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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śrībhagavānuvāca |
ye tvayā vai kṛtāḥ praśnāḥ pūrvaṃ praśnavidāṃ vara |
tānvarṇayiṣye kramaśo niśāmaya suniścitam || 1 ||
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sahomāse ca devo vai kīrtiyukto hi keśavaḥ |
tasya pūjā prakartavyā yathāpūrvaṃ prabhāṣitam || 2 ||
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brāhmaṇaṃ keśavaṃ smṛtvā tatpatnīṃ kīrtimeva ca |
daṃpatī vidhivatpūjyau vastrābharaṇadhenubhiḥ || 3 ||
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dampatī pūjitau vatsa pūjito'haṃ na saṃśayaḥ |
tasmādavaśyaṃ saṃpūjyau daṃpatī mama tuṣṭidau || 4 ||
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dānaṃ ca vividhaṃ kāryaṃ mama tuṣṭikaraṃ param |
godānaṃ bhūmidānaṃ ca svarṇadānaṃ viśeṣataḥ || 5 ||
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vastradānaṃ tathā śayyā tathā'laṃkaraṇāni ca |
sadmadānaṃ prakartavyaṃ mama santoṣakārakam || 6 ||
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sarveṣāmeva dānānāṃ viśeṣaṃ ca trikaṃ smṛtam |
vasundharā tathā dhenurvidyādānaṃ tathaiva ca || 7 ||
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datte dānatrike vatsa bhavetprītirmamā'tulā |
tasmānnaraistu kartavyaṃ sahomāse trikaṃ śubham || 8 ||
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snānasya ca vidhiḥ samyakpuraivokto mayā'nagha |
pūjāsnānaṃ ca dānaṃ ca vidhireṣa na saṃśayaḥ || 9 ||
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mārgaśīrṣaṃ samagraṃ tu ekabhaktena yaḥ kṣipet |
bhojayedyo dvijānbhaktyā sa mucyedvyādhikilviṣaiḥ || 10 ||
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kṛṣibhāgī bahudhano bahudhānyaśca jāyate |
kimatra bahunoktena śṛṇu guhyaṃ para mama || 11 ||
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hutabhugbrāhmaṇaścaiva vadanaṃ mama mānada |
brāhmaṇākhyaṃ mukhaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ na tathā havyavāhanaḥ || 12 ||
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brāhmaṇākhye mukhe putra hutaṃ koṭiguṇaṃ bhavet |
agnyākhyaṃ brāhmaṇādhīnaṃ svataṃtrā brāhmaṇāḥ kila || 13 ||
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saśarkaraṃ ghṛtayutaṃ pāyasaṃ śaśisannibham |
hotavyaṃ brāhmaṇamukhe mama tuṣṭikaraṃ suta || 14 ||
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śubhamaṃḍalamodakakokarasaṃ suta phenikayā ghṛtapūrayutam |
yaja vipramukhe mama tuṣṭikaraṃ yadi cecchasi dārasutādisukham || 15 ||
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kumudena samaprabhasaurabhadaṃ śubhabhaktayutaṃ tvatha mudgayutam |
surabhīkṛtapuṣkalasarpisamaṃ kuru vipramukhe havanaṃ hi sahe || 16 ||
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payasā saha sarpiṣi ca kvathitaṃ bahukhārikacāraphalaiḥ sitayā |
saha karpuranāriphalena samaṃ yutasīkarakaṃ suta śubhrakaram || 17 ||
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vyaṃjanāni ca śubhrāṇi manojñāni priyāṇi ca |
karttavyāni sahomāse brāhmaṇārthe caturmukha || 18 ||
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priyā śikhariṇī kāryā cānyatteṣāṃ priyaṃ ca yat |
kṛtvaivaṃ bhojayedviprāñchraddhayā parayā suta || 19 ||
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rasāsvādanapūrvaṃ hi bhuñjate vai yathāyathā |
tathātathā mama prītirjāyate bhuvi durlabhā || 20 ||
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tasmāttattattathā kāryaṃ yathā tuṣyaṃti brāhmaṇāḥ |
tuṣṭaistaiścāpyahaṃ tuṣṭo bhavāmīha na saṃśayaḥ || 21 ||
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śraddhatsva tvaṃ caturvaktra na te mithyā bravīmyaham |
etadguhyaṃ mayā proktaṃ śreyorthaṃ tava mānada || 22 ||
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ākrośayaṃti yadi te athavā praharaṃti cet |
tathāpi te namasyā vai mama prītyā hi mānada || 23 ||
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evaṃ kāryaṃ sadā putra mārgaśīrṣe viśeṣataḥ |
yaduktaṃ bhavatā brahmanbhoktavyaṃ kiṃ śṛṇuṣva tat || 24 ||
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bhoktavyaṃ mama cocchiṣṭaṃ mama bhaktiparāyaṇaiḥ |
pavitrakaraṇaṃ putra pāpināmapi muktidam || 25 ||
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mamāśanasya śeṣaṃ ca yo bhunakti dinedine |
sikthesikthe bhavetpuṇyaṃ cāṃdrāyaṇaśatodbhavam || 26 ||
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avaśiṣṭaṃ tathocchiṣṭaṃ bhaktānāṃ bhojanadvayam |
nā'nyadvai bhojanaṃ teṣāṃ bhuktvā cāṃdrāyaṇaṃ caret || 27 ||
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anarpayitvā yo bhuṃkte annapānādikaṃ ca yat |
śvānaviṣṭhāsamaṃ cānnaṃ pānaṃ ca madirāsamam || 28 ||
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tasmānmāmarpayetputra annapānādi cauṣadham |
bhakṣayetparayā bhaktyā aśuceḥ śucikārakam || 29 ||
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tīrthayajñādikaphalaṃ kalidoṣavināśanam |
mamocchiṣṭaṃ sugatidamapi duṣkṛtakarmaṇām || 30 ||
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anyeṣāṃ daivatānāṃ ca na gṛhṇīyācca bhakṣitam |
abhaktānāṃ ca pakvānnaṃ bhuktvā ca narakaṃ vrajet || 31 ||
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vaktavyameva yatproktaṃ tacchṛṇuṣva samāhitaḥ |
kathayiṣye tava prītyā api guhyataraṃ mama || 32 ||
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mama nāma pravaktavyaṃ sahe caiva viśeṣataḥ |
kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti vaktavyaṃ mama prītikaraṃ param || 33 ||
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pratijñaiṣā ca me putra na jānaṃti surāsurāḥ |
manasā karmaṇā vācā yo me śaraṇamāgataḥ || 34 ||
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sa hi sarvāmavāpnoti kāmanāmiha laukikīm |
sarvotkṛṣṭaṃ ca vaikuṇṭhaṃ matpriyāṃ kamalāmapi || 35 ||
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kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti kṛṣṇeti yo māṃ smarati nityaśaḥ |
jalaṃ bhittvā yathā padmaṃ narakāduddharāmyaham || 36 ||
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vinodenā'pi daṃbhena mauḍhyāllobhācchalādapi |
yo māṃ bhajatyasau vatsa madbhakto nā'vasīdati || 37 ||
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ye vai paṭhaṃti kṛṣṇeti maraṇe paryupasthite |
yadi pāpayutāḥ putra na paśyaṃti yamaṃ kvacit || 38 ||
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pūrve vayasi pāpāni kṛtānyapi ca kṛtsnaśaḥ |
aṃtakāle ca kṛṣṇeti smṛtvā māmetyasaṃśayam || 39 ||
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namaḥ kṛṣṇāya mahate vivaśo'pi vadedyadi |
dhruvaṃ padamavāpnoti maraṇe paryupasthite || 40 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇeti kṛtoccāraiḥ prāṇairyadi viyujyate |
dūrasthaḥ paśyati ca taṃ svargataṃ pretanāyakaḥ || 41 ||
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śmaśāne yadi rathyāyāṃ kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti jalpati |
mriyate yadi cetputra māmevaiti na saṃśayaḥ || 42 ||
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darśanātmama bhaktānāṃ mṛtyumāpnoti yaḥ kvacit |
vinā matsmaraṇātputra muktimeti sa mānavaḥ || 43 ||
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pāpānalasya dīptasya bhayaṃ mā kuru putraka |
śrīkṛṣṇanāmameghotthaiḥ sicyate nīrabiṃdubhiḥ || 44 ||
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kalikālabhujaṃgasya tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrasya kiṃ bhayam |
śrīkṛṣṇanāmadārūtthavahnidagdhaḥ sa naśyati || 48 ||
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pāpapāvakadagdhānāṃ karmaceṣṭāviyoginām |
bheṣajaṃ nāsti martyānāṃ śrīkṛṣṇasmaraṇaṃ vinā || 46 ||
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prayāge vai yathā gaṃgā śuklatīrthe ca narmadā |
sarasvatī kurukṣetre tadvacchrīkṛṣṇakīrtanam || 47 ||
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bhavāṃbhodhinimagnānāṃ mahāpāpormipātinām |
na gatirmānavānāṃ ca śrīkṛṣṇasmaraṇaṃ vinā || 48 ||
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mṛtyukāle'pi martyānāṃ pāpināṃ tadanicchatām |
gacchatāṃ nā'sti pātheyaṃ śrīkṛṣṇasmaraṇaṃ vinā || 49 ||
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tatra putra gayā kāśī puṣkaraṃ kurujāṃgalam |
pratyahaṃ maṃdire yasya kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti kīrtanam || 50 ||
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jīvitaṃ janmasāphalyaṃ sukhaṃ tasyaiva sārthakam |
satataṃ rasanā yasya kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti jalpati || 51 ||
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sakṛduccaritaṃ yena harirityakṣaradvayam |
baddhaḥ parikarastena mokṣāya gamanaṃ prati || 52 ||
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nāmno'sya yāvatī śaktiḥ pāpanirdahane mama |
tāvatkartuṃ na śaknoti pātakaṃ pātakī janaḥ || 53 ||
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nā'paviddhaṃ bhavettasya śarīraṃ naiva mānasam |
na pāpaṃ na ca vaiklavyaṃ kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti kīrtanāt || 54 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇeti vacaḥ pathyaṃ na tyajedyaḥ kalau naraḥ |
pāpāmayo vai na bhavetkalau tasyaiva mānase || 55 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇeti prajalpaṃtaṃ dakṣiṇāśāpatirnaram |
śrutvā mārjayate pāpaṃ tasya janmaśatārjitam || 56 ||
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cāṃdrāyaṇaśataiḥ pāpaṃ parākāṇāṃ sahasrakaiḥ |
yannāpayāti tadyāti kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti kīrtanāt || 57 ||
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nānyābhirnāmakoṭībhistoṣo mama bhavetkvacit |
śrīkṛṣṇeti kṛtoccāre prītirevā'dhikādhikā || 58 ||
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caṃdrasūryoparāgaistu koṭībhiryatphalaṃ smṛtam |
tatphalaṃ samavāpnoti kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti kīrtanāt || 59 ||
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gurudārābhigamanaṃ hemasteyādi pātakam |
śrīkṛṣṇakīrtanādyāti gharmataptaṃ himaṃ yathā || 60 ||
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yukto yadi mahāpāpairagamyāgamanādibhiḥ |
mucyate cāṃtakāle'pi sakṛcchrīkṛṣṇakīrtanāt || 61 ||
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aviśuddhamanā yastu vināpyācāravartanāt |
pretatvaṃ so'pi nāpnoti ante śrīkṛṣṇakīrtanāt || 62 ||
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mukhe bhavatu mā jihvā'satī yātu rasātalam |
na sā cetkalikāle yā śrīkṛṣṇaguṇavādinī || 63 ||
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svavaktre paravaktre ca vaṃdyā jihvā prayatnataḥ |
kurute yā kalau putra śrīkṛṣṇa guṇakīrtanam || 64 ||
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pāpavallī mukhe tasya jihvārūpeṇa kīrtyate |
yā na vakti divārātrau śrīkṛṣṇaguṇakīrtanam || 65 ||
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patatāṃ śatakhaṇḍā tu sā jihvā rogarūpiṇī |
śrīkṛṣṇakṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti śrīkṛṣṇeti na jalpati || 66 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇanāmamāhātmyaṃ prātarutthāya yaḥ paṭhet |
tasyā'haṃ śreyasāṃ dātā bhavāmyeva na saṃśayaḥ || 67 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇanāmamāhātmyaṃ trisaṃdhyaṃ hi paṭhettu yaḥ |
sarvānkāmānavāpnoti sa mṛtaḥ paramāṃ gatim || 68 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe brahmaviṣṇusaṃvāde mārgaśīrṣamāsamāhātmye śrīkṛṣṇanāmamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma paṃcadaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 15 ||
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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 15

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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