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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lomaśa uvāca |
viṣṇau gate tadā sarve devāśca ṛṣibhiḥ saha |
vinirjitā gaṇaiḥ sarve ye ca yajñopajīvinaḥ || 1 ||
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bhṛguṃ ca pātayāmāsa smaśrūṇāṃ luṃcanaṃ kṛtam |
dvijāṃścotpāṭayāmāsa pūṣṇo vikṛtavikriyān || 2 ||
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viḍaṃbitā svadhā tatra ṛṣayaśca viḍaṃbitāḥ |
vavṛṣuste purīṣeṇa vitānāgnau rupānvitāḥ || 3 ||
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anirvācyaṃ tadā cakrurgaṇāḥ krodhasamanvitāḥ |
aṃtarvedyaṃtaragato dakṣo vai mahato bhayāt || 4 ||
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taṃ nilīnaṃ samājñāya ānināyaruṣānvitaḥ |
kapoleṣu gṛhītvā taṃ khaḍgenopahataṃ śiraḥ || 5 ||
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abhedyaṃ tacchiro matvā vīrabhadraḥ pratāpavān |
skaṃdhaṃ padbhyāṃ samākramya kadhare'pīḍayattadā || 6 ||
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gaṃdharātpāṭyamānācca śiraśchinnaṃ durātmanaḥ |
dakṣasya ca tadā tena vīrabhadreṇa dhīmatā |
tacchiraḥ suhutaṃ kuṃḍe jvali || 7 ||
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ye cānya ṛṣayo devāḥ pitaro yakṣarākṣasāḥ |
gaṇairupadrutāḥ sarve palāyanaparā yayuḥ || 8 ||
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caṃdrādityagaṇāḥ sarve grahanakṣatratārakāḥ |
sarve vicalitā hyāsangaṇaistepi hyupadrutāḥ || 9 ||
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satyalokaṃ gato brahmā putraśokena pīḍitaḥ |
ciṃtayāmāsa cāvyagraḥ kiṃ kāryaṃ kāryamadya vai || 10 ||
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manasā dūyamānena śaṃna lebhe pitāmahaḥ |
jñātvā sarvaṃ prayatnena duṣkṛtaṃ tasya pāpinaḥ || 11 ||
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gamanāya matiṃ cakre kailāsaṃ parvataṃ prati |
haṃsārūḍho mahātejāḥ sarvadevaiḥ samanvitaḥ || 12 ||
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praviṣṭaḥ parvataśreṣṭhaṃ sa dadarśa sadāśivam |
ekāṃtavāsinaṃ rudraṃ śailādena samanvitam || 13 ||
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kaparddinaṃ śriyā yuktaṃ vedāṃgānāṃ ca durgamam |
tathāvidhaṃ samālokya brahma kṣobhaparo'bhavat || 14 ||
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daṃḍavatpatito bhūmaukṣamāpayitumudyataḥ |
saṃspṛśaṃ statpadābjaṃ ca caturmukuṭakoṭibhiḥ |
stutiṃ kartuṃ samārebhe śivasya paramātmanaḥ || 15 ||
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brahmovāca |
namo rudrāya śāṃtāya brahmaṇe paramātmane |
tvaṃ hi viśvasṛjāṃ sraṣṭā dhātā tvaṃ prapitāmahaḥ || 16 ||
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namo rudrāya mahate nīlakaṃṭhāya vedhase |
viśvāya viśvabījāya jagadānaṃdahetave || 17 ||
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oṃkārastvaṃ vaṣaṭkāraḥ sarvāraṃbhapravartakaḥ |
yajñosi yajñakarmāsi yajñānāṃ ca pravartakaḥ || 18 ||
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sarveṣāṃ yajñakartṝṇāṃ tvameva pratipālakaḥ |
śaraṇyosi mahādeva sarveṣāṃ prāṇināṃ prabho |
rakṣa rakṣa mahādeva putraśokena pīḍitam || 19 ||
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mahādeva uvāca |
śrṛṇuṣvāvahito bhūtvā mama vākyaṃ pitāmaha |
dakṣasya yajñabhaṃgoyaṃ na kṛtaśca mayā kvacit || 20 ||
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svīyena karmaṇā dakṣo hato brahmanna saṃśayaḥ || 21 ||
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pareṣāṃ kleśadaṃ karma na kāryaṃ tatkadācana |
parameṣṭhinpareṣāṃ yadātmanastadbhaviṣyati || 22 ||
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evamuktvā tadā rudro brahmaṇā sahitaḥ suraiḥ |
yayau kanakhalaṃ tīrthaṃ yajñavāṭaṃ prajāpateḥ || 23 ||
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rudrastadā dadarśāya vīrabhadreṇa yatkṛtam |
svāhā svadhā tathā pūṣā bhṛgurmatimatāṃ varaḥ || 24 ||
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tadānya ṛṣayaḥ sarve pitaraśca tathāvidhāḥ |
ye'nye ca bahavastatra yakṣagaṃdharvakinnarāḥ || 25 ||
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troṭitā luṃcitāścaiva mṛtāḥ kecidraṇājire || 26 ||
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śaṃbhuṃ samāgataṃ dṛṣṭvā vīrabhadro gaṇaiḥ saha |
daṃḍapraṇāmasaṃyuktastasthāvagre sadāśivam || 27 ||
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dṛṣṭvā puraḥ sthitaṃ rudro vīrabhadraṃ mahābalam |
upāca prahasanvākyaṃ kiṃ kṛtaṃ vīra nanvidam || 28 ||
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dakṣamānaya śīghraṃ bho yenedaṃ kṛtamīdṛśam |
yajñe vilakṣaṇaṃ tāta yasyedaṃ phalamīdṛśam || 29 ||
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evamuktaḥ śaṃkareṇa vīrabhadrastvarānvitaḥ |
kabaṃdhamānayitvātha śaṃbhoragre tadākṣipat || 30 ||
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tadoktaḥ śaṃkareṇaiva vīrabhadro mahāmanāḥ |
śiraḥ kenā panītaṃ ca dakṣasyāsya durātmanaḥ || 31 ||
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dāsyāmi jīvanaṃ vīra kuṭilasyāpi cādhunā |
evamuktaḥ śaṃkareṇa vīrabhadro'bravītpunaḥ || 32 ||
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mayā śiro hutaṃ cāgnau tadānīmeva śaṃkara |
avaśiṣṭaṃ śiraḥśaṃbho paśośca vikṛtānanam || 33 ||
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iti jñātvā tato rudraḥ kabaṃdhopari cākṣipat |
śiraḥ paśośca vikṛtaṃ kūrcayuktaṃ bhayāvaham || 34 ||
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sa dakṣo jīvitaṃ lebhe prasādācchaṃkarasya ca |
sa dṛṣṭvāgre tadā rudraṃ dakṣo lajjāsamanvitaḥ |
tuṣṭāva praṇato bhūtvā śaṃkaraṃ lokaśaṃkaram || 35 ||
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dakṣa uvāca |
namāmi devaṃ varadaṃ vareṇyaṃ namāmi deveśvaraṃ sanātanam |
namāmi devādhipamīśvaraṃ haraṃ namāmi śaṃbhuṃ jagadekabaṃdhum || 36 ||
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namāmi viśveśvaraviśvarūpaṃ sanātanaṃ brahma nijātmarūpam |
namāmi sarvaṃ nijabhāvabhāvaṃ varaṃ vareṇyaṃ nato'smi || 37 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
dakṣeṇa saṃstuto rudro babhāṣe prahasanrahaḥ || 38 ||
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hara uvāca |
caturvidhā bhajaṃte māṃ janāḥ sukṛtinaḥ sadā |
ārto jijñāsurarthārthī jñānī ca dvijasattama || 39 ||
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tasmānme jñāninaḥ sarve priyāḥ syurnātra saṃśayaḥ |
vinā jñānena māṃ prāptuṃ yataṃte te hi bāliśaḥ || 40 ||
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kevalaṃ karmaṇā tvaṃ hi saṃsārāttartumicchasi || 41 ||
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na vedaiśca na dānaiśca na yajñaistapasā kvacit |
na śaknuvaṃti māṃ prāptuṃ mūḍhāḥ karmmavaśānarāḥ || 42 ||
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tasmājjñānaparo bhūtvā kuru karmma samāhitaḥ |
sukhaduḥkhasamo bhūtvā sukhī bhava niraṃtaram || 43 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
upadiṣṭastadā tena śaṃbhunā parameṣṭhinā |
dakṣaṃ tatraiva saṃsthāpāya yayo rudraḥ svaparvatam || 44 ||
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brahmaṇāpi tathā sarve bhṛgvādyāśca maharṣayaḥ |
āśvāsitā bodhitāśca jñāninaścābhavankṣaṇāt || 45 ||
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gataḥ pitāmaho brahmā tataśca sadanaṃ svakam || 46 ||
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dakṣopi ca svayaṃ vākyātparaṃ bodhamupāgataḥ |
śivadhyānaparo bhūtvā tapastepe mahāmanāḥ || 47 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena saṃkṣevyo bhagavāñchivaḥ || 48 ||
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saṃmārjanaṃ ca kurvaṃti narā ye ca śivāṃgaṇe |
te vai śivapuraṃ prāpya jagadvaṃdyā bhagsi ca || 49 ||
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ye śivasya prayacchati darppaṇaṃ sumahāprabham |
bhaviṣyaṃti śivasyāgre pārṣadatvena te narāḥ || 50 ||
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cāmarāṇi prayacchaṃti devadevasya śūlinaḥ |
cāmarairvījyapānāste bhaviṣyaṃti jagattraya || 51 ||
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dīpadānaṃ prayacchaṃti mahādevālaye narāḥ |
tejasvino bhaviṣyaṃti te trailokyapradīpakā || 52 ||
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dhūpaṃ ye vai prayacchanti śivāya paramātmane |
yaśasvino bhaviṣyaṃti uddharanti kuladvayam || 53 ||
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naivedyaṃ ye prayacchaṃti bhakayā hariharāgrataḥ |
sikthesikthe kratuphalaṃ prāpnuvaṃti hi te narāḥ || 54 ||
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bhagnaṃ śivālayaṃ ye ca prakurvaṃti narottamāḥ |
prāpnuvati phala te vai dviguṇaṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ || 55 ||
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nūtanaṃ ye prakṛrvaṃti iṣṭakairaśmanāpi vā |
svarge hi te pramodaṃte yāvattiṣṭhati nirmalam |
yaśo bhūmau dvijaśreṣṭhā kāryā vicāraṇā || 56 ||
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kārayaṃti ca ye viprāḥ prāsādaṃ bahubhūmikam |
śivasyātha mahāprājñāḥ prāpnuvaṃti parāṃ gatim || 57 ||
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śuddhaṃ dhavalitaṃ ye ca kurvanti haramaṃdiram |
svīyaṃ parakṛtaṃ cāpi te'pi yāṃti parāṃ gatim || 58 ||
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vitānaṃ ye prayacchati narāḥ sukṛtinopi hi |
tārayati kulaṃ kṛtsnaṃ śivalokaṃ gatāḥ punaḥ || 59 ||
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ye ca nādamayīṃ ghaṃṭāṃ nibadhnaṃti śivālaye |
tejasvinaḥ kīrtimaṃto bhaviṣyaṃti jagattraye || 60 ||
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ekakālaṃ dvikālaṃ vā trikālaṃ cānupaśyati |
āḍhyo vāpi daridro vā sukhaṃ duḥkhātpracucyate || 61 ||
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śraddhāvānbhajate yo vā śivāya paramātmane |
kulakoṭiṃ samuddhṛtya śivena saha modate || 62 ||
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atraivodāharaṃtīma mitihāsaṃ purātanam |
aiṃdradyumneśca saṃvādaṃ yamasya ca mahātmanaḥ || 63 ||
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purā kṛtayuge hyasīdindraseno narādhipaḥ |
pratiṣṭhānādhipo vīro mṛgayārasikaḥ sadā || 64 ||
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abrahmaṇyaḥ sadā krūraḥ kevalāsutṛpaḥ sadā |
paraprāṇaurnijaprāṇānpuṣṇāti sa khalaḥ sadā || 65 ||
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parastrīlaṃ paṭo'tyaṃtaṃ paradravyeṣu lolupaḥ |
brāhmaṇā ghātitāstena surāpaśca niraṃtaram || 66 ||
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gurulatpagatotyarthaṃ sadā sauvarṇataskaraḥ |
tathābhūtānugāḥ sarve rājñastasya durātmanaḥ || 67 ||
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evaṃ bahuvidhaṃ rājyaṃ cakāra sa durātmavān |
tataḥ kālena mahatā paṃcatvaṃ prāpa durmatiḥ || 68 ||
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tadā yāmyaiśca nīto'sāviṃdraseno durātmavān |
yamāntikamanuprāptastadā rājā sakalmaṣaḥ || 69 ||
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yamena dṛṣṭastatrāsāviṃdrasenogrataḥ sthitaḥ |
abhyutthānaparo bhūtvā nanāma śirasā śivam || 70 ||
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dūtānsaṃbhartsayāmāsa yamo dharmabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
pāśairbaddhaṃ caṃdrasenaṃ muktvā provāca dharmarāṭ || 71 ||
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gaccha puṇyatamāṃllokānbhuṃkṣva rājanyasattama |
yāvadiṃdraśca nāke'sti yāvatsūryo nabhastale || 72 ||
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paṃcabhūtāni yāvacca tāvattvaṃ ca sukhī bhava |
sukṛtī tvaṃ mahārāja śivabhakto'si nityadā || 73 ||
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yamasya vacanaṃ śrutvā iṃdrasenobhyabhāṣata |
ahaṃ śivaṃ na jānāmi mṛgayārasiko hyaham || 74 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ tasya yamo bhāṣyamabhāṣata |
āhara praharasveti uktaṃ cedaṃ sadā tvayā || 75 ||
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tena karmavipākena sadā pūtosi mānada |
tasmāttvaṃ gaccha kailāsaṃ parvataṃ śaṃkaraṃ prati || 76 ||
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evaṃ saṃbhāṣamāṇasya yamasya ca mahātmanaḥ |
āgatāḥ śivadvatāste vṛṣārūḍhā mahāprabhāḥ || 77 ||
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nīlakaṃṭhā daśabhujāḥ paṃcavaktrāstrilocanāḥ |
kaparddinaḥ kuṃḍalinaḥ śaśaṃkāṃkitamaulayaḥ || 78 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvā sahasotthāya yamo dharmabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
pūjayāmāsa tānsarvānmaheṃdrapratimāṃstadā || 79 ||
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tvarīrenaiva te sarve ūcurvaivasvataṃ yamam |
atrāgato mahābhāga iṃdraseno'mitadyutiḥ |
nāmnāḥ pravarttako nityaṃ rudrasya ca mahātmanaḥ || 80 ||
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śrutvā ca vacanaṃ teṣāṃ yamena ca puraskṛtaḥ |
iṃdraseno vimānasthaḥ preṣito hi śivālayam || 81 ||
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ānītoyaṃ tadā taiśca pārṣadapravarottamaiḥ |
śaṃbhunā hi tadā dṛṣṭa iṃdraseno'mitadyutiḥ || 82 ||
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abhyutthāyāgato rudraḥ pariṣvajya tadā nṛpam |
arddhāsanagataṃ kṛtvā iṃdrasenaṃ tato'bravīt || 83 ||
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kiṃ dātavyaṃ nṛpaśreṣṭha prayacchāmi tavepsitam |
iti śrutvā vacastasya maheśasya tadā nṛpaḥ |
ānaṃdāśrukaṇānmuṃcanpremṇā novāca kiṃcana || 84 ||
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tadā kṛto maheśena pārṣado hi mahātmanā |
caṃḍo nāmnāca vikhyātomuṇḍasya ca sakhā priyaḥ || 85 ||
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nāmoccāraṇamātreṇa rudrasya paramātmanaḥ |
siddhiṃ prāpto hi pāpiṣṭha idraseno narādhipaḥ || 86 ||
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rahehareti vai nāmnā śaṃbhoścakradharasya ca |
rakṣitā bahavo martyāḥ śivena paramātmanā || 87 ||
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maheśānnāparo devo dṛśyatebhuvanatraye |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena pūjanīyaḥ sadāśivaḥ || 88 ||
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patraiḥpuṣpaiḥ phalairvāpi jalairvā vimalaiḥ sadā |
karavīraiḥ pūjyamānaḥ śaṃkaro varado bhavet || 89 ||
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karavīrāddaśaguṇamarkapuṣpaṃ viśiṣyate |
vibhūtyādikṛtaṃ sarvaṃ jagadetaccarācaram || 90 ||
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śivasyāṃgaṇalagnā yā tasmāttāṃ dhārayetsadā |
tatastripuṃḍre yatpumyaṃ tacchṛṇudhvaṃ dvijottamāḥ || 91 ||
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sarvapāpaharaṃ puṇyaṃ tacchṛṇudhvaṃ dvijottamāḥ |
stenaḥ ko'pi mahāpāpo ghātito rājadūtakaiḥ || 92 ||
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taṃ khādituṃ samāyātaḥ śvāśirasyuparisthitaḥ |
nakhāṃtarālasaṃlagnā rakṣā tasyaiva pāpinaḥ || 93 ||
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lalāṭe patitā tasya tripuṃḍrāṃkiṃtamudrayā |
caitanyena vinā tasya dehamātraikalagnayā || 94 ||
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kailāsaṃ taskaro nīto rudradūtaistatastadā |
vibhūtermahimānaṃ tu ko viśeṣiturmahati || 95 ||
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vibhūtvā maṃḍitāṃgānāṃ narāṇāṃ puṇyakarmaṇām |
mukhe paṃcākṣaro yeṣāṃ rudrāste nātra śaṃśayaḥ || 96 ||
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jaṭākalāpino ye ca ye rudrākṣavibhūṣaṇāḥ |
te vai manuṣyarūpeṇa rudrā nāstyatra saṃśayaḥ || 97 ||
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tasmātsadāśivaḥ puṃbhiḥ pūjanīyo hi nityaśaḥ |
prātarmadhyāhnakāle ca sāyaṃ saṃdhyā viśiṣyate || 98 ||
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prātastu darśanācchaṃbhornaiśameno vyapohati |
madhyāhne darśanācchaṃbhoḥ saptajanmārjitaṃ nṛṇām |
pāpaṃ praṇāśamāyāti niśāyāṃ naiva gaṇyate || 99 ||
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śiveti dvyakṣaraṃ nāma mahā pāpapraṇāśanam |
yeṣāṃ mukhodgataṃ nṝṇāṃ tairidaṃ dhāryate jagat || 100 ||
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śivāṃgaṇe tu yā bherī sthāpitā puṇyakarmabhiḥ |
tasyā nādena pūtā vai ye ca pāparatā janāḥ |
pāṣaṃḍino'pyasadvādāste'pi yāṃti parāṃ gatim || 101 ||
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paśoryasya ca saṃbaddhā carmaṇā ca śivālaye |
nṛbhiryā sthāpitā bherī mṛdaṃgamurajādi ca |
sa paśuḥ śivasānnidhyamāpnotyatra na saṃśayaḥ || 102 ||
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tasmāttataṃ ca vitataṃ ghanaṃ suṣirameva ca |
cāmarāṇi mahārhāṇi maṃcakāḥ śayanāni ca || 103 ||
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gāthāśca itihāsāśca gāyanaṃ ca yathāvidhi |
bahurūpādikaṃ śaṃbhoḥ priyānyetāni kalpayet || 104 ||
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kalpayitvā ca gacchaṃti śivalokaṃ hi pāpinaḥ |
sudharmāṇo mahātmānaḥ śivapūjāviśāradāḥ || 105 ||
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gurormukhācca saṃprāptaśivapūjāratāśca ye |
śivarūpeṇa ye viśvaṃ paśyaṃti kṛtaniścayāḥ || 106 ||
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samyagbuddhyā samācārā varṇāśramayutā narāḥ |
brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśvayāḥ śūdrāścānye tathā narāḥ || 107 ||
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śvapaco'pi variṣṭhaḥ sa śaṃbhoḥ priyataro bhavet |
śaṃbhunādhiṣṭhitaṃ sarvaṃ jagadetaccarācaram || 108 ||
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tasmātsarvaṃ śivamayaṃ jñātavyaṃ suviśeṣataḥ |
vedaiḥ purāṇaiḥ śāstraiśca tathaupanipadairapi || 109 ||
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āgamairvividhaiḥ śaṃbhurjñātavyo nātra saṃśayaḥ |
niṣkāmaiśca sakāmaiśca pūjanīyaḥ sadā śivaḥ || 110 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
kathayāmi purāvṛttamitihāsaṃ purātanam |
naṃdī nāma purā vaiśyo hyavaṃtīpuramāvasat || 111 ||
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śivadhyānaparo bhūtvā śivapūjāṃ cakāra saḥ |
nityaṃ tapovanasthaṃ hi liṃgamekaṃ samarcayat || 112 ||
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uṣasyuṣasi cotthāya pratyahaṃ śivavallabhaḥ |
naṃdīliṃgārccanarato babhūvātiśayena hi || 113 ||
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liṃgaṃ paṃcāmṛtenaiva yathoktenābhyaṣecayat |
vipraiḥ samāvṛto nityaṃ vedavedāṃgapāragaiḥ || 114 ||
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yathāśāstreṇa vidhinā liṃgārcanaparo'bhavat |
snāpayitvā tataḥ puṣpairnānaścaryasamanvitaiḥ || 115 ||
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muktāphalairiṃdranīlairgomedaiśca niraṃtaram |
vaiḍūryaiścaiva nīlaiśca māṇikyaiśca tathārcayat || 116 ||
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evaṃ naṃdī mahābhāgo bahūnyabdāni cārccayat |
vijanasthaṃ tadā liṃgaṃ nānābhogasamanvitam || 117 ||
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ekadā mṛgayāsaktaḥ kirāto bhūtahiṃsakaḥ |
avivekaparo bhūtvā mṛgayārasikaḥ sadā || 118 ||
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pāpī pāpasamācāro vicarangirikaṃdare |
anekaśvāpadākīrṇe hanyamāna itastataḥ || 119 ||
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evaṃ vicaramāṇo'sau kirāto bhūtahiṃsakaḥ |
yadṛcchayāgatastatra yatra liṃgaṃ supūjitam || 120 ||
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udakaṃ vīkṣmāṇo'sau tṛṣayā pīḍito bhṛśam |
tato vane saraḥ śīghraṃ dṛṣṭvā toye samāviśat || 121 ||
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tīre saṃsthāpya duṣṭātmā tatsarvaṃ mṛgayādikam |
gaṃḍūṣotsarjanaṃ kṛtvā pītvā toyaṃ ca nirgataḥ || 122 ||
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śivālayaṃ dadarśāgre anekāścaryamaṃḍitam |
dṛṣṭaṃ supūjitaṃ liṃgaṃ nānāratnaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 123 ||
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tathā liṃgaṃ samālakṣya yadā pūjāṃ samāharat |
ratnāni sarvabhūtāni vidhūtāni itastataḥ || 124 ||
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snapanaṃ tasya liṃgasya kṛtaṃ gaṃḍūṣavārīṇā |
kareṇaikena pūjārthaṃ bilvapatrāṇi so'rpayat || 125 ||
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dvitīyena kareṃṇaiva mṛgamāṃsaṃ samarpayat |
daṇḍapraṇāmasaṃyuktaḥ saṃkalpaṃ manasā'karot || 126 ||
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adyaprabhṛti pūjāṃ vai kariṣyāmi prayatnataḥ |
tvaṃ me svāmī ca bhaktohamadyaprabhṛti śaṃkara || 127 ||
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evaṃ naiyamiko bhūtvā kirāto gṛhamāgataḥ |
nandī dadarśa tatsarvaṃ kirātena itastataḥ || 128 ||
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ciṃtāyukto'bhavannaṃdī jātaṃ kiṃ chidramadya me |
kathitāni ca vighnāni śivapūjāratasya ca |
upasthitāni tānyeva mama bhāgyaviparyayāt || 129 ||
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evaṃ vimṛśya suciraṃ prakṣālya śivamaṃdiram |
yathāgatena mārgeṇa naṃdī svagṛhamāgataḥ || 130 ||
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tato naṃdinamāgatya purodhā gatamānasam |
abravodvacanaṃ taṃ tu kasmāttvaṃ gatamānasaḥ || 131 ||
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purohitaṃ prati tadā nandī vacanamabravīt || 132 ||
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adya dṛṣṭaṃ mayā vipra amedhyaṃ śivasaṃnidhau |
kenedaṃ kāritaṃ tatra na jānāmi kathaṃcana || 133 ||
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tataḥ purodhā vacanaṃ nandinaṃ cābravīttadā |
yena viskhalitaṃ tatra ratnādīnāṃ prapūjanam |
so'pi mūḍho na saṃdehaḥ kāryākāryeṣu maṃdadhīḥ || 134 ||
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tasmācciṃtā na kartavyā tvayā amurapi prabho |
prabhāte ca mayā sārddhaṃ gamyatāṃ tacchivālayam || 135 ||
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nirīkṣaṇārthaṃ duṣṭasya tatkāryaṃ vidadhāmyaham |
etacchrutvā tu vacanaṃ nandī tasya purodhasaḥ || 136 ||
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āsthitaḥ svagṛhe naktaṃ dūyamānena cetasā |
tasyāṃ rātryāṃ vyatītāyāmāhūya ca purodhasam || 137 ||
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gataḥ śivālayaṃ nandī samaṃ tena mahātmanā |
tato dṛṣṭaṃ pūrvadine kṛtaṃtena durātmanā || 138 ||
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samyakprapūjanaṃ kṛtvā nānāratnaparicchadam |
pañcopacārasaṃyuktaṃ caikādasyanvitaṃ tathā || 139 ||
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anekastutibhiḥ stutvā girīśaṃ brāhmaṇaiḥ saha |
tadā yāmadvayaṃ jātaṃ stūyamānasya naṃdinaḥ || 140 ||
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āyāto hi mahākālasthārūpo mahābalaḥ |
kālarūpo mahāraudro dhanuṣpāṇiḥ pratāpavān || 141 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā bhayavitrasto nandī sa vilalāpa ha |
purodhāścaiva sahasā bhayabhītastadābhavat || 142 ||
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kirātena kṛtaṃ tatra yathāpūrvamaviskhalam |
tāṃ pūjāṃ prapadāhatya bilvapatraṃ samarpayat || 143 ||
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snapanaṃ tasya kṛtvā ca tato gaṃḍūṣavāriṇā |
naivedyaṃ tatpalaṃ caiva kirātaḥ śivamarpayat || 144 ||
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daṇḍavatpatito bhūmāvutthāya svagṛhaṃ gataḥ |
taddṛṣṭvā mahadāścaryaṃ ciṃtayāmāsa vai ciram || 145 ||
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purodhasā saha tadā naṃdīvyākulacetasā |
tena cākāritā viprā bahavo vedavādinaḥ || 146 ||
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nivedya teṣu tatsarvaṃ kirātena ca yatkṛtam |
kiṃ kāryamatha bho viprāḥ kathyatāṃ ca yathātatham || 147 ||
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saṃpradhārya tataḥ sarve militvā dharmaśāstrataḥ |
ūcuḥ sarve tadā viprā naṃdinaṃ cātiśaṃkinam || 148 ||
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idaṃ vighnaṃ samutpannaṃ durnivāryaṃ surairapi |
tasmādānaya liṃgaṃ tvaṃ svagṛhaṃ vaiśyasatt || 149 ||
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tatheti matvāsau naṃdī śivasyotpāṭanaṃ tadā |
kṛtvā svagṛha mānīya pratiṣṭhāpya yatāvidhi || 150 ||
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suvarṇapīṭhikāṃ kṛtvā navaratnasuśobhitām |
upacārairanekaiśca pūjayāmāsa vai tadā || 151 ||
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athāpare dyurāyātaḥ kitarātaḥ śivamaṃdiram |
yāvadvilokyāmāsa liṃgamaiśaṃ na dṛṣṭavān || 152 ||
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maunaṃ vihāya sahasā hyākrośannidamabravīt |
he śaṃbho kva gatosi tvaṃ darśayātmānamadya vai || 153 ||
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na dṛṣṭosi mayā tvaṃ hi tyajāmyadya kalevaram |
he śaṃbho he jagannātha tripurāṃtakara prabho || 154 ||
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he rudra he mahādevadarśayātmānamātmanā || 155 ||
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evaṃ sākṣepamadhurairvākyaiḥ kṣiptaḥ sadāśivaḥ |
kirātena tato raṃgairvīrosau jaṭharaṃ svakam || 156 ||
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vibhedāśu tato bāhūnāsphoṭyaiva ruṣābravīt |
he śaṃbho darśayātmānaṃ kuto māṃ tyajya yāsyasi || 157 ||
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iti kṣitvā tatoṃtrāṇi māṃsamukṛttya sarvataḥ |
tasmingarte kareṇaiva kirātaḥ sahasākṣipat || 158 ||
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svasthaṃ ca hṛdayaṃ kṛtvā sasnau tatsarasi dhruvam |
tathaiva jalamānīya bilvapattraṃ tvarānvitaḥ || 159 ||
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pūjayitvā yathānyāyaṃ daṃḍavatpatito bhuvi || 160 ||
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dhyānasthitastatastatra kirātaḥ śivasaṃnidhau |
prādurbhūtastadā rudraḥ pramathaiḥ parivāritaḥ || 161 ||
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karpūragaurodyutimānkapardī caṃdraśekharaḥ |
taṃ gṛhītvā kare rudra uvāca parisāṃtvayan || 162 ||
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bhobho vīra mahāprājña madbhaktosi mahāmate |
varaṃ vṛṇīṣvātmahitaṃ yatte'bhilaṣitaṃ mahat || 163 ||
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evamuktaḥ sa rudreṇa mahākālo mudānvitaḥ |
papāta daṃḍavadbhūmau bhaktyā paramayā yutaḥ || 164 ||
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tato rudraṃ babhāpe sa varaṃ samprārthayāmyaham |
ahaṃ dāsosmi te rudra tvaṃ me svāmī na saṃśayaḥ || 165 ||
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etadbuddhātmano bhaktiṃ dehi janmanijanmani |
tvaṃ mātā ca pitā tvaṃ ca tvaṃ baṃdhuśca sakhā hi me || 166 ||
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tvaṃ guhustvaṃ mahāmaṃtro maṃtravedyo'si sarvadā |
tasmāttvadaparaṃ nānyattriṣu lokeṣu kiṃcana || 167 ||
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niṣkāmaṃ vākyamākarṇya kirātasya tadā bhavaḥ |
dadau pārṣadamukhyatvaṃ dvārapālatvameva ca || 168 ||
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tadā ḍamarunādena nāditaṃ bhuvanatrayam |
bherībhāṃkāraśabdena śaṃkhānāṃ ninadena ca || 169 ||
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tadā duṃdubayo neduḥ paṭahāścasahasraśaḥ |
naṃdī taṃ nādamākarṇya vismayāttavarīto yayau || 170 ||
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tapovanaṃ yatra śivaḥ sthitaḥ pramathasaṃvṛtaḥ |
kirāto hi tathā dṛṣṭo naṃdinā ca tadā bhṛśam || 171 ||
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uvāca praśrito vākyaṃ sa naṃdī vismayānvitaḥ |
kirātaṃ stotukāma'sau parameṇa samādhinā || 172 ||
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ihānītastvayā śaṃbhustvaṃ bhaktosi paraṃtapa |
tvaṃ bhakto'hamiha prāpto māṃ nivedaya śaṃkare || 173 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ tasya kirātastvarayānvitaḥ |
naṃdinaṃ ca kare gṛhya śaṃkaraṃ samupāgataḥ || 174 ||
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prahasya bhagavānrudraḥ kirātaṃ vākyamabravīt |
ko'yaṃ tvayā samānīto gaṇānāmiha sannidhau || 175 ||
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kirāta uvāca |
vijñapto'sau kirātena śaṃkaro lokaśaṃkaraḥ |
tava bhaktaḥ sadā deva tava pūjārato hyasau || 176 ||
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pratyahaṃ ratnamāṇikyaiḥ puṣpaiścoccāvacairapi |
jīvitena dhanenāpi pūjito'si na saṃśayaḥ || 177 ||
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tasmājjānīhi manmitraṃ naṃdinaṃ bhaktavatsala || 178 ||
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mahādeva uvāca |
na jānāmi mahābhāga naṃdinaṃ vaiśyacarcitam |
tvaṃ me bhaktaḥ sakhā ceti mahākāla mahāmate || 179 ||
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upādhirahitā ca ye'pi caiva manasvinaḥ |
te'tīva me priyā bhaktāste viśiṣṭā narottamāḥ || 180 ||
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tava bhakto hyahaṃ tāta sa ca me priyakṛttaraḥ |
tāvubhau svīkṛtau tena pārṣadatvena śaṃbhunā || 181 ||
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tato vimānāni bahūni tatra samāgatānyeva mahāprabhāṇi |
kirātavaryeṇa sa vaiśyavarya uddhāritastena mahāprabheṇa || 182 ||
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kailāsaṃ parvataṃ prāptau vimānairvegavattaraiḥ |
sārūpyameva saṃprāptāvīśvareṇa mahātmanā || 183 ||
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nīrājitau girijayā śivena sahitau tadā |
uvācedaṃ tato devī prahasya gajagāminī || 184 ||
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yathā tvaṃ hi mahādeva tathā caitau na saṃśayaḥ |
svarūpeṇa ca gatyā ca hāsyabhāvaiḥ supūjitau || 185 ||
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mayā tvameka evāsīḥ sevito vai na saṃśayaḥ |
devyāstadvacanaṃ śrutvā kirāto vaiśya eva ca || 186 ||
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sadyaḥ parāṅmukhau bhūtvā śaṃkarasya ca paśyataḥ |
bhavāvastvanukaṃpyau ca bhavatā hi trilocana || 187 ||
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tava dvāri sthitau nityaṃ bhāvavaste namonamaḥ || 188 ||
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tayorbhāvaṃ sa bhagavānviditvā prahasanbhavaḥ |
uvāca parayā bhaktyā bhavatorastu vāṃchitam || 189 ||
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tadā prabhṛti tāvetau dvārapālau babhūvatuḥ |
śivadvāri sthitau viprā madhyāhne śivadarśinau || 190 ||
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eko naṃdī mahākālo dvāvetau śivavallabhau |
ūcatustau mudāyuktāveka eva sadāśivaḥ || 191 ||
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ekāṃguliṃ samuddhṛtya mahādevobhyabhāṣata |
tathā naṃdī uvācedamuddhṛtya svāṃgulidvayam || 192 ||
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evaṃ saṃjñānvitau dvāri tiṣṭhatastau mahātmanaḥ |
śaṃkarasya mahābhāgāḥ śrṛṇvaṃtu ṛṣayo hyamī || 193 ||
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śailādena purā proktaṃ śivadharmamanaṃtakam |
prāṇināṃ kṛpayā viprāḥ sarveṣāṃ duṣkṛtātmanām || 194 ||
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ye pāpino'pyadharmiṣṭhā aṃdhā mūkāśca paṃgavaḥ |
kulahīnā durātmānaḥ śvapacā api mānavāḥ || 195 ||
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yādṛśāstādṛśāścānye śivabhaktipuraskṛtāḥ |
te'pi gacchaṃti sāṃnidhyaṃ devadevasya śūlinaḥ || 196 ||
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liṃgaṃ sikatāmayaṃ ye pūjayaṃti vipaścitaḥ |
te rudralokaṃ gacchaṃti nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 197 ||
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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 5

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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