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 236

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puṣkara uvāca |
yātrāvidhānapūrvantu vakṣye sāṅgrāmikaṃ vidhiṃ |
saptāhena yadā yātrā bhaviṣyati mahīpateḥ || 1 ||
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pūjanīyo hariḥ śambhurmodakādyairvināyakaḥ |
dvitīye'hani diṃkpālān sampūjya śayanañcaret || 2 ||
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śayyāyāṃ vā tadagre'tha kadevān prārcya manuṃ smaret |
namaḥ śambho trinetrāya rudrāya varadāya ca || 3 ||
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vāmanāya virūpāya svapnādhipataye namaḥ |
bhagavandevadeveśa śūlabhṛdvṛṣavāhana || 4 ||
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iṣṭāniṣṭe mamācakṣva svapne suptasya śāśvata |
yajjāgrato dūramiti purodhā mantramuccaret || 5 ||
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tṛtīye'hani dikpālān rudrāṃstān dikpatīnyajet |
grahan yajeccaturthe'hni pañcame cāśivanau yajet || 6 ||
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mārge yā devatāstāsānnadyādīnāñca pūjanaṃ |
divyāntarīkṣabhaumasthadevānāñca tathā baliḥ || 7 ||
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rātrau bhūtagaṇānāñca vāsudevādipūjanaṃ |
bhadrākālyāḥ śriyaḥ kuryyāt prārthayet sarvdevatāḥ || 8 ||
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vāsudevaḥ saṅkarṣaṇaḥ pradyamnaścāniruddhakaḥ |
nārāyaṇo'bjajo viṣṇurnnārasiṃho varāhakaḥ || 9 ||
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śiva īśastatpuruṣo hyaghoro rāma satyajaḥ || 2 ||
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sūryyaḥ somaḥ kukajacaścāndrijīvaśukraśanaiścarāḥ || 10 ||
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rāhuḥ keturgaṇapatiḥ senānī caṇḍikā hyumā |
lakṣmīḥ sarasvatī durgā brahmāṇīpramukhā gaṇāḥ || 11 ||
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rudrā indrādayo vahnirnnāgāstārkṣyo'pare surāḥ |
divyāntarīkṣabhūmiṣṭhā vijayāya bhavantu me || 12 ||
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mardayantu raṇe śatrūn sampragṛhyopahārakaṃ |
saputramātṛbhṛtyo'haṃ devā vaḥ śaraṇaṅgataḥ || 13 ||
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camūnāṃ pṛṣṭhato gatvā ripunāśā namo'stu vaḥ || 5 ||
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vinivṛttaḥ prdāsyāmi dattādabhyadhikaṃ baliṃ || 14 ||
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ṣaṣṭhe'hni vijayasnānaṃ karttavyaṃ cābhiṣekavat |
yātrādine saptame ca pūjayecca trivakramaṃ || 15 ||
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nīrājanoktamantraiśca āyudhaṃ vāhanaṃ yajet |
puṇyāhajayaśabdena mantrametanniśāmayet || 16 ||
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divyāntarīkṣabhūmiṣṭhāḥ santvāyurdāḥ surāśca te |
devasiddhiṃ prapnuhi tvaṃ devayātrāstu sā tava || 17 ||
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rakṣantu devatāḥ sarvā iti śrutvā nṛpo vrajet |
gṛhītvā saśarañcāpaṃ dhanurnāgeti mantrataḥ || 18 ||
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nadviṇṇoriti japtvātha dadyādripumukha padaṃ |
dakṣiṇaṃ padaṃ dvātriṃśaddikṣuṃ prācyādiṣu kramāt || 19 ||
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nāgaṃ rathaṃ hayañcaiva dhuryāṃścaivāruhet kramāt |
āruhya vādyairgaccheta pṛṣṭhato nāvalokayet || 20 ||
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krośamātraṃ gatastiṣṭhet pūjayeddevatā dvijān |
paradeśaṃ vrajet paścādātmasainyaṃ hi pālayan || 21 ||
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rājā prāpya videśantu deśapālantu pālayet || 9 ||
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devānāṃ pūjanaṃ kuryyānna chindyādāyamatra tu || 22 ||
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nāvamānayettaddeśyānāgatya svapuraṃ punaḥ |
jayaṃ prāpyārccayeddevān dadyāddānāni pārthipaḥ || 23 ||
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dvitīye'hani saṅgrāmo bhaviṣyati yadā tadā |
snāpayedgajamaśvādi yajeddevaṃ nṛsiṃhakaṃ || 24 ||
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chatrādirājaliṅgāni śastrāṇi niśi vai gaṇān |
prātarnṛsiṃhakaṃ pūjya vāhanādyamaśeṣataḥ || 25 ||
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purodhasā hutaṃ paśyedvahniṃ hutvā dvijānyadet |
gṛhītvā saśarañcāpaṃ gajādyārudya vai brajet || 26 ||
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deśe tvadṛśyaḥ śatrūṇāṃ kuryyāt prakṛtikalpanāṃ |
saṃhatān yodhayedalpān kāmaṃ vistārayedbahūn || 27 ||
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sūcīmukhamanīkaṃ syādalpānāṃ bahubhiḥ saha |
vyūhāḥ prāṇyaṅgarūpāśca dravyarūpāśca kīrttitāḥ || 28 ||
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garuḍo makaravyūhaścakraḥ śyenastathaiva ca |
arddhacandraśca vajraśca śakaṭavyūha eva ca || 29 ||
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maṇḍalaḥ sarvatobhadraḥ sūcīvyūhaśca te narāḥ |
vyūhānāmatha sarveṣāṃ pañcadhā sainyakalpanā || 30 ||
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dvau pakṣāvanupakṣau dvāvavaśyaṃ pañcamaṃ bhavet |
ekena yadi vā dvābhyāṃ bhāgābhyāṃ yuddhamācaret || 31 ||
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bhāgatrayaṃ sthāpayettu teṣāṃ rakṣārthameva ca |
na vyūhakalpanā kāryyā rājño bhavati karhiṃcit || 32 ||
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mūlacchede vināśaḥ syānna yudhyecca svayannṛpaḥ |
sainyasya paścāttiṣṭhettu krośamātre mahīpatiḥ || 33 ||
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bhagnasandhāraṇaṃ tatra yodhānāṃ parikīrttitaṃ |
pradhānabhaṅge sainyasya nāvasthānaṃ vidhīyate || 34 ||
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na saṃhatānna viralānyodhān vyūhe prakalpayet |
āyudhānāntu sammarddo yathā na syāt parasparaṃ || 35 ||
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bhettukāmaḥ paranīkaṃ saṃhataireva bhedayet |
bhedarakṣyāḥ pareṇāpi karttavyāḥ saṃhatāstathā || 36 ||
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vyūhaṃ bhedāvahaṃ kuryyāt paravyūheṣu cecchayā |
gajasya pādarakṣārthāścatvārastu tathā dvija || 37 ||
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rathasya cāśvāścatvāraḥ samāstasya ca carmmiṇaḥ |
dhanvinaścarmibhistulyāḥ purastāccarmmiṇo raṇe || 38 ||
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vṛṣṭhato dhanvinaḥ paścāddhanvinānturagā rathāḥ |
rathānāṃ kuñjarāḥ paścāddhātavyāḥ pṛthivīkṣitā || 39 ||
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padātikuñjarāśvanāṃ dharmmakāryyaṃ prayatnataḥ |
śūrāḥ pramukhato deyāḥ skandhamātrapradarśanaṃ || 40 ||
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karttavyaṃ bhīrusaṅghena śatruvidrāvakārakaṃ |
dārayanti purastāttu na deyā bhīravaḥ puraḥ || 41 ||
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protsāhayantyeva raṇe bhīrūn śūgaḥ purasthitāḥ |
prāṃśavaḥ śukanāśāśca ye cājihmekṣaṇā2 narāḥ || 42 ||
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saṃhatabhrayugāścaiva krodhanāḥ kalahapriyāḥ |
nityahṛṣṭāḥ prahṛṣṭāśca śūrā jñeyāśya kāminaḥ || 43 ||
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saṃhatānāṃ hatānaṃ ca raṇāpanayanakriyā || 3 ||
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praptiyuddhaṃ gajānāñca toyadānādikaśca yat || 44 ||
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āyudhānayanaṃ caiva pattikarmmaṃ vidhīyate |
ripūṇāṃ bhettukāmānāṃ svasainyasya tu rakṣaṇaṃ || 45 ||
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bhedanaṃ saṃhatānāñca carmiṇāṃ karmma kīrttiṃtaṃ |
vimukhīkaraṇaṃ yuddhe dhanvināṃ ca tathocyate || 46 ||
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dūrāpasaraṇaṃ yānaṃ suhatasya tathocyate |
trāsanaṃ ripusainyānāṃ rathakarmma tathocyate || 47 ||
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bhedanaṃ saṃhatānāñaca bhedānāmapi saṃhatiḥ |
prākāratoraṇāṭṭāladrumabhaṅgaśca sadgaje || 48 ||
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pattibhūrviṣamā jñeyā rathāśvasya tathā sabhā |
sakarddamā ca nāgānāṃ yuddhabhūmirudāhṛtā || 49 ||
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evaṃ viracitavyūhaḥ kṛtapṛṣṭhadivākaraḥ |
tathānulopaśukrārkidikpālamṛdumārutāḥ || 50 ||
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yodhānuttejayetsarvvānnāmagotrāvadānataḥ |
bhogaprāptyā ca vijaye svargaprāptyā mṛtasya ca || 51 ||
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jitvārīn bhogasamprāptiḥ mṛtasya ca parā gatiḥ |
niṣkṛtiḥ svāmipiṇḍasya nāsti yuddhasamā gatiḥ || 52 ||
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śūrāṇāṃ raktamāyāti tena pāpantyajanti te |
ghātādiduḥkhasahanaṃ raṇe tat paramantapaḥ || 53 ||
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varāpsaraḥ sahasrāṇi yānti śūraṃ raṇe mṛtaṃ |
svāmī sukṛtamādatte bhagnānāṃ vinivarttināṃ || 54 ||
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brahmahatyāphalaṃ teṣāṃ tathā proktaṃ pade pade |
tyaktvā sahāyān yo gaccheddevāstasya vinaṣṭaye || 55 ||
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aśvamedhaphalaṃ proktaṃ śūrāṇāmanivarttināṃ |
dharmmaniṣṭhe jayo rājñi yoddhavyāśca samāḥ samaiḥ || 56 ||
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gajādyaiśca gajādyāśca na hantavyāḥ palāyinaḥ |
na prekṣakāḥ praviṣṭāśca aśastrāḥ patitādayaḥ || 57 ||
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śānte nidrābhibhūte ca arddhottīrṇe nadīvane |
durddine kūṭayuddhāni śatrunāśārthamācaret || 58 ||
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bāhū pragṛhya vikrośedbhagnā bhagnāḥ pare iti |
prāptaṃ mitraṃ balaṃ bhūri nāyako'tra nipātitaḥ || 59 ||
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senānīrnihataścāyaṃ bhūpatiścāpi viplutaḥ |
vidrutānāntu yodhānāṃ sukhaṃ dhāto vidhīyate || 60 ||
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dhūpaśca deyā dharmmajña tathā ca paramohanāḥ |
patākāścaiva sambhāro vāditrāṇāṃ bhayāvahaḥ || 61 ||
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samprāpya vijayaṃ yuddhe devānviprāṃśca saṃyajet |
ratnāni rājagāmīni amātyena kṛte raṇe || 62 ||
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tasya striyo na kasyāpi rakṣyāstāśca parasya ca |
śatruṃ prāpya raṇe muktaṃ putravat paripālayet || 63 ||
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punastena na yoddhavyaṃ deśācārādi pālayet |
tataśca svapuraṃ prāpya dhruve bhe praviśed gṛhaṃ || 64 ||
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devādipūjanaṃ kuryyādrakṣedyodhakuṭumbakaṃ |
saṃvibhāgaṃ parāvāptaiḥ kuryyād bhṛtyajanasya ca || 64 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 236

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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