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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naṃdikeśvara uvāca |
tejaḥstaṃbhaṃ vinirbhidya saṃdhyābhramiva caṃdramāḥ |
kailāsakūṭadhavalaṃ vṛṣendramadhitasthivān || 1 ||
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jaṭājūṭavatā bālacaṃdracūḍena maulinā |
kapālamālikāṃ vaidhīṃ srajaṃ cāragvadhī dadhat || 2 ||
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nāgakuṃḍalibhiḥ phālaphalakodbhāsilocanaiḥ |
paṃcabhirvadanairdīptaiḥ kṣveḍakalmāṣakaṃdharaiḥ || 3 ||
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śūlaṃ kapālaṃ ḍamaruṃ sāraṃgaṃ paraśuṃ dhanuḥ |
khaṭvāṃgamamalaṃ khaḍgaṃ dorbhirnāgaṃ ca dhārayan || 4 ||
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śvasitoddhūlitākāro gajacarmottarīyavān |
sarvālaṃkārasaṃpannaḥ sarvadevairabhiṣṭutaḥ || 5 ||
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paridhānīkṛtavyāghracarmā tābhyāmadarśi saḥ |
rūpaṃ dṛṣṭvā sa ānaṃdaṃ nanartta nalinekṣaṇaḥ || 6 ||
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na kiṃcidapi jānāno mumoha ca sarojabhūḥ || 7 ||
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dṛśābhinaṃdya mādhavaṃ prasannayā maheśvaraḥ |
athodatiṣṭhipacca taṃ sahuṃkriyaścaturmukham || 8 ||
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jagāda cādhikāritāmadādyuvāṃ samuddhatau |
 na lajjitavyamatra vāmayaṃ kramo'dhikāriṇām || 9 ||
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parīkṣya vaibhavaṃ mama prabodhavānabhūddhariḥ |
ayaṃ na jātupadmabhūśchalanmano durātmavān || 10 ||
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aśāsi paṃcavaktratā yadopahāsito hyaham |
punaḥsvaputrikāratirmayaiṣa śikṣito'bhavat || 11 ||
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tṛtīya eṣa maṃturapyaho kathaṃ nu sahyate |
tadasya tu pratiṣṭhayā kvacinna bhūyatāṃ vidheḥ || 12 ||
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ayaṃ ca ketakacchado yadāpa kūṭasākṣitām |
ataḥ paraṃ na jātu tanmamaitu mūrdhni saṃsthitim || 13 ||
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śaptvaivametau giriśaḥ prītyā viṣṇumabhāṣata || 14 ||
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śrīmaheśvara uvāca |
vatsa mā bhaiḥ prasanno'smi bhavate bhaktiśāline |
nanu tvamaṃgānme jātassāttviko'si viśeṣataḥ |
māheśvarāgragaṇyo'si jagatyāṃ hi yathā purā || 15 ||
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na tavātaḥ paraṃ jātu bhaktihānirbhavenmayi |
pratikṣaṇaṃ varddhamānā kalpate ca vimuktaye || 16 ||
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ityanugrahakṛtaṃ trilocanaṃ bhaktibhāji nirahaṃkriye harau |
bhītimānavanataḥ svayaṃ vidhiḥ stotumārabhata klṛptavaṃdanaḥ || 17 ||
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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 15

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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