Bhagavata Purana [sanskrit]

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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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vidura uvāca |
antarhite bhagavati brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
prajāḥ sasarja katidhā daihikīrmānasīrvibhuḥ || 1 ||
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ye ca me bhagavanpṛṣṭāḥ tvayyarthā bahuvittama |
tānvadasvānupūrvyeṇa chindhi naḥ sarvasaṃśayān || 2 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ sañcoditastena kṣattrā kauṣāravo muniḥ |
prītaḥ pratyāha tān praśnān hṛdisthānatha bhārgava || 3 ||
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maitreya uvāca |
viriñco'pi tathā cakre divyaṃ varṣaśataṃ tapaḥ |
ātmani ātmānamāveśya yathāha bhagavān ajaḥ || 4 ||
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tad vilokyābjasaṃbhūto vāyunā yadadhiṣṭhitaḥ |
padmaṃ ambhaśca tatkāla kṛtavīryeṇa kampitam || 5 ||
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tapasā hi edhamānena vidyayā cātmasaṃsthayā |
vivṛddhavijñānabalo nyapād vāyuṃ sahāmbhasā || 6 ||
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tadvilokya viyadvyāpi puṣkaraṃ yadadhiṣṭhitam |
anena lokānprāglīnān kalpitāsmītyacintayat || 7 ||
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padmakośaṃ tadāviśya bhagavatkarmacoditaḥ |
ekaṃ vyabhāṅkṣīdurudhā tridhā bhāvyaṃ dvisaptadhā || 8 ||
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etāvān jīvalokasya saṃsthābhedaḥ samāhṛtaḥ |
dharmasya hyanimittasya vipākaḥ parameṣṭhyasau || 9 ||
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vidura uvāca |
yathāttha bahurūpasya harerad‍bhutakarmaṇaḥ |
kālākhyaṃ lakṣaṇaṃ brahman yathā varṇaya naḥ prabho || 10 ||
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maitreya uvāca |
guṇavyatikarākāro nirviśeṣo'pratiṣṭhitaḥ |
puruṣaḥ tadupādānaṃ ātmānaṃ līlayāsṛjat || 11 ||
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viśvaṃ vai brahmatanmātraṃ saṃsthitaṃ viṣṇumāyayā |
īśvareṇa paricchinnaṃ kālenāvyaktamūrtinā || 12 ||
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yathedānīṃ tathāgre ca paścādapyetadīdṛśam |
sargo navavidhastasya prākṛto vaikṛtastu yaḥ || 13 ||
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kāladravyaguṇairasya trividhaḥ pratisaṅkramaḥ |
ādyastu mahataḥ sargo guṇavaiṣamyamātmanaḥ || 14 ||
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dvitīyastvahamo yatra dravyajñānakriyodayaḥ |
bhūtasargastṛtīyastu tanmātro dravyaśaktimān || 15 ||
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caturtha aindriyaḥ sargo yastu jñānakriyātmakaḥ |
vaikāriko devasargaḥ pañcamo yanmayaṃ manaḥ || 16 ||
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ṣaṣṭhastu tamasaḥ sargo yastvabuddhikṛtaḥ prabhoḥ |
ṣaḍime prākṛtāḥ sargā vaikṛtānapi me śrṛṇu || 17 ||
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rajobhājo bhagavato līleyaṃ harimedhasaḥ |
saptamo mukhyasargastu ṣaḍvidhastasthuṣāṃ ca yaḥ || 18 ||
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vanaspatyoṣadhilatā tvaksārā vīrudho drumāḥ |
utsrotasastamaḥprāyā antaḥsparśā viśeṣiṇaḥ || 19 ||
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tiraścāmaṣṭamaḥ sargaḥ so'ṣṭāviṃśadvidho mataḥ |
avido bhūritamaso ghrāṇajñā hṛdyavedinaḥ || 20 ||
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gaurajo mahiṣaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sūkaro gavayo ruruḥ |
dviśaphāḥ paśavaśceme aviruṣṭraśca sattama || 21 ||
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kharo'śvo'śvataro gauraḥ śarabhaścamarī tathā |
ete caikaśaphāḥ kṣattaḥ śrṛṇu pañcanakhān paśūn || 22 ||
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śvā sṛgālo vṛko vyāghro mārjāraḥ śaśaśallakau |
siṃhaḥ kapirgajaḥ kūrmo godhā ca makarādayaḥ || 23 ||
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kaṅkagṛdhrabakaśyena bhāsabhallūkabarhiṇaḥ |
haṃsasārasacakrāhva kākolūkādayaḥ khagāḥ || 24 ||
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arvāksrotastu navamaḥ kṣattarekavidho nṛṇām |
rajo'dhikāḥ karmaparā duḥkhe ca sukhamāninaḥ || 25 ||
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vaikṛtāstraya evaite devasargaśca sattama |
vaikārikastu yaḥ proktaḥ kaumārastūbhayātmakaḥ || 26 ||
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devasargaścāṣṭavidho vibudhāḥ pitaro'surāḥ |
gandharvāpsarasaḥ siddhā yakṣarakṣāṃsi cāraṇāḥ || 27 ||
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bhūtapretapiśācāśca vidyādhrāḥ kinnarādayaḥ |
daśaite vidurākhyātāḥ sargāste viśvasṛkkṛtāḥ || 28 ||
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ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi vaṃśān manvantarāṇi ca |
evaṃ rajaḥplutaḥ sraṣṭā kalpādiṣvātmabhūrhariḥ |
sṛjatyamoghasaṅkalpa ātmaivātmānamātmanā || 29 ||
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iti śrīmadbhāgavate mahāpurāṇe pāramahaṃsyāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ |
tṛtīyaskandhe daśamo'dhyāyaḥ || 10 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 10

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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