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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brahmovāca |
vicāryyā'haṃ vedānmuhurupagato niścayamimaṃ ramārāme bhaktistvayi dṛḍhatarā yarhyasubhṛtām |
bhavettarhyevaiṣāṃ kṣayavirahitā bhoganikarāstathā syurlokā vai paramapuruṣātyaṃtikagatiḥ || 1 ||
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ajānantastvitthaṃ bhṛtarajatamaskānapi hare bhajantyasmāndevānbahuvidhataporccāsaraṇibhiḥ |
ta evoktā mūḍhāḥ kṣayarahitasaukhyaṃ na kuhacillabhante'tastvāṃ vai nijahṛdi dadhe keśavamaham || 2 ||
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śaṃkara uvāca |
trayī sāṃkhyavedāṃtayogāḥ purāṇaṃ tathā pañcarātraṃ prabho dharmaśāstram |
tavaivātimāhātmyamekasya nityaṃ prakārairanekairhi gāyaṃti bhaktyā || 3 ||
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tvadeveśa śāstrāṇi caitāni bhūmno babhūvustvadekāśrayāṇyādikalpe |
ramāsevyapādāmbujaṃ śāstrayoniṃ tamādyaṃ bhavantaṃ bhaje vāsudevam || 4 ||
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dharma uvāca |
kathā tvadīyā bhavapāśamocanī sudhaiva tāpatrayataptadehinām |
anekajanmāghacayāpahāriṇī tanoti bhaktiṃ vayunaṃ tavāñjasā || 5 ||
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sadaiva sā karṇapathena hṛddarī viśatvanantābhidha sammukhodgatā |
mama tvadanyā haratācca vāsanā dayābdhaye te prabhaviṣṇave namaḥ || 6 ||
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prajāpataya ūcuḥ |
dhanyā ete kalpavṛkṣā yadīyāṃ chāyāmetāmāśritastvaṃ sahaśrīḥ |
dhanyaḥ kartā maṇḍapasyāsya te vai dhanyaiṣā bhūryatra pīṭhaṃ taveśa || 7 ||
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dhanyo loke nūnameṣomburāśiḥ sākṣāttubhyaṃ yena dattā svakanyā |
dhanyāścaite tvāṃ vayaṃ vīkṣamāṇā dhanyeśānaṃ śrīpatiṃ tvāṃ natāḥ smaḥ || 8 ||
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manava ūcuḥ |
dharmaḥ khalu sa hi paramo dharmebhyo mādhava sakalebhyopi |
bhaktirbhavati yato vai dharmabhuvi tvayi hi niravadyā || 9 ||
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dharmātmānaṃ bhagavandharmadhurīṇaṃ ca dharmapātāram |
sarvātipriyadharmaṃ numastvāṃ dharmasaṃbhūtim || 10 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
bhaktyā hīnastvadvimukho vayunārthī śrāmyanbhūyopyasya na siddhiṃ samupaiti |
tarhyāsaktaḥ karmaṇi kāmye tu kutosau saukhyaṃ yāyādakṣayamānandamahābdhe || 11 ||
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bhaktyā nityaṃ tvāmata eva vayaṃ vai śraddhāyuktā dharmataponigamādyaiḥ |
māyātītaṃ kālaniyantāramudāraṃ dhyāyāmaḥ śrīkāntaparātparamekam || 12 ||
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indra uvāca |
bhagavannuruduḥkhitā vayaṃ nanu durvāsasa eva helanāt |
na bhavantamṛte'vituṃ hi no vidhirudrapramukhā ime'śakan || 13 ||
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vigatākhilasaṃpado nirannāḥ samabhāvaṃ bhuvi pāmarairupetāḥ |
bhavataiva vayaṃ hṛtāpadaḥ smaḥ sapadi śrīharaye namostu tubhyam || 14 ||
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agniruvāca |
gīrvāṇadānavanarādyupajīvanānnaṃ yannirmitaṃ hi bhavataiva tato budhāstu |
yajñeṣu tena yajanaṃ tava kurvate'tho tvaccheṣamanyadiviṣadbhya upānayanti || 15 ||
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kāmyeṣu karmasu ratā api yājñikāste tatkarmabandhanata āśu vimucya yānti |
brāhmīṃ gatiṃ taditare tu bhavanti caurāḥ śrīyajñapūruṣamahaṃ praṇamāmi taṃ tvām || 16 ||
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maruta ūcuḥ |
bhaktā ekāntikāste'kṣaraparamapade sevayā te tu hīnaṃ vāsaiśvaryādi necchantyatiśayitasukhaṃ nāpi kaivalyamokṣam |
tadyuktaṃ tvātmanopi śvapacakulajanurmānayantyuttamaṃ vai taṃ tvāmekāntadharmāśrayaṇamupagatāḥ śrīmahāpūruṣaṃ smaḥ || 17 ||
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siddhā ūcuḥ |
naikabrahmāṇḍasargādikāraṇaṃ tvāmakāraṇam |
tatsthaṃ tadvyatiriktaṃ ca niyantāraṃ namāmahe || 18 ||
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rudrā ūcuḥ || māyāyāḥ sarvamohinyā mohanaṃ mohavarjitam |
mahākālasyāpi kālaṃ tvāṃ namaḥ puruṣottamam || 19 ||
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ādityā ūcuḥ |
prakāśitā yena vayaṃ jaganti prakāśayāmo bhavatā rameśa |
svayaṃprakāśaṃ tamuruprakāśaṃ prakāśamūrttiṃ praṇatā bhavantam || 20 ||
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sādhyā ūcuḥ |
śāstā nṛpāṇāṃ ca mahoragāṇāṃ daityādhipānāṃ ca surādhipānām |
tvaṃ vai manūnāṃ ca prajāpatīnāṃ rājādhirājāya namostu tubhyam || 21 ||
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vasava ūcuḥ |
bhavati bhuvi yadāyadā'surāṃśaiḥ prathitasanātanadharmadhārmikāṇām |
kadanamuru tadātadā svayaṃ te hyavatarate praṇamāma dharmagoptre || 22 ||
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cāraṇā ūcuḥ |
caritraṃ śubhaṃ te dhṛtānekamūrtteḥ prabandhairanekairhi gāyanti bhaktāḥ |
yadu śrotṛvaktṝnpunātyeva sadyo vayaṃ taṃ natāḥ puṇyakīrttiṃ bhavantam || 23 ||
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gandharvāpsarasa ūcuḥ |
ye kathāste vihāyānyagāthāḥ prabho kīrttayante'tha śṛṇvanti vā te janāḥ |
duḥkhitāḥ syuśca saṃsārapāśaiḥ sitāstaṃ natāḥ smaḥ śaraṇyaṃ bhavantaṃ vayam || 24 ||
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samudra uvāca |
ajita tavā'tha tāvakajanasya mudā'lpamapi draviṇa jalānnavastranamanānyatamena sakṛt |
carati ha sevanaṃ sa padavīṃ mahatīṃ mahatāṃ vrajati janolpakopi tamahaṃ praṇataḥ karuṇam || 25 ||
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pārṣadā ūcuḥ |
pitaro tvamasi svajanastvamasi tvamasīṣṭaguruḥ suhṛdātmapatiḥ |
tvamasīśvara eva ca naḥ paramastvamasi draviṇaṃ sakalaṃ tvamasi || 26 ||
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mūrttiruvāca |
yatsaṃbandhata eva yānti padavīmuccāṃ mahadbhirnnutāṃ strīśūdrāsuranīcapakṣipaśavaḥ pāpātmajīvā api |
yaddhīnā vibudheśvarā api bhavantyarccojjhitāstatkṣaṇaṃ golokādhipatiṃ tameva hṛdaye nityaṃ bhaje tvāmaham || 27 ||
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sāvitryuvāca |
tvaṃ sargakāle prakṛtiṃ ca pūruṣaṃ dṛṣṭyā svayotthāpya tatastadātmanā |
tattvāni sṛṣṭvā mahadādimānitairnnaikānvirājo bahudhā sasarjitha || 28 ||
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vairājarūpeṇa jagadvidhātṛtāṃ svīkṛtya devāsuramānuṣoragān |
tvaṃ sthāvaraṃ jaṃgamamīśa nirmame tvāmādikartāramupāśritāsmyaham || 29 ||
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durgovāca |
priyatayā'dhikayā hṛdi cintanaṃ vidadhate tava ye bhuvi te vibho |
na parameṣṭhisukhaṃ na divaḥ sukhaṃ na kamayanti dharaikanareśatām || 30 ||
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prasabhamarpitamapyatulaṃ tvayā sukhamidaṃ samavāpya ca tatra te |
tadapahāya na śaktikṛtaḥ kṣaṇaṃ tamu namāmi ca sātvatanāyakam || 31 ||
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nadya ūcuḥ |
varada namanamātraṃ nāmasaṃkīrtanaṃ vā vidadhati tava ye vai jñānato'jñānato vā |
janimṛtiyamabhītestānapi trāyamāṇaṃ narasakhamupayātāḥ smo'dya nārāyaṇaṃ tvām || 32 ||
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devapatnya ūcuḥ |
bhuvi dhṛtākṛterjanma maṅgalaṃ caritamadbhutaṃ lokapāvanam |
bhavati nirguṇaṃ sarvameva te bhavasi nirguṇabrahma yatparam || 33 ||
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tava samāśrayāttāmasā janā api ca rājasāḥ sāttvikāśca ye |
nanu bhavanti te nirguṇāstato vayamupāsmahe tvāṃ hi nirguṇam || 34 ||
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ṛṣipatnya ūcuḥ |
ārtānāmuruvṛjinaistridhā ca tāpaiḥ sarvāpatpraśamanamekameva viṣṇoḥ |
pādābjaṃ tava bhavatīti tadvayaṃ vai prāptāḥ smaḥ śaraṇamananta devadeva || 35 ||
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pṛthivyuvāca |
pūrṇaśāradasudhākarānanaṃ śāradābjadaladīrghalocanam |
śrīviyogabahudhārtimocanaṃ vā'sudevamahamekamāśraye || 36 ||
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sarasvatyuvāca |
nayane mamācyuta tavātisundare mukhaśītarociṣi cakoratāṃ gate |
na hi gacchato'nyata itīyameva me hṛdi mūrtirastu satataṃ nahītarā || 37 ||
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skanda uvāca |
iti stuto'khilairdevaiḥ sobhinandya dṛśaiva tān |
prāha śriyaṃ śubhe paśya devādīṃstvamimāniti || 38 ||
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tataḥ samīkṣitāḥ prītyā tayā madhurayā dṛśā |
trilokīvāsinaḥ sarve ṛddhā āsanyathā purā || 39 ||
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lebhire svasvaṛddhiṃ te gṛhiṇastyāginopi ca |
dharmādayaśca sānandaṃ pracaranti sma pūrvavat || 40 ||
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tasyāḥ śriyaśca bhagavāndadau sthānamuraḥ svakam |
tatra sthitvaiva sā vyāpattrailokyaṃ saṃpadātmanā || 41 ||
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tato ratnākaraḥ svasmācchrījaneranubhāvataḥ |
babhūvānvarthasaṃjño vai saṃpūrṇakṣayaratnavān || 42 ||
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caturvidhairbahurasaiḥ sadannairamṛtopamaiḥ |
sarvānsamāgatāṃstatra tarpayāmāsa sādaram || 43 ||
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anarghyāṇi ca vastrāṇi ratnabhūṣāḥ paricchadān |
devādibhyo dadau prītyā sarvebhyopi pṛthakpṛthak || 44 ||
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jāmātustuṣṭaye svasya tadīyebhyastadāmbudheḥ |
nāsītkimapyadeyaṃ vai ghanavaddhanavarṣiṇaḥ || 45 ||
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bhagavānapi taddattaṃ yautakaṃ ca dhanaṃ bahu |
brāhmaṇebhyaḥ pradāyaiva śriyā saha tirodadhe || 46 ||
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lakṣmīnārāyaṇābhyāṃ te bhṛśamānanditāḥ surāḥ |
indrādayo divaṃ jagmuḥ svaṃsvaṃ dhāmā'pare yayuḥ || 47 ||
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adhikāraṃ ca saṃprāpya yathāpūrvaṃ nijaṃnijam |
sarvepi sukhino jātāḥ prasādātkamalāpateḥ || 48 ||
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mandaraṃ ca giriṃ tārkṣyaḥ punarbhagavadājñayā |
svasthānaṃ samupānīya sthāpayāmāsa līlayā || 49 ||
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evamindreṇa brahmarṣe naṣṭā brāhmaṇaśāpataḥ |
upalabdhā punaḥ saṃpannārāyaṇaprasādataḥ || 50 ||
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ya etāṃ śṛṇuyātpuṇyāṃ kathāṃ bhagavato mune |
kīrtayetprayato vāpi saṃpadaṃ prāpnuto hi tau || 51 ||
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gṛhiṇāṃ dhanasiddhiḥ syāttyāgināṃ ca yathepsitā |
bhaktijñānavirāgāderbhavetsiddhiranena vai || 52 ||
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iti te kathitaṃ brahmanyathendraḥ prāpa saṃpadam |
nāradopi yathā śvetaṃ dvīpaṃ sa gatavānṛṣiḥ |
tatte sarvaṃ pravakṣyāmi śṛṇuṣvaikena caitasā || 53 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīvāsudevamāhātmye lakṣmīnārāyaṇastutinirūpaṇaṃ nāma pañcadaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 15 ||
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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 15

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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