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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skanda uvāca |
bhāvidharmaviparyāsakālavegavaśo'tha saḥ |
nāhaṃ kṣamiṣya ityuktvā kailāsaṃ prayayau mune || 1 ||
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trailokyācchrīrapi tadā samudrentarddhimāyayau |
indraṃ vihāyāpsarasaḥ sarvaśaḥ śriyamanvayuḥ || 2 ||
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tapaḥ śaucaṃ dayā satyaṃ pādaḥ saddharmaṛddhayaḥ |
siddhayaśca balaṃ sattvaṃ sarvataḥ śriyamanvayuḥ || 3 ||
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gajādīni ca yānāni svarṇādyābhūṣaṇāni ca |
cikṣipurmaṇiratnāni dhātūpakaraṇāni ca || 4 ||
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annānyauṣadhayaḥ snehāḥ kālenālpena cikṣiyuḥ |
na kṣīraṃ dhenumahiṣīpramukhānāṃ staneṣva'bhūt || 5 ||
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navāpi nidhayo naṣṭāḥ kuberasyāpi mandirāta |
indraḥ sahāmaragaṇairāsīttāpasasannibhaḥ || 6 ||
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sarvāṇi bhogadravyāṇi nāśamīyustrilokataḥ |
devā daityā manuṣyāśca sarve dāridyapīḍitāḥ || 7 ||
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kāntyā hīnastataścandraḥ prāpāmbutvaṃ mahodadhau |
anāvṛṣṭirmahatyāsīddhānyabījakṣayaṃkarī || 8 ||
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kvānnaṃ kvānneti jalpantaḥ kṣutkṣāmāśca nirojasaḥ |
tyaktvā grāmānpuraścoṣurvaneṣu ca nageṣu ca || 9 ||
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kṣudhārttāste paśūnhatvā grāmyānāraṇyakāṃstathā |
paktvā'paktvāpi vā kecitteṣāṃ māṃsānyabhuñjata || 10 ||
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vidvāṃso munayaścā'tha ye vai saddharmacāriṇaḥ |
mriyamāṇāḥ kṣudhā'thāpi nāśnanta palalāni tu || 11 ||
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tadā tu vṛddhā ṛṣayastāndṛṣṭvā'naśanādṛtān |
manubhiḥ saha vedoktamāpaddharmamabodhayan || 12 ||
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munayaḥ prāyaśastatra kṣudhā vyākulitendriyāḥ |
parokṣavādavedārthānviparītānprapedire || 13 ||
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arthaṃ cājādiśabdānāṃ mukhyaṃ chāgādimeva te |
bubudhuścā'tha te prāhuryajñān kuruta bho dvijāḥ || 14 ||
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yā vedavihitā hiṃsā na sā hiṃsāsti doṣadā |
uddiśya devānpitṝṃśca tato ghnata paśūñchubhān || 15 ||
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prokṣitaṃ devatābhyaśca pitṛbhyaśca niveditam |
bhuñjata svepsitaṃ māṃsaṃ svārthaṃ tu ghnata mā paśūn || 16 ||
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tato devarṣibhūpālā narāśca svasvaśaktitaḥ |
cakrustairbodhitā yajñānṛte hyekāntikānhareḥ || 17 ||
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gomedhamaśvamedhaṃ ca naramedhamukhānmakhān |
cakruryajñāvaśiṣṭāni māṃsāni bubhujuśca te || 18 ||
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vinaṣṭāyāḥ śriyaḥ prāptyai kecidyajñāṃśca cakrire |
strīputramaṃdirādyarthaṃ kecicca svīyavṛttaye || 19 ||
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mahāyajñeṣvaśaktāstu pitṝnudiśya bhūriśaḥ |
nihatya śrāddheṣu paśūnmāṃsānyādaṃstathā'dayan || 20 ||
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kecitsaritsamudrāṇāṃ tīreṣvevāvasañjanāḥ |
matsyāñjālairupādāya tadāhārā babhūvire || 21 ||
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svagṛhāgataśiṣṭebhyaḥ paśūneva nihatya ca |
nivedayāmāsurete gochāgapramukhānmune || 22 ||
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sajātīyavivāhānāṃ niyamaśca tadā kvacit |
nābhavaddharmasāṃkaryādvittaveśmādyabhāvataḥ || 23 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyādīnāṃ kṣatrādyā brahmaṇāṃ sutāḥ |
upayemire kālagatyā svasvavaṃśavivṛddhaye || 24 ||
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itthaṃ hiṃsāmayā yajñāḥ saṃpravṛttā mahāpadi |
dharmastvābhāsamātro'sthātsvayaṃ tu śriyamanvagāt || 25 ||
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adharmaḥ sānvayo lokāṃstrīnapi vyāpya sarvataḥ |
avarddhatā'lpakālena durnivāryo budhairapi || 26 ||
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daridrāṇāmathaiteṣāmapatyāni tu bhūriśaḥ |
teṣāṃ ca vaṃśavistāro mahāṃllokeṣvavarddhata || 27 ||
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vidvāṃsastatra ye jātāste tu dharmaṃ tameva hi |
menire mukhyamevā'tha granthāṃścakruśca tādṛśān || 28 ||
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te paramparayā granthāḥ prāmāṇyaṃ pratipedire |
ādye tretāyuge hītthamāsīddharmasya viplavaḥ || 29 ||
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tataḥprabhṛti lokeṣu yajñādau paśuhiṃsanam |
babhūva satye tu yuge dharma āsītsanātanaḥ || 30 ||
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kālena mahatā sopi saha devaiḥ surādhipaḥ |
ārādhya saṃpadaṃ prāpa vāsudevaṃ prabhuṃ mune || 31 ||
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tato dharmaniketasya śrīpateḥ kṛpayā hareḥ |
yathāpūrvaṃ ca saddharmastrilokyāṃ saṃpravarttata || 32 ||
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tatrāpi kecinmunayo nṛpā devāśca mānuṣāḥ |
kāmakrodharasāsvādalobhopahatasaddhiyaḥ |
tamāpaddharmamadyāpi prādhānyenaiva manvate || 33 ||
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ekāntino bhāgavatā jitakāmādayastu ye |
āpadyapi na te'gṛhṇaṃstaṃ tadā kimutā'nyadā || 34 ||
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itthaṃ brahmannādikalpe hiṃsrayajñapravarttanam |
yathāsīttanmayākhyātamāpatkālavaśādbhuvi || 35 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīvāsudevamāhātmye hiṃsrayajñapravṛttihetunirūpaṇaṃ nāma navamo'dhyāyaḥ || 9 ||
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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 9

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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