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 |
gomatīkuṇḍaṃ tvayā proktaṃ purā brahmansanātanam |
kasminkāle kadā jātaṃ tanno vada suvistarāt || 1 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
śṛṇuṣva bho mahāprājña kathāṃ pāpaharāṃ parām |
gomatīkuṇḍodbhavāṃ puṇyāṃ purā rudreṇa bhāṣitām || 2 ||
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naimiṣe ca samāsīnā ṛṣayaḥ śaunakādayaḥ |
kathayaṃti kathāṃ puṇyāṃ sarvatīrthodbhavāṃ śubhām || 3 ||
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tasminnavasare puṇye kāśīmāhātmyamuttamam |
kathitaṃ nāradenaiva pavitraṃ pāpahārakam || 4 ||
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ūṣaraḥ puṇya pāpānāṃ dhanyā vārāṇasī purī |
dhruvaṃ labhaṃte mokṣaṃ ca samaṃ caṃḍālapaṃḍitāḥ || 5 ||
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asīvaruṇayormadhye paṃcakrośī mahāphalam |
amarā maraṇamicchanti kā kathā itare janāḥ || 6 ||
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iti smṛtvā tadā vyāsa svayaṃbhūḥ pratyabhāṣata |
śṛṇvatāṃ sarvadevānāmṛṣīṇāṃ ca paraṃtapa || 7 ||
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nadī na gomatītulyā kṛṣṇatulyā na devatā |
sarvapātālabhūmadhye na dvārakāsamā purī || 8 ||
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iti te niścayaṃ jñātvā ṛṣayaḥ śaunakādayaḥ |
yatra tatra sthitāḥ sarve prātaḥsaṃdhyāmupāsitum || 9 ||
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tatraiva gomatītīre cakruste lā dhṛtavratāḥ |
sāṃdīpano'pi tatraiva prātaḥsaṃdhyāṃ samācarat || 10 ||
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evaṃ bahutithe kāle caratastasya vai vratam |
sāṃdīpanasya vai vyāsa hyavaṃtīpuravāsinaḥ || 11 ||
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tasyaiva kāmapūrtyarthaṃ vidyārthinau rāmajanārdanau |
samāyātau sukumārāṃgau satataṃ brahmacāriṇau || 12 ||
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nivāsaṃ cakratustasya gurorgehe paraṃtapa |
tasya pāṭhayataḥ samyagvidyāṃ sarvaśrutīḥ param || 13 ||
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uṣasyuṣasi tatraiva dṛśyate na tadā guruḥ |
vidyopadeśakālo'yaṃ kva gato nau gururvaraḥ || 14 ||
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iti pṛṣṭe tayorevaṃ gurupatnī hyuvāca ha |
sadaiva kurute vatsa prātaḥsaṃdhyādyupāsa nam || 15 ||
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tatraiva yāti vai nityaṃ guruste snānakāraṇāt |
gomatī vai saricchreṣṭhā dvārakāyāṃ ca pāvanī || 16 ||
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iti śrutvā tadā kṛṣṇo rāmeṇa saha saṃyutaḥ |
kiṃ kartavyamihāsmābhirātmano hitamuttamam || 17 ||
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gurorāgamanaṃ kāṃkṣe atraiva sthitikāṃkṣayā |
etasminneva kāle tu sāṃdīpaniragā dgṛham || 18 ||
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tata utthāya tau vīrau gurorāvaṃdanaṃ tataḥ |
praśrayāvanatau kṛtvā hyabrūtāṃ vacanaṃ gurum || 19 ||
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śrūyatāṃ bho mahāyoginnasmākaṃ vāsakāra ṇam |
vidyārthināviha prāptau yuṣmākaṃ ca gṛhottame || 20 ||
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prātaḥkāle ca te brahmansamayo nāsti nau prabho |
etacchutvā vacastasya kṛṣṇasya ca balasya ca || 21 ||
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uvāca bhagavānvyāsa ātmano vratakāraṇam |
asmākaṃ paramaṃ vatsa vrataṃ vai śāśvataṃ matam || 22 ||
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gomatīsnānaṃ kartavyaṃ prātaḥkāle sadā budhaiḥ |
tatraivopāsanaṃ puṇyaṃ saṃdhyāyā iti niścitam || 23 ||
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iti niścitya yuṣmābhiryadyogyaṃ kriyatāṃ tathā |
tacchrutvā bhagavānviṣṇurmāyāmānuṣarūpavān || 24 ||
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gomatyārādhanaṃ cakre kuśasthalyāṃ dvijottama |
yatra śiveśvaro devo yajñakuṇḍamanuttamam || 25 ||
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kaṃthaḍeśvarasyottare bhāge gomatī sā samāgatā |
pātālatalamābhedya sarasvatyā sahāgatā || 26 ||
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prātarutthāya te sarve gomatīṃ saritāṃ varām |
dadṛśuḥ sucirāpāṃgīṃ vyāsa svāśramagāminīm || 27 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
atraiva cāgatā brahmangomatī saritāṃvarā |
snānadānādikaṃ sarvamatraiva samupāsaya || 28 ||
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gomatyatra samālīnā yajñakuṇḍe sarasvatī |
tadāprabhṛti loke'smingomatīkuṇḍamucyate || 29 ||
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sarveṣāmapi lokānāṃ mārgo' traiva ca vidyate |
tasmādvyāsa mahāpuṇyaṃ bhuvi tīrthamanuttamam || 30 ||
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gomatīkuṇḍamākhyātaṃ sarvapāpapraṇānaśanam |
bhādre māsyasitā'ṣṭamyāṃ kṛṣṇa janmasamudbhavam || 31 ||
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tatra snātvā naro nityaṃ rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ caret |
upoṣya vidhivadvyāsa saśiṣyaṃ vyāsamarcayet || 32 ||
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vaiṣṇavāṃśca narāṃścaiva kṛṣṇajanmotsukānvarān |
nānāsugaṃdhapuṣpādyairvastrālaṃkārasaṃyutaiḥ || 33 ||
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gobrāhmaṇānāṃ pūjāśca kriyate yaiḥ samāhitaiḥ |
na teṣāṃ durlabhaṃ kiṃcitsarvalokeṣu vidyate || 34 ||
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gomatīsnānajātpuṇyādvāsudevasamāgamāt |
manorathaphalaprāptirjāyate nā'tra saṃśayaḥ || 35 ||
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tathā caitrasite pakṣe yāvaccaikādaśī bhavet |
taddine ca naraḥ snātvā gomatyāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ || 36 ||
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rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ kṛtvā viṣṇupūjāṃ tathaiva ca |
āmalakīṃ tato gatvā pradakṣiṇātpadepade || 37 ||
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gosahasraphalaṃ teṣāṃ prāpyate nā'tra saṃśayaḥ |
ye śṛṇvaṃti kathāṃ puṇyāṃ pavitrāṃ pāpahāriṇīm || 38 ||
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sarvapāpavinirmuktā viṣṇulokaṃ prayāṃti te || 39 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvaṃtyakhaṇḍe'vantīkṣetramāhātmye gomatītīrthakuṇḍamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma dviṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 62 ||
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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 62

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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