kiṃ na paśyasi māmiti || 41 ||
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sā gatvā manyubhāreṇa sphurantīva tvarāvatī |
apatanmāturutsaṅge saṃtapteva vaśā hrade || 42 ||
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pṛthivī tu samāhūya sacivau bharturabravīt |
acireṇa piturmūlaṃ dārikāṃ nayataṃ yuvām || 43 ||
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antaraṅgo hi saṃbandhaḥ putraiḥ pitrorakṛtrimaḥ |
bhrātarastu dviṣantyeva bhrātṝnekodarānapi || 44 ||
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tau tāmākāśamārgeṇa nītavantau tapovanam |
mārgāyatanamārgeṣu sāmbhaḥsu gamitaśramām || 45 ||
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athāsthimayakāyānāṃ taḍidbabhrujaṭābṛtām |
te'paśyaṃstatra vṛndāni tāpasānāṃ tapasyatām || 46 ||
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pṛcchanti sma ca tatraikamabhivādya tapasvinam |
brahmanbrūhi tamuddeśaṃ yatrāste vegavāniti || 47 ||
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so'bravītparvatāgre'sāvaṅguṣṭhāgreṇa tiṣṭhati |
anugacchati gacchantamaṃśumantaṃ ca cakṣuṣā || 48 ||
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parṇaśālā ca tasyeyaṃ yasyāḥ siṃhamataṅgajau |
aṅgaṇe krīḍataḥ prītāvimau ca śikhipannagau || 49 ||
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āsannāgamanaścāsau dagdhaṃ hi kaṭhinaiḥ karaiḥ |
tasyāhlādayituṃ cakṣureṣa mandāyate raviḥ || 50 ||
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tapastāntaṃ tataḥ kāyaṃ sakāyamiva vegavān |
kāyakleśaṃ vahannāgādvaikhānasamṛgāvṛtaḥ || 51 ||
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atha vegavatī dṛṣṭvā vegavantaṃ tathāvidham |
abravīnmantriṇau nāyaṃ mama tātaḥ sa vegavān || 52 ||
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tasya candraprabhacchattraprabhāḥ samukuṭaprabhāḥ |
prabhāsayanti dhāvantīṃ puraḥ sāmantasantatim || 53 ||
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ayaṃ tu siṃhamātaṅgaśārdūlamṛgatāpasaiḥ |
tyaktavairaiḥ sahāyāti nūnaṃ ko'pīndrajālikaḥ || 54 ||
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tābhyāmuktaṃ sa evāyaṃ tathā cetthaṃ ca dṛśyate |
tādṛśā eva dṛśyante tathā cetthaṃ ca sādhavaḥ || 55 ||
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vandyatāṃ ca pitetyuktā vandamānārdracakṣuṣā |
aṅkamāropitā pitrā rūḍhadarbhāṅkuravraṇam || 56 ||
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mantriṇāvapi bhartāramucitāntaravartinau |
śirovāgbhiravandetāmatha vegavatoditau || 57 ||
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āgaccha taṃ mamābhyāśamalaṃ sthitvātidūrataḥ |
janarañjanamātraṃ hi gataṃ tad rājyanāṭakam || 58 ||
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āsannasthaṇḍilasthau tau pṛṣṭavānatha vegavān |
rājño mānasavegasya rājyaṃ no varṇyatāmiti || 59 ||
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tābhyāmuktamaśakyaṃ tadguṇāḍhyenāpi śaṃsitum |
tamapekṣya tu rājānaḥ śeṣāśchattraviḍambakāḥ || 60 ||
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iyaṃ māṇavikā kasmādānīteti ca pṛcchate |
vidyālābhārthamityuktaṃ tasmai tābhyāṃ savistaram || 61 ||
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tenoktamacirādeṣā labdhavidyā gamiṣyati |
yuvābhyāṃ nītipannābhyāṃ sa bālaḥ pālyatāmiti || 62 ||
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vagavatyapi sotsāhā karoti sma mahattapaḥ |
kalpitāhārakartavyā phalamūlajalānilaiḥ || 63 ||
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jalāharaṇasaṃmārgakusumapracayādibhiḥ |
ārādhayaddurārādhānasau vaikhānasānapi || 64 ||
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uccinvantī kadācitsā phullāṃ kānanamallikām |
hā sarpeṇāsmi daṣṭeti sākrandāgamadāśramam || 65 ||
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yathāsaṃnihitaistatra vaikhānasakumārakaiḥ |
mā rājadārike bhaiṣīrityuktvā parivāritā || 66 ||
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kvāsau kvāsau khalaḥ sarpa iti pṛṣṭā kumārakaiḥ |
amuṣminmallikāgulmae iti tebhyo nyavedayat || 67 ||
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te tvālokya tamuddeśamavocannuccakaistarām |
rājaputri na sarpo'yamayaṃ sarpāntakaḥ śikhī || 68 ||
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dṛṣṭvā prasāritāṃ grīvāmutphaṇāśīviṣopamām |
tvayā sarpa iti jñātaṃ tasmādāśvasyatāmiti || 69 ||
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uṭajāṅgaṇamānītaḥ sa mayūraḥ kumārakaiḥ |
vicitrairnartito mārgaistayā kuṭṭitatālayā || 70 ||
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prekṣaṇīyaṃ ca taddraṣṭumadṛṣṭaṃ vanavāsibhiḥ |
militāḥ sarvae evāsthustapovananivāsinaḥ || 71 ||
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etasminneva vṛttānte vegavantamupāgatam |
viśrāntamupagamyedamavocaṃstaṃ tapasvinaḥ || 72 ||
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rājadārikayā rājaṃstapastaptaṃ sudustapam |
vayamārādhitāḥ prītāstadvidyāṃ labhatāmiti || 73 ||
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tenoktaṃ yadi ca prītāno bhavanto'nujānate |
tato gṛhṇātviyaṃ vidyāḥ pañcāṅgaparivāritāḥ || 74 ||
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anayā yattapastaptamasmābhiścedamīdṛśam |
tadasyāḥ kulavidyānāmalaṃ bhavatu siddhaye || 75 ||
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yacca mānasavegasya vidyāsiddhiprabhāvitam |
balaṃ caturguṇaṃ tasmādbāleyaṃ pratipadyatām || 76 ||
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yaścāsyāḥ ko'pi dīrghāyurgrahīṣyati varaḥ karam |
rājyasya daśamaṃ bhāgaṃ sa madīyasya bhokṣyati || 77 ||
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evamuktvā tatastasyāstatsarvaṃ kṛtavānpitā |
sāpi labdhābhyanujñānā vegenodapatannabhaḥ || 78 ||
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tataḥ kanakalekheva bhāsā kaṣaśilāmasau |
piśaṅgabhavatī yāntī śyāmalāmambarasthalīm || 79 ||
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dṛṣṭā mānasavegena saṃbhramabhrāntacakṣuṣā |
avātarattadāsthāne haṃsīvāmbhojakānane || 80 ||
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kathaṃcitpratyabhijñāya lajjiteneva tena sā |
āliṅgyotsaṅgamāropya gamitā māturantikam || 81 ||
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mātāpi duhitṛsnehamanādṛtyaiva satvarā |
apṛcchadapi kalyāṇi kuśalī vegavāniti || 82 ||
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kiṃ vāphalapralāpena sāramevāvadhīyatām |
yāsau vegavatī sāhaṃ tasya vegavataḥ sutā || 83 ||
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atīte tu kvacitkāle saśarīreva cārutā |
nītā mānasavegena kāpi bhūmau varāṅganā || 84 ||
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sā ca tadguṇabhūyiṣṭhāṃ dṛḍhaṃ dveṣṭi kathāmapi |
kṣīṇadoṣaguṇā sādhvī kāmastutikathāmiva || 85 ||
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sa kadācitkvacitkāciddṛṣṭvā tāpasakanyakām |
balādbhoktumupakrāntastayā coktaṃ sphurad ruṣā || 86 ||
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yuktaṃ śāpāgninā dagdhuṃ tvādṛśaṃ pāpacetasam |
kiṃ tu vegavataḥ sādhoḥ putratvaṃ tena mucyase || 87 ||
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sarvathā śāpanāmānaṃ pratīcchatu varaṃ bhavān |
adhīrahṛdayāḥ prāyastrāsagamyā bhavādṛśāḥ || 88 ||
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balātkāmayamānasya niḥkāmāṃ kāñcidaṅganām |
bhavataḥ śatadhā mūrdhā dagdhabuddheḥ sphuṭediti || 89 ||
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tatastrastastataḥ śāpādakāmāṃ kāminīmasau |
api notsahate draṣṭuṃ kuta eva niṣevitum || 90 ||
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sa tu māmabravīnmātastathā madanamañjukā |
protsāhyatāṃ yathā kṣipramupasarpati māmiti || 91 ||
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atha bālasvabhāvena sakutūhalayā mayā |
aśokavanikāmadhye dṛṣṭā madanamañjukā || 92 ||
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saṃkṣiptamadhitiṣṭhantī rūḍhaparṇalatoṭajam |
mlānacampakamāleva purāṇakadalīpuṭam || 93 ||
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parṇaśayyāśirobhāge nihitaḥ saṃpidhānakaḥ |
uṭajābhyantare nyastaḥ sajalaḥ kalaśastayā || 94 ||
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atha lambhitaviśrambhāṃ mañjukāmahamabravam |
kaste mānuṣakeṇārthaḥ kuru vidyādharaṃ patiṃ || 95 ||
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mugdhe mānuṣakāstāvadbahurogādyupadravāḥ |
vidyādharāstu vidyānāṃ prabhāvānnirupadravāḥ || 96 ||
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rājā mānasavegastu bhartā te varṇyatāṃ katham |
yo vidyādhararājānāṃ rājā sphītaśriyāmiti || 97 ||
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doṣānapi manuṣyāṇāṃ gṛhṇāmi sma yathā yathā |
tathā tathābhavattasyāḥ prītisphītākṣamānanam || 98 ||
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guṇānvidyādharāṇāṃ tu gṛhṇāmi sma yathā yathā |
tathā tathābhavattasyāḥ krodhajihmākṣamānanam || 99 ||
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āgantukau yadā caināṃ prītikrodhāvamuñcatām |
gṛhṇāti sma tadā śokaḥ saniśvāsāsravepathuḥ || 100 ||
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athāsyāḥ parimṛjyāsramaśītasparśamabravam |
alaṃ bhagini saṃtapya jīvitaṃ rakṣyatāmiti || 101 ||
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tayā tūktaṃ mayā nedamātmaduḥkhena rudyate |
aśakyaṃ tu bhayaṃ bhīmamāhṛtaṃ mandayā mayā || 102 ||
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sarvavidyākalābhijñaḥ sarvarūpavatāṃ tulā |
kulavidyādhanairyaśca tuṅgairapi na mādyati || 103 ||
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sa madvṛttāntamajñātvā daśāṃ yāsyati kāmapi |
tataḥ sāntaḥpurāmātyarāṣṭraḥ somānvayo nṛpaḥ || 104 ||
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kiṃ tu pratyāśayā prāṇānekayā dhārayāmyaham |
yadādiṣṭaḥ sphuṭādeśairasau vidyādharādibhiḥ || 105 ||
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vidyālavaviṣādhmātānvidyādharabhujaṅgakān |
vidyādharanarendro'yaṃ kartā vāntaviṣāniti || 106 ||
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tataḥ śrutveti yatsatyaṃ jātāhaṃ jātasaṃśayā |
vidyādharanarendraḥ syāduta na syādasāviti || 107 ||
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kiṃ kāciddūtikā yātu sāpyasaktā parīkṣitum |
dūtikā matsamā nāsti svayameva vrajāmyataḥ || 108 ||
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tataḥ svārthāhitotsāhā pṛcchāmi sma tava priyām |
tava priyāya kiṃ vārtā tvadīyā dīyatāmiti || 109 ||
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atha kṣaṇamiva dhyātvā tayoktaṃ smayamānayā |
tulyamevāvayoḥ kāryaṃ śaktau satyāṃ kimāsyate || 110 ||
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idaṃ hi guru kartavyaṃ kṣiptakālaṃ ca sīdati |
īdṛśaṃ tvādṛśī karma kāryate kathamanyathā || 111 ||
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iyaṃ maṇḍalitā veṇī mayā sakhi tavāgrataḥ |
daṣṭukāmeva capalā bhīṣaṇāśīviṣāṅganā || 112 ||
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dāhyā vā dahaneneyaṃ mocyā vā gṛdhrajambukaiḥ |
aryaputreṇa vā dagdhadāruṇā gatidāruṇā || 113 ||
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gatvā cāgaccha doleva na sthātavyaṃ kvacicciram |
asaṅgā hi gatiḥ sakhyāḥ kāntaṃ yāntyāḥ smṛteriva || 114 ||
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ityuktājjukayā kṣipraṃ nabhasāhamihāgatā |
apaśyamaryaputraṃ ca hā kvāsīti pravādinam || 115 ||
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aninditamupāyaṃ ca vicintyātmasamarpaṇe |
ajjukārūpayā tubhyamātmā saṃdarśito mayā || 116 ||
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nivāritāśca yad yūyaṃ tadāliṅganalālasāḥ |
sa doṣaḥ kanyakātvasya viśuddhakulajanmanaḥ || 117 ||
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yaccāyācitadānāya vivāhaḥ kārito mayā |
sa ca saṃskartumātmānaṃ kvātra yakṣaḥ kva cājjukā || 118 ||
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yacca pātumanicchantaḥ pāyitāḥ stha balānmadhu |
tatra yatkāraṇaṃ tacca prāyaḥ pratyakṣameva ca || 119 ||
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na draṣṭavyāsmi supteti pratiṣiddhāḥ stha yanmayā |
tatkutūhalavṛddhyarthaṃ vāmaśīlā hi bālatā || 120 ||
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sarvathā vistareṇālamajjukā madamañjukā |
nītā mānasavegena lakṣmīriva durātmanā || 121 ||
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tadājñāpaya māṃ kṣipramimāṃ madanamañjukām |
ānayāmi parairnītāṃ śuddhā nītiriva śriyam || 122 ||
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āsīcca mama na nyāyyaṃ praiṣaṇīyajanocitam |
bhartuḥ kārayituṃ karma bhāryāṃ tuṅgakulodbhavām || 123 ||
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athaināmabruvaṃ caṇḍi śrutamehi śayāvahai |
na hi tāmraśikhaṇḍānāmadyāpi sphurati dhvaniḥ || 124 ||
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ahamapi dhavalenduvaṃśajanmā kuliśakaṭhorakaniṣṭhikāprakoṣṭhaḥ |
priyasamaraparāvarodharuddhānahataripuḥ kathamāhareya dārān || 125 ||
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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 14

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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