Padma Purana [sanskrit]

462,305 words | ISBN-13: 9789385005305

The Padma-purana Book 3 Chapter 8 (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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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
jaṃbūkhaṃḍastvayā prokto yathāvadiha sattamaḥ |
viṣkaṃbhasya ca prabrūhi parimāṇaṃ hi tattvataḥ || 1 ||
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samudrasya pramāṇaṃ ca samyagacchidra darśanaḥ |
śākadvīpaṃ ca no brūhi kuśadvīpaṃ ca dhārmikam || 2 ||
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śālmalaṃ caiva tattvena krauṃcadvīpaṃ tathaiva ca |
sūta uvāca |
viprāḥ subahavo dvīpāḥ yairidaṃ saṃtataṃ jagat |
saptadvīpānpravakṣyāmi śṛṇudhvaṃ dvijapuṃgavāḥ || 3 ||
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aṣṭādaśasahasrāṇi yojanāni dvijottamāḥ |
ṣaṭśatāni ca pūrṇāni viṣkaṃbho jaṃbuparvataḥ || 4 ||
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lavaṇasya samudrasya viṣkaṃbho dviguṇaḥ smṛtaḥ |
nānājanapadākīrṇo maṇividrumacitritaḥ || 5 ||
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naikadhātuvicitraiśca parvatairupaśobhitaḥ |
siddhacāraṇasaṃkīrṇaiḥ sāgaraḥ parimaṃḍalaḥ || 6 ||
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śākadvīpaṃ ca vakṣyāmi yathāvadiha sattamāḥ |
śṛṇutādya yathānyāyaṃ bruvato mama dhārmikāḥ || 7 ||
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jaṃbudvīpapramāṇena dviguṇaḥ sa dvijarṣabhāḥ |
viṣkaṃbhena mahābhāgāḥ sāgaro'pi vibhāgaśaḥ || 8 ||
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kṣīrodo muniśārdūlā yena saṃparivāritaḥ |
tatra puṇyājanapadāstatra na mriyate janaḥ || 9 ||
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kuta eva hi durbhikṣaṃ kṣamā tejoyutā hi te |
śākadvīpasya saṃkṣepo yathāvanmunisattamāḥ |
ukta eṣa mahābhāgāḥ kimanyatkathayāmi vaḥ || 10 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
śākadvīpasya saṃkṣepo yathāvadiha dhārmika |
uktastvayā mahāprājña vistaraṃ brūhi tattvataḥ || 11 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tathaiva parvatā viprāḥ saptātra maṇiparvatāḥ |
ratnākarāstathā nadyasteṣāṃ nāmāni varṇaye || 12 ||
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atīvaguṇavatsarvaṃ tattvaṃ pṛcchatha dhārmikāḥ |
devarṣigaṃdharvayutaḥ prathamo merurucyate || 13 ||
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prāgāyato mahābhāgā malayonāma parvataḥ |
tato meghāḥ pravarttaṃte prabhavaṃti ca sarvaśaḥ || 14 ||
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tataḥ pareṇa munayo jaladhāro mahāgiriḥ |
tato nityamupādatte vāsavaḥ paramaṃ jalam || 15 ||
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tato varṣaṃ prabhavati varṣākāle dvijottamāḥ |
uccairgirī raivatako yatra nityaṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 16 ||
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revatī divi nakṣatraṃ pitāmahakṛto vidhiḥ |
uttareṇa tu vipreṃdrāḥ śyāmo nāma mahāgiriḥ || 17 ||
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navameghaprabhaḥ prāṃśuḥ śrīmānujjvalavigrahaḥ |
yataḥ śyāmatvamāpannāḥ prajā muditamānasāḥ || 18 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
sumahānsaṃśayo'smākaṃ prāptoyaṃ sūta yattvayā |
prajāḥ kathaṃ sūta samyaksaṃprāptāḥ śyāmatāmiha || 19 ||
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sūta uvāca |
sarveṣveva mahāprājñā dvīpeṣu munipuṃgavāḥ |
gauraḥ kṛṣṇaśca patagastayorvarṇāṃtare dvijāḥ || 20 ||
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śyāmo yasmātpravṛtto vai tasmātśyāmagiriḥ smṛtaḥ |
tataḥ paraṃ muniśreṣṭhā durgaśailo mahodayaḥ || 21 ||
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keśarī keśarayuto yato vātaḥ pravarttate |
teṣāṃ yojanaviṣkaṃbho dviguṇaḥ pravibhāgaśaḥ || 22 ||
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varṣāṇi teṣu vipreṃdrāḥ saṃproktāni manīṣibhiḥ |
mahāmerurmahākāśo jaladaḥ kumudottaram || 23 ||
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jaladhāro mahāprājñaḥ sukumāra iti smṛtaḥ |
revatasya tu kaumāraḥ śyāmaśca maṇikāṃcanaḥ || 24 ||
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keśarasyātha maudākī pareṇa tu mahānpumān |
parivāryyaṃ tu vipreṃdrā dairghyaṃ hrasvatvameva ca || 25 ||
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jaṃbūdvīpena saṃkhyātastasya madhye mahādrumaḥ |
śāko nāma mahāprājñāḥ prajāstasya sahānugāḥ || 26 ||
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tatra puṇyā janapadāḥ pūjyate tatra śaṃkaraḥ |
tatra gacchaṃti siddhāśca cāraṇā daivatāni ca || 27 ||
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dhārmikāśca prajāḥ sarvāḥ catvāro gatamatsarāḥ |
varṇāḥ svakarmaniratā na ca steno'tra dṛśyate || 28 ||
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dīrghāyuṣo mahāprājñā jarāmṛtyuvivarjitāḥ |
prajāstatra vivarddhaṃte varṣāsviva samudragāḥ || 29 ||
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nadyaḥ puṇyajalāstatra gaṃgā ca bahudhā gatā |
sukumārī kumārī ca śītā śītodakā tathā || 30 ||
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mahānadī ca bho viprāstathā maṇijalā nadī |
ikṣuvarddhanikā caiva nadī munivarāḥ smṛtāḥ || 31 ||
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tataḥ pravṛttāḥ puṇyodā nadyaḥ paramaśobhanāḥ |
sahasrāṇāṃ śatānyeva yato varṣati vāsavaḥ || 32 ||
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na tāsāṃ nāmadheyāni parismartuṃ tathaiva ca |
śakyaṃte parisaṃkhyātuṃ puṇyāstā hi saridvarāḥ || 33 ||
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tataḥ puṇyā janapadāścatvāro lokaviśrutāḥ |
mṛgāśca maśakāścaiva mānasā mallakāstathā || 34 ||
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mṛgāśca brahmabhūyiṣṭhāḥ svakarmaniratā dvijāḥ |
maśakeṣu tu rājanyā dhārmikāḥ sarvakāmadāḥ || 35 ||
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mānasāśca mahābhāgā vaiśyadharmopajīvinaḥ |
sarvakāmasamāyuktāḥ śūrā dharmārthaniścitāḥ || 36 ||
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śūdrāstu mallakā nityaṃ puruṣā dharmaśīlinaḥ |
na tatra rājā vipreṃdrā na daṃḍo na ca daṃḍikāḥ || 37 ||
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svadharmeṇaiva dharmajñāste rakṣaṃti parasparam |
etāvadeva śakyaṃ tu tatra dvīpe prabhāṣitum || 38 ||
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etadeva ca śrotavyaṃ śākadvīpe mahaujasi || 39 ||
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iti śrīpādme mahāpurāṇe svargakhaṃḍe'ṣṭamo'dhyāyaḥ || 8 ||
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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 8

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)

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