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 |
ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi dakṣiṇāmūrtidarśanam |
padepadeśvamedhasya phalaṃ yatropalabhyate || 1 ||
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tato nānāvidhairdivyairbhakṣyabhojyādikaistathā |
yathāśaktyupacāraistu gaṃdhairmālyaiśca pūjayet || 2 ||
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rāmaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ subhadrāṃ ca gītanṛtyādikaistathā |
prekṣaṇīyaiśca vividhaiḥ śraddhayā copapāditaiḥ || 3 ||
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vastracaṃdanamālyādyaiḥ pūjayitvā dvijottamān |
bhagavadbrāhmaṇāṃścaitānmahābhāgavatāṃstathā || 4 ||
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tato nayeddakṣiṇābhimukhāṃstāṃstridaśeśvarān |
utsavaṃ ca mahatkṛtvā pūrvānayanavaddhareḥ || 5 ||
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tasminkāle hariṃ paśyedvrajaṃtaṃ dakṣiṇāmukham |
samaṃ subhadrāṃ yo martyo na sa prākṛtamānuṣaḥ || 6 ||
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snānārthamāgatā devāḥ snāpayitvā jagadgurum |
ākāśe'pi sasaṃbādhāstāvatkālaṃ sthitā harim |
draṣṭuṃ vrajaṃtaṃ yāmyāśāvadanaṃ bhavanāśanam || 7 ||
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dharmaśāstreṣu yāvaṃti dharmakarmāṇi saṃti vai |
tāni sarvāṇi saṃdraṣṭuṃ vrajaṃtaṃ dakṣiṇāmukham || 8 ||
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snānadarśanajaṃ puṇyaṃ samagraṃ labhate tu saḥ |
snātaṃ murāriṃ yaḥ paśyedvrajaṃtaṃ dakṣiṇāmukham || 9 ||
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nīrājayitvā deveśaṃ rāmeṇa saha bhadrayā |
prāsādāṃtaḥ praveśyātha na paśyedvai kathaṃcana || 10 ||
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etattu vistareṇoktaṃ pūrvameva mayā dvijāḥ || 11 ||
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munaya ūcuḥ |
bhagavanyattvayā proktaṃ jyeṣṭhāsnānapradarśanāt |
phalaṃ prāpnoti niyataṃ tanno būhi vidāṃvara || 12 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
haṃta vaḥ kathayiṣyāmi tadvrataṃ jyeṣṭhapaṃcakam |
nātaḥ parataraṃ proktamṛṣibhiḥ śāstrapāragaiḥ || 13 ||
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śrautasmārtapurāṇokta vratānāmidamuttamam |
idaṃ prathamataḥ proktaṃ brahmaṇā parameṣṭhinā || 14 ||
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jyeṣṭhatvādvratamukhyānāṃ khyātaṃ tajjayeṣṭhapaṃcakam |
samudro jyeṣṭhaphaladaḥ prabhurjyeṣṭhaphalapradaḥ || 15 ||
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varṣasaṃdarśanātpuṇyaṃ mañcakenaiva labhyate |
maṃcakena tu yallabhyaṃ mahājyaiṣṭhyāṃ tu tallabhet || 16 ||
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yanmayoktaṃ purā viprāḥ snānadarśanajaṃ phalam |
samagraṃ tadavāpnoti mahājyaiṣṭhyāṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 17 ||
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munaya ūcuḥ |
mahājyaiṣṭhīṃ samācakṣva yatra snānaṃ mahāphalam |
tatra naḥ kautukaṃ brahmanmahadvai saṃpravarttate || 18 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
jyeṣṭhasya vimale pakṣe yā vai paṃcadaśī bhavet |
śakrarkṣaikāṃśagau candragurū ca guruvāsare || 19 ||
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śubhe yoge mahājyaiṣṭhī sarvapāpapraṇāśinī |
sarvakṣetraṃ sarvatīrthaṃ sapta vai sāgarāstathā || 20 ||
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kratavaśca mahādānasamūhaśca tapāṃsi ca |
vidyāścāṣṭādaśavidhā vratāni vividhāni ca || 21 ||
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śāṃtipauṣṭikakarmāṇi sāṃkhyayogastathaiva ca |
sarve saṃbhūya gacchaṃti kṣetraṃ śrīpuruṣottamam || 22 ||
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vṛndaśaḥ pravibhaktāsta ekaikaṃ kṣetragaṃ prati |
kasmai vayaṃ bhāgyavate jyeṣṭhasnānāvalokane || 23 ||
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mahājyaiṣṭhyāṃ pravekṣyāmaḥ parasparamahaṃmayā |
tatra yāṃti mahāyoge bhagavatkṣetramuttamam || 24 ||
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mahājyaiṣṭhī mahāpuṇyā bhagavatprītivarddhanī |
tasyāṃ saṃpūjya deveśaṃ jagannāthaṃ kṛpārṇavam |
dṛṣṭvā ca snāpyamānaṃ taṃ pāpakośādvimucyate || 25 ||
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ata ūrdhvaṃ pravakṣyāmi vrataṃ tajjyeṣṭhapañcakam |
vratenānena labhyaṃ yattattadeva bravīmi vaḥ || 26 ||
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daśamyāṃ niyamaṃ kuryātprātaḥ snātvā yathāvidhi |
ācāryaṃ vṛṇuyāttatra vaiṣṇavaṃ dvijapuṃgavam || 27 ||
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itthaṃ saṃkalpamamalaṃ gṛhṇīyādvratamuttamam || 28 ||
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devadevajagannātha saṃsārārṇavatāraka |
adyārabhya vrataṃ deva yāvajjyaiṣṭhī ca sā tithiḥ |
tāvadvrataṃ kariṣyāmi prītaye tava keśava || 29 ||
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sarvatīrthābhiṣekaṃ ca pratyahaṃ vratabhojanam |
mūrtīnāṃ tava paṃcānāmekasyāpi prapūjanam || 30 ||
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ekasmindivase deva trisaṃdhyaṃ tvatprasādataḥ |
samāpyatāṃ vratamidaṃ saphalaṃ cāstu te prabho || 31 ||
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tataḥ paṃcasu tīrtheṣu snātvā ca gṛhametya ca |
sthaṃḍile vilikhetpadmamaṣṭapatraṃ sakarṇikam || 32 ||
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tanmadhye sthāpayetkuṃbhaṃ tīrthāṃbhobhiḥ prapūritam |
sacaṃdanaphalairyuktaṃ tanmukhe tāmrabhājanam || 33 ||
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vāsasā veṣṭitaṃ kaṇṭhe pātraṃ cākṣatapūritam |
tanmadhye sthāpayeddevaṃ sauvarṇaṃ madhusūdanam || 34 ||
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śubhāṃgāvayavaṃ śāṃtaṃ vāme śrīyutamīśvaram || 35 ||
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dakṣiṇe ca garutmaṃtaṃ spṛśaṃtaṃ pṛṣṭhadeśataḥ |
śaṃkhacakradharaṃ cordhve padmāsanagataṃ vibhum || 36 ||
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pūjayedupacāraistamācāryo vāpi bho dvijāḥ |
nīlotpalānāṃ mālāṃ tu bhaktyā devāya dāpayet || 37 ||
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daśamyāṃ pūjayitvaivaṃ daśakoṭyaghanāśanam |
prārthayetprāṃjalirbhūtvā mantrametaṃ samuccaran || 38 ||
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madhusūdana deveśa namaste mādhavīpriya |
kṛpāvārāṃnidhe pāhi patitaṃ māṃ bhavārṇave || 39 ||
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ekādaśyāṃ caturbāhuṃ śaṃkhacakragadādharam |
nārāyaṇaṃ padmasaṃsthaṃ paṃcaniṣkavinirmitam |
tadarddhaṃ nirmitaṃ vāpi pūjayetpadmamālayā || 40 ||
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naivedyaṃ pāyasaṃ dadyātsitāṃ raṃbhāphalāni ca |
nānāvidhaṃ ca naivedyaṃ dattvā saṃprārthayenmudā || 41 ||
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nārāyaṇa namaste'stu bhavasāgaratāraṇa |
trāhi māṃ puṃḍarīkākṣa śaraṇāgatavatsala || 42 ||
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ekādaśeṃdriyakṛtaṃ pāparāśimanuttamam |
anādibhavanirvyūḍhaṃ nāśayetpūjitaḥ prabhuḥ || 43 ||
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dvādaśyāṃ yajñavārāhaṃ pūjayetsvarṇanirmitam |
caṃdanāgurukarpūralepanaiścaṃpakasrajā || 44 ||
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nānāvidhāpūpasārā bhakṣyabhojyaphalānvitāḥ |
nivedya prārthayeddevaṃ stutimetāṃ samuccaran || 45 ||
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pralayārṇavasaṃmagnāṃ dharaṇīṃ dhṛtavānasi |
kinna śakto mamoddhāre patitasyāṃghripaṃkaje |
tanmāmuddhara goviṃda nimagnaṃ śokasāgare || 46 ||
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abdo dvādaśamāso vai yāvadabdakṛtāni tu |
pāpāni mahadalpāni itaḥ pūrveṣu janmasu |
tadvināśayate devo dvādaśyāmarcito nṛṇām || 47 ||
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trayodaśyāṃ tu pradyumnaṃ śaṃkhacakravarābhayān |
dhārayantaṃ padmagataṃ caturniṣkavinirmitam || 48 ||
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upacārairyathāproktaiḥ pūjayedbhaktito naraḥ |
aśokapāṭalīmālāṃ caṃdrapūrṇāṃ samujjvalām || 49 ||
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naivedyaṃ caiva pakvānnaṃ phalaṃ pakvaṃ manoharam |
dattvā namaskṛtiṃ kurvanprārthayetprāṃjaliḥ śuciḥ || 50 ||
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deva pradyumna kāmānāṃ pūraka kāmarūpadhṛk |
kāmāśca saphalāḥ saṃtu kāmapāla namo'stu te || 51 ||
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caturdaśyāṃ narahariṃ pūjayetkanakākṛtim |
vakṣaḥsthalasthayā lakṣmyā prīyamāṇaṃ saṭojjvalam || 52 ||
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vyāttānanaṃ sāṭṭahāsaṃ yogapaṭṭābjasaṃsthitam |
sutīkṣṇanakharaṃ devaṃ sarvāpadvinivāraṇam || 53 ||
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caturbhirhemaniṣkaiśca ghaṭitaṃ śubhalakṣaṇam |
pūjayetpūrvavaddevaṃ sopahāraṃ subhaktitaḥ || 54 ||
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japākusumamālāṃ ca jātīpuṣpasrajaṃ tathā |
dattvā puṣpāṃjalīnpāde praṇamya sapradakṣiṇam || 55 ||
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yathā hiraṇyakaśipuṃ lokānāṃ hitakāmyayā |
vyadārayastathā pāpasaṃghaṃ nāśaya pūjitaḥ || 56 ||
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evaṃ saṃprārthya nṛhariṃ praṇamya daṇḍavatkṣitau |
nirvartya vratamevaṃ tadvratī paṃcadinātmakam |
paṃca paṃca pradīpāṃstu divārātrau pradāpayet || 57 ||
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vastrayugmānpaṃca pañca cchatropānadyugaṃ tathā |
sayajñasūtrānkalaśānpañca pañca phalānvitān || 58 ||
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bhojanāṃte dvijebhyaśca pradadyācchraddhayānvitaḥ || 59 ||
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rātrau jāgaragītādyaistathā nānopahārakaiḥ |
toṣayedvāsudevaṃ tu purāṇapaṭhanena tu || 60 ||
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paurṇamāsyuṣasi snātvā śrīkṛṣṇasyāṃtikaṃ vrajet || 61 ||
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rāmaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ subhadrāṃ ca pūjayitvā yathāvidhi |
snapanaṃ kārayitvātha dṛṣṭvā vā śāstracoditam || 62 ||
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snānaṃ kṛtvā punaḥ siṃdhau gṛhamāgatya tatra vai |
yatra viṣṇormūrttayastāḥ kumbhasthā mantrapūjitāḥ || 63 ||
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tāsāṃ paścimato vahniṃ samādhāya yathāvidhi |
agnikāryaṃ prakurvīta svaiḥ svairmaṃtraiḥ purohitaḥ || 64 ||
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praṇavādicaturthyaṃtaṃ namoṃtaṃ nāma īrayet |
devānāṃ mūlamaṃtrastu svāhāṃto homakarmaṇi || 65 ||
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carorājyasya samidhāṃ palāśānāṃ pṛthakpṛthak |
ekaikaṃ devamuddiśya juhuyācca śataṃ śatam || 66 ||
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tasya puṣpaśataṃ caiva juhuyāttadanaṃtaram |
pūrṇāhutiṃ tato hutvā brahmaṇe dakṣiṇāṃ dadet || 67 ||
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ācārye dakṣiṇāṃ dadyātsuvarṇaṃ dhenumeva ca |
svarṇaśṛṃgīṃ raupyakhurāṃ nānopakaraṇairyutām || 68 ||
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mahārghyavastradānāni yena tuṣyati vā guruḥ |
sarvopakaraṇairyuktāḥ pratimāśca nivedayet || 69 ||
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brāhmaṇānbhojayetsarpiḥ khaṇḍayuktaiśca pāyasaiḥ |
etadvrataṃ samākhyātaṃ jyeṣṭhapaṃcakamuttamam || 70 ||
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anuṣṭhāya naro bhaktyā snānadarśanajaṃ phalam |
samagraṃ labhate viprāstadā naivātra saṃśayaḥ || 71 ||
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ekādaśī yā tu madhye nirjalā sā prakīrtitā |
ekāṃ tāṃ bhaktiyuktā ye yathāvidhi upāsate || 72 ||
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yāvajjīvakṛtāḥ sarvā ekādaśyo na saṃśayaḥ |
vratarājamimaṃ kṛtvā sarvavrataphalaṃ labhet || 73 ||
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yānyānsamīhate kāmāṃstāṃstānāpnotyasaṃśayaḥ || 74 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jyeṣṭhapaṃcakavratavarṇanaṃnāma dvātriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 32 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following 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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