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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| śrīrudra uvāca |
svargadvāreśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ navamaṃ viddhi pārvati |
sarvapāpaharaṃ devi svargamokṣaphalapradam || 1 ||
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yadā devi samāyātāḥ kailāse parvatottame |
aśvinyādyā bhaginyastāstvāṃ dṛṣṭvā vismayānvitāḥ || 2 ||
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nimaṃtritā vayaṃ yajñe sakāṃtāḥ saparigrahāḥ |
snehena devi tātena bahumānapuraḥ saram || 3 ||
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kaccitsmṛtā viśālākṣi kiṃ vā tātasya vismṛtiḥ |
kāraṇaṃ kiṃ samuddiśya tātena na nimaṃtritā || 4 ||
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tāsāṃ tadvacanaṃ śrutvā avamā nāttadā tvayā |
prāṇā muktāstu yogena puratastāsu pārvati || 5 ||
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atha tāḥ śokasaṃtaptā gatā yatra prajāpatiḥ |
ācakhyuḥ sakalaṃ vṛttaṃ dakṣasyāgre yathā tatham || 6 ||
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tacchutvā dāruṇaṃ vākyaṃ dakṣo novāca kiṃcana || 7 ||
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mayā dṛṣṭā yadā devi bhūmau paṃcatvamāgatā |
yajñapradhvaṃsanārthāya tadā vai preritā gaṇāḥ || 8 ||
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te gatvātha gaṇā raudrāḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ |
virūpā bhīṣaṇā raudrā nānāśastrā mahābalāḥ |
mumucuḥ śaravarṣāṇi kurvaṃto bhairavānravān || 9 ||
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tato devagaṇāḥ sarve vasavaḥ saha bhāskaraiḥ |
viśvedevāśca sādhyāśca dhanurhastā mahābalāḥ || 10 ||
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yuddhāya ca viniṣkrāṃtā mumucuḥ sāyakānsitān |
te sametyātha yuyudhuḥ pramathā vibudhaiḥ saha |
mumucuḥ śaravarṣāṇi vāridhārā yathā ghanāḥ || 11 ||
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teṣāṃ madhye gaṇo nāma vīrabhadro mahābalaḥ |
sa śakraṃ tāḍayāmāsa śūlena hṛdaye tathā || 12 ||
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sa tu tena prahāreṇa visaṃjño niṣasāda ha |
atha muṣṭyā hataḥ kumbhe nāga airāvatastathā || 13 ||
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sa hataḥ sahasā tena gajeṃdro bheravānravān |
vinadanbhayamāsthāya yajñavāṭamupādravat || 14 ||
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etasminnaṃtare devā kṛtāstena parāṅmukhāḥ |
tataste śaraṇaṃ jagmurviṣṇuṃ viśvaikanāyakam || 15 ||
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tataḥ kopasamāviṣṭo viṣṇurdṛṣṭvā divālayān |
gaṇairvidrāvitānsarvānmumocāśu sudarśanam || 16 ||
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tadāpatattu vegena cakraṃ viṣṇoḥ sudarśanam |
prasārya vaktraṃ sahasā hyudarasthaṃ cakāra ha || 17 ||
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tasmiṃścakre tadā graste hyamoghe daityasūdane |
kruddho nārāyaṇo devi vīrabhadramupādravat || 18 ||
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gṛhītvā pādayorbhūmau nijaghānātidūrataḥ |
hanyamānasyātha bhūmau gadayā ca sudarśanam || 19 ||
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rudhirodgārasaṃyuktaṃ vaktrāttacca vinirgatam |
matto labdhavaro devi vīrabhadro gaṇottamaḥ |
na tu paṃcatvamāpanno gadayā tāḍito'pi saḥ || 20 ||
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tatastu pramathāḥ sarve viṣṇuvīryabalārdditāḥ |
kṛcchreṇa sahasā prāptā yatrāhaṃ devi saṃsthitaḥ || 21 ||
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māṃ dṛṣṭvā śūlahastaṃ tu viṣṇuścāṃtaradhīyata |
iṃdro'pi tridaśaiḥ sārddhaṃ pitṛbhirbrāhmaṇaiḥ saha || 22 ||
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mattastrāsaparītātmā tataścādarśanaṃ gataḥ |
evaṃ vidhvaṃsite yajñe naṣṭo devagaṇo yadā || 23 ||
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mayā nirūpito devi svargadvāre gaṇastadā |
praveśo naiva dātavyastridaśānāṃ gaṇeśvara || 24 ||
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dvārāvarodhaḥ karttavyo yatnataḥ śāsanānmama |
yaḥ kopi dṛśyate devaḥ sa haṃtavyo na saṃśayaḥ || 25 ||
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udvasaśca tato jātaḥ svargo devā vinirjitāḥ || 26 ||
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svargadvāre niruddhe tu śakrādyā bhayavihvalāḥ |
brahmalokaṃ gatā devā maṃtrayitvā punaḥpunaḥ || 27 ||
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tasyāgre kathitaṃ sarvaṃ svargadvārāvarodhanam |
maheśvaragaṇairvyāptaṃ svargadvāraṃ pitāmaha || 28 ||
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praveśo durlabho jātaḥ kṛte dvārāvarodhane |
kenopāyena yāsyāmaḥ svargalokaṃ tathāvidham || 29 ||
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nāsmākaṃ jāyate prītirvinā svargaṃ pitāmaha || 30 ||
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iti teṣāṃ vacaḥ śrutvā proktaṃ tu brahmaṇā tadā |
ārādhyaḥ śaṃkaro devo mahādevo jagatpatiḥ || 31 ||
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stutyo vaṃdyo namaskāryaḥ sṛṣṭi saṃhārakārakaḥ |
durlabhastu surāḥ svargo vinā tasya prasādataḥ || 32 ||
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goptā sraṣṭā samarthaśca sa cāsmākaṃ parā gatiḥ |
sa evārādhanīyastu sa ca pūjyatamo mataḥ || 33 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena gamyatāṃ śaraṇaṃ śivaḥ |
upāyaṃ kathayiṣyāmi śrūyatāṃ sāvadhānataḥ || 34 ||
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tridaśaiḥ sahitaḥ śakra tūrṇaṃ gaccha mamājñayā |
mahākālavane ramye kapāleśvarapūrvataḥ || 35 ||
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svargadvāra paraṃ liṃgaṃ vidyate tattu vāsava |
lokānāmanukaṃpārthaṃ mahādevena nirmitam |
tamārādhayata kṣipraṃ sa vaḥ kāmaṃ pradāsyati || 36 ||
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brahmaṇo vacanaṃ śrutvā tridaśā muditā bhṛśam |
samāyātā mahādevi mahākālavanaṃ tadā || 37 ||
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svargadvārapradaṃ puṇyaṃ dadṛśurliṃgamuttamam |
tasya darśanamātreṇa svargadvāramapāvṛtam || 38 ||
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svargalokaṃ gatāḥ sarve yathāpūrvaṃ yaśasvini |
niḥśaṃkāṃstridaśāndṛṣṭvā vijñaptohaṃ gaṇaistadā || 39 ||
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mayājñaptāśca te sarve nivarttadhvaṃ gaṇottamāḥ |
svayameva pratijñātaṃ kathaṃ mithyā bhaviṣyati || 40 ||
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svargadvāraprado devo dṛṣṭo devairna saṃśayaḥ |
mahākālavane ramye kathito hi viraṃcinā || 41 ||
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svargadvāraṃ gatāḥ sadyaḥ śakrādyāstridaśā gaṇāḥ |
ataḥ prabhṛti vikhyātaḥ svargadvāreśvaraḥ śivaḥ || 42 ||
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khyātiṃ yāsyati bhūloke svargalokapradāyakaḥ || 43 ||
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ye paśyaṃti narā loke svargadvāreśvaraṃ śivam |
te yāṃti svargalokaṃ hi svargadvāreśvarārcanāt || 44 ||
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svargadvāreśvaraṃ devaṃ ye paśyaṃti prasaṃgataḥ |
na teṣāṃ bhayamastīti kalpa koṭiśatairapi || 45 ||
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aśvamedhasahasreṇa yatpuṇyaṃ samudāhṛtam |
tatpuṇyamadhikaṃ devi svargadvāreśvarārcanāt || 46 ||
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janmāṃtarasahasreṇa yatpāpaṃ pūrva saṃcitam |
yatpāpaṃ vilayaṃ yāṃti liṃgasyāsya ca kīrtanāt || 47 ||
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aṣṭamyāṃ vā caturdaśyāmathavā caṃdravāsare |
ye paśyaṃti narā bhaktyā svargadvāreśvaraṃ śivam |
te devi me śarīraṃ tu praviṣṭāstvapunarbhavāḥ || 48 ||
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daśakoṭisahasrāṇi tasmiṃlliṃge tu pūjite |
pūjitāni bhavaṃ tīha liṃgānyaṃtaḥsthitāni tu || 49 ||
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sparśanāttasya liṃgasya kīrttanādyajanāttathā |
sukhena svargamāyāṃti yathā kāmānavāpnuyāt || 50 ||
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akāmāvā sakāmā vā ye paśyaṃti dine dine |
te'pi puṇyā mahābhāgāḥ svargalokaṃ prayāṃti vai || 51 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvaṃtyakhaṇḍe caturaśītiliṅgamāhātmye svargadvāreśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma navamo'dhyāyaḥ || 9 ||
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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 9

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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