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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śrīnārāyaṇa uvāca |
khananokṣaṇalepādyaiḥ śodhite dharaṇītale |
catuṣpādaṃ nyasetpīṭhaṃ nānāraṅgasuśobhite || 1 ||
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arcakaḥ prāṅmukhaḥ pīṭhapādānkoṇeṣu kārayet |
caturṣu teṣu dharmādīnsthāpayetsiṃharūpiṇaḥ || 2 ||
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agnau dharmaṃ nyasecchvetaṃ jñānaṃ śoṇaṃ ca nairṛte |
vāyau tu pītaṃ vairāgyaṃ śyāmamaiśvaryamaiśake || 3 ||
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manodhīcittāhaṅkārānkramātpūrvādidikṣva'tha |
vinyasetpīṭhagātreṣu haridraktasitāsitān || 4 ||
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sthāpyā raktasitaśyāmā rajaḥsattvatamoguṇāḥ |
pīṭhasya paṭṭikāyāṃ tu trayopi munisattama || 5 ||
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antaḥkaraṇarūpeṣu gātreṣvatha caturṣvapi |
vimalādyā nyasecchaktīrdvedve ekaikagātrake || 6 ||
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vimalotkarṣiṇīti dve gaurāṅgyau pūrvato nyaset |
vādayantyau śubhāṃ vīṇāṃ haridvastre svalaṃkṛte || 7 ||
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jñānākriye nyasedyāmye pītavastre'ruṇadyutī |
ekā tālaṃ vādayantī mṛdaṅgamaparā tathā || 8 ||
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yogāpraddhyau nyasetpaścācchyāme aruṇavāsasau |
saheva muralī cobhe vādayantyau pṛthakpṛthak || 9 ||
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satyeśāne hemavarṇe uttarasyāṃ tato nyaset |
śyāmāṃśuke vādayantyāvubhe te parivādinīm || 10 ||
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anugrahākhyā paṭṭikāyāṃ sthāpyaikā ca kṛtāñjaliḥ |
sarvā etāstu kartavyā dvibhujāḥ suvibhūṣaṇāḥ || 11 ||
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pīṭhopari sitadvīpaṃ kurvīta śvetavāsasā |
tanmadhye'ṣṭadalaṃ padmaṃ kurvītojvalakarṇikam || 12 ||
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dvādaśāṃśaṃ parityajya padmakṣetrasya bāhyataḥ |
vṛttaistribhistasya madhyaṃ vibhajetsamabhāgataḥ || 13 ||
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tatrādyaṃ karṇikāsthānaṃ kesarāṇāṃ tu madhyamam |
patrāṇāṃ tu tṛtīyaṃ syāddalāgrāṇi tu bāhyataḥ || 14 ||
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paritastasya ca puraṃ caturdvāraṃ prakalpayet |
raṅgadravyairbahuvidhairharidrākuṃkumādibhiḥ || 15 ||
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kurvīta taṇḍulairvāpi tatra padmādi śobhanam |
padmasya karṇikāṃ madhye hemavarṇā suśobhayet || 16 ||
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śoṇavarṇāni patrāṇi paritastasya cārcakaḥ |
 kuryādaṣṭāpyaṣṭadikṣu svarṇavarṇāni vā mune || 17 ||
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pūrvaṃ tu gopuraṃ śoṇaṃ śyāmaṃ kuryācca dakṣiṇam |
pītavarṇaṃ paścimaṃ ca sphaṭikābhaṃ tathottaram || 18 ||
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antarāle ca puṣpāṇi citrāṇi purapadmayoḥ |
kṛtvā madhye'tha śrīkṛṣṇaṃ tadvāme rādhikāṃ nyaset || 19 ||
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rādhākṛṣṇasyāsya tataḥ pṛṣṭhe saṃkarṣaṇaṃ nyaset |
caturbāhuṃ dhṛtacchatraṃ gaurāṅgaṃ nīlavāsasam || 20 ||
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dakṣe nyasedbhagavataḥ pradyumnaṃ pītavāsasam |
caturbhujaṃ ghanaśyāmaṃ dhṛtvā cāmaramāsthitam || 21 ||
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vāme'niruddhaṃ ca harernyasedaruṇavāsasam |
indranīlamaṇiśyāmaṃ saṃsthitaṃ dhṛtacāmaram || 22 ||
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trayopyete tu kartavyā nānālaṃkāraśobhitāḥ |
anarghyaratnamukuṭāstāruṇyena manoharāḥ || 23 ||
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tato'vatārāṃstu hareḥ kesareṣvaṣṭasu kramāt |
ekaikasminnyased dvaudvāvaṣṭasvevaṃ hi ṣoḍaśa || 24 ||
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sthāpayedvāmanaṃ buddhaṃ pūrvasminkesare'grataḥ |
ghanaśyāmāvubhau hyetau karuṇau brahmacāriṇau || 25 ||
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sitāṃśukau kare dakṣe bibhratau phullapaṅkajam |
abhayaṃ vāmahaste ca śāntau yajñopavītinau || 26 ||
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kalkinaṃ parśurāmaṃ ca vahnikoṇe'tha vinyaset |
khaṅgapāṇistatra kalkī parśupāṇistathā'paraḥ || 27 ||
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ubhau gaurau ca tāmrākṣau jaṭilau sitavāsasau |
yajñopavītinau kāryau tyaktakrodhamahārayau || 28 ||
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hayagrīvavarāhau ca sthāpayedyāmyakesare |
hayagrīvo hayāsyaḥ syānnarāṃgaśca caturbhujaḥ || 29 ||
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śaṅkhādibhṛtsvarṇavarṇo dhṛtadivyasitāmbaraḥ |
varāhastu varāhāsyo narāṃgaḥ syāccaturbhujaḥ || 30 ||
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śaṅkhacakragadābjāni dadhatpītāmbaraṃ tathā |
madhupiṃgalavarṇaśca karttavyo dvibhujo'tha vā || 31 ||
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matsyakūrmmau nairṛte ca sthāpayetkesare tataḥ |
kaṭeradhastadākārāvūrddhvaṃ tau tu narākṛtī || 32 ||
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vāme śaṃkhaṃ gadāṃ dakṣe pāṇau ca dadhatāvubhau |
śyāmasundaradehau ca karttavyau dhṛtabhūṣaṇau || 33 ||
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dhanvantariṃ nṛsiṃhaṃ ca paścime kesare nyaset |
dhanvantariḥ śuklavāsā gaurāṃgo'mṛtakumbhadhṛt || 34 ||
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siṃhavaktro nṛsiṃhastu nṛdehaḥ kesarānvitaḥ |
nīlotpalābho dvibhujo gadācakradharo bhaveta || 35 ||
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vāyau nyasedubhau haṃsadattātreyau jaṭādharau |
yogiveṣau sitau daṇḍakamaṇḍalukarau tathā || 36 ||
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uttare kesare vyāsaṃ nyasedgaṇapatiṃ tataḥ |
tatra vyāso viśālākṣaḥ kṛṣṇavarṇaḥ sitāmbaraḥ || 37 ||
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dvibhujo dhṛtavedaśca supiśaṃgajaṭādharaḥ |
sitayajñopavītaśca karttavyaḥ sapavitrakaḥ || 38 ||
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gajāsya ekadantaśca rakto gaṇapatirbhavet |
raktāmbaradharaścaiva nāgayajñopavītavān || 39 ||
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tundilaśca caturbāhuḥ pāśāṅkuśavarāndadhat |
kareṇaikena ca dadhadramyāṃ pustakalekhinīm || 40 ||
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nyasetkesara īśāne kapilaṃ pūjakastataḥ |
sanatkumāraṃ ca muniṃ naiṣṭhikabrahmacāriṇam || 41 ||
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śuklāṃgaḥ kapilaḥ kāryo dhṛtacārusitāmbaraḥ |
dadhatkarābhyāmambhojamabhayaṃ śāntavigraham || 42 ||
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pañcavārṣikabālābho digvastro'lpajaṭādharaḥ |
sanatkumāraśca muniḥ karttavyaḥ pūjakena tu || 43 ||
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saṃsthāpya kesareṣvitthaṃ devatāḥ paṅkajasya tu |
nyasecca dalamadhyeṣu pārṣadānarccako'ṣṭasu || 44 ||
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viṣvaksenaṃ ca garuḍaṃ tatrādau pūrvato nyaset |
tato dakṣakrameṇaiva prabalaṃ ca balaṃ nyaset || 45 ||
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kumudaṃ kumudākṣaṃ ca sunandaṃ nandameva ca |
śrutadevaṃ jayantaṃ ca vinyasedvijayaṃ jayam || 46 ||
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tataḥ pracaṇḍaṃ caṇḍaṃ ca puṣpadantaṃ ca sātvatam |
dvaudvāvevaṃ krameṇaiva sthāneṣvaṣṭasu vinyaset || 47 ||
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caturbhujāḥ sarva ete śaṅkhāryabjagadādharāḥ |
kāryāḥ kiriṭinaḥ śyāmāḥ pītavastrāḥ subhūṣaṇāḥ || 48 ||
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dalamadhyāntarāleṣu siddhīraṣṭasu vinyaset |
nānā maṃgalavādyānāṃ vādane nipuṇāḥ kramāt || 49 ||
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aṇimā laghimā prāptiḥ prākāmyaṃ mahimā tathā |
īśitā vaśitā caivāṣṭamī kāmāvasāyitā || 50 ||
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etāḥ suvarṇavarṇābhāḥ sarvābharaṇabhūṣitāḥ |
veṇuvīṇādihastāśca karttavyāścitravāsasaḥ || 51 ||
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dalāgreṣvaṣṭasu tato vedāñchāstrāṇi ca nyaset |
tatra vedānnyaseddikṣu śāstrāṇi tu vidikṣu saḥ || 52 ||
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pūrve nyasettu ṛgvedamakṣamālādharaṃ sitam |
kharvaṃ lambodaraṃ saumyaṃ padmanetraṃ sitāmbaram || 53 ||
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yāmye nyasedyajurvedaṃ madhyamāṃgaṃ kṛśodaram |
piṃgākṣaṃ sthūlakaṇṭhaṃ ca pītaṃ cāruṇavāsasam || 54 ||
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akṣasrajaṃ kare vāme dakṣe vajraṃ ca bibhratam |
paścime sāmavedaṃ ca prāṃśumādityavarcasam || 55 ||
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dakṣe'kṣamālāṃ vāme ca dhṛtavantaṃ kare daram |
svarṇavastraṃ viśālākṣaṃ vinyasedgāyanodyatam || 56 ||
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atharvāṇaṃ nyasetsaumye sitāṃgaṃ nīlavāsasam |
vāme'kṣasūtraṃ dakṣe ca khaṭvāṃgaṃ bibhrataṃ kare |
vahnyojasaṃ ca tāmrākṣaṃ vayasā sthaviraṃ tathā || 57 ||
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agnikoṇe dharmaśāstraṃ nyasecca kamalāsanam |
śvetaṃ ca bibhrataṃ dorbhyāṃ muktāmālāṃ tathātulām || 58 ||
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dīrghakeśanakhaṃ sāṃkhyaṃ nairṛte tundilaṃ nyaset || 3 ||
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japamālāṃ ca daṇḍaṃ ca karābhyāṃ bibhrataṃ sitam || 59 ||
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nyasedvāyau tato yogaṃ svarṇavarṇaṃ kṛśodaram |
ūrunyastakaradvandvaṃ svanāsāgrakṛtekṣaṇam || 60 ||
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pañcarātraṃ tatheśāne dhavalaṃ vanamālinam |
nyasetkarābhyāṃ dadhatamakṣamālāṃ ca lāṃgalam || 61 ||
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eṣāṃ caturṇāṃ vāsāṃsi śvetasūkṣmaghanāni ca |
karttavyāni tathākṣīṇi padmapatrāyatāni ca || 62 ||
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agrāṇāmantarāleṣu maharṣīṃśca sayoṣitaḥ |
vinyasetpaṭhato vedānpūrvāgneyādyanukramāt || 63 ||
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marīciṃ kalayā yuktamatriṃ cāpyanasūyayā |
śraddhayāṃgirasaṃ sākaṃ pulastyaṃ ca havirbhuvā || 64 ||
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gatyā yuktaṃ ca pulahaṃ kriyayā ca saha kratum |
khyātyā bhṛgumarundhatyā vaśiṣṭhaṃ saha vinyaset || 65 ||
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dvibhujāḥ sarva evaite jaṭāśmaśrudharāḥ kṛśāḥ |
kāryāstapasvino daṇḍāndadhataśca kamaṇḍalūn || 66 ||
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padmādbahirnyaseccā'ṣṭau diśāsu vidiśāsu ca |
dikpālānindrapramukhānsahayānānyathādiśam || 67 ||
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prācyāmairāvatārūḍhaṃ nyasedindraṃ caturbhujam |
vajrāṃkuśāmbujavarāndadhataṃ svarṇasannibham || 68 ||
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kausumbharamyavasanaṃ nānālaṃkāraśobhitam |
śoṇāpāṃgaṃ viśālākṣaṃ sarvalakṣaṇalakṣitam || 69 ||
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agnikoṇe nyasedagniṃ tāmravarṇaṃ caturbhujam |
dadhānaṃ pāṇibhiścaiva śūlaṃ śaktiṃ srucaṃ sruvam || 70 ||
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catuḥśuke haimarathe niṣaṇṇaṃ vāyusārathim |
trinetraṃ dhūmravasanaṃ piṅgaśmaśrujaṭekṣaṇam || 71 ||
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yamaṃ nyaseddakṣiṇataḥ śyāmaṃ cāmīkarāmbaram |
caturbhujaṃ daṇḍakhaḍgaparaśuṃ pāśadhāriṇam |
unmattamahiṣārūḍhaṃ nānābhūṣaṇabhūṣitam || 72 ||
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ūrddhvakeśaṃ virūpākṣaṃ nairṛtaṃ nairṛte nyaset |
khaḍgaṃ pāśaṃ ca dadhataṃ dvibhujaṃ naravāhanam || 73 ||
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hariśmaśruṃ dhūmravarṇaṃ parivītāsitāmbaram |
hāṭakānekabhūṣāḍhyamavaiṣṇavabhayaṃkaram || 74 ||
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tataḥ pratīcyāṃ varuṇamindranīlamaṇiprabham |
śvetāmbaraṃ caturbāhuṃ muktāhāra vibhūṣitam || 75 ||
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saptahaṃsarathārūḍhaṃ dorbhyāṃ pāśaṃ ca bibhratam |
anyābhyāṃ ratnapātraṃ ca śaṃkhaṃ ca dadhataṃ nyaset || 76 ||
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vāyau vāyuṃ haridvarṇaṃ dvibhujaṃ kṛṣṇavāsasam |
pṛṣatsthaṃ muktakeśaṃ ca vyāttāsyaṃ dhvajinaṃ nyaset || 77 ||
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saumye nyasetkuberaṃ ca svarṇavarṇaṃ caturbhujam |
gadāśaktitriśūlāni ratnapātraṃ ca bibhratam || 78 ||
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nīlāmbaraṃ śmaśrulaṃ ca śibikāyāṃ samāsthitam |
piśaṃgavāmanayanaṃ naikabhūṣaṃ ca varmiṇam || 79 ||
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īśāne'tha mūhārudramarddhanārīśvaraṃ nyaset |
vāmārddhe pārvatī kāryā dakṣārddhe tatra śaṃkaraḥ || 80 ||
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īśvarārddhe jaṭājūṭaṃ kartavyaṃ candrabhūṣitam |
umārddhe tilakaṃ kāryaṃ sīmantamalike tathā || 81 ||
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bhasmanoddhūlitaṃ cārddhamarddhaṃ kuṃkumabhūṣitam |
nāgopavītaṃ cāpyarddhamarddhaṃ hāravibhūṣitam || 82 ||
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vāmārddhe ca stanaḥ pīnaḥ karttavyaḥ kaṃcukīvṛtaḥ |
kaṭyāṃ ca raśanā haimī pāde kāñcananūpuram || 83 ||
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kausumbhaṃ vasanaṃ caiva karau kaṃkaṇabhūṣitau |
triśūlamakṣasūtraṃ ca dadhatau ratnamudrikau || 84 ||
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dakṣārddhe raśanā sārpī kāryā vastraṃ gajājinam |
karau ca nāgavalayau darpaṇotpaladhāriṇau || 85 ||
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evaṃvidhaṃ mahādevaṃ nyasedvṛṣabhavāhanam |
itthamaṣṭadigīśānāṃ kuryātsthāpanamarcakaḥ || 86 ||
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purādbahistataścāṣṭau sthāpayedarcako grahān |
svasvadikṣu sthitānsvasvānyārūḍhānsyandanāni ca || 87 ||
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prācyāṃ diśi nyasettatra bhāskaraṃ pītavāsasam |
sindūravarṇaṃ dvibhujaṃ padmahastaṃ rathe sthitam || 88 ||
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ekaṃ cakraṃ dvādaśāraṃ rathasyāsyātitejasaḥ |
saptāśvāśca haridvarṇā vāme santi niyojitāḥ || 89 ||
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agnikoṇe tataḥ sthāpyo bhṛguḥ śvetaḥ sitāmbaraḥ |
daṇḍaṃ kamaṇḍaluṃ bibhraddvibāhuḥ saumyadarśanaḥ || 90 ||
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citravarṇāśvadaśake sthito hemamaye rathe |
dakṣiṇe ca nyasedbhaumaṃ raktaṃ raktāmbaraṃ tathā || 91 ||
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caturbhujaṃ gadāśaktitriśūlavaradhāriṇam |
tasya haimaṃ rathaṃ kuryādaruṇāṣṭahayānvitam || 92 ||
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rāhuśca nairṛte koṇe nīlavāsāścaturbhujaḥ |
karālāsyastamorūpaścarmāsiśaktiśūladhṛt || 93 ||
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bhṛṅgavarṇāṣṭaturage sthitaḥ kāryastvayorathe |
sauriśca paścime sthāpya indranīlasamadyutiḥ || 94 ||
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dhanvī triśūlī dvibhujo mandākṣaścāsitāmbaraḥ |
śabalāṣṭāśvasaṃyukte sthitaḥ kārṣṇāyase rathe || 95 ||
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vāyukoṇe tataścandraṃ sthāpayecca sitāmbaram |
śvetavarṇaṃ gadāhastaṃ dvibhujaṃ ca rathe sthitam || 96 ||
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śatāracakratritaye syandane tasya cāmmaye |
kundābhāḥ santyubhayato yojitāsturagā daśa || 97 ||
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uttare dvibhujaḥ saumyo varābhayakaroruṇaḥ |
haridvāsāṣṭapiṃgāśve kāryo haimarathe sthitaḥ || 98 ||
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īśāne ca guruḥ sthāpyo hemavarṇaḥ sitāmbaraḥ |
dvibhujaḥ padmanayano dhṛtadaṇḍakamaṇḍaluḥ |
pāṇḍurāṣṭahaye haime niṣaṇṇaḥ syandanottame || 99 ||
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aṃgadevānbhagavataḥ sthāpayeditthamarcakaḥ |
karṇikādripurāntāntasthāneṣu kramaśo'khilān || 100 ||
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vāsudevāṃgadevānāṃ nyasenmūrttīstu vaibhavī |
pūgaphalānītarastu nyasetpuṣpākṣatādi vā || 101 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīvāsudevamāhātmye kriyāyoge pūjāmaṇḍalaracanāvidhinirūpaṇaṃ nāma saptaviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 27 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 27

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

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Cover of edition (2016)

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by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

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by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

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Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

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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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