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 |
vālmīkeśvaramityākhyaṃ yastu devaṃ prapūjayet |
maunī dhyānaparo bhūtvā sa kavitvamavāpnuyāt || 1 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
kathamatra samutpannaḥ ko'sau vālmīkeśvaraḥ prabhuḥ |
yasya darśanamātreṇa kavitvamupajāyate || 2 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
āsīdvyāsa purā vipraḥ sumatirbhṛgu vaṃśajaḥ |
rūpayauvanasaṃpannā tasya bhāryātha kauśikī || 3 ||
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tasya putraḥ samutpanno hyagniśarmeti nāmataḥ |
sa pitrā procyamāno'pi vedābhyāsaṃ na manyate || 4 ||
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tato bahutithe kāle anāvṛṣṭirajāyata |
tasyāṃ vipadgataḥ so'tha dakṣiṇāmāśrito diśam || 5 ||
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tato'sau sumatirvipraḥ sabhāryaḥ sa sutastathā |
videśaṃ kānanaṃ prāptaḥ kṛtvā cāśramamāśritaḥ || 6 ||
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ābhīrairdasyubhiḥ sārdhaṃ saṃgo'bhūdagniśarmaṇaḥ |
āgacchati pathā tena yastaṃ haṃti sa pāpakṛt || 7 ||
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smṛtirnaṣṭā gatā vedā gataṃ gotraṃ gatā śrutiḥ |
kasmiṃścidatha kāle tu tīrthayātrā्prasaṃgataḥ || 8 ||
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saptarṣayaḥ pathā tena suvratāḥ samupasthitāḥ |
agniśarmātha tāndṛṣṭvā hantukāmo'bravīdidam || 9 ||
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vastrāṇīmāni mucyadhvaṃ chatrikopānahau tathā |
hantavyā hi mayā yūyaṃ gantāro yama sādane || 10 ||
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tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā atrirvacanamabravīt |
asmatpīḍanajaṃ pāpaṃ kathaṃ te hṛdi vartate |
vayaṃ tapasvino bhūtvā tīrthayātrākṛtodyamāḥ || 11 ||
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agniśarmovāca |
mamāsti mātātha pitā suto bhāryā garīyasī |
poṣayāmi sadā tāṃstu etanme hṛdi saṃsthitam || 12 ||
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atriruvāca |
pitrādīnāśu pṛcchasva svakarmopārjitaṃ prati |
yadyuṣmadarthaṃ kriyate pāpaṃ tatkasya kathyatām || 13 ||
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yadi te kathayaṃti sma mā mṛṣā prāṇino vadhīḥ || 14 ||
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agniśarmovāca |
na kadācinmayā te tu saṃpṛṣṭā īdṛśaṃ vacaḥ |
yuṣmākaṃ vacasā me'dya pratibodhaḥ pravartate || 15 ||
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gatvā pṛcchāmi tānsarvānkasya bhāvaśca kīdṛśaḥ |
yūyamatraiva tiṣṭhadhvaṃ yāvadāgamanaṃ mama || 16 ||
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ityuktvā tāñjagāmāśu pitaraṃ svamuvāca ha |
dharmasya pratighātena prāṇināṃ pīḍanena ca || 17 ||
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sumahaddṛśyate pāpaṃ kasya tatkathyatāṃ mama |
pitā prāha tathā mātā nāpuṇyamāvayoriha || 18 ||
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tvaṃ jānāsi yatkuruṣe kṛtaṃ bhāvyaṃ punastvayā |
tayostadvacanaṃ śrutvā bhāryā vacanamabravīt || 19 ||
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tayāpyuktaṃ na me pāpaṃ pāpametattavaiva hi |
tadvākyamabravītputraṃ bālo'hamitiso'bravīt || 20 ||
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tajjñātvā hṛdayaṃ teṣāṃ ceṣṭitaṃ caiva tattvataḥ |
naṣṭo'hamiti manvānaḥ śaraṇaṃ me tapasvinaḥ || 21 ||
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kṣiptvātha laguḍaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ yena vai jaṃtavo hatāḥ |
prakīrya keśāṃstvarita ṛṣīṇāmagrataḥ sthitaḥ || 22 ||
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praṇamya daṃḍapātena tato vacanamavravīt |
na me mātā na ca pitā na bhāryā na ca me sutaḥ || 23 ||
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sarvaistaiḥ parimuktau'haṃ bhavatāṃ śaraṇaṃ gataḥ |
suṣṭhūpadeśadānānmāṃ narakāttrātumarhatha || 24 ||
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evaṃ taṃ vādinaṃ dṛṣṭvā ṛṣayo'trimathābruvan |
bhavato vacanādasya pratibodhaḥ samāgataḥ || 25 ||
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bhavatā'yamanugrāhyaḥ śiṣyo bhavatu te mune |
tathetyuktātha tānprāha cāgniṃ dhyānaṃ samācara || 26 ||
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anena dhyānayogena mahāmaṃtrajapena ca |
anekadustarātyugrapāpakṛjjanaghātakaḥ |
saṃsthito vṛkṣa mūle tvaṃ parā siddhiṃ gamiṣyasi || 27 ||
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ityuktvā te yayuḥ sarve saṃkāmaṃ so'pi tatra vai |
taddhyānastho'bhavadyogī vatsarāṇi trayodaśa || 28 ||
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tasyoparyabhavattatra valmīko'vicalasya ca |
nivṛttāstu pathā tena munayastatra śuśruvuḥ || 29 ||
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udīritaṃ dhvaniṃ tena valmīke vismayānvitāḥ |
tataḥ khanitvā valmīkaṃ kāṣṭhībhūtoruśaṃkubhiḥ || 30 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvotthāpayāmāsurmunayo nayasaṃyutam |
namaścakre'tha tānsarvānsa vipro munipuṃgavān || 31 ||
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tānprāha praṇato bhūtvā tapasā dīptatejasaḥ |
prasādādbhavatāmadya jñānaṃ labdhaṃ mayā śubham || 32 ||
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dīno'hamuddhṛtaḥ sarvairmagno'haṃ pāpakardame |
tasyeti te vākyamūcuḥ paramadhārmikāḥ || 33 ||
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valmīke'sminsthitaḥ putra yatastvamekacittataḥ |
vālmīkiriti te nāma bhuvi khyātaṃ bhavi ṣyati || 34 ||
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ityuktvā munayo jagmuḥ svāṃ diśāṃ tapasānvitāḥ |
gateṣu munimukhyeṣu vālmīkistapatāṃ varaḥ |
kuśasthalyāmathāgamya samārādhya maheśvaram || 35 ||
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tasmātkavitvamāsādya cakre kāvyaṃ manoramam |
rāmāyaṇaṃ ca yatprāhuḥ kathāṃ suprathamasthitām || 36 ||
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tataḥ prabhṛti deveśo vālmīkeśvarasaṃjñakaḥ |
khyāto'vaṃtyāṃ tato vyāsa nṛṇāṃ kavitvadāyakaḥ || 37 ||
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iti te kathitaṃ liṃgaṃ vālmīkeśvaramuttamam |
yasya darśanamātre ṇa kavitvamupapadyate || 38 ||
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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 24

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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