Visvaksena-samhita [sanskrit]

33,819 words | ISBN-13: 9788179070383

The Sanskrit text of the Visvaksena-samhita, an ancient Vaishnava Agama, belonging to the Pancaratra tradition. An important topic discussed in the Samhita is that Aniruddha created Brahma and Brahma created all the men and women of the four castes. Visvaksena (lit. “lord of hosts”) is a sort of chief minister to God in all heavenly and mundane affairs. Alternative titles: Viśvaksenāsaṃhitā (विश्वक्सेनासंहिता), Viśvaksenā-saṃhitā (विश्वक्सेना-संहिता), Vishvaksenasamhita, Vishvaksena, Visvaksenasamhita.

pañcamo'dhyāyaḥ |
viṣvaksenaḥ |
athātaḥsaṃpravakṣyāmi śūlasthāpanamuttamam |
sthāpayet pratimāśūlaṃ ratnanyāsasya co pari || 1 ||
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khadirādīni gṛhṇīyāt yājñikāni viśeṣataḥ |
tallakṣaṇaṃ pravakṣyāmi śrṛṇu pūrvaṃ śacīpate || 2 ||
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pañcottaradvipañcāśatsapādaṃ śūlamucpate |
rahitaṃ vṛkṣadoṣaistu mitamaṅgulibhiḥ kramāt || 3 ||
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dviṣaṭkadvyaṅgulayutaṃ mukhaṃ proktaṃ pramāṇataḥ |
bhāgaḥ sapādakaṃ vā syādadhastāt saptaviṃśatiḥ || 4 ||
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nābheradhomukhaṃ proktamardhāṅgulisamāyutam |
ūrudaṇḍasya cāyāmaḥ pañcaviṃśāṅgulo bhavet || 5 ||
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bhāgaḥsapādaṃ jānuḥ syāt jaṅghā corusamāyutā |
golakadvayamuddiṣṭamadhastāddvyantaraṃ tathā || 6 ||
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vakṣodaṇḍasya vistāraḥ pañcaviṃśāṅgulo bhavet |
kaṭidaṇḍasya vistāraḥ ṣoḍaśāṅgula ucyate || 7 ||
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āyāmo bāhudaṇḍasya pañcaviṃśāṅgulo bhavet |
āyāmo'parabāhvostu bhavet saptadaśāṅgulam || 8 ||
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maṇibandhaḥ kalāyāmo bandhakān pratimaskaram |
āyāmo madhyamāṅgulyāṃ pañcāṅgula iti smṛtaḥ || 9 ||
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etatpramāṇaṃ śūlaṃ syāt uktamanyannirīkṣyate |
devīnāṃ tu śacīnātha śūlānuktān prayojayet || 10 ||
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śilpaśāstrānusāreṇa kārayecchūlalakṣaṇam |
śūlamṛtpaṭarajvādijīrṇaṃ cettu śacīpate || 11 ||
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punaranyat samutpādya pūrvoktenaiva kārayet |
hīnādhikaṃ na kartavyaṃ jīrṇadaṇḍavadācaret || 12 ||
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evametanmayā proktaṃ jīrṇoddhāraṇakarmaṇi |
yuktyā yuktiviśeṣeṇa kriyate'sminnatandritaiḥ || 13 ||
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śūlādhivāsanādīni pravakṣyāmi śacīpate |
śrṛṇuṣvaikāgracittena viviktena mayādhunā || 14 ||
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prāsādasyāgrataḥ kuryāt maṇḍapaṃ caturaśrakam |
caturdvārasamāyuktaṃ catustoraṇabhūṣitam || 15 ||
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vitānavastrasaṃchannamalaṃkārairalaṃkṛtam |
pañcottaraśataṃ hastaṃ vistāraṃ tāvadeva tu || 16 ||
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tanmadhye vedikāṃ kṛtvā daśatālapramāṇataḥ |
daśahastaṃ bhavedvāpi dvādaśaṃ vā śacīpate || 17 ||
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tanmaṇḍapaṃ tridhā kṛtvā madhye vediṃ tu kārayet |
daśatālavihīnena kārayedvedimuttamām || 18 ||
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tāladvayocchritāṃ vediṃ darpaṇodarasaṃnibhām |
vedikāṃ kramaśaḥ kṛtvā samyakkuṇḍāni kalpayet || 19 ||
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catustālaṃ tritālaṃ vā dūrībhūtāni sarvaśaḥ |
vedikāyāṃ tu paritaḥ caturaśrādi kalpayet || 20 ||
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sthaṇḍile vā prakartavyaṃ śūlasthāpanakarmaṇi |
kṛtvaivaṃ maṇḍapaṃ samyak prapāṃ vāsmin samācaret || 21 ||
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aṅkurārpaṇapūrvaṃ tu sthāpayecchūlamuttamam |
śulādi devadevītvāpyūhaṃ kṛtvā krameṇa tu || 22 ||
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trirātramekarātraṃ vā jalavāsaṃ prakalpayet |
jalādhivāsanaṃ guhyaṃ śrṛṇu śakra śacīpate || 23 ||
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nadyāṃ vātha taṭāke vā nirjhare vā śacīpate |
samudragāminī nadyāṃ jalavāsaṃ samācaret || 24 ||
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tasminmanorame tīre saṃsthāpya harimavyayam |
śūlamadhye hariṃ dhyātvā sādhakaḥ paramārthavit || 25 ||
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kevalaṃ lohabimbaṃ vā sthāpayet sādhakottamaḥ |
arghyapādyādinābhyarcya nyāsakarma samārabhet || 26 ||
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aṣṭākṣaraṃ mahāmantraṃ jñātvā mantravicakṣaṇaḥ |
nyāsaṃ kṛtvā svadehe tu paścāddeve nyaset kramāt || 27 ||
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sṛṣṭinyāsaṃ nyasettasmin saṃhāraṃ na smarediha |
ṣaḍakṣaraṃ nyaseddhīmān sthitinyāsaṃ nyaset kramāt || 28 ||
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devāgre tu tato bhūmiṃ gomayenānulepayet |
tanmadhye śālīnāstīrya cāṣṭapatrābjakaṃ likhet || 29 ||
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pañcagavyaṃ nyasenmadhye karṇikāyāṃ śacīpate |
pūrve gandhodakaṃ nyasya dakṣiṇe puṣpatoyakam || 30 ||
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paścime nālikerāmbhaḥ cottare tu kuśodakam |
āgneyyāṃ dadhi vinyasya naiṛte kṣīrameva ca || 31 ||
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vāyavye maṅgalodaṃ tu aiśāne tu yavodakam |
evaṃ tu navakaṃ cābjamadhye saṃsthāpayet kramāt || 32 ||
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padmasya paritaścāṣṭau lokapālān prakalpayet |
pratyekaṃ kalaśasyāntaḥ toyaṃ saṃsthāpayetkramāt || 33 ||
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navavastraiśca saṃchādya kalaśānāṃ tathopari |
pratyekaikaṃ tribhirvāpi navavastraṃ śacīpate || 34 ||
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puṇyāhaṃ vācayitvā tu svastisūktaṃ tathoccaret |
gandhapuṣpādinābhyarcya svanāmnā mantravittamaḥ || 35 ||
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smaran nārāyaṇaṃ paścāt snāpayet kramayogataḥ |
pañcagavyādikalaśān pūrvavat parameṣṭhinā || 36 ||
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puṣpamālyairalaṃkṛtya citravastraistu veṣṭayet |
gandhapuṣpādinābhyarcya smaran nārāyaṇaṃ prabhum || 37 ||
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jalamadhye prapāṃ kṛtvā vitānairupaśobhitām |
saptahastasamāṃ vāpi pañcahastasamāṃ tu vā || 38 ||
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darbhasūtraistu saṃveṣṭya punarmālyaistu veṣṭayet |
caturhastaṃ tu devendra vistārāyāmatādṛśam || 39 ||
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darbhamālāsamāyuktaṃ muktādāmairalaṃkṛtam |
puṣpamālyairalaṃkṛtya patākairupaśasobhitam || 40 ||
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evaṃ prapāmalaṃkṛtya tanmadhye cāsanaṃ nyaset |
catuṣpādasamāyuktaṃ kāṣṭhāsanamanuttamam || 41 ||
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tanmadhye devamāvāhya kṣīrārṇavamanusmaran |
śāyayettu śacīnātha mūrtimantreṇa mantravit || 42 ||
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prākśīrṣaṃ vāpidevendra dakṣiṇe vātha śāyayet |
pañcopaniṣadaṃ jñātvā ācāryastantrapāragaḥ || 43 ||
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puruṣeṇa tato gandhapuṣpādyairarcayeddharim |
lokapālāṣṭakalaśān devasya parito nyaset || 44 ||
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svanāmnā pūjayet sarvānindrādikramayogataḥ |
praṇavādinamontena ghaṇṭāśabdasamanvitam || 45 ||
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gandhā didīpaparyantaṃ sādhakaḥ paramārthavit |
tāṃ prapāṃ paritaścāṣṭadigbaliṃ kārayet kramāt || 46 ||
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anena lokapālāṃstu smaraṃstantravidāṃ varaḥ |
gandhapuṣpādinābhyarcya uktamanyena kārayet || 47 ||
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śacīpate mayā prokto jalavāsavidhiḥ kramāt |
apare'hani devendra aparāhṇe samāhitaḥ || 48 ||
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jalāduttīrya tantrajñaḥ śaṅkhabheryādibhiḥ saha |
saṃpūjayettayo devamalaṃkṛtya sragādibhiḥ || 49 ||
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maṇḍapeśānabhāge tu sthāpayet snānamaṇḍape |
snapanaṃ vidhivat kṛtvā gandhādyairarcayet kramāt || 50 ||
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uttare'smin mayā proktaṃ tantre tu snapanaṃ kramāt |
tatkramaṃ snāpayitvā tu kalpayecchayanaṃ kramāt || 51 ||
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śayanaṃ kalpayitvā tu śāyayecchūlasaṃcayam |
tanmadhye devaśūlaṃ tu devīśūlaṃ tu pārśvayoḥ || 52 ||
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vastraiḥ saṃchādayecchūlān gandhapuṣpaiḥ samarcayet |
sūktena pu ruṣeṇaiva sṛṣṭinyāsaṃ tato nyaset || 53 ||
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saṃhāro neṣyate tasmin tatvāni viniyojayet |
mūlaprakṛtimahadahaṅkārākāśavāyuvahṇivārivasundharāvākpā |
ṇipādapāyūpasthaśrotratvakcakṣurjihvāghrāṇamanaḥprāṇāpānavyā |
nodānasamānajīvāḥ pañcaviṃśatitattvāni |
evaṃ tattvāni vinyasya tannāmāni niyojayet || 54 ||
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tatastu vedikāyāṃ tu pūrvādikramayogataḥ |
sthāpayet pūrṇakumbhāṃstu dhānyarāśau samāhitaḥ || 55 ||
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varāhādīn samabhyarcya svanāmnāṣṭadale ṣu ca |
neṣyate vedikāyāṃ tu brahmakumbhādhivāsanam || 56 ||
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nyāsabhedāni sarvāṇi anuktaṃ na smarediha |
arghyapādyādinābhyarcya smarannārāyaṇaṃ harim || 57 ||
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vāsudevādimūrtīnāṃ pūrvādikramayogataḥ |
kuṇḍe vā sthaṇḍile vāpi juhuyurmūrtipāḥ pṛthak || 58 ||
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samidājyena caruṇā aṣṭottaraśataṃ kramāt |
madhunā payasā dadhnā hūyatena ghṛtena ca || 59 ||
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sūktena pauruṣaṇaiva pūrvādikramayogataḥ |
kuṇḍe kuṇḍe tu kartavyaṃ pratyekaṃ ṣoḍaśāhutīḥ || 60 ||
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pūrṇāhutiṃ tato hutvā homamasmin samāpayet |
pāyasaṃ kṛsaraṃ gauḷyaṃ deveśāya nivedayet || 61 ||
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śaṅkhadundubhinirghoṣaṃ tasmin kāle niyojayet |
rakṣārthaṃ haviṣā'streṇa cāṣṭadigbalimācaret || 62 ||
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ghaṇṭāśabdasamopetaṃ śaṅkhadundubhi ghoṣayet |
tatastu navavastraiśca veṣṭayedupari kramāt || 63 ||
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gandhapuṣpaṃ vinikṣipya praṇamyāñjalimudrayā |
rātriśeṣaṃ nayet geyanṛttavīṇādibhiḥ kramāt || 64 ||
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prabhātāyāṃ tu śarvaryāmācāryaḥ snānamācaret |
ūrdhvapuṇḍraṃ kramāt kṛtvā vastrālaṃkārabhūṣitaḥ || 65 ||
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mūrtipaiḥsaha cotthāya śūlamūlamanusmaran |
arghyapādyādinābhyarcya hāvirasminna dāpeyat || 66 ||
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veśvamapradakṣiṇaṃ kurvan garbhāgāraṃ praveśayet |
ācāryaḥ sthāpayecchūlaṃ tatastu parameṣṭhinā || 67 ||
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devīśūlaṃ tu saṃsthāpya svanāmnāsmin śriyādinā |
vedān sasvaramuddhṛtya kāle tasmin samuccaret || 68 ||
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vārāhādīni cāvāhya śūlāgre secayet kramāt |
āsanaṃ ca tataḥ puṃsā viśvena śayanaṃ tataḥ || 69 ||
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nivṛtyā yānakaṃ cāpi siñcettanmūrdhni dhārakaḥ |
mūrdhādipādaparyantaṃ vārāhādīnanukramāt || 70 ||
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vinyasecchūla dehe tu svanāmnā ca pṛthakpṛtham |
sahaiva sthāpayecchūlaṃ śrīpuṣṭyordevapārśvayoḥ || 71 ||
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citrārdhaṃ śeladārubhyāṃ sāṅgopāṅgasamāyutam |
kārayet pratimāṃ tatra sthāpayecchūlavat purā || 72 ||
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vastraṃ tatra navaṃ snigdhaṃ nīlaromādivarjitam |
saṃgṛhya praṇavenaiva chādayet pratimopari || 73 ||
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varṇaṃ tatkārayedvidvān yadyat pūrvānurūpataḥ |
punaḥsaṃsthāpanaṃ kṛtvā sthāpanāśāstrataḥ kramāt || 74 ||
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śūlamasthimavettasmin rajjustatra sirā bhavet |
mṛṇmāsaṃ tvakpaṭaṃ tatra śarīravadidaṃ smṛtam || 75 ||
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yathā śarīre saṃkalpya catuṣṣaṣṭi sirāstathā |
nārikele tvacaḥsāraṃ gṛhṇīyādrajjukarmaṇi || 76 ||
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śūle pāśāḥ prakartavyāḥ tatkarmakaśalaiḥ śubhaiḥ |
evaṃ rajjumayaṃ kṛtvā sarvāṅgeṣu suveṣṭayet || 77 ||
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saṃkṣepāt kathitaṃ rajjubandhanaṃ paramaṃ śubham |
evaṃ kṛtvā yathānyāyaṃ śūlasthāpanamuttamam || 78 ||
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ācāryaṃ pūjayet paścāt dhanaiḥkanakakuṇḍalaiḥ |
śilpinaṃ pūjayet paścāt tathaiva navavastrakaiḥ || 79 ||
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daivajñaṃ pūjayet pūrvaṃ vastrahemāṅgulīyakaiḥ |
brāhmaṇān bhojayet paścāt vaiṣṇavān vedapāragān || 80 ||
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Visvaksena-samhita Chapter 5

Cover of edition (2002)

The Pancaratra Agamas (an Introduction)
by Swami Harshananda (2002)

[Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore]

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