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).

ityādikuṭilālāpakalāpagamitatrapām |
tāmāmantrya svamāvāsamagacchaṃ sahagomukhaḥ || 1 ||
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ekadā punarāyātastayānuṣṭhitassatkriyaḥ |
vipaṇergṛhamāyātamapaśyaṃ priyadarśanam || 2 ||
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kañcukaṃ muñcatastasya mayā dṛṣṭaḥ payodharaḥ |
payodharāntarālakṣyaḥ śaśīva parimaṇḍalaḥ || 3 ||
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āsīcca mama yoṣaiṣā yatastuṅgapayodharā |
stanakeśivatītvaṃ hi prathamaṃ strītvalakṣaṇam || 4 ||
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lokastu yadimāṃ sarvaḥ pratipannaḥ pumāniti |
bhrāntijñānamidaṃ tasya kiṃcitsādṛśyakāritam || 5 ||
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atha vā kiṃ vikalpena mamātimiracakṣuṣaḥ |
na hi dṛṣṭena dṛṣṭārthe draṣṭurbhavati saṃśayaḥ || 6 ||
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ityādi bahusaṃkalpamanimeṣavilocanam |
apaśyadṛṣidattā māṃ paśyantaṃ priyadarśanam || 7 ||
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athāsau gadgadālāpā prītibāṣpāvṛtekṣaṇā |
ātmānaṃ cetayasveti priyadarśanamabravīt || 8 ||
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asāvapi tamuddeśaṃ prakāśya jhagiti tviṣā |
taḍidguṇa ivāmbhodaṃ prāviśanmandirodaram || 9 ||
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ṛṣidattāmathāpaśyaṃ krodhavisphāritekṣaṇaḥ |
yayāpakramitaḥ śreṣṭhī mama locanagocarāt || 10 ||
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utthāya ca tataḥ sthānātsakāmakrodhagomukhaḥ |
punarvasugṛhaṃ prāpya paryaṅkaśaraṇo'bhavam || 11 ||
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tataḥ kramaṃ parityajya kāmāvasthāparaṃparā |
tumulāyudhiseneva yugapadmāmabādhata || 12 ||
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athācirāgataśrīko yathā bālaḥ pṛthagjanaḥ |
tathājñāpitavānasmi gomukhaṃ rūkṣayā girā || 13 ||
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api pravrajitābhartaḥ priyā me priyadarśanā |
akṛtapratikarmaiva kṣipramānīyatāmiti || 14 ||
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sa tu māmabravīttrastaḥ kā nāma priyadarśanā |
tyājitāḥ stha yayā sadyaścetasaḥ sthiratāmiti || 15 ||
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mayoktaṃ tava yaḥ syālaḥ puruṣaḥ priyadarśanaḥ |
ayameva jagatsāraḥ pramadā priyadarśanā || 16 ||
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yacca vakṣyasi sarvasyāṃ vārāṇasyāmayaṃ pumān |
bhavataḥ kathamekasya pramadeti taducyate || 17 ||
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ṛṣidattā virakteti paricchinnā purā tayā |
adhunā bhavataḥ kāntā jātetyatra kimucyate || 18 ||
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gatānugatiko lokaḥ pravṛtto hi yathā tathā |
paramārthaṃ punarveda sahasraikaḥ pumāniti || 19 ||
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tenoktaṃ janatāsiddhaṃ viruddhamapi na tyajet |
kriyate chagalaḥ śvāpi saṃhatya bahubhirbalāt || 20 ||
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tena yuṣmadvidhaiḥ prājñairna vācyaṃ sadapīdṛśam |
aśraddheyaṃ na vaktavyaṃ pratyakṣamapi yadbhavet || 21 ||
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śrūyatāṃ ca kathā tāvadarthasyāsya prakāśikā |
pramāṇaṃ hi pramāṇajñaiḥ purākalpe'pi vartitam || 22 ||
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babhūva kauśiko nāma vedavedāṅgaviddvijaḥ |
satyavratatayā loke prasiddhaḥ satyakauśikaḥ || 23 ||
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kadācidabhiṣekāya tena yātena jāhnavīm |
saśiṣyaparivāreṇa tarantī prekṣitā śilā || 24 ||
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mahatāsau prayatnena śiṣyānanvaśiṣattataḥ |
nāyamartho mahānarthaḥ prakāśyaḥ putrakairiti || 25 ||
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athaikaścapalasteṣāṃ baṭuḥ piṅgalanāmakaḥ |
vipaṇau mantrayāṃ cakre kasyacidvaṇijaḥ puraḥ || 26 ||
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śreṣṭhi kiṃ na śṛṇoṣyekamāścaryaṃ kathayāmi te |
tarantīṃ dṛṣṭavānasmi sopādhyāyaḥ śilāmiti || 27 ||
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athāntaḥpurikā dāsī kimapi kretumāgatā |
etadālāpamākarṇya rājapatnyai nyavedayat || 28 ||
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tayāpi kathitaṃ rajñe sa tāṃ pṛṣṭvā paraṃparām |
baṭunākhyātamāhvāyya pṛṣṭavān satyakauśikam || 29 ||
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satyaṃ būhīti no vācyaḥ satyavādivrato bhavān |
mithyā brūhīti no vācyaḥ kāmī mithyāvrato hi saḥ || 30 ||
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kiṃ tu yatpiṅgalenoktametad yuktaṃ parīkṣitum |
pramadātsatyamapyete vadanti baṭavo yataḥ || 31 ||
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saśiṣyaiḥ kila yuṣmābhistarantī prekṣitā śilā |
kimetatsatyamāho svinmṛṣetyākhyāyatāmiti || 32 ||
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āsīccāsya dhigetāṃ me ninditāṃ satyavāditām |
duḥśraddhānamaniṣṭaṃ ca yanmayā vācyamīdṛśam || 33 ||
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na satyamapi tadvācyaṃ yaduktamasukhāvaham |
iti satyapravādo'yaṃ na tyājyaḥ satyavādibhiḥ || 34 ||
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tasmātsatyamidaṃ tyaktvā mṛṣāvādaśatādhikam |
asatyamabhidhāsyāmi satyavādaśatādhikam || 35 ||
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athāvocatsa rājānaṃ rājanmithyā baṭorvacaḥ |
agniṃ paśyati yaḥ śītaṃ plavamānāṃ śilāmasau || 36 ||
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kaḥ śraddadhyādbaṭorvācaṃ nisargādhīracetasaḥ |
capalasyopamānaṃ hi prathamaṃ baṭumarkaṭāḥ || 37 ||
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viṣaṇṇamiti viśvāsya rājānaṃ satyakauśikaḥ |
viruddhavādinaṃ kruddhaḥ piṅgalaṃ niravāsayat || 38 ||
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tadevaṃ lokavidviṣṭamanuyukto'pi bhūbhṛtā |
satyaṃ satyapratijño'pi nāvadatsatyakauśikaḥ || 39 ||
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yuṣmākaṃ punarajñātaśīlacāritrajanmanām |
viruddhamidamīdṛkkaḥ śraddadhyādvadatāmiti || 40 ||
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sa mayokto bhavāneva duḥśraddhānasya bhāṣitā |
yasyāsminpramadāratne pumāniti viparyayaḥ || 41 ||
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kiṃ cānena pralāpena strīratnaṃ priyadarśanām |
acirātsvīkariṣyāmi krośatāṃ tvādṛśāmiti || 42 ||
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evaṃ ca mama vṛttāntaṃ vijānannapi gomukhaḥ |
vaidyarājaṃ samāhūya vaidyarājamupāgamat || 43 ||
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sa mamālāpamākarṇya kāyacchāyāṃ vilokya ca |
pradhārya cāparairvaidyaiḥ śanakairidamabravīt || 44 ||
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mānaso'sya vikāro'yamīpsitālābhahetukaḥ |
tenāsmai rucitaṃ yattadāśu saṃpādyatāmiti || 45 ||
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atha nandopanandābhyāṃ saṃskāryāhāramādarāt |
māṃ punarvasuhastena gomukhaḥ prāgabhojayat || 46 ||
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sa cāhāraḥ susaṃskāro lobhano'pyamṛtāśinām |
triphalākvāthavaddveṣānmamāṅgāni vyadhūnayat || 47 ||
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tato nandopanandābhyāṃ bhojyamānaḥ krameṇa tau |
saviṣādau karomi sma viṣādāviva vairiṇau || 48 ||
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teṣu vandhyaprayatneṣu gomukhaḥ priyadarśanam |
lajjāmandapadanyāsaṃ namitānanamānayat || 49 ||
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sa māṃ samānaparyaṅkamadhyamadhyāsitastataḥ |
grāsānagrāsayat ṣaḍvā sapta vā gomukhājñayā || 50 ||
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ye tatpāṇisarojasaṅgasubhagā grāsā mayā svāditāstaiḥ sadyastanutāmanīyata sa me saṃkalpajanmā jvaraḥ |
śailendrāḥ śuciśukrabhānudahanapluṣṭopalādhityakāmandairapyudabindubhirnavatarairujjhanti saṃtaptatām || 51 ||
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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 26

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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