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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| vyāsa uvāca |
ko'sau viṃdhyagirirbrahmankadā kāle samāgataḥ |
mahākālavane ramye kena vā preṣitaḥ purā || 1 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
purā revājalairvyāsa plāviteyaṃ vasuṃdharā |
tadā sarvasurairevamagastirmunisattamaḥ || 2 ||
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ārādhito mahābhāgo dharaṇītrāṇakāraṇāt |
tadāgatya girau ramye viṃdhye sa munisattama || 3 ||
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ekāgramānaso bhūtvā bhavānīṃ viṃdhyavāsinīm |
ārādhayāmāsa tadā tāṃ ca devīṃ varepsayā || 4 ||
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kaṃsavidrāvaṇakarīmasurāṇāṃ kṣayaṃkarīm |
bhārāvatāraṇīṃ puṇyāṃ baladevānujāṃ śubhām || 5 ||
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yaśodāgarbhasaṃbhūtāṃ cāṇūrabalamardinīm |
vidyudābhāṃ nabhaḥsthāṃ ca kṛṣṇāṃ kṛṣṇāhimardinīm || 6 ||
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jananīṃ devasenasya kavīnāṃ vācamīśvarīm |
gāyatrīṃ dvijamukhyānāṃ vyāhṛtiśchaṃdasāṃ varām || 7 ||
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sahasrākṣīṃ tatheṃdrasya ṛṣeścāruṃdhatīṃ parām |
gavāṃ kāmadughāṃ śyāmāṃ latāṃ madhutamapriyām || 8 ||
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aditiṃ sarvamātṝṇāṃ pārvatīṃ sarvayoṣitām |
jyotsnāṃ cāṃdramasīṃ bālāṃ sarvakāmavarapradām || 9 ||
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śāradīmṛtuvelāyāṃ vṛṃdāvanacarīṃ varām |
māyināṃ vaiṣṇavīṃ māyāṃ sarvadaityavimohinīm || 10 ||
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lakṣmīṃ ca śrīmatāmiṣṭāṃ yakṣiṇīṃ dhanadārcitām |
mahodadhīpsitāṃ velāṃ rājñāṃ ca rājasaṃpadam || 11 ||
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vedikāṃ yajñaśālānāṃ havirāhavanīṃ śubhām |
dakṣiṇāṃ sarvadīkṣāṇāṃ sarvakāmaphalapradām || 12 ||
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evaṃ stutā tadā devī pratyakṣā viṃdhyavāsinī |
prāha prasādasumukhī ṛṣīṇāṃ pravaraṃ hyṛṣim || 13 ||
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viyatāṃ bho dvijaśreṣṭha yadasmatto'bhivāṃchitam |
yadīpsitā tvayā vatsa stutirme śucinā kṛtā || 14 ||
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agastiruvāca |
yadi mātarvaro deyo devānāmupakāriṇi |
reveyaṃ varddhitā loke sarvalokabhayapradā || 15 ||
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tayedaṃ plāvitaṃ viśvaṃ tasyāstu grahaṇaṃ kuru |
iti sā prārthitā tena tadā kāle maharṣiṇā || 16 ||
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āgātsādhvī tadā vyāsa mahākālavanaṃ śubham |
sāṃtvapūrvaṃ vacastathyamagasti midamabravīt || 17 ||
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vārayiṣye parāṃ devīṃ vardhamānāṃ drutaṃ hyṛṣe |
tāvatkālaṃ na cottiṣṭhedviṃdhyo nāma mahāgiriḥ || 18 ||
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yāvattrikūṭe dvāre tvaṃ sthāsya si ṛṣisattama |
devakāryodyato nityaṃ dakṣiṇāṃ diśamuttamām || 19 ||
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kuśasthalī mahāpuṇyā pavitrā pāpahāriṇī |
purī hyeṣā muniśreṣṭha triṣu lokeṣu viśrutā |
tatraivāhaṃ ciraṃ kālaṃ mātṛbhirnivasāmi vai || 20 ||
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tatrāpi tvaṃ sadā siddhakṣetrādhipatyamāpnuyāḥ |
matsaro nirmalaṃ puṇyaṃ vimalodaṃ ca viśru tam || 21 ||
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yatra puṇyavatāṃ vāso devyastiṣṭhaṃti koṭiśaḥ |
tasmiṃstīrthe narāḥ snātvā śucībhūya samāhitāḥ || 22 ||
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yajaṃti caiva māṃ bhaktyā dhūpadīpāgnitarpaṇaiḥ |
kṣīrakhaṃḍājyabhojyaiśca bhojayedvidhivaddvijān || 23 ||
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na teṣāṃ durlabhaṃ kiṃcittriṣu lokeṣu vidyate |
dhanadhānyadharaiśvaryaputradārādisaṃ padām || 24 ||
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prāpyaṃte vividhā bhogā devānāmapi durlabhāḥ |
śatruto na bhayaṃ teṣāṃ dasyubhyo vā na rājataḥ || 25 ||
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na śastrānalatoyaughātkadā citsaṃbhaviṣyati |
dīrghāyurbuddhimāṃlloke uṣitvā śāśvatīḥ samāḥ || 26 ||
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sarvapāpaviśuddhātmā mṛtaḥ śivapuraṃ vrajet |
evaṃ vyāsa purīṃ prāpya ramyāṃ cojjayinīṃ śubhām || 27 ||
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samāśritā tadā devī satataṃ viṃdhyavāsinī |
tasmiṃstīrthe naraḥ snātvā sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate || 28 ||
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striyo vā rajo doṣārtā vaṃdhyāḥ kākabakādikāḥ |
durbhagāḥ śīlahīnāśca sarvakāmavivarjitāḥ || 29 ||
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vimalode'pi tāḥ snātvā dṛṣṭvā vai viṃdhyavāsinīm |
mucyaṃte sarvado ṣaistā nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 30 ||
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aputrā prāpnuyuḥ putrānkanyā vīrapatiṃ varam |
prāpyate sarvasaubhāgyaṃ sarvakāmavarapradam || 31 ||
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vidyāvāñjāyate vipraḥ kṣatriyo vijayī bhavet |
vaiśyaśca bahulābhāḍhyaḥ śūdraḥ sukhamathāśnute || 32 ||
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kathāṃ puṇyavatīmetāṃ sarvakāmavarapradām |
paṭhanvāpyathavā śṛṇvangosahasraphalaṃ labhet || 33 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 55

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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