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 |
athātaḥ saṃpravakṣyāmi rāmanāthasya śūlinaḥ |
stotrādhyāyaṃ mahāpuṇyaṃ śṛṇuta śraddhayā dvijāḥ || 1 ||
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rāmaḥ pratiṣṭhite liṃge tuṣṭāva parameśvaram |
lakṣmaṇo jānakī sītā sugrīvādyāḥ kapīśvarāḥ || 2 ||
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brahmaprabhṛtayo devāḥ kumbhajādyā maharṣayaḥ |
astuvanbhaktisaṃyuktāḥ pratyekaṃ rāghaveśvaram || 3 ||
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tadvakṣyāmyānupūrvyeṇa śṛṇutādarapūrvakam |
etacchravaṇamātreṇa muktaḥ syā nmānavo dvijāḥ || 4 ||
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śrīrāma uvāca |
namo mahātmane tubhyaṃ mahāmāyāya śūline |
svapadāṃbujabhaktārtihāriṇe sarpa hāriṇe || 5 ||
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namo devādhidevāya rāmanāthāya sākṣiṇe |
namo vedāṃtavedyāya yogināṃ tattvadāyine || 6 ||
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sarvadānaṃdapūrṇāya viśvanāthāya śaṃbhave |
namo bhaktabhayacchedahetupādābjareṇave || 7 ||
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namaste'khilanāthāya namaḥ sākṣātparātmane |
 namaste'dbhutavīryāya mahāpātakanāśine || 8 ||
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kālakālāya kālāya kālātītāya te namaḥ |
namo'vidyānihaṃtre te namaḥ pāpaharāya ca || 9 ||
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namaḥ saṃsārataptānāṃ tāpanāśaikahetave |
namo madbrahmahatyāvināśine ca viṣāśine || 10 ||
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namaste pārvatīnātha kailāsanilayāvyaya |
gaṃgādhara virūpākṣa māṃ rakṣa sakalāpadaḥ || 11 ||
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tubhyaṃ pinākahastāya namo madanahāriṇe |
bhūyobhūyo namastubhyaṃ sarvāvasthāsu sarvadā || 12 ||
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lakṣmaṇa uvāca |
namaste rāmanāthāya tripuraghnāya śaṃbhave |
pārvatījīviteśāya gaṇeśaskandasūnave || 13 ||
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namaste sūryacadrāgnilocanāya kapardine |
namaḥ śivāya somāya mārkaṃḍeya bhayacchide || 14 ||
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namaḥ sarvaprapaṃcasya sṛṣṭisthityaṃtahetave |
nama ugrāya bhīmāya mahādevāya sākṣiṇe || 15 ||
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sarvajñāya vareṇyāya varadāya varāya te |
śrīkaṇṭhāya namastubhyaṃ paṃcapātakabhedine || 16 ||
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namaste'stu parānaṃdasatyavijñānarūpiṇe |
namaste bhavarogaghna snāyūnāṃ pataye namaḥ || 17 ||
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pataye taskarāṇāṃ te vanānāṃ pataye namaḥ |
gaṇānāṃ pataye tubhyaṃ viśvarūpāyasākṣiṇe || 18 ||
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karmaṇā preritaḥ śambho janiṣye yatrayatra tu |
tatratatra padadvaṃdve bhavato bhaktirastu me || 19 ||
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asanmārge ratirmā bhūdbhavataḥ kṛpayā mama |
vaidikācāramārge ca ratiḥ syādbhavate namaḥ || 20 ||
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sītovāca |
paramakāraṇa śaṃkara dhūrjaṭe girisutāstanakuṃkumaśobhita |
mama patau paridehi matiṃ sadā na viṣamāṃ parapūruṣagocarām || 21 ||
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gaṃgādhara virūpākṣa nīlalohita śaṃkara |
rāmanātha namastubhyaṃ rakṣa mā karuṇākara || 22 ||
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namaste devadeveśa namaste karuṇālaya || |
namaste bhavabhītānāṃ bhavabhītivimardana || 23 ||
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nātha tvadīyacaraṇāṃbujaciṃtanena nirddhūya bhāskarasutādbhayamāśu śambho |
nityatvamāśu gatavānsa mṛkaṃḍuputraḥ kiṃ vā na sidhyati tavāśrayaṇātpareśa || 24 ||
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pareśaparamānaṃda śaraṇāgatapālaka |
pātivratyaṃ mama sadā dehi tubhyaṃ namonamaḥ || 25 ||
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hanūmānuvāca |
devadeva jagannātha rāmanātha kṛpānidhe |
tvatpādāṃbhoruhagatā niścalā bhaktirastu me || 26 ||
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yaṃ vinā na jagatsattā tadbhānamapi no bhavet |
namaḥ sadbhānarūpāya rāmanāthāya śaṃbhave || 27 ||
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aṃgada uvāca |
yasya bhāsā jagadbhānaṃ yatprakāśaṃ vinā jagat |
na bhāsate namastasmai rāmanāthāya śaṃbhave || 28 ||
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jāṃbuvānuvāca |
sarvānaṃdo yadānaṃdo bhāsate paramārthataḥ |
namo rāmeśvarāyāsmai paramānaṃdarūpiṇe || 29 ||
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nīla uvāca |
yaddeśakāladigbhedairabhinnaṃ sarvadā dvayam |
tasmai rāmeśvarāyāsmai namo'bhinnasva rūpiṇe || 30 ||
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nala uvāca |
brahmaviṣṇumaheśānā yadavidyāvijṛṃbhitāḥ |
namo'vidyāvihīnāya tasmai rāmeśvarāya te || 31 ||
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kumuda uvāca |
yastvarūpāparijñānātpradhānaṃ kāraṇatvataḥ |
kalpitaṃ kāraṇāyāsmai rāmanāthāya śaṃbhave || 32 ||
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panasa uvāca |
jāgratsvapnasuṣuptyādiyadavidyāvijṛṃbhitam |
jāgradādivihīnāya namo'smai jñānarūpiṇe || 33 ||
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gaja uvāca |
yatsvarūpāparijñānātkāryāṇāṃ paramā ṇavaḥ |
kalpitāḥ kāraṇatvena tārkikāpasadairvṛthā || 34 ||
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tamahaṃ paramānaṃdaṃ rāmanāthaṃ maheśvaram |
ātmarūpatayā nityamupāse sarvasākṣiṇam || 35 ||
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gavākṣa uvāca |
ajñānapāśabaddhānāṃ paśūnāṃ pāśamocakam |
rāmeśvaraṃ śivaṃ śāṃtamupaimi śaraṇaṃ sadā || 36 ||
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gavaya uvāca |
sādhvastajagadādhāraṃ caṃdracūḍamumāpatim |
rāmanāthaṃ śivaṃ vande saṃsārāmayabheṣajam || 37 ||
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śarabha uvāca |
aṃtaḥkaraṇamātmeti yadajñānādvimohitaiḥ |
bhaṇyate ramanāthaṃ tamātmānaṃ praṇamāmyaham || 38 ||
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gandhamādana uvāca |
rāmanāthamumānāthaṃ gaṇanāthaṃ ca tryaṃbakam |
sarvapātakaśuddhyarthamupāse jagadīśvaram || 39 ||
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sugrīva uvāca |
saṃsārāṃbhodhi madhye māṃ janmamṛtyujale bhaye |
putradāradhanakṣetravīcimālāsamākule || 40 ||
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majjadbrahmāṃḍakhaṃḍe ca patitaṃ nāptapārakam |
krośaṃtamavaśaṃ dīnaṃ viṣayavyā lakātaram || 41 ||
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vyādhinakrasamudvignaṃ tāpatrayajhaṣārtidam |
māṃ rakṣa girijānātha rāmanātha namo'stu te || 42 ||
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vibhīṣaṇa uvāca |
saṃsāravanamadhye māṃ vinaṣṭanijamārgake |
vyādhicaure krodhasiṃhe janmavyāghre layorage || 43 ||
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bālyayauvanavārdhakyamahābhīmāṃdhakūpake |
krodherṣyā lobhavahnau ca viṣayakrūraparvate || 44 ||
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trāsabhūkaṃṭakāḍhye ca sīdaṃtamadhunāṃdhakam |
śobhanāṃ padavīṃ śaṃbho naya rāmeśvarādhunā || 45 ||
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sarve vānarā ūcuḥ |
niṃdyāniṃdyeṣu sarvatra janitvā yoniṣu prabho |
kuṃbhīpākādinarake patitvā ca punastathā || 46 ||
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janitvā ca punaryonau karmaśeṣeṇa kutsite |
saṃsāre patitānasmānrāmanātha dayānidhe || 47 ||
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anāthānvivaśāndīnānkrośataḥ pāhi śaṃkara |
namastestu dayāsiṃdho rāmanātha maheśvara || 48 ||
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brahmovāca |
namaste lokanāthāya rāmanāthāya śaṃbhave |
prasīda mama sarveśa madavidyāṃ vināśaya || 49 ||
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iṃdra uvāca |
yasya śaktirumā devī jaganmātā trayīmayī |
tamahaṃ śaṃkaraṃ vaṃde rāmanāthamumāpatim || 50 ||
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yama uvāca |
putrau gaṇeśvaraskaṃdau vṛṣo yasya ca vāhanam |
taṃ vai rāmeśvaraṃ seve sarvājñānanivṛttaye || 51 ||
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varuṇa uvāca |
yasya pūjāprabhāvena jita mṛtyurmṛkaṃḍujaḥ |
mṛtyuṃjayamupāse'haṃ rāmanāthaṃ hṛdā tu tam || 52 ||
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kubera uvāca |
īśvarāya lasatkarṇakuṃḍalābharaṇāya te |
lākṣāruṇaśarīrāya namo rāmeśvarāya vai || 53 ||
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āditya uvāca |
namaste'stu mahādeva rāmanātha triyaṃbaka |
dakṣādhvaravināśāya namaste pāhi māṃ śiva || 54 ||
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soma uvāca |
namaste bhasmadigdhāya śūline sarpamāline |
rāmanātha dayāṃbhodhe smaśānanilayāya te || 55 ||
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agniruvāca |
indrādyakhiladikpālasaṃsevitapadāṃbuja |
rāmanāthāya śuddhāya namo digvāsase sadā || 56 ||
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vāyuruvāca |
harāya harirūpāya vyāghracarmāṃbarāya ca |
rāmanātha namastubhyaṃ mamābhīṣṭaprado bhava || 57 ||
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bṛhaspatiruvāca |
ahaṃtāsākṣiṇe nityaṃ pratyagadvayavastune |
rāmanātha mamājñānamāśu nāśaya te namaḥ || 58 ||
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śukra uvāca |
vaṃcakānāmalabhyāya mahāmaṃtrārtharūpiṇe |
namo dvaitavihīnāya rāmanāthāya śaṃbhave || 59 ||
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aśvināvūcatuḥ |
ātmarūpatayā nityaṃ yogināṃ bhāsate hṛdi |
ananya bhānavedyāya namaste rāghaveśvara || 60 ||
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agastya uvāca |
ādideva mahādeva viśveśvara śivāvyaya |
rāmanāthāṃbikānātha prasīda vṛṣa bhadhvaja || 61 ||
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aparādhasahasraṃ me kṣamasva vidhuśekhara |
mamāhamiti putrādāvahaṃtāṃ mama mocaya || 62 ||
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sutīkṣṇa uvāca |
kṣetrāṇi ratnāni dhanāni dārā mitrāṇi vastrāṇi gavāśvaputrāḥ |
naivopakārāya hi rāmanātha mahyaṃ prayaccha tvamato viraktim || 63 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
śrutāni śāstrāṇyapi niṣphalāni trayyapyadhītā viphalaiva nūnam |
tvayīśvare cenna bhaveddhi bhaktiḥ śrīrāmanāthe śiva mānuṣasya || 64 ||
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gālava uvāca |
dānāni yajñā niyamāstapāṃsi gaṃgāditīrtheṣu nimajjanāni |
rāmeśvaraṃ tvāṃ na namaṃti ye tu vyarthāni teṣāmiti niścayo'tra || 65 ||
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vasiṣṭha uvāca |
kṛtvāpi pāpānyakhilāni lokastvāmetya rāmeśvara bhaktiyuktaḥ |
nameta cettāni layaṃ vrajeyuryathāṃdhakāro ravitejasā'ddhā || 66 ||
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atriruvāca |
dṛṣṭvā tu rāmeśvaramekadāpi spṛṣṭvā namaskṛtya bhavaṃtamīśam |
punarna garbhaṃ sa naraḥ prayāyātkiṃ tvadvayaṃ te labhataṃ svarūpam || 67 ||
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aṃgirā uvāca |
yo rāmanāthaṃ manujo bhavaṃtamupetya baṃdhūnpraṇamansmareta |
saṃtārayettānapi sarvapāpātkima dbhutaṃ tasya kṛtārthatāyām || 68 ||
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gautama uvāca |
śrīrāmanātheśvara gūḍhamettadrahasyabhūtaṃ paramaṃ viśokam |
tvatpādamūlaṃ bhajatāṃ nṛṇāṃ ye sevāṃ prakurvaṃti hi te'pi dhanyāḥ || 69 ||
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śatānaṃda uvāca |
vedāṃtavijñānarahasyavidbhirvijñeyametaddhi mumukṣubhistu |
śāstrāṇi sarvāṇi vihāya deva tvatsevanaṃ yadraghuvīranātha || 70 ||
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bhṛguruvāca |
rāmanātha tava pādapaṃkajaṃ dvaṃdvaciṃtanavidhūtakalmaṣaḥ |
nirbhayaṃ vrajati satsukhā dvayaṃ suprabhaṃ tvatha amoghaciddhanam || 71 ||
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kutsa uvāca |
rāmanātha tava pādasevanaṃ bhogamokṣavaradaṃ nṛṇāṃ sadā |
rauravādinarakapraṇāśanaṃ kaḥ pumānna bhajate rasagrahaḥ || 72 ||
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kāśyapa uvāca |
rāmanātha tava pādasevināṃ kiṃ vratairuta tapobhiradhvaraiḥ |
vedaśāstra japacintayā ca kiṃ svargasindhupayasāpi kiṃ phalam || 73 ||
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śrīrāmanātha tvamāgatya śīghraṃ mamotkrāṃtikāle bhavānyā ca sākam |
māṃ prāpaya svātmapādāravindaṃ viśokaṃ vimohaṃ sukhaṃ citsvarūpam || 74 ||
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gandharvā ūcuḥ |
rāmanātha tvamasmākaṃ bhajatāṃ bhavasāgare |
apāre duḥkhakallole na tvattonyā gatirhi naḥ || 75 ||
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kinnarā ūcuḥ |
rāmanātha bhavāraṇye vyādhivyāghrabhayānake |
tvāmaṃtareṇa nāsmākaṃ padavīdarśako bhavet || 76 ||
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yakṣā ūcuḥ |
rāmanātheṃdriyārātibādhā no duḥsahā sadā |
tānvijetuṃ sahāyastvamasmākaṃ bhava dhūrjaṭe || 77 ||
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nāgā ūcuḥ |
acintyamahimānaṃ tvā rāmanātha vayaṃ katham |
stotumalpadhiyaḥ śaktā bhaviṣyāmoṃ'bikāpate || 78 ||
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kiṃpuruṣā ūcuḥ |
nānāyonau ca jananaṃ maraṇaṃ cāpyanekaśaḥ |
vināśaya tathā'jñānaṃ rāmanātha namo'stu te || 79 ||
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vidyādharā ūcuḥ |
aṃbikāpataye tubhyamasaṃgāya mahātmane |
namaste rāmanāthāya prasīda vṛṣabhadhvaja || 80 ||
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vasava ūcuḥ |
rāmanāthagaṇeśāya gaṇavṛṃdārcitāṃghraye |
gaṃgādharāya guhyāya namaste pāhi naḥ sadā || 81 ||
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viśvedevā ūcuḥ |
jñaptimātraikaniṣṭhānāṃ muktidāya suyoginām |
rāmanāthāya sāṃbāya namo'smānrakṣa śaṃkara || 82 ||
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maruta ūcuḥ |
paratattvāya tattvānāṃ tattvabhūtāya vastutaḥ |
namaste rāmanāthāya svayaṃbhānāya śaṃbhave || 83 ||
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sādhyā ūcuḥ |
svātiriktavihīnāya jagatsattāpradāyine |
rāmeśvarāya devāya namo'vidyā vibhedine || 84 ||
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sarve devā ūcuḥ |
saccidānaṃdasaṃpūrṇaṃ dvaitavastuvivarjitam |
brahmātmānaṃ svayaṃbhānamādimadhyāṃtavarjitam || 85 ||
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avikriyamasaṃgaṃ ca pariśuddhaṃ sanātanam |
ākāśādiprapaṃcānāṃ sākṣibhūtaṃ parāmṛtam || 86 ||
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pramātītaṃ pramāṇānāmapi bodhapradāyinam |
āvirbhāvatirobhāva saṃkocarahitaṃ sadā || 87 ||
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svasminnadhyastarūpasya prapaṃcasyāsya sākṣiṇam |
nirlepaṃ paramānaṃdaṃ nirastasakalakriyam || 88 ||
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bhūmānaṃdaṃ mahātmānaṃ cidrūpaṃ bhogavarjitam |
rāmanāthaṃ vayaṃ sarve svapātakaviśuddhaye || 89 ||
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cintayāmaḥ sadā citte svātmānaṃdabubhutsavaḥ |
rakṣāsmānkaruṇāsindho rāma nātha namo'stu te || 9 ||
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rāmanāthāya rudrāya namaḥ saṃsārahāriṇe |
brahmaviṣṇvādirūpeṇa vibhinnāya svamāyayā || 91 ||
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vibhīṣaṇasacivā ūcuḥ |
varadāya vareṇyāya trinetrāya triśūline |
yogidhyeyāya nityāya rāmanāthāya te namaḥ || 92 ||
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sūta uvāca |
iti rāmādibhiḥ sarvaiḥ stuto rāmeśvaraḥ śivaḥ |
prāha sarvānsamāhūya rāmādīndvijasattamāḥ || 93 ||
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rāmarāma mahābhāga jānakīramaṇa prabho |
saumitre jānaki śubhe he sugrīva mukhāstathā || 94 ||
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anye brahmamukhā yūyaṃ śṛṇudhvaṃ susamāsthitāḥ |
stotrādhyāyamimaṃ puṇyaṃ yuṣmābhiḥ kṛtamādarāt || 95 ||
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ye paṭhaṃti ca śṛṇvaṃti śrāvayaṃti ca mānavāḥ |
madarcanaphalaṃ teṣāṃ bhaviṣyati na saṃśayaḥ || 96 ||
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rāmacaṃdradhanuṣkoṭisnānapuṇyaṃ ca vai bhavet |
varṣamekaṃ rāmasetau vāsapuṇyaṃ bhaviṣyati || 97 ||
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gandhamādanamadhyasthasarvartīrthābhimajjanāt |
yatpuṇyaṃ tadbhavettena nātra saṃśayakāraṇam || 98 ||
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uktvaivaṃ rāmanātho'pi svātmaliṃge tirodadhe |
stotrādhyāyamimaṃ puṇyaṃ nityaṃ saṃkīrtayannaraḥ || 99 ||
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jarāmaraṇanirmukto janmaduḥkhavivarjitaḥ |
rāmanāthasya sāyujyamuktiṃ prāpnotyasaṃśayaḥ || 100 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ tṛtīye brahmakhaṇḍe setumāhātmye rāmādibhī rāmanāthastotrakathanaṃnāmaikonapaṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 49 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 49

Cover of edition (2007)

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by G. V. Tagare (2007)

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by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

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by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

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