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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mārkaṃḍeya uvāca |
bhagavanbhavamāhātmyaratnākarasudhākaram |
naṃdīśa citraṃ cāritraṃ śrutaṃ vidyābhṛtordvayoḥ || 1 ||
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kadā vajrāṃgadaḥ siddhaḥ kathaṃ devamapūjayat |
kathaṃ cānvagrahītprahvaṃ devastamaruṇeśvaraḥ || 2 ||
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naṃdikeśvara uvāca |
nivarttanecchāṃ hitvātha nṛpo nijapuraṃ prati |
tasyaiva pādaparyaṃte svasya vāsamarocayat || 3 ||
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athāsya mahatī senā vāhamārgānusāriṇī |
prāptā śatāṃgamātaṃgaturaṃgabhaṭasaṃkulā || 4 ||
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samadṛśyata bhūpālastādṛśo dhairyasāgaraḥ |
purodhomaṃtrisāmaṃtasenāpatisuhṛttamaiḥ || 5 ||
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tatastāmāgatāṃ senāmavanīpatirādṛtaḥ |
aruṇādreśca sīmāyā bahireva nyaveśayat || 6 ||
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svakīyamakhilaṃ kośaṃ deśānapi mahāphalān |
śoṇādrināthapūjāyai kalpayāmāsa bhaktimān || 7 ||
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gautamasyāśramābhyāśe svayaṃ kṛtatapovanaḥ |
purodhoktaḥ sasacivaḥ śivārcanarato'bhavat || 8 ||
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ratnāṃgadākhyaṃ tanayaṃ sthāpayitvā nije pade |
tatpreṣitairaparyāptaiḥ śoṇeśaṃ paryatarpayat || 9 ||
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paritaḥ śoṇaśailasya paripūrṇajalāśayān |
agrahārānbahuphalānbrāhmaṇebhyo'tisṛṣṭavān || 10 ||
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tejasāruṇanāthasya jvalanastaṃbharūpiṇaḥ |
dhanvaprāye'pi deśe'smindīrghikāḥ śataśo vyadhāt || 11 ||
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sauṃdaryaśālinīrātmaparivāravarāṃganāḥ |
sevārthaṃ śoṇanāthasya dattavāndīrghadarśanaḥ || 12 ||
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athāgatenāgastyena lopāmudrāsakhena saḥ |
abhyanaṃdyata śoṇādrināthapūjāparāyaṇaḥ || 13 ||
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pratyahaṃ navatīrthākhye sarasi snānamācaran |
pāpanāśapravāleśau prayataḥ paryapūjayat || 14 ||
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mahiṣāsurasaṃhārakāriṇī mānaveśvaraḥ |
nityamārādhayāmāsa durgāṃ durggārtihāriṇīm || 15 ||
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pratikṣaṇaṃ brahmaviṣṇupūjyasya liṃgarūpiṇaḥ |
ādidevasya vividhāḥ saparyāḥ paryakalpayat || 16 ||
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pratyuṣasyutthitaḥ snātaḥ pādābhyāmeva pārthivaḥ |
japanpaṃcākṣarīmaṃtramakārṣīttriḥ pradakṣiṇām || 17 ||
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paurṇamāsyāṃ sa kārttikyāṃ pārvatīvallabhapriyam |
mahādīpotsavaṃ cakre mahitaṃ bhuvanatraye || 18 ||
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sugaṃdhasārakahlārakarpūrajalapūritaḥ |
sahasraiḥ svarṇakuṃbhānāmabhyaṣiṃcattriyaṃtrakam || 19 ||
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pratimāsadhvajārohapūrvaṃ tīrthotsavādikam |
trailokyābhyarhitaṃ cakre rathārohaṃ mahotsavam || 20 ||
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aṃgaṃ pradakṣiṇaṃ cāsya vidadhe viśadāśayaḥ |
yojanatritayāyāmavyāpinaḥ śoṇabhūbhṛtaḥ || 21 ||
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aruṇācalanātheti karuṇāmṛtasāgaraḥ |
aruṇāṃvāsanātheti tuṣṭāva ca muhurmuhuḥ || 22 ||
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saṃlipya vividhairdravyairnityaṃ paṃcāmṛtādibhiḥ |
ācarca yadgaṃdhasārapaṃkaiḥ karpūrapāṃḍuraiḥ || 23 ||
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apūjayata kalhāraiḥ sravanmṛgamadadravaiḥ || prā |
tarārabhya śoṇādrināyakaṃ gaṇarūpiṇam || 24 ||
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iti varṣatrayaṃ tasya vaśino varivasyayā |
aruṇādrīśvarastuṣṭaḥ pratyakṣatvamagāhata || 25 ||
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nīhārācalasaṃkāśamārūḍho vṛṣapuṃgavam |
anvagāsīnayā devyā kṛtagāḍhopagūhanaḥ || 26 ||
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brahmarṣibhirvasiṣṭhādyairnāradādyairmaharṣibhiḥ |
gaṇairnikuṃbhakuṃbhādyaiḥ kriyamāṇajayastutiḥ || 27 ||
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karuṇāsiṃdhukallolaiḥ kamalāvāsaveśmabhiḥ |
kaṭākṣapātairjagatāṃ kāluṣyamiva vārayan || 28 ||
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dṛṣṭvā ca devadevaṃ tamaṣṭāṃgaṃ nyasya bhūtale |
praṇanāma paraṃ hṛṣṭo vajrāṃgadamahīpatiḥ || 29 ||
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vyajñāpayacca bhūpālo maulīkṛtaśatāṃjaliḥ |
kṣālayanniva daṃtāṃśujālaistatpādapaṃkaje || 30 ||
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vajrāṃgada uvāca |
deveśa yadahaṃ mohādbahupātakasaṃcayam |
acāriṣaṃ sa eko'yaṃ kṣamyatāṃ me vyatikramaḥ || 31 ||
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itivādinamatyaṃtaṃ dīnameva dayānidhiḥ |
jagāda jagatīnātho devaḥ śoṇācaleśvaraḥ || 32 ||
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śrīmaheśvara uvāca |
mā bhaiṣīrvatsa bhadraṃ te saṃtyaṣṭau mama mūrttayaḥ |
tāḥ sarvāḥ sarvajaṃtūnāmatyarthaṃ parikalpitāḥ || 33 ||
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purā puraṃdarastvaṃ hi kailāsaśikhare sthitam |
garvito māmavāmaṃsthāḥ staṃbhitaśca tadā mayā || 34 ||
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kṣaṇaṃ galitagarvastvaṃ staṃbhanā vrīḍitastadā |
ayāciṣṭhāḥ śivajñānamakhilaiśvaryakāraṇam || 35 ||
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ādiṣṭastvaṃ mayā vajrinnavatīryāvaniṃ bhavān |
rājā vajrāṃgado bhūtvā lapsyase matkṛpāmiti || 36 ||
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jātaṃ tataḥ prabhāveṇa kṣetrametanmadāspadam |
śikṣitotīva mugdhastvaṃ bhaktosi ca paraṃ mayi || 37 ||
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adhunātisaparyābhistvatkṛtābhiraharniśam |
parituṣṭosmyahaṃ rājannatastvāṃ bodhayāmyaham || 38 ||
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khaṃ vāyuranalo vāri bhūḥ sūrya śaśinau pumān |
iti manmūrttibhirviśvaṃ bhāsate sacarācaram || 39 ||
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kālo hi kālayāmyarthānsattvānadhvana eva ca |
tattvātītaḥ śivaścāhaṃ na mattostīha kiṃcana || 40 ||
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aparyaṃtacidānaṃdasiṃdhorme kecidūrmayaḥ |
vedhomukundarudreṃdramukhānāhuruditvarāḥ || 41 ||
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vāṇīlakṣmīkṣamāśraddhāprajñāsvāhāsvadhādayaḥ |
asaṃkhyeyamahāśaktermama visṛṣṭiśaktayaḥ || 42 ||
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iyaṃ mama mahāśaktirgaurī māyā jagatprasūḥ |
anayācchādyate viśvaṃ śaśvadvistāryate'pi ca || 43 ||
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śaktyānayānvitaḥ sargarakṣāsaṃhṛtivibhramaḥ |
vicitrametatpaśyāmi jagaccitraṃ nijecchayā || 44 ||
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apavāhitamohastvaṃ mahimā me vicāraya |
ātmānamavibhinnaṃ me taraṃgamiva vāridheḥ || 45 ||
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tato madrūpaśālinyā ādhipatyaṃ kṣitergataḥ |
matprasādena rājeṃdra bhuṃkṣva bhogānyathāsukham || 46 ||
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punaḥ puraṃdaratvena bhuktadivyasukhaściram |
madekarūpatāṃ rājanniścayāttvamavāpsyasi || 47 ||
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naṃdikeśvara uvāca |
ityuktvāṃtarhite deve rājā vajrāṃgadaḥ kṛtī |
śoṇeśaṃ pūjayanneva sarvānbhogānavāptavān || 48 ||
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itthaṃ te kathitaṃ sādho śivabhaktavijṛṃbhaṇam |
pradakṣiṇāphalaṃ caiva śoṇaśailasya śāśvatam || 49 ||
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kiṃ vācāṃ vistareṇātra śoṇaśailapradakṣiṇā |
mahatāmaśvamedhānāṃ śatādapi viśiṣyate || 50 ||
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viṣuvāyanasaṃkrāti vyatīpātādiparvasu |
pradakṣiṇācchoṇagirerasaṃkhyeyaṃ phalaṃ labhet || 51 ||
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na kṣetramaruṇādasti nāsti devo'ruṇeśvarāt |
nāpi pradakṣiṇādanyadvipadyate'bhyadhikaṃ tapaḥ || 52 ||
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iti kathayati naṃdikeśvaresminpulakitasarvavapurmṛkaṇḍuputraḥ |
muhuradhigataharṣavāṣpavṛṣṭirmahati nimagna ivābhavatsudhābdhau || 53 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ prathame māheśvarakhaṇḍe'ruṇācalamāhātmya uttarārdhe vajrāṃgadasadgativarṇanaṃnāma caturviṃśatitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 24 ||
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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 24

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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