Padma Purana [sanskrit]

462,305 words | ISBN-13: 9789385005305

The Padma-purana Book 1 Chapter 1 (Sanskrit text), including grammatical analysis, glossary and relevant print editions. The Padmapurana is a one of the largest of the eighteen Major Puranas containing roughly 50,000 metrical verses. Although popular for its inclusion of the Ramayana and large sections on pilgrimage guides this is also known for its dedication to both Shiva and Vishnu.

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svacchaṃ caṃdrāvadātaṃ karikaramakarakṣobhasaṃjātaphenaṃ |
brahmodbhūtiprasaktairvrataniyamaparaiḥ sevitaṃ vipramukhyaiḥ |
kārālaṃkṛtena tribhuvanaguruṇā brahmaṇā dṛṣṭipūtaṃ |
saṃbhogābhogaramyaṃ jalamaśubhaharaṃ pauṣkaraṃ vaḥ punātu || 1 ||
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sūtamekāṃtamāsīnaṃ vyāsaśiṣyaṃ mahāmatiḥ |
lomaharṣaṇanāmā vā ugraśravasamāha tat || 2 ||
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ṛṣīṇāmāśramāṃstāta gatvā dharmānsamāsataḥ |
pṛcchatāṃ vistarādbrūhi yanmattaḥ śrutavānasi || 3 ||
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vedavyāsānmayā putra purāṇānyakhilāni ca |
tavākhyātāni prāptāni munibhyo vada vistarāt || 4 ||
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prayāge munivaryaiśca yathāpṛṣṭaḥ svayaṃ prabhuḥ |
pṛṣṭena cānuśiṣṭāste munayo dharmakāṃkṣiṇaḥ || 5 ||
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deśaṃ puṇyamabhīpsaṃto vibhunā ca hitaiṣiṇā |
sunābhaṃ divyarūpaṃ ca satyagaṃ śubhavikramaṃ || 6 ||
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anaupamyamidaṃ cakraṃ vartamānamataṃdritāḥ |
pṛṣṭato yātaniyamātpadaṃ prāpsyatha yaddhitam || 7 ||
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gacchato dharmacakrasya yatra nemirviśīryate |
puṇyaḥ sa deśo maṃtavya ityuvāca svayaṃ prabhuḥ || 8 ||
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uktvā caivamṛṣīnsarvānadṛśyatvamagātpunaḥ |
gaṃgāvartasamāhāro nemiryatra vyaśīryata || 9 ||
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ījire dīrghasatreṇa ṛṣayo naimiṣe tadā |
tatra gatvā tu tānbrūhi pṛcchato dharmasaṃśayān || 10 ||
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ugraśravāstato gatvā jñānavinmunipuṃgavān |
abhigamyopasaṃgṛhya namaskṛtvā kṛtāṃjaliḥ || 11 ||
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toṣayāmāsa medhāvī praṇipātena tānṛṣīn |
te cāpi satriṇaḥ prītāḥ sasadasyā mahātmane || 12 ||
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tasmai sametya pūjāṃ ca yathāvatpratipedire |
ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
kutastvamāgataḥ sūta kasmāddeśādihāgataḥ || 13 ||
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kāraṇaṃ cāgame brūhi vṛṃdārakasamadyute |
sūta uvāca |
pitrāhaṃ tu samādiṣṭo vyāsaśiṣyeṇa dhīmatā || 14 ||
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śuśrūṣasva munīngatvā yatte pṛcchaṃti tadvada |
vadaṃtu bhagavaṃto māṃ kathayāmi kathāṃ tu yāṃ || 15 ||
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purāṇaṃ cetihāsaṃ vā dharmānatha pṛthagvidhān |
tāṃ giraṃ madhurāṃ tasya śuśruvurṛṣisattamāḥ || 16 ||
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atha teṣāṃ purāṇasya śuśrūṣā samapadyata |
dṛṣṭvā tamativiśvastaṃ vidvāṃsaṃ laumaharṣaṇiṃ || 17 ||
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tasminsatre kulapatissarvaśāstrāviśāradaḥ |
śaunako nāma medhāvī vijñānāraṇyake guruḥ || 18 ||
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itthaṃ tadbhāvamālaṃbya dharmāñchuśrūṣurāha tam |
tvayā sūta mahābuddhe bhagavānbrahmavittamaḥ || 19 ||
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itihāsapurāṇārthaṃ vyāsaḥ samyagupāsitaḥ |
dudohithamatiṃ tasya tvaṃ purāṇāśrayāṃ śubhāṃ || 20 ||
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amīṣāṃ vipramukhyānāṃ purāṇaṃ prati samprati |
śuśrūṣā'ste mahābuddhe tachrāvayitumarhasi || 21 ||
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sarve hīme mahātmāno nānāgotrāḥ samāgatāḥ |
svānsvānaṃśānpurāṇoktāñchṛṇvantu brahmavādinaḥ || 22 ||
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saṃpūrṇe dīrghasatresmiṃstāṃstvaṃ śrāvaya vai munīn |
pādmaṃ purāṇaṃ sarveṣāṃ kathayasva mahāmate || 23 ||
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kathaṃ padmaṃ samudbhūtaṃ brahma tatra kathaṃ nvabhūt |
prodbhūtena kathaṃ sṛṣṭiḥ kṛtā tāṃ tu tathā vada || 24 ||
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evaṃ pṛṣṭastatastāṃstu pratyuvāca śubhāṃ giram |
sūkṣmaṃ ca nyāyasaṃyuktaṃ prābravīdraumaharṣaṇiḥ || 25 ||
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prītosmyanugṛhītosmi bhavadbhiriha codanāt |
purāṇārthaṃ purāṇajñaiḥ sarvadharmaparāyaṇaiḥ || 26 ||
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yathāśrutaṃ suvikhyātaṃ tatsarvaṃ kathayāmi vaḥ |
dharma eṣa tu sūtasya sadbhirdṛṣṭaḥ sanātanaḥ || 27 ||
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devatānāmṛṣīṇāṃ ca rājñāṃ cāmitatejasām |
vaṃśānāṃ dhāraṇaṃ kāryaṃ stutīnāṃ ca mahātmanām || 28 ||
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itihāsapurāṇeṣu dṛṣṭā ye brahmavādinaḥ |
na hi vedeṣvadhīkāraḥ kaścitsūtasya dṛśyate || 29 ||
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vainyasya hi pṛthoryajñe varttamāne mahātmanaḥ |
māgadhaścaiva sūtaśca tamastautāṃ nareśvaram || 30 ||
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tuṣṭenātha tayorddatto varo rājñā mahātmanā |
sūtāya sūtaviṣayo magadho māgadhāya ca || 31 ||
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tatra sūtyāṃ samutpannaḥ sūto nāmeha jāyate |
aindre satre pravṛtte tu grahayukte bṛhaspatau || 32 ||
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tameveṃdraṃ bārhaspatye tatra sūto vyajāyata |
śiṣyahastena yatpṛktamabhibhūtaṃ gurorhaviḥ || 33 ||
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adharottaradhāreṇa jajñe tadvarṇasaṃkaram |
yetra kṣatrātsamabhavanbrāhmaṇyāścaiva yonitaḥ || 34 ||
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pūrveṇaiva tu sādharmyādvaidharmāste prakīrtitāḥ |
madhyamo hyeṣa sūtasya dharmaḥ kṣetropajīvinaḥ || 35 ||
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purāṇeṣvadhikāro me vihito brāhmaṇairiha |
dṛṣṭvā dharmamahaṃ pṛṣṭo bhavadbhirbrahmavādibhiḥ || 36 ||
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tasmātsamyagbhuvi brūyāṃ purāṇamṛṣipūjitam |
pitṝṇāṃ mānasī kanyā vāsavaṃ samapadyata || 37 ||
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apadhyātā ca pitṛbhirmatsyagarbhe babhūva sā |
araṇīva hutāśasya nimittaṃ puṇyajanmanaḥ || 38 ||
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tasyāṃ babhūva pūtātmā maharṣistu parāśarāt |
tasmai bhagavate kṛtvā namaḥ satyāya vedhase || 39 ||
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puruṣāya purāṇāya brahmavākyānuvartine |
mānavacchadmarūpāya viṣṇave śaṃsitātmane || 40 ||
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jātamātraṃ ca yaṃ veda upatasthe sasaṃgrahaḥ |
matimaṃthānamāvidhya yenāsau śrutisāgarāt || 41 ||
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prakāśo janito loke mahābhārata caṃdramāḥ |
bhārataṃ bhānumānviṣṇuryadi na syuramī trayaḥ || 42 ||
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tato'jñānatamoṃdhasya kāvasthā jagato bhavet |
kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaṃ vyāsaṃ viddhi nārāyaṇaṃ prabhum || 43 ||
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ko hyanyaḥ puṃḍarīkākṣānmahābhāratakṛdbhavet |
tasmādahamupāśrauṣaṃ purāṇaṃ brahmavādinaḥ || 44 ||
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sarvajñātsarvalokeṣu pūjitāddīptatejasaḥ |
purāṇaṃ sarvaśāstrāṇāṃ prathamaṃ brahmaṇā smṛtam || 45 ||
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uttamaṃ sarvalokānāṃ sarvajñānopapādakam |
trivargasādhanaṃ puṇyaṃ śatakoṭipravistaram || 46 ||
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niḥśeṣeṣu ca lokeṣu vājirūpeṇa keśavaḥ |
brahmaṇastu samādeśādvedānāhṛtavānasau || 47 ||
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aṃgāni caturo vedānpurāṇanyāyavistaram |
asureṇākhilaṃ śāstramapahṛtyātmasātkṛtam || 48 ||
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matsyarūpeṇājahāra kalpādāvudakārṇave |
aśeṣametadavadadudakāṃtargato vibhuḥ || 49 ||
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śrutvā jagāda ca munīnprativedāṃścaturmukhaḥ |
pravṛttissarvaśāstrāṇāṃ purāṇasyābhavattadā || 50 ||
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kālenāgrahaṇaṃ dṛṣṭvā purāṇasya tadā vibhuḥ |
vyāsarūpastadā brahmā saṃgrahārthaṃ yuge yuge || 51 ||
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caturlakṣapramāṇena dvāpare dvāpare jagau |
tadāṣṭādaśadhā kṛtvā bhūlokesminprakāśitaṃ || 52 ||
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adyāpi devalokeṣu śatakoṭipravistaram |
tadevātra caturlakṣaṃ saṃkṣepeṇa niveśitam || 53 ||
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pravakṣyāmi mahāpuṇyaṃ purāṇaṃ pādmasañjñitam |
sahasraṃ pañcapañcāśatpaṃcakhaṇḍaissamanvitam || 54 ||
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tatrādau sṛṣṭikhaṇḍaṃ syādbhūmikhaṇḍaṃ tataḥ param |
svargakhaṇḍaṃ tataḥ paścāttataḥ pātālakhaṇḍakam || 55 ||
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pañcamaṃ ca tataḥ khyātamuttaraṃ khaṇḍamuttamam |
etadeva mahāpadmamudbhūtaṃ yanmayaṃ jagat || 56 ||
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tadvṛttāntāśrayaṃ yasmātpādmamityucyate tataḥ |
etatpurāṇamamalaṃ viṣṇumāhātmyanirmalam || 57 ||
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devadevo hariryadvai brahmaṇe proktavānpurā |
brahmaṇābhihitaṃ pūrvaṃ yāvanmātraṃ marīcaye || 58 ||
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etadeva ca vai brahmā pādmaṃ loke jagāda vai |
sarvabhūtāśrayaṃ tacca pādmamityucyate budhaiḥ || 59 ||
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pādmaṃ tatpaṃcapaṃcāśatsahasrāṇīha paṭhyate |
paṃcabhiḥ parvabhiḥ proktaṃ saṃkṣepādvyāsakāritāt || 60 ||
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pauṣkaraṃ prathamaṃ parva yatrotpannaḥ svayaṃ virāṭ |
dvitīyaṃ tīrthaparva syātsarvagrahagaṇāśrayam || 61 ||
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tṛtīyaparvagrahaṇā rājāno bhūridakṣiṇāḥ |
vaṃśānucaritaṃ caiva caturthe parikīrtitam || 62 ||
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paṃcame mokṣatatvaṃ ca sarvatatvaṃ nigadyate |
pauṣkare navadhā sṛṣṭiḥ sarveṣāṃ brahmakāritā || 63 ||
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devatānāṃ munīnāṃ ca pitṛsargastathāparaḥ |
dvitīye parvatāścaiva dvīpāḥ sapta sasāgarāḥ || 64 ||
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tṛtīye rudrasargastu dakṣaśāpastathaiva ca |
caturthe saṃbhavo rājñāṃ sarvavaṃśānukīrttanam || 65 ||
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antyepavargasaṃsthānaṃ mokṣaśāstrānukīrttanam |
sarvametatpurāṇe'smitkathayiṣyāmi vo dvijāḥ || 66 ||
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idaṃ pavitraṃ yaśaso nidhānamidaṃ pitṝṇāmativallabhaṃ syāt idaṃ ca devasya sukhāya nityamidaṃ mahāpātakabhicca puṃsām || 67 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Padma Purana Chapter 1

Cover of edition (2016)

Sri Padma Purana (Sanskrit Text and Hindi Translation)
by Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan (2016)

Sanskrit Text and Hindi Translation with Sloka Index (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (2007)

Padma Purana (In Six Volumes)
by Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office (2007)

Sanskrit Text Only

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Cover of Bengali edition

Padma Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

Set of 7 Volumes

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Cover of edition (2015)

Sri Padma Purana (Tamil)
by Azhwargal Aaivu Maiyam, Chennai (2015)

Translated by S. Jagatrakshgan

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Padma Purana in Gujarati
by Shree Harihar Pustakalay, Surat (0)

[પદમ પુરણ:]

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Cover of edition (2013)

Padma Mahapurana (Kannada)
by Vijeth Prakashan Gadag, Bangalore (2013)

[ಪದ್ಮ ಮಹಾಪುರಾಣಂ]

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