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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jaiminiruvāca |
nāradādbrahmaṇaḥ putrādbhagavadbhaktimuttamām |
śrutvetthaṃ paramaprīta iṃdradyumno'pyuvāca tam || 1 ||
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iṃdradyumna uvāca |
sādhusaṃgastu vidvadbhirbhavavyādhivināśanaḥ |
mamopadiṣṭo bhagavanso'bhūtsāṃpratameva me || 2 ||
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yena sākṣātkṛto viṣṇuḥ paramātmā parātparaḥ |
sa tvaṃ yanmaṃdirāyātastvadanyaḥ sādhuratra kaḥ || 3 ||
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tvatsaṃnidhānādbhagavastamo me nāśamabhyagāt |
yanme tvarayate cittamarcituṃ nīlamādhavam || 4 ||
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vetsi brahmāṃḍavṛttāṃtaṃ paryaṭansārvalaukikaḥ |
tadāvāṃ rathamāsthāya paśyāvo nīlamādhavam || 5 ||
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puruṣottamasaṃjñasya kṣetrasyālaṃkṛtaṃ śubham |
tatra tīrthāni saṃtīti bahubhiḥ kathitāni me |
tvadvākyādyadi jānāmi bhaveyuḥ saphalāni me || 6 ||
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nārada uvāca |
haṃta te darśayiṣyāmi kṣetraṃ kṣetrasthitāni ca |
tīrthāni śaktiśaṃbhūṃśca kṣetramāhātmyameva ca || 7 ||
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sākṣāddrakṣyasi deveśaṃ bhaktasyātmasamarpakam |
tavānugrahataḥ śīghraṃ caturddhā saṃvyavasthitam || 8 ||
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yasya saṃdarśanānmartyo jāyate bhaktibhājanam |
evaṃ kathāṃte tau prītāvahaḥkṛtyaṃ samāpya ca || 9 ||
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yātrānukūlaṃ nirṇīya paṃcamyāṃ budhavāsare |
jyeṣṭhakṛṣṇetare pakṣe puṣyarkṣe lagna uttame |
ekatra śayitau rātriṃ ninyaturnṛpanāradau || 10 ||
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tataḥ prabhāte vimala iṃdradyumno nṛpottamaḥ |
ghoṣaṇāṃ kārayāmāsa rājyasya saha baṃdhubhiḥ || 11 ||
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yathāvibhavataḥ sainyairnīlādrigamanaṃ prati |
yāvajjīvaṃ tatra vāsaṃ kariṣyāmo viniścitam || 12 ||
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yā vṛttiḥ kalpitā yasya sa tayā tatra jīvatu |
rājānaḥ sāvarodhāśca sāmātyāḥ saparicchadāḥ || 13 ||
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rathairgajaisturagaiśca koṣaiḥ saha padātibhiḥ || 14 ||
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vrajaṃtu sajjitāstatra brāhmaṇāḥ sāgnihotriṇaḥ |
vaṇijaḥ saha bhāṃḍaiśca sapaṇyāḥ paṇyajīvinaḥ || 15 ||
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rāṣṭrakarmaṇi niṣṇātā kuśalā rājavartmasu |
jyotirvido nṛtyavido daṃḍanītau pravīṇakāḥ || 16 ||
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nṛtyagāyanavāditracaturvidhasubuddhayaḥ |
gajavājinarāṇāṃ ca bhaiṣajye śāstra uttame || 17 ||
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kuśalā dṛṣṭakarmāṇo vidyāsvaṣṭādaśasvapi |
upāṃgavidyāsu tathā kuhakārthakutūhalāḥ || 18 ||
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vāṭasāhasikāścorāstathānye paśyatoharāḥ |
vicitrakathanājīvāścāṭukārāśca māgadhāḥ || 19 ||
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śāstropajīvinaścaiva tathānye śalyahārakāḥ |
dyūtakārāśca puṃścalyo veśyā veśānugā viṭāḥ || 20 ||
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kṛṣīvalāśca gomepacchāgoṣṭrakhararakṣakāḥ |
śakuṃtapālāśca kapivyāghraśārdūlarakṣakāḥ || 21 ||
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āhituṃḍikagorakṣya śabarā mlecchajātayaḥ || 22 ||
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anye ca ye mālavadeśajātā ājñāṃ madīyāmanupālayaṃti |
te yāṃtu sarve vasatau hi nīlācale yathāsvaṃ kṛtavāstubhāgāḥ || 23 ||
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evamājñāpya nṛpatiryātrāyāṃ ca kṛtakṣaṇaḥ |
nāradena samāgamya daivajñamidamāha saḥ || 24 ||
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sāṃvatsara muhūrttaṃ me nirṇītaṃ te yathā purā |
tāvanmāṃgalikaṃ vastujātaṃ samyagupānaya || 25 ||
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purohitamatenāsminkṣaṇe yāvadvimṛgyate |
tenādiṣṭaḥ sa gaṇakaḥ purohitasahāyavān || 26 ||
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ājahāra samastāni māṃgalyāni dvijottamāḥ |
atrāṃtare sa rājarṣirdivyasiṃhāsanasthitaḥ || 27 ||
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yātrābhiṣekamāṃgalyaṃ vipraiḥ prāganubhāvitam |
śrīsūktavahnisūktābhyāṃ sūktenābdaivatena ca || 28 ||
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pāvamānyābdhisūktena pṛthaṅmāṃgalyavarddhakaiḥ |
tīrthādbhirauṣadhībhiśca sarvagandhaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 29 ||
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abhiṣiktastato rājā cīnāṃśukahṛtāṃbhasā |
rarāja vapuṣā dīpto nirdhūmaḥ pāvako yathā || 30 ||
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āmuktaśuklavasanaḥ svācāṃtaḥ sapavitrakaḥ |
nāṃdīmukhānpitṛgaṇānpūjayitvā yathāvidhi || 31 ||
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jayārāṣṭrabhṛto hutvā gaṇahomāṃśca yatnataḥ |
śaṃkhadhvanisugaṃdhāḍhayaṃ śvetavarṇaṃ vidhūmakam || 32 ||
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vahniṃ pradakṣiṇaṃ cakre dakṣiṇāvarttagārciṣā |
sākṣātkāreṇa dadataṃ jayaṃ rājñe jayārthine || 33 ||
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navagrahamakhāṃte ca grahakuṃbhena sevitaḥ || gra |
hāṇāṃ dauṣṭyanāśāya sausthyasyāpi vivṛddhaye || 34 ||
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jyotiḥśāstroditairmaṃtrairdaivajñavidhicoditaiḥ |
tato māṃgalyanepathyavidhānamupacakrame || 35 ||
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cīnāṃśukaprāvaraṇe vidhāya kavacaṃ nijam |
śiroveṣṭanakaṃ śubhraṃ suratnamukuṭojjvalam || 36 ||
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sāvataṃse śrutiyuge ratnakuṃḍalabhūṣite |
graiveyakaṃ mahārghaṃ tu hāraṃ taralabhūṣitam || 37 ||
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dadhārātha nṛpaśreṣṭhaḥ keyūrāṃgadamudrikāḥ |
madhyena trivalīsaktaṃ svarṇasūtraṃ trivṛddadhau || 38 ||
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hiraṇyakiṃkiṇīyukta muktātoraṇamālikam |
nānāratnaiḥ sughaṭitāṃ dadhārātha sumekhalām || 39 ||
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anarghye pādakaṭake pādayoḥ saṃnyaveśayat |
sammukhādarśitādarśe dadṛśe svaṃ vibhūṣitam || 40 ||
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maṃgalāropaṇārthāya haimapīṭhamupāviśat |
prāṅmukhaḥ śrīdharaṃ devaṃ saṃsmaranmadhusūdanam || 41 ||
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magalāyatanaṃ viṣṇuṃ sarvamāṃgalyakāraṇama |
smaraṇādasya naśyaṃti pātakāni bahūnyapi || 42 ||
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saumanasyāmatho mālāmārttavīṃ gaṃdhavarṇitām |
dadhāra prathamaṃ rājā maṃtritāṃ svapurodhasā || 43 ||
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mṛdaṃ dīpaṃ phalaṃ dūrvā dadhi gorocanāṃ tataḥ |
mantrābhimaṃtritānsarvānsiddhārthairabhirakṣitaḥ || 44 ||
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ātmānaṃ dadṛśe rājā saurabheye haviṣyatha |
mukure maṃtrite paścātsvaṃ dṛṣṭvā nṛpakesarī || 45 ||
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bahvṛcaiḥ śāṃtighoṣeṇa samudīrṇaśubhāyatiḥ |
yājuṣkaiḥ pathisūktena vrajanmārge'bhirakṣitaḥ || 46 ||
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paurāṇairmaṃgalairvākyaiḥ kṛtavīryadhṛtirnṛpaḥ |
māgadhaiḥ stutipāṭhena prādurbhūtaparākramaḥ || 47 ||
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pārijātaharaṃ satyāsahitaṃ garuḍadhvajam |
dhyāyanhṛtpaṃkaje rājā dakṣiṇaṃ pādamuddadhau || 48 ||
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pradakṣiṇīkṛtya muniṃ nāradaṃ purataḥ sthitam |
madhyadvāramupāgacchadvetrapāṇibhirāvṛtaḥ || 49 ||
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ādiṣṭapadamārgo'sāvagnihotrapuraḥsaraḥ |
tatrāpaśyatsthitānviprānātmano dakṣiṇena vai || 50 ||
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māṃgalyasūktaṃ' paṭhataḥ śubhrābhānpāṃḍurāṃśukān |
lājāḥ sapuṣpā rājāgre kṣipataḥ śaṃsataḥ śubham || 51 ||
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vāmapārśvasthitā veśyāścāmaravyagrapāṇayaḥ |
śubhrālaṃkāravasanāḥ smerapadmānanā śubhāḥ || 52 ||
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brāhmaṇānpūjayāmāsa bhaktinamro dvijottamāḥ |
vastrālaṃkāramālyaiśca sugandhairanulepanaiḥ || 53 ||
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toṣayāmāsa tānviprānbhagavadbuddhi bhāvitān |
veśyābhyo māgadhebhyaśca dīnānāthebhya eva ca || 84 ||
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rājānumatyā sacivo yathārhaṃ pradadau dhanam |
śvetānpārāvatānhaṃsāñchvetāśvaṃ śvetakuṃjaram || 55 ||
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sacūtapallavaṃ śvetamālāphalavibhūṣitam |
kadalīkāṃḍasannaddhatoraṇādhaḥ sthitaṃ nṛpaḥ |
pūrṇakuṃbhaṃ sa paśyanvai maṃgalāni bahūnyapi |
sitātapatreṇa śiraḥpradeśe vāritātapaḥ || 56 ||
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yugapatpūryamāṇaistu kaṃbubhiḥ śatasaṃkhyakeḥ |
saṃmiśritāni śuśrāva vāditrāṇi bahūni saḥ || 57 ||
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tathā maṃgalagītāni jayaśabdāṃśca bhūpatiḥ |
tato viveśa prāsādaṃ nṛsiṃhamavalokitum || 58 ||
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yaṃ smṛtvā jāyate martyaḥ sarvakalyāṇabhājanam |
dṛṣṭvā sa dūrānnṛhariṃ divyasiṃhāsanasthitam || 59 ||
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praṇamya sāṣṭāvayavaṃ santoṣyopaniṣadgirā |
dakṣapārśvasthitāṃ durgāṃ sarvadurgatimocinīm || 60 ||
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vavaṃde caraṇābhyāśe paśyatīṃ kṛpayā nṛpaḥ |
tataḥ purodhā devāṃgādavaropya śubhā srajam || 61 ||
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āsañjayāmāma gale sugaṃdhenānvalepayat |
nīrājayāmāsa rājñaḥ śiraścāveṣṭayanmudā || 52 ||
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punaḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya tau devau nṛpasattamaḥ |
śibikāyāṃ samāropya pratasthe ca puraskṛtau || 63 ||
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prādurbhūya bahirdvāre rathaṃ dṛṣṭvā susajjitam |
turaṃgamairvātajavairdaśabhiḥ parayojitam || 64 ||
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pradakṣiṇīkṛtya nṛpo nāradena samāviśat |
ḍhakkāmṛdaṃganiḥsāṇabherīpaṇava gomukhāḥ || 65 ||
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madhurīcarcarīśaṃkhā avādyaṃta sahasraśaḥ |
syandanāḥ koṭiśastatra nṛpāṇāmanujīvinām || 66 ||
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cakāśire śreṇikṛtā indradyumnarathābhitaḥ |
nānāpraharaṇopetāḥ patākābhiralaṃkṛtāḥ || 67 ||
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dhvajocchritāḥ svarṇaraupyaiḥ kiṃkiṇījāladarpaṇaiḥ |
yantrairnānāvidhairyuktā gaṃbhīra snigdhaniḥsvanāḥ || 68 ||
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padātīnāṃ kuñjarāṇāṃ hayānāṃ vātaraṃhasām |
pattisaṃsphoṭanairhastibṛṃhitairhayaheṣitaiḥ || 69 ||
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bahulai rathanirghoṣairmiśritā vādyaniḥsvanāḥ |
yugāṃtārṇavanisvānatulyāḥ śuśruvire janaiḥ || 70 ||
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tasminkṣaṇe paurajanāḥ svasvasaṃbhārasajjitāḥ |
aśvakai rāsabhairuṣṭrairvāhakaiḥ pratitasthire || 71 ||
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āṃdolikāśca palyaṃkāḥ koṭiśaśca turaṃgakāḥ |
śreṇībhūtāśca dṛśyaṃte rāṣṭraprasthānasaṃkule || 72 ||
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rājāvarodhāḥ śataśo vṛtā varṣavaraistataḥ |
nānāyānasamārūḍhāḥ pālitāścādhikāribhiḥ || 73 ||
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mahāsainyaiśca saṃruddhā rājāgārādviniryayuḥ |
yajvānaścāgnihotrāṇi śamyārūḍhāni vṛndaśaḥ || 74 ||
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śakaṭeṣu samāropya sapatnīkāḥ pratasthire |
tathā pustakabhārāṃśca devatārcākaraṃḍakān || 75 ||
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idhmabarhikuśānpātrīḥ saṃbhārānhomasaṃbhṛtān |
vāhayāmāsuranyaiśca śakaṭāvāhakadvijaiḥ || 76 ||
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sāmantāmātyabhṛtyāśca purodhā ṛtvijaśca ye |
rājñaḥ prakṛtada sāśca upacāraniyoginaḥ || 77 ||
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sarvopacārasaṃbhārānāsate'nye prayāyinaḥ |
koṣāgāraniyuktāśca koṣajātamaśeṣataḥ || 78 ||
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samādāya yayustūrṇaṃ rājño'vasarasevakāḥ |
mālākārādayaḥ sarve paṇyajīvādayastathā || 79 ||
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svaṃ svaṃ paṇyaṃ samādāya yayū rājaniyoginaḥ |
śreṣṭhaśreṇyādayaḥ sarve purakharvaṭavāsibhiḥ || 80 ||
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samaṃ viniryayuḥ svasvavyavahāravilāsakāḥ |
indradyumnasya nṛpateryātrāsamayavāditān || 81 ||
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bherīmṛdaṃgapaṭahānvyaśnuvānāndigaṃtaram |
śrutvā janapadāvāsijanāḥ sarve sasaṃbhramāḥ || 82 ||
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rājājñāṃ mūrdhni saṃmānya nirgatā nīlaparvatam |
yasya yaśca ṛjuḥ paṃthāḥ sa ca tenaiva jagmivān || 83 ||
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na rājamārgaṃ prajavādvyamṛgyaṃta nṛpājñayā |
nīlādriprāptimārgeṇa durgameṇāpi te yayuḥ || 84 ||
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indradyumno'pi rājendraḥ samastapuravāsibhiḥ |
caturaṃgānīkinībhiḥ saharṣābhiśca veṣṭitaḥ || 85 ||
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śreṇībhūtakṣitipatisyandanāvalimadhyage |
rathe rarāja rājarṣiḥ śakratulya paricchadaḥ || 86 ||
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purastrīmaṅgalācāragītalājaprasūnakaiḥ |
maṅgalācāraśobhābhiḥ prasannaśubhacetanaḥ || 87 ||
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vātaraṃhairhayairyuktarathena prayayau mudā |
anukūlānilaprodyadghanacchāyasuśītale || 88 ||
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nīrajaske mahīpṛṣṭhe samīkṛtacatuṣpathe |
deśādhvanīnaiḥ puruṣaiḥ kānanāṃtaravedibhiḥ || 89 ||
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ādiṣṭavartmā nṛpatirmārgasyobhayapārśvagān |
deśānaraṇyāni muhuḥpaśyannānandalocanaḥ || 90 ||
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sīmāmutkaladeśasya vibhajaṃtīṃ vanāṃtare |
mārgasthāṃ carcikāṃ prāpa carcitāṃ muṃḍamālayā || 91 ||
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avatīrya rathādrājā vinato nāradājñayā |
sāṣṭāṃgapātaṃ tāṃ natvā tuṣṭāvānaṃdacetanaḥ || 92 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
namaste tridaśeśāni sarvāpadvinivāriṇi |
brahmaviṣṇuśivādyābhiḥ kalpanābhirudīrite || 93 ||
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kāraṇaṃ jagatāmādye prasīda parameśvari |
tvayā vinā jagannaitatkṣaṇamutsahate śive || 94 ||
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siddhayaḥ sarvakāryāṇāṃ maṃgalāni ca śāśvate |
tvatpādārādhanaphalaṃ martyaloke hi nānyathā || 95 ||
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carācarapaterviṣṇoḥ śaktistvaṃ parameśvari |
yayā sṛjatyavati ca jagatsaṃharate vibhuḥ || 96 ||
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carācaraguruṃ devaṃ nīlācalanivāsinam |
anugṛhṇīṣva māṃ devi yathā paśye svacakṣuṣā || 97 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
nāradasyopadeśena stutvā devīṃ narādhipaḥ |
āruroha rathaṃ tūrṇaṃ vivasvānudayaṃ yathā || 98 ||
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tataḥ pratasthe tarasā sa rājā śrāṃtavāhanaḥ |
citrotpalamahānadyāstīre viralakānane || 99 ||
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dhātukandaravikhyāte nyaveśayadanīkinīm |
aparāhṇakriyāṃ kartuṃ yāvadāhnikamādṛtaḥ || 100 ||
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jalāvataraṇe nadyāṃ viveśa svapurodhasā |
pūrvaṃ saṃśodhite prājñairviṣakaṇṭakavarjite || 1 ||
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snātvā saṃtarpya devāṃśca pitṝnatha viśāṃpatiḥ |
saṃpūjya vidhivadviṣṇuṃ nṛpatīnprakṛtīstataḥ || 2 ||
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saṃmānayāmāsa nṛpaḥ saṃniveśāsanādibhiḥ |
nāradena saha śrīmānpraviśyāṃtaḥpuraṃ tataḥ || 3 ||
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sudhārasāni bhojyāni bubhuje prītamānasaḥ |
paścimādriṃ tato yāte vivasvati viśāṃpatiḥ || 4 ||
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sāyaṃ vidhiṃ samāpyāśu śītabhānau samudyate |
anujīviviśāṃ nāthaḥ sabhāmadhya upāviśat || 5 ||
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tatra tasminnarapatirbabhau sātrājyalakṣaṇaḥ |
saṃpūrṇamaṃḍalaścandro jyotiṣāmiva śāradaḥ || 6 ||
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kavayaḥ kavayāṃcakuḥ kīrtiṃ tasya sudhāmalām |
jagurgāthāṃ sugrathitāṃ gāyakāḥ kalasusvarāḥ || 7 ||
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rūpayauvanalāvaṇyagarvitā gaṇikāstataḥ |
layatānāṃgahāraiśca suśuddhairnanṛtuḥ puraḥ || 8 ||
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māgadhāstuṣṭuvuścainaṃ lokottaraśubhākṛtim |
gadyapadyaprabandhādyaiścitraiḥ padakadambakaiḥ || 9 ||
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tataḥ sa rājā prānarca vaiṣṇavāgryānsabhāsadaḥ |
susaṃmatairgaṃdhamālyatāṃbūlairatiśobhanaiḥ || 110 ||
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nṛpāṃśca śataśastatra sukhāsīnānnṛpājñayā |
saṃbhāvayāmāsa yathāyogyaṃ nṛpatibhājanaiḥ || 11 ||
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athāpṛcchanmunivaraṃ nāradaṃ bhagavatpriyam |
siṃhāsanārhe svāsīnaṃ bahumānapuraḥsaram |
bhagavaccaritaṃ śrotuṃ sarvapāpāpanodanam || 12 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
bhagavanvedavedāṃganidhāna bhagavatpriya |
tvameva caritaṃ viṣṇorjānāsi jñānacakṣuṣā || 13 ||
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hareścāritrasudhayā dṛḍhapaṃkamalīmasam |
kṣālayāṃtarmama mune yadyanukrośako mayi || 14 ||
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itthamālāpasaṃmiśre munirājñoḥ kathāṃtare |
praviveśa nṛpaṃ dvāḥstha utkaleśaprasevakaḥ || 15 ||
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uvāca devadvārāṃte tiṣṭhatyutkalabhūmipaḥ |
sopāyano devapādapadmaṃ draṣṭuṃ samaulikaḥ || 16 ||
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vijñāpitaḥ sa rājarṣi dvāsthenaivaṃ sasaṃbhramaḥ |
uvāca taṃ hi bho viprāḥ śrutvā taddeśamaṇḍanam || 17 ||
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kṣetraṃ śrīpuruṣeśasya tadvārttākarṇanotsukaḥ |
praveśayāvilaṃbaṃ taṃ śrīmadoḍhramahīpatim || 18 ||
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sa hi nīlagirau viṣṇuṃ samārādhya sunirmalaḥ |
yasya saṃdarśanātsarve bhaviṣyāmo hatāṃhasaḥ || 19 ||
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śrutvā tadvacanaṃ sadyo dvārapālo mahīpatim |
praveśayāmāsa sabhāmiṃdradyumnasya bhūpateḥ || 120 ||
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viveśoḍhrapatistūrṇaṃ sacivaivairṣṇavaiḥ saha |
nanāmāṃghriyugaṃ vandyamindradyumnasya sādaram || 21 ||
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yugaṃ vandyamindradyumnasya sādaram || 21 ||
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tamutthāpya ca rājeṃdraḥ puraskṛtya sa vaiṣṇavam |
svāsanāṃte niveśyātha proce sapraśrayaṃ vacaḥ || 22 ||
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rājansarvatra kuśalī bhavānoḍhrapate kila |
api devo vijayate nīlādriśikharālayaḥ || 23 ||
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kaccitte nirmalā buddhirbhagavatpādapadmayoḥ |
upaiti samacittasya sarvabhūteṣu te harau || 24 ||
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oḍhrādhīśastadā tasya vacaḥ śrutvā kṛtāṃjaliḥ |
uvāca praśritaṃ vākyaṃ harṣavismayacaṃcukaḥ || 25 ||
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svāminsarvatra kuśalaṃ tvatpādānugrahānmama |
sūrye tapatyaṃdhakāraḥ kathaṃ vā prabhaviṣyati || 26 ||
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nisargaguṇasaṃsargavaśīkṛtamahībhujā |
tvayā sanāthā pṛthivī jiṣṇunevāmarāvatī || 27 ||
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sadā dharmaścatuṣpādastvayi śāsati medinīm |
niṣedhācaraṇa rājankevalaṃ śrūyate śrutau || 28 ||
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rājanītiṣu ye rājñāṃ guṇāḥ samuditāstvayi |
ta ekaikaṃ kṣitibhujāṃ gatā dārṣṭāṃtikaṃ vibho || 29 ||
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etāvadapi sāmrājyaṃ durlabhaṃ te nṛpottama |
aṣṭādaśadvīpavatī kṣitirekagṛhopamā || 130 ||
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yadi tvāṃ nāsṛjadbrahmā vatsalaṃ sarvajaṃtuṣu |
kathaṃ śokavihīnāḥ syurmṛteṣvātmajabaṃdhuṣu || 31 ||
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sādhāraṇā nṛpatayo viṣṇoraṃśā iti śrutiḥ |
bhavānsākṣāttu bhagavānko'nya īdṛgguṇākaraḥ || 32 ||
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dakṣiṇodadhi tīre'sti nīlādriḥ kānanāvṛtaḥ |
na tatra lokasaṃcārastatrāste sā'pi devatā || 33 ||
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vātyayā vālukākīrṇaḥ sāṃprataṃ śrūyate tu saḥ |
tadvaśānmama rājye'pi durbhikṣamarakādikam || 34 ||
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tvayyāgate tu sarvasminkuśalaṃ me bhaviṣyati |
ityuktavaṃtaṃ nṛpatirutkaleśaṃ dvijottamāḥ || 35 ||
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visarjayāmāsa tadā saṃniveśāya mānayan |
nāradaṃ prekṣya nirviṇṇaḥ kimetaditi bho mune || 36 ||
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yadarthaṃ me śramastaṃ ca viphalaṃ hi vitarkaye |
ityuktavaṃtaṃ taṃ prāha nāradastu trikālavit || 37 ||
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na kāryo vismayaste'tra bhāgyavānvaiṣṇavottamaḥ |
vaiṣṇavānāṃ na vāṃchā hi viphalā jāyate kvacit || 38 ||
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avaśyaṃ prekṣase rājanbibhrataṃ pārthivaṃ vapuḥ |
kāraṇaṃ jagatāmādiṃ nārāyaṇamanāmayam || 39 ||
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tvadanugrahahetorvai kṣitāvavatariṣyati |
jagaccarācaraṃ sarvaṃ viṣṇorvaśamupāgatam || 140 ||
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na kasyāpi vaśe so'pi paramātmā sanātanaḥ |
kevalaṃ bhaktivaśago bhagavānbhaktavatsalaḥ || 41 ||
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brahmādikīṭaparyaṃtaṃ suguptaṃ yasya māyayā |
sa kathaṃ parataṃtraḥ syādṛte bhaktajanānnṛpa || 42 ||
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dharmārthakāmamokṣāṇāṃ mūlaṃ bhaktirmuradviṣaḥ |
saiva tadgrahaṇopāyastāmṛte nāsti kiṃcana || 43 ||
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eka eva yadā viṣṇurbahudhā svasya māyayā |
tamṛte paramātmānaṃ sukhaheturna vidyate || 44 ||
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ye'pyanye śivadurgādyāstaistaiḥ karmabhirāvṛtāḥ |
yacchaṃti pūjitāḥ kāmaṃ te'pi viṣṇuparāyaṇāḥ || 45 ||
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antaryāmī sa bhagavāndevānāmapi hṛtsthitaḥ |
yāvatphalaṃ prerayati tāvadeva dadatyamī || 46 ||
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vaiṣṇavastvaṃ ca rājeṃdra padmayoneśca paṃcamaḥ |
aṣṭādaśānāṃ vidyānāṃ pārago vṛttasaṃsthitaḥ || 47 ||
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nyāyena rakṣitā pṛthvīṃ viśeṣādbrāhmaṇārcakaḥ |
avaśyaṃ drakṣyasi kṣetre vaikuṇṭhaṃ carmacakṣuṣā || 48 ||
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pitāmaho'pyatra kārye bhavato māṃ niyuktavān |
sarvaṃ te kathayiṣyāmi prāpte kṣetrottame nṛpa || 49 ||
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sāṃprataṃ rātriśeṣo hi tṛtīyaṃ yāmamṛcchati |
svāntānniveśānnirgaṃtuṃ rājña ājñāpayādhunā || 150 ||
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tvamapyaṃtargṛhaṃ yāhi nidrāyā vaśamāgataḥ || 151 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jaiminiṛṣi saṃvāda ekādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 11 ||
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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 11

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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