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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sūta uvāca |
iti śrutvā vaco dhīmānādarātkuṃbhajanmanaḥ |
provāca madhuraṃ vākyaṃ kṛṣṇadvaipāyano muniḥ || 1 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
bhagavannadbhutamidaṃ tīrthamāhātmyamuttamam |
śrutvā tvatto mama manaḥ paramānaṃdamāyayau || 2 ||
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anyattīrthavaraṃ brūhi tattvena mama śṛṇvataḥ |
na tṛptirasti manasaḥ śṛṇvato mama suvrata || 3 ||
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agastya uvāca |
śṛṇu vipra pravakṣyāmi tīrthamanyadanuttamam |
svargadvāramiti khyātaṃ sarvapāpaharaṃ sadā || 4 ||
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svargadvārasya māhātmyaṃ vistarādvaktumīśvaraḥ |
nahi kaścidato vatsa saṃkṣepācchṛṇu suvrata || 5 ||
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sahasradhārāmārabhya pūrvataḥ sarayūjale |
ṣaṭtriṃśadadhikā proktā dhanuṣāṃ ṣaṭśatī mitiḥ || 6 ||
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svargadvārasya vistāraḥ purāṇajñairviśāradaiḥ |
svargadvārasamaṃ tīrthaṃ na bhūtaṃ na bhaviṣyati || 7 ||
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satyaṃsatyaṃ punaḥ satyaṃ nāsatyaṃ mama bhāṣitam |
svargadvārasamaṃ tīrthaṃ nāsti brahmāṇḍagolake || 8 ||
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hitvā divyāni bhaumāni tīrthāni sakalānyapi |
prātarāgatya tiṣṭhanti tatra saṃśritya suvrata || 9 ||
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tasmādatra prakartavyaṃ prātaḥ snānaṃ viśeṣataḥ |
sarvatīrthāvagāhasya phalamātmana īpsatā || 10 ||
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tyajaṃti prāṇinaḥ prāṇānsvargadvārāṃtare dvija |
prayāṃti paramaṃ sthānaṃ viṣṇoste nātra saṃśayaḥ || 11 ||
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muktidvāramidaṃ paśya svargaprāptikaraṃ nṛṇām |
svargadvāramiti khyātaṃ tasmāttīrthamanuttamam || 12 ||
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svargadvāraṃ suduṣprāpyaṃ devairapi na saṃśayaḥ |
yadyatkāmayate tatra tattadāpnoti mānavaḥ || 13 ||
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svargadvāre parā siddhiḥ svargadvāre parā gatiḥ |
japtaṃ dattaṃ hutaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ tapastaptaṃ kṛtaṃ ca yat |
dhyānamadhyayanaṃ sarvaṃ dānaṃ bhavati cākṣayam || 14 ||
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janmāṃtarasahasreṇa yatpāpaṃ pūrvasaṃcitam |
svargadvārapraviṣṭasya tatsarvaṃ vrajati kṣayam || 15 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ śūdrā vai varṇasaṃkarāḥ |
kṛmimlecchāśca ye cānye saṃkīrṇāḥ pāpayonayaḥ || 16 ||
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kīṭāḥ pipīlikāścaiva ye cānye mṛgapakṣiṇaḥ |
kālena nidhanaṃ prāptāḥ svargadvāre śṛṇu dvija || 17 ||
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kaumodakīkarāḥ sarve pakṣiṇo garuḍadhvajāḥ |
śubhe viṣṇupure viṣṇurjāyate tatra mānavāḥ || 18 ||
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akāmo vā sakāmo vā api tīrthagatopi vā |
svargadvāre tyajanprāṇānviṣṇuloke mahīyate || 19 ||
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munayo devatāḥ siddhāḥ sādhyā yakṣā marudgaṇāḥ |
yajñopavītamātreṇa vibhāgaṃ cakrire tu ye || 20 ||
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madhyāhne'tra prakurvaṃti sānnidhyaṃ devatāgaṇāḥ |
tasmāttatra prakurvaṃti madhyāhne snānamādarāt || 21 ||
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kurvaṃtyanaśanaṃ ye tu svargadvāre jiteṃdriyāḥ |
prayāṃti paramaṃ sthānaṃ ye ca māsopavāsinaḥ || 22 ||
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annadānaratā te ca ratnadā bhūmidā narāḥ |
govastradāśca viprebhyo yāṃti te bhavanaṃ hareḥ || 23 ||
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yatra siddhā mahātmāno munayaḥ pitarastathā |
svargaṃ prayāṃti te sarve svargadvāraṃ tataḥ smṛtam || 24 ||
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caturddhā ca tanuṃ kṛtvā devadevo hariḥ svayam |
atra vai ramate nityaṃ bhrātṛbhiḥ saha rāghavaḥ || 25 ||
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brahmalokaṃ parityajya caturvaktraḥ sanātanaḥ |
atraiva ramate nityaṃ devaiḥ saha pitāmahaḥ || 26 ||
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kailāsanilayāvāsī śivastatraiva saṃsthitaḥ || 27 ||
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merumandaramātro'pi rāśiḥ pāpasya karmaṇaḥ |
svargadvāraṃ samāsādya sa sarvo vrajati kṣayam || 28 ||
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yā gatirjñānatapasāṃ yā gatiryajñayājinām |
svargadvāre mṛtānāṃ tu sā gatirvihitā śubhā || 29 ||
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ṛṣidevāsuragaṇairjapahomaparāyaṇaiḥ |
yatibhirmokṣakāmaiśca svargadvāro niṣevyate || 30 ||
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ṣaṣṭivarṣasahasrāṇi kāśīvāseṣu yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ nimiṣārddhena kalau dāśarathīṃ purīm || 31 ||
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yā gatiryogayuktānāṃ vārāṇasyāṃ tanutyajām |
sā gatiḥ snānamātreṇa sarayvāṃ harivāsare || 32 ||
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svargadvāre mṛtaḥ kaścinnarakaṃ naiva paśyati |
keśavānugṛhītā hi sarve yāṃti parāṃ gatim || 33 ||
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bhūloke cāṃtarikṣe ca divi tīrthāni yāni vai |
atītya vartate tāni tīrthānyetaddvijottama || 34 ||
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viṣṇubhaktiṃ samāsādya ramante tu suniścitāḥ |
saṃhṛtya śaktitaḥ kāmaṃ viṣayeṣu hi saṃsthitam || 35 ||
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śaktitaḥ sarvato yuktvā śaktistapasi saṃsthitā |
na teṣāṃ punarāvṛttiḥ kalpakoṭiśatairapi || 36 ||
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hanyamāno'pi yo vidvānvasecchastraśatairapi |
sa yāti paramaṃ sthānaṃ yatra gatvā na śocati || 37 ||
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svargadvāre viyujyeta sa yāti paramāṃ gatim |
uttaraṃ dakṣiṇaṃ vāpi ayanaṃ na vikalpayet || 38 ||
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sarvasteṣāṃ śubhaḥ kālaḥ svargadvāraṃ śrayaṃti ye |
snānamātreṇa pāpāni vilayaṃ yāṃti dehinām || 39 ||
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yāvatpāpāni dehena ye kurvaṃti janāḥ kṣitau |
ayodhyā paramaṃ sthānaṃ teṣāmīritamādarāt || 40 ||
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jyeṣṭhe māsi site pakṣe paṃcadaśyāṃ viśeṣataḥ |
tasya sāṃvatsarī yātrā devaiścandrahareḥ smṛtā || 41 ||
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tasminnudyāpanaṃ candrasahasraṃ vratayogibhiḥ |
kāryaṃ prayatnato vipra sarvayajñaphalādhikam || 42 ||
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tasminkṛte mahāpāpakṣayātsvargo bhavennṛṇām || 43 ||
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śrīvyāsa uvāca |
bhagavanbrūhi tattvena tasya candrahareḥ śubhām |
utpattiṃ ca tathā caṃdravratasyodyāpane vidhim || 44 ||
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agastya uvāca |
ayodhyānilayaṃ viṣṇuṃ natvā śītāṃśurutsukaḥ |
āgacchattīrthamāhātmyaṃ sākṣātkartuṃ sudhānidhiḥ |
atrāgatya ca candro'tha tīrthayātrāṃ cakāra saḥ || 45 ||
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krameṇa vidhipūrvaṃ ca nānāścaryasamanvitaḥ |
samārādhya tato viṣṇuṃ tapasā duścareṇa vai || 46 ||
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tatprasādaṃ samāsādya svābhidhānapurassaram |
hariṃ saṃsthāpayāmāsa tena caṃdrahariḥ smṛtaḥ || 47 ||
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vāsudevaprasādena tatsthānaṃ jātamadbhutam |
taddhi guhyatamaṃ sthānaṃ vāsudevasya suvrata || 48 ||
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sarveṣāmiva bhūtānāṃ bharturmokṣasya sarvadā |
asminsiddhāḥ sadā vipra goviṃdavratamāsthitāḥ || 49 ||
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nānāliṃgadharā nityaṃ viṣṇulokābhikāṃkṣiṇaḥ |
abhyasyaṃti paraṃ yogaṃ muktātmāno jiteṃdriyāḥ || 50 ||
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yathā dharmamavāpnoti anyatra na tathā kvacit |
dānaṃ vrataṃ tathā homaḥ sarvamakṣayatāṃ vrajeta || 51 ||
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sarvakāmaphalaprāptirjāyate prāṇināṃ sadā |
tasmādatra vidhātavyaṃ prāṇibhiryatnataḥ kramāt |
dānādikaṃ viprapūjā daṃpatyośca viśeṣataḥ || 52 ||
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sarvayajñādhikaphalaṃ sarvatīrthāvagāhanam |
sarvadevāvalokasya yatpuṇyaṃ jāyate nṛṇām || 53 ||
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tatsarvaṃ jāyate puṇyaṃ prāṇināmasya darśanāt |
tasmādetanmahākṣetraṃ purāṇādiṣu gīyate || 54 ||
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udyāpanavidhiścātra nṛbhirdvijapurassaram |
agre caṃdrahareścandra sahasravratasaṃjñakaḥ || 55 ||
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gate varṣadvaye sārddhe paṃcapakṣe dinadvaye |
divasasyā'ṣṭame bhāge patatyeko'dhimāsakaḥ || 56 ||
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tryadhike vā aśītyabde caturmāsayute tataḥ |
bhaveccandrasahasraṃ tu tāvajjīvati yo naraḥ |
udyāpanaṃ prakarttavyaṃ tena yātrā prayatnataḥ || 57 ||
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yatpuṇyaṃ paramaṃ proktaṃ satataṃ yajñayājinām |
satyavādiṣu yatpuṇyaṃ yatpuṇyaṃ hemadāyini |
tatpuṇyaṃ labhate vipra sahasrābdasya jīvibhiḥ || 58 ||
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sarvasaukhyapradaṃ tādṛkpuṇyavratamihocyate || 59 ||
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caturdaśyāṃ śuciḥ snātvā dantadhāvanapūrvakam |
caritabrahmacaryyaśca jitavākkāyamānasaḥ |
paurṇamāsyāṃ tathā kṛtvā caṃdrapūjāṃ ca kārayet || 60 ||
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pūrvaṃ ca mātaraḥ pūjyā gauryādikakrameṇa ca |
ṛtvijaḥ pūjayedbhaktyā vṛddhiśrāddhapurassaram || 61 ||
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prayataiḥ pratimā kāryā caṃdramaṃḍalasannibhā |
sahasrasaṃkhyā hyathavā tadarddhaṃ vā tadarddhakam |
nijavittānumānena tadardhena tadarddhikam || 62 ||
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tataḥ śraddhānumānādvā kāryā vittānumānataḥ |
athavā ṣoḍaśa śubhā vidhātavyāḥ prayatnataḥ || 63 ||
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caṃdrapūjāṃ tataḥ kuryādāgamoktavidhānataḥ |
māṣaiḥ ṣoḍaśabhiḥ kāryā pratyekaṃ pratimā śubhā || 64 ||
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somamaṃtreṇa homastu kāryo vittānumānataḥ |
pratimāsthāpanaṃ kuryātsomamaṃtramudīrayet || 65 ||
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somotpattiṃ somasūktaṃ pāṭhayecca prayatnataḥ |
caṃdrapūjāṃ tataḥ kuryādāgamoktavidhānataḥ || 66 ||
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caṃdranyāsaṃ kalānyāsaṃ kārayenmaṃḍale jalam |
ekādaśeṃdriyanyāsaṃ tathaiva vidhipūrvakam || 67 ||
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caṃdrabiṃbanibhaṃ kāryyaṃ maṃḍalaṃ śubhataṃḍulaiḥ |
madhye ca kalaśaḥ sthāpyo gavyena payasāplutaḥ || 68 ||
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caturasreṣu saṃpūrṇānkalaśānsthāpayedbahiḥ |
maṃḍale caṃdrapūjā ca kartavyā nāmabhiḥ kramāt || 69 ||
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himāṃśave namaścaiva somacaṃdrāya vai namaḥ || 54 ||
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caṃdrāya vidhave nityaṃ namaḥ kumudabaṃdhave || 70 ||
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sudhāṃśave ca somāya oṣadhīśāya vai namaḥ |
namo'bjāya mṛgāṃkāya kalānāṃ nidhaye namaḥ || 71 ||
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namo nakṣatranāthāya śarvarīpataye namaḥ |
jaivātṛkāya satataṃ dvijarājāya vai namaḥ || 72 ||
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evaṃ ṣoḍaśabhiścaṃdraḥ stotavyo nāmabhiḥ kramāt || 73 ||
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tato vai prayato dadyādvidhivanmaṃtrapūrvakam |
śaṃkhatoyaṃ samādāya sapuṣpaṃ phalacaṃdanam || 74 ||
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namaste māsamāsāṃte jāyamāna punaḥpunaḥ |
gṛhāṇārghyaṃ śaśāṃka tvaṃ rohiṇyā sahito mama || 75 ||
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evaṃ saṃpūjya vidhivacchaśinaṃ praṇato bhavet |
ṣoḍaśānye ca kalaśā dugdhapūrṇāḥ saratnakāḥ || 76 ||
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savastrācchādanāḥ śāṃtyai dātavyāste dvijanmane |
abhiṣekaṃ tataḥ kuryātpāyasena jalena tu || 77 ||
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ṛtvijāṃ manasastuṣṭiḥ kāryā vittānumānataḥ |
brāhmaṇaṃ bhojayettatra sakuṭuṃbaṃ viśeṣataḥ || 78 ||
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pūjanīyau prayatnena vastraiśca dvijadaṃpatī |
kartavyaṃ ca tato bhūridakṣiṇādānamuttamam || 79 ||
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pratimāśca pradātavyā dvijebhyo dhenupūrvikāḥ |
suvarṇaṃ rajataṃ vastraṃ tathānnaṃ ca viśeṣataḥ |
dātavyaṃ caṃdrasuprītyai harṣādevaṃ dvijanmane || 80 ||
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upavāsavidhānena dinaśeṣaṃ nayetsudhīḥ |
anaṃtare ca divase kuryādbhagavadarcanam |
bāṃdhavaiḥ saha bhuñjīta niyamaṃ ca visarjjayet || 81 ||
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evaṃ ca kurute caṃdrasahasraṃ vratamuttamam |
brahmaghno'pi surāpo'pi steyī ca gurutalpagaḥ |
vratenānena śuddhātmā caṃdralokaṃ vrajennaraḥ || 82 ||
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yādṛśaśca bhavedvipra priyo nārāyaṇasya ca |
evaṃ karoti niyataṃ kṛtakṛtyo bhavennaraḥ || 83 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe'yodhyāmāhātmye candrasahasravratodyāpanavidhivarṇanaṃ nāma tṛtīyo'dhyāyaḥ || 3 ||
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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 3

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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