Prasna-samhita [sanskrit]

52,505 words

The Sanskrit text of the Sri-prasna-samhita, an encyclopedic text belonging to the Pancaratra school, containing references to mantras from Vedic, Puranic and Agamic sources, as well as details regarding instruments and dances employed during services in the temple, explaining various Mudras (gestures), musical Ragas and Talas. The Prasna-samhita quaotes references from various other texts such as the Padmasamhita, Satvatasamhita and Isvarasamhita, as well as the Yogatattva Upanisad. Alternative titles: Praśnasaṃhitā (प्रश्नसंहिता), Śrīpraśnasaṃhitā (श्रीप्रश्नसंहिता), Prashna-samhita, Prashnasamhita, Prasnasamhita, Sriprasnasamhita, Shriprashnasamhita.

|| catuścatvāriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ ||

purā mahābalīrnāma madbhakto dānavottamaḥ|
sarvān devān vijityaiva trailokyasyādhipo'bhavat|| 44.1 ||
taṃ vijetumaśaktā vai devā māṃ śaraṇaṃ yayuḥ|
śaraṇāgatarakṣārthamahatvāpyasurādhipam|| 44.2 ||
upāyena jayiṣyāmi hyasuraṃ devakaṇṭakam|
iti niścitya manasā vāmanaṃ rūpamāsthitaḥ|| 44.3 ||
māmuddiśyaiva yajato yajñavāṭamupāgamam|
gatvā tvayāce tapase matpādatrayamānitām|| 44.4 ||
bhuvaṃ tato hyalakṣyeṇa so'pyadānmama vallabhe|
gṛhītvaiva padaikena bhuvamanyena pādataḥ|| 44.5 ||
puṇyamasyāntarikṣaṃ ca bhūyo'prākṣamahaṃ balim|
tṛtīyaṃ padamānaṃ tu kutra dāsyasi suvrata|| 44.6 ||
iti madvacanaṃ śrutvā balirhṛṣṭo vaco'bravīt|
satyaṃ madvacanaṃ kartuṃ mūrdhni me caraṇaṃ kuru|| 44.7 ||
anugrahārthaṃ bhaktasya tathā kṛtvā rasātalam|
nītvā tasmin rājyabhāramasuraṃ kārayāmyaham|| 44.8 ||
evaṃ māṃ prārthayattasmin kāle daityādhipo baliḥ|
upakrāntā mayā tṛptirvahnirūpasya te vibho|| 44.9 ||
mayā prītistu nākāri vighno'bhūdyajñasaṃtateḥ|
tasmādasmin dine bhūmyāmālayeṣu gṛheṣu ca|| 44.10 ||
agniṃ hutvā pradīpāṃstu dīpayeyustadagninā|
tadā prabhṛti kurvanti mayājñaptā janā bhuvi|| 44.11 ||
agnitṛptyutsavaṃ vakṣye śṛṇu sāgarasaṃbhave|
sūryodaye kalāyuktā hyaviddhā pūrṇimā yadi|| 44.12 ||
bharaṇyā ca caturdaśyā kṛttikāpūrṇime yadā|
viddhe syātāṃ tadā viṣṇorutsavaṃ naiva kārayet|| 44.13 ||
saṃkrāntyā coparāgeṇa dvaṣite te yadā bhavet|
nakṣatraṃ ta tithiṃ caiva tyaktā śuddhadine caret|| 44.14 ||
ekā ceduparāgeṇa pūrṇimā dīṣitā yadi|
purastācca pakastācca varjayitvāṣṭanāḍikāḥ|| 44.15 ||
dīpotsavaṃ tadā kuryādagnitṛptyutsavaṃ śubham|
ācāryaḥ prātarutthāya nityapūjāṃ samāpya ca|| 44.16 ||
prāsādāntaramārabhya parivāragaṇāntimam|
purātanāni mṛddīpapātrāṇi paritastyajet|| 44.17 ||
svarṇādīni ca pātrāṇi śodhayeccharkarādibhiḥ|
salilaiḥ śodhayet pūrvaṃ prāsādādyaṃ sumadhyame|| 44.18 ||
sudhācūrṇairalaṃkṛtya vikiredakṣatānapi|
vitānaistoraṇaiścaiva kadalīstabhbhapūgakaiḥ|| 44.19 ||
nālikerairalaṃkuryāt dhvajayaṣṭibhirabjaje|
candanāgarukastūridhūpaiḥ sarvatra dhūpayet|| 44.20 ||
nūtnapradīpapātrāṇi saṃkṣālya ca tataḥ param|
teṣu svarṇādipātreṣu vartīstantuvinirmitāḥ|| 44.21 ||
nūtanairvastrakhaṇḍaiśca nirmitāsteṣu ca nyaset|
ājyena pūrayettāni tilatailena rame|| 44.22 ||
prākārabhittiṣu tathā maṇḍape gopureṣu ca|
gomayaiḥ pīṭhamākalpya dīpapātrāṇi nikṣipet|| 44.23 ||
mūlaberasya purato dhānyapīṭhaṃ prakalpayet|
sauvarṇaṃ rājataṃ tāmraṃ paittalaṃ mṛṇmayaṃ tu || 44.24 ||
caturaśraṃ vartulaṃ tanmadhye sthāpayettataḥ|
paritastasya pātrasyāpyaṣṭau saṃsthāpya deśikaḥ|| 44.25 ||
madhyapātre tvāḍhakena goghṛtena supūrayet|
parito'ṣṭasu pātreṣu goghṛtena yathārhataḥ|| 44.26 ||
madhyapātre tūrdhvamukhīṃ vartiṃ madhye nidhāpayet|
anyeṣvapi ca pātreṣu itthameva prakalpayet|| 44.27 ||
sarvāṇyapi ca pātrāṇi prokṣayet puṇyavāriṇā|
tato'parāhne saṃprāpte mūrtipaiḥ saha deśikaḥ|| 44.28 ||
mūlamandiramāsādya prārthayedacyutaṃ param|
puṇyakīrte mahāyogin sādhusevitavigraha|| 44.29 ||
dīpotsavārthaṃ bimbe'smin saṃnidhatsva bhuvaḥ pate|
evaṃ saṃprārthyā cābhyarcya bandhayet kautukaṃ guruḥ|| 44.30 ||
svayaṃ ca kautukaṃ haste dakṣiṇe bandhayet tataḥ|
snāpayedekaberaṃ cenmūlaṃ tu bahuberake|| 44.31 ||
karmārcāṃ navabhiḥ kumbhairabhiṣicya ca pūjayet|
arghyādyaiḥ pāpaṇāntaṃ ca pūjayet puṣkarekṣaṇe|| 44.32 ||
āvāhanapade pātre devamāvāhya deśikaḥ|
nayed devaṃ tathā dīpapātrāṇi paricārakaiḥ|| 44.33 ||
nityāgnikuṇḍamāsādya vahniṃ prajvalayettataḥ|
pātrasthaṃ śrīśamāvāhya vahnau saṃpūjayedrame|| 44.34 ||
apūpān guḍasaṃmiśralājādīn juhuyātpunaḥ|
sāyāhnasamaye prāpte dīpāropaṇamiṣyate|| 44.35 ||
dhyāyet viṣṇormukhāmbhojādutpannaṃ havyavāhanam|
dīpān prajvālya netreṇa nidhāya preṣyamūrdhasu|| 44.36 ||
āvāhitaṃ vāsudevaṃ punaḥ pātre niyojya ca|
vedaghoṣairvādyaghoṣaiḥ kṛtvā dhāma pradakṣiṇam|| 44.37 ||
garbhagehaṃ samāsādya devaṃ mūle niyojayet|
dīpapātrāṇi purato dhānyapīṭhe nidhāya ca|| 44.38 ||
arghyādinā devadevamapūpānupahārakān|
pāyasādīṃstathā lājāṃstāmbūlaṃ ca nivedayet|| 44.39 ||
vahnimantreṇa cāstreṇa dīpānabhyarcya deśikaḥ|
apūpādīni bhakṣyāṇi vinivedya tataḥ svayam|| 44.40 ||
dīpapātraṃ samādāya netramantreṇa ṛcā|
uddīpyasveti vai dīpaṃ pradarśya haraye tataḥ|| 44.41 ||
paricārakahasteṣu dīpān dadyāt svayaṃ guruḥ|
te ca dvāreṣu sarveṣu maṇḍapāvaraṇeṣu ca|| 44.42 ||
gopureṣu ca sarveṣu puṣkariṇyāstaṭeṣu ca|
śriyo gṛhe tathodyāne bhaktabimbagṛheṣu ca|| 44.43 ||
vinyastavartidīpeṣu dīpayeyurdvijottamāḥ|
tataḥ śrīpuṣṭisahitaṃ yānamāropya vai harim|| 44.44 ||
vedaghoṣairvādyaghoṣaiḥ pradīpānāṃ śatena ca|
yātropakaraṇaiḥ sārdhaṃ bahirgopuramānayet|| 44.45 ||
gopurasya purobhāge śatatālonnataṃ tu |
tadardhaṃ tadardhaṃ khādiraṃ candanaṃ tu || 44.46 ||
sālaṃ tālaṃ nārikelamaḍajuṃ stambhaṃ samāharet|
caturdhā vibhajet stambhamekāṃśaṃ khātabhūtale|| 44.47 ||
nidhāya dṛḍhavatkṛtvā stambhāgre pīṭhamabjaje|
vṛttaṃ caturaśraṃ kalpayeddhastavistṛtam|| 44.48 ||
ājyāvasiktavastrairvā tailavastrairnavaiḥ priye|
tālapatrasamūhairvā yadvā vittānusārataḥ|| 44.49 ||
stambhamāveṣṭayeddhīmān prokṣya puṇyāhavāriṇā|
ālayābhimukhaṃ dīpaṃ pīṭhamadhye nyasetpurā|| 44.50 ||
śarāvān samupādāya tasya prāgādiṣu nyaset|
tebhyo vartīḥ samādāya tattaddikṣu ca dīpayet|| 44.51 ||
agneḥ praśamanādarvāgrājarāṣṭravivṛddhaye|
chedayet stambhamūlaṃ tu tato nīrājayet vibhum|| 44.52 ||
tattatkāryaniyuktānāṃ preṣyāṇāṃ toṣayeddhranaiḥ|
dhāma pradakṣiṇīkṛtya devamantaḥ praveśya ca|| 44.53 ||
ghaṭadīpaṃ pradararśyātha mūle śaktiṃ niyojayet|
śarkarairgoghṛtairmiśraṃ navaṃ cāḍhakataṇḍulam|| 44.54 ||
kṣīraiḥ saṃpacya devāya nivedya prārthayet tataḥ|
balinā prārthitaḥ pūrvamutsavastu mayā kṛtaḥ|| 44.55 ||
ajñānāt skhalitaṃ tvasmin tatkṣamasva dayānidhe|
iti vijñāpya deveśaṃ śayanāntaṃ samarcayet|| 44.56 ||


|| iti śrīśrīpraśnasaṃhitāyāṃ agnidīpotsa(vo)nāma (1)tricatvāriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ ||
(1.`catuścatvāriṃśo'dhyāya' iti bhāvyam|
     `pañcacatvāriṃśo'dhyāya' iti gra. pustake vartate|)

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