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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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
tīrthānāmiha sarveṣāṃ prabhāvaḥ kathitastvayā |
nadīnāṃ parvatānāṃ ca kṣetrāṇāṃ sarasāmapi || 1 ||
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nideśātpadmagarbhasya suvarṇamukharī nadī |
nītā bhuvamagastyena vyākhyātā bhavatānagha || 2 ||
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tadutpattiprabhāvaṃ ca tīrthaughāṃstatsamāśrayān |
śrotuṃ saṃprītirutpannā tanno vaktuṃ tvamarhasi || 3 ||
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praṇamya śambhuṃ nandīśaṃ ṣaḍāsyaṃ vyāsameva ca |
munibhiḥ prārthitaḥ sūtastadā vaktuṃ pracakrame || 4 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
sādhu pṛṣṭaṃ mahābhāga bhavadbhirmaṃgalāvaham |
ākhyānametadāmnāya śravaṇodbhūtasiddhidam || 5 ||
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śṛṇutāvahitā divyāṃ kathāṃ kalmaṣanāśinīm |
bharadvājena kathitāṃ pārthāya kathayāmi vaḥ || 6 ||
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avāpya drupadātprājñādyājñasenīṃ pṛthāsutāḥ |
dhṛtarāṣṭranideśena jagmuḥ karipuraṃ śubham || 7 ||
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bhīṣmeṇa cāṃbikeyena tatra saṃmānitāstadā |
duryodhanādibhiḥ sārddhaṃ nyavasanpañcavatsarān || 8 ||
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tato'nuśiṣṭo bhīṣmādyairdhṛtarāṣṭro mahāyaśāḥ |
sarveṣāṃ kulavṛddhānāṃ vāsudevasya cāgrataḥ || 9 ||
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pradadau pāṃḍuputrebhyastatsevāhṛṣṭamānasaḥ |
sārdharājyaṃ puravaraṃ khāṇḍavaprasthasaṃjñikam || 10 ||
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āmaṃtrya pāṇḍutanayā dhṛtarāṣṭrādikānkurūn |
jagmustatkhāṇḍavaprasthaṃ puraṃ kṛṣṇasamanvitāḥ || 11 ||
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indraprasthāhvaye tatra rakṣite viśvakarmaṇā |
vasanpure'śiṣatpṛthvīṃ sānujo dharmanaṃdanaḥ || 12 ||
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gate kṛṣṇe nijapuraṃ nāradasyānuśāsanāt |
pratijñāṃ cakrire pārthā dharmajñā draupadīṃ prati || 13 ||
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athārjunatīrthayātropoddhātaḥ |
yathākrameṇa sā kṛṣṇā varṣamekaikamādarāt |
ekaikasya gṛhe tiṣṭhetpratinirṇayapūrvakam || 14 ||
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yaḥ paśyettāṃ paragṛhe sthitāṃ pāṃcālanaṃdinīm |
tenaikahāyanamitaṃ vidheyaṃ tīrthasevanam || 15 ||
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evaṃ kṛtapratijñāste pāṇḍubhūpālanaṃdanāḥ |
vyāpārairloṃkasāmānyairninyuḥ kālamataṃdritāḥ || 16 ||
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atha jānapado vipro rājagehāṃgaṇe sthitaḥ |
cukrośa bahudhā dhenurhṛtā me taskarairiti || 17 ||
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samāśvāsya ca taṃ vipraṃ praviveśa dhanaṃjayaḥ |
āyudhāni samānetuṃ tvarayā śastramaṃdiram || 18 ||
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tatrāpaśyatsamāsīnau pāṃcālīdharmanandanau |
jānannapi pratijñāṃ sa dhanurjagrāha seṣudhi || 19 ||
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sa gatvā taskarānājau nihatya nṛpanandanaḥ |
nivartya dhenuṃ tāṃ tasmai dadau viprāya sādaram || 20 ||
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atha vijñāpayāmāsa phālguno dharmanandanam |
tīrthayātrā mayā kāryā samayollaṃghanāditi || 21 ||
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anujasya vacaḥ śrutvā sarvadharmavidāṃ varaḥ |
uvāca vacanaṃ dhīraḥ sādaraṃ dharmanaṃdanaḥ || 22 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
gavārthaṃ brāhmaṇārthaṃ ca yadvadedanṛtaṃ vacaḥ |
yadācaredasatkarma tatsatyaṃ tatsamaṃjasam || 23 ||
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brāhmaṇārthaṃ gavārthaṃ ca tvayā karmedṛśaṃ kṛtam |
tadasadbhāvamāpnoti kathaṃ kathaya suvrata || 24 ||
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prajāpālanakṛtyasya coropekṣaṇaśikṣaṇaiḥ |
nūnaṃ phalaṃ bhavedrājño brahmahatyāśvamedhajam || 25 ||
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asādhyānvairiṇo jñātvā'pyavanīśo na bhadrabhāk |
svadeśopaplavakarāstaskarā yadyaśikṣitāḥ || 26 ||
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asmākaṃ bhūbhujāṃ lokajālasya ca hitaṃ hi yat |
tvayedṛśaṃ kṛtaṃ karma nāsti doṣo hyatastava || 27 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
dharmaputrasya vacanamākarṇya racitāṃjaliḥ |
punarvijñāpayāmāsa dharmanityo dhanaṃjayaḥ || 28 ||
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arjuna uvāca |
maivaṃ bhūpāla vādīstvaṃ svapratijñātilaṃghanam |
jānatā dharmasarvasvamullasaddharmamūrtinā || 29 ||
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kṛtyākṛtyavidā dakṣeṇātmanā prāksamīritā |
nollaṃghanīyā satataṃ pratijñā puruṣeṇa hi || 30 ||
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aśaktānāṃ gatiḥ seyaṃ yadbaṃdhuguruvākyataḥ |
dharmaṃ tyajaṃti samayaṃ tyaktāḥ prāksvaṃ samīritam || 31 ||
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kṛpayā tīrthagamanādāryo yadi nivartayet |
hatapratijñaṃ māṃ lokāñjalpataḥ ko nivārayet || 32 ||
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mamāpi tīrthayātrāyāṃ kautukottaralaṃ manaḥ |
kartavyaṃ ca smṛtaṃ rājannāradādiṣṭaśāsanam || 33 ||
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tatprasīda mahārāja yattīrthagamanodyame |
saṃmānanīyaḥ prabhubhiḥ samayo hyanujīvinām || 34 ||
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tatheti bhrātṛbhiḥ sārddhaṃ kṛtānumatirarjunaḥ |
agrajaṃ toṣayāmāsa praṇāmapraśrayādibhiḥ || 35 ||
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yathārhaṃ bhīmasenādīnbhrātṝnāmantrya pāṇḍavaḥ |
kṛtasvastyayano bhavyairniryayau dharaṇīsuraiḥ || 36 ||
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paurāṇikā jyautiṣikā bhiṣajo dharaṇīsurāḥ |
anujagmurbhṛtyagaṇāḥ śilpinaḥ sūtamāgadhāḥ || 37 ||
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yudhiṣṭhirājñayā tasya bhogatyāgakṣamaṃ dhanam |
gṛhītvānuyayuḥ snigdhāḥ sabhyāḥ kośādhikāriṇaḥ || 38 ||
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atha arjunasya gaṃgāditīrthāvagāhanapūrvaka suvarṇamukharyāgamanam |
sa rājaputraḥ prathamaṃ prāpya bhāgīrathīṃ nadīm |
gaṃgādvāraṃ prayāgaṃ ca siṣeve kāśikāmapi || 39 ||
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paśyaṃstīrthāni jāhnavyāstattīropāntavartmanā |
āsasāda samuttuṅgakallolaṃ dakṣiṇodadhim || 40 ||
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mahānadīṃ mahāpuṇyāṃ prasiddhaṃ puruṣottamam |
siṃhācalaṃ ca saṃvīkṣya prāptavānkṛtakṛtyatām || 41 ||
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tato dadarśa kaunteyaḥ puṇyāṃ godāvarīṃ nadīm |
samastaduritavrātaśātanottīrṇagauravām || 42 ||
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kṛtābhiṣekastattoyairvidhivatpāṇḍunandanaḥ |
pramodaṃ vividhairdānairakarodbhūsuvarṇakaiḥ || 43 ||
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nadīṃ malāpahākhyāṃ ca dṛṣṭvā modaṃ yayau śubham |
tataḥ samāsasādāsau kṛṣṇaveṇīṃ saridvarām || 44 ||
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śivasya niyatāvāsaṃ caturdvārasamanvitam |
nānātīrthagaṇākīrṇaṃ śrīparvatamavaikṣata || 45 ||
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nadīṃ pinākinīṃ tīrtvā gatvā devarṣisevitam |
nārāyaṇapriyāvāsamapaśyadveṃkaṭācalam || 46 ||
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śṛṅge'sya bhūbhṛtastuṃge sthitaṃ lokaikanāyakam |
apūjayaddhariṃ bhaktyā prasiddhaṃ śubhasiddhaye || 47 ||
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avaruhya veṃkaṭamahādriśṛṅgataḥ sa dadarśa siddhamunisaṃghasevitām |
kalaśodbhavena muninā samāhṛtāṃ taṭinīṃ suvarṇamukharīsamāhvayām || 48 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīveṃkaṭācalamāhātmye suvarṇamukharīmāhātmye arjunatīrthayātrāgamanavarṇanaṃnāmaikonatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 29 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 29

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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