Yoga Vasistha [sanskrit]

223,437 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Sanskrit edition of the Yoga-vasistha including English translation and grammatical analysis. The Yogavasistha is a Hindu spiritual text written by Valmiki (who also authored the Ramayana) dealing with the philosophical topics from the Advaita-vedanta school. Chronologically it precedes the Ramayana.

Chapter LXXVI

śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
athaikadā pure śreṣṭhe kasmiṃścinmaṇḍalāntare |
anapatye nṛpaṃ mṛtyurahanmatsya ivāmiṣam || 1 ||
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tatra prakṛtayaḥ khinnā naṣṭadeśakramā nṛpam |
anviṣyanti sma saṃyuktaṃ guṇalakṣmyā viśālayā || 2 ||
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taṃ bhagīrathamāsādya sthiraṃ bhikṣācaraṃ munim |
parijñāya samānīya sainye cakrurmahīpatim || 3 ||
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bhagīrathaḥ kṣaṇenaiva prāvṛṣīvāmbunā saraḥ |
valitaḥ senayā gurvyā jhaṭityāśiśriye gajam || 4 ||
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bhagīratho jagannātho jayatīti janāravaiḥ |
nīrandhratāmupājagmurgirīndrāṇāṃ mahāguhā || 5 ||
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tatra taṃ pālayantaṃ tadrājyaṃ rājānamādṛtāḥ |
ājagmuḥ prākprakṛtayaḥ prāhuritthaṃ nṛpādhipam || 6 ||
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prakṛtaya ūcuḥ |
rājannasmākamadhipo yastvayā sa puraskṛtaḥ |
mṛtyunā vinigīrṇo'sau matsyenevāmiṣaṃ mṛdu || 7 ||
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tattatpālayituṃ rājyaṃ prasādaṃ kartumarhasi |
aprārthitopayātānāṃ tyāgo'rthānāṃ ca nocitaḥ || 8 ||
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śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
iti saṃprārthito rājā tadaṅgīkṛtya tadvacaḥ |
saptasāgaracihnāyāḥ sa babhūva bhuvaḥ patiḥ || 9 ||
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samaḥ śāntamanā maunī vītarāgo vimatsaraḥ |
prāptakāryaikakaraṇaḥ sa tirohitavismaya || 10 ||
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pātālatalanaṣṭānāṃ sāgarākārakāriṇām |
pitāmahānāṃ gaṅgāmbu śuśruve tāraṇakṣamam || 11 ||
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tadā kila svarganadī vahati sma na bhūtale |
pitṝṇāṃ bhūtavikhyo'bhūttena gaṅgājalāñjaliḥ || 12 ||
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bhagīrathena ca mahīmavatārayituṃ divaḥ |
gaṅgāṃ gṛhīto niyamastataḥprabhṛti bhūbhṛtā || 13 ||
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tato rājyaṃ parityajya mantriṇāṃ bhūpatiḥ śamī |
tapase kāryakāryeho jagāma vijanaṃ vanam || 14 ||
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tatra varṣasahasraiśca samārādhya punaḥpunaḥ |
brahmāṇaṃ śaṃkaraṃ jahnuṃ bhuvi gaṅgāmayojayat || 15 ||
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tataḥ prabhṛtyamalataraṅgabhaṅginī jagatpateḥ śaśivibhṛdaṅgasaṅginī |
nabhastalānnipatati gāṃ trimārgagā mahātmanāmiva bahupuṇyasaṃtatiḥ || 16 ||
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sphurattaraṅgabhaṅginī svaphenapuñjahāsinī prasannapuṇyamañjarīyuteva dharmasaṃtatiḥ |
bhagīrathe mahīpatau yaśaḥpracāravīthikā tadā hi sā trimārgagā mahītale babhūva ha || 17 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Chapter LXXVI

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

Yoga Vasistha English (four volumes)
by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891)

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