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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sāvarṇiruvāca |
maharṣivāritairddevaistyakte hiṃsāmaye makhe |
punaḥ kathaṃ saṃpravṛttā makhāḥ sarvatra tādṛśāḥ || 1 ||
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deveṣvṛṣiṣu bhūpeṣu prācīnādhunikeṣu ca |
sanātanaḥ śuddhadharmo viparyāsaṃ kathaṃ gataḥ || 2 ||
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atra me saṃśayo bhūyānsaṃjāto'dya ṣaḍānana |
tvaṃ sarvaśāstratattvajñastamapākarttumarhasi || 3 ||
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skanda uvāca |
kālo balīyānbalināṃ bhidyante tena buddhayaḥ |
kāmakrodharasāsvādalobhamānavatāṃ mune || 4 ||
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atikrameṇa mahatāṃ yathārthahitabhāṣiṇām |
krodhamānavaśātpuṃsāṃ naśyantyeva ca saddhiyaḥ || 5 ||
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akāryamapi te kartuṃ tadānīṃ tu budhā api |
pravarttante'nutapyante bambhramyante'tha saṃsṛtau || 6 ||
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kāmādibhirvihīnā ye sātvatāḥ kṣīṇavāsanāḥ |
teṣāṃ tu buddhibhedāya kvāpi kālo na śaknute || 7 ||
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anāśritastu saddharmaṃ pumānkaścana karhicit |
saṃsṛtermmucyate naiva satyametadvaco mama || 8 ||
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pravṛttiṃ hiṃsrayajñāderatha te dvijasattama |
kathayāmi yathā pūrvaṃ mayā'śrāvi piturmukhāt || 9 ||
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atrāpyudāharantīmamitihāsaṃ purātanam |
nārāyaṇasya māhātmyaṃ yatra lakṣmyāśca kīrtitam || 10 ||
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munīnāṃ bṛhatāṃ teṣāmatikramaṇadoṣataḥ |
indrasyāsīdviśvajitaḥ sadbuddhivilayo mune || 11 ||
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durvāsāḥ śaṃkarasyāṃśastapasvī munirekadā |
caranyadṛcchayā lokānpuṣpabhadrāṃ nadīṃ yayau || 12 ||
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jalakrīḍārthamāyāṃtīṃ svargāttatra sakhīvṛtām |
vidyādharasya sumateraṅganāṃ sa samaikṣata || 13 ||
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svargaṅgāhemakamalairgrathitāmatisaurabhām |
dadhatīṃ dakṣiṇe pāṇau srajaṃ madakalābhidhām || 14 ||
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tāmavekṣya munistasyāḥ samīpamupagamya saḥ |
unmattavadyayāce tāṃ srajaṃ vidyādharīdhṛtām || 15 ||
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sāpi praṇamya taṃ sadyo māhātmyaṃ tasya jānatī |
tatkaṃṭhe dhārayāmāsa mālāṃ tāṃ paramādarāt || 16 ||
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tataḥ prītamanā gacchangāyannunmattavanmuniḥ |
dadarśa pathi devendramāyāntaṃ tāṃ mahānadīm || 17 ||
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apsarobhiśca gandharvaiḥ satālaṃ madhurasvaram |
upagīyamānavijayamadhirūḍhaṃ gajādhipam || 18 ||
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rambhāmadhurasaṃgītaśravaṇānandanirvṛtam |
tanmukhābjasthiradṛśaṃ chatracāmaraśobhitam || 19 ||
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anavekṣamāṇamātmānaṃ taṃ dṛṣṭvā so'trinandanaḥ |
svakaṇṭhasthāṃ srajaṃ tasmiṃścikṣeponmattavaddhasan || 20 ||
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indropyadharmasargeṇa samāviṣṭaḥ puraiva yat |
tatastadā kāmavaśastāṃ nyadhādgajakumbhayoḥ |
tatsaurabhākṛṣṭacetāḥ karīndraḥ śuṇḍayā'kṛṣat || 21 ||
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karātsā patitā bhūmau tāṃ ca gacchankarī padā |
mamardda paśyatastasya maharṣestapasāṃ nidheḥ || 22 ||
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tataḥ kruddhaḥ sa durvāsāḥ pralayāgnyaruṇekṣaṇaḥ |
prāhendraṃ matta duṣṭātmanstabdhosi kāmalampaṭa || 23 ||
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śriyo dhāma srajaṃ prītyā maddattāṃ nābhinandasi |
praṇāmamapi re mūḍha na karoṣi tvamunmadaḥ || 24 ||
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na vīkṣase māmapi tvaṃ tvādṛṅmattaikaśikṣakam |
trailokyarājyaprāptāndhyaḥ samyaktvāṃ śikṣaye'dhunā || 25 ||
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yasyāḥ prasādāttrailokyarājyasaukhyaṃ tvamāptavān |
saiva śrīḥ satrilokaṃ tvāṃ hitvā līnā'stu sāgare || 26 ||
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vajrapātopamaṃ vākyaṃ tanniśamyaiva tatkṣaṇam |
gajādutplutya vimadastadaṃghryornyapataddhari || 27 ||
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prārthayāmāsa ca muhuḥ praṇamaṃstaṃ savepathuḥ |
prasādaṃ mayi dāse tvaṃ kṛpālo kartumarhasi || 28 ||
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taṃ prāhā'tha sa re śakra nāhaṃ vai gautamo muniḥ |
akṣamāsārasarvasvaṃ durvāsasamavehi mām || 29 ||
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anye te munayo duṣṭāstāvakāste'nuvarttinaḥ |
ahaṃ tu tvādṛśānkīṭāngaṇaye naiva niḥspṛhaḥ || 30 ||
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jvalajjaṭākalāpācca bhrukuṭīkuṭilekṣaṇāt |
ko vā na bibhiyānmatto brahmāṇḍe pāpakarmakṛt || 31 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīvāsudevamāhātmye devendraśāpo nāmā'ṣṭamo'dhyāyaḥ || 8 ||
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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 8

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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