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1. duṣṣanta:nāmarājari:pūruvaṃśatilaka:

††††††††† Daṣṣantanamed†† king-seer†† name-family-ornament

††††††† trilokyām†† viśruta:kṛtsnāmpṛthivīmapālayat

††††††††††††† in-3-worlds†† famousentire†† earth†† protected

 

2. ††sa: ca ekadāmantrisūtasainikānvita:

††† and he†† one-time†† minister-driver-soldiers-attended-along-with

††† mṛgayākrīārthammahāvanampraviṭa:

††††††††† chase-hunt-purpose†††big-forest††† was-entered

†††

 

3. ††tasmin vaneduṣṣanta:anevān vyāghrasiṃharkadvopina:

††††††††††† in-that-forest†† Duṣṣanta††† several-tiger-lion-panther

††††††††††† anyān ca†† vanecarān prāṇina:svaśarai:vyāpādayat

††††††††††††††† and othersdwellingliving-creatures†† with-sisters††† killed

 

4. ekam tuhariṇampalāyamānamrathastha:anusaran

††††††††††† buta gazellefleeing†††††(he) riding-in-car††following (gazelle)

††† sa:nadītīredivyāśramapadam†† dṛṭavān

†††††††† heon-river-bank†† devine-āsram-place†† saw

 

5. kaṇvasyabrahmare:ayam āśrama:iti ††††††sūtamukhāt śrutvā

††††† of-Kanvabrahma-ṛi†† this (is) āśram, from-driverís-mouthhaving-heard

sainikān vanesasthāapi imnantumrājātatrapraviṭa:

†††††††††††† soldiersin-forest†††† stand-with††† ito-greet†† king†† there†† entered

 

6. tadā kaṇvetīrthayātrārthamproite

††††††††††† then†† in-Kanva†††††† pilgrimage-place-purpose†††† set-out

††† sati tasyakṛtrimāduhitāśakuttalānāmasakhīsametā

†††††††† wifehis†† adopteddaughterShakunttalā††††† friend-provided-with

††† mahārājam atithi-satkāreṇapūjayitumāśramānnirgatā

††††† king†† with-guest-hospitality†† to-honorāshrams††† departed