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 |
atha te dadṛśuḥ pārtha saṃyamasthaṃ mahāmunim |
kūrmākhyānaṃnāmaikādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 1 ||
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jaṭāstriṣavaṇasnānakapilāḥ śirasā tadā |
dhārayantaṃ lomaśākhyamājyasiktamivānalam || 2 ||
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savyahaste tṛṇaughaṃ ca cchāyārthe viprasattamam |
dakṣiṇe cākṣamālāṃ ca bibhrataṃ maitramārgagam || 3 ||
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ahiṃsayanduruktādyaiḥ prāṇino bhūmicāriṇaḥ |
yaḥ siddhimeti japyena sa maitro munirucyate || 4 ||
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bakabhūpadvijolūkagṛdhrakūrmā vilokya ca |
nemuḥ kalāpagrāme taṃ ciraṃtanataponidhim || 5 ||
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svāgatāsanasatkāreṇāmunā te'ti satkṛtāḥ |
yathocitaṃ pratītāstamāhuḥ kāryaṃ hṛdi sthitam || 6 ||
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kūrma uvāca |
indradyumno'yamavanīpatiḥ satrijanāgraṇīḥ |
kīrtilopānnirasto'yaṃ vedhasā nākapṛṣṭhataḥ || 7 ||
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mārkaṃḍeyādibhiḥ prāpya kīrtyuddhāraṃca sattama |
nāyaṃ kāmayate svargaṃ punaḥpātādibhīṣaṇam || 8 ||
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bhavatānugṛhīto'yamihecchati mahodayam |
praṇodyastadayaṃ bhūpaḥ śiṣyaste bhagavanmayā |
tvatsakāśamihānīto brūhi sādhvasya vāṃchitam || 9 ||
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paropakaraṇaṃ nāma sādhūnāṃ vratamāhitam |
viśeṣataḥ praṇodyānāṃ śiṣyavṛttimupeyuṣām || 10 ||
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apraṇodyeṣu pāpeṣu sādhu proktamasaṃśayam |
vidveṣaṃ maraṇaṃ cāpi kurute'nyatarasya ca || 11 ||
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apramattaḥ praṇodyeṣu munireṣa prayacchati |
tadeveti bhavānevaṃ dharmaṃ vetti kuto vayam || 12 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
kūrma yuktamidaṃ sarvaṃ tvayābhihitamadya naḥ |
dharmaśāstropanataṃ tatsmāritāḥ sma purātanam || 13 ||
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brūhi rājansuviśrabdhaṃ sandehaṃ hṛdayasthitam |
kaste kimabravīccheṣaṃ vakṣyāmyahaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 14 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
bhagavanprathamaḥ praśrastāvadeva mamocyatām |
grīṣmakāle'pi madhyasthai ravau kiṃ na tavāśramaḥ || 15 ||
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kuṭīmātro'pi yacchāyā tṛṇaiḥ śirasi pāṇigaiḥ || 16 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
martavyamastyavaśyaṃ ca kāya eṣa patiṣyati |
kasyārthe kriyate gehamanityabhavamadhyagaiḥ || 17 ||
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yasya mṛtyurbhavenmitraṃ pītaṃ vā'mṛtamuttamam |
tasyaitaducitaṃ vaktumidaṃ me śvo bhaviṣyati || 18 ||
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idaṃ yugasahasreṣu bhaviṣyamabhaviddinam |
tadapyadyatvamāpannaṃ kā kathāmaraṇāvadheḥ || 19 ||
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kāraṇānugataṃ kāryamidaṃ śukrādabhūdvapuḥ |
kathaṃ viśuddhimāyāti kṣālitāṃgāravadvada || 20 ||
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tadasyāpi kṛte pāpaṃ śatruṣaḍvarganirjitāḥ |
kathaṃkāraṃ na lajjante kurvāṇā nṛpasattama || 21 ||
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tadbrahmaṇa ihotpannaḥ sikatādvayasambhavaḥ |
nigamoktaṃ paṭhañchṛṇvannidaṃ jīviṣyate katham || 22 ||
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tathāpi vaiṣṇavī māyā mohayatyavivekinam |
hṛdayasthaṃ na jānaṃti hyapi mṛtyu śatāyuṣaḥ || 23 ||
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dantāścalāścalā lakṣmīryauvanaṃ jīvitaṃ nṛpa |
calācalamatīvedaṃ dānamevaṃ gṛhaṃ nṛṇām || 24 ||
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iti vijñāya saṃsārasāraṃ ca calācalam |
kasyārthe kriyate rājankuṭajādi parigrahaḥ || 25 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
cirāyurbhagavāneva śrūyate bhuvanatraye |
tadarthamahamāyātastatkimevaṃ vacastava || 26 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
pratikalpaṃ maccharīrādekaromaparikṣayaḥ |
jāyate sarvanāśe ca mama bhāvi pramāpaṇam || 27 ||
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paśya jānupradeśaṃ me dvyaṃgulaṃ romavarjitam |
jātaṃ vapustadbibhemi martavye sati kiṃ gṛhaiḥ || 28 ||
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nārada uvāca |
itthaṃ niśamya tadvākyaṃ sa prahasyātivismitaḥ |
bhūpālastasya papraccha kāraṇaṃ tādṛśāyuṣaḥ || 29 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
pṛcchāmi tvāmahaṃ brahmanyadāyuridamīdṛśam |
tava dīrghaṃ prabhāvo'sau dānasya tapaso'thavā || 30 ||
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lomaśa uvāca |
śrṛṇu bhūpa pravakṣyāmi pūrvajanmasamudbhavām |
śivadharmayutāṃ puṇyāṃ kathāṃ pāpapraṇāśanīm || 31 ||
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ahamāsaṃ purā śūdro daridro'tīvabhūtale |
bhramāmi vasudhāpṛṣṭhe hyaśanapīḍito bhṛśam || 32 ||
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tato mayā mahalliṃgaṃ jālimadhyagataṃ tadā |
madhyāhne'sya jalādhāro dṛṣṭaścaivā vidūrataḥ || 33 ||
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tataḥ praviśya tadvāri pītvā snātvā ca śāṃbhavam |
talliṃgaṃ snāpitaṃ pūjā vihitā kamalaiḥ śubhaiḥ || 34 ||
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atha kṣutkṣāmakaṃṭho'haṃ śrīkaṃṭhaṃ taṃ namasya ca |
punaḥ pracalito mārge pramīto nṛpasattama || 35 ||
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tato'haṃ brāhmaṇagṛhe jāto jātismaraḥ sutaḥ |
snāpanācchivaliṃgasya sakṛtkamalapūjanāt || 36 ||
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smaranvilasitaṃ mithyā satyābhāsamidaṃ jagat |
avidyāmayamityevaṃ jñātvā mūkatvamāsthitaḥ || 37 ||
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tena vipreṇa vārdhakye samārādhya maheśvaram |
prāpto'hamiti me nāma īśāna iti kalpitam || 38 ||
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tataḥ sa vipro vātsalyādagadānsubahūnmama |
cakāra vyapaneṣyāmi mūkatvamiti niścayaḥ || 39 ||
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maṃtravādānbahūnvaidyānupāyānaparānapi |
pitrostathā mahāmāyāsaṃbaddhamanasostathā || 40 ||
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nirīkṣya mūḍhatāṃ hāsyamāsīnmanasi me tadā |
tathā yauvanamāsādya niśi hitvā nijaṃ gṛham || 41 ||
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saṃpūjya kamalaiḥ śaṃbhuṃ tataḥ śayanamabhyagām |
tataḥ pramīte pitari mūḍhaityahamujjhitaḥ || 42 ||
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saṃbaṃdhibhiḥ pratīto'tha phalāhāramavasthitaḥ |
pratītaḥ pūjayāmīśamabjairbahuvidhaistathā || 43 ||
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atha varṣaśatasyāṃte varadaḥ śaśiśekharaḥ |
pratyakṣo yācito dehi jarāmaraṇasaṃkṣayam || 44 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ajarāmaratā nāsti nāmarūpabhṛtoyataḥ |
mamāpi dehapātaḥ syādavadhiṃ kuru jīvite || 45 ||
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iti śaṃbhorvacaḥ śrutvā mayā vṛtimidaṃ tadā |
kalpāṃte romapāto'stu maraṇaṃ sarvasaṃkṣaye || 46 ||
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tatastava gaṇo bhūyāmiti me'bhīpsito varaḥ |
tathetyuktvā sa bhagavānharaścādarśanaṃ gataḥ || 47 ||
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ahaṃ tapasiniṣṭhaśca tataḥ prabhṛti cābhavam |
brahmahatyādibhiḥ pāpairmucyate śivapūjanāt || 48 ||
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bradhnābjairitarairvapi kamalairnātra saṃśayaḥ |
evaṃ kuru mahārāja tvamapyāpsyasi vāṃchitam || 49 ||
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harabhaktasya lokasya trilokyāṃ nāsti durlabham |
bahiḥpravṛttiṃ sagṛhya jñānakarmendriyādi ca || 50 ||
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layaḥ sadāśive nityamataryo go'yamucyate |
duṣkaratvādvahiryogaṃ śiva eva svayaṃ jagau || 51 ||
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paṃcabhiścārcanaṃ bhūtairviśiṣṭaphaladaṃ dhruvam |
kleśakarmavipākādyairāśayaiścāpya saṃyutam || 52 ||
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īśānamārādhya japanpraṇavaṃ muktipāpnuyāt |
sarvapāpakṣaye jāte śive bhavati bhāvanā || 53 ||
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pāpopahatabuddhīnāṃ śive vārtāpi durlabhā |
durlabhaṃ bhārate janma durlabhaṃ śivapūjanam || 54 ||
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durlabhaṃ jāhnavīsnānaṃ śive bhaktiḥ sudurlabhā |
durlabhaṃ brāhmaṇe dānaṃ durlabhaṃ vahnipūjanam || 55 ||
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alpapuṇyaiśca duṣprāpaṃ puruṣottamapūjanam || 56 ||
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lakṣeṇa dhanuṣāṃ yogastadardhena hutāśanaḥ |
pātraṃ śatasahasreṇa revā rudraśca ṣaṣṭibhiḥ || 57 ||
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iti damuktamakhilaṃ mayā tava mahīpate |
yathāyurabhavaddīrghaṃ samārādhya maheśvaram || 58 ||
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na durlabhaṃ na duṣprāpaṃ na cāsādhyaṃ mahātmanām |
śivabhaktikṛtāṃ puṃsāṃ trilokyāmiti niścitam || 59 ||
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naṃdīśvarasya tenaiva vapuṣā śivapūjanāt |
siddhimālokya ko rājañchaṃkaraṃ na namasyati || 60 ||
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śvetasya ca mahīpasya śrīkaṃṭhaṃ ca namasyataḥ |
kālopi pralayaṃ yātaḥ kastamīśaṃ na pūjayet || 61 ||
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yadicchayā viśvamidaṃ jāyate vyavatiṣṭhate |
tathā saṃlīyate cāṃte kastaṃ na śaraṇaṃ vrajet || 62 ||
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etadrahasyamidameva nṛṇāṃ pradhānaṃ kartavyamatra śivapūjanameva bhūpa |
yasyāṃtarāyapadavīmupayāṃti lokāḥ sadyoḥ naraḥ śivanataḥ śivameva satyam || 63 ||
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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 12

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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