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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ayodhyāmāhātmyaṃ prārabhyate |
jayati parāśarasūnuḥ satyavatīhṛdayanaṃdano vyāsaḥ |
yasyāsyakamalagalitaṃ vāṅmayamamṛtaṃ jagatpibati || 1 ||
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nārāyaṇaṃ namaskṛtya naraṃ caiva narottamam |
devīṃ sarasvatīṃ caiva tato jayamudīrayet || 2 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
himavadvāsinaḥ sarve munayo vedapāragāḥ |
trikālajñā mahātmāno naimiṣāraṇyavāsinaḥ || 3 ||
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ye'rbudāraṇyaniratā daṇḍakāraṇyavāsinaḥ |
mahendrādriratā ye vai ye ca vindhyanivāsinaḥ || 4 ||
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jaṃbūvanaratā ye ca ye godāvarivāsinaḥ |
vārāṇasīśritā ye ca mathurāvāsinastathā || 5 ||
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ujjayinyāṃ ratā ye ca prathamāśramavāsinaḥ |
dvārāvatīśritā ye ca badaryyāśrayiṇastathā || 6 ||
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māyāpurīśritā ye ca ye ca kāntīnivāsinaḥ |
ete cānye ca munayaḥ saśiṣyā bahavo'malāḥ || 7 ||
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kurukṣetre mahākṣetre satre dvādaśavārṣike |
vartamāne ca rāmasya kṣitīśasya mahātmanaḥ |
samāgatāḥ samāhūtāḥ sarve te munayo'malāḥ || 8 ||
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sarve te śuddhamanaso vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ |
tatra snātvā yathānyāyaṃ kṛtvā karma japādikam || 9 ||
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bhāradvājaṃ puraskṛtya vedavedāṃgapāragam |
āsaneṣu vicitreṣu bṛṣyādiṣu hyanukramāt || 10 ||
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upaviṣṭāḥ kathāścakrurnānātīrthāśritāstadā |
karmāṃtareṣu satrasya sukhāsīnāḥ parasparam || 11 ||
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kathāṃteṣu tatasteṣāṃ munīnāṃ bhāvitātmanām |
ājagāma mahātejāstatra sūto mahāmatiḥ || 12 ||
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vyāsaśiṣyaḥ purāṇajño samaḥ harṣaṇasaṃjñakaḥ |
tānpraṇamya yathānyāyaṃ munīnupaviveśa saḥ |
upaviṣṭo yathānyāyaṃ munīnāṃ vacanena saḥ || 13 ||
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vyāsaśiṣyaṃ munivaraṃ sūtaṃ vai romaharṣaṇam |
taṃ papracchurmunivarā bhāradvājādayo'malāḥ || 14 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
tvattaḥ śrutā mahābhāga nānātīrthāśritāḥ kathāḥ |
sarahasyāni sarvāṇi purāṇāni mahāmate || 15 ||
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sāṃprataṃ śrotumicchāmaḥ sarahasyaṃ sanātanam |
ayodhyāyā mahāpuryā mahimānaṃ guṇojjvalam || 16 ||
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kīdṛśī sā sadā medhyā'yodhyā viṣṇupriyāpurī |
ādyā sā gīyate vede purīṇāṃ muktidāyikā || 17 ||
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saṃsthānaṃ kīdṛśaṃ tasyāstasyāṃ ke ca mahībhujaḥ |
kāni tīrthāni puṇyāni māhātmyaṃ teṣu kīdṛśam || 18 ||
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ayodhyāsevanānnṛṇāṃ phalaṃ syātsūta kīdṛśam |
kiṃ caritraṃ sūta tasyāḥ kā nadyaḥ ke ca saṃgamāḥ || 19 ||
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tatra snānena kiṃ puṇyaṃ dānena ca mahāmate |
tatsarvaṃ śrotumicchāmastvattaḥ sūta guṇādhika || 20 ||
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etatsarvaṃ krameṇaiva tathyaṃ tvaṃ vettha sāṃpratam |
ayodhyāyā mahāpuryyā māhātmyaṃ vaktumarhasi || 21 ||
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sūta uvāca |
vyāsaprasādājjānāmi purāṇāni tapodhanāḥ |
setihāsāni sarvāṇi sarahasyāni tattvataḥ || 22 ||
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taṃ praṇamya pravakṣyāmi māhātmyaṃ bhavadagrataḥ |
ayodhyāyā mahāpuryā yathāvatsarahasyakam || 23 ||
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vidyāvantaṃ vipulamatidaṃ vedavedāṃgavedyaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ śāntaṃ śamitaviṣayaṃ śuddhatejoviśālam |
vedavyāsaṃ satatavinataṃ viśvavedyaikayoniṃ pārāśaryyaṃ paramapuruṣaṃ sarvadā'haṃ namāmi || 24 ||
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oṃ namo bhagavate tasmai vyāsāyāmitatejase |
yasya prasādājjānāmi hyayodhyāmahimāmaham || 25 ||
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śṛṇvantu munayaḥ sarve sāvadhānāḥ saśiṣyakāḥ |
māhātmyaṃ kathayiṣyāmi ayodhyāyā mahodayam || 26 ||
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udīritamagastyāya skandenāśrāvi nāradāt |
agastyena purā proktaṃ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanāya tat || 27 ||
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kṛṣṇadvaipāyanāccaitanmayā prāptaṃ tapodhanāḥ |
tadahaṃ vacmi yuṣmabhyaṃ śrotukāmebhya ādarāt || 28 ||
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namāmi paramātmānaṃ rāmaṃ rājīvalocanam |
atasīkusumaśyāmaṃ rāvaṇāṃtakamavyayam || 29 ||
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ayodhyā sā parā medhyā purī duṣkṛtidurllabhā |
kasya sevyā ca nā'yodhyā yasyāṃ sākṣāddhariḥ svayam || 30 ||
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sarayūtīramāsādya divyā paramaśobhanā |
amarāvatīnibhā prāyaḥ śritā bahutapodhanaiḥ || 31 ||
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hastyaśvarathapattyāḍhyā saṃpaduccā ca saṃsthitā |
prākārāḍhyapratolībhistoraṇaiḥ kāṃcanaprabhaiḥ || 32 ||
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sānūpaveṣaiḥ sarvatra suvibhaktacatuṣṭayā |
anekabhūmiprāsādā bahubhittisuvikriyā || 33 ||
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padmotphullaśubhodābhirvāpībhirupaśobhitā |
devatāyatanairdivyairvedaghoṣaiśca maṇḍitā || 34 ||
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vīṇāveṇumṛdaṃgādiśabdairutkṛṣṭatāṃ gatā |
śālaistālairnālikeraiḥ panasāmalakaistathā || 35 ||
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tathaivāmrakapitthādyairaśokairupaśobhitā |
ārāmairvividhairyuktā sarvartuphalapādapaiḥ || 36 ||
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mālatījātibakulapāṭalīnāgacaṃpakaiḥ |
karavīraiḥ karṇikāraiḥ ketakībhiralaṃkṛtā || 37 ||
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nimbajaṃvīrakadalīmātuliṃgamahāphalaiḥ |
lasaccaṃdanagaṃdhāḍhyairnāgarairupaśobhitā || 38 ||
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devatulyaprabhāyuktairnṛpaputraiśca saṃyutā |
surūpābhirvarastrībhirdevastrībhirivāvṛtā || 39 ||
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śreṣṭhaiḥ satkavibhiryuktā bṛhaspatisamairdvijaiḥ |
vaṇigjanaistathā pauraiḥ kalpavṛkṣairivāvṛtā || 40 ||
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aśvairuccaiḥśravastulyairdaṃtibhirdiggajairiva |
iti nānāvidhairbhāvairupetendrapurī samā || 41 ||
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yasyāṃ jātā mahīpālāḥ sūryavaṃśasamudbhavāḥ |
ikṣvākupramukhāḥ sarve prajāpālanatatparāḥ || 42 ||
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yasyāstīre puṇyatoyā kūjadbhṛṃgavihaṃgamā |
sarayūrnāma taṭinī mānasaprabhavollasā || 43 ||
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dharmadravaparītā sā ghargharottamasaṃgamā |
munīśvarāśritataṭā jāgarti jagaducchritā || 44 ||
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dakṣiṇāccaraṇāṃguṣṭhānniḥsṛtā jāhnavī hareḥ |
vāmāṃguṣṭhānmunivarāḥ sarayūrnirgatā śubhā || 45 ||
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tasmādime puṇyatame nadyau devanamaskṛte |
etayoḥ snānamātreṇa brahmahatyāṃ vyapohati || 46 ||
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tāmayodhyāmatha prāpto'gastyaḥ kumbhodbhavo muniḥ |
yātrārthaṃ tīrthamāhātmyaṃ jñātvā skandaprasādataḥ || 47 ||
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āgatya tu itaḥ so'pi kṛ'tvā yātrāṃ krameṇa ca |
yathoktena vidhānena snātvā saṃtarpya tānpitṝn || 48 ||
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pūjayitvā yathānyāyaṃ devatāḥ sakalā api |
sarvāṇyapi ca tīrthāni namaskṛtya yathāvidhi || 49 ||
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kṛtakṛtyorjjitānandastīrthamāhātmyadarśanāt |
abhūdagastyo rūpeṇa pulakāṃ citavigrahaḥ || 50 ||
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sa trirātraṃ sthitastatra yātrāṃ kṛtvā yathāvidhi |
stuvannayodhyāmāhātmyaṃ pratasthe munisattamaḥ || 51 ||
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tamāyāṃtaṃ vilokyāśu bahulānandasundaram |
kṛṣṇadvaipāyano vyāsaḥ papracchānaṃdakāraṇam || 52 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
kutaḥ samāgato brahmansāṃprataṃ munisattamaḥ |
paramānaṃdasaṃdohaḥ samabhūtsāṃprataṃ tava || 53 ||
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kasmādānaṃdapoṣo'bhūttava brahmanvadasva me |
mamāpi bhavadānaṃdātpramodo hṛdi jāyate || 54 ||
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agastya uvāca |
aho mahadathāścaryyaṃ vismayo munisattama |
dṛṣṭvā prabhāvaṃ me'dyābhūdayodhyāyāstapodhana || 55 ||
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tasmādānaṃdasaṃdohaḥ samabhūnmama sāṃpratam |
tacchrutvāgastyavacanaṃ vyāsaḥ provāca taṃ munim || 56 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
bhagavanbrūhi tattvena vistarātsarahasyakam |
ayodhyāyā mahāpuryā mahimānaṃ guṇādhikam || 57 ||
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kaḥ kramastīrthayātrāyāḥ kāni tīrthāni ko vidhiḥ |
ki phalaṃ snānatastatra dānasya ca mahāmune |
etatsarvaṃ samācakṣva vistarādvadatāṃ vara || 58 ||
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agastya uvāca |
aho dhanyatamā buddhistava jātā tapodhana |
dṛśyate yena pṛcchā te hyayodhyāmahimāśritā || 59 ||
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akāro brahma ca proktaṃ yakāro viṣṇurucyate |
dhakāro rudrarūpaśca ayodhyānāma rājate || 60 ||
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sarvopapātakairyuktairbrahmahatyādipātakaiḥ |
nāyodhyā śakyate yasmāttāmayodhyāṃ tato viduḥ || 61 ||
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viṣṇorādyā purī yeyaṃ kṣitiṃ na spṛśati dvija |
viṣṇoḥ sudarśane cakre sthitā puṇyakarī kṣitau || 62 ||
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kena varṇayituṃ śakyo mahimā'syāstapodhana |
yatra sākṣātsvayaṃ devo viṣṇurvasati sādaraḥ || 63 ||
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sahasradhārāmārabhya yojanaṃ pūrvato diśi |
pratīci diśi tathaiva yojanaṃ samatovadhiḥ || 64 ||
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dakṣiṇottarabhāge tu sarayūtamasāvadhiḥ |
etatkṣetrasya saṃsthānaṃ harerantargṛhaṃ sthitam |
matsyākṛtiriyaṃ vipra purī viṣṇorudīritā || 65 ||
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paścime tasya mūrddhā tu gopratārāsitā dvija || 66 ||
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pūrvataḥ pṛṣṭhabhāgo hi dakṣiṇottaramadhyamaḥ |
tasyāṃ puryyāṃ mahābhāga nāmnā viṣṇurhariḥ svayam |
pūrvaṃdṛṣṭaprabhāvo'sau prādhānyena vasatyapi || 67 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
bhagavankiṃ prabhāvo'sau yo'yaṃ viṣṇuharistvayā |
kīrtito muniśārdūla prasiddhiṃ gatavānkatham |
etatsarvaṃ samācakṣva vistareṇa mamāgrataḥ || 68 ||
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agastya uvāca |
viṣṇuśarmeti vikhyātaḥ purābhūdbrāhmaṇottamaḥ |
vedavedāṃgatattvajño dharmakarmasamāśritaḥ || 69 ||
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yogadhyānarato nityaṃ viṣṇubhaktiparāyaṇaḥ |
sa kadācittīrthayātrāṃ kurvanvaiṣṇavasattamaḥ |
ayodhyāmāgato viṣṇurviṣṇuḥsākṣādvasediti || 70 ||
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ciṃtayanmanasā vīrastapaḥ kartuṃ samudyataḥ |
sa vai tatra tapastepe śākamūlaphalāśanaḥ || 71 ||
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grīṣme paṃcāgnimadhyastho hyatapatsa mahātapāḥ |
vārṣike ca nirālambo hemante ca sarovare || 72 ||
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snātvā yathoktavidhinā kṛtvā viṣṇostathārcanam |
vaśīkṛtyendriyagrāmaṃ viśuddhenāṃtarātmanā || 73 ||
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mano viṣṇau samāveśya vidhāya prāṇasaṃyamam |
oṃkāroccāraṇāddhīmānhṛdi padmaṃ vikāsayan || 74 ||
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tanmadhye ravisomāgnimaṇḍalāni yathāvidhi |
kalpayitvā hariṃ mūrtaṃ yasmindeśe sanātanam || 75 ||
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pītāṃbaradharaṃ viṣṇuṃ śaṃkhacakragadādharam |
taṃ ca puṣpaiḥ samabhyarcya manastasminniveśya ca || 76 ||
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brahmarūpaṃ hariṃ dhyāyañjapanvai dvādaśākṣaram |
vāyubhakṣaḥ sthitastatra viprastrīnvatsarānvasan || 77 ||
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tato dvijavaro dhyātvā stutiṃ cakre harerimām |
praṇipatya jagannāthaṃ carācaraguruṃ harim |
viṣṇuśarmātha tuṣṭāva nārāyaṇamataṃdritaḥ || 78 ||
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viṣṇuśarmmovāca |
prasīda bhagavanviṣṇo prasīda puruṣottama |
prasīda devadeveśa prasīda kamalekṣaṇa || 79 ||
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jaya kṛṣṇa jayāciṃtya jaya viṣṇo jayāvyaya |
jaya yajñapate nātha jaya viṣṇo pate vibho || 80 ||
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jaya pāpaharānaṃta jaya janmajvarāpaha |
namaḥ kamalanābhāya namaḥ kamalamāline || 81 ||
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namaḥ sarveśa bhūteśa namaḥ kaiṭabhasūdana |
namastrailokyanāthāya jaganmūla jagatpate || 82 ||
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namo devādhidevāya namo nārāyaṇāya vai |
namaḥ kṛṣṇāya rāmāya namaścakrāyudhāya ca || 83 ||
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tvaṃ mātā sarvalokānāṃ tvameva jagataḥ pitā |
bhayārttānāṃ suhṛnmitraṃ tvaṃ pitā tvaṃ pitāmahaḥ || 84 ||
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tvaṃ havistvaṃ vaṣaṭkārastvaṃ prabhustvaṃ hutāśanaḥ |
karaṇaṃ kāraṇaṃ karttā tvameva parameśvaraḥ || 85 ||
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śaṃkhacakragadāpāṇe māṃ samuddhara mādhava || 86 ||
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prasīda maṃdaradhara prasīda madhusūdana |
prasīda kamalākānta prasīda bhuvanādhipa || 87 ||
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agastya uvāca |
ityevaṃ stuvatastasya manobhaktyā mahātmanaḥ |
āvirbabhūva viśvātmā viṣṇurgaruḍavāhanaḥ || 88 ||
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śaṃkhacakragadāpāṇiḥ pītāṃbaradharo'cyutaḥ |
uvāca sa prasannātmā viṣṇuśarmāṇamavyayaḥ || 89 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
tuṣṭo'smi bhavato vatsa mahatā tapasā'dhunā |
stotreṇānena sumate naṣṭapāpo'si sāṃpratam || 90 ||
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varaṃ varaya viprendra varado'haṃ tavāgrataḥ |
nā'taptatapasā draṣṭuṃ śakyaḥ kenāpyahaṃ dvija || 91 ||
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viṣṇuśarmmovāca |
kṛtakṛtyo'smi deveśa sāṃprataṃ tava darśanāt |
tvadbhaktimacalāmekāṃ mama dehi jagatpate || 92 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
bhaktirastvacalā me vai vaiṣṇavī muktidāyinī |
atraivāstvacalā me vai jāhnavī muktidāyinī || 93 ||
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idaṃ sthānaṃ mahābhāga tvannāmnā khyātimeṣyati || 94 ||
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agastya uvāca |
ityuktvā devadeveśaścakreṇotkhāya tatsthalam |
jalaṃ prakaṭayāmāsa gāṃgaṃ pātālamaṃḍalāt || 95 ||
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jalena tena bhagavānpavitreṇa dayāṃbudhiḥ |
nīrajastu bhūmitalaṃ kṣaṇāccakre kṛpāvaśāt || 96 ||
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cakratīrthamiti khyātaṃ tataḥ prabhṛti taddvija |
jātaṃ trailokyavikhyātamaghaughadhvaṃsakṛcchubham || 97 ||
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tatra snānena dānena viṣṇulokaṃ vrajennaraḥ || 98 ||
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tataḥ sa bhagavānbhūyo viṣṇuśarmāṇamacyutaḥ |
kṛpayā parayā yukta uvāca dvijavatsalaḥ || 99 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
tvannāmapūrvikā vipra manmūrtiriha tiṣṭhatu |
viṣṇuharīti vikhyātā bhaktānāṃ muktidāyinī || 100 ||
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agastya uvāca |
iti śrutvā vaco vipro vāsudevasya buddhimān |
svanāmapūrvikāṃ mūrtiṃ sthāpayāmāsa cakriṇaḥ || 101 ||
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tataḥ prabhati vipreśa śaṃkhacakragadādharaḥ |
pītavāsāścaturbāhurnāmnā viṣṇuhariḥ sthitaḥ || 102 ||
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kārtike śuklapakṣasya prārabhya daśamī tithim |
pūrṇimāmavadhiṃ kṛtvā yātrā sāṃvatsarī bhavet || 103 ||
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cakratīrthe naraḥ snātvā sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate |
bahuvarṣasahasrāṇi svargaloke mahīyate || 104 ||
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pitṝnuddiśya yastatra piṃḍānnirvāpayiṣyati |
tṛptāstu pitaro yānti viṣṇulokaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 105 ||
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cakratīrthe naraḥ snātvā dṛṣṭvā viṣṇuhariṃ vibhum |
sarvapāpakṣayaṃ prāpya nākapṛṣṭhe mahīyate || 106 ||
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svaśaktyā tatra dānāni dattvā niṣkalmaṣo naraḥ |
viṣṇuloke vaseddhīmānyāvadindrāścaturdaśa || 107 ||
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anyadāpi narastatra cakratīthe jiteṃdriyaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā sakṛddhariṃ devaṃ sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate || 108 ||
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iti sakalaguṇābdhirdhyeyamūrtiścidātmā haririha paramūrtyā tasthivānmuktihetoḥ |
tamiha bahulabhaktyā cakratīrthābhiṣekī vasati sukṛtimūrttiryo'rcayedviṣṇuloke || 109 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṃḍe'yodhyāmāhātmye viṣṇuharimāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma prathamo'dhyāyaḥ || 1 ||
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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 1

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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