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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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
iti tadvacanaṃ śrutvā pṛthurvismitamānasaḥ |
saṃpūjya nāradaṃ samyagvisasarja tadā priye || 1 ||
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purā'vaṃtīpure kaścidvipra āsīddhaneśvaraḥ |
brahmakarmaparibhraṣṭaḥ pāpakarmā sudurmatiḥ || 2 ||
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deśāddeśātaraṃ gacchankrayavikrayakāraṇāt |
māhiṣmatīpurīmāgātkadācitsa dhaneśvaraḥ || 3 ||
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mahiṣeṇa kṛtā pūrvaṃ tasmānmāhiṣmatīti sā |
yasyā vapragatā bhāti narmadā pāpanāśinī || 4 ||
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kārtikavratinastatra nānādeśā'gatānnarān |
sa dṛṣṭvā vikrayaṃ kurvanmāsamekamuvāsa saḥ || 5 ||
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sa nityaṃ narmadātīre bhramanvikrayakāraṇāt |
dadarśa brāhmaṇānsnānajapadevārcane sthitān || 6 ||
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kāṃścitpurāṇaṃ paṭhataḥ kāṃścicca śravaṇe ratān |
nṛtyagāyanavāditraviṣṇuśravaṇatatparān || 7 ||
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udyāpanavidhau saktānkāṃścijjāgaraṇe ratān |
vipragopūjanaratāndīpadānaratāṃstathā || 8 ||
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dadarśa kautukāviṣṭastatratatra dhaneśvaraḥ |
nityaṃ paribhramaṃstatra darśanasparśabhāṣaṇāt || 9 ||
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vaiṣṇavānāṃ tathā viṣṇornāmaśrāvādi so'labhat |
evaṃ māsaṃ sthitastasyā narmadāyāstaṭe dvijaḥ || 10 ||
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tāvatkṛṣṇā'hinā daṣṭo vihvalaḥ sa papāta ha |
atha dehaparityaktaṃ taṃ vaddhvā yamakiṃkarāḥ || 11 ||
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yamājñayā kuṃbhipāke cikṣipustaṃ dhaneśvaram |
yāvatkṣiptaśca tatrāsau tāvacchītalatāṃ yayau || 12 ||
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kuṃbhīpāko yathā vahniḥ prahlādakṣepaṇātpurā |
yamastu kautukaṃ dṛṣṭvā papracchānīya taṃ tataḥ || 13 ||
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tāvadabhyāgatastatra nāradaḥ prāha satvaram |
nārada uvāca |
naivā'yaṃ nirayānbhoktumarho hyaruṇanaṃdana || 14 ||
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yasmādaṃte'sya saṃjātaṃ karma yannirayāpaham |
yaḥ puṇyakarmiṇāṃ kuryāddarśanasparśabhāṣaṇam || 15 ||
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tataḥ ṣaḍaṃśamāpnoti puṇyasya niyataṃ naraḥ |
sakhyaṃ tu taistu saṃsargaṃ kṛtavānvai dhaneśvaraḥ || 16 ||
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kārtikavratibhirmāsaṃ teṣāṃ puṇyāṃśabhāgayam || 17 ||
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tasmādakāmapuṇyo hi yakṣayonisthito hyayam |
vilokya nirayānsarvānpāpabhogapradarśakān || 18 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
ityuktvā gatavati nārade sa sauristadvākyaśravaṇavibuddhatatsukarmā |
taṃ vipraṃ punaranayatsvakiṃkareṇa tānsarvānnirayagaṇānpradarśayiṣyan || 19 ||
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tato dhaneśvaraṃ nītvā nirayānpretapo'bravīt |
darśayiṣyaṃstu tānsarvānyamānujñākarastadā || 20 ||
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pretapa uvāca |
paśyemānnirayānghorāndhaneśvara mahābhayān |
eṣu pāpakarā nityaṃ pacyaṃte yamakiṃkaraiḥ || 21 ||
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akāmātpātakaṃ śuṣkaṃ kāmādārdramudāhṛtam |
ārdraśuṣkādibhiḥ pāpairdviprakārānavasthitān || 22 ||
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caturāśītisaṃkhyākaiḥ pṛthagbhedairavasthitān |
yatprakīrṇamapāṃkteyaṃ malinīkaraṇaṃ tathā || 23 ||
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jātibhraṃśakaraṃ tadvadupapātakasaṃjñakam |
atipāpaṃ mahāpāpaṃ saptadhā pātakaṃ smṛtam || 24 ||
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ebhiḥ saptasu pacyaṃte nirayeṣu yathākramam |
kārtikavratibhiryasmātsaṃsargo hyabhavattava || 25 ||
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tatpuṇyopacayādete nirhṛtā nirayāḥ khalu |
śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
darśayitveti nirayānpretapastamathāharat || 26 ||
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dhaneśvaraṃ yakṣalokaṃ yakṣaścā'bhūtsa tatra hi |
dhanadasyā'nugaḥ so'yaṃ dhanayakṣeti viśrutaḥ || 27 ||
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sūta uvāca |
ityuktvā vāsudevo'sau satyabhāmāmatipriyam |
sāyaṃsaṃdhyāvidhiṃ kartuṃ jagāma jananīgṛham || 28 ||
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brahmovāca |
evaṃprabhāvaḥ khalu kārtiko'yaṃ muktiprado bhuktikaraśca yasmāt |
prayāṃtyanekā'rjitapātakāni vratasya saṃdarśayato'pi muktim || 29 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe kārtikamāsamāhātmye dhaneśvarayakṣajanmaprāptivarṇanaṃnāmaikonatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 29 ||
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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 29

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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