Bhagavata Purana [sanskrit]

140,807 words

This Sanskrit edition of the Bhagavatapurana. It is one of the traditional eighteen Mahapuranas presented as an encyclopedia of ancient Indian history and knowledge. The extant edition contains 12 books originally written in 18,000 Sanskrit verses

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sūta uvāca |
jagṛhe pauruṣaṃ rūpaṃ bhagavān mahadādibhiḥ |
saṃbhūtaṃ ṣoḍaśakalaṃ ādau lokasisṛkṣayā || 1 ||
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yasyāmbhasi śayānasya yoganidrāṃ vitanvataḥ |
nābhihradāmbujādāsīd brahmā viśvasṛjāṃ patiḥ || 2 ||
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yasyāvayavasaṃsthānaiḥ kalpito lokavistaraḥ |
tad vai bhagavato rūpaṃ viśuddhaṃ sattvamūrjitam || 3 ||
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paśyantyadorūpamadabhracakṣuṣā |
sahasrapādorubhujānanād‍bhutam |
sahasramūrdhaśravaṇākṣināsikaṃ |
sahasramaulyambarakuṇḍalollasat || 4 ||
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etannānāvatārāṇāṃ nidhānaṃ bījamavyayam |
yasyāṃśāṃśena sṛjyante devatiryaṅnarādayaḥ || 5 ||
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sa eva prathamaṃ devaḥ kaumāraṃ sargamāśritaḥ |
cacāra duścaraṃ brahmā brahmacaryamakhaṇḍitam || 6 ||
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dvitīyaṃ tu bhavāyāsya rasātalagatāṃ mahīm |
uddhariṣyan upādatta yajñeśaḥ saukaraṃ vapuḥ || 7 ||
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tṛtīyaṃ ṛṣisargaṃ vai devarṣitvamupetya saḥ |
tantraṃ sātvatamācaṣṭa naiṣkarmyaṃ karmaṇāṃ yataḥ || 8 ||
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turye dharmakalāsarge naranārāyaṇau ṛṣī |
bhūtvātmopaśamopetaṃ akarod duścaraṃ tapaḥ || 9 ||
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pañcamaḥ kapilo nāma siddheśaḥ kālaviplutam |
provācāsuraye sāṃkhyaṃ tattvagrāmavinirṇayam || 10 ||
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ṣaṣṭhe atrerapatyatvaṃ vṛtaḥ prāpto'nasūyayā |
ānvīkṣikīmalarkāya prahlādādibhya ūcivān || 11 ||
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tataḥ saptama ākūtyāṃ ruceryajño'bhyajāyata |
sa yāmādyaiḥ suragaṇaiḥ apāt svāyaṃbhuvāntaram || 12 ||
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aṣṭame merudevyāṃ tu nābherjāta urukramaḥ |
darśayanvartma dhīrāṇāṃ sarvāśrama namaskṛtam || 13 ||
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ṛṣibhiryācito bheje navamaṃ pārthivaṃ vapuḥ |
dugdhemāmoṣadhīrviprāḥ tenāyaṃ sa uśattamaḥ || 14 ||
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rūpaṃ sa jagṛhe mātsyaṃ cākṣuṣodadhisaṃplave |
nāvyāropya mahīmayyāṃ apād vaivasvataṃ manum || 15 ||
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surāsurāṇāṃ udadhiṃ mathnatāṃ mandarācalam |
dadhre kamaṭharūpeṇa pṛṣṭha ekādaśe vibhuḥ || 16 ||
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dhānvantaraṃ dvādaśamaṃ trayodaśamameva ca |
apāyayatsurānanyān mohinyā mohayanstriyā || 17 ||
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caturdaśaṃ nārasiṃhaṃ bibhrad daityendramūrjitam |
1 dadāra karajairūrau erakāṃ kaṭakṛt yathā || 18 ||
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pañcadaśaṃ vāmanakaṃ kṛtvāgādadhvaraṃ baleḥ |
padatrayaṃ yācamānaḥ pratyāditsustriviṣṭapam || 19 ||
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avatāre ṣoḍaśame paśyan brahmadruho nṛpān |
triḥsaptakṛtvaḥ kupito niḥkṣatrāṃ akaronmahīm || 20 ||
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tataḥ saptadaśe jātaḥ satyavatyāṃ parāśarāt |
cakre vedataroḥ śākhā dṛṣṭvā puṃso'lpamedhasaḥ || 21 ||
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naradevatvamāpannaḥ surakāryacikīrṣayā |
samudranigrahādīni cakre vīryāṇyataḥ param || 22 ||
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ekonaviṃśe viṃśatime vṛṣṇiṣu prāpya janmanī |
rāmakṛṣṇāviti bhuvo bhagavān aharadbharam || 23 ||
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tataḥ kalau saṃpravṛtte sammohāya suradviṣām |
buddho nāmnāṃ janasutaḥ kīkaṭeṣu bhaviṣyati || 24 ||
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athāsau yugasaṃdhyāyāṃ dasyuprāyeṣu rājasu |
janitā viṣṇuyaśaso nāmnā kalkirjagatpatiḥ || 25 ||
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avatārā hyasaṅkhyeyā hareḥ sattvanidherdvijāḥ |
yathāvidāsinaḥkulyāḥ sarasaḥ syuḥ sahasraśaḥ || 26 ||
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ṛṣayo manavo devā manuputrā mahaujasaḥ |
kalāḥ sarve harereva saprajāpatayaḥ tathā || 27 ||
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ete cāṃśakalāḥpuṃsaḥkṛṣṇastu bhagavānsvayam |
indrārivyākulaṃ lokaṃ mṛḍayanti yuge yuge || 28 ||
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janma guhyaṃ bhagavato ya etatprayato naraḥ |
sāyaṃprātargṛṇanbhaktyā duḥkhagrāmād vimucyate || 29 ||
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etad rūpaṃ bhagavato hyarūpasya cidātmanaḥ |
māyāguṇairviracitaṃ mahadādibhirātmani || 30 ||
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yathā nabhasi meghaugho reṇurvā pārthivo'nile |
evaṃ draṣṭari dṛśyatvaṃ āropitaṃ abuddhibhiḥ || 31 ||
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ataḥ paraṃ yadavyaktaṃ avyūḍhaguṇabṛṃhitam |
adṛṣṭāśrutavastutvāt sa jīvo yat punarbhavaḥ || 32 ||
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yatreme sadasad rūpe pratiṣiddhe svasaṃvidā |
avidyayā'tmani kṛte iti tadbrahmadarśanam || 33 ||
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yadyeṣoparatā devī māyā vaiśāradī matiḥ |
saṃpanna eveti viduḥ mahimni sve mahīyate || 34 ||
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evaṃ janmāni karmāṇi hyakarturajanasya ca |
varṇayanti sma kavayo vedaguhyāni hṛtpateḥ || 35 ||
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sa vā idaṃ viśvamamoghalīlaḥ |
sṛjatyavatyatti na sajjate'smin |
bhūteṣu cāntarhita ātmataṃtraḥ |
ṣāḍvargikaṃ jighrati ṣaḍguṇeśaḥ || 36 ||
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na cāsya kaścinnipuṇena dhātuḥ |
avaiti jantuḥ kumanīṣa ūtīḥ |
nāmāni rūpāṇi manovacobhiḥ |
santanvato naṭacaryāmivājñaḥ || 37 ||
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sa veda dhātuḥ padavīṃ parasya |
durantavīryasya rathāṅgapāṇeḥ |
yo'māyaya ाsantatayānuvṛttyā |
bhajeta tatpādasarojagandham || 38 ||
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atheha dhanyā bhagavanta itthaṃ |
yadvāsudeve'khilalokanāthe |
kurvanti sarvātmakamātmabhāvaṃ |
na yatra bhūyaḥ parivartaugraḥ || 39 ||
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idaṃ bhāgavataṃ nāma purāṇaṃ brahmasammitam |
uttamaślokacaritaṃ cakāra bhagavān ṛṣiḥ || 40 ||
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niḥśreyasāya lokasya dhanyaṃ svastyayanaṃ mahat |
tadidaṃ grāhayāmāsa sutaṃ ātmavatāṃ varam || 41 ||
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sarvavedetihāsānāṃ sāraṃ sāraṃ samuddhṛtam |
sa tu saṃśrāvayāmāsa mahārājaṃ parīkṣitam || 42 ||
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prāyopaviṣṭaṃ gaṅgāyāṃ parītaṃ paramarṣibhiḥ |
kṛṣṇe svadhāmopagate dharmajñānādibhiḥ saha || 43 ||
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kalau naṣṭadṛśāmeṣa purāṇārko'dhunoditaḥ |
tatra kīrtayato viprā viprarṣerbhūritejasaḥ || 44 ||
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ahaṃ cādhyagamaṃ tatra niviṣṭastad anugrahāt |
so'haṃ vaḥ śrāvayiṣyāmi yathādhītaṃ yathāmati || 45 ||
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iti śrīmadbhāgavate mahāpurāṇe pāramahaṃsyāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathamaskandhe naimiṣīyopākhyāne tṛtīyo'dhyāyaḥ || 3 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 3

Cover of edition (2012)

Shrimad Bhagavat Maha Puranam
by (2012)

Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur; 768 pages.

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Cover of edition (1999)

Bhagavata Purana: With the Commentary of Sridhara Svamin
by (1999)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; 829 pages. Edited By: Prof. J.L. Shastri

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Cover of edition (2011)

The Bhagavata Purana (5 Volumes)
by G. P. Bhatt (2011)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; 2241 pages. Edited By: Prof. J.L. Shastri

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Cover of edition (2013)

The Srimad Bhagavata Purana: Hindi Translation and Detailed Explanation
by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (2013)

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; 17691 pages; 18 volumes; Sanskrit Text, Word-to-Word Meaning, Hindi Translation and Detailed Explanation

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Cover of Bengali edition

Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana in Bengali
by (2018)

Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur; 2035 pages.

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