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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sanatkumāra uvāca |
ekānaṃśāṃ namaskṛtya devīṃ trailokyaviśrutām |
pūjāṃ kṛtvā vidhānena sarvasiddhiphalaṃ labhet || 1 ||
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aṇimādiguṇānsarvānguṭikāsiddhimaṃjanam |
khaḍgaṃ ca pāduke caiva vilavāsaṃ rasāyanam |
sarvaṃ tuṣṭā prayaccheta nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 2 ||
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surāmāṃsopahāraiśca bhakṣyabhojyaiśca pūjitā |
sarvānkāmānnṛṇāṃ devī tuṣṭā dadyācca sarvadā || 3 ||
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mahānavamyāṃ yo devīṃ mahiṣeṇa prapūjayet |
meṣeṇa vā yathālābhaṃ sarvānkāmānavāpnuyā t || 4 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
kathaṃ devī samutpannā ekānaṃśeti viśrutā |
tatsarvaṃ śrotumicchāmi sarvapāpapraṇāśinī || 5 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
purā kṛtayugasyādau brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
niśāṃ sasmāra bhagavānsvāṃ tanūṃ pūrvasaṃbhavām || 6 ||
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tato bhagavatī rātrirupatasthe pitāmaham |
tāṃ vivikte samālokya brahmovāca vibhāvarīm || 7 ||
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brahmovāca |
vibhāvarī mahāmāye vibudhānāmupasthitam |
yatkartavyaṃ tvayā devi śṛṇu cārthasya niścayam || 8 ||
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tārakonāma daityeṃdraḥ suraśatruranirjitaḥ |
tasya bhayena vai devāstrastāḥ sarve divaukasaḥ || 9 ||
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tasmādbhadre maheśo vai janayiṣyati cedvaram |
sutaṃ sa bhavitā tasya tārakasyāṃtakaḥ kila || 10 ||
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śaṃkaramyābhavatpatnī satī dakṣasutā tu yā |
sā pituḥ kupitā bhadre kasmiṃścitkāraṇāṃtare || 11 ||
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bhavitrī himaśailasya duhitā lokapāvanī |
viraheṇa harastasyā matvā śūnyaṃjagattrayam || 12 ||
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atapaddhimaśailasya kaṃdare siddhasevite |
pratīkṣamāṇastajjanma kiṃcitkālaṃ vasiṣyati || 13 ||
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tasmātsutaptatapasorbhavitā yo mahāprabhuḥ |
sa bhaviṣyati daityasya tārakasya nivārakaḥ || 14 ||
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jātamātrā tu sā devī svalpasaṃjñaiva bhāminī |
virahotkaṃṭhitā gāḍhaṃ harasaṃgamalālasā || 15 ||
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tayoḥ sutaptatapasoḥ saṃyogaḥ syātsuyuktayoḥ |
pārvatīharayostasmātsurataṃ śaktikāraṇam || 16 ||
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bhavettatra surāṇāṃ ca kāryārthe vipramācara |
vighnaṃ tvayā vidhātavyaṃ yathā tābhyāṃ tathā śṛṇu || 17 ||
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garbhasthāne'tha tāṃ mātaḥ svena rūpeṇa raṃjaya |
tato rahasi śarvastāṃ bibhradānaṃdapūrvakam || 18 ||
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hāsayiṣyati kālīti tataḥ sā kupitā satī |
prayāsyati tapaḥ kartuṃ tataḥ sā tapasā yutā || 19 ||
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janayiṣyati yaṃ śarvādiṃduvajjyotimaṃḍa lam |
sa bhaviṣyati haṃtā vai surārīṇāṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 20 ||
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tvayāpi dānavā devi haṃtavyā lokadurjayāḥ |
yāvacca na satī dehe saṃkrāṃtaguṇasaṃcayā || 21 ||
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tatsaṃgamena tāvattvaṃ daityānhaṃtuṃ bhaviṣyasi |
evaṃ kṛte tvayā devi tapaḥ kālī kariṣyati || 22 ||
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samāptaniyamā sā ca yadā gaurī bhaviṣyati |
tadā tavāpi sārūpyaṃ śailajā saṃpradāsyati || 23 ||
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tatastavāpi sahajā saikānaṃśā bhaviṣyati |
rūpāṃśena ca saṃyuktā tvamumākhyā bhaviṣyasi || 24 ||
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ekānaṃśeti lokastvāṃ varade pūjayiṣyati |
bhedairbahuvidhākāraiḥ sarvagāṃ kāmasādhanīm || 25 ||
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oṃkāravaktrā gāyatrī tvameva brahmavādinī |
ākrāṃtarucirākārā rājñāṃ cāhavaśālinī || 26 ||
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viśāṃ tvaṃ kamalādevī śūdrāṇāṃ jananī svayam |
jñānināṃ jñeyarūpā tvaṃ tvaṃ gatiḥ sarvadehinām || 27 ||
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tvaṃ ca kīrtimatāṃ kīrtistvaṃ bhūtiḥ sarvadehinām |
ratidā raktacittānāṃ prītistvaṃ snehavartinām || 28 ||
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tvaṃ kāṃtiḥ kṛtabhūṣā ṇāṃ tvaṃ śāṃtirhṛṣṭakarmaṇām |
tvaṃ ca bhrāṃtirabodhānāṃ tvaṃ kīrtiḥ kramayājinām || 29 ||
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mahāvelā samudrāṇāṃ vilāsastvaṃ vilāsinām |
saṃbhūtistvaṃ padārthānāṃ sthitistvaṃ lokaśālinām || 30 ||
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ityanekavidhairdevi rūpairlokeṣu carcitā |
ye tvāṃ paśyaṃti varade pūjayiṣyaṃti cāpi ye |
kāmā nāpsyaṃti te sarve niyataṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ || 31 ||
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ityevaṃ sā samutpannā brahmaṇā saṃstutā satī |
ekānaṃśā mahādevī dhyātavyā sāpi bhaktitaḥ || 32 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 18

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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