Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17, Verse 17.12 in Sanskrit, Hindi, English

Here is the Sanskrit anuvad, Hindi anuvad, and English translation of Shraddhatraya-Vibhaga Yoga Chapter 17, Verse 17.12.

Bhagavad Gita


अभिसंधाय तु फलं दम्भार्थमपि चैव यत् । इज्यते भरतश्रेष्ठ तं यज्ञं विद्धि राजसम् ॥ १७.१२ ॥


परन्तु हे अर्जुन ! केवल दम्भाचरण के लिये अथवा फल को भी दृष्टि में रखकर जो यज्ञ किया जाता है, उस यज्ञ को तू राजस जान|


However, O Bharata, a sacrifice that is done purely with the intention of receiving some reward, or done for the sake of display, is known as a Rajas sacrifice, which is an impure sacrifice.

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