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 suvarṇamukharīvarṇanam |
sūta uvāca |
tathā sarvāṇi tīrthāni samālokyāgatasya ca |
mudaṃ praguṇayāñcake sā pārthasya mahāpagā || 1 ||
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yasyāstaṭanikuñjeṣu modante vanitāḥ sukhāḥ |
siddhāḥ saṃsevitā vātaiḥ śīkarāsāraśītalaiḥ || 2 ||
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yā samudyatahasteva gaṅgāmākāśavāhinīm |
āliṃgituṃ samuttuṃgaiḥ kallolairabhrasaṃgibhiḥ || 3 ||
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dhūmairāhutisaṃbhūtaistaruśākhopalaṃbhibhiḥ |
valkalaiśca virājante yattaṭāśramabhūmayaḥ || 4 ||
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munīndraiḥ suravaryaiśca sthāpitāni samantataḥ |
yattaṭadvitaye bhāṃti divyaliṃgāni śūlinaḥ || 5 ||
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yadīyasaikatāvāsaviśrāntā mānasaṃ saraḥ |
na smaraṃti nijāvāsaṃ marālā vihagottamāḥ || 6 ||
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śamitāvagrahātaṃkaiḥ kulyāmukhavinirgataiḥ |
puṣṇāti toyaiḥ sasyāni lokarakṣākṣamāṇi yā || 7 ||
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cakravākakucottuṃgavīcivallīvibhūṣitā |
āvartanābhivilasatsaikataśroṇi maṇḍalā || 8 ||
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praphullapadmavadanā calanmīnayugekṣaṇā |
vilasatphenavasanā haṃsayānamanoharā || 9 ||
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jalapakṣiravālāpā nayanānandakāriṇī |
apūrvakāminīrūpā yā vibhātyambudhipriyā || 10 ||
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rodhasyantaravāhinyā nadyāḥ prācyāṃ dhanañjayaḥ |
dadarśa śailamuttuṃgaṃ kālahastisamāhayam || 11 ||
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udagraśikharābhogollikhitākāśamaṇḍalam |
saptapātālamūlādhorūḍhamūlopalāṃcitam || 12 ||
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atha arjunasya svarṇamukharītīrasthakālahastīśvarādisevāprāptiḥ |
snātvā tasyāṃ mahānadyāṃ tasmiñchaile surārcitam |
apaśyadarjuno devaṃ kālahastīśanāmakam || 13 ||
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saṃpūjya ca mahādevaṃ nagendratanayāsakham |
manasā bhaktiyuktena kṛtārthatvamupeyivān || 14 ||
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tato mahāgirau tasminnadbhutaikaniketane |
cacārābhūtapūrvāṇāṃ viśeṣāṇāṃ didṛkṣayā || 15 ||
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siddhānālokayāmāsa vasato girisānuṣu |
gāyato devadevasya caritrāṇyabalāyutān || 16 ||
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apsarolalanājuṣṭānpuṣpāsavamadākulān |
nikuñjeṣu samāsīnāngaṃdharvānaikṣatādarāt || 17 ||
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vivikteṣu pradeśeṣu śivadhyānaparāyaṇān |
apaśyadyogino divyānādarānandaśālinaḥ || 18 ||
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praśāntānyāśramapadānyavaikṣata samaṃtataḥ |
balinīvāravilasaddvārabhūmīśca pāṇḍavaḥ || 19 ||
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nirāhārānvāyubhujaḥ parṇādānātapāśanān |
śāntānālokayāmāsa munīnniyamitendriyān || 20 ||
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mudaṃ vitenire tasya netrayoḥ kamalākarāḥ |
phullasaugandhikāmodasaṃvāsitadigantarāḥ || 21 ||
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mṛgayāsaṃbhṛtadhiyaścarato'dhijyakārmukān || 22 ||
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athā'rjunasya suvarṇamukharītīrasthabharadvājāśramagamanam |
dadarśānveṣitamṛgānkirātānvanitāyutān |
tato dakṣiṇadigbhāge carannadrermanohare || 23 ||
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puṇyamāśramamadrākṣīdbharadvājasya kauravaḥ |
kadalīnārikelāmrakolacaṃpakacaṃdanaiḥ || 24 ||
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takkolāśokahintālatālaketakidāḍimaiḥ |
jaṃbūkadamvakatakakhadirārjunapāṭalaiḥ || 25 ||
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nāgapunnāgasaraladevadārukarañjakaiḥ |
lavaṃgaluṃgalavalīpriyaṃgutilakairapi || 26 ||
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bibhītaśrīphalāśvatthamadhūkaplakṣakesaraiḥ |
pūgajambīranāraṃganimbāmalakakauśikaiḥ || 27 ||
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anyaiśca phalapuṣpāḍhyaiḥ śobhitaṃ dharaṇīruhaiḥ |
vāsantīkundajātyādilatābhiḥ pariveṣṭitam || 28 ||
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apūrvasaurabhākṛṣṭabhramarībhiḥ samantataḥ |
cakravākabakakrauñcahaṃsakāraṇḍavāśrayaiḥ || 29 ||
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saugandhikotpalāṃbhojakairavaughavirājitaiḥ |
sarobhiramṛtasyaṃdimadhurasphāravāribhiḥ || 30 ||
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samāpāditalakṣmīkaṃ kautukaikaniketanam |
siṃhadantāvalavyāghratarakṣurururaṅkubhiḥ || 31 ||
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mṛgairanyaiḥ samākīrṇamanyo'nyahitakāribhiḥ |
jitacaitrarathodyānamadharīkṛtanandanam || 32 ||
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ativāṅmanasodāraṃ paramānandakāraṇam |
śivāgamānāṃ divyānāmarthajātamanuttamam || 33 ||
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prakāśayanti śāvānāṃ yatra mañjugiraḥ śukāḥ |
yasminhutāśano dāradhūmaśyāmalitaṃ nabhaḥ || 34 ||
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akālajaladabhrāṃtimātanoti śikhaṇḍinām |
yasminvihāraśrāntānāṃ siṃhānāṃ svecchayāgatāḥ || 35 ||
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nirvāpayanti gātrāṇi kariṇaḥ karaśīkaraiḥ |
tadāśramapadaṃ paśyanvismayākrāṃtamānasaḥ || 36 ||
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prabhāvaṃ pāṇḍutanayaḥ praśaśaṃsa tapasvinām |
nivārya tatra tatraiva sakalānanujīvinaḥ || 37 ||
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athārjunakṛtabharadvājasevākramaḥ |
mitrairvipravaraiḥ sārdhaṃ praviveśa tamāśramam |
agre dadarśa kaunteyaḥ sphuratpāvakatejasam || 38 ||
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bharadvājaṃ munivarairanekaiḥ parivāritam |
bhasmānuliptasarvāṃgaṃ mṛgacarmottarīyakam || 39 ||
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navavāridasaṃvītaṃ kailāsamiva bhāsvaram |
jaṭābhirlambamānābhirbhāsvantaṃ svarṇakāṃtibhiḥ || 40 ||
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sthiravidyullatākīrṇamiva śāradanīradam |
śrutismṛti purāṇārthairekībhūya samāgataiḥ || 41 ||
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aṅgīkṛtamivākāraṃ divyajñānaśubhāspadam |
dhṛtikṣāṃtidayātuṣṭiśāṃtibhirnityasevitam || 42 ||
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priyābhiriva raktābhirakhaṃḍabrahmavarcasam |
upagamya śanaiḥ pārthastatpādāṃbujayoḥ puraḥ || 43 ||
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cakre praṇāmaṃ sāṣṭāṃgaṃ samāliṃgitabhūtalam || 44 ||
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athārjunaṃ prati bharadvājakṛtātithyaprakāraḥ |
tamāgataṃ pṛthāputramutthāpya munipuṅgavaḥ |
āśīrbhiredhayāñcakre praharṣotphullamānasaḥ || 45 ||
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saṃpūjya ca yathānyāyaṃ tamarghyādyaiḥ priyātithim |
vinirdiṣṭāsanāsīnaṃ samapṛcchadanāmayam || 46 ||
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saṃmānanamavāpyāsmānmuneḥ pāṇḍavamadhyamaḥ |
priyairvākyairmunipaterakaronmanaso mudam || 47 ||
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sasmārātha bharadvājaḥ svardhenuṃ kāmadohinīm |
sā vitene'timahatīṃ bhakṣyabhojyādikalpanām || 48 ||
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bhuktvā pārthaḥ sānucarastamupāsya taponidhim |
dinaśeṣaṃ kathālāpakautukenātyavāhayat || 49 ||
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tataḥ sāyantanīṃ saṃdhyāmupāsya hutapāvakaḥ |
viprairamātyaiḥ sahito yayau tasya kuṭīgṛhān || 50 ||
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tatrāsīno munipaterāśīrbhirabhinanditaḥ |
ānandyamāno mumude tannadīśītalānilaiḥ || 51 ||
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saṃprāpitā kena bhuvaḥ prabhūtā kasmānmahīdhrādadhikaprabhāvā |
iti prabhāvaṃ paripṛcchya nadyāḥ śrotuṃ munīndrānmatirasya jajñe || 52 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīveṃkaṭācalamāhātmye suvarṇamukharīmāhātmyapraśaṃsāyāṃ bharadvājāśramavarṇanaṃnāma triṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 30 ||
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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 30

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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