Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

223,192 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Shiva-purana Book 2.5 Chapter 1 (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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|| śrīgaṇeśāya namaḥ |
|| śrīgaurīśaṃkarābhyāṃ namaḥ |
|| nārada uvāca |
śrutamasmābhirānaṃdapradaṃ caritamuttamam |
gṛhasthasyaiva śaṃbhośca gaṇaskaṃdādisatkatham || 1 ||
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idānīṃ brūhi suprītyā caritaṃ varamuttamam |
śaṃkaro hi yathā rudro jaghāna viharankhalān || 2 ||
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kathaṃ dadāha bhagavānnagarāṇi suradviṣām |
trīṇyekena ca bāṇena yugapatkena vīryavān || 3 ||
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etatsarvaṃ samācakṣva caritaṃ śaśimaulinaḥ |
devarṣisukhadaṃ śaśvanmāyāviharataḥ prabhoḥ || 4 ||
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|| brahmovāca |
evametatpurā pṛṣṭo vyāsena ṛṣisattamaḥ |
sanatkumāraṃ provāca tadeva kathayāmyaham || 5 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
śṛṇu vyāsa mahāprājña caritaṃ śaśimaulinaḥ |
yathā dadāha tripuraṃ bāṇenaikena viśva hṛt || 6 ||
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śivātmajena skandena nihate tārakāsure |
tatputrāstu trayo daityāḥ paryatapyanmunīśvara || 7 ||
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tārakākhyastu tajjeṣṭho vidyunmālī ca madhyamaḥ |
kamalākṣaḥ kanīyāṃśca sarve tulyabalāssadā || 8 ||
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jitendriyāssasannaddhāssaṃyatāssatyavādinaḥ |
dṛḍhacittā mahāvīrā devadrohiṇa eva ca || 9 ||
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te tu meruguhāṃ gatvā tapaścakrurmahādbhutam |
trayassarvānsubhogāṃśca vihāya sumanoharān || 10 ||
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vasaṃte sarvakāmāṃśca gītavāditranissvanam |
vihāya sotsavaṃ tepustrayaste tārakātmajāḥ || 11 ||
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grīṣme sūryaprabhāṃ jitvā dikṣu prajvālya pāvakam |
tanmadhyasaṃsthāḥ siddhyarthaṃ juhuvurhavyamādarāt || 12 ||
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mahāpratāpapatitāssarvepyāsan sumūrchitāḥ |
varṣāsu gatasaṃtrāsā vṛṣṭiṃ mūrddhanyadhārayan || 13 ||
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śaratkāle prasūtaṃ tu bhojanaṃ tu bubhukṣitāḥ |
ramyaṃ snigdhaṃ sthiraṃ hṛdyaṃ phalaṃ mūlamanuttamam || 14 ||
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saṃyamātkṣuttṛṣo jitvā pānānyuccāvacānyapi |
bubhukṣitebhyo dattvā tu bubhūvurupalā iva || 15 ||
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saṃsthitāste mahātmāno nirādhārāścaturdiśam |
hemaṃte girimāśritya dhairyeṇa parameṇa tu || 16 ||
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tuṣāradehasaṃchannā jalaklinnena vāsasā |
āsādya dehaṃ kṣaumeṇa śiśire toyamadhyagāḥ || 17 ||
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anirviṇṇāstatassarve kramaśo'varddhayaṃstapaḥ |
tepustrayaste tatputrā vidhimuddiśya sattamāḥ || 18 ||
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tapa ugraṃ samāsthāya niyame parame sthitā |
tapasā karṣayāmāsurdehān svān dānavottamāḥ || 19 ||
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varṣāṇāṃ śatakaṃ caiva padamekaṃ nidhāya ca |
bhūmau sthitvā paraṃ tatra tepuste balavattarāḥ || 20 ||
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te sahasraṃ tu varṣāṇāṃ vātabhakṣāssudāruṇāḥ |
tapastepurdurātmānaḥ paraṃ tāpamupāgatāḥ || 21 ||
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varṣāṇāṃ tu sahasraṃ vai mastakenāsthitāstathā |
varṣāṇāṃ tu śatenaiva ūrddhvabāhava āsitāḥ || 22 ||
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evaṃ duḥkhaṃ paraṃ prāptā durāgrahaparā ime |
īdṛkte saṃsthitā daityā divārātramataṃdritā || 23 ||
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evaṃ teṣāṃ gataḥ kālo mahān sutapatāṃ mune |
brahmātmanāṃ tārakāṇāṃ dharmeṇeti matirmama || 24 ||
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prādurāsīttato brahmā surāsuragururmahān |
saṃtuṣṭastapasā teṣāṃ varaṃ dātuṃ mahāyaśāḥ || 25 ||
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munidevāsuraissārddhaṃ sāṃtvapūrvamidaṃ vacaḥ |
tatastānabravītsarvān sarvabhūtapitāmahaḥ || 25 ||
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brahmovāca |
prasanno'smi mahādaityā yuṣmākaṃ tapasā mune |
sarvaṃ dāsyāmi yuṣmabhyaṃ varaṃ brūta yadīpsitam || 27 ||
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kimarthaṃ sutapastaptaṃ kathayadhvaṃ suradviṣāṃ |
sarveṣāṃ tapaso dātā sarvakartāsmi sarvadā || 28 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā śanaiste svātmano gatam |
ūcuḥ prāṃjalayassarve praṇipatya pitāmaham || 29 ||
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daityā ūcuḥ |
yadi prasanno deveśa yadi deyo varastvayā |
avadhyatvaṃ ca sarveṣāṃ sarvabhūteṣu dehinaḥ || 30 ||
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sthirān kuru jagannātha pāṃtu naḥ paripaṃthinaḥ |
jarārogādayassarve nāsmānmṛtyuragāt kvacit || 31 ||
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ajarāścāmarāssarve bhavāma iti no matam |
samṛtyavaḥ kariṣyāmassarvānanyāṃstrilokake || 32 ||
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lakṣmyā kiṃ tadvipulayā kiṃ kāryaṃ hi purottamaiḥ |
anyaiśca vipulairbhogaissthānaiśvaryeṇa vā punaḥ || 33 ||
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yatraiva mṛtyunā grasto niyataṃ paṃcabhirdinaiḥ |
vyarthaṃ tasyākhilaṃ brahman niścitaṃ na itīva hi || 34 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
iti śrutvā vacasteṣāṃ daityānāṃ ca tapasvinām |
pratyuvāca śivaṃ smṛtvā svaprabhuṃ giriśaṃ vidhiḥ || 35 ||
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brahmovāca |
nāsti sarvāmaratvaṃ ca nivartadhvamato'surāḥ |
anyaṃ varaṃ vṛṇīdhvaṃ vai yādṛśo vo hi rocate || 36 ||
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jāto janiṣyate nūnaṃ jaṃtuḥ kopyasurāḥ kvacit |
ajaraścāmaro loke na bhaviṣyati bhūtale || 37 ||
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ṛte tu khaṃḍaparaśoḥ kālakālāddharestathā |
tau dharmādharmaparamāvavyaktau vyaktarūpiṇau || 38 ||
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saṃpīḍanāya jagato yadi sa kriyate tapaḥ |
saphalaṃ tadgataṃ vedyaṃ tasmātsuvihitaṃ tapaḥ || 39 ||
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tadvicārya svayaṃ buddhyā na śakyaṃ yatsurāsuraiḥ |
durlabhaṃ vā sudussādhyaṃ mṛtyuṃ vaṃcayatānaghāḥ || 40 ||
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tatkiṃcinmaraṇe hetuṃ vṛṇīdhvaṃ sattvamāśritāḥ |
yena mṛtyurnaiva vṛto rakṣatastatpṛthak pṛthak || 41 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
etadvidhivacaḥ śrutvā muhūrttaṃ dhyānamāsthitāḥ |
procuste ciṃtayitvātha sarvalokapitāmaham || 42 ||
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daityā ūcuḥ |
bhagavannāsti no veśma parākramavatāmapi |
adhṛṣyāḥ śātravānāṃ tu yanna vatsyāmahe sukham || 43 ||
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purāṇi trīṇi no dehi nirmāyātyadbhutāni hi |
sarvasaṃpatsamṛddhānya pradhṛṣyāṇi divaukasām || 44 ||
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vayaṃ purāṇi trīṇyeva samāsthāya mahīmimām |
cariṣyāmo hi lokeśa tvatprasādājjagadguro || 45 ||
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tārakākṣastataḥ prāha yadabhedyaṃ surairapi |
karoti viśvakarmā tanmama hemamayaṃ puram || 46 ||
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yayāce kamalākṣastu rājataṃ sumahatpuram |
vidyunmālī ca saṃhṛṣṭo vajrāyasamayaṃ mahat || 47 ||
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pureṣveteṣu bho brahmannekasthānasthiteṣu ca |
madhyāhnābhijite kāle śītāṃśau puṣpa saṃsthite || 48 ||
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uparyuparyadṛṣṭeṣu vyomni līlābhrasaṃsthite |
varṣatsu kālamegheṣu puṣkarāvartanāmasu || 49 ||
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tathā varṣasahasrāte sameṣyāmaḥ parasparam |
ekībhāvaṃ gamiṣyaṃti purāṇyetāni nānyathā || 50 ||
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sarvadevamayo devassarveṣāṃ me kuhelayā |
asaṃbhave rathe tiṣṭhan sarvopaskaraṇānvite || 51 ||
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asaṃbhāvyaikakāṃḍena bhinattu nagarāṇi naḥ |
nirvairaḥ kṛttivāsāstu yosmākamiti nityaśaḥ || 52 ||
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vaṃdyaḥ pūjyobhivādyaśca sosmākaṃ nirdahetkatham |
iti cetasi saṃdhāya tādṛśo bhuvi durlabhaḥ || 53 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
etacchrutvā vacasteṣāṃ brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
evamastīti tān prāha sṛṣṭikartā smarañśivam || 54 ||
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ājñāṃ dadau mayasyāpi kutra tvaṃ nagaratrayam |
kāṃcanaṃ rājataṃ caiva āyasaṃ ceti bho maya || 55 ||
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ityādiśya mayaṃ brahmā pratyakṣaṃ prāviśaddivam |
teṣāṃ tārakaputrāṇāṃ paśyatāṃ nijadhāma hi || 56 ||
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tato mayaśca tapasā cakre dhīraḥ purāṇyatha |
kāṃcanaṃ tārakākṣasya kamalākṣasya rājatam || 57 ||
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vidyunmālyāyasaṃ caiva trividhaṃ durgamuttamam |
svarge vyomni ca bhūmau ca kramājjñeyāni tāni vai || 58 ||
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datvā tebhyo surebhyaśca purāṇi trīṇi vai mayaḥ |
praviveśa svayaṃ tatra hitakāmaparāyaṇaḥ || 59 ||
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evaṃ putratrayaṃ prāpya praviṣṭāstārakātmajāḥ |
bubhujussakalānbhogānmahābalaparākramāḥ || 60 ||
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kalpadrumaiśca saṃkīrṇaṃ gajavājisamākulam |
nānāprāsādasaṃkīrṇaṃ maṇijālasamā vṛtam || 61 ||
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sūryamaṇḍalasaṃkāśairvimānaissarvatomukhaiḥ |
padmarāgamayaiścaiva śobhitaṃ candrasannibhaiḥ || 62 ||
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prāsādairgopurairdivyaiḥ kailāsaśikharopamaiḥ |
divyastrījanasaṃkīrṇairgaṃdharvaissiddhacāraṇaiḥ || 63 ||
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rudrālayaiḥ pratigṛhamagnihotraiḥ pratiṣṭhitaiḥ |
dvijottamaiśśāstra jñaiśśivabhaktirataissadā || 64 ||
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vāpīkūpataḍāgaiśca dīrghikābhissuśobhitam |
udyānavanavṛkṣaiśca svargacyuta guṇottamaiḥ || 65 ||
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nadīnadasarinmukhyapuṣkaraiḥ śobhitaṃ sadā |
sarvakāmaphalādyaiścānekairvṛkṣairmanoharam || 66 ||
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mattamātaṃgayūthaiśca turaṃgaiśca suśobhanaiḥ |
rathaiśca vividhākāraiśśibikābhiralaṃkṛtam || 67 ||
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samayādiśikaiścaiva krīḍāsthānaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak |
vedādhyayanaśālābhirvividhābhiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 68 ||
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adṛṣṭaṃ manasā vācā pāpānvitanaraissadā |
mahātmabhiśśubhācāraiḥ puṇyavadbhiḥ pravīkṣyate || 69 ||
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pativratābhiḥ sarvatra pāvitaṃ sthalamuttamam |
patisevanaśīlābhirvimukhābhiḥ kudharmataḥ || 70 ||
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daityaśūrairmahābhāgaissadāraissasutairdvijaiḥ |
śrautasmārtārthatattvajñaissvadharmaniratairyutam || 71 ||
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vyūḍhoraskairvṛṣaskaṃdhaissāmayuddhadharaissadā |
praśāṃtaiḥ kupitaiścaiva kubjairvāmanakaistathā || 72 ||
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nīlotpaladalaprakhyairnīlakuṃcitamūrddhajaiḥ |
mayena rakṣitaissarvaiśśikṣitairyuddhalālasaiḥ || 73 ||
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varasamararatairyutaṃ samaṃtādajaśivapūjanayā viśuddhavīryaiḥ |
ravimarutamahendrasaṃnikāśaissuramathanaissudṛḍhaissusevitaṃ yat || 74 ||
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śāstravedapurāṇeṣu yeye dharmāḥ prakīrtitāḥ |
śivapriyāssadā devāste dharmāstatra sarvataḥ || 75 ||
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evaṃ labdhavarāste tu daiteyāstārakātmajāḥ |
śaivaṃ mayamupāśritya nivasaṃti sma tatra ha || 76 ||
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sarvaṃ trailokyamutsārya praviśya nagarāṇi te |
kurvaṃti sma mahadrājyaṃ śivamārgaratāssadā || 77 ||
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tato mahān gataḥ kālo vasatāṃ puṇyakarmaṇām |
yathāsukhaṃ yathājoṣaṃ sadrājyaṃ kurvatāṃ mune || 78 ||
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iti śrīśivamahāpurāṇe dvitīyāyāṃ rudrasaṃhitāyāṃ pañcame yuddhakhaṇḍe tripuravadhopākhyāne tripuravarṇanaṃ nāma prathamo'dhyāyaḥ || 1 ||
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Other print editions:

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

Cover of edition (2020)

Shri Shiva Maha Purana - Moolmatram
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2020)

[Mulamatra] Sanskrit Text Only

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Cover of edition (2019)

The Siva Purana (Three Volumes)
by Shanti Lal Nagar (2019)

An Exhaustive Introduction, Sanskrit Text, English Translation with Photographs of Archaeological Evidence

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Cover of edition (2019)

Shri Shiva Purana (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2019)

Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Shiva Purana (Gujarati)
by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2013)

[સંક્ષિપ્ત શિવપુરાણ] — Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (9788129301840)

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Cover of edition (0)

Shiva Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

[ಶಿವಪುರಾಣ] Set of 9 Volumes

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Cover of edition (2004)

Shiva Purana (Malayalam)
by Swami Advaitanandapuri (2004)

[ശിവ പുരണ] published by Aarshasri Publications & Co.

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Cover of edition (2019)

Shiva Purana (Telugu)
by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2019)

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

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Cover of Bengali edition

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

[শিব পুরান]

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Cover of edition (2016)

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

[ஸ்ரீசிவ மகாபுராணம்]

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