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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sūta uvāca |
pārāśaryamune vyāsa kumāraḥ kuṃbhajanmane |
yadāvadatkathāmetāṃ tadā kva drupadātmajā || 1 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
purāṇasaṃhitāṃ sūta brūte traikālikīṃ kathām |
saṃdeho nātra kartavyo yatastadgocarokhilam || 2 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
ākarṇaya mune pūrvaṃ paṃcavaktro haraḥ svayam |
pṛthivyāṃ paṃcadhā bhūtvā prādurāsījjagaddhitaḥ || 3 ||
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umāpi ca jagaddhātrī drupadasya mahībhujaḥ |
yajato vahnikuṃḍācca prāduścakreti suṃdarī || 4 ||
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paṃcāpi pāṃḍutanayāḥ sākṣādrudravapurdharāḥ |
avateruriha svargādduṣṭasaṃhārakārakāḥ || 5 ||
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nārāyaṇopi kṛṣṇatvaṃ prāpya tatsāhacaryakṛt |
udvṛttavṛttaśamanaḥ sadvṛttasthitikārakaḥ || 6 ||
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pratapaṃtaḥ pṛthivyāṃ te pārthāśceruḥ pṛthakpṛthak |
udayānudayau tasminsaṃpadāṃ vipadāmapi || 7 ||
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kadācitte mahāvīrā bhrātṛvyapratipāditām |
vipattimāpya mahatīṃ babhūvuḥ kānanaukasaḥ || 8 ||
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pāṃcālyapi ca tatpatnī pativyasanatāpitā |
dharmajñā prāpya tanvaṃgī bradhnamārādhayadbhṛśam || 9 ||
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ārādhitotha savitā tayā drupadakanyayā |
sadarvī sapidhānāṃ ca sthālikāmakṣayāṃ dadau || 10 ||
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uvāca ca prasannātmā bhāskaro drupadātmajām || 23 ||
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ārādhayaṃtīṃ bhāvena sarvatra śucimānasām || 11 ||
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sthālyaitayā mahābhāge yāvaṃto'nnārthino janāḥ |
tāvaṃtastṛptimāpsyaṃti yāvacca tvaṃ na bhokṣyase || 12 ||
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bhuktāyāṃ tvayi riktaiṣā pūrṇabhaktā bhavipyati |
rasavadvyaṃjananidhiricchābhakṣyapradāyinī || 13 ||
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itthaṃ varastayā labdhaḥ kāśyāmādityato mune |
aparaśca varo dattastasyai devena bhāsvatā || 14 ||
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raviruvāca |
viśveśāddakṣiṇebhāge yo māṃ tvatpurataḥ sthitam |
ārādhayiṣyati naraḥ kṣudbādhā tasya naśyati || 15 ||
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anyaśca me varo datto viśveśena pativrate |
tapasā parituṣṭena taṃ niśāmaya vacmi te || 16 ||
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prāgrave tvāṃ samārādhya yo māṃ drakṣyati mānavaḥ |
tasya tvaṃ duḥkhatimiramapānuda nijaiḥ karaiḥ || 17 ||
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ato dharmāpriye nityaṃ prāpya viśveśvarādvaram |
kāśīsthitānāṃ jaṃtūnāṃ nāśayāmyaghasaṃcayam || 18 ||
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ye māmatra bhajiṣyaṃti mānavāḥ śraddhayānvitāḥ |
tvadvarodyatapāṇiṃ ca teṣāṃ dāsyāmi ciṃtitam || 19 ||
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bhavatīṃ matsamīpasthāṃ yudhiṣṭhirapativratām |
viśveśāddakṣiṇebhāge daṃḍapāṇeḥ samīpataḥ || 20 ||
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yercayiṣyaṃti bhāvena puruṣā vāstriyopi vā |
teṣāṃ kadācinno bhāvi bhayaṃ priyaviyogajam || 21 ||
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na vyādhijaṃ bhayaṃ kvāpi na kṣuttṛḍdoṣasaṃbhavam |
draupadīkṣaṇataḥ kāśyāṃ tava dharmapriyenaghe || 22 ||
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iti dattvā varāndeva ādityaḥ sarvadaḥ satām |
śaṃbhumārādhayāmāsa dharmaṃ draupadyupāyayau || 23 ||
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ādityasya kathāmetāṃ draupadyārādhitasya vai |
yaḥ śroṣyati naro bhaktyā tasyainaḥ kṣayameṣyati || 24 ||
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skaṃda uva |ca |
draupadādityamāhātmyaṃ saṃkṣepātkathitaṃ mayā |
mayūkhādityamāhātmyaṃ śṛṇvidānīṃ ghaṭodbhava |||| 25 ||
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purā paṃcanade tīrthe triṣulokeṣu viśrute |
sahasraraśmirbhagavāṃstapastepe sudāruṇam || 26 ||
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pratiṣṭhāpya mahāliṃgaṃ gabhastīśvara saṃjñitam |
gaurīṃ ca maṃgalā nāmnīṃ bhaktamaṃgaladāṃ sadā || 27 ||
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divyavarṣasahasraṃ tu śatena guṇitaṃ mune |
ārādhayañśivaṃ somaṃ somārdhakṛtaśekharam || 28 ||
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svarūpatastu tapanastrilokītāpanakṣamaḥ |
tatotitīvra tapasā jajvāla nitarāṃ mune || 29 ||
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mayūkhaistatra savitustrailokyadahanakṣamaiḥ |
tataṃ samastaṃ tatkāle dyāvābhūmyoryadaṃtaram || 30 ||
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vaimānikairviṣṇupade tatyaje ca gatāgatam |
tīvre pataṃgamahasi pataṃgatvabhayādiva || 31 ||
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mayūkhā eva dṛśyaṃte tiryagūrdhvamadhopi ca |
ādityasya na cādityo nīpapuṣpasthiteriva || 32 ||
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tasyavai mahasāṃ rāśestaporāśestaporciṣām |
cakaṃpe sādhvasāttīvrā trailokyaṃ sacarācaram || 33 ||
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sūrya ātmāsya jagato vedeṣu paripaṭhyate |
sa eva cejvālayitā ko nastrātā bhavediha || 34 ||
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jagaccakṣurasau sūryo jagadātmaiṣa bhāskaraḥ |
jagadyoyanmṛtaprāyaṃ prātaḥprātaḥ prabodhayet || 35 ||
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tamoṃdhakūpapatitamudyanneṣa dinedine |
prasārya paritaḥ pāṇīnprāṇijātaṃ samuddharet || 36 ||
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udite'trodimo nityamastaṃ yātyastamāpnumaḥ |
udaye'nudaye tasmādasmākaṃ kāraṇaṃ raviḥ || 37 ||
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iti vyākulitaṃ viśvaṃ paśyanviśveśvaraḥ svayam |
viśvatrātā varaṃ dātuṃ saṃjagme tigmaraśmaye || 38 ||
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mayūkhamālinaṃ śaṃbhurālokyāti suniścalam |
samādhi vismṛtātmānaṃ visismāya tapaḥ prati || 39 ||
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uvāca ca prasannātmā śrīkaṃṭhaḥ praṇatārtihṛt |
alaṃ taptvā varaṃ brūhi dyumaṇe mahasāṃ nidhe || 40 ||
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niruddheṃdriyavṛttitvādbradhno dhyānasamādhinā |
na jagrāha vacaḥ śaṃbhordvitriruktopyakarṇavat || 41 ||
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kāṣṭhībhūtaṃ tu taṃ jñātvā śivaḥ pasparśa pāṇinā |
mahātapaḥ samudbhūta saṃtāpāmṛtavarṣiṇā || 42 ||
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tata unmīlayāṃcakre locane viśvalocanaḥ |
tasyodayamiva prāpya prage paṃkajinīvanī || 43 ||
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parivyapetasaṃtāpastapanaḥ sparśanādvibhoḥ |
avagrahitasasyaśrīrullalāsa yathāṃbudāt || 44 ||
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mitro netrātithīkṛtya tryakṣaṃ pratyakṣamagrataḥ |
daṃḍavatpraṇanāmoccaistuṣṭāva ca pinākinam || 45 ||
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raviruvāca |
devadeva jagatāṃpate vibho bharga bhīma bhava caṃdrabhūṣaṇa |
bhūtanātha bhavabhītihāraka tvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 46 ||
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caṃdracūḍamṛḍa dhūrjaṭe hara tryakṣa dakṣa śatataṃtuśātana |
śāṃtaśāśvata śivāpate śiva tvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 47 ||
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nīlalohita samīhitārtha dahe dvyekalocana virūpalocana |
vyomakeśapaśupāśanāśana tvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 48 ||
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vāmadevaśitikaṃṭhaśūlabhṛccaṃdraśekhara phaṇīṃdrabhūṣaṇa |
kāmakṛtpaśupate maheśvara tvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 49 ||
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tryaṃbaka tripurasūdaneśvara trāṇakṛttrinayanatrayīmaya |
kālakūṭa dalanāṃtakāṃtaka tvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 50 ||
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śarvarīrahitaśarvasarvagasvargamārgasukhadāpavargada |
aṃdhakāsuraripo kapardabhṛttvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 51 ||
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śaṃkarogragirijāpate pate viśvanāthavidhiviṣṇu saṃstuta |
vedavedyaviditā'khileṃgi tatvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 52 ||
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viśvarūpapararūpa varjitabrahmajihmarahitāmṛtaprada |
vāṅamanoviṣayadūradūragatvāṃ natosmi natavāṃchitaprada || 53 ||
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itthaṃ parītya mārtaṃḍo mṛḍaṃ devaṃ mṛḍānikām |
atha tuṣṭāva prītātmā śivavāmārdhahāriṇīm || 54 ||
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raviruvāca |
devi tvadīyacaraṇāṃbujareṇugaurīṃ bhālasthalīṃ vahati yaḥ praṇatipravīṇaḥ |
janmāṃtarepi rajanīkaracārulekhā tāṃ gaurayatyatitarāṃ kila tasya puṃsaḥ || 55 ||
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śrīmaṃgale sakalamaṃgalajanmabhūme śrīmaṃgale sakalakalmaṣatūlavahne |
śrīmaṃgale sakaladānavadarpahaṃtri śrīmaṃgale'khilamidaṃ paripāhi viśvam || 56 ||
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viśveśvari tvamasi viśvajanasya kartrī tvaṃ pālayitryasi tathā pralayepihaṃtrī |
tvannāmakīrtanasamullasadacchapuṇyā srotasvinī harati pātakakūlavṛkṣān || 57 ||
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mātarbhavāni bhavatī bhavatīvraduḥkhasaṃbhārahāriṇi śaraṇyamihāsti nānyā |
dhanyāsta eva bhuvaneṣu ta eva mānyā yeṣu sphurettavaśubhaḥ karuṇākaṭākṣaḥ || 58 ||
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ye tvā smaraṃti satataṃ sahajaprakāśāṃ kāśīpurīsthitimatīṃ natamokṣalakṣmīm |
tānsaṃsmaretsmaraharo dhṛtaśuddhabuddhīnnirvāṇarakṣaṇavicakṣaṇapātrabhūtān || 59 ||
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mātastavāṃghriyugalaṃ vimalaṃ hṛdisthaṃ yasyāsti tasya bhuvanaṃ sakalaṃ karastham |
yo nāmateja eti maṃgalagauri nityaṃ siddhyaṣṭakaṃ na parimuṃcati tasya geham || 60 ||
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tvaṃ devi vedajananī praṇavasvarūpā gāyatryasi tvamasi vai dvijakāmadhenuḥ |
tvaṃ vyāhṛtitrayamihā'khilakarmasiddhyai svāhāsvadhāsi sumanaḥ pitṛtṛptihetuḥ || 61 ||
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gauri tvameva śaśimaulini vedhasi tvaṃ sāvitryasi tvamasi cakriṇi cārulakṣmīḥ |
kāśyāṃ tvamasyamalarūpiṇi mokṣalakṣmīstvaṃ me śaraṇyamiha maṃgalagauri mātaḥ || 62 ||
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stutveti tāṃ smaraharārdhaśarīraśobhāṃ śrīmaṃgalāṣṭaka mahāstavanena bhānuḥ |
devīṃ ca devamasakṛtparitaḥ praṇamya tūṣṇīṃ babhūva savitā śivayoḥ purastāt || 63 ||
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devadeva uvāca |
uttiṣṭhottiṣṭha bhadraṃ te prasannosmi mahāmate |
mitramannetrago nityaṃ prapaśye taccarācaram || 64 ||
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mama mūrtirbhavānsūrya sarvajño bhava sarvagaḥ |
sarveṣāṃ mahasāṃ rāśiḥ sarveṣāṃ sarvakarmavit || 65 ||
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sarveṣāṃ sarvaduḥkhāni bhaktānāṃ tvaṃ nirākuru |
tvayā nāmnāṃ catuḥṣaṣṭyā yadaṣṭakamudīritam || 66 ||
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anena māṃ pariṣṭutya naro madbhaktimāpsyati |
aṣṭakaṃ maṃgalāgauryā maṃgalāṣṭakasaṃjñakam || 67 ||
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anena maṃgalāgaurīṃ stutvā maṃgalamāpsyati |
catuḥṣaṣṭyaṣṭakaṃ stotraṃ maṃgalāṣṭakameva ca || 68 ||
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etatstotravaraṃ puṇyaṃ sarvapātakanāśanam |
dūradeśāṃtarasthopi japannityaṃ narottamaḥ || 69 ||
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trisaṃdhyaṃ pariśuddhātmā kāśīṃ prāpsyati durlabhām |
anena stotrayugmena japtena pratyahaṃ nṛbhiḥ || 70 ||
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dhruvadainaṃdinaṃ pāpaṃ kṣālitaṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ |
na tasya dehino dehe jātu citkilbiṣasthitiḥ || 71 ||
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trikālaṃ yojayennityametatstotradvayaṃśubham |
kiṃjaptairbahubhiḥ stotraiścaṃcalaśrīpradairnṛṇām || 72 ||
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etatstotradvayaṃ dadyātkāśyāṃ naiḥśreyasīṃ śriyam |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena mānavairmokṣakāṃkṣibhiḥ || 73 ||
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etatstotradvayaṃ japyaṃ tyaktvā stotrāṇyanekaśaḥ |
prapaṃca āvayoreva sarva eṣa carācaraḥ || 74 ||
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tadāvayoḥstavādasmānniṣprapaṃco jano bhavet |
samṛddhimāpya mahatīṃ putrapautravatīmiha || 75 ||
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aṃte nirvāṇamāpnoti japanstotramidaṃ naraḥ |
anyacca śṛṇu saptāśva graharāja divākara || 76 ||
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tvayā pratiṣṭhitaṃ liṃgaṃ gabhastīśvarasaṃjñitam |
sevitaṃ bhaktibhāvena sarvasiddhisamarpakam || 77 ||
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tvayā gabhastimālābhiścāṃpeyāṃbujakāṃtibhiḥ |
yadarcitvaiśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ sarvabhāvena bhāskara || 78 ||
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gabhastīśvara ityākhyāṃ tato liṃgamavāpsyati |
arcayitvā gabhastīśaṃ snātvā paṃcanade naraḥ || 79 ||
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na jātu jāyate māturjaṭhare dhūtakalmaṣaḥ |
imāṃ ca maṃgalāgaurīṃ nārī vā puruṣopi vā || 80 ||
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caitraśuklatṛtīyāyāmupoṣaṇaparāyaṇaḥ |
mahopacāraiḥ saṃpūjya dukūlābharaṇādibhiḥ || 81 ||
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rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ kṛtvā gītanṛtyakathādibhiḥ |
prātaḥ kumārīḥ saṃpūjya dvādaśācchādanādibhiḥ || 82 ||
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saṃbhojyaparamānnādyairdattvānyebhyopi dakṣiṇām |
homaṃ kṛtvā vidhānena jātavedasa ityṛcā || 83 ||
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aṣṭottaraśatābhiśca tilājyāhutibhiḥ prage |
ekaṃ gomithunaṃ dattvā brāhmaṇāya kuṭuṃbine || 84 ||
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śraddhayā samalaṃkṛtya bhūṣaṇairdvijadaṃpatī |
bhojayitvā mahārhānnaiḥ prīyetāṃ maṃgaleśvarau || 85 ||
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iti maṃtraṃ samuccārya prātaḥ kṛtvātha pāraṇam |
na durbhagatvamāpnoti na dāridryaṃ kadācana || 86 ||
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na vai saṃtānavicchittiṃ bhogocchittiṃ na jātucit |
strī vaidhavyaṃ na cāpnoti na nāyoṣidviyogabhāk || 87 ||
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pāpāni vilayaṃ yāṃti puṇyarāśiśca labhyate |
api vaṃdhyā prasūyeta kṛtvaitanmaṃgalāvratam || 88 ||
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etadvratasya karaṇātkurūpatvaṃ na jātucit |
kumārī viṃdatetyaṃtaṃ guṇarūpayutaṃ patim || 89 ||
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kumāropi vrataṃ kṛtvā viṃdati striyamuttamām |
saṃti vratāni bahuśo dhanakāmapradāni ca || 90 ||
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nāpnuyurjātucittāni maṃgalāvratatulyatām |
kartavyā cābdikī yātrā madhau tasyāṃ tithau naraiḥ || 91 ||
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sarvavighnapraśāṃtyarthaṃ sadā kāśīnivāsibhiḥ |
aparaṃ dyumaṇe vacmi tava cātra tapasyataḥ || 92 ||
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mayūkhā eva khe dṛṣṭā na ca dṛṣṭaṃ kalevaram |
mayūkhāditya ityākhyā tataste ditinaṃdana || 93 ||
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tvadarcanānnṛṇāṃ kaścinna vyādhiḥ prabhaviṣyati |
bhaviṣyati na dāridryaṃ ravivāre tvadīkṣaṇāt || 94 ||
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itthaṃ mayūkhādityasya śivo dattvā bahūnvarān |
tatraivāṃtarhito bhūto ravistatraiva tasthivān || 95 ||
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śrutvākhyānamidaṃ puṇyaṃ mayūkhādityasaṃśrayam |
draupadādityasahitaṃ naro na nirayaṃ vrajet || 96 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṇḍe pūrvārddhe draupadādityamayūkhādityayorvarṇanaṃ nāmaikonapaṃcāśattamodhyāyaḥ || 49 ||
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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 49

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)

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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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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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