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   Verses 1-100
   Verses 101-200
   Verses 201-300
   Verses 301-400
   Verses 401-500
   Verses 501-600
   Verses 601-700
   Verses 701-802
   Verses 803-900
   Verses 901-1000
   Verses 1001-1100
   Verses 1101-1198
   Verses 1199-1300
   Verses 1301-1403
   Verses 1404-1453
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Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

Matrimonial

 
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Verses 601-700

601-605. O best of the Brahmanas, Sakra etc. (should be worshipped) and so also the daughters of Daksa, namely, Sati, Khyati, Smrti, Svaha, Anasuya, Svadha, Priti, Ksama, Sambhuti, Sannati, Arundhati, Kirti, Laksmi, Dhrti, Medha Tusti, Sraddha, Kriya, Mati, Buddhi, Lajja, Vasu, Santi, Pusti, Siddhi, Rati, Arundhati Vasudhasi, Lamba, Bhanu, Marutvati, Samkalpa, Muhurta, Sadhya, Visva, Aditi, Diti, Kala, Danayu, Simhika, Muni, Kadru, Krodha, Ira, Pava Vinata, Surabhi, Khasa, Bhrsasva, Suprabha and Jaya.

606. Bahuputra and his two wives should be worshipped. Aristanemi accompanied by his four wives should be worshipped.

607. Rddhi, Vrddhi, Nidra, Dhanesa and Nadakubara (should be worshipped). The treasures Sankha and Padma should be worshipped and so also Bhadrakali and Sarasvati.

608. Vellas, Upavedas, Vedangas, all the abodes of knowledge, Nagas, Yaksas, Pisacas, Garuda and Aruna ( should be worshipped ).

609. Of the continents, namely, Janabu, Saka, Kusa, Kraunca, Salmali, Gomeda and Puskara each should be worshipped separately.

610. (The seas) of salty water, milk, butter, curd, wine, sugarcane-juice and tasty water (should be worshipped).

611-12a. Holy Uttara Kurus, Ramya, Hairanvata, Bhadrasva, Ketumala, Ilavrta. Harivarsa, Kimpurusa and Bharatavarsa (should be worshipped).

612b-15. Nine divisions of Bharata, namely, Indradyumna, Kaseruman, Tamravarna Gabhastiman, Nagadvipa, Saumya, Gandharva, Varuna and this Manavadvipa surrounded by the seas should also be worshipped. Four oceans should be worshippcd and so also the seven Nether worlds, namely, Rukmdbhauma, Silabhauma, Nilamrttika, Raktabhauma, Pitabhauma, Sveta and Krsnaksiti.

616-17. O best among the twice-borns, Kalagniruda, Sesa, Varaha, Hari and the worlds, namely, Bhuh, Bhuvah, Svar, Mahah, Janah, Tapas and Satya should be worshipped. One should worship the Earth, the Water the Fire, the Air, and the Ether.

618-620. (One should wororship) the Mind, the Intelligence the Soul and the unmanifested Purusa. (One should worship) Himavan Hemakuta, Nisadha, the mountain Nila, Sveta, Srngavan, Meru, Malyavan and Gandhamadana.

The chief mountain named Manasottara should be worshippod and so also Mahendra, Malaya, Sahya, Suktiman, Rksavan, Vindhya, Pariyatra and Kailasa - the best of the mountains.

621-622. O giver of honour ! (one should worship) the scven rivers (namely), Bhagirathi, Pavani, Hladini, Hradini, Sita, Vanksu and Sindhu. (One should worship) Suprabha, Kancanaksi, Visala, Manasahrada, Sarasvati, Oghananda and Sumeru having unsullied water.

623-624. (One should worship) sacred places such Puskara, and rivers such as the Vitasta and others. (One should worship ) Saci, Vanaspati, Gauri, Dhumrorna of beautiful form, Simvali, Kuhu, Raka and auspicious Anumati. (One should worship) Ayati, Niyati, Prajna, Mati, Vela and Dharini.

625. (One should worship) the two gods, namely, Dhata and Vidhata, and also the seven metres. (One should worship) Airavana, Surabhi and Uccaihsravasa.

626. (One should worship) Dhanvantari, Dhruva, and arms and weapons. (One should worship) Kumara, Vinayaka and Vinayakas.

627. ( One should worship) Sakha, Visakha, Skanda, Naigamesa, the wind-Gods and Fever - the lord of diseases.

628. ( One should worship) Valakhilya sages and Kasyapa, Agastya and Narada. (One should) worship also the holy nymphs and the gods who drink Soma.

629. ( One should worship) Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Visvedevas, Asvinas, Bhrgus, Angiras, Sadhyas and highly strong Maruts.

630. (One sllould worship) the twelve suns (namely Dhata, Mitra, Aryarna, Pusa, Sakra, Amsa, Varuna, Bhaga, Tvasta, Vivasvan, Savita and Visnu).

631. Dhara, Dhruva, Bhoja, Apa, Anil, Anala, Pratyusa and Prabhasa are proclaimed to be eight Vasus.

632-33. Angaraka, Surya, Nirrti, Ghosa, Ajaikpad, Ahirbudhnya, Dhumaketu, Dhvaja, Vahana, Isvara, Mrtyu, Kapali and Kankana, these eleven Rudras should be known as the lords of three worlds.

634. Kratu, Daksa, Vasu, Satya, Kala, Kama, Dhvani, Kuru, Vak and Danuja, those ten shining ones are called Visve (devas).

635-36. O best among the speakers, Nasatya and Dasra should be known as Asvinas.

Bhuvana, Bhanava, Sujanya, Sujana, Tyaja, Suva, Murdha, Daksa, Vya, Bandhuka, Prasava and Vyaya are regarded as twelve Bhrgus.

637-38a. Atma, Ayus, Manas, Daksa, Mada, Prana, Havisman, Gavistha, Rta and Satya these ten highly strong gods are the sons of Angira.

638b-39. Manas, Mada, Prasna, Nara, mighty Pala, Diti, Haya, Naya, Hamsa, Narayana, Vibhu and Prabhu are pronounced as twelve Sadhyas.

640-45. These fortynine, namely, Ekajyoti, Dvijyoti, Trijyoti, Jyoti, Ekacakra, Dvicakra, highly strong Tricakra, Rtajit, Satyajit, Susena, Senajit Agnimitra Arimitra, Prabhumitra, Aparajita, Rta, Rtavan, Dharta, Nidharta, Varuna, Dhruva, Vidharana, highly strong Devadeva, Idrksa, Adrksa, Ihadrk, Amitasana, Krtina, Prasakrd, Daksa, highly glorious Samara, Dhata, Ugra, Dhanu, Bhgma, Abhiyukta Sadasaha, Dyuti, Vasuratha, Adrsya, Vama, Kamajaya, Virat ........ are called Maruts.

646-47 Visvakarma, the originator of all crafts, should also be worshipped. O Brahman, each of these, namely, the weapon, the conveyance, the umbrella, the seat, the emblem and the drum, should be worshipped separately with scents, garlands, paints, offerings of lamps, incense and the eatables.

648-49. Having performed the worship of these, one should worship specially the planet, the Naga and the month which presides over the year, and (should worship) also the planet of the future year, and the ( presiding ) day of the month.

649-50. The wise would know the planet and the month from the mouth of the astronomer. The month, the year and the day also should be known from the astronomer. These should be worshipped with plenty of food and heaps of flowers.

651. Having known the day of the Naga-year from the Phalaveda, one should worship that (day) with solid food and other articles of diet.

652. Then, fire-sacrifice with utterances of Onkara should be performed, with reference to all, in due orter, with purified butter, unhusked barley and sesame.

653. Sacrificial fee should be given to the Brahmanas with separate reference to each of those ( planets etc. ). Then Brahmanas, the friends, the relations connected by marriage and the kinsmen should be fed.

654. Special meals should be taken and a great festival should be celebrated. O best among the twice-borns, Brahmana astronomers should be worshipped.

655. The best of the Brahmanas - those who are acquainted with astronomy-astrology and those who know history - should be honoured with cash-money, heaps of grains and clothes.

656. 0 twice-born, the reciters (of the Puranas and the Epics) desiring sacrificial fee should also be worshipped. One should decorate one's own self with flowers, ornaments and perfumes.

657-59. This is called Mahasanti, the destroyer of all sins, the pacifyer of all evils, the destroyer of bad dreams of Kali, the giver of long life and prosperity, the increaser of wealth and prosperity, the destroyer of diseases and enemies, the cause of the advancement of the goverment and the country, auspicious, holy, and the giver of happiness in both the worlds.

660. 0 best among the twice-borns, all those who have been mentioned by me before you, go to the abode of Brahma in the beginning of the month Caitra.

661. 0 always sinless one, the assembly of Brahma assuming (different) forms at will, bears specially a steady form, heart-enchanting and undefinable.

662. In that assembly, the above-mentioned (gods etc.) salute, serve and praise Brahma undefinable and completdy detached (from worldly fetters).

663. Visvavasu, Salisi, the two Gandharvas Haha and Huhu and others led by Narada sing (the praises of) the preceptor of the world.

664-65. Thousands of divine damsels, specially Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha, Migrakesi, Alambusa, Vigvaci, Ghrtaci, Pancacula, Tilottama, Sanumati, Amala, Vanda and others dance near the lord of the gods.

666. Then, in that assernbly of all the gods, the god Brahma appoints the planets etc. as protectors of the Human year.

667. 0 best among the twice-borns, having worshipped the sustainer of the worlds, the gods - pleased and strengthened - go after this, to their respective places.

668. 0 best among the twice-borns, Sri should be worshipped on the 5th of the bright-half in the month of Caitra. That is called Sri-Pancami.

669-70. The fifth day deserves worship by all means and definitely so the one in the month of Caitra. O best among the twice borns, he who worships Laksmi on all the fifth days, is not separated from her throughout his 1ife and after death he obtains the world of Visnu.

671-72. Skanda should beworshipped there with fragrant garlands, scents, ornaments, clothes, cock, bell, goat, toy and nice eatable offerings.

673. This 6th of Caitra is (to be celebrated) necessarily, the rest (may be celebrated) at one's will. All the children remain healthy in his house who celebrates this.

674. On that very 9th, the purified man, observing fast, should worship Bhadrakali with plenty of flowers, incense and grains.

675. Bhadrakali who rules over the gods, should be worshipped on all the 9th days, (but) he who worships her on that (9th), obtains success in his undertakings.

676-77. 0 best among the Brahmanas, the deity presiding over house shonld be worshipped on the 11th of the bright half of the month of Caitra, with flowers, ornaments, incense, vegetables of various sorts, incenses of various types and worship of fire and the Brahmanas.

678. On the bright 12th of the month of Caitra, Vasudeva should be worshipped in the proper way after observing fast.

679. Kamadeva ( painted) on a cloth should be worshipped with various types of garlands and diverse incenses, on the 13th of the bright half of Caitra.

680. One should decorate one's own self and worship the ladies of the house. O twice-born, this (13th day) should be necessarily celebrated, the rest may be or may not be celebrated.

681-82. 0 descendant of Kasyapa, best among the Brahmanas, on the 12th, a pitcher full of cold water and decorated with flowers and leaves should be placed before Kamadeva (Cupid), and before sun-rise a husband himself should bathe his wife with water (from that pitcher).

683. 0 best among the twice-born, on the 15th of the bright-half of the month of Caitra, Nikumbha goes for fighting with the Pisacas in the sea of sand.

684. So, in every house, the worship of every one of those (Pisacas) should be performed with effort, in the noon. Know the procedure from me.

685-86. Having made the (image of the) Pisaca with clay, leaves etc., one should worship that (image) with scents, garlands, clothes, ornamerlts, the eatables, namely, sweetmeats, cakes, meat, drinks, weapons of various sorts, umbrella, shoes and stick.

687-88a. Men should offer to him, two baskets full of dried food and those eatables which may last long. Singing should be carried on and the instruments Anaddha and Tantri should be played upon.

688b-689. Having worshipped him in the middle of the day, the wise should, according to his means, again worship him, as before, at the moon-rise. Then, he - benediction for whom has been pronounced by the Brahmanas - should be sent off.

690. The musical instrument Tantri should be played upon while he is being sent. O descendant of Kasyapa, he must be followed on the next day.

691-692. And the nearby hill should be climbed. After returning to home, the festival should be celebrated by singing, and playing on musical instruments. Special meals should be taken in the company of friends.

693. A nymph named Ira, employed by Visvavasu, was formerly cursed by Sakra (and) was exiled from the assembly of the gods.

694. She attained the state of being a plant in the Himavat, the best of the mountains. After Nikumbha's exit, her body breaks up into various forms.

695-96. When the goddess Ira is adorned with Ira flowers, he wise man - well dressed, well-anointed, good-minded and well-concentrated should go to Ira-garden, accompanied by Ira wife and host of sons, and should worship the goddess his with other flowers.

697. (He) should offer various sorts of eatables and nourishments along with earthen lamps. Special meals should be taken after going to Ira-garden.

698. Then, the Brahmanas, the wife, the friends and the relatives should be honoured with Ira-flowers. Ira-flowers should be stitched together with a red thread.

699. Those (stitched flowers) should be worn by one's own self and specially offered to the ladies. Vocal and instrumental music should be listened to, and dance-performances should be seen.

700. Special drink containing Ira-flowers should be taken. Ira (flowers) should be presented to the gods. The gods are pleased in that way.

The Nilmata Purana

 

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