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 nadyutpādanāyāgastvaṃ prati aśarīryuktiḥ |
bharadvāja uvāca |
sa kadācinmunivaraḥ kṛtapaurvāhnikakriyaḥ |
viveśa devatāgāraṃ samārādhayituṃ śivam || 1 ||
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adṛśyarūpā vāgdevī tatrāśrāvi mahātmanā |
tenādbhutopapannena vyaktavarṇasamujjvalā || 2 ||
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ākāśavāṇyuvācainamagastyaṃ japatāṃ varam |
nadīhīno hyayaṃ deśaḥ prasiddho'pi na śobhate || 3 ||
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jñānavijñānavimukhaḥ sākāra iva bhūsuraḥ |
dīkṣeva dakṣiṇāhīnā jyotsnāhīneva śarvarī || 4 ||
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na vibhāti nadīhīnā pṛthvīyaṃ bhūsurottama |
pravartaya nadīṃ kāñcillokānāṃ hitakāmyayā || 5 ||
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agādhaduritodbhūtabhītimocanaśālinīm |
hitametatsuraughānāmetanmunivarārthitam || 6 ||
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bhadrametanmanuṣyāṇāmetadācara suvrata |
devānāmṛṣivaryāṇāṃ bhūjanānāṃ hitāvahām || 7 ||
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pāpapaṃkapraśamanīṃ pravartaya mahānadīm || 8 ||
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śrībharadvāja uvāca |
tadākarṇya vaco vipraḥ kṣaṇaṃ cintāparāyaṇaḥ |
samāpya devatāpūjāṃ bahirvedyāmupāviśat || 9 ||
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ānāyayāmāsa tadā tadāśramagatānmunīn |
teṣāmakathayaccāsau divyavāṇīritaṃ vacaḥ || 10 ||
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tadadbhutamupaśrutya munayo hṛṣṭamānasāḥ || 11 ||
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abhivandya muniśreṣṭhaṃ maitrāvaruṇimabruvan || 12 ||
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atha suvarṇamukharyutpādanāyāgastyaṃ prati maharṣiprārthanā |
munaya ūcuḥ |
āścaryāṇāṃ mahāścaryaṃ maṃgalānāṃ ca maṃgalam |
tavaiva śobhate divyaṃ tvaccaritraṃ kṛpānidhe || 13 ||
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tava huṃkāramātreṇa bhraṣṭo devādhirājyataḥ |
nahuṣaḥ kīṭatāṃ prāpa tataścitraṃ na vidyate || 14 ||
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samāvṛtadharācakraḥ kallolātāḍitāmbaraḥ |
kiṃ nvato vidyate citraṃ yadabdhiśculakīkṛtaḥ || 15 ||
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sūryamārganirodhārthaṃ pravṛtto vindhyabhūdharaḥ |
tvayā praśāṃtiṃ gamitaḥ kiṃ nvato vidyate param || 16 ||
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tavādbhutāni karmāṇi kaḥ stotuṃ prabhavedbhuvi |
manmahābhāgyayogāttvaṃ prāpto'sīti śarīritām || 17 ||
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vayaṃ kṛtārthāḥ saṃjātāstrailokye yanmahāmune |
nivasāmo'tra bhavatā sanāthā hyāśramasthale || 18 ||
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varṇyo hi yāmyato dūre viṣayo'yaṃ dvijottama |
samastavastupūrṇopi nadīhīno na rājate || 19 ||
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kimalabdhanadīsnānenā'munā hatajanmanā |
anadīke janapade vāsādajananaṃ varam || 20 ||
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paripākastu bhāgyānāmasmākaṃ samupasthitaḥ |
yadādiṣṭosi vibudhaiḥ pravartaya mahānadīm || 21 ||
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pravartitāyāṃ deśesminmahānadyāṃ tavānagha |
kadā nu khalu yāsyāmaḥ kṛtasnānā kṛtārthatām || 22 ||
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kiṃ vitarkeṇa bahunā prayatnaḥ kriyatāṃ dhuvam |
samānetuṃ jagadvandyāṃ śaraṇyāṃ sariduttamām || 23 ||
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śrībharadvāja uvāca |
sa teṣāṃ vacanaṃ hṛdyaṃ mānayitvā mahādvijaḥ |
samāneṣyāmi saritamiti cakre viniścayam || 24 ||
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atha suvarṇamukharyāvirbhāvāyāgastyakṛtatapaḥprakāraḥ |
munīśvarairanujñātastānabhyarcya surānapi |
viśeṣapūjāṃ vidhivadvidhāya puravidviṣaḥ || 25 ||
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aṃgīkṛtya vrataṃ gāḍhaṃ bahulakleśaduḥsaham |
ananyasulabhaṃ yatnātsa cakāra mahattapaḥ || 26 ||
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ghoreṣu gharmadivaseṣvantarastho havirbhujām |
caturṇāṃ savitṛnyastadṛṣṭirnāpayayau klamam || 27 ||
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vārṣikeṣu dineṣūgravāyusampātaduḥsahaiḥ |
āsāraistāḍyamāno'pi nodvegamagamaddhṛdi || 28 ||
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hemante samaye tiṣṭhankaṇṭhadaghneṣu vāriṣu |
japadhyānaparo bhūtvā na kiñcidvikṛtiṃ yayau || 29 ||
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tataḥ samīhitārthasya vilambamavalokya saḥ |
punargāḍhatarāṃ niṣṭhāṃ prapede lokabhīṣaṇām || 30 ||
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nigṛhya mānasīṃ vṛttiṃ nirāhāro jitendriyaḥ |
avijñātabahirvṛttistasthau pāṣāṇavattadā || 31 ||
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evaṃ tapasyatastasya sarvāṅgeṣu hutāśanaḥ |
abhraṃliho jvalajjyotirniścakrāma bhayaṅkaraḥ || 32 ||
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tato'dbhutaśikhājālairāvṛtāḥ sarvato diśaḥ |
samudagrabhayodvignā janaughāḥ paricukruśuḥ || 33 ||
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tadā tathāvidhaṃ ghoraṃ jagatsaṃkṣobhamāgatam |
devā vijñāpayāmāsurnamaskṛtyābjajanmane || 34 ||
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athāgastyāśramaṃ prati caturmukhāgamanam |
tānāśvāsya tato brahmā siddhagandharvasevitaḥ |
prādurāsītkumbhabhuvaḥ purobhāge tapasyataḥ || 35 ||
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tamāgataṃ samālokya brahmāṇaṃ paramaṃ dvijaḥ |
praṇamya vividhaiḥ stotraistoṣayāmāsa tanmanāḥ || 36 ||
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tatastaṃ vinayānamramagastyaṃ vīkṣya padmabhūḥ |
prasādasumukho bhūtvā pūtāṃ giramupādade || 37 ||
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brahmovāca |
parituṣṭo'smi tapasā duścareṇa tavānagha |
vṛṇīṣva yadyadiṣṭaṃ te tattaddāsyāmi suvrata || 38 ||
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agastya uvāca |
tava prasādātsakalamupapannaṃ mama prabho |
saṃprayacchasi cetkāmaṃ yāce niḥśaṃkayā dhiyā || 39 ||
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nadīhīnamimaṃ deśaṃ dṛṣṭvā khidyati me manaḥ |
arthāvavodharahitaṃ śrutipāṭhamivādhikam || 40 ||
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urvīṃ pāvayituṃ dakṣāṃ rakṣituṃ ca mahānadīm |
prasādaṃ kuru deveśa mameṣṭamidameva hi || 41 ||
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athāgastyaprārthanayā gaṅgāṃ prati caturmukhacodanā |
śrībharadvāja uvāca |
agastyasya vacaḥ śrutvā bhūyādevamiti bruvan |
sasmāra manasā brahmā suravartmāśrayāṃ nadīm || 42 ||
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athopetya viyadgaṃgā purastātparameṣṭhinaḥ |
atiṣṭhanmukuṭanyastapraśastāñjalibhāsurā || 43 ||
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svaśāsanātsamāyātāṃ vinayānatamastakām |
tāṃ sarvajagatāṃ dhātrīmidaṃ vacanamabravīt || 44 ||
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brahmovāca |
gaṃge mayānuśāsyāsi kārye lokopakārake |
tavāpi lokarakṣāyāṃ mameva niyatā sthitiḥ || 45 ||
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deśe nadīvihīne'tra pravartayitumāpagām |
hitārthaṃ sarvalokānāṃ kumbhajanmā samīhate || 46 ||
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tasmāttvamavatīryorvīṃ svāṃśenaikena bhūjanān |
punīhi gaccha vasudhāmetaddarśitavartmanā || 47 ||
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bhūloke saṃpravṛtte tu pravāhe siddhikāṃkṣiṇaḥ |
seviṣyante suravarā munivaryāśca saṃtatam || 48 ||
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nadīṣūttamatāṃ yāhi trāhi tvatsaṃśrayāñjanān |
kuru priyamagastyasya gaccha bhadre yathāsukham || 49 ||
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bharadvāja uvāca |
ityuktvāntardadhe brahmā tayā nadyā ca tena ca |
praṇāmapūjanastotrairviśeṣairabhinanditaḥ || 50 ||
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athāgastyasamīpe svāṃśatvena gaṃgākṛtanadyutpattyabhyupagamaḥ |
atha gaṃgā munipateḥ purastātsvāṃśasaṃbhavām |
divyatejomayīṃ mūrtiṃ darśayitvā vaco'bravīt || 51 ||
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gaṃgovāca |
madīyāṃśo'yamavanīṃ saṃprāpya munivallabha |
pūrayiṣyati te'bhīṣṭaṃ nadīrūpaṃ samāśritaḥ || 52 ||
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bharadvāja uvāca |
ityuktvā siddhavāhinyāṃ gatāyāṃ tatprayuktayā |
gantavyaṃ vartmanā kenetyukto muniruvāca tām || 53 ||
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agastya uvāca |
gacchanpurastātkalyāṇi tvadīyagamanocitam |
ahaṃ pradarśayiṣyāmi mārgaṃ tvaṃ māmanuvraja || 54 ||
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ityuktā muninā tena saṃprahṛṣṭā tavānagha |
yadiṣṭaṃ tatkariṣye'hamiti provāca sā śubhā || 55 ||
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atha muniravatārya tāṃ nagendrāddhṛtataṭinītanumabhrasaṃgiśṛṅgāt |
muditataramanā yayau purastāttadabhimatāṃ padavīṃ pradarśayansaḥ || 56 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīveṃkaṭācalamāhātmye śrīsuvarṇamukharīmāhātmyapraśaṃsāyāṃ suvarṇamukharyāvirbhāvavarṇanaṃnāma dvātriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 32 ||
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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 32

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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