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 |
ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi brahmeśaṃ liṃgamuttamam |
yasya smaraṇamātreṇa vājapeyaphalaṃ bhavet || 1 ||
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ekadā tu purā pārtha sṛṣṭi kāmena brahmaṇā |
tapaḥ sucaritaṃ ghoraṃ sārdhavarṣasahasrakam || 2 ||
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tapasā tena santuṣṭaḥ pārvatīpatiśaṃkaraḥ |
varamasmai tataḥ prādāllokakartre svavāṃchitam || 3 ||
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tato hṛṣṭaḥ pramuditaḥ kṛtakṛtyaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
jñātvā kṣetrasya māhātmyaṃ svayaṃ liṃgaṃ cakāra ha || 4 ||
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cakhāna ca saraḥ puṇyaṃ nāmnā brahmasaraḥ śubhama |
mahīnagarakātpūrve mahāpātakanāśanam || 5 ||
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asya tīre mahāliṃgaṃ sthāpayāmāsa vai vibhuḥ |
tatra devaḥ svayaṃ sākṣādvidyate kila śaṃkaraḥ || 6 ||
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puṣkarādadhikaṃ tīrthaṃ brahmeśaṃnāma phālguna |
tatra snātvā naro bhaktyā piṇḍadānaṃ samācaret || 7 ||
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dānaṃ caiva yathāśaktyā kārtikyāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ |
devaṃ prapūjayedbhaktyā brahmeśaṃ hṛṣṭamānasaḥ || 8 ||
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pitarastasya tuṣyaṃti yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam |
puṣkareṣu ca yatpuṇyaṃ kurukṣetre ravigrahe || 9 ||
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gaṃgādipuṇyatīrtheṣu yatphalaṃ prāpyate naraiḥ |
tatphalaṃ samavāpnoti tīrthasyāsyāvagāhanāt || 10 ||
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mokṣaliṃgasya māhātmyaṃ śṛṇu pārtha mahādbhutam |
mayā sthānahitārthaṃ ca samārādhya maheśvaram || 11 ||
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sthāpitaṃ pravaraṃ liṃgaṃ nāmnā mokṣeśvaraṃ haram |
darbhāgreṇa tataḥ pārtha kūpaṃ khanitavānaham || 12 ||
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prasādya lokakartāraṃ brahmāṇaṃ parameṣṭhinam |
kamaṇḍalorbrahmaṇaśca samānītā sarasvatī || 13 ||
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kūpe'sminmokṣanāthasya lokānāṃ pretamuktaye |
kārtikasya tu māsasya śuklapakṣe caturdaśī || 14 ||
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kūpe snātvā narastasyāṃ tilapiṇḍaṃ samācaret |
pretānuddiśya niyataṃ mokṣatīrthaphalaṃ bhavet || 15 ||
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kule na jāyate tasya pretaḥ pārtha na saṃśayaḥ |
pretā mokṣaṃ pragacchanti tīrthasyāsya prabhāvataḥ || 16 ||
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jayādityakūpavare naraḥ snātvā prayatnataḥ |
garbheśvaraṃ namaskṛtya na sa garbheṣu majjati || 17 ||
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idaṃ mayā pārtha tava praṇītaṃ guptasya kṣetrasya samāsayogāt |
māhātmyametatsakalaṃ śṛṇoti yaḥ syādviśuddhaḥ kimu vacmi bhūyaḥ || 18 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathame māheśvarakhaṃḍe kaumārikākhaṃḍe brahmeśvaramokṣeśvara garbhaśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma ṣaṭpaṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 56 ||
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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 56

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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