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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śrīsūta uvāca |
pāpanāśe naraḥ snātvā sarvapāpanibarhaṇe |
tataḥ sītāsaro gacchetsnātuṃ niyamapūrvakam || 1 ||
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yāni kāni ca puṇyāni brahmāṃḍāṃtargatāni vai |
tāni gaṃgāditīrthāni svapāpapariśuddhaye || 2 ||
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sītāsarasi vartaṃte mahāpātakanāśane |
kṣetrāṇyapi mahārhāṇi kāśyādīni divāniśam || 3 ||
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sītāsarotra sevaṃte svasvakalmaṣaśāṃtaye |
tasyāḥ sarasi saṃgītaguṇenākṛṣya bāliśaḥ || 4 ||
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paṃcānano'pi vasate paṃcapātakanāśanaḥ |
tadetattīrthamāgatya snātvā vai śraddhayā saha |
puraṃdaraḥ purā viprā mumuce brahmahatyayā || 5 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
brahmahatyā kathamabhūdvāsavasya purā mune |
sītāsarasi snānātkathaṃ mukto'bhavattayā || 6 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
kapālābharaṇonāma rākṣaso'bhūtpurā dvijāḥ || 7 ||
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avadhyaḥ sarvadevānāṃ so'bhavadbrahmaṇo varāt |
śavabhakṣaṇanāmā tu tasyāsīnmaṃtrisattamaḥ || 8 ||
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akṣauhiṇīśataṃ tasya hayebharathasaṃkulam |
asti tasya puraṃ cāpi vaijayaṃtamiti śrutam || 9 ||
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vasatyasminpure so'yaṃ kapālābharaṇo balī |
śavabhakṣaṃ samāhūya babhāṣe maṃtriṇaṃ dvijāḥ || 10 ||
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śavabhakṣa mahāvīrya maṃtraśāstreṣu kovida |
vayaṃ devapurīṃ gatvā vinirjitya surānraṇe || 11 ||
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śakrasya bhavane ramye sthāsyāmassainikaiḥ saha |
ramāvo naṃdane tasya raṃbhādyapsarasāṃ gaṇaiḥ || 12 ||
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kapālābharaṇasyedaṃ niśamya vacanaṃ tadā |
śavabhakṣo'bravīdviprā vacastatra tathāstviti || 13 ||
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tataḥ kapālābharaṇaḥ putraṃ durmedhasaṃ balī |
pratiṣṭhāpya pure śūraṃ senayā parivāritaḥ || 14 ||
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yuyutsuramaraiḥ sākaṃ prayayāvamarāvatīm |
gajāśvarathapādātairuddhatai reṇusaṃcayaiḥ || 15 ||
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śoṣayañjaladhīnsiṃdhūṃścūrṇayanparvatānapi |
niḥsāṇadhvaninā viprā nādayanrodasī tathā || 16 ||
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aśvānāṃ heṣitaravairgajānāmapi bṛṃhitaiḥ |
rathanemisvanairugraiḥ siṃhanādaiḥ padātinām || 17 ||
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śrotrāṇi diggajānāṃ ca vitanvanbadhirāṇi saḥ |
agamaddevanagarīṃ yuyutsuramaraiḥ saha || 18 ||
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tata indrādayo devāḥ senākalakaladhvanim |
śrutvābhiniryyayuḥ puryā yuddhābhimanaso dvijāḥ || 19 ||
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tato yuddhaṃ samabhavaddevānāṃ rākṣasaiḥ saha |
adṛṣṭapūrvaṃ jagati tathaivāśrutapūrvakam || 20 ||
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tata indrādayo devā rākṣasāñjaghnurāhave |
rākṣasāśca surāñjaghnuḥ samare vijigīṣavaḥ || 21 ||
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dvandvayuddhaṃ ca samabhūdanyonyaṃ surarakṣasām |
kapālābharaṇenājau yuyudhe balavṛtrahā || 22 ||
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yamena śavabhakṣaśca varuṇena ca kauśikaḥ |
kubero rudhirākṣeṇa yuyudhe brāhmaṇottamāḥ || 23 ||
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māṃsapriyo madyasevī krūradṛṣṭirbhayāvahaḥ |
catvāra ete vikrāṃtāḥ kapālābharaṇānujāḥ || 24 ||
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aśvibhyāmagnivāyubhyāṃ yuddhe yuyudhire mithaḥ |
tato yamo mahāvīryaḥ kāladaṇḍena vegavān || 25 ||
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śavabhakṣaṃ nihatyājāvanayadyamasādanam |
tasya cākṣauhiṇīstriṃśannijaghne samare yamaḥ || 26 ||
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varuṇaḥ kauśikasyājau prāsena prāharacchiraḥ |
kubero rudhirākṣasya kuntenābhyaharacchiraḥ || 27 ||
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aśvibhyāmagnivāyubhyāṃ kapālābharaṇānujāḥ |
nihatāḥ samare viprāḥ prayayuryamasādanam || 28 ||
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akṣauhiṇīśataṃ cāpi devendreṇa mṛdhe dvijāḥ |
yāmārddhena hataṃ yuddhe prayayau yamasādanam || 29 ||
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tataḥ kapālābharaṇaḥ prekṣya senāṃ nijāṃ hatām |
cāpamādāya niśitāñcharāṃścāpi mahājavān || 30 ||
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abhyayātsamare śakraṃ tiṣṭhatiṣṭheti cābravīt |
tataḥ śakrasya śirasi vyadhamaccharapaṃcakaiḥ || 31 ||
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tānaprāptānpraciccheda śarairyuddhe sa vṛtrahā |
tataḥ śūlaṃ samādāya kapālābharaṇo mṛdhe || 32 ||
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deveṃdrāya pracikṣepa taṃ śaktyā nijaghāna saḥ |
tataḥ kapālābharaṇaḥ śatahastāyatāṃ gadām || 33 ||
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āyasīṃ paṃcasāhasratulābhāreṇanirmitām |
ādade samare śakraṃ vakṣodeśe jaghāna ca || 34 ||
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tataḥ sa mūrcchitaḥ śakro rathopastha upāviśat |
mṛtasaṃjīvinīṃ vidyāṃ japitvātha bṛhaspatiḥ || 35 ||
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pulomajāpatiṃ yuddhe samajīvayadadbhutam |
airāvataṃ tadāruhya kapālābharaṇāṃtikam || 36 ||
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ājagāma śacībhartā prahartuṃ kuliśena tam |
ekaprahāreṇa tadā maheṃdraḥ pākaśāsanaḥ || 37 ||
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kapālābharaṇaṃ yuddhe vajreṇa sarathāśvakam |
sacāpaṃ sadhvajaṃ caiva satūṇīraṃ savarmakam || 38 ||
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cūrṇayāmāsa kupitastilaśaḥ kaṇaśastathā |
hate tasminmahāvīre kapālābharaṇe raṇe || 39 ||
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sukhaṃ sarvasya lokasya babhūva ciraduḥkhinaḥ |
rākṣasasya vadhotpannā brahmahatyā puraṃdaram |
anvadhāvattadā bhīmā nādayaṃtī diśo daśa || 40 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
na vipro rākṣasaḥ sūta kapālābharaṇo mune |
tatkathaṃ brahmahatyeṃdraṃ tadvadhātsamupādravat || 41 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
vakṣyāmi paramaṃ guhyaṃ munīṃdrāḥ paramādbhutam || 42 ||
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śṛṇuta śraddhayā yūyaṃ samādhāya svamānasam |
purā viṃdhyapradeśeṣu trivakro nāma rākṣasaḥ || 43 ||
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tasya bhāryā guṇopetā sauṃdaryaguṇaśālinī |
suśīlā nāma suśroṇī sarvalakṣaṇalakṣitā || 44 ||
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sā kadācinmanojñāṃgī suveṣā cāruhāsinī |
viṃdhyapādavanoddeśe vicacāra vilāsinī || 45 ||
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tasminvane śucirnāma vartatesma mahāmuniḥ |
tapasamādhisaṃyukto vedādhyayanatatparaḥ || 46 ||
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tasyāśramasamīpaṃ tu sā yayau varavarṇinī |
tāṃ dṛṣṭvā sa munirdhairyaṃ mumocānaṃgapīḍitaḥ |
tāmāsādya varārohāṃ babhāṣe munisattamaḥ || 47 ||
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śuciruvāca |
lalane svāgataṃ te'stu kasya bhāryā śucismite || 48 ||
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kimāgamanakṛtyaṃ te vane'sminnatibhīṣaṇe |
śrāṃtāsi tvaṃ varārohe vasāsminnuṭaje mama || 49 ||
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tathoktā sā tu suśroṇī taṃ muniṃ pratyabhāṣata |
trivakrarakṣobhāryāhaṃ suśīlā nāmato mune || 5 ||
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puṣpāvacayakāmena vanametatsamāgatā |
aputrāhaṃ mune bhartrā preritā putramicchatā || 51 ||
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śuciṃ muniṃ samārādhya tasmātputramavāpnuhi |
iti pratisamādiṣṭā patinā tvāṃ samāgatā || 52 ||
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putramutpādaya tvaṃ me kṛpāṃ kuru mune mayi |
evamuktaḥ sa tu śuciḥ suśīlāṃ tāmabhāṣata || 53 ||
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śuciruvāca |
tvāṃ dṛṣṭvā mama ca prītiḥ suśīle vidyate'dhunā |
manorathamahāṃbhodhiṃ tvamāpūraya māmakam || 54 ||
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ityuktvā sa munistatra tayā reme dinatrayam |
tāmuvāca muniḥ prītaḥ suśālāṃ sundarākṛtim || 55 ||
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tavodare mahāvīryaḥ kapālābharaṇābhidhaḥ |
bhaviṣyati ciraṃ rājyaṃ pālayiṣyati medinīm || 56 ||
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sahasraṃ vatsarānvatsastapasā prīṇayanvidhim |
puraṃdaraṃ vinānyebhyo devebhyo nāsya vadhyatā || 57 ||
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īdṛśaste suto bhūyādiṃdratulyaparākramaḥ |
ityuktvā sa munirnārīṃ kāśīṃ śivapurīṃ yayau || 58 ||
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suśīlā sāpi suṣuve kapālābharaṇaṃ sutam |
taṃ jaghāna mṛdhe śakro vajreṇa munipuṃgavāḥ || 59 ||
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śucerbījasamudbhūtaṃ tamiṃdro nyavadhīdyataḥ |
tataḥ puraṃdaraḥ śakro jagṛhe brahmahatyayā || 60 ||
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dhāvati sma tadā śakraḥ sarvāṃllokānbhayākulaḥ |
dhāvaṃtamanudhāvaṃtī brahmahatyā tamanvagāt || 61 ||
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anudruto hi vipreṃdrāḥ śakro'yaṃ brahmahatyayā |
pitāmahasadaḥ prāpa saṃtaptahṛdayo bhṛśam || 62 ||
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nyavedayadbrahmahatyāṃ brahmaṇe sa puraṃdaraḥ |
bhagavaṃllokanātheyaṃ brahmahatyāti bhīṣaṇā || 63 ||
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bādhate māṃ prajānātha tasyā nāśaṃ bravīhi me |
puraṃdareṇaivamukto brahmā prāha divaspatim || 64 ||
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brahmovāca |
sītākuṇḍaṃ prayāhīṃdra gaṃdhamādanaparvate |
sītākuṇḍasya tīre tvaṃ iṣṭvā yāgaiḥ sadāśivam || 65 ||
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tasminsarasi ca snāyāḥ sarvapāpahare śubhe |
tataḥ pūto bhaveśśakra bahmahatyāvimocitaḥ || 66 ||
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devalokaṃ punaryāyāḥ sarvaduḥkhavivarjitaḥ |
sarvapāpaharaṃ puṇyaṃ sītākuṇḍaṃ vimuktidam || 67 ||
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mahāpātakasaṃghānāṃ nāśakaṃ paramāmṛtam |
sarvaduḥkhapraśamanaṃ sarvadāridryanāśanam || 69 ||
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dhanadhānyapradaṃ śuddhaṃ vaikuṇṭhādipadapradam |
tasmāttatra kuruṣveṣṭiṃ sītāsarasi vṛtrahan || 69 ||
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ityuktaḥ surarājo'sau prayayau gaṃdhamādanam |
prāpya sītāsaro viprāḥ snātveṣṭvā ca tadaṃtike || 70 ||
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prayayau svapurīṃ bhūyo brahmahatyāvimocitaḥ |
evaṃ prabhāvaṃ tattīrthaṃ sītāyāḥ kuṇḍamuttamam || 71 ||
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rāghavapratyayārthaṃ hi praviśya hutavāhanam |
saṃnidhau sarvadevānāṃ maithilī janakātmajā || 72 ||
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vinirgatā punarvahneḥ sthitā sarvāṃgaśobhanā |
nirmame lokarakṣārthaṃ svanāmnā tīrthamuttamam || 73 ||
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tatra sasnau svayaṃ sītā tena sītāsaraḥ smṛtam |
tatra yo mānavaḥ snāti sarvānkāmāṃllabheta saḥ || 74 ||
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tasminnupaspṛśya naro dvijeṃdrā dattvā ca dānāni pṛthagvidhāni |
kṛtvā ca yajñānbahudakṣiṇābhirlokaṃ prayāyātparameśvarasya || 75 ||
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yuṣmākamevaṃ prathitaṃ munīṃdrāḥ sītāsaro vaibhavametaduktam |
śṛṇvanpaṭhanvai tadihaiva bhogānbhuktvā paratrāpi sukhaṃ labheta || 76 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ tṛtīyebrahmakhaṇḍe setumāhātmye sītāsaraḥpraśaṃsāyāmiṃdrabrahmahatyāvimokṣaṇanāmaikādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 11 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 11

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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