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Reva Mahatmya Varnanam - in sanskrit with meaning - Glory of Narmada

- from Skanda Purana - Avantya Khanda - Reva Khanda - Ch 2 - verses 51-58

रेवामाहात्म्यवर्णनम्
Reva Mahatmya Varnanam
Devi Narmada
Devi Narmada

श्रीमार्कण्डेय उवाच
गङ्गा तु सरितां श्रेष्ठा तथा चैव सरस्वती
कावेरी देविका चैव सिन्धुः सालकुटी तथा ॥५॥
Shrii-Maarkannddeya Uvaaca
Ganggaa Tu Saritaam Shresstthaa Tathaa Caiva Sarasvatii |
Kaaverii Devikaa Caiva Sindhuh Saalakuttii Tathaa ||5||

Meaning:
Sri Markandeya said:
1: River Ganga indeed is the best river; similarly river Saraswati, ...
2: ... Kaveri, Devika and in like manner rivers Sindhu and Salakuti, ...

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Devi Narmada
सरयूः शतरुद्रा मही चर्मिलया सह
गोदावरी तथा पुण्या तथैव यमुना नदी
पयोष्णीच शतद्रुश्च तथाधर्मनदीशुभा
Sarayuuh Shatarudraa Ca Mahii Carmilayaa Saha |
Godaavarii Tathaa Punnyaa Tathai[aa-E]va Yamunaa Nadii
Payossnnii-Ca Shatadrush-Ca Tathaa-Dharma-Nadii-Shubhaa |

Meaning:
1: (And also) Rivers Sarayu and Shatarudra, along with Mahi and Carmila, ...
2: ... Godavari in like manner is holy and indeed river Yamuna ...
3: ... and Payoshni and Shatadru and similarly the splendid Dharmanadi,

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Devi Narmada
एताश्चान्याश्चसरितःसर्वपापहराःस्मृताः
किं_तु ते कारणं तात
! वक्ष्यामि नृपसत्तम!
समुद्राः सरितः सर्वाः कल्पे कल्पे क्षयं गताः ॥५४॥
Etaash-Ca-Anyaash-Ca-Saritah-Sarva-Paapa-Haraah-Smrtaah
Kim_tu Te Kaarannam Taata! Vakssyaami Nrpasattama! |
Samudraah Saritah Sarvaah Kalpe Kalpe Kssayam Gataah ||54||

Meaning:
1: These and other Rivers are remembered as destroyer of all Sins,
2: But, that reason, my son, I will tell you; you who are the most virtuous king (referring to Yudhisthira),
3: All Seas and Rivers get destroyed at the end of each Kalpa (Time period after which the world gets destroyed),

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Devi Narmada
सप्तकल्पक्षये क्षीणे मृता तेन नर्मदा
नर्मदैकैव राजेन्द्र
! परंतिष्ठेत्सरिद्वरा ॥५५॥
Sapta-Kalpa-Kssaye Kssiinne Na Mrtaa Tena Narmadaa |
Narmadai[a-E]kai[a-E]va Raajendra ! Param-Tisstthet-Sarid-Varaa ||55||

Meaning:
1: Seven Kalpas have passed, but that Narmada has not perished,
2: Narmada is indeed the only one, O best of kings, the excellent river which has stayed beyond (the seven kalpas),

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Devi Narmada
तोयपूर्णा महाभाग! मुनिसङ्घैरभिष्टुता
गङ्गाद्या सरितश्चान्याः कल्पे कल्पे क्षयं गताः ॥५६॥
Toya-Puurnnaa Mahaabhaaga! Muni-Sangghair-Abhissttutaa |
Gangga-[A]adyaa Saritash-Ca-Anyaah Kalpe Kalpe Kssayam Gataah ||56||

Meaning:
1: Filled with Water, which is filled with Holiness, this river is praised by groups of Munis (Sages),
2: Ganga and other rivers perish at the end of each Kalpa,

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Devi Narmada
एषा देवी पुरा दृष्टा तेन वक्ष्यामि तेऽनघ ॥५७॥
आश्चर्यभूता राजेन्द्र
! त्रिषु लोकेषु विश्रुता ॥५८॥
Essaa Devii Puraa Drssttaa Tena Vakssyaami Te-[A]nagha ||57||
Aashcaryabhuutaa Raajendra! Trissu Lokessu Vishrutaa ||58||

Meaning:
1: This Devi has been seen before (in earlier Kalpas), I will tell (that story) to you, O sinless one,
2: This river which gives rise to wonder, O best of kings, is well-known in the Three Worlds.


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