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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brahmovāca |
kasminkṣetre hi deveśa mārgaśīrṣo'dhikaḥ smṛtaḥ |
kiṃ phalaṃ ca bhavettasminnetatsarvaṃ vada prabho || 1 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
madhureti suvikhyātamasti kṣetraṃ paraṃ mama |
suramyā ca praśastā ca janmabhūmiḥ priyā mama || 2 ||
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padepade tīrthaphalaṃ madhurāyāṃ caturmukha |
yatrayatra naraḥ snāto mucyate ghorakilbiṣāt || 3 ||
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sarvadharmavihīnānāṃ puruṣāṇāṃ durātmanām |
narakārtiharā putra madhurā pāpanāśinī || 4 ||
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kṛtaghnaśca surāpaśca cauro bhagnavratastathā |
madhurāṃ prāpya manujo mucyate ghorapātakāt || 5 ||
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sūryaudaye tamo naśyedyathā vajrabhayānnagāḥ |
tārkṣyaṃ dṛṣṭvā yathā sarpā meghā vātahatā yathā || 6 ||
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tattvajñānādyathā duḥkhaṃ hariṃ dṛṣṭvā yathā gajāḥ |
tathā pāpāni naśyaṃti mathurādarśanātsuta || 7 ||
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śraddhayā bhaktiyuktastu dṛṣṭvā madhupurīṃ naraḥ |
brahmahā'pi viśudhyeta kiṃ punastvanyapātakī || 8 ||
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mathurāṃ snātukāmasya gacchatastu padepade |
nirāśāni vrajaṃtyeva pāpāni ca śarīrataḥ || 9 ||
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anuṣaṃgeṇa gacchaṃti vāṇijyenā'pi sevayā |
madhurāsnānamātreṇa divaṃ yāṃti gatāṃhasaḥ || 10 ||
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nāmā'pi gṛhṇatāmasyāḥ sadā muktirna saṃśayaḥ |
sadā kṛtayugaṃ tatra sadā caivottarāyaṇam || 11 ||
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yaḥ śṛṇoti caturvaktra mādhuraṃ mama maṃdiram |
anyenoccārite sadyaḥ so'pi pāpātpramucyate || 12 ||
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trirātramapi ye tatra vasaṃti manujāḥ suta |
teṣāṃ punaṃti sahṛṣṭāḥ spṛṣṭāścaraṇareṇavaḥ || 13 ||
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yathā tṛṇasamūhaṃ tu jvalayaṃti sphuliṃgakāḥ |
tathā mahāṃti pāpāni dahate mathurā purī || 14 ||
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snānena sarvatīrthānāṃ yaḥ syātsukṛtasaṃcayaḥ |
tato'dhikataraṃ proktā mathurā sarvamaṃḍale || 15 ||
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caturṇāmapi vedānāṃ puṇyamadhyayanācca yat |
tatpuṇyaṃ jāyate tatra mathurāṃ smaratāṃ nṛṇām || 16 ||
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anyatra hi kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ tīrthamāsādya naśyati |
tīrtheṣu yatkṛtaṃ pāpaṃ vajralepo bhaviṣyati || 17 ||
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mathurāyāṃ kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ mathurāyāṃ praṇaśyati |
dharmārthakāmamokṣākhyaṃ sthitvā tatra labhennaraḥ || 18 ||
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anyatra daśabhirvarṣaiḥ prārabdhaṃ bhujyate hi yat |
kilviṣaṃ ca caturvaktra māthure daśabhirdinaiḥ || 19 ||
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divi naiva na pātāle nāṃtarikṣe na mānuṣe |
samaṃ tu mathurāyāṃ hi priyaṃ mama sadaiva hi || 20 ||
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sarveṣāmeva tīrthānāṃ māthuraṃ paramaṃ mahat |
bālakrīḍanarūpāṇi kṛtāni saha gopakaiḥ || 21 ||
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triṃśadvarṣasahasrāṇi triṃśadvarṣaśatāni ca |
yatphalaṃ bhārate varṣe tatphalaṃ mathurāṃ smaran || 22 ||
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sannihatyāṃ tu yatpuṇyaṃ rāhugraste divākare |
tatodhikaṃ labhetputra mathurāyāṃ dinedine || 23 ||
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pūrṇe varṣasahasre tu tīrtharāje tu yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ labhate putra sahomāse madhoḥ pure || 24 ||
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pūrṇe varṣasahasre tu vārāṇasyāṃ ca yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ labhate putra mathurāyāṃ saho dine || 25 ||
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godāvarīdvārakayornaro yaḥ kṣetre kurūṇāṃ kṣitidāyako yaḥ |
ṣaṇmāsakātsādhayate gayāyāṃ samaṃ bhavenno dinamekamāthuram || 26 ||
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na dvārakā kāśikāṃcī na māyā gadādharo yasya samaṃ na tīrtham |
saṃtarpitā yadyamunājalena vāṃchaṃti no vai pitaraḥ piṃḍadānam || 27 ||
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mathurāyāṃ prakurvaṃti purīsādhāraṇīdṛśam |
ye narāste'pi vijñeyāḥ pāparāśibhiranvitāḥ || 28 ||
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na dṛṣṭā mathurā yena didṛkṣā yasya jāyate |
yatra tatra mṛtasyā'pi māthure janma jāyate || 29 ||
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bhūme rajāṃsi gaṇayetkālenā'pi caturmukha |
māthure yāni tīrthāni teṣāṃ saṃkhyā na vidyate || 30 ||
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kuru bhoḥ kuru bho vāsaṃ mathurākhyāṃ purīṃ prati |
vasāmi satataṃ tasyāṃ gopakanyābhirāvṛtaḥ || 31 ||
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rere saṃsāramagnāśca śiṣyā me śṛṇutā'pare |
yadīcchatha sukhaṃ sāṃdraṃ vāsaṃ kuruta matpurīm || 32 ||
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aho loko mahānaṃdo netrayukto na paśyati |
māthure vidyamāne'pi saṃsṛtiṃ bhajate sadā || 33 ||
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mānuṣīṃ yonimatulāṃ labdhvā bhāgyasya yogataḥ |
vṛthaivāyurgataṃ teṣāṃ na dṛṣṭā mathurāpurī || 34 ||
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aho mateḥ sudaurbalyamaho bhāgyasya durvidhiḥ |
aho mohasya mahimā mathurā naiva sevyate || 35 ||
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mathurāṃ tu parityajya yo'nyatra kurute matim |
mūḍho bhramati saṃsāre mohito mama māyayā || 36 ||
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mathurāmapi saṃprāpya yo'nyatra kurute spṛhām |
durbuddhestasya kiṃ jñānaṃ so'jñānena vijṛṃbhitaḥ || 37 ||
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mātrā pitrā parityaktā ye tyaktā nijabaṃdhubhiḥ |
yeṣāṃ kvāpi gatirnāsti teṣāṃ mama purī gatiḥ || 38 ||
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pāparāśibhirākrāṃtā ye dāridrya parājitāḥ |
yeṣāṃ kvāpi gatirnāsti teṣāṃ mama purī gatiḥ || 39 ||
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sārātsārataraṃ sthānaṃ guhyādguhyataraṃ param |
gatimanveṣamāṇānāṃ mathurā paramā gatiḥ || 40 ||
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na tatpuṇyairna taddānairna tapobhirna tu stavaiḥ |
na labhyaṃ vividhairyogairlabhyaṃ madanubhāvataḥ || 41 ||
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mayi yeṣāṃ sthirā bhaktirbhūyasī yeṣu matkṛpā |
teṣāmeva hi dhanyānāṃ mathurāyāṃ bhavedgatiḥ || 42 ||
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yā gatiryogayuktasya brahmajñasya manīṣiṇaḥ |
sā gatistyajataḥ prāṇānmathurāyāṃ narasya ca || 43 ||
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kāśyādipuryo yadi saṃti loke tāsāṃ tu madhye mathuraiva dhanyā |
yā janmamauṃjīvratamuktidānairnṛṇāṃ caturdhā vidadhāti muktim || 44 ||
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na yogairyā gatirlabhyā manvaṃtaraśatairapi |
anyatra helayā sā'tra labhyate matprasādataḥ || 45 ||
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na pāpebhyo bhayaṃ yatra na bhayaṃ yatra vai yamāt |
na garbhavāsabhīryatra tatkṣetraṃ ko na saṃśrayet || 46 ||
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mathurāyāṃ ca yatpuṇyaṃ tatpuṇyasya phalaṃ śṛṇu |
mathurāyāṃ samāsādya mathurāyāṃ mṛtā hi ye || 47 ||
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api kīṭapataṃgādyā jāyaṃte te caturbhujāḥ |
kūlātpataṃti ye vṛkṣāste'pi yāṃti parāṃ gatim || 48 ||
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mūkā jaḍāṃdhabadhirāstaponiyamavarjitāḥ |
kālenaiva mṛtā ye ca mama lokaṃ vrajaṃti te || 49 ||
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sarpadaṣṭāḥ paśuhatāḥ pāvakāṃbuvināśitāḥ |
labdhā'pamṛtyavo ye ca māthure mama lokagāḥ || 50 ||
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satyaṃ satyaṃ muniśreṣṭha bruve śapathapūrvakam |
sarvā'bhīṣṭapradaṃ nānyanmathurāyāḥ samaṃ kvacit || 61 ||
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trivargadā kāmināṃ yā mumukṣūṇāṃ ca muktidā |
bhaktīcchorbhaktidā kastāṃ mathurāṃ nā'śrayedbudhaḥ || 52 ||
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etādṛśī madhupurī karttavyā mārgaśīrṣake |
tadabhāve puṣkaraṃ hi kartavyaṃ vidhipūrvakam || 53 ||
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jyeṣṭhaṃ hi brahmaṇaḥ kuṇḍaṃ madhyaṃ kuṇḍaṃ ca vaiṣṇavam |
kaniṣṭhaṃ rudradaivatyamiti jānīhi buddhiman || 54 ||
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eṣu snānaṃ ca dānaṃ ca śrāddhaṃ ca vidhipūrvakam |
pūjā ca mahatī kāryā mama prītikarā suta || 55 ||
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pūrṇā yā tu bhavetputra sahomāse mama priyā |
tasyāṃ yatkriyate puṇyaṃ mama prītikaraṃ bhavet || 56 ||
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godānamannadānaṃ ca hemadānaṃ ca putraka |
dharādānaṃ ca kartavyaṃ pūrṇāyāṃ vidhipūrvakam || 57 ||
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sahomāse hi pūrṇāyāṃ sadmadānaṃ ca kārayet |
yatkiṃcitkriyate pūrṇaṃ tadakṣayyaphalaṃ bhavet || 58 ||
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brahmabhojyaṃ hi kartavyaṃ yathāvibhavasārataḥ |
pūrṇāyāmeva kartavya utsavo vratapūrttaye || 59 ||
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yādṛśī mathurā putra sahomāse mama priyā |
na tathā tīrtharājādyāstadabhāve ca puṣkaram || 60 ||
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puṣkare mathurāyāṃ vai pūrṇā kāryā vicakṣaṇaiḥ |
yatra kutrāpi vā kāryā vidhiyuktā ca pūrṇimā || 61 ||
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snānaṃ dānaṃ tathā pūjāṃ pūrṇāyāṃ na karoti yaḥ |
ṣaṣṭivarṣasahasrāṇi pacyate rauravādiṣu || 62 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena mānyā pūrṇā vicakṣaṇaiḥ |
mārgaśīrṣeṇa saṃyuktā anaṃtaphaladāyinī || 63 ||
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yathā te kathitaṃ vatsa mārgaśīrṣaṃ mama priyam |
karoti yo naro bhaktyā tasya puṇyaphalaṃ śṛṇu || 64 ||
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tīrthāyuteṣu yatpuṇyaṃ yatpuṇyaṃ vratakoṭibhiḥ |
sarvayajñeṣu yatpuṇyaṃ tatpuṇyaṃ samavāpnuyāt || 65 ||
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aputro labhate putraṃ nirdhano dhanameva ca |
vidyārthī ca tathā vidyāṃ rūpārthī rūpamāpnuyāt || 66 ||
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brāhmaṇo brahmavarcasvī kṣatriyo vijayī bhavet |
vaiśyo nidhipatitvaṃ ca śūdraḥ śuddhyeta pātakāt || 67 ||
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yaddurlabhaṃ ca duṣprāpyaṃ triṣu lokeṣu mānada |
tatsarvaṃ prāpnuyānmartyaḥ sahomāse na saṃśayaḥ || 68 ||
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yadyapyeteṣu kāmeṣu saktā ye mānavāḥ suta |
tuṣṭā hyaṃte caturvaktra na kāmārhā mahābhuja || 69 ||
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sudurlabhā hi sadbhaktirmama vaśyakarī śubhā |
sā vai saṃprāpyate putra sahomāse śrute tathā || 70 ||
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mama prītikaraṃ māsaṃ sarvadā mama vallabham |
sarvaṃ saṃprāpyate'muṣmānmatprasādāccaturmukha || 71 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe brahmaviṣṇusaṃvāde mārgaśīrṣamāsamāhātmye mathurāmāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma saptadaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 17 ||
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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 17

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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