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.

trayoviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ |
viṣvaksenaḥ |
ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi hareḥ pūjāṅgamuttamam |
puṣpārāmasya deśaṃ ca tasya saṃskārameva ca || 1 ||
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evamādīni cānyāni sandhyārakṣāvasānakam |
śrṛṇu guhyamanā bhūtvā sādhakānāṃ hitāya vai || 2 ||
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devālayasya parito vāyavyāṃ diśi vā mune |
pūrve'tha dakṣiṇe vāpi kuryādārāmamuttamam || 3 ||
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pūrvavadvaiṣṇavairyuktaṃ yajamāno vidhānataḥ |
ācāryaṃ pūjayitvā tu brāhmaṇānāmanujñayā || 4 ||
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aṅgulīyakavastrādyaistoṣayitvā hariṃ smaret |
ardhyādisnānaparyantaṃ tenaiva manasāvyayam || 5 ||
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ravimaṇḍalamadhyasthaṃ devaṃ nārāyaṇaṃ prabhum |
saṃpūjayitvā tadbhūmau śaṅkhatūryādisaṃyutam || 6 ||
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vaiṣṇavaiḥ saha tāṃ bhūmiṃ nirīkṣyāstreṇa mantravit |
karṣayellāṅgalaiḥ śūdraiḥ vaiṣṇavaistu yathākramam || 7 ||
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tato mṛcchiṣyaśastraistu tāṃ bhūmiṃ śikṣayeddvija |
yajamāno hariṃ smṛtvā ācāryaṃ pūjayet punaḥ || 8 ||
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brāhmaṇān bhojayitvā tu puṇyāhaṃ tatra kārayet |
tasyāṃ bhūmyāṃ śubhāyāṃ tu puṣpavṛkṣādikān kramāt || 9 ||
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sthāpayeddevadevasya pūjārthaṃ munisattama |
karavīraṃ tathā jatirmallikāvakulaṃ tathā || 10 ||
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campakaṃ karṇikāraṃ tu nandyāvartaṃ tathaiva ca |
tulasīdvamevaṃ ca dalaikaṃ padmamucyate || 11 ||
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māgadhīvṛkṣavakulaṃ kramukaṃ panasaṃ tathā |
kadalyāmalakaṃ caiva madhukāmraṃ tathaiva ca || 12 ||
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nālikeraṃ ta thośīraṃ candanaṃ hariberakam |
puṃnāgaṃ vaṃśapuṃnāgaṃ kṣudrapuṃnāgameva ca || 13 ||
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dāḍimaṃ ca tathā havyaṃ pālāśaṃ pādapaṃ tathā |
evamādīni cānyāni devodyāne tu darśakān || 14 ||
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puṣpārāme krameṇaiva kuryāttu brāhmaṇena vai |
brāhmaṇān jñānasaṃpannān vaiṣṇavān vedapāragān || 15 ||
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saṃgṛhya tānalaṃkṛtya sarvadundubhisaṃyutam |
pūrvaṃ vighneśamabhyarcya upahā rasamanvitam || 16 ||
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tāmbūlaṃ sūkṣmavastraistu brāhmaṇān pūjya mantravit |
evamādīni cānyāni vaiṣṇavān praṇavaṃ smaret || 17 ||
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gandhādibhiḥ samabhyarcya tāmbūṃla dāpayet kramāt |
tasmāddvijavaraśreṣṭhairārāme munisattama || 18 ||
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bījāni vāpayedbhūmau praṇavādyantasaṃyutam |
viṣṇugāyatrimantreṇa viṣṇumantramanusmaran || 19 ||
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aṅkurādīṃstathā bhūmau cārāme kramayogataḥ |
sarvā dīśānaparyantaṃ karavīrādikān kramāt || 20 ||
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sthāpayet pūrvavanmantrī secayet praṇavairjalam |
yantreṇāhṛtya sacchi dro vaiṣṇavaistu dine dine || 21 ||
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toṣayet puṣpavṛkṣāṃśca patrāṇi vividha ni ca |
evamādīni ca nyāni phalavṛkṣāntameva ca || 22 ||
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tālaṃ nimbaṃ tathā rājavṛkṣaṃ khadirameva ca |
viṣṇvālaye tathārāme svṛgṛhe ca vivarjayet || 23 ||
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varjyasyāvarjanānyāni vṛddhiḥ syāt kupyate hariḥ |
tasmāt sarvaprayatnena tālādīnāṃ tu varjayet || 24 ||
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brāhmaṇārādhane loke parārthe viṣṇumavyayam |
brāhmaṇaireva kartavyaḥ puṣpārāmo mahāmate || 25 ||
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tathaiva nṛpaviḍbhyāṃ ca viṣṇorārādhena kramam |
śūdrārādhanadevasya śūdrairnandavanaṃ mune || 26 ||
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kārayet kramayogena brāhmaṇānāṃ mahattapaḥ |
brāhmaṇārādhane bhūmau pūrvavannandanaṃ mune || 27 ||
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sthāpitaṃ brāhmaṇeneva puṣpavṛkṣādikān kramāt |
yathākāmaṃ tu mantreṇa jalaiḥ śūdraistu varjayet || 28 ||
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āpuṣpakālamatraiva tāvat kuryāddine dine |
puṣpakāle'ṅkurādīni patrāṇi vividhāni ca || 29 ||
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hastaṃ prakṣālya tān chedya pātre śūdraistu pūrayet |
sapuṣpapātramādāya brahmaṇo vedapāragaḥ || 30 ||
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praṇavena samuddhṛtya sāpidhānaṃ hariṃ smaran |
puṣpamaṇḍapamāsādya puṣpabhāṇḍe tu pūrayet || 31 ||
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paścācchuddhajalairmantrīṃ saṃprokṣyāsmin mukheṣu tān |
pidhāya tu bahirdeśe niṣkramyāstreṇa mantrataḥ || 32 ||
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tatastu phalakāṃ tasmin mantrī vāyumanusmaran |
saṃmṛjya kuśabṛndena prokṣayet praṇavena tu || 33 ||
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saṃkṣālya viṣṇuṇāyatryā phalakāṃ gandhavariṇā |
hastaṃ prakṣālya tenaiva praṇavenābhimantrayet || 34 ||
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puṣpapātrāt samādāya hastābhyāṃ praṇavena tu |
pūrayet phalakāntaṃ tu navavastraistu vā mune || 35 ||
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tathaivāṅkurapatraṇi sarvāṇyetāni vai kramāt |
paścādgandhajalaistasmin prokṣayet praṇavaṃ smaret || 36 ||
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manasā satataṃ devamanusmṛtya samāhitaḥ |
namaskāravihīne tu sūtreḥ puṣpāṇi sandhayet || 37 ||
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utpalādīni cānyāni tulasīdvayameva ca |
nānāvarṇasamāyuktaṃ mālyānyevaṃ samācaret || 38 ||
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tataḥ praṇavamuccārya ṣaḍakṣaramanusmaran |
puṣpapātre tu saṃpūrya praṇavenoddharedbudhaḥ || 39 ||
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namaskāravihīnena hariṃ smṛtya śanaiḥ śanaiḥ |
devapārśvaṃ samāsādya sthāpayeddakṣiṇāgrataḥ || 40 ||
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paścāttānyastramantreṇa prokṣayet sādhakaḥ kramāt |
tataḥ praṇamya manasā mūlamantramanusmaran || 41 ||
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niṣkramya tu bahirdeśो japedvai vaiṣṇavo dvijaḥ |
devālayādbahirdeśe na kuryāt puṣpamaṇḍapam || 42 ||
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yo bāhye kurute mohāt puṣpamālyādikān mune |
na pūjāphalamāpnoti tasmāttaṃ parivarjayet || 43 ||
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sacchūdravaiṣṇavairmālāmāpadyapi mahāmune |
nitye naimittike caiva na kuryāttu kathaṃcana || 44 ||
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brāhmaṇārādhena cāsmin parārthe tu viśeṣataḥ |
ātmārthamavyayaṃ viṣṇu yathākāmaṃ samarcayet || 45 ||
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sā pūjā bhuktimuktiḥ syāt tasmāt svārthaṃ viśiṣyate |
yo mohāt kurute mālāṃ śūdro brāhmaṇapūjane || 46 ||
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ātmārthe ca parārthe ca sā pūjā niṣphalā bhavet |
tadgrāmaṃ nidhanaṃ yāti tasmādyatnena varjayet || 47 ||
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prātarmadhyapradoṣeṣu sāndhyāṣaṭke viśeṣataḥ |
nitye naimittike caiva brāhmaṇārādhane mune || 48 ||
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mantrapuṣpādikān sarvān brāhmaṇaireva coddharet |
saṃmārjanaśataṃ puṇyaṃ sahasramanulepanam || 49 ||
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mālāḥ śatasahasrāṇi ananto dīpa ucyate |
tasmātteṣāṃ muniśreṣṭha dīpamālā viśiṣyate || 50 ||
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gandhaiḥ puṣpaistathā dhūpadīpairmālyairmanoramaiḥ |
devadevaṃ samabhyarcya sandhyārakṣāṃ samācaret || 51 ||
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jagatsaṃrakṣaṇārthāya tadgrāmasya viśeṣataḥ |
dine dine tu kartavyaṃ pātre tāmrādike budhaiḥ || 52 ||
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puṣpapātraistathā dūrvāmālādyaistilasarṣapaiḥ |
saṃpūryāsmin tadastreṇa dīpānaṣṭadale nyaset || 53 ||
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kārpāsatūlagosarpiḥsatailena vimiśritam |
karpūrāgarusaṃyuktamaṣṭadigdīpasaṃyutam || 54 ||
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saṃgṛhya praṇavenaiva puṣpairastreṇa pūjayet |
mahādīpasamāyuktaṃ chatracāmarasaṃyutam || 55 ||
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ṣaḍakṣareṇa mantreṇa bhrāmayettacchiropari |
tatpaścāddāsadāsībhirvaiṣṇavaiḥ saha mantravit || 56 ||
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nānāśaṅkharavairyuktaṃ nānāvādyasamanvitam |
pīṭāgre vātha bāhye vā rakṣādīpaṃ nayedbudhaḥ || 57 ||
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ṣaḍakṣareṇa mantreṇa praṇavādyantasaṃyutam |
paścādgarbhagṛhāgre tu mahādīpaṃ visarjayet || 58 ||
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nitye naimittikepyevaṃ sandhyārakṣāṃ samācaret |
sāyāhne'laṃkṛtānte vā sandhyārakṣāṃ viśeṣataḥ || 59 ||
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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 23

Cover of edition (2002)

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

[Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore]

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