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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nārada uvāca |
kadācidviṣṇudāso'tha kṛtvā nityavidhiṃ dvija |
sa pākamakarottāvadaharatko'pyalakṣitaḥ || 1 ||
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tamadṛṣṭvā'pyasau pākaṃ punarnaivā'karottadā |
sāyaṃkālā'rcanasyā'sau vratabhaṃgabhayāddvijaḥ || 2 ||
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dvitīye'hni punaḥ pākaṃ kṛtvā yāvatsa viṣṇave |
upahārārpaṇaṃ kartuṃ gataḥ ko'pyaharatpunaḥ || 3 ||
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evaṃ saptadinaṃ tasya pākaṃ ko'pyaharannṛpa |
tataḥ savismayaścātha manasyevamadhārayat || 4 ||
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aho nityaṃ samabhyetya kaḥ pākaṃ harate mama |
kṣetrasaṃnyāsinaḥ sthānaṃ na tyājyaṃ mama sarvathā || 5 ||
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punaḥ pākaṃ vidhāyā'tra bhujyate yadi cenmayā |
sāyaṃkālā'rcanaṃ caiva parityājyaṃ kathaṃ bhavet || 6 ||
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yadi pākaṃ vidhāyaivaṃ bhoktavyaṃ tu mayā na tat |
anivedya harau sarvaṃ vaiṣṇavairnaiva bhujyate || 7 ||
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upoṣito'haṃ saptā'haṃ tiṣṭhāmyatra vratasthitaḥ |
adyasaṃrakṣaṇaṃ samyakpākasyā'tra karomyaham || 8 ||
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iti pākaṃ vidhāyā'sau tatraivā'lakṣitaḥ sthitaḥ |
tāvaddadarśa caṃḍālaṃ pākānnaharaṇe sthitam || 9 ||
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kṣutkṣāmaṃ dīnavadanamasthicarmā'vaśeṣitam |
tamālokya dvijāgryo'bhūtkṛpayā'nvitamānasaḥ || 10 ||
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vilokyā'nnaharaṃ viprastiṣṭhatiṣṭhetyabhāṣata |
kathamaśnāsi tadrūkṣaṃ ghṛtametadgṛhāṇa bhoḥ || 11 ||
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itthaṃ vadaṃtaṃ viprāgryamāyāṃtaṃ sa vilokya ca |
vegādadhāvattadbhītyā mṛrcchitaśca papāta ha || 12 ||
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bhītaṃ saṃmūrcchitaṃ dṛṣṭvā caṃḍālaṃ sa dvijāgraṇīḥ |
vegādabhyetya kṛpayā svavastrāṃtairavījayat || 13 ||
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athotthitaṃ tamevāsau viṣṇudāso vyalokayat |
sākṣānnārāyaṇaṃ devaṃ śaṃkhacakragadādharam || 14 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā sāttvikairbhāvairāvṛto dvijasattamaḥ |
stotuṃ caiva namaskartuṃ tadā nā'laṃ babhūva saḥ || 15 ||
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atha śakrādayo devāstatraivābhyāyayustadā |
gaṃdharvāpsarasaścā'pi jaguśca nanṛturmudā || 16 ||
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vimānaśatasaṃkīrṇaṃ devarṣiśatasaṃkulam |
gītavāditranirghoṣaṃ sthānaṃ tadabhavattadā || 17 ||
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tato viṣṇuḥ samāliṃgya svabhaktaṃ sāttvikavratam |
sārūpyamātmano dattvā'nayadvaikuṇṭhamaṃdiram || 18 ||
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vimānavarasaṃsthaṃ taṃ gacchaṃtaṃ viṣṇusannidhim |
dīkṣitaścolanṛpatirviṣṇudāsaṃ dadarśa saḥ || 19 ||
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vaikuṇṭhabhuvanaṃ yāṃtaṃ viṣṇudāsaṃ vilokya saḥ |
svaguruṃ mudgalaṃ vegādāhūyetthaṃ vaco'bravīt || 20 ||
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cola uvāca |
yatsparddhayā mayā caiva yajñadānādikaṃ kṛtam |
sa viṣṇurūpadhṛgvipro yāti vaikuṇṭhamaṃdiram || 21 ||
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dīkṣitena mayā samyaksatre'sminvaiṣṇave tvayā |
hutamagnau kṛtā viprā dānādyaiḥ pūrṇamānasāḥ || 22 ||
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naivā'dyāpi sa me devaḥ prasanno jāyate dhruvam |
viṣṇudāsasya bhaktyaiva sākṣātkāraṃ dadau hariḥ || 23 ||
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tasmāddānaiśca yajñaiśca naiva viṣṇuḥ prasīdati |
bhaktireva paraṃ tasya nidānaṃ darśane vibhoḥ || 24 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
ityuktvā bhāgineyaṃ svamabhyaṣiṃcannṛpāsane |
ābālyāddīkṣito yajñe hyaputratvamagādyataḥ || 25 ||
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tasmādadyā'pi taddeśe sadā rājyāṃ'śabhāginaḥ |
svasreyā eva jāyaṃte tatkṛtāvadhivartinaḥ || 26 ||
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yajñavāṭaṃ tato'bhyetya yajñakuṇḍāgrataḥ sthitaḥ |
triruccairvyājahārā'śu viṣṇuṃ saṃbodhayaṃstadā || 27 ||
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viṣṇo bhaktiṃ sthirāṃ dehi manovākkāya karmabhiḥ |
ityuktvā so'patadvahnau sarveṣāmeva paśyatām || 28 ||
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mudgalastu tadā krodhācchikhāmutpāṭayatsvakām |
tatastvadyāpi tadgotre mudgalā viśikhā babhuḥ || 29 ||
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tāvadāvirabhūdviṣṇuḥ kuṇḍāgnau bhaktavatsalaḥ |
tamāliṃgya vimānāgryaṃ samārohayadacyutaḥ || 30 ||
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tamāliṃgyā'tmasārūpyaṃ dattvā vaikuṇṭhamaṃdiram |
tenaiva saha deveśo jagāma tridaśairvṛtaḥ || 31 ||
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nārada uvāca |
yo viṣṇudāsaḥ sa tu puṇyaśīlo yaścolabhūpaḥ sa suśīlanāmā |
etāvubhau tatsamarūpabhājau dvāḥsthau kṛtau tena ramāpriyeṇa || 32 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe kārtikamāsamāhātmye colaviṣṇudāsamuktikathanaṃnāma saptaviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 27 ||
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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 27

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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