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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munaya ūcuḥ |
prāsādasya pratiṣṭhāṃta indradyumnāya yadvarān |
ājñāpayāmāsa hariryātrāstā dvādaśāpi ca || 1 ||
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tvatsakāśācchutaṃ sarvaṃ tataḥ sa pṛthivīpatiḥ |
kiṃ cakāra mahābuddhirviṣṇubhakto'pyavasthitaḥ || 2 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
varāṃllabdhvā jagannāthātsākṣādbrahmasvarūpiṇaḥ |
kṛtakṛtyaṃ sa mene vā ātmānaṃ narapuṃgavaḥ || 3 ||
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yathājñaṃ kārayitvā vai yātrāstāḥ puṇyamokṣadāḥ |
bahūpacārairbahudhā samabhyarcya jagadgurum || 4 ||
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gālarājaṃ samādiśya devasyājñāṃ yathāvidhi |
idaṃ provāca madhuraṃ dharmanyāyasamāyutam || 5 ||
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indradyumna uvāca |
rājanbahuśruto'si tvaṃ dharmaniṣṭhāmupāgataḥ |
bhagavatyapi bhaktiste karmaṇā manasā girā || 6 ||
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na hyekasyopadaśāya bhagavānanuśāsti vai |
carācaragururhyeṣa viśvaṃ tacchiṣyatāṃ gatam || 7 ||
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mamānugrahalakṣyeṇa avatīrṇo jagatpatiḥ |
uddhṛtyai dīnamanasāmatrāpi sthāsyate cirāt || 8 ||
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bhaktyā ca śraddhayā yukta etadājñāṃ pravarttaya |
pratimāvyavahāreṇa nainaṃ jānīhi bhūmipa || 9 ||
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pratyakṣaṃ te yathā jātaṃ trailokyaṃ bhūmimāgatam |
prāsādāṃtaḥ praveśe hi yasyāsya jagadīśituḥ || 10 ||
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pitāmahādyāstridaśāḥ sarve yugapadāgatāḥ |
viśvamūrtyā vayaṃ sarve jātā vai naṣṭacetanāḥ || 11 ||
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carācaramayo hyeṣa sākṣāddārusvarūpadhṛk |
kalpavṛkṣamimaṃ viddhi bhūgataṃ sarvakāmadam || 12 ||
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upāsyainaṃ hi labhate yo yathā kāmanāphalam |
yataṃto bahudhā yaṃ hi yatayo na vidanti vai |
tamaḥpāre pratiṣṭhataṃ kiṃsvijjyotiḥ svarūpiṇam || 13 ||
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yatīnāṃ dharmaniṣṭhānāṃ śuddhānāmūrdhvaretasām |
ananyabhaktiyuktānāmekaḥ paṃthāstu yoginām || 14 ||
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grīṣme śīta gabhīre vai nimajjya salilāśaye |
parāṃ nirvṛtimāpnoti tathāsminkaruṇāṃbudhau || 15 ||
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tritāpaduḥkhaṃ tyajati saṃprāpte puruṣottame || 16 ||
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na mātā na pitā mitraṃ na patnī na sutastathā |
śaraṇāgatadīnānāṃ yathāyamupakārakaḥ || 17 ||
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tadenaṃ parisevasva bhuktimuktiphalapradam |
pauraiḥ prajābhiryātrāstāḥ samṛddhaṃ parivarttaya || 18 ||
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sādhāraṇo dharmapaṃthā nṛpāṇāṃ nṛpasattama |
pravartitaśca pūrveṇa pālyate'naṃtareṇa saḥ || 19 ||
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nṛsiṃhaṃ bhaja rājeṃdra upacārairmaharddhibhiḥ |
pūjayasva trisaṃdhyaṃ taṃ paraṃ nirvāṇamāpnuhi || 20 ||
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svakṛtāduttamaṃ prāhuḥ parakṛtyoparakṣaṇam |
pālayetparadattaṃ yaḥ svadattāduttamaṃ hi tat || 21 ||
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jaiminiruvāca |
kṛtāṃjalipuṭaḥ so'tha śveto nṛpatisattamaḥ |
mūrdhni jagrāha tadvākyaṃ mālāmiva guṇānvitām || 22 ||
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iṃdradyumno'pi rājarṣiḥ prasādya puruṣottamam |
saha śrīmānbrahmalokaṃ jagāma ha || 23 ||
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etadvaḥ kathitaṃ puṇyaṃ kṣetramāhātmyamuttamam |
tatra nityoṣitasyāpi māhātmyaṃ brahmadāruṇaḥ || 24 ||
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yaścaitacchṛṇuyādbhaktyā vācyamānaṃ dvijottamāḥ |
aśvamedhasahasrasya phalaṃ so'vikalaṃ labhet || 25 ||
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arddhodayastu yo yogaḥ skaṃdena parikīrtitaḥ |
tatkoṭiguṇitaṃ puṇyaṃ viṣṇormāhātmyakīrtanāt || 26 ||
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prātaḥ prātaryaḥ śṛṇuyātkapilāśatado bhavet |
gāṃgaiḥ puṣkarajaistoyairabhiṣekaphalaṃ labhet || 27 ||
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dhanyaṃ yaśasyamāyuṣyaṃ puṇyaṃ saṃtānavarddhanam |
svargapratiṣṭhāgatidaṃ sarvapāpāpanodanam || 28 ||
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etadrahasyamākhyātaṃ purāṇeṣu sugopitam |
vaiṣṇavebhyo vinā'nyeṣu na tu vācyaṃ kadācana || 29 ||
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kutarkopahatā ye ca duradhītaśrutāgamāḥ |
nāstikā dāṃbhikā nityaṃ paradoṣopadarśinaḥ |
avaiṣṇavā moghajīvāstebhyo gopyaṃ sadaiva hi || 30 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe puruṣottamakṣetramāhātmye'ṣṭacatvāriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 48 ||
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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 48

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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