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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skaṃda uvāca |
vārāṇasīti prathitaṃ yathā cānaṃdakānanam |
tathā ca kathayāmīha devadevenabhāṣitam || 1 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
niśāmaya mahābāho viṣṇo trailokyasuṃdara |
prāptaṃ vārāṇasītyākhyāmavimuktaṃ yathā tathā || 2 ||
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nirdagdhānsāgarāñchrutvā kapilakrodhavahninā |
aśvamedhāśvasaṃyuktānpūrvajānsvānbhagīrathaḥ || 3 ||
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sūryavaṃśe mahātejā rājā paramadhārmikaḥ |
ārirādhayiṣurgaṃgāṃ tapase kṛtaniścayaḥ || 4 ||
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himavaṃtaṃ nagaśreṣṭhamamātya nyastarājyadhūḥ |
jagāma yaśasāṃ rāśiruddidhīrṣuḥ pitāmahān || 5 ||
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brahmaśāpāgninirdagdhānmahādurgatigānapi |
vinā trimārgagāṃ viṣṇo ko jaṃtūṃstridivaṃ nayet || 6 ||
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mamaiva sā parāmūrtistoyarūpā śivātmikā |
brahmāṃḍānāmanekānāmādhāraḥ prakṛtiḥ parā || 7 ||
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śuddhavidyāsvarūpā ca triśaktiḥ karuṇātmikā |
ānaṃdāmṛtarūpā ca śuddhadharmasvarūpiṇī || 8 ||
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yāmetāṃ jagatāṃ dhātrīṃ dhārayāmi svalīlayā |
viśvasya rakṣaṇārthāya parabrahmasvarūpiṇīm || 9 ||
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trailokye yāni tīrthāni puṇyakṣetrāṇi yāni ca |
sarvatra sarve ye dharmāḥ sarvayajñāḥ sadakṣiṇāḥ || 10 ||
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tapāṃsi viṣṇo sarvāṇi śrutiḥ sāṃgā caturvidhā |
ahaṃ ca tvaṃ ca kaścāpi devatānāṃ gaṇāśca ye || 11 ||
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puruṣārthāśca sarve vai śaktayo vividhāśca yāḥ |
gaṃgāyāṃ sarva evaite sūkṣmarūpeṇa saṃsthitāḥ || 12 ||
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sa snātaḥ sarvatīrtheṣu sarvakratuṣu dīkṣitaḥ |
cīrṇasarvavrataḥ sopi yastu gaṃgāṃ niṣevate || 13 ||
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tapāṃsi tena taptāni sarvadānapradaḥ sa ca |
sa prāpta yoganiyamo yastu gaṃgāṃ niṣevate || 14 ||
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sarvavarṇāśramebhyaśca vedavidbhyaśca vai tathā |
śāstrārthapāragebhyaśca gaṃgāsnāyī viśiṣyate || 15 ||
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manovākkāyajairdoṣairduṣṭo bahuvidhairapi |
vīkṣya gaṃgāṃ bhavetpūtaḥ puruṣo nātra saṃśayaḥ || 16 ||
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kṛte sarvatra tīrthāni tretāyāṃ puṣkaraṃ param |
dvāpare tu kurukṣetraṃ kalau gaṃgaiva kevalam || 17 ||
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pūrvajanmāṃtarābhyāsa vāsanāvaśato hare |
gaṃgātīre nivāsaḥ syānmadanugrahataḥ parāt || 18 ||
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dhyānaṃ kṛte mokṣahetustretāyāṃ tacca vai tapaḥ |
dvāpare taddvayaṃ yajñāḥ kalau gaṃgaiva kevalam || 19 ||
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yo dehapatanādyāvadgaṃgātīraṃ na muṃcati |
sa hi vedāṃtavidyogī brahmacaryavratī sadā || 20 ||
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kalau kaluṣacittānāṃ paradravyaratātmanām |
vidhihīnakriyāṇāṃ ca gatirgaṃgā vinā nahi || 21 ||
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alakṣmīḥ kālakarṇī ca duḥsvapno durviciṃtitam |
gaṃgāgaṃgeti japanāttāni nopaviśaṃti hi || 22 ||
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gaṃgā hi sarvabhūtānāmihāmutra phalapradā |
bhāvānurūpato viṣṇo sadā sarvajagaddhitā || 23 ||
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yajña dāna tapo yoga japāḥ saniyamā yamāḥ |
gaṃgāsevāsahasrāṃśaṃ na labhaṃte kalau hare || 24 ||
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kimaṣṭāṃgena yogena kiṃ tapobhiḥ kimadhvaraiḥ |
vāsa eva hi gaṃgāyāṃ brahmajñānasya kāraṇam || 25 ||
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api dūrasthitasyāpi gaṃgāmāhātmyavedinaḥ |
ayogyasyāpi goviṃdabhaktyā gaṃgā prasīdati || 26 ||
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śraddhā dharmaḥ paraḥ sūkṣmaḥ śraddhā jñānaṃ paraṃ tapaḥ |
śraddhā svargaśca mokṣaśca śraddhayā sā prasīdati || 27 ||
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ajñānarāgalobhādyaiḥ puṃsāṃ saṃmūḍhacetasām |
śraddhā na jāyate dharme gaṃgāyāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ || 28 ||
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bahiḥ sthitaṃ jalaṃyadvannārikelāṃtare sthitam |
tathā brahmāṃḍabāhyasthaṃ parabrahmāṃbu jāhnavī || 29 ||
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gaṃgālābhātparo lābhaḥ kvacidanyo na vidyate |
tasmādgaṃgāmupāsīta gaṃgaiva paramaḥ pumān || 30 ||
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śaktasya paṃḍitasyāpi guṇino dānaśīlinaḥ |
gaṃgāsnānavihīnasya hare janma nirarthakam || 31 ||
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vṛthā kula vṛthā vidyā vṛthā yajñā vṛthātapaḥ |
vṛthā dānāni tasyeha kalau gaṃgāṃ na yo bhajet || 32 ||
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guṇavatpātrapūjāyāṃ na syādvai tādṛśaṃ phalam |
yathā gaṃgājalasnāna pūjane vidhinā phalam || 33 ||
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mamatejognigarbheyaṃ mamavīryātisaṃvṛtā |
dāhikā sarvadoṣāṇāṃ sarvapāpavināśinī || 34 ||
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smaraṇādeva gaṃgāyāḥ pāpasaṃghātapaṃjaram |
śatadhā bhedamāyāti girirvajrahato yathā || 35 ||
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gaṃgāṃ gacchati yastveko yastu bhaktyānumodayet |
tayostulyaphalaṃ prāhurbhaktirevātra kāraṇam || 36 ||
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gacchaṃstiṣṭhañjapandhyānbhuṃjañjāgratsvapanvadan |
yaḥ smaretsatataṃ gaṃgāṃ sa hi mucyeta baṃdhanāt || 37 ||
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pitṝnuddiśya yobhaktyā pāyasaṃ madhusaṃyutam |
guḍasarpistilaiḥsārdhaṃ gaṃgāṃbhasi vinikṣipet || 38 ||
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tṛptā bhavaṃti pitarastasya varṣaśataṃ hare |
yacchaṃti vividhānkāmānparituṣṭāḥ pitāmahāḥ || 39 ||
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liṃge saṃpūjite sarvamarcitaṃ syājjagadyathā |
gaṃgāsnānena labhate sarvatīrthaphalaṃ tathā || 40 ||
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gaṃgāyāṃ tu naraḥ snātvā yo liṃgaṃ nityamarcati |
ekena janmanā muktiṃ parāṃ prāpnoti sa dhruvam || 41 ||
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agnihotraṃ ca yajñāśca vratadānatapāṃsi ca |
gaṃgāyāṃ liṃgapūjāyāḥ koṭyaṃśenāpi no samāḥ || 42 ||
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gaṃgāṃ gaṃtuṃ viniścitya kṛtvā śrāddhādikaṃ gṛhe |
sthitasya samyaksaṃkalpāttasya naṃdaṃti pūrvajāḥ || 43 ||
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pāpāni ca rudaṃtyāśu hā kva yāsyāma ityalam |
lobhamohādibhiḥ sārdhaṃ maṃtrayaṃti punaḥpunaḥ || 44 ||
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yathā na gaṃgāṃ yātyeṣa tathā vighnaṃ prakurmahe |
gaṃgāṃ gato yathā caiṣa na ucchittiṃ vidhāsyati || 45 ||
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gṛhādgaṃgāvagāhārthaṃ gacchatastu padepade |
nirāśāni vrajaṃtyeva pāpānyasya śarīrataḥ || 46 ||
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pūrvajanmakṛtaiḥ puṇyaistyaktvā lobhādikaṃ hare |
vyudasya sarvavighnaughāngaṃgāṃ prāpnoti puṇyavān || 47 ||
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anuṣaṃgeṇa maulyena vāṇijyenāpi sevayā |
kāmāsaktopi vā martyo gaṃgāsnāto divaṃ vrajet || 48 ||
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anicchayāpi saṃspṛṣṭo dahano hi yathā dahet |
anicchayāpi saṃsnātā gaṃgā pāpaṃ tathā dahet || 49 ||
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tāvaddhamati saṃsāre yāvadgaṃgāṃ na sevate |
saṃsevya gaṃgāṃ no jaṃturbhavakleśaṃ prapaśyati || 50 ||
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yo gaṃgāṃbhasi nisnāto bhaktyā saṃtyaktasaṃśayaḥ |
manuṣyacarmaṇā naddhaḥ sa devo nātra saṃśayaḥ || 51 ||
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gaṃgāsnānārthamudyukto madhyemārgaṃ mṛto yadi |
gaṃgāsnānaphalaṃ sopi tadāpnoti na saṃśayaḥ || 52 ||
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māhātmyaṃ ye ca gaṃgāyāḥ śṛṇvaṃti ca paṭhaṃti ca |
tepyaśeṣairmahāpāpairmucyaṃte nātra saṃśayaḥ || 53 ||
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durbuddhayo durācārā haitukā bahusaṃśayāḥ |
paśyaṃti mohitā viṣṇo gaṃgāmanya nadīmiva || 54 ||
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janmāṃtarakṛtairdānaistapobhirniyamairvrataiḥ |
iha janmani gaṃgāyāṃ nṛṇāṃ bhaktiḥ prajāyate || 55 ||
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gaṃgābhaktimatāmarthe maheṃdrādi pureṣu ca |
harmyāṇi ramyabhogāni nirmitāni svayaṃbhuvā || 56 ||
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siddhayaḥ siddhiliṃgāni sparśaliṃgānyanekaśaḥ |
prāsādā ratnaracitāściṃtāmaṇigaṇā api || 57 ||
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gaṃgājalāṃtastiṣṭhaṃti kalikalmaṣabhītitaḥ |
ataeva hi saṃsevyā kalau gaṃgeṣṭasiddhidā || 58 ||
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sūryodaye tamāṃsīva vajrapātabhayānnagāḥ |
tārkṣyekṣaṇādyathāsarpā meghā vātāhatā iva || 59 ||
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tattvajñānādyathā mohaḥ siṃhaṃ dṛṣṭvā yathā mṛgāḥ |
tathā sarvāṇi pāpāni yāṃti gaṃgekṣaṇātkṣayam || 60 ||
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divyauṣadhairyathā rogā lobhena ca yathā guṇāḥ |
yathā grīṣmoṣmasaṃpattiragādhahrada majjanāt || 61 ||
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tūlaśailaḥ sphuliṃgena yathā naśyati tatkṣaṇāt |
tathā doṣāḥ praṇaśyaṃti gaṃgāṃbhaḥ sparśanāddhruvam || 62 ||
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krodhena ca tapo yadvatkāmena ca yathā matiḥ |
anayena yathā lakṣmīrvidyā mānena vai yathā || 63 ||
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daṃbha kauṭilya māyābhiryathādharmo vinaśyati |
tathā naśyaṃti pāpāni gaṃgāyā darśanena tu || 64 ||
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mānuṣyaṃ durlabhaṃ prāpya vidyutsaṃpātacaṃcalam |
gaṃgāṃ yaḥ sevate sotra buddheḥ pāraṃ paraṃ gataḥ || 65 ||
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vidhūtapāpā ye martyāḥ paraṃ jyotiḥsvarūpiṇīm |
sahasrasūryapratimāṃ gaṃgāṃ paśyaṃti te bhuvi || 66 ||
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sādhāraṇāṃbhasā pūrṇāṃ sādhāraṇa nadīmiva |
paśyaṃti nāstikā gaṃgāṃ pāpopahatalocanāḥ || 67 ||
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saṃsāramocakaścāhaṃ janānāmanukaṃpayā |
gaṃgātaraṃgarūpeṇa sopānaṃ nirmame divaḥ || 68 ||
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sarva eva śubhaḥ kālaḥ sarvo deśastathā śubhaḥ |
sarvo jano dānapātraṃ śrīmatī jāhnavī taṭe || 69 ||
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yathāśvamedho yajñānāṃ nagānāṃ himavānyathā |
vratānāṃ ca yathā satyaṃ dānānāmabhayaṃ yathā || 70 ||
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prāṇāyāmaśca tapasāṃ maṃtrāṇāṃ praṇavo yathā |
dharmāṇāmapyahiṃsā ca kāmyānāṃ śrīryathā varā || 71 ||
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yathātmavidyā vidyānāṃ strīṇāṃ gaurī yathottamā |
sarvardavegaṇānāṃ ca yathā tvaṃ puruṣottama || 72 ||
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sarvaṣāmeva pātrāṇāṃ śivabhakto yathā varaḥ |
tathā sarveṣu tīrtheṣu gaṃgātīrthaṃ viśiṣyate || 73 ||
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hareyaścāvayorbhedaṃ na karoti mahāmatiḥ |
śivabhaktaḥ sa vijñeyo mahāpāśupataśca saḥ || 74 ||
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pāpapāṃsumahāvātyā pāpadrumakuṭhārikā |
pāpeṃdhanadavāgniśca gaṃgeyaṃ puṇyavāhinī || 75 ||
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nānārūpāśca pitaro gāthā gāyaṃti sarvadā |
api kaścitkulesmākaṃ gaṃgāsnāyī bhaviṣyati || 76 ||
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devarṣīnparisaṃtarpya dīnānāthāṃśca duḥkhitān |
śraddhayā vidhinā snātvā dāsyate salilāṃjalim || 77 ||
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api naḥ sa kule bhūyācchive viṣṇau ca sāmyadṛk |
tadālayakaro bhaktyā tasya saṃmārjanādikṛt || 78 ||
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akāmo vā sakāmo vā tiryagyonigatopi vā |
gaṃgāyāṃ yo mṛto martyo narakaṃ sa na paśyati || 79 ||
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tīrthamanyatpraśaṃsaṃti gaṃgātīre sthitāśca ye |
gaṃgāṃ na bahu manyaṃte te syurnirayagāminaḥ || 80 ||
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māṃ ca tvāṃ caiva yo dveṣṭi gaṃgāṃ ca puruṣādhamaḥ |
svakīyaiḥ puruṣaiḥ sārdhaṃ sa ghoraṃ narakaṃ vrajet || 81 ||
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ṣaṣṭirgaṇasahasrāṇi gaṃgāṃ rakṣaṃti sarvadā |
abhaktānāṃ ca pāpānāṃ vāse vighnaṃ prakurvate || 82 ||
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kāmakrodhamahāmohalobhādi niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ |
ghnaṃti teṣāṃ manastatra sthitiṃ cāpanayaṃti ca || 83 ||
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gaṃgāṃ samāśrayedyastu sa muniḥ sa ca paṃḍitaḥ |
kṛtakṛtyaḥ sa vijñeyaḥ puruṣārthacatuṣṭaye || 84 ||
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gaṃgāyāṃ ca sakṛtsnāto hayamedhaphalaṃ labhet |
tarpayaṃśca pitṝṃstatra tārayennarakārṇavāt || 85 ||
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nairaṃtaryeṇa gaṃgāyāṃ māsaṃ yaḥ snāti puṇyavān |
śakraloke sa vasati yāvacchakraḥ sapūrvajaḥ || 86 ||
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abdaṃ yaḥ snāti gaṃgāyāṃ nairaṃtaryeṇa puṇyabhāk |
viṣṇorlokaṃ samāsādya sa sukhaṃ saṃvasennaraḥ || 87 ||
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gaṃgāyāṃ snāti yo martyo yāvajjīvaṃ dinedine |
jīvanmuktaḥ sa vijñeyo dehāṃte mukta eva saḥ || 88 ||
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tithinakṣatraparvādi nāpekṣyaṃ jāhnavī jale |
snānamātreṇa gaṃgāyāṃ saṃcitāghaṃ vinaśyati || 89 ||
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paṃḍitopi sa mūrkhaḥ syācchaktiyuktopyaśaktikaḥ |
yastu bhāgīrathītīraṃ sukhasevyaṃ na saṃśrayet || 90 ||
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kiṃvāyupāpyarogeṇa vikāsinyātha kiṃ śriyā |
kiṃ vā buddhyā vimalayā yadi gaṃgāṃ na sevate || 91 ||
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yaḥ kārayedāyatanaṃ gaṃgāpratikṛternaraḥ |
bhuktvā sa bhogānpretyāpi yāti gaṃgā salokatām || 92 ||
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śṛṇvaṃti mahimānaṃ ye gaṃgāyā nityamādarāt |
gaṃgāsnānaphalaṃ teṣāṃ vācakaprīṇanāddhanaiḥ || 93 ||
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pitṝnuddiśya yo liṃgaṃ snapayedgāṃga vāriṇā |
tṛptāḥ syustasya pitaro mahānirayagā api || 94 ||
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aṣṭakṛtvo maṃtrajaptairvastrapūtaiḥ sugaṃdhibhiḥ |
procurgāṃgajalaiḥ snānaṃ ghṛtasnānādhikaṃ budhāḥ || 95 ||
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aṣṭadravyavimiśreṇa gaṃgātoyena yaḥ sakṛt |
māgadhaprasthamātreṇa tāmrapātrasthitena ca || 96 ||
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bhānave'rghaṃ pradadyācca svakīya pitṛbhiḥ saha |
sotitejo vimānena sūryaloke mahīyate || 97 ||
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āpaḥ kṣīraṃ kuśāgrāṇi ghṛtaṃ madhugavāṃdadhi |
raktāni karavīrāṇi raktacaṃdanamityapi || 98 ||
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aṣṭāṃgārgho yamuddiṣṭastvatīva ravitoṣaṇaḥ |
gāṃgairvārbhiḥ koṭiguṇo jñeyo viṣṇo'nyavāritaḥ || 99 ||
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gaṃgātīre svaśaktyā yaḥ kuryāddevālayaṃ sudhīḥ |
anyatīrthapratiṣṭhāto bhavetkoṭiguṇaṃ phalaṃ || 100 ||
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aśvatthavaṭacūtādi vṛkṣāropeṇa yatphalam |
kūpavāpītaḍāgādi prapā satrādibhistathā || 1 ||
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anyatra yadbhavetpuṇyaṃ tadgaṃgādarśanādbhavet |
puṣpavāṭyādibhiścāpi gaṃgāsparśaṃ tato'dhikam || 2 ||
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kanyādānena yatpuṇyaṃ yatpuṇyaṃ go'nnadānataḥ |
tatpuṇyaṃ syācchataguṇaṃ gaṃgāgaṃḍūṣapānataḥ || 3 ||
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cāṃdrāyaṇasahasreṇa yatpuṇyaṃ syājjanārdana |
tato'dhikaphalaṃ gaṃgā'mṛtapānādavāpnuyāt || 4 ||
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bhaktyā gaṃgāvagāhasya kimanyatphalamucyate |
akṣayaḥ svargavāsopi nirvāṇamathavā hare || 5 ||
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gaṃgāyāḥ pādukāyugmaṃ nityamarcati yo naraḥ |
āyuḥ puṇyaṃ dhanaṃ putrānsvargamokṣau ca viṃdati || 6 ||
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nāsti gaṃgāsamaṃ tīrthaṃ kalikalmaṣanāśanam |
nāsti muktipradaṃ kṣetramavimuktasamaṃ hare || 7 ||
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gaṃgāsnānarataṃ martyaṃ dṛṣṭvaiva yamakikarāḥ |
diśo daśa palāyaṃte siṃhaṃ dṛṣṭvā yathā mṛgāḥ || 8 ||
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gaṃgābhajanaśīlasya gaṃgātaṭanivāsinaḥ |
arcāṃ kṛtvā yathānyāyamaśvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 9 ||
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gobhūhiraṇyadānena bhaktyā gaṃgātaṭe śubhe |
naro na jāyate bhūyaḥ saṃsāre duḥkhakaṃṭake || 110 ||
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dīrghāyuṣyaṃ ca vāsobhirjñānaṃ pustakadānataḥ |
annadānena saṃpattiṃ kīrtiṃ kanyāpradānataḥ || 11 ||
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anyatra yatkṛtaṃ karma vrataṃ dānaṃ japastapaḥ |
gaṃgātaṭe tu tatsarvaṃ hare koṭiguṇaṃ bhavet || 12 ||
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dhenuṃ savatsā yo dadyād gaṃgātīre vidhānataḥ |
goromasaṃkhyayā viṣṇo yugānsarvasamṛddhimān || 13 ||
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goloke mama loke vā kāmadhenupradānataḥ |
bhuṃjānaḥ sarvakāmāṃstu divyānnānāvidhānbahūn || 14 ||
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devānāmapyalabhyāṃśca bhuktvā tu saha bāṃdhavaiḥ |
pitṛbhiśca suhṛdbhiśca sarvaratnavibhūṣitaḥ || 15 ||
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jāyate satkule paścāddhanadhānyasamākule |
ratnakāṃcanasaṃpanne śīlavidyāsamanvite || 16 ||
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bhuktvā sa vipulānbhogānputrapautrasamanvitaḥ |
punargaṃgāṃ samāsādya kāśyāmuttaravāhinīm || 17 ||
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viśveśvaraṃ samārādhya prāgjanurvāsanāvaśāt |
kālāddehāṃtamāsādya brahma saṃpadyate tataḥ || 18 ||
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vivartanadvayamapi bhūmerbhāgīrathītaṭe |
naro dadāti yo bhaktyā tasya puṇyaphalaṃ śṛṇu || 19 ||
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tadbhūmitrasareṇūnāṃ saṃkhyayā yugamānayā |
maheṃdra caṃdralokeṣu bhuktvā bhogānmanaḥpriyān || 120 ||
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saptadvīpapatirbhūtvā mahādharmaparāyaṇaḥ |
narakasthānpitṝnsarvānprāpayettridivaṃ hare || 21 ||
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svargasthāṃśca pitṝnsarvānmocayitvā mahādyutiḥ |
aṃte jñānāsinā chittvā hyavidyāṃ pāṃcabhautikīm || 22 ||
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paravaiṃrāgyamāpanno yuṃjāno yogamuttamam |
prāpyāthavā vimuktaṃ ca paraṃ brahmādhigacchati || 23 ||
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suvarṇamātramapi yaḥ suvarṇaṃ saṃprayacchati |
suvarṇāya suvarṇaṃ ca hare bhāgīrathītaṭe || 24 ||
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sa hemaratnakhacite vimāne sarvage śubhe |
sarvaiśvaryasamāyuktaḥ sarvalokeṣu pūjitaḥ || 25 ||
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brahmāṃḍāṃtarasaṃstheṣu bhuṃjanbhogānmanoramān |
sarvaiḥ saṃpūjito viṣṇo yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 205 ||
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ekarāṭca tato bhūtvā jaṃbūdvīpe pratāpavān |
tato'vimuktamāsādya padaṃ nirvāṇamṛcchati || 27 ||
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janmarkṣe tu kṛte snāne gaṃgāyāṃ bhaktipūrvakam |
janmaprabhṛtipāpaughātsaṃcitānmucyate kṣaṇāt || 28 ||
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vaiśākhe kārtike māghe gaṃgāsnānaṃ sudurlabham |
darśe śataguṇaṃ puṇyaṃ saṃkrātau ca sahasrakam || 29 ||
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caṃdrasūryagrahe lakṣaṃ vyatīpātetvanaṃtakam |
ayutaṃ viṣuve caiva niyutaṃ tvayanadvaye || 130 ||
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somagrahaḥ somadine ravivāraravagrahaḥ |
taccūḍāmaṇiparvākhyaṃ tatrasnānamasaṃkhyakam || 31 ||
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snānaṃ dānaṃ japo homo yadyaccūḍāmaṇau kṛtam |
tadakṣayaṃ sarvamiha viṣṇo bhāgīrathītaṭe || 32 ||
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śraddhayā bhaktiyuktastu gaṃgāṃ snātvā vidhānataḥ |
brahmahāpi viśuddhyeta kiṃpunastvanya pātakī || 33 ||
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kṛmikīṭapataṃgādyā ye mṛtā jāhnavītaṭe |
kūlātpataṃti ye vṛkṣāstepi yāṃti parāṃ gatim || 34 ||
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jyeṣṭhe māsi site pakṣe daśamyāṃ hastasaṃyute |
gaṃgātīre tu puruṣo nārī vā bhaktibhāvataḥ || 35 ||
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niśāyāṃ jāgaraṃ kuyādgaṃgāṃ daśavidhairhare |
puṣpaiḥ sugaṃdhairnaivedyaiḥ phalairdaśadaśonmitaiḥ || 36 ||
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pradīpairdaśabhirdhūpairdaśāṃgairgaruḍadhvaja |
pūjayecchraddhayā dhīmāndaśakṛtvo vidhānataḥ || 37 ||
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sājyāṃstilānkṣipettoye gaṃgāyāḥ prasṛtīrdaśa |
guḍasaktumayānpiṃḍāndadyācca daśamaṃtrataḥ || 38 ||
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namaḥ śivāyai prathamaṃ nārāyaṇyai padaṃ tataḥ |
daśaharāyai padamiti gaṃgāyai maṃtra eṣa vai || 39 ||
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svāhāṃtaḥ praṇāvādiśca bhavedviṃśākṣaro manuḥ |
pūjādānaṃ japo homo 'nenaiva manunā smṛtaḥ || 140 ||
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hemnā rūpyeṇa vā śaktyā gaṃgāmūrtiṃ vidhāya ca |
vastrācchāditavaktrasya pūrṇakuṃbhasya copari || 41 ||
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pratiṣṭhāpyārcayeddevīṃ paṃcāmṛtaviśodhitām |
caturbhujāṃ trinetrāṃ ca nadīnadaniṣevitām || 42 ||
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lāvaṇyāmṛtaniṣpaṃda saṃśīladgātrayaṣṭikām |
pūrṇakuṃbhasitāṃbhoja varadābhayasatkarām || 43 ||
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tato dhyāyetsusaumyā ca caṃdrāyutasamaprabhām |
cāmarairvījyamānāṃ ca śvetacchatropaśobhitāma || 44 ||
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sudhāplāvitabhūpṛṣṭhāṃ divyagaṃdhānulepanām |
trailaukyapūjitapadāṃ devarṣibhirabhiṣṭutām || 45 ||
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dhyātvā samarcya maṃtreṇa dhūpadīpopahārataḥ |
māṃ ca tvāṃ ca vidhiṃ bradhnaṃ himavaṃtaṃ bhagīratham || 46 ||
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pratimāgre samabhyarcya caṃdanākṣatanirmitān |
daśaprasthatilāndadyāddaśaviprebhya ādarāt || 47 ||
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palaṃ ca kuḍavaḥ prastha āḍhako droṇa eva ca |
dhānyamānena boddhavyāḥ kramaśomī caturguṇāḥ || 48 ||
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matsya kacchapa maṃḍūka makarādi jalecarān |
haṃsakāraṃḍava baka cakraṭiṭṭibhasārasān || 49 ||
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yathāśakti svarṇarūpya tāmrapṛṣṭhavinirmitān |
abhyarcya gaṃdhakusumairgaṃgāyāṃ prakṣipedvratī || 150 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā vidhānena vittaśāṭhyaṃ vivarjitaḥ |
upavāsī vakṣyamāṇairdaśapāpaiḥ pramucyate || 51 ||
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adattānāmupādānaṃ hiṃsācaivāvidhānataḥ |
paradāropasevā ca kāyikaṃ trividhaṃ smṛtam || 52 ||
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pāruṣyamanṛtaṃ caiva paiśunyaṃ caiva sarvaśaḥ |
asaṃbaddha pralāpaśca vāṅmayaṃsyāccaturvidham || 53 ||
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paradravyeṣvabhidhyānaṃ manasāniṣṭaciṃtanam |
vitathābhiniveśaśca mānasaṃ trividhaṃ smṛtam || 54 ||
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etairdaśavidhaiḥ pāpairdaśajanmasamudbhavaiḥ |
mucyate nātra saṃdehaḥ satyaṃ satyaṃ gadādhara || 55 ||
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uttarennarakātpūrvāndaśaghorāddaśāvarān |
vakṣyamāṇamidaṃ stotraṃ gaṃgāgre śraddhayā japet || 56 ||
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oṃ namaḥ śivāyai gaṃgāyai śivadāyai namonamaḥ |
namaste viṣṇurūpiṇyai brahmamūrttyai namostu te || 57 ||
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namaste rudrarūpiṇyai śāṃkaryai te namonamaḥ |
sarvadevasvarūpiṇyai namo bheṣajamūrttaye || 58 ||
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sarvasyasarvavyādhīnāṃ bhiṣakśreṣṭhyai namostu te |
sthāsnujaṃgamasaṃbhūta viṣahaṃtryai namostu te || 59 ||
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saṃsāraviṣanāśinyai jīvanāyai namostu te |
tāpatritaya saṃhaṃtryai prāṇeśyai te namonamaḥ || 160 ||
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śāṃti saṃtānakāriṇyai namaste śuddhamūrtaye |
sarvasaṃśuddhikāriṇyai namaḥ pāpārimūrtaye || 61 ||
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bhuktimuktipradāyinyai bhadradāyai namonamaḥ |
bhogopabhogadāyinyai bhogavatyai namostu te || 62 ||
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maṃdākinyai namastestu svargadāyai namonamaḥ |
namastrailokyabhūṣāyai tripathāyai namonamaḥ || 63 ||
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namastriśuklasaṃsthāyai kṣamāvatyai namonamaḥ |
trihutāśanasaṃsthāyai tejovatyai namonamaḥ || 64 ||
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naṃdāyai liṃgadhāriṇyai sudhādhārātmane namaḥ |
namaste viśvamukhyāyai revatyai te namonamaḥ || 65 ||
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bṛhatyai te namastestu lokadhātryai namostu te |
namaste viśvamitrāyai naṃdinyai te namonamaḥ || 66 ||
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pṛthvyai śivāmṛtāyai ca suvṛṣāyai namonamaḥ |
parāparaśatāḍhyāyai tārāyai te namonamaḥ || 67 ||
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pāśajālanikṛṃtinyai abhinnāyai namostu te |
śāṃtāyai ca variṣṭhāyai varadāyai namonamaḥ || 68 ||
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ugrāyai sukhajagdhyai ca saṃjīvinyai namostu te |
brahmiṣṭhāyai brahmadāyai duritaghnyai namonamaḥ || 69 ||
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praṇatārti prabhaṃjinyai jaganmātre namostute |
sarvāpatpratipakṣāyai maṃgalāyai namonamaḥ || 170 ||
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śaraṇāgatadīnārta paritrāṇaparāyaṇe |
sarvasyārti hare devi nārāyaṇi namostu te || 71 ||
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nirlepāyai durgahaṃtryai dakṣāyai te namonamaḥ |
parāparaparāyai ca gaṃge nirvāṇadāyini || 72 ||
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gaṃge mamāgrato bhūyā gaṃge me tiṣṭha pṛṣṭhataḥ |
gaṃge me pārśvayoredhi gaṃge tvayyastu me sthitiḥ || 73 ||
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ādau tvamaṃte madhye ca sarvaṃ tvaṃ gāṃ gate śive |
tvameva mūlaprakṛtistvaṃ pumānpara eva hi |
gaṃge tvaṃ paramātmā ca śivasvatubhyaṃ namaḥ śive || 74 ||
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ya idaṃ paṭhate stotraṃ śṛṇuyācchraddhayāpi yaḥ |
daśadhā mucyate pāpaiḥ kāyavākcittasaṃbhavaiḥ || 75 ||
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rogastho rogato mucyedvipadbhyaśca vipadyutaḥ |
mucyate baṃdhanādbaddho bhīto bhītaḥ pramucyate || 76 ||
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sarvānkāmānavāpnoti pretya ca tridivaṃ vrajet |
divyaṃ vimānamāruhya divyastrīparivījitaḥ || 77 ||
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gṛhepi likhitaṃ yasya sadā tiṣṭhati dhāritama |
nāgnicorabhayaṃ tasya na sarpādi bhayaṃ kvacita || 78 ||
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jyeṣṭhe māse site pakṣe daśamī hastasaṃyutā |
saṃharettrividhaṃ pāpaṃ budhavāreṇa saṃyutā || 79 ||
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tasyāṃ daśamyāmetacca stotraṃ gaṃgājale sthitaḥ |
yaḥ paṭheddaśakṛtvastu daridro vāpi cākṣamaḥ || 180 ||
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sopi tatphalamāpnoti gaṃgāṃ saṃpūjya yatnataḥ |
pūrvoktena vidhānena yatphalaṃ saṃprakīrtitama || 81 ||
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yathā gaurī tathā gaṃgā tasmādgauryāstu pūjane |
yo vidhirvihitaḥ samyaksopi gaṃgāprapūjane || 82 ||
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yathā'haṃ tvaṃ tathā viṣṇo yathā tvaṃ tu tathāhyumā |
umā yathā tathā gaṃgā catūrūpaṃ na bhidyate || 83 ||
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viṣṇurudrāṃ taraṃ caiva śrīgauryoraṃtaraṃ tathā |
gaṃgāgauryaṃtaraṃ caiva yo brūte mūḍhadhīstu saḥ || 84 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇe ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍe pūrvārddhe gaṃgāmahimavarṇanapūrvaka daśaharā stotrakathanaṃnāma saptaviṃśatitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 27 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 27

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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