Kathasaritsagara [sanskrit]

by C. H. Tawney | 2014 | 226,424 words | ISBN-13: 9789350501351

The Sanskrit edition of the Kathasaritsagara referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Somadeva and dating from the 12th century, the Kathasaritsagara (or Katha-sarit-sagara) represents an epic legend narrating the adventures of Naravahanadatta as he strives to become the destined emperor of the Vidyadharas. Alternative titles: (Kathāsaritsāgara, कथासरित्सागर, Kathā-sarit-sāgara)

Chapter 4

gomukhīyakathātuṣṭaṃ dṛṣṭvā tatspardhayā kila |
naravāhanadattaṃ taṃ marubhūtirathābravīt || 1 ||
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prāyeṇa capalāḥ kāmaṃ striyo naikāntataḥ punaḥ |
veśyā api ca dṛśyante sattvāḍhyāḥ kimutāparāḥ || 2 ||
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tathā ca deva vikhyātāmimāmatra kathāṃ śṛṇu |
vikramāditya ityāsīdrājā pāṭaliputrake || 3 ||
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tasyābhūtām abhiprete mittre hayapatirnṛpaḥ |
rājā gajapatiścobhau bahvaśvagajasādhanau || 4 ||
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śatrurnarapatirbhūripādātas tasya cābhavat |
mānino narasiṃhākhyaḥ pratiṣṭhāneśvaro balī || 5 ||
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taṃ ripuṃ prati sāmarṣaḥ sa mittrabalagarvitaḥ |
cakāra vikramādityaḥ pratijñāṃ rabhasādimām || 6 ||
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tathā mayā vijetavyo rājā narapatiryathā |
sa bandimāgadhairdvāri sevako me nivedyate || 7 ||
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evaṃ kṛtapratijñaste mittre hayagajādhipau |
samānīya samaṃ tābhyāṃ hastyaśvakṣobhitakṣitiḥ || 8 ||
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abhiyoktuṃ narapatiṃ narasiṃhaṃ prasahya tam |
sa yayau vikramādityo rājākhilabalānvitaḥ || 9 ||
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prāpte tasmin pratiṣṭhānanikaṭaṃ so 'py avetya tat |
narasiṃho narapatiḥ saṃnahyāgre 'sya niryayau || 10 ||
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tatas tayorabhūd yuddhaṃ rājñorjanitavismayam |
gajāśvena samaṃ yatra yudhyante sma padātayaḥ || 11 ||
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kramāc ca narasiṃhasya koṭisaṃkhyapadātibhiḥ |
bhagnaṃ tadvikramādityabalaṃ narapaterbalaiḥ || 12 ||
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bhagnaś ca vikramādityaḥ puraṃ pāṭaliputrakam |
yayau palāyya tanmitre svaṃ svaṃ deśaṃ ca jagmatuḥ || 13 ||
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narasiṃho narapatirjitaśatrurnijaṃ puram |
praviveśa pratiṣṭhānaṃ bandibhiḥ stutavikramaḥ || 14 ||
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tataḥ sa vikramādityo 'siddhakāryo vyacintayat |
śastrairajeyaṃ śatruṃ taṃ jayāmi prajñayā varam || 15 ||
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kāmaṃ kecidvigarhantāṃ mā pratijñānyathā tu bhūt |
iti saṃcintya nikṣipya rājyaṃ yogyeṣu mantriṣu || 16 ||
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nirgatya nagarādguptaṃ mukhyenaikena mantriṇā |
saha buddhivarākhyeṇa rājaputravaraistathā || 17 ||
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pañcabhiḥ kulajaiḥ śūraiḥ sa kārpaṭikaveṣabhṛt |
bhūtvā puraṃ nijaripoḥ pratiṣṭhānaṃ jagāma tat || 18 ||
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tatra vāravilāsinyā narendrasadanopamam |
yayau madanamāleti khyātāyā varamandiram || 19 ||
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kṛtāhvānam iva prāṃśuprākāraśikharocchritaiḥ |
dhvajāṃśukairmṛdumarudvikṣiptākṣiptapallavaiḥ || 20 ||
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pradhāne pūrvadigdvāre vividhāyudhaśālinām |
guptaṃ sahasraviṃśatyā padātīnāṃ divāniśam || 21 ||
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anyāsu dikṣu tisṛṣu dvāri dvāri madoddhataiḥ |
daśabhirdaśabhiḥ śūrasahasrairabhirakṣitam || 22 ||
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āveditaḥ pratīhāraistathābhūtaḥ praviśya ca |
kvacitpravitatānekavarāśvaśreṇiśobhitam || 23 ||
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kvacidābaddhamātaṅgaghaṭāsaṃghaṭṭasaṃcaram |
kvacidāyudhasaṃdarbhagambhīrākāragumbhitam || 24 ||
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kvacidratnaprabhābhāsvadbahukoṣagṛhojjvalam |
kvacitsevakasaṃghātasaṃtatābaddhamaṇḍalam || 25 ||
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kvaciduccaiḥ paṭhadbandivṛndakolāhalākulam |
kvacinnibaddhasaṃgītamṛdaṅgadhvanināditam || 26 ||
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saptakakṣyāvibhaktaṃ tatsa paśyansaparicchadaḥ |
prāpanmadanamālāyā vāsaprāsādamunnatam || 27 ||
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sā taṃ kakṣyāsu sākūtanirvarṇitahayādikam |
śrutvā parijanānmatvā pracchannaṃ kaṃciduttamam || 28 ||
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pratyudgamya praṇamyātha sābhilāṣaṃ sakautukam |
rājocite praveśyāntarupāveśayadāsane || 29 ||
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so 'pi tadrūpalāvaṇyavinayāhṛtacetanaḥ |
tām abhyanandadātmānam aprakāśyaiva bhūpatiḥ || 30 ||
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tato madanamālā sā snānapuṣpānulepanaiḥ |
vastrairābharaṇairbhūpaṃ mahārhaistamamānayat || 31 ||
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dattvā divasavṛttiṃ ca teṣāṃ tadanuyāyinām |
āhāraistaṃ sasacivaṃ nānārūpairupācarat || 32 ||
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nināya ca samaṃ tena dinaṃ pānādilīlayā |
ātmānaṃ cārpayattasmai sā darśanavaśīkṛtā || 33 ||
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tathaivārādhyamāno 'tha cchanno 'py aharahastayā |
sa tasthau vikramādityaścakravartyucitaiḥ kramaiḥ || 34 ||
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yācakebhyo dadau nityaṃ vittaṃ yāvac ca yac ca saḥ |
dṛṣṭā madanamālā sā tattasmai svamupānayat || 35 ||
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tenopabhujyamānaṃ ca sā śarīraṃ dhanaṃ tathā |
mene kṛtārtham anyasmin puṃsyarthe ca parāṅmukhī || 36 ||
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tatpremṇā hy api tatratyam anuraktaṃ narādhipam |
āyāntaṃ narasiṃhaṃ taṃ vārayām āsa yuktibhiḥ || 37 ||
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evaṃ tayā sevyamānaḥ kadācinmantriṇaṃ rahaḥ |
rājā sahacaraṃ so 'tra taṃ buddhivaramabhyadhāt || 38 ||
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arthārthinī na kāme 'pi veśyā rajyati taṃ vinā |
tāsāṃ lobho hi vidhinā datto nirmāya yācakān || 39 ||
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iyaṃ madanamālā tu bhujyamāne dhane mayā |
na virajyatyatisnehanmayi pratyuta tuṣyati || 40 ||
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tadasyāḥ saṃprati kathaṃ karomi pratyupakriyām |
yena kāmaṃ pratijñāpi krameṇa mama setsyati || 41 ||
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tac chrutvā taṃ bravīti sma mantrī buddhivaro nṛpam |
yadyevaṃ tadanarghāṇi yāni ratnānyupāharat || 42 ||
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prapañcabuddhir bhikṣus te tebhyo 'syai dehi kānicit |
ity ukto mantriṇā tena rājā taṃ pratyabhāṣata || 43 ||
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dattaiḥ samagrair api tair nāsyaḥ kiṃcit kṛtaṃ bhavet |
etadvṛttāntasaṃśliṣṭā kiṃ tvasyānyatra niṣkṛtiḥ || 44 ||
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tac chrutvā so 'bravīn mantrī deva kiṃ tena bhikṣuṇā |
tvatsevā sā kṛtetyeṣa tadvṛttāntas tvayocyatām || 45 ||
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ity ukto mantriṇā tena rājā buddhivareṇa saḥ |
jagāda śṛṇu tatraitāṃ tatkathāṃ varṇayāmi te || 46 ||
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pūrvaṃ pāṭaliputre me praviśyāsthānamanvaham |
bhikṣuḥ prapañcabuddhyākhyaḥ samudgakamupānayat || 47 ||
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ahaṃ tathaiva satataṃ varṣamātraṃ samarpayan |
bhāṇḍāgārikahaste tadanudghāṭitam eva sat || 48 ||
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ekadā bhikṣuṇā tena ḍhaukitaṃ tatsamudgakam |
daivātpāṇermama pataddvidhābhūtam abhūd bhuvi || 49 ||
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niragāc ca mahāratnaṃ tasmādanalabhāsuram |
prāṅmayevāparijñātaṃ hṛdayaṃ tena darśitam || 50 ||
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tad dṛṣṭvādāya cānyāni tānyānāyya vibhajya ca |
samudgakāni sarvebhyo ratnānyahamavāptavān || 51 ||
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tataḥ prapañcabuddhiṃ tamaprākṣaṃ vismayādaham |
kimaho sevase ratnair evaṃ māmīdṛśairiti || 52 ||
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athātra vijanaṃ kṛtvā sa bhikṣurmāmavocata |
asyāṃ kṛṣṇacaturdaśyāmāgāminyāṃ niśāgame || 53 ||
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śmaśāne sādhanīyā me vidyā kācittato bahiḥ |
tatra sāhāyake vīra tvadāgamanamarthaye || 54 ||
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vīrasāhāyyanirvighnāḥ sukhalabhyā hi siddhayaḥ |
ity ukto bhikṣuṇā tena tadahaṃ pratipannavān || 55 ||
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atha hṛṣṭe gate tasmin dinaiḥ kṛṣṇacaturdaśī |
āgāt sā śramaṇasyāsya tasyāsmārṣamahaṃ vacaḥ || 56 ||
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tataḥ kṛtāhniko bhūtvā pradoṣaṃ pratipālayan |
kṛtasaṃdhyāvidhirdaivātkṣipraṃ nidrāmagāmaham || 57 ||
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tatkṣaṇaṃ garuḍārūḍho bhagavān bhaktavatsalaḥ |
hariḥ padmāṅkitotsaṅgaḥ svapne mām evam ādiśat || 58 ||
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prapañcabuddhiranvarthanāmāyaṃ maṇḍalārcane |
putra śmaśāne nītvā tvāmupahārīkariṣyati || 59 ||
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ato vakṣyati yatsa tvāṃ jighāṃsurmā sma tatkṛthāḥ |
tvaṃ pūrvaṃ kuru śikṣitvā kariṣyāmīti taṃ vadeḥ || 60 ||
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tatas tathā taṃ kurvāṇaṃ tacchidreṇaiva tatkṣaṇam |
hanyās tvaṃ tadabhipretā siddhis tava bhaviṣyati || 61 ||
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ity uktvāntarhite viṣṇau prabuddho 'hamacintayam |
hareranugrahājjñāto vadhyo māyī mayādya saḥ || 62 ||
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evaṃ vicintya yāminyāḥ prathame prahare gate |
kṛpāṇapāṇir ekākī tacchmaśānam agām aham || 63 ||
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tatra dṛṣṭvā tam abhyāgāṃ bhikṣumarcitamaṇḍalam |
so 'pi vīkṣyābhyanandanmām abravīc ca tadā śaṭhaḥ || 64 ||
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mīlitākṣaḥ prasāryāṅgaṃ pata bhūmāvavāṅmukhaḥ |
rājannevaṃ bhavetsiddhirdvayorapyāvayoriti || 65 ||
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tato haṃ pratyavocaṃ taṃ tvam evaṃ prathamaṃ kuru |
mahyaṃ darśaya śikṣitvā vidhāsyāmi tathaiva tat || 66 ||
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tac chrutvā śramaṇo mūḍhastathā bhuvi sa cāpapat |
chinnaṃ tasya ca nistriṃśaprahāreṇa mayā śiraḥ || 67 ||
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athāntarikṣādudabhūd bhāratī sāhu bhūpate |
tvayā hi bhikṣuḥ pāpo 'yamupahārīkṛto 'dya yat || 68 ||
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yāsya sādhyā bhavetsā te siddhādya gagane gatiḥ |
ahaṃ dhairyeṇa tuṣṭaste kāmacārī dhanādhipaḥ || 69 ||
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tadasmatto vṛṇīṣvānyaṃ varaṃ yamabhivāñchasi |
ity uktvā prakaṭībhūtaṃ praṇamyāhaṃ tam abravam || 70 ||
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yadā tvāmarthayiṣye 'hamupayuktaṃ tadā varam |
saṃsmṛtopasthito bhūtvā bhagavanme pradāsyasi || 71 ||
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evam astviti māmuktvā tiro 'bhūtsa dhanādhipaḥ |
labdhasiddhiś ca rabhasātsvamandiramagāmaham || 72 ||
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ity uktaste svavṛttāntastatkuberavareṇa me |
kāryā madanamālāyāstenāsyāḥ pratyupakriyā || 73 ||
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tadbuddhivara gaccha tvaṃ tāvatpāṭaliputrakam |
veṣacchannaṃ samādāya rājaputraparicchadam || 74 ||
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ahaṃ ca kṛtvā pratyagrā priyāyāḥ pratyupakriyām |
punarāgamanāyeha tatraivaiṣyāmi saṃprati || 75 ||
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evam uktvā sa sacivaṃ vikramādityabhūpatiḥ |
dinakṛtyaṃ sa kṛtvā taṃ vyasṛjatsaparicchadam || 76 ||
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tatheti ca gate tasmiṃstāṃ nināya niśāṃ nṛpaḥ |
bhāviviśleṣasotkaṇṭhaḥ samaṃ madanamālayā || 77 ||
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sāpi dūrībhavantaṃ taṃ śaṃsatevāntarātmanā |
āliṅgatī muhuḥ sotkā nāsyāṃ nidrāmagānniśi || 78 ||
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tataḥ prātaḥ sa rājā tu vihitāvaśyakakriyaḥ |
nityadevārcanāgāraṃ viveśaiko japacchalāt || 79 ||
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tatra vaiśravaṇaṃ devaṃ saṃsmṛtopasthitaṃ ca saḥ |
varaṃ prākpratipannaṃ taṃ praṇamy aivamayācata || 80 ||
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prayaccha deva tenādya vareṇāṅgīkṛtena me |
sauvarṇān pañca mahataḥ puruṣāṃs tān ihākṣayān || 81 ||
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yeṣāmiṣṭopabhogāya cchidyamānānyanāratam |
tādṛśānyeva jāyante tānyaṅgāni punaḥ punaḥ || 82 ||
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evaṃ bhavantu tadrūpāḥ puruṣāste yathecchasi |
ity uktvā sa dhanādhyakṣo jagāmādarśanaṃ kṣaṇāt || 83 ||
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rājāpi tatkṣaṇaṃ so 'tra devagāre dadarśa tān |
sthitān akasmāt sauvarṇānmahataḥ pañca pūruṣān || 84 ||
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tataḥ praviṣṭo niragāt svāṃ pratijñāmavismaran |
dyāmupatya yayau tāvatpuraṃ pāṭaliputrakam || 85 ||
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tatrābhinandito 'mātyaiḥ paurairantaḥpuraiś ca saḥ |
tasthau kāryāṇi kurvāṇaḥ pratiṣṭhānasthayā dhiyā || 86 ||
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tāvac cātra pratiṣṭhāne prāviśattasya sā priyā |
cirapraviṣṭaṃ taṃ kāntaṃ vīkṣituṃ devasadma tat || 87 ||
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praviṣṭā tatra nādrākṣīt priyaṃ taṃ nṛpatiṃ kvacit |
adrākṣīt tu mahocchrāyān sauvarṇān pañca pūruṣān || 88 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvā tamanāsādya duḥkhitā sā vyacintayat |
nūnaṃ vidyādharaḥ ko'pi gandharvo vā sa me priyaḥ || 89 ||
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yaḥ saṃvibhajya māmebhiḥ pumbhirutpatya khaṃ gataḥ |
tadetairbhāratulyaiḥ kiṃ tadviyuktā karomy aham || 90 ||
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iti saṃcintya pṛcchantī nijaṃ parijanaṃ muhuḥ |
tatpravṛttiṃ vinirgatya tatra babhrāma sarvataḥ || 91 ||
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na ca lebhe ratiṃ kvāpi harmyodyānagṛhādiṣu |
vilapantī viyogārtā śarīratyāgasaṃmukhī || 92 ||
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mā viṣādaṃ kṛthā devi ko'pi kāmacaro hi saḥ |
devo yadṛcchayā bhūyo bhavyāṃ tvāmabhyupaiṣyati || 93 ||
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ity ādibhiḥ pradattāsthair vākyaiḥ parijanena sā |
āśvāsitā katham api pratijñāmakarodimām || 94 ||
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ṣaṇmāsamadhye yadi me na sa dāsyati darśanam |
dattasarvasvayā vahnau praveṣṭavyaṃ tato mayā || 95 ||
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iti pratijñayātmānaṃ saṃstabhyābhūttataś ca sā |
anvahaṃ dadatī dānaṃ dhyāyantī taṃ svavallabham || 96 ||
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ekadā svarṇapuṃsāṃ ca teṣām ekasya sā bhujau |
chedayitvā dvijātibhyo dadau dānaikatatparā || 97 ||
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dvitīye 'hni ca sādrākṣīttādṛśāveva tasya tau |
rātrimadhye samutpannau bhujau saṃjātavismayā || 98 ||
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tataḥ krameṇa sānyeṣāṃ bhujau dānārthamacchinat |
utpedire ca sarveṣāṃ punasteṣāṃ tathaiva te || 99 ||
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atha tānakṣayāndṛṣṭvā viprebhyo vedasaṃkhyayā |
adhyetṛbhyo dadau chittvā tadbhujānsā śubhānvaham || 100 ||
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dinaścālpairgatāṃ dikṣu śrutvā tāṃ khyātimāyayau |
tatra saṅgrāmadattākhyo vipraḥ pāṭaliputrakāt || 101 ||
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sa daridraścaturvedo guṇairyuktastadantikam |
pratigrahārthī prāvikṣattadā dvāḥsthaniveditaḥ || 102 ||
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sā tasmai vedasaṃkhyākāndadau sauvarṇapuṃbhujān |
arcitāya vratakṣāmairaṅgair virahapāṇḍuraiḥ || 103 ||
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tataḥ sa vipro duḥkhārtāc chrutvā tatparivāritaḥ |
tadvṛttāntaṃ mahāghorapratijñātamaśeṣataḥ || 104 ||
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hṛṣṭo viṣaṇṇaś cāropya sauvarṇānuṣṭrayordvayoḥ |
bhujānetānnivāsaṃ svaṃ yayau pāṭaliputrakam || 105 ||
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arājarakṣite kṣemaṃ nāsminme kāñcane bhavet |
iti tatra sa saṃcintya praviśyāsthānavartinam || 106 ||
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nṛpatiṃ vikramādityaṃ brāhmaṇaḥ sa vyajijñapat |
ihaivāsmi mahārāja vāstavyo nagare dvijaḥ || 107 ||
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so 'haṃ daridro vittārthī prayāto dakṣiṇāpatham |
prāptaḥ paraṃ pratiṣṭhānaṃ narasiṃhasya bhūpateḥ || 108 ||
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tatra pratigrahārthī san prakhyātayaśaso gṛham |
ahaṃ madanamālāyā gaṇikāyā gato 'bhavam || 109 ||
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tasyāḥ sakāśe divyo hi ko 'py uṣitvā ciraṃ pumān |
gataḥ kvāpy akṣayān dattvā puruṣān pañca kāñcanān || 110 ||
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tatas tadviprayogārtā jīvitaṃ viṣavedanām |
dehaṃ niṣphalamāyāsa nāhāraṃ caurayātanām || 111 ||
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manyamānā gatadhṛtiḥ kathaṃcidanujīvibhiḥ |
āśvāsyamānā vyadhita pratijñāṃ sā manasvinī || 112 ||
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yadi ṣaṇmāsamadhye māṃ na sa saṃbhāvayiṣyati |
tanmayāgnau praveṣṭavyaṃ daurbhāgyopahatātmanā || 113 ||
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iti baddhapratijñā sā maraṇādhyavasāyinī |
dadātyanudinaṃ dānaṃ sumahatsukṛtaiṣiṇī || 114 ||
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sā ca dṛṣṭā mayā deva viśṛṅkhalapadasthitiḥ |
anahārakṛśenāpi śarīreṇātiśobhitā || 115 ||
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dānatoyārdritakarā militālikulākulā |
duḥsthitā kāmakariṇo madāvastheva dehinī || 116 ||
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manye nindyaś ca vandyaś ca sa kāmī yo jahāti tām |
kānto yena vinā sā cā ca tnuṃ tyajati sundarī || 117 ||
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tayātra mahyaṃ catvāraḥ svarṇāḥ puruṣabāhavaḥ |
caturvedāya vidhivatpradattā vedasaṃkhyayā || 118 ||
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tatsusattragṛhaṃ kṛtvā svadharmam iha sevitum |
icchāmi tatra devena sāhāyyaṃ me vidhīyatām || 119 ||
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iti tasya mukhāc chrutvā priyāvārtāṃ dvijasya saḥ |
sadyo 'bhūd vikramādityas tadākṣiptamanā nṛpaḥ || 120 ||
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ādiśya ca pratīhāraṃ dvijasyāsyeṣṭasiddhaye |
vicintya dṛḍharāgāṃ ca tāṃ tṛṇīkṛtajīvitām || 121 ||
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pratijñāsiddhisāhāyye sahasotkaḥ svakāminīm |
gaṇayitvālpaśeṣaṃ ca tasyā dehavyayāvadhim || 122 ||
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satvaraṃ mantrinikṣiptarājyo gatvā vihāyasā |
pratiṣṭhānaṃ sa nṛpatiḥ priyāveśma viveśa tat || 123 ||
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tatra jyotsnacchavasanāṃ vibudhārpitavaibhavām |
kṛśām apaśyat kāntāṃ tāṃ parvaṇīndukalām iva || 124 ||
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sāpi netrasudhāsāramatarkitamupasthitam |
dṛṣṭvā madanamālā tamudbhrāntevābhavatkṣaṇam || 125 ||
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āliṅgantī tato bhūyaḥ palāyanabhayād iva |
kaṇṭhe bhujalatāpāśam arpayām āsa tasya sā || 126 ||
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kiṃ māmanāgasaṃ tyaktvā gatavānasi niṣkṛpa |
ity uvāca ca taṃ bāṣpaghargharākṣarayā girā || 127 ||
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ehi vakṣyāmi rahasīty uktvā so 'bhyantaraṃ rahaḥ |
tayā saha yayau rājā parivārābhinanditaḥ || 128 ||
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tatrātmānaṃ prakāśyāsyi svavṛttāntamavarṇayat |
narasiṃhanṛpaṃ yuktyā jetumatrāgamadyathā || 129 ||
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yathā prapañcabuddhiṃ ca hatvā khecaratāṃ yayau |
yathā varaṃ dhanādhyakṣātprāpya saṃvyabhajac ca tām || 130 ||
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yathā ca brāhmaṇādvārtāṃ śrutvā tatrāgataḥ punaḥ |
tatsarvamā pratijñārthāduktvā bhūyo jagāda tām || 131 ||
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tatpriye narasiṃho 'yamajeyo 'tibalī balaiḥ |
dvandvayuddhena ca mayā sākameṣa niyudhyate || 132 ||
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bhūcaraṃ dyucaro bhūtvā na cainaṃ hatavānaham |
adharmayuddhena jayaṃ ko hīcchetkṣattriyo bhavan || 133 ||
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tan me pratijñāsādhyaṃ yadbandibhirdvāravartinaḥ |
āvedanaṃ nṛpasyāsya tatra sāhāyakaṃ kuru || 134 ||
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etac chrutvaiva dhanyāsmīty uktvā rājñāmunā saha |
saṃmantrya gaṇikātha svānāhūyovāca bandinaḥ || 135 ||
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narasiṃho yadā rājā gṛhameṣyati me tadā |
dvārasaṃnihitairbhāvyaṃ bhavadbhirdattadṛṣṭibhiḥ || 136 ||
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deva bhakto 'nuraktaś ca narasiṃhanṛpastvayi |
iti vācyaṃ ca yuṣmābhis tasya praviśato muhuḥ || 137 ||
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kaḥ sthito 'treti yadi ca prakṣyatyutprekṣya tatkṣaṇam |
sthito 'tra vikramāditya iti vaktavya eva saḥ || 138 ||
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ity uktvā tānvisṛjyātha pratīhārīṃ jagāda sā |
narasiṃho na rājātra niṣedhyaḥ praviśanniti || 139 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā punaḥ prāptaprāṇanāthā yathāsukham |
tasthau madanamālā sā niḥsaṃkhyaṃ dadatī vasu || 140 ||
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tataḥ śrutvātidānaṃ tatsauvarṇapuruṣodbhavam |
narasiṃhanṛpo hitvāpyāgāddraṣṭuṃ sa tadgṛham || 141 ||
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pratīhārāniṣiddhasya tasya praviśato 'tra ca |
ā bahirdvāratastāramūcuḥ sarve 'pi bandinaḥ || 142 ||
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narasiṃho nṛpo deva praṇato bhaktimāniti |
tac ca śṛṇvansa māmarṣaḥ saśaṅkaścābhavannṛpaḥ || 143 ||
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pṛṣṭvā ca kaḥ sthito 'treti buddhvā tatra sthitaṃ ca tam |
rājānasṃ vikramādityaṃ kṣaṇam evam acintayat || 144 ||
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tadidaṃ prākpratijñātaṃ dvāri madvinivedanam |
nirvyūḍhamamunā rājñā prasahyāntaḥ praviśya me || 145 ||
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aho rājāyamojasvī yenādy aivamahaṃ jitaḥ |
na ca vadhyo balenāsāvekākī me gṛhāgataḥ || 146 ||
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tattāvatpraviśāmīti narasiṃho vicintya saḥ |
viveśābhyantaraṃ rājā bandivṛndaniveditaḥ || 147 ||
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praviṣṭaṃ taṃ ca dṛṣṭvaiva sasmitaṃ sasmitānanaḥ |
utthāya vikramādityaḥ kaṇṭhe jagrāha bhūpatim || 148 ||
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athopaviṣṭau tau dvāvapyanyonyakuśalaṃ nṛpau |
tasyāṃ madanamālāyāṃ pārśvasthāyāmapṛcchatām || 149 ||
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kathākramāc ca papraccha vikramādityam atra saḥ |
narasiṃhaḥ kuto 'treme suvarṇapuruṣā iti || 150 ||
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tato 'tra vikramādityo nihataśramaṇādhamam |
sādhitākāśagamanaṃ vitteśvaravareṇa ca || 151 ||
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saṃprāptākṣayasauvarṇamahāpuruṣapañcakam |
kṛtsnaṃ kathitavānasmai svavṛttāntaṃ tamadbhutam || 152 ||
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narasiṃho 'tha matvā taṃ mahāśaktiṃ nabhaścaram |
apāpabuddhiṃ vṛtavānmitravāya nṛpo nṛpam || 153 ||
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pratipannasuhṛttvaṃ ca kṛtācāravidhiṃ tadā |
rājadhānīṃ nijāṃ nītvā svopacārairupācarat || 154 ||
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saṃmānya prahitas tena rājñā ca sa nṛpaḥ punaḥ |
gṛhaṃ madanamālāyā vikramāditya āyayau || 155 ||
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atha sa nijaujaḥ pratimāsaṃpāditadustarapratijñārthaḥ |
gantuṃ cakāra ceto nijanagaraṃ vikramādityaḥ || 156 ||
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tena samaṃ sā jigamiṣur asahā virahasya madanamālāpi |
tyakṣyantī taṃ deśaṃ brāhmaṇasādakṛtavasatiṃ svām || 157 ||
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tatas tayā sākamananyacittayā tadīyahastyaśvapadātyanudrutaḥ |
sa vikramādityanarendracandramā nijaṃ puraṃ pāṭaliputrakaṃ yayau || 158 ||
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tatra tena saha baddhasauhṛdas tasthivānsa narasiṃhabhūbhṛtā |
anvito madanamālayā tayā premamuktanijadeśayā sukham || 159 ||
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iti deva bhavatyudārasattvo dṛḍharaktaś ca vilāsinījano 'pi |
avarodhasamo mahīpatīnāṃ kimutānyaḥ kulajaḥ puraṃdhrilokaḥ || 160 ||
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itthaṃ niśamya marubhūtimukhādudārām etāṃ kathāṃ sa naravāhanadattabhūpaḥ |
vidyādharottamakulaprabhavā ca sāsya ratnaprabhā navavadhurvyadhita pramodam || 161 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Chapter 4

Cover of edition (2014)

The Ocean of Story
by C.H. Tawney (2014)

Being C.H. Tawney's Translation of Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara (Kathasaritsagara): (Ten Volumes)

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Cover of edition (2005)

Kathasaritsagar
by Kedarnath Sharma Saraswat (2005)

The Only Edition with the Sanskrit Text and its Hindi Translation (An Old and Rare Book) Set of 3 Vol.

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Cover of edition (2013)

Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva Bhatta (Sanskrit Text Only)
by Vasudeva Laksmana Sastri (2013)

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Cover of edition (1995)

Katha Sarit Sagar in Marathi
by H. A Bhave (1995)

Set of 5 Volumes; Published by Varada Books, Pune. 2256 pages (Throughout B/W Illustrations).

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Cover of edition (2014)

Katha Sarit Sagara (Tamil)
by S. V. Ganapati (எஸ். வி. கணபதி) (2014)

[கதா சரித் சாகரம்] Published by Alliance Publications.

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Cover of Bengali edition

Galpa Shono
by Abhijit Chattopadhyay (2014)

[গল্প শোনো] Galpa Shono: Bengali Translation of 'Suno Kahani From Katha Sarit Sagar'; 9788126015436; Published by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.

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