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).

ityākhyāya kathitau ca mithaḥ pravrajitau gatau |
drutapravahaṇārūḍho gomukhaśca parāgataḥ || 1 ||
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māmavocatsa vanditvā prītidāsaḥ punarvasuḥ |
sarvanāgarakaśreṇigrāmaṇīrdṛśyatāmiti || 2 ||
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atha praṇatamadrākṣamanulbaṇavibhūṣaṇam |
yuvānamapi vainītyāl lajjitasthaviraṃ naram || 3 ||
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gomukhākhyātamāhātmyaṃ taṃ cāliṅgitavānaham |
saṃbhāvitaguṇāḥ sadbhirarhantyeva ca satkriyām || 4 ||
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atha yānaṃ samāruhya tatpunarvasuvāhakam |
sāṃyātrika ivāmbhodhiṃ tadāvāsamavātaram || 5 ||
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sevitāhāraparyantaśarīrasthitisādhanaḥ |
dinaśeṣaṃ nayāmi sma gītiśrutivinodanaḥ || 6 ||
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tataḥ suptajane kāle pṛṣṭavānasmi gomukham |
kathameṣa tvayā prāptaḥ suhṛdityatha so'bravīt || 7 ||
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śrūyatāmastyahaṃ yuṣmānvanditvā punarāgataḥ |
na ca kaṃcana paśyāmi yogyamāśrayadāyinam || 8 ||
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tataścintitavānasmi dhanavidyādidāyinām |
saṃbhavaḥ sarvasādhūnāṃ nāsti rājakulādṛte || 9 ||
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yogakṣemaprayuktā hi prāyaḥ sajjanasaṃsadaḥ |
rājadvāraṃ vigāhante samudramiva sindhavaḥ || 10 ||
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rājadvāraṃ tato gatvā yāciṣye kaṃcidāśrayam |
rājadvāraṃ hi kāryāṇāṃ dvāramuktaṃ budhairiti || 11 ||
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nigrahānugrahaprāptalokakolāhalākulam |
tadgatvā smṛtavānasmi pretādhipadhanādhipau || 12 ||
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mahāmanuṣyacaritaḥ puruṣo'yaṃ vibhāvyate |
āśrayaprārthanā tasmānnāsmin saṃpadyate mṛṣā || 13 ||
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ayamanyaḥ suveṣo'pi kīnāśavirasākṛtiḥ |
tena saṃbhāvyate nāsmātprārthanāphalamaṇvapi || 14 ||
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puruṣaṃ puruṣaṃ tatra ciramitthaṃ vicārayan |
abhyantarātpratīhāraṃ dṛṣṭavānasmi nirgatam || 15 ||
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svastikāranamaskārajyotkārān sa ca kāryiṇām |
pratimānitavān sarvān sakṛnnamitamastakaḥ || 16 ||
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atha vijñāpanāmātraṃ paśyadbhiḥ kāryasādhanam |
kāryibhiryugapattatra kāryavijñāpanā kṛtā || 17 ||
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tebhyastenāpi sāmānyamekamevottaraṃ kṛtam |
bhavataḥ sumukho rājā mā tvariṣṭa bhavāniti || 18 ||
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sa pratīhāraveṣaṃ ca vārabāṇādimaṅgataḥ |
avatārya samīpasthe nyastavānparicārake || 19 ||
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taṃ ca dṛṣṭvā samāptaiva samāśrayagaveṣaṇā |
na hi dṛṣṭasuvarṇādriḥ tāmraṃ dhamati vātikaḥ || 20 ||
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svastikṛtvā tatastasmai svagṛhānpratigacchate |
māṃ muhuḥ paśyatā prītyā tenaiva sahito'gamam || 21 ||
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gṛhe ca kṛtasatkāramasau māmanuyuktavān |
āgacchati kutaḥ kiṃ vā madicchati bhavāniti || 22 ||
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mayoktaṃ bhrātarāvāvāṃ dvijau dvāvāgamārthinau |
vidyāsthānamidaṃ śrutvā avantideśātsamāgatau || 23 ||
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iha vāsitumicchāvo yuṣmatkṛtaparigrahau |
balavattaragupto hi kṛśo'pi balavāniti || 24 ||
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tenoktaṃ tvādṛśāmetadguṇagrahaṇakāṅkṣiṇām |
agrāmyālāparūpāṇāṃ svagṛhaṃ bhavatāmiti || 25 ||
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muhūrtaṃ tatra cāsīnaḥ śrutavānahamutthitam |
kṣubhitāmbhodhikallolakolāhalamiva kṣaṇam || 26 ||
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māṃ tadākarṇanotkarṇamasau sasmitamuktavān |
kiṃ tvametanna vettheti na vedeti mayoditam || 27 ||
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ayaṃ punarvasurnāma dātā vāṇijadārakaḥ |
vṛtaḥ kitavasaṃghena dīvyati dyūtamaṇḍape || 28 ||
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yadā vijayate dyūte sa sarvaṃ draviṇaṃ tadā |
vitaratyarthivargāya tasyaiṣa tumulo dhvaniḥ || 29 ||
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jīyamāne punastasmiñjānumūrdhasthamastakāḥ |
viṣādamuṣitālāpādhyāyanti śivamarthinaḥ || 30 ||
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yadi kautūhalaṃ tatra tato'sau dṛśyatāmiti |
pratīhāreṇa kathite tataścintitavānaham || 31 ||
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nītividyāvayovṛddhairamātyaiḥ kiṃ prayojanam |
yeṣāṃ yantritavākkāyairagrato duḥkhamāsyate || 32 ||
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yaḥ samānavayaḥśīlo muktahastaḥ sakiṃcana |
vyasanī ca svatantraśca so'smākamadhunā suhṛt || 33 ||
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tasmāddyūtasabhāmeva yāmi draṣṭuṃ punarvasum |
nirdhāryeti tamāmantrya dyūtakārasabhāmagām || 34 ||
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sākīrṇā devanavyagraiḥ sabhā kitavacandrakaiḥ |
sarasīvāmiṣāsvādagṛddhairbakakadambakaiḥ || 35 ||
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tatrānyatamayorakṣāndīvyatorakṣadhūrtayoḥ |
akṣaḥ koṇena patitaḥ saṃdigdhapadapañcakaḥ || 36 ||
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pañcako'yaṃ padaṃ nedaṃ padametanna pañcakaḥ |
iti jātā tayoḥ spardhā parasparajayaiṣiṇoḥ || 37 ||
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tayorekatareṇoktaṃ madhyasthaḥ pṛcchyatāmiti |
pratyuktamitareṇāpi yathecchasi tathāstviti || 38 ||
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athaikaḥ puruṣaḥ prāṃśuḥ pṛṣṭastābhyāmanāgaraḥ |
kataratpaśyasi spaṣṭaṃ padapañcakayoriti || 39 ||
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tatra cānyatamenoccairuktamutkṣiptapāṇinā |
dīrghatvādeṣa nirbuddhirato'nyaḥ pṛcchyatāmiti || 40 ||
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tataḥ pṛṣṭo'paro hrasvaḥ so'pi tena nivāritaḥ |
nedṛśāḥ praśnamarhanti bahudoṣā hi khaṭvakāḥ || 41 ||
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atha māṃ dṛṣṭavantau tau pṛṣṭavantau ca sādaram |
sādho yadi na doṣo'sti tato nau chinddhi saṃśayam || 42 ||
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tvaṃ na dīrgho na ca hrasvastasmātprājño na duṣṭadhīḥ |
tena madhyapramāṇatvādgaccha madhyasthatāmiti || 43 ||
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cintitaṃ ca mayā kaṣṭaḥ khalasaṃdigdhanirṇayaḥ |
pāradraviṇagṛddheṣu kitaveṣu viśeṣataḥ || 44 ||
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avaśyaṃ tu kalājñānaṃ khyāpanīyaṃ kalāvidā |
aprakāśaṃ hi vijñānaṃ kṛpaṇārthanirarthakam || 45 ||
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na ca dyūtakalānyatra kitavebhyaḥ prakāśyate |
na hi prayuñjate prājñāḥ veśādanyatra vaiśikam || 46 ||
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dyūte jeṣyati yaścātra sa me mitraṃ bhaviṣyati |
dhanavanmitralābhaṃ hi nidhilābhādikaṃ viduḥ || 47 ||
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ityādi bahu niścitya purasteṣāṃ savistaram |
akṣāṣṭāpadaśārīṇāmākhyaṃ bhūmeśca lakṣaṇam || 48 ||
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tataḥ saṃdigdhapātasya tasyāhaṃ koṇapātinaḥ |
supiṣṭamiṣṭakākṣodamakṣasyopari dattavān || 49 ||
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athāsāviṣṭakākṣodaḥ padasyopari yo'patat |
so'patatsakalo bhūmau pañcakasyopari sthitaḥ || 50 ||
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tatastānuktavānasmi yo bhāgaḥ pañcakāṅkitaḥ |
tasyottānatvamutkṛṣṭaṃ kṣodastatra yataḥ sthitaḥ || 51 ||
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etāvanmama vijñānamityuktvāvasthite mayi |
aho sādhviti nirghoṣaḥ samantātsahasotthitaḥ || 52 ||
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tatastatroditaṃ kaiścidayamakṣaviśāradau |
dhruvaṃ vijayate dūrānnalakuntīsutāviti || 53 ||
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te'paraiḥ kupitairuktājitau nalayudhiṣṭhirau |
ayaṃ jayati jetārāvapi puṣakarasaubalau || 54 ||
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iti praśasyamānaṃ māṃ tiryagdṛṣṭvā samatsaraḥ |
padavādī jito yo'sāvasau mantharamuktavān || 55 ||
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yeṣāṃ dyūtapaṇābhāvaste kimarthamihāsate |
dyūtasthāne hi kiṃ kṛtyaṃ pravīṇaiḥ prāśnikairiti || 56 ||
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āsīcca mama kasmānmāṃ kaulaṭeyaḥ kṣipatyayam |
yo'haṃ trailokyasāreṇa paṇena paṇavāniti || 57 ||
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atha nikṣipya sakrodhaṃ yauṣmākaṃ bhūṣaṇaṃ bhuvi |
ehi dīvyāva mitreti tamahaṃ dhūrtamuktavān || 58 ||
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sa ca dhūrtairalaṃkāraḥ prasarpadbahalaprabhaḥ |
dṛṣṭastṛṣṇāviśālākṣaiḥ pataṃgairiva pāvakaḥ || 59 ||
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athāsau krodhalobhābhyāmakṣadhūrtaḥ pratāritaḥ |
mayā saha sasaṃrambhamakṣānārabdha devitum || 60 ||
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tena cāhaṃ tribhiḥ pātairanakṣakuśalaḥ kila |
prabuddhairgardhagṛddhena sahasratritayaṃ jitaḥ || 61 ||
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tatastatsakṛdunmocya sahasratritayaṃ mayā |
lakṣamekena pātena jitaḥ sa kitavādhamaḥ || 62 ||
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vijayājjṛmbhitotsāhaḥ śaṅkitaśca parājayāt |
na virantuṃ na vā rantumasāvaśakadākulaḥ || 63 ||
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dīvya vā dehi vā lakṣaṃ saumyeti ca mayoditaḥ |
vailakṣyādghaṭṭayannakṣānna kiṃcitpratipannavān || 64 ||
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etasminnantare bhṛtyaṃ svamavocatpunarvasuḥ |
kitavo'yamidaṃ lakṣamacalaṃ dāpyatāmiti || 65 ||
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māṃ cāyaṃ svaṃ gṛhaṃ nītvā harṣādṛjutanūruhaḥ |
tathā pūjitavāndevaṃ haraṃ dattavaraṃ yathā || 66 ||
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māṃ cāvocaddhanaṃ yattadbhavadbhiḥ kitavārjitam |
tadudgrāhyedamānītaṃ lakṣaṃ te gṛhyatāmiti || 67 ||
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mayāpyuktamupānte yaddraviṇaṃ tvatparigrahāt |
sādhitaṃ bhavatā yacca tasya svāmī bhavāniti || 68 ||
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uktaṃ cānena yannāma yuṣmābhiḥ svayamarjitam |
svāmino yūyamevāsya dhanasyetyatra kā kathā || 69 ||
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yadapīdaṃ mayāvāptaṃ yuṣmatsvāmikameva tat |
adhigacchati yaddāso bhartureva hi taddhanam || 70 ||
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yacca pṛcchāmi tanmahyaṃ prasāde sati kathyatām |
bhūtalaṃ yūyamāyātāḥ kiṃ nimittaṃ tripiṣṭapāt || 71 ||
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manye satyapi devatve bhavadbhiḥ krīḍayāhṛtaiḥ |
ākārāntaranirmāṇaṃ nātyantamanuśīlitam || 72 ||
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tathā ca varṇasaṃsthānakalāvijñānasaṃpadaḥ |
dṛṣṭāḥ kena manuṣyeṣu yādṛśo bhavatāmiti || 73 ||
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tena yatsatyamityukte duḥkhamāśitavānaham |
dūreṇa hyatinindāyāduḥkhaheturatistutiḥ || 74 ||
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vārāṇasīpraveśeṣu pratīhārāya pṛcchate |
yanmayā kāryamākhyātaṃ tadevāsmai niveditam || 75 ||
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athānenoktamāścaryaṃ jyeṣṭhasya jagatāṃ guṇaiḥ |
tvādṛśasyāpi yo jyeṣṭhaḥ kīdṛśaḥ sa bhaviṣyati || 76 ||
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kiṃ vānena vimardena jyeṣṭhastiṣṭhati yatra saḥ |
sarvatīrthādhike deśe taṃ prāpayata māmiti || 77 ||
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athainamahamādāya gatavānbhavadantikam |
yaccottaramatastatra pratyakṣaṃ bhavatāmapi || 78 ||
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iti kṣipramayaṃ labdho mayā vaḥ paricārakaḥ |
na hiṃsanti na sarvatra śriyaḥ puṇyavatāmiti || 79 ||
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tatastamuktavānasmi vipadastena durlabhāḥ |
phalaṃ sucaritasyaiva hṛdayaṃ yasya gomukhaḥ || 80 ||
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kiṃ tu saṃśrayamātreṇa pīḍanīyaḥ punarvasuḥ |
parānnaṃ hi vṛthābhuktaṃ duḥkhāyaiva satāmiti || 81 ||
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evamādibhirālāpairardhamardhaṃ ca nidrayā |
nītavānasmi yāminyāḥ prātaścāgātpunarvasuḥ || 82 ||
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taṃ ca vanditamatpādamavocaditi gomukhaḥ |
ballavaḥ kuśalaḥ kaścitkutaścana gaveṣyatām || 83 ||
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tvadanyasya gṛhe nānnamaryajyeṣṭhena sevitam |
parapākanivṛttā hi sādhuvṛttā dvijātayaḥ || 84 ||
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ādarārādhitaścāyaṃ tvadīyaṃ paribhuktavān |
ārādhanānurodho hi caritaṃ mahatāmiti || 85 ||
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pratyākhyānavicittastu tamāha sma punarvasuḥ |
yadyevaṃ jagadīśānāṃ kiṃ nāsti bhavatāmiti || 86 ||
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acirācca tadānītau saṃbhāvyaguṇasaṃpadau |
ākārakṣiptanāsatyāvapaśyaṃ puruṣau puraḥ || 87 ||
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tau ca māṃ ciramālokya vadanaṃ ca parasparam |
prasārya sabhujānpādāñjayetyuktvā bhuvaṃ gatau || 88 ||
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tau cāhūya mayāyātau spṛṣṭapṛṣṭhau sabhājitau |
vanditvā punarabrūtāṃ brūta kiṃ kriyatāmiti || 89 ||
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tatastau gomukhenoktau bhavantau kila ballavau |
satyaṃ cedidamāryasya pākaḥ saṃsādhyatāmiti || 90 ||
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tau ca prītau pratijñāya nikartya nakhamūrdhajān |
snātau soṣṇīṣamūrdhānau mahānasamagacchatām || 91 ||
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atha vā tiṣṭhati vyāsaḥ samāsaḥ śrūyatāmayam |
sarvā tābhyāmapūrveva prakriyā saṃprasāritā || 92 ||
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yāvatyā cāparaḥ sthālīmadhiśrayati ballavaḥ |
tāvatyā velayā tābhyāṃ pāka eva samāpitaḥ || 93 ||
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tato nirvartitasnānadevatānalatarpaṇaḥ |
āhārasthānamadhyāsi viprapaṅktinirantaram || 94 ||
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pañca tittirayaḥ pakvāścatvāraḥ kukkuṭā iti |
āhāro yaiḥ praśastastairaśitaṃ prākṛtāśanam || 95 ||
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āhāraṃ yadi severan sakṛttamamṛtāśanam |
samutsṛṣṭāmṛtāhārābhaveyurnāmarāstadā || 96 ||
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tataḥ samāpitāhāraḥ karṇe gomukhamabravam |
sūdābhyāṃ bhuktabhaktābhyāmayutaṃ dīyatāmiti || 97 ||
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sa gatvā sahitastābhyāṃ cirāccāgatya kevalaḥ |
smitasaṃsūcitaprītirupākramata bhāṣitum || 98 ||
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mayā yāv uditāvetau na yūvāmetadarhatha |
avasthāsādṛśaṃ kiṃ tu yatkiṃcidgṛhyatāmiti || 99 ||
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tayorekatareṇātha bharturdauḥsthityavartinaḥ |
na yuktaṃ dhanamādātumāvābhyāmiti bhāṣitam || 100 ||
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sa kruddhenetareṇokto dhiktvāṃ dīnatarāśayam |
jitatrailokyavitteśaṃ vitteśaṃ yo'nukampase || 101 ||
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mahāpadmasahasrāṇi yatprasādādvimāninām |
susthitāni bhaviṣyanti dauḥsthityaṃ tasya kīdṛśam || 102 ||
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prayacchatyayutaṃ yaśca pākasyaikasya niṣkrayam |
duḥsthitastādṛśo yasya susthitastasya kīdṛśaḥ || 103 ||
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evamādi bruvanneva sa mālyamiva taddhanam |
dhārayitvā kṣaṇaṃ mūrdhnā prasthāya prāptavān gṛham || 104 ||
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athainaṃ pṛṣṭavānasmi paṭukautūhalākulaḥ |
divyamaiśvaryamāgāmi kathaṃ veda bhavāniti || 105 ||
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tatastenoktamasyaiva brahmadattasya bhūpateḥ |
śatayajñādhikaśrīkaḥ pañcayajñaḥ pitābhavat || 106 ||
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cikitsāsūdaśāstrajñaḥ śilpitve'pyaśaṭho'bhavat |
dvitīya iva tasyātmā devavāniti ballavaḥ || 107 ||
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śarīrametadāyattaṃ mameti kṛtabuddhinā |
rājñā tasmai svarājyasya daśamo'ṃśaḥ prakalpitaḥ || 108 ||
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nandopanandanāmānau tasya sūdapateḥ sutau |
īdṛśākāravijñānāvāvāmeva ca viddhi tau || 109 ||
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bālābhyāmeva cāvābhyāṃ sūdaśāstracikitsite |
sahajñānaprayogābhyāṃ kulavidyeti śikṣite || 110 ||
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ekadā nau pitāvocatputrakau śṛṇutaṃ hitam |
śrotāraṃ guruvākyānāṃ na spṛśanti vipattayaḥ || 111 ||
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padavākyapramāṇāni kāvyāni vividhāni ca |
bhavadbhyāṃ śikṣitavyāni citrādiśca kalāgaṇaḥ || 112 ||
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kadācidajitaṃ jetuṃ yāto yātavyamaṇḍalam |
śāstrakāvyakathālāpairvinodaṃ prabhuricchati || 113 ||
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vijñāya tu tadāsthānamasaṃnihitapaṇḍitam |
vinodaṃ tasya kuryātaṃ śāstrālāpādibhiryuvām || 114 ||
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pragalbhāḥ pratibhāvanto bahuvṛttāntapaṇḍitāḥ |
prakāśitamanovṛttairbhṛtyāḥ krīḍanti bhartṛbhiḥ || 115 ||
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ekavidyaḥ punastatra pragalbho'pi tapasvikaḥ |
svavidyālāpaparyāyakhinnaściramudīkṣate || 116 ||
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abhyastabahuvidyaśca nirviparyāyamānasaḥ |
gatasaṃśayaduḥkhatvātsukhināṃ parameśvaraḥ || 117 ||
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utsāhena ca śikṣethāmāyuraiśvaryalakṣaṇam |
dīrghāyurvittavanto hi saṃsevyāḥ sevakairiti || 118 ||
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tacca pitrājñayāśeṣamāvābhyāmanuśīlitam |
ramyāsvādaṃ ca pathyaṃ ca ko'vamanyeta bheṣajam || 119 ||
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tadvidyādharacakrasya cakravartī bhaviṣyati |
jyaiṣṭhacandrasahasrāṃśudīrghāyuśceti nau matiḥ || 120 ||
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tena prasāritāṅgābhyāmāvābhyāmeṣa vanditaḥ |
na hi vandanasāmānyamarhanti bahuvanditāḥ || 121 ||
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bahavo hīha tiṣṭhanti brāhmaṇāstīrthakukkuṭāḥ |
śiraḥspandanamātreṇa tānāvāṃ pūjayāvahe || 122 ||
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tasmād yasmādasaṅgena sarvatrāgamacakṣuṣā |
jyeṣṭhasya dṛṣṭamaiśvaryamataḥ śraddhīyatāmiti || 123 ||
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prajñaptikauśikasutapramukhairuktaṃ nandasya niścitataraṃ vacanāttadāsīt |
bhāvaṃ hi saṃśayatamaḥ paṭalāpinaddhamudbhāvayantyavitathā vacanapradīpāḥ || 124 ||
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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 23

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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