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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sūta uvāca |
aśvatthalākṣāvahnau ca sarṣapānkesaraplutān |
juhvato maṃtramukhyaiśca balātibalasaṃjñakaiḥ || 1 ||
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yāme tu prathame yāte kācinnārī samāyayau |
śoṇitāktaikavasanā mahoccordhvaśiroruhā || 2 ||
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dāruṇākṣī śukladantī bhayasyāpi bhayaṃkarī |
sā ruroda mahārāvaṃ prāpya tāṃ homabhūmikām || 3 ||
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tāṃ dṛṣṭvā cukṣubhe sadyo vijayo bhītimāniva |
barbarīkaśca nirbhītistasyāḥ saṃmukhamāyayau || 4 ||
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tataḥ kaṇṭhaṃ samāśliṣya tasyā matimatāṃ varaḥ |
ruroda dviguṇaṃ vīro meghavannādayanbahu || 5 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā vismitā sā ca yāvanmuṃcati kartikām |
tāvanniṣpīḍite kaṃṭhe moktuṃ tasminna cāśakat || 6 ||
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pīḍyamāne ca balinā kaṃṭhe tasyā muhurmuhuḥ |
mumuोca vividhāñchabdānvajrāhata ivācalaḥ || 7 ||
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kṣaṇaṃ rāvāṃstato muktvā trāhi muñceti vaktyaṇu |
tataḥ kṛpālunā muktā pādayoḥ patitā'bravīt || 8 ||
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śaraṇaṃ te prapannāsmi dāsī karmakarī tava |
mahājihveti māṃ viddhi rākṣasīṃ kāmarūpiṇīm || 9 ||
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kāśīśmaśānanilayāṃ devadānavadarpahām |
dadāsi yadi me vīra durlabhāṃ prāṇadakṣiṇām || 10 ||
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tatastapaścariṣyāmi sarvabhūtābhayapradā |
asminnarthe svadevasya śapathā me tathātmanaḥ || 11 ||
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yadyetadvyatyayaṃ kuryāṃ bhasmībhūyāṃ tataḥ kṣaṇam |
evaṃ bruvāṇāṃ tāṃ vīro nigṛhya śapathairdṛḍham || 12 ||
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mumoca sāpi saṃhṛṣṭā kṛcchrānmuktā yayau vanam |
so'pi vīraḥ khaṅgadhārī tatraivāvasthito'bhavat || 13 ||
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tato madhyamarātrau ca garjitaṃ śrūyate mahat |
andhakāraṃ ca saṃjajñe tamoṃ'dhanarakaprabham || 14 ||
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dadṛśe ca tataḥ śailaḥ śataśṛṃgo'tivistaraḥ |
nānāśilāḥ pramumuce nānāvṛkṣāṃśca socchrayān || 15 ||
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nānānirjhara saṃghoṣaṃ vavṛṣe śoṇitaṃ vahu |
taṃ tathā nagamālokya nirbhīto bhaiminaṃdanaḥ || 16 ||
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parvato dviguṇo bhūtvā parvataṃ sahasāplutaḥ |
tadābhijaghne saṃhṛtya parvataṃ svena bhūbhṛtā || 17 ||
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tadā viśīrṇaḥ so'bhūcca parvato bhūmimaṃḍale |
tato yojanadehātmā śataśīrṣaḥ śatodaraḥ || 18 ||
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vaktrairmuṃcanmahājvālāṃ repalendro'bhyadhāvata |
taṃ dhāvamānaṃ dṛṣṭvaiva barbarīko mahābalaḥ || 19 ||
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vidhāya tādṛśaṃ rūpaṃ nardantaṃ cāpyadhāvata |
tato madhyamarātrau tī laghu citraṃ ca suṣṭhu ca || 20 ||
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yuyudhāte bāṇajālairyathā prāvṛṣi toyadau |
chinnacāpau ca khaṅgābhyāṃ chinnakhaḍgau ca muṣṭibhiḥ || 21 ||
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parvatāviva satpakṣau ciraṃ yuyudhatuḥ sthiram |
tataḥ kakṣe samutpāṭya bhrāmayitvā muhūrtakam || 22 ||
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bhūmau pradharṣayāmāsa prasṛtaṃ ca mumoca ha |
cikṣepa cāgnikoṇe taṃ mahīsāgararodhasi || 23 ||
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taddūre repalendrākhyaṃ grāmamadyāpi vartate |
evaṃ sa repalonāma vṛtratulyaparākramaḥ || 24 ||
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nāthaḥ śmaśānasyāvantyā vighnakṛnnihato'bhavat |
taṃ nihatya punarvīro barbarīkaḥ sthito'bhavat || 25 ||
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tatastṛtīyayāme ca pratīcyā diśa āyayau |
parvatābhā mahānādā pādaiḥ kampayatīva bhūḥ || 26 ||
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duhadruhākhyāśvatarī meghabhraṣṭā taḍidyathā |
tāmāyāṃtīṃ tathā dṛṣṭvā sūryavaiśvānaraprabhām || 27 ||
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upasṛtya javādbhaimī ruroha prahasanniva |
vegāttataḥ pradravatīṃ tuṇḍe prāhatya muṣṭibhiḥ || 28 ||
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sthāpayāmāsa tatraiva tasthau sā cātipīḍitā |
tataḥ kruddhā mahārāvaṃ kṛtvāplutya duhadruhā || 29 ||
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jagatyāmāśu cikṣepa barbarīkaṃ tathecchakam |
tato naditvā cātīva pādaghātamamuṃcata || 30 ||
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pādau ca vīraḥ saṃgṛhya cikṣepa bhuvi līlayā |
tataḥ punaḥ samutthāya dhāvaṃtīṃ tāṃ nigṛhya saḥ || 31 ||
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muṣṭinā pātayitvaiva daṃtānkaṃṭhamapīḍayat |
klinnaṃ vāsa ivāpīḍya prāṇānatyājayaddrutam || 32 ||
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evaṃ sīkottarasthāne smaśānaikapado dbhavā |
śākinīnāmadhīśā sā barbarīkeṇa sūditā || 33 ||
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hatvā tāṃ cāpi cikṣepa pratīcyāmeva līlayā |
duhadruhākhyamadyāpi tatra grāmaṃ sma vartate || 34 ||
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tatastathaiva saṃtasthau barbarīko'bhirakṣaṇe |
tataścaturthe yāme ca prāptaḥ kṣapaṇako'dbhutaḥ || 35 ||
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muṃḍī nagno mayūrāṇāṃ picchadhārī mahāvrataḥ |
provāca cedaṃ vacanaṃ hāhā kaṣṭamatīva bhoḥ || 36 ||
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ahiṃsā paramo dharmastadagnirjvālyate kutaḥ |
hūyamāne yato vahnau sūkṣmajīvavadho mahān || 37 ||
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śrutvedaṃ vacanaṃ tasya barbarīko'bravītsmayan |
vadane sarvadevānāṃ hūyamāne sma pāvake || 38 ||
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anṛtaṃ bhāṣase pāpa śikṣāyogyo'si durmate |
ityuktvā sahasotpatya kakṣāmadhye sthiro'sya ca || 39 ||
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dantānmuṣṭiprahāraiśca samāhatyābhyapātayat |
rudhirāvilavaktraṃ taṃ mumoca patitaṃ bhuvi || 40 ||
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sa kṣaṇāccetanāṃ prāpya ghoradaityavapurdharaḥ |
bhayādbhaimeḥ pradudrāva guhāvivaramāviśat || 41 ||
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bahuprabheti nagarī ṣaṣṭiyojanamāyatā |
tasyāṃ viveśa sahasā taṃ cānu barbarīkakaḥ || 42 ||
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barbarīkaṃ tato dṛṣṭvā nādo'bhūcca palāśinām |
dhāvadhvaṃ hanyatāmeṣa chidyatāṃ bhidyatāmiti || 43 ||
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tacchrutvā daityavīrāṇāṃ koṭayo nava bhīṣaṇāḥ |
nānāyudhadharā vīraṃ barbarīkamupādravan || 44 ||
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dṛṣṭvā tānkoṭiśo daityānkruddho bhīmātmajātmajaḥ |
nimīlya sahasā netre teṣāṃ madhyamadhāvata || 45 ||
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pādaghātaistataḥ kāṃścidbhujāghātaistathāparān |
hṛdayasyābhighātaiśca kṣaṇānninye yamakṣayam || 46 ||
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yathā nalavanaṃ krruddhaḥ kuryādbhūmisamaṃ karī |
navakoṭīstathā jaghne saha tena palāśinā || 47 ||
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tato nāgāḥ samāgamya vāsukipramukhāstadā |
tuṣṭuburvividhairvākyairūcuḥ suhṛdayaṃ ca te || 48 ||
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nāgānāṃ paramaṃ kṛtyaṃ kṛtaṃ te bhaiminaṃdana |
palāśīnāma daityoyaṃ nīto yatsānugo yamam || 49 ||
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anena hi vayaṃ vīra sānugena durātmanā |
pīḍitā vividhopāyaiḥ pātālādapyadhaḥ kṛtāḥ || 50 ||
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varaṃ vṛṇīṣva tvaṃ tasmānnāgebhyo'bhimataṃ param |
varadāḥ sarva eva sma vayaṃ tubhyaṃ sutoṣitāḥ || 51 ||
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suhṛdaya uvāca |
yadi deyo varo mahyaṃ tadenaṃ pravṛṇomyaham |
sarvavighnavinirmukto vijayaḥ siddhimāpnuyāt || 52 ||
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tatastatheti taṃ procuḥ prahṛṣṭā vāyubhojanāḥ |
sa ca tebhyaḥ purīṃ dattvā nivṛtto nāgapūjitaḥ || 53 ||
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vivarasya ca madhyena samāgacchanmahāprabham |
sarvaratnamayaṃ liṃgaṃ sthitaṃ kalpataroradhaḥ || 54 ||
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arcyamānaṃ suvahnībhirnāgakanyābhiraikṣata |
tato'sau vismayāviṣṭo nāgakanyā hyapṛcchata || 55 ||
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kenedaṃ sthāpitaṃ liṃgaṃ sūryavaiśvānaraprabham |
liṃgādapi caturdikṣu mārgāśceme tu kīdṛśāḥ || 56 ||
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iti vīravacaḥ śrutvā bṛhatkaṭipayodharā |
savrīḍaṃ sasmitāpāṃganirmokṣamidamabravīt || 57 ||
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sarvapannagarājena śeṣeṇa sumahātmanā |
tapa staptvā mahāliṃgamidamatra pratiṣṭhitam || 58 ||
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darśanātsparśanāddhyānādarcanātsarvasiddhidam |
liṃgātpūrveṇa mārgoyaṃ yāti śrīparvataṃ bhuvi || 59 ||
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elāpatreṇa vihito nāgānāṃ tatra prāptaye |
dakṣiṇena ca mārgo'yaṃ yāti śūrpārakaṃ bhuvi || 60 ||
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karkoṭakena nāgena kṛto'yaṃ tatra prāptaye |
paścimena ca mārgo'yaṃ prabhāsaṃ yāti suprabham || 61 ||
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airāvatena vihito nāgānāṃ gamanāya ca |
uttareṇa ca mārgoyaṃ yena yātuṃ bhavānsthitaḥ || 62 ||
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guptakṣetre siddhaliṃgaṃ yāti śaktiguhā'kṛtaḥ |
vihitastakṣakeṇāsau yātuṃ tatra mahātmanā || 63 ||
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itīdaṃ varṇitaṃ vīra vijñaptiḥ śrūyatāṃ mama |
ko bhavānadhunaiveto daityapṛṣṭha gato'bhavat |
adhunaiva tathaikākī samāyāto'tra no vada || 64 ||
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vayaṃ ca sarvāste dāsyastvāṃ patiṃ pravṛṇīmahe |
asmābhiḥ sahitaḥ krīḍa vividhāsvatra bhūmiṣu || 65 ||
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barbarīka uvāca |
ahaṃ kurukulotpannaḥ pāṃḍuputrasya pautrakaḥ |
barbarīka iti khyātastaṃ daityaṃ haṃtumāgataḥ || 66 ||
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sa ca daityo hataḥ pāpaḥ punaryāsye mahītalam |
bhavatībhiśca me nāsti kṛtyaṃ bhobhoḥ kathaṃcana || 67 ||
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brahmacārivrataṃ yasmādahaṃ satatamāsthitaḥ |
ityuktvābhyarcya talliṃgaṃ praṇipatya ca daṇḍavat || 68 ||
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ūrdhvamācakrame vīraḥ kātaraṃ tābhirīkṣitaḥ |
tato bahiḥ samāgatya saprakāśaṃ mukhaṃ tadā || 69 ||
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praharṣeṇaiva pūrvasyā vijayaṃ dadṛśe diśaḥ |
tasminkāle ca vijayaḥ karma sarvaṃ samāptavān || 70 ||
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kāṃtyā sūryasamābhāsa ūrdhvamācakrame kṣaṇāt |
tato viyadgataṃ devaiḥ puṣpavarṣamabhūnmahat || 71 ||
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jagurgaṃdharvamukhyāśca nanṛtuścāpsarogaṇāḥ |
vijayo barbarīkaṃ ca tato vacanamabravīt || 72 ||
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tava prasādādvīreśa siddhiḥ prāptā mayātulā |
ciraṃ jīva ciraṃ naṃda ciraṃ vasa ciraṃ jaya || 73 ||
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ata eva hi sādhṛnāṃ saṃgamicchaṃti sādhavaḥ |
auṣadhaṃ sarvadoṣāṇāṃ bhavetsatyaṃ gamo yataḥ || 74 ||
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tvaṃ ca homasthitaṃ bhasma siṃdūrasadṛśaprabham |
niḥśalyaṃ savivarakaṃ pūryamāṇaṃ gṛhāṇa ca || 75 ||
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akṣayyametatsaṃgrāme prathamaṃ te pramuṃcataḥ |
śatrūṇāṃ sthānakaṃ mṛtyordehaṃ dhvastaṃ kariṣyati || 76 ||
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evaṃ sukhena vijayaḥ śatrūṇāṃ te bhaviṣyati || 77 ||
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barbarīka uvāca |
upakuryānnirākāṃkṣo yaḥ sa sādhuritīryate |
sākāṃkṣamupakuryādyaḥ sādhutve tasya ko guṇaḥ || 78 ||
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taddehi bhasma cānyasmai kenāpyartho na me'ṇvapi |
prasādasumukhāṃ dṛṣṭiṃ vinā nānyadvṛṇomi te || 79 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
kurūṇāṃ pāṃḍavānāṃ ca bhaviṣyati mahānraṇaḥ |
tato bhūmisthitaṃ bhasma prāpsyaṃti yadi kauravāḥ || 80 ||
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mahānanartho bhavitā pāṃḍavānāṃ tataḥ sphuṭam |
tasmādgṛhāṇa tvaṃ bhasma sopi cakre tatho vacaḥ || 81 ||
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devībhiḥ sahitā devāḥ saṃmānya vijayaṃ ca te |
siddhaiśvaryaṃ dadustasmai siddhaseneti nāma ca || 82 ||
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evaṃ sa vijayo vipraḥ siddhiṃ lebhe sudurlabhām |
barbarīkaśca kṛtvaitaddevībhaktirato'vasat || 83 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathame māheśvarakhaṇḍe kaumārikākhaṃḍe kāryasiddhivarṇanaṃnāma triṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 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 63

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

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by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

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by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

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Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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