Padma Purana [sanskrit]

462,305 words | ISBN-13: 9789385005305

The Padma-purana Book 6 Chapter 57 (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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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
nabhasyasya site pakṣe kiṃnāmaikādaśī bhavet |
ko devaḥ ko vidhistasya etadākhyāhi keśava || 1 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
kathayāmi mahīpāla kathāmāścaryakāriṇīm |
kathayāmāsa yāṃ brahmā nāradāya mahātmane || 2 ||
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nārada uvāca |
kathayasva prasādena caturmukha namo'stu te |
nabhasya śuklapakṣe tu kiṃ nāmaikādaśī bhavet |
etadicchāmyahaṃ śrotuṃ viṣṇorārādhanāya vai || 3 ||
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brahmovāca |
vaiṣṇavo'si muniśreṣṭha sādhupṛṣṭaṃ kila tvayā |
nātaḥ paratarā loke pavitrā harivāsarāt || 4 ||
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padmā nāmeti vikhyātā nabhasyaikādaśī sitā |
hṛṣīkeśaḥ pūjyate'syāṃ karttavyaṃ vratamuttamam || 5 ||
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kathayāmi tavāgre'haṃ kathāṃ paurāṇikīṃ śubhām |
yasyāḥ śravaṇamātreṇa mahāpāpaṃ praṇaśyati || 6 ||
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māṃdhātā nāma rājarṣirvivasvadvaṃśasaṃbhavaḥ |
babhūva cakravartī sa satyasaṃdhaḥ pratāpavān || 7 ||
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dharmataḥ pālayāmāsa prajāḥ putrānivaurasān |
na tasya rājye durbhikṣaṃ nādhayo vyādhayastathā || 8 ||
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nirātaṃkāḥ prajāstasya dhanadhānyasamedhitāḥ |
nyāyenopārjitaṃ vittaṃ tasya kośe mahīpate || 9 ||
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svasvadharme pravarttaṃte sarve varṇāśramāstathā |
kāmadhenusamābhūmistasya rājye mahīpateḥ || 10 ||
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tasyaivaṃ kurvato rājyaṃ bahuvarṣagaṇā gatāḥ |
athaikasmiṃśca saṃprāpte vipākaḥ karmaṇaḥ khalu || 11 ||
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varṣatrayaṃ tadviṣaye na vavarṣa balāhakaḥ |
tena bhagnāḥ prajāstasya babhūvuḥ kṣudhayārditāḥ || 12 ||
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svāhā svadhā vaṣaṭkāra vedādhyayanavarjitāḥ |
babhūva viṣayastasyā bhāgyena daivapīḍitaḥ |
atha prajāḥ samāgamya rājānamidamabruvan || 13 ||
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prajā ūcuḥ |
śrotavyaṃ nṛpaśārdūla prajānāṃ vacanaṃ tvayā |
āpo nārā iti proktāḥ purāṇeṣu manīṣibhiḥ || 14 ||
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ayanaṃ bhagavatastasmānnārāyaṇa iti smṛtaḥ |
parjanyarūpo bhagavānviṣṇuḥ sarvagataḥ sthitaḥ || 15 ||
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sa evaṃ kurute vṛṣṭiṃ vṛṣṭerannaṃ tataḥ prajāḥ |
tadabhāve nṛpaśreṣṭha kṣayaṃ gacchaṃti vai prajāḥ |
tathā kuru nṛpaśreṣṭha yogaḥ kṣemo yathā bhavet || 16 ||
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rājovāca |
satyamuktaṃ bhavadbhiśca na mithyābhihitaṃ kvacit |
annaṃ brahma yataḥ proktamanne sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 17 ||
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annādbhavaṃti bhūtāni jagadannena vartate |
ityevaṃ śrūyate loke purāṇe bahuvistare || 18 ||
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nṛpāṇāmapacāreṇa prajānāṃ pīḍanaṃ bhavet |
nāhaṃ paśyāmyātmakṛtamevaṃ buddhyā vicārayan || 19 ||
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tathāpi prayatiṣyāmi prajānāṃ hitakāmyayā |
iti kṛtvā matiṃ rājā parimeyaparicchadaḥ || 20 ||
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namaskṛtya vidhātāraṃ jagāma gahanaṃ vanam |
cacāra munimukhyāṃśca āśramāntāpasaiḥ śritān || 21 ||
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dadarśātha brahmasutamṛṣimāṃgirasaṃ nṛpaḥ |
tejasā dyotitadiśaṃ dvitīyamiva padmajam || 22 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā harṣito rājā avatīrya svavāhanāt |
namaścakre'sya caraṇau kṛtāṃjalipuṭo vaśī || 23 ||
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munistamabhinaṃdyātha svastivācanapūrvakam |
papraccha kuśalaṃ rājye saptasvaṃgeṣu bhūpateḥ || 24 ||
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nivedayitvā kuśalaṃ papracchānāmayaṃ nṛpaḥ |
dattāsano gṛhītārghya upaviṣṭo'sya saṃnidhau || 25 ||
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pratyuvāca muniṃ rājā pṛṣṭo hyāgamakāraṇam || 26 ||
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rājovāca |
bhagavandharmavidhinā mama pālayato mahīm |
anāvṛṣṭiśca saṃvṛttā nāhaṃ vedmyatra kāraṇam || 27 ||
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saṃśayacchedanāyātra āgato'haṃ tavāṃtike |
yogakṣemavidhānena prajānāṃ kuru nirvṛtim || 28 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
etatkṛtayugaṃ rājanyugānāmuttamaṃ matam |
atra brahmaparā lokā dharmaścātra catuṣpadaḥ || 29 ||
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asminyuge tapoyuktā brāhmaṇā netarā janāḥ |
viṣaye tava rājeṃdra vṛṣalo'yaṃ tapasyati || 30 ||
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etasmātkāraṇāccaiva na varṣati balāhakaḥ |
kuru tasya vadhe yatnaṃ yena doṣaḥ praśāmyati || 31 ||
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rājovāca |
nāhamenaṃ vadhiṣyāmi tapasyaṃtamanāgasam |
dharmopadeśaṃ kathaya upasargavināśanam || 32 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
yadyevaṃ tarhi nṛpate kuruṣvaikādaśīvratam |
nabhasyasya site pakṣe padmā nāmeti viśrutā || 33 ||
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tasyā vrataprabhāvena suvṛṣṭirbhavitā dhruvam |
sarvasiddhipradā hyeṣā sarvopadravanāśinī || 34 ||
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asyā vrataṃ kuru nṛpa saprajaḥ saparicchadaḥ |
iti vākyamṛṣeḥ śrutvā rājā svagṛhamāgataḥ || 35 ||
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bhādramāse site pakṣe padmāvratamathākarot |
prajābhiḥ saha sarvābhiścāturvarṇyasamanvitaḥ || 36 ||
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evaṃ vrate kṛte rājanpravavarṣa balāhakaḥ |
jalena plāvitā bhūmirabhavatsasyaśālinī || 37 ||
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ṛṣīśvaraprabhāvena lokāḥ saukhyaṃ prapedire |
etasmātkāraṇādevaṃ karttavyaṃ vratamuttamam || 38 ||
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dadhyodanayutaṃ tasyāṃ jalapūrṇaṃ ghaṭaṃ dvije |
vastrasaṃveṣṭitaṃ dattvā chatropānahameva ca || 39 ||
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namo namaste goviṃda budhaśravaṇasaṃjñaka |
aghaughasaṃkṣayaṃ kṛtvā sarvasaukhyaprado bhava || 40 ||
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bhuktimuktipradaścaiva lokānāṃ sukhadāyakaḥ |
paṭhanācchravaṇādrājansarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate || 41 ||
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iti śrīpādme mahāpurāṇe paṃcapaṃcāśatsāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāmuttarakhaṃḍe umāpatināradasaṃvāde bhādrapadaśuklā padmaikādaśīnāma saptapaṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 57 ||
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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 57

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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