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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nārada uvāca |
tatastvahaṃ ciṃtayāmi kathaṃ sthānamidaṃ bhavet |
mamāyattaṃ yato rājñāṃ bhūmireṣā sadā vaśe || 1 ||
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yattvahaṃ dharmavarṇāṇaṃ gatvā yāce ha medinīm |
arpayatyeva sa ca me yācito na punaḥ paraḥ || 2 ||
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tathā hi munibhiḥ proktaṃ dravyaṃ trividhamuttamam |
śuklaṃ madhyaṃ ca śabalamadhamaṃ gṛṣṇamucyate || 3 ||
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śruteḥ saṃpādanācchiṣyātprāptaṃ śuklaṃ ca knyayayā |
tathā kusīdavāṇijyakṛṣiyācitameva ca || 4 ||
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śabalaṃ procyate sadbhirdyūtacauryeṇa sāhasaiḥ |
vyājenopārjitaṃ yacca tatkṛṣṇaṃ samudāhṛtam || 5 ||
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śuklavittena yo dharmaṃ prakuryācchraddhayānvitaḥ |
tīrthaṃ pātraṃ samāsādya devatve tatsamaśnute || 6 ||
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rājasena ca bhāvena vittena śabalena ca |
pradadyāddānamarthibhyo mānuṣyatve tadaśnute || 7 ||
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tamovṛtastu yo dadyātkṛṣṇavittena mānavaḥ |
tiryaktve tatphalaṃ pretya samaśrāti narādhamaḥ || 8 ||
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tattu yācitadravyaṃ me rājasaṃ hi sphuṭaṃ bhavet |
atha brāhmaṇabhāvena nṛpaṃ yāce pratigraham || 9 ||
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tadapyaho cātikaṣṭa hetunā tena me matam |
ayaṃ pratigraho ghoro madhvāsvādo viṣopamaḥ || 10 ||
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pratīgraheṇa saṃyuktaṃ hyamīvamāviśoddvijam |
tasmādahaṃ nivṛttaśca pāpādasmātpratigrahāt || 11 ||
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tataḥ kenāpyupāyena dvayoranyatareṇa tu |
svāyattaṃ sthānaka kurma etatsañciṃtaye muhuḥ || 12 ||
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yathā kubhāryaḥ puruṣaścintāṃtaṃ na prapadyate |
tathaiva vimṛśaṃścāhaṃ ciṃtāṃtaṃ na labhāmyaṇu || 13 ||
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etasminnantare pārtha snātuṃ tatra samāgatāḥ |
bahavo munayaḥ puṇye mahīsāgarasaṃgame || 14 ||
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ahaṃ tānabravaṃ sarvānkuto yūyaṃ samāgatāḥ |
te māmūcuḥ praṇamyātha saurāṣṭraviṣaye mune || 15 ||
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dharmavarmeti nṛpatiryo'sya deśasya bhūpatiḥ |
sa tu dānasya tattvārthī tepe varṣagaṇānbahūn || 16 ||
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tatastaṃ prāha khe vāṇī ślokamekaṃ nṛpa śrṛṇu |
dvihetu ṣaḍadhiṣṭhānaṃ ṣaḍaṃgaṃ ca dvipākayuk || 17 ||
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catuḥprakāraṃ trividhaṃ trināśaṃ dānamucyate |
ityekaṃ ślokamābhāṣya khe vāṇī virarāma ha || 18 ||
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ślokasyārthaṃ nāvabhāṣe pṛcchamānāpi nārada |
tato rājā dharmavarmā paṭahenānvaghoṣayat || 19 ||
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yastu ślokasya caivāsya labdhasya tapasā mayā |
karoti samyagavyākhyānaṃ tasya caitaddadāmyaham || 20 ||
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gavāṃ ca sapta niyutaṃ suvarṇaṃ tāvadeva tu |
saptagrāmānprayacchāmi ślokavyākhyāṃ karoti yaḥ || 21 ||
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paṭaheneti nṛpateḥ śrutvā rājño vaco mahat |
ājagmurbahudeśīyā brāhmaṇāḥ koṭiśo mune || 22 ||
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punardurbodhavinyāsaḥ ślokastairviprapuṃgavaiḥ |
ākhyātuṃ śakyate naiva guḍo mūkairyathā mune || 23 ||
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vayaṃ ca tatra yātāḥ smo dhanalobhena nārada |
durbodhatvānnamaskṛtya ślokaṃ cātra samāgatāḥ || 24 ||
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durvyākhyeyastvayaṃ śloko dhanaṃ labhyaṃ na caiva naḥ |
tīrthayātrāṃ kathaṃ yāmītyevāciṃtyātra cāgatāḥ || 25 ||
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evaṃ phālguna teṣāṃ tu vacaḥ śrutvā mahātmanām |
atīva saṃprahṛṣṭo'haṃ tānvisṛjyetyaciṃtayam || 26 ||
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aho prāpta upāyo me sthānaprāptau na saṃśayaḥ |
ślokaṃ vyākhyāya nṛpaterlapsye sthānaṃ dhanaṃ tathā || 27 ||
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vidyāmūlyena naivaṃ ca yācitaḥ syātpratigrahaḥ |
satyamāha purāṇārṣirvāsudevo jagadguruḥ || 28 ||
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dharmasya yasya śraddhā syānna ca sā naiva pūryate |
pāpasya yasya śraddhāsyānna ca sāpi na pūryate || 29 ||
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evaṃ viciṃtya vidvāṃsaḥ prakurvaṃti yathāruci |
satyametadvibhorvākyaṃ durlabho'pi yathā hi me || 30 ||
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manoratho'yaṃ saphalaḥ saṃbhūtoṃkuritaḥ sphuṭam |
enaṃ ca durvidaṃ ślokamahaṃ jānāmi susphuṭam || 31 ||
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amūrtaiḥ pitṛbhiḥ pūrvameva khyāto hi me purā |
evaṃ harṣānvitaḥ pārtha saṃciṃtyā'haṃ tato muhuḥ || 32 ||
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praṇamya tīrthaṃ calito mahīsāgarasaṃgamam |
vṛddhabrāhmaṇarūpeṇa tatohaṃ yātavānnṛpam || 33 ||
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idaṃ bhaṇitavānasmi ślokavyākhyāṃ nṛpa śrṛṇu |
yatte paṭahavikhyātaṃ dānaṃ ca praguṇīkuru || 34 ||
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evamukte nṛpaḥ prāha procurevaṃ hi koṭiśaḥ |
dvijottamāḥ punarnasyaṃ proktumartho hi śakyate || 35 ||
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ke dvihetū ṣaḍākhyātānyadhiṣṭhānāni kāni ca |
kāni caiva ṣaḍaṃgāni kau dvau pākau tathā smṛtau || 36 ||
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ke ca prakārāścatvāraḥ kiṃsvittattrividhaṃ dvija |
payo nāśāśca ke proktā dānasyaitatsphuṭaṃ vada || 37 ||
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sphuṭānpraśnānimānsapta yadi vakṣyasi brāhmaṇa |
tato gavāṃ saptaniyutaṃ suvarṇaṃ tāvadeva tu || 38 ||
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sapta grāmāṃśca dāsyāmi no cedyāsyasi svaṃ gṛham |
ityuktvā vacanaṃ pārtha saurāṣṭrasvāminaṃ nṛpam || 39 ||
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dharmavarmāṇamastvevaṃ prāvocamavadhāraya |
ślokavyākhyāṃ sphuṭāṃ vakṣye dānahetū ca tau śrṛṇu || 40 ||
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alpatvaṃ vā bahutvaṃ vā dānasyābhyudayāvaham |
śraddhā śaktiśca dānānāṃ vṛddhyakṣayakarehi te || 41 ||
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tatra śraddhāviṣaye ślokā bhavanti |
kāyakleśaiśca bahubhirna caivārathasya rāśibhiḥ || 42 ||
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dharmaḥ saṃprāpyate sūkṣmaḥ śraddhā dharmo'dbhutaṃ tapaḥ |
śraddhā svargaśca mokṣaśca śraddhā sarvamidaṃ jagat || 43 ||
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sarvasvaṃ jīvitaṃ cāpi dadyādaśraddhayā yadi |
nāpnuyātsa phalaṃ kiṃcicchraddadhānastato bhavet || 44 ||
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śraddhayā sādhyate dharmo mahadbhirnārtharāśibhiḥ |
akiṃcanā hi munayaḥ śraddhāvaṃto divaṃ gatāḥ || 45 ||
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trividhā bhavati śraddhā dehināṃ sā svabhāvajā |
sāttvikī rājasī caiva tāmasī ceti tāṃ śrṛṇu || 46 ||
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yajaṃte sāttvikā devānyakṣarakṣāṃsi rājasāḥ |
pretānbhūtapiśācāṃśca yajaṃte tāmasā janāḥ || 47 ||
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tasmācchraddhāvatā pātre dattaṃ nyāyārjitaṃ hi yat |
tenaiva bhagavānrudraḥ svalpakenāpi tuṣyati || 48 ||
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śaktiviṣaye ca ślokā bhavaṃti |
kuṭuṃbabhuktavasanāddeyaṃ yadatiricyate |
madhvāsvādo viṣaṃ paścāddāturdharmo'nyathā bhavet || 49 ||
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śakte parajane dātā svajane duḥkhajīvini |
madhvāpānaviṣādaḥ sa dharmāṇāṃ pratirūpakaḥ || 50 ||
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bhṛtyānāmuparodhena yatkarotyaurdhvadaihikam |
tadbhavatyasukhodakaṃ jīvato'sya mṛtasya ca || 51 ||
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sāmānyaṃ yācitaṃ nyāsamādhirdārāśca darśanam |
anvāhitaṃ ca nikṣepaḥ sarvasvaṃ cānvaye sati || 52 ||
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āpatsvapi na deyāni navavastūni paṃḍitaiḥ |
yo dadāti sa mūḍhātmā prāyāścittīyate naraḥ || 53 ||
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iti te gaditau rājandvau hetū śrūyatāmataḥ |
adhiṣṭhānāni vakṣyāmi ṣaḍeva śrṛṇu tānyapi || 54 ||
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dharmamarthaṃ ca kāmaṃ ca vrīḍāharṣabhayāni ca |
adhiṣṭhānāni dānānāṃ ṣaḍetāni pracakṣate || 55 ||
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pātrebhyo dīyate nityamanapekṣya prayojanam |
kevalaṃ dharmabuddhyā yaddharmadānaṃ taducyate || 56 ||
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dhaninaṃ dhanalobhena lobhayitvārthamāharet |
tadarthadānamityāhuḥ kāmadānamataḥ śrṛṇu || 57 ||
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prayojanamapekṣyaiva prasaṃgādyatpradīyate |
anarheṣu sarāgeṇa kāmadānaṃ taducyate || 58 ||
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saṃsadi vrīḍayā'śrutya ārthibhyaḥ pradadāti ca |
pratidīyate ca yaddānaṃ vrīḍādānamiti śrutam || 59 ||
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dṛṣṭvā priyāṇi śrutvā vā harṣavadyatpradīyate |
harṣadānamiti proktaṃ dānaṃ taddharmaciṃtakaiḥ || 60 ||
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ākrośānarthahiṃsānāṃ pratīkārāya yadbhavet |
dīyate'nupakartṛbhyo bhayadānaṃ taducyate || 61 ||
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proktāni ṣaḍadhiṣṭhānānyaṃgānyapi ca ṣaṭcchruṇu |
dātā pratigrahītā ca śuddhirdeyaṃ ca dharmayuk || 62 ||
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deśakālau ca dānānāmaṃgānyetāni ṣaḍviduḥ |
aparogī ca dharmātmā ditsuravyasanaḥ śuciḥ || 63 ||
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aniṃdyājīvakarmā ca ṣaḍbhirdātā praśasyate |
anṛjuścāśraddadhāno'śāṃtātmā dhṛṣṭabhīrukaḥ || 64 ||
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asatyasaṃdho nidrālurdātāyaṃ tāmaso'dhamaḥ |
triśuklaḥ kṛśavṛttiśca ghṛṇāluḥ sakaleṃdriyaḥ || 65 ||
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vimukto yonidoṣebhyo brāhmaḥ pātramucyate |
saumukhyādabhisaṃprītirarthināṃ darśane sadā |
satkṛtiścānasūyā ca tadā śuddhiriti smṛtā || 66 ||
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aparābādhamakleśaṃ svayatnenārjitaṃ dhanam |
svalpaṃ vā vipulaṃ vāpi deyamityabhidhīyate || 67 ||
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tenāpi kila dharmeṇa uddiśya kila kiṃcana |
deyaṃ taddharmayugiti śūnye śūnyaṃ phalaṃ matam || 68 ||
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nyāyena durlabhaṃ dravyaṃ deśe kālepi vā punaḥ |
dānārhau deśakālau tau syātāṃ śreṣṭhau na cānyathā || 69 ||
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ṣaṃḍagānīti coktāni dvau ca pākāvataḥ śrṛṇu |
dvau pākau dānajau prāhuḥ paratrātha tvihocyate || 70 ||
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sadbhyo yaddīyate kiṃcittatparatropatiṣṭhati |
asatsu dīyate kiṃcittaddānamiha bhujyate || 71 ||
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dvau pākāviti nirdiṣṭau prakārāṃścaturaḥ śrṛṇu |
dhruvamāhustrikaṃ kāmyaṃ naimittikamiti kramāt || 72 ||
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vaidiko dānamārgo'yaṃ caturdhā varṇyate dvijaiḥ |
prapārāmataḍāgādisarvakāmaphalaṃ dhruvam || 73 ||
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tadāhustrikāmityāhurdīyate yaddinedine |
apatyavijayaiśvaryastrībālārthaṃ pradīyate || 74 ||
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icchāsaṃsthaṃ ca yaddānaṃ kāmyamityabhidhīyate |
kālāpekṣaṃ kriyāpekṣaṃ guṇāpekṣamiti smṛtau || 75 ||
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tridhā naumittikaṃ proktaṃ sadā homavivarjitam |
iti proktāḥ prakārāste traividhyamabhidhīyate || 76 ||
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aṣṭottamāni catvāri madhyamāni vidhānataḥ |
kānīyasāni śeṣāṇi trividhatvamidaṃ viduḥ || 77 ||
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gṛhaprāsādavidyābhūgokūpaprāṇahāṭakam |
etānyuttamadānāni uttamadravyadānataḥ || 78 ||
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annārāmaṃ ca vāsāṃsi hayaprabhṛtivāhanam |
dānāni madhyamānīti madhyamadravyadānataḥ || 79 ||
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upānacchatrapātrādidadhimadhvāsanāni ca || 80 ||
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dīpakāṣṭhopalādīni caramaṃ bahuvārṣikam |
iti kānīyasānyāhurdānanāśatrayaṃ śrṛṇu || 81 ||
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yaddattvā tapyate paścādāsuraṃ taddhṛthā matam |
aśraddhayā yaddadāti rākṣasaṃ syādvṛthaiva tat || 82 ||
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yaccākruśya dadātyaṃga dattvā vākrośati dvijam |
paiśācaṃ tadvṛthā dānaṃdānanāśāstrayastvamī || 83 ||
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iti saptapadairbaddhaṃ dānamāhātmya muttamam |
śaktyā te kīrtitaṃ rājansādhu vā'sādhu vā vada || 84 ||
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dharmavarmovāca |
adya me saphalaṃ janma adya me saphalaṃ tapaḥ |
adya te kṛtakṛtyo'smi kṛtaḥ kṛtimatāṃ vara || 85 ||
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paṭhitvā sakalaṃ janma brahmacāri yathā vṛthā |
bahukleśātprāptabhāryaḥ sāvṛthā'priyavādinī || 86 ||
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kleśena kṛtvā kūpaṃ vā sa ca kṣārodako vṛthā |
bahukleśairjanma nītaṃ vinā dharmaṃ tathā vṛthā || 87 ||
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evaṃ me yadvṛthā nāma jātaṃ tatsaphalaṃ tvayā |
kṛtaṃ tasmānnamastubhyaṃ dvijebhyaśca namonamaḥ || 88 ||
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satyamāha purā viṣṇuḥ kumārānviṣṇusadbhani || 89 ||
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nāhaṃ tathādbhi yajamānahavirvitānaścayotadghṛtaplutamadanhutabhuṅmukhena |
yadbrāhmaṇasya mukhataścaratonughāsaṃ tuṣṭasya mayyavahitairnijakarmapākaiḥ || 90 ||
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tanmayā'śarmaṇā vāpi yadvipreṣvapriyaṃ kṛtam |
sarvasya prabhavo viprāstatkṣamatāṃ prasādaye || 91 ||
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tvaṃ ca kosi na sāmānyaḥ praṇamyāhaṃ prasādaye |
ātmānaṃ khyāpaya mune proktaścetyabravaṃ tadā || 92 ||
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nārada uvāca |
nārado'smi nṛpaśreṣṭha sthānakārthī samāgataḥ |
proktaṃ ca dehi me dravyaṃ bhūmiṃ ca sthānahetave || 93 ||
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yadyapīyaṃ devatānāṃ bhūmirdravyaṃ ca pārthiva |
tathāpi yasminyaḥ kāle rājā prārthyaḥ sa niścitam || 94 ||
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sahīśvarasyāvatāro bharttā dātā'bhayasya saḥ |
tathaiva tvāmahaṃ yāce dravyaśuddhipsayā |
pūrva mamālayaṃ dehi deyārthe prārthanāparaḥ || 95 ||
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rājovāca |
yadi tvaṃ nārado vipra rājyamastvakhilaṃ tava |
ahaṃ hi brāhmaṇānāṃ te dāsyaṃ kartā na saṃśayaḥ || 96 ||
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nārada uvāca |
yadyasmākaṃ bhavānbhaktastatte kāryaṃ ca no vacaḥ || 97 ||
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sarvaṃ yattaddehi me dravyamuktaṃ bhuvaṃ ca me saptagavyūtimātrām |
bhūyāttvattopyasya rakṣeti so'pi mene tvahaṃ ciṃtaye cārthaśeṣam || 98 ||
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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 4

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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