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 |
rājātha tamuvācedaṃ nirlakṣya gamanaṃ katham |
ayaṃ puṣparatho'styeva manaso vegavānmune || 1 ||
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enamāruhya yāsyāvaḥ kṣaṇaṃ tāvatpratīkṣyatām |
yāvadetānanujñāpya prāsāde hyadhikāriṇaḥ || 2 ||
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pradakṣiṇīkṛtya vibhumāyāmi munisattama |
nārado'pi vacaḥ śrutvā śraddadhāno nṛpoktiṣu || 3 ||
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kareṇa dhṛtvā rājānaṃ mahāvedīṃ praviśya ca |
sahitaṃ rāmabhadrābhyāṃ natvā kṛṣṇaṃ muhurmuhuḥ |
anujñāṃ prārthayāmāsa brahmalokagatiṃ prati || 4 ||
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indradyumno'pi vacasā manasā vapuṣā harim |
pradakṣiṇīkṛtya punarnatvā sāṣṭāṃgamunmanāḥ |
brahmalokagatiṃ viprā yācate sma kṛtāṃjaliḥ || 5 ||
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ubhau tau divyayānena jagmaturmunibhūbhṛtau |
pradakṣiṇīkṛtya raviṃ vyomamaṇḍalamadhyagam |
uparyupari jagmāte vyatītya dhruvamaṃḍalam || 6 ||
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janalokagataiḥ siddhaiḥ satvarāvanatonmukhaiḥ |
vīkṣyamāṇau mudā yuktau saṃlapaṃtau parasparam || 7 ||
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bhagavaccaritaṃ viprā manomalaviśodhanam |
jīvanmukto muniśreṣṭhaḥ sarvalokānbhramannayam |
yathānupahatavrajyastathāyaṃ martyavāsyapi || 8 ||
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bhūpatiḥ prayayau śīghraṃ viṣṇubhaktiprasādataḥ |
brahmāṃḍaviṣaye naitadduṣprāpyaṃ vastu vidyate || 9 ||
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viṣṇubhaktena yallabhyamathavā muktimeti saḥ |
maharlokagataiḥ siddhaiḥ sādarābhyarcitau ca tau || 10 ||
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indradyumno na sasmāra pārthivaṃ vāsamātmanaḥ |
kramādūrdhvagatirgacchanpaśyansaukhyaikabhājanān || 11 ||
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nirdvaṃdvānabhilāṣottha tatkṣaṇānekapauruṣān |
kevalaṃ bhagavatprītyai karmabhūmau cakāra yat || 12 ||
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prāsādaṃ ciṃtayāmāsa saṃpūrṇo vā na vā bhavet |
mayyāgate brahmalokaṃ śatrubhirvābhibhūyate || 13 ||
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ślathādarā vā bhūyāsuḥ sevakā dravyalobhataḥ |
gṛhītavetanāḥ śilpivṛṃdā maṃdakriyāstathā |
na śīghraṃ ghaṭayiṣyaṃti mayi brahmakṣayāgate || 14 ||
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yāvadgamiṣye dhātāraṃ gṛhītvāhaṃ caturmukham |
tāvanna punareva syātprāsādo mayi dūrage || 15 ||
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ihāyātāstu ye pūrve na punaste kṣitiṃ gatāḥ |
manvānā mama sāmaṃtā itthaṃ vā duṣṭamānasāḥ |
rājyaṃ mamāhariṣyaṃti dviṣataḥ kimu sāṃpratam || 16 ||
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itthaṃ suvignamanasā ciṃtayānaṃ mahīpatim |
atītānāgatajñānanidhirmuniruvāca tam || 17 ||
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kiṃ ciṃtayasi rājeṃdra tvamevaṃ dīnamānasaḥ |
yatra cābhyāgatāvāvāṃ na ciṃtāviṣayo hyayam || 18 ||
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nādhayo vyādhayaścātra prabhavaṃti kadācana |
na jarā na ca vā mṛtyuḥ kimanyaduḥkhahetukam || 19 ||
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kṛtārtho'si mahābhāga yanmānuṣavapuḥ svayam |
brahmalokamihāyātaḥ pratyakṣaṃ dṛṣṭavānharim || 20 ||
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ihāyātā na śocaṃti heye saṃsārakalpake |
bruvāṇamitthaṃ bhūpālastamuvāca munīśvaram || 21 ||
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śocāmi bhagavanrājñaḥ svajanabandhuṣu |
samārabdho bhagavataḥ prāsādo yo mayādhunā || 22 ||
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atrāgataṃ māṃ te jñātvā nānutiṣṭhaṃti sevakāḥ |
ārabdhasya pratiṣṭhā hi kartavyā niścitā mune || 23 ||
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tasyāṃtarāyaṃ saṃbhāvya duḥkhitaṃ me manaḥ prabho |
tasya tadvacaṃ śrutvā prahasya munirabravīt || 24 ||
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prajāpatisamatvaṃ hi na tu sāmānyabhūpatiḥ |
kenāpyapakṛtaṃ naiva bhūmau pūrvairanuṣṭhitam || 25 ||
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kiṃ punastava kṛtyaṃ tu yaḥ sṛṣṭisthitihānikṛt |
brahmalokaṃ gatasyādya pratāpayaśasā tava || 26 ||
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trailokye bhramato nityaṃ yathā sūryaniśākarau |
yasya kāryeṣu bhagavānsahāyo'sau caturmukhaḥ || 27 ||
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teṣu kiṃ rājaśārdūla vighnaśaṃkāpi jāyate |
eṣa dūre'sti rājeṃdra pratyakṣaṃ yastava dviṣām || 28 ||
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sadomadhya gataḥ śakraḥ sākṣāttrijagatīpatiḥ |
viśeṣato jagannāthaprāsāde kaḥ pumānnṛpa || 29 ||
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nihaṃtuṃ manasāpīcchettatra śaṃkāstu mā tava |
tadagrataḥ paśya bhūpa caṃdrakoṭisamatviṣā || 30 ||
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parito hlādajanakaḥ sudhāsāgarakoṭivat |
yaścāyaṃ tejasāṃ rāśirjānīhi brahmasadmanaḥ || 31 ||
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itthamālapatastau tu brahmalokāṃtikaṃ gatau |
śuśruvāte sudūrāttau brahmarṣīṇāṃ mukhodgatam || 32 ||
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svādhyāyaśabdaṃ supadaṃ spaṣṭavarṇakramasvaram |
itihāsapurāṇāni cchaṃdaḥ kalpāni gāthikāḥ || 33 ||
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asaṃkīrṇojjvalapadaṃ śrūyate pravibhāgaśaḥ |
atraitadrājaśārdūla jānīhi brahmaṇaḥ puram || 34 ||
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sabhā hi dṛśyate caiṣā yatra lokapitāmahaḥ |
sārddhaṃ brahmarṣimukhyaiśca sukhāsīnaścaturmukhaḥ || 35 ||
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nānā caitanyaśabalairjīvanmuktairupāsitaḥ |
yatrāgatāni varttaṃte na saṃsārābdhisaṃkaṭe || 36 ||
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saditi brahmaṇo nāma tasyāyaṃ bhuvanottamaḥ |
satyaloka iti khyātastadūrdhvaṃ nāsti kiṃcana || 38 ||
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asyaiva kiṃcidupari adhaścāṃḍakapālataḥ |
vaikuṇṭhabhuvanaṃ rājanmuktā yatra vasaṃti vai || 38 ||
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yatra yogīśvaraḥ sākṣādyogiciṃtyo janārdanaḥ |
caitanyavapurāste vai sāṃdrānaṃdātmakaḥ prabhuḥ || 39 ||
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yaṃ prāpya na nivarttaṃte mṛtyusaṃsāravartmani |
yamupāste sadā brahmā jīvanmuktaiḥ svamuktaye || 40 ||
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kalpitasyāyuṣonte'sāvebhiḥ sārddhaṃ prapadyate |
sa eṣa sraṣṭā lokānāṃ matsyakūrmādirūpadhṛk || 41 ||
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rakṣitā raudrarūpeṇa saṃharttā lokabhāvanaḥ |
indradyumnaṃ vadannitthaṃ prāpa brahmaniketanam || 42 ||
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kṣaṇena ca sabhādvāri prakoṣṭhe sa nyavartata |
yatra tiṣṭhanti dikpālāḥ śakrādyāḥ paritastathā || 43 ||
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cirakālaṃ dhyānaparāstathā manvaṃtarādhipāḥ |
pṛthagjananibhā dvāḥsthaniṣiddhāṃtaḥ praveśanāḥ || 44 ||
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indradyumnena sahitaṃ nāradaṃ pravilokya saḥ |
dvārapālaḥ savinayaṃ nanāmānatakandharaḥ || 45 ||
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caturdaśānāṃ lokānāṃ bhramaṇe rasika prabho |
tvayā vinā śobhate no svāmiṃstava pituḥ sabhā || 46 ||
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saṃtyeva munayaḥ śreṣṭhā brāhmaṇā brahmavidvarāḥ |
gautamādyāstathāpyeṣā na ramyā brahmaṇaḥ sabhā || 47 ||
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bahutārā surajanī caṃdreṇeva prakāśate |
iti stuvandadau tasya praveśaṃ vinayānvitaḥ || 48 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jaiminiṛṣisaṃvāde dvāviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 22 ||
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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 22

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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