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 |
nāḍījaṃghabakenoktāṃ vācamākarṇyabhūpatiḥ |
mārkaṃḍeyena saṃyukto babhūvātīva duḥkhitaḥ || 1 ||
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taṃ niśamya munirbhūpaṃ duḥkhitaṃ sāśrulocanam |
samānavyasanaḥ prāha tadarthaṃ sa punarbakam || 2 ||
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vidhāyāśāṃ mahābhāga tvadaṃtikamupāgatau |
āvāṃ cirāyurjñātāṃśāvindradyumnamiti dvija || 3 ||
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niṣpannaṃ nāsya tatkāryaṃ prāṇāneṣa mumukṣati |
vahnipraveśena paraṃ vairāgyaṃ samupāgataḥ || 4 ||
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tanmāmupāgato'haṃ ca tvāṃ siddhaṃ nāsya vāṃchitam |
tadenamanuyāsyāmi maraṇena tvayā śape || 5 ||
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āśāṃ kṛtvābhyupāyātaṃ nirāśaṃ nekṣituṃ kṣamāḥ |
bhavaṃti sādhavastasmājjīvitānmaraṇaṃ varam || 6 ||
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prārthitaṃ cāmunā hṛtsthaṃ mayā cāsmai pratiśrutam |
tvāṃ mitraṃ tatparijñāne dhṛtvā hṛdi cirāyuṣam || 7 ||
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asaṃpādayato nārthaṃ pratijñātaṃ mamāyuṣā |
kaluṣeṇārthinā māśāpūrakeṇa sakhedhunā || 8 ||
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pratiśrutaṃ kṛtaṃ ślāghyā dāsatāṃtyajapakvaṇe |
hariścaṃdrasyeva nṛṇāṃ na ślāghyā satyasaṃdhatā || 9 ||
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mitrasnehasya paryāyastacca sāptapadaṃ smṛtam |
snehaḥ sa kīdṛśo mitre duḥkhito yo na dṛśyate || 10 ||
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tadavaśyamahaṃ sākamadhunā vahnisādhanam |
kariṣye kīrtivapuṣaḥ kṛte satyamidaṃ sakhe || 11 ||
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anujānīhi māmetaddarśanaṃ tava paścimam |
tvayā saha mahābhāga nāḍījaṃgha dvijottama || 12 ||
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nārada uvāca |
vajravadduḥsahāṃ vācaṃ mārkaṃḍeyasamīritām |
śuśruvānsa kṣaṇaṃ dhyātvā pratītaḥ prāha tāvubhau || 13 ||
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nāḍījaṃgha uvāca |
yadyevaṃ tadidaṃ mitraṃ viśaṃtaṃ jvalane'dhunā |
nivāraya muniśreṣṭha matto'sti cirajīvitaḥ || 14 ||
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prākārakarṇanāmāsāvulūkaḥ śivaparvate |
sa jñāsyati mahīpālamiṃdradyumnaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 15 ||
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tasmādahaṃ tvayā sārdhamamunā ca śivālayam |
vrajāmi taṃ śikhariṇaṃ mitrakāryaprasiddhaye || 16 ||
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ityeva muktvā te jagmustrayo'pi dvijapuṃgavāḥ |
kailāsaṃ dadṛśustatra tamulūkaṃ svanīḍagam || 17 ||
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kṛtasaṃvidasau tena bakaḥ svāgatapūjayā |
pṛṣṭaśca tāvubhau prāha tatsarvamabhivāṃchitam || 18 ||
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cirāyurasi jānīṣe yadīndradyumnabhūpatim |
tadbrūhi tena jñānena kāryaṃ jīvāmahe vayam || 19 ||
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iti pṛṣṭaḥ sa vimanā mitrakāryaprasādhanāt |
kauśikaḥ prāha jānāmi nendradyumnamahaṃ nṛpam || 20 ||
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aṣṭāviṃśatpramāṇā me kalpā jātasya bhūtale |
na dṛṣṭo na śruto vāsāviṃdradyumno nṛpaḥ kṣitau || 21 ||
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tacchrutvā vismito bhūpastasyāyuratimātrataḥ |
duḥkhito'pi tadā hetuṃ papracchāsau tadāyuṣaḥ || 22 ||
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evamāyuryadi tava kathaṃ prāptaṃ bravīhi tat |
ulūkatvaṃ kathamidaṃ jugupsitamatīva ca || 23 ||
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prākārakarṇa uvāca |
śrṛṇu bhadra yathā dīrghamāyurmeśivapūjanāt |
jugupsitamulūkatvaṃ śāpena ca mahāmuneḥ || 24 ||
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vasiṣṭhakulasaṃbhūtaḥ purāhamabhavaṃ dvijaḥ |
ghaṃṭa ityabhivikhyāto vārāṇasyāṃ śiverataḥ || 25 ||
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dharmaśravaṇaniṣṭhasya sādhūnāṃ saṃsadi svayam |
śrutvāsmi pūjayāmīśaṃ bilvapatrairakhaṃḍitaiḥ || 26 ||
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na mālatī na maṃdāraḥ śatapatraṃ na mallikā |
tathā priyāṇi śrīvṛkṣo yathā madanavidviṣaḥ || 27 ||
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akhaṃḍabilvapatreṇa ekena śivamūrdhani |
nihitena naraiḥ puṇyaṃ prāpyate lakṣapuṣpajam || 28 ||
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akhaṃḍitairbilvapatraiḥ śraddhayā svayamāhṛtaiḥ |
liṃgaprapūjanaṃ kṛtvā varṣalakṣaṃ vaseddivi || 29 ||
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sacchāstrebhya iti śrutvā pūjayāmyahamīśvaram |
trikālaṃ śraddhayā patraiḥ śrīvṛkṣasya tribhistribhiḥ || 30 ||
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tato varṣaśatasyāṃte tutoṣa śaśiśekharaḥ |
pratyakṣībhūya māmāha meghagaṃbhīrayā girā || 31 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
tuṣṭosmi tava vipreṃdrākhaṃḍabilvadalārcanāt |
vṛṇīṣvābhimataṃ yatte dāsyamyapi ca durlabham || 32 ||
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akhaṃḍabilvapatreṇa mahātuṣṭiḥ prajāyate |
ekanāpi yathānyeṣāṃ tathā na mama koṭibhiḥ || 33 ||
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ityukto'haṃ bhagavatā śaṃbhunā svamanaḥ sthitam |
vṛṇomi sma varaṃ deva kuru māmajarāmaram || 34 ||
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atha līlāvilāso māṃ tathetyuktvā'vicāritam |
yayāvadarśanaṃ prītimahaṃ ca mahatīṃ gataḥ || 35 ||
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kṛtakṛtyaṃ tadātmānamajñāsipamahaṃ kṣitau |
etasminneva kāle tu bhṛguvaṃśyo'bhavaddvijaḥ || 36 ||
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avadātatrijanmāsavakṣaviccākṣarārthavit |
sudarśaneti prathitā priyā tasyābhavatsatī || 37 ||
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atīva muditā patyurmukhaṃ prekṣyāsya darśanāt |
tanayā devalasyaipā rūpeṇāpratimā bhuvi || 38 ||
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tasyāṃ tasmādabhūtkanyā nirviśeṣā nijāraṇeḥ |
nivṛttabālabhāvābhūtkumārī yauvanonmukhī || 39 ||
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nālaṃ babhūva tāṃ dātuṃ tanayāṃ guṇaśālinīm |
kasyāpi janakaḥ sā ca vayaḥsaṃdhau mayekṣitā || 40 ||
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praviśdyauvanābhogabhāvairatimanoharā |
nirvāsyamānairaparaistilataṃdulitākṛtiḥ || 41 ||
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krīḍamānā vayasyābhirlāvaṇyapratimeva sā |
vyaciṃtayamahaṃ vipra tāṃ nirīkṣya sumadhyamām || 42 ||
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ananyākṛtimanyo'sau vidhiryeneti nirmitā |
tataḥ sāttvikabhāvānāṃ tatkṣaṇādasmi gocaram || 43 ||
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prāpito līlayāhatya bāṇaiḥ kusumadhanvinā |
tato mayā skhaladvālaṃ pṛṣṭā kasyeti tatsakhī || 44 ||
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prāheti bhṛguvaṃśyasya kanyeyaṃ dvijajanmanaḥ |
anūḍhādyāpi kenāpi samāyātātra khelitum || 45 ||
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tataḥ kusumabāṇena śaravrātairbhṛśaṃ hataḥ |
pitaraṃ praṇato gatvā yayāce tāṃ bhṛgūdvaham || 46 ||
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sa ca māṃ sadṛśaṃ jñātvā śīlena ca kulena ca |
atīva cārthinaṃ mahyaṃ dadau vācā puraḥ kramāt || 47 ||
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tataḥ sā tanayā tasya bhārgavasyā śrṛṇoditi |
dattāsmi tasmai viprāya virūpāyeti jalpatām || 48 ||
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rorūyamāṇā jananīmāha paśya yathā kṛtam |
atīvānucitaṃ dattvā janakena tathā vare || 49 ||
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viṣamāloḍya pāsyāmi pravekṣyāmi hutāśanam |
varaṃ na tu virūpasyodvoḍhurbhāryā kathaṃcana || 50 ||
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tataḥ saṃbodhya jananī tāṃ sutāmāha bhārgavam |
na deyāsmai tvayā kanyā virūpāyeti cāgrahāt || 51 ||
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sa vallabhāvacaḥ śrutvā dharmaśāstrāṇyavekṣya ca |
dattāmapi haretpūrvāṃ śreyāṃścedvara āvrajet || 52 ||
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arvākchilākramaṇato niṣṭhā syātsaptame pade |
iti vyavasya pradadāvanyasmai tāṃ dvijaḥ sutām || 53 ||
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śvobhāvini vivāhe tu tacca sarvaṃ mayā śrutam |
tatotīva vilakṣyohaṃ vayasyānāṃ purastadā || 54 ||
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nāśakaṃ vadanaṃ bhadra tathā darśayituṃ nijam |
kāmārtotīva tāṃ suptāmarvāgniśi tadāharam || 55 ||
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nītvā durgatamaikāṃte'kārṣamaudvāhikaṃ vidhim |
gāṃdharveṇa vivāhena tato'kārṣaṃ hṛdīpsitam || 56 ||
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anicchaṃtīṃ tadā bālāṃ balātsuratasevanam |
athānupadamāgatya tatpitā prātareva mām || 57 ||
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niśvasya saṃvṛto viprāstāṃ vīkṣyodvāhitāṃ sutām |
śaśāpa kupito bhadra māṃ tadānīṃ sa bhārgavaḥ || 58 ||
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bhārgava uvāca |
niśācarasya dharmeṇa yattvayodvāhitā sutā |
tasmānniśācaraḥ pāpa bhava tvamavilaṃbitam || 59 ||
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iti śaptaḥ praṇmyainaṃ pādopagrahapūrvakam |
hāheti ca bruvangāḍhaṃ sāśrunetraṃ sagadgadam || 60 ||
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tatohamabravaṃ kasmādadoṣaṃ māṃ bhavāniti |
śapate bhavatā dattā mama vācā purā sutā || 61 ||
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sodvāhitā mayā kanyā dānaṃ sakṛditi smṛtiḥ |
sakṛjjalpaṃti rājānaḥ sakṛjjalpaṃti paṇḍitāḥ || 62 ||
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sakṛtkanyāḥ pradīyaṃte trīṇyetāni sakṛtsakṛt |
kiṃ ca pratiśrutārthasya nirvāhastatsatāṃ vratam || 63 ||
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bhavādṛśānāṃ sādhūnāṃ sādhūnāṃ tasya tyāgo vigarhitaḥ |
pratiśrutā tvayā labdhā tadā kālamiyaṃ mayā || 64 ||
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udvoḍhā cādhunā nāhamucitaḥ śāpabhājanam |
vṛthā śapanti mahyaṃ ca bhavaṃtastadvicāryatām || 65 ||
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yo dattvā kanyakāṃ vācā paścāddharati durmatiḥ |
sa yāti narakaṃ ceti dharmaśāstreṣu niścitam || 66 ||
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tadākarṇya vyavasyāsau tathyaṃ madvacanaṃ hṛdā |
paścāttāpasamopeto munirmāmityathābravīt || 67 ||
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na me syādanyathā vāṇī ulūkastvaṃ bhaviṣyati |
niśācaro hyulūko'pi procyate dvijasattama || 68 ||
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yadeṃdradyumnavijñāne sahāyastaṃva bhaviṣyasi |
tadā tvaṃ prakṛtiṃ vipra prāpsyasītyabravītsa mām || 69 ||
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tadvākyasamakālaṃ ca kauśikatvamidaṃ mama |
etāvaṃti dinānyāsīdaṣṭāviṃśaddinaṃ vidheḥ || 70 ||
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bilvīdalauriti purā śaśiśekharasya saṃpūjanena mama dīrghataraṃ kilāyuḥ |
saṃjātamatra ca jugupsitamasya śāpātkailāsarodhasi niśācararūpamāsīt || 71 ||
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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 8

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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