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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śaunaka uvāca |
atyadbhutamidaṃ sūta guptakṣetrasya pāvanam |
mahanmāhātmyamatulaṃ kīrtitaṃ harṣavardhanam || 1 ||
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punaryatsiddhaliṃgasya pūrvaṃ māhātmyakīrtane |
ityuktaṃ yatprasādena siddhamātustu setsyati || 2 ||
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vijayonāma puṇyātmā sāhāyyāccaṃḍilasya ca |
ko nvasau caṃḍilonāma vijayonāma kastathā || 3 ||
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kathaṃ ca prāptavānsiddhiṃ siddhamātuḥ prasādataḥ |
etadācakṣva tattvena śrotuṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 4 ||
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satāṃ caritraśravaṇe kautukaṃ kasya no bhavet |
ugraśravā uvāca |
sādhu pṛṣṭamidaṃ viprā dūrāṃtaritamapyuta || 5 ||
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śrutā dvaipāyanamukhātkathāṃ vakṣyāmi cātra vaḥ |
purā drupadarājasya putrīmāsādya pāṃḍavāḥ || 6 ||
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dhṛtarāṣṭramate paścādiṃdraprasthaṃ nyaveśayan |
rakṣitā vāsudevena kadācittatra pāṃḍavāḥ || 7 ||
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upaviṣṭāḥ sabhāmadhye kathāścakruḥ pṛthagvidhāḥ |
devarṣipitṛbhūtānāṃ rājñāṃ cāpi prakīrtane || 8 ||
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kriyamāṇe'tha tatrāgādbhīmaputro ghaṭotkacaḥ |
taṃ dṛṣṭvā bhrātaraḥ paṃca vāsudevaśca vīryavān || 9 ||
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utthāya sahasā pīṭhādāliliṃgurmudā yutāḥ |
sa ca tānpraṇataḥ prahvo vavaṃde bhīmanaṃdanaḥ || 10 ||
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sāśiṣaṃ ca tato rājñā svotsaṃga upaveśitaḥ |
āghrāya snehato mūrdhni proktaśca janasaṃsadi || 11 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kuta āgamyate putra kva cāyaṃ vihṛtastvayā |
kālaḥ kvacitsukhaṃ rājyaṃ kuruṣe mātulaṃ tava || 12 ||
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kaściddeveṣu vipreṣu goṣu sādhuṣu sarvadā |
haiḍaṃbe nāpakuruṣe priyametaddhareśca naḥ || 13 ||
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heḍaṃbasya vanaṃ sarvaṃ tasya ye sainyarākṣasāḥ |
pālyamānāstvayā sādho vardhaṃte janakṣemakāḥ || 14 ||
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kaccinnaṃdati te mātā bhṛśaṃ naḥ priyakāriṇī |
kanyaiva yā purā bhīmaṃ tyaktvā mānaṃ patiṃ śritā || 15 ||
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iti pṛṣṭo dharmarājñā smayanhaiḍaṃbirabravīt |
hate tasmindurācāre mātule'smi niyojitaḥ || 16 ||
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tadrājyaṃ śāsane sthāpya duṣṭānnighnaṃścarāmyaham |
mātā kuśalinī devī tapo divyamupāśritā || 17 ||
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māmuvāca sadā putra pitṝṇāṃ bhaktikṛdbhava |
so'haṃ māturvacaḥ śrutvā merupādātsamāgataḥ || 18 ||
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praṇāmāyaiva bhavatāṃ bhaktiprahveṇa cetasā |
ātmānaṃ ca mahatyarthe kasmiṃścittu niyojitam |
bhavadbhirahamicchāmi phalaṃ yasmādidaṃ mahat || 19 ||
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yadājñāpālanaṃ putraḥ pitṝṇāṃ sarvadā caret |
athorddhvalokānsa jayediha jāyeta kīrtimān || 20 ||
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sūta uvāca |
ityuktavaṃtaṃ taṃ rājā parirabhya punaḥpunaḥ |
uvāca dharmarāṭ putramānaṃdāśruḥ sagadgadam || 21 ||
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tvameva no bhaktikārī sahāyaścāpi vartase || 22 ||
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etadarthaṃ ca haiḍaṃbe putrānicchaṃti sādhavaḥ |
ihāmutra tārayaṃte tādṛśāścāpi putrakāḥ || 23 ||
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avaśyaṃ yādṛśī mātā tādṛśastanayo bhavet |
mātā ca te bhaktimatī dṛḍhaṃ nastvaṃ ca tādṛśaḥ || 24 ||
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aho suduṣkaraṃ devī kurute me priyā vadhūḥ |
yā bhartṛśriyamullaṃghya tapa eva samāśritā || 25 ||
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nūnaṃ kāmena bhogairvā kṛtyaṃ vadhvā na me manāk |
yā putrasukhamanvīkṣya paralokārthamāśritā || 26 ||
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duṣkulīnāpi yā bhaktā sūte'patyaṃ ca bhaktimat |
kulīnameva tanmanye mamedaṃ matamuttamam || 27 ||
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evaṃ bahūni vākyāni tāni tāni vadannṛpaḥ |
dharmarājaḥ samābhāṣya keśavaṃ vākyamabravīt || 28 ||
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puṃḍarīkākṣa jānāsi yathā bhīmādabhūdayam |
jātamātrastu yaścāsīdyauvanastho mahābalaḥ || 29 ||
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aṣṭānāṃ devayonīnāṃ yato janma ca yauvanam |
sadya eva bhavettasmātsadyo'syāsīcca yauvanam || 30 ||
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tadasyocitadārārthe sadā ciṃtāsti kṛṣṇa me |
ucitaṃ bata haiḍaṃbeḥ kva kalatraṃ karomyaham || 31 ||
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tadbhavānkṛṣṇasarvajña trilokīmapi vetsi ca |
haiḍaṃberucitā dārānvaktumarhasi yādava || 32 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evamukto dharmarājñā kṣaṇaṃ dhyātvā janārdanaḥ |
dharmarājamidaṃ vākyaṃ padāṃtaritamabravīt || 33 ||
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asti rājanpravakṣyāmi dārānasyocitāṃ śubhām |
sāṃprataṃ saṃsthitā ramye prāgjyotiṣapure vare || 34 ||
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sā ca putrī muroḥ pārtha daityasyādbhutakarmaṇaḥ |
yo'sau narakadaityasya prāṇatulyaḥ sakhā'bhavat || 35 ||
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sa ca me nihato ghoraḥ pāśadurgasamanvitaḥ |
narakaśca durācārastvametadvetsi sarvaśaḥ || 36 ||
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tato hate murau daitye mayā tasya sutāvrajat |
yoddhuṃ māmativīryatvādghorā kāmakaṭaṃkaṭā || 37 ||
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tāṃ tato'haṃ mahāyuddhe khaḍgakheṭakadhāriṇīm |
ayodhayaṃ mahābāṇaiḥ suśārṅgadhanuṣaścyutaiḥ || 38 ||
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khaḍgena ciccheda bāṇānmama sā ca muroḥ sutā |
samāgamya ca khaḍgena garuḍaṃ mūrdhnyatāḍayat || 39 ||
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sa ca mohasamāviṣṭo garuḍo'bhūdacetanaḥ |
tatastasyā vadhārthāya mayā cakraṃ samudyatam || 40 ||
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cakraṃ samudyataṃ dṛṣṭvā mayā tasminraṇājire |
kāmākhyā nāma māṃ devī puraḥ sthitvā vaco'bravīt || 41 ||
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naināṃ haṃtuṃ bhavānarho rakṣaitāṃ puruṣottama |
ajeyatvaṃ mayā hyasyā dattaṃ khaḍgaṃ ca kheṭakam || 42 ||
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buddhirapratimā cāpi śaktiśca paramā raṇe |
tatastvayā trirātre'pi na jitāsīnmuroḥ sutā || 43 ||
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evamukte tadā devīṃ vacanaṃ cāhamabravam |
ayameṣa nivṛtto'smi vārayaināṃ ca tvaṃ śubhe || 44 ||
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tataścāliṃgya tāṃ bhaktāṃ kāmākhyā vākyamabravīt |
bhadre raṇānnivartasva nāyaṃ haṃtuṃ kathaṃcana || 45 ||
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śakyaḥ kenāpi samare mādhavo raṇadurjayaḥ |
nābhūdasti bhaviṣyo vā ya enaṃ saṃyuge jayet || 46 ||
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api vā tryaṃbakaḥ putri nainaṃ śaktaḥ kuto'nyakaḥ |
tasmādenaṃ namaskṛtya bhāvinaṃ śvaśuraṃ śubhe || 47 ||
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raṇādasmānnivartasva tavocitamidaṃ sphuṭam |
asya bhrāturhi bhīmasya snuṣā tvaṃ ca bhaviṣyasi || 48 ||
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tasmāttvaṃ śvaśuraṃ bhadre sammānaya janārdanam |
na ca śokastvayā kāryaḥ pitaraṃ prati paṃḍite || 49 ||
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jātasya hi dhruvo mṛtyurdhruva janma mṛtasya ca |
bahavaścā'sya vettāro vada kenāpi vāryate || 50 ||
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ṛṣīṃśca devāṃśca mahāsurāṃśca traividyavidyānpuruṣānnṛpāṃśca |
kānmṛtyureko na pateta kāle parāvarajño'tra na muhyate kvacit || 51 ||
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ślāghya eva hi te mṛtyuḥ piturasmājjanārdṛnāt |
sarvapātakanirmukto gato'sau dhāma vaiṣṇavam || 52 ||
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evaṃ kāmākhyayā proktā sā ca kāmakaṭaṃkaṭā |
tyaktvā krodhaṃ ca saṃvṛtya gātrāṇi praṇatā ca mām || 53 ||
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tāmahaṃ sāśiṣaṃ cāpi prāvocaṃ bharatarṣabha |
asminneva pure tiṣṭha bhagadattaprapūjitā || 54 ||
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mayā devyā pṛthivyā ca bhagadattaḥ kṛto nṛpaḥ |
sa te pūjāṃ bahuvidhāṃ kariṣyati svasuryathā || 55 ||
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vasaṃtī cātra taṃ vīraṃ haiḍiṃbaṃ patimāpsyasi |
evamāśvāsya tāṃ devīṃ maurvīṃ cāhaṃ vyasarjayam || 56 ||
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sā sthitā ca pure tatra gato'haṃ śakrasadma ca |
tato dvāravatīṃ prāpya tvayā saha samāgataḥ || 57 ||
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evameṣocitā dārā haiḍaṃbervidyate śubhā |
kāmākhye ca raṇe ghorā yā vidyudiva bhāsate || 58 ||
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na ca rūpaṃ varṇitaṃ me śvaśurasyocitaṃ yataḥ |
sādhorhi naitaducitaṃ sarvastrīṇāṃ pravarṇanam || 59 ||
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punarekaśca samayaḥ kṛtastaṃ śṛṇu yastayā |
yo māṃ niruttarāṃ praśne kṛtvaiva vijayetpumān || 60 ||
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yo me pratibalaścāpi sa me bhartā bhaviṣyati |
evaṃ ca samayaṃ śrutvā bahavo daityarākṣasāḥ || 61 ||
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tasyā jayārthamagamaṃste'pi jitvā hatāstayā |
yo ya enāṃ gataḥ pūrvaṃ na sa bhūyo nyavartata || 62 ||
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vahneriva prabhāṃ dīptāṃ pataṃgānāṃ samuccayaḥ |
evametādṛśīṃ maurvīṃ jetumutsahate yadi || 63 ||
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ghaṭotkaco mahāvīryo bhāryāsya niyataṃ bhavet || 64 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
alaṃ sarvaguṇaistasyā yasyāstveko guṇo mahān |
kriyate kiṃ hi kṣīreṇa yadi tadviṣamiśritam || 65 ||
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prāṇādhikaṃ bhaimaseniṃ kathaṃ kevalasāhasāt |
kṣipeyaṃ tava vākyānāṃ śuddhānāṃ cātha kovidam || 66 ||
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anyā api striyaḥ saṃti deśe deśe janārdana |
bahvyastāsāṃ varāṃ kāṃcidyoṣitaṃ vaktumarhasi || 67 ||
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bhīma uvāca |
samyaguktaṃ keśavena vākyaṃ bahvarthamuttamam |
rājñā punaḥ snehavaśādyaduktaṃ tanna bhāti me || 68 ||
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kārye duḥsādhya eva syātkṣatriyasya parākramaḥ |
karīṃdrasyeva yūtheṣu gajānāṃ na mṛgeṣu ca || 69 ||
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ātmā prakhyātimāneyaḥ sarvathā vīrapuṃgavaiḥ |
sā ca khyātiḥ kathaṃ jāyedduḥsādhyakaraṇādṛte || 70 ||
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na hyātmavaśagaṃ pārtha haiḍaṃberasya rakṣaṇam |
yena dattastvayaṃ dhātrā sa enaṃ pālayiṣyati || 71 ||
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sarvathoccapadārohe yatnaḥ kāryo vijānatā |
tanna sidhyati ceddaivānnāsau doṣo vijānataḥ || 72 ||
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yathā devavratastveko jahre kāśisutāḥ purā |
tathaika eva haiḍaṃbirmaurvīṃ prāpnotu mā ciram || 73 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
kevalaṃ pauruṣaparaṃ bhīmenoktamidaṃ vacaḥ |
abalaṃ daivahetutvātprabalaṃ pratibhāti me || 74 ||
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na mṛṣā hi vaco brūte kāmākhyā yā purā'bravīt |
bhīmasenasutaḥ pāṇiṃ tava bhadre grahīṣyati || 75 ||
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anena hetunā yātu śīghraṃ tatra ghaṭotkacaḥ |
iti me rocate kṛṣṇa tava kiṃ brūhi rocate || 76 ||
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kṛṣṇa uvāca |
rocate me vacastubhyaṃ bhīmasya ca mahātmanaḥ |
na hi tulyo bhaimasenerbuddhau vīrye ca kaścana || 77 ||
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aṃtarātmā ca me vetti prāptāmeva muroḥ sutām |
tacchīghraṃ yātu haiḍaṃbistvaṃ ca kiṃ putra manyase || 78 ||
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ghaṭotkaca uvāca |
na hi nyāyyāḥ svakā vaktuṃ pūjyānāmagrato guṇāḥ |
pravṛttā eva bhāsaṃte sadguṇāśca raveḥ karāḥ || 79 ||
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sarvathā tatkariṣyāmi pitaro yena me'malāḥ |
lajjiṣyaṃti na saṃsatsu mayā putreṇa pāṃḍavāḥ || 80 ||
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evamuktvā mahābāhurutthāya praṇanāma tān |
jayāśīrbhiśca pitṛbhirvarddhito gaṃtumaicchata || 81 ||
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taṃ gatukāmamāhedamabhinaṃdya janārdanaḥ |
kathākathanakāle māṃ smarethāstvaṃ jayāvaham || 82 ||
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yathā buddhiṃ sudurbhedyāṃ vardhayāmi balaṃ ca te |
ityuktvāliṃgya taṃ kṛṣṇo vyasasarjata sāśiṣam || 83 ||
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tato hiḍaṃbātanayo mahaujāḥ sūryākṣakālākṣamahodarānugaḥ |
viyatpathaṃ prāpya jagāma tatpuraṃ prāgjyotiṣaṃ nāma dinavyapāye || 84 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathame māheśvarakhaṇḍe kaumārikākhaṇḍe barbarikopā khyāne ghaṭotkacasya prāgjyotiṣapuraṃ prati gamanavarṇanaṃnāmaikonaṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 59 ||
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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 59

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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