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 |
śṛṇu dhyānaṃ caturvaktra vakṣyāmi prītamānasaḥ |
śrutenaiva ca saubhāgyaṃ labhate mānavo bhuvi || 1 ||
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atha śrīmadudyānasaṃvītahaimasthalodbhāsiratnasphuranmaṃḍapāṃtaḥ |
lasatkalpavṛkṣoditoddīptaratnasthalādhiṣṭhitāṃbhojapīṭhā'dhirūḍham || 2 ||
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mahānīlanīlābhamatyaṃtabālaṃ guḍasnigdhavaktrāṃtavisrastakeśam |
alivrātaparyākulotphullapadmapramugdhānanaṃ śrīmadiṃdīvarākṣam || 3 ||
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calatkuṃḍalollāsitotphullagallaṃ sughoṇaṃ suśoṇādharaṃ susmitāsyam |
anekollasatkaṃṭhabhūṣālasaṃtaṃ vahaṃtaṃ nakhaṃ pauṃḍarīkaṃ sunetram || 4 ||
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samuddhūsaroraḥsthalaṃ dhenudhūlyā supuṣṭāṃgamaṣṭāpadākalpadīptam |
kaṭīrasthale cārujaṃghoruyugme pinaddhaṃ kvaṇatkiṃkiṇījāladāmnā || 5 ||
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hasaṃtaṃ lasadbaṃdhujīvaprasūnaprabhāpāṇipādāṃbujodārakāṃtyā |
kare dakṣiṇe pāyasaṃ vāmahaste dadhānaṃ navaṃ śuddhahaiyaṃgavīnam || 6 ||
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mahībhārabhūtā'marārātiyūthā'nalaṃ pūtanādīnnihaṃtuṃ pravṛttam |
prabhuṃ gopikāgopavṛṃdena vītaṃ surendrādibhirvaṃditaṃ devadevam || 7 ||
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prage pūjayitvā tvanusmṛtya kṛṣṇaṃ bhujaṃgeṃdravajrādibhirbhaktinamraḥ |
sitāṃbhojahaiyaṃgavīnaiśca dadhnā vimiśreṇa dugdhena saṃprīṇayettam || 8 ||
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iti prātarevā'rcayedatyutaṃ yo naraḥ pratyahaṃ śaśvadāstikyayuktaḥ |
labhetso'cireṇaiva lakṣmīṃ samagrāmiha pretya śuddhaṃ paraṃ dhāma bhūyāt || 9 ||
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mantraścoktaḥ purā putra ādau lokamanoharaḥ |
śrīmaddāmodarākhyo hi śṛṇu tasyādhikāriṇaḥ || 10 ||
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ayogyāya na dātavyo maṃtrarājastvayā suta |
yatnena gopanīyaṃ ca rahasyaṃ śīghrasiddhidam || 11 ||
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alasaṃ malinaṃ kliṣṭaṃ daṃbhamohasamanvitam |
daridraṃ rogiṇaṃ kruddhaṃ rāgiṇaṃ bhogalālasam || 12 ||
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asūyāmatsaragrastaṃ śaṭhaṃ paruṣavādinam |
anyāyenā'rjitadhanaṃ paradārarataṃ sadā || 13 ||
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viduṣāṃ vairiṇaṃ nityamajñaṃ paṃḍitamāninam |
bhraṣṭavrataṃ kliṣṭavṛttiṃ piśunaṃ duṣṭamānasam || 14 ||
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bahvāśinaṃ krūraceṣṭamagragaṇyaṃ durātmanām |
kṛpaṇaṃ pāpinaṃ raudramāśritānāṃ bhayaṃkaram || 15 ||
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evamādiguṇairyuktaṃ śiṣyaṃ naiva parigrahet |
gṛhṇīyādyadi taddoṣaḥ prāyo gurumupaspṛśet || 16 ||
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amātyadoṣo rājānaṃ jāyādoṣaḥ patiṃ yathā |
tathā śiṣyakṛto doṣo guruṃ prāpnotyasaṃśayam || 17 ||
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tasmācchiṣyaṃ gururnityaṃ parīkṣyaiva parigrahet |
kāyena manasā vācā guruśuśrūṣaṇe ratam || 18 ||
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asteyavṛttimāstikyayuktaṃ mokṣakṛtodyamam |
brahmacaryarataṃ nityaṃ dṛḍhavratamakalmaṣam || 19 ||
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prasannahṛdayaṃ śuddhamaśaṭhaṃ vimalāśayam |
paropakāranirataṃ svārthe ca vigataspṛham || 20 ||
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svacittavittadehaistu paritoṣakaraṃ guroḥ |
āśritānāṃ tathā putra paritoṣakaraṃ śucim || 21 ||
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īdṛgvidhāya śiṣyāya maṃtraṃ dadyācca nānyathā |
yadyanyathā vadettasmindevatāśāpa āpatet || 22 ||
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śṛṇu putra pravakṣyāmi gurorapi ca lakṣaṇam |
ebhistu lakṣaṇairyukto gurureva bhavennṛṇām || 23 ||
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samacetāḥ praśāṃtātmā vimanyuśca suhṛnnṛṇām |
sādhurmahānsamo loke sa guruḥ parikīrtitaḥ || 24 ||
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mama vratadharo nityaṃ vaiṣṇavānāṃ susaṃmataḥ |
madāśrayakathāsakto mamotsavarataḥ sadā || 25 ||
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kṛpāsindhuḥ supūrṇārthaḥ sarvasattvopakārakaḥ |
niḥspṛhaḥ sarvataḥ siddhaḥ sarvavidyāviśāradaḥ || 26 ||
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sarvasaṃśayasaṃchettā'nalaso gururādṛtaḥ |
brāhmaṇaḥ sarvakālajñaḥ kuryātsarveṣvanugraham || 27 ||
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pūrvoktalakṣaṇairyuktaḥ śiṣya īdṛgvidhādguroḥ |
gṛhṇīyātputra tanmaṃtraṃ mārgaśīrṣe madāyane || 28 ||
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vaiṣṇavānāṃ vratānāṃ ca kuryātsvīkaraṇaṃ budhaḥ |
matpriyaṃ śṛṇuyācchaśvacchrīmadbhāgavataṃ param || 29 ||
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śrīmadbhāgavataṃnāma purāṇaṃ lokaviśrutam |
śṛṇuyācchraddhayā yukto mama santoṣakāraṇam || 30 ||
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nityaṃ bhāgavataṃ yastu purāṇaṃ paṭhate naraḥ |
pratyakṣaraṃ bhavettasya kapilādānajaṃ phalam || 31 ||
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ślokārdhaṃ ślokapādaṃ vā nityaṃ bhāgavatodbhavam |
paṭhate śṛṇuyādyastu gosahasraphalaṃ labhet || 32 ||
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yaḥ paṭhetprayato nityaṃ ślokaṃ bhāgavataṃ suta |
aṣṭādaśapurāṇānāṃ phalamāpnoti mānavaḥ || 33 ||
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nityaṃ mama kathā yatra tatra tiṣṭhanti vaiṣṇavāḥ |
kalibāhyā narāste vai ye'rcayanti sadā mama || 34 ||
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vaiṣṇavānāṃ tu śāstrāṇi ye'rcayanti gṛhe narāḥ |
sarvapāpavinirmuktā bhavaṃti suravanditāḥ || 35 ||
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ye'rcayanti gṛhe nityaṃ śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ kalau |
āsphoṭayaṃti valganti teṣāṃ prīto bhavāmyaham || 36 ||
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yāvaddināni he putra śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ gṛhe |
tāvatpibaṃti pitaraḥ kṣīraṃ sarpirmadhūdakam || 37 ||
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yacchaṃti vaiṣṇave bhaktyā śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ hi ye |
kalpakoṭisahasrāṇi mama loke vasaṃti te || 38 ||
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ye'rcayanti sadā gehe śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ narāḥ |
prīṇitāstaiśca vibudhā yāvadā'bhūtasaṃplavam || 39 ||
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ślokārdhaṃ ślokapādaṃ vā varaṃ bhāgavataṃ gṛhe |
śataśo'tha sahasraiśca kimanyaiḥ śāstrasaṃgrahaiḥ || 40 ||
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na yasya tiṣṭhate śāstraṃ gṛhe bhāgavataṃ kalau |
na tasya punarāvṛttiryāmyapāśātkadācana || 41 ||
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kathaṃ sa vaiṣṇavo jñeyaḥ śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ kalau |
gṛhe na tiṣṭhate yasya śvapacādadhiko hi saḥ || 42 ||
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sarvasvenā'pi lokeśa kartavyaḥ śāstrasaṃgrahaḥ |
vaiṣṇavastu sadā bhaktyā tuṣṭyarthaṃ mama putraka || 43 ||
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yatra yatra bhavetpuṇyaṃ śāstraṃ bhāgavataṃ kalau |
tatra tatra sadaivā'haṃ bhavāmi tridaśaiḥ saha || 44 ||
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tatra sarvāṇi tīrthāni nadīnadasarāṃsi ca |
yajñāḥ saptapurī nityaṃ puṇyāḥ sarve śiloccayāḥ || 45 ||
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śrotavyaṃ mama śāstraṃ hi yaśodharmajayārthinā |
pāpakṣayārthaṃ lokeśa mokṣārthaṃ dharmabuddhinā || 46 ||
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śrīmadbhāgavataṃ puṇyamāyurārogyapuṣṭidam |
paṭhanācchravaṇādvā'pi sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate || 47 ||
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na śṛṇvaṃti na hṛṣyaṃti śrīmadbhāgavataṃ param |
satyaṃsatyaṃ hi lokeśa teṣāṃ svāmī sadā yamaḥ || 48 ||
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na gacchati yadā martyaḥ śrotuṃ bhāgavataṃ suta |
ekādaśyāṃ viśeṣeṇa nā'sti pāparatastataḥ || 49 ||
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ślokaṃ bhāgavataṃ cā'pi ślokārdhaṃ pādameva vā |
likhitaṃ tiṣṭhate yasya gṛhe tasya vasāmyaham || 50 ||
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sarvā'śramā'bhigamanaṃ sarvatīrthā'vagāhanam |
na tathā pāvanaṃ nṝṇāṃ śrīmadbhāgavataṃ yathā || 51 ||
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yatra yatra caturvaktra śrīmadbhāgavataṃ bhavet |
gacchāmi tatratatrā'haṃ gauryathā sutavatsalā || 52 ||
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matkathāvācakaṃ nityaṃ matkathāśravaṇe ratam |
matkathāprītamanasaṃ nā'haṃ tyakṣyāmi taṃ naram || 53 ||
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śrīmadbhāgavataṃ puṇyaṃ dṛṣṭvā nottiṣṭhate hi yaḥ |
sāṃvatsaraṃ tasya puṇyaṃ vilayaṃ yāti putraka || 54 ||
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śrīmadbhāgavataṃ dṛṣṭvā pratyutthānābhivādanaiḥ |
sanmānayeta taṃ dṛṣṭvā bhavetprītirmamā'tulā || 55 ||
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dṛṣṭvā bhāgavataṃ dūrātprakrametsaṃmukhaṃ hi yaḥ |
padepade'śvamedhasya phalaṃ prāpnotyasaṃśayam || 56 ||
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utthāya praṇamedyo vai śrīmadbhāgavataṃ naraḥ |
dhanaṃ putrāṃstathā dārānbhaktiṃ ca pradadāmyaham || 57 ||
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mahārājopacāraistu śrīmadbhāgavataṃ suta |
śṛṇvaṃti ye narā bhaktyā teṣāṃ vaśyo bhavāmyaham || 58 ||
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mamotsaveṣu sarvepu śrīmadbhāgavataṃ param |
śṛṇvaṃti ye narā bhaktyā mama prītyai ca suvrata || 59 ||
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vastrālaṃkaraṇaiḥ puṣpairdhūpadīpopahārakaiḥ |
vaśīkṛto hyahaṃ taiśca satstriyā satpatiryathā || 60 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe brahmaviṣṇusaṃvāde mārgaśīrṣamāsamāhātmye bhāgavataśraiṣṭhyamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma poḍaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 16 ||
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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 16

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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