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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vyādha uvāca |
bhavatā'nugṛhīto'smi mune pāpo'tiduṣṭadhīḥ |
dayālavo mahāṃto hi svabhāvādeva sādhavaḥ || 1 ||
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kva vyādhaścā'kulīno'haṃ kva ca vā matirīdṛśī |
kevalaṃ bhavatāmeva manye'nugrahamuttamam || 2 ||
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atha sādho ca śiṣyosmi kṛpāpātrosmi mānada |
anugrāhyo'smi putro'smi kṛpāṃ kuru dayānidhe || 3 ||
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yathā me na punarbhūyādasanmatiranarthadā |
sadbhistu saṃgateḥ kvāpi nabhūyo duḥkhamaśnute || 4 ||
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tasmādbodhaya māṃ vipra sūktaistairvṛjināpahaiḥ |
yena cāddhā tariṣyaṃti saṃsārābdhiṃ mumukṣavaḥ || 5 ||
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sādhūnāṃ samacittānāṃ tathā bhūtadayāvatām |
na ca hīnottamaḥ kvāpi nātmīyo hi parastathā || 6 ||
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aikāgryeṇa viciṃtyātha cittaśuddhiṃ ca pṛcchati |
sarvadoṣayuto vāpi sarvadharmojjhito'pi vā || 7 ||
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kṛtānutāpaśca yadā yadā pṛcchati vai gurūn |
tadaivopadiśaṃtyaddhā jñānaṃ saṃsāramocakam || 8 ||
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yathā gaṃgā manuṣyāṇāṃ pāpanāśasya bhāvinī |
tathā mandasamuddhārasvabhāvāḥ sādhavaḥ smṛtāḥ || 9 ||
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mā vicāraya māṃ boddhuṃ dayālo bhaktavatsala |
śuśrūṣutvānnatatvācca śuddhatvāttava saṃgateḥ || 10 ||
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iti vyādhavacaḥ śrutvā punarvismitamānasaḥ |
sādhusādhviti saṃbhāṣya dharmānetānuvāca ha || 11 ||
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śaṃkha uvāca |
viṣṇuprītikarāndivyānsaṃsārābdhivimocakān |
kuru dharmāṃśca vaiśākhe yadi vyādha śamicchasi || 12 ||
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ātapo bādhate ghoro na cchāyā nāṃbu cātra ca |
tasmātsthalāṃtaraṃ yāvo yatra cchāyā tu vartate || 13 ||
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tatra gatvā jalaṃ pītvā succhāyāṃ ca samāśritaḥ |
tatra te varṇayiṣyāmi māhātmyaṃ pāpanāśanam || 14 ||
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viṣṇormādhavamāsasya yathādṛṣṭaṃ yathāśrutam |
ityukto muninā tena vyādhaḥ prāha kṛtāñjaliḥ || 15 ||
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ito vidūre salilaṃ vartate ca sarovare |
kapitthāstatra vai saṃti phalabhāreṇa pīḍitāḥ || 16 ||
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gacchāvastatra saṃtuṣṭirbhavitā nātra saṃśayaḥ |
vyādhenaivaṃ samādiṣṭastena sākaṃ yayau muniḥ || 17 ||
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kiyaddūraṃ tato gatvā dadarśāgre sarovaram |
baka kāraṇḍavākīrṇaṃ cakravākopaśobhitam || 18 ||
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haṃsasārasakrauṃcādyaiḥ samaṃtātpariśobhitam |
kīcakaiśca sughoṣaiśca kūjitaṃ bhramarairapi || 19 ||
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nakrakacchapamīnādyairvagāhyaṃ sumanoharam |
kumudotpalakahlāra puṃḍarīkādibhirmahat || 20 ||
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śatapatraiḥ kokanadaiḥ samantātpariśobhitam |
pakṣiṇāṃ ca kalārāvairmukhara nayanotsavam || 21 ||
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taṭe kīcakagulmaiśca tathā vṛkṣaiśca śobhitam |
vaṭaiḥ karaṃjairnīpaiśca ciṃciṇībhistathaiva ca || 22 ||
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nimbaplakṣapriyālaiśca caṃpakairbakulaiḥ śubhaiḥ |
punnāgaistuṃbaraiścaiva kapitthāmalakairapi || 23 ||
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niṣpeṣaṇaiśca jaṃbūbhiḥ samaṃtātpariśobhitam |
vanyamātaṃgasāraṃga varāhamahiṣādibhiḥ || 24 ||
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śaśaiśca śallakaiścaiva gavayairupaśobhitam |
khaṅganābhimṛgādyaiśca vyāghraiḥ siṃhairvṛkairapi || 25 ||
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kharāṃtakaiśca śarabhaiśca marībhiḥ sumaṃḍitam |
śākhāśākhāṃtaraṃ śīghraṃ plavamānaiḥ plavaṃgamaiḥ || 26 ||
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mārjāraiścaiva bhallūkairbhīṣaṇaṃ rurubhistathā |
jhillīśabdaiśca kreṃkāraiḥ kīcakānāṃ ravaistathā || 27 ||
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ghoravāyuvinirghātadārubhāraiḥ samanvitam |
etādṛśaṃ saro divyaṃ vyādhenaiva pradarśitam || 28 ||
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dadarśa muniśārdūlastṛṣayā bādhito bhṛśam |
snātvā madhyāhnavelāyāṃ sarasyasminmanorame || 29 ||
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vāsasī paridhāyā'tha kṛtvā mādhyāhnikīḥ kriyāḥ |
devapūjāṃ tataḥ kṛtvā bhuktvā phalamatandritaḥ || 30 ||
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vyādhopanītaṃ susvādu kapitthaṃ śramahāri ca |
sukhopaviṣṭaḥ papraccha vyādhaṃ dharmarataṃ punaḥ || 31 ||
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kiṃ vaktavyaṃ mayā hyadya tavādau dharmatatpara |
dharmāśca bahavaḥ saṃti nānāmārgāḥ pṛthagvidhāḥ || 32 ||
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tatra vaiśākhamāsoktāḥ sūkṣmā api mahārthadāḥ |
sarveṣāmeva jaṃtūnāmihā'mutra phalapradāḥ || 33 ||
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yatpraṣṭavyaṃ manasi te yaccādau tacca pṛcchatām |
ityukto muninā tena vyādhaḥ prāṃjalirabravīt || 34 ||
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vyādha uvāca |
kena vā karmaṇā cā'sīdvyādhajanma tamomayam |
kena vā cedṛśī buddhiḥ saṃgatirvā mahātmanaḥ || 35 ||
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etaccānyatsamācakṣva yadi māṃ manyase prabho |
ityuktaḥ punarapyāha śaṃkho nāma mahāmuniḥ || 36 ||
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meghagaṃbhīrayā vācā smayamānamukhāṃbujaḥ |
śaṃkha uvāca |
śākale nagare pūrvaṃ dvijastvaṃ vedapāragaḥ || 37 ||
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staṃbo nāma mahātejāstathā śrīvatsagotrajaḥ |
taveṣṭā gaṇikā kācidāsīttatsaṃgadoṣataḥ || 37 ||
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tyaktvā nityakriyā nityaṃ śūdravadgṛhamāgataḥ |
śūnyācārasya duṣṭasya parityaktakriyasya ca || 39 ||
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brāhmaṇī ca tadā cā'sīdbhāryā kāṃtimatī tava |
sā tvāṃ paryacaratsubhrūḥ saveśyaṃ brāhmaṇādhamam || 40 ||
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ubhayoḥ kṣālayaṃtī ca pādāṃstvatpriyakāriṇī |
ubhayorapyadhaḥ śete ubhayorvacane ratā || 41 ||
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veśyayā vāryamāṇā'pi pātivratyavratasthitā |
evaṃ śuśrūṣayaṃtyā hi bhartāraṃ veśyayā saha || 42 ||
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jagāma sumahānkālo duḥkhitāyā mahītale |
aparasmindine bhartā māṣaṃ ca mūlakānvitam || 43 ||
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abhakṣayacchūdradharmānnipāvāṃstilamiśritān |
tadapathyamaśitvā tu vamaṃścaiva virecayan || 44 ||
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apathyāddāruṇo rogo vyajāyata bhagaṃdaraḥ |
sa dahyamāno rogeṇa divārātraṃ tu bhūriśaḥ || 45 ||
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yāvadāste gṛhe vittaṃ tāvadveśyā ca saṃsthitā |
gṛhītvā tasya sā vittaṃ paścānnovāsa maṃdire || 46 ||
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anyasya pārśvamāsādya gatā ghorā sunirghṛṇā |
tataḥ sa dīnavacano vyādhibādhāsupīḍitaḥ || 47 ||
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uktavānsa rudanbhāryāṃ rujā vyākulamānasaḥ |
paripālaya māṃ devi veśyā'saktaṃ suniṣṭhuram || 48 ||
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na mayopakṛtaṃ kiṃcittvayi suṃdari pāvani |
ko bhāryāṃ praṇatāṃ pāpo nānumanyeta garhitaḥ || 49 ||
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sa ṣaṃḍho bhavitā bhadre daśa janmasu paṃcasu |
divārātraṃ mahābhāge nimaditaḥ sādhubhirjanaiḥ || 50 ||
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pāpayonimavāpsyāmi tvāṃ sādhvīmavamanya vai |
ahaṃ krodhena dagdho'smi tavāpamānajena vai || 51 ||
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evaṃ bruvāṇaṃ bhartāraṃ kṛtāñjalipuṭā'bravīt |
na dainyaṃ bhavatā kāryaṃ na vrīḍā kāṃta māṃ prati || 52 ||
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na cā'pi tvayi me krodho yena dagdho vadasyatha |
purā kṛtāni pāpāni duḥkhānīha bhavaṃti hi || 53 ||
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tāni yā kṣamate sādhvī puruṣo vā sa uttamaḥ |
yanmayā pāpayā pāpaṃ kṛtaṃ vai pūrvajanmani || 54 ||
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tadbhuṃjatyā na me duḥkhaṃ na viṣādaḥ kathaṃcana |
ityevamuktvā bhartāraṃ sā subhrūstamapālayat || 55 ||
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ānīya janakādvittaṃ baṃdhubhyo varavarṇinī |
kṣīrodavāsinaṃ devaṃ bharttāraṃ sā tvaciṃtayat || 56 ||
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śodhayantī divārātrau purīṣaṃ mūtrameva ca |
nakhena karṣatī bharttuḥ kṛmīnkaṣṭācchanaiḥśanaiḥ || 57 ||
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na sā svapiti rātrau tu na divā varavarṇinī |
bhartturduḥkhena saṃtaptā duḥkhitedamavocata || 58 ||
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devāśca pātu bhartāraṃ pitaro ye ca viśrutāḥ |
kurvaṃtu rogahīnaṃ me bharttāraṃ gatakalmaṣam || 59 ||
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caṃḍikāyai pradāsyāmi raktamāṃsasamudbhavam |
suṣṭhavannaṃ māhiṣopetaṃ bhartturārogyahetave || 60 ||
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modakānkārayiṣyāmi vighneśāya mahātmane |
mandavāre kariṣyāmi copavāsāndaśaiva tu || 61 ||
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nopabhuṃjāmi madhuraṃ nopabhuṃjāmi vai ghṛtam |
tailābhyaṃgavihīnāhaṃ sthāsye naivātra saṃśayaḥ || 62 ||
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jīvatādrogahīno'yaṃ bharttā me śaradāṃ śatam |
evaṃ sā vyāharaddevī vāsare vāsare gate || 63 ||
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tadā cā'gānmuniḥ kaścinmahātmā devalāhvayaḥ |
vaiśākhe māsi gharmārtaḥ sāyāhne tasya vai gṛham || 64 ||
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tadā vai bhāryayā coktaṃ bhiṣagvai gṛhamāgataḥ |
tena vai rogahāniḥ syāttasyā'tithya karomyaham || 65 ||
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jñātvā tvāṃ dharmavimukhaṃ bhiṣagvyājena vaṃcitaḥ |
pādāvanejanaṃ kṛtvā tajjalaṃ mūrdhni sākṣipat || 66 ||
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pānakaṃ ca dadau tasmai gharmārtāya mahātmane |
tvayā'numoditā sāyaṃ gharmatāpanivārakam || 67 ||
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sa prātarudite sūrye muniḥ prāyādyathā'gataḥ |
atha cālpena kālena sannipāto'bhavattava || 68 ||
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trikaṭvyāṃ nīyamānāyāṃ bharttāṃgulimakhaṃḍayat |
ubhayordaṃtayoḥ śleṣaḥ sahasā samapadyata || 69 ||
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tatkhaṃḍamaṃgulervaktre sthitaṃ bhartuḥ sukomalam |
khaṇḍayitvāguliṃ bhartā paṃcatvamagamattadā || 70 ||
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śayyāyāṃ sumanojñāyāṃ smaraṃstāṃ puṃścalī śubhām |
mṛtaṃ vijñāya bharttāraṃ bhāryā kāṃtimatī tava || 71 ||
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vikrīya cā'pi valayaṃ gṛhītvā ceṃdhanaṃ bahu |
cakre citiṃ tena sādhvī madhye kṛtvā patiṃ tadā || 72 ||
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avaguhya bhujābhyāṃ ca pādau cāśliṣya pādayoḥ |
mukhe mukhaṃ vinikṣipya hṛdayaṃ hṛdaye tathā || 73 ||
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jaghane jaghanaṃ devī hyātmānaṃ sanniveśya ca |
dāhayāmāsa kalyāṇī bhartṛdehaṃ rujānvitam |
ātmanā saha kalyāṇī jvalite jātavedasi || 74 ||
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vimucya dehaṃ sahasā jagāma patiṃ samāliṃgya murārilokam |
pānīyadānena ca mādhave'sminpādāvanejādapi yogigamyam || 75 ||
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tvamaṃtakāle gaṇikāviciṃtayā dehaṃ tyaktvā muktasamastakilbiṣaḥ |
janma vyādhyaṃ prāpyase ghorarūpaṃ hiṃsāsaktaḥ sarvadodvegakārī || 76 ||
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dattā tvayā pānakasyā'pi dāne māse'nujñā mādhave sādhujāne |
vyādho jātastena jātā subuddhirdharmānpraṣṭuṃ sarvasaukhyaikahetūn || 77 ||
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dhṛtaṃ mūrdhnā pādaśaucāvaśiṣṭaṃ jalaṃ muneḥ sarvapāpāpahāri |
teneyaṃ te saṃgatirme vane'sminyayā bhūyaḥ saṃpadaḥ santatiśca || 78 ||
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ityetatsarvamākhyātaṃ pūrvajanmani yatkṛtam |
karma puṇyaṃ pāpakaṃ ca dṛṣṭaṃ divyena cakṣuṣā || 79 ||
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gopyaṃ vā te pravakṣyāmi yadbhavāñchrotumicchati |
jātā te cittaśuddhirvai svasti bhūyānmahāmate || 80 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe vaiśākhamāsamāhātmye nāradāṃbarīṣa saṃvāde vyādhopākhyāne vyādhasya pūrvajanmakathanaṃnāmāṣṭādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 18 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 18

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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