Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

This Sanskrit edition of the Skandapurana. It is one of the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, covering over 80,000 shlokas (verses). It is divided into seven large section each covering holy regions detailing their background and legends.

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kuṃbhayoniruvāca |
avimuktaṃ mahākṣetraṃ paranirvāṇakāraṇam |
kṣetrāṇāṃ paramaṃ kṣetraṃ maṃgalānāṃ ca maṃgalam || 1 ||
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śmaśānānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ śmaśānaṃ paramaṃ mahat |
pīṭhānāṃ paramaṃ pīṭhamūṣarāṇāṃ mahoṣaram || 2 ||
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dharmābhilāṣibuddhīnāṃ dharmarāśikaraṃ param |
arthārthināṃ śikhiratha paramārtha prakāśakam || 3 ||
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kāmināṃ kāmajananaṃ mumukṣūṇāṃ ca mokṣadam |
śrūyate yatra yatraitattatra tatra parāmṛtam || 4 ||
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kṣetraikadeśavartinyā jñānavāpyāḥ kathāṃ parām |
śrutvemāmiti manyehaṃ gaurīhṛdayanaṃdana || 5 ||
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aṇupramāṇamapi yā madhye kāśivikāsinī |
mahī mahīyasī jñeyā sā siddhyai na mudhā kvacit || 6 ||
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kiyaṃti saṃti tīrthāni neha kṣoṇītale'khile |
paraṃ kāśīrajomātra tulāsāmyaṃ kva teṣvapi || 7 ||
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kiyaṃtyo na sravaṃtyotra ratnākara mudāvahāḥ |
paraṃ svargataraṃgiṇyāḥ kāśyāṃ kā sāmyamudvahet || 8 ||
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kiyaṃti saṃti no bhūmyāṃ mokṣakṣetrāṇi ṣaṇmukha |
paraṃ manye'vimuktasya koṭyaṃśopi na teṣvaho || 9 ||
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gaṃgā viśveśvaraḥ kāśī jāgarti tritayaṃ yataḥ |
tatra naiḥśreyasī lakṣmīrlabhyate citramatra kim || 10 ||
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kathameṣā trayī skaṃda prāpyate niyataṃ naraiḥ |
tiṣye yuge viśeṣeṇa nitarāṃ caṃcaleṃdriyaiḥ || 11 ||
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tapastādṛkkva vā tiṣye tiṣye yogaḥ kva tādṛśaḥ |
kva vā vrataṃ kva vā dānaṃ tiṣye mokṣastvataḥ kutaḥ || 12 ||
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vināpi tapasā skaṃda vināyogena ṣaṇmukha |
vinā vratairvinā dānaiḥ kāśyāṃ mokṣastvayeritaḥ || 13 ||
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kiṃ kimācaratā skaṃda kāśī prāpyeta tadvada |
manye vinā sadācāraṃ na siddhyeyurmanorathāḥ || 14 ||
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ācāraḥ paramo dharma ācāraḥ paramaṃ tapaḥ |
ācārādvardhate hyāyurācārātpāpasaṃkṣayaḥ || 15 ||
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ācārameva prathamaṃ tasmādācakṣva ṣaṇmukha |
devadevo yathā prāha tavāgre tvaṃ tathā vada || 16 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
mitrāvaruṇajākhyāmi sadācāraṃ satāṃ hitam |
yadācarannaro nityaṃ sarvānkāmānavāpnuyāt || 17 ||
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sthāvarāḥ kṛmayo'bjāśca pakṣiṇaḥ paśavo narāḥ |
krameṇa dhārmikāstvete hyetebhyo dhārmikāḥ surāḥ || 18 ||
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sahasrabhāgaḥ prathamā dvitīyonukramāttathā |
sarva ete mahābhāgā yāvanmukti samāśrayāḥ || 19 ||
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caturṇāmapi bhūtānāṃ prāṇino'tīva cottamāḥ |
prāṇibhyāmapi mune śreṣṭhāḥ sarve buddhyupajīvinaḥ || 20 ||
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matimadbhyo narāḥ śreṣṭhāstebhyaḥ śreṣṭhāstu vāḍavāḥ |
viprebhyopi ca vidvāṃso vidvadbhyaḥ kṛtabuddhayaḥ || 21 ||
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kṛtadhībhyopi kartāraḥ kartṛbhyo brahmatatparāḥ |
na teṣāmarcanīyo'nyastriṣu lokeṣu kuṃbhaja || 22 ||
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anyonyamarcakāste vai tapovidyā'viśeṣataḥ |
brāhmaṇo brahmaṇā sṛṣṭaḥ sarvabhūteśvaro yataḥ || 23 ||
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ato jagatsthitaṃ sarvaṃ brāhmaṇo'rhati nāparaḥ |
sadācāro hi sarvārho nācārādvicyutaḥ punaḥ |
tasmādvipreṇa satataṃ bhāvyamācāraśīlinā || 24 ||
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vidveṣa rāgarahitā anutiṣṭhaṃti yaṃ mune |
vidvāṃsastaṃ sadācāraṃ dharmamūlaṃ vidurbudhāḥ || 25 ||
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lakṣaṇaiḥ parihīnopi samyagācāratatparaḥ |
śraddhāluranasūyuśca naro jīvetsamāḥ śatama || 26 ||
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śrutismṛtibhyāmuditaṃ sveṣu sveṣu ca karmasu |
sadācāraṃ niṣeveta dharmamūlamataṃdritaḥ || 27 ||
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durācārarato loke garhaṇīyaḥ pumānbhavet |
vyādhibhiścābhibhūyeta sadālpāyuḥ suduḥkhabhāk || 28 ||
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tyājyaṃ karma parādhīnaṃ kāyamātmavaśaṃ sadā |
duḥkhī yataḥ parādhīnaḥ sadaivātmavaśaḥ sukhī || 29 ||
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yasminkarmaṇyaṃtarātmā kriyamāṇe prasīdati |
tadeva karma kartavyaṃ viparītaṃ na ca kvacit || 30 ||
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prathamaṃ dharmasarvasvaṃ proktā yanniyamā yamāḥ |
atasteṣveva vai yatnaḥ kartavyo dharmamicchatā || 31 ||
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satyaṃ kṣamārjavaṃ dhyānamānṛśaṃsyamahiṃsanam |
damaḥ prasādo mādhuryaṃ mṛduteti yamā daśa || 32 ||
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śaucaṃ snānaṃ tapo dānaṃ maunejyādhyayanaṃ vratam |
upoṣaṇopastha daṃḍau daśaite niyamāḥ smṛtāḥ || 33 ||
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kāmaṃ krodhaṃ madaṃ mohaṃ mātsaryaṃ lobhameva ca |
amūnṣaḍvai riṇo jitvā sarvatra vijayī bhavet || 34 ||
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śanaiḥ śanaiḥ sa cinuyāddharmaṃ valmīka śṛṃgavat |
parapīḍāmakurvāṇaḥ paralokasahāyinam || 35 ||
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dharma eva sahāyī syādamutra na paricchadaḥ |
pitṛ mātṛ suta bhrātṛ yoṣidbaṃdhujanādikaḥ || 36 ||
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jāyate caikalaḥ prāṇī pramriyeta tathaikalaḥ |
ekalaḥ sukṛtaṃ bhuṃkte bhuṃkte duṣkṛtamekalaḥ || 37 ||
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dehaṃ paṃcatvamāpannaṃ tyaktvā kau kāṣṭhaloṣṭhavat |
bāṃdhavā vimukhā yāṃti dharmo yāṃtamanuvrajet || 38 ||
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kṛtī saṃcinuyāddharmaṃ tato'mutra sahāyinam |
dharmaṃ sahāyinaṃ labddhvā saṃtareddustaraṃ tamaḥ || 39 ||
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saṃbaṃdhānācarennityamuttamairuttamaiḥ sudhīḥ |
adhamānadhamāṃstyaktvā kulamutkarṣatāṃ nayet || 40 ||
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uttamānuttamāneva gacchanhīnāṃśca varjayan |
brāhmaṇaḥ śreṣṭhatāmeti pratyavāye na śūdratām || 41 ||
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anadhyayanaśīlaṃ ca sadācāravilaṃghinam |
sālasaṃ ca durannādaṃ brāhmaṇaṃ bādhateṃ'takaḥ || 42 ||
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tato'bhyasetprayatnena sadācāraṃ sadā dvijaḥ |
tīrthānyapyabhilaṣyaṃti sadācārisamāgamam || 43 ||
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rajanīprāṃtayāmārdhaṃ bāhmaḥ samaya ucyate |
svahitaṃ ciṃtayetprājñastasmiṃścotthāya savardā || 44 ||
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gajāsyaṃ saṃsmaredādau tata īśaṃ sahāṃbayā |
śrīraṃgaṃ śrīsametaṃ tu brahmāṇyā kamalodbhavam || 45 ||
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iṃdrādīnsakalāndevānvasiṣṭhādīnmunīnapi |
gaṃgādyāḥ saritaḥ sarvāḥ śrīśailādyakhilāngirīn || 46 ||
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kṣīrodādīnsamudrāṃśca mānasādi sarāṃsi ca |
vanāni naṃdanādīni dhenūḥ kāmadughādikāḥ || 47 ||
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kalpavṛkṣādi vṛkṣāṃśca dhātūnkāṃcanamukhyataḥ |
divyastrīrurvaśīmukhyā garuḍādīnpatattriṇaḥ || 48 ||
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nāgāśca śeṣapramukhāngajānairāvatādikān |
aśvānuccaiḥśravo mukhyānkaustubhādīnmaṇīñchubhān || 49 ||
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smaredaruṃdhatīmukhyāḥ pativratavatīrvadhūḥ |
naimiṣādīnyaraṇyāni purīḥ kāśīpurīmukhāḥ || 50 ||
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viśveśādīni liṃgāni vedānṛkpramukhānapi |
gāyatrīpramukhānmaṃtrānyoginaḥ sanakādikān || 51 ||
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praṇavādimahābījaṃ nāradādīṃśca vaiṣṇavān |
śivabhaktāṃśca bāṇādīnprahlādādīndṛḍhavratān || 52 ||
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vadānyāṃśca dadhīcyādīnhariścaṃdrādi bhūpatīn |
jananī caraṇau smṛtvā sarvatīrthottamottamau || 53 ||
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pitaraṃ ca gurūṃścāpi hṛdi dhyātvā prasannadhīḥ |
tataścāvaśyakaṃ kartuṃ nairṛtīṃ diśamāśrayet || 54 ||
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grāmāddhanuḥśataṃ gacchennagarācca caturguṇam |
tṛṇairācchādya vasudhāṃ śiraḥ prāvṛtya vāsasā || 55 ||
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karṇopavītyudagvaktro divase saṃdhyayorapi |
viṇmūtre visṛjenmaunī niśāyāṃ dakṣiṇāmukhaḥ || 56 ||
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na tiṣṭhannāpsu no vipra go vahnyanila saṃmukhaḥ |
na phālakṛṣṭe bhūbhāge na rathyāsevyabhūtale || 57 ||
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nālokayeddiśobhāgāñjyotiścakraṃ nabhomalam |
vāmena pāṇinā śiśnaṃ dhṛtvottiṣṭhetprayatnavān || 58 ||
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atho mṛdaṃ samādāya jaṃtukarkaravarjitām |
vihāya mūṣakotkhātāṃ śaucocchiṣṭāṃ ca nākulām || 59 ||
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guhye dadyānmṛdaṃ caikāṃ pāyau paṃcāṃbusāṃ tarāḥ |
daśa vāmakare cāpi sapta pāṇidvaye mṛdaḥ || 60 ||
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ekaikāṃ pādayordadyāttisraḥ pāṇyormṛdastathā |
itthaṃ śaucaṃ gṛhī kuryādgaṃdhalepakṣayāvadhi || 61 ||
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kramāddvaiguṇyametasmādbrahmacaryādiṣu triṣu |
divāvihita śaucasya rātrāvardhaṃ samācaret || 62 ||
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rujyardhaṃ ca tadardhaṃ ca pathi caurādi bādhite |
tadardhaṃ yoṣitāṃ cāpi susthe nyūnaṃ na kārayet || 63 ||
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api sarvanadītoyairmṛtkūṭaiścāpi gomayaiḥ |
āpādamācaracchaucaṃ bhāvaduṣṭo na śuddhibhāk || 64 ||
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ārdradhātrīphalonmānā mṛdaḥ śauce prakīrtitāḥ |
sarvāścāhutayopyevaṃ grāsāścāṃdrāyaṇepi ca |
prāgāsya udagāsyovā sūpaviṣṭaḥ śucau bhuvi |
upaspṛśedvihīnāyāṃ tuṣāṃgārāsthibhasmabhiḥ || 66 ||
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anuṣṇābhiraphenābhiradbhirhṛdgābhiratvaraḥ |
brāhmaṇo brāhmatīrthena dṛṣṭipūtābhirācamet || 67 ||
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kaṃṭhagābhirnṛpaḥ śuddhyettālugābhistathorujaḥ |
strīśūdrāvāsya saṃsparśamātreṇāpi viśuddhyataḥ || 68 ||
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śiraḥ prāvṛtya kaṃṭhaṃ vā jale muktaśikho'pi ca |
akṣālitapadadvaṃdva ācāṃtopyaśucirmataḥ || 69 ||
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triḥ pītvāṃbu viśuddhyarthaṃ tataḥ khāni viśodhayet |
aṃguṣṭhamūladeśena dvirdviroṣṭhādharau spṛśet || 70 ||
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aṃgulībhistribhiḥ paścātpunarāsyaṃ spṛśetsudhīḥ |
tarjanyaṃguṣṭhakoṭyā ca ghrāṇaraṃdhre punaḥ punaḥ || 71 ||
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aṃguṣṭhānāmikāgrābhyāṃ cakṣuḥ śrotre punaḥ punaḥ |
kaniṣṭhāṃguṣṭhayogena nābhiraṃdhramupaspṛśet || 72 ||
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spṛṣṭvā talena hṛdayaṃ samastābhiḥ śiraḥ spṛśet |
aṃgulyagraistathā skaṃdhau sāṃbu sarvatra saṃspṛśet || 73 ||
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ācāṃtaḥ punarācāmetkṛte rathyopasarpaṇe |
snātvā bhuktvā payaḥ pītvā prāraṃbhe śubhakarmaṇām || 74 ||
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suptvā vāsaḥ parīdhāya tathā dṛṣṭvāpyamaṃgalam |
pramādādaśuciṃ spṛṣṭvā dvirācāṃtaḥ śucirbhavet || 75 ||
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atho mukhaviśuddhyarthaṃ gṛhṇīyāddaṃtadhāvanam |
ācāṃtopyaśuciryasmādakṛtvā daṃtadhāvanam || 76 ||
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pratipaddarśaṣaṣṭhīṣu navamyāṃ ravivāsare |
daṃtānāṃ kāṣṭhasaṃyogo dahedāsaptamaṃ kulam || 77 ||
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alābhe daṃtakāṣṭhānāṃ niṣiddhe vātha vāsare |
gaṃḍūṣā dvādaśa grāhyā mukhasya pariśuddhaye || 78 ||
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kaniṣṭhāgra parīmāṇaṃ satvacaṃ nirvraṇaṃ ṛjum |
dvādaśāṃgulamānaṃ ca sārdhaṃ syāddaṃtadhāvanam || 79 ||
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ekaikāṃgulahrāsena varṇeṣvanyeṣu kīrtitam |
āmrāmrātaka dhātrīṇāṃ kaṃkola khadirodbhavam || 80 ||
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śamyapāmārgakharjūrīśeluśrīparṇipīlujam |
rājādanaṃ ca nāraṃgaṃ kaṣāyakaṭukaṃṭakam || 81 ||
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kṣīravṛkṣodbhavaṃ vāpi praśastaṃ daṃtadhāvanam |
jihvollekhanikāṃ cāpi kuryāccāpākṛtiṃ śubhām || 82 ||
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annādyāya vyūhadhvaṃ somorājāya mā gamat |
same mukhaṃ pramārkṣyate yaśasā ca bhagena ca || 83 ||
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āyurbalaṃ yaśo varcaḥ prajāḥ paśu vasūni ca |
brahma prajñāṃ ca medhāṃ ca tvanno dehi vanaspate || 84 ||
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maṃtrāvetau samuccārya yaḥ kuryāddaṃtadhāvanam |
vanaspatigataḥ somastasya nityaṃ prasīdati || 85 ||
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mukhe paryuṣite yasmādbhavedaśucibhāgnaraḥ |
tataḥ kuryātprayatnena śuddhyarthaṃ daṃtadhāvanam || 86 ||
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upavāsepi no duṣyeddaṃtadhāvanamaṃjanam |
gaṃdhālaṃkārasadvastrapuṣpamālānulepanam || 87 ||
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prātaḥsaṃdhyāṃ tataḥ kuryāddaṃtadhāvanapūrvikām |
prātaḥsnānaṃ caritvā ca śuddhe tīrthe viśeṣataḥ || 88 ||
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prātaḥsnānādyataḥśuddhyetkāyoyaṃ malinaḥ sadā |
chidrito navabhiśchidraiḥ sravatyeva divāniśam || 89 ||
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utsāha medhā saubhāgya rūpa saṃpatpravartakam |
manaḥ prasannatāhetuḥ prātaḥsnānaṃ praśasyate || 90 ||
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prasveda lālādyāklinno nidrādhīno yato naraḥ |
prātaḥsnānāttatorhaḥ syānmaṃtrastotrajapādiṣu || 91 ||
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prātaḥprātastu yatsnānaṃ saṃjāte cāruṇodaye |
prājāpatyasamaṃ prāhustanmahāghavighātakṛt || 92 ||
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prātaḥsnānaṃ haretpāpamalakṣmīṃ glānimeva ca |
aśucitvaṃ ca duḥsvapnaṃ tuṣṭiṃ puṣṭiṃ prayacchati || 93 ||
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nopasarpaṃti vai duṣṭāḥ prātaḥsnāyijana kvacit |
dṛṣṭādṛṣṭaphalaṃ yasmātprātaḥsnānaṃ samācaret || 94 ||
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prasaṃgataḥ snānavidhiṃ vakṣyāmi kalaśodbhava |
vidhisnānaṃ yataḥ prāhuḥ snānācchataguṇottaram || 95 ||
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viśuddhāṃ mṛdamādāya barhīṃṣi tila gomayam |
śucau deśe paristhāpya tvācamya snānamācaret || 96 ||
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upagrahī baddhaśikho jalamadhye samāviśet |
uruṃ hīti maṃtreṇa toyamāvartya sṛṣṭitaḥ || 97 ||
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ye te śataṃ tato japtvā toyasyāmaṃtraṇāya ca |
sumitriyā no maṃtreṇa pūrvaṃ kṛtvā jalāṃjalim |
kṣipeddveṣyaṃ samuddiśya japandurmitriyā iti || 98 ||
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idaṃ viṣṇurimaṃ japtvā liṃpedaṃgāni mṛtsnayā |
mṛdaikayā śiraḥ kṣālya dvābhyāṃ nābhestathopari || 99 ||
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nābheradhastu tisṛbhiḥ pādau ṣaḍbhirviśodhayet |
majjetpravāhābhimukha āpo asmānimaṃ japan || 100 ||
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udidābhyaḥ śuciriti maṃtra unmajjane mataḥ |
mānastoka imaṃ japtvā liṃpedgātrāṇi gomayaiḥ || 1 ||
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imaṃ me varuṇetyādi maṃtraḥ svātmābhiṣecanam |
tattvāyāmi tathātvannaḥ satvaṃ naścāpyuduttamam || 2 ||
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dhāmnodhāmnastathā māpo mauṣadhīriti saṃjapet |
yadāhuraghnyā muṃcaṃtu meti cāvabhṛtheti ca || 3 ||
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abdaivatā ime maṃtrāḥ proktāḥ svātmābhiṣecane |
praṇavena tato vipro mahāvyāhṛtibhistataḥ || 4 ||
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ātmānaṃ pāvayedvidvāngāyatryā ca tataḥ kṛtī |
āpo hiṣṭheti tisṛbhiḥ pratyṛcaṃ pāvanaṃ smṛtam || 5 ||
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etepi pāvanā maṃtrā idamāpo haviṣmatīḥ |
devīrāpa apo devā drupadādiva saṃjñakāḥ || 6 ||
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śanno devīrapodevīstathāpāṃrasamityapi |
punaṃtu meti ca nava pāvamānyaḥ prakīrtitāḥ || 7 ||
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tato'ghamarṣaṇaṃ japtvā drupadāṃ ca tato japet |
prāṇāyāmaṃ ca vidhivadathavāṃtarjale japet || 8 ||
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praṇavaṃ trirjapedvāpi viṣṇuṃ vā saṃsmaretsudhīḥ |
snātvetthaṃ vastramāpīḍya gṛhṇīyāddhautavāsasī |
ācamya ca tataḥ kuryātprātaḥsaṃdhyāṃ kuśānvitām |
yo na saṃdhyāmupāsīta brāhmaṇo hi viśeṣataḥ || 110 ||
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sa jīvanneva śūdrastu mṛtaḥ śvā jāyate dhruvam |
saṃdhyāhīno'śucirnityamanarhaḥ sarvakarmasu || 11 ||
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yadanyatkurute karma na tasya phalabhāgbhavet |
praṇavaṃ prāgdiśi smṛtvā tato dattvā kuśāsanam || 12 ||
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catuḥsraktirimaṃ maṃtraṃ paṭhitvā nānyadṛṅmanāḥ || 13 ||
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prāṅmukho baddhacūḍo vāpyupaviṣṭa udaṅmukhaḥ |
pradakṣiṇaṃ svamabhyukṣya prāṇāyāmaṃ samācaret || 14 ||
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gāyatrīṃ śirasā sārdhaṃṃ saptavyāhṛtipūrvikām |
trirjapetsadaśoṃkāraḥ prāṇāyāmoyamucyate || 15 ||
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prāṇāyāmāṃścaranvipro niyateṃdriya mānasaḥ |
ahorātrakṛtaiḥ pāpairmukto bhavati tatkṣaṇāt || 16 ||
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daśadvādaśa saṃkhyā vā prāṇāyāmāḥ kṛtā yadi |
niyamya mānasaṃ tena tadā taptaṃ mahattapaḥ || 17 ||
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savyāhṛti praṇavakāḥ prāṇāyāmāstu ṣoḍaśa |
api bhrūṇahanaṃ māsātpunaṃtyaharahaḥ kṛtāḥ || 18 ||
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yathā pārthivadhātūnāṃ dahyaṃte dhamanānmalāḥ |
tatheṃdriyaiḥ kṛtā doṣā jvālyaṃte prāṇasaṃyamāt || 19 ||
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ekaṃ saṃbhojya vidhivadbrāhmaṇaṃ yatphalaṃ labhet |
prāṇāyāmairdvādaśabhistatphalaṃ śraddhayāpyate || 120 ||
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vedādi vāṅmayaṃ sarvaṃ praṇave yatpratiṣṭhitam |
tataḥ praṇavamabhyasyedvedādiṃ vedajāpakaḥ || 21 ||
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praṇave nityayuktasya saptasu vyāhṛtiṣvapi |
tripadāyāṃ tu gāyatryāṃ na bhayaṃ jāyate kvacit || 22 ||
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ekākṣaraṃ paraṃ brahma prāṇāyāmaḥ paraṃ tapaḥ |
gāyatryāstu paraṃ nāsti pāvanaṃ kalaśodbhava || 23 ||
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karmaṇā manasā vācā yadrātrau kurutetvagham |
uttiṣṭhanpūrvasaṃdhyāyāṃ prāṇāyāmairviśodhayet || 24 ||
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yadahnā kurute pāpaṃ manovākkāyakarmabhiḥ |
āsīnaḥ paścimāṃ saṃdhyāṃ tatprāṇāyāmato haret || 25 ||
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pūrvāṃ saṃdhyāṃ japaṃstiṣṭhetsāvitrīmārkadarśanāt |
paścimāṃ tu samāsīnaḥ samyagṛkṣavibhāvanāt || 26 ||
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pūrvāṃ saṃdhyāṃ japaṃstiṣṭhannaiśameno vyapohati |
paścimāṃ tu samāsīno malaṃ haṃti divākṛtam || 27 ||
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nopatiṣṭhettu yaḥ pūrvāṃ nopāste yastu paścimām |
sa śūdravadbahiṣkāryaḥ sarvasmāddvijakarmaṇaḥ || 28 ||
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apāṃ samīpamāsādya nityakarma samācaret |
gāyatrīmapyadhīyīta gatvāraṇyaṃ samāhitaḥ || 29 ||
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gṛhādbahuguṇā yasmātsaṃdhyā bahirupāsitā |
gāyatryabhyāsamātropi varaṃ vipro jiteṃdriyaḥ || 130 ||
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trivedyapi ca no mānyaḥ sarvabhuksarvavikrayī |
savitā devatā yasyā mukhamagnistripācca yā || 31 ||
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viśvāmitre ṛṣiśchaṃdo gāyatrī sā viśiṣyate |
gāyatrīmuṣasi dhyāyellohitāṃ brahmadaivatām || 32 ||
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haṃsārūḍhāmaṣṭavarṣāṃ raktasraganulepanām |
ṛksvarūpāmabhayadāmakṣamālāvalaṃbinīm || 33 ||
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vyāsarṣiṇā stūyamānāṃ chaṃdasānuṣṭubhāyutām |
etaddhyānāduṣardevyā naiśameno vyapohati || 34 ||
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sūryaśceti ca maṃtreṇa syādācamanamuttamam |
āpohiṣṭheti tisṛbhirmārjanaṃ tu tataścaret || 35 ||
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bhūmau śirasi cākāśa ākāśe bhuvi mastake |
mastake ca tathākāśe bhūmau ca navadhā kṣipet || 36 ||
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bhūmiśabdena caraṇāvākāśaṃ hṛdayaṃ smṛtam |
śirasyeva śiraḥ śabdo mārjanajñairudāhṛtaḥ || 37 ||
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vāruṇādapi cāgneyādvāyavyādapi caiṃdrataḥ |
maṃtrasnānādapi paraṃ brāhmaṃ snānamidaṃ param || 38 ||
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brāhmasnānena yaḥ snātaḥ sa bāhyābhyaṃtare śuciḥ |
sarvatra cārhatāmeti devapūjādikarmaṇi || 39 ||
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naktaṃ dinaṃ nimajjyāpsu kaivartāḥ kimu pāvanāḥ |
śataśopi tathā snātā na śuddhā bhāvadūṣitā || 140 ||
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aṃtaḥkaraṇaśuddhā ye tānvibhūtiḥ pavitrayet |
kiṃ pāvanāḥ prakīrtyaṃte rāsabhā bhasmadhūsarāḥ || 41 ||
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sa snātaḥ sarvatīrtheṣu sa sarvamalavarjitaḥ |
tena kratuśatairiṣṭaṃ ceto yasyeha nirmalam || 42 ||
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tadeva nirmalaṃ ceto yathāsyāttanmune śṛṇu |
viśveśaścetprasannaḥ syāttadā syānnānyathā kvacit || 43 ||
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tasmāccetoviśuddhyarthaṃ kāśīnāthaṃ samāśrayet |
tadāśrayeṇa niyataṃ saṃkṣīyaṃte manomalāḥ || 44 ||
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saṃkṣīṇamāna sa malo viśveśānu grahātparāt |
idaṃ śarīramutsṛjya paraṃ brahmādhigacchati || 45 ||
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viśveśānugrahe hetuḥ sadācāro mato nṛṇām |
śrutismṛtibhyāmuditaṃ tasmāttamanu saṃśrayet || 46 ||
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drupadāṃ tu tato japtvā jalamādāya pāṇinā |
kuryādṛtaṃ ca maṃtreṇa vidhijñastvaghamarṣaṇam || 47 ||
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nimajjyāpsu ca yo vidvāñjapettriraghamarṣaṇam |
yathāśvamedhāvabhṛthastasya syāttattathā dhruvam || 48 ||
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jale vāpi sthale vāpi yaḥ kuyārdaghamaṣarṇam |
tasyāghaugho vinaśyeta yathā sūryodaye tamaḥ || 49 ||
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imaṃ maṃtraṃ tataścoktvā kuryādācamanaṃ dvijaḥ |
ācāryāḥ kecidicchaṃti śākhābhedena cāpare || 150 ||
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aṃtaścarasi bhūteṣu guhāyāṃ viśvatomukhaḥ |
tvaṃ yajñastvaṃ vaṣaṭkāra āpo jyotīraso'mṛtam || 51 ||
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gāyatrīṃ śirasā hīnāṃ mahāvyāhṛtipūrvikām |
praṇavādyāṃ japaṃstiṣṭhankṣipedaṃbhoṃjali trayam || 52 ||
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tena vajrodakenāśu maṃdehā nāma rākṣasāḥ |
sūryārayaḥ pralīyaṃte śailā vajrahatā iva || 53 ||
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vivasvataḥ sahāyārthaṃ yo dvijo nāṃjalitrayam |
kṣipenmaṃdehanāśāya sopi maṃdehatāṃ vrajet || 54 ||
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prātastāvajjapaṃstiṣṭhedyāvatsūryasya darśanam |
upaviṣṭo japetsāyamṛkṣāṇāmāvilokanāt || 55 ||
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kālalopo na kartavyo dvijena svahitepsunā |
ardhodayāsta samaye tasmādvajrodakaṃ kṣipet || 56 ||
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vidhināpi kṛtā saṃdhyā kālātītā'phalā bhavet |
ayameva hi dṛṣṭāṃto vaṃdhyā strī maithunaṃ yathā || 57 ||
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jalaṃ vāmakare kṛtvā yāsaṃdhyā caritā dvijaiḥ |
vṛṣalī sā parijñeyā rakṣogaṇa mudāvahā || 58 ||
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udvayaṃ tamudutyaṃ ca citraṃ deveti tatparam |
taccakṣurityupasthānamaṃtrā bradhnasya siddhidāḥ || 59 ||
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sahasrakṛtvo gāyatryāḥ śatakṛtvothavā punaḥ |
daśakṛtvotha devyaiva kuryātsaurīmupasthitim || 160 ||
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sahasraparamāṃ devīṃ śatamadhyāṃ daśāvarām |
gāyatrīṃ yo japedvipro na sa pāpaiḥ pralipyate || 61 ||
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vibhrāḍityanuvākaṃ vā sūktaṃ vā pauruṣaṃ japet |
śivasaṃkalpamathavā brāhmaṇaṃ maṃḍalaṃ tu vā || 62 ||
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etāni copasthānāni raviprītikarāṇi ca |
raktacaṃdanamiśrādbhirakṣataiḥ kusumaiḥ kuśaiḥ || 63 ||
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vedoktairāgamoktairvā maṃtrairarghaṃ pradāpayet |
arcitaḥ savitā yena tena trailokyamarcitam || 64 ||
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arcitaḥ savitā sūte sutānpaśu vasūni ca |
vyādhīnhareddadātyāyuḥ pūrayedvāṃchitānyapi || 65 ||
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ayaṃ hi rudra ādityo harireṣa divākaraḥ |
ravirhiraṇyagarbhosau trayīrūpoyamaryamā || 66 ||
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ravestu toṣaṇāttuṣṭā brahmaviṣṇumaheśvarāḥ |
iṃdrādayokhilā devā marīcyādyā maharṣayaḥ || 67 ||
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mānavā manumukhyāśca somapādyāḥ pitāmahāḥ |
raverarcāṃ vidhāyetthaṃ tatastarpaṇamārabhet || 68 ||
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darbhānagarbhānādāya nava sapta ca paṃca vā |
sāgrānsamūlānacchinnāndvijo dakṣiṇapāṇinā || 69 ||
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anvārabdhena savyena tarpayetṣaḍvināyakān |
brahmādīnakhilāndevānmarīcyādīṃstathā munīn || 170 ||
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caṃdanāgurukastūrī gaṃdhavatkusumairapi |
tarpayecchucibhistoyaistṛpyaṃtviti samuccaran || 71 ||
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sanakādīnmanuṣyāṃśca nivītī tarpayedyavaiḥ |
aṃguṣṭhadvayamadhye tu kṛtvā darbhānṛjūndvijaḥ || 72 ||
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kavyavāḍanalādīṃśca pitṝndivyānpratarpayet |
prācīnāvītiko darbhairdviguṇaistilamiśritaiḥ || 73 ||
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ravau śukre trayodaśyāṃ saptamyāṃ niśi saṃdhyayoḥ |
śreyorthī brāhmaṇo jātu na kuryāttilatarpaṇam || 74 ||
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yadi kuryāttataḥ kuryācchuklaireva tilaiḥ kṛtī |
caturdaśa yamānpaścāttarpayennāma uccaran || 75 ||
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tataḥ svagotramuccārya tarpayetsvapitṝnmudā |
savyajānunipātena pitṛtīrthena vāgyataḥ || 76 ||
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ekaikamaṃjaliṃ devā dvau dvau tu sanakādikāḥ |
pitarastrīnpravāṃchaṃti striya ekaikamaṃjalim || 77 ||
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aṃgulyagre bhaveddaivamārṣamaṃguli mūlagam |
brāhmamaṃguṣṭhamūle tu pāṇimadhye prajāpateḥ || 78 ||
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madhyeṃguṣṭhapradeśinyoḥ pitryaṃ tīrthaṃ pracakṣate |
navarcamuccaranvidvānvidadhyātpitṛtarpaṇam || 79 ||
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udīratāmagiṃrasa āyaṃtuna itīṣyate |
ūrjaṃ vahaṃtī pitṛbhyaḥ svadhāyibhyastataḥ paṭhet || 180 ||
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ye ceha pitarastadvanmadhuvātā iti tṛcam |
namo vaḥ pitaraścoktvā paṭhansiṃcejjalaṃ bhuvi || 81 ||
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ābrahmastaṃbaparyaṃtaṃ devarṣipitṛmānavāḥ |
tṛpyaṃtu pitaraḥ sarve mātṛmātāmahādayaḥ || 82 ||
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atītakulakoṭīnāṃ saptadvīpa nivāsinām |
ābrahmabhuvanāllokādidamastu tilodakam || 63 ||
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ye cāsmākaṃ kule jātā aputrā gotriṇo mṛtāḥ |
sarve te tṛptimāyāṃtu vastraniṣpīḍanodakaiḥ || 84 ||
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agnikāryaṃ tataḥ kṛtvā vedābhyāsaṃ tataścaret |
śrutyabhyāsaḥ paṃcadhā syātsvīkārorthavicāraṇam || 85 ||
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abhyāsaśca japaścāpi śiṣyebhyaḥ pratipādanam |
labdhasya pratipālārthamalabdhasya ca labdhaye || 86 ||
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dātāraṃ samupeyādvai svagurutvaṃ ca vardhayet |
prātaḥkṛtyamidaṃ proktaṃ dvijātīnāṃ dvijottama || 87 ||
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athavā prātarutthāya kṛtvāvaśyakameva ca |
śaucācamanamādāya bhakṣayeddaṃtadhāvanam || 88 ||
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viśodhya sarvagātrāṇi prātaḥsaṃdhyāṃ samācaret |
vedārthānadhigacchecca śāstrāṇi vividhānyapi || 89 ||
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adhyāpayecchucīñśiṣyānhitānmedhāsamanvitān |
upeyādīśvaraṃ caiva yogakṣemādi siddhaye || 190 ||
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tato madhyāhnasiddhyarthaṃ pūrvoktaṃ snānamācaret |
snātvā mādhyāhnikā saṃdhyāmupāsīta vicakṣaṇaḥ || 91 ||
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navayauvanabhinnāṃgīṃ śuddhasphaṭikanirmalām |
triṣṭupchaṃdaḥ samāyuktāṃ sāvitrīṃ rudradaivatām || 92 ||
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kaśyaparṣisamāyuktāṃ yajurvedasvarūpiṇīm |
tryakṣarāṃ vṛṣabhārūḍhāṃ bhaktābhayakarāṃ parām || 93 ||
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devatāṃ paripūjyātha naityikaṃ vidhimācaret |
pacanāgniṃ samujjvālya vaiśvadevaṃ samācaret || 94 ||
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niṣpāvānkodravānmāṣānkalāyāṃścaṇakāṃstyajet |
tailapakvaṃ ca pakvānnaṃ sarvaṃ lavaṇayuktyajet || 95 ||
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āḍhakīśca masūrāṃśca vartulānvaraṭāṃstathā |
bhuktaśeṣaṃ paryuṣitaṃ vaiśvadeve vivarjayet || 96 ||
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darbhapāṇiḥ samācamya prāṇāyāmaṃ vidhāya ca |
pṛṣṭho divīti maṃtreṇa paryukṣaṇamathācaret || 97 ||
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pradakṣiṇaṃ ca paryukṣya triḥparistīrya vai kuśān |
eṣo ha deva maṃtreṇa kuryādvahniṃ susaṃmukham || 98 ||
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vaiśvānaraṃ samabhyarcya sājyapuṣpākṣatairatha |
bhūrādyāścāhutīstisraḥ svāhāṃtāḥ praṇavādikāḥ || 99 ||
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oṃbhūrbhuvaḥsvaḥsvāheti vipro dadyāttathāhutim |
tathā devakṛtasyādyā juhuyācca ṣaḍāhutīḥ || 200 ||
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yamāya tūṣṇīmekāṃ ca tathā sviṣṭakṛtīdvayam |
viśvebhyaścāpi devebhyo bhūmau dadyāttato balim || 1 ||
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sarvebhyaścāpi bhūtebhyo namo dadyāttaduttare |
taddakṣiṇe pitṛbhyaśca prācīnāvītiko dadet || 2 ||
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nirṇejanodakānnaṃ caiśānyāṃ vai yakṣmaṇe'rpayet |
tato brahmādi devebhyo namo dadyāttaduttare || 3 ||
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nivītī sanakādibhyaḥ pitṛbhyastvapasavyavān |
haṃtaḥ ṣoḍaśabhirgrāsaścaturbhiḥ puṣkalaṃ smṛtam || 4 ||
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grāsamātrābhavedbhikṣā gṛhasthasukṛtapradā |
adhvagaḥ kṣīṇavṛttiśca vidyārthī gurupoṣakaḥ || 5 ||
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yatiśca brahmacārī ca ṣaḍete dharmabhikṣukāḥ |
atithiḥ pathiko jñeyo 'nūcānaḥ śrutipāragaḥ || 6 ||
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mānyāvetau gṛhasthānāṃ brahmalokamabhīpsatām |
api śvapāke śuni vā naivānnaṃ niṣphalaṃ bhavet || 7 ||
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annārthini samāyāte pātrāpātraṃ na ciṃtayet |
śunāṃ ca patitānāṃ ca śvapacāṃ pāparogiṇām || 8 ||
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kākānāṃ ca kṛmīṇāṃ ca bahirannaṃ kiredbhuvi |
aiṃdravāruṇavāyavyāḥ saumyā vai nairṛtāśca ye || 9 ||
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pratigṛhṇaṃtvimaṃ piṃḍaṃ kākā bhūmau mayārpitam |
dvau śvānau śyāmaśabalau vaivasvatakulodbhavau || 210 ||
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tābhyāṃ piṃḍaṃ pradāsyāmi syātāmetāvahiṃsakau |
devā manuṣyāḥ paśavo rakṣo yakṣoragāḥ khagāḥ || 11 ||
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daityāḥ siddhāḥ piśācāśca pretā bhūtāśca dānavāḥ |
tṛṇāni taravaścāpi maddattānnābhilāṣukāḥ || 12 ||
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kṛmi kīṭa pataṃgādyāḥ karmabaddhā bubhukṣitāḥ |
tṛptyarthamannaṃ hi mayā dattaṃ teṣāṃ mudestu vai || 13 ||
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itthaṃ bhūtabaliṃ dattvā kālaṃ godohamātrakam |
pratīkṣyātithimāyāṃtaṃ viśedbhojyagṛhaṃ tataḥ || 14 ||
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adattvā vāyasabaliṃ nityaśrāddhaṃ samācaret |
nityaśrāddhe svasāmarthyāttrīndvāvekamathāpi vā || 15 ||
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bhojayetpitṛyajñārthaṃ dadyāduddhṛtya durbalaḥ |
nityaśrāddhaṃ daivahīnaṃ niyamādivivarjitam || 16 ||
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dakṣiṇārahitaṃ tvetaddātṛbhoktṛ vratojjhitam |
pitṛyajñaṃ vidhāyetthaṃ svasthabuddhiranāturaḥ || 17 ||
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aduṣṭāsanamadhyāsya bhuṃjīta śiśubhiḥ saha |
sugaṃdhiḥ sumanāḥ sragvī śucivāso dvayānvitaḥ || 18 ||
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prāgāsya udagāsyo vā bhuṃjīta pitṛsevitam || 19 ||
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vidhāyānnamanagnaṃ tadupariṣṭādadhastathā |
āpośanavidhānena kṛtvāśnīyātsudhīrdvijaḥ || 220 ||
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pradadyādbhuvaḥpataye bhuvanapataye tathā |
bhūtānāṃpataye svāhetyuktvā bhūmau balitrayam || 21 ||
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sakṛccāpa upaspṛśya prāṇādyāhutipaṃcakam |
dadyājjaṭharakuṃḍāgnau darbhapāṇiḥ prasannadhīḥ || 22 ||
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darbhapāṇistu yo bhuṃkte tasya doṣo na vidyate |
keśakīṭādi saṃbhūtastadaśnīyātsadarbhakaḥ || 23 ||
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yāvadrucyannamaśnīyānna brūyāttadguṇāguṇān |
bhuṃjate pitarastāvadyāvannoktā guṇāguṇāḥ || 24 ||
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ato maunena yo bhuṃkte sa bhuṃkte kevalāmṛtam |
anupīya tataḥ kṣīraṃ takraṃ pānīyameva vā || 25 ||
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amṛtāpidhānamasītyevaṃ prāśyodakaṃ sakṛt |
pītaśeṣaṃ kṣipedbhūmau toyaṃ maṃtramimaṃ paṭhan || 26 ||
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aprakṣālitahastasya dakṣiṇāṃguṣṭhamūlataḥ |
raurave'puṇyanilaye padmārbudanivāsinām || 27 ||
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ucchiṣṭodakamicchūnāmakṣayyamupatiṣṭhatām || 28 ||
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punarācamya medhāvī śucirbhūtvā prayatnataḥ |
hastenodakamādāya maṃtrametamudīrayet || 29 ||
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aṃguṣṭhamātraḥ puruṣastvaṃguṣṭhaṃ ca samāśritaḥ |
īśaḥ sarvasya jagataḥ prabhuḥ prīṇāti viśvabhuk || 230 ||
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ityannaṃ parisaṃkalpya prakṣālya caraṇau karau |
tatonnapariṇāmārthaṃ maṃtrānetānudīrayet || 31 ||
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agnirāpyāyayandhātūnpārthivānpavaneritaḥ |
dattāvakāśo nabhasā jarayatvastu me sukham || 32 ||
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prāṇāpānasamānānāmudānavyānayostathā |
annapuṣṭikaraṃ cāstu mamāstvavyāhataṃ sukham || 33 ||
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samudro vaḍavāgniśca bradhno bradhnasyanaṃdanaḥ |
mayābhyavahṛtaṃ yattadaśeṣaṃ jarayaṃtvime || 34 ||
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mukhaśuddhiṃ tataḥ kṛtvā purāṇaśravaṇādibhiḥ |
ativāhya divāśeṣaṃ tataḥ saṃdhyāṃ samārabhet || 35 ||
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gṛhe goṣṭhe nadītīre saṃdhyā daśaguṇā kramāt |
saṃbhede syācchataguṇā hyanaṃtā śivasannidhau || 36 ||
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upāsitā bahiḥ saṃdhyā divāmaithunapātakam |
śamayedanṛtoktāghaṃ madyagaṃdhajameva ca || 37 ||
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sāmavedasvarūpāṃ ca vasiṣṭharṣi samāyutām |
kṛṣṇāṃgīṃ kṛṣṇavasanāṃ manākskhalita yauvanām || 38 ||
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sarasvatīṃ tārkṣyayānāṃ vighnaghnīṃ viṣṇudaivatām |
jagatīcchaṃdasā yuktāṃ dhyāyedekākṣarāṃ parām || 39 ||
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agniśceti ca maṃtreṇa vidhāyācamane sudhīḥ |
paścimāsyo japettāvadyāvannakṣatradarśanam || 240 ||
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atithiṃ sāyamāyāṃtamapivāgbhūtṛṇodakaiḥ |
saṃbhāvya parikalpyetthaṃ niśaḥprākpraharaṃ sudhīḥ || 41 ||
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itthaṃ divākarma kṛtvā śruteḥ paṭhanapāṭhanaiḥ |
ekakāṣṭhamayīṃ śayyāṃ nātitṛptotha saṃviśet || 42 ||
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uddeśataḥ samākhyāto hyeṣa nityatamo vidhiḥ |
itthaṃ samācaranvipro nāvasīdati karhicit || 243 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāharasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍe pūrvārddhe sadācāro nāma paṃcatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 35 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 35

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

(23 Volumes) - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of edition (2016)

Skanda Purana (Hindi Translation)
by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

(Set of 10 Books) - Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office

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Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (0)

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

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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