Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

This Sanskrit edition of the Skandapurana. It is one of the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, covering over 80,000 shlokas (verses). It is divided into seven large section each covering holy regions detailing their background and legends.

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atha śrīskānde mahāpurāṇe prathamaṃ māheśvarakhaṇḍaṃ prārabhyate |
śrīgaṇeśāya namaḥ |
oṃnamo bhagavate vāsudevāya |
oṃnārāyaṇaṃ namaskṛtya naraṃ caiva narottamam |
devīṃ sarasvatī caiva tato jayamudīrayet || 1 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
yasyājñayā jagatsraṣṭāviriṃciḥ pālako hariḥ |
saṃhartā kālarudrākhyo namastasmai pinākine || 1 ||
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tīrthānāmuttamaṃ tīrthaṃ kṣetrāṇāṃ kṣetramuttamam |
tatraiva naimiṣāraṇye saunakādyāstapodhanāḥ |
dīrghasatraṃ prakurvaṃtaḥ satriṇaḥ karmacetasaḥ || 2 ||
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teṣāṃ sadarśanautsukyādāgato hi mahātapāḥ |
vyāsaśiṣyo mahāprājño lomaśonāma nāmataḥ || 3 ||
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tatrāgataṃ te dadṛśurmunayo dīrghasatriṇaḥ |
uttasthuryugapatsarve sārghyahastāḥ samutsukāḥ || 4 ||
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dattvārghyapādyaṃ satkṛtya munayo vītakalmaṣāḥ |
taṃ papracchurmahābhāgāḥ śivadharmaṃ savistaram || 5 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
kathayasva mahāprājña devadevasya śūlinaḥ |
mahimānaṃ mahābhāga dhyānārcanasamanvitam || 6 ||
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saṃmārjane kiṃ phalaṃ syāttathā raṃgāvalīṣu ca |
pradāne darpaṇasyātha tathā vai cāmarasya ca || 7 ||
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pradāne ca vitānasya tathā dhārāgṛhasya ca |
dīpadāne kiṃ phalaṃ syātpūjāyāṃ kiṃ phalaṃ bhavet || 8 ||
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kānikāni ca puṇyāni kathyatāṃ śivapūjane |
itihāsapurāṇāni vedādhyayanameva ca || 9 ||
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śivasyāgre prakurvaṃti kārayantyatha vā narāḥ |
kiṃ phalaṃ ca nṛṇāṃ teṣāṃ kathyatāṃ vistareṇa hi || 10 ||
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śivākhyānaparoloke tvatto nānyo'sti vai mune || 11 ||
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iti śrutvā vacasteṣāṃ munīnāṃ bhāvitātmanām |
uvāca vyāsaśiṣyo'sau śivamāhātmyamuttamam || 12 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
aṣṭādaśapurāṇeṣu gīyate vai paraḥ śivaḥ |
tasmācchivasya māhātmyaṃ vaktuṃ ko'pi na pāryate || 13 ||
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śiveti dvyakṣaraṃ nāma vyāhariiṣyaṃti ye janāḥ |
teṣāṃ svargaśca mokṣaśca bhaviṣyati na cānyathā || 14 ||
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udāro hi mahādevo devānāṃ patiriśvaraḥ |
yena sarvaṃ pradattaṃ hi tasmātsarva iti smṛtaḥ || 15 ||
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te dhanyāste mahātmāno ye bhajaṃti sadā śivam || 16 ||
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vinā sadāśivaṃ yohi saṃsāraṃ tartumicchati |
sa mūḍho hi mahāpāpaḥ śivadveṣī na saṃśayaḥ || 17 ||
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bhakṣitaṃ hi garaṃ yena dakṣayajño vināśitaḥ |
kālasya dahanaṃ yena kṛtaṃ rājñaḥ pramocanam || 18 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
yathā garaṃ bhakṣitaṃ ca yathā yajño vināśitaḥ |
dakṣasya ca tathā brūhi paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 19 ||
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sūta uvāca |
dākṣāyaṇī purā dattā śaṃkarāya mahātmane |
vacanādbrahmaṇo viprā dakṣeṇa parameṣṭhinaḥ || 20 ||
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ekadā hi sa dakṣo vai naimiṣāraṇyamāgataḥ |
yadṛcchāvaśamāpanna ṛṣibhiḥ paripūjitaḥ || 21 ||
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stutibhiḥ praṇipātaiśca tathā sarvaiḥ surāsuraiḥ |
tatra sthito mahādevo nābhyutthānābhivādane |
cakārāsya tataḥ kruddho dakṣo vacanabravīt || 22 ||
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sarvatra sarve hi surāsurā bhṛśaṃ namaṃti māṃ vipravarāḥ samutsukāḥ |
kathaṃ hyasau durjanavanmahātmā bhūtādibhiḥ pretapiśācayuktaḥ |
śmaśānavāsī nirapatrapo hyayaṃ kathaṃ praṇāmaṃ na karoti me'dhunā || 23 ||
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pākhaṃḍino durjanāḥ pāpaśīlā vipraṃ dṛṣṭvā coddhatā unmadāśca |
vadhyāstyājyāḥ sadbhirevaṃvidhā hi tasmādenaṃ śāpituṃ codyato'smi || 24 ||
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ityevamuktvā sa mahātapāstadā ruṣānvito rudramidaṃ babhāṣe || 25 ||
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śrṛṇvaṃtvamī vipratamā idānīṃ vaco hi me kartumihārhathaitat |
rudro hyayaṃ yajñabāhyo vṛto me varṇātīto varṇaparo yataśca || 26 ||
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naṃdī niśamya tadvākyaṃ śailādo hi ruṣānvitaḥ |
abravīttvarito dakṣaṃ śāpadaṃ taṃ mahāprabham || 27 ||
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nandyuvāca |
yajñabāhyo hi me svāmī maheśo'yaṃ kṛtaḥ katham |
yasya smaraṇamātreṇa yajñāśca saphalā hyamī || 28 ||
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yajño dānaṃ tapaścaiva tīrthāni vividhāni ca |
yasya nāmnā pavitrāṇi soyaṃ śapto'dhunā katham || 29 ||
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vṛthā te brahmacāpalyācchapto'yaṃ dakṣa durmate |
yenedaṃ pālitaṃ viśvaṃ sarveṇa ca mahātmanā |
śapto'yaṃ sa kathaṃ pāpa rudro'yaṃ brāhmaṇādhama || 30 ||
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evaṃ nirbhārtsitastena naṃdinā hi prajāpatiḥ |
naṃdinaṃ ca śaśāpātha dakṣo roṣasamanvitaḥ || 31 ||
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yūyaṃ sarve rudravarā vedabāhyāśca vai bhṛśam |
śaptāhi vedamārgaiśca tathā tyaktā maharṣibhiḥ || 32 ||
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pāṣaṃḍavādasaṃyuktāḥ śiṣṭa'cārabahiṣkṛtāḥ |
kapālinaḥ pānaratāstathā kālamukhā hyamī || 33 ||
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iti śaptāstadā tena dakṣeṇa śivakiṃkarāḥ |
tadā prakupito naṃdī dakṣaṃ śaptuṃ pracakrame || 34 ||
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śaptā vayaṃ tvayā vipra sādhavaḥ śivakiṃkarāḥ |
vṛthaiva brahmacāpalyādahaṃ śāpaṃ dadāmi te || 35 ||
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vedavādaratā yūyaṃ nānyadastītivādinaḥ |
kāmātmānaḥ svargaparā lobhamohasamanvitāḥ || 36 ||
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vaidikaṃ ca puraskṛtya brāhmaṇāḥ śūdrayājakāḥ |
daridriṇo bhaviṣyaṃti pratigraharatāḥ sadā || 37 ||
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dakṣa kecidbhaviṣyanti brāhmaṇā brahmarākṣasāḥ |
lomaśa uvāca |
viprāste śapitāstena naṃdinā kopinā bhṛśam || 38 ||
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athākarṇyeśvaro vākyaṃ naṃdinaḥ prahasanniva |
uvāca vākyaṃ madhuraṃ bodhayayuktaṃ sadāśivaḥ || 39 ||
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mahādeva uvāca |
kopaṃ nārhasi vai kartuṃ brāhmaṇānprati vai sadā |
brāhmaṇāguravo hyete vedavādaratāḥ sadā || 40 ||
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vedo maṃtramayaḥ sākṣāttathā sūktamayo bhṛśam |
sūkte pratiṣṭhito hyātmā sarveṣāmapi dehinām || 41 ||
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tasmānnātmavido nindyā ātmaivāhaṃ na cetaraḥ |
ko'yaṃ kastvaṃ kva cāhaṃ vai kasmācchaptā hi vai dvijāḥ || 42 ||
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prapaṃcaracanāṃ hitvā buddho bhava mahāmate |
tattvajñānena nirvartya svasthaḥ krodhādivarjitaḥ || 43 ||
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evaṃ prabodhitastena śaṃbhunā parameṣṭhinā |
vivekaparamo bhūtvā śailādo hi mahātapāḥ |
śivena saha saṃgamya paramānaṃdasaṃplutaḥ || 44 ||
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dakṣopi hi ruṣā'viṣṭaṛṣibhiḥ parivāritaḥ |
yayau sthānaṃ svakaṃ tatra praviveśa ruṣā'nvitaḥ || 45 ||
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śraddhāṃ vihāya paramāṃ śivapūjakānāṃ niṃdāparaḥ sa hi babhūva narādhamaśca |
sarvairmaharṣibhirupetya sa tatra śarvaṃ devaṃ nininda na babhūva kadāpi śāntaḥ || 46 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 1

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

(23 Volumes) - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of edition (2016)

Skanda Purana (Hindi Translation)
by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

(Set of 10 Books) - Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office

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Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (0)

Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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