Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

223,192 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Shiva-purana Book 3 Chapter 8 (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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atha bhairavāvatāramāha |
nandīśvara uvāca |
sanatkumāra sarvvajña śṛṇu tvaṃ bhairavīṃ kathām |
yasyāḥ śravaṇamātreṇa śaivī bhaktirdṛḍhā bhavet || 1 ||
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bhairavaḥ pūrṇarūpo hi śaṃkarasya parātmanaḥ |
mūḍhāstaṃ vai na jānanti mohitāśśivamāyayā || 2 ||
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sanatkumāra no vetti mahimānaṃ maheśituḥ |
caturbhujo'pi viṣṇurvai caturvvaktro'pi vai vidhiḥ || 3 ||
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citramatra na kiñcidvai durjñeyā khalu śāmbhavī |
tayā saṃmohitāssarve nārcayantyapi tamparam || 4 ||
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veda cedyadi vātmānaṃ sa eva parameśvaraḥ |
tadā vihanti te sarvve svecchayā na hi ke'pi tam || 5 ||
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sarvvago'pi maheśāno nekṣyate mūḍhabuddhibhiḥ |
devavad budhyate loke yo'tīto manasāṃ girām || 6 ||
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atretihāsaṃ vakṣye'haṃ paramarṣe purātanam |
śṛṇu taṃ śraddhayā tāta paramaṃ jñānakāraṇam || 7 ||
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meruśṛṅge'dbhute ramye sthitambrahmāṇamīśvaram |
jagmurdevarṣayaḥ sarvve sutattvaṃ jñātumicchayā || 8 ||
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tatrāgatya vidhinnatvā papracchuste mahādarāt |
kṛtāñjalipuṭāssarve nataskandhā munīśvarāḥ || 9 ||
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devarṣaya ūcuḥ |
devadeva prajānātha sṛṣṭikṛllokanāyaka |
tattvato vada cāsmabhyaṃ kimekaṃ tattvamavyayam || 10 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
sa māyayā maheśasya mohitaḥ padmasambhavaḥ |
avijñāya parambhāvaṃ saṃbhāvaṃ pratyuvāca ha || 11 ||
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brahmovāca |
he surā ṛṣayaḥ sarvve sumatyā śṛṇutādarāt |
vacmyahaṃ paramaṃ tattvamavyayaṃ vai yathārthataḥ || 12 ||
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jagadyonirahaṃ dhātā svayambhūraja īśvaraḥ |
anādibhāgahaṃ brahma hyeka ātmā nirañjanaḥ || 13 ||
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pravartako hi jagatāmahameva nivarttakaḥ |
saṃvartako madadhiko nānyaḥ kaścitsurottamāḥ || 14 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
tasyaivaṃ vadato dhāturviṣṇustatra sthito mune |
provāca prahasanvākyaṃ saṃkruddho mohito'jayā || 15 ||
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na caitaducitā brahmanyogayuktasya mūrkhatā |
avijñāya paraṃ tattvaṃ vṛthaitatte nigadyate || 16 ||
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kartā vai sarvalokānāṃ paramātmā paraḥ pumān |
yajño nārāyaṇo devo māyādhīśaḥ parā gatiḥ || 17 ||
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mamājñayā tvayā brahmansṛṣṭireṣā vidhī yate |
jagatāṃ jīvanaṃ naiva māmanādṛtya ceśvaram || 18 ||
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evaṃ triprakṛtau mohātparasparajayaiṣiṇau |
procaturnigamāṃścātra pramāṇe sarvathā tanau || 19 ||
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praṣṭavyāste viśeṣeṇa sthitā mūrtidharāśca te |
papracchatuḥ pramāṇajñānityuktvā caturo'pi tān || 20 ||
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vidhiviṣṇū ūcatuḥ |
vedāḥ pramāṇaṃ sarvvatra pratiṣṭhā paramāmitāḥ |
yūyaṃ vadata viśrabdhaṃ kimekaṃ tattvamavyayam || 21 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
ityākarṇya tayorvācaṃ punaste hi ṛgādayaḥ |
avadaṃstattvataḥ sarvve saṃsmarato paraṃ prabhum || 22 ||
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yadi mānyā vayandevau sṛṣṭisthitikarau vibhū |
tadā pramāṇaṃ vakṣyāmo bhavatsandehabhedakam || 23 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
śrutyuktavidhimākarṇya procatustau surau śrutīḥ |
yuṣmaduktaṃ pramāṇaṃ nau kintattvaṃ samyagucyatām || 24 ||
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ṛgveda uvāca |
yadantassthāni bhūtāni yatassarvvampravarttate |
yadāhuḥ paramantattvaṃ sa rudrastveka eva hi || 25 ||
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yajurveda uvāca |
yo yajñairakhilairīśo yogena ca samijyate |
yena pramāṇaṃ khalu nassa ekaḥ sarvvadṛk chivaḥ || 26 ||
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sāmaveda uvāca |
yenedambhramyate viśvaṃ yogibhiryo vicintyate |
yadbhāsā bhāsate viśvaṃ sa ekastryambakaḥ paraḥ || 27 ||
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atharvaveda uvāca |
yaṃ prapaśyanti deveśambhaktyanugrahiṇo janāḥ |
tamāhurekaṃ kaivalyaṃ śaṃkaraṃ duḥkhataḥ param || 28 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
śrutyuktamidamākarṇyātīvamāyāvimohitau |
smitvāhaturvidhiharī nigamāṃstānvicetanau || 29 ||
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vidhiharī ūcatuḥ |
he vedāḥ kimidaṃ yūyambhāṣante gatacetanāḥ |
kiñjātaṃ vo'dya sarvvaṃ hi naṣṭaṃ suvayunaṃ param || 30 ||
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kathampramathanātho'sau ramamāṇo nirantaram |
digambaraḥ pītavarṇo śivayā dhūlidhūsaraḥ || 31 ||
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virūpaveṣo jaṭilo vṛṣago vyālabhūṣaṇaḥ |
paraṃ brahmatvamāpannaḥ kva ca tatsaṃgavarjitam || 32 ||
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ityudīritamākarṇya praṇavaḥ sarvagastayoḥ |
amūrto mūrtimānprītyā jṛmbhamāṇa uvāca tau || 33 ||
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praṇava uvāca |
na hīśo bhagavāñchaktyā hyātmano vyatiriktayā |
kadācidramate rudro līlārūpadharo haraḥ || 34 ||
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asau hi parameśānassvayaṃjyotissanātanaḥ |
ānandarūpā tasyaiṣā śaktirnāgantukī śivā || 35 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
ityevamukto'pi tadā vidherviṣṇośca vai tadā |
nājñānamagamannāśaṃ śrīkaṇṭhasyaiva māyayā || 36 ||
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prādurāsīttato jyotirubhayorantare mahat |
pūrayannijayā bhāsā dyāvābhūmyoryadantaram || 37 ||
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jyotirmaṇḍalamadhyastho dadṛśe puruṣākṛtiḥ |
vidhikratubhyāṃ tatraiva mahādbhutatanurmune || 38 ||
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prajajvālātha kopena brahmaṇaḥ pañcamaṃ śiraḥ |
āvayorantare ko'sau bibhṛyātpuruṣākṛtim || 39 ||
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vidhiḥ saṃbhāvayedyāvattāvatsa trivilocanaḥ |
dṛṣṭaḥ kṣaṇena ca mahāpuruṣo nīlalohitaḥ || 40 ||
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triśūlapāṇirbhālākṣo nāgoḍupavibhūṣaṇaḥ |
hiraṇyagarbhastaṃ dṛṣṭvā vihasanprāha mohitaḥ || 416 ||
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brahmovāca |
nīlalohita jāne tvāṃ mā bhaiṣīścandraśekhara |
bhālasthalānmama purā rudraḥ prādurabhūdbhavān || 42 ||
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rodanādrudranāmāpi yojito'si mayā purā |
māmeva śaraṇaṃ yāhi putra rakṣāṅkaromi te || 43 ||
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|| nandīśvara uvāca |
atheśvaraḥ padmayoneḥ śrutvā garvavatīṃ giram |
cukopātīva ca tadā kurvanniva layammune || 44 ||
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sa kopatassamutpādya puruṣaṃ bhairavaṃ kvacit |
prajvalantaṃ sumahasā prītyā ca parameśvaraḥ || 45 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
prākca paṃkajajanmāsau śāsyaste kālabhairava |
kālavadrājase sākṣātkālarājastato bhavān || 46 ||
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viśvaṃ bhartuṃ samarthosi bhīṣaṇādbhairavaḥ smṛtaḥ |
tvatto bheṣyati kālo'pi tatastvaṃ kālabhairavaḥ || 47 ||
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āmardayiṣyati bhavānruṣṭo duṣṭātmano yataḥ |
āmardaka iti khyātiṃ tatassarvatra yāsyasi || 48 ||
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yataḥ pāpāni bhaktānāṃ bhakṣayiṣyasi tatkṣaṇāt |
pāpabhakṣaṇa ityeva tava nāma bhaviṣyati || 49 ||
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yā me muktipurī kāśī sarvvābhyo'hi garīyasī |
ādhipatyaṃ ca tasyāste kālarāja sadaiva hi || 50 ||
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tatra ye pātakinarāsteṣāṃ śāstā tvameva hi |
śubhāśubhaṃ ca tatkarma citragupto likhiṣyati || 51 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
etānvarānpragṛhyātha tatkṣaṇātkālabhairavaḥ |
vāmāṃgulinakhāgreṇa cakarta ca vidheśśiraḥ || 52 ||
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yadaṃgamaparādhnoti kāryaṃ tasyaiva śāsanam |
ato yena kṛtā nindā tacchinnampañcamaṃ śiraḥ || 53 ||
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atha cchinnaṃ vidhiśiro dṛṣṭvā bhītataro hariḥ |
śātarudriyamantraiśca bhaktyā tuṣṭāva śaṅkaram || 54 ||
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bhīto hiraṇyagarbho'pi jajāpa śatarudriyam |
itthaṃ tau gatagarvau hi saṃjātau tatkṣaṇānmune || 99 ||
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parabrahma śivaḥ sākṣātsaccidānandalakṣaṇaḥ |
paramātmā guṇātīta iti jñānamavāpatuḥ || 56 ||
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sanatkumāra sarvajña śṛṇu me paramaṃ śubham |
yāvadgarvo bhavettāvajjñānaguptirviśeṣataḥ || 57 ||
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tyaktvābhi mānaṃ puruṣo jānāti parameśvaram |
garviṇaṃ hanti viśveśo jāto garvāpahārakaḥ || 58 ||
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atha viṣṇuvidhī jñātvā vigarvau parameśvaraḥ |
prasanno'bhūnmahādevo'karottāvabhayau prabhuḥ || 59 ||
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āśvāsya tau mahādevaḥ prītaḥ praṇatavatsalaḥ |
prāha svāṃ mūrtimaparāṃ bhairavantaṃ kapardinam || 60 ||
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mahādeva uvāca |
tvayā mānyo viṣṇurasau tathā śatadhṛtiḥ svayam |
kapālamvaidhasamvāpi nīlalohita dhāraya || 61 ||
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brahmahatyāpanodāya vrataṃ lokāya darśaya |
cara tvaṃ satataṃ bhikṣāṃ kapālavratamāśritaḥ || 62 ||
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ityuktvā paśyatastasya tejorūpaḥ śivo'bravīt |
utpādya caikāṃ kanyāntu brahmahatyābhiviśrutām || 63 ||
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yāvadvārāṇasīndivyāmpurīmeṣāṃ gamiṣyati |
tāvattvaṃ bhīṣaṇe kālamanugacchograrūpiṇam || 64 ||
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sarvatra te praveśo'sti tyaktvā vārāṇasīṃ purīm |
vārāṇasīṃ yadā gacchettanmuktāṃ bhava tatkṣaṇāt || 65 ||
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nandīśvara uvāca |
niyojya tāmiti tadā brahmahatyāṃ ca tāmprabhuḥ |
mahādbhutaśca sa śivo'pyantardhānamagāttataḥ || 66 ||
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iti śrīśivamahāpurāṇe tṛtīyāyāṃ śatarudrasaṃhitāyāṃ bhairavāvatāravarṇanaṃ nāmāṣṭamo'dhyāyaḥ || 8 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Shiva Purana Chapter 8

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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