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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atha śrīveṃkaṭācalakṣetrādivarṇanam |
śrīsūta uvāca |
veṃkaṭādrestu māhātmyaṃ bhūyo'pi pravadāmyaham |
yuṣmākaṃ sāvadhānena śṛṇudhvaṃ susamāhitāḥ || 1 ||
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pṛthivyāṃ yāni tīrthāni brahmāṇḍāntargatāni ca |
tāni sarvāṇi vartaṃte veṃkaṭāhvayabhūdhare || 2 ||
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tasminnagottame puṇye vasantaṃ puruṣottamam |
śaṃkhacakradharaṃ devaṃ pītāmbaradharaṃ śubham || 3 ||
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kaustubhālaṃkṛtoraskaṃ bhaktānāmabhayapradam |
devadevaṃ viśālākṣaṃ vedavedyaṃ sanātanam || 4 ||
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aṃgakosalakarṇāṭakāśīgurjaradeśagāḥ |
colakeralapāṇḍyādisarvadeśasamudbhavāḥ || 5 ||
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sakuṭuṃbāśca sevārthamāyānti prativatsaram |
devāśca ṛṣayaḥ siddhā yoginaḥ sanakādayaḥ || 6 ||
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ye bhādrapadamāse tu veṃkaṭeśamahotsave |
sevāṃ kurvanti te sarve niṣpāpā uttamottamāḥ || 7 ||
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tatra śrīveṃkaṭeśasya brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
cakāra kanyāmāse tu dhvajāropamahotsavam || 8 ||
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prativarṣaṃ ca tatsevā nimittaṃ sarvamānavāḥ |
sarve devāśca gaṃdharvāḥ siddhāḥ sādhyā mahaujasaḥ || 9 ||
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brahmotsave bhagavataḥ samāyāṃti dvijottamāḥ |
vidyānāṃ vedavidyeva maṃtrāṇāṃ praṇavo yathā || 10 ||
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prāṇavatpriyavastūnāṃ dhenūnāṃ kāmadhenuvat |
tathā veṃkaṭaśailendraḥ kṣetrāṇāmuttamottamaḥ || 11 ||
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śeṣavatsarvanāgānāṃ pakṣiṇāṃ garuḍo yathā |
devānāṃ tu yathā viṣṇurvarṇānāṃ brāhmaṇo yathā || 12 ||
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tathā veṃkaṭaśailendraḥ kṣetrāṇāmuttamottamaḥ |
bhūruhāṇāṃ suratarurbhāryeva suhṛdāṃ yathā || 13 ||
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tīrthānāṃ tu yathā gaṃgā tejasāṃ tu raviryathā |
tathā veṃkaṭaśailendraḥ kṣetrāṇāmuttamottamaḥ || 14 ||
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āyudhānāṃ yathā vajraṃ lohānāṃ kāṃcanaṃ yathā |
vaiṣṇavānāṃ yathā rudro ratnānāṃ kaustubho yathā || 15 ||
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tathā veṃkaṭaśailendraḥ kṣetrāṇāmuttamottamaḥ |
nānena sadṛśo loke viṣṇuprītivivardhanaḥ || 16 ||
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na mādhavasamo māso na kṛtena samaṃ yugam |
na ca vedasamaṃ śāstraṃ na tīrthaṃ gaṃgayā samam || 17 ||
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na jalena samaṃ dānaṃ na sukhaṃ bhāryayā samam |
na kṛṣestu samaṃ vittaṃ na lābho jīvitātparaḥ || 18 ||
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na tapo'naśanādanyanna dānātparamaṃ sukham |
na dharmastu dayātulyo na jyotiścakṣuṣā samam || 19 ||
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na tṛptiraśanātulyā na vāṇijyaṃ kṛṣeḥ samam |
na dharmeṇa samaṃ mitraṃ na satyena samaṃ yaśaḥ || 20 ||
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yathā tathā bhagavataḥ sthānena sadṛśaṃ na hi || 21 ||
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yatkīrtanaṃ sakalapāpaharaṃ munīndrā yadvandanaṃ sakalasaukhyadameva loke |
yātrāpi yaṃ prati surairapi pūjanīyā tādṛṅmahānbhavati veṃkaṭaśailamukhyaḥ || 22 ||
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tasyānubhāvaṃ pravadāmi bhūyaḥ samastatīrthāni vasaṃti yatra |
evaṃ samasteṣu ca mukhyatīrthaṃ śrīsvāmināmāsti sarovaraṃ tat || 23 ||
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māhātmyametasya mayocyate kathaṃ yatpaścime rodhasi bhūvarāhaḥ |
āliṃgya kāntāmatisaumyamūrtirvirājate viśvajanopakārī || 24 ||
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śrīsvāmipuṣkariṇyāṃ ca dakṣiṇe veṃkaṭeśvaraḥ |
āliṃgitavapurlakṣmyā varado vartate ciram || 25 ||
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evaṃ vaḥ kathitaṃ viprāḥ kṣetramāhātmyamuttamam |
yaḥ śṛṇoti sadā bhaktyā viṣṇuloke mahīyate || 26 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīveṃkaṭācalamāhātmye kṣetramahimānuvarṇanaṃnāma saptadaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 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 17

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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