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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sūta uvāca |
śriyaḥ patimathāmaṃtrya gate devarṣisattame |
harṣotphullā'nanā satyā vāsudevamathā'bravīt || 1 ||
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satyabhāmovāca |
dhanyāsmi kṛtakṛtyā'smi saphalaṃ jīvitaṃ mama |
dānaṃ vrataṃ tapo vā'pi kiṃ nu pūrvaṃ kṛtaṃ mayā || 2 ||
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yenā'haṃ martyajā deva tavāṃgārddhaharā'bhavam |
bhavāṃtare ca kiṃśīlā kācā'haṃ kasya kanyakā |
tavā'haṃ vallabhā jātā tadvadasva mamā'khilam || 3 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
śṛṇuṣvaikamanā kāṃte yathā tvaṃ pūrvajanmani || 4 ||
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puṇyavrataṃ kṛtavatī tatsarvaṃ kathayāmi te |
āsītkṛtayugasyāṃte māyāpuryāṃ dvijottamaḥ || 5 ||
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ātreyo devaśarmeti vedavedāṃgapāragaḥ |
tasyātivayasaścā'sīnnāmnā guṇavatī sutā || 6 ||
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aputraḥ sa svaśiṣyāya caṃdranāmne dadau sutām |
tameva putravanmene sa ca taṃ pitṛvadvaśī || 7 ||
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tau kadācidvanaṃ yātau kuśedhmāharaṇārthinau |
nihatau rakṣasā tau ca kṛtāṃtasamarūpiṇā || 8 ||
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svasvapuṇya prabhāvena viṣṇulokaṃ gatāvubhau |
tato guṇavatī śrutvā rakṣasā nihatāvubhau || 9 ||
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pitṛbhartṛjaduḥkhārtā kāruṇyaṃ paryadevayat |
sā gṛhopaskarā nsarvānvikrīyāśu ca karmaṃ tat || 10 ||
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tayoścakre yathāśakti pāralaukīṃ tataḥ kriyām |
tasminneva pure cakre vāsaṃ sā mṛtajīvinī || 11 ||
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vratadvayaṃ tayā samyagājanmamaraṇātkṛtam |
ekādaśīvrataṃ samyaksevanaṃ kārtikasya ca || 12 ||
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itthaṃ guṇavatī samyakpratyabda vratinī hyabhūt |
kadācitsarujā sā'tha kṛśāṃgī jvarapīḍitā || 13 ||
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snātuṃ gaṃgāṃ gatā kāṃte kathaṃcicchanakaistadā |
yāvajjalāṃtaragatā kaṃpitā śītapīḍitā || 14 ||
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tāvatsā vihvalā'paśyadvimānaṃ yātamaṃbarāt |
atha sā tadvimānasthā vaikuṇṭhabhuvanaṃ yayau || 15 ||
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kārtikavratapuṇyena matsānnidhyaṃ gatā'bhavat |
atha brahmādidevānāṃ yadā prārthanayā bhuvam || 16 ||
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āgato'haṃ gaṇāḥ sarve yātāste'pi mayā saha |
ete hi yādavāḥ sarve madgaṇā eva bhāmini || 17 ||
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pitā te devaśarmā'bhūtsatrājidabhidho hyayam |
yaścaṃdranāmā'so'krūrastvaṃ sā guṇavatī śubhā || 18 ||
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kārtikavratapuṇyena bahu matprītidāyinī |
maddvāri yattvayā pūrvaṃ tulasīvāṭikā kṛtā || 19 ||
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tasmādayaṃ kalpavṛkṣastavāṃgaṇagataḥ śubhe |
ājanmamaraṇātpūrvaṃ yatkṛtaṃ kārtikavratam || 20 ||
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kadācidapi tena tvaṃ madviyogaṃ na yāsyasi |
satyovāca |
māsānāṃ tu kathaṃ nāma sa māsaḥ kārtiko varaḥ || 21 ||
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priyaste devadeveśa kāraṇaṃ tatra kathyatām |
śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
sādhu pṛṣṭaṃ tvayā kāṃte śṛṇuṣvaikāgramānasā || 22 ||
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pṛthorvainyasya saṃvādaṃ maharṣernāradasya ca |
evameva purā pṛṣṭo nāradaḥ pṛthunābravīt || 23 ||
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nārada uvāca |
śaṃkhanāmā'bhavatpūrvamasuraḥ sāgarātmajaḥ |
indrādilokapālānāmadhikārāñjahāra ha || 24 ||
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suvarṇādriguhādurgasaṃsthitāstridaśādayaḥ |
tadvīkṣayāṃbabhūvuste tadā daityo vyacārayat || 25 ||
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hṛtādhikārāstridaśā mayā yadyapi nirjitāḥ |
lakṣyaṃte balayuktāste karaṇīyaṃ mayā'tra kim || 26 ||
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jñātaṃ tattu mayā devā vedamantrabalānvitāḥ |
tānhariṣye tataḥ sarve balahīnā bhavaṃti vai || 27 ||
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iti matvā tato daityo viṣṇumālakṣya nidritam |
satyalokājjahārāśu vedānādisvayaṃbhuvaḥ || 28 ||
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nītāstu tena te vedāstadbhayātte nirākraman |
toyāni viviśuryajñamaṃtrabījasamanvitāḥ || 29 ||
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tānmārgamāṇaḥ śaṃkho'pi samudrāṃtargato bhraman |
na dadarśa tadā daityaḥ kvacidekatra saṃsthitān |
atha devaiḥ stuto viṣṇurbodhitastānuvāca ha || 30 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
varado'haṃ suragaṇā gītavādyādimaṃgalaiḥ || 31 ||
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ūrjasya śuklaikādaśyāṃ bhavadbhiḥ pratibodhitaḥ |
ataścaiṣā tithirmānyā sā'tīva prītidā mama || 32 ||
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vedāḥ śaṃkhahṛtāḥ sarve tiṣṭhaṃtyudakasaṃsthitāḥ |
tānānayāmyahaṃ devā hatvā sāgaranaṃdanam || 33 ||
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adyaprabhṛti vedāstu maṃtrabījasamanvitāḥ |
pratyabdaṃ kārtike māsi viśramaṃtvapsu sarvadā || 34 ||
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kāle'sminye prakurvaṃti prātaḥsnānaṃ narottamāḥ |
te sarve yajñā'vabhṛthaiḥ susnātāḥ syurna saṃśayaḥ || 35 ||
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adyaprabhṛtyahamapi bhavāmi jalamadhyagaḥ |
bhavanto'pi mayā sārddhamāyāṃtu samunīśvarāḥ || 36 ||
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kātikavratināṃ ceṃdra rakṣā kāryā tvayā sadā |
ityuktvā bhagavānviṣṇuḥ śapharītulyarūpadhṛk |
khātpapāta jale viṃdhyavāsinaḥ kasya paśyataḥ || 37 ||
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hatvā śaṃkhāsuraṃ viṣṇurbadarīvanamāgamat |
tatrā'hūya ṛṣīnsarvānidamājñāpayatprabhuḥ || 38 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
jalāṃtaraviśīrṇāṃstānyūyaṃ vedānpramārgatha |
ānayadhvaṃ ca tvaritāḥ sāgarasya jalāṃtarāt |
tāvatprayāgaṃ tiṣṭhāmi devatāgaṇasaṃyutaḥ || 39 ||
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nārada uvāca |
tatastaissarvamunibhistapobalasamanvitaiḥ || 40 ||
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uddhṛtāśca sabījāste vedā yajñasamanvitāḥ |
teṣu yāvanmitaṃ yena labdhaṃ tāvaddhi tasya tat || 41 ||
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sa sa eva ṛṣirjātastattatprabhṛti pārthiva |
atha sarve'pi saṃgamya prayāgaṃ munayo yayuḥ || 42 ||
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viṣṇave savidhātre te labdhānvedānnyavedayan |
labdhvā vedānsamagrāṃstu brahmā harṣasamanvitaḥ || 43 ||
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ayajadvājimedhena devarṣigaṇasaṃyutaḥ |
yajñāṃ'te devatāḥ sarve vijñaptiṃ cakruraṃjasā || 44 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
devadeva jagannātha vijñaptiṃ śṛṇu naḥ prabho |
harṣakālo'yamasmākaṃ tasmāttvaṃ varado bhava || 45 ||
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sthāne'smindruhiṇo vedānnaṣṭānprāpa punastvayam |
yajñabhāgānvayaṃ prāptāstvatprasādādramāpate || 46 ||
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sthānametaddhi naḥ śreṣṭhaṃ pṛthivyāṃ puṇyavardhanam |
bhuktimuktipradaṃ cā'stu prasādādbhavataḥ sadā || 47 ||
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kālo'pyayaṃ mahāpuṇyo brahmaghnā'diviśuddhikṛt |
dattā'kṣayakaraṃ cā'stu varamevaṃ dadasva naḥ || 48 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
mamāpyetadvṛtaṃ devā yadbhavadbhirudāhṛtam |
tathāstu sulabhaṃ tvetadbrahmakṣetramitipratham || 49 ||
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sūryavaṃśodbhavo rājā gaṃgāmatrānayiṣyati |
sā sūryakanyayā cātra kāliṃdyā yogameṣyati || 50 ||
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yūyaṃ ca sarve brahmādyā nivasaṃtu mayā saha |
tīrtharājeti vikhyātaṃ tīrthametadbhaviṣyati || 51 ||
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sarvapāpāni naśyaṃti tīrtharājasya darśanāt |
sūrye makarage prāpte snāyināṃ pāpanāśanaḥ || 52 ||
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kālo'pyeṣa mahāpuṇyaphalado'stu sadā nṛṇām |
sālokyādiphalaṃ snānairmāghe makarage ravau || 53 ||
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nārada uvāca |
evaṃ devāndevadevastaduktvā tatraivāṃtardhānamāgātsavedhāḥ |
devāḥ sarvepyaṃśakaiste'pyatiṣṭhaṃścāṃtardhānaṃ prāpuriṃdrādayaste || 54 ||
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kārtike tulasīmūle yo'rcayeddharimīśvaram |
bhuktveha nikhilānbhogānaṃte viṣṇupuraṃ vrajet || 55 ||
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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 13

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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