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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śrīhara uvāca |
saptatriṃśattamaṃ viddhi śiveśvaramanaṃtakam |
yasya darśanamātreṇa jāyaṃte sarvasaṃpadaḥ || 1 ||
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rājā ripuṃjayonāma brahmakalpe purābhavat |
mahākālavane ramye prajāpālanatatparaḥ || 2 ||
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devapūjāṃ vrataṃ dānaṃ dhyānaṃ svādhyāyasatkriyām |
prajāpālanakaṃ kṛtvā na sa jānāti kiṃcana || 3 ||
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sa prajāḥ pālayāmāsa putravatparipālitāḥ |
prajāstāḥ sukhasaṃvṛddhā jarāmṛtyuvivarjitāḥ || 4 ||
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putriṇo dhanadhānyāḍhyāḥ sarvakāmasamanvitāḥ |
tasyaiva tejasā vyāptaṃ mahākālapuraṃ priye || 5 ||
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etasminnaṃtare pṛthvīṃ tasmiñchāsati pārvati |
mahākālavanaṃ devi svapuraṃ cihnitaṃ mayā |
vinā cojjayinīṃ gaṃtuṃ na ratiṃ prāpa kutracit || 6 ||
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tadā mayā gaṇeśastu śivasaṃjño gaṇāgraṇīḥ |
ciṃtitastatkṣaṇātprāptaḥ kiṃ karomītyuvāca ha || 7 ||
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mayāpyukto gaṇeśo hi gaccha putra mama priyam |
mahākālapuraṃ vyāptaṃ rājā ripuñjayena hi || 8 ||
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ityuktaḥ sa mayā devi tathetyuktā kṛtāṃjaliḥ |
gato'sau mānuṣe loke mamājñāharṣitānanaḥ || 9 ||
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gate śivagaṇe devi saṃtuṣṭo'haṃ śucismite |
yuktijñānavṛto dakṣaḥ prabhorbhṛtyo hi durlabhaḥ || 10 ||
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tataḥ sa bhikṣu rūpeṇa bahvoṣadhiparigrahaḥ |
gṛhītvā duṃdubhiṃ skaṃdhe vacanaṃ cedamabravīt || 11 ||
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kaśca bhūtaviṣagrasto nānādoṣaiḥ samāśritaḥ |
kasya ko vyādhiratyugro yamahaṃ praśamaṃ naye || 12 ||
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ko'putraḥ putravānastu manmaṃtrabalamāśritaḥ |
vaidyo'smi sarvayuktijñaḥ sarvakāmapradāyakaḥ || 13 ||
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tasya vākyaṃ samākarṇya kautūhalasamanvitaḥ |
savṛddhabālanārīko janastamabhijagmivān || 14 ||
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teṣāṃ sa nāśayāmāsa vyādhiṃ durjayamapyati |
te ca tasmai sumahatīṃ pūjāṃ cakruḥ suharṣitāḥ |
hemaratnāṃbaradhanairdhānyagrāmapurādibhiḥ || 15 ||
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evaṃ sa nyavasattatra varṣāṇi ca caturddaśa |
nṛpateraṃtaraprekṣī na cāṃtara mavāpa saḥ || 16 ||
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aho'tiduṣkaro rājā aho lokaparāyaṇaḥ |
aho tejonidhirvīro durjayo'sau mahāmatiḥ || 17 ||
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evaṃ sa ciṃtayaṃstatra bhikṣu rūpī śivo gaṇaḥ |
jīrṇodyānalatājālagahane saṃvṛtaḥ sthitaḥ || 18 ||
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atrāṃtare tu nṛpatestasya lokavratasya tu |
mahiṣī nirjarā rājñaḥ prāṇebhyopi garīyasī || 19 ||
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rūpeṇāpratimā loke sā cāputrā sutārthinī |
sapatnībahulā devī śrutvā bhikṣuṃ samāśritā || 20 ||
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sarvakāmapradaṃ jñātvā nāga rāṇāṃ sakautukam |
svāṃ sakhīṃ preṣayāmāsa sunaṃdāṃnāma bhāminī || 21 ||
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bhikṣorāyatane guptamaṃtaḥpuramataṃdritā |
tayā cāsādito bhikṣurviciṃtya nagaraṃ tadā |
uvāca ciṃtāparamaṃ bhikṣuṃ bhikṣāsamanvitam || 22 ||
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praṇamya prāṃjalirbhūtvā kāryārthaṃ vigatavyathā |
bhagavanmahiṣī rājñaḥ prāṇebhyo'pi garīyasī |
vaṃdhyā putrārthinī devī guptaṃ tvāṃ draṣṭumicchati || 23 ||
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bhavānkṛpākaraḥ prāyaḥ prajānāmīhitapradaḥ |
evaṃ śrutvā śivagaṇo labdhvā randhra muvāca ha || 24 ||
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bhikṣuruvāca |
bhadre keyaṃ tava matirviparītapralāpinī |
avijñāto narapatergṛhamehīti bhāṣase |
avijñātaḥ pure dṛṣṭaḥ sāhasī puruṣo bhavet || 25 ||
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evaṃ matvā vraja kṣipraṃ svamevāṃtaḥpuraṃ śubhe |
nāhaṃ tatrāgamiṣyāmi yāvanna nṛpatervacaḥ || 26 ||
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sā tu tasya vacaḥ śrutvā bhikṣoḥ kṣubhitamānasā |
jagāmāntaḥpuraṃ tūrṇaṃ devyai tacca nyavedayat || 27 ||
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sakhīvacastu sā śrutvā devī dīnā uvāca tām |
sunande ka upāyosti rājā yena pravarttate |
bhikṣorānayane kṣipraṃ yāvannāsau vrajetkvacit || 28 ||
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uvāca sā tāṃ yuktyaiva sunaṃdā yuktabhāṣiṇī |
tvaṃ tasya vallabhā rājñaḥ prāṇebhyopi garīyasī || 29 ||
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tasmādasvasthacittatvaṃ rājñaḥ svaṃ saṃpradarśaya |
hetunā tena rājā ca vākyaṃ tava kariṣyati || 30 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu devyā darśanalālasaḥ |
jagāmāṃtaḥpuraṃ rājā priyāṃ dīnāṃ dadarśa ha |
tāmapṛcchattato rājā snehārdrīkṛtamānasaḥ || 31 ||
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rājovāca |
kimidaṃ devi te rūpaṃ vimanaskeva bhāṣase |
bhagnāsi kena duḥkhena kasyāpakṛtamīdṛśam || 32 ||
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nṛpasya vacanaṃ śrutvā rājñī vacanamabravīt |
na putrā nṛpa me saṃti tena me nāsti nirvṛtiḥ || 33 ||
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krīḍanaṃ pīḍanāyaiva teṣāṃ ye putravarjitāḥ |
aputrā jagato dīnā duḥkhitāḥ putravarjitāḥ |
aputre ca gatirnāsti sutāputravivarjite || 34 ||
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sukhinaste janā loke ye bālaṃ pāṃsubhūṣitam |
pariṣvajaṃti svasutamasphuṭākṣarabhāṣakam || 35 ||
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anena kāraṇenāsmi nirvedaṃ paramaṃ gatā |
upāyo hi mayā dṛṣṭaḥ putrārthe mama sāṃpratam || 36 ||
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iha bhikṣuḥ samāyāto devarūpī sanātanaḥ |
tasya cāvyāhatā śaktiḥ śrūyate sarvavastuṣu || 37 ||
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sastrībālo janaścātra śaraṇaṃ yasya gacchati |
tasya bhikṣoḥ prasādena sutavatyo vayaṃ nṛpa |
bhaviṣyāmo'tra saṃdeho na me manasi varttate || 38 ||
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tasyāḥ sa vacanaṃ śrutvā jīrṇodyānaṃ jagāma ha |
priyayā sahito rājā taṃ ca bhikṣuṃ dadarśa ha || 39 ||
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dṛṣṭamātro nṛpatinā bhikṣurligatvamāgataḥ |
dṛṣṭvā sumahadāścaryaṃ bhaktinamro mahīpatiḥ |
pūjayāmāsa vidhivattalliṃgaṃ bhikṣu rūpakam || 40 ||
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aputro'smītyuvācedaṃ dhanyeyaṃ mahiṣī mama |
dehi me tanayaṃ deva śivo bhavānmaheśvaraḥ || 41 ||
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ityukto rājasiṃhena bhikṣurliṃgā kṛtistadā |
pratyuvāca mahīpālaṃ putraste bhavitā nṛpa || 42 ||
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tataḥprabhṛti rājāsau sakalatro mahāmatiḥ |
sarvabhāvena taṃ devaṃ jagāma śaraṇaṃ mudā || 43 ||
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devadevasya māhātmyātputro jāto mahābalaḥ |
dharmātmā ca yaśasvī ca sārvabhaumo guṇādhikaḥ || 44 ||
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athāhaṃ mandarāddevi kautukāttu samāgataḥ |
liṃgākāraṃ gaṇaṃ dṛṣṭvā rājānaṃ sevakaṃ tathā || 45 ||
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yogaiśvaryeṇa ca mayā kṛtaṃ vai puramātmanaḥ |
nānāratnaprabhoddyotaṃ nānāsiddhini ṣevitam |
tacchivaṃ śāśvataṃ sthānaṃ dattaṃ devi tadā mayā || 46 ||
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mārkaṃḍeyeśvarāddevāduttare varavarṇini |
tadāprabhṛti devo'sau śiveśvara iti smṛtaḥ || 47 ||
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ye'rcayiṣyanti satataṃ śiveśvaramanuttamam |
nirdhūtasarvapāpāste bhaviṣyaṃti gaṇottamāḥ || 48 ||
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viditvārbhaguruṃ lokaṃ ye drakṣyaṃti śiveśva ram |
antakāle pradāsyāmi teṣāṃ jñānamanuttamam || 49 ||
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mokṣaṃ sudurlabhaṃ matvā saṃsāraṃ cātibhīṣaṇam |
apunarbhavahetutvātsaṃsevyo'sau śiveśvaraḥ || 50 ||
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sarvāvastho'pi yo martyaḥ saṃśrayettaṃ śiveśvaram |
sa tāṃ gatimavāpnoti yajñairdānairhi yā gatiḥ || 51 ||
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ākhyānaṃ prayato marttyo ya idaṃ śrāvayecchuciḥ |
paṭhedvā vācayedvāpi sa mucyetsarvakilviṣaiḥ || 52 ||
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eṣa te kathitā devi prabhāvaḥ pāpanāśanaḥ |
śiveśvarasya devasya kusumeśa mataḥ śṛṇu || 53 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvantyakhaṇḍe caturaśītiliṅgamāhātmye śiveśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma saptatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 37 ||
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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 37

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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