Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

223,192 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Shiva-purana Book 7.1 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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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
kena mānena kālesminnāyussaṃkhyā prakalpyate |
saṃkhyārūpasya kālasya kaḥ punaḥ paramo 'vadhiḥ || 1 ||
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vāyuruvāca |
āyuṣo 'tra nimeṣākhyamādyamānaṃ pracakṣate |
saṃkhyārūpasya kālasya śāṃttvatītakalāvadhi || 2 ||
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akṣipakṣmaparikṣepo nimeṣaḥ parikalpitaḥ |
tādṛśānāṃ nimeṣāṇāṃ kāṣṭhā daśa ca pañca ca || 3 ||
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kāṣṭhāṃstriṃśatkalā nāma kalāṃstriṃśanmuhūrtakaḥ |
muhūrtānāmapi triṃśadahorātraṃ pracakṣate || 4 ||
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triṃśatsaṃkhyairahorātrairmāsaḥ pakṣadvayātmakaḥ |
jñeyaṃ pitryamahorātraṃ māsaḥ kṛṣṇasitātmakaḥ || 5 ||
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māsaistairayanaṃ ṣaḍbhirvarṣaṃ dve cāyanaṃ matam |
laukikenaiva mānena abdo yo mānuṣaḥ smṛtaḥ || 7 ||
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etaddivyamahorātramiti śāstrasya niścayaḥ |
dakṣiṇaṃ cāyanaṃ rātristathodagayanaṃ dinam || 8 ||
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māsastriṃśadahorātrairdivyo mānuṣavatsmṛtaḥ |
saṃvatsaro 'pi devānāṃ māsairdvādaśabhistathā || 9 ||
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trīṇi varṣaśatānyeva ṣaṣṭivarṣayutānyapi |
divyassaṃvatsaro jñeyo mānuṣeṇa prakīrtitaḥ || 10 ||
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divyenaiva pramāṇena yugasaṃkhyā pravartate |
catvāri bhārate varṣe yugāni kavayo viduḥ || 11 ||
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pūrvaṃ kṛtayugaṃ nāma tatastretā vidhīyate |
dvāparaṃ ca kaliścaiva yugānyetāni kṛtsnaśaḥ || 12 ||
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catvāri tu sahasrāṇi varṣāṇāṃ tatkṛtaṃ yugam |
tasya tāvacchatīsaṃdhyā saṃdhyāṃśaśca tathāvidhaḥ || 13 ||
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itareṣu sasaṃdhyeṣu sasaṃdhyāṃśeṣu ca triṣu |
ekāpāyena vartaṃte sahasrāṇi śatāni ca || 14 ||
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etaddvādaśasāhasraṃ sādhikaṃ ca caturyugam |
caturyugasahasraṃ yatsaṃkalpa iti kathyate || 15 ||
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caturyugaikasaptatyā manoraṃtaramucyate |
kalpe caturdaśaikasminmanūnāṃ parivṛttayaḥ || 16 ||
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etena kramayogena kalpamanvaṃtarāṇi ca |
saprajāni vyatītāni śataśo 'tha sahasraśaḥ || 17 ||
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ajñeyatvācca sarveṣāmasaṃkhyeyatayā punaḥ |
śakyo naivānupūrvyādvai teṣāṃ vaktuṃ suvistaraḥ || 18 ||
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kalpo nāma divā prokto brahmaṇo 'vyaktajanmanaḥ |
kalpānāṃ vai sahasraṃ ca brāhmaṃ varṣamihocyate || 19 ||
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varṣāṇāmaṣṭasāhasraṃ yacca tadbrahmaṇo yugam |
savanaṃ yugasāhasraṃ brahmaṇaḥ padmajanmanaḥ || 20 ||
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savanānāṃ sahasraṃ ca triguṇaṃ trivṛtaṃ tathā |
kalpyate sakalaḥ kālo brahmaṇaḥ parameṣṭhinaḥ || 21 ||
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tasya vai divase yāṃti caturdaśa puraṃdarāḥ |
śatāni māse catvāri viṃśatyā sahitāni ca || 22 ||
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abde pañca sahasrāṇi catvāriṃśadyutāni ca |
catvāriṃśatsahasrāṇi pañca lakṣāṇi cāyuṣi || 23 ||
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brahmā viṣṇordine caiko viṣṇū rudradine tathā |
īśvarasya dine rudrassadākhyasya tatheśvaraḥ || 24 ||
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sākṣācchivasya tatsaṃkhyastathā so 'pi sadāśivaḥ |
catvāriṃśatsahasrāṇi pañcalakṣāṇi cāyuṣi || 25 ||
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tasminsākṣācchivenaiṣa kālātmā sampravartate |
yattatsṛṣṭessamākhyātaṃ kālāntaramiha dvijāḥ |
etatkālāntaraṃ jñeyamaharvai pārameśvaram |
rātriśca tāvatī jñeyā parameśasya kṛtsnaśaḥ |
ahastasya tu yā sṛṣṭī rātriśca pralayaḥ smṛtaḥ || 26 ||
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aharna vidyate tasya na rātririti dhārayet |
eṣopacāraḥ kriyate lokānāṃ hitakāmyayā || 27 ||
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prajāḥ prajānāṃ patayo mūrtayaśca surāsurāḥ |
indriyāṇīndriyārthāśca mahābhūtāni pañca ca || 28 ||
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tanmātrāṇyatha bhūtādirbuddhiśca saha daivataḥ |
ahastiṣṭhaṃti sarvāṇi pārameśasya dhīmataḥ || 29 ||
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aharaṃte pralīyante rātryante viśvasaṃbhavaḥ |
yo viśvātmā karmakālasvabhāvādyarthe śaktiryasya nollaṃghanīyā || 30 ||
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yasyaivājñādhīnametatsamastaṃ namastasmai mahate śaṃkarāya || 31 ||
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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 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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