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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śrīviśveśvara uvāca |
dvyadhikaṃ devi jānīhi paṃcāśattamamīśvaram |
oṃkāreśvara ityākhyā yasyāsti bhuvanatraye || 1 ||
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prākṛte kalpasaṃjñe tu prathame prathamaṃ mayā |
vaktrādutpādito devi puruṣaḥ kapilākṛtiḥ || 2 ||
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tataḥ sa puruṣo divyaḥ kiṃ karomītyupasthitaḥ |
vibhajātmānamityukto mayāṃtarddhānago'bhavat || 3 ||
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nirvāṇasyeva dīpasya gatistasya na lakṣitā |
tatastasyābhavacciṃtā kathamātmā vibhajyate || 4 ||
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evaṃ ciṃtayatastasya caturmityotthitastataḥ |
trivarṇasvararūpī ca caturvargaphalapradaḥ || 5 ||
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ṛgyajuḥsāmanāmā ca brahmaviṣṇuśivātmakaḥ |
vyāpnuvansakalāṃllokānprabhāvaiḥ pṛthubhistadā || 6 ||
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oṃkāra iti tasyākhyā mayā datā prasādataḥ |
tadoktābhirudārābhirvāṇībhiḥ samalaṃkṛtaḥ || 7 ||
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hṛdayāttasya devasya vaṣaṭkāraḥ samutthitaḥ |
chaṃdasāṃ pravarā devī caturviṃśākṣarā parā || 8 ||
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ṣaṭkukṣiḥ sā tripādā ca paṃcaśīrṣopalakṣitā |
samīpavarttinī devī pārśve tatra vyavasthitā || 9 ||
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gāyatrī madhurābhāṣā sāvitrī lokaviśrutā |
sa coṃkāro mayā prokto gāyatryā saha pārvati |
sṛṣṭiṃ kuru mamādeśādvicitrāmanayā saha || 10 ||
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ityuktastriśikho bhūtvā hiraṇyasadṛśākṛtiḥ |
sṛṣṭimutpādayāmāsa svaśarīrānmamājñayā || 11 ||
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pūrvaṃ devagaṇāścaiva trayastriṃśacca devatāḥ |
manuṣyā ṛṣayaścaiva vedaprāmāṇyataḥ kṛtāḥ || 12 ||
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teṣāṃ dehe praviṣṭānāṃ prādurbhāvaḥ punarbhavet |
yathā sūryasya satatamudayāstamanaṃ bhavet || 13 ||
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saṃhṛtyoṃkāramakhilānsadevāsurapannagān |
kṛtātmagarbhe bhagavānoṃkāro jagataḥ prabhuḥ || 14 ||
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sasarja sarvabhūtāni kalpāṃte parvatātmaje |
avyaktaḥ śāśvataścaiva tasya sarvamidaṃ jagat || 15 ||
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karttā caiva vikarttā ca saṃhartā ca mahāṃstu yaḥ |
oṃkārapūrvakā vedā yajñāścoṃkārapūrvakāḥ || 16 ||
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oṃkārapūrvakaṃ jñānaṃ tapaścoṃkārapūrvakam |
svayaṃbhūriti vijñeyaḥ sa brahmā bhuvanādhipaḥ || 17 ||
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sa vāyuriti vijñeyaḥ sarvajñaḥ sa prajākaraḥ |
viśve devāstathā sādhyā rudrādityāstathāśvinau || 18 ||
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prajānāṃ patayaścaiva sapta caiva maharṣayaḥ |
vasavo'psarasaścaiva gaṃdharvāścaiva rākṣasāḥ || 19 ||
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daityāḥ piśācā rakṣāṃsi bhūtāni vividhāni ca |
brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ śūdrā mlecchādayo bhuvi |
sarve catuṣpadāścaiva tiryagyonigatāstadā || 20 ||
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jaṃgamāni ca sattvāni yaccānyajjīvasaṃjñakam |
kṛtvā sarvamaśeṣaṃ ca mamāṃtikamupāgataḥ || 21 ||
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praṇamya prayato bhūtvā vacanaṃ cedamabravīt |
kṛtā sṛṣṭirmayā deva tvatprasādānmaheśvara || 22 ||
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dehi me paramaṃ sthānaṃ yathā kīrttirdhruvā bhavet |
oṃkārasya vacaḥ śrutvā mayā proktaṃ varānane || 23 ||
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mamābhīṣṭakaraṃ sthānaṃ nityamavyayamakṣayam |
mahākālavanaṃ divyaṃ sarvasaṃpatkaraṃ śubham || 24 ||
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tatra te bhavitā kīrttiḥ śāśvatī nātra saṃśayaḥ |
śūleśvarasya devasya pūrvabhāge vyava sthitam || 25 ||
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trikalpaprabhavaṃ liṃgaṃ tvannāmnā khyātimeṣyati |
oṃkāreśvara ityākhyā bhaviṣyati jagattraye || 26 ||
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ityukto hi mayā devi oṃkāro hṛṣṭamānasaḥ |
dadarśa tatra talliṃgaṃ tasmiṃlliṃge layaṃ gataḥ || 27 ||
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tataḥ prabhṛti vedeṣu oṃkāraḥ kriyate dvijaiḥ |
puṇyārthaṃ maṃgalārthaṃ ca prathamaṃ sarvavastuṣu || 28 ||
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layaṃgato yadoṃkārastadāprabhṛti pārvati |
mayocyamānaṃ liṃgasya prabhāvātiśayaṃ śṛṇu || 29 ||
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yadyugādisahasreṣu vyatīpātaśateṣu ca |
ayanānāṃ sahasreṣu yatpuṇyaṃ samudāhṛtam |
tatpuṇyamadhikaṃ devi oṃkāreśvaradarśanāt || 30 ||
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caturṣvapi ca vedeṣu samadhīteṣu yatphalam |
tato'dhikaṃ phalaṃ proktamoṃkāreśvaradarśanāt || 31 ||
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brahmacaryeṇa yatpuṇyaṃ yāvajjīvaṃ kṛtena ca |
tatpuṇyamadhikaṃ proktamoṃkāreśvaradarśanāt || 32 ||
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karīṣasādhane puṇyaṃ yacca puṇyamanāśake |
tatpuṇyamadhikaṃ devi oṃkāreśvaradarśanāt || 33 ||
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pūjāyāṃ yatphalaṃ proktaṃ tasya saṃkhyā na vidyate || 34 ||
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kiṃ yajñairbahuvittāḍhyaiḥ kiṃ tapobhiḥ suduṣkaraiḥ |
oṃkāradarśanādeva tatphalaṃ labhate yataḥ || 35 ||
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pūjanātsparśanādvāpi kīrttanācchravaṇāttathā |
oṃkāreśvaradevasya narāḥ syurmuktibhājanāḥ || 36 ||
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eṣa te kathito devi prabhāvaḥ pāpanāśanaḥ |
oṃkāreśvaradevasya śṛṇu viśveśvaraṃ param || 37 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvantyakhaṇḍe caturaśītiliṅgamāhātmya oṃkāreśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma dvipaṃcāśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 52 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 52

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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