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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yajñadeva uvāca |
durvāsarṣe mahāprājña parāparavicakṣaṇa |
durvinītābhidhaḥ ko'yaṃ yo'sau gurvaṃganāmagāt || 1 ||
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kasya putro dhanuṣkoṭau snānena sa kathaṃ dvijaḥ |
tatkṣaṇānmumuce pāpādgurustrīgamasaṃbhavāt |
etanme śraddhadhānasya vistarādvaktumarhasi || 2 ||
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durvāsā uvāca |
pāṃḍyadeśe purā kaścidbrāhmaṇobhūdbahuśrutaḥ || 3 ||
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idhmavāhābhidho nāmnā tasya bhāryā ruciṃstathā |
babhūva tasya tanayo durvinītābhidho dvijaḥ || 4 ||
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bālye vayasi putrasya mamāra janako'sya || 3 ||
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durvinītaḥ pitustasya sa kṛtvā caurdhvadaihikam || 5 ||
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kaṃcitkālaṃ gṛhe'vātsīnmātrā vidhavayā saha |
tato durbhikṣamabhavadvādaśābdamavarṣaṇāt || 6 ||
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tato deśāṃtaramagānmātrā sākaṃ dvijottama |
gokarṇaṃ sa samāsādya subhikṣaṃ dhānyasaṃcayaiḥ || 7 ||
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uvāsa suciraṃ kālaṃ mātrā vidhavayā saha |
tato bahutithe kāle durvinīto gate sati || 8 ||
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pūrvaduṣkarmapākena mūḍhabuddhiraho bata |
anaṃgaśaraviddhāṃgo rāgādvikṛtamānasaḥ || 9 ||
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māmeti vādinīmaṃbāṃ balādākṛṣya pātakī |
bubhuje kāmamohātmā maithunena dvijottama || 10 ||
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sa khinno durvinīto'yaṃ retaḥsekādanaṃtaram |
manasā ciṃtayanpāpaṃ rurodabhṛśaduḥkhitaḥ || 11 ||
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ahotipāpakṛdahaṃ mahāpātakināṃ varaḥ |
agamaṃ jananīṃ yasmātkāmabāṇavaśānugaḥ || 12 ||
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iti saṃcitya manasā sa tatra munisannidhau |
juguptamānaścātmānaṃ tānmunīnidamabravīt || 13 ||
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gurustrīgamapāpasya prāyaścittaṃ mamadvijāḥ |
vadadhvaṃ śāstratattvajñāḥ kṛpayā mayi kevalam || 14 ||
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maraṇānniṣkṛtiḥ syāccenmariṣyāmi na saṃśayaḥ |
bhavadbhirucyate yattu prāyaścittaṃ mamādhunā || 15 ||
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kariṣye taddvijāḥ satyaṃ maraṇaṃ vānyadaiva vā |
tacchrutvā vacanaṃ tasya kecittatramunīśvarāḥ || 16 ||
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anena sākaṃ vārtā tu doṣāyeti viniścitāḥ |
maunitvaṃ bhejire kecinmunayaḥ kecidā bhṛśam || 17 ||
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duṣṭātmā mātṛgāmī tvaṃ mahāpātakināṃ varaḥ |
gacchagacchetibahuśo vācamūcurdvijottamāḥ || 18 ||
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tānnivārya kṛpāśīlaḥ sarvajñaḥ karuṇānidhiḥ |
kṛṣṇadvaipāyanastatra durvinītamabhāṣata || 19 ||
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gacchāśu rāmasetau tvaṃ dhanuṣkoṭau sahāṃbayā |
makarasthe ravau māghe māsamekaṃ niraṃtaram || 20 ||
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jiteṃdriyo jitakrodhaḥ paradrohavivarjitaḥ |
ekamāsaṃ nirāhāraḥ kuru snānaṃ sahāṃbayā || 21 ||
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pūto bhaviṣyasyaddhā gurustrī gamadoṣataḥ |
yatpātakaṃ na naśyeta setusnānena tannahi || 22 ||
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śrutismṛtipurāṇeṣu dhanuṣkoṭipraśaṃsanam |
bahudhā bhaṇyate paṃcamahāpātakanāśanam || 23 ||
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tasmāttvaṃ tvarayā gaccha dhanuṣkoṭiṃ sahāṃbayā |
pramāṇaṃ kuru madvākyaṃ vedavākyamiva dvija || 24 ||
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śrīrāmadhanuṣaḥ koṭau snātasya dvija putraka |
mahāpātakakoṭyopi naiva lakṣyā itīva hi || 25 ||
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prāyaścittāṃtaraṃ proktaṃ manvādismṛtibhiḥ smṛtau |
tadgacchatvaṃ dhanuṣkoṭiṃ mahāpātaka nāśinīm || 26 ||
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itīrito'tha vyāsena durvinītodvijottamāḥ |
mātrā sākaṃ dhanuṣkoṭiṃ natvā vyāsaṃ ca niryayau || 27 ||
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makarasthe ravau māghe māsamātraṃ niraṃtaram |
mātrā saha nirāhāro jitakrodho jiteṃdriyaḥ || 28 ||
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śrīrāmadhanuṣaḥ koṭau sasnau saṃkalpapūrvakam |
rāmanāthaṃ namaskurvaṃ strikālaṃ bhaktipūrvakam || 29 ||
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māsāṃte pāraṇāṃ kṛtvā mātrā saha viśuddhadhīḥ |
vyāsāṃtikaṃ punaḥ prāyāttasmai vṛttaṃ niveditum || 30 ||
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sa praṇamya punarvyāsaṃ durvinīto'bravīdvacaḥ || 31 ||
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durvinīta uvāca |
bhagavankaruṇāsiṃdho dvaipāyana mahattama |
bhavataḥ kṛpayā rāmadhanuṣkoṭau sahāṃbayā |
māghamāse nirāhāro māsamātramataṃdritaḥ || 32 ||
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ahaṃ tvakaravaṃ snānaṃ namaskurvanmaheśvaram |
itaḥ paraṃ mayā vyāsa bhagavanbhaktavatsala || 33 ||
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yatkarttavyaṃ mune tattvaṃ mamopadiśa tattvataḥ |
iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā durvinītasya vai muniḥ |
babhāṣe durvinītaṃ taṃ vyāso nārāyaṇāṃśakaḥ || 34 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
durvinīta gataṃ te'dya pātakaṃ mātṛsaṃgajam || 35 ||
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mātuśca pātakaṃ naṣṭaṃ tvatsaṃgatinimi ttajam |
saṃdeho nātra kartavyaḥ satyamuktaṃ mayā tava || 36 ||
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bāṃdhavāḥ svajanāḥ sarve tathānye brāhmaṇāśca ye |
sarve tvāṃ saṃgrahīṣyaṃti durvinītāṃ bayā saha || 37 ||
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matprasādāddhanuṣkoṭau viśuddhastvaṃ nimajjanāt |
dārasaṃgrahaṇaṃ kṛtvā gārhasthyaṃ dharmamācara || 38 ||
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tyaja tvaṃ prāṇihiṃsāṃ ca dharmaṃ bhaja sanātanam |
sevasva sajjanānnityaṃ bhaktiyuktena cetasā || 39 ||
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saṃdhyopāsanamukhyāni nityakarmāṇi na tyaja |
nigṛhīṣvendriyagrāmamarcayasva haraṃ harim || 40 ||
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parāpavādaṃ mā brūyā māsūyāṃ bhaja karhicit |
anyasyābhyudayaṃ dṛṣṭvā saṃtāpaṃ kṛṇu mā vṛthā || 41 ||
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mātṛvatparadā rāṃśca tvannityamavalokaya |
adhītavedānakhilānmāvismara kadācana || 42 ||
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atithīnmāvamanyasva śrāddhaṃ pitṛdine kuru |
paiśūnyaṃ mā vadasva tvaṃ svapne'pyansya karhicit || 43 ||
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itihāsapurāṇāni dharmaśāstrāṇi saṃtatam |
avalokaya vedāṃtaṃ vedāṃgāni tathā punaḥ || 44 ||
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hariśaṃkaranā māni muktalajjo'nukīrttaya |
jābālopaniṣanmaṃtraistripuṃḍroddhūlanaṃ kuru || 45 ||
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rudrākṣāndhāraya sadā śaucācāraparo bhava |
tulasyā bilvapatraiśca nārāyaṇaharāvubhau || 46 ||
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ekaṃ kālaṃ dvikālaṃ vā trikālaṃ cārcayasya bhoḥ |
tulasīdalasaṃmiśraṃ siktaṃ pādodakena ca || 47 ||
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naivedyānnaṃ sadā bhuṃkṣva śaṃbhunārāyaṇāgrataḥ |
kuru tvaṃ vaiśvadevākhyaṃ balimannaviśuddhaye || 48 ||
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yatīśvarānbrahmaniṣṭhāntarpayānnairgṛhāgatān |
vṛddhānanyānanāthāṃśca rogiṇo brahmacāriṇaḥ || 49 ||
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kuru tvaṃ mātṛśuśrūṣāmaupāsanaparo bhava |
paṃcākṣaraṃ mahāmaṃtraṃ praṇavena samanvitam || 50 ||
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tathaivāṣṭākṣaraṃ maṃtramanyamaṃtrānapi dvija |
japa tvaṃ prayato bhūtvā dhyāyanmaṃtrādhidevatāḥ || 51 ||
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evamanyāṃstathā dharmānsmṛtyuktāntsarvadā kuru |
evaṃ kṛtavrataste syāddehāṃte muktirapyalam || 52 ||
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ityukto vyāsamuninā durvinītaḥ praṇamya tam |
taduktamakhilaṃ kṛtvā dehāṃte muktimāptavān || 53 ||
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tanmātāpi mṛtā kāle dhanuṣkoṭinimajjanāta |
avāpa paramāṃ muktimapunarbhavadāyinīm || 54 ||
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durvāsā uvāca |
evaṃ te durvinītasya tanmātuśca vimokṣaṇam |
dhanuṣkoṭyabhiṣekeṇa yajñadeva mayeritam || 55 ||
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putramenaṃ tvamapyāśu brahmahatyāviśuddhaye |
samādāya vraja brahmandhanuṣkoṭiṃ vimuktidām || 56 ||
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siṃdhudvīpa uvāca |
iti durvāsasā prokto yajñadevo nijaṃ sutam |
samādāya yayau rāma dhanuṣkoṭiṃ vimuktidām || 57 ||
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gatvā nivāsamakarotṣaṇmāsaṃ tatra sa dvijaḥ |
putreṇa sākaṃ niyato he sṛgālaplavaṃgamau || 58 ||
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sa sasnau ca dhanuṣkoṭau ṣaṇmāsaṃ vai sa putrakaḥ |
ṣaṇmāsāṃte yajñadevaṃ prāha vāgaśarīriṇī || 59 ||
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vimuktā yajñadevasya brahmahatyā sutasya te |
svarṇasteyātsurāpānātkirātīsaṃgamāttathā || 60 ||
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anyebhyopi hi pāpebhyo vimuktoyaṃ sutastava |
saṃśayaṃ mā kuruṣva tvaṃ yajñadeva dvijottama || 61 ||
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ityuktvā virarāmātha sā tu vāga śarīriṇī |
tadā'śarīriṇīvākyaṃ yajñadevaḥ sa śuśruvān || 62 ||
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saṃtuṣṭaḥ putrasahito rāmanāthaṃ niṣevya ca |
dhanuṣkoṭiṃ namaskṛtya putreṇa sahi tastadā || 63 ||
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svadeśaṃ prayayau hṛṣṭaḥ svagrāmaṃ svagṛhaṃ tathā |
saputradāraḥ suciraṃ sukhamāste sunirvṛtaḥ || 64 ||
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sindhudvīpa uvāca |
gomāyuvānarāvevaṃ yuvayoḥ kathitaṃ mayā |
yajñadevasutasyāsya sumateḥ parimokṣaṇam || 65 ||
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pātakebhyo mahadbhyaśca dhanuṣkoṭau nimajjanāt |
yuvāmato dhanuṣkoṭiṃ gacchataṃ pāpaśuddhaye |
nānyathā pāpaśuddhiḥ syātprāyaścittāyutairapi || 66 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
sindhudvīpasya vacanamiti śrutvā dvijo ttamāḥ || 67 ||
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sṛgālavānarāvāśu vilaṃghitamahāpathau |
dhanuṣkoṭiṃ prayāsena gatvā snātvā ca tajjale || 68 ||
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vimuktau sarvapāpebhyo vimānavarasaṃsthitau |
devaiḥ kusumavarṣeṇa kīryamāṇau sutejasau || 69 ||
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hārakeyūramukuṭakaṭakādivibhūṣitau |
devastrīdhūyamānābhyāṃ cāmarābhyāṃ virājitau |
gatvā devapurīṃ ramyāmiṃdra syārddhāsanaṃ gatau || 70 ||
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śrīsūta uvāca |
yuṣmākamevaṃ kathitaṃ sṛgālasya kaperapi || 71 ||
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pāpādvimokṣaṇaṃ viprā dhanuṣkoṭau nimajanāt |
bhaktyā ya imamadhyāyaṃ śṛṇoti paṭhate'pi vā || 72 ||
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snānajaṃ phalamāpnoti dhanuṣkoṭau sa mānavaḥ |
yogivṛṃdairasulabhāṃ muktimapyāśu viṃdati || 73 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ tṛtīye brahmakhaṇḍe setumāhātmye dhanuṣkoṭipraśaṃsāyāṃ sṛgālavānaravimokṣaṇavarṇanaṃnāma paṃcatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 35 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 35

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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