Agni Purana [sanskrit]

97,288 words

This Sanskrit edition of the Agnipurana. It is one of the traditional eighteen Mahapuranas presented as an encyclopedia of ancient Indian history and knowledge. It contains either 382 or 383 chapters and over 10.000 verses (Sanskrit Shlokas).

Chapter 115

[English text for this chapter is available]

agniruvāca |
udyataścedgayāṃ yātuṃ śrāddhaṃ kṛtvā vidhānataḥ |
vidhāya kārpaṭīveśaṃ grāmasyāpi pradakṣiṇaṃ || 1 ||
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kṛtvā pratidinaṅgacchetsaṃyataścāpratigrahī |
gṛhāccalitamātrasya gayayā gamanaṃ prati || 2 ||
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svargārohaṇasopānaṃ pitṝṇāntu pade pade |
brahmajñānena kiṃ kāryaṃ gogṛhe maraṇena kiṃ || 3 ||
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kiṃ kurukṣetravāsena yadā putro gayāṃ vrajet |
gayāprāptaṃ sutaṃ dṛṣṭvā pitṝṇāmutsavo bhavet || 4 ||
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padbhyāmapi jalaṃ spṛṣṭvā asmabhyaṃ kinna dāsyati |
brahmajñānaṃ gayāśrāddhaṃ gogṛhe maraṇaṃ tathā || 5 ||
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vāsaḥ puṃsāṃ kurukṣetre muktireṣā caturvidhā |
kāṅkṣanti pitaraḥ putraṃ narakādbhayabhīravaḥ || 6 ||
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gayāṃ yāsyati yaḥ putraḥ sa nastrātā bhaviṣyati |
muṇḍanañcopavāsaśca sarvatīrtheṣvayaṃ vidhiḥ || 7 ||
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na kālādirgayātīrthe dadyātpiṇḍāṃśca nityaśaḥ |
pakṣatrayanivāsī ca punātyāsaptatamaṃ kulaṃ || 8 ||
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aṣṭakāsu ca vṛddhau ca gayāyāṃ mṛtavāsare |
atra mātuḥ pṛthakśrāddhamanyatra patinā saha || 9 ||
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pitrādinavadaivatyaṃ tathā dvādaśadaivataṃ |
prathame divase snāyāttīrthe hyuttaramānase || 10 ||
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uttare mānase puṇye āyurārogyavṛddhaye |
sarvāghaughavighātāya snānaṃ kuryādvimuktaye || 11 ||
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santarpya devapitrādīn śrāddhakṛtpiṇḍado bhavet |
divyāntarikṣabhaumasthān devān santarpayāmyahaṃ || 12 ||
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divyāntarikṣabhaumādi pitṛmātrādi tarpayet |
pitā pitāmahaścaiva tathaiva prapitāmahaḥ || 13 ||
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mātā pitāmahī caiva tathaiva prapitāmahī |
mātāmahaḥ pramātāmaho vṛddhapramātāmahaḥ || 14 ||
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tebhyo'nyebhya imān piṇḍānuddhārāya dadāmyahaṃ |
oṃ namaḥ sūryadevāya somabhaumajñarūpiṇe || 15 ||
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jīvaśukraśanaiścārirāhuketusvarūpiṇe |
uttare mānase snātā uddharetsakalaṃ kulaṃ || 16 ||
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sūryaṃ natvā vrajenmaunī naro dakṣiṇamānasaṃ |
dakṣiṇe mānase snānaṃ karomi pitṛtṛptaye || 17 ||
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gayāyāmāgataḥ svargaṃ yāntu me pitaro'khilāḥ |
śrāddhaṃ piṇḍantataḥ kṛtvā sūryaṃ natvā vadedidaṃ || 18 ||
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oṃ namo bhānave bhartre bhavāya bhava me vibho |
bhuktimuktipradaḥ sarvapitṝṇāṃ bhavabhāvitaḥ || 19 ||
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kavyavāho'nalaḥ somo yamaścaivāryamā tathā |
agniṣvāttā varhiṣada ājyapāḥ pitṛdevatāḥ || 20 ||
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āgacchantu mahābhāgā yuṣmābhī rakṣitāstviha |
madīyāḥ pitaro ye ca mātṛmātāmahādayaḥ || 21 ||
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teṣāṃ piṇḍapradātāhamāgato'smi gayāmimāṃ |
udīcyāṃ muṇḍapṛṣṭhasya devarṣigaṇapūjitaṃ || 22 ||
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nāmnā kanakhalaṃ tīrthaṃ triṣu lokeṣu viśrutaṃ |
siddhānāṃ prītijananaiḥ pāpānāñca bhayaṅkaraiḥ || 23 ||
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lelihānairmahānāgai rakṣyate caiva nityaśaḥ |
tatra snātvā divaṃ yānti krīḍante bhuvi mānavāḥ || 24 ||
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phalgutīrthaṃ tato gacchenmahānadyāṃ sthitaṃ paraṃ |
nāgājjanārdanātkūpādvaṭāccottaramānasāt || 25 ||
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etadgayāśiraḥ proktaṃ phalgutīrthaṃ taducyate |
muṇḍapṛṣṭhanagādyāśca sārātsāramathāntaraṃ || 26 ||
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yasmin phalati śrīrgaurvā kāmadhenurjalaṃ mahī |
dṛṣṭiramyādikaṃ yasmātphalgutīrthaṃ na phalguvat || 27 ||
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phalgutīrthe naraḥ snātvā dṛṣṭvā devaṃ gadādharaṃ |
etena kiṃ na paryāptaṃ nṛṇāṃ sukṛtakāriṇāṃ || 28 ||
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pṛthivyāṃ yāni tīrthāni āsamudrātsarāṃsi ca |
phalgutīrthaṃ gamiṣyanti vāramekaṃ dine dine || 29 ||
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phalgutīrthe tīrtharāje karoti snānamādṛtaḥ |
pitṝṇāṃ brahmalokāptyai ātmano bhuktimuktaye || 30 ||
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snātvā śrāddhī piṇḍado'tha nameddevaṃ pitāmahaṃ |
kalau māheśvarā lokā atra devo gadādharaḥ || 31 ||
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pitāmaho liṅgarūpī tannamāmi maheśvaraṃ |
gadādharaṃ balaṃ kāmamaniruddhaṃ narāyaṇaṃ || 32 ||
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brahmaviṣṇunṛsiṃhākhyaṃ varāhādiṃ namāmyahaṃ |
tato gadādharaṃ dṛṣṭvā kulānāṃ śatamuddharet || 33 ||
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dharmāraṇyaṃ dvitīye'hni mataṅgasyāśrame vare |
mataṅgavāpyāṃ saṃsnāya śrāddhakṛtpiṇḍado bhavet || 34 ||
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mataṅgeśaṃ susiddheśaṃ natvā cedamudīrayet |
pramāṇaṃ devatāḥ santu lokapālāśca sākṣiṇaḥ || 35 ||
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mayāgatya mataṅge'smin pitṝṇāṃ niṣkṛtiḥ kṛtā |
snānatarpaṇaśrāddhādirbrahmatīrthe'tha kūpake || 36 ||
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tatkūpayūpayormadhye śrāddhaṃ kulaśatoddhṛtau |
mahābodhataruṃ natvā dharmavān svargalokabhāk || 37 ||
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tṛtīye brahmasarasi snānaṃ kuryādyatavrataḥ |
snānaṃ brahmasarastīrthe karomi brahmabhūtaye || 38 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ brahmalokāya brahmarṣigaṇasevite |
tarpaṇaṃ śrāddhakṛtpiṇḍaṃ pradadyāttu prasecanaṃ |
kuryācca vājapeyārthī brahmayūpapradakṣiṇaṃ || 39 ||
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eko muniḥ kumbhakuśāgrahasta āmrasya mūle salilaṃ dadāti |
āmrāśca siktāḥ pitaraśca tṛptā ekā kriyā dvyarthakarī prasiddhā || 40 ||
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brahmāṇañca namaskṛtya kulānāṃ śatamuddharet |
phalgutīrthe caturthe'hni snātvā devāditarpaṇaṃ || 41 ||
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kṛtvā śrāddhaṃ sapiṇḍañca gayāśirasi kārayet |
pañcakrośaṃ gayākṣetraṃ krośamekaṃ gayāśiraḥ || 42 ||
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tatra piṇḍapradānena kulānāṃ śatamuddharet |
muṇḍapṛṣṭhe padaṃ nyastaṃ mahādevena dhīmatā || 43 ||
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muṇḍapṛṣṭhe śiraḥ sākṣādgayāśira udāhṛtaṃ |
sākṣādgayāśirastatra phalgutīrthāśramaṃ kṛtaṃ || 44 ||
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amṛtaṃ tatra vahati pitṝṇāṃ dattamakṣayaṃ |
snātvā daśāśvamedhe tu dṛṣṭvā devaṃ pitāmahaṃ || 45 ||
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rudrapādaṃ naraḥ spṛṣṭvā neha bhūyo'bhijāyate |
śamīpatrapramāṇena piṇḍaṃ datvā gayāśire || 46 ||
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narakasthā divaṃ yānti svargasthā mokṣamāpnuyuḥ |
pāyasenātha piṣṭena saktunā caruṇā tathā || 47 ||
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piṇḍadānaṃ taṇḍulaiśca godhūmaistilamiśritaiḥ |
piṇḍaṃ datvā rudrapade kulānāṃ śatamuddharet || 48 ||
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tathā viṣṇupade śrāddhapiṇḍado hyṛṇamuktikṛt |
pitrādīnāṃ śatakulaṃ svātmānaṃ tārayennaraḥ || 49 ||
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tathā brahmapade śrāddhī brahmalokaṃ nayetpitṝn |
dakṣiṇāgnipade tadvadgārhapatyapade tathā || 50 ||
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pade vāhavanīyasya śrāddhī yajñaphalaṃ labhet |
āvasathyasya candrasya sūryasya ca gaṇasya ca || 51 ||
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agastyakārttikeyasya śrāddhī tārayate kulaṃ |
ādityasya rathaṃ natvā karṇādityaṃ namennaraḥ || 52 ||
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kanakeśapadaṃ natvā gayākedārakaṃ namet |
sarvapāpavinirmuktaḥ pitṝn brahmapuraṃ nayet || 53 ||
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viśālo'pi gayāśīrṣe piṇḍado'bhūcca putravān |
viśālāyāṃ viśālo'bhūdrājaputro'bravīddvijān || 54 ||
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kathaṃ putrādayaḥ syurme dvijā ūcurviśālakaṃ |
gayāyāṃ piṇḍadānena tava sarvaṃ bhaviṣyati || 55 ||
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viśālo'pi gayāśīrṣe pitṛpiṇḍāndadau tataḥ |
dṛṣṭvākāśe sitaṃ raktaṃ puruṣāṃstāṃśca pṛṣṭavān || 56 ||
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ke yūyaṃ teṣu caivaikaḥ sitaḥ proce viśālakaṃ |
ahaṃ sitaste janaka indralokaṃ gataḥ śubhān || 57 ||
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mama raktaḥ pitā putra kṛṣṇaścaiva pitāmahaḥ |
abravīnnarakaṃ prāptā tvayā muktīkṛtā vayaṃ || 58 ||
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piṇḍadānādbrahmalokaṃ vrajāma iti te gatāḥ |
viśālaḥ prāptaputrādiḥ rājyaṃ kṛtvā hariṃ yayau || 59 ||
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pretarājaḥ svamuktyai ca vaṇijañcedamabravīt |
pretaiḥ sarvaiḥ sahārtaḥ san sukṛtaṃ bhujyate phalaṃ || 60 ||
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śravaṇadvādaśīyoge kumbhaḥ sānnaśca sodakaḥ |
dattaḥ purā sa madhyāhne jīvanāyopatiṣṭhate || 61 ||
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dhanaṃ gṛhītvā me gaccha gayāyāṃ piṇḍado bhava |
vaṇigdhanaṃ gṛhītvā tu gayāyāṃ piṇḍado'bhavat || 62 ||
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pretarājaḥ saha pretairmukto nīto hareḥ puraṃ |
gayāśīrṣe piṇḍadānādātmānaṃ svapitṝṃstathā || 63 ||
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pitṛvaṃśe sutā ye ca mātṛvaṃśe tathaiva ca |
guruśvaśurabandhūnāṃ ye cānye bāndhavā mṛtāḥ || 64 ||
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ye me kule luptapiṇḍāḥ putradāravivarjitāḥ |
kriyālopagatā ye ca jātyandhāḥ puṅgavastathā || 65 ||
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virūpā āmagarbhā ye jñātājñātāḥ kule mama |
teṣāṃ piṇḍo mayā datto hyakṣayyamupatiṣṭhatāṃ || 66 ||
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ye kecitpretarūpeṇa tiṣṭhanti pitaro mama |
te sarve tṛptimāyāntu piṇḍadānena sarvadā || 67 ||
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piṇḍo deyastu sarvebhyaḥ sarvairvai kulatārakaiḥ |
ātmanastu tathā deyo hyakṣayaṃ lokamicchatā || 68 ||
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pañcame'hni gadālole snāyānmantreṇa buddhimān |
gadāprakṣālane tīrthe gadālole'tipāvane || 69 ||
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snānaṃ karomi saṃsāragadaśāntyai janārdana |
namo'kṣayavaṭāyaiva akṣayasvargadāyine || 70 ||
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pitrādīnāmakṣayāya sarvapāpakṣayāya ca |
śrāddhaṃ vaṭatale kuryādbrāhmaṇānāñca bhojanaṃ || 71 ||
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ekasmin bhojite vipre koṭirbhavati bhojitā |
kimpunarbahubhirbhuktaiḥ pitṝṇāṃ dattamakṣayaṃ || 72 ||
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gayāyāmannadātā yaḥ pitarastena putriṇaḥ |
vaṭaṃ vaṭeśvaraṃ natvā pūjayetprapitāmahaṃ || 73 ||
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akṣayāṃllabhate lokān kulānāṃ śatamuddharet |
kramato'kramato vāpi gayāyātrā mahāphalā || 74 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 115

Cover of edition (1987)

The Agni Puranam (Anandashram Edition)
by Shri Chimna Apate (श्री चिमणा आपटे) (1987)

Publisher: Anandashram, Pune; 633 pages; Title: अग्निपुराणम्;

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Cover of edition (2007)

Agni Purana with Hindi Translation
by Tarinish Jha and Dr. Ghanshayam Tripathi (तारिणीश् झा और डॉ. घनश्याम त्रिपाठी) (2007)

Publisher: Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad; 1199 pages; Title: अग्निपुराणम् (संस्कृत एवं हिन्दी अनुवाद);

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Cover of edition (2023)

Agni Purana (Two Volumes)
by M. N. Dutt (2023)

Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.; Editor: K. L. Joshi.; ISBN-10: 8171101690; ISBN-13: 9788171101696; 1070 pages.

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Cover of edition (2006)

Agni-Purana (Set of 4 Volumes)
by N. Gangadharan (2006)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; ISBN: Part I 8120803590 (9788120803596); Part II 8120803604 (‎9788120803602); Part III 8120801741 (9788120801745); Part IV 812080306X (9788120803060); 1271 pages.

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Cover of edition (2013)

The Agni Purana (Hindi)
by (2013)

Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur; Title: अग्निपुराण (केवल हिन्दी अनुवाद); ISBN-10: 8129302934; ISBN-13: 9788129302939; 848 pages.

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Cover of edition (2013)

Agni Purana (Kannada)
by Sreedharananda (2013)

Publisher: Pooja Pusthaka Bhandara, Bangalore; Title: ಅಗ್ನಿ ಪುರಾಣ; 560 pages.

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