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.

navamo'dhyāyaḥ |
viṣvaksenaḥ |
athātaḥ saṃpravakṣyāmi bālasyānavidhiṃ param |
prathamaṃ ca dvitīyaṃ ca saṃkṣepācchṛṇu nārada || 1 ||
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mahāvimānābhimukhaṃ nātidūrasamīpagam |
prāsādasyāgrataḥ kuryāt devasya taruṇālayam || 2 ||
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mahāgehābhimukho pūrvadvāre tu kalpayet |
prāsādābhimukhābhāve dakṣiṇe caiva kalpayet || 3 ||
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uttare vā muniśreṣṭha someśānāntare'tha vā |
īśāne vāpyabhāve tu kalpayettaruṇālayam || 4 ||
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rāṣṭravṛddhikaraṃ pūrve dhanadhānyasukhapradam |
grāmarāṣṭrasya vṛddhiḥ syāddakṣiṇe munisattama || 5 ||
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brahmaṛddhikaraṃ some putrapautrasukhāvaham |
durbhikṣabhayanāśārthaṃ someśānāntare mune || 6 ||
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īśāne tu bhavettasmin grāmāyatanaṛddhikṛt |
prāsāde paścimadvāre bālasthānaṃ tu paścime || 7 ||
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dakṣiṇādikramaṃ tasmin sarvaṃ pūrvavadācaret |
mūlasthānasya deśaṃ ca gṛhītvā tadanantaram || 8 ||
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prathamaṃ syānmuniśreṣṭha kalpayettaruṇālayam |
iṣṭakābhirmṛdā vāpi kārayecchāstracoditam || 9 ||
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ṣaṭpañcasaptahastaṃ vā navahastamathāpi vā |
saṃjñātvā sādhakastasmin yajamānecchayākuru || 10 ||
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garbhamānatribhāgaikaṃ dvāramāṃna praśasyate |
dvāravistāramānasya dviguṇाṃ tu tathocchritam || 11 ||
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kūṭākāraṃ tu vā kuryāt maṇḍapākārameva vā |
kārayet bālagehaṃ tu ācāryaḥ śilpibhiḥ saha || 12 ||
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ādyeṣṭakāvidhānādi kārayediha pūrvavat |
maṇḍapaṃ cāgrataḥ kṛtvā saprākāraṃ surakṣitam || 13 ||
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garbhanyāsaṃ tu kuryācca ratnanyāsaṃ tu neṣyate |
pīṭhaṃ kṛtvā tu tanmadhye kāṣṭhairvā ceṣṭakai stathā || 14 ||
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mṛdā vā sudṛḍhaṃ snigdhaṃ kāṣṭhāsanasamanvitam |
ekahastocchritāṃ vediṃ sāṣṭapatraṃ sakarṇikam || 15 ||
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kṛtvaivaṃ bālagehaṃ tu sādhakecchānurūpataḥ |
evaṃ kṛtvā vidhānena taruṇālayamuttamam || 16 ||
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Visvaksena-samhita Chapter 9

Cover of edition (2002)

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

[Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore]

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