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 |
jyeṣṭheśvarasya parito yāni liṃgāni kuṃbhaja |
tāni paṃcasahasrāṇi munīnāṃ siddhidānyalam || 1 ||
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parāśareśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ jyeṣṭheśāduttare mahat |
tasya darśanamātreṇa nirmalaṃ jñānamāpyate || 2 ||
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tatraiva siddhidaṃ liṃgaṃ māṃḍavyeśvarasaṃjñitam |
na tasya darśanājjātu durbuddhiṃ prāpnuyānnaraḥ || 3 ||
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liṃgaṃ ca śaṃkareśākhyaṃ tatraiva śubhadaṃ sadā |
bhṛgunārāyaṇastatra bhaktānāṃ sarvasiddhidaḥ || 4 ||
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jābālīśvara saṃjñaṃ ca liṃgaṃ tatrātisiddhidam |
tasya saṃdarśanājjātu na jaṃturdurgatiṃ vrajet || 5 ||
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sumaṃtu muninā śreṣṭhastatrādityaḥ pratiṣṭhitaḥ |
tasya saṃdarśanādeva kuṣṭhavyādhiḥ praśāmyati || 6 ||
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bhairevī bhīṣaṇā nāma tatra bhīṣaṇarūpiṇī |
kṣetrasya bhīṣaṇaṃ sarvaṃ nāśayedbhāvatorcitā || 7 ||
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tatropajaṃghane liṃgaṃ karmabaṃdhavimokṣaṇam |
nṛbhiḥ saṃsevitaṃ bhaktyā ṣaṇmāsātsiddhidaṃ param || 8 ||
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bhāradvājeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ liṃgaṃ mādrīśvaraṃ varam |
ekatra saṃsthite dve tu draṣṭavye sukṛtātmanā || 9 ||
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aruṇi sthāpitaṃ liṃgaṃ tatraiva kalaśodbhava |
tasya liṃgasya sevātaḥ sarvāmṛddhimavāpnuyāt || 10 ||
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liṃgaṃ vājasaneyākhyaṃ tatrāstyatimanohṛram |
tasya saṃdarśanātpuṃsāṃ vājapeyaphalaṃ bhavet || 11 ||
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kaṇveśvaraṃ śubhaṃ liṃgaṃ liṃgaṃ kātyāyaneśvaram |
vāmadeveśvaraṃ liṃgamautathyeśvarameva ca || 12 ||
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hārīteśvarasaṃjñaṃ ca liṃgaṃ vai gālaveśvaram |
kuṃbherliṃgaṃ mahāpuṇyaṃ tathā vai kausumeśvaram || 13 ||
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agnivarṇeśvaraṃ caiva naidhruveśvarameva ca |
vatseśvaraṃ mahāliṃgaṃ parṇādeśvarameva ca || 14 ||
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saktuprastheśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ kaṇādeśaṃ tathaiva ca |
anyattatra mahāliṃgaṃ māṃḍūkāya nirūpitam || 15 ||
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vābhraveyeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ śilāvṛttīśvaraṃ tathā |
cyavaneśvara liṃgaṃ ca śālaṃkāyanakeśvaram || 16 ||
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kaliṃdameśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ liṃgamakrodhaneśvaram |
liṃgaṃ kapotavṛttīśaṃ kaṃkeśaṃ kuṃtaleśvarama || 17 ||
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kaṃṭheśvaraṃ kaholeśaṃ liṃgaṃ tuṃburupūjitam |
matageśaṃ marutteśaṃ magadheyeśvaraṃ tathā || 18 ||
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jātūkarṇeśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ jaṃbūkeśvarameva ca |
jārudhīśaṃ jaleśaṃ ca jālmeśaṃ jālakeśvaram || 19 ||
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evamādīni liṃgāni ayutārdhāni kuṃbhaja |
smaraṇāddarśanātsparśādarcanānnamanātstuteḥ || 20 ||
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na jātu jāyate jaṃtoḥ kaluṣasya samudbhavaḥ |
eteṣāṃ śubhaliṃgānāṃ jyeṣṭhasthāneti pāvane || 21 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
ekadā tatra yadvṛttaṃ jyeṣṭhasthāne mahāmune |
tadahaṃ te pravakṣyāmi śṛṇuṣvāghavināśanam || 22 ||
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svairaṃ viharatastatra jyeṣṭhasthāne maheśituḥ |
kautukenaiva cikrīḍa śivā kaṃdukalīlayā || 23 ||
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udaṃca nnyaṃcadaṃgānāṃ lāghavaṃ paritanvatī |
niḥśvāsāmodamudita bhramarākulitekṣaṇā || 24 ||
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bhraśyaddha mmillasanmālya sthapuṭīkṛta bhūmikā |
svidyatkapolapatrālī sravadaṃbukaṇojjvalā || 25 ||
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sphuṭaccolāṃśukapathaniryadaṃgaprabhāvṛtā |
ullasatkaṃdukāsphālātiśoṇitakarāṃbujā || 26 ||
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kaṃdukānuga sadṛṣṭi nartita bhrūcalatāṃcalā |
mṛḍānī kila khelaṃtī dadṛśe jagadaṃbikā || 27 ||
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aṃtarikṣacarābhyāṃ ca ditijābhyāṃ manoharā |
kaṭākṣitābhyāmiva vai samupasthitamṛtyunā || 28 ||
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vidalotpala saṃjñābhyāṃ dṛptābhyāṃ varato vidheḥ |
tṛṇīkṛtatrijagatī puruṣābhyāṃ svadorbalāt || 29 ||
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devīṃ parijihīrṣū tau viṣameṣu prapīḍitau |
divovateratuḥ kṣipraṃ māyāṃ svīkṛtya śāṃbarīm || 30 ||
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dhṛtvā pāraṣadīṃ mūrtimāyātāvaṃbikāṃtikam |
tāvatyaṃtaṃ sudurvṛttāvaticaṃcalamānasā || 31 ||
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sarvajñena parijñātau cāṃcalyāllocanodbhavāt |
kaṭākṣitātha devena durgādurgārighātinī || 32 ||
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vijñāya netrasaṃjñāṃ tu sarvajñārdha śarīriṇī |
tenaiva kaṃdukenātha yugapannijaghāna tau || 33 ||
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mahābalau mahādevyā kaṃdukena samāhatau |
paribhramya paribhramya tau duṣṭau vinipetatuḥ || 34 ||
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vṛṃtādiva phale pakve tālādanilalolite |
daṃbholinā parihate śṛṃgeiva mahāgireḥ || 35 ||
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tau nipātya mahādaityāvakāryakaraṇodyatau |
tataḥ pariṇatiṃ yāto liṃgarūpeṇa kaṃdukaḥ || 36 ||
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kaṃdukeśvarasaṃjñaṃ ca talliṃgamabhavattadā |
jyeṣṭheśvara samīpe tu sarvaduṣṭanivāraṇam || 37 ||
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kaṃdukeśa samutpattiṃ yaḥ śroṣyati mudānvitaḥ |
pūjayiṣyati yo bhaktastasya duḥkhabhayaṃ kutaḥ || 38 ||
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kaṃdukeśvara bhaktānāṃ mānavānāṃ nirenasām |
yogakṣemaṃ sadā kuryādbhavānī bhayanāśinī || 39 ||
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mṛḍānī tasya liṃgasya pūjāṃ kuryātsadaiva hi |
tatraiva devyā sānnidhyaṃ pārvatyā bhaktasiddhidam || 40 ||
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kaṃdukeśaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ kāśyāṃ yairna samarcitam |
kathaṃ teṣāṃ bhavanīśau syātāṃ sarvepsitapradau || 41 ||
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draṣṭavyaṃ ca prayatnena talliṃgaṃ kaṃdukeśvaram |
sarvopasargasaṃghātavighātakaraṇaṃ param || 42 ||
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kaṃdukeśvara nāmāpi śrutvā vṛjinasaṃtatiḥ |
kṣipraṃ kṣayamavāpnoti tamaḥ prāpyoṣṇaguṃ yathā || 43 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
saṃśṛṇuṣva mahābhāga jyeṣṭheśvara samīpataḥ |
yadvṛttāṃtamabhūdvipra paramāścaryakṛddhruvam || 44 ||
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daṃḍakhāte mahātīrthe devarṣipitṛtṛptide |
tapyamāneṣu vipreṣu niṣkāmaṃ paramaṃ tapaḥ || 45 ||
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daityo duṃdubhinirhrādo duṣṭaḥ prahlādamātulaḥ |
devāḥ kathaṃ sujeyāḥ syurityupāyamaciṃtayat || 46 ||
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kiṃ balāśca kimāhārāḥ kimādhārā hi devatāḥ |
vicārya bahuśo daityastattvaṃ vijñāya niścitam || 47 ||
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avaśyamagrajanmāno hetavotra vicārataḥ |
brāhmaṇānhaṃtumasakṛtkṛtavānudyamaṃ tataḥ || 48 ||
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yataḥ kratubhujo devāḥ kratavo vedasaṃbhavāḥ |
te vedā brāhmaṇādhīnāstato devabalaṃ dvijāḥ || 49 ||
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niścitaṃ brāhmaṇādhārāḥ sarve vedāḥ savāsavāḥ |
gīrvāṇā brāhmaṇabalā nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 50 ||
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brāhmaṇā yadi naṣṭāḥ syurvedā naṣṭāstataḥ svayam |
āmnāyeṣu praṇaṣṭeṣu vinaṣṭāḥ śatataṃtavaḥ || 51 ||
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yajñeṣu nāśaṃ gacchatsu hṛtāhārāstataḥ surāḥ |
nirbalāḥ sukhajeyāḥ syurjiteṣu tridaśeṣvatha || 52 ||
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ahameva bhaviṣyāmi mānyastrijagatīpatiḥ |
āhariṣyāmi devānāmakṣayāḥ sarvasaṃpadaḥ || 53 ||
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nirvekṣyāmi sukhānyeva rājye nihatakaṃṭake |
iti niścitya durbuddhiḥ punaściṃtitavānmune || 54 ||
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dvijāḥ kva saṃti bhūyāṃso brahmatejotibṛṃhitāḥ |
śrutyadhyayana saṃpannāstapobala samanvitāḥ || 55 ||
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bhūyasāṃ brāhmaṇānāṃ tu sthānaṃ vārāṇasī bhavet |
tānādāvupasaṃhṛtya yāmi tīrthāṃtaraṃ tataḥ || 56 ||
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yatrayatra hi tīrtheṣu yatrayatrāśrameṣu ca |
saṃti sarve'grajanmānaste mayādyāḥ samaṃtataḥ || 57 ||
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iti duṃdubhinirhrādo matiṃ kṛtvā kulocitām |
prāpyāpi kāśīṃ durvṛtto māyāvī nyavadhīddvijān || 58 ||
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samitkuśānsamādātuṃ yatra yāṃti ddhijottamāḥ |
araṇye tatra tānsarvānsa bhakṣayati durmatiḥ || 9 ||
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yathā kopi na vettyeva tathācchanno'bhavatpunaḥ |
vane vanecaro bhūtvā yādorūpī jalāśaye || 60 ||
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adṛśyarūpī māyāvī devānāmapyagocaraḥ |
divādhyānaparastiṣṭhenmunivanmunimadhyagaḥ || 61 ||
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praveśamuṭajānāṃ ca nirgamaṃ ca vilokayan |
yāminyāṃ vyāghrarūpeṇa brāhmaṇānbhakṣayedbahūn || 62 ||
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niḥśabdameva nayati natyajedapi kīkasam |
itthaṃ nipātitā viprāstena duṣṭena bhūriśaḥ || 63 ||
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ekadā śivarātrau tu bhaktastveko nijoṭaje |
saparyāṃ devadevasya kṛtvā dhyānasthitobhavat || 64 ||
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sa ca duṃdubhinirhrāda daityeṃdro baladarpitaḥ |
vyāghra rūpaṃ samāsthāya tamādātuṃ matiṃ dadhe || 65 ||
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taṃ bhaktaṃ dhyānamāpannaṃ dṛḍhacittaṃ śivekṣaṇe |
kṛtāstramaṃtravinyāsaṃ taṃ krāṃtumaśakanna saḥ || 66 ||
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atha sarvagataḥ śaṃbhurjñātvā tasyāśayaṃ haraḥ |
daityasya duṣṭarūpasya vadhāya vidadhe dhiyam || 67 ||
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yāvadāditsati vyāghrastāvadāvirabhūddharaḥ |
jagadrakṣāmaṇistryakṣo bhaktarakṣaṇa dakṣadhīḥ || 68 ||
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rudramāyāṃtamālokya tadbhaktārcita liṃgataḥ |
daityastenaiva rūpeṇa vavṛdhe bhūdharopamaḥ || 69 ||
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sāvajñamathasarvajñaṃ yāvatpaśyati dānavaḥ |
tāvadāyāṃtamādāya kakṣāyaṃtre nyapīḍayat || 70 ||
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paṃcāsyastvatha paṃcāsyaṃ muṣṭyā mūrdhanyatāḍayat |
sa ca tenaiva rūpeṇa kakṣāniṣpeṣaṇena ca || 71 ||
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atyārtamaraṭadvyāghro rodasī paripūrayan |
tena nādena sahasā saṃ pravepitamānasāḥ || 72 ||
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tapodhanāḥ samājagmurniśi śabdānusārataḥ |
tatreśvaraṃ samālokya kakṣīkṛta mṛgeśvaram || 73 ||
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tuṣṭuvuḥ praṇatā sarve śarvaṃ jayajayākṣaraiḥ |
paritrātā jagattrātaḥ pratyūhāddāruṇāditaḥ || 74 ||
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anugrahaṃ kurudhveśa tiṣṭhātraiva jagadguro |
anenaiva hi rūpeṇa vyāghreśa iti nāmataḥ || 75 ||
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kuru rakṣāṃ mahādeva jyeṣṭhasthānasya sarvadā |
anyebhyopyupasargebhyo rakṣa nastīrthavāsinaḥ || 76 ||
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iti śrutvā vacasteṣāṃ devaścaṃdravibhūṣaṇaḥ |
tathetyuktvā punaḥ prāha śṛṇudhvaṃ dvijapuṃgavāḥ || 77 ||
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yo māmanena rūpeṇa drakṣyati śraddhayātra vai |
tasyopasargasaṃghātaṃ ghātayiṣyāmyasaṃśayam || 78 ||
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etalliṃgaṃ samabhyarcya yo yāti pathi mānavaḥ |
cauravyāghrādisaṃbhūta bhayaṃ tasya kuto bhavet || 79 ||
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maccaritramidaṃ śrutvā smṛtvā liṃgamidaṃ hṛdi |
saṃgrāme praviśanmartyo jayamāpnoti nānyathā || 80 ||
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ityuktvā devadevaśastasmiṃlliṃge layaṃ yayau |
savismayāstato viprāḥ prātaryātā yathāgatam || 81 ||
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skanda uvāca |
tadā prabhṛti kuṃbhottha liṃgaṃ vyāghreśvarābhidham |
jyeṣṭheśāduttarebhāge dṛṣṭaṃ spṛṣṭaṃ bhayāpaham || 82 ||
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vyāghreśvarasya ye bhaktāstebhyo bibhyati kiṃkarāḥ |
yāmā api mahākrūrā jayajīveti vādinaḥ || 83 ||
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parāśareśvarādīnāṃ liṃgānāmiha saṃbhavam |
śrutvā naro na lipyeta mahāpātakakardamaiḥ || 84 ||
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kaṃdukeśa samutpattiṃ vyāghre śāvirbhavaṃ tathā |
samākarṇya naro jātu nopasargaiḥ pradūyate || 85 ||
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uṭajeśvara liṃgaṃ tu vyāghreśātpaścime sthitam |
bhaktarakṣārthamudbhūtaṃ syātsamabhyarcya nirbhayaḥ || 86 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṇḍe uttarārdhe parāśareśvarādiliṃgasaṃbhavonāma paṃcaṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 65 ||
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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 15

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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