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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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
imāṃ gaṃdhavatīṃ puṇyāṃ purīṃ vāyorvilokaya |
vāruṇyā uttare bhāge mahābhāgyanidhe dvija || 1 ||
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asyāṃ prabhaṃjano nāma jagatprāṇodigīśvaraḥ |
ārādhya śrīmahādevaṃ dikpālatvamavāptavān || 2 ||
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purā kaśyapadāyādaḥ pūtātmeti ca viśrutaḥ |
dhūrjaṭe rājadhānyāṃ sa cacāra vipulaṃ tapaḥ || 3 ||
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vārāṇasyāṃ mahābhāgo varṣāṇāmayutaṃ śatam |
sthāpayitvā mahāliṃgaṃ pāvanaṃ pavaneśvaram || 4 ||
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yasya darśanamātreṇa pūtātmā jāyate naraḥ |
pāpakaṃcukamutsṛjya sa vasetpāvane pure || 5 ||
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tatastasyogratapasā tapasāphaladaḥ śivaḥ |
āvirāsīttato liṃgājjyotīrūpo maheśvaraḥ || 5 ||
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uvāca ca prasannātmā karuṇāmṛtasāgaraḥ |
uttiṣṭhottiṣṭha pūtātmanvaraṃ varaya suvrata || 7 ||
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anena tapasogreṇa liṃgasyārādhanena ca |
tavādeyaṃ na pūtātmaṃstrailokye sacarācare || 8 ||
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pūtātmovāca |
devadevamahādeva devānāmabhayaprada |
brahmanārāyaṇeṃdrādi sarvadevapadaprada || 9 ||
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vedāstvāṃ na ca viṃdaṃti kimātmaka iti prabho |
prāptāḥ śatapathatvaṃ ca netinetītivādinaḥ || 10 ||
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brahmaviṣṇvopi girāṃ gocaro na ca vākpateḥ |
pramatheśaṃ kathaṃ stotuṃ mādṛśaḥ prabhavetprabho || 11 ||
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prasahya pramimīteśa bhaktirmāṃstutikarmaṇi |
karomi kiṃ jagannātha na vaśyānīṃdriyāṇi me || 12 ||
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viśvaṃ tvaṃ nāsti vai bhedastvamekaḥ sarvago yataḥ |
stutyaṃ stotā stutistvaṃ ca saguṇo nirguṇo bhavān || 13 ||
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sargātpurā bhavāneko rūpanāma vivarjitaḥ |
yoginopi na te tattvaṃ viṃdaṃti paramārthataḥ || 14 ||
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yadaikalo na śaknoṣi raṃtuṃ svairacara prabho |
tadicchā tavayotpannā sevyā śaktirabhūttava || 15 ||
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tvameko dvitvamāpannaḥ śivaśaktiprabhedataḥ |
tvaṃ jñānarūpo bhagavānsvecchā śaktisvarūpiṇī || 16 ||
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ubhābhyāṃ śivaśaktibhyā yuvābhyāṃ nijalīlayā |
utpāditā kriyāśaktistataḥ sarvamidaṃ jagat || 17 ||
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jñānaśaktirbhavānīśa icchāśaktirumā smṛtā |
kriyāśaktiridaṃ viśvamasya tvaṃ kāraṇaṃ tataḥ || 18 ||
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dakṣiṇāṃgaṃ tava vidhirvāmāṃgaṃ tava cācyutaḥ |
caṃdrasūryāgninetrastvaṃ tvanniḥśvāsaḥ śrutitrayam || 19 ||
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tvatsvedādaṃbunidhayastava śrotraṃ samīraṇaḥ |
bāhavaste daśadiśo mukhaṃ te brāhmaṇāḥ smṛtāḥ || 20 ||
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rājanyavaryāste bāhu vaiśyā ūrusamudbhavāḥ |
padbhyāṃ śūdrastaveśāna keśāste jaladāḥ prabho || 21 ||
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tvaṃ puṃ prakṛtirūpeṇa brahmāṃḍamasṛjaḥ purā |
madhye brahmāṃḍamakhilaṃ viśvametaccarācaram || 22 ||
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atastvatto na manye'haṃ kiṃcidbhinnaṃ jaganmaya |
tvayi sarvāṇi bhūtāni sarvabhūtamayo bhavān || 23 ||
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namastubhyaṃ namastubhyaṃ namastu'bhyaṃ namonamaḥ |
ayameva varo nātha tvayi me'stu sthirā matiḥ || 24 ||
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ityuktavati deveśa stasminpūtātmani prabhuḥ |
svamūrtitvaṃ samāropya dikpālapadamādadhe || 25 ||
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sarvago mama rūpeṇa sarvatattvāvabodhakaḥ |
sarveṣāmāyuṣorūpaṃ bhavāneva bhaviṣyati || 26 ||
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tava liṃgamidaṃ divyaṃ ye drakṣyaṃtīha mānavāḥ |
sarvabhogasamṛddhāste tvallokasukhabhāginaḥ || 27 ||
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pavamāneśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ madhye janmasakṛnnaraḥ |
yathoktavidhinā pūjya sugaṃdhasnapanādibhiḥ || 28 ||
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sugaṃdhacaṃdanaiḥ puṣpairmama loke mahīyate |
jyeṣṭheśātpaścimebhāge vāyukuṃḍottareṇa tu || 29 ||
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pāvamānaṃ samārādhya pūto bhavati tatkṣaṇāt |
iti dattvā varāndevastasmiṃlliṃge layaṃ yayau || 30 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
iti gaṃdhavatī puryāḥ svarūpaṃ te nirūpitam |
tasyāḥ prācyāṃ kuberasya śrīmatyeṣālakāpurī || 31 ||
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śaṃbhoḥ sakhitvamāpede nāthosyā bhaktiyogataḥ |
nidhīnāṃ padmamukhyānāṃ dātā bhoktā harārcanāt || 32 ||
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śivaśarmovāca |
kosau kasya punaḥ kīdṛgbhaktirasya sadāśive |
yayā sakhitvamāpanno devadevasyadhūrjaṭeḥ || 33 ||
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iti śrotuṃ mama manaḥ śrutigocaratāṃ gatam |
yuvayorvāksudhāsvāda medurodaramaṃtharam || 34 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
śivaśarmanmahāprājña pariśuddheṃdriyeśvara |
sutīrthakṣālitāśeṣajanmajātamahāmala || 35 ||
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suhṛdi premasaṃpanne tvayyanudyaṃ na kiṃcana |
sādhubhiḥ saha saṃvādaḥ sarvaśreyo'bhivṛddhaye || 36 ||
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āsītkāṃpilyanagare somayājikulodbhavaḥ |
dīkṣito yajñadattākhyo yajñavidyāviśāradaḥ || 37 ||
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vedavedāṃgavedārthānvedoktācāracaṃcuraḥ |
rājamānyo bahudhano vadānyaḥ kīrtibhājanam || 38 ||
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agniśuśrūṣaṇarato vedādhyayanatatparaḥ |
tasya putro guṇanidhiścaṃdrabiṃbasamākṛtiḥ || 39 ||
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kṛtopanayanaḥ sotha vidyāṃ jagrāha bhūriśaḥ |
atha pitrānabhijñāto dyūtakarmarato'bhavat || 40 ||
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ādāyādāya bahuśo dhanaṃ mātuḥ sakāśataḥ |
dadāti dyūtakārebhyo maitrī taiśca cakāra saḥ || 41 ||
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saṃtyakta brāhmaṇācāraḥ saṃdhyāsnānaparāṅmukhaḥ |
niṃdako vedaśāstrāṇāṃ devabrāhmaṇaniṃdakaḥ || 42 ||
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smṛtyācāravihīnastu gītavādyavinodabhāk |
naṭapākhaṃḍibhaṃḍaiśca baddhapremaparaṃparaḥ || 43 ||
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preritopi jananyā sa na yāti pituraṃtikam |
gṛhakāryāṃtaravyagro dīkṣito dīkṣitāyinīm || 44 ||
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yadā yadaiva tāṃ pṛcchedayeguṇanidhiḥ sutaḥ |
na dṛśyate mayā gehe kva yāti vidadhāti kim || 45 ||
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tadā tadeti sā brūyādidānīṃ sa bahirgataḥ |
snātvā samarcya vai devānetāvaṃtamanehasam || 46 ||
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adhītyādhyayanārthaṃ sa dvitrairmitraiḥ samaṃ yayau |
ekaputreti tanmātā pratārayati dīkṣitam || 47 ||
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na tatkarma ca tadvṛttaṃ kiṃcidvetti sa dīkṣitaḥ |
sa ca keśāṃtakarmāsya kṛtvā varṣe'tha ṣoḍaśe || 48 ||
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gṛhyoktena vidhānena pāṇigrāhamakārayat |
pratyahaṃ tasya jananī sutaṃ guṇanidhiṃ mṛdu || 49 ||
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śāsti snehārdrahṛdayā krodhanaste pitetyalam |
yadi jñāsyati te vṛttaṃ tvāṃ ca māṃ tāḍayiṣyati || 50 ||
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ācchādayāmi te nityaṃ pituragre kuceṣṭitam |
lokamānyosti te tātaḥ sadācārairna vai dhanaiḥ || 51 ||
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brāhmaṇānāṃ dhanaṃ putra sadvidyā sādhusaṃgamaḥ |
sacchrotriyāstvanūcānā dīkṣitāḥ somayājinaḥ || 52 ||
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iti rūḍhimiha prāptāstava pūrvapitāmahāḥ |
tyaktvā durvṛttasaṃsargaṃ sādhusaṃgarato bhava || 53 ||
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sadvidyā sumano dhehi brāhmaṇācāramācara |
tavānurūpārūpeṇa vayasākulaśīlataḥ || 54 ||
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ūnaviṃśatiko'si tvameṣā ṣoḍaśavārṣikī |
tava patnī guṇanidhe sādhvī madhurabhāṣiṇī || 55 ||
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etāṃ saṃvṛṇu sadvṛttāṃ pitṛbhaktiyutā bhava |
śvaśuropi hi te mānyaḥ sarvatra guṇaśīlataḥ || 56 ||
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tato'patrapase kiṃ na tyaja durvṛttatāṃ śiśo |
mātulāste'tulāḥ putra vidyāśīlakulādibhiḥ || 57 ||
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tebhyopi na bibheṣi tvaṃ śuddhosyubhaya vaṃśataḥ |
paśyaitānprativeśmasthānbrāhmaṇānāṃ kumārakān || 58 ||
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gṛhepi śiṣyānpaśyaitānpituste vinayocitān |
rājāpi śroṣyati yadā tava duśceṣṭitaṃ suta || 59 ||
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śraddhāṃ vihāya te tāte vṛttilopaṃ kariṣyati |
bālaceṣṭitamevaitadvadaṃtyadyāpi te janāḥ || 60 ||
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anaṃtaraṃ hasiṣyaṃti yuktaṃ dīkṣitatāstviti |
sarvepyākṣārayiṣyaṃti tava vipraṃ ca māṃ ca vai || 61 ||
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mātuścaritraṃ tanayo dhatte durbhāṣaṇairiti |
pitā pitena pāpīyāñcchrutismṛtipathīnakim || 62 ||
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tadaṃghrilīnamanaso mama sākṣī maheśvaraḥ |
na cartusnātayāpīha mukhaṃ duṣṭasya vīkṣitam || 63 ||
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aho balīyānsavidhiryena jātā bhavāniti |
pratikṣaṇaṃ jananyeti śikṣyamāṇotidurmadaḥ || 64 ||
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na tatyāja ca taddharmaṃ durbodho vyasanī yataḥ |
mṛgayā madya paiśunya veśyācauryadurodaraiḥ || 65 ||
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sapāradārairvyasanairebhiḥ kotra na khaṃḍitaḥ |
yadyanmadhye gṛhe paśyettattannītvā sudurmatiḥ || 66 ||
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arpayeddyūtakārāṇāṃ sakupyaṃ vasanādikam |
navaratnamayīṃ mātuḥ karataḥ piturūrmikāma || 67 ||
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svapaṃtyāstvekadā'dāya durodarikare'rpayat |
ekadā gacchatā rājabhavanānnijamudrikā || 68 ||
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dīkṣitena parijñātā daivāddyūtakṛtaḥ kare |
uvāca dīkṣitastaṃ ca kuto labdhā tvayormikā |
pṛṣṭastenātha nirbaṃdhādasakṛtpratyuvāca kim || 69 ||
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mamākṣipasi viproccaiḥ kiṃ mayā caurya karmaṇā |
labdhā mudrā tvadīyena putreṇaiṣā mamārpitā || 70 ||
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mama māturhi pūrve dyurjitvānīto hi śāṭakaḥ |
na kevalaṃ mamāpyetadaṃgulīyaṃ samarpitam || 71 ||
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anyeṣāṃ dyūtakartṛṇāṃ bhūri tenārpitaṃ vasu |
ratnakupyadukūlāni bhṛṃgāruprabhṛtīni ca || 72 ||
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bhājanāni vicitrāṇi kāṃsya tāmramayāni ca |
nagnīkṛtyaprati dinaṃ baddhyaṃte dyūtakāribhiḥ || 73 ||
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na tena sadṛśaḥ kaścidākṣiko bhūmimaṃḍale |
adya yāvattvayā vipra durodaraśiromaṇiḥ || 74 ||
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kathaṃ nājñāyi tanayo 'vinayānayakovidaḥ |
iti śrutvā trapābhāra vinamratarakaṃdharaḥ || 75 ||
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prāvṛtya vāsasā mauliṃ prāviśannijamaṃdiram |
mahāpativratāmāsya patnīṃ provāca tāmatha || 76 ||
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dīkṣitāyini kutrāsi kva te guṇanidhiḥ sutaḥ |
atha tiṣṭhatu kiṃ tena kva sā mama śubhormikā || 77 ||
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aṃgodvartana kāle yā tvayā meṃ'gulito hṛtā |
navaratnamayīṃ śīghraṃ tāmānīya prayaccha me || 78 ||
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iti śrutvātha tadvākyaṃ bhītā sā dīkṣitāyinī |
provāca sā tu mādhyāhnīṃ kriyāṃ niṣpādayatvatha || 79 ||
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vyagrāsmi devapūjārthamupahārādi karmaṇi |
samayoyamatikrāmedatithīnāṃ priyātithe || 80 ||
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idānīmeva pakvānnakaraṇavyagrayā mayā |
sthāpitā bhājane kvāpi vismṛteti na vedmyaham || 81 ||
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dīkṣita uvāca |
haṃho satputrajanani nityaṃ satyaprabhāṣiṇi |
yadāyadā tvāṃ saṃpṛcche tanayaḥ kva gatastviti || 82 ||
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tadātadeti tvaṃ brūyā nāthedānīṃ sa nirgataḥ |
adhītyādhyayanārthaṃ ca dvitrairmitraiḥ sayugbahiḥ || 83 ||
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kutastvacchāṭakaḥ patni māṃjiṣṭho yo mayā'rpitaḥ |
laṃbate vastradhānyāṃyastathyaṃ brūhi bhayaṃ tyaja || 84 ||
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sāṃprataṃ nekṣyate sopi bhṛṃgārurmaṇimaṃḍitaḥ |
paṭṭasūtramayīsāpi tripaṭī kva nṛpārpitā || 85 ||
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kva dākṣiṇātyaṃ tatkāṃsyaṃ gauḍī tāmraghaṭī kva sā |
nāgadaṃtamayī sā kva sukhakautukamaṃcikā || 86 ||
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kva sā parvatadeśīyā caṃdrakāṃtaśilodbhavā |
dīpikā vyagrahastāgrā sālaṃkṛcchālabhaṃjikā || 87 ||
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kiṃ bahūktena kulaje tubhyaṃ kupyāmyahaṃ vṛthā |
tadābhyavahariṣyehamupayaṃsyāmyahaṃ yadā || 88 ||
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anapatyosmi tenāhaṃ duṣṭena kuladūṣiṇā |
uttiṣṭhānaya darbhāṃbu tasmai dadyāṃ tilāṃjalim || 89 ||
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aputratvaṃ varaṃ nṛṇāṃ kuputrātkulapāṃsanāt |
tyajedekaṃ kulasyārthe nītireṣā sanātanī || 90 ||
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snātvā nityavidhiṃ kṛtvā tasminnevāhnikasyacit |
śrotriyasya sutāṃ prāpya pāṇiṃ jagrāha dīkṣitaḥ || 91 ||
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śrutvā tathā sa vṛttāṃtaṃ prāktanaṃ svaṃ viniṃdya ca |
kāṃciddiśaṃ samālocya niryayau dīkṣitāṃgajaḥ || 92 ||
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ciṃtāmavāpa mahatīṃ kva yāmi karavāṇi kim |
nāhamabhyastavidyosmi na caivāsti dhanosmyaham || 93 ||
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deśāṃtare hyasti dhanaḥ sadvidyaḥ sukhamedhate |
bhayamasti dhane caurātsavidyaḥ sarvato'bhayaḥ || 94 ||
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yāyajūke kule janma kvakva me vyasanaṃ tathā |
aho balīyānsa vidhirbhāvikarmānusaṃdhayet || 95 ||
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bhikṣituṃ nādhigacchāmi na me paricitaḥ kvacit |
na ca pārśve dhanaṃ kiṃcitkimatra śaraṇaṃ bhavet || 96 ||
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sadābhyudite bhānau prasūrme mṛṣṭabhojanam |
dadyādadyātra kaṃ yāce yāceha jananī na me || 97 ||
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iti ciṃtayatastasya bhānurastācalaṃ gataḥ |
etasminneva samaye kaścinmāheśvaro naraḥ || 98 ||
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mahopahārānādāya nagarādbahirabhyagāt |
samabhyarcitumīśānaṃ śivarātrāvupoṣitaḥ || 99 ||
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pakvānnagaṃdhamāghrāya kṣudhitaḥ sa tamanvagāt |
idamannaṃ mayā grāhyaṃ śivāyopaskṛtaṃ niśi || 100 ||
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ityāśāmavalaṃbyātha dvāri śaṃbhorupāviśat |
dadarśa ca mahāpūjāṃ tena bhaktena nirmitām || 1 ||
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vidhāya nṛtyagītādi bhaktāḥ suptāḥ kṣaṇaṃ yadā |
naivedyaṃ sa tadā'dātuṃ garbhāgāraṃ viveśa ha || 2 ||
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dīpaṃ maṃdaprabhaṃ dṛṣṭvā pakvānnāvekṣaṇāya saḥ |
nijacailāṃcalādvartiṃ dattvā samudadīpayat || 3 ||
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tataḥ pakkānnamādāya tvaritaṃ gacchato bahiḥ |
tasya pādatalāghātātprasuptaḥ kopyabudhyata || 4 ||
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koyaṃkoyaṃ tvarāpannaścoroyaṃ gṛhyatāmiti |
yāvadbhūyātsamāgatya tāvatsa purarakṣakaiḥ || 5 ||
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palāyamāno nihataḥ kṣaṇātpaṃcatvamāgataḥ |
abhakṣayacca naivedyaṃ bhāvipuṇyabalānna saḥ || 6 ||
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atha baddhaḥ samāgatya pāśamudgarapāṇibhiḥ |
ninīṣubhiḥ sayaminīṃ yāmaiḥ sa vikaṭairbhaṭaiḥ || 7 ||
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tāvatpāriṣadāḥ prāptāḥ kiṃkiṇījālamālitam |
divyaṃvimānamādāya taṃ netuṃ śūlapāṇayaḥ || 8 ||
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śaṃbhorgaṇānsamālokya bhītaistairyamakiṃkaraiḥ |
avādipraṇatairitthaṃ durvṛttoyaṃ gaṇā dvijaḥ || 9 ||
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kulācārapratīpoyaṃ pitrorvākyaparāṅmukhaḥ |
satyaśaucaparibhraṣṭaḥsaṃdhyāsnānavivarjitaḥ || 110 ||
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āstāṃ dūre'sya karmāṇi śivanirmālyahārakaḥ |
pratyakṣato'tra vīkṣadhvamaspṛśyoyaṃ bhavādṛśām || 11 ||
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śivanirmālyabhoktāraḥ śivanirmālyalaṃghakāḥ |
śivanirmālyadātāraḥ sparśasteṣāṃ hyapuṇyakṛt || 12 ||
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viṣamāloḍya vāpe yaṃ śreyovā'naśanaṃ param |
sevitavyaṃ śivasvaṃ na prāṇaḥ kaṃṭhagatairapi || 13 ||
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yūyaṃ pramāṇaṃ dharmeṣu yathā na ca tathā vayam |
asti ceddharmaleśosya gaṇāstacchṛṇumo vayam || 14 ||
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itthaṃ tadvākyamākarṇya procuḥ pāriṣadāstataḥ |
kiṃkarāḥ śivadharmā ye sūkṣmāste vai bhavādṛśaiḥ || 15 ||
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sthūlalakṣyaiḥ kathaṃ lakṣyā lakṣyā ye sūkṣmadṛṣṭibhiḥ |
anenānena sā karma yatkṛtaṃ śṛṇuteha tat || 16 ||
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pataṃtī liṃgaśirasi dīpacchāyā nivāritā |
svacailāṃcalato'nena dattvādīpe daśāṃ niśi || 17 ||
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aparopi paro dharmo jātastatrāsya kiṃkarāḥ |
śṛṇvatā śivanāmāni prasaṃgādapigṛhṇataḥ || 18 ||
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bhaktena vidhinā pūjā kriyamāṇā nirīkṣitā |
upoṣite na bhūtāyāmanena sthiracetasā || 19 ||
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kaliṃgarājobhavitā'dhunāvidhutakalmaṣaḥ |
eṣa dvijavaro dūtā yūyaṃ yāta yathāgatāḥ || 120 ||
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pārṣadairyamadūtebhyo mocitastviti sa dvijaḥ |
ariṃdamasya tanayaḥ kaliṃgādhiterdamaḥ || 21 ||
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kramādrājyamavāpyātha pitaryuparate yuvā |
nānyaṃ dharmaṃ vijānāti durdamo bhūpatirdamaḥ || 22 ||
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śivālayeṣu sarveṣu dīpadānādṛte dvija |
grāmādhīśānsamāhūya sarvāntsvaviṣayasthitān || 23 ||
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itthamājñāpayāmāsa sa me daṃḍyo bhaviṣyati |
yasya yasyābhito grāmaṃ yāvaṃtaśca śivālayāḥ || 24 ||
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tatra tatra sadā dīpo dyotanīyo'vicāritam |
mamājñābhaṃgadoṣeṇa śiraśchetsyāmyasaṃśayam || 25 ||
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iti tadbhayato dīptā dīpāḥ prati śivālayam |
anenaiva sa dharmeṇa yāvajjīvaṃ damo nṛpaḥ || 26 ||
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dharmarddhi mahatīṃ prāpya kāladharmavaśaṃ gataḥ |
sadīpavāsanāyāgodbahūndīpānpradīpya vai || 27 ||
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alakāyāḥ patirabhūdratnadīpaśikhāśrayaḥ |
evaṃ phalati kālena śive'lpamapi yatkṛtam || 28 ||
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iti jñātvā śive kāryaṃ bhajanaṃ svasukhārthibhiḥ |
kva sa dīkṣitadāyādaḥ sarvadharma parāṅmukhaḥ || 29 ||
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svārthadīpadaśodyota liṃgamauli tamoharaḥ |
kaliṃgaviṣaye rājyaṃ prāpto dharmaratiḥ sadā || 130 ||
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śivālaye samuddīpya dīpānprāgvāsanodayāt |
kvaiṣā dikpālapadavī śivaśarmanvilokaya |
manuṣyadharmaṇānena sāṃprataṃ yeha bhujyate || 31 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
sarvadaiva śivenāsau sakhitvaṃ ca yatheyivān |
tadapyekamanā vipra saṃśṛṇuṣva bravāvahai || 32 ||
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pādme kalpe purā vipra brahmaṇo mānasātsutāt |
pulastyādviśravā jajñe tasya vaiśravaṇaḥ sutaḥ || 33 ||
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teneyamalakā bhuktā purī viśvakṛtā kṛtā |
ārādhyaṃ tryaṃbakaṃ devamatyugratapasā purā || 34 ||
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vyatīte tatra kalpe vai pravṛtte meghavāhane |
yājñadattirasauśrīdastapastepe suduḥsaham || 35 ||
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bhaktiprabhāvaṃ vijñāya śaṃbhostaddīpamātrataḥ |
purīṃ purāreḥ saṃprāpya kāśikāṃ citprakāśikām || 36 ||
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śivaikadaśamudbodhya citraratnapradīpakam |
ananyabhaktisnehāḍhyaṃ tanmahodhyānaniścalam || 37 ||
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śivaikyasumahāpātraṃ tapogniparibṛṃhitam |
kāmakrodhamahāvighnapataṃgāghātavarjitam || 38 ||
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prāṇasaṃrodhanirvātaṃ nirmalaṃ nirmalekṣaṇāt |
saṃsthāpya śāṃbhavaṃ liṃgaṃ sadbhāvakusumārcitam || 39 ||
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tāvattatāpa sa tapastvagasthipariśeṣitam |
yāvadbabhūva tadvarṣma varṣāṇāmayutaṃ śatam || 140 ||
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tataḥ saha viśālākṣyā devo viśveśvaraḥ svayam |
alakāpatimālokya prasannenāṃtarātmanā || 41 ||
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liṃge manaḥ samādhāya sthitaṃ sthāṇusvarūpiṇam |
uvāca varadosmīti taptvālamalakāpate || 42 ||
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unmīlya nayane yāvatsa paśyati tapodhanaḥ |
tāvadudyatsahasrāṃśu sahasrādhika tejasam || 43 ||
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puro dadarśa śrīkaṃṭhaṃ caṃdracūḍamumādhavam |
tattejaḥ paribhūtākṣitejāḥ saṃmīlya locane || 44 ||
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uvāca devadeveśaṃ manorathapathātigam |
nijāṃghridarśanenātha dṛksāmarthyaṃ prayaccha me || 45 ||
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ayameva varo nātha yattvaṃ sākṣānnirīkṣyase |
kimanyena vareṇeśa namaste śaśiśekhara || 46 ||
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iti tadvacanaṃ śrutvā devadeva umāpatiḥ |
dadau darśanasāmarthyaṃ spṛṣṭvā pāṇitalena tam || 47 ||
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prasārya nayane pūrvamumāmeva vyalokayat |
śaṃbhoḥ samīpe kāyoṣideṣā sarvāṃgasuṃdarī || 48 ||
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anayā kiṃtapastaptaṃ mamāpi tapasodhikam |
aho rūpamaho prema saubhāgyaśrīraho bhṛśam || 49 ||
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krūradṛgvīkṣate yāvatpunaḥpunaridaṃ vadan |
tāvatpusphoṭa tannetraṃ vāmaṃ vāmā vilokanāta || 150 ||
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atha devyabravīddevaṃ kimasau duṣṭatāpasaḥ |
asakṛdvīkṣya māṃ vakti nyakkurvanme tapaḥprabhām || 51 ||
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asakṛddakṣiṇenākṣṇā punarmāmevapaśyati |
asūyamāno me rūpaṃ premasaubhāgyasaṃpadaḥ || 52 ||
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iti devīgiraṃ śrutvā prahasya prāha tāṃ prabhuḥ |
ume tvadīyaḥ putroyaṃ na ca krūreṇa cakṣuṣā || 53 ||
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saṃpaśyate tapo lakṣmīṃ tava kiṃ tvadhivarṇayet |
iti devīṃ samābhāṣya tamīśaḥ punarabravīt || 54 ||
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varāndadāmi te vatsa tapasānena toṣitaḥ |
nidhīnāmadhināthastvaṃ guhyakānāṃ bhaveśvaraḥ || 55 ||
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yakṣāṇāṃ kinnarāṇāṃ ca rājā rājñāṃ ca suvrata |
patiḥ puṇyajanānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ dhanado bhava || 56 ||
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mayā sakhyaṃ ca te nityaṃ vatsyāmi ca tavāṃtike |
alakāṃ nikaṣāmitra tava prītivivṛddhaye || 57 ||
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āgaccha pādayorasyāḥ pata te jananī tviyam |
iti dattvā varāndevaḥ punarāha śivāṃ śivaḥ |
prasādaṃ kuru deveśi tapasvinyaṃgaje'tra vai || 58 ||
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devyuvāca |
vatsa te niścalā bhaktirbhave bhavatu sarvadā |
bhavaikāṃṣeṃgo gonetreṇa vāmena sphuṭitena ha || 59 ||
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devena dattā ye tubhyaṃ varāḥ saṃtu tathaiva te |
kubero bhava nāmnā tvaṃ mama rūperṣyayā suta || 160 ||
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tvayedaṃ sthāpitaṃ liṃgaṃ tava nāmnā bhaviṣyati |
siddhidaṃ sādhakānāṃ ca sarvapāpaharaṃ param || 61 ||
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na dhanena viyujyeta na sakhyā na ca bāṃdhavaiḥ |
kubereśvaraliṃgasya kuryādyo darśanaṃ naraḥ || 62 ||
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viśveśāddakṣiṇebhāge kubereśaṃ samarcayet |
naro lipyeta no pāpairna dāridryeṇa no'sukhaiḥ || 63 ||
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iti dattvā varāndevo devyā saha maheśvaraḥ |
dhanadāyā viveśātha dhāma vaiśveśvaraṃ param || 64 ||
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gaṇāvūcatuḥ |
itthaṃ sakhitvaṃ śrīśaṃbhoḥ prāpaiṣa dhanadaḥ param |
alakāṃ nikaṣācaiṣa kailāsaḥ śaṃkarālayaḥ || 65 ||
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puryāṃ yakṣeśvarāṇāṃ te svarūpamiti varṇitam |
yacchrutvā sarvapāpebhyo naro mucyedasaṃśayam || 166 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇe ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍe pūrvārddhe gaṃdhavatyalakāvarṇanaṃ nāma trayodaśodhyāyaḥ || 13 ||
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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 13

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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