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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atithiruvāca |
yadetatparalokasya svarūpaṃ vyāhṛtaṃ tvayā |
āgamaṃ samupāśritya tattathaiva na saṃśayaḥ || 1 ||
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kiṃtvatra nāstikāḥ pāpāḥ sandihyante'lpacetanāḥ |
teṣāṃ niḥsaṃśayakṛte vada karmaphalaṃ hi yat || 2 ||
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ihaiva kasya kasyaiva karmaṇaḥ pāpakasya ca |
prabhāvātkīdṛśo jāyetkamaṭhaitadvadāsti cet || 3 ||
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kamaṭha uvāca |
sarvametatpravakṣyāmi sthiro bhūtvā śṛṇuṣva tat |
yathā mama guruḥ prāha yanme cetasi saṃsthitam || 4 ||
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brahmahā kṣayarogī syātsurāpaḥ śyāvadaṃtakaḥ |
suvarṇacauraḥ kunakhī duścarmā gurutalpagaḥ || 5 ||
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saṃsargī sarvarogī syātpaṃcapātakinastvamī |
niṃdāmākarṇya sādhūnāṃ badhiraḥ saṃprajāyate || 6 ||
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svayaṃ prakīrtayeccāpi mūkaḥ pāpo'bhijāyate |
ājñālopī gurūṇāṃ ca apasmārī bhavennaraḥ || 7 ||
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avajñākārakasteṣāṃ kṛmirevābhijāyate |
upekṣataḥ pūjyakāryaṃ duṣprajñatvaṃ ca jāyate || 8 ||
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cauryāya sādhudravyāṇāṃ dadyādyāvatpadāni ca |
tāvadvarṣāṇi paṃgutvaṃ sa prāpnoti narādhamaḥ || 9 ||
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dattvā harati tadbhūyo jāyate kṛkalāsakaḥ |
kupitānaprasādyaiva pūjyānsyācchīrṣarogavān || 10 ||
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rajasvalāmabhigacchaṃśca caṃḍālaḥ saṃprajāyate |
vastrāpahārī citrī syātkṛṣṇakuṣṭhī tathāgnidaḥ || 11 ||
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darduro rūpyahārī syātkūṭasākṣī mukhārujaḥ |
paradārāṃśca kāmena draṣṭā syādakṣirogavān || 12 ||
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pratijñāyāprayacchanyo hyalpāyurjāyate naraḥ |
vipravṛttyapahārī syādajīrṇī sarvadā'dhamaḥ || 13 ||
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naiṣṭhikānnāśanādbhūyo nivṛtto rogavānsadā |
patnībahutve tvekasyāṃ retomokṣaḥ kṣayī bhavet || 14 ||
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svāminā dharmayukto yastvanyāyena samācaret |
svayaṃ vā bhakṣayeddravyaṃ sa mūḍhaḥ syājjalodarī || 15 ||
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durbalaṃ pīḍyamānaṃ yo balavānsamupekṣate |
aṃgahīnaḥ sa ca bhavedannahṛtkṣudhito bhavet || 16 ||
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vyavahāre pakṣapātī jihvārogī bhavennaraḥ |
dharmapravṛttiṃ sañcārya patnyādīṣṭaviyogakṛt || 17 ||
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svayaṃ pākāgrabhojī yo galarogamavāpnuyāt |
paṃcayajñānakṛtvaiva bhuñjāno grāmaśūkaraḥ || 18 ||
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parvamaithuna kṛnmehī parityajya svagehinīm |
veśyādirakto mūḍhātmā khalvāṭo jāyate naraḥ || 19 ||
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parikṣīṇānmitrabandhūnsvāminaṃ dayitānugān |
avamanya nivṛttātmā kliṣṭavṛttiḥ sadā bhavet || 20 ||
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chadmanopacaredyastu pitarau svāminaṃ gurūn |
prāptavyārthasyātikaṣṭātparibhraṃśorthajo bhavet || 21 ||
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viśrabdhasyāpahārī tu duḥkhānāṃ bhājanaṃ bhavet |
dhārmike kṣudrakārī yo naraḥ sa vāmano bhavet || 22 ||
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durbalavṛṣavāhī yaḥ kaṭilūtī bhavetsa ca || 23 ||
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jātyaṃdhaścāpi yo goghno niḥpaśurduḥkhakṛdgavām |
nirdayo goṣu ghātādyaiḥ sadā sodhvasu kaṣṭagaḥ || 24 ||
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nistejakaḥ sabhāyāṃ yo galagaṇḍī sa jāyate |
sadā krodhī ca caṃḍālaḥ pūtivaktraśca sūcakaḥ || 25 ||
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ajavikrayakṛdvyādhaḥ kuṇḍāśī bhṛtako bhavet |
nāstikastila piṃḍī syādaśraddho gītajīvanaḥ || 26 ||
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abhakṣyādo gaṇḍamālī strīkhādī cā'sutasya kṛt |
anyāyato jñānagrāhī mūrkho bhavati mānavaḥ || 27 ||
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śāstracauraḥ kekarākṣaḥ kathāṃ puṇyāṃ ca dveṣṭi yaḥ |
kṛmivaktraḥ sa ca bhavedvibhraṣṭo narakātkudhīḥ || 28 ||
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devadvijagavāṃ vṛttihārako vāṃtabhakṣakṛt |
taḍāgārāmabhettā yo bhavedvikalapāṇikaḥ || 29 ||
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vyavahāre cchalagrāhī bhṛtyagrasto bhavennaraḥ |
sadā puruṣarogī syātparadārarato naraḥ || 30 ||
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vāta rogī kuvaidyaḥ syādduścarmā gurutalpagaḥ |
madhumehī kharīgāmī gotrastrīmaithuno'prasūḥ || 31 ||
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svasāraṃ mātaraṃ putravadhūṃ gacchannabījavān |
kṛtaghnaḥ sarva kāryāṇāṃ vaiphalyaṃ samupāśnute || 32 ||
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ityeṣa lakṣaṇoddeśaḥ pāpināṃ parikīrtitaḥ |
citragupto'pi muhyeta sakalasyānuvarṇane || 33 ||
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ete naraka vibhraṣṭā bhuktvā yonīḥ sahasraśaḥ |
evaṃvidhaiścihnitāśca jāyaṃte lakṣaṇairnarāḥ || 34 ||
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ye hi dharmaṃ na manyaṃte tathā ye vyasanairjitāḥ |
anumānena boddhavyaṃ yadete śeṣapāpinaḥ || 35 ||
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yeṣāṃ tvaṃtagataṃ pāpaṃ svargādvā ye samāgatāḥ |
sarvavyasananirmuktā dharmamekaṃ bhajanti te || 36 ||
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bhavaṃti cātra ślokāḥ |
dharmādanavamaṃ saukhyamadharmādduḥkhasambhavaḥ |
tasmāddharmaṃ sukhārthāya kuryātpāpaṃ vivarjayet || 37 ||
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lokadvaye'pi yatsaukhyaṃ taddharmātprocyate yataḥ |
dharmamekamataḥ kuryātsarvakāryārthasiddhaye || 38 ||
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muhūrtamapi jīveta naraḥ śuklena karmaṇā |
na kalpamapi jīveta lokadvayavirodhinā || 39 ||
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iti pṛṣṭaṃ tvayā vipra yathāśaktyā mayeritam |
asūktaṃ sūktamathavā kṣaṃtavyaṃ kiṃ vadāmi ca || 40 ||
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nārada uvāca |
kamaṭhasyaitadākarṇya aṣṭavarṣasya bhāṣitam |
bhagavānbhāskaraḥ prīto babhūvātīva vismitaḥ || 41 ||
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praśaśaṃsa ca tānviprānhārītapramukhāṃstadā |
aho vasumatī dhanyā dvijairevaṃvidhottamaiḥ || 42 ||
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atha prajāpatirdhanyo yanmaryādābhipālyate |
amībhirbrāhmaṇavarairdhanyā vedāśca saṃprati || 43 ||
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yeṣāṃ madhye bālabuddhiriyametādṛśī sphuṭā |
hārītapramukhānāṃ hi kā vai buddhirbhaviṣyati || 44 ||
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asaṃśayaṃ trilokasthameṣāmaviditaṃ na hi |
yathaitānnāradaḥ prāha bhūyastasmādamī bahu || 45 ||
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iti praśasya tānviprānprahṛṣṭo raviravravīt |
ahaṃ sūryo vipramukhyā yuṣmākaṃ darśanātkṛte || 46 ||
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samāgataḥ sūryalokātprāptaṃ netraphalaṃ ca me |
bhavadvidhairvipramukhyaiḥ saṃjalpanasahāsanāt || 47 ||
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aṃtyajā api pūyante kiṃ punarmādṛśā dvijāḥ |
sarvathā nārado dhanyo yo'sau trailokyatattvavit || 48 ||
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yuṣmābhirbadhyate śreyo yasya vai dhūtakilviṣaiḥ |
praṇamāmi ca vaḥ sarvānmanobuddhisamādhibhiḥ |
tapo vidyā ca vṛttaṃ ca yato vārddhakyakāraṇam || 49 ||
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varaṃ matto vṛṇīdhvaṃ ca durlabhaṃ yaṃ hṛdīcchata |
yūyaṃ svayaṃ hi varadā matsaṃgo māstu niṣphalaḥ || 50 ||
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devatānāṃ hi saṃsargo niṣphalo nopajāyate |
tasmānmatto varaṃ kiṃcidvṛṇudhvaṃ pradadāmi vaḥ || 51 ||
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śrīnārada uvāca |
iti sūryavacaḥ śrutvā prahṛṣṭāste dvijottamāḥ || 52 ||
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saṃpūjya parayā bhaktyā pādyārghyastutivaṃdanaiḥ |
maṃḍalādīnmahājapyāngṛṇaṃtaḥ procire ravim || 53 ||
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jayāditya jaya svāmiñjaya bhāno jayāmala |
jaya vedapate śaśvattārayāsmānaharpate || 54 ||
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viprāṇāṃ tvaṃ paro devo viprasargo'pi tvanmayaḥ |
nitarāṃ pūtametannaḥ sthānaṃ deva tvayekṣitam || 55 ||
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adya naḥ saphalā vedā adya naḥ saphalāḥ kriyāḥ |
adya naḥ saphalaṃ gehaṃ tvayā saṃgamya gopate || 56 ||
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varaṃ yadi pradātāsi tadenaṃ pravṛṇīmahe |
āsmākīnamidaṃ sthānaṃ na hi tyājyaṃ kathaṃcana || 57 ||
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śrīsūrya uvāca |
yasmādbhavadbhiḥ pūrvaṃ hi jayādityeti coditam |
jayāditya iti khyātastasmātsthāsye'tra sarvadā || 58 ||
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yāvanmahī samudrāśca parvatā nagarāṇi ca |
tāvatsthānamidaṃ viprā na hi tyakṣyāmi karhicit || 59 ||
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dāridryarogasaṃghātāndadravo maṃḍalāni ca |
kuṣṭhādīnnāśayiṣyāmi bhajatāmatra saṃsthitaḥ || 60 ||
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yo māmatra sthitaṃ cāpi pūjayiṣyati mānavaḥ |
sūryalokamivāgamya pūjāṃ tasya bhajāmyaham || 61 ||
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śrīnārada uvāca |
evamukte bhagavatā hārītādyā dvijottamāḥ |
mūrtiṃ saṃsthāpayāmāsurvedoditavidhānataḥ || 62 ||
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tato dvijāḥ prāhurevaṃ kamaṭhaṃ tvatkṛte raviḥ |
atra svāmī sthitastasmātprathamaṃ stuhi tvaṃ ravim || 63 ||
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ityukto brāhmaṇaiḥ sarvaiḥ kamaṭho vāggmināṃ varaḥ |
praṇipatya jayādityaṃ mahāstotramidaṃ jagau || 64 ||
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na tvaṃ kṛtaḥ kevalasaṃśrutaśca yajuṣyevaṃ vyāharatyādideva |
caturvidhā bhāratī dūradūraṃ dhṛṣṭaḥ staumi svārthakāmaḥ kṣamaitat || 65 ||
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mārtaṃḍasūryāṃśuravistathendro bhānurbhagaścāryamā svarṇaretāḥ || 66 ||
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divākaro mitraviṣṇuśca deva khyātastvaṃ vai dvādaśātmā namaste |
lokatrayaṃ vai tava garbhagehaṃ jalādhāraḥ procyase khaṃ samagram || 67 ||
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nakṣatramālā kusumābhimālā tasmai namo vyomaliṃgāya tubhyam || 68 ||
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tvaṃ devadevastvamanāthanāthastvaṃ prāpyapālaḥ kṛpaṇe kṛpāluḥ |
tvaṃ netranetraṃ janabuddhibuddhirākāśakāśo jaya jīvajīvaḥ || 69 ||
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dāridryadāridrya nidhe nidhīnāmamaṃgalāmaṃgala śarmaśarma |
rogaprarogaḥ prathitaḥ pṛthivyāṃ ciraṃ jayāditya jayāprameya || 70 ||
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vyādhigrastaṃ kuṣṭharogābhibhūtaṃ bhagna prāṇaṃ śīrṇadehaṃ visaṃjñam |
mātā pitā bāṃdhavāḥ saṃtyajaṃti sarvaistyaktaṃ pāsi kosti tvadanyaḥ || 71 ||
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tvaṃ me pitā tvaṃ jananī tvameva tvaṃ me gururbāndhavāśca tvameva |
tvaṃ me dharmastvaṃ ca me mokṣamārgo dāsastubhyaṃ tyaja vā rakṣa deva || 72 ||
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pāpo'smi mūḍho'smi mahograkarmā raudro'smi nācāranidhānamasmi |
tathāpi tubhyaṃ praṇipatya pādayorjayaṃ bhaktānāmarpaya śrījayārka || 73 ||
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nārada uvāca |
evaṃ stuto jayādityaḥ kamaṭhena mahātmanā |
snigdhagaṃbhīrayā vācā prāha taṃ prahasanniva || 74 ||
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jayādityāṣṭakamidaṃ yattvayā parikīrtitam |
anena stoṣyate yo māṃ bhuvi tasya na durlabham || 75 ||
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ravivāre viśeṣeṇa māṃ samabhyarcya yaḥ paṭhet |
tasya rogā na śiṣyaṃti dāridryaṃ ca na saṃśayaḥ || 76 ||
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tvayā ca toṣito vatsa tava dadmi varaṃtvamum |
sarvajño bhuvi bhūtvā tvaṃ tato muktimavāpsyasi || 77 ||
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tvatpitā smṛtikāraśca bhaviṣyati dvijārcitaḥ |
sthānasyāsya na nāśaśca kadācitprabhaviṣyati || 78 ||
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na caitatsthānakaṃ vatsa parityakṣyāmi karhicit |
evamuktā sa bhagavānbrāhmaṇairarcitaḥ stutaḥ || 79 ||
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anujñāpya dvijedrāṃstāṃstatraivāṃtardadhe prabhuḥ |
evaṃ pārtha samutpanno jayādityo'tra bhūtale || 80 ||
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āśvine māsi saṃprāpte ravivāre ca suvrata |
āśvine bhānuvāreṇa yo jayādityamarcayet || 81 ||
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koṭitīrthe naraḥ snātvā brahmahatyāṃ vyapohati |
pūjanādraktamālyaiśca raktacaṃdanakuṃkumaiḥ || 82 ||
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lepanādgaṃdhadhūpādyai naivedyerghṛtapāyasaiḥ |
brahmaghnaśca surāpaśca steyī ca gurutalpagaḥ || 83 ||
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mucyate sarvapāpebhyaḥ sūryalokaṃ ca gacchati |
putradāradhanānyāyuḥ prāpya sāṃ sārikaṃ sukham || 84 ||
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iṣṭakāmaiḥ samāyuktaḥ sūryaloke ciraṃ vaset || 85 ||
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sarveṣu ravivāreṣu jayādityasya darśanam |
kīrtanaṃ smaraṇaṃ vāpi sarva rogopaśāṃtidam || 86 ||
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anādinidhanaṃ devamavyaktaṃ tejasāṃ nidhim |
ye bhaktāste ca līyaṃte saurasthāne nirāmaye || 87 ||
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sūryoparāge saṃprāpte ravikūpe samāhitaḥ |
snānaṃ yaḥ kurute pārtha homaṃ kuryātprayatnataḥ || 88 ||
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dānaṃ caiva yathāśaktyā jayādityāgrataḥ sthitaḥ |
tasya puṇyasya māhātmyaṃ śṛṇuṣvaikamanā jaya || 89 ||
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kurukṣetreṣu yatpuṇyaṃ prabhāse puṣkareṣu ca |
vārāṇasyāṃ ca yatpuṇyaṃ prayāge naimiṣe'pi vā |
tatpuṇyaṃ labhate martyo jayādityaprasādataḥ || 90 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathame māheśvarakhaṇḍe kaumārikākhaṇḍe jayāditya māhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikapaṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 51 ||
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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 51

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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