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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agastya uvāca |
ratneśvarasamutpatiṃ kathayasva ṣaḍānana |
ratnabhūtaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ yatkāśyāṃ parivarṇyate || 1 ||
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kosya liṃgasya mahimā kenaitacca pratiṣṭhitam |
etaṃ vistarato brūhi gaurīhṛdayanaṃdana || 2 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
ratneśvarasya māhātmyaṃ kathayiṣyāmi te mune |
yathā ca ratnaliṃgasya prādurbhāvo'bhavadbhuvi || 3 ||
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śrutaṃ nāmāpi liṃgasya yasya janmatrayārjitam |
vṛjinaṃ nāśayettasya prādurbhāvaṃ bruve mune || 4 ||
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śailarājena ratnāni yāni puṃjīkṛtānyaho |
uttare kālarājasya tāni tasya girervṛṣāt || 5 ||
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sarvaratnamayaṃ liṃgaṃ jātaṃ tatsukṛtātmanaḥ |
śakracāpasamacchāyaṃ sarvaratnadyutiprabham || 6 ||
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talliṃgadarśanādeva jñānaratnamavāpyate |
śaileśvaraṃ samālokya śivau tatra samāgatau || 7 ||
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yatra ratnamayaṃ liṃgamāvirbhūtaṃ svayaṃ mune |
tasya sphuratprabhājālaistatamaṃbaramaṃḍalam || 8 ||
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tatra dṛṣṭvā śubhaṃ liṃgaṃ sarvaratnasamudbhavam |
bhavānyadṛṣṭapūrvā hi paripapraccha śaṃkaram || 9 ||
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devadeva jagannātha sarvabhaktābhayaprada |
kutastyametalliṃgaṃ dvisaptapātālamūlavat || 10 ||
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jvālājaṭilitākāśaṃ prabhābhāsita diṅmukham |
kimākhyaṃ kiṃ svarūpaṃ ca kiṃ prabhāvaṃ bhavāṃtaka || 11 ||
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yasya saṃvīkṣaṇādeva manometīva hṛṣṭavat |
ihaiva ramate nātha kathayaitatprasādataḥ || 12 ||
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devadeva uvāca |
śṛṇvaparṇe samākhyāmi yattvayā pṛcchi pārvati |
svarūpametalliṃgasya sarvatejonidheḥ param || 13 ||
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tava pitrā himavatā girirājena bhāmini |
tvāmuddiśya mahāratnasaṃbhārotrāpyanāyi hi || 14 ||
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atra tāni ca ratnāni rāśīkṛtya himādriṇā |
sukṛtopārjitānyeva yayau svasadanaṃ punaḥ || 15 ||
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tavārthaṃ vāmamārthaṃ vā śraddhayā yatsamarpyate |
kāśyāṃ tasya parīpāko bhavedīdṛgvidho'naghe || 16 ||
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liṃgaṃ ratneśvarākhyaṃ vai matsvarūpaṃ hi kevalam |
asya prabhāvo hi mahānvārāṇasyāmume dhruvam || 17 ||
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sarveṣāmiha liṃgānāṃ ratnabhūtamidaṃ param |
ato ratneśvaraṃ nāma paraṃ nirvāṇaratnadam || 18 ||
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anenaiva suvarṇena pitrā rāśīkṛtena ca |
prāsādamasya liṃgasya vidhāpaya maheśvari || 19 ||
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liṃgaprāsādakaraṇātkhaṃḍasphuṭita saṃskṛteḥ |
liṃgasthāpanajaṃ puṇyaṃ helayaiveha labhyate || 20 ||
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tatheti bhagavatyoktvā gaṇāḥ prāsādanirmitau |
somanaṃdi prabhṛtayo 'saṃkhyā vyāpāritā mune || 21 ||
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gaṇaiśca kāṃcanamayo nānākautukacitritaḥ |
nirmame yāmamātreṇa prāsādo meruśṛṃgavat || 22 ||
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devī pradṛṣṭavadanā dṛṣṭvā prāsādanirmitim |
gaṇebhyo vyataradbhūri samānaṃ pāritoṣikam || 23 ||
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punaśca devī papraccha praṇipātapuraḥsaram |
mahimānaṃ mahādevaṃ liṃgasyāsya mahāmune || 24 ||
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devadeva uvāca |
liṃgaṃ tvanādisaṃsiddhametaddevi śubhapradam |
āvirbhūtamidānīṃ ca tvatpituḥ puṇyagauravāt || 25 ||
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guhyānāṃ paramaṃ guhyaṃ kṣetre'smiściṃtitapradam |
kalau kaluṣabuddhīnāṃ gopanīyaṃ prayatnataḥ || 26 ||
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yathā ratnaṃ gṛhe guptaṃ na kaiścijjñāyate paraiḥ |
avimukte tathā liṃgaṃ ratnabhūtaṃ gṛhe mama || 27 ||
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yāni brahmāṃḍamadhyetra saṃti liṃgāni pārvati |
tairarcitāni sarvāṇi ratneśo yaiḥ samarcitaḥ || 28 ||
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pramādenāpi yairgauri liṃgaṃ ratneśamarcitam |
te bhavaṃtyeva niyataṃ saptadvīpeśvarā nṛpāḥ || 29 ||
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trailokye yāni vastūni ratnabhūtāni tāni tu |
ratneśvaraṃ samabhyarcya sakṛtprāpnoti mānavaḥ || 30 ||
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pūjayiṣyaṃti ye liṃgaṃ ratneśaṃ kāmavarjitāḥ |
te sarve madgaṇā bhūtvā prāṃte drakṣyaṃti māmiha || 31 ||
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rudrāṇāṃ koṭijapyena yatphalaṃ parikīrtitam |
tatphalaṃ labhyate devi ratneśasya samarcanāt || 32 ||
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liṃge cānādisaṃsiddhe yadvṛttaṃ tadbravīmi te |
itihāsaṃ mahāścaryaṃ sarvapāpanikṛṃtanam || 33 ||
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pureha nartakī kācidāsīnnāṭyārthakovidā |
saikadā phālgune māsi śivarātryāṃ kalāvatī || 34 ||
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nanarta jāgaraṃ prāpya jagau gītaṃ ca peśalam |
svayaṃ ca vādayāmāsa nānāvādyāni vādyavit || 35 ||
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tena tauryatrikeṇāpi prīṇayitvātha sā naṭī |
ratneśvaraṃ mahāliṃgaṃ deśamiṣṭaṃ jagāma ha || 36 ||
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kāladharmavaśaṃyātā tatra sā varanartakī |
sutā gaṃdharvarājasya vasubhūterbabhūva ha || 37 ||
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saṃgītasya savādyasya tasya lāsyasyapuṇyataḥ |
tatreśāgre kṛtasyeha jāgare śivarātrije || 38 ||
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ramyā ratnāvalī nāma rūpalāvaṇyaśālinī |
kalākalāpakuśalā madhurālāpavādinī || 39 ||
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piturānaṃdakṛnnityaṃ vasubhūterghaṭodbhava |
sarvagāṃdharvakuśalā guṇaratnamahākhaniḥ || 40 ||
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mune sakhītrayaṃ tasyāścāru cāturyabhājanam |
śaśilekhānaṃgalekhā citralekheti nāmataḥ || 41 ||
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tisṛbhistābhirekatra vāgdevīpariśīlitā |
tābhyaḥ sarvāḥ kalāḥ prādātpariprītā sarasvatī || 42 ||
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prāpya ratnāvalī gauri sā janmāṃtaravāsanām |
ratneśvarasya liṃgasya jagrāha niyamaṃ śubham || 43 ||
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ratnabhūtasya liṃgasya kāśyāṃ ratneśvarasya vai |
nityaṃ saṃdarśanaṃ prāpya vakṣyāmyapi vaco mukhe || 44 ||
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itthaṃ niyamavatyāsītsā gaṃdharvasutottamā |
tābhiḥ sakhībhiḥ sahitā nityaṃ liṃgaṃ ca paśyati || 45 ||
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ekadārādhya ratneśaṃ mamaitalliṃgamuttamam |
samānarca ca sā bālā ramyayā gītamālayā || 46 ||
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sakhyaḥ pradakṣiṇīkartuṃ liṃgaṃ tisro'pyume gatāḥ |
tasyā gītena tuṣṭohaṃ liṃgastho varadobhavam || 47 ||
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yastvayā raṃsyate rātrāvadya gaṃdharvakanyake |
tavanāmasamānākhyaḥ sa te bhartā bhaviṣyati || 48 ||
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iti liṃgāṃbudherjātāṃ paripīya vacaḥsudhām |
babhūvānaṃdasaṃdoha maṃtharātīva hrīmatī || 49 ||
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gatātha vyomamārgeṇa sakhībhiḥ svapiturgṛham |
kathayaṃtī nijodaṃtaṃ tamālīnāṃ puro mudā || 50 ||
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tābhirdiṣṭyeti diṣṭyeti sakhībhiḥ parinaṃditā |
adya te vāṃchitaṃ bhāvi ratneśasya samarcanāt || 51 ||
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yadyāyāti sa te rātrāvadya kaumārahārakaḥ |
coro bāhulatāpāśaiḥ pāśitavyotiyatnataḥ || 52 ||
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gocarīkriyatesmābhiryathā sa sukṛtaikabhūḥ |
prātareva tava preyānratneśādiṣṭa iṣṭakṛt || 53 ||
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yātāsvasmāsu hṛṣṭāsu bhavatī śayagauravāt |
aho ratneśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ pratyakṣīkṛtavatyasi || 54 ||
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ahobhāgyodayo nṛṇāmaho puṇyasamucchrayaḥ |
ekasyaiva bhavetsiddhiryadekatrāpi tiṣṭhatām || 55 ||
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satyaṃ vadaṃti nāsatyaṃ daivaprādhānyavādinaḥ |
daivameva phaledekaṃ nodyamo nāparaṃ balam || 56 ||
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bhavatyā api cāsmākameka eva hi codyamaḥ |
paraṃ daivaṃ phalatyekaṃ yathā tava na naḥ puraḥ || 57 ||
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lokānāṃ vyavahāroyamāliproktaprasaṃgataḥ |
paraṃ manorathāvāptistava yā saiva naḥ sphuṭam || 58 ||
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iti saṃvyāharaṃtīnāmanaṃtodhvā'titucchavat |
kṣaṇāttāsāṃ vyatikrāṃtaḥ prāptāśca svaṃsvamālayam || 59 ||
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atha prātaḥ samutthāya punarekatra saṃgatāḥ |
sā ca maunavatī tābhiḥ paribhukteva lakṣitā || 60 ||
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tūṣṇīṃ prāpyātha kāśīṃ sā snātvā maṃdākinījale |
sakhībhiḥ sahitāpaśyalliṃgaṃ ratneśvaraṃ mama || 61 ||
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nirvartya niyamaṃ sātha lajjāmukulitekṣaṇā |
nirbaṃdhena vayasyābhiḥ paripṛṣṭā jagāda ha || 62 ||
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ratnāvalyuvāca |
atha ratneśa yātrāyāḥ prayātāsu svamaṃdiram |
bhavatīṣu smaraṃtyeva tadratneśavaco'mṛtam || 63 ||
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saviśeṣāṃgasaṃskārā'viśaṃ saṃveśamaṃdiram |
nidrādaridranayanā tadvilokanalālasā || 64 ||
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balātsvapnadaśāṃ prāptā bhāvinorthasya gauravāt |
ātmavismaraṇe hetū tato me dvau babhūvatuḥ || 65 ||
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taṃdrī tadaṃgasaṃsparśau mama bodhāpahārakau |
taṃdryā paravaśā cāsaṃ tatastatsparśanena ca || 66 ||
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na jāne tvatha kiṃ vṛttaṃ kāhaṃ kvāhaṃ sa cātha kaḥ |
taṃ nirjigamiṣuṃ sakhyo yāvaddhartuṃ prasāritaḥ || 67 ||
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doḥ kaṃkaṇena ripuṇā kvaṇitaṃ tāvadutkaṭam |
mahatā siṃjitenāhaṃ tenālpaparibodhitā || 68 ||
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sukhasaṃtānapīyūṣa hrade parinimajya vai |
kṣaṇena tadviyogāgnikīlāsu patitā balāt || 69 ||
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kiṃkulīyaḥ sa no vedmi kiṃdeśīyaḥ kimākhyakaḥ |
dunoti nitarāṃ sakhyastadviśleṣānalo mahān || 70 ||
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analpotkalitaṃ cetaḥ punastatsaṃgamāśayā |
prāṇānāṃ me yiyāsūnāmekameva mahauṣadham || 71 ||
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vayasyā niśibhuktasya tasyaiva punarīkṣaṇam |
bhavatīnāmadhīnaṃ ca tatpunardarśanaṃ mama || 72 ||
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kā'līkamālayo vakti snigdhamugdhesakhījane |
taddarśanena sthāsyaṃti prāṇā yāsyaṃti cānyathā || 73 ||
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daśamyavasthā sannahyedbādhituṃ mādhunā bhṛśam |
iti tasyā giraḥ śrutvā dūnāyā nitarāṃ ca tāḥ || 74 ||
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pravepamānahṛdayāḥ procurvīkṣya parasparam || 75 ||
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sakhya ūcuḥ |
yasya grāmo na no nāma nānvayo nāpi budhyate |
sa kathaṃ prāpyate bhadre ka upāyo vidhīyatām || 76 ||
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iti ratnāvalī śrutvā sasaṃdehāṃ ca tadgiram |
vayasyāstadavāptau me yūyaṃ kuṃṭhi mumūrcha ha || 77 ||
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ityardhoktena sā bālā yūyaṃ kuṃṭhitaśaktayaḥ |
yadvaktavyaṃ tviti tayā yūyaṃ kuṃṭhīti bhāṣitam || 78 ||
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tatastāstvaritāḥ sakhyaḥ paritāpopahārakān |
bahuśaḥ śītalopāyānvyadhurmohapraśāṃtaye || 79 ||
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vyapaiti na yadā mūrchā tattacchītopacārataḥ |
tasyāstadaikayānītaṃ ratneśasnapanodakam || 80 ||
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tadukṣaṇātkṣaṇādeva tanmūrchā virarāma ha |
suptotthiteva sāvādīnmuhuḥ śivaśiveti ca || 81 ||
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skadaṃ uvāca |
śraddhāvatāṃ svabhaktānāmupasarge mahatyapi |
nopāyāṃtaramastyeva vineśa caraṇodakam || 82 ||
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ye vyādhayopi duḥsādhyā bahiraṃtaḥ śarīragāḥ |
śraddhayeśodakasparśātte naśyaṃtyeva nānyathā || 83 ||
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sevitaṃ yena satataṃ bhagavaccaraṇodakam |
taṃ bāhyābhyaṃtaraśuciṃ nopasarpati durgatiḥ || 84 ||
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ādhibhautikatāpaṃ ca tāpaṃ vāpyādhidaivikam |
ādhyātmikaṃ tathā tāpaṃ harecchrīcaraṇodakam || 85 ||
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vyapetasaṃjvarā cātha gaṃdharvatanayā mune |
ucitajñeti hovāca tāḥ sakhīḥ srigdhadho radhīḥ || 86 ||
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ratnāvalyuvāca |
śaśilekhenaṃgalekhe citralekhe madīhitaṃ |
yūyaṃ kuṃṭhitasāmarthyāḥ kuto vastāḥ kalāḥ kva vā || 87 ||
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matpriyaprāptaye samyagupāyo'sti mayekṣitaḥ |
ratneśvarānugrahato'nutiṣṭhata hi taṃ hitāḥ || 88 ||
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śaśilekhebhilaṣitaprāptyai lekhāṃstvamālikha |
saṃlikhānaṃgalekhe tvaṃ yūnaḥ sarvāvanīcarān || 89 ||
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citrage citralekhe tvaṃ pātālatalaśāyinaḥ |
kiṃcidāvirbhavaccāru tāruṇyālaṃkṛtīṃllikha || 90 ||
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athākaṇyeti tāḥ sakhyastaccāturyaṃ pravarṇya ca |
lilikhuḥ kramaśaḥ sakhyo yūno yauvana śevadhīn || 91 ||
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niryatkaumāralakṣmīkānpuṃvattva śrīsamāvṛtān |
prātaḥsaṃdhyeva gaṃdharvī nṛpādyāṃstānavaikṣata || 92 ||
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sarvānsuranikāyānsā vyalokata śubhekṣaṇā |
na cāṃcalyaṃ jahāvakṣṇosteṣu svarlokavāsiṣu || 93 ||
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tato madhyamalokasthānmunirājakumārakān |
vilokyāpi na sā prītiṃ kvāpyāpa premanirbharā || 94 ||
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atha ratnāvalī bālā karṇābhyarṇavilocanā |
dṛśau vyāpārayāmāsa balisadmayuvasvapi || 95 ||
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ditijāndanujānvīkṣya sā gaṃdharvī kumārakān |
ratiṃ babaṃdha na kvāpi tāpitā mānmathaiḥ śaraiḥ || 96 ||
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sudhākara karaspṛṣṭāpyatidūnāṃgayaṣṭikā |
paśyaṃtī nāgayūnaḥ sā kiṃciducchvasitā'bhavat || 97 ||
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bhoginastānvilokyāpi citraṃcitragatānatha |
manātsaṃbhuktabhogeva kṣaṇamāsītkumārikā || 98 ||
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yūnaḥ pratyekamadrākṣīdaśeṣāñcheṣa vaṃśajān |
takṣakānvayagāṃstadvadatha vāsukigotrajān || 99 ||
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pulīkānaṃta karkoṭa bhadrasaṃtānagānapi |
dṛṣṭvā nāgakumārāṃstāñchaṃkhacūḍamathaikṣata || 100 ||
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śaṃkhacūḍekṣaṇādeva parāṃ lajjāṃ babhāra sā |
udbhinnapulakāpyāsīdaṃgapratyaṃga saṃdhiṣu || 1 ||
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tattrapābharato'jñāyi tatkaumāraharo varaḥ |
tayā vaidagdhyavarayā kṣaṇataścitralekhayā || 2 ||
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atha citrapaṭī citralekhā citrapaṭāṃcalam |
parikṣipyāvṛṇottūrṇaṃ parihāsaikapeśalā || 3 ||
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ratnāvalī citralekhāṃ hriyā maunāvalaṃbinī |
dṛśā kuṭilayādrākṣītprasphuraddaśanāṃbarā || 4 ||
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kaṭākṣitānaṃgalekhā tayātha śaśilekhayā |
citralekhāparikṣipta paṭāṃcalamapākarot || 5 ||
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vasubhūtisutā sātha kanyā ratnāvalī śubhā |
śaṃkhacūḍānvavāye taṃ ratnacūḍamavaikṣata || 6 ||
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tadīkṣaṇakṣaṇāddṛṣṭirānaṃdāśrubhirāvṛtā |
kapolabhittirabhavatsvedodakaṇikāṃcitā || 7 ||
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cakaṃpe gātralatikā dhṛtaromāṃcakaṃcukā |
citranyasteva tastaṃbha kṣaṇaṃ mukulitānanā || 8 ||
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tataḥ sā citralekhā tāmetyāśvāsayadāturām |
mautsukyaṃ vraja gaṃdharvi siddhastedya manorathaḥ || 9 ||
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etasyāvagataṃ sarvaṃ deśanāmānvayādikam |
mā viṣīdālisulabhastveṣa ratneśvarārpitaḥ || 110 ||
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aho sadṛgvarāvāptyā ratneśenāsi toṣitā |
uttiṣṭha yāmaḥ sadanaṃ ratneśaḥ sarvadohinaḥ || 11 ||
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atha devavaśādyāṃtyastā dṛṣṭā gaganādhvagāḥ |
subāhunā dānavena pātālatalavāsinā || 12 ||
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gṛhītvā tāścatasropi niragāddānavo gṛham |
harirvikaṭadaṃṣṭrāsyaḥ prāṃtare hariṇīriva || 13 ||
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tāstaṃ vilokya gaṃdharvyo daṃṣṭrāvikaṭitānanam |
rudhirāruṇanetraṃ ca jātā vepathubhūmayaḥ || 14 ||
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hā mātarhā pitastrāhi hā vidhe mā vidhehi tat |
yadetatkartumārabdhamanāthāsvatiniṣṭhuram || 15 ||
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hā daiva maṃdabhāgyābhiḥ kimasmābhiranuṣṭhitam |
sukṛtetaravārtāpi no citte vyāhṛtā kvacit || 16 ||
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śiśukrīḍanakaṃ hitvā hitvā ratneśvarārcanam |
pitroḥ svādhīna sacceṣṭā iṣṭaṃ vidmo na kiṃcana || 17 ||
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adhobhuvanagā dīnā hīnānāthena kotra naḥ |
trāti trāṇārthinīrbālāḥ śaṃbho ratneśa sarvaga || 18 ||
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itthaṃ gaṃdharvatanayā vilapaṃtīḥ kṛpāturam |
śuśrāva nāgarājosau ratnacūḍo mahāmanāḥ || 19 ||
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kosau matsvāmino nāma ratneśasya maheśituḥ |
liṃgarājasya gṛhṇāti karmabaṃdhanabhedinaḥ || 120 ||
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punarapyārtarāvaṃ sa śrutvā bālāmukheritam |
ratneśa rakṣarakṣeti gṛhītāstro viniryayau || 21 ||
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taṃ vasārasapānena mahāmāṃsaniṣevaṇāt |
atyaṃtonmatta duśceṣṭaṃ ratnacūḍo niraikṣata || 22 ||
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adhyākṣipacca re duṣṭa śiṣṭakanyāpahāraka |
maddṛṣṭigocaraṃ yātaḥ kva yāsyasyadya re'dhama || 23 ||
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mama bāṇahataprāṇaḥ prayāṇaṃ kuru durmate |
ārtatrāṇodyatamate vaivasvatapuraṃ prati || 24 ||
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ratneśvarasya yairnāma pralayāpadyapi sphuṭam |
gṛhītaṃ na bhavādṛgbhyasteṣu bhītirbhayātmasu || 25 ||
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ratneśvaramahānāma kṛtatrāṇāstu ye narāḥ |
teṣāṃ janmajarāvyādhi kalikālabhayaṃ kutaḥ || 26 ||
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ityuktvā tā bhayatrastāstanmukhaprahitekṣaṇāḥ |
vyāghraghrātā iva mṛgīrmābhaiṣiṣṭetyuvāca saḥ || 27 ||
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ityāśvāsyātha gaṃdharvīḥ sa vai bhujagarājajaḥ |
ākarṇapūrṇamākṛṣya kodaṃḍaṃ prāhiṇoccharam || 28 ||
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sopi kruddho danujarāṭpadāspṛṣṭabhujaṃgavat |
āviddhya kāladaṃḍābhaṃ parighaṃ vyasṛjanmahat || 29 ||
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hṛdi ratneśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ yasya samyagvijṛṃbhate |
alātadaṃḍavattasminkāladaṃḍopi jāyate || 130 ||
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aṃtareva sa ciccheda parighaṃ svamaheṣubhiḥ |
durvṛtasya yathehāyurvicchidyetāṃtaraiva hi || 31 ||
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tatosya bāṇaṃ cikṣepa kālānalasamaprabham |
sa bāṇastasya hṛdayaṃ praviśya pragaveṣya ca || 32 ||
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prāṇānasya viniryātya svayaṃ tūṇamagātpunaḥ |
hṛdisthaṃ tasya daurātmyaṃ sarvaṃ vijñāya tattvataḥ || 33 ||
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digaṃganāpuraḥ khyātumiva nāgāśugo gataḥ || 34 ||
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anyāyopārjitairdravyairyaḥ sukhaṃ bhoktumicchati |
tāni dravyāṇi yāṃtyeva sa prāṇāni kutaḥ sukhama || 35 ||
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iti taṃ dānavaṃ hatvā nāgarājo mahābalī |
pratyuvācātha tāḥ kanyāḥ kā yūyaṃ kasya cātmajāḥ || 36 ||
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durātmanā kutonena saṃgatā danujanmanā |
kva vā ratneśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ bhavatībhirvilokitam || 37 ||
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yasya nāmākṣaroccārādvyapeta paramāpadaḥ |
yṛyamāśu tadākhyāta yena jānāmi tattvataḥ || 28 ||
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iti śrutvā girastasya nitarāṃ premanirbharāḥ |
parasparaṃ mukhaṃ vīkṣya kosau syāddṛṣṭapūrvavat || 39 ||
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akāraṇa sakhā kosau prāṃtare samupasthitaḥ |
nijaprāṇānpaṇīkṛtya yena trātā sma bālikāḥ || 140 ||
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asya saṃdarśanādeva svabhāva capalānyapi |
maṃtharāṇīṃdriyāṇistu paripīya sudhāmiva || 41 ||
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yātumanyatra no netre protsahete yathā tathā |
anyadvastvaṃtaraṃ prekṣya ramaṇīyataraṃtvapi || 42 ||
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vacaḥpīyūṣamādhurya nitarāṃ prāpya naḥ śrutī |
śabdāṃtaragrahāpekṣāṃ na kurvāte svajanmanaḥ || 43 ||
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āpnutaḥ paṃgutāmetau pādau naścaṃcalāvapi |
amuṃ yuvānamālokya coraṃ naḥ sanmanomaṇeḥ || 44 ||
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iti bruvaṃtyastā bālāḥ parasparamanulbaṇam |
dṛṣṭvāpi citramadhyasthaṃ vividustanna bālikāḥ || 45 ||
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atīva bhīṣaṇākāra danujasyātisādhvasāt |
aṃdhībhūtekṣaṇāstaṃ nājñāsiṣurhariṇīkṣaṇāḥ || 46 ||
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ūcuśca taṃ yuvānaṃ tā nijajīvitarakṣiṇam |
yadaṃga bhavatā pṛṣṭaṃ snehanirbharacetasā || 47 ||
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tadācakṣāmahe sarvamavadhehi kṣaṇaṃ manaḥ |
iyaṃ gaṃdharvarājasya vasubhūtestanūdbhavā || 48 ||
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kanyā ratnāvalī nāma guṇaratnamahākhaniḥ |
vayaṃ vayasyā etasyāśchāyevānugatāḥ sadā || 49 ||
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ārabhya bālyamapyeṣā liṃgaṃ ratneśvarābhidham |
yāṃti pitrāpyanujñātā kāśyāmarcayituṃ sadā || 150 ||
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varopi dattastenāsyai prasannenātha śaṃbhunā |
hariṣyatīti yaḥ svapne kaumāraṃ te kumārike || 51 ||
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tava nāmasamānākhyaḥ sa te bhartā bhaviṣyati |
yuvānaṃ svapnabhoktāraṃ prāpyāpyeṣā suduḥkhitā || 52 ||
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punastadvirahotthena vahninātīva tāpitā |
kalākauśalyato'smābhiḥ sopi citre pradarśitaḥ || 53 ||
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yasya na grāma nāmāpi nānvayopyavabudhyate |
taṃ dṛṣṭvā citralikhitamapyeṣā jīvitā punaḥ || 54 ||
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tato ratneśvaraṃ natvā svagṛhāyotsukābhavat |
yāṃtīstato'nayā sārdhaṃ prāṃtare gaganā dhvani || 55 ||
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atarkitā yamaścāsmāndhṛtvā pātālamāviśat |
anaṃtaraṃ bhavāneva taṃ vetti danujādhamam || 56 ||
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aṃga ityeva vṛttāṃto nijo'smābhirudīritaḥ |
prasādaṃ kuru cāsmākaṃ puraḥ kosi kṛpānidhe || 57 ||
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yadā prabhṛti cāsmābhiḥ sa dṛṣṭo duṣṭadānavaḥ |
tadāprabhṛti no netre vidyuteva hataprabhe || 58 ||
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kāṃdiśīkā bhayatrātarna vidmaḥ kiṃcideva hi |
kva vayaṃ kā vayaṃ kastvaṃ kiṃ jātaṃ kiṃ bhaviṣyati || 59 ||
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niśamyeti sa puṇyātmā nāgarājakumārakaḥ |
āśvāsya tā bhayatrastāḥ provācedaṃ ca puṇyadhīḥ || 160 ||
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mayā saha samāyāta ratneśaṃ darthayāmi vaḥ |
ityāhūya sa tā ninye krīḍāvāpīṃ sukhodakām || 61 ||
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vitritramaṇisopānāṃ haṃsakokakṛtāravām |
kavīnāṃ vāsitavyājātsvāgataṃ kurvatīmiva || 62 ||
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tatra tenābhyanujñātāḥ krīḍāvāpyāṃ nimajjya tāḥ |
sacailapuṣpābharaṇāḥ pronmamajjustataḥ punaḥ || 63 ||
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bahirnirgatya gaṃdharvyaḥ paśyaṃtyaḥ sthagitā iva |
ratneśālayamālokya kālarājasamīpataḥ || 64 ||
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parasparaṃ tataḥ procurgaṃdharvyo vismitā iva |
svapnoyaṃ kiṃ nu vā satyaṃ khelo ratneśvarasya vā || 65 ||
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vayameva hi vā bhrāṃtā gaṃdharvyo na vayaṃ kimu |
kimetannaiva jānīma aiṃdrajālika khelavat || 66 ||
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eṣottaravahā gaṃgā sphuṭameva bhavediha |
śaṃkhacūḍasya vāpyeṣā śaṃkhacūḍālayastvasau || 67 ||
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etatpaṃcanadaṃ tīrthameṣa vāgīśvarālayaḥ |
yasya saṃdarśanādeva vāgvibhūtirvijṛṃbhate || 68 ||
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śaṃkhacūḍeśvaraścaiṣa śaṃkhacūḍapratiṣṭhitaḥ |
yasya saṃdarśanātpuṃsāṃ na bhayaṃ kālasarpajam || 69 ||
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eṣā maṃdākinī nāma dīrghikā puṇyatoyabhūḥ |
yasyāṃ kṛtodakā martyā martyaloke viśaṃti na || 170 ||
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asāvāśāpurī devī yā stutā tripurāriṇā |
tripuraṃ jetukāmena maṃdākinyāstaṭe śubhe || 71 ||
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yādyāpi pūjitā martyairāśāṃ pūrayaterthinām |
maṃdākinyāḥ pratīcyāṃ tu eṣa siddhyaṣṭakeśvaraḥ || 72 ||
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bhavedyasya saparyāto gṛhe siddhyaṣṭakaṃ sphuṭam |
kuṃḍasiddhyaṣṭakākhyaṃ ca tatraiva virajodakam || 73 ||
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yatra snātvā kṛtaśrāddho virajasko divaṃ vrajet |
mūrtyastāḥ siddhayaścāṣṭau yāḥ kāśyāṃ sarvasiddhidāḥ || 74 ||
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sarvasiddhipradaścāsau mahārājavināyakaḥ |
vināyakāḥ praṇaśyaṃti yasmai praṇamatāṃ nṛṇām || 75 ||
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asau siddheśvarasyoccaiḥ prāsādaḥ kāṃcanojjvalaḥ |
ratnadhvajapatākāśca siddhiḥ syādyadvilokanāt || 76 ||
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kṣetrasya madhyame || bhāge madhyameśvara eṣa vai |
madhyādholokayormadhye na vasedyasya vīkṣaṇāt || 77 ||
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madhyameśaṃ samabhyarcya naro madhyamaviṣṭape |
āsamudrakṣitīṃdraḥ syāttato mokṣaṃ ca viṃdati || 78 ||
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airāvateśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ tatprācyāmiṣṭasiddhikṛt |
dṛśyate yatpatākāyāṃ ramya airāvato gajaḥ || 79 ||
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vṛddhakāleśvarasyaiṣa prāsādo ratnanirmitaḥ || |
pratidarśaṃ vasedyatra rātrau caṃdraḥ satārakaḥ || 180 ||
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yasya saṃdarśanānnṛṇāṃ na kālaḥ prabhavedbhave |
na kaliḥ prabhavetsatyaṃ na ca kalmaṣarāśayaḥ || 81 ||
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iti yāvatkathāṃ cakruḥ saṃbhrāṃtā iva bālikāḥ |
tāvadvasuvibhūtiḥ sa gaṃdharvastvarayā yayau || 82 ||
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nāradācchrutavṛttāṃtaḥ subāhudanujanmanaḥ |
ratnāvalī sutā prītā sasakhīkā yathāhṛtā || 83 ||
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ratneśvarātsamāyāṃtī śūnye gaganavartmani |
yathānayacca pātālaṃ yathā yuddhamabhūtpunaḥ || 84 ||
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yathā ratneśa bhaktena ratnacūḍena ghātitaḥ |
sa subāhurdanujanurmaheṣvāsena ceṣuṇā || 85 ||
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yathā ca pṛṣṭavṛttāṃto vāpīmārgeṇa cānayat |
śaṃkhacūḍasya vāpīṃ tāṃ pātāleṣu pravartinīm || 86 ||
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yathā ca prāpya niryātāḥ kāśīṃ dṛṣṭvāpi bālikāḥ |
bhṛśaṃ saṃbhrāṃtimāpannāḥ paśyaṃtyopi samutsukāḥ || 87 ||
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dṛṣṭvā gaṃdharvarājastāṃ punarjātāmivātmajām |
savayasyāmanāmlānamukhapaṃkajasuśriyam || 88 ||
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pariṣvajya samāghrāya lalāṭaphalakaṃ muhuḥ |
aṃkamāropya papraccha sarvaṃ vṛttāṃtamādarāt || 89 ||
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atha sā kathayāmāsa danujāpahṛteḥ kathām |
ratneśvaraṃ varāvāptiṃ svapnāvasthāṃ vihāya ca || 190 ||
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ratnāvalīmanovṛttiṃ vijñāyātha mukheṃgitaiḥ || śaśilekhā samācaṣṭa spaṣṭavarṇaiḥ savistaram || 91 ||
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tutoṣa nitarāṃ sotha gaṃdharvādhipatiḥ kṛtī |
prabhāvaṃ varṇayāmāsa mudā ratneśvarasya ca || 92 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
ākarṇaya muniśreṣṭha viṃdhyavṛddhi vivardhana |
pratyahaṃ ratnacūḍopi vāpīmārgeṇa saṃyamī || 93 ||
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nāgalokātsamāgatya snātvā maṃdākinī jale |
ratneśvaraṃ samabhyarcya ratnāṃjalyaṣṭakena vai || 94 ||
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suvarṇapaṃkajānyaṣṭau samarpayati hṛṣṭavat |
ekadā svapnasamaye ratneśo liṃgarūpadhṛk || 95 ||
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ratnacūḍamuvācedaṃ nijabhaktaṃ dṛḍhavratam |
dānavena hṛtāṃ kanyāṃ mocayiṣyati yāṃ bhavān || 96 ||
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taṃ dānavaṃ raṇe jitvā sā te patnī bhaviṣyati |
iti smaranvaraṃ sotha nāgarājo mahāmanāḥ || 97 ||
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tāṃ kanyāṃ dānavaṃ hatvā vimocya nija vīryataḥ |
vāpīmārgeṇa pātālādānināya punarmahīm || 98 ||
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svayaṃ ca sādhayāṃcakre pratyahaṃ niyamaṃ sudhīḥ |
liṃgaṃ samarcayitvātha kṛtvā cāpi pradakṣiṇam || 99 ||
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yāvadbahiḥ samāgacchedramyādratneśamaṃḍapāta |
tāvadgaṃdharvarājāya tābhiḥ sa vasubhūtaye || 200 ||
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soyaṃ soyaṃ yuvā dhanyastarjanyagreṇa darśitaḥ |
gaṃdharvarājastaṃ dṛṣṭvā nāgarājakumārakam || 1 ||
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atīvasmeranayanaḥ saṃprahṛṣṭatanūruhaḥ |
manasyenaṃ ca saṃvarṇya tadrūpaṃ savayonvayam || 2 ||
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dhanyosmyanugṛhītosmi ratneśena varārpaṇāt |
kanyā dhanyatarā ceyamanurūposti yatpatiḥ || 3 ||
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saṃpradhāryeti hṛdyenaṃ samākārya ca suṃdaram |
pṛṣṭvā tannāmagotraṃ ca gaṇayitvā balābalam || 4 ||
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ratneśvarasya puratastasmai kanyāṃ dadau mudā |
nītvā gaṃdharvalokaṃ ca kṛtakautukamaṃgalam || 5 ||
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madhuparkeṇa saṃpūjya pāṇimagrāhayattataḥ |
vaivāhikena vidhinā dadau ratnānyanekaśaḥ || 6 ||
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śaśilekhānaṃgalekhā citralekhāpi kuṃbhaja |
vijñāpya svajanetāraṃ varayāmāsa taṃ patim || 7 ||
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upayamya catasropi sa gaṃdharvasutāḥ śubhāḥ |
ratnacūḍo jagāmātha tābhiḥ svapitṛmaṃdiram || 8 ||
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yathā catasṛbhiḥ sārdhaṃ śrutibhiḥ praṇavaḥ śivam |
svapitroścaraṇau natvā navoḍhābhiḥ sa nāgarāṭ || 9 ||
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viniveditavṛttāṃto ratneśānugrahasya ca |
uvāsa tābhiḥ sasukhaṃ pitṛbhyāmabhinaṃditaḥ || 210 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ratneśvarasya liṃgasya mama sthāvararūpiṇaḥ |
sarveṣāṃ sarvadasyāsya prabhāvo girije'tulaḥ || 11 ||
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asmiṃlliṃge parāṃ siddhi prāptāḥ siddhāḥ sahasraśaḥ |
guptamāsīdidaṃ liṃgamadya yāvatsumadhyame || 12 ||
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tava pitrā himavatā mama bhaktena sarvathā |
puṇyārjitairmahāratnai ratneśaḥ prakaṭīkṛtaḥ || 13 ||
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asmiṃlliṃge mama prītirnitarāmadrirājaje |
vārāṇasyāmidaṃ liṃgaṃ pūjanīyaṃ prayatnataḥ || 14 ||
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nānā ratnāni labhyaṃte ratneśānugrahādume |
strīratnaputraratnādi svargamokṣāvapi priye || 15 ||
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yo'tra ratneśvaraṃ natvā mṛto deśāṃtareṣvapi |
na sa svargādihāgacchetkalpakoṭiśatairapi || 16 ||
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asitāyāṃ caturdaśyāmupoṣya niśi jāgarāt |
ratneśasannidhau devi mama sānnidhyamāpnuyāt || 17 ||
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asya liṃgasya pūrveṇa tvayā janmāṃtare priye |
dākṣāyaṇīśvaraṃ ligaṃ madbhaktyātra pratiṣṭhitam || 18 ||
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tasya saṃdarśanādeva na naro yāti durgatim |
aṃbikā nāma gaurī tvaṃ tatrāhaṃ cāṃbikeśvaraḥ || 19 ||
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mūrtaḥ ṣaḍānanastatra tava putraḥ sumadhyame |
etattrayaṃ naro dṛṣṭvā na garbhaṃ praviśedume || 220 ||
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ratneśvarasya māhātmyaṃ mayā te samudīritam |
gopanīyaṃ prayatnena kalikalmaṣacetasām || 21 ||
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idaṃ ratneśvarākhyānaṃ yaḥ paṭhiṣyati sarvadā |
saputrapautrapaśubhirna viyujyeta karhicit || 22 ||
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śrutvā ratneśvarotpatiṃ setihāsāṃ narottamaḥ |
anūḍho labhate satyaṃ kanyāratnaṃ kulocitam || 23 ||
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kanyāpīmaṃ samākarṇya tvitihāsaṃ manoramam |
śraddhayā satpatiṃ prāpya bhaviṣyati pativratā || 24 ||
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itihāsamimaṃ śrutvā nārī vā puruṣopivā |
na jātviṣṭaviyogāgni tāpena paritapyate || 225 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍa uttarārdhe ratneśvarapraśaṃsanaṃ nāma saptaṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 67 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 17

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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