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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agastiruvāca |
prasannosi yadi skaṃda mayi prītiranuttamā |
tatsamācakṣva bhagavaṃściraṃ yanme hṛdisthitam || 1 ||
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avimuktamidaṃ kṣetraṃ kadārabhya bhuvastale |
parāṃ prathitimāpannaṃ mokṣadaṃ cābhavatkatham || 2 ||
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kathameṣā trilokīḍyā gīyate maṇikarṇikā |
tatrāsītkiṃ purāsvāminyadā nāmaranimnagā || 3 ||
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vārāṇasīti kāśīti rudrāvāsa iti prabho |
avāpa nāmadheyāni kathametāni sā purī |
ānaṃdakānanaṃ ramyamavimuktamanaṃtaram || 4 ||
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mahāśmaśāna iti ca kathaṃ khyātaṃ śikhidhvaja |
etadicchāmyahaṃ śrotuṃ saṃdehaṃ me'panodaya || 5 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
praśnabhāroyamatulastvayā yaḥ samudāhṛtaḥ |
kuṃbhayone'mumevārthamaprākṣīdaṃbikā haram || 6 ||
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yathā ca devadevena sarvajñena niveditam |
jaganmātuḥ purastācca tathaiva kathayāmi te || 7 ||
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mahāpralaya kāle ca naṣṭe sthāvarajaṃgame |
āsīttamomayaṃ sarvamanarkagrahatārakam || 8 ||
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acaṃdramanahorātramanagnyanilabhūtalam |
apradhānaṃ viyacchūnyamanyatejovivardhitam || 9 ||
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draṣṭṛtvādi vihīnaṃ ca śabdasparśasamujjhitam |
vyapetagaṃdharūpaṃ ca rasatyaktamadiṅmukham || 10 ||
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itthaṃ satyaṃdhatamasi sūcībhedye niraṃtare |
tatsadbrahmeti yacchrutyā sadaikaṃ pratipādyate || 11 ||
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amanogocarovācāṃ viṣayaṃ na kathaṃcana |
anāmarūpavarṇaṃ ca na sthūlaṃ na ca yatkṛśam || 12 ||
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ahrasvadīrghamalaghugurutvaparivarjitam |
na yatropacayaḥ kaścittathā cāpacayopi ca || 13 ||
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abhidhatte sa cakitaṃ yadastīti śrutiḥ punaḥ |
satyaṃ jñānamanaṃtaṃ ca yadānaṃdaṃ paraṃ mahaḥ || 14 ||
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aprameyamanādhāramavikāramanākṛti |
nirguṇaṃ yogigamyaṃ ca sarvavyāpyekakāraṇam || 15 ||
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nirvikalpaṃ nirāraṃbhaṃ nirmāyaṃ nirupadravam |
yasyetthaṃ saṃvikalpyaṃte saṃjñāḥ saṃjñoditasya vai || 16 ||
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tasyaikalasya carato dvitīyecchā bhavatkila |
amūrtena svamūrtiśca tenākalpi svalīlayā || 17 ||
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sarvaiśvaryaguṇopetā sarvajñānamayī śubhā |
sarvagā sarvarūpā ca sarvadṛksarvakāriṇī || 18 ||
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sarvaikavaṃdyā sarvādyā sarvadā sarvasaṃkṛtiḥ |
parikalpyeti tāṃ mūrtimīśvarīṃ śuddharūpiṇīm || 19 ||
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aṃtardadhe parākhyaṃ yadbrahmasarvaṃgamavyayam || 20 ||
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amūrtaṃ yatparākhyaṃ vai tasya mūrtirahaṃ priye |
arvācīnaparācīnā īśvaraṃ māṃ jagurbudhāḥ || 21 ||
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tatastadaikalenāpi svairaṃ viharatāmayā |
svavigrahātsvayaṃ sṛṣṭā svaśarīrānapāyinī || 22 ||
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pradhānaṃ prakṛtiṃ tvāṃ ca māyāṃ guṇavatīṃ parām |
buddhi tattvasya jananīmāhurvikṛtivarjitām || 23 ||
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yugapacca tvayā śaktyā sākaṃ kālasvarūpiṇā |
mayā'dya puruṣeṇaitatkṣetraṃ cāpi vinirmitam || 24 ||
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sā śaktiḥ prakṛtiḥ proktā sa pumānīśvaraḥ paraḥ |
tābhyāṃ ca ramamāṇābhyāṃ tasminkṣetre ghaṭodbhava || 25 ||
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paramānaṃdarūpābhyāṃ paramānaṃdarūpiṇī |
paṃcakrośaparīmāṇe svapādatalanirmite || 26 ||
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mune pralayakālepi na tatkṣetraṃ kadācana |
vimuktaṃ hi śivābhyāṃ yadavimuktaṃ tato viduḥ || 27 ||
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na yadā bhūmivalayaṃ na yadā'pāṃ samudbhavaḥ |
tadā vihartumīśena kṣetrametadvini rmitam || 28 ||
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idaṃ rahasyaṃ kṣetrasya veda kopi na kuṃbhaja |
nāstikāya na vaktavyaṃ kadāciccarmacakṣuṣe || 29 ||
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śraddhālave vinītāya trikālajñānacakṣuṣe |
śivabhaktāya śāṃtāya vaktavyaṃ ca mumukṣave || 30 ||
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avimuktaṃ tadarabhya kṣetrametadudīryate |
paryaṃka bhūtaṃ śivayorniraṃtarasukhāspadam || 31 ||
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abhāvaḥ kalpyate mūḍhairyadā ca śivayostayoḥ |
kṣetrasyāsya tadābhāvaḥ kalpyo nirvāṇakāriṇaḥ || 32 ||
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anārādhya maheśānamanavāpya ca kāśikām |
yogādyupāyavijñopi na nirvāṇamavāpnuyāt || 33 ||
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asyānaṃdavanaṃ nāma purā kāri pinākinā |
kṣetrasyānaṃdahetutvādavimuktamaṃnataram || 34 ||
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ānaṃdakaṃdabījānāmaṃkurāṇi yatastataḥ |
jñeyāni sarvaliṃgāni tasminnānaṃdakānane || 35 ||
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avimuktamiti khyātamāsīditthaṃ ghaṭodbhava |
tathā cākhyāmyatha mune yathāsīnmaṇikarṇikā || 36 ||
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prāgānaṃdavane tatra śivayo ramamāṇayoḥ |
icchetyabhūtkalaśaja sṛjyaḥ kopyaparaḥ kila || 37 ||
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yasminnyaste mahābhāre āvāṃ svaḥ svairacāriṇau |
nirvāṇaśrāṇanaṃ kurvaḥ kevalaṃ kāśiśāyinām || 38 ||
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sa eva sarvaṃ kurute sa eva paripāti ca |
sa eva saṃvṛṇotyaṃte sarvaiśvaryanidhiḥ sa ca || 39 ||
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cetaḥsamudramākuṃcya ciṃtākalloladolitam |
sattvaratnaṃ tamogrāhaṃ rajovidrumavallitam || 40 ||
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yasya prasādāttiṣṭhāvaḥ sukhamānaṃdakānane |
parikṣipta manovṛttau kva hi ciṃtāture sukham || 41 ||
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saṃpradhāryeti sa vibhuḥ sarvataścitsvarūpayā |
tayā saha jagaddhātryā jagaddhātā'tha dhūrjaṭiḥ || 42 ||
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savye vyāpārayāṃcakre dṛśamaṃge sudhāmucam |
tataḥ pumānāvirāsīdekastrailokyasuṃdaraḥ || 43 ||
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śāṃtaḥ sattvaguṇodrikto gāṃbhīrya jitasāgaraḥ |
tathā ca kṣamayā yukto mune'labdhopamo'bhavat || 44 ||
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iṃdranīladyutiḥśrīmānpuṃḍarīkottamekṣaṇaḥ |
suvarṇākṛti succhāya dukūlayugalāvṛtaḥ || 45 ||
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lasatpracaṃḍadordaṃḍa yugaladvayarājitaḥ |
ullasatparamāmodanābhīhradakuśeśayaḥ || 46 ||
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ekaḥ sarvaguṇāvāsastvekaḥ sarvakalānidhiḥ |
ekaḥ sarvottamo yasmāttato yaḥ puruṣottamaḥ || 47 ||
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tato mahāṃtaṃ taṃ vīkṣya mahāmahimabhūṣaṇam |
mahādeva uvācedaṃ mahāviṣṇurbhavācyuta || 48 ||
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tava niḥśvasitaṃ vedāstebhyaḥ sarvamavaiṣyasi |
vedadṛṣṭena mārgeṇa kuru sarvaṃ yathocitam || 49 ||
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ityuktvā taṃ maheśāno buddhitattvasvarūpiṇam |
śivayā sahito rudro viveśānaṃdakānanam || 50 ||
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tataḥ sa bhagavānviṣṇurmaulāvājñāṃ nidhāya ca |
kṣaṇaṃ dhyānaparo bhūtvā tapasyeva mano dadhau || 51 ||
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khanitvā tatra cakreṇa ramyāṃ puṣkariṇīṃ hariḥ |
nijāṃgasvedasaṃdoha salilaistāmapūrayat || 52 ||
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samāḥ sahasraṃ paṃcāśattapa ugraṃ cacāra saḥ |
cakrapuṣkīraṇī tīre tatra sthāṇusamākṛtiḥ || 53 ||
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tataḥ sa bhagavānīśo mṛḍānyā sahito mṛḍaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā jvalaṃtaṃ tapasā niścalaṃ mīlitekṣaṇam || 54 ||
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tamuvāca hṛṣīkeśaṃ maulimāṃdolayanmuhuḥ |
aho mahattvaṃ tapasastvaho dhairyaṃ ca cetasaḥ || 55 ||
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aho aniṃdhano vahnirjvalatyeṣa niraṃtaram |
alaṃ taptvā mahāviṣṇo varaṃ varaya sattama || 56 ||
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mṛḍasyāmroḍitamidaṃ pratyabhijñāya bhāṣitam |
unmīlita dṛgaṃbhojaḥ samuttasthau caturbhujaḥ || 57 ||
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śrīviṣṇuruvāca |
yadi prasanno deveśa devadeva maheśvara |
bhavānyā sahitaṃ tvāṃ tu draṣṭumicchāmi sarvadā || 58 ||
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sarvakarmasu sarvatra tvāmeva śaśiśekhara |
puraścaraṃ taṃ paśyāmi yathā tanme varastathā || 59 ||
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tvadīya caraṇāṃbhoja makaraṃdamadhūtsukaḥ |
macceto bhramaro bhrāṃtiṃ vihāyāstu suniścalaḥ || 60 ||
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śrīśiva uvāca |
evamastu hṛṣīkeśa yattvayoktaṃ janārdana |
anyaṃ varaṃ prayacchāmi tamākarṇaya suvrata || 61 ||
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tvadīyasyāsya tapaso mahopacaya darśanāt |
yanmayāṃdolito maulirahiśravaṇabhūṣaṇaḥ || 62 ||
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tadāṃdolanataḥ karṇātpapāta maṇikarṇikā |
maṇibhiḥ khacitā ramyā tato'stu maṇikarṇikā || 63 ||
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cakrapuṣkariṇī tīrthaṃ purākhyātamidaṃ śubham |
tvayā cakreṇa khananācchaṃkhacakragadādhara || 64 ||
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mama karṇātpapāteyaṃ yadā ca maṇikarṇikā |
tadāprabhṛti loke'tra khyātāstu maṇikarṇikā || 65 ||
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śrīviṣṇuruvāca |
muktākuṃḍalapātena tavādritanayāpriya |
tīrthānāṃ paramaṃ tīrthaṃ muktikṣetramihāstu vai || 66 ||
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kāśate'tra yato jyotistadanākhyeyamīśvaraḥ |
ato nāmāparaṃ cāstu kāśīti prathitaṃ vibho || 67 ||
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anyaṃ varaṃ vare deva deyaḥ sopyavicāritam |
sa te paropakārārthaṃ jagadrakṣāmaṇe śiva || 68 ||
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ābrahmastaṃbaparyaṃtaṃ yatkiṃcijjaṃtusaṃjñitam |
caturṣu bhūtagrāmeṣu kāśyāṃ tanmuktimāpsyatu || 69 ||
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asmiṃstīrthavare śaṃbho maṇiśrava ṇabhūṣaṇe |
saṃdhyāṃ snānaṃ japaṃ homaṃ vedādhyayanamuttamam |
tarpaṇa piṃḍadānaṃ ca devatānāṃ ca pūjanam || 70 ||
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gobhūtilahiraṇyāśvadīpānnāṃbarabhūṣaṇam |
kanyādānaṃ prayatnena saptataṃtūnanekaśaḥ || 71 ||
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vratotsargaṃ vṛṣotsargaṃ liṃgādi sthāpanaṃ tathā |
karoti yo mahāprājño jñātvāyuḥkṣaṇagatvaram || 72 ||
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vipattiṃ vipulāṃ cāpi saṃpattimatibhaṃgurām |
akṣayā muktirekāstu vipākastasya karmaṇaḥ || 73 ||
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anyaccāpi śubhaṃ karma yadatra śraddhayāyutam |
vinātmaghātamīśāna tyaktvā prāyopaveśanam || 74 ||
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naiḥśreyasyāḥ śriyo hetustadastu jagadīśvara |
nānuśocati nākhyāti kṛtvā kālāṃtarepi yat || 75 ||
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tadihākṣayatāmetu tasyeśa tvadanugrahāt |
tava prasādāttasyeśa sarvamakṣayamastu tat || 76 ||
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yadasti yadbhaviṣyacca yadbhūtaṃ ca sadāśiva |
tasmādetacca sarvasmātkṣetramastu śubhodayam || 77 ||
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yathā sadāśiva tvatto na kiṃcidadhikaṃ śivam |
tathānaṃdavanādasmātkiṃcinmāstvadhikaṃ kvacit || 78 ||
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vinā sāṃkhyena yogena vinā svātmāvalokanam |
vinā vrata tapo dānaiḥ śreyo'stu prāṇināmiha || 79 ||
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śaśakā maśakā kīṭāḥ pataṃ gāsturagoragāḥ |
paṃcakrośyāṃ mṛtāḥ kāśyāṃ saṃtu nirvāṇadīkṣitāḥ || 80 ||
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nāmāpi gṛhṇatāṃ kāśyāḥ sadaivāstvenasaḥ kṣayaḥ || 81 ||
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sadā kṛtayugaṃ cāstu sadācāstūttarāyaṇam |
sadā mahodayaścāstu kāśyāṃ nivasatāṃ satām || 82 ||
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yāni kāni pavitrāṇi śrutyuktāni sadāśiva |
tebhyo'dhikataraṃ cāstu kṣetrametattrilocana || 83 ||
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caturṇāmapi vedānāṃ puṇyamadhyayanācca yat |
tatpuṇyaṃ jāyatāṃ kāśyāṃ gāyatrīlakṣa jāpyataḥ || 84 ||
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aṣṭāṃgayogābhyāsena yatpuṇyamapi jāyateḥ |
tatpuṇyaṃ sādhikaṃ bhūyācchraddhākāśīniṣevaṇāt || 85 ||
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kṛcchracāṃdrāyaṇādyaiśca yacchreyaḥ samupārjyate |
tadekenopavāsena bhavatvānaṃdakānane || 86 ||
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anyatra yattapastaptvā śreyaḥ syāccharadāṃ śatam |
tadastu kāśyāṃ varṣeṇa bhūmiśayyā vratena hi || 87 ||
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ājanma maunavratato yadanyatraphalaṃ smṛtam |
tadastu kāśyāṃ pakṣāhaḥ satyavākparibhāṣaṇāt || 88 ||
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anyatra dattvā sarvasvaṃ sukṛtaṃ yatsamīritam |
sahasrabhojanātkāśyāṃ tadbhūyādayutādhikam || 89 ||
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muktikṣetrāṇi sarvāṇi yatsaṃsevyoditaṃ phalam |
paṃcarātrāttadatrāstu niṣevya maṇikarṇikām || 90 ||
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prayāgasnānapuṇyena yatpuṇyaṃ syācchivapradam |
kāśīdarśanamātreṇa tatpuṇyaṃ śraddhayāstviha || 91 ||
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yatpuṇyamaśvamedhena yatpuṇyaṃ rājasūyataḥ |
kāśyāṃ tatpuṇyamāpnotu trirātraśayanādyamī || 92 ||
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tulāpuruṣadānena yatpuṇyaṃ samyagāpyate |
kāśīdarśanamātreṇa tatpuṇyaṃ śraddhayāstu vai || 93 ||
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iti viṣṇorvaraṃ śrutvā devadevo jagatpatiḥ |
uvāca ca prasannātmā tathā'stu madhusūdana || 94 ||
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śrīmahādeva uvāca |
śṛṇu viṣṇo mahābāho jagataḥ prabhavāpyaya |
vidhehi sṛṣṭiṃ vividhāṃ yathāvattvaṃ śrutīritām || 95 ||
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piteva sarvabhūtānāṃ dharmataḥ pālako bhava |
vidhvaṃsanīyā vividhā dharmadhvaṃsavidhāyinaḥ || 96 ||
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dharmetarapathasthānāmupasaṃhṛtaye hare |
hetumātraṃ bhavānyasmātsvakarmanihatā hi te || 97 ||
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yathā pariṇataṃ sasyaṃ patetprasavabaṃdhanāt |
te parīṇatapāpmānaḥ patiṣyaṃti tathā svayam || 98 ||
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ye ca tvāmavamanyaṃte darpitāḥ svatapobalaiḥ |
teṣāṃ caivopasaṃhṛtyai prabhaviṣyāmyahaṃ hare || 99 ||
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upapātakino ye ca mahāpātakinaśca ye |
tepi kāśīṃ samāsādya bhaviṣyaṃti gatainasaḥ || 100 ||
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idaṃ mama priyaṃ kṣetraṃ paṃcakrośīparīmitam |
mamājñā prabhavedatra nānyājñā prabhavediha || 1 ||
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punarviṣṇurmayā prokto mṛḍāni śubhalocane |
atyugratejasā tejo bhramaṃstrailokyavibhramaḥ || 2 ||
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pāpināmapi jaṃtūnāmavimuktanivāsinām |
nānyaḥ śāsayitā vipṇo teṣāṃ śāstā'hameva hi || 3 ||
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yojanānāṃ śatasthopi yo 'vimuktaṃ smareddhṛdi |
bahupātakapūrṇopi na sa pāpaiḥ prabādhyate || 4 ||
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mama priyasya kṣetrasya yo'vimuktasya saṃsmaret |
prāṇa prayāṇasamaye dūragopyaghavānapi || 5 ||
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sa pāpapūgamutsṛjya svargabhogānsamaśnute |
kāśīsmaraṇapuṇyena svargādbhraṣṭo hi jāyate || 6 ||
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pṛthivyāmekarāḍbhūtvā bhuktvā bhogānanekaśaḥ |
prāpyāvimuktaṃ tatpuṇyānnirvāṇapadabhāgbhavet || 7 ||
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bahukālamuṣitvā'tra niyateṃdriyamānasaḥ |
yadyanyatra vipadyeta daivayogācchucismite || 8 ||
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sopi svargasukhaṃ bhuktvā bhūtvā kṣitipatīśvaraḥ |
punaḥ kāśīmavāpyātha viṃdennaiḥśreyasīṃ śriyam || 9 ||
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viṣṇo'vimukte saṃvāsaḥ karmanirmūlanakṣamaḥ |
dvitrāṇāṃ hi pavitrāṇāṃ nirvāṇā yeha jāyate || 110 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
deveśakṣetramāhātmyaṃ yo na jānāti tattvataḥ |
na śraddadhāti mriyate mṛte tasyeha kā gatiḥ || 11 ||
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śiva uvāca |
anyatra kṛtvā pāpāni bahūni sumahāṃti ca |
aśraddadhāno'tattvajño yadyatra ca vipadyate || 12 ||
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mahimanyanabhijñopi kṣetrasyāsya janārdana |
tasya yā gatiruddiṣṭā tāṃ niśāmaya suvrata || 13 ||
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paṃcakrośīṃ praviśatastasya pātakasaṃtatiḥ |
bahireva pratiṣṭheta nāṃtarnirviśate kvacit || 14 ||
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bhayādbahiḥ sthitāyāṃ ca tasya pātakasaṃtatau |
triśūlapāśapāṇīnāṃ gaṇānāṃ sīmacāriṇām || 15 ||
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praveśamātrādanagha sarvairenobhirujjhitaḥ |
saṃsnāya maṇikarṇikyāṃ puṇyaṃ prāpnotyanuttamam || 16 ||
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sarvatīrtheṣusaṃsnānādyatpuṇyaṃ samavāpyate |
tatpuṇyamāpyate samyaṅmaṇikarṇyeka majjanāt || 17 ||
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vidhinā tatra saṃsnāya mṛdgomayakuśādibhiḥ |
svaśākhāvāruṇairmaṃtrairdūrvāpāmārgadarbhakaiḥ || 18 ||
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sarvatīrtheṣu yatpuṇyaṃ sarvadāneṣu yatphalam |
maṇikarṇyāṃ vidhisnātaḥ śraddhayā tadavāpnuyāt || 19 ||
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aśraddhayāpi yaḥ snāto maṇikarṇyāṃ vidhānataḥ |
sopi puṇyamavāpnoti svargaprāptikaraṃ param || 120 ||
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śraddhayā vidhivatsnātvā kṛtvā devāditarpaṇam |
tilabarhiryavaiḥ samyaksarvayajñaphalaṃ labhet || 21 ||
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śraddadhāno vidhisnātaḥ kṛta sarvodakakriyaḥ |
japandevānsamabhyarcya sarvamaṃtraphalaṃ labhet || 22 ||
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snātvā maunena viśveśa darśanā nniyateṃdriyaḥ |
sarvavratakṛtaṃ śreyo labhedvācaṃyamaḥ śive || 23 ||
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snāne devārcane japye malamūtravisarjane |
maunaṃ kuryātprayatnena daṃtadhāvanahomayoḥ || 24 ||
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viśveśvaraṃ samabhyarcya sūpacārairvidhānataḥ |
yāvajjīvaṃ śivārcāyāḥ phalamāpnoti vai sakṛt || 25 ||
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dattvālpamapi deveśi nyāyenopārjitaṃ dhanam |
avimukte mama kṣetre na daridro bhavetkvacit || 26 ||
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vividhaṃ dhanamāvarjya yo'vimukte na yacchati |
saṃprāpya nidhanaṃ mūḍho'nyatra śocati sarvadā || 27 ||
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ramyāṇi yāni ratnāni gogajāśvāṃbarāṇyapi |
kṛtāni tāni śreyorthamavimuktanivāsinām || 28 ||
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viśveśaprīṇanārthāya dhanaṃ nidhanameva vā |
nyāyena kāśyāṃ yaḥ kuryātsa dhanyaḥ sa ca dharmavit || 29 ||
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yosau viśveśvaro devaḥ kāśīpuryāmume sthitaḥ |
liṃgarūpadharaḥ sākṣānmama śreyāspadaṃ hi tat || 130 ||
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avimuktaṃ mahatkṣetraṃ paṃcakrośaparīmitam |
jyotirligaṃ tadekaṃ hi jñeyaṃ viśveśvarābhidham || 31 ||
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ekadeśasthitamapi yathā mārtaṃḍamaṃḍalam |
dṛśyate sarvagaṃ sarvaiḥ kāśyāṃ viśveśvarastathā || 32 ||
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niṣpratyūhena yogena nānājanmārjitena ca |
yatphalaṃ labhyate'nyatra tatkāśyāṃ tyajatastanuma || 33 ||
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taptvā tapāṃsi sarvāṇi bahukālaṃ jiteṃdriyaiḥ |
yatphalaṃ labhyate'nyatra tatkāśyāmekarātrataḥ || 34 ||
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akṣetramahimajñopi śraddhāhīnopi kālataḥ |
kāśīpraveśādanagho'mṛtatvaṃ labhatemṛtaḥ || 35 ||
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kṛtvāpyenāṃsi cogrāṇi kālātprāpyātha kāśikām |
tyaktvā tanuṃ prasādānme māmeva pratipadyate || 36 ||
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vinā mama prasādaṃ vai kaḥ kāśīṃ pratipadyate |
vinā bradhnaṃ viśālākṣi dinakṛtka ihocyate || 37 ||
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aprāpya kāśīṃ ko devi niraṃtara sukhaṃ labhet |
bahmādyāḥ prākṛtaiḥ pāśairyato baddhā niraṃtaram || 38 ||
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caturviṃśatibhiḥ pāśaistriguṇaiḥ kriyayā dṛḍhaiḥ |
kaṃṭhe baddhā vimucyaṃte kathaṃ kāśīṃ vinā janāḥ || 39 ||
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bahūpasargo yogoyaṃ kṛcchrasādhyaṃ tapo hi yat |
yogādbhraṣṭastapobhraṣṭo garbhakleśasahaḥpunaḥ || 140 ||
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kṛtvāpi kāśyāṃ pāpāni kāśyāmeva mriyeta cet |
bhūtvā rudrapiśācopi punarmuktimavāpsyati || 41 ||
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kāśyāṃ mṛtānāṃ jaṃtūnāṃ daivātpāpakṛtāmapi |
na pāto narake teṣāṃ teṣāṃ śāstāhameva yat || 42 ||
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kāyaṃ vijñāya sāpāyaṃ smṛtvā garbhasya vedanām |
tyaktvā rājyamapi prājyaṃ sevyā kāśī niraṃtaram || 43 ||
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atarkitaṃ samabhyetya yamadūtāḥ sudāruṇāḥ |
baddhvā pāśairhaniṣyaṃti kṣipraṃ kāśīṃ tataḥ śrayeta || 44 ||
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na pāpebhyo bhayaṃ yatra na bhayaṃ yatra vai yamāt |
na garbhavāsabhīryatra tāṃ kāśīṃ ko na saṃśrayet || 45 ||
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adya prātaḥ paraśvo vā maraṇaṃ prāpyameva ca |
yāvatkālavilaṃbosti tāvatkāśīṃ samāśrayet || 46 ||
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prāpte tu maraṇe puṃsāṃ punarjanma punarmṛtiḥ |
apunarbhavabhūmiṃ ca tasmātkāśīṃ śrayedbudhaḥ || 47 ||
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putrakṣetrakalatrākhyāṃ tyaktvā māyāṃ hi vaiṣṇavīm |
bhavāṃtarenekarūpāṃ bhavaghnīṃ kāśikāṃ śrayet || 48 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
dūraṃ me maraṇaṃyuvāhamadhunā dhāryaṃ na cittetviti śrotavyo nibhṛtaṃ kṛtāṃta mahiṣagraiveyaghaṃṭāravaḥ |
naikaṭyātprakaṭotkaṭaśramaghaṭāmaprāpya hitvā drutaṃ jīrṇāṃ parṇakuṭīṃ tataḥ paṭumatirgacchetpurīṃ dhūrjaṭeḥ || 49 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
agastyasya puraḥ sūta kathayitvā kathāmimām |
sarvapāpapraśamanīṃ punaḥ skaṃda uvāca ha || 150 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍe pūrvārddhe maṇikarṇikākhyānaṃ nāma ṣaḍviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 26 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 26

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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