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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karadhama uvāca |
kecicchivaṃ samāśritya viṣṇumāśritya vedhasam |
varṇayaṃti pare mokṣaṃ tvaṃ tu kasmāttu manyase || 1 ||
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mahākāla uvāca |
apāravaibhavā devāstrayo'pyete nararṣabha |
yogīṃdrāṇāmapi tvatra ceto muhyati kiṃ mama || 2 ||
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purā kilaivaṃ munayo naimiṣāraṇyavāsinaḥ |
saṃdihyāṃtaḥ śreṣṭhatāyāṃ brahmalokamupāgaman || 3 ||
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tasminkṣaṇe viriṃco'pi ślokaṃ prahvo'bravītkila |
anaṃtāya namastasmai yasyāṃto nopalabhyate || 4 ||
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maheśāya ca bhakte dvau kṛpāyetāṃ sadā mayi |
tataḥ śreṣṭhaṃ ca taṃ matvā kṣīrodaṃ munayo yayuḥ || 5 ||
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tatra yogeśvaraḥ ślokaṃ prabudhyannamumabravīt |
brahmāṇaṃ sarvabhūteṣu paramaṃ brahmarūpiṇam || 6 ||
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sadāśivaṃ ca vaṃde tau bhavetāṃ maṃgalāya me |
tataste vismitā viprā apasṛtya yayuḥ punaḥ || 7 ||
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kailāse dadṛśuḥ sthāṇuṃ vadaṃtaṃ girijāṃ prati |
ekādaśyāṃ pranṛtyāni jāgare viṣṇusadmani || 8 ||
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sadā tapasyāṃ carāmi prītyarthaṃ harivedhasoḥ |
śrutveti cāpasṛtyaiva khinnāste munayo'bruvan || 9 ||
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yadvā devā na saṃyāṃti pāraṃ ye ca parasparam |
tatsṛṣṭasṛṣṭasṛṣṭeṣu gaṇanā kā'smadādiṣu || 10 ||
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uttamādhamamadhyatvamamīṣāṃ varṇayaṃti ye |
asatyavādinaḥ pāpāste yāṃti nirayaṃ dhruvam || 11 ||
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evaṃ te niściyāmāsurnaimiṣeyā stapasvinaḥ |
satyametacca rājeṃdra mamāpīdaṃ mataṃ sphuṭam || 12 ||
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jāpakānāṃ sahasrāṇi vaiṣmavānāṃ tathaiva ca |
śaivānāṃ ca vidhiṃ viṣṇuṃ sthāṇuṃ cāpyanvamūmucan || 13 ||
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tasmādyasya manorāgo yasmindeve bhavetsphuṭam |
sa taṃ bhajedvipāpaḥ syānmamedaṃ matamuttamam || 14 ||
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karaṃdhama uvāca |
kāni pāpāni vipreṃdra yaistu saṃmūḍhacetasaḥ |
na vedeṣu na dharmeṣu ratimāpadyate manaḥ || 15 ||
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mahākāla uvāca |
adharmabhedā vijñeyāścittavṛttiprabhedataḥ |
sthūlāḥ sūkṣmā asūkṣmāśca koṭibhedairanekaśaḥ || 16 ||
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tatra ye pāpanicayāḥ sthūlā narakahetavaḥ |
te samāsena kathyaṃte manovākkāyasādhanāḥ || 17 || || tu mahābhārata anuśāsana || 2 ||
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parastrīdravyasaṃkalpaścetasāniṣṭaciṃtanam |
akāryābhiniveśaśca caturddhā karma mānasam || 18 ||
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anibaddhapralāpitvamasatyaṃ cāpriyaṃ ca yat |
parāpavādapaiśunyaṃ caturdhā karma vācikam || 19 ||
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abhakṣyabhakṣaṇaṃ hiṃsā mithyā kāmasya sevanam |
parasvānāmupādānaṃ caturdhā karma kāyikam || 20 ||
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ityetaddvādaśavidhaṃ karma proktaṃ trisaṃbhavam |
asya bhedānpunarvakṣye yeṣāṃ phalamanaṃtakam || 21 ||
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ye dviṣaṃti mahādevaṃ saṃsārārṇavatārakam |
sumahātpātakopetāste yāṃti narakāgniṣu || 22 ||
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mahāṃti pātakānyāhurniraṃtaraphalāni ṣaṭ |
nābhinaṃdaṃti ye dṛṣṭvā śaṃkaraṃ na stuvaṃti ye || 23 ||
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yatheṣṭaceṣṭā niḥśaṃkāḥ saṃtiṣṭhaṃti ramaṃti ca |
upacāravinirmuktāḥ śivasya gurusaṃnidhau || 24 ||
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śivācāraṃ na manyaṃte śivabhaktāndviṣaṃti ṣaṭ |
gurumārttamaśaktaṃ vā videśaprasthitaṃ tathā || 25 ||
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aribhiḥ paribhūtaṃ vā yastyajati sa pāpakṛt |
tadbhāryāputramitreṣu yaścāvajñāṃ karoti vā || 26 ||
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ityetatpātakaṃ jñeyaṃ guruniṃdāsamaṃ mahat |
brahmaghnaśca surāpaśca steyī ca gurutalpagaḥ || 27 ||
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mahāpātakinastvete tatsaṃsargī ca paṃcamaḥ |
krodhāddveṣādbhayāllobhādbrāhmaṇasya vadaṃti ye || 28 ||
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marmāṃtikaṃ mahādoṣaṃ brahmaghnaḥ sa prakīrtitaḥ |
brāhmaṇaṃ yaḥ samāhūya yācamānamakiṃcanam || 29 ||
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paścānnāstīti yo brūyātsa ca vai brahmahā smṛtaḥ |
yaśca vidyābhimānena nistejayati saddvijam || 30 ||
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udāsīnaḥ sabhāmadhye brahmahā sa prakīrtitaḥ |
mithyāguṇaiḥ svamātmānaṃ nayatyutkarṣatāṃ balāt || 31 ||
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viruddhaṃ gurubhiḥ sārdhaṃ brahmaghnaḥ sa prakīrtitaḥ |
kṣuttṛṣṇātaptadehānāṃ dvijānāṃ bhoktumicchatām || 32 ||
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yaḥ samācarate vighnaṃ tamāhurbrahmagātakam |
piśunaḥ sarvalokānāṃ chidrānveṣaṇatatparaḥ || 33 ||
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udvegajananaḥ krūraḥ sa ca vai brahmahā smṛtaḥ |
gavāṃ tṛṣābhibhūtānāṃ jalārthamupasarpatām || 34 ||
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yaḥ samācarate vighnaṃ tamāhurbrahmaghātakam |
paradoṣaṃ parijñāya nṛpakarṇe japeta yaḥ || 35 ||
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pāpīyānpiśunaḥ krūrastamāhurbrahmaghātakam |
nyāyenopārjitaṃ vipraistaddravyaharaṇaṃ ca yat || 36 ||
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chadmanā vā balādvāpi brahmahatyāsamaṃ matam |
adhītya yaśca śāstrāṇi parityajati mūḍhadhīḥ || 37 ||
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surāpānasamaṃ jñeyaṃ jīvanāyaiva vā paṭhet |
agnihotraparityāgaḥ paṃcayajñopakarmaṇām || 38 ||
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mātṛpitṛparityāgaḥ kūṭasākṣī suhṛdvadhaḥ |
abhakṣyabhakṣaṇaṃ vanyajaṃtūnāṃ kāmyayā vadhaḥ || 39 ||
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grāmaṃ vanaṃ gavāvāsaṃ yaśca krodhena dīpayet |
iti ghorāṇi pāpāni surāpānasamāni ca || 40 ||
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dīnasarvasvaharaṇaṃ narastrīgajavājinām |
gobhūratnasuvarṇānāmauṣadhīnāṃ rasasya ca || 41 ||
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caṃdanāgarukarpūrakastūrīpaṭṭavāsasām |
hastanyāsāpaharaṇaṃ skamasteyasamaṃ smṛtam || 42 ||
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kanyānāṃ varayogyānāmadānaṃ sadṛśe vare |
putramitrakalatreṣu gamanaṃ bhaginīṣu ca || 43 ||
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kumārīsāhasaṃ ghoramaṃtyajastrīniṣevaṇam |
savarṇāyāśca gamanaṃ gurutalpasamaṃ smṛtam || 44 ||
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dvijāyārthaṃ pratiśrutya na prayacchati yaḥ punaḥ |
na ca casmārayate vipraṃ tulyaṃ tadupapapātakam || 45 ||
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abhimānotikopaśca dāṃbhikatvaṃ kṛtaghnatā |
atyaṃtaviṣayāsaktiḥ kārpaṇyaṃ śāṭhyamatsaram || 46 ||
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bhṛtyānāṃ ca parityāgaḥ sādhubaṃdhutapasvinām |
gavāṃ kṣatriyavaiśyānāṃ strīśūdrāṇāṃ ca tāḍanam || 47 ||
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śivāśramatarūṇāṃ ca puṣpārāmavināśanam |
ayājyānāṃ yājanaṃ cāpyayācyānāṃ ca yācanam || 48 ||
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yajñārāmataḍāgādidārāpatyasya vikrayaḥ |
tīrthayātropavāsānāṃ vratāyatanakarmaṇām || 49 ||
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strīdhanānyupajīvaṃti strībhiratyaṃtanirjitāḥ |
arakṣaṇaṃ ca nārīṇāṃ madyapastrīniṣevaṇam || 50 ||
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ṛṇānāmapradānaṃ ca mithyāghṛddhyupajīvanam |
niṃditānāṃ dhanādānaṃ sādvīkanyoktidūṣaṇam || 51 ||
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viṣamāraṇayaṃtrāṇāṃ proyago mūlakarmaṇām |
uccāṭanābhicārāśca rāgavidveṣaṇakriyā || 52 ||
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jihvākāmopabho gārthaṃ yasyāraṃbhaḥ svakarmasu |
mūlyenādhyāpayedyastu mūlyenādhīyate ca ye || 53 ||
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vrātyatā vratasaṃtyāgaḥ sarvāhāraniṣevaṇam |
asacchāstrābhigamanaṃ śuṣkatarkāva laṃbanam || 54 ||
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devāgnigurusādhūnāṃ niṃdā gobrāhmaṇasya ca |
pratyakṣaṃ vā parokṣaṃ vā rājñāṃ maṃḍalināmapi || 55 ||
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utsannapatṛdevejyāḥ svakarmatyāginaśca ye |
duḥśīlā nāstikāḥ pāpā na sadā satyavādinaḥ || 56 ||
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parvakāle divā cāpsu viyonau paśuyoniṣu |
rajasvalāsvayonau ca maithunaṃ yaḥ samācaret || 57 ||
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strīputramitrasuhṛdāmāśācchedakarāśca ye |
janasyāpriyavaktāraḥ krūrāḥ samayabhedinaḥ || 58 ||
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bhettā taḍāgakūpānāṃ saṃkramāṇāṃrasasya ca |
ekapaṃktisthitānāṃ ca pākabhedaṃ karoti yaḥ || 59 ||
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ityetaiśca narāḥ pāpairupapātakinaḥ smṛtāḥ |
yuktāstadunakaiḥ pāpaiḥ pāpinastānnibodha me || 60 ||
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ye gobrāhmaṇakanyānāṃ svāmimitratapasvinām |
antaraṃ yāṃti kāryeṣu te smṛtāḥ pāpino narāḥ || 61 ||
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paraśriyābhitapyaṃte hīnāṃ savaṃti ye striyām |
paṃktyarthaṃ ye na kurvaṃti dānayajñādikāḥ kriyāḥ || 62 ||
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goṣṭhāgnijalarathyāsu tarucchāyānageṣu ca |
tyajaṃti ye purīṣādyamārāmāyataneṣu ca || 63 ||
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gītavādyaratā nityā mattāḥ kilakilāparāḥ |
kūṭaveṣakriyācārāḥ kūṭasaṃvyavahāriṇaḥ || 64 ||
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kūṭaśāsanakartāraḥ kūṭayuddhakarāśca ye |
nirdayo'tīva bhṛtyeṣu paśūnāṃ damanaśca yaḥ || 65 ||
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mithyāprasādito vākyamākarṇayati yaḥ śanaiḥ |
capalaścāpimāyāvī śaṭho mithyāvinītakaḥ || 66 ||
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yo bhāryāputramitrāṇi bālavṛddhakṛśāturān |
bhṛtyānatithibaṃdhūṃśca tyaktvāśrāti bubhukṣitān || 67 ||
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yaḥ svayaṃ mṛṣṭamaśrāti viprāyānyatprayacchati |
vṛthāpākaḥ sa vijñeyo brahmavādivigarhitaḥ || 68 ||
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niyamānsvayamādāya ye tyajaṃtyajiteṃdriyāḥ |
ye tāḍayaṃti gāṃ nityaṃ vāhayaṃti muhurmuhuḥ || 69 ||
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durbalānnaiva puṣṇaṃti praṇaṣṭārthā dviṣaṃti ca |
pīḍayantyabhicāreṇa sakṣatānvāhayaṃti ca || 70 ||
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teṣā madattvā cāśraṃti cikitsaṃti na rogiṇaḥ |
ajāviko māhiṣikaḥ samudrī vṛṣalīpatiḥ || 71 ||
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hīnavarṇātmavṛttiśca vaidyo dharmadhvajī ca yaḥ |
yaśca śāstramatikramya svecchayaivāharetkaram || 72 ||
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sadā daṇḍaruciryaśca yo vā daṇḍarucirna hi |
utkocakairadhikṛtaistaskaraisca prapīḍyate || 73 ||
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yasya rājñaḥ prajā rāṣṭre pacyate narakeṣu saḥ |
acauraṃ cauravatpaśyeccauraṃ vā'caurarūpiṇam || 74 ||
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ālasyopahato rājā vyasanī narakaṃ vrajet |
evamādīni cānyāni pāpānyāhuḥ purāvidaḥ || 75 ||
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yadvātadvā paradravyamapi sarṣapamātrakam |
apahṛtya naraḥ pāpo nārakī nātra saṃśayaḥ || 76 ||
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evamādyairnaraḥ pāpairutkrāntaiḥ samanaṃtaram |
śarīraṃ yātanārthāya pūrvākāramavāpnuyāt || 77 ||
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tasmāttrividhamapyetannārakīyaṃ vivarjayet |
sadāśivaṃ ca śaraṇaṃ vrajetsacchraddhayā yutaḥ || 78 ||
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namaskāraḥ stutiḥ pūjā nāmasaṃkīrtanaṃ tathā |
saṃparkātkautukāllobhānna tasya viphalaṃ bhavet || 79 ||
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karaṃdhama uvāca |
saṃkṣepācchivapūjāyā vidhānaṃ vaktumarhasi |
kṛtena yena manujaḥ śivapūjāphalaṃ labhet || 80 ||
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mahākāla uvāca |
prātarmadhyāhnasāyāhne śaṃkaraṃ sarvadā bhajet |
darśanātsparśanānmartyaḥ kṛtatṛtyo bhavetsphuṭam || 81 ||
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ādau snānaṃ prakurvita bhasmasnānamathāpi vā |
āpadgataḥ kaṇṭhasnānaṃ mantrasnānamathāpi vā || 82 ||
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āvikaṃ paridadhyācca tato vāsaḥ sitaṃ ca vā |
dhāturaktamatho navyaṃ malinaṃ saṃdhitaṃ na ca || 83 ||
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uttarīyaṃ ca saṃdadhyādvinā tanniṣphalārcanam |
bhasmatripuṇḍradhārī ca lalāṭe hṛti cāṃsayoḥ || 84 ||
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pūjayedyo mahādevaṃ prītaḥ paśyati taṃ muhuḥ |
sarvadoṣānbahiḥ kṣipya śivāyatanamāviśet || 85 ||
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praviśya ca praṇamyeśaṃ tato garbhagṛhaṃ viśet |
pāṇī prakṣālya taccitto nirmālyamavaropayet || 86 ||
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yena rudrāyate bhaktyā kurute mārjanakriyām |
tasmānmārjayate tvevaṃ sthāṇunaitatparasparam || 87 ||
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rudrabhaktyā ca saṃtiṣṭhenamālinyaṃ mārjayettataḥ |
bhaktirdevasya tiṣṭhenna mālinyaṃ mārjataḥ sadā || 88 ||
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gaḍukānpūrayetpaścānnirmalena jalena vai |
gaḍukāstu samāḥ sarve sarve ca śubhadarśanāḥ || 89 ||
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nirvraṇāḥ saumyarūpāśca sarve codakapūritāḥ |
vastrapūtajalaiḥ pūrṇāgandhadhūpaiśca vāsitāḥ || 90 ||
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kṣālitāḥ pūritā nītāḥ ṣaḍakṣarajapena ca |
gaḍukāṣcaśataṃ kuryādathavāpyaṣṭaviṃśatiḥ || 91 ||
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aṣṭādaśāpi caturastatonyūnaṃ na kārayet |
payo dadhi ghṛtaṃ caiva kṣaudramikṣurasaṃ tathā || 92 ||
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evaṃ sarvaṃ ca taddravyaṃ vāmataḥ saṃnyasedbhavāt |
tato bahirviniṣkramya pūjayetpratihārakān || 93 ||
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sarveṣāṃ vācakā mantrāḥ kathyaṃte'taḥ paraṃ kramāt || 94 ||
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oṃgaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ || oṃkṣāṃ kṣetrapālāya namaḥ|| oṃgaṃ gurubhyo namaḥ|| iti ākāśe|| oṃkauṃ kuladevyai namaḥ|| oṃ naṃdine namaḥ|| oṃmahākālāya namaḥ|| oṃdhātre vidhātrai namaḥ |
tataḥ pravisya liṃgācca kiñciddakṣiṇataḥ śuciḥ |
udaṅmukhaḥ kṣaṇaṃ dhyāyetsamakāyāsanasthitaḥ || 95 ||
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darbhādibhiḥ parivṛtaṃ madhyapadmārkamaṃḍalam |
somamaṇḍalamadhyasthaṃ dhyāyedvai vahnimaṃḍalam || 96 ||
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tanmadhye viśvarūpaṃ ca vāmādyaṣṭādiśaktikam |
paṃcavaktraṃ daśabhujaṃ trinetraṃ caṃdrabhūṣitam || 97 ||
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vāmāṃkagirijaṃ devaṃ dhyāyetsiddhaiḥ stutaṃ muhuḥ |
tataḥ pūrvaṃ pradadyācca pādyārghaṃ śaṃbhave nṛpa || 98 ||
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pānīyamakṣatā darbhā gaṃdhapūṣpaṃ sasarpiṣam |
kṣīraṃ dadhi madhu punarnavāṃgo'rghaḥ prakīrtitaḥ || 99 ||
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tataḥ śraddhārdracittasya snānaṃ liṃgasya cācaret |
gṛhītvā gaḍukaṃ pūrvaṃ malasnānaṃ samācaret || 100 ||
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arddhena snāpayetpūrvaṃ kuryācca malagharṣaṇam |
sarveṇa snāpayetpaścātpūjayetsnāpayettataḥ || 101 ||
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praṇamya ca tato bhaktyā snāpayenmūlamaṃtrataḥ |
oṃhūṃ viśvamūrtaye śivāya nama |
iti dvādaśākṣaro mūlamaṃtraḥ || 102 ||
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vārikṣaradadhikṣaudraghṛtenekṣurasena ca |
snāpayenmūlamantreṇa jaladhūpārcanātpṛthak || 103 ||
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gaḍukaiḥ snāpayetsarvaiḥ snātaṃ gandhairvirūkṣayet || 104 ||
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virūkṣitaṃ tataḥ snāpya śrīkhaṇḍena vilepayet |
pūjayedvividhaiḥ puṣpairvidhinā yena tacchṛṇu || 105 ||
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āgneyapāde || oṃdharmāya namaḥ|| nairṛtake|| oṃjñānāya namaḥ|| vāyavye|| oṃvairāgyāya namaḥ|| īśānapāde|| oṃaiśvaryāya namaḥ|| pūrvapāde|| oṃadharmāya namaḥ|| dakṣiṇe|| oṃajñānāya namaḥ|| paścime|| oṃavairāgyāya namaḥ|| uttare oṃanaiśvaryāya namaḥ|| oṃanantāya namaḥ|| oṃpadmāya namaḥ oṃarkamaṇḍalā namaḥ|| oṃsomamaṇḍalāya namaḥ|| oṃvahnimaṇḍalā namaḥ|| oṃvāmājyeṣṭhādipaṃcamantraśaktibhyo namaḥ|| oṃparamaprakṛtyai devyai namaḥ|| oṃīśānatatpuruṣāghoravāmadevasadyojātapañcavaktrāya rudrasādhyavasvādityaviśvedevādidevaviśvarūpāya aṇḍajasvedajodbhijjajarāyujarūpasthāvarajaṅgamamūrtaye parameśvarāya oṃhūṃ viśvamūrtaye śivāya namastriśūladhanuḥkhaḍgakapāladaṇḍakuṭhārebhyaḥ || 106 ||
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tato jalādhāramukhe caṇḍīśvarāya namaḥ |
evaṃ saṃpūjya vidhivattato'rghaṃ saṃniveśayet || 107 ||
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pānīyamakṣatāḥ puṣpametairyuktaṃ phalottamaiḥ |
gṛhāṇārghyaṃ mahādeva pūjāsaṃpūrtihetave || 108 ||
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arghādanaṃtaraṃ śaktaḥ pūjayedvasupūjayā |
dhūpaṃ dīpaṃ ca naivedyaṃ kramātpaścānnivedayet || 109 ||
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ghaṇṭāṃ ca vādayettatra tato nīrājanaṃ caret |
bhrāmayeddevadevasya śaṃkhavāditraniḥsvanaiḥ || 110 ||
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nīrājanaṃ ca yaḥ paśye ddevadevasya śūlinaḥ |
sa mucyetpātakaiḥ sarvaiḥ kiṃ punaryaḥ kariṣyati || 111 ||
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nṛtyaṃ gītaṃ ca vādyaṃ ca alīkamapi yaścaret |
tasya tuṣyedanaṃtaṃhi gītavādyaphalaṃ yataḥ || 112 ||
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stotraistataśca saṃstūya daṇḍavatpraṇamedbhuvi |
kṣamāpayecca deveśaṃ sukṛtaṃ kukṛtaṃ kṣama || 113 ||
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ya evaṃ yajate rudramasmiṃlliṃge viśeṣataḥ |
pitaraṃ pitāmahaṃ caiva tathaiva prapitāmaham || 114 ||
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sarvātpāpātsamuttārya rudraloke vasecciram |
evaṃ māheśvaro bhūtvā sadācāravratasthitaḥ || 115 ||
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paśupāśavimokṣārthaṃ pūjayettanmanā yadi |
ya evaṃ yajate rudraṃ tenaitattarpitaṃ jagat || 116 ||
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kiṃ tvetatsaphalaṃ rājannācārayo na laṃghayet |
ācārātphalate dharmo hyācārātsvargamaśnute || 117 ||
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ācārāllabhate hyāyurācāro haṃtyalakṣaṇam |
yajñadānatapāṃsīha puruṣasya na bhūtaye || 118 ||
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bhavanti yaḥ sadācāraṃ samullaṃghya pravartate |
tasya kiñcitsamuddeśaṃ vakṣye taṃ śrṛṇu pārthiva || 119 ||
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trivargasādhane yatnaḥ kartavyo gṛhamedhinā |
tatsaṃsiddhau gṛhasthasya siddhiratra paratra ca || 120 ||
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brāhme muhūrte budhyena dharmārthau cāpi cintayet |
samutthāya tathācamya daṃtadhāvanapūrvakam || 121 ||
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sandhyāmupāsīta budhaḥ saṃśāṃtaḥ prayataḥ śuciḥ |
pūrvāṃ sandhyāṃ sanakṣatrāṃ paścimāṃ sadivākarām || 122 ||
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upāsīta yathānyāyaṃ naināṃ jahyādanāpadi |
varjayedanṛtaṃ cāsatpralāpaṃ paruṣaṃ tathā || 123 ||
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asatsevāṃ hyasadvādaṃ hyasacchāstraṃ ca pārthiva |
ādarśadarśanaṃ daṃtadhāvanaṃ keśasādhanam || 124 ||
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devārcanaṃ ca pūrvāhṇe kāryāṇyāhurmaharṣayaḥ |
pālāśamāsanaṃ caiva pāduke daṃtadhāvanam |
varjayedāsanaṃ caiva padā nākarṣayedbudhaḥ || 125 ||
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jalamagniṃ ca ninayedyagapanna vicakṣaṇaḥ || 126 ||
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pādau prasārayennaiva gurudevāgnisaṃmukhau |
catuṣpathaṃ caityataruṃ devāgāraṃ tathā yatim || 127 ||
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vidyādhikaṃ guruṃ vṛddhaṃ kuryādetānpradakṣiṇān || 128 ||
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āhāranīhāravihārayogāḥ susaṃvṛtā dharmavidānukāryāḥ |
vāgbuddhivīryāṇi tapastathaiva vārtāyuṣī guptatame ca kārye || 129 ||
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ubhe mūtrapurīṣe tu divā kuryādudaṅmukhaḥ |
dakṣiṇābhimukho rātrau hyevamāyurna riṣyate || 130 ||
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pratyagniṃ prati sūryaṃ ca prati gāṃ vratinaṃ prati |
prati somodakaṃ sandhyāṃ prajñā naśyati mehataḥ || 131 ||
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bhojane śayane sthāne utsarge malamūtrayoḥ |
rathyācaṃkramaṇe cārdrapañcakaścācametsadā || 132 ||
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na nadyāṃ mehanaṃ kuryānna śmaśāne nabhasmani |
na gomaye na kṛṣṭe ca naivālūne na śāḍvale || 133 ||
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uddhṛttābhistathādbhistu śaucaṃ kuryādvicakṣaṇaḥ |
aṃtarjalāddevakulādvalmīkānmūṣakasthalāt || 134 ||
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apaviddhāpaśaucāśca varjayetpaṃca mṛttikāḥ |
gandhalepāpaharaṇaṃ śaucaṃ kuryāttathā budhaḥ || 135 ||
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nātmānaṃ tāḍayennaiva dadyādduḥ khebhya eva ca |
ubhābhyāmapi pāṇibhyāṃ kaṇḍūyennātmanaḥ śiraḥ || 136 ||
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rakṣeddārāṃstyajedīṣyāṃ tāsu niṣkāraṇaṃ budhaḥ |
sūryāstaṃ na vinākāścitkriyā naivācarettathā || 137 ||
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adroheṇaiva bhūtānāmalpadroheṇa vā punaḥ |
śivacittorjayodvittaṃ na cātikṛpaṇo bhavet || 138 ||
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nerṣyuḥ syānna kṛtaghnaḥ syānna paradrohakarmadhīḥ |
na pāṇipādacapalo na netracapalo'nṛjuḥ || 139 ||
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na ca vāgaṅgacapalo na cāśiṣṭasya gocaraḥ |
na śuṣkavādaṃ kurvīta śuṣkravairaṃ tathaiva ca || 140 ||
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upāyaiḥ sādhayedarthāndaṇḍastvagatikā gatiḥ |
bhinnāśanaṃ bhinnaśayyāṃ varjayedbhinnabhājanam || 141 ||
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aṃtareṇa na gacchena dvayorjvalanaliṃgayoḥ |
nāgnyorna viprayoścaiva na daṃpatyornṛpottama || 142 ||
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na sūryavyomayornaiva harasya vṛṣabhasya ca |
eteṣāmaṃtaraṃ kurvanyataḥ pāpamavāpnuyāt || 143 ||
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naikavastraśca bhuṃjīta nāgnau homamathācaret |
na cārcayeddvijānnaiva kuryāddevārcanaṃ budhaḥ || 144 ||
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khaṃḍanaṃ peṣaṇaṃ mārṣṭiṃ jalasaṃśodhanaṃ tathā |
raṃdhanaṃ bhojanaṃ svāpa utthānaṃ gamanaṃ kṣutam || 145 ||
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kāryāraṃbhaṃ samāptiṃ ca vacaḥ procya tathā priyam |
pibañjighranspṛśañchṛṇvanvivakṣurmaithunaṃ tathā || 146 ||
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śucitvaṃ ca japaṃ sthāṇuṃ yaḥ kuryādviṃśatiṃ tathā |
māheśvaraḥ sa vijñeyaḥ śeṣonyo nāmadhārakaḥ || 147 ||
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sa vai rudramayo bhūtvā tataścāṃte śivaṃ vrajet |
parastriyaṃ nābhibhāṣettathā saṃbhāṣayedyadi || 148 ||
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mātaḥ svasaratho putri āryeti ca vadedbudhaḥ |
ucachiṣṭo nālabhetkiṃcinna ca sūryaṃ vilokayet || 149 ||
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nenduṃ na tārakāścaiva nādayennātmanaḥ śiraḥ |
svasrā dihitrā mātrā vā naikāṃtāsana mācaret || 150 ||
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durjayo hīṃdriyagrāmo muhyate paṃḍito'pi san |
gurumabhyāgataṃ gehe svayamutthāya yatnataḥ || 151 ||
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āsanaṃ kalpayettasya kuryātpādābhivaṃdanam |
nodakchirāḥ svapejjātu na ca pratyakchirā budhaḥ || 152 ||
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śirasyagastyamādhāya tathaiva ca puraṃdaram |
udakyādarśanaṃ sparśaṃ varjyaṃ saṃbhāṣaṇaṃ tathā || 153 ||
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nāpsu mūtraṃ purīṣaṃ vā maithunaṃ vā samācaret |
kṛtvā vibhavato devamanuṣyarṣisamarcanām || 154 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ ca tataḥ śeṣaṃ bhoktuṃ māheśvaro'rhati |
vāgyataḥ śucirācāṃtaḥ prāṅmukhodaṅmukho'pi vā || 155 ||
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antarjānuśca taccitto bhuñjītānnamakutsayan |
nopaghātaṃ vinā doṣānna tasyodāharedbudhaḥ || 156 ||
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nagnasnānaṃ na kurvīta na śayīta vrajeta vā |
duṣkṛtaṃ na gurorbrūyātkruddhaṃ cainaṃ prasādayet || 157 ||
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parivādaṃ na śrṛmuyādanyeṣāmapi jalpatām |
sadā cā karṇayeddhamāstyaktvā kṛtyaśatānyapi || 158 ||
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nityaṃ nityaṃ hi saṃmārṣṭi gehadarpaṇayoriva |
śuklāyāṃ ca caturdaśyāṃ naktabhojī sadā bhavet || 159 ||
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tisro rātrīrna śaktaścedevaṃ māheśvaro bhavet |
saṃyāvakṛśarāmāṃsaṃ nātmānamupasādhayet || 160 ||
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sāyaṃprātaśca bhoktavyaṃ kṛtvā hyatithi bhojanam |
svapnādhyayanabhojyāni saṃdhyayośca vivarjayet || 161 ||
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bhuṃjānaḥ saṃdhyayormohādasurāvasatho bhavet |
snāto na dhūnayetkeśānkṣute niṣṭhīvite'dhvani || 162 ||
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ālabheddakṣiṇaṃ karṇaṃ sarvabhūtāni kṣāmayet |
na cāpi nīlīvāsāḥ syānna viparyastavastradhṛk || 163 ||
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varjyaṃ ca malinaṃ vastraṃ daśābhiśca vivarjitam |
prakṣālya mukhahastau ca pādau cāpyupaviśya ca || 164 ||
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aṃtajānustrirācāmeddirmukhaṃ parimārjayet |
toyena sparśayetkhāni svamūrdhānaṃ tathaiva ca || 165 ||
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ācamya punarācamya kriyāḥ kurvīta sarvaśaḥ |
kṣute niṣṭhīvite caiva daṃtalagne tathaiva ca || 166 ||
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patitānāṃ ca saṃbhāṣe kuryādācamanikriyām |
adhyetavyā trayī nityaṃ bhavitavyaṃ vipaścitā || 167 ||
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dharmato dhanamāhārya yaṣṭavyaṃ cāpi yatnataḥ |
hīnebhyopi na yuṃjīta tvaṃkāraṃ karhicidbadhaḥ |
tvaṃkāro vā vadho vāpi gurūṇāmubhayaṃ samam || 168 ||
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satyaṃ vācyaṃ nityamaitreṇa bhāvyaṃ kāryaṃ tyājyaṃ nityamāyāsakāri |
loke'muṣminyaddinaṃ syāttathāsminnātmā yoge yejanīyo gabhīraiḥ || 169 ||
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tīrthasnānaiḥ sopavāsairvrataiśca pātre dānairhomajapyaiścayajñaiḥ |
bhavārcanairdevapūjāviśeṣairātmā nityaṃ śodhanīyo malāktaḥ || 170 ||
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yatrāpi kurvato nātmā jugupsāmeti pārthiva |
tatkartavyasamasaṃgena yannagopyaṃ mahājane || 171 ||
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iti te vai samuddeśaḥ kīrtitaḥ kiṃcideva ca |
śeṣaḥ smṛtipurāṇebhyastvayā śrotavya eva ca || 172 ||
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evamācarato dharmaṃ maheśasya gṛhe sataḥ |
dharmārthakāmasaṃprāptau paratreha ca śobhanam || 173 ||
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evaṃ nānāvidhāndharmānmahākālasya phālguna |
vadato dhvanirākāśe sumahānabhyajāyata || 174 ||
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yāvatpaśyaṃti ye tatra samājagmuḥ śrṛṇuṣva tān |
brahmā viṣṇuḥ svayaṃ rudro de vī rudragaṇāstathā || 175 ||
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iṃdrādayastathā devā vasiṣṭhādyā munīśvarāḥ |
tuṃbarupravarāścāpi gaṃdharvāpsarasāṃ gaṇāḥ || 176 ||
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tānmaheśamukhānsarvānmahākālo mahāmatiḥ |
arcayāmāsa bahudhā bhaktyudrekātipūritaḥ || 177 ||
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tato brahmādibhirdevairvare ratnamayāsane |
upaviṣṭo'bhiṣiktaśca mahīsāgarasaṃgame || 178 ||
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tato devyā samāliṃgya nītvotsaṃgaṃ svakaṃ mudā |
putratve kalpitaḥ pārtha mahākālo mahāmatiḥ || 179 ||
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uktañca yāvadbrahmāṇḍamidamāste śivavrata |
tāvattiṣṭha śivasthāne śivavacchivabhaktitaḥ || 180 ||
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devena ca varo dattastvalliṃgaṃ yo'rcayiṣyati |
jitendriyaḥ śucirbhūtvā ūrdhvaṃ mallokameṣyati || 181 ||
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darśanaṃ stavanaṃ pūjā praṇāmaśca tato japaḥ |
dānaṃ cātra kṛtaṃ liṃge mamātitṛptikāraṇam || 182 ||
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ityukte vismitā devāḥ sādhu sādhviti te jaguḥ |
brahmaviṣṇumukhāścaiva mahākālaṃ pratuṣṭuvuḥ || 183 ||
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tataḥ suraiḥstūyamāno vaṃdyamānaśca cāraṇaiḥ |
nṛtyadbhirapsarobhiśca kītairgaṃdharvajaiḥ śubhaiḥ || 184 ||
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koṭikoṭigaṇaiścaiva stuvadbhiḥ sarvato vṛtaḥ || 185 ||
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mahākālo rudrabhavanaṃ gato bhavapurassaraḥ |
evametanmahāliṃgamutpannaṃ kurunaṃdana || 186 ||
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kūpaścāpi saraḥ puṇyaṃ mahākālasya siddhidam |
atra ye manujāḥ pārtha liṃgasyārādhane ratāḥ || 187 ||
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mahākālaḥ samāliṃgya tāñchivāya nivedayet |
etadatyadbhutaṃ liṃgaṃ triṣu lokeṣu viśrutam || 188 ||
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dṛṣṭaṃ spṛṣṭaṃ pūjitaṃ ca gatāste bhavasadma tat evametāni liṃgāni sapta jātāni phālguna || 189 ||
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ye śrṛṇvaṃti gṛṇaṃtyetattepi dhanyā narottamāḥ || 190 ||
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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 41

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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