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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nārada uvāca |
dauvārikāya rājarṣiriṃdradyumno mahāyaśāḥ |
sārvabhaumo vaiṣṇavāgryo dhātāraṃ draṣṭumāgataḥ || 1 ||
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yātvayaṃ puratastasya yadi tvamanumanyase |
ityuktastaṃ punaḥ prāha nāradaṃ maṇikodaraḥ || 2 ||
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svāmiṃstvayāgato yo'sau na sāmānyo hi budhyate |
yatra paśyasi dikpālānpitṝnmanvaṃtarādhipān || 3 ||
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tatrāyaṃ marttyanilayastiṣṭhedapi hi pauruṣam |
bhavāngatvā padmayoniṃ vijñāpyainaṃ praveśaya || 4 ||
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sabhādvāragato yo'sau dikpālaiḥ saha yāsyati |
ekāgracitto bhagavāngāyane caturānanaḥ || 5 ||
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asmākaṃ dvāri yuktānāṃ pratīkṣyo'vasaro dhruvam |
na krodho mayi karttavyo dāse tava pituśca te || 6 ||
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ityukto nārado gatvā brahmāṇaṃ jagatāṃ patim |
natvā sāṣṭāṃgapatanaṃ vijñapto vasudhādhipaḥ || 7 ||
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kaṭākṣeṇādiśatso'tha indradyumnapraveśanam |
novāca kiṃcidbhagavāngāne dattāvadhānataḥ || 8 ||
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divyagāyanasaṃgīte kautukāviṣṭamānasaḥ |
jñātveṃgitaṃ nārado'tha iṃdradyumnaṃ nṛpottamam |
praveśayāmāsa tataḥ śakrādyaiḥ sunirīkṣitaḥ || 9 ||
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dṛṣṭvā pitāmahaṃ dūrātsraṣṭāraṃ jagatāṃ nṛpaḥ |
amanyata dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ sākṣāddārumayaṃ harim || 10 ||
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śanaiḥ śanairyayau bhūpaḥ praṇamaṃśca kṛtāṃjaliḥ |
stuvannamanpraṇipatansādhvasaskhalitaṃ vrajan |
kiṃciddūre sthito bhūpo nāradasya nideśataḥ || 11 ||
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tataḥ puṇyaṃ gīyamānaṃ caritaṃ siṃdhujāpateḥ |
śṛṇvaṃścaturmukhastasthau muhū्rttaṃ dvijapuṃgavāḥ || 12 ||
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sāvitrīśāradābhyāṃ ca vījyamānastu pārśvayoḥ |
śuddhadehadharairvedaiḥ stūyamānaḥ svayaṃbhuvaḥ || 13 ||
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kalākāṣṭhānimeṣādi kalpayanyugaparyayam |
na jarājanmamaraṇaṃ rūpādipariṇāmanam || 14 ||
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yasya lokagatānāṃ vai nādhayo vyādhayastathā |
manvatarādayo yatra yugāvarttādayastathā || 15 ||
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kalpāṃtādyā na vidyaṃte sa sākṣātparameśvaraḥ |
gītāvasāne taṃ bhūpamuvāca prahasanniva || 16 ||
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iṃdradyumna mahāsattva sākṣāttvaṃ bhagavatpriyaḥ |
anyasya durlabho lokaḥ satyākhyo viditastava || 17 ||
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atrāgatiṃ hi vāṃchaṃto munayaḥ kṣīṇakalmaṣāḥ |
taponiṣṭhāśca tiṣṭhaṃti yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 18 ||
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caturdaśasu lokeṣu sṛṣṭānāṃ prāṇināṃ hi yat |
caitanyādivicitrāṇi sarveṣāmāśrayo hyasau || 19 ||
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jānannapi hi tatkāryaṃ mānayannṛpasattamam |
uvāca paramaprīta iṃdradyumnaṃ pitāmahaḥ || 20 ||
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kimarthamāgatosyatra tadbrūhi hṛdayasthitam |
mayi dṛṣṭe na duṣprāpamamṛtaṃ kinnu vāṃchitam || 21 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
aṃtaryāminhi bhagavaṃstvadajñātaṃ kuto bhavet |
tathāpi praśno yo nātha mayyanukrośa eva saḥ || 22 ||
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mūrdhnyādhāya tavānujñāṃ kathitaṃ tava sūnunā |
iṣṭāḥ sahasraṃ kratavastadaṃte dārudehabhṛt || 23 ||
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āvirbabhūva bhagavānbhūtabhavyabhavatprabhuḥ |
tvadanugrahasaṃpattivaśādevāvalokayan || 24 ||
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tādṛśaṃ puṃḍarīkākṣaṃ yena tvallokamāgataḥ |
yasyārabdho mayā deva prāsādastatra cetsvayam || 25 ||
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gatvā devaṃ jagannāthaṃ sthāpayiṣyasi cetprabho |
tvadanugrahastu saphalo bhavenme lokabhāvana || 26 ||
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etadarthaṃ jagatsvāminnāradena sahādhunā |
tvatpādapadmayugalaṃ draṣṭuṃ tvallokamāgataḥ || 27 ||
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prasīda māṃ kuruṣvedaṃ jagannāthastvameva hi |
tvameva sa jagannātho na bhedo yuvayorvibho || 28 ||
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sthāpyaḥ sthāpayitā cāsi vedyo vedayitā bhavān || 29 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
evaṃ vijñāpanāṃte tu durvāsā sa mahāmuniḥ |
praṇamya sāṣṭāṃgapātaṃ kṛtāṃjalirupasthitaḥ |
provāca vinayānnīco dhātāraṃ jagatāṃ gurum || 30 ||
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vibho dvārapraveśe'tra dauvārikanivāritāḥ |
lokapālāḥ sapitarastathā manvaṃtarādhipāḥ || 31 ||
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tiṣṭhaṃti dīnajanavatsucirāllokabhāvana |
tadājñāpaya paśyaṃtu tava pādasaroruham || 32 ||
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tacchrutvā devadevastu tadā durvāsaso vacaḥ |
prahasya vacanaṃ prāha naiṣāṃ prastāva eva hi || 33 ||
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iṃdradyumnena sparddhaṃte kiṃ tu mohavaśānugāḥ |
jīvanmukto'yaṃ nṛpatiḥ kṣīṇakarmāghasaṃhatiḥ || 34 ||
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matsaṃtateḥ paṃcamo'yaṃ vaiṣṇavo viṣṇutatparaḥ |
ete hi sukhabhogāya karmaṇā prāptapauruṣāḥ || 35 ||
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atrāgatiṃ prārthayaṃtastapastaptvā hi devatāḥ |
mamānugrahata ete āyātā madupāsane || 36 ||
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tathāpi tvadanujñātā āyāṃtu mama darśane |
tataḥ praviṣṭāste devā durvāsovacanena vai || 37 ||
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dūrātpraṇemurbrahmāṇaṃ gāyanānāṃ samīpataḥ |
iṃdradyumnaṃ narapatiṃ saṃlapaṃtaṃ kṛtāṃjalim || 38 ||
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tāṃllokapālānpraṇatānkaṭākṣeṇa jagatprabhuḥ |
anujagrāha kathayanniṃdradyumnaṃ sasādaram || 39 ||
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rājankṛtastvayā satyaṃ prāsādo bhagavatsthitau |
nāyaṃ kālastathā rājyaṃ na vā tvatsaṃtatirnṛpa || 40 ||
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gītagānāvasarato bhūyānkālo gatastava |
manvaṃtaro hi divyānāṃ yugānāmekasaptatiḥ || 41 ||
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tava vaṃśo'pi vicchinnaḥ koṭiśaḥ kṣitipā gatāḥ |
devoṃ'timaśca prāsādo dvayamatrāvaśiṣyate || 42 ||
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dvitīyasya manorādiyugaṃ svārociṣasya tu |
mamāṃtike'tra vasatomṛtyurvā na jarā tathā || 43 ||
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viparyayamṛtūnāṃ vā na kālapariṇāmatā |
tadgaccha bhūmau rājeṃdra devaṃ prāsādameva ca || 44 ||
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ātmasaṃbaṃdhinaṃ kṛtvā punarāyāhi vegavān |
athavāhaṃ prayāsyāmi tavānupadameva hi || 45 ||
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tvamagrato dharāṃ gatvā yāvatsaṃbhāramṛddhimat |
kariṣyasi mahābhāga tāvadeva vrajāmyaham || 46 ||
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ityājñāpyeṃdradyumnaṃ taṃ bhagavānsa pitāmahaḥ |
devānpuraḥsthitānāha vinayānatakaṃdharān || 47 ||
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baddhāṃjalīnsādhvasāṃstāṃstatpādanyastavīkṣaṇān |
uvāca bhagavānsnigdhagaṃbhīravacasā dvijāḥ || 48 ||
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kimarthamāgatāḥ sarve yugapattu divaukasaḥ |
yatkāryaṃ vo mayā kāryaṃ vijñāpayata mā ciram || 49 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
iti śrutvā vaco dhātustridaśā vigatajvarāḥ |
pratyūcurharṣitāḥ sarve bhagavaṃtaṃ pitāmaham || 50 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
upāsitaḥ purāsmābhiryo nīlādrau maṇīmayaḥ |
antarhitaḥ kathaṃ deva idānīṃ dārudehadhṛk || 51 ||
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āvirbhūtaḥ kratoraṃta indradyumnasya bhūpateḥ |
etasya kāraṇaṃ jñātuṃ bhavataḥ pādapaṃkajam || 52 ||
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ārādhitumihāyātāḥ prasīda kathayasva tat |
ityukte tridaśairdevo bhagavānpaṃkajāsanaḥ || 53 ||
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rahasyametadbho devāḥ kasyacinnoditaṃ purā |
sarve samuditā yasmādapṛcchata cirāgatāḥ || 54 ||
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tato vaḥ kathayiṣyāmi surāṇāṃ guhyamuttamam |
pūrve parārddhe bho devāḥ kṣetraṃ śrīpuruṣottamam || 55 ||
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nīlāśmavapurāsthāya na tatyāja janārdanaḥ |
sāṃprataṃ me dvitīyaṃ tu parārddhaṃ samupasthitam || 56 ||
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manuḥ svāyambhuvo nāma śvetavārāhakalpake |
pravarttate'yaṃ kālo vai prātarādyadinasya ca || 57 ||
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dārumūrtirayaṃ devo bhuvanānāṃ hi madhyame |
mamāyuṣaḥ pramāṇaṃ tu sthāsyate mānayanprabhuḥ || 58 ||
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mamātmā eṣa bhagavānahametanmayaḥ surāḥ |
nāvayorvidyate kiṃcidasminsthāvarajaṃgame || 59 ||
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kṣīrodārṇavamadhye hi śvetadvīpe hi talpake |
yaḥ śete yoganidrāṃ tāṃ mānayanpuruṣottamaḥ || 60 ||
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sa mūlaṃ jagatāmādistasya romāṇi yāni vai || tāni kalpadrumākhyāni śaṃkhacakrāṃkitāni vai || 61 ||
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tanmadhyastho hyayaṃ vṛkṣaścaitanyādhiṣṭhitaḥ surāḥ |
svayamutpatitaḥ siṃdhoḥ salile satyapūruṣaḥ || 62 ||
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bhogānbhoktuṃ trilokasthāndāruvarṣmā janārdanaḥ |
anekajanmasāhasrairbhaktiyogena bhāvitaḥ || 63 ||
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ghorasaṃsāranāśāya mayā pūrvaṃ prayācitaḥ |
punaḥ punaḥ sṛṣṭilīnapālanodvignacetasā || 64 ||
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aśeṣakarmanāśāya jagatāṃ sarvamuktaye |
dhāraṇādhyānayogānāṃ duṣkarāṇāṃ vināpi saḥ || 65 ||
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mokṣāya bhagavānāvirbabhūva puruṣottamaḥ |
pracchannaṃ vapuretasya kṣetraṃ nāsya vicārayet || 66 ||
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dharmigrāhapramāṇena yādṛgdṛṣṭaḥ sa eva saḥ |
caturvargaprado devo yo yathā taṃ vibhāvayet || 67 ||
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taddarśanaparikṣīṇapāpasaṃghāḥ kramādbhuvi |
bhavanti nirmalātmānaḥ puruṣā muktibhājanam || 68 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
etacchrutvā tu te devāḥ padmayonervacomṛtam |
hṛṣṭāḥ saṃciṃtayāmāsuḥ prahṛṣṭenāṃtarātmanā || 69 ||
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acirasthāyi devatvaṃ vihāyaitadbhuvaṃ gatāḥ |
asminkṣetravare devamārādhyāmaḥ susaṃyatāḥ || 70 ||
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harṣapraphullavadanānsurāndṛṣṭvā pitāmaha |
indradyumnānugrahāya yaḥ prakāśaṃ gataḥ prabhuḥ || 71 ||
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yātā'tra pratimā tvasya svayameva vadiṣyati |
varānpradāsyati bahūnbhagavānbhaktavatsalaḥ || 72 ||
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prāsādamindradyumnasya pratiṣṭhāpayituṃ vibhum |
ahaṃ cāpi gamiṣyāmi yūyaṃ tatra prayāta vai || 73 ||
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indradyumno'grato yātu pratiṣṭhāvastusaṃbhṛtau |
sahāyāstatra bhavata yūyaṃ kṣīṇādhikāriṇaḥ || 74 ||
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manvantaraṃ vyatītaṃ vai prathamaṃ sāṃprataṃ surāḥ |
indradyumnena sahitāstatra gatvā surottamāḥ || 75 ||
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prāsādapratimānāṃ ca vidhartā svāmyamasya vai |
tasmātsaṃbhṛtasaṃbhāraḥ sasahāyo'dhunā hyasau || 76 ||
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asya saṃtatisaṃbandhasmaraṇādapi bhūtale |
madājñayā padmanidhiḥ saha yāsyati bhūtalam || 77 ||
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pratiṣṭhāyai bhagavataḥ saṃyatau sarvavastunaḥ |
indradyumno'pi hṛṣṭātmā dṛṣṭvā brāhmīṃ śriyaṃ dvijāḥ || 78 ||
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mahadāścaryasaṃpannaḥ praṇipatya jagadgurum |
tadājñāṃ śirasā dhṛtvā devaiḥ kṣīṇādhikāribhiḥ || 79 ||
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ājagāma bhuvaṃ viprā vidhinā cānumoditāḥ || 80 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jaiminiṛṣisaṃvāde trayoviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 23 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 23

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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