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 |
jagajjananyāḥ pārvatyāḥ purogaste purāriṇā |
yathākhyāyi kathā puṇyā tathā te kathayāmyaham || 1 ||
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purā mahīmimāṃ sarvāṃ sasamudrādrikānanām |
sasaritkāṃ sārṇavāṃ ca sagrāmapurapattanām || 2 ||
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paribhramya mahātejā mahāmarṣo mahātapāḥ |
durvāsāḥ saṃpariprāptaḥ śaṃbhorānaṃdakānanam || 3 ||
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vilokyākrīḍamakhilaṃ bahuprāsādamaṃḍitam |
bahukuṃḍataḍāgaṃ ca śaṃbhostoṣamupāgamat || |
padepade munīnāṃ ca jitakāla mahābhiyām |
dṛṣṭoṭajāni ramyāṇi durvāsā vismitobhavat || 5 ||
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sarvartukusumānvṛkṣānsucchāyasnigdhapallavān |
saphalānsulatāśliṣṭāndṛṣṭvā prītimagānmuniḥ || 6 ||
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durvāsāścātihṛṣṭobhū्ddṛṣṭvā pāśupatottamān |
bhūtibhūṣitasarvāṃgāñjaṭājaṭitamaulikān || 7 ||
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kaupīnamātra vasanānsmarāri dhyāna tatparān |
kakṣīkṛtamahālābūnhuḍutkārajitāṃbudān || 8 ||
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karaṃḍadaṃḍapānīya pātramātraparigrahān |
kvacittridaṃḍino dṛṣṭvā niḥsaṃgā niṣparigrahān || 9 ||
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kālādapi nirātaṃkānviśveśaśaraṇaṃ gatān |
kvacidvedarahasyajñānābālyabrahmacāriṇaḥ || 10 ||
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nityaṃ bhāgīrathīsnānaparipiṃgalamūrdhajān || 5 ||
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vilokya kāśyāṃ durvāsā brāhmaṇānmumudetarām || 11 ||
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paśuṣvapi ca yā tuṣṭirmṛgeṣvapi ca yā dyutiḥ |
tiryakṣvapi ca yā hṛṣṭiḥ kāśyāṃ nānyatra sā sphuṭam || 12 ||
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idaṃ suśreyaso vyuṣṭiḥ kvāmareṣu triviṣṭape |
yatratyeṣvapi tiryakṣu paramānaṃdavardhinī || 13 ||
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varametepi paśava ānaṃdavanacāriṇaḥ |
sadānaṃdāḥ punardevānanaṃdanavanāśritāḥ || 14 ||
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varaṃ kāśīpurīvāsī mlecchopi hi śubhāyatiḥ |
nānyatratyo dīkṣitopi sa hi mukterabhājanam || 15 ||
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vaiśveśvarī purī caiṣā yathā me cittahāriṇī |
sarvāpi na tathā kṣoṇī na svargo naiva nāgabhūḥ || 16 ||
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sthairyaṃ babaṃdha na kvāpi bhramato me manogatiḥ |
sarvasminnapi bhūbhāge yathā sthairyamagādiha || 17 ||
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ramyā purī bhavedeṣā brahmāṃḍādakhilādapi |
pariṣṭutyeti durvāsāścetovṛttimavāpa ha || 18 ||
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tapyamānopi hi tapaḥ suciraṃ sa mahātapāḥ |
yadā nāpa phalaṃ kiṃciccukopa ca tadā bhṛśam || 19 ||
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dhikca māṃ tāpasaṃ duṣṭaṃ dhikca me duścaraṃ tapaḥ |
dhikca kṣetramidaṃ śaṃbhoḥ sarveṣāṃ ca pratārakam || 20 ||
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yathā na muktiratra syātkasyāpi karavai tathā |
iti śaptuṃ yadodyuktaḥ saṃjahāsa tadā śivaḥ || 21 ||
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tatra liṃgamabhūdekaṃ khyātaṃ prahasiteśvaram |
talliṃgadarśanātpuṃsāmānaṃdaḥ syātpadepade || 22 ||
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uvāca vismayāviṣṭo manasyeva maheśitā |
īdṛśebhyastapasvibhyo namostviti punaḥpunaḥ || 23 ||
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yatraiva hi tapasyaṃti yatraiva vihitāśramāḥ |
labdhapratiṣṭhā yatraiva tatraivāmarṣiṇo dvijāḥ || 24 ||
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manākciṃtitamātraṃ tu cellabhaṃte na tāpasāḥ |
krudhā tadaiva jīyaṃte hāriṇyā tapasāṃ śriyaḥ || 25 ||
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tathāpi tāpasā mānyāḥ svaśreyovṛddhikāṃkṣibhiḥ |
akrodhanāḥ krodhanā vā kā ciṃtā hi tapasvinām || 26 ||
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iti yāvanmaheśāno manasyeva viciṃtayet |
tāvattatkrodhajo vahnirvyānaśe vyomamaṃḍalam || 27 ||
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tatkodhānaladhūmoghairvyāpitaṃ yannabhoṃgaṇam |
taddadhāti nabhodyāpi nīlimānaṃ mahattaram || 28 ||
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tato gaṇāḥ parikṣubdhāḥ pralayārṇava nīravat |
āḥ kimetatkimetadvai bhāṣamāṇāḥ parasparam || 29 ||
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garjaṃtastarjayaṃtaśca prodyatā yudhapāṇayaḥ |
pramathāḥ paritasthuste parito dhāma śāṃbhavam || 30 ||
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ko yamaḥ kothavā kālaḥ ko mṛtyuḥ kastathāṃtakaḥ |
ko vā vidhātā ke lekhāḥ kuddheṣvasmāsu kaḥ paraḥ || 31 ||
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agniṃ pibāmo jalavaccūrṇīkurmokhilāngirīn |
saptāpi cārṇavāṃstūrṇaṃ karavāma marusthalīm || 32 ||
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pātālaṃ cānayāmordhvamadho dadhmothavā divam |
ekameva hi vā grāsaṃ gaganaṃ karavāmahe || 33 ||
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brahmāṃḍabhāṃḍamathavā sphoṭayāmaḥ kṣaṇena hi |
āsphālayāmo vānyonyaṃ kālaṃ mṛtyuṃ ca tālavat || 34 ||
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grasāmo vātha bhuvanaṃ muktvā vārāṇasīṃ purīm |
yatra muktā bhavaṃtyeva mṛtamātreṇa jaṃtavaḥ || 35 ||
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kuto'yaṃ dhūmasaṃbhāro jvālāvalyaḥ kutastvamūḥ |
ko vā mṛtyuṃjayaṃ rudraṃ no vidyānmadamohitaḥ || 36 ||
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iti pāriṣadāḥ śaṃbhormahābhaya bhayapradāḥ || jalpaṃtaḥ kalpayāmāsuḥ prākāraṃ gaganaspṛśam || 37 ||
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śakalīkṛtya bahuśaḥ śilāvatpralayānalam |
naṃdī ca naṃdiṣeṇaśca somanaṃdī mahodaraḥ || 38 ||
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mahāhanurmahāgrīvo mahākālo jitāṃtakaḥ |
mṛtyuprakaṃpano bhīmo ghaṃṭākarṇo mahābalaḥ || 39 ||
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kṣobhaṇo drāvaṇo jṛṃbhī pacāsyaḥ paṃcalocanaḥ |
dviśirāstriśirāḥ somaḥ paṃcahasto daśānanaḥ || 40 ||
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caṃḍo bhṛṃgiriṭistuṃḍī pracaṃḍastāṃḍavapriyaḥ |
piciṃḍilaḥ sthūlaśirāḥ sthūlakeśo gabhastimān || 41 ||
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kṣemakaḥ kṣemadhanvā ca vīrabhadro raṇapriyaḥ |
caṃḍapāṇiḥ śūlapāṇiḥ pāśapāṇiḥ karodaraḥ || 42 ||
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dīrghagrīvotha piṃgākṣaḥ piṃgalaḥ piṃgamūrdhajaḥ |
bahunetro laṃbakarṇaḥ kharvaḥ parvatavigrahaḥ || 43 ||
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gokarṇo gajakarṇaśca kokilākhyo gajānanaḥ |
ahaṃ vai naigameyaśca vikaṭāsyoṭṭahāsakaḥ || 44 ||
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sīrapāṇiḥ śivārāvo vaiṇiko veṇuvādanaḥ |
durādharṣo duḥsahaśca garjano riputarjanaḥ || 45 ||
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ityādayo gaṇeśānāḥ śatakoṭi durāsadāḥ |
kāśyāṃ nivārayāmāsurapi prābhaṃjanīṃ gatim || 46 ||
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kṣubdheṣu teṣu vīreṣu cakaṃpe bhuvanatrayam |
durvāsasaśca kopāgni jvālābhirvyākulīkṛtam || 47 ||
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tadā viviśatuḥ kāśyāṃ sūryācaṃdramasāvapi |
na gaṇairakṛtānujñau tattejaḥ śamitaprabhau || 48 ||
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nivārya pramathānīkamatikṣubdhamumādhavaḥ |
madaṃśa eva hi munīrānasūye ya eṣa vai || 49 ||
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atho durvāsase liṃgādāvirāsītkṛpānidhiḥ |
mahātejomayaḥ śaṃbhurmuniśāpātpurīmavan || 50 ||
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mābhūcchāpo muneḥ kāśyāṃ nirvāṇapratibaṃdhakaḥ |
ityanukrośato devastasya pratyakṣatāṃ gataḥ || 51 ||
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uvāca ca prasannosmi mahākrodhana tāpasa |
varayasva varaḥ kaste mayā deyo viśaṃkitaḥ || 52 ||
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tato vilajjitogastya śāpodyatakaro muniḥ |
aparāddhaṃ bahu mayā krodhāṃdheneti durdhiyā || 53 ||
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uvāca ceti bahuśo dhiṅmāṃ krodhavaśaṃgatam |
trailokyābhayadāṃ kāśīṃ śaptumudyatacetasam || 54 ||
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duḥkhārṇava nimagnānāṃ yātāyāteti khedinām |
karmapāśitakaṃṭhānāṃ kāśyekā muktisādhanam || 55 ||
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sarveṣāṃ jaṃtujātānāṃ jananyekaikkāśikā |
mahāmṛtastanyadātrī netrī ca paramaṃ padam || 56 ||
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jananyā saha no kāśī labhedupamitiṃ kvacit |
dhārayejjananī garbhe kāśī garbhādvimocayet || 57 ||
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evaṃbhūtāṃ tu yaḥ kāśīmanyopi hi śapiṣyati |
tasyaiva śāpo bhavitā na tu kāśyāḥ kathaṃcana || 58 ||
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iti durvāsaso vākyaṃ śrutvā devastrilocanaḥ |
atīva tuṣito jātaḥ kāśīstavana labdhamut || 59 ||
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yaḥ kāśīṃ stauti medhāvī yaḥ kāśīṃ hṛdi dhārayet |
tena taptaṃ tapastīvraṃ teneṣṭaṃ kratukoṭibhiḥ || 60 ||
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jihvāgre vartate yasya kāśītyakṣarayugmakam |
na tasya garbhavāsaḥ syātkvacideva sumedhasaḥ || 61 ||
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yo maṃtraṃ japati prātaḥ kāśī varṇadvayātmakam |
sa tu lokadvayaṃ jitvā lokātītaṃ vrajetpadam || 62 ||
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ānusūyeya te jñānaṃ kāśīstavana puṇyataḥ |
yathedānīṃ samutpannaṃ tathā na tapasaḥ purā || 63 ||
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mune na me priyastadvaddīkṣito mama pūjakaḥ |
yādṛkpriyataraḥ satyaṃ kāśīstavana lālasaḥ || 64 ||
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tādṛktuṣṭirna me dānaistādṛktuṣṭirna me makhaiḥ |
na tuṣṭistapasā tādṛgyādṛśī kāśisaṃstavaiḥ || 65 ||
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ānaṃdakānanaṃ yena stutametatsucetasā |
tenāhaṃ saṃstutaḥ samyaksarvaiḥ sūktaiḥ śrutīritaiḥ || 66 ||
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tava kāmāḥ samṛddhāḥ syurānusūyeya tāpasa |
jñānaṃ te paramaṃ bhāvi mahāmohavināśanam || 67 ||
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aparaṃ ca varaṃ brūhi kiṃ dātavyaṃ tavānagha |
tvādṛśā eva munayaḥ ślāghanīyā yataḥ satām || 68 ||
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yasyāstveva hi sāmarthyaṃ tapasaḥ kruddhyatīhasaḥ |
kupitopyasamarthastu kiṃ kartā kṣīṇavṛttivat || 69 ||
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iti śrutvā pariṣṭutya durvāsāḥ kṛttivāsasam |
varaṃ ca prārthayāmāsa parihṛṣṭa tanūruhaḥ || 70 ||
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durvāsā uvāca |
devadeva jagannātha karuṇākara śaṃkara |
mahāparādhavidhvaṃsinnaṃdhakāre smarāṃtaka || 71 ||
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mṛtyuṃjayograbhūteśa mṛḍānīśa trilocana |
yadi prasanno me nātha yadi deyo varo mama || 72 ||
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tadidaṃ kāmadaṃ nāma ligamastviha dhūrjaṭe |
idaṃ ca palvalaṃ metra kāmakuṃḍākhyamastu vai || 73 ||
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devadeva uvāca |
evamastu mahātejo mune paramakopana |
yattvayā sthāpitaṃ liṃgaṃ durvāseśvarasaṃjñitam || 74 ||
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tadeva kāmakṛnnṛṇāṃ kāmeśvaramihāstviti |
yaḥ pradoṣe trayodaśyāṃ śanivāsarasaṃyuji || 75 ||
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saṃsnāsyati naro dhīmānkāmakuṃḍe tvadāspade |
tvatsthāpitaṃ ca kāmeśaṃ liṃgaṃ drakṣyati mānavaḥ || 76 ||
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sa vai kāmakṛtāddoṣādyāmīṃ nāpsyati yātanām |
bahavopi hi pāpmāno bahubhirjanmabhiḥ kṛtāḥ || 77 ||
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kāmatīrthāṃbu saṃsnānādyāsyaṃti vilayaṃ kṣaṇāt |
 kāmāḥ samṛddhimāpsyaṃti kāmeśvara niṣevaṇāt || 78 ||
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iti dattvā varāñśaṃbhustalliṃge layamāyayau |
skaṃda uvāca |
talliṃgārādhanātkāmāḥ prāptā durvāsasā bhṛśam || 79 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena kāśyāṃ kāmeśvaraḥ sadā |
pūjanīyaḥ prayatnena mahākāmābhilāṣukaiḥ || 80 ||
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kāmakuṃḍakṛtasnānairmahāpātakaśāṃtaye |
idaṃ kāmeśvarākhyānaṃ yaḥ paṭhiṣyati puṇyavān |
yaḥ śroṣyati ca medhāvī tau niṣpāpau bhaviṣyataḥ || 81 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ sahitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍa uttarārdhe durvāsaso varapradānaṃ nāma paṃcāśītitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 85 ||
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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 35

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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