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 |
tadā ca te surāḥ sarva ṛṣayopi bhayānvitāḥ |
īḍire liṃgamaiśaṃ ca brahmādyā jñānavihvalāḥ || 1 ||
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brahmovāca |
tvaṃ liṃgarūpī tu mahāprabhāvo vedāṃtavedyosi mahātmarūpi |
yenaiva sarve jagadātmamūlaṃ kṛtaṃ sadānaṃdapareṇa nityam || 2 ||
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tvaṃ sākṣī sarvalokānāṃ hartā tvaṃ ca vicakṣaṇaḥ |
rakṣaṇosi mahādeva bhairavosi jagatpate || 3 ||
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tvayā liṃgasvarūpeṇa vyāptametajjagattrayam |
kṣudrāścaiva vayaṃ nātha māyāmohitacetasaḥ || 4 ||
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ahaṃ surā'surāḥ sarve yakṣagaṃdharvarākṣasāḥ |
pannagāśca piśācāśca tathā vidyādharā hyamī || 5 ||
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tvaṃhi viśvasṛjāṃ sraṣṭā tvaṃ hi devo jagatpatiḥ |
kartā tvaṃ bhuvanasyāsya tvaṃ hartā puruṣaḥ paraḥ || 6 ||
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trāhyasmākaṃ mahādeva devadeva namo'stu te |
evaṃ stuto hi vai dhātrā liṃgarūpī maheśvaraḥ || 7 ||
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ṛṣayaḥ stotukāmāste maheśvaramakalmaṣam |
astuvangīrbhiragryābhiḥ śrutigītābhirādṛtāḥ || 8 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
ajñānino vayaṃ kāmānna viṃdāmo'sya saṃsthitim |
tvaṃ hyātmā paramātmā ca prakṛtistvaṃ vibhāvinī || 9 ||
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tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva tvameva baṃdhuśca sakhā tvame |
tvamīśvaro vedavidekarūpo mahānubhāvaiḥ pariciṃtyamānaḥ || 10 ||
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tvamātmā sarvabhūtānāmeko jyotirivaidhasām |
sarvaṃ bhavati yasmāttvattasmātsarvo'si nityadā || 11 ||
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yasmācca saṃbhavatyetattasmācchaṃbhuriti prabhuḥ || 12 ||
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tvatpādapaṃkajaṃ prāptā vayaṃ sarve surādayaḥ |
ṛṣayo devagaṃdharvā vidyādharamahoragāḥ || 13 ||
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tasmācca kṛpayā śaṃbho pāhyasmāñjagataḥ pate || 14 ||
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mahādeva uvāca |
śrṛṇudhvaṃ tu vaco me'dya kriyatāṃ ca tvarānvitaiḥ |
viṣṇuṃ sarve prārthayaṃtu tvaritena tapodhanāḥ || 15 ||
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tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā śaṃkarasya mahātmanaḥ |
viṣṇuṃ sarve namaskṛtya īḍire ca tadā surāḥ || 16 ||
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deva ūcuḥ |
vidyādharāḥ suragaṇā ṛṣayaśca sarve trātāstvayādya sakalājagadekabaṃdho |
tadvatkṛpākarajanānparipālayādya trailokyanātha jagadīśa jagannivāsa || 17 ||
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prahasya bhagavanviṣṇuruvācedaṃ vacastadā |
daityaiḥ prapīḍitā yūyaṃ rakṣitāśca purā mayā || 18 ||
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adyaiva bhayamutpannaṃ liṃgādasmācciraṃtanam |
na śakyate mayā trātumasmālliṃgabhayātsurāḥ || 19 ||
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acyutenaivamuktāste devā ściṃtānvitābhavan |
tadā nabhogatā vāṇī uvācāśvāsya vai surān || 20 ||
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etalliṃgaṃ saṃvṛṇuṣva pūjanāya janārdana |
piṃḍibhūtvā mahābāho rakṣasva sacarācaram |
tatheti matvā bagavānvīrabhadro'bhyapūjayat || 21 ||
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brahmādibhaḥ suragaṇaiḥ sahitaistadānīṃ saṃpūjitaḥ śivavidhānarato mahātmā |
sravīrabhadraḥ śaśiśekharo'sau śivapriyo rudrasamastrilokyām || 22 ||
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liṃgasyārcanayukto'sau vīrabhadro'bhavattadā |
tadrūpasyaiva liṃgasya yena sarvamidaṃ jagat || 23 ||
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udbhāti sthitimāpnoti tathā vilayameti ca |
talliṃgaṃ liṃgamityāhurlayanāttattvavittamāḥ || 24 ||
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brahmāṇḍāgolakairvyāptaṃ tathā rudrākṣabhūṣitam |
tathā liṃgaṃ mahajjātaṃ sarveṣāṃ duratikramam || 25 ||
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tadā sarve'tha vibudhā ṛṣo vai mahāprabhāḥ |
tuṣṭuvuśca mahāliṃgaṃ vedāvādaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 26 ||
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aṇoraṇīyāṃstvaṃ deva tathā tvaṃ mahato mahān |
tasmāttvayā vidhātavyaṃ sarvaiṣāṃ liṃgapūjanam || 27 ||
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tadānīmeva sarveṇa liṃgaṃ ca bahuśaḥ kṛtam |
satye brahmeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ vaikuṇṭhe ca sadāśivaḥ || 28 ||
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amarāvatyāṃ supratiṣṭhamamareśvarasaṃjñakam |
varuṇeśvaraṃ ca vāruṇyāṃ yāmyāṃ kāleśvaraṃ prabhum || 29 ||
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nairṛteśvaraṃ ca nairṛtyāṃ vāyavyāṃ pāvaneśvaram |
kedāraṃ mṛtyuloke ca tathaiva amaresvaram || 30 ||
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oṃkāraṃ narmadāyāṃ ca mahākālaṃ tathaiva ca |
kāśyāṃ viśveśvaraṃ devaṃ prayāge laliteśvaram || 31 ||
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triyambakaṃ brahmagirau kalau bhadreśvaraṃ tathā |
drākṣārāmeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ gaṃgāsāgarasaṃgame || 32 ||
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saurāṣṭre ca tathā liṃgaṃ someśvaramiti smṛtam |
tathā sarveśvaraṃ vindhye śrīśaile śikhareśvaram |
kāntyāmallālanāthaṃ ca siṃhanāthaṃ ca siṃgale || 33 ||
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virūpākṣaṃ tathā liṃgaṃ koṭiśaṅkarameva ca |
tripurāntakaṃ bhīmeśamamareśvarameva ca || 34 ||
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bhogeśvaraṃ ca pātāle hāṭakeśvarameva ca |
evamādīnyanekāni liṃgāni bhuvanatraye |
sthāpitāni tadā devairviśvopakṛtihetave || 35 ||
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liṃgeśaiśca tathā sarvaiḥ pūrṇamāsījjagattrayam |
tathā ca vīrabhadrāṃśāḥ pūjārthamamaraiḥ kṛtāḥ || 36 ||
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tatra viṃśatisaṃskārāsteṣāmaṣṭādhikābhavan |
kathitāḥ śaṃkareṇaiva liṃgasyācanasūcakāḥ || 37 ||
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saṃti rudreṇa kathitāḥ śivadharmā sanātanāḥ |
vīrabhadro yathā rudrastathānye guravaḥ smṛtāḥ || 38 ||
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gurorjātāśca guravo vikhyātā bhuvanatraye |
liṃgasya mahimāna tu nandī jānāti tattvataḥ || 39 ||
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tathā skando hi bhagavānnye te nāmadhārakāḥ |
yathoktāḥ śivadharamā hi nandinā parikīrttitāḥ || 40 ||
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śailādena mahābhāgā vicitrā liṃgadhārakāḥ |
śavasyopari liṃgaṃ ca dhriyate ca purātanaiḥ || 41 ||
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liṃgena saha pañcatvaṃ liṃgena saha jīvitam |
ete dharmāḥ supratiṣṭhāḥ śailādena pratiṣṭhitāḥ || 42 ||
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dharmaḥ pāśupataḥ śreṣṭhaḥ skandena pratipālitaḥ || 43 ||
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śuddhā pañcākṣarī vidyā prāsādī tadanantaram |
ṣaḍakṣarī tathā vidyā prāsādasya ca dīpikā || 44 ||
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skandāttatsamanuprāptamagastyena mahātmanā |
paścādācāryabhedena hyāgamā bahavo'bhavan || 45 ||
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kiṃ tu vai bahunoktena śvi ityakṣaradvayam |
uccārayaṃti sa nityaṃ te rudrā nātra saṃśayaḥ || 46 ||
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satāṃ mārgaṃ puraskṛtya ye sarve te purāṃtakāḥ |
vīrā māheśvarājñeyāḥ pāpakṣayakarā nṛṇām || 47 ||
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prasaṃgenānupaṃkṣeṇa śradvayā ca yadṛcchayā |
śivabhaktiṃ prakurvanti ye vai te yāṃti sadgatim || 48 ||
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śrṛṇudhvaṃ kathayāmīha itihāsaṃ purātanam |
kṛtaṃ śivālayaṃ yacca pataṃgyā mārjanaṃ purā || 49 ||
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āgatā bhakṣaṇārthaṃ hi naivedyaṃ kena cārpitam |
mārjanaṃ rajastasyāḥ pakṣābhyāmabhavatpurā || 50 ||
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tena karmavipākena uttamaṃ svargamāgatā |
bhuktvā svargasukhaṃ cograṃ punaḥ saṃsāramāgatā || 51 ||
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kāśirājasutā jātā sundarīnāma viśrutā |
pūrvābhyāsācca kalyāṇī babhūva paramā satī || 52 ||
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uṣasyuṣasi tanvaṃgī śivadvāraratā sadā |
saṃmārjanaṃ ca kurute bhaktyā paramayā yutā || 53 ||
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svayameva tadā devī sundarī rājakanyakā |
tathābhūtāṃ ca tāṃ dṛṣṭvā ṛṣiruddālako'bravīt || 54 ||
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sukumārī satī bāle svayameva kathaṃ śubhe |
saṃmārjanaṃ ca kuruṣe kanyake tvaṃ śucismite || 55 ||
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dāsī dāsyaśca bahavaḥ saṃti devi tavāgrataḥ |
tavājñayā kariṣyaṃti sarvaṃ saṃmārjanādikam || 56 ||
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ṛṣestadvacanaṃ śrutvā prahasyedamuvāca ha || 57 ||
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śivasevāṃ prakurvāṇāḥ śivabhaktipuraskṛtāḥ |
ye narāścaiva nāryyaśca śivalokaṃ vrajaṃti vai || 58 ||
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saṃmārjanaṃ ca pāṇibhyāṃ padbhyāṃ yānaṃ śivālaye |
tasmānmayā ca kriyate saṃmārjanamataṃdritam || 59 ||
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anyatkiñcinna jānāmi ekaṃ saṃmārjanaṃ vinā |
ṛṣistadvacanaṃ śrutvā manasā ca vimṛśya hi || 60 ||
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anayā kiṃ kṛtaṃ pūrvaṃ keyaṃ kasya prasādataḥ |
tadā jñānaṃ ca ṛṣiṇā tatsarvaṃ jñānacakṣuṣā |
vismayena samāviṣṭastūṣṇīṃbhūto'bhavattadā || 61 ||
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savismayo'bhūdatha tadviditvā uddālako jñānavatāṃ variṣṭhaḥ |
śivaprabhāvaṃ manasā viciṃtya jñānātparaṃ bodhamavāpa śāṃtaḥ || 62 ||
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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 7

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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