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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atha caturtho'dhyāyaḥ |
śrīrājovāca |
devāsuranṛṇāṃ sargo nāgānāṃ mṛgapakṣiṇām |
sāmāsikastvayā prokto yastu svāyambhuve'ntare || 1 ||
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tasyaiva vyāsamicchāmi jñātuṃ te bhagavanyathā |
anusargaṃ yayā śaktyā sasarja bhagavānparaḥ || 2 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
iti sampraśnamākarṇya rājarṣerbādarāyaṇiḥ |
pratinandya mahāyogī jagāda munisattamāḥ || 3 ||
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śrīśuka uvāca |
yadā pracetasaḥ putrā daśa prācīnabarhiṣaḥ |
antaḥsamudrādunmagnā dadṛśurgāṃ drumairvṛtām || 4 ||
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drumebhyaḥ krudhyamānāste tapodīpitamanyavaḥ |
mukhato vāyumagniṃ ca sasṛjustaddidhakṣayā || 5 ||
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tābhyāṃ nirdahyamānāṃstānupalabhya kurūdvaha |
rājovāca mahānsomo manyuṃ praśamayanniva || 6 ||
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na drumebhyo mahābhāgā dīnebhyo drogdhumarhatha |
vivardhayiṣavo yūyaṃ prajānāṃ patayaḥ smṛtāḥ || 7 ||
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aho prajāpatipatirbhagavānhariravyayaḥ |
vanaspatīnoṣadhīśca sasarjorjamiṣaṃ vibhuḥ || 8 ||
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annaṃ carāṇāmacarā hyapadaḥ pādacāriṇām |
ahastā hastayuktānāṃ dvipadāṃ ca catuṣpadaḥ || 9 ||
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yūyaṃ ca pitrānvādiṣṭā devadevena cānaghāḥ |
prajāsargāya hi kathaṃ vṛkṣānnirdagdhumarhatha || 10 ||
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ātiṣṭhata satāṃ mārgaṃ kopaṃ yacchata dīpitam |
pitrā pitāmahenāpi juṣṭaṃ vaḥ prapitāmahaiḥ || 11 ||
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tokānāṃ pitarau bandhū dṛśaḥ pakṣma striyāḥ patiḥ |
patiḥ prajānāṃ bhikṣūṇāṃ gṛhyajñānāṃ budhaḥ suhṛt || 12 ||
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antardeheṣu bhūtānāmātmāste harirīśvaraḥ |
sarvaṃ taddhiṣṇyamīkṣadhvamevaṃ vastoṣito hyasau || 13 ||
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yaḥ samutpatitaṃ deha ākāśānmanyumulbaṇam |
ātmajijñāsayā yacchetsa guṇānativartate || 14 ||
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alaṃ dagdhairdrumairdīnaiḥ khilānāṃ śivamastu vaḥ |
vārkṣī hyeṣā varā kanyā patnītve pratigṛhyatām || 15 ||
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ityāmantrya varārohāṃ kanyāmāpsarasīṃ nṛpa |
somo rājā yayau dattvā te dharmeṇopayemire || 16 ||
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tebhyastasyāṃ samabhavaddakṣaḥ prācetasaḥ kila |
yasya prajāvisargeṇa lokā āpūritāstrayaḥ || 17 ||
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yathā sasarja bhūtāni dakṣo duhitṛvatsalaḥ |
retasā manasā caiva tanmamāvahitaḥ śṛṇu || 18 ||
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manasaivāsṛjatpūrvaṃ prajāpatirimāḥ prajāḥ |
devāsuramanuṣyādīnnabhaḥsthalajalaukasaḥ || 19 ||
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tamabṛṃhitamālokya prajāsargaṃ prajāpatiḥ |
vindhyapādānupavrajya so'caradduṣkaraṃ tapaḥ || 20 ||
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tatrāghamarṣaṇaṃ nāma tīrthaṃ pāpaharaṃ param |
upaspṛśyānusavanaṃ tapasātoṣayaddharim || 21 ||
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astauṣīddhaṃsaguhyena bhagavantamadhokṣajam |
tubhyaṃ tadabhidhāsyāmi kasyātuṣyadyathā hariḥ || 22 ||
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śrīprajāpatiruvāca |
namaḥ parāyāvitathānubhūtaye guṇatrayābhāsanimittabandhave |
adṛṣṭadhāmne guṇatattvabuddhibhirnivṛttamānāya dadhe svayambhuve || 23 ||
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na yasya sakhyaṃ puruṣo'vaiti sakhyuḥ sakhā vasansaṃvasataḥ pure'smin |
guṇo yathā guṇino vyaktadṛṣṭestasmai maheśāya namaskaromi || 24 ||
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deho'savo'kṣā manavo bhūtamātrāmātmānamanyaṃ ca viduḥ paraṃ yat |
sarvaṃ pumānveda guṇāṃśca tajjño na veda sarvajñamanantamīḍe || 25 ||
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yadoparāmo manaso nāmarūpa rūpasya dṛṣṭasmṛtisampramoṣāt |
ya īyate kevalayā svasaṃsthayā haṃsāya tasmai śucisadmane namaḥ || 26 ||
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manīṣiṇo'ntarhṛdi sanniveśitaṃ svaśaktibhirnavabhiśca trivṛdbhiḥ |
vahniṃ yathā dāruṇi pāñcadaśyaṃ manīṣayā niṣkarṣanti gūḍham || 27 ||
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sa vai mamāśeṣaviśeṣamāyā niṣedhanirvāṇasukhānubhūtiḥ |
sa sarvanāmā sa ca viśvarūpaḥ prasīdatāmaniruktātmaśaktiḥ || 28 ||
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yadyanniruktaṃ vacasā nirūpitaṃ dhiyākṣabhirvā manasā vota yasya |
mā bhūtsvarūpaṃ guṇarūpaṃ hi tattatsa vai guṇāpāyavisargalakṣaṇaḥ || 29 ||
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yasminyato yena ca yasya yasmai yadyo yathā kurute kāryate ca |
parāvareṣāṃ paramaṃ prākprasiddhaṃ tadbrahma taddheturananyadekam || 30 ||
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yacchaktayo vadatāṃ vādināṃ vai vivādasaṃvādabhuvo bhavanti |
kurvanti caiṣāṃ muhurātmamohaṃ tasmai namo'nantaguṇāya bhūmne || 31 ||
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astīti nāstīti ca vastuniṣṭhayorekasthayorbhinnaviruddhadharmaṇoḥ |
avekṣitaṃ kiñcana yogasāṅkhyayoḥ samaṃ paraṃ hyanukūlaṃ bṛhattat || 32 ||
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yo'nugrahārthaṃ bhajatāṃ pādamūlamanāmarūpo bhagavānanantaḥ |
nāmāni rūpāṇi ca janmakarmabhirbheje sa mahyaṃ paramaḥ prasīdatu || 33 ||
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yaḥ prākṛtairjñānapathairjanānāṃ yathāśayaṃ dehagato vibhāti |
yathānilaḥ pārthivamāśrito guṇaṃ sa īśvaro me kurutāṃ manoratham || 34 ||
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śrīśuka uvāca |
iti stutaḥ saṃstuvataḥ sa tasminnaghamarṣaṇe |
prādurāsītkuruśreṣṭha bhagavānbhaktavatsalaḥ || 35 ||
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kṛtapādaḥ suparṇāṃse pralambāṣṭamahābhujaḥ |
cakraśaṅkhāsicarmeṣu dhanuḥpāśagadādharaḥ || 36 ||
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pītavāsā ghanaśyāmaḥ prasannavadanekṣaṇaḥ |
vanamālānivītāṅgo lasacchrīvatsakaustubhaḥ || 37 ||
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mahākirīṭakaṭakaḥ sphuranmakarakuṇḍalaḥ |
kāñcyaṅgulīyavalaya nūpurāṅgadabhūṣitaḥ || 38 ||
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trailokyamohanaṃ rūpaṃ bibhrattribhuvaneśvaraḥ |
vṛto nāradanandādyaiḥ pārṣadaiḥ surayūthapaiḥ || 39 ||
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stūyamāno'nugāyadbhiḥ siddhagandharvacāraṇaiḥ |
rūpaṃ tanmahadāścaryaṃ vicakṣyāgatasādhvasaḥ || 40 ||
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nanāma daṇḍavadbhūmau prahṛṣṭātmā prajāpatiḥ |
na kiñcanodīrayitumaśakattīvrayā mudā |
āpūritamanodvārairhradinya iva nirjharaiḥ || 41 ||
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taṃ tathāvanataṃ bhaktaṃ prajākāmaṃ prajāpatim |
cittajñaḥ sarvabhūtānāmidamāha janārdanaḥ || 42 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
prācetasa mahābhāga saṃsiddhastapasā bhavān |
yacchraddhayā matparayā mayi bhāvaṃ paraṃ gataḥ || 43 ||
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prīto'haṃ te prajānātha yatte'syodbṛṃhaṇaṃ tapaḥ |
mamaiṣa kāmo bhūtānāṃ yadbhūyāsurvibhūtayaḥ || 44 ||
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brahmā bhavo bhavantaśca manavo vibudheśvarāḥ |
vibhūtayo mama hyetā bhūtānāṃ bhūtihetavaḥ || 45 ||
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tapo me hṛdayaṃ brahmaṃstanurvidyā kriyākṛtiḥ |
aṅgāni kratavo jātā dharma ātmāsavaḥ surāḥ || 46 ||
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ahamevāsamevāgre nānyatkiñcāntaraṃ bahiḥ |
saṃjñānamātramavyaktaṃ prasuptamiva viśvataḥ || 47 ||
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mayyanantaguṇe'nante guṇato guṇavigrahaḥ |
yadāsīttata evādyaḥ svayambhūḥ samabhūdajaḥ || 48 ||
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sa vai yadā mahādevo mama vīryopabṛṃhitaḥ |
mene khilamivātmānamudyataḥ svargakarmaṇi || 49 ||
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atha me'bhihito devastapo'tapyata dāruṇam |
nava viśvasṛjo yuṣmānyenādāvasṛjadvibhuḥ || 50 ||
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eṣā pañcajanasyāṅga duhitā vai prajāpateḥ |
asiknī nāma patnītve prajeśa pratigṛhyatām || 51 ||
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mithunavyavāyadharmastvaṃ prajāsargamimaṃ punaḥ |
mithunavyavāyadharmiṇyāṃ bhūriśo bhāvayiṣyasi || 52 ||
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tvatto'dhastātprajāḥ sarvā mithunībhūya māyayā |
madīyayā bhaviṣyanti hariṣyanti ca me balim || 53 ||
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śrīśuka uvāca |
ityuktvā miṣatastasya bhagavānviśvabhāvanaḥ |
svapnopalabdhārtha iva tatraivāntardadhe hariḥ || 54 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 4

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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