Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi

by Ganganatha Jha | 1920 | 1,381,940 words | ISBN-10: 8120811550

This is the English translation of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of Sanskrit verses dealing with ‘Dharma’, a collective name for human purpose, their duties and the law. Various topics will be dealt with, but this volume of the series includes 12 discourses (adhyaya). The commentary on this text by Medhatithi elaborately explains various t...

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation by Ganganath Jha:

ये बकव्रतिनो विप्रा ये च मार्जारलिङ्गिनः ।
ते पतन्त्यन्धतामिस्रे तेन पापेन कर्मणा ॥ १९७ ॥

ye bakavratino viprā ye ca mārjāraliṅginaḥ |
te patantyandhatāmisre tena pāpena karmaṇā || 197 ||

Those Brāhmaṇas who are heron-like in their behaviour, and those who are cat-like, fall, by that sinful act, into the Andhatāmisra hell.—(197)


Medhātithi’s commentary (manubhāṣya):

This verse is explained by its own words.—(197).


Comparative notes by various authors

(verses 4.195-199)

See Comparative notes for Verse 4.195.

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