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 |
āgatya ca jagannāthaṃ cirādutkaṃṭhamānasaḥ |
daṃḍavatpraṇanāmāsau ghanaromāṃcakaṃcukaḥ || 1 ||
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namo brahmaṇyadevāya gobrāhmaṇahitāya ca |
praṇatārtivināśāya caturvargaikahetave || 2 ||
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hiraṇyagarbhapuruṣapradhānavyaktarūpiṇe |
oṃ namo vāsudevāya śuddhajñānasvarūpiṇe || 3 ||
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ityuccaranstutiṃ bhūpaḥ sānaṃdāśruvilocanaḥ |
pradakṣiṇaṃ punaḥ kurvannanāma ca punaḥpunaḥ || 4 ||
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tato'nyā devatā yā vai tatrāgacchanmudānvitāḥ |
tuṣṭuvuḥ praṇatā devaṃ kṛtāṃjalipuṭā mudā || 5 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
sahasraśīrṣā puruṣaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ sahasrapāt |
sa bhūmiṃ sarvato vyāpya adhyatiṣṭhaddaśāṃgulam || 6 ||
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yaḥ pumānparamaṃ brahma paramātmeti gīyate |
bhūtaṃ bhavyaṃ bhaviṣyaṃ ca sarvaṃ puruṣa eva tat || 7 ||
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etāvānasya mahimā jyāyāneṣa pumānprabhuḥ |
pādo'sya viśvā bhūtāni tripādasyāmṛtaṃ divi || 8 ||
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chandāṃsi jajñire tvattastvatto yajñapumānapi |
tvatto'śvāśca vyajāyaṃta gāvo meṣādayastathā || 9 ||
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brāhmaṇā mukhato jātā bāhujāḥ kṣatriyāstava |
viśastavorujā padbhyāṃ tathā śūdrāḥ samāgatāḥ || 10 ||
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manasaścaṃdramā jātaścakṣuṣaste divākaraḥ |
karṇābhyāṃ śvasanaḥ prāṇairjihvāyā havyavāḍapi || 11 ||
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nābhito gaganaṃ dyauśca mūrdhnaste samavarttata |
pādābhyāṃ te dharā jātā diśaścāṣṭau śrutergatāḥ || 12 ||
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saptāsanparidhayastvatta ekaviṃśatsamicca vai |
carācarāḥ sarvabhāvāstvatta eva hi jajñire || 13 ||
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tvameva jagatāṃ nāthastvameva paripālakaḥ |
ugrarūpaśca saṃhartā tvameva parameśvara || 14 ||
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tvameva yajño yajñāṃśastvaṃ yajñeśaḥ parātparaḥ |
śabdabrahmaparaṃ tvaṃ hi śabdabrahmāsi viśvarāṭ || 15 ||
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svarāṭ samrāḍjagannātha virāḍasi jagatpate |
adhaścordhvaṃ ca tiryaktvaṃ tvayā vyāptaṃ jaganmaya || 16 ||
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prāpnuvaṃti paraṃ sthānaṃ tvāṃ yajaṃtaśca yājñikāḥ |
bhojyaṃ bhoktā havirhotā havanaṃ tvaṃ phalapradaḥ || 17 ||
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samastakarmabhoktā tvaṃ sarvakarmātmakaḥ prabho |
sarvakarmopakaraṇaṃ sarvakarmaphalapradaḥ || 18 ||
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karmaprerayitā tvaṃ hi dharmakāmārthasiddhidaḥ |
tvāmṛte muktidaḥ ko'nyo hṛṣīkeśa namo'stu te || 19 ||
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namo'stvanantāya sahasramūrttaye sahasrapādākṣiśirorubāhave |
sahasranāmne puruṣāya śāśvate sahasrakoṭīyugadhāriṇe namaḥ || 20 ||
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vayaṃ cyutādhikārāstvāṃ prapannāḥ śaraṇaṃ prabho |
trāhi naḥ puṃḍarīkākṣa agatīnāṃ gatirbhava || 21 ||
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saṃsārapatitasyaiko jantostvaṃ śaraṇaṃ prabho |
tvatsṛṣṭau tvādṛśo nāsti yo dīnaparipālakaḥ || 22 ||
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dīnānāthaikaśaraṇaṃ pitā tvaṃ jagataḥ prabho |
pātā poṣṭā tvameveśa sarvāpadvinivārakaḥ || 23 ||
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trāhi viṣṇo jagannātha trāhi naḥ parameśvara |
tvāmṛte kamalākāṃta kaḥ śaktaḥ parirakṣaṇe || 24 ||
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antaryāminnamaste'stu sarvatejonidhe namaḥ || 25 ||
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iti stuvaṃtaste devāḥ praṇipatya punaḥpunaḥ |
iṃdradyumnena sahitā bahirbhūya dvijottamāḥ || 26 ||
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kṣetraṃ śrīnarasiṃhasya gatvā taṃ praṇipatya ca |
namaskṛtya parāṃ bhaktiṃ kṛtvābhyarcya nṛkesarim || 27 ||
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nīlācalādreḥ śikharaṃ yatra prāsāda uttamaḥ |
yayuste padmanidhinā sārddhaṃ saṃbhārakāraṇāt || 28 ||
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dadṛśuste mahāprāṃśuṃ vyāptaṃ gaganamaṇḍale |
uttiṣṭhaṃtaṃ viṃdhyagiriṃ roddhuṃ bhānorgatiṃ kimu || 29 ||
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vyaśnuvānaṃ diśaḥ sarvā vicitraghaṭanojjvalam |
bahukālavyatikrāṃtasvastibhaṃgivicitrakam || 30 ||
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tataśca ciṃtayāmāsa indradyumnaḥ sa vaiṣṇavaḥ |
ghaṭanārthe mayā yātaḥ satyalokamitaḥ purā || 31 ||
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sucirāddṛṣṭipathagaḥ pūrṇaḥ prāsāda uttamaḥ |
anugrahādvai devasya nātra mānuṣapauruṣam || 32 ||
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manvaṃtarasamāptiḥ kva sūryacandreṃdrarodhikā |
tathāpi tiṣṭhate cāyaṃ prāsādo hyeṣa durlabhaḥ || 33 ||
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valmīkasadṛśā hyete prāsādā mānuṣaiḥ kṛtāḥ |
śīryaṃti rohaṇairvṛkṣaiḥ svalpakālagatāyuṣaḥ || 34 ||
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madanukrośabuddhyā tu rakṣitaṃ bhavanaṃ hareḥ |
tatastānsa sahāyānvai jagāda praśrayaṃ vacaḥ || 35 ||
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jānīta jagadīśasya prāsādaṃ kāritaṃ mayā |
āvirbabhūva bhagavāndārurūpavapuḥ svayam |
tadāṃtarikṣagā vāṇī māmuvācāśarīriṇī || 36 ||
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sahasrapāṇisaṃmitaṃ nīlādreḥ śikharopari |
prāsādaṃ kārayasveti sthitaye jagadīśituḥ || 37 ||
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etatpratiṣṭhānavidhau svayamatrāgamiṣyati |
padmayoniḥ svayaṃ sārddhaṃ siddhabrahmarṣidaivataiḥ || 38 ||
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tadatra kriyate ko vā saṃbhāro jñāyate katham |
ityuktavaṃtaṃ te procurdevā bhagnādhikāriṇaḥ || 39 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
na jānīmo vayamapi tadasmākaṃ gururguruḥ |
idānīṃ na vaśe'smākaṃ sa hi svargaparo hitaḥ || 40 ||
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padmanidhiruvāca |
svāminvidheranujñānādāgato'smi tvayā saha |
kartavyaṃ kiṃ mayā cātra kiṃ vā vastu pratīkṣyate || 41 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
iti hyālapyamānānāṃ nāradaḥ purataḥ sthitaḥ |
brahmaṇā preṣitaḥ pūrvaṃ sarvaśāstraviśāradaḥ || 42 ||
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sarvasaṃbhāravastūni yathāśāstraṃ mune kuru |
saṃpādayiṣyati tava śāsanātpadmako nidhiḥ || 43 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā te mudā yuktā uttasthurbrahmaṇaḥ sutam |
ṣaḍarghyapūjayā tasya pūjāṃ cakre nṛpottamaḥ || 44 ||
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praṇemuste'pi taṃ devā manuṣyākāradhāriṇaḥ |
ūce tamiṃdradyumno'pi pratiṣṭhāvidhivastuni || 45 ||
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nāhaṃ vedmi muniśreṣṭha cirāttyaktaḥ purodhasā |
ādeśaya kramādbrahmansaṃpādyaṃ yadyadeva hi || 46 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jaiminiṛṣisaṃvāde caturviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 24 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 24

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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