Mode of cleansing oneself and others ||31||
1Agni said: I will now describe (the rite) known as the cleansing for the protection of one’s self and others, by which a man would become freed of miseries and get happiness.
2-3Om, salutations to the greatest object, the soul, the great soul, the formless and many-formed, the all-pervading, supreme soul, blemishless, pure and (person) engaged in meditative contemplation. Having saluted I shall expound. May my words prove true.
4(Salutations) to the Boar, Man-lion and Dwarf (forms of Vishnu), the great sage. Having saluted I shall expound. May my words prove true.
5(Salutations) to Trivikrama (a form of Vishnu, as he measured the three steps and removed the pride of the demon Bali), Rama, Vaikuntha (abode of Vishnu), the (Supreme) man. Having saluted I shall expound. May my words become true.
6O Boar, Lord as Man-lion, Lord as Dwarf, Trivikrama, Hayagrivesa (Lord as Horse-necked), Lord of all beings, Hrsikesa (Vishnu) (the Lord of all senses) destroy my impurity.
7With these four most excellent weapons, the ever-victorious disc and others of unbroken power, you become destroyer of all wicked things.
8You remove the calamity of such a person and do (him) all good and also (remove) the fear of distress due to fetters of death which is the fruit of sins.
9(You) destroy the magical incantations set up by others with meditation for working evils, causing diseases and decrepitude.
10Om, salutations to Vasudeva, Krishna, bearer of sword. Salutations to lotus eyed, Kesava (and) the first holder of the disc.
11Salutations to the wearer of clean dress made yellow by the filaments of lotuses (and) the disc (of Vishnu) hurled on the shoulders of the enemies at the great battle, (and) the wielder of the same.
12Salutations to the one who lifted the earth on his tusk ) who has the three forms embodied in him, the great Yajnavaraha , and the one who reclines on the hood of (the serpent) Sesa.
13Salutations to you, the divine lion having manes of the hue of molten gold, eyes bright like the burning fire, (and) claws (harder) than thunderbolt to touch.
14Salutations again and again to you, Kasyapa, the shortest statured, adorned with the Jig, Yajur and Sama (veda) (and) the Dwarf form which covered the earth.
15O Boar, One with huge tusks, you crush all evils completely, their effects and also the effects of sins.
16O Man-lion, having a dreadful face (and) the burning fire in between the teeth, the destroyer of distress, you breakdown all evils by your cry.
17Mayjanardana (Vishnu), the one who assumed the form of a Dwarf, dispel all grief of this person by words embedded with the Rg, Tajur and Sama (veda).
18-19O Govinda! (You) destroy quickly this person’s sufferings. Destroy fevers—quotidian occurring on alternate days, tertian, quartan and also the terrible satata, those arising out of derangement (of humours), the sannipata (caused by the derangement of three humours), as well as accidental.
20-24The diseases of the eye, the afflictions of the head, diseases pertaining to the stomach, (difficulty) in breathing in, excessive breathing, burning (sensation) in the body along with trembling, diseases in the anus, nose, feet, leprosy as well as consumption, and diseases like jaundice and very dreadful urinary disease, fistula, all kinds of dysentery, diseases of the mouth, chest (diseases), stone in the bladder, strangury, and other dreadful diseases, diseases caused by wind, biles and phlegm and others like sannipata accidentally afflicting diseases, (poison due to) spiders and boils etc.
25May all these be destroyed by the recitation of (the name of) Vishnu. Being struck down by the disc of Hari, may all these (ailments) be completely destroyed.
26I am uttering verily the truth. Being scared by the recitation of the names Acyuta (undecaying), Ananta (unending), Govinda (cowherd) (all are synonyms of Vishnu), all the diseases are destroyed.
27-28On his (name) being recited, may Janardana destroy the poisons of animate and inanimate objects, as well as artificially made, those caused by teeth, by nails and those arising from the sky as well as those caused by (insects like) spider and others which cause grief.
29-31May the life of boyhood of Vishnu (Krishna) destroy the evil forces which afflict mothers and children,, such as, planets, evil spirits, female goblins, vampires, ghosts, gandharvas, yaksas, demons, the impeding forces such as Sakuni Putana and others, (the female forces such as) Mukhamancji, Revati and the terrible Vriddharevati, and the fierce forces known as Vrddhaka.
32May these evil forces which afflict at the old age, and the children and the youth be scorched by the looks of the Man-lion.
33May the dreadful face of the Man-lion of enormous strength destroy these evil forces completely for the welfare of the world.
34O Man-lion, O Great lion, possessor of garland of flames, Fiery-mouthed, Possessor of fiery eyes, Lord of all, devour the evil forces completely.
35-37May the Lord of all (beings), Supreme Lord, Janardana destroy diseases, great portents, poisons, great evil forces, the fierce beings, the afflictions due to the planets whichever is cruel, the injuries caused by weapons, and jivalagardabhaka etc., assuming any one of the forms of Vasudeva and hurling the Sudarsana disc which is dreadful like a garland of fire. O Acyuta, the foremost among gods (you) destroy the evil forces.
38O Sudarsana, the huge fire and great sound (you) destroy (all evils). O Vibhisana (one who frightens) I may all the evil demons get destroyed.
39May the Man-lion (deity), the soul of all beings, possessing terrific roars protect me in the east, west, south and north.
40May Lord Janardana of manifold forms protect me in heavens, on the earth, in the sky, behind me, on the sides and in front of me.
41As Vishnu (protects) the entire universe (consisting of) the celestials, demons and mortals, may the evils of this person be put down by that truth.
42As the sins get destroyed at once by the remembrance of Vishnu, may all evil of this person get destroyed by that truth.
43As the Supreme Lord Vishnu has been extolled in the vedanta (the philosophical inquiry is known as it forms the concluding portion of the Vedas) may all the evils of this person get destroyed by that truth.
44As Vishnu, the lord of sacrifices is exiled among the celestials, may what all has been uttered by me become so by that truth.
45-46May there be peace. May there be good. May the evil of this man get destroyed, being agitated by me with the kuSa (grass) originating from the body of Vasudeva. May Govinda, the Nara-Narayana cleanse me. May there be remo. of all miseries by the chant (of the names) of Hari in the same manner.
47This is the weapon which cleans and which wards off all diseases. I am Hari. The kufa grass is Visnu. Your diseases have been destroyed by me.