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 |
vāsudevārcanavidhiṃ niśamyetthaṃ sa nāradaḥ |
prasannaḥ punaraprākṣīttaṃ munīnāṃ paraṃ gurum || 1 ||
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nārada uvāca |
samyagukto bhagavatā kriyāyogo mahāphalaḥ |
ekena manasā yo'sau kāryaḥ siddhimabhīpsubhiḥ || 2 ||
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manaso nigrahastatra jñānināmapi sadguro |
duṣkaraḥ kiṃ punastarhi nṛṇāṃ karmātmanāṃ bhuvi || 3 ||
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tamṛte tu harerarcā nābhīṣṭaphaladāyinī |
atastannigrahopāyamapi me vaktumarhasi || 4 ||
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skanda uvāca |
ityāpṛṣṭaḥ sa muninā munīndraḥ sarvadarśanaḥ |
nārāyaṇo narasakho nāradaṃ tamabhāṣata || 5 ||
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śrīnārāyaṇa uvāca |
satyameva mune vakṣi manasosti balaṃ mahat |
jitepi yasminviśvāsaḥ śatruvanna vivekinām || 6 ||
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manasā sadṛśonyastu śatrurnnāstyeva dehinām |
viṣṇudhyānābhyāsayogānnirdoṣaṃ taddhi śāmyati || 7 ||
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adāntāśvavadevaitadyatosti duravagraham |
ato vairāgyayukpumbhiḥ sadupāyairnigṛhyate || 8 ||
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upāyāstatra bahavaḥ santi teṣvapi sanmate |
aṣṭāṃgayogasyābhyāsaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ sadyaḥ phalapradaḥ || 9 ||
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yamāśca niyamā brahmannāsanānyasusaṃyamaḥ |
pratyāhāro dhāraṇā ca dhyānamaṃgaṃ tu saptamam |
samādhiścāṣṭamaṃ proktaṃ yogasyānukrameṇa vai || 10 ||
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tatrā'hiṃsābrahmacarya satyāsteyāparigrahāḥ |
ete pañca yamāḥ proktāḥ sādhanīyāḥ prayatnataḥ || 11 ||
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śaucaṃ tapaśca saṃtoṣaḥ svādhyāyo viṣṇupūjanam |
ete ca niyamāḥ pañca dvitīyāṃgatayā matāḥ || 12 ||
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parihāyāṃgacāñcalyaṃ yathāsukhatayā sthitiḥ |
tadāsanaṃ svastikādiproktaṃ dvandvārttijinmune || 13 ||
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caratāṃ sarvato'sūnāmekadeśe tu dhāraṇam |
gurūpadiṣṭarītyaiva prāṇāyāmaḥ sa ucyate || 14 ||
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cale vāyau calaṃ cittaṃ sthire tasminsthiraṃ tataḥ |
sudeśe'yaṃ sadā'bhyasyaḥ pūrakumbhakarecakaiḥ || 15 ||
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manasendriyavṛttīnāṃ tattadviṣayataśca yat |
ākarṣaṇaṃ pratīcīnaṃ pratyāhāraḥ sa īritaḥ || 16 ||
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nābhyādyanyatame sthāne prāṇena saha cetasaḥ |
vāsudevasvarūpe yaddhāraṇaṃ dhāraṇoditā || 17 ||
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ekaikāvayavasyaiva cintanaṃ yatpṛthakpṛthak |
padābjāderbhagavatastaddhyānamiti kīrtitam || 18 ||
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nirodhaḥ prāṇamanasoratipremṇā harau tu yaḥ |
sa samādhiriti prokto yogināmabhivāñchitaḥ || 19 ||
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aṃgairaṣṭabhiretairhi śikṣitaiḥ siddhasadguroḥ |
yogaḥ siddhyati vai puṃsāṃ samādheḥ pakvatātmakaḥ || 20 ||
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naitādṛśaṃ paraṃ samyaṅ manonigrahasādhanam |
puruṣāṇāṃ mumukṣūṇāmiti jānīhi nārada || 21 ||
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tapasvināṃ mahāśatrorbrahmāṇḍakṣobhakādapi |
madanānnābhayaṃ kiñcidyoginastvasti karhicit || 22 ||
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āyāsyantaṃ vihitvaiva sontakālaṃ ca yogavit |
svātantryeṇaiva dehaṃ svaṃ tyajatītthaṃ samādhinā || 23 ||
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pārṣṇibhyāṃ gudamāpīḍya vāyuṃ pādadvayasthitam |
śanaiḥśanaiḥ samākṛṣya mṛtyusthānaṃ nayatyamum || 24 ||
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manasā keśavaṃ dhyāyaṃstanmanuṃ ca ṣaḍakṣaram |
japastato'muṃ nayati vāyuṃ sthānaṃ prajāpateḥ || 25 ||
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tato nābhiṃ ca hadayamuraḥ kaṇṭhaṃ ca yogavit |
nayati bhrukuṭivāyuṃ vāsudevaparāyaṇaḥ || 26 ||
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eteṣu ṣaṭsu sthāneṣu tvekaikasminpṛthakpṛthak |
yogī prāṇamanokṣāṇāṃ nirodhaṃ ca visarjanam |
tāvadabhyasati svasya yāvatsyāttatsvatantratā || 27 ||
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jitaṃjitaṃ vihāyaiva sthānaṃ yāti paraṃ param |
prāptasya sthānakaṃ ṣaṣṭhaṃ tadabhyāse śramo na hi || 28 ||
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saptacchidrāṇi ruddhvā'tha prāṇamakṣamanoyutam |
prāpayya tālu vrajati brahmarandhraṃ sa yogavit || 29 ||
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māyāmayapadārthānāṃ tato hitvaiva vāsanāḥ |
sa vāsudevaikamanāstyajati svakalevaram || 30 ||
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tato bhagavato dhāma śrīkṛṣṇasya tamaḥparam |
upetya sevamānastaṃ nandate divyavigrahaḥ || 31 ||
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iti te kathito brahmanyogaśāstrasya saṃgrahaḥ |
jitvā tena manaḥ svīyaṃ tamārādhaya sarvadā || 32 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ dvitīye vaiṣṇavakhaṇḍe śrīvāsudevamāhātmye'ṣṭāṃgayoganirūpaṇaṃ nāma triṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 30 ||
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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 30

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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