Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

223,192 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Shiva-purana Book 1 Chapter 25 (Sanskrit text), including grammatical analysis, glossary and relevant print editions. The Shivapurana is a one of the eighteen Major Puranas detailing religious worship of Shiva, also known as Shaivism. The book contains 24,000 verses although it is said to be an abridged form and originally consisted of 100,000 verses.

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sūta uvāca |
śaunakarṣe mahāprājña śivarūpamahāpate |
śṛṇu rudrā kṣamāhātmyaṃ samāsātkathayāmyaham || 1 ||
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śivapriyatamo jñeyo rudrā kṣaḥ parapāvanaḥ |
darśanātsparśanājjāpyātsarvapāpaharaḥ smṛtaḥ || 2 ||
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purā rudrā kṣamahimā devyagre kathito mune |
lokopakaraṇārthāya śivena paramātmanā || 3 ||
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śiva uvāca |
śṛṇu devimaheśāni rudrā kṣamahimā śive |
kathayāmi tavaprītyā bhaktānāṃ hitakāmyayā || 4 ||
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divyavarṣasahasrāṇi maheśāni punaḥ purā |
tapaḥ prakurvatastrastaṃ manaḥ saṃyamya vai mama || 5 ||
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svataṃtreṇa pareśena lokopakṛtikāriṇā |
līlayā parameśāni cakṣurunmīlitaṃ mayā || 6 ||
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puṭābhyāṃ cārucakṣurbhyāṃ patitā jalabiṃdavaḥ |
tatrāśrubindavo jātā vṛkṣā rudrā kṣasaṃjñakāḥ || 7 ||
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sthāvaratvamanuprāpya bhaktānugrahakāraṇāt |
te dattā viṣṇubhaktebhyaścaturvarṇebhya eva ca || 8 ||
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bhūmau gauḍodbhavāṃścakre rudrā kṣāñchivavallabhān |
mathurāyāmayodhyāyāṃ laṃkāyāṃ malaye tathā || 9 ||
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sahyādrau ca tathā kāśyāṃ daśeṣvanyeṣu vā tathā |
parānasahyapāpaughabhedanāñchrutinodanāt || 10 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ śūdrā jātā mamājñayā |
rudrā kṣāste pṛthivyāṃ tu tajjātīyāḥ śubhākṣakāḥ || 11 ||
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śvetaraktāḥ pītakṛṣṇā varṇājñeyāḥ kramādbudhaiḥ |
svajātīyaṃ nṛbhirdhāryaṃ rudrā kṣaṃ varṇataḥ kramāt || 12 ||
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varṇaistu tatphalaṃ dhāryaṃ bhuktimuktiphalepsubhiḥ |
śivabhaktairviśeṣeṇa śivayoḥ prītaye sadā || 13 ||
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dhātrīphalapramāṇaṃ yacchreṣṭhametadudāhṛtam |
badarīphalamātraṃ tu madhyamaṃ saṃprakīrttitam || 14 ||
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adhamaṃ caṇamātraṃ syātprakriyaiṣā parocyate |
śṛṇu pārvati suprītyā bhaktānāṃ hitakāmyayā || 15 ||
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badarīphalamātraṃ ca yatsyātkila maheśvari |
tathāpi phaladaṃ loke sukhasaubhāgyavarddhanam || 16 ||
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dhātrīphalasamaṃ yatsyātsarvāriṣṭavināśanam |
guṃjayā sadṛśaṃ yatsyātsarvārthaphalasādhanam || 17 ||
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yathā yathā laghuḥ syādvai tathādhikaphalapradam |
ekaikataḥ phalaṃ proktaṃ daśāṃśairadhikaṃ budhaiḥ || 18 ||
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rudrā kṣadhāraṇaṃ proktaṃ pāpanāśanahetave |
tasmācca dhāraṇī yo vai sarvārthasādhano dhruvam || 19 ||
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yathā ca dṛśyate loke rudrā kṣaphaladaḥ śubhaḥ |
na tathā dṛśyate'nyā ca mālikā parameśvari || 20 ||
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samāḥ snigdhā dṛḍhāḥ sthūlāḥ kaṃṭakaiḥ saṃyutāḥ śubhāḥ |
rudrā kṣāḥ kāmadā devi bhuktimuktipradāḥ sadā || 21 ||
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krimiduṣṭaṃ chinnabhinnaṃ kaṃṭakairhīnameva ca |
vraṇayuktamavṛttaṃ ca rudrā kṣānṣaḍvivarjayet || 22 ||
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svayameva kṛtadvāraṃ rudrā kṣaṃ syādihottamam |
yattu pauruṣayatnena kṛtaṃ tanmadhyamaṃ bhavet || 23 ||
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rudrā kṣadhāraṇaṃ prāptaṃ mahāpātakanāśanam |
rudra saṃkhyāśataṃ dhṛtvā rudra rūpo bhavennaraḥ || 24 ||
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ekādaśaśatānīha dhṛtvā yatphalamāpyate |
tatphalaṃ śakyate naiva vaktuṃ varṣaśatairapi || 25 ||
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śatārddhena yutaiḥ paṃcaśatairvai mukuṭaṃ matam |
rudrā kṣairviracetsamyagbhaktimānpuruṣo varaḥ || 26 ||
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tribhiḥ śataiḥ ṣaṣṭiyuktaistrirāvṛttyā tathā punaḥ |
rudrā kṣairupavītaṃ va nirmīyādbhaktitatparaḥ || 27 ||
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śikhāyāṃ ca trayaṃ proktaṃ rudra kṣāṇāṃ maheśvari |
karṇayoḥ ṣaṭ ca ṣaṭcaiva vāmadakṣiṇayostathā || 28 ||
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śatamekottaraṃ kaṃṭhe bāhvorvai rudra saṃkhyayā |
kūrparadvārayostatra maṇibaṃdhe tathā punaḥ || 29 ||
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upavīte trayaṃ dhāryaṃ śivabhaktiratairnaraiḥ |
śeṣānurvaritānpaṃca sammitāndhārayetkaṭau || 30 ||
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etatsaṃkhyā dhṛtā yena rudrā kṣāḥ parameśvari |
tadrū paṃ tu praṇamyaṃ hi stutyaṃ sarvairmaheśavat || 31 ||
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evaṃbhūtaṃ sthitaṃ dhyāne yadā kṛtvāsanairjanam |
śiveti vyāharaṃścaiva dṛṣṭvā pāpaiḥ pramucyate || 32 ||
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śatādikasahasrasya vidhireṣa prakīrtitaḥ |
tadabhāve prakāronyaḥ śubhaḥ saṃprocyate mayā || 33 ||
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śikhāyāmekarudrā kṣaṃ śirasā triṃśataṃ vahet |
paṃcāśacca gale dadhyādbāhvoḥ ṣoḍaśa ṣoḍaśa || 34 ||
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maṇibaṃdhe dvādaśadviskaṃdhe paṃcaśataṃ vahet |
aṣṭottaraśatairmālyamupavītaṃ prakalpayet || 35 ||
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evaṃ sahasrarudrā kṣāndhārayedyo dṛḍhavrataḥ |
taṃ namaṃti surāḥ sarve yathā rudra stathaiva saḥ || 36 ||
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ekaṃ śikhāyāṃ rudrā kṣaṃ catvāriṃśattu mastake |
dvātriṃśatkaṇṭhadeśe tu vakṣasyaṣṭottaraṃ śatam || 37 ||
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ekaikaṃ karṇayoḥ ṣaṭṣaḍbāhvoḥ ṣoḍaśa ṣoḍaśa |
karayoravimānena dviguṇena munīśvara || 38 ||
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saṃkhyā prītirdhṛtā yena sopi śaivajanaḥ paraḥ |
śivavatpūjanīyo hi vaṃdyassarvairabhīkṣṇaśaḥ || 39 ||
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śirasīśānamaṃtreṇa karṇe tatpuruṣeṇa ca |
aghoreṇa gale dhāryaṃ tenaiva hṛdayepi ca || 40 ||
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aghorabījamaṃtreṇa karayordhārayetsudhīḥ |
paṃcadaśākṣagrathitāṃ vāmadevena codare || 41 ||
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paṃca brahmabhiraṃgaśca trimālāṃ paṃcasapta ca |
athavā mūlamaṃtreṇa sarvānakṣāṃstudhārayet || 42 ||
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madyaṃ māṃsaṃ tu laśunaṃ palāṇḍuṃ śigrumeva ca |
śleṣmāṃtakaṃ viḍvarāhaṃ bhakṣaṇe varjayettataḥ || 43 ||
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valakṣaṃ rudrā kṣaṃ dvijatanubhireveha vihitaṃ suraktaṃ kṣattrāṇāṃ pramuditamume pītamasakṛt || 44 ||
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chinnaṃ khaṃḍitaṃ bhinnaṃ vidīrṇa |
tato vaiśyairdhāryaṃ pratidivasabhāvaśyakamaho tathā kṛṣṇaṃ śūdrai ḥ śrutigaditamārgoyamagaje || 44 ||
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varṇī vanī gṛhayatīrniyamena dadhyādetadra hasyaparamo na hi jātu tiṣṭhet |
rudrā kṣadhāraṇamidaṃ sukṛtaiśca labhyaṃ tyaktvedametadakhilānnarakānprayāṃti || 45 ||
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ādāvāmalakātsvato laghutarā rugṇāstataḥ kaṃṭakaiḥ saṃdaṣṭāḥ kṛmibhistanūpakaraṇacchidre ṇa hīnāstathā |
dhāryā naiva śubhepsubhiścaṇakavadrudrā kṣamapyaṃtato rudrā kṣomama liṃgamaṃgalamume sūkṣmaṃ praśastaṃ sadā || 46 ||
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sarvāśramāṇāṃ varṇānāṃ strīśūdrā ṇāṃ śivājñayā |
dhāryāḥ sadaiva rudrā kṣā yatīnāṃ praṇavena hi || 47 ||
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divā bibhradrā trikṛtai rātrau vibhraddivākṛtaiḥ |
prātarmadhyāhnasāyāhne mucyate sarvapātakaiḥ || 48 ||
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ye tripuṇḍradharā loke jaṭādhāriṇa eva ye |
ye rudrā kṣadharāste vai yamalokaṃ prayāṃti na || 49 ||
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rudrā kṣamekaṃ śirasā bibharti tathā tripuṇḍraṃ ca lalāṭamadhye |
paṃcākṣaraṃ ye hi japaṃti maṃtraṃ pūjyā bhavadbhiḥ khalu te hi sādhavaḥ || 50 ||
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yasyāṇge nāsti rudrā kṣastripuṇḍraṃ bhālapaṭṭake |
mukhe paṃcākṣaraṃ nāsti tamānaya yamālayam || 51 ||
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jñātvā jñātvā tatprabhāvaṃ bhasmarudrā kṣadhāriṇaḥ |
te pūjyāḥ sarvadāsmākaṃ no netavyāḥ kadācana || 52 ||
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evamājñāpayāmāsa kālopi nijakiṇkarān |
tatheti mattvā te sarve tūṣṇīmāsansuvismitāḥ || 53 ||
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ata eva mahādevi rudrā kṣotyaghanāśanaḥ |
taddharo matpriyaḥ śuddho'tyaghavānapi pārvati || 54 ||
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haste bāhau tathā mūrdhni rudrā kṣaṃ dhārayettu yaḥ |
avadhyaḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ rudra rūpī caredbhuvi || 55 ||
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surāsurāṇāṃ sarveṣāṃ vaṃdanīyaḥ sadā sa vai |
pūjanīyo hi dṛṣṭasya pāpahā ca yathā śivaḥ || 56 ||
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dhyānajñānāvamuktopi rudrā kṣaṃ dhārayettu yaḥ |
sarvapāpavinirmuktaḥ sa yāti paramāṃ gatim || 57 ||
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rudrā kṣeṇa japanmantraṃ puṇyaṃ koṭiguṇaṃ bhavet |
daśakoṭiguṇaṃ puṇyaṃ dhāraṇāllabhate naraḥ || 58 ||
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yāvatkālaṃ hi jīvasya śarīrastho bhavetsa vai |
tāvatkālaṃ svalpamṛtyurna taṃ devi vibādhate || 59 ||
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tripuṃḍreṇa ca saṃyuktaṃ rudrā kṣāvilasāṃgakam |
mṛtyuṃjayaṃ japaṃtaṃ ca dṛṣṭvā rudra phalaṃ labhet || 60 ||
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paṃcadevapriyaścaiva sarvadevapriyastathā |
sarvamantrāñjapedbhakto rudrā kṣamālayā priye || 61 ||
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viṣṇvādidevabhaktāśca dhārayeyurna saṃśayaḥ |
rudra bhakto viśeṣeṇa rudrā kṣāndhārayetsadā || 62 ||
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rudrā kṣā vividhāḥ proktāsteṣāṃ bhedānvadāmyaham |
śṛṇu pārvati sadbhaktyā bhuktimuktiphalapradān || 63 ||
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ekavaktraḥ śivaḥ sākṣādbhuktimuktiphalapradaḥ |
tasya darśanamātreṇa brahmahatyā vyapohati || 64 ||
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yatra saṃpūjitastatra lakṣmīrdūratarā na hi |
naśyaṃtyupadra vāḥ sarve sarvakāmā bhavaṃti hi || 65 ||
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dvivaktro devadeveśassarvakāmaphalapradaḥ |
viśeṣataḥ sa rudrā kṣo govadhaṃ nāśayeddrutam || 66 ||
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trivaktro yo hi rudrā kṣaḥ sākṣātsādhanadassadā |
tatprabhāvādbhaveyurvai vidyāḥ sarvāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ || 67 ||
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caturvaktraḥ svayaṃ brahmā narahatyāṃ vyapohati |
darśanātsparśanātsadyaścaturvargaphalapradaḥ || 68 ||
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paṃcavaktraḥ svayaṃ rudra ḥ kālāgnirnāmataḥ prabhuḥ |
sarvamuktipradaścaiva sarvakāmaphalapradaḥ || 69 ||
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agamyāgamanaṃ pāpamabhakṣyasya ca bhakṣaṇam |
ityādisarvapāpāni paṃcavaktro vyapohati || 70 ||
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ṣaḍvaktraḥ kārtikeyastudhāraṇāddakṣiṇe bhuje |
brahmahatyādikaiḥ pāpairmucyate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 71 ||
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saptavaktro maheśāni hyanaṃgo nāma nāmataḥ |
dhāraṇāttasya deveśidaridro pīśvaro bhavet || 72 ||
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rudrā kṣaścāṣṭavaktraśca vasumūrtiśca bhairavaḥ |
dhāraṇāttasya pūrṇāyurmṛto bhavati śūlabhṛt || 73 ||
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bhairavo navavaktraśca kapilaśca muniḥ smṛtaḥ |
durgā vāta dadhiṣṭhātrī navarūpā maheśvarī || 74 ||
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taṃ dhārayedvāmahaste rudrā kṣaṃ bhaktitatparaḥ |
sarveśvaro bhavennūnaṃ mama tulyo na saṃśayaḥ || 75 ||
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daśavaktro maheśāni svayaṃ devo janārdanaḥ |
dhāraṇāttasya deveśi sarvānkāmānavāpnuyāt || 76 ||
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ekādaśamukho yastu rudrā kṣaḥ parameśvari |
sa rudro dhāraṇāttasya sarvatra vijayī bhavet || 77 ||
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dvādaśāsyaṃ tu rudrā kṣaṃ dhārayetkeśadeśake |
ādityāścaiva te sarvedvādaśaiva sthitāstathā || 78 ||
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trayodaśamukho viśvedevastaddhāraṇānnaraḥ |
sarvānkāmānavāpnoti saubhāgyaṃ maṃgalaṃlabhet || 79 ||
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caturdaśamukho yo hi rudrā kṣaḥ paramaḥ śivaḥ |
dhārayenmūrdhni taṃ bhaktyā sarvapāpaṃ praṇaśyati || 80 ||
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iti rudrā kṣabhedā hi proktā vai mukhabhedataḥ |
tattanmaṃtrāñchṛṇu prītyā kramācchailleśvarātmaje || 81 ||
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oṃ hrīṃ namaḥ 1 oṃ namaḥ 2 oṃ klīṃ namaḥ 3 oṃ hrīṃ namaḥ 4 oṃ hrīṃ namaḥ 5 oṃ hrīṃ huṃ namaḥ 6 oṃ huṃnamaḥ 7 oṃ huṃ namaḥ 8 oṃ hrīṃ huṃ namaḥ 9 oṃ hrīṃ namaḥ namaḥ 10 oṃ hrīṃ huṃ namaḥ 11 oṃ krauṃ kṣauṃ rauṃ namaḥ 12 oṃ hrīṃ namaḥ 13 oṃ nama || 14 ||
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bhaktiśraddhā yutaścaiva sarvakāmārthasiddhaye |
rudrā kṣāndhārayenmaṃtrairdevanālasya varjitaḥ || 82 ||
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vinā maṃtreṇa ho dhatte rudrā kṣaṃ bhuvi mānavaḥ |
sa yāti narakaṃ ghoraṃ yāvadindrā ścaturdaśa || 83 ||
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rudrā kṣamālinaṃ dṛṣṭvā bhūtapretapiśācakāḥ |
ḍākinīśākinī caiva ye cānye dro hakārakāḥ || 84 ||
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kṛtrimaṃ caiva yatkiṃcidabhicārādikaṃ ca yat |
tatsarvaṃ dūrato yāti dṛṣṭvā śaṃkitavigraham || 85 ||
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rudrā kṣamālinaṃ dṛṣṭvā śivo viṣṇuḥ prasīdati |
devīgaṇapatissūryaḥ surāścānyepi pārvati || 86 ||
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evaṃ jñātvā tu māhātmyaṃ rudrā kṣasya maheśvari |
samyagdhāryāssamaṃtrāśca bhaktyādharmavivṛddhaye || 87 ||
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ityuktaṃ girijāgre hi śivena paramātmanā |
bhasmarūdrā kṣamāhātmyaṃ bhuktimuktiphalapradam || 88 ||
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śivasyātipriyau jñeyau bhasmarudrā kṣadhāriṇau |
taddhāraṇaprabhāvaddhi bhuktirmuktirna saṃśayaḥ || 89 ||
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bhasmarudrā kṣadhārī yaḥ śivabhaktassa ucyate |
paṃcākṣarajapāsaktaḥ paripūrṇaśca sanmukhe || 90 ||
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vinā bhasmatripuṃḍreṇa vinā rudrā kṣamālayā |
pūjitopi mahādevo nābhīṣṭaphaladāyakaḥ || 91 ||
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tatsarvaṃ ca samākhyātaṃ yatpṛṣṭaṃ hi munīśvara |
bhasmarudrā kṣamāhātmyaṃ sarvakāmasamṛddhidam || 92 ||
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etadyaḥ śṛṇuyānnityaṃ māhātmyaparamaṃ śubham |
rudrā kṣabhasmanorbhaktyāsarvānkāmānavāpnuyāt || 93 ||
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iha sarvasukhaṃ bhuktvā putrapautrādisaṃyutaḥ |
labhetparatra sanmokṣaṃ śivasyātipriyo bhavet || 94 ||
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vidyeśvarasaṃhiteyaṃ kathitā vo munīśvarāḥ |
sarvasiddhipradā nityaṃ muktidā śivaśāsanāt || 95 ||
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iti śrīśivamahāpurāṇe prathamāyāṃ vidyeśvarasaṃhitāyāṃ sādhyasādhanakhaṇḍe rudrā kṣamahātmyavarṇanonāma pañcaviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 25 ||
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by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2013)

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by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2019)

[శ్రీ శివమఃపురాణము] or [శ్రీ శివ మహా పురాణం]; Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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Shiva Purana (Bengali)
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

[শিব পুরান]

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Shiva Purana (Tamil)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2016)

[ஸ்ரீசிவ மகாபுராணம்]

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