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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īśvara uvāca |
devaṃ saptadaśaṃ viddhi vikhyātamapsareśvaram |
yasya darśanamātreṇa loko'bhīṣṭānavāpnuyāt || 1 ||
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naṃdanākhye vane devi sarvakāmasamanvite |
siddhacāraṇagaṃdharvakiṃnarodgītanādite || 2 ||
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śukakokilacakrāhvacakorakurarāvṛte |
divyalokopamasthāne triviṣṭapavi bhūṣaṇe || 3 ||
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tatropaviṣṭo vṛtrāriḥ surajyeṣṭhaśca sevitaḥ |
nanartta raṃbhā tasyāgre nṛtyabhāvānvivṛṇvatī || 4 ||
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tatonyacittā saṃjātā kiṃcitsmṛtvā pramādataḥ |
layatālavihīnā ca dṛṣṭā vai vāsavena sā || 5 ||
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cukopa ca suraśreṣṭhastasyāḥ śāpaṃ dadau kila |
vismṛtirmānuṣaṃ karma na divyaṃ kvāpi dṛśyate |
tasmāttu mānuṣe loke gaccha tvaṃ niṣprabhā satī || 6 ||
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atheṃdrakopasaṃkṣobhātpatitā bhuvi sāpsarāḥ |
niśceṣṭā vikalībhūtā rudatī visvaraṃ bahu || 7 ||
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karuṇaṃ vilapaṃtī ca kiṃ mayā duṣkṛtaṃ kṛtam |
nirmalaṃ na tapastaptaṃ kathaṃ nārādhitaḥ suraḥ || 8 ||
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athāpsarogaṇaḥ sarvaḥ sakhīgaṇa samanvitaḥ |
raṃbhā yatraiva patitā samāyāto varānane |
tasyāḥ śokāgnidāhena saṃtapto'psarasāṃ gaṇaḥ || 9 ||
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susuptā padminī sābhre yathā naiva virājate |
tathā śāpena vidhvastā raṃbhā no rājate sadā || 10 ||
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sakhīgaṇaiḥ parivṛtā raṃbhā dṛṣṭā varānane |
devarṣiṇā nāradena vismitenāṃtarātmanā || 11 ||
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kasmādapsarasaḥ sadyo dṛśyaṃte śokavihvalāḥ |
kasmācca karuṇaṃ raṃbhā rodityeṣā muhurmuhuḥ || 12 ||
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papraccha ca samāgatya kasmādapsaraso varāḥ |
viṣaṇṇavadanā dīnāḥ kathyatāṃ mama sādaram || 13 ||
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vṛttāṃtaṃ kathayāmāsustāśca tasmai purātanam |
śrutvā ca nāradastatra dhyānāsakto'bhavanmuniḥ || 14 ||
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upāyaṃ kathayāmāsa hitaṃ tāsāṃ prayatnataḥ |
gacchaṃtvapsarasaḥ sarvā mahākālavanottame || 15 ||
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ārādhayadhvaṃ deveśaṃ liṃgaṃ sarvārthasādhakam |
pṛcchādevyāstu purataḥ purā kalpe prapūjitam || 16 ||
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urvaśyā mama vākyena bharttā prāptaḥ purūravāḥ |
nāradasya vacaḥ śrutvā samājagmurgaṇāstathā || 17 ||
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mahākālavane ramye liṃgārādhanakāmyayā |
tatastuṣṭaḥ svayaṃ rudrastāsāṃ bhaktyā varaṃ dadau || 18 ||
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raṃbhe prāpsyasi saubhāgyaṃ svargalokaṃ yaśasvini |
bhaviṣyasi mahābhāge jiṣṇostvaṃ vallabhā dhuvam || 19 ||
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tasmāttriviṣṭapaṃ gaccha saṃghenānena pūjitā |
ārādhito'psarobhiśca purā svargārthakāmyayā |
atopsareśvaraḥ khyāto yayau khyātiṃ jagattraye || 20 ||
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ye samārādhayiṣyaṃti bhaktyā cāpsaraseśvaram |
te sarvakāmasaṃpūrṇā bhaviṣyaṃti yugeyuge || 21 ||
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prerayiṣyaṃti ye loke darśanārthaṃ yaśasvini |
sthānabhraṃśo viyogaśca teṣāṃ svapne na jāyate || 22 ||
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kiṃ dānaiḥ kiṃ tapobhiśca kiṃ yajñairbahudakṣiṇaiḥ |
sparśanāllabhate rājyaṃ svargaṃ mokṣaṃ krameṇa tu || 23 ||
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eṣa te kathito devi prabhāvaḥ pāpanāśanaḥ |
apsareśvaradevasya śrūyatāṃ kalkaleśvaraḥ || 24 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 17

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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