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 |
indrasare naraḥ snātvā dṛṣṭvā ceṃdreśvaraṃ śivam |
saptajanmakṛtātpāpānmucyate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 1 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kena cādau nirmitaṃ tattīrthaṃ sarvottamottamam |
yathāvadvarṇaya tvaṃ me bhagavandvijasattama || 2 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
indreṇaiva mahārāja tapastaptaṃ suduṣkaram |
grāmāduttaradigbhāge śatavarṣāṇi tatra vai || 3 ||
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śivoddeśaṃ mahāghoramekāṃguṣṭhena bhārata |
urddhvabāhurmahātejāḥ sūryasyābhimukho'bhavat || 4 ||
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vṛtrasya vadhato jñātaṃ yatpāpaṃ tasya nuttaye |
ekāgraḥ prayato bhūtvā śivasyārādhane rataḥ || 5 ||
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tapasā ca tadā śaṃbhustoṣitaḥ śaśiśe kharaḥ |
tatrājagāma jaṭilo bhasmāṃgo vṛṣabhadhvajaḥ || 6 ||
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khaṭvāṃgī paṃcavaktraśca daśabāhustrilocanaḥ |
gaṃgādharo vṛṣārūḍho bhūtapretādiveṣṭitaḥ || 7 ||
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suprasannaḥ suraśreṣṭhaḥ kṛpālurvaradāyakaḥ |
tadā hṛṣṭamanā devo devendramidamūcivān || 8 ||
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hara uvāca |
yattvaṃ yācayase deva tadahaṃ prada dāmi te || 9 ||
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indra uvāca |
yadi tuṣṭosi deveśa kṛpāsiṃdho maheśvara |
brahmahatyā hi māṃ deva udvejayati nityaśaḥ || 10 ||
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vṛtrāsurasya hanane jātaṃ pāpaṃ surottama |
tatpāpaṃ nāśaya vibho mama duḥkhapradaṃ sadā || 11 ||
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hara uvāca |
dharmāraṇye surapate brahmahatyā na pīḍayet |
hatyā gavāṃ dvijātīnāṃ bālasya yoṣitāmapi || 12 ||
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vacanānmama deveṃdra brahmaṇaḥ keśavasya ca |
yamasya vacanājjiṣṇo hatyā naivātra tiṣṭhati |
praviśya tvaṃ mahārāja atotra snānamācara || 13 ||
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indra uvāca |
yadi tvaṃ mama tuṣṭo'si kṛpāsiṃdho maheśvara |
mannāmnā ca mahādeva sthāpito bhava śaṃkara || 14 ||
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tathetyuktvā mahādevaḥ suprasanno harastadā |
darśayāmāsa tatraiva liṃgaṃ pāpapraṇāśanam || 15 ||
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kūrmapṛṣṭhātsamutpādya ātmayogena śaṃbhunā |
sthitastatraiva śrīkaṇṭhaḥ kālatrayavido viduḥ || 16 ||
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vṛtrahatyāsamuttrastadevarājasya sannidhau |
indreśvarastadā tatra dharmā raṇye sthito nṛpa || 17 ||
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sarvapāpaviśuddhyarthaṃ lokānāṃ hitakāmyayā |
indreśvaraṃ tu rājeṃdra puṣpadhūpādikaiḥ sadā || 18 ||
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pūjayecca naro bhaktyā sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate |
aṣṭamyāṃ ca caturdaśyāṃ māghamāse viśeṣataḥ || 19 ||
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sarvapāpaviśuddhyarthaṃ śivaloke mahīyate |
nīlotsargaṃ tu yo martyaḥ karoti ca tadagrataḥ || 20 ||
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uddharetsapta gotrāṇi kulamekottaraṃ śatam |
sāṃgarudrajapaṃ yastu caturddaśyāṃ karoti vai || 21 ||
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sarvapāviśuddhātmā labhate paramaṃ padam || 22 ||
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sauvarṇanayanaṃ kṛtvā madhye ratnasamanvitam |
yo dadāti dvijātibhya indratīrthe tathottame || 23 ||
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andhatā na bhave ttasya janmāni ṣaṣṭisaṃkhyayā |
nirmalatvaṃ sadā teṣāṃ nayaneṣu prajāyate |
mahārogāstathā cānye snātvā yāṃti tadagrataḥ || 24 ||
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pūjite caikacitte na sarvarogātpramucyate |
snātvā kuṇḍe naro yastu saṃtarpayati yaḥ pitṝn || 25 ||
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tasya tṛptāḥ sadā bhūpa pitaraśca pitāmahāḥ |
ye vai grastā mahārogaiḥ kuṣṭhādyaiścaiva dehinaḥ || 26 ||
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snānamātreṇa saṃśuddhā divyadehā bhavaṃti te |
jvarādikaṣṭamāpannā narāḥ svātmahitāya vai || 27 ||
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snāna mātreṇa saṃśuddhā divyadehā bhavaṃti te |
snātvā ca pūjayeddevaṃ mucyate jvarabandhanāt || 28 ||
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ekāhikaṃ dvyāhikaṃ ca cāturthaṃ vā tṛtīyakam |
viṣamajvarapīḍā ca māsapakṣādikaṃ jvaram || 29 ||
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indreśvaraprasādācca naśyate nātra saṃśayaḥ |
vijvaro jāyate nūnaṃ satyaṃsatyaṃ ca bhūpate || 30 ||
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vandhyā ca durbhagā nārī kākavandhyā mṛtaprajā |
mṛtavatsā mahāduṣṭā snātvā kuṇḍe śivāgrataḥ |
pūjayedekacittena snānamātreṇa śuddhyati || 31 ||
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evaṃvidhāśca bahuśo varāndattvā pinākadhṛk |
gato'sau svapuraṃ pārtha sevyamānaḥ surāsuraiḥ || 32 ||
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tataḥ śakro mahātejā gato vai svapuraṃ prati |
jayaṃtenāpi tatraiva sthāpitaṃ liṃgamuttamam || 33 ||
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jayaṃtasya harastuṣṭastasmilliṃge stutaḥ sadā |
trikālaṃ putrasaṃyuktaḥ pūjanārthaṃ sureśvaraḥ || 34 ||
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āyāti ca mahābāho tyaktvā sthānaṃ svakaṃ hi vai |
etatsarvaṃ samākhyātaṃ sarvasaukhyapradāyakam || 35 ||
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indreśvaraṃ tu yatpuṇyaṃ jayaṃteśasya pūja nāt |
tadevāpnoti rājendra satyaṃsatyaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 36 ||
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snātvā kuṇḍe mahārāja saṃpūjyaikāgramānasaḥ |
sarvapāpaviśuddhātmā indraloke mahīyate || 37 ||
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yaḥ śṛṇoti naro bhaktyā sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate |
sarvānkāmānavāpnoti jayaṃteśapramādataḥ || 38 ||
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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 19

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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