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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skaṃda uvāca |
uṣitvaivaṃ gṛhe vipro dvitīyādāśramātparam |
valīpalitasaṃyuktastṛtīyāśramamāviśet || 1 ||
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apatyāpatyamālokya grāmyāhārānvisṛjya ca |
patnīṃ putreṣu saṃtyajya patnyā vā vanamāviśet || 2 ||
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vasānaścarmacīrāṇi sāgnirmunyannavartanaḥ |
jaṭī sāyaṃprage snāyī śmaśrulonakhalomabhṛt || 3 ||
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śākamūlaphalairvāpi paṃcayajñanna hāpayet |
ammūlaphalabhikṣābhirarcayedbhikṣukātithīn || 4 ||
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anādātā ca dātā ca dāṃtaḥ svādhyāyatatparaḥ |
vaitānikaṃ ca juhuyādagnihotraṃ yathāvidhi || 5 ||
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munyannaiḥ svayamānītaiḥ puroḍāśāṃśca nirvapet |
svayaṃkṛtaṃ ca lavaṇaṃ khādetsnehaṃ phalodravam || 6 ||
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varjayeccheluśigrū ca kavakaṃ palalaṃ madhu |
munyannamāśvinemāsi tyajedyatpūrvasaṃcitam || 7 ||
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grāmyāṇi phalamūlāni phālajānnaṃ ca saṃtyajet |
daṃtolūkhalako vā syādaśmakuṭṭotha vā bhavet || 8 ||
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sadyaḥ prakṣālako vā syādathavā māsasaṃcayī |
triṣaḍdvādaśamāsānnaphalamūlādisaṃgrahī || 9 ||
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naktāśye kāṃtarāśī vā ṣaṣṭhakālāśanopi vā |
cāṃdrāyaṇavratī vā syātpakṣabhugvātha māsabhuk || 10 ||
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vaikhānasa matasthastu phalamūlāśanopi vā |
tapasā śoṣayeddehaṃ pitṝndevāṃśca tarpayet || 11 ||
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agnimātmani cādhāya vicaredaniketanaḥ |
bhikṣayetprāṇayātrārthaṃ tāpasānvanavāsinaḥ || 12 ||
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grāmādānīya vāśnīyādaṣṭau grāsānvasanvane |
itthaṃ vanāśramī vipro brahmaloke mahīyate || 13 ||
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ativāhyāyuṣobhāgaṃ tṛtīyamiti kānane |
āyuṣastu turīyāṃśe tyaktvā saṃgānparivrajet || 14 ||
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ṛṇatrayamasaṃśodhya tvanutpādya sutānapi |
tathā yajñānaniṣṭvā ca mokṣamicchanvrajatyadhaḥ || 15 ||
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manāgapi na bhūtānāṃ yasmādutpadyate bhayam |
sarvabhūtāni tasyeha prayacchaṃtyabhayaṃ sadā || 15 ||
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eka eva carennityamanagniraniketanaḥ |
siddhyarthamasahāyaḥ syādgrāmamannārthamāśrayet || 17 ||
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jīvitaṃ maraṇaṃ vātha nābhikāṃkṣetkvacidyatiḥ |
kālameva pratīkṣeta nirdeśaṃ bhṛtako yathā || 18 ||
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sarvatra mamatā śūnyaḥ sarvatra samatāyutaḥ |
vṛkṣamūlaniketaśca mumukṣuriha śasyate || 19 ||
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dhyānaṃ śaucaṃ tathā bhikṣā nityamekāṃtaśīlatā |
yateścatvārikarmāṇi paṃcamaṃ nopapadyate || 20 ||
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vārṣikāṃścaturomāsānviharenna yatiḥ kvacit |
bījāṃkurāṇāṃ jaṃtūnāṃ hiṃsā tatra yato bhavet || 21 ||
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gacchetpariharanjantūnpibetkaṃ vastraśodhitam |
vācaṃ vadedanudvegāṃ na krudhyetkenacitkvacit || 22 ||
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caredātmasahāyaśca nirapekṣo nirāśrayaḥ |
nityamadhyātmanirato nīcakeśa nakho vaśī || 23 ||
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kusuṃbhavāsā daṃḍāḍhyo bhikṣāśī khyātivarjitaḥ |
alābudārumṛdveṇu pātraṃ śastaṃ na paṃcamam || 24 ||
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na grāhyaṃ taijasaṃ pātraṃ bhikṣukeṇa kadācana |
varāṭake saṃgṛhīte tatratatra dinedine || 25 ||
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gosahasravadhaṃ pāpaṃ śrutireṣā sanātanī |
hṛdi sasneha bhāvena ceddrakṣetstriyamekadā || 26 ||
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koṭidvayaṃ brahmakalpaṃ kuṃbhīpākī na saṃśayaḥ |
ekakālaṃ caredbhaikṣaṃ na kuryāttatra vistaram || 27 ||
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vidhūmesanna musale vyaṃgāre bhuktavajjane |
vṛtte śarāvasaṃpāte bhikṣāṃ nityaṃ caredyatiḥ || 28 ||
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alpāhāro rahaḥsthāyī ttviṃdriyārtheṣvalolupaḥ |
rāgadveṣavirnirmukto bhikṣurmokṣāya kalpate || 29 ||
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āśrame tu yatiryasya muhūrtamapi viśramet |
kiṃ tasyānekataṃtreṇa kṛtakṛtyaḥ sa jāyate || 30 ||
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saṃcitaṃ yadgrahasthena pāpamāmaraṇāṃtikam |
nirdhakṣyati hi tatsarvamekarātroṣito yatiḥ || 31 ||
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dṛṣṭvā jarābhibhavanamasahyaṃ rogapīḍitam |
dehatyāgaṃ punargarbhaṃ garbhakleśaṃ ca dāruṇam || 32 ||
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nānāyoni nivāsaṃ ca viyogaṃ ca priyaiḥ saha |
apriyaiḥ saha saṃyogamadharmādduḥkhasaṃbhavam || 33 ||
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punarnirayasaṃvāsaṃnānānarakayātanāḥ |
karmadoṣasamudbhūtā nṛṇāṃgatiranekadhā || 34 ||
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deheṣvanityatāṃ dṛṣṭvā nityatā paramātmanaḥ |
kurvīta muktaye yatnaṃ yatrayatrāśrame rataḥ || 35 ||
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karapātrīti vikhyātā bhikṣāpātravivarjitā |
teṣāṃ śataguṇaṃ puṇyaṃ bhavatyeva dinedine || 36 ||
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āśramāṃścaturastvevaṃ kramādāsevya paṃḍitaḥ |
nirdvaṃdvastyaktasaṃgaśca brahmabhūyāya kalpate || 37 ||
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asaṃyataḥ kubuddhīnāmātmā baṃdhāya kalpate |
dhīmadbhiḥ saṃyataḥ sopi padaṃ dadyādanāmayam || 38 ||
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śruti smṛti purāṇaṃ ca vidyopaniṣadastathā |
ślokāḥ maṃtrāṇi bhāṣyāṇi yaccānyadvāṅmayaṃ kvacit || 39 ||
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vedānuvacanaṃ jñātvā brahmacarya tapo damaḥ |
śraddhopavāsaḥ svātaṃtryamātmanojñānahetavaḥ || 40 ||
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sa hi sarvairvijijñāsya ātmaivāśramavartibhiḥ |
śrotavyastvatha maṃtavyo draṣṭavyaśca prayatnataḥ || 41 ||
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ātmajñānena muktiḥ syāttacca yogādṛte nahi |
sa ca yogaściraṃ kālamabhyāsādeva sidhyati || 42 ||
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nāraṇyasaṃśrayādyogo na nānāgraṃtha ciṃtanāt |
na dānairna vratairvāpi na tapobhirna vā makhaiḥ || 43 ||
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na ca padmāsanādyogo na vā ghrāṇāgravīkṣaṇāt |
na śauce na na maunena na maṃtrārādhanairapi || 44 ||
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abhiyogātsadābhyāsāttatraiva ca viniścayāt |
punaḥpunaranirvedātsidhyedyogo na cānyathā || 45 ||
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ātmakrīḍasya satataṃ sadātmamithunasya ca |
ātmanyeva su tṛptasya yogasiddhirna dūrataḥ || 46 ||
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atrātmavyatirekeṇa dvitīyaṃ yo na paśyati |
ātmārāmaḥ sa yogīṃdro brahmībhūto bhavediha || 47 ||
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saṃyogastvātmamanasoryoga ityucyate budhaiḥ |
prāṇāpānasamāyogo yoga ityapi kaiścana || 48 ||
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viṣayeṃdriya saṃyogo yoga ityapyapaṃḍitaiḥ |
viṣayāsaktacittānāṃ jñānaṃ mokṣaśca dūrataḥ || 49 ||
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durnivārā manovṛttiryāvatsā na nivartate |
kiṃ vadaṃtyapiyogasya tāvannedīyasī kutaḥ || 50 ||
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vṛttihīnaṃ manaḥ kṛtvā kṣetrajñe paramātmani |
ekīkṛtya vimucyeta yogayuktaḥ sa ucyate || 51 ||
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bahirmukhāni sarvāṇi kṛtvā khānyaṃtarāṇi vai |
manasyeveṃdriyagrāmaṃ manaścātmani yojayet || 52 ||
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sarvabhāvavinirmuktaṃ kṣetrajñaṃ brahmaṇi nyaset |
etaddhyānaṃ ca yogaśca śeṣonyo graṃthavistaraḥ || 53 ||
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yannāsti sarvalokeṣu tadastīti virudhyate |
kathyamānaṃ tadanyasya hṛdayenāvatiṣṭhate || 54 ||
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svasaṃvedyaṃ hi tadbrahma kumārī strī sukhaṃ yathā |
ayogī naiva tadvetti jātyaṃdha iva vartikām || 55 ||
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nityābhyasanaśīlasya svasaṃvedyaṃ hi tadbhavet |
tatsūkṣmatvādanirdeśyaṃ paraṃ brahma sanātanam || 56 ||
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kṣaṇamapyekamudakaṃ yathā na sthiratāmiyāt |
vātāhataṃ yathā cittaṃ tasmāttasya na viśvaset || 57 ||
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ato'nilaṃ niruṃdhīta cittasya sthairya hetave |
marunnirodhanārthāya ṣaḍaṃgaṃ yogamabhyaset || 58 ||
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āsanaṃ prāṇasaṃrodhaḥ pratyāhāraśca dhāraṇā |
dhyānaṃ samādhiretāni yogāṃgāni bhavaṃti ṣaṭ || 59 ||
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āsanānīha tāvaṃti yāvaṃtyo jīvayo nayaḥ |
siddhāsanamidaṃ proktaṃ yogino yogasiddhidam || 60 ||
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etadabhyasanānnityaṃ varṣmadārḍhyamavāpnuyāt || 61 ||
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dakṣiṇaṃ caraṇaṃ nyasya vāmorūpari yogavit |
yāmyorūpari vāmaṃ ca padmāsanamidaṃ viduḥ || 62 ||
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karābhyāṃ dhārayetpaścādaṃguṣṭhau dṛḍhabaṃdhavit |
bhavetpadmāsanādasmādabhyāsāddṛḍhavigrahaḥ || 63 ||
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athavā hyāsane yasminsukhamasyopajāyate |
svastikādau tadadhyāsya yogaṃ yuṃjīta yogavit || 64 ||
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na toyavahnisāmīpye na jīrṇāraṇyagoṣṭhayoḥ |
na daṃśamaśakākīrṇe na caitye na ca catvare || 69 ||
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keśabhasmatuṣāṃgāra kīkasādi pradūṣite |
nābhyasetpūtigaṃdhādau na sthāne janasaṃkule || 66 ||
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sarvabādhāvirahite sarveṃdriyasukhāvahe |
manaḥprasādajanane sragdhūpāmodamodite || 67 ||
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nātitṛptaḥ kṣudhārto na na viṇmūtraprabādhitaḥ |
nādhvakhinno na ciṃtārto yogaṃ yuṃjīta yogavit || 68 ||
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ūrusthottānacaraṇaḥ savyenyasyottaraṃ karam |
uttānaṃ kiṃcidunnamya vaktraṃ viṣṭabhya corasā || 69 ||
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nimīlitākṣaḥ sattvastho daṃtairdaṃtānna saṃspṛśet |
tālusthācalajihvaśca saṃvṛtāsyaḥ suniścalaḥ || 70 ||
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sanniyamyeṃdriyagrāmaṃ nātinīcocchritāsanaḥ |
madhyamaṃ cottamaṃ cātha prāṇāyāmamupakramet || 71 ||
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cale'nile calaṃ sarvaṃ niścale tatra niścalam |
sthāṇutvamāpnuyādyogī tato'nilaniruṃdhanāt || 72 ||
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yāvaddehe sthitaḥ prāṇo jīvitaṃ tāvaducyate |
nirgate tatra maraṇaṃ tataḥ prāṇaṃ niruṃdhayet || 73 ||
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yāvadbaddho maruddehe yāvacceto nirāśrayam |
yāvaddṛṣṭirbhuvormadhye tāvatkālabhayaṃ kutaḥ || 74 ||
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kālasādhvasatobrahmā prāṇāyāmaṃ sadācaret |
yoginaḥ siddhimāpannāḥ samyakprāṇaniyaṃtraṇāt || 75 ||
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maṃdo dvādaśamātrastu mātrā laghvakṣarā matā |
madhyamo dviguṇaḥ pūrvāduttamastriguṇastataḥ || 76 ||
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svedaṃ kaṃpaṃ viṣādaṃ ca janayetkramaśastvasau |
prathamena jayetsvedaṃ dvitīyena tu vepathum || 77 ||
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viṣādaṃ hi tṛtīyena siddhaḥ prāṇotha yoginaḥ |
bhavetkramātsanniruddhaḥ siddhaḥ prāṇotha yoginā |
krameṇa sevyamānosau nayate yatra cecchati || 78 ||
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haṭhānniruddhaprāṇoyaṃ romakūpeṣu niḥsaret |
dehaṃvidārayatyeṣa kuṣṭhādijanayatyapi || 79 ||
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tatpratyāyayitavyosau krameṇāraṇyahastivat |
vanyo gajo gajārirvā krameṇa mṛdutāmiyāt || 80 ||
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karoti śāstṛnirdeśaṃ na ca taṃ parilaṃghayet |
tathā prāṇo hadisthoyaṃ yoginākramayogataḥ |
gṛhītaḥ sevyamānastu viśraṃbhamupagacchati || 81 ||
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ṣaṭtriṃśadaṃgulo haṃsaḥ prayāṇaṃ kurute bahiḥ |
savyāpasavyamārgeṇa prayāṇātprāṇa ucyate || 82 ||
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śuddhimeti yadā sarvaṃ nāḍīcakra manākulam |
tadaiva jāyate yogī kṣamaḥ prāṇanirodhane || 83 ||
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dṛḍhāsano yathāśakti prāṇaṃ caṃdreṇa pūrayet |
recayedatha sūryeṇa prāṇāyāmoyamucyate || 84 ||
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sravatpīyūṣadhāraughaṃ dhyāyaṃścaṃdrasamanvitam |
prāṇāyāmena yogīṃdraḥ sukhamāpnoti tatkṣaṇāt || 85 ||
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raviṇā prāṇamākṛṣya pūrayedaudarīṃ darīm |
kuṃbhayitvā śanaiḥ paścādyogī caṃdreṇa recayet || 86 ||
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jvalajvalanapuṃjābhaṃ śīlayannuṣmaguṃ hṛdi |
anena yāmyāyāmena yogīṃdraḥ śarmabhāgbhavet || 87 ||
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itthaṃ māsatrayābhyāsādubhayāyāmasevanāt |
śuddhanāḍīgaṇo yogī siddhaprāṇobhidhīyate || 88 ||
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yatheṣṭaṃ dhāraṇaṃ vāyoranalasya pradīpanam |
nādābhivyaktirārogyaṃ bhavennāḍīviśodhanāt || 89 ||
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prāṇodehagatovāyurāyāmastannibaṃdhanam |
ekaśvāsamayī mātrā prāṇāyāmo nirucyate || 90 ||
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prāṇāyāme'dhame gharmaḥ kaṃpo bhavati madhyame |
uttiṣṭheduttame deho baddhapadmāsano muhuḥ || 91 ||
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prāṇāyāmairdaheddoṣānpratyāhāreṇa pātakam |
manodhairyaṃ dhāraṇayā dhyāneneśvaradarśanam || 92 ||
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samādhinā labhenmokṣaṃ tyaktvā dharmaṃ śubhāśubham |
āsanena vapurdārḍhyaṃ ṣaḍaṃgamiti kīrtitam || 93 ||
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prāṇāyāmadviṣaṭkena pratyāhāra udāhṛtaḥ |
pratyāhārairdvādaśabhirdhāraṇā parikīrtitā || 94 ||
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bhavedīśvarasaṃgatyai dhyānaṃ dvādaśadhāraṇam |
dhyānadvādaśakenaiva samādhirabhidhīyate || 95 ||
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samādheḥ parato jyotiranaṃtaṃ svaprakāśakam |
tasmindṛṣṭe kriyākāṃḍaṃ yātāyātaṃ nivartate || 96 ||
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pavane vyomasaṃprāpte dhvanirutpadyate mahān |
ghaṃṭādīnāṃ pravādyānāṃ tataḥ siddhiradūrataḥ || 97 ||
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prāṇāyāmena yuktena sarvavyādhikṣayobhavet |
ayuktābhyāsayogena sarvavyādhisamudbhavaḥ || 98 ||
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hikkā śvāsaśca kāsaśca śiraḥ karṇākṣivedanāḥ ||
bhavaṃti vividhā doṣāḥ pavanasya vyatikramāt || 99 ||
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yuktaṃ yuktaṃ tyajedvāyuṃ yuktaṃyuktaṃ ca pūrayet |
yuktaṃyuktaṃ ca badhnīyāditthaṃ sidhyati yogavit || 100 ||
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iṃdriyāṇāṃ hi caratāṃ viṣayeṣu yadṛcchayā |
yatpratyāharaṇaṃ yuktyā pratyāhāraḥ sa ucyate || 1 ||
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pratyāharati yaḥ khāni kūrmoṃgānīva sarvataḥ |
pratyāhṛti vidhānena sa syādvigatakalmaṣaḥ || 2 ||
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nābhideśe vasedbhānustāludeśe ca caṃdramāḥ |
varṣatyadhomukhaścaṃdro grasedūrdhvamukho raviḥ || 3 ||
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karaṇaṃ tacca kartavyaṃ yena sā prāpyate sudhā |
ūrdhvanābhiradhastālurūrdhvaṃ bhānuradhaḥśaśī |
karaṇaṃ viparītākhyamabhyāsādeva jāyate || 4 ||
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kākacaṃcuvadāsyena śītalaṃ śītalaṃ pibet |
prāṇaṃ prāṇavidhānajño yogī bhavati nirjaraḥ || 5 ||
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rasanāṃ tāluvivare nidhāyordhvamukho'mṛtam |
dhayannijarratāṃ gacchedāṣaṇmāsānna saṃśayaḥ || 6 ||
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ūrdhvajihvaḥ sthiro bhūtvā somapānaṃ karoti yaḥ |
māsārdhena na saṃdeho mṛtyuṃ jayati yogavit || 7 ||
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saṃpīḍya rasanāgreṇa rājadaṃtabilaṃ mahat |
dhyātvā sudhāmayīṃ devīṃ ṣaṇmāsena kavirbhavet || 8 ||
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amṛtāpūrṇadehasya yogino dvitrivatsarāt |
ūrdhvaṃ pravartate reto hyaṇimādiguṇodayam || 9 ||
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nityaṃ somakalāpūrṇaṃ śarīraṃ yasya yoginaḥ |
takṣakeṇāpi daṣṭasya viṣaṃ tasya na sarpati || 110 ||
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āsanena samāyuktaḥ prāṇāyāmena saṃyutaḥ |
pratyāhāreṇa saṃpanno dhāraṇāmatha cābhyaset || 11 ||
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hṛdaye paṃcabhūtānāṃ dhāraṇāṃ yaḥ pṛthakpṛthak |
manaso niścalatvena dhāraṇā sābhidhīyate || 12 ||
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haritālanibhāṃ bhūmiṃ sa lakārāṃ savedhasam |
catuṣkoṇāṃ hṛdi dhyāyedeṣā syātkṣitidhāraṇā || 13 ||
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kaṃṭheṃ'butattvamardheṃdunibhaṃ viṣṇusamanvitam |
vakārabījaṃ kuṃdābhaṃ dhyāyannaṃbujayediti || 14 ||
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tālusthamiṃdragopābhaṃ trikoṇaṃ rephasaṃyutam |
rudreṇādhiṣṭhitaṃ tejo dhyātvā vahniṃ jayediti || 15 ||
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vāyutattvaṃ bhruvormadhye vṛttamaṃjanasannibham |
yaṃbījamīśadaivatyaṃ dhyāyanvāyuṃ jayediti || 16 ||
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ākāśaṃ ca marīcivārisadṛśaṃ yadbrahmaraṃdhrasthitaṃ yannāthena sadāśivena sahitaṃ śāṃtaṃ hakārākṣaram |
prāṇaṃ tatra vinīya paṃcaghaṭikaṃ ciṃtānvitaṃ dhārayedeṣā mokṣakapāṭapāṭanapaṭuḥ proktā nabhodhāraṇā || 17 ||
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staṃbhanīplāvanīcaiva dahanībhrāmaṇī tathā |
śamanī ca bhavaṃtyetā bhūtānāṃ paṃca dhāraṇāḥ || 18 ||
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dhyai ciṃtāyāṃ smṛto dhātuściṃtā tattve suniścalā |
etaddhyānamiha proktaṃ saguṇaṃ nirguṇaṃ dvidhā || 19 ||
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saguṇaṃ vaṇarbhedena nirguṇaṃ kevalaṃ matam |
samaṃtraṃ saguṇaṃ viddhi nirguṇaṃ maṃtravarjitam || 120 ||
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aṃtaśceto bahiścakṣuravasthāpya sukhāsanam |
samatvaṃ ca śarīrasya dhyānamudrātisiddhidā || 21 ||
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nāśvamedhena tatpuṇyaṃ na ca vai rājasūyataḥ |
yatpuṇyamekadhyānena labhedyogī sthirāsanaḥ || 22 ||
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śabdādīnāṃ ca tanmātrā yāvatkarṇādiṣu sthitā |
tāvadeva smṛtaṃ dhyānaṃ syātsamādhirataḥ param || 23 ||
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dhāraṇā paṃcanāḍīkā dhyānaṃ syātṣaṣṭināḍikam |
dinadvāśakena syātsamādhiriha bhaṇyate || 24 ||
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jalasaiṃdhavayoḥ sāmyaṃ yathā bhavati yogataḥ |
tathātmamanasoraikyaṃ samādhiriha bhaṇyate || 25 ||
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yadā saṃkṣīyate prāṇo mānasaṃ ca pralīyate |
tadā samarasatvaṃ yatsa samādhirihocyate || 26 ||
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yatsamatvaṃ dvayoratra jīvātmaparamātmanoḥ |
sanaṣṭasarvasaṃkalpaḥ samādhirabhidhīyate || 27 ||
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nātmānaṃ na paraṃ vetti na śītaṃ noṣmameva ca |
samādhiyukto yogīṃdro na sukhaṃ na sukhetarat || 28 ||
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kālyate naiva kālena lipyate naiva karmaṇā |
bhidyate na ca śastrāstrai yogī yuktaḥ samādhinā || 29 ||
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yuktāhāravihāraśca yuktaceṣṭo hi karmasu |
yuktanidrāvabodhaśca yogī tattvaṃ prapaśyati || 130 ||
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tattvavijñānamānaṃdaṃ brahma brahmavido viduḥ |
hetudṛṣṭāṃta rahitaṃ vāṅmanobhyāmagocaram || 31 ||
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tatra yogī nirālaṃbe nirātaṃke nirāmaye |
ṣaḍaṃgayogavidhinā parebrahmaṇi līyate || 32 ||
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yathā ghṛte ghṛtaṃ kṣiptaṃ ghṛtameva hi tadbhavet |
kṣīrekṣīraṃ tathā yogī tatra tanmayatāṃ vrajet || 33 ||
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anasaṃjātapānīyairvidadhyādaṃgamardanam |
tyajetkaduṣṇaṃ lavaṇaṃ kṣīrabhojī sadā bhavet || 34 ||
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brahmacārī jitakrodho jitalobho vimatsaraḥ |
abdamitthaṃ sadābhyāsātsa yogīti nigadyate || 35 ||
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mahāmudrāṃ nabhomudrāmuḍḍīyānaṃ jalaṃdharam |
mūlabaṃdhaṃ tu yo vetti sa yogī yogasiddhibhāk || 36 ||
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śodhanaṃ nāḍījālasya ghaṭanaṃ caṃdrasūryayoḥ |
rasānāṃ śoṣaṇaṃ samyaṅmahāmudrābhidhīyate || 37 ||
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yoniṃ vāmāṃghriṇā'pīḍya kṛtvā vakṣasthale hanum |
hastābhyāṃ prasṛtaṃ pādaṃ dhārayeddakṣiṇaṃ ciram || 38 ||
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prāṇena kukṣimāpūrya ciraṃ saṃrecayecchanaiḥ |
eṣā proktā mahāmudrā mahāghaughavināśinī || 39 ||
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caṃdrāṃge tu samabhyasya sūryāṃge punarabhyaset |
yāvattulyā bhavetsaṃkhyā tato mudrāṃ visarjayet || 140 ||
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na hi pathyamapathyaṃ vā rasāḥ sarvepi nīrasāḥ |
api ghoraṃ viṣaṃ pītaṃ pīyūṣamivajīryati || 41 ||
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kṣayakuṣṭhagudāvarta gulmājīrṇapurogamāḥ |
tasya doṣāḥ kṣayaṃ yāṃti mahāmudrāṃ ca yobhyaset || 42 ||
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kapālakuhare jihvā praviṣṭā viparītagā |
bhruvoraṃtargatā dṛṣṭirmudrā bhavati khecarī || 43 ||
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na pīḍyate śaraugheṇa na ca lipyeta karmaṇā |
bādhyate na sa kālena yo mudrāṃ vetti khecarīm || 44 ||
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cittaṃ carati khe yasmā jihvā carati khe gatā |
tenaiṣā khecarī nāma mudrā siddhairniṣevitā || 45 ||
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yāvadbiṃduḥ sthito dehe tāvanmutyubhayaṃ kutaḥ |
yāvadbaddhā nabhomudrā tāvadbiṃdurna gacchati || 46 ||
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uḍḍīnaṃ kurute yasmādahorātraṃ mahākhagaḥ |
uḍīyānaṃ tataḥ proktaṃ tatra baṃdho vidhīyate || 47 ||
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jaṭhare paścimaṃ tānaṃ nābherūrdhvaṃ ca dhārayet |
uṅḍīyāno hyayaṃ baṃdho mṛtyorapi bhayaṃ tyajet || 48 ||
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badhnāti hi śirājālamadhogāmi nabhojalam |
eṣa jālaṃdharo baṃdhaḥ kaṃṭhe duḥkhaughanāśanaḥ || 49 ||
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jālaṃdhare kṛte baṃdhe kaṃṭhasakocalakṣaṇe |
na pīyūṣaṃ patatyagnau na ca vāyuḥ pradhāvati || 150 ||
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pārṣṇibhāgena saṃpīḍya yonimākuṃcayedgudam |
apānamūrdhvamākṛṣya mūlabaṃdho vidhīyate || 51 ||
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apānaprāṇayoraikye kṣayo mūtrapurīṣayoḥ |
yuvā bhavati vṛddhopi satataṃ mūlabaṃdhanāt || 52 ||
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prāṇāpānavaśo jīvaḥ ūrddhvādhaḥ paridhāvati |
vāmadakṣiṇamārgeṇa caṃcalo na sthitiṃ labhet || 53 ||
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guṇabaddho yathā pakṣī gatopyākṛṣyate punaḥ |
guṇairbaddhastathā jīvaḥ prāṇāyāmena kṛṣyate || 54 ||
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apānaḥ karṣati prāṇaṃ prāṇopānaṃ ca karṣati |
ūrdhvādhaḥ saṃsthitāvetau saṃyojayati yogavit || 55 ||
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hakāreṇa bahiryāti sakāreṇa viśetpunaḥ |
haṃsahaṃsetyato maṃtraṃ jīvo japati sarvadā || 56 ||
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ṣaṭśatāni divārātrau sahasrāṇyekaviṃśatiḥ |
etatsaṃkhyānvitaṃ maṃtraṃ jīvo japati sarvadā || 57 ||
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ajapā nāma gāyatrī yogināṃ mokṣadāyinī |
asyāḥ saṃkalpamātreṇa naraḥ pāpaiḥ pramucyate || 58 ||
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aṃtarāyā bhavaṃtīha yogino yogahānidāḥ |
śrūyate dūragā vārtā dūrasthaṃ dṛśyate puraḥ || 59 ||
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yojanānāṃ śataṃ yātuṃ śaktiḥsyānnimiṣārdhataḥ |
aciṃtitāni śāstrāṇi kaṃṭhapāṭhī bhavaṃti hi || 160 ||
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dhāraṇāśa ktiratyugrā mahābhāro laghurbhavet |
kṣaṇaṃ kṛśaḥ kṣaṇaṃ sthūlaḥ kṣaṇamalpaḥ kṣaṇaṃ mahān || 61 ||
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parakāyaṃ praviśati tiraścāṃ vetti bhāṣitam |
divyagaṃdhaṃ tanau dhatte divyāṃ vāṇīṃ pravakti ca || 62 ||
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prārthyate divyakanyābhirdivyaṃ dhārayate vapuḥ |
ityādayoṃtarāyāḥ syuryogasaṃsiddhisūcakāḥ || 63 ||
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yadyebhiraṃtarāyairna kṣipyate'syeha mānasam |
tadagre tatsamāpnoti padaṃ brahmādi durlabham || 64 ||
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yatprāpya na nivarteta yatprāpya na ca śocati |
tallabhyate ṣaḍaṃgena yogena kalaśodbhava || 65 ||
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ekena janmanā yogaḥ kathamitthaṃ prasidhyati |
ṛte ca yogasaṃsiddheḥ kathaṃ muktirihāpyate || 66 ||
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ubhe eva hi nirvāṇavartmanī kila kuṃbhaja |
kiṃ vā kāśyāṃ tanutyāgaḥ kiṃ vā yogoyamīdṛśaḥ || 67 ||
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caṃcaleṃdriyavṛttitvātkalikalmaṣajṛṃbhaṇāt |
alpāyuṣāṃ tathā nṛṇāṃ kveha yoga mahodayaḥ || 68 ||
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ataeva hi jaṃtūnāṃ mahodayapadapradaḥ |
sadaiva sa dayāvārdhiḥ kāśyāṃ viśveśvaraḥ sthitaḥ || 69 ||
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kāśyāṃ sukhena kaivalyaṃ yathālabhyeta jaṃtubhiḥ |
yogayuktyādyupāyaiśca na tathānyatra kutracit || 170 ||
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kāśyāṃ svadehasaṃyogaḥ samyagyoga udāhṛtaḥ |
mucyate neha yogena kṣipramanyena kenacit || 71 ||
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viśveśvaro viśālākṣī dyunadīkālabhairavaḥ |
śrīmānḍhuṃḍhirdaṃḍapāṇiḥ ṣaḍaṃgo yoga eṣa vai || 72 ||
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etatṣaḍaṃgayo yogaṃ nityaṃ kāśyāṃ niṣevate |
saṃprāpya yoganidrāṃ sa dīrghāmamṛtamaśnute || 73 ||
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oṃkāraḥ kṛttivāsāśca kedāraśca triviṣṭapaḥ |
vīreśvarothaviśveśaḥ ṣaḍaṃgoyamihāparaḥ || 74 ||
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pādodakāsisaṃbheda jñānodamaṇikarṇikāḥ |
ṣaḍaṃgoyaṃ mahāyogo brahmadharmahradāvapi || 75 ||
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ṣaḍaṃgasevanādasmādvārāṇasyāṃ narottama |
na jātu jāyate jaṃturjananī jaṭhare punaḥ || 76 ||
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gaṃgāsnānaṃ mahāmudrā mahāpātakanāśanī |
etanmudrākṛtābhyāsopyamṛtatvamavāpnuyāt || 77 ||
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kāśīvīthiṣu saṃcāro mudrā bhavati khecarī |
khecaro jāyate nūnaṃ khecaryā mudrayānayā || 78 ||
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uḍḍīya sarvato deśādyānaṃ vārāṇasīṃ prati |
uṅḍīyāno mahābaṃdha eṣa muktyai prakalpate || 79 ||
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jalasya dhāraṇaṃ mūrdhni viśveśa snānajanmanaḥ |
eṣa jālaṃdharo baṃdhaḥ samastasuradurlabhaḥ || 180 ||
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vṛto vighnaśatenāpi yanna kāśīṃ tyajetsudhīḥ |
mūlabaṃdhaḥ smṛto hyeṣa duḥkhamūlanikṛṃtanaḥ || 81 ||
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iti yogaḥ samākhyāto mayā te dvividho mune |
saṣaḍaṃgaḥ samudraśca muktaye śaṃbhubhāṣitaḥ || 82 ||
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yāvanneṃdriya vaiklavyaṃ yāvadvyādhirna bādhate |
yāvatkālavilaṃbosti tāvadyogarato bhavet || 83 ||
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ubhayoryogayormadhye kāśīyogoyamuttamaḥ |
kāśīyogaṃ samabhyasya prāpnuyādyogamuttamam || 84 ||
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ādhivyādhisahāyinyā jarayā mṛtyuliṃgayā |
kālaṃ nikaṭato jñātvā kāśīnāthaṃ samāśrayeta || 85 ||
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kāśīnāthaṃ samāśritya kutaḥ kālabhayaṃ nṛṇām |
kruddhopi jīvahṛtkālastacca kāśyāṃ sumaṃgalam || 86 ||
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ātithyenehasiyathā pratīkṣetātithiṃ kṛtī |
kāśyāṃ kālaṃ tathāyāṃtaṃ bhāgyavānsaṃpratīkṣate || 87 ||
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kaliḥ kālaḥ kṛtaṃkarma trikaṃṭakamitīritam |
etattrayaṃ na prabhavedānaṃdavanavāsinām || 88 ||
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anyatrātarkitaḥ kālaḥ kalayiṣyatyasaṃśayam |
kālādabhayamiccheccettataḥ kāśīṃ samāśrayet || 89 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍe pūrvārddhe yogākhyānaṃ nāmaikacatvāriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 41 ||
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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 41

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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