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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śivaśarmovāca |
ramayaṃtī manotīva keyaṃ kasyeyamīśituḥ |
nayanānaṃdasaṃdohadāyinīpūranuttamā || 1 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
śivaśarmanmahābhāgasutīrthaphalitadruma |
loko'tra ramate vipra sahasākṣapurī tviyam || 2 ||
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tapobalena mahatā vihitā viśvakamarṇā |
divāpi kaumudī yasyāḥ saudhaśreṇīśriyaṃ śrayet || 3 ||
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yadākalānidhiḥ kvāpi darśe 'dṛśyatvamāvahet |
tadā svapreyasīṃ jyotsnāṃ saudheṣveṣu nigūhayet || 4 ||
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yadacchabhittau vīkṣya svamanyayopidviśaṃkitā |
mugdhānāśuviśeccitramapisvāṃcitraśālikām || 5 ||
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harmyeṣu nīlamaṇibhirnirmiteṣvatranirbhayam |
svanīlimānamādhāya tamohaḥsvapi tiṣṭhati || 6 ||
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caṃdrakāṃtaśilājālasrutamātrāmalaṃjalam |
tatra cādāya kalaśairnecchaṃtyanyajjalaṃ janāḥ || 7 ||
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kuviṃdā na ca saṃtyatra na ca te paśyato harāḥ |
cailānyalaṃkṛtīratra yataḥ kalpadrumorpayet || 8 ||
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gaṇakā nātra vidyaṃte ciṃtāvidyāviśāradāḥ |
yataściketi sarveṣāṃ ciṃtā ciṃtāmaṇirdrutam || 9 ||
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sūpakārā na saṃtyatra rasakarma vicakṣaṇāḥ |
dugdhe sarvarasānekā kāmadhenuratoyataḥ || 10 ||
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kīrtiruccaiḥśravā yasya sarvato vājirājiṣu |
ratnamuccaiḥśravāḥ sotra hayānāṃ pauruṣādhikaḥ || 11 ||
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airāvato daṃtivaraścaturdaṃtotra rājate |
dvitīya iva kailāso jaṃgamasphaṭikojjvalaḥ || 12 ||
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taruratnaṃpārijātaḥ strīratnaṃ sorvaśī tviha |
naṃdanaṃ vanaratnaṃ ca ratnaṃ maṃdākinī hyapām || 13 ||
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trayastriṃśatsurāṇāṃ yā koṭiḥ śruti samīritā |
pratīkṣate sā'vasaraṃ sevāyai pratyahaṃtviha || 14 ||
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svargeṣviṃdrapadādanyanna viśiṣyeta kiṃcana |
yadyattrilokyāmaiśvaryaṃ na tattulyamanena hi || 15 ||
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aśvamedhasahasrasya labhyaṃ vinimayena yat |
kiṃ tena tulyamanyatsyātpavitramathavā mahata || 16 ||
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arciṣmatī saṃyaminī puṇyavatyamalāvatī |
gaṃdhavatyalakeśī ca naitattulyā mahardhibhiḥ || 17 ||
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ayameva sahasrākṣastvayameva divaspatiḥ |
śatamanyurayaṃ devo nāmānyetāni nāmataḥ || 18 ||
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saptāpi lokapālā ye ta enaṃ samupāsate |
nāradādyairmunivarairayamāśīrbhirīḍyate || 19 ||
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etatsthairyeṇa sarveṣāṃ lokānāṃ sthairyamiṣyate |
parājayānmaheṃdrasya trailokyaṃ syātparājitam || 20 ||
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danujā manujā daityāstapasyaṃtyugrasaṃyamāḥ |
gaṃdharva yakṣarakṣāṃsi maheṃdrapadalipsavaḥ || 21 ||
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sagarādyā mahīpālā vājimedhavidhāyakāḥ |
kṛtavaṃto mahāyatnaṃ śakraiśvaryajighṛkṣavaḥ || 22 ||
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niṣpratyūhaṃ kratuśataṃ yaḥ kaścitkurute'vanau |
jiteṃdriyomarāvatyāṃ sa prāpnoti pulomajām || 23 ||
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asamāptakratuśatā vasaṃtyatra mahībhujaḥ |
jyotiṣṭomādibhiryāgairye yajaṃtyapi te dvijāḥ || 24 ||
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tulāpuruṣadānādi mahādānāni ṣoḍaśa |
ye yacchaṃtyamalātmānaste labhaṃte'marāvatīm || 25 ||
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aklībavādino dhīrāḥ saṃgrāmeṣvaparāṅmukhāḥ |
vikrāṃtā vīraśayane te'tra tiṣṭhaṃti bhūbhujaḥ || 26 ||
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ityuddeśātsamākhyātā maheṃdranagarī sthitiḥ |
yāyajūkā vasaṃtyatra yajñavidyāviśāradāḥ || 27 ||
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imāmarciṣmatīṃ paśya vītihotrapurīṃ śubhām |
jātavedasi ye bhaktāste vasaṃtyatra suvratāḥ || 28 ||
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agnipraveśaṃ ye kuryurdṛḍhasattvā jiteṃdriyāḥ |
striyo vā sattvasaṃpannāste sarve agnitejasaḥ || 29 ||
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agnihotraratā viprāstathāgnibrahmacāriṇaḥ |
paṃcāgnivratino ye vai te'gnilokegnitejasaḥ || 30 ||
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śīte śītāpanutyai yastvidhmabhārānprayacchati |
kuryādagniṣṭikāṃ vā'tha sa vasedagnisannidhau || 31 ||
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anāthasyāgnisaṃskāraṃ yaḥ kuryācchraddhayānvitaḥ |
aśaktaḥ prerayedanyaṃ sogniloke mahīyate || 32 ||
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jaṭharāgnivivṛddhyai yo dadyādāgneyamauṣadham |
maṃdāgnaye sa puṇyātmā vahniloke vasecciram || 33 ||
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yajñopaskara vastūni yajñārthaṃ draviṇaṃ tu vā |
yathāśakti pradadyādyo hyarciṣmatyāṃvasetsa vai || 34 ||
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agnireko dvijātīnāṃ niḥśreyasakaraḥ paraḥ |
gururdevo vrataṃ tīrthaṃ sarvamagnirviniścitam || 35 ||
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apāvanāni sarvāṇi vahnisaṃsargataḥ kṣaṇāt |
pāvanāni bhavaṃtyeva tasmādyaḥ pāvakaḥ smṛtaḥ || 36 ||
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api vedaṃ viditvā yastyaktvā vai jātavedasam |
anyatra badhnāti ratiṃ brāhmaṇo na sa vedavit || 37 ||
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aṃtarātmā hyayaṃ sākṣānniścito hyāśuśukṣaṇiḥ |
māṃsagrāsānpacetkukṣau strīṇāṃ no māṃsapeśikām || 38 ||
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taijasī śāṃbhavī mūrtiḥ pratyakṣā dahanātmikā |
kartrī haṃtrī pālayitrī vinaināṃ kiṃ vilokyate || 39 ||
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citrabhānurayaṃ sākṣānnetraṃ tribhuvaneśituḥ |
aṃdhaṃ tamomaye loke vinainaṃ kaḥ prakāśakaḥ || 40 ||
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dhūpapradīpanaivedya payo dadhi ghṛtaikṣavam |
etadbhuktaṃ niṣevaṃte sarve divi divaukasaḥ || 41 ||
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śivaśarmovāca |
koyaṃ kṛśānuḥ kasyāyaṃ sūnuḥ kathamidaṃ padam |
āgneyaṃ labdhametena brūtametanmamāgrataḥ || 42 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
ākarṇaya mahāprājña varṇayāvo yathātatham |
yoyaṃ yasya yathā'nena prāpi jyotiṣmatīpurī || 43 ||
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narmadāyāstaṭe ramye pure narmapure purā |
purāribhaktaḥ puṇyātmā'bhavadviśvānaro muniḥ || 44 ||
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brahmacaryāśrame niṣṭho brahmayajñarataḥsadā |
śāṃḍilyagotraḥ śucimānbrahmatejo nidhirvaśī || 45 ||
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vijñātākhilaśāstrārtho laukikācāracaṃcuraḥ |
kadācicciṃtayāmāsa hṛdi dhyātvā maheśvaram || 46 ||
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caturṇāmapyāśramāṇāṃ kotīva śreyase satām |
yasminprāpnoti saṃkṣuṇṇe paratreha ca vā sukham || 47 ||
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idaṃ śreyastvidaṃ śreyastvidaṃ tu sukaraṃ bhavet |
itthaṃ sarvaṃ samāloḍya gārhasthyaṃ praśaśaṃsa ha || 48 ||
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brahmacārī gṛhastho vā vānaprastho'tha bhikṣukaḥ |
eṣāmādhārabhūtosau gṛhastho nānyatheti ca || 49 ||
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devairmanuṣyaiḥ pitṛbhistiryagbhiścopajīvyate |
gṛhasthaḥ pratyahaṃ yasmāttasmācchreṣṭho gṛhāśramī || 50 ||
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asnātvā cāpyahutvā vā'dattvā vāśnāti yo gṛhī |
devādīnāmṛṇī bhūtvā narakaṃ pratipadyate || 51 ||
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asnātāśī malaṃ bhuṃkte tvajapī pūyaśoṇitam |
ahutāśī kṛmīnbhuṃktepyadattvāviḍvibhojanaḥ || 52 ||
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brahmacaryaṃ hi gārhasthye yādṛkkalpanayojjhitam |
svabhāvacapale citte kva tādṛgbrahmacāriṇi || 53 ||
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haṭhādvā lokabhītyā vā svārthādvā brahmacaryabhāk |
saṃkalpayati citte cetkṛtamapyakṛtaṃ tadā || 54 ||
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paradāraparityāgātsvadāraparituṣṭitaḥ |
ṛtukālābhigāmitvādbrahmacārī gṛhīritaḥ || 55 ||
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vimuktarāgadveṣo yaḥ kāmakrodhavivarjitaḥ |
sāgniḥ sadāraḥ sa gṛhī vānaprasthādviśiṣyate || 56 ||
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vairāgyādgṛhamutsṛjya gṛhadharmānhṛdi smaret |
sa bhavedubhayabhraṣṭo vānaprastho na vā gṛhī || 57 ||
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ayācitopasthitayā yo vṛttyā vartate gṛhī |
yena kenāpi saṃtuṣṭo bhikṣukātsa viśiṣyate || 58 ||
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prāthayedyatkvacitkiṃcidduṣprāpaṃ vā bhaviṣyati |
aśaneṣu na saṃtuṣṭaḥ sa yatiḥ patito bhavet || 59 ||
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guṇāguṇavicāryetthaṃ sa vai viśvānaro dvijaḥ |
udvavāha vidhānena svocitāṃ kulakanyakām || 60 ||
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agniśuśrūṣaṇarataḥ paṃcayajñaparāyaṇaḥ |
ṣaṭkarmanirato nityaṃ devapitratithipriyaḥ || 61 ||
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dharmārthakāmānyuktātmā sorjayansvasvakālataḥ |
parasparamasaṃkocaṃ daṃpatyorānukūlyataḥ || 62 ||
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pūrvāhṇe daivikaṃ karma sokarotkarmakāṃḍavit |
madhyaṃdine manuṣyāṇāṃ pitṝṇāmaparāhnake || 63 ||
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evaṃ bahutithe kāle gate tasyāgrajanmanaḥ |
bhāryā śuciṣmatī nāma kāmapatnī vasuvratā || 64 ||
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apaśyaṃtyaṃkuramapi saṃtateḥ svargasādhanam |
vijñāya śaṃkaṃraṃ kāṃtaṃ praṇipatya vyajijñapat || 65 ||
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śuciṣmatyuvāca |
āryaputrāryadhiṣaṇa prāṇanātha priyavrata |
na durlabhaṃ mamāstīha kiṃcittvaccaraṇārcanāt || 66 ||
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ye vai bhogāḥ samucitāḥ strīṇāṃ te tvatprasādataḥ |
alaṃkṛtya mayā bhuktāḥ prasaṃgādvacmi tānyapi || 67 ||
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suvāsāṃsi suvāsāśca suśayyā sunitaṃbinī |
sraktāṃbūlānnapānāśca aṣṭau bhogāḥ svadharmiṇām || 68 ||
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ekaṃ me prārthitaṃ nātha cirāya hṛdisaṃsthitam |
gṛhasthānāṃ samucitaṃ tattvaṃ dātumihārhasi || 69 ||
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viśvānara uvāca |
kimadeyaṃ hi suśroṇi tava priyahitaiṣiṇi |
tatprārthaya mahābhāge prayacchāmyavilaṃbitam || 70 ||
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maheśituḥ prasādena mama kiṃcinna durlbham |
ihāmutra ca kalyāṇi sarvakalyāṇakāriṇaḥ || 71 ||
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iti śrutvā vacaḥ patyustasya sā patidevatā |
uvāca hṛṣṭavadanā yadi deyo varo mama || 72 ||
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varayogyāsmi cennātha nānyaṃ varamahaṃ vṛṇe |
maheśasadṛśaṃ putraṃ dehi māheśvarānava || 73 ||
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iti tasyā vacaḥ śrutvā śuciṣmatyāḥ śucivrataḥ |
kṣaṇaṃ samādhimādhāya hṛ dyetatsamaciṃtayat || 74 ||
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aho kimetayā tanvyā prārthitaṃ hyatidurlabham |
manorathapathāddūramastuvā sa hi sarvakṛt || 75 ||
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tenaivāsyā mukhe sthitvā vāksvarūpeṇa śaṃbhunā |
vyāhṛtaṃ ko'nyathākartumutsaheta bhavedidam || 76 ||
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tataḥ provāca tāṃ patnīmekapatnivrate sthitaḥ |
viśvānaramuniḥ śrīmāniti kāṃte bhaviṣyati || 77 ||
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itthamāśvāsya tāṃ patnīṃ jagāma tapase muniḥ |
yatra viśveśvaraḥ sākṣātkāśīnāthodhitiṣṭhati || 78 ||
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prāpya vārāṇasīṃ tūrṇaṃ dṛṣṭvātha maṇikarṇikām |
tatyāja tāpatritayamapijanmaśatārjitam || 79 ||
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dṛṣṭvā sarvāṇi liṃgāni viśveśa pramukhāni ca |
snātvā sarveṣu kuṃḍeṣu vāpīkūṭasaraḥsu ca || 80 ||
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natvā vināyakānsarvāngaurīḥ sarvāḥ praṇamya ca |
saṃpūjya kālarājaṃ ca bhairavaṃ pāpabhakṣaṇam || 81 ||
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daṇḍanāyakamukhyāṃśca gaṇānstutvā prayatnataḥ |
ādikeśavamukhyāṃśca keśavānparitoṣya ca || 82 ||
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lolārkamukhya sūryāṃśca praṇamya ca punaḥ punaḥ |
kṛtvā piṇḍapradānāni sarvatīrtheṣvataṃdritaḥ || 83 ||
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sahasrabhojanādyaiśca yatīnviprānpratarpya ca |
mahāpūjopacāraiśca liṃgānyabhyarcya bhaktitaḥ || 84 ||
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asakṛccintayāmāsa kiṃ liṃgaṃ kṣiprasiddhidam |
yatra niścalatāmeti tapastanayakāmyayā || 85 ||
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śrīmadoṃkāranāthaṃ vā kṛttivāseśvaraṃ kimu |
kāleśaṃ vṛddhakāleśaṃ kalaśeśvarameva ca || 86 ||
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kedāreśaṃ tu kāmeśaṃ candreśaṃ vā trilocanam |
jyeṣṭheśaṃ jaṃbukeśaṃ vā jaigīṣavyeśvaraṃ tu vā || 87 ||
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daśāśvamedhamīśānaṃ drumi caṃḍeśameva ca |
dṛkkeśaṃ garuḍeśaṃ ca gokarṇeśaṃ gaṇeśvaram || 88 ||
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ḍhuṃḍhyāśāgajasiddhākhyaṃ dharmeśaṃ tārakeśvaram |
nandikeśaṃ nivāseśaṃ patrīśaṃ prītikeśvaram || 89 ||
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parvateśaṃ paśupatiṃ brahmeśaṃ madhyameśvaram |
bṛhaspatīśvaraṃ vātha vibhāṃḍeśvarameva ca || 90 ||
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bhārabhūteśvaraṃ kiṃ vā mahālakṣmīśvaraṃ tu vā |
marutteśaṃ tu mokṣeśaṃ gaṃgeśaṃ narmadeśvaram || 91 ||
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mārkaṃḍaṃ maṇikarṇīśa ratneśvaramathāpi vā |
athavā yoginīpīṭhaṃ sādhakasyaiva siddhidam || 92 ||
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yāmuneśaṃ lāṃgalīśaṃ śrīmadviśveśvaraṃ vibhum |
avimukteśvaraṃ vātha viśālākṣīśameva ca || 93 ||
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vyāghreśvaraṃ varāheśaṃ vyāseśaṃ vṛṣabhadhvajam |
varuṇeśaṃ vidhīśaṃ vā vasiṣṭheśaṃ śanīśvaram || 94 ||
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someśvaraṃ kimindreśaṃ svarlīnaṃ saṃgameśvaram |
hariścaṃdreśvaraṃ kiṃ vā harikeśeśvaraṃ tu vā || 95 ||
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trisaṃdhyeśaṃ mahādevamupaśāṃti śivaṃ tathā |
bhavānīśaṃ kapardīśaṃ kaṃdukeśaṃ makheśvaram || 96 ||
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mitrāvaruṇasaṃjñaṃ vā kimeṣāmāśuputradam |
kṣaṇaṃ vicārya sa muniriti viśvānaraḥ sudhīḥ || 97 ||
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ājñātaṃ vismṛtaṃ tāvatphalito me manorathaḥ |
siddhaiḥ saṃsevitaṃ liṃgaṃ sarvasiddhikaraṃ param || 98 ||
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darśanātsparśanādyasya mano nirvṛtibhāgbhavet |
udghāṭitaṃ sadaivāste svargadvāraṃ hi yatra vai || 99 ||
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divāniśaṃ pūjanārthaṃ vijñāpya tridaśeśvaram |
pañcamudre mahāpīṭhe siddhide sarvajaṃtuṣu || 100 ||
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yatra sā vikaṭā devī prakaṭā siddhirūpiṇī |
yatra sthitānāṃ bhaktānāṃ sākṣātsiddhivināyakaḥ || 1 ||
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nirdhūya vighnajālāni sarvāḥ siddhīḥ prayacchati |
avimukte mahākṣetre siddhikṣetraṃ hi tatparam || 2 ||
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yatra vīreśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ mahāguhyatamaṃ matam |
tilāṃtarāpi no kāśyāṃ bhūmirliṃgaṃ vinā kvacit || 3 ||
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paraṃ vīreśa sadṛśaṃ na liṃgaṃ tvāśusiddhidam |
dharmadaṃ cārthadaṃ samyakkāmadaṃ mokṣadaṃ tathā || 4 ||
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yathā vīreśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ kāśyāṃ nānyattathā dhuvam |
paṃcasvarotra gaṃdharvaḥ parāṃ siddhimagātpurā || 5 ||
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vidyādharaḥ svacchavidyo vasupūrṇaśca yakṣarāṭ |
nṛtyaṃtī nijabhāvena purāhyatrāpsarovarā || 6 ||
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sadehā kokilālāpā liṃgamadhye layaṃ gatā |
ṛṣirvedaśirā nāma japanvai śatarudriyam || 7 ||
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mantrajyotirmaye liṃge saśarīro viśatpurā |
candramauli bharadvājāvubhau pāśupatottamau || 8 ||
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vīreśvaraṃ samabhyarcya gāyamānau layaṃ gatau |
śaṃkhacūḍo hi nāgeṃdraḥ svaphaṇāmaṇibhirniśi || 9 ||
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ṣaṇmāsātsiddhimagamadbahunīrājanairiha |
kinnarī haṃsapadyatra bhartrā veṇupriyeṇa vai || 110 ||
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gāyaṃtī susvaraṃ yātā parāṃ nirvāṇabhūmikām |
asaṃkhyātāḥ sahasrāṇi siddhāḥ siddhimihāgatāḥ || 11 ||
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siddhaliṃgamihākhyātaṃ tasmādvīreśvaraṃ param || 12 ||
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vīreśvaraṃ samārādhya bhraṣṭarājyo jayadrathaḥ |
hatvā ripūnaskhalitaṃ rājyaṃ prāpa videhajaḥ || 13 ||
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vidūratho'tha nṛpatiraputraḥ putravānabhūt |
vīreśvaraprasādena magadhādhipatirvaśī || 14 ||
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vasudattotra ca vaṇiksutāṃ vasusutopamām |
abdamabhyarcya vīreśaṃ ratnadattopyavāptavān || 15 ||
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ahamapyatra vīreśaṃ samārādhyatrikālataḥ |
āśu putramavāpsyāmi yathābhilaṣitaṃ striyā || 16 ||
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iti kṛtvā matiṃ dhīro vipro viśvānaraḥ kṛtī |
candrkūpajalaiḥ snātvā jagrāha niyamaṃ vratī || 17 ||
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ekāhārobhavanmāsaṃ māsaṃ naktāśanobhavata |
ayācitāśano māsaṃ māsaṃ tyaktāśanaḥ punaḥ || 18 ||
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payovratobhavanmāsaṃ māsaṃ śākaphalāśanaḥ |
māsaṃ muṣṭitilāhāro māsaṃ pānīyabhojanaḥ || 19 ||
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paṃcagavyāśano māsaṃ māsaṃ cāṃdrāyaṇavratī |
māsaṃ kuśāgrajalabhuṅmāsaṃ śvasanabhakṣaṇaḥ || 120 ||
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atha trayodaśe māsi snātvā tripathagāṃbhasi |
pratyūṣa eva vīreśaṃ yāvadāyāti sa dvijaḥ || 21 ||
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tāvadvilokayāṃcakre madhye liṃgaṃ tapodhanaḥ |
vibhūtibhūṣitaṃ bālamaṣṭavarṣākṛtiṃ śubham || 22 ||
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ākarṇapūrṇanetraṃ ca suraktadaśanacchadam |
cārupiṃgajaṭāmauliṃ nagnaṃ prahasitānanam || 23 ||
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śaiśavocitanepathyadhāriṇaṃ cittahāriṇam |
paṭhaṃtaṃ śrutisūktāni hasaṃtaṃ ca svalīlayā || 24 ||
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tamālokya stutiṃ cakre romakaṃcukito mudā |
proccaradgadgadālāpo namostviti punaḥ punaḥ || 25 ||
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viśvānara uvāca |
ekabrahmaivādvitīyaṃ samastaṃ satyaṃ satyaṃ nehanānāsti kiṃcit |
eko rudro na dvitīyovatasthe tasmādekaṃ tvāṃ prapadye maheśam || 26 ||
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ekaḥ kartā tvaṃ hi sarvasya śaṃbho nānārūpeṣvekarūposya rūpaḥ |
yadvatpratyapsvarka ekopyanekastasmānnānyaṃ tvāṃ vineśaṃ prapadye || 27 ||
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rajjau sarpaḥ śuktikāyāṃ ca rūpyaṃnairaḥpūrastanmṛgākhye marīcau |
yadvattadvadviṣvageṣa prapaṃco yasmiñjñāte taṃ prapadye maheśam || 28 ||
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toye śaityaṃ dāhakatvaṃ ca vahnau tāpo bhānau śīta bhānauprasādaḥ |
puṣpe gaṃdho dugdhamadhyepi sarpiryattacchaṃbho tvaṃ tatastvāṃ prapadye || 29 ||
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śabdaṃ gṛhṇāsyaśravāstvaṃ hi jighreraghrāṇastvaṃ vyaṃghrirāyāsi dūrāt |
vyakṣaḥ paśyestvaṃ rasajñopyajihvaḥ kastvāṃ samyagvettyatastvāṃ prapadye || 130 ||
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novedastvāmīśa sākṣāddhivedano vā viṣṇurnovidhātā'khilasya |
no yogīṃdrāneṃdramukhyāśca devā bhakto veda tvāmatastvāṃ prapadye || 31 ||
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no te gotraṃ neśajanmāpinākhyāno vā rūpaṃ naiva śīlaṃ na deśaḥ |
itthaṃbhūtopīśvarastvaṃ trilokyāḥ sarvānkāmānpūrayestadbhaje tvām || 32 ||
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tvattaḥ sarvaṃ tvaṃ hi sarvaṃ smarāre tvaṃ gaurīśastvaṃ ca nagno'tiśāṃtaḥ |
tvaṃ vai vṛddhastvaṃ yuvā tvaṃ ca bālastattvaṃ yatkiṃnāsyatastvāṃ natosmi || 33 ||
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stutveti bhūmau nipapāta vipraḥ sa daṃḍavadyāvadatīva hṛṣṭaḥ |
tāvatsa bālokhilavṛddhavṛddhaḥ provāca bhūdeva varaṃ vṛṇīhi || 34 ||
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tata utthāya hṛṣṭātmā munirviśvānaraḥ kṛtī |
pratyabravītkimajñātaṃ sarvajñasya tava prabho || 35 ||
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sarvāṃtarātmā bhagavānsarvaḥ sarvaprado bhavān |
yācñāṃ pratiniyuṃkte māṃ kimīśo dainyakāriṇīm || 36 ||
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iti śrutvā vacastasya devo viśvānarasya ha |
śuceḥ śucivratasyāśu śucismitvābravīcchiśuḥ || 37 ||
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bāla uvāca |
tvayā śuce śuciṣmatyāṃ yobhilāṣaḥ kṛto hṛdi |
acireṇaivakālena sa bhaviṣyatyasaṃśayaḥ || 38 ||
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tava putratvameṣyāmi śuciṣmatyāṃ mahāmate |
khyāto gṛhapatirnāmnā śuciḥ sarvāmarapriyaḥ || 39 ||
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abhilāṣāṣṭakaṃ puṇyaṃ stotrametattvayeritam |
abdaṃ trikālapaṭhanātkāmadaṃ śivasaṃnidhau || 140 ||
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etatstotrasya paṭhanaṃ putra pautra dhanapradam |
sarvaśāṃtikaraṃ cāpi sarvāpatparināśanam || 41 ||
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svargāpavarga saṃpattikārakaṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ |
prātarutthāya susnāto liṃgamabhyarcya śāṃbhavam || 42 ||
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varṣaṃ japannidaṃ stotramaputraḥ putravānbhavet |
vaiśākhe kārtike māghe viśeṣaniyamairyutaḥ || 43 ||
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yaḥ paṭhetsnānasamaye sa labhetsakalaṃ phalam |
kārtikasya tu māsasya prasādādahamavyayaḥ || 44 ||
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tava putratvameṣyāmi yastvanyastatpaṭhiṣyati |
abhilāṣāṣṭakamidaṃ na deyaṃ yasya kasyacit || 45 ||
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gopanīyaṃ prayatnena mahāvaṃdhyāprasūtikṛt |
striyā vā puruṣeṇāpi niyamālliṃga saṃnidhau || 46 ||
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abdaṃ japtamidaṃ stotraṃ putradaṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ |
ityuktvāṃtardadhe bālaḥ sopi vipro gṛhaṃ gataḥ || 147 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasyāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṇḍe pūvārddhe iṃdrāgnilokavarṇanaṃnāma daśamo'dhyāyaḥ || 10 ||
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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 10

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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