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 |
athānyatsaṃpravakṣyāmi devaṃ tridaśapūjitam |
hanumatkeśvaraṃnāma bhuktimuktiphalapradam || 1 ||
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śaive sarasi yaḥ snātvā paśyeddhanumatkeśvaram |
kalpakoṭisahasrāṇi vāyuloke sa modate || 2 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
hanumatkeśvaro yastu hyuktaḥ pūrvaṃ tvayā'nagha |
kathāṃ kathaya hyetasya vṛttapūrvāṃ sanātanīm || 3 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
trailokyakaṇṭakaḥ pūrvaṃ rāvaṇo nāma rākṣasaḥ |
viṣṇunā rāmarūpeṇa laṃkāyāṃ vinipātitaḥ || 4 ||
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ghātayitvā tu taṃ duṣṭaṃ sītāmādāya jānakīm |
vānaraiḥ saha ṛkṣaiśca nagarīṃ svāmupāgataḥ || 5 ||
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tatra rājyamanuprāpya ṛṣibhiḥ parivāritaḥ |
kathāvasāne rāmeṇa hyagastyo munisattamaḥ || 6 ||
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papraccha ca dvayorvīryaṃ śaṃbhuvātajayostadā |
tadā dāśarathiṃ prāha aga stirmunisattamaḥ || 7 ||
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anaupamyo yathā devo yuddhe śauryaṃ maheśvaraḥ |
jñeyo vāyusutastadvatsatyametadbravīmi te || 8 ||
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etacchutvātha hanumānyaddhareṇo pamā mama |
kṛtā munivareṇeha pratyakṣaṃ rāghavasya ha || 9 ||
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gamiṣye nagarīṃ laṃkāṃ liṃgamekaṃ prayācitum |
rākṣasendraṃ mahābhāgaṃ vibhīṣaṇamakalma ṣam || 10 ||
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tato gataḥ sa laṃkāyāṃ vibhīṣaṇamuvāca ha |
dehi me tvaṃ mahābhāga liṃgamekaṃ ca śobhanam || 11 ||
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uktaṃ ca rākṣasendreṇa gṛhāṇaitadyathā ruci |
etāni ṣaṭ ca liṃgāni rāvaṇasthāpitāni vai || 12 ||
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trailokyavijayātpūrvaṃ mama bhrātrā mahātmanā |
eteṣu yadabhīṣṭaṃ te liṃgaṃ kathaya suvrata |
tatprayacchāmi te'dyaiva satyametatplavaṃgama || 13 ||
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tato jagrāha hanumāṃlliṃgaṃ mauktikasaṃnibham |
yadetaddṛśyate vīra tatprayaccha mamānagha || 14 ||
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śrutvā hanumato vākyamathovāca vibhīṣaṇaḥ |
dattametanmahāvīra liṃgaṃ yaddhṛtavānasi || 15 ||
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śrūyate hi purāvṛttaṃ liṃgametaddhaneśvaraḥ |
rudra bhaktyā samāyuktastrikālamapyapūjayat || 16 ||
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rāvaṇena yadā baddhastadānīṃ hi dhaneśvaraḥ |
liṃgasyāsya prabhāvena vimuktaḥ samapadyata || 17 ||
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prasādāttasya liṃgasya dhaneśo dhanarakṣakaḥ |
gṛhītvā tanmahāliṃgaṃ svastho jāto'tha vānaraḥ || 18 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
gṛhītvā tu tato liṃgaṃ prasthito vimaleṃ'bare |
saptame divase caiva saṃprāpto'vaṃtikāṃ purīm || 19 ||
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tatra rudrasarastīre sthāpya snānamathākarot |
mahākālasya pūjārthaṃ gamanaṃ pratyaciṃtayat || 20 ||
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uddhartukāmastalligamuddhartuṃ na śaśāka saḥ || 21 ||
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tato vyavasthito devaḥ prāha taṃ vāyunandanam |
asminkṣetre hanūmanmāṃ tvannāmnaiva pratiṣṭhāpaya || 22 ||
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hanumatkeśvaraṃ cātha loke khyātaṃ bhaviṣyati |
śailavacconnataṃ liṃgaṃ sthāpitaṃ vāyusūnunā || 23 ||
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śanau paśyennaro yastu hanumatkeśvaraṃ śivam |
tasya śatrubhayaṃ nāsti saṃgrāme jayamāpnuyāt || 24 ||
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na ca caurabhayaṃ tasya na dāridryaṃ na durgatiḥ |
tailābhiṣekaṃ yaḥ kuryāddhanumatkeśvare śive || 25 ||
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tasya rogāḥ pralīyante grahapīḍā na jāyate |
ye drakṣyaṃti narāḥ bhaktyā teṣāṃ mokṣo bhaviṣyati || 26 ||
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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 21

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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