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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śrīmadbhāgavata mahāpurāṇa |
saptamaḥ skaṃdhaḥcaturtho'dhyāyaḥ |
hiraṇyakaśipoḥ śāsanam prahrādasya janma tadguṇānāṃ ca varṇanamnārada uvācaevaṃ vṛtaḥ śatadhṛtiḥ hiraṇyakaśiporatha |
prādāt tat tapasā prīto varān tasya sudurlabhān || 1 ||
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brahmovācatāteme durlabhāḥ puṃsāṃ yān vṛṇīṣe varān mama |
tathāpi vitarāmyaṅga varān yadapi durlabhān || 2 ||
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tato jagāma bhagavān amoghānugraho vibhuḥ |
pūjito'suravaryeṇa stūyamānaḥ prajeśvaraiḥ || 3 ||
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evaṃ labdhavaro daityo bibhrad hemamayaṃ vapuḥ |
bhagavatyakarod dveṣaṃ bhrāturvadhamanusmaran || 4 ||
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sa vijitya diśaḥ sarvā lokāṃśca trīnmahāsuraḥ |
devāsuramanuṣyendrān gandharvagaruḍoragān || 5 ||
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siddhacāraṇavidyādhrān ṛṣīn pitṛpatīn manūn |
yakṣarakṣaḥpiśāceśān pretabhūtapatīnatha || 6 ||
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sarvasattvapatīnjitvā vaśamānīya viśvajit |
jahāra lokapālānāṃ sthānāni saha tejasā || 7 ||
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devodyānaśriyā juṣṭaṃ adhyāste sma tripiṣṭapam |
mahendrabhavanaṃ sākṣāt nirmitaṃ viśvakarmaṇā |
trailokyalakṣmyāyatanaṃ adhyuvāsākhilarddhimat || 83 ||
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yatra vidrumasopānā mahāmārakatā bhuvaḥ |
yatra sphāṭikakuḍyāni vaidūryastambhapaṅktayaḥ || 9 ||
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yatra citravitānāni padmarāgāsanāni ca |
payaḥphenanibhāḥ śayyā muktādāmaparicchadāḥ || 10 ||
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kūjadbhirnūpurairdevyaḥ śabdayantya itastataḥ |
rat‍nasthalīṣu paśyanti sudatīḥ sundaraṃ mukham || 11 ||
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tasminmahendrabhavane mahābalo |
mahāmanā nirjitaloka ekarāṭ |
reme'bhivandyāṅghriyugaḥ surādibhiḥ |
pratāpitairūrjitacaṇḍaśāsanaḥ || 12 ||
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tamaṅga mattaṃ madhunorugandhinā |
vivṛttatāmrākṣamaśeṣadhiṣṇyapāḥ |
upāsatopāyanapāṇibhirvinā |
tribhistapoyogabalaujasāṃ padam || 13 ||
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jagurmahendrāsanamojasā sthitaṃ |
viśvāvasustumbururasmadādayaḥ |
gandharvasiddhā ṛṣayo'stuvanmuhuḥ |
vidyādharā apsarasaśca pāṇḍava || 14 ||
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sa eva varṇāśramibhiḥ kratubhirbhūridakṣiṇaiḥ |
ijyamāno havirbhāgān agrahīt svena tejasā || 15 ||
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akṛṣṭapacyā tasyāsīt saptadvīpavatī mahī |
tathā kāmadughā gāvo nānāścaryapadaṃ nabhaḥ || 16 ||
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rat‍nākarāśca rat‍naughān tatpat‍nyaścohurūrmibhiḥ |
kṣārasīdhughṛtakṣaudra dadhikṣīrāmṛtodakāḥ || 17 ||
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śailā droṇībhirākrīḍaṃ sarvartuṣu guṇān drumāḥ |
dadhāra lokapālānāṃ eka eva pṛthagguṇān || 18 ||
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sa itthaṃ nirjitakakub ekarāḍ viyān priyān |
yathopajoṣaṃ bhuñjāno nātṛpyad ajitendriyaḥ || 19 ||
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evaṃ aiśvaryamattasya dṛptasyocchāstravartinaḥ |
kālo mahān vyatīyāya brahmaśāpaṃ upeyuṣaḥ || 20 ||
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tasyogradaṇḍasaṃvignāḥ sarve lokāḥ sapālakāḥ |
anyatrālabdhaśaraṇāḥ śaraṇaṃ yayuracyutam || 21 ||
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tasyai namo'stu kāṣṭhāyai yatrātmā harirīśvaraḥ |
yad‍gatvā na nivartante śāntāḥ saṃnyāsino'malāḥ || 22 ||
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iti te saṃyatātmānaḥ samāhitadhiyo'malāḥ |
upatasthurhṛṣīkeśaṃ vinidrā vāyubhojanāḥ || 23 ||
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teṣāṃ āvirabhūdvāṇī arūpā meghaniḥsvanā |
sannādayantī kakubhaḥ sādhūnāṃ abhayaṅkarī || 24 ||
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mā bhaiṣṭa vibudhaśreṣṭhāḥ sarveṣāṃ bhadramastu vaḥ |
maddarśanaṃ hi bhūtānāṃ sarvaśreyopapattaye || 25 ||
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jñātametasya daurātmyaṃ daiteyāpasadasya yat |
tasya śāntiṃ kariṣyāmi kālaṃ tāvatpratīkṣata || 26 ||
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yadā deveṣu vedeṣu goṣu vipreṣu sādhuṣu |
dharme mayi ca vidveṣaḥ sa vā āśu vinaśyati || 27 ||
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nirvairāya praśāntāya svasutāya mahātmane |
prahrādāya yadā druhyed haniṣye'pi varorjitam || 28 ||
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nārada uvācaityuktā lokaguruṇā taṃ praṇamya divaukasaḥ |
nyavartanta gatodvegā menire cāsuraṃ hatam || 29 ||
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tasya daityapateḥ putrāścatvāraḥ paramād‍bhutāḥ |
prahrādo'bhūn mahāṃn teṣāṃ guṇairmahadupāsakaḥ || 30 ||
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brahmaṇyaḥ śīlasampannaḥ satyasandho jitendriyaḥ |
ātmavatsarvabhūtānāṃ ekaḥ priyasuhṛttamaḥ || 31 ||
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dāsavatsannatāryāṅghriḥ pitṛvad dīnavatsalaḥ |
bhrātṛvatsadṛśe snigdho guruṣu īśvarabhāvanaḥ || 32 ||
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vidyārtharūpajanmāḍhyo mānastambhavivarjitaḥ || 323 ||
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nodvignacitto vyasaneṣu niḥspṛhaḥ |
śruteṣu dṛṣṭeṣu guṇeṣvavastudṛk |
dāntendriyaprāṇaśarīradhīḥ sadā |
praśāntakāmo rahitāsuro'suraḥ || 33 ||
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yasminmahad‍guṇā rājan gṛhyante kavibhirmuhuḥ |
na te'dhunā pidhīyante yathā bhagavatīśvare || 34 ||
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yaṃ sādhugāthāsadasi ripavo'pi surā nṛpa |
pratimānaṃ prakurvanti kimutānye bhavādṛśāḥ || 35 ||
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guṇairalamasaṃkhyeyai māhātmyaṃ tasya sūcyate |
vāsudeve bhagavati yasya naisargikī ratiḥ || 36 ||
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nyastakrīḍanako bālo jaḍavat tanmanastayā |
kṛṣṇagrahagṛhītātmā na veda jagadīdṛśam || 37 ||
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āsīnaḥ paryaṭan aśnan śayānaḥ prapiban bruvan |
nānusandhatta etāni govindaparirambhitaḥ || 38 ||
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kvacid rudati vaikuṇṭha cintāśabalacetanaḥ |
kvacid hasati taccintā hlāda ud‍gāyati kvacit || 39 ||
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nadati kvacid utkaṇṭho vilajjo nṛtyati kvacit |
kvacittad‍bhāvanāyuktaḥ tanmayo'nucakāra ha || 40 ||
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kvacidutpulakastūṣṇīṃ āste saṃsparśanirvṛtaḥ |
aspandapraṇayānanda salilāmīlitekṣaṇaḥ || 41 ||
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sa uttamaślokapadāravindayoḥ |
niṣevayākiñcanasaṅgalabdhayā |
tanvan parāṃ nirvṛtimātmano muhuḥ |
dusaṅgadīnasya manaḥ śamaṃ vyadhāt || 42 ||
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tasmin mahābhāgavate mahābhāge mahātmani |
hiraṇyakaśipū rājan akarod aghamātmaje || 43 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvācadevarṣa etadicchāmo vedituṃ tava suvrata |
yadātmajāya śuddhāya pitādātsādhave hyagham || 44 ||
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putrān vipratikūlān svān pitaraḥ putravatsalāḥ |
upālabhante śikṣārthaṃ naivāghamaparo yathā || 45 ||
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kimutānuvaśān sādhūn tādṛśān gurudevatān |
etatkautūhalaṃ brahman asmākaṃ vidhama prabho |
pituḥ putrāya yaddveṣo maraṇāya prayojitaḥ || 46 ||
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iti śrīmadbhāgavate mahāpurāṇe pāramahaṃsyāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ |
saptamaskandhe prahrādacarite caturtho'dhyāyaḥ || 4 ||
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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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