Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

223,192 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Shiva-purana Book 6 Chapter 12 (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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śrībrahmaṇya uvāca |
sādhusādhu mahābhāga vāmadeva munīśvara |
tvamatīva śive bhaktaśśvijñānavatāṃvaraḥ || 1 ||
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tvayā tvaviditaṃ kiṃcinnā sti lokeṣu kutracit |
tathāpi tava vakṣyāmi lokānugrahakāriṇaḥ || 2 ||
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lokesminpaśavassarvve nānāśāstravimohitāḥ |
vañcitāḥ parameśasya māyayātivicitrayā || 3 ||
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na jānati paraṃ sākṣātpraṇavārthammaheśvaram |
saguṇannirguṇaṃ brahma tridevajanakamparam || 4 ||
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dakṣiṇambāhumuddhṛtya śapathamprabravīmi te |
satyaṃ satyaṃ punassatyaṃ satyaṃ satyaṃ punaḥ punaḥ || 5 ||
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praṇavārthaśśivaḥ sākṣātprādhānyena prakīrttitaḥ || |
śrutiṣu smṛtiśāstreṣu purāṇeṣvāgameṣu ca || 6 ||
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yato vāco nivarttante aprāpya manasā saha |
ānandaṃ yasya ve vidvānna bibheti kutaśca na || 7 ||
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yasmājjagadidaṃ sarvaṃ vidhiviṣṇvindrapūrvakam |
saha bhūtendriyagrāmaiḥ prathamaṃ samprasūyate || 8 ||
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na samprasūyate yo vai kutaścana kadācana |
yasminna bhāsate vidyunna na sūryo na candramāḥ || 9 ||
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yasya bhāso vibhātīdañjagatsarvaṃ samantataḥ |
sarvvaiśvaryyeṇa sampanno nāmnā sarvveśvarassvayam || 10 ||
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yo vai mumukṣubhirdhyeyaḥ śambhurākāśamadhyagaḥ |
sarvavyāpī prakāśātmā bhāsarūpo hi cinmayaḥ || 11 ||
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yasya puṃsaḥ parā śaktirbhāvagamyā manoharā |
nirguṇā svaguṇaireva nigūḍhā niṣkalā śivā || 12 ||
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tadīyantrividhaṃrūpaṃ sthūlaṃ sūkṣmaṃ parantataḥ |
dhyeyaṃ mumukṣubhirnityaṃ kramato yogibhirmune || 13 ||
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niṣkalassarvvadevānāmādidevassanātanaḥ |
jñānakriyāsvabhāvo yaḥ para mātmeti gīyate || 14 ||
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tasya devādhidevasya mūrttissākṣātsadāśivaḥ |
pañcamaṃtratanurdevaḥ kalāpañcakavigrahaḥ || 15 ||
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śuddhasphaṭikasaṃkāśaḥ prasannaḥ śītaladyutiḥ |
paṃcavaktro daśabhujastripaṃcanayanaḥ prabhuḥ || 16 ||
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īśānamukuṭopetaḥ puruṣāsyaḥ purātanaḥ |
aghorahṛdayo vāmadevaguhyapradeśavān || 17 ||
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sadyapādaśca tanmūrttiḥ sākṣātsakalaniṣkalaḥ |
sarvvajñatvādiṣaṭśaktiṣaḍaṃgīkṛtavigrahaḥ || 18 ||
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śabdādiśaktisphuritahṛtpaṃkajavirājitaḥ |
svaśaktyā vāmabhāge tu manonmanyā vibhūṣitaḥ || 19 ||
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mantrādiṣaḍvidhārthānāmarthopanyāsasārgataḥ |
samaṣṭivyaṣṭibhāvārthaṃ vakṣyāmi praṇavātmakam || 20 ||
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upadeśakramo hyādau vaktavyaśśrūyatāmayam |
cāturvvarṇyaṃ hi lokesminprasiddhammānuṣe mune || 21 ||
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traivarṇikānāmevātra śrutyācārasamanvayaḥ |
śuśrūṣāmātrasārā hi śūdrāḥ śrutibahiṣkṛtāḥ || 22 ||
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traivarṇikānāṃ sarvveṣāṃ svasvāśramaratātmanām |
śrutismṛtyudito dharmo'nuṣṭheyo nāparaḥ kvacit || 23 ||
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śrutismṛtyuditaṃ karmma kurvva nsiddhimavāpsyati |
ityuktamparameśena vedamārgapradarśinā || 24 ||
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varṇāśramācārapuṇyairabhyarcya parameśvaram |
tatsāyujyaṃ gatāssarve bahavo munisattamāḥ || 25 ||
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brahmacaryeṇa munayo devā yajñakriyādhvanā |
pitaraḥ prajayā tṛptā iti hi śrutirabravīt || 26 ||
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evaṃ ṛṇatrayānmukto vānaprasthāśramaṃ gataḥ |
śītoṣṇasukhaduḥkhādisahiṣṇurvijitendriyaḥ || 27 ||
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tapasvī vijitāhāro yamāya yogama bhyaset |
yathā dṛḍhatarā buddhiravicālyā bhavettathā || 28 ||
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evaṃ krameṇa śuddhātmā sarvvakarmmāṇi vinyaset |
sanyasya sarvvakarmmāṇi jñānapūjāparo bhavet || 29 ||
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sā hi sākṣācchivaikyena jīvanmuktiphalapradā |
sarvvottamā hi vijñeyā nirvikārā yatātma nām || 30 ||
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tatprakāramahaṃ vakṣye lokānugrahakāmyayā |
tava stehānmahāprājña sāvadhānatayā śṛṇu || 31 ||
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sarvvaśāstrārthatattvajñaṃ vedāṃtajñānapāragam |
ācāryyamupagacchetsa yatirmmatimatāṃ varam || 32 ||
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tatsamīpamupavrajya yathāvidhi vicakṣaṇaḥ |
dīrghadaṇḍapraṇāmādyaistoṣayedyatnatassudhīḥ || 33 ||
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yo guru्ssa śivaḥ prokto yaśśivassa gurussmṛtaḥ |
iti niścitya manasā svavicārannivedayet || 34 ||
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labdhānujñastu guruṇā dvādaśāhaṃ payovratī |
śuklapakṣe caturthyāṃ vā daśamyāṃ vā vidhānataḥ || 35 ||
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prātaḥ snātvā viśuddhātmā kṛtanitya kriyassudhīḥ |
gurumāhūya vidhinā nāṃdīśrāddhaṃ samārabhet || 36 ||
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viśvedevāḥ satyavasusaṃjñāvaṃtaḥ prakīrttitāḥ |
devaśrāddhe brahmaviṣṇu maheśāḥ kathitāstrayaḥ || 37 ||
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ṛṣiśrāddhe tu samproktā devakṣetramanuṣyajāḥ |
devaśrāddhe tu vasurudrādityāssamprakīrttitāḥ || 38 ||
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catvāro mānuṣaśrāddhe sanakādyā munīśvarāḥ |
bhūtaśrāddhe paṃca mahābhūtāni ca tataḥ param || 39 ||
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cakṣurādīndriyagrāmo bhūtagrāmaścaturvidhaḥ|| |
pitṛśrāddhe pitā tasya pitā tasya pitā trayaḥ || 40 ||
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mātṛśrāddhe mātṛpitāmahyau ca prapitāmahī |
ātmaśrāddhe tu catvāra ātmā pitṛpitāmahau || 41 ||
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prapitāmahanāmā ca sapatnīkāḥ prakīrttitāḥ |
mātāmahātmakaśrāddhe trayo mātāmahādayaḥ || 42 ||
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pratiśrāddhaṃ brāhmaṇānāṃ yugmaṃ kṛtvopakalpitān |
āhūya pādau prakṣālya svayamācamya yatnataḥ || 43 ||
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samastasaṃpatsamavāptihetavaḥ samutthitāpatkuladhūmaketavaḥ |
apārasaṃsārasamudrasetavaḥ punantu māṃ brāhmaṇapādareṇavaḥ || 44 ||
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āpaddhanadhvāntasahasrabhānavaḥ samīhitā rthārpaṇakāmadhenavaḥ |
samastatīrthāṃbupavitramūrttayo rakṣaṃtu māṃ brāhmaṇapādapāṃsavaḥ || 45 ||
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iti japtvā namaskṛtya sāṣṭāṃgaṃ bhuvi daṇḍavat |
sthitvā tu prāṅmukhaḥ śambhoḥ pādābjayugalaṃ smaran || 46 ||
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sapavitrakaraśśuddha upavītī dṛḍhāsanaḥ |
prāṇāyāmatrayaṃ kuryyā cchrutvātithyādikaṃ punaḥ || 47 ||
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matsaṃnyāsāṃgabhūtaṃ yadviśvedevādikaṃ tathā |
śrāddhamaṣṭavidhaṃ mātāmahagataṃ pārvaṇena vai || 48 ||
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vidhānena kariṣyāmi yuṣmadājñāpurassaram |
evaṃ vidhāya saṃkalpaṃ darbhānuttaratastyajet || 49 ||
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upaspṛśyāpa utthāya varaṇakramamārabhet |
pavitrapāṇiḥ saṃspṛśya pāṇī brāhmaṇayorvadet || 50 ||
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viśvedevārtha ityādi bhavadbhyāṃ kṣaṇa ityapi || 51 ||
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prasādanīya ityantaṃ sarvva traivaṃ vidhikramaḥ |
evaṃ samāpya varaṇaṃ maṇḍalāni prakalpayet || 52 ||
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udagārabhya daśa ca kṛtvābhyarcanamakṣataiḥ |
teṣu krameṇa saṃsthāpya brāhmaṇānpādayoḥ punaḥ || 53 ||
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viśvedevādināmāni sasaṃvabodhanamuccaret |
idaṃ vaḥ pādyamiti sakuśapuṣpākṣatodakaiḥ || 54 ||
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pādyaṃ dattvā svayamapi kṣālitāṃghrirudaṅmukhaḥ |
ācamya yugmaklṛptāṃstānāsaneṣūpaveśya ca || 55 ||
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viśvedevasvarūpasya brāhmaṇasyedamāsanam |
iti darbhāsanaṃ dattvā darbhapāṇissvayaṃ sthitaḥ || 56 ||
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asminnāndīmukhaśrāddhe viśvedevārtha ityapi |
bhavadbhyāṃ kṣaṇa ityuktvā kriyatāmiti saṃvadet || 57 ||
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prāpnutāmiti samprocya bhavantāviti saṃvadet |
vadetāṃ prāpnuyāveti tau ca brāhmaṇapuṃgavau || 58 ||
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saṃpūrṇamastu saṃkalpasiddhirastviti tānprati |
bhavanto'nugṛhṇaṃtviti prārthayeddvijapuṃgavān || 59 ||
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tataśśuddhakadalyādipātreṣu kṣāliteṣu ca |
annādibhojyadravyāṇi dattvā darbhaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 60 ||
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paristīryya svayaṃ tatra pariṣicyodakena ca |
hastābhyāmavalaṃbyātha pātraṃ pratyekamādarāt || 61 ||
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pṛthivī te pātramityādi kṛtvā tatra vyavasthitān |
devādīṃśca caturthyantānanūdyākṣatasaṃyutān || 62 ||
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udaggṛhītvā svāheti devārthe'nnaṃ yajetpunaḥ |
na mameti vadedante sarvatrāyaṃ vidhikramaḥ || 63 ||
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yatpādapadmasmaraṇādyasya nāmajapādapi |
nyūnaṃ karma bhavetpūrṇantaṃ vande sāmbamīśvaram || 64 ||
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iti japtvā tato brūyānmayā kṛta midaṃ punaḥ |
nāndīmukhaśrāddhamiti yathoktaṃ ca vadettataḥ || 65 ||
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asviti brūteti ca tānprasādya dvijapuṃgavān |
visṛjya svakarasthodaṃ praṇamya bhuvi daṇḍavat || 66 ||
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utthāya ca tato brūyādamṛtambhavatu dvijān |
prārthayecca paraṃ prītyā kṛtāṃjalirudāradhīḥ || 67 ||
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śrīrudraṃ camakaṃ sūktaṃ pauruṣaṃ ca yathāvidhi |
citte sadāśivandhyātvā japedbrahmāṇi pañca ca || 68 ||
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bhojanānte rudrasūktaṃ kṣamā payya dvijānmunaḥ |
tanmantreṇa tato dadyāduttarāpośaṇaṃ puraḥ || 69 ||
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prakṣālitāṃghrirācamya piṇḍasthānaṃ vrajettataḥ |
āsīnaḥ prāṅmukho maunī prāṇāyāmatrayaṃ caret || 70 ||
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nāndīmukhoktaśrāddhāṃgaṃ kariṣye piṇḍadānakam |
iti saṃkalpya dakṣādisamārabhyodakānti kam || 71 ||
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nava rekhāḥ samālikhya prāgagrāndvādaśa kramāt |
saṃstīryya darbhāndakṣādidevādisthānapañcakam || 72 ||
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tūṣṇīṃ dadyātsākṣatodaṃ triṣu sthāneṣu ca kramāt |
sthāneṣvanyeṣu mātṛṣu mārjjayantāstataḥ param || 73 ||
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atreti pitaraḥ paścātsākṣatodaṃ samarcya ca |
dadyāttataḥ krameṇaiva devādisthānapañcake || 74 ||
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tattaddevādināmāni caturthyantānyudīryya ca |
piṇḍatrayaṃ tato dadyātpratyekaṃ sthānapañcake || 75 ||
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svagṛhyoktena mārgeṇa dadyātpiṇḍānpṛthakpṛthak |
dadyādidaṃ sākṣataṃ ca pitṛsāṅguṇyahetave || 76 ||
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dhyāyetsadāśivaṃ devaṃ hṛdayāmbhojamadhyataḥ |
tatpādapadmasmaraṇāditi ślokaṃ paṭhanpunaḥ || 77 ||
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namaskṛtya brāhmaṇebhyo dakṣiṇāṃ ca svaśa ktitaḥ |
dattvā kṣamāpayya ca tānvisṛjya ca tataḥ kramāt || 78 ||
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piṇḍānutsṛjya gogrāsaṃ dadyānnocejjale kṣipet |
puṇyāhavācanaṃ tvāṃ bhuṃjīta svajanaissaha || 79 ||
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anyedyuḥ prātarutthāya kṛtanityakriyassudhīḥ |
upoṣya kṣaurakarmādi kakṣopasthavivarjitam || 80 ||
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keśaśmaśrunakhāneva karmmāvadhi visṛjya ca |
samāṣṭakeśānvidhivatkārayitvā vidhānataḥ || 81 ||
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snātvā dhautapaṭaśśuddho dvirācamyātha vāgyataḥ |
bhasma saṃdhāryya vidhinā kṛtvā puṇyāhavācanam || 82 ||
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tena saṃprokṣya saṃprāpya śuddhadehasvabhāvataḥ |
homadravyārthamācāryya dakṣiṇārthaṃ vihāya ca || 83 ||
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dravyajātaṃ maheśāya dvijebhyaśca viśeṣataḥ |
bhaktebhyaśca pradāyātha śivāya gururūpiṇe || 84 ||
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vastrādi dakṣiṇāṃ dattvā praṇamya bhuvi daṇḍavat |
dorakaupīnavasanaṃ daṇḍācca kṣālitambhuvi || 85 ||
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ādāya homadravyāṇi samidhādīni ca kramāt |
samudratīre nadyāṃ vā parvvate vā śivālaye || 86 ||
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araṇye cāpī goṣṭhe vā vicāryya sthānamuttamam |
sthitvācamya tataḥ pūrvvaṃ kṛtvā mānasamañjarīm || 87 ||
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brāhmamoṃkārasahitaṃ namo brahmaṇa ityapi |
japitvā tristato brūyādagnimīḷe purohitam || 88 ||
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atha mahāvratamiti agnirvai devā nāmataḥ |
tathaitasya samāmnāyamiṣetvorjje tvā veti tat || 89 ||
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agna āyāhi vītaye śanno devīrabhiṣṭaye |
paścātprocya mayarasatajabhanalagaiḥ saha || 90 ||
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sammitaṃ ca tataḥ pañcasaṃvatsaramayaṃ tataḥ |
samāmnāyassamāmnātaḥ atha śikṣāṃ vadetpunaḥ |
pravakṣyāmītyudīryātha vṛddhirādaicca samvadet || 91 ||
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athāto dharmajijñāsetyuccārya punaraṃjasā |
athāto brahmajijñāsā vedādīnapi saṃjapet || 92 ||
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brahmāṇamindraṃ sūryyañca somaṃ caiva prajāpatim |
ātmānamantarātmānaṃ jñānātmānamataḥ param || 93 ||
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paramātmānamapi ca praṇavādyaṃ namoṃtakam |
caturthyantaṃ japitvā'tha saktumuṣṭiṃ pragṛhya ca || 94 ||
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prāśyātha praṇavenaiva dvirācamyātha saṃspṛśet |
nābhiṃ mantrānvakṣyamāṇanpraṇavādyānnamontakān || 95 ||
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ātmānamantarātmānaṃ jñānātmānaṃ puraṃ punaḥ |
ātmānaṃ ca samuccārya prajāpatimataḥ param || 96 ||
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svāhāṃtānprajapetpaścātpayodadhighṛtaṃ pṛthak |
trivāraṃ praṇavenaiva prāśyācamya dvidhā punaḥ || 97 ||
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prāgāsya upaviśyātha dṛḍhacittaḥ sthirāsanaḥ |
yathoktavidhinā samyakprāṇāyāmatrayañcaret || 98 ||
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iti śrīśivamahāpurāṇe ṣaṣṭhyāṃ kailāsasaṃhitāyāṃ saṃnyāsavidhivarṇanaṃ nāma dvādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 12 ||
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by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

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by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2016)

[ஸ்ரீசிவ மகாபுராணம்]

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