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.

aṣṭamo'dhyāyaḥ |
kṣīrābdheruttare pāre tapasyantaṃ hiraṇyamayam |
nārado vāhinīnāthaṃ viṣṇorlīlācale muniḥ || 1 ||
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dṛṣṭvā praṇamya saṃpūjya viṣṇubhaktibalātkṛtaḥ |
papraccha bhagavān bhakteriva mūrtimavasthitam || 2 ||
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pūrvaṃ tu paramātmādimūrtīnāṃ lakṣaṇaṃ tathā |
mantrāṇāṃ lakṣaṇaṃ caiva chandāṃsi ca ṛṣīṃstathā || 3 ||
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evamādīni cānyāni sadmādīni yathākramam |
vaktumarhasi senāpa yadyanugrahabhāgaham || 4 ||
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viṣvaksenaḥ |
śrṛṇu devamuniśreṣṭha yat praṣṭu makhilaṃ tvayā |
vakṣyāmyahamaśeṣeṇa kramādavahito bhava || 5 ||
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śrutimūlamidaṃ tantraṃ pramāṇaṃ kalpasūtravat |
pramāṇamidamevaikamāgameṣvapyavasthitam || 6 ||
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āyurārogyadaṃ nṝṇāṃ kīrtiśrīputra vadhanam |
pāpakṣayaṃ mahāpuṇyaṃ yogasādhanameva ca || 7 ||
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tasmāttatrottaraṃ bhāgaṃ nityamṛddhiśubhapradam |
ādyeṣṭakāvidhānādi sarvakāmapradaṃ sadā || 8 ||
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athātaḥsaṃpravakṣyāmi iṣṭakālakṣṇaṃ param |
karṣaṇaṃ ca gavāṃ vāsaṃ bhūmiśuddhistathaiva ca || 9 ||
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pūrvameva mayā proktaṃ tantre'smin pūrvabhāgake |
aṅkurārpaṇapūrvaṃ tu pūrvarātre'dhivāsayet || 10 ||
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pūrvavanmaṇḍapaṃ kṛtvā gomayenānulepayet |
aṣṭadroṇasamāyuktaṃ śālibhiḥsamalaṃkṛtam || 11 ||
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sādhitāḥ pūrvarātre tu catasraḥ prathameṣṭakāḥ |
śilāmayā mṛṇmayā vā kuryāllakṣaṇasaṃyutāḥ || 12 ||
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śilā doṣavinirmuktāḥ vistāradviguṇāyatāḥ |
suvistāreṣṭakāḥ proktāḥ ṣaṭpañcacaturaṅgulāḥ || 13 ||
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uttamādikramādetāḥ vistāradviguṇāyatāḥ |
vistārārdhadhanaṃ proktaṃ iṣṭakāstu pramāṇataḥ || 14 ||
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pañcagavyena saṃprokṣya paristīrya kuśaistathā |
puṇyāhaṃ vācayitvā tu prokṣayecca kuśāmbhasā || 15 ||
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haimaiḥ kautukasūtraṃ tu bandhayenmūlavidyayā |
vastraiḥ pratyekamācchādya tadagre sthāpayedbudhaḥ || 16 ||
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kalaśān sthāpayet paścāt savastrān sāpidhānakān |
madhyukumbhaṃ ca sudṛḍhaṃ pañcaratnasamanvitam || 17 ||
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mūlamantreṇa kumbhaṃ tu sādhayet sādhakottamaḥ |
vidyeśvarasamāyuktān pūrayet kalaśān kramāt || 18 ||
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vārāhaṃ nārasiṃhaṃ ca śrīdharaṃ hayaśīrṣakam |
jāmadagnyaṃ ca rāmaṃ ca vāmanaṃ vāsudevakam || 19 ||
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evaṃ vidyeśvarān proktān kramāt kumbheṣu pūjayet |
vārāhe muktakaṃ nyasya nārasiṃhe pravālakam || 20 ||
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marakataṃ śrīdhare nyasya vaiḍūryaṃ hayaśīrṣake |
indranīlaṃ nya sedrāme māṇikyaṃ vāmanaiṛte || 21 ||
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vāmane puṣyarāgaṃ ca śaṅkhaṃ vai vāsudevake |
eṣāmalābhe sauvarṇaṃ tadalābhe tu mauktikam || 22 ||
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sakūrcaṃ sādhayedvidvān sarvālaṃkāraśobhitam |
prabhāte pūjayitvātha sthapatiṃ takṣakaiḥ saha || 23 ||
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sthāpako mantrayogyastu sthapatiḥ karmayogyakaḥ |
sādhakaśceṣṭakāstatra snāpayenmūlavidyayā || 24 ||
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tato gandhādinābhyarcya daivajñaṃ pūjayettataḥ |
ācāryaṃ pūjayettatra hemavastrāṅgulīyakaiḥ || 25 ||
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takṣakaṃ pūjayitvātha iṣṭakādhānamārabhet |
dvārasya dakṣiṇe pārśve sthānametat pracakṣate || 26 ||
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sumuhūrte nyasedvidvān iṣṭakāḥ paritaḥ kramāt |
vinyasecca caturdikṣu vāsudevādividyayā || 27 ||
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paścācchilpinamalaṃkṛtya vastrahemāṅgulīyakaiḥ |
tenaiva saha saṃsthāpya iṣṭakāśca caturdiśi || 28 ||
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teṣāṃ madhye tathā garte pūrayedudakena tu |
śubhaṃ vai dakṣiṇāvartaṃ vāmāvartamaśobhanam || 29 ||
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vāmāvarte tathā kuryāt mūlena śatamāhutīḥ |
tadaiva navaratnāni vinyasedanupūrvaśaḥ || 30 ||
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vajramauktikavaiḍūryaśaṅkhasphaṭikapuṣyakam |
candrakāntaṃ mahānīlaṃ māṇikyaṃ ca kramānnyaset || 31 ||
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gajadante'thavā śaṅkhe valmīke karkaṭālaye |
vṛṣaśṛṅge hrade nadyāṃ nīrthe vai parvate tathā || 32 ||
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samudre ca mṛdaṃ gṛhya pūrayedavaṭaṃ tathā |
puṇyāhaṃ vācayitvā tu brāhmaṇānatha bhojayet || 33 ||
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etadvimāne prathame sarvametadatandritaḥ |
maṇḍape ratnahīnaṃ syāt ratnahīnaṃ tu vaprake || 34 ||
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evaṃ kṛtaṃcenmedhāvī sarvasaṃpat samṛddhidam |
yadyevaṃ na kṛtaṃ cettat piśācādi samāviśet || 35 ||
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kartuḥ kārayituścāpi mahān doṣo bhaviṣyati |
tasmāt sarvaprayatnena vidhānoktaṃ samācaret || 36 ||
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yaḥ pūrvamārabhet karma takṣakaiḥ sthāpakaiḥ saha |
yajamānumatyā ca karṣaṇādi mahāmune || 37 ||
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jīrṇasyoddharaṇaṃ vāpi citrādikamathāpi vā |
tenaiva kārayedvidvān nānyena tu kadācana || 38 ||
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taikṣṇa mānādi nirvṛttaṃ takṣṇaiva punaruddhṛtam |
takṣaṇai naiva kāryaṃ syāditi śāstrasya niścayaḥ || 39 ||
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tasmāt sarvaprayatnena sthāpakaistakṣakairnyaset |
mohādvā yadi vā lobhāt sthāpakāttakṣakādṛte || 40 ||
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yaḥ kārayīta kuryādvā rājarāṣṭraṃ vināśayet |
evaṃ parīkṣya bahudhā matimān sādhakottamaḥ || 41 ||
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praśāntamānaso bhūtvā kurvītādyeṣṭakāvidhim |
prathameṣṭakāvasāne tu prāsādaṃ cārabhet kramāt || 42 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Visvaksena-samhita Chapter 8

Cover of edition (2002)

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

[Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore]

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