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 |
ekaṣaṣṭitamaṃ viddhi saubhāgyeśvaramīśvaram |
yasya darśanamātreṇa saubhāgya matulaṃ labhet || 1 ||
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pradhamaṃ prākṛte kalpe rājābhūdaśvavāhanaḥ |
prāgjyotiṣapure ramye dharmātmā kīrttivarddhanaḥ || 2 ||
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anekayajñakṛtprājñaḥ saṃgrāmeṣvapa rājitaḥ |
tasya bhāryā viśālākṣi nāmnā madanamañjarī || 3 ||
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kāśirājasutā subhrū rūpeṇātīva śobhanā |
dakṣā suśīlā dharmiṣṭhā gṛhavyāpārako vidā || 4 ||
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catuḥṣaṣṭikalāyuktā sadā bhartṛhite ratā |
pūrṇenduvadanā saumyā sadā madhurabhāṣiṇī || 5 ||
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pūrvakarmavaśāddevi durbhūgā samajāyata |
sā neṣṭā tasya nṛpaternetrodvegakarī sadā || 6 ||
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śrotrodvegakaraṃ vākyaṃ tasya rājñaḥ karoti sā |
dadāha locane rājastasyāḥ saṃdarśanaṃ sadā || 7 ||
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mṛrchāṃ prāpnotyasahyāṃ sa tasyāḥ sparśena bhūpatiḥ |
kadā cālokito rājā tayā premṇā varānane |
dahyamāno'titīvreṇa vahninā vākyamabravīt || 8 ||
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dvāsthaitāṃ durbhagāṃ bhāryāmādāya vipine vane |
parityajāśu naitatte vicāryaṃ vacanaṃ mama || 9 ||
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tato nṛpasya vacanamavicāryamavekṣya saḥ |
dvāsthastatyāja tāṃ subhrūmāropya syaṃdanaṃ vane || 10 ||
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sā ca tyaktā vane śūnye rudatī ca muhurmuhuḥ |
sasmāra taṃ mahīpālaṃ tamamanyata daivatam || 11 ||
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atha sā cārusarvāṃgī tatrāsaktātmamānasā |
niśvāsaparamā ninye dinaśeṣaṃ tathā niśām || 12 ||
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niśvasantyanavadyāṃgī hāheti rudatī muhuḥ |
mandabhāgyeti cātmānaṃ nininda madirekṣaṇā || 13 ||
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na vihāre na cāhāre ramaṇīye na tadvane |
na kandareṣu śailānāṃ sā babandha tadā ratim |
tyaktā tena varārohe nininda nijayauvanam || 14 ||
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durbhagāhaṃ kva jātātra duṣṭadaivavaśīkṛtā |
kathaṃ prāptaḥ sa me bharttā tādṛśo nṛpasa ttamaḥ || 15 ||
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dhanyo'yamatipuṇyo'yaṃ yo'yaṃ yauvanagocaraḥ |
anyāsāmasatīnāṃ ca ramiṣyati na saṃśayaḥ || 16 ||
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abhīṣṭā kasyacitkāṃtā kāṃtaḥ kasyāścidīpsitaḥ |
parasparānurāgāḍhayaṃ dāṃpatyamatidurlabham || 17 ||
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mamāyaṃ vallabho rājā na cāhaṃ nṛpavallabhā |
parasparānurāgo hi dhanyānāmeva jāyate || 18 ||
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yadyadya sa mahīpālo na mayā saṃgameṣyati |
tatkāmāgniravaśyaṃ māṃ kṣapayiṣyati duḥsahaḥ || 19 ||
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ramaṇīyamabhūdyattu puṃskokilanināditam |
hīnaṃ hi vallabhenaivaṃ dahatīvādya me vanam || 20 ||
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itthaṃ sā madanāviṣṭā vilapantī punaḥpunaḥ |
dadarśa tāpasaṃ tatra trikālajñaṃ dṛḍhavratam || 21 ||
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mekhalājinakaupīnadaṇḍakāṣṭhopajīvanam |
mahaujasaṃ mahābhāgaṃ mumukṣuṃ munipuṃgavam || 22 ||
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udayādityasaṃkāśaṃ vibhāvasusamadyutim |
taṃ dṛṣṭvā sahasotthāya sā rājñī durmatā satī || 23 ||
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vinayenopasaṃyamya praṇipatyābhivādya ca |
viyogakāraṇaṃ rājñaḥ papraccha praṇatā satī || 24 ||
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bhagavankāśirājasya sutāhamativallabhā |
bhaginī śatrusenasya mātuścātīva vallabhā || 25 ||
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aśvavāhanasaṃjñena nṛpeṇoḍhā mahāmune |
dharmato dharmakalpena prajapatisamena tu || 26 ||
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sā kimarthaṃ na cābhīṣṭā jātā'haṃ tasya bhūpateḥ |
sa cātīva mamābhīṣṭo nṛpatiḥ sarvadā vibho || 27 ||
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durbhagāhaṃ kathaṃ jātā karmaṇā kena tāpasa |
kathaṃ bhavati vaśyo me bharttā nṛpatisattamaḥ |
saubhāgyaṃ ca kathaṃ me syāditi satyaṃ ca kathyatām || 28 ||
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tasyāstadvacanaṃ śrutvā sa muniḥ saṃśitavrataḥ |
jñānena kathayāmāsa tasyā daurbhāgyakāraṇam || 29 ||
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pāṇigrahaṇakāle tvaṃ grahaiḥ pāpairvilokitā |
bhartā te nṛpatiḥ putri grahaiḥ saumyairvilokitaḥ || 30 ||
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tena te vallabho rājā na tvaṃ bhūpasya vallabhā |
iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā sā rājñī dīnamānasā |
papraccha vinayopetā bhaktinamrātmakandharā || 31 ||
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bhagavankena dānena snānena niyamena ca |
karmaṇā kena saubhāgyaṃ paramaṃ hi kathaṃ bhavet || 32 ||
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iti tasyā vacaḥ śrutvā sa muniḥ saṃśitavrataḥ |
kathayāmāsa māhātmyaṃ saubhāgyaṃ yena labhyate || 33 ||
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mahākālavane putri ligaṃ saubhāgyadāyakam |
mataṃgeśvarapārśve tu vidyate'bhīṣṭadāyakam |
tasya darśanamātreṇa saubhāgyaṃ samavāpsyasi || 34 ||
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iṃdrāṇyārādhitaṃ liṃgaṃ purā saubhāgyakāraṇāt |
saubhāgyaṃ paramaṃ labdhaṃ naṣṭaḥ śakro'pi labdhavān |
tasmādgaccha mamādeśānmahākālavanaṃ śubham || 35 ||
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saubhāgyaṃ bhavitā tatra kāṃtena saha darśanam |
putro bhaviṣyati śubhe tasya liṃgasya darśanāt || 36 ||
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ityuktā sā tadā tena tāpasena varānane |
vidyate yatra talliṃgaṃ mahākālavanaṃ gatā || 37 ||
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dadarśa praṇayopetā liṃgaṃ saubhāgyadāyakam |
darśanāttasya liṃgasya rājā sasmāra tāṃ priyām || 38 ||
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papraccha jamadagniṃ tu kva gatā me priyā vibho |
bhakṣitā vipine vipra siṃhavyāghraniśācaraiḥ || 39 ||
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mayā tyaktā nṛśaṃsena ahaṃ tasyāstu vallabhaḥ |
evaṃ bruvāṇo nṛpatiḥ pratyukto jamadagninā || 40 ||
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na bhakṣitā sā bhūpāla siṃhavyāghraniśācaraiḥ |
sā cāviplutacāritrā tvadbhaktā ca pativratā || 41 ||
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mahākālavanaṃ rājangatā saubhāgyakāmyayā |
bhāryā rakṣyā mahīpāla iti sā śrutiruttamā || 42 ||
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bhāryāyāṃ rakṣyamāṇāyāṃ prajā bhavati rakṣitā |
ātmā hi jāyate tasyāṃ sā rakṣyāto nareśvara || 43 ||
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dharmahāniścānudinamabhāryasya bhavennṛpa |
nityakriyāyā vibhraṃśaḥ sa cāpi patanāya vai || 44 ||
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patnyānukūlayā bhāvyaṃ yathāśīle'pi bharttari |
duḥśīlā durbhagā bhāryā poṣaṇīyā nareśvara || 45 ||
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iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā samāyāto nareśvaraḥ |
mahākālavane ramye dadarśa svāṃ priyāṃ tadā || 46 ||
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saubhāgyālaṃkṛtāṃ subhrū pūjayaṃtīṃ maheśvaram |
dṛṣṭvā snehena cāliṃgya pratyuvāca sa tāṃ priyām || 47 ||
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viraheṇa tvadīyena saṃtapto'haṃ varānane |
adya me saphalaṃ cakṣurjīvitaṃ ca sujīvitam || 48 ||
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yattvāṃ paśyāmi subhage kṛtārthohaṃ kṛtastvayā |
evaṃ dṛṣṭātiharṣeṇa sā dadarśa tadā patim |
uvāca ca prasīdeti bhūyo bhūyo mudānvitā || 49 ||
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tataḥ sa rājā rabhasātpariṣvajyāha bhāminīm |
priye prasanna evāhaṃ bhūyo bhūyo bravīmi kim || 50 ||
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tataḥ samāgamo jāto jātaḥ putro'tidhārmikaḥ |
tasya liṃgasya māhātmyāddattonāma sa gīyate || 51 ||
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saubhāgyamatulaṃ labdhaṃ tayā devyā himātmaje |
saubhāgyeśvarasaṃjñaṃ tu tataḥprabhṛti bhūtale || 52 ||
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ye paśyaṃti viśālākṣi saubhāgyeśvaramīśvaram |
teṣāṃ kule na daurbhāgyaṃ jāyate parvatātmaje || 53 ||
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bhaviṣyati na dāridryaṃ viyogo na ca bandhubhiḥ |
putramitrakalatrāṇāṃ liṃgasya ca samarcanāt || 54 ||
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nopasargabhayaṃ teṣāṃ ye paśyaṃti varānane |
saubhāgyeśvarasaṃjñaṃ tu na grahādibhayaṃ bhavet || 55 ||
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sarvabādhāvinirmukto dhanadhānyasamanvitaḥ |
manuṣyo jāyate devi saubhāgyeśvaradarśanāt |
saṃpūjyaḥ sarvalokeṣu saubhāgyekanidhirbhavet || 56 ||
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jāyate bhūpatirloke sārvabhaumo varānane |
nāputrā nādhanā nārī na dīnā na ca duḥkhitā |
jāyate durbhagā naiva saubhāgyeśvaradarśanāt || 57 ||
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na vaidhavyaṃ na ca vyādhirnākālamaraṇaṃ śriye |
na putrabhartṛjaṃ duḥkhaṃ jāyate liṃgadarśanāt || 58 ||
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yathā lakṣmīrharernityaṃ sāvitrī brahmaṇaḥ smṛtā |
rohiṇī vallabhā ceṃdoḥ śacī śakrasya vallabhā |
tathā sā jāyate nārī saubhāgyeśvaradarśanāt || 59 ||
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eṣa te kathito devi prabhāvaḥ pāpanāśanaḥ |
saubhāgyeśvaradevasya śṛṇu rūpeśvaraṃ priye || 60 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ pañcama āvaṃtyakhaṇḍe caturaśīti liṃgamāhātmye saubhāgyeśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikaṣaṣṭitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 61 ||
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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 61

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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