Kalki Puran chapter 3 continued

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Text 21
iti kalkistavam srutia
suvah sarvatma darsanah
saksdt prdha isannisah
parvati sahito’gratah
After hearin g thes e prayers , Lor d Siva , bein g omniscient , appeare d
before Lor d Kalki with Parvati and spoke to Him while smiling grandly.
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Text 22
kalkeh samsprsya hastena
samasta vayavam muda
tamdha varaya prestha
varam yatte’bhi kdmksitam
Lord Siva caressed the entire body of Lord Kalki with his hands and
then said: О foremost of all beings, please ask from me the benediction
You desire.
Text 23
waya krtamidam. stotram
ye pathanti jana bhuvi
tesdm sarvartha siddhhsya
adiha loke paratra ca
Anyone on this earth who faithfully hears the glorious prayers that
you have offered me will achieve all kinds of perfection, both in this life
and in the next.
Text 24
vidydrthim capnuydd vidydm
dharmdrthim dharmam apruyat
kamdn avapnuyat kdnx’
pathanat srvanddapi
If a student recites these prayers, his education will become fruitful,
if a pious person recites these prayers, he will attain pious merit, and
if a sense enjoyer recites these prayers, he will enjoy all kinds of sense
gratification. Anyone who recites or hears these prayers will have all his
desires fulfilled.
Text 25
warn gdrudam ida casvam
kamagam bahurnpnvxm
sukamenanca sarvajfiam
maya dattam grhana bhoh
This horse was manifested from Garuda, and it can go anywhere at
will and assume many different forms. Here also is a parrot that knows
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everything—past, present , an d future . I would lik e to offer Yo u both th e
horse and th e parro t an d so please accept them
Text 26
sanasastrastra vidvamsam
sanavedartha paragam
jayinam sarvabhutanam
warn vadisyanti manavah
By the influence o f this horse and parrot, the people of the world will
know You as a learned schola r o f al l scriptures wh o is a master o f the ar t
of releasing arrows , and thu s the conqueror o f all.
Text 27
ratnat sarum kardlanca
karavala mahaprabham
grhana gurubharayah
prthwya bhdra sadhanam
I would also like to present You this sharp, strong sword and so please
accept it . Th e handl e o f thi s swor d i s bedecke d wit h jewels , an d i t i s
extremely powerful. As such, this sword will help You to reduce the heavy
burden o f the earth .
Text 28
m vaca dsrutya
namaskratya mahesvaram
sambhala grama gamat
turagena tvararwitah
After hearin g al l this , Lor d Kalk i offere d Hi s obeisance s an d the n
departed fo r th e villag e o f Sambhala , ridin g o n th e bac k o f th e hors e
given by Lord Siva .
Text 29
pitaram mataram bhratan
namaskrtya yathavidhi
sarvam tadvarnayd masa
jamadagnyasya bhasitam
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Upon arrivin g home , Lor d Kalk i offere d hi s respectfu l obeisance s
to Hi s father , mother , an d brothers . H e the n narrate d whateve r ha d
happened an d tol d them abou t th e order s o f Hi s guru, Paras’uram a
Text 30
snasya varadananca
kathayuva subhah kathah
kalkih paramatejasvi
jrxatibhyo’py avadan muda
The unhmitedly powerful Lor d Kalki also described th e benediction s
He had receive d from Mahadeva . Thereafter , th e Lor d happil y me t th e
other brahmanas of th e villag e an d als o informe d the m o f al l tha t ha d
transpired.