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:

असकृद् गर्भवासेषु वासं जन्म च दारुणम् ।
बन्धनानि च काष्ठानि परप्रेष्यत्वमेव च ॥ ७८ ॥

asakṛd garbhavāseṣu vāsaṃ janma ca dāruṇam |
bandhanāni ca kāṣṭhāni parapreṣyatvameva ca || 78 ||

Repeated lying in wombs, agonising births, painful bondages, and slavery to others.—(78)


Medhātithi’s commentary (manubhāṣya):

The meaning of this is quite clear.—(78)

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