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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| śrīsanatkumāra uvāca |
yameśvaraṃ tu yaḥ paśyetsnāpayitvā tilāṃbhasā |
kuṃkumena samālipya pūjayedutpalaistataḥ || 1 ||
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dahetkṛṣṇāgaruṃ dhūpaṃ dāpayettilataṇḍulān |
ya evamarcayeddevamīśvaraṃ śūlahastakam || 2 ||
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yatra kutra mṛtasyāpi yamaḥ pitṛsamo bhavet || 3 ||
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iti yameśvaramāhātmyam |
sanatkumāra uvāca |
kathayāmi paraṃ vyāsa tīrthaṃ tīrtheṣu cottamam |
nāmnā rudrasaraḥ proktaṃ triṣu lokeṣu viśrutam || 4 ||
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tatra snātvā śucirbhūtvā paśyetkoṭeśvaraṃ śivam |
mucyate sarvapāpebhyo rudralokaṃ sa gacchati || 5 ||
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śrāddhaṃ tatraiva kṛtvā tu śṛṇu yatphalamāpnuyāt |
daśānāmaśvamedhānāṃ vājapeyaśatasya ca || 6 ||
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phalaṃ koṭiguṇaṃ vyāsa labhate nātra saṃśayaḥ |
pitṝnuddiśya yatkiṃcitkoṭitīrthe pradīyate || 7 ||
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tatsarvaṃ koṭiguṇitaṃ jāyate nātra saṃśayaḥ |
koṭitīrthe naraḥ snātvā dhyāyedyaḥ paramākṣaram || 8 ||
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mucyate sarvapāpebhyo nirmokena yathoragaḥ |
prātarutthāya yo vipra tatra snānaṃ karoti vai || 9 ||
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dṛṣṭvā devaṃ mahākālaṃ gosahasraphalaṃ labhet |
koṭitīrthe naraḥ snātvā saptarātroṣitaḥ śuciḥ || 10 ||
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cāṃdrāyaṇasahasrasya phalaṃ prāpnoti mānavaḥ |
jāgaraṃ tatra kuryādyo hyanaṃtaphalamaśnute || 11 ||
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gandhapuṣpārcanaṃ kṛtvā mahāsnapanapūrvakam |
ya evaṃ nayate rātriṃ sopavāso jiteṃdriyaḥ || 12 ||
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labhate sarvakāmitvaṃ yatsurairapi durlabham |
kārtikyāmatha vaiśākhyāṃ devaṃ tatra prapūjayet || 13 ||
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gaṃdhapuṣpaiśca kālīnaistathā vastraiḥ suśobhanaiḥ |
karpūraṃ kuṃkumaṃ caiva śrīkhaṇḍamagaruṃ tathā || 14 ||
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samabhāgāni kṛtvā tu śilāpṛṣṭhe ca peṣayet |
anulipya mahākālaṃ rudrasyānucaro bhavet || 15 ||
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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 22

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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