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 |
aśvamedhāṃgasaraso nṛsiṃhasya ca dakṣiṇe |
tatrāsīnaśca bhagavānpunaścāvataranniva || 1 ||
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babhāse divyarūpo'sau durvibhāvyaḥ surāsuraiḥ |
tadā pūjopahāraiśca bhakṣyabhojyādikaistathā || 2 ||
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pūjayitvā jagannāthaṃ toṣayedgītanṛtyakaiḥ |
puṣpopahārairvividhaiḥ sugaṃdhairanulepanaiḥ || 3 ||
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kṛṣṇāgurujadhūpaiśca gaṃdhatailapradīpakaiḥ |
toṣayejjagatāṃ nāthamanekairupahārakaiḥ || 4 ||
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bindutīrthataṭe tasminsaptāhāni janārdanaḥ |
tiṣṭhetpurā svayaṃ rājñe varametatsamādiśat || 5 ||
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tvattīrthatīre rājeṃdra sthāsyāmi prativatsaram |
sarvatīrthāni tasmiṃśca sthāsyaṃti mayi tiṣṭhati || 6 ||
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tatra snātvā vidhānena tīrthe tīrthoghapāvane |
saptāhaṃ ye prapaśyaṃti guṃḍicāmaṇḍape sthitam || 7 ||
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māṃ ca rāmaṃ subhadrāṃ ca matsāyujyamavāpnuyuḥ |
tatastasminmahāpuṇye sarvapāpapraṇāśane || 8 ||
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sarvatīrthaikaphalade viṣṇu prītikare śubhe |
snātvā saṃtarpya vidhivatpitṝndevānataṃdritaḥ || 9 ||
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taṭasthaṃ narasiṃhaṃ taṃ pūjayitvā praṇamya ca |
mahāvedīṃ naro gatvā kṛtaśaucācamakriyaḥ || 10 ||
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pūjayetpūrvavadviprāḥ praṇamedvāpi bhaktitaḥ |
saptāhaṃ yo naro nārī na sā prākṛtamānuṣī || 11 ||
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viṣṇusāyujyamāpnoti śāsanānmuravairiṇaḥ |
divā tadṛrśanaṃ puṇyaṃ rātrau daśaguṇaṃ bhavet || 12 ||
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yatkiṃcitkriyate karma saṃnidhau jagadīśituḥ |
svalpaṃ vāpyathavā bhūri koṭikoṭiguṇaṃ bhavet || 13 ||
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tulāpuruṣadānāni mahādānāni yo dadet |
eke pradatte dānepi sarvaṃ dattaṃ bhaveddvijāḥ || 14 ||
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sarvaṃ merusamaṃ dānaṃ sarve vyāsasamā dvijāḥ |
mahāvedyāṃ gate kṛṣṇe yogo'yaṃ khalu durlabhaḥ || 15 ||
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arddhodayādikā yogāḥ skandena paribhāṣitāḥ |
mahāvedyākhyayogasya kalā nārhaṃti ṣoḍaśīm || 16 ||
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ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi pitṝṇāṃ kāryamuttamam |
yāvajjīvaṃ gayāśrāddhairalabhyaṃ bhuvi yatphalam || 17 ||
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divisthā narakasthā vā tiryagyonigatāstathā |
tathā manuṣyajātisthāḥ sarve pitṛpitāmahāḥ || 18 ||
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śataṃ puruṣavikhyātā yaṃ vāṃchaṃti sutaiḥ kṛtam |
taṃ vo vidhiṃ pravakṣyāmi śṛṇudhvaṃ munayo varam || 19 ||
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maghā vai pitṛnakṣatraṃ pitṝṇā prītidaṃ param |
tatra śrāddhaṃ tu prīṇāti dattaṃ putrairmudānvitaiḥ || 20 ||
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paṃcamī ca tithiḥ śreṣṭhā śrāddhebhyudayakāriṇī |
ubhayoryadi saṃyogo mahāpuṇyatamā tithiḥ || 21 ||
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yasyāṃ śrāddhe kṛte putraiḥ pitṝṇāmuddhṛtirbhavet |
sarvatīrthamaye tasminsaṃnidhau muravairiṇaḥ || 22 ||
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śrāddhaṃ cecchraddhayā kuryānnīlakaṇṭhanṛsiṃhayoḥ |
madhye medhyatame deśe yoge paramadurlabhe || 23 ||
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puruṣāñchatamuddhṛtya brahmaloke mahīyate |
praśasyaḥ kutapaḥ kālo mandībhūtadivākaraḥ || 24 ||
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pitṝnuddiśya vā dadyādaśaktaḥ kanakaṃ śuciḥ |
tarpayitvā tilaiḥ samyakpaitṛkīṃ prītimuttamām || 25 ||
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athavā bhojayaidviprānbhojyamūlyāni vā dadet |
ekasmai vā guṇavate sahasraṃ bhojanaṃ dadet || 26 ||
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guṇāguṇavivekastu nātra yoge vidhīyate |
tasminsudurlabhe yoge sarve munisamā dvijāḥ || 27 ||
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āṣāḍhasya site pakṣe paṃcamī pitṛdaivatam |
nakṣatraṃ jagadīśasya mahāvedīsamāgamaḥ || 28 ||
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ete yadā trayaḥ syuścediṃdradyumnasarovare |
catuṣpādaḥ smṛto yogaḥ pitṝṇāmakṣayapradaḥ || 29 ||
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pitṛkārye na sīdaṃti nirūpya śrāddhamatra vai |
śṛṇudhvamanyadviprā vai prasaṃgācca bravīmi vaḥ || 30 ||
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nabhasya darśe yaḥ kuryāccaturṣvapi yugādiṣu |
śrāddhaṃ pitṝnsamuddiśyā'śvamedhāṃgasaṃbhave || 31 ||
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gayāśrāddhasahasrasya śraddhayā vihitasya vai |
phalaṃ yaddhi samaṃ tvasya nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 32 ||
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dānaṃ homo japaścāpi sarvapāpāpanodanaḥ |
dināni sapta yānyatra kṛṣṇe vasati maṃḍape || 33 ||
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ekasmāduttaraṃ śreyo yattasmāduttarottaram |
āṣāḍhaśukla tṛtīyāyāṃ prātaḥsnānaṃ samācaret || 34 ||
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iṃdradyumnataṭe deśe nṛsiṃhakṣetra uttame |
vratametattu gṛhṇīyātsaṃkalpya vidhivannaraḥ || 35 ||
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vanajāgaraṇaṃ nāma bhagavatprītivarddhanam |
sarvapāpapraśamanaṃ sarvavrataphalapradam || 36 ||
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dināni sapta maunī syātkṛtatriṣavaṇakriyaḥ |
kuṃbhe ca pūjayeddevaṃ trisaṃdhyaṃ bhaktibhāvitaḥ || 37 ||
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goghṛtenātha tailena tilajena pradīpayet |
aharniśaṃ hareragre rakṣettaṃ yatnato vratī || 38 ||
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divā divā vasenmaunī rātrau rātrau ca jāgṛyāt |
maṃtraṃ bhāgavataṃ japyānnityakṛtyāṃtare vratī || 39 ||
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upavāsaparo bhūtvā saptāhāni nayedvratī |
aṣṭame prātarutthāya pratiṣṭhāṃ kārayeddine || 40 ||
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tasminneva tīrthavare snātvāgatya gṛhaṃ punaḥ |
maṃḍale sarvatobhadre pūrve kuṃbhaṃ niveśayeta || 41 ||
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tatrāvāhya hṛṣīkeśaṃ pūjayedupacārakaiḥ |
tasya paścimadeśe ca sthaṃḍile vidhisaṃskṛte || 42 ||
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agniṃ praṇīya gṛhyoktavidhinā brāhmaṇāvṛtaḥ |
agnikāryaṃ prakurvīta samidājyacarūṃstathā || 43 ||
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sahasraṃ juhuyādagnau pratyekaṃ vā śataṃ śatam |
gāyatrī vaiṣṇavī yā vai tayā homavidhiḥ smṛtaḥ || 44 ||
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saṃprāśya dakṣiṇāṃ dayāddhenuṃ vastraṃ hiraṇyakam |
viprāṃśca bhojayedaṃte prītaye viśvasākṣiṇaḥ || 45 ||
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vratarājamimaṃ kṛtvā vidhinānena bho dvijāḥ |
caturvargānavāpnoti yo yaḥ kāmānabhīpsati || 46 ||
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nārī vā śraddhayā yuktā kuryādvedīmahotsavam |
sāpi tatphalamāpnoti yā kuryādvratamuttamam || 47 ||
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yātrākartuḥ phalaṃ yādṛgvratakartuśca tatphalam |
bhavate vai dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ kathitaṃ vo mudānvitāḥ || 48 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye jaiminiṛṣisaṃvāde catustriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 34 ||
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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 34

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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