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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vyāsa uvāca |
śrūyatāṃ rājaśārdūla puṇyamākhyānamuttamam |
stūyamāno |
jagannātha idaṃ vacanamabravīt || 1 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
kimarthamāgatāḥ sarve brahmādyāḥ surasattamāḥ |
pṛthivyāṃ kuśalaṃ kaccitkuto vo bhayamāgatam || 2 ||
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tataḥ provāca vai hṛṣṭo brahmā taṃ keśavaṃ vacaḥ |
na bhayaṃ vidyate'smākaṃ trailokye sacarācare || 3 ||
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ekavijñāpanārthāya āgato'haṃ tavāṃtike |
tadahaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi tadetacchṛṇu me vacaḥ || 4 ||
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paraṃ tu pūrvaṃ dharmeṇa sthāpitaṃ tīrthamuttamam |
taddraṣṭukāmo'haṃ deva tvatprasādājjanārdana || 5 ||
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tatra tvaṃ devadeveśa gamane kuru mānasam |
yathā sattīrthatāṃ yāti dharmāraṇyamanuttamam || 6 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
sādhusādhu mahābhāga tvaryatāṃ tatra mā ciram |
mamāpi cittaṃ tatraiva taddarśanesti lālasam || 7 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
tārkṣyamāruhya goviṃda statrāgācchīghrameva hi |
tato dharmeṇa te devāḥ seṃdrāḥ sarṣigaṇāstathā || 8 ||
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brahmaviṣṇumaheśādyā dṛṣṭā dūrānmumoda ca |
dharmarājopi tāndṛṣṭvā devā nviṣṇupurogamān || 9 ||
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āgataḥ svāśramāttatra pūjāṃ pragṛhya tatpuraḥ |
āsanādutthitaḥ śīghraṃ saparyādyaṃ pragṛhya ca |
ekaikasya cakārātha pūjāṃ caiva pṛthakpṛthak || 10 ||
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cakāra pūjāṃ vidhivatteṣāṃ tatrārkanaṃdanaḥ |
āsaneṣūpaveśyātha pūjāṃ kṛtvā garīyasīm || 11 ||
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yama uvāca |
tīrtharūpamidaṃ kṣetraṃ prasādāddevakīsuta |
tvattoṣavidhinā cādya kṛpayā ca śivasya ca || 12 ||
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adya me saphalaṃ janma adya me saphalaṃ tapaḥ |
adya me saphalaṃ sthānaṃ kājeśānāṃ samāgamāt || 13 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
evaṃ stutastadā viṣṇuḥ provāca madhuraṃ vacaḥ |
tuṣṭo'smi dharma rājeṃdra ahaṃ stotreṇa te vibho || 14 ||
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kiṃcitprārthaya matto'haṃ karomi tava vāṃchitam |
yatte'styabhīpsitaṃ tubhyaṃ taddadāmi na saṃśayaḥ || 15 ||
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yama uvāca |
yadi tuṣṭo'si deveśa vāṃchitaṃ kuruṣe yadi |
dharmāraṇye mahāpuṇye ṛṣīṇāmāśramānkuru || 16 ||
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vasaṃti vāḍavā yatra yajaṃti caiva yājñikāḥ |
vedanirghoṣasaṃyuktaṃ bhāti tattīrthamuttamam || 17 ||
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abrāhmaṇamidaṃ tīrthaṃ pīḍayiṣyaṃti jantavaḥ |
tasmāttvaṃ vāḍavāñchaure samānaya ṛṣī nbahūn |
dharmāraṇyaṃ yathā bhāti trailokye sacarācare || 18 ||
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tato viṣṇuḥ sahasrākṣaḥ sahasraśīrṣaḥ sahasrapāt |
sahasraśastadā rūpaṃ kṛtavāndharmavatsalaḥ |
yasminsthāne ca ye viprāḥ sadācārāḥ śubhavratāḥ || 19 ||
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aśeṣadharmakuśalāḥ sarvaśāstraviśāradāḥ |
tapojñāne mahākhyātā brahmayajñaparāyaṇāḥ |
sthāpitā ṛṣayaḥ sarve sahasrāṇyaṣṭādaśaiva tu || 20 ||
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nānādeśātsamānīya sthāpitāstatra taiḥ suraiḥ |
āśramāṃśca bahūṃstatra kājeśairapi nirmitān || 21 ||
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dharmopadeśātkṛṣṇena brahmaṇā ca śivena ca |
svesve sthāne yathāyogye sthāpayāmāsa keśavaḥ || 22 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kasminvaṃśe samutpannā brāhmaṇā vedapāragāḥ |
sthāpitāḥ saparīvārāḥ putrapautrasamāvṛtāḥ |
śiṣyaiśca bahubhiryuktā agnihotraparāyaṇāḥ |
teṣāṃ sthānāni nāmāni yathāvacca vadasva me || 23 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
śrūyatāṃ nṛpaśārdūla dharmmāraṇyanivāsinām || 24 ||
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mahātmanāṃ brāhmaṇānāmṛṣīṇāmūrdhvaretasām |
teṣāṃ vai putrapautrāṇāṃ nāmāni ca vadāmyaham || 25 ||
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caturviśatigotrāṇi dvijānāṃ pāṃḍavarṣabha |
teṣāṃ śākhāḥ praśākhāśca putrapautrādayastathā || 26 ||
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jajñire bahavaḥ putrāḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ |
caturviśatimukhyānāṃ nāmāni pravadāmi te |
dvijānāmṛṣayaḥ proktāḥ pravarāṇi tathā śṛṇu || 27 ||
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bhāradvājastathā vatsaḥ kauśikaḥ kuśa eva ca |
śāṃḍilyaḥ kāśyapaścaiva gautamaśchāṃdhanastathā || 28 ||
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jātūkarṇyastathā vatso vasiṣṭho dhāraṇastathā |
ātreyo bhāṃḍilaścaiva laukikāśca itaḥ param || 29 ||
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kṛṣṇāyanopamanyuśca gārgyamudgalamauṣakāḥ |
puṇyāsanaḥ parāśaraḥ kauṃḍinyaśca tataḥ param || 30 ||
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tathā gānyāsanaścaiva pravarāṇi caturviṃśatiḥ |
jāmadagnyasya gotrasya pravarāḥ paṃca eva hi || 31 ||
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bhārgavaścyavanāpnuvānaurvaśca jamadagnikaḥ |
paṃcaite pravarā rājanvikhyātā lokaviśrutāḥ || 32 ||
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evaṃ gotrasamutpannā vāḍavā vedapāragāḥ |
dvijapūjākriyāyuktā nānākratukriyāparāḥ || 33 ||
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guṇena saṃhitā āsan ṣaṭkarmaniratāśca ye |
evaṃvidhā mahābhāgā nānādeśabhavā dvijāḥ || 34 ||
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bhāmevasaṃ tṛtīyaṃ ca pravarāḥ paṃca eva hi |
bhārgavacyāvanāpnuvānaurvajāmadagnyasaṃyutāḥ |
ātreyo'rcanānasaśca śyāvāsyeti tṛtīyakaḥ || 35 ||
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asmingotre bhavā viprā duṣṭāḥ kuṭilagāminaḥ |
dhanino dharmaniṣṭhāśca vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ || 36 ||
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dānabhogaratāḥ sarve śrautasmārteṣu saṃmatāḥ |
māṃḍavyagotre vijñeyāḥ pravaraiḥ paṃcabhiryutāḥ || 37 ||
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bhārgavaścyāvano 'triścāpnuvānaurvastathaiva ca |
asmingotre bhavā viprāḥ śrutismṛtiparāyaṇāḥ || 38 ||
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rogiṇo lobhino duṣṭā yajane yājane ratāḥ |
brahmakriyā parāḥ sarve māṃḍavyāḥ kurusattama || 39 ||
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gārgyasya gotre ye jātāsteṣāṃ tu pravarāstrayaḥ |
aṃgirāścāṃbarīṣaśca yauvanāśvastṛtīyakaḥ || 40 ||
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asmingotre samutpannāḥ sadvṛttāḥ satyabhāṣiṇaḥ |
śāṃtāśca bhinnavarṇāśca nirddhanāśca kucailinaḥ || 41 ||
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saṃgavātsalyayuktāśca vedaśāstreṣu niścalāḥ |
vatsagotre dvijā bhūpa pravarāḥ paṃca eva hi || 42 ||
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bhārgavaścyavanāpnuvānaurvaśca jamadagnikaḥ |
ebhistu paṃca vikhyātā dvijā brahmasvarūpiṇaḥ || 43 ||
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śāṃtā dāṃtāḥ suśīlāśca dharmaputraiḥ susaṃyutā |
vedādhyayanahīnāśca kuśalāḥ sarvakarmasu || 44 ||
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surūpāśca sadācārāḥ sarvadharmeṣu niṣṭhitāḥ |
dānadharma ratāḥ sarve annadā jaladā dvijāḥ || 45 ||
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dayālavaḥ suśīlāśca sarvabhūtahite ratāḥ |
kāśyapā brāhmaṇā rājanpravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ || 46 ||
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kāśyapaścāpavatsāro naidhruvaśca tṛtīyakaḥ |
vedajñā gauravarṇāśca naiṣṭhikā yajñakārakāḥ || 47 ||
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priyavāsā mahādakṣā gurubhaktiratāḥ sadā |
pratiṣṭhāmānava ntaśca sarvabhūtahite ratāḥ || 48 ||
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yajaṃte ca mahāyajñānkāśyapeyā dvijātayaḥ |
dhārīṇasagotrajāśca pravaraistribhiranvitāḥ || 49 ||
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agastidarviśvetāśva dadhyavāhanasaṃjñakāḥ |
asmingotre ca ye jātā dharmakarmasamāśritāḥ || 50 ||
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karmakrūrāśca te sarve tathaivodariṇastu te |
laṃbakarṇā mahādaṃṣṭrā dvijā dhanaparāyaṇāḥ || 51 ||
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krodhino dveṣiṇaścaiva sarvasattvabhayaṃkarāḥ |
laugākṣasodbhavā ye vai vāḍavāḥ satyasaṃśritāḥ || 52 ||
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pravarāśca trayasteṣāṃ tattvajñānasvarūpakāḥ |
kaśyapaścaiva vatsaśca vasiṣṭhaśca tṛtīyakaḥ || 53 ||
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sadācārāstu vikhyātā vaiṣṇavā bahuvṛ ttayaḥ |
romabhirbahubhirvyāptāḥ kṛṣṇavarṇāstu vāḍavāḥ || 54 ||
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śāṃtā dātāḥ suśīlāśca svadāraniratāḥ sadā |
kuśikasagotre ye jātāḥ pravaraistribhiranvitāḥ || 55 ||
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viśvāmitro devarāta audalaśca trayaśca ye |
asmingotre tu ye jātā durbalā dīnamānasāḥ || 56 ||
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asatyabhāṣiṇo viprāḥ surūpā nṛpasattamāḥ |
sarvvavidyākuśalino brāhmaṇā brahmasattamāḥ || 57 ||
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upamanyusagotreyāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ |
vasiṣṭhaśca bharadvājastviṃdrapramada eva vā || 58 ||
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asmingotre tu ye viprāḥ krūrāḥ kuṭilagāminaḥ |
dūṣaṇā dveṣiṇastucchāḥ sarvasaṃgrahatatparāḥ || 59 ||
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kalahotpādane dakṣā dhanino māninastathā |
sarvadaiva praduṣṭāśca duṣṭasaṃgaratāstathā || 60 ||
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rogiṇo durbalāścaiva vṛttyupakalpavarjitāḥ |
vātsyagotre bhavā viprāḥ pravaraiḥ paṃcabhiryutāḥ || 61 ||
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bhārgavacyāvanāpnuvānaurvaśca jamadagnikaḥ |
asmingotre bhavā viprāḥ sthūlāśca bahubuddhayaḥ || 62 ||
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sarvakarmaratā ścaiva sarvadharmeṣu niścalāḥ |
vedaśāstrārthanipuṇā yajane yājane ratāḥ || 63 ||
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sadācārāḥ surūpāśca buddhito dīrghadarśinaḥ |
vātsyāyanasagotreyāḥ pravaraiḥ paṃcabhiryutāḥ || 64 ||
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bhārgavacyāvanāpnuvānaurvaśca jamadagnikaḥ |
pūrvoktāḥ pravarāścāsya kathitāstava bhārata || 65 ||
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asmingotre tu ye jātā pākayajñaratāḥ sadā |
lobhinaḥ krodhinaścaiva prajāyante bahuprajāḥ || 66 ||
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snānadānādiniratāḥ sarvadāśca jiteṃdriyāḥ |
vāpīkūpataḍāgānāṃ kartāraśca sahasraśaḥ |
vrataśīlā guṇajñāśca mūrkhā vedavivarjitāḥ || 67 ||
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kauśikavaṃśe ye jātāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ |
viśvāmitro'gharmaṣī ca kauśikaśca tṛtīyakaḥ || 68 ||
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asmingotre ca ye jātā brāhmaṇā brahmavedinaḥ |
śāṃtā dāṃtāḥ suśīlāśca sarvadharmaparāyaṇāḥ || 69 ||
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aputriṇa stathā rūkṣāstejohīnā dvijottamāḥ |
bhāradvājasagotreyāḥ pravaraiḥ paṃcabhiryutāḥ || 70 ||
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aṃgiraso bārhaspatyo bhāradvājastu sainyasaḥ |
gārgyaścai veti vijñeyāḥ pravarāḥ paṃca eva ca || 71 ||
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asmingotre ca ye jātā vāḍavā dhaninaḥ śubhāḥ |
vastrālaṃkaraṇopetā dvijabhaktiparāyaṇāḥ || 72 ||
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brahmabhojyaparāḥ sarve sarvadharmaparāyaṇāḥ |
kāśyapagotre yai jātāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ || 73 ||
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kāśyapaścāpavatsāro raibhyeti viśrutāstrayaḥ |
asmingotre bhavā viprā raktākṣāḥ krūradṛṣṭayaḥ || 74 ||
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jihvālaulyaratāḥ sarve sarve te pāramārthinaḥ |
nirdhanā rogiṇaścaite taskarānṛtabhāṣiṇaḥ || 75 ||
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śāstrārthāvedinaḥ sarve vedasmṛtivivarjitāḥ |
śunakeṣu ca ye jātā viprā dhyānaparāyaṇāḥ || 76 ||
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tapasvino yoginaśca vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ |
sādhavaśca sadācārā viṣṇubhaktiparāyaṇāḥ || 77 ||
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hrasvakāyā bhinnavarṇā bahurāmā dvijottamāḥ |
dayālāḥ saralāḥ śāṃtā brahmabhojyaparāyaṇāḥ || 78 ||
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śaunakaseṣu ye jātāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ |
bhārgavaśaunahotreti gārtsyapramada iti trayaḥ || 79 ||
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asmindeśe samutpannā vāḍavā duḥsahā nṛpa |
mahotkaṭā mahākāyāḥ pralaṃbāśca madoddhatāḥ || 80 ||
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kleśarūpāḥ kṛṣṇavarṇāḥ sarvaśāstraviśāradāḥ |
bahubhujo mānino dakṣā rāga dveṣopavarjitāḥ || 81 ||
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suvastrabhūṣārūpā vai brāhmaṇā brahmavādinaḥ |
vasiṣṭhagotre ye jātāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ || 82 ||
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vasiṣṭho bhāradvājaśca indrapramada eva ca |
asmingotre bhavā viprā vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ || 83 ||
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yājñikā yajñaśīlāśca susvarāḥ sukhinastathā |
dveṣiṇo dhanavaṃtaśca putriṇo guṇinastathā || 84 ||
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viśālahṛdayā rājañchūrāḥ śatrunibarhaṇāḥ |
gautamasagotre ye jātāḥ pravarāḥ paṃca eva hi || 85 ||
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kautsagārgyomavāhāśca asito devalastathā |
asmingotre ca ye jātā viprāḥ paramapāvanāḥ || 86 ||
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paropakāriṇaḥ sarve śrutismṛti parāyaṇāḥ |
bakāsanāśca kuṭilāśchadmavṛttiparāstathā || 87 ||
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nānāśāstrārthanipuṇā nānābharaṇabhūṣitāḥ |
vṛkṣādikarmakuśalā dīrgharoṣāśca rogiṇaḥ || 88 ||
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āṃgirasagotre ye jātāḥ pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ |
āṃgirasoṃbarīṣaśca yauvanāśvastṛtīyakaḥ || 89 ||
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asmingotre ca ye jātāḥ satya saṃbhāṣiṇastathā |
jiteṃdriyāḥ surūpāśca alpāhārāḥ śubhānanāḥ || 90 ||
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mahāvratāḥ purāṇajñā mahādānaparāyaṇāḥ |
nirdveṣiṇo lobhayutā vedādhya yanatatparāḥ || 91 ||
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dīrghadarśimahātejo mahāmāyāvimohitāḥ |
śāṃḍilasagotreye pravaratrayasaṃyutāḥ || 92 ||
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asito devalaścaiva śāṃḍilastu tṛtīyakaḥ |
asmingotre mahābhāgāḥ kubjāśca dvijasattamāḥ || 93 ||
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netrarogī mahāduṣṭā mahātyāgā anāyuṣaḥ |
kalahotpādane dakṣāḥ sarvasaṃgraha tatparāḥ || 94 ||
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malinā māninaścaiva jyotiḥśāstraviśāradāḥ |
ātreyasagotre ye jātāḥ paṃcapravarasaṃyutāḥ || 95 ||
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ātreyo'rcanānasaśyāvāśvoṃgira so'triśca |
asminvaṃśe ca ye jātā dvijāste sūryavarcasaḥ || 96 ||
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caṃdravacchītalāḥ sarve dharmāraṇye vyavasthitāḥ |
sadācārā mahādakṣāḥ śrutiśāstra parāyaṇāḥ || 97 ||
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yājñikāśca śubhācārāḥ satyaśaucaparāyaṇāḥ |
dharmajñā dānaśīlāśca nirmalāśca mahotsukāḥ || 98 ||
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tapaḥsvādhyāyaniratā nyāyadharmaparāyaṇāḥ || 99 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kathayasva mahābāho dharmāraṇyakathāmṛtam |
yacchrutvā mucyate pāpādghorādbrahmavadhādapi || 100 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
śṛṇu rājanpravakṣyāmi kathāmetāṃ sudurlabhām || 1 ||
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yakṣarakṣaḥpiśācādyā udvejayaṃti vāḍavān |
jṛṃbhakonāma yakṣo'bhūddharmmāraṇyasamīpataḥ || 2 ||
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udvejayati nityaṃ sa dharmāraṇyanivāsinaḥ |
tatastaiśca dvijāgryaistu devebhyo viniveditam || 3 ||
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yakṣarakṣādinā caiva paribhūtā vayaṃ surāḥ |
tyakṣyāmo'dya varaṃ sthānaṃ tadbhayānnātra saṃśayaḥ || 4 ||
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tato devaiḥ saṃgadharvaiḥ sthāpitāstatra bhūmiṣu |
 siddhāśca varayoginyaḥ śrīmātṛprabhṛtayastathā || 5 ||
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rakṣaṇārthaṃ hi viprāṇāṃ lokānāṃ hitakāmyayā |
gotrānprati tathaikaikā sthāpitā yoginī tadā || 6 ||
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yasya gotrasya yā śaktī rakṣaṇe pālane kṣamā |
sā tasya kuladevīti sākṣāttatra babhūva ha || 7 ||
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śrīmātā tāraṇī devī āśāpūrī ca gotrapā |
icchā'rtināśinī caiva pippalī vikāravaśā || 8 ||
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jaganmātā mahāmātā siddhā bhaṭṭārikā tathā |
kadaṃbā vikarā mīṭhā suparṇā vasujā tathā || 9 ||
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mātaṃgī ca mahādevī vāṇī ca mukuṭeśvarī |
bhadrī caiva mahāśaktiḥ saṃhārī ca mahābalā || 110 ||
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cāmuṃḍā ca mahādevī ityetā gotramātaraḥ |
brahmaviṣṇumaheśādyaiḥ sthāpitāstatra rakṣaṇe || 11 ||
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tāḥ pūjayaṃti vipreṃdrāḥ svadharmaniratāḥ sadā |
tataḥ prabhṛti yoginyaḥ svesve kāle surakṣitāḥ || 12 ||
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vāḍavāḥ svasthatāṃ jagmuḥ putrapautraiḥ samāvṛtāḥ |
tato devāḥ sagaṃdharvā harṣanirbharamānasāḥ |
vimānavaramārūḍhā jagmurnāke'mṛtāśanāḥ || 13 ||
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gate varṣaśate rājanbrahmaviṣṇumaheśvarāḥ |
smṛtvā tu dharmāraṇyasya prekṣaṇārthaṃ kutūhalāt || 14 ||
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samājagmustadā rājanprabhāte udite ravau |
vimānavaramāruhya apsarogaṇasevitāḥ || 15 ||
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gaṃdharvair gīyamānāste stūyamānāḥ prabodhakaiḥ |
tatra sthāne dvijā rājansamitpuṣpakuśānbahūn || 16 ||
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āśramāṃstānparityajya gatāḥ sarve diśo daśa |
tamāśramapadaṃ dṛṣṭvā śūnyaṃ caiva maheśvaraḥ || 17 ||
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uvāca vākyaṃ dharmajño vāḍavānkliśate vibho |
śuśūṣārthaṃ hi śuśrūṣankalpayediti me matiḥ || 18 ||
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śrutvā tu vacanaṃ śaṃbhordevadevo janārdanaḥ |
satyaṃsatyamiti procya brahmāṇamidamabravīt || 19 ||
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bhobho brahmandvijātīnāṃ śuśrūṣārthaṃ prakalpaya |
sṛṣṭirhi śāśvatīvādya dvijoghopi sukhī bhavet |
viṣṇorvākyamabhiśrutya brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ || 120 ||
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saṃsmarankāmadhenuṃ vai smaraṇenaiva tatkṣaṇe |
āgatā tatra sā dhenurdharmāraṇye pavitrake || 121 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 9

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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