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SRIMAD- DEVIBHAGAVATAM Text with English Translation terran zart ‘ayer stares Praca aa | prea ged ang ett TAT NT I gt fated aa eitheok aensgt 1 “abrerat er eer afzot ser BRT 2 Sei Narayana said: © Narada! There are the six kinds of Acamana: (1) Suddha, (2) Smarta, (3) turinik, (4) Vaidik, (5) Tantrik and (6) Srauta, act of cleaning after evacuating oneself of urine id faeces is known as Suddha Sauca. After 3g, the Acamana, thats performed according {orules, is named as Smita and Pauranik. In places 2. the knowledge of warfare are being executed, CCHAPATER IIT On the Glories of the Rudraksa Beads the Tantrik Acamana is done. Then he is to remember the Gayatri Mantra with Pranava (om) and fasten the lock of hair on the crown of his head, thus controlling all the hindrances (Vighna Bandhanam). Sipping again, hes to touch his heart, two arms, and his two shoulders. As sneezing, spitting, touching the lower lip with teeth, accidentally telling a lie, and taking with a very sinful man, he is to touch his right ear (Where the several Devas reside). caftamey das te: alse | ad ang fara wif rata afer 3 aad wear ard waar fester | auretgfis eigen’ 04 arent 3a aanthi ae | Hens Se eater rae reste $1 On the right ear of the Brahmanas reside Fire, ‘Water, the Vedas, the Moon, the Sun, and the Vayu here the Brahma Yaja is performed, the Vaidik| (Wit Then one isto go toa river or any other fd Srauta Acamanas are done, And where acts|SetVoit of water, and there to perform one’s morning ablutions and to cleanse his body thoroughly. For the body is always unclean and dirty and various dirts are being excreted out of the nine holes (doors) in the body. The morning bath removes all these impurities. anmammmarcant ea ur yfasrera_ | werattt ut yet eration 6 sreareres faren: at refer fare aa: 1 ‘Therefore the morning bath is essentially necessary. The sins that arise from going to those who are not fit for such purposes, from accepting gills from impure persons or from the practice of any other secret vices all are removed by the ‘morning ablutions. versed faerie fet fet 7 i adqmateart ver deanery | meat praceret viearetafearafes: 8 premmenatta: aR gm: IERIMTEAaT| Without this bath, no acts bear any fruit Therefore every day, this morning bath is very necessary. Taking the Kusa grass in hand, one is to perform one’s bath and Sandhya. If for seven days, the morning ablutions are not taken, and if for three days, the Sandhyas are not performed, if for twelve days, the daily Homas be not performed, the Brahmanas become Sudras. RRNA TATA: 119 wrert qatar errarectrars fern area We afer Fe Gr Wr N10 crit aad emeresttafindtat 1 ora q dart crefiserigat wrt ‘The time for making the Homa in the morning as very little; therefore lest ablutions be done fully which would take a long time and hence the time for the Homa might elapse, the morning bath should be performed quickly. After the bath the Pranayama is to be done. Then the full effects of bath are attained. There is nothing holier in this world or in thenext than reciting the Gayatri. It saves the singer who sings the Gayatrl; hence itis called Gayatrl. card arch srafew: provererrrraMe | amram: agfeiaa: eenifara: wat 12 During the time of Pranayama, one must control lone’s Prina and Apana Vayus i.c., make them equal. The Brahmin, knowing the Vedas and devoted to his Dharma, must practise Pranayama three times with the repetition of Gayatri and Pranava and the three Vyarhitis (Om Bhu, Om |Bhuvar, Om Svah). 1B afed wish oh a er | ‘theft ahah aren arava aw feat: 1113-1 a arciguh uat figatat warm | While practising, the muttering of Gayatri is to be done three times. In Pranayama, the Vaidik mantra is to be repeated, never a Laukika Mantra is to be uttered. At the time of Pranayama, if any body’s mind be not fixed, even for a short while, like a mustard seed on the apex of a cow-born, he cannot save even one hundred and one persons in his father’s or in his mother’s line. wait autgrmeerref era: 14 eratrndat gear Zafira | Pranayama is called Sagarbha when performed with the repetition of some mantra; it are called Agarbha when it is done simply with mere ‘meditation, without repeating any mantra, the bathing, the Tarpanam with accompaniments, is to be done; i.e. the offerings are made with reference to the the Rsis, and the Pitrs (whereby we im ‘blessings from the sublte planes wl highsouled persons dwell.) Wa ae wera aerate: 15 feratteeat are aaraarnt TOT | arctica atad weet reer: 1116 smerckottt errata: fart weg alga aT Bre wre argatid: aronfectararegt eet forarat pera a aera iach We er: Afier this, a clean pair of clothes is to be’ and then he should get up and come out water. The next things preparatory to Book X1 Chaper tt Japam are to wear the Tilaka marks of ashes and} {oput on the Rudraksa beads, He who holds thirty {wo Rudraksa beads on his neck, forty on his head, sixon each ear (12 on two ears), twenty four beads ontwo hands (twelve on each hand) thirtytwo beads on two arms (sixteen on each), one bead on each| eye and one bead on the hair on the crown, and] one hundred and eight beads on the breast, (251 in| all becomes himself Maha Deva. One is expected fouse them as such, ween waa pia Treat | ferret enact arvtatat went: cage get ar a8 eSserar Fe | shantarettte yor wef ar ig (O Muni! You can use the Rudraksas after ticing, stringing together with gold or silver always on four Sikhd, the tu? of hair on the head or on your cars. On the holy thread, on the hands, on the neck, or on the belly (abdomen) one can keep the Rudraksa after one has repeated sincerely and with devotion the five lettered mantra of Siva, or one| hus repeated the Pranava (Om). ‘rata tort ogre oeaeer | ‘paregereot Brena ATE M20 th ware afeoraral wereeretah eae | -avfatoueteers 2c Self er serra 210 Holding the Rudraksa implies that the man has realised the knowledge of Siva-Tattva. O Brahman! The Rudraksa bead that is placed on the tuft or on the crown hair represents the Tara tattva i.c., Om isu Kara; the Rudraksa beads that are held on the two} cars are to be thought of as Deva and Devi, (Siva and Siva. cart arate ar at feet: HC “ad reat eft rash ae erg 1122-1 The one hundred and eight Rudraksa beads on the sacrificial thread are considered as the one) hundred and eight Vedas (signifying the Full Knowledge), as sixteen digits of the Moon completed; on the arms, are considered as the Dik | wm (quarters); on the neck, are considered as the Devi Sarasvatt and Agni (lire). “wea serrata rT | cadai sis: sch oarat arerafrarm 23 warta 4 dy: 1 cuprafe Pfr wen erate aT 24 1 farratt war arrrenate dart | gdafe war neoPagaalt wr: 25 1 ‘The Rudraksa beads ought to be taken by men of all colours and castes. The Brahmanas, Ksattriyas and Vaisyas should hold them after purifying them with Mantras ie. knowingly; ‘whereas the Sadras can take them without any such purification by the Mantras; Ze. unknowingly. By holding or putting on the Rudraksa beads, persons | become the Rudras incarnate in flesh and body. There is no doubt in this. vara adartt feat 1 arta eh Bas eh we wa wa 26 Mitt eho aedid unt fer aL seared asa Sarat WATE 1127 ‘rat cafes faites: Harersararantete: | By this all the sins arising from seeing, hearing, remembering, smelling, eating prohibited things, talking incoherently, doing probibited things, etc, are entirely removed with the Rudraksa beads on the body; whatever acts, eating, drinking, smelling, etc., are done, ate, as it were, done by Rudra Deva Himself. O Great Muni! He who feels shame in holding and putting on the Rudriksa beads, can never be freed from this Samsira even after the | Koti births ‘emanenfted ger uftarg waft a 28 1 ser wa wienitata ferftara: | ‘emgemonta est BRRTETETAM, 129 pre: weetane eM TATA: | warrarorege 7 fiaferefe fret 1130 01 He who blames another person holding Rudriksa beads has defects in his birth (is a bastard). There is no doubt in this. Itis by holding