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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kūrma uvāca |
śāṃḍilya iti vikhyātaḥ purāhamabhavaṃ dvijaḥ |
bālabhāve mayā bhūpa krīḍamānena nirmitam || 1 ||
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purā prāvṛṣi pāṃśūtthaṃ śivāyatanamucchritam |
jalārdravālukāprāyaṃ prāṃśuprākāraśobhitam || 2 ||
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paṃcāyatanavinyāsamanoharataraṃ nṛpa |
vināyakaśivāsūryamadhusūdanamūrtimat || 3 ||
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pītamṛtsvarṇakalaśaṃ dhvajamālāvibhūṣitam |
kāṣṭhatoraṇavinyastaṃ dolakena vibhūṣitam || 4 ||
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dṛḍhaprāṃśusamudbhūtasopānaśreṇibhāsuram |
sarvāścaryamayaṃ divyaṃ vayasyaiḥ saṃvṛtena me || 5 ||
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tatra jāgeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ gṛtvātha viniveśitam |
bālyādupalarūpaṃ tadvarṣāvāriviśudvimat || 6 ||
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bakapuṣpaistathānyaiśca kedārotthaiḥ samāhṛtaiḥ |
komalairaparaiḥ puṣpairvṛtivallīsamudbhavaiḥ || 7 ||
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kūṣmāṃḍaiścaiva varṇādyairunmattakusumāyutaiḥ |
maṃdārairbilvapatraiśca dūrvādyaiśca navāṃkuraiḥ || 8 ||
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pūjā viracitā ramyā śaṃbhoriti mayā nṛpa |
tatastāṃḍavamārabdhamanapekṣitasatkriyam || 9 ||
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śivasya purato bālyādgītaṃ ca svasvarjitam |
akārṣaṃ sakṛdevāhaṃ bālye śiśugaṇāvṛtaḥ || 10 ||
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tato mṛto'haṃ jātaśca vipro jātismaro nṛpa |
vaidiśe nagare'kārṣaṃ śivapūjāṃ viśeṣataḥ || 11 ||
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śivadīkṣāmupāgamyānugṛhītaḥ śivāgamaiḥ |
śivaprāsāda ādhāya liṃgaṃ śraddhāsamanvitaḥ || 12 ||
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kalpakoṭiṃ vasetsvargeyaḥ karoti śivālayam |
yāvaṃti paramāṇūni śivasyāyatane nṛpa || 13 ||
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bhavaṃti tāvadvarṣāṇi karakaḥ śivasadmani |
iti paurāṇavākyāni smarañchailaṃ śivālayam || 14 ||
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akāriṣamahaṃ ramyaṃ viśvakarmavidhānataḥ |
mṛnmayaṃ kāṣṭhaniṣpannaṃ pākveṣṭaṃ śailameva vā || 15 ||
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kṛtamāyatanaṃ dadyātkramāddaśaguṇaṃ phalam |
bhasmaśāyī triṣavaṇo bhikṣānnakṛtabhojanaḥ || 16 ||
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jaṭādharastapasyaṃśca śivārādhanatatparaḥ |
itthaṃ me kurvato jātaṃ punarbhūpa pramāpaṇam || 17 ||
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jāto jāti smarastatra kāritā tṛtīyehaṃ bhavāṃtare |
sārvabhaumo mahīpālaḥ pratiṣṭhāne purottame || 18 ||
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jayadatta iti khyātaḥ sūryavaṃśasamudbhavaḥ |
tato mayā bahuvidhāḥ prāsādāḥ kāritā nṛpa || 19 ||
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tasminbhavāṃtare śaṃbhorārādhanapareṇa ca |
tato nirūpitā jātā bakapuṣpapurassarāḥ || 20 ||
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sauvarṇai rājatai ratnanirmitaiḥ kusumairnṛpa |
tathāvidhe'nnadānādi karomi nṛpasattama || 21 ||
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kevalaṃ śivaliṃgānāṃ pūjāṃ puṣpaiḥ karomyaham |
tato me bhagavāñchaṃbhuḥ saṃtuṣṭo'tha varaṃ dadau || 22 ||
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ajarāmaratāṃ rājaṃstenaiva vapuṣāvṛtaḥ |
tatastathāvidhaṃ prāpyānanyasādhāraṇaṃ varam || 23 ||
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vicarāmi mahīmetāṃ madāṃdha iva vāraṇaḥ |
śivabhaktiṃ vihāyātha nṛpo'haṃ madanāturaḥ || 24 ||
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pradharṣayitumārabdhaḥ striyaḥ paraparigrahāḥ |
āyuṣastapasaḥ kīrtestejaso yaśasaḥ śriyaḥ || 25 ||
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vināśakāraṇaṃ mukhyaṃ paradārapradharṣaṇam |
sakarṇaḥ śrutihīno'sau paśyannaṃdho vadañjaḍaḥ || 26 ||
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acetanaścetanāvānmūrkho vidvānapi sphuṭam |
tadā bhavati bhūpāla puruṣaḥ kṣaṇamātrataḥ || 27 ||
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yadaiva hariṇākṣīṇāṃ gocaraṃ yāti cakṣuṣām |
mṛtasya niraye vāso jīvataśceśvarādbhayam || 28 ||
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evaṃ lokadvayaṃ haṃtrī paradārapradharṣaṇā |
jarāmaraṇahīnohamiti niścayamāsthitaḥ || 29 ||
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aihikāmuṣmikabhayaṃ vihāyāṃha tataḥ param |
pradharṣayitumārabdhastadā bhūpa parastriyaḥ || 30 ||
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atha māṃ saṃparijñāya maryādārahitaṃ yamaḥ |
varapradānādīśasya tadaṃtikasupāyayau |
vyajijñapanmadīyaṃ ca śaṃbhordharmavyatikramam || 31 ||
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yama uvāca |
nāhaṃ tavānubhāvena guptasyāsya vinigraham || 32 ||
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śakromi pāpino deva manniyoge'nyamādiśa |
jagadādhārūpā hi tvayeśoktāḥ pativratāḥ || 33 ||
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gāvo viprāḥ sanigamā alubdhā dānaśīlinaḥ |
satyaniṣṭhā iti svāmiṃsteṣāṃ mukhyatamā satī || 34 ||
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tāstena dharṣitā luptaṃ madīyaṃ dharmaśāsanam |
varadānapramattena tavaiva paribhūya mām || 35 ||
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jayadattena deveśa pratiṣṭhānādhivāsinā |
imāṃ dharmasya bhagavāngiramākarṇya kopitaḥ |
śaśāpa māṃ samānīya vepamānaṃ kṛtāṃjalim || 36 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
yasmādduṣṭasamācāra dharṣitāste pativratāḥ || 37 ||
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kāmārtena mayā śaptastasmātkūrmaḥ kṣaṇādbhava |
tataḥ praṇamya vijñaptaḥ śāpatāpaharo mayā || 38 ||
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prāha ṣaṣṭitame kalpe viśāpo bhavitā gaṇaḥ |
madīya iti saṃprocya jagāmādarśanaṃ śivaḥ || 39 ||
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ahaṃ kūrmastadā jāto daśayojanavistṛtaḥ |
samudrasalile nītastvayāhaṃ yajñasādhane || 40 ||
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purastādyāyajūkena smaraṃstacca bibhemi te |
dagdhastvayāhaṃ pṛṣṭhetra vraṇānyetāni paśya me || 41 ||
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cayanāni bahūnyatra kalpasūtravidhānataḥ |
pṛṣṭhopari kṛtānyāsanniṃdradyumna tadā tvayā || 42 ||
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bhūyaḥ saṃtāpitā yajñaiḥ pṛthivī pṛthivīpate |
susrāva sarvatīrthānāṃ sāraṃ sā'bhūnmahīnadī || 43 ||
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tasyāṃ ca snānamātreṇa sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate |
tato naimittike kasminnapi pralaya āgataḥ || 44 ||
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plavamānamidaṃ rājanmānasaṃ śatayojanam |
ṣaṭpaṃcāśatpramāṇena kalpā mama purā nṛpa || 45 ||
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vyatītā iha catvāraḥ śeṣe mokṣastataḥ param |
evamāyuridaṃ dīrghamevaṃ śāpācca kūrmatā || 46 ||
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mamābhūdīśvarasyaiva satīdharmadruho nṛpa |
brūhi kiṃ kriyatāṃ śatrorapi te gṛhagāminaḥ || 47 ||
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mama pṛṣṭhiściraṃ bhūpa tvayā dagdhāgninā'purā |
ahaṃ jvalaṃtīmiva tāṃ paśyāmyadyāpi satriṇā || 48 ||
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idaṃ vimānamāyātaṃ tvayā kasmānnirākṛtam |
devadūtasamāyuktaṃ bhuṃkṣva bhogānnijārjitān || 49 ||
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iṃdradyumna uvāca |
caturmukhena tenāhaṃ svargānnirvāsitaḥ svayam |
vilakṣyona prayāsyāmi pātādhikyādidūṣite || 50 ||
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tasmādvivekavairāgyamavidyāpāpanāśanam |
āliṃgyāhaṃ yatiṣyāmi prāpya bodhaṃ vimuktaye || 51 ||
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tanme gṛhagatasyādya yathātithyakaro bhavān |
tadādiśa yathā'pārapāradaḥ kopi me guruḥ || 52 ||
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kūrma uvāca |
lomaśonāma dīrghāyurmatto'pyasti mahāmuniḥ |
mayā kalāpagrāme sa pūrvaṃ dṛṣṭaḥ kvacinnṛpa || 53 ||
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iṃdradyumna uvāca |
tasmādāgaccha gacchāmastameva sahitāvayam |
prāhuḥ pūtatamāṃ tīrthādapi satsaṃgatiṃ budhāḥ || 54 ||
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itthaṃ niśamya nṛpatervacanaṃ tadānīṃ sarve'pi te ṣaḍatha taṃ munimukhyamāśu |
citte vidhāya muditāḥ prayayurdvijeṃdraṃ jijñāsavaḥ sucirajīvitahetumasya || 55 ||
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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 11

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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