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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śrīmahādeva uvāca |
śṛṇu devi prayatnena paṃcāśattamamīśvaram |
yasya darśanamātreṇa grahabādhā na jāyate || 1 ||
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saṃjñānāma raverbhāryā sā sutā viśvakarmaṇaḥ |
bharttustejo'sahaṃtyātha kadāciccaiva saṃjñayā |
chāyāmayī cātmanastu nirmitā tarasā tayā || 2 ||
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sā proktā sādareṇaiva sthīyatāṃ sūryasaṃnidhau |
pṛṣṭyāpi na vācyaṃ te madīyaṃ gamanaṃ raveḥ || 3 ||
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ityuktvā sā tadā saṃjñā jagāma bhavanaṃ pituḥ |
saṃjñeyamiti manvāno dvitīyāyāṃ divaspatiḥ |
janayāmāsa tanayaṃ nāmato yaḥ śanaiścaraḥ || 4 ||
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tasmiñjāte bhayaṃ jagmuḥ sadevāsuramānuṣāḥ |
trailokyaṃ jātamātreṇa ākrāṃtaṃ sacarācaram || 5 ||
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indro'pi bhayasaṃtrasto brahmāṇaṃ śaraṇaṃ gataḥ |
sūryaputrasya vṛttāṃtaṃ kathayāmāsa gadgadam || 6 ||
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bhinnaṃ tu rohiṇīcakraṃ vyāptaṃ nakṣatramaṃḍalam |
jātamātreṇa cākrāṃtaṃ trailokyaṃ ravisūnunā || 7 ||
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vāsavasya vacaḥ śrutvā brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
āhūya sahasā sūryaṃ vacanaṃ cedamabravīt || 8 ||
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maryādā kriyatāṃ bhāno vāryatāṃ putra aurasaḥ |
ākrāṃtaṃ tejasā tena trailokyaṃ bhūbhuvādikam || 9 ||
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brahmaṇo vacanaṃ śrutvā raviṇā proktamīdṛśaḥ |
asādhyo'yaṃ mama suto vāryatāṃ svayameva tam || 10 ||
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paśya me caraṇau dagdhau dṛṣṭimātreṇa līlayā |
brahmāpi bhayasaṃtrasto jagāma manasā harim || 11 ||
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sūryasya vacanaṃ śrutvā hariḥ prāptastu tatkṣaṇāt |
brahmaṇo vacanaṃ śrutvā bhītaḥ kṛṣṇo'bravīdidam || 12 ||
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gamyatāṃ tatra yatrāste devadevo maheśvaraḥ |
kṛṣṇasya vacanātsarve mamāṃtikamupāgatāḥ || 13 ||
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vṛttāṃtaḥ kathitaḥ sarvo raviputrasya pārvati |
mayā smṛtastu saṃprāptaḥ sūryaputrastu tatkṣaṇāt || 14 ||
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adhodṛṣṭirmayā dṛṣṭo vakrāṃgo rūpato'sitaḥ |
sthairyaṃ kṛtvā namaskṛtya vijñapto'haṃ śanaiḥśanaiḥ || 15 ||
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kimarthaṃ vai smṛto deva dehyājāṃ mama śaṃkara |
ādeśe tava tiṣṭhāmi kiṃ karomi praśādhi mām || 16 ||
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ityukto'haṃ tadā tena raviputreṇa pārvati |
mayā sa vārito'tyarthaṃ mā pīḍaya jagattrayam || 17 ||
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tenoktaṃ dehi me sthānaṃ pānamāhārameva ca |
mayā dattaṃ viśālākṣi pūjārthaṃ sthānamuttamam || 18 ||
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meṣādirāśisaṃsthaḥ saṃstriṃśanmāsānprapīḍaya |
mānuṣānkramaśo vatsa tatra tṛptimavāpsyasi || 19 ||
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aṣṭamaśca caturthaśca dvitīyo janmasaṃsthitaḥ |
dvādaśarāśisaṃstho'pi viruddho bhava sarvadā || 20 ||
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ekādaśo vā ṣaṣṭho vā tṛtīya sthānagothavā |
bhava bhavyataro nṝṇāmataḥ pūjā bhaviṣyati || 21 ||
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paṃcamo navamaścaiva udāsīnastu saptamaḥ |
bhava rāśigato nityaṃ mānuṣe karma bhiryute || 22 ||
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pūjāṃ prāpsyasi cātyarthaṃ grahāṇāmadhikaṃ sadā |
gatiḥ sthirā bhavitrī te varaḥ śreṣṭhobhidhīyate || 23 ||
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ataste sthāvaraṃ nāma bhaviṣyati mahītale |
śanaiścarastvaṃ rāśistho grahāṇāmadhiko yataḥ || 24 ||
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ataḥ śanaiścaronāma bhaviṣyasi sadā bhuvi |
gajagaṇḍanibhākāro mama kaṇṭhasamopi ca || 25 ||
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varṇato hyasito nāma bhaviṣyasi mahītale |
grahamadhye hyadhodṛṣṭirgatirmaṃdā bhaviṣyati |
tuṣṭo dadāsi rājyaṃ ca ruṣṭo vai harasi kṣaṇāt || 26 ||
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devāsuramanuṣyāśca siddhavidyādharoragāḥ |
tvatkrūradṛṣṭinihatā nāśaṃ yāsyaṃti nānyathā || 27 ||
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tava prasādātprāpsyaṃti mano'bhīṣṭaṃ sudurllabham |
anyacca te pradāsyāmi sthānaṃ guhyaṃ manoharam || 28 ||
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manobhīṣṭakaraṃ puṇyaṃ devadānavadurlabham |
pralaye'pyakṣayaṃ proktaṃ mahākālavanaṃ param || 29 ||
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tatra gaccha mamādeśattvapṛthukeśvarapaścime |
vidyate tatra yalliṃgaṃ tatte nāmnā bhaviṣyati || 30 ||
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kīrttireṣā tvadīyāpi trailokye bhavitā dhuvam || 31 ||
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ityuktaḥ sthāvaro devi mamājñāpālakastadā |
jagāma tvarito ramyaṃ mahākālavanaṃ śubham || 32 ||
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dṛṣṭvā tatraiva talliṃgaṃ sthānaṃ labdhaṃ suśobhanam |
talliṃgaṃ bhuvane khyātaṃ nāmataḥ sthāvareśvaram || 33 ||
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śaninoktaṃ tadā devi ye'tra drakṣyaṃti bhaktitaḥ |
mayā prapūjitaṃ liṃgaṃ vikhyātaṃ sthāvareśvaram |
teṣāṃ pīḍā madīyā tu na bhaviṣyati karhicit || 34 ||
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madīye ca dine yo vai niyamena prapaśyati |
tasyāhaṃ sakalāṃ bādhāṃ śamayiṣyāmyasaṃśayam || 35 ||
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dhakṣyāmi satataṃ pīḍāmanyagrahakṛtāmapi |
madīyaṃ ca bhayaṃ tasya svapne'pi na bhaviṣyati || 36 ||
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na grahā na piśācāśca na yakṣā na ca rākṣasāḥ |
vighnaṃ kurvaṃti tasyāpi mayi tuṣṭe na saṃśayaḥ || 37 ||
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saṃkrāṃtau śanivāre ca vyatīpāte'yane tathā |
ye paśyaṃti narā bhaktyā liṃgaṃ vai sthāvareśvaram |
bhaviṣyatyakṣayasteṣāṃ sthiro vāsastriviṣṭape || 38 ||
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niyamena prapaśyaṃti mama vāre'tra ye narāḥ |
na teṣāṃ duṣkṛtaṃ kiṃcidduṣkṛtotthā na cāpadaḥ || 39 ||
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bhaviṣyati na dāridryaṃ na caiveṣṭaviyojanam |
dāsyāmi putrakāmasya phalaṃ putrakṛtaṃ sadā || 40 ||
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adhanasya dhanaṃ caiva bhayārttasyābhayaṃ tathā |
svargaṃ vai svargakāmasya prayacchāmi ca vāṃchitam || 41 ||
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ityuktvā pūjayāmāsa bhūyo liṃgaṃ śanaiścaraḥ |
pūjayitvā śubhaiḥ puṣpairbhaktyā tatraiva saṃsthitaḥ || 42 ||
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eṣa te kathito devi prabhāvaḥ pāpanāśanaḥ |
sthāvareśvaradevasya śūleśvaramatho śṛṇu || 43 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvantyakhaṇḍe caturaśītiliṅgamāhātmye sthāvareśvaramāhātmya varṇanaṃnāma paṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 50 ||
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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 50

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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