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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| adhyāya || 35 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
jalamadhye mahādevaḥ kena tiṣṭhati hetunā |
uttaraṃ dakṣiṇaṃ kūlaṃ varjayitvā dvijottama || 1 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
etadākhyānamatulaṃ puṇyaṃ śrutimukhāvaham |
purāṇe yacchrutaṃ tāta tatte vakṣyāmyaśeṣataḥ || 2 ||
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tretāyuge mahābhāga rāvaṇo devakaṇṭakaḥ |
trailokyavijayī raudraḥ surāsurabhayaṃkaraḥ || 3 ||
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devadānavagandharvairṛṣibhiśca tapodhanaiḥ |
avadhyo'tha vimānena yāvatparyaṭate mahīm || 4 ||
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tāvaddhindhyagirermadhye dānavo baladarpitaḥ |
mayo nāmeti vikhyāto guhāvāsī tapaścaran || 5 ||
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tasya pārśvagato rakṣo vinayādavaniṃ gataḥ |
pūjito dānasanmānairidaṃ vacanamabravīt || 6 ||
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kasyeyaṃ padmapatrākṣī pūrṇacandranibhānanā |
kiṃnāmadheyā tapati tapa ugraṃ kathaṃ vibho || 7 ||
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maya uvāca |
dānavānāṃ patiḥ śreṣṭho mayo'haṃ nāma nāmataḥ |
bhāryā tejovatī nāma tasyāstu tanayā śubhā || 8 ||
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mandodarīti vikhyātā tapate bhartṛkāraṇāt |
ārādhayantī bhartāramumāyā dayitaṃ śubham || 9 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ tasya rāvaṇo madamohitaḥ |
prasṛtaḥ praṇato bhūtvā mayaṃ vacanamabravīt || 10 ||
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paulastyānvayasaṃjāto devadānavadarpahā |
prārthayāmi mahābhāga sutāṃ tvaṃ dātumarhasi || 11 ||
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jñātvā paitāmahaṃ vṛttaṃ mayenāpi mahātmanā |
rāvaṇāya sutā dattā pūjayitvā vidhānataḥ || 12 ||
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gṛhītvā tāṃ tadā rakṣo'bhyarcyamāno niśācaraiḥ |
devodyāne vimānaiśca krīḍate sa tayā saha || 13 ||
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kenacittvatha kālena rāvaṇo lokarāvaṇaḥ |
putraṃ putravatāṃ śreṣṭho janayāmāsa bhārata || 14 ||
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tenaiva jātamātreṇa rāvo mukto mahātmanā |
saṃvartakasya meghasya tena lokā jaḍīkṛtāḥ || 15 ||
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śrutvā tannarditaṃ ghoraṃ brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
nāma cakre tadā tasya meghanādo bhaviṣyati || 16 ||
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evaṃnāmā kṛtaḥ so'pi paramaṃ vratamāsthitaḥ |
toṣayāmāsa deveśamumayā saha śaṅkaram || 17 ||
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vratairniyamadānaiśca homajāpyavidhānataḥ |
kṛcchracāndrāyaṇairnityaṃ kṛśaṃ kurvankalevaram || 18 ||
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evamanyaddine tāta kailāsaṃ dharaṇīdharam |
gatvā liṅgadvayaṃ gṛhya prasthito dakṣiṇāmukhaḥ || 19 ||
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narmadātaṭamāśritya snātukāmo mahābalaḥ |
nikṣipya pūjayan devaṃ kṛtajāpyo nareśvara || 20 ||
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tatrāyatanāvāsena snāto hutahutāśanaḥ |
kṛtakṛtyamivātmānaṃ mānayitvā niśācaraḥ || 21 ||
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gantukāmaḥ paraṃ mārgaṃ laṅkāyāṃ nṛpasattama |
ekamuddharato liṅgaṃ praṇataḥ savyapāṇinā || 22 ||
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dvitīyaṃ tu dvitīyena bhaktyā paulastyanandanaḥ |
tāvadeva mahāliṅgaṃ patitaṃ narmadāṃbhasi || 23 ||
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yāhi yāhīti cetyuktvā jalamadhye pratiṣṭhitaḥ |
namitvā rāvaṇistasya devasya parameṣṭhinaḥ || 24 ||
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jagāmākāśamāviśya pūjyamāno niśācaraiḥ |
tadā prabhṛti tattīrthaṃ meghanādeti viśrutam || 25 ||
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pūrvaṃ tu garjanaṃ nāma sarvapāpakṣayaṃkaram |
tasmiṃstīrthe tu rājendra yastu snānaṃ samācaret || 26 ||
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ahorātroṣito bhūtvā aśvamedhaphalaṃ labhet |
piṇḍadānaṃ tu yaḥ kuryāttasmiṃstīrthe narādhipa || 27 ||
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yatphalaṃ sattrayajñena tadbhavennātra saṃśayaḥ |
tena dvādaśavarṣāṇi pitaraḥ saṃpratarpitāḥ || 28 ||
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yastu bhojayate vipraṃ ṣaḍrasātrena bhārata |
akṣayapuṇyamāpnoti tatra tīrthe narottama || 29 ||
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prāṇatyāgaṃ tu yaḥ kuryādbhāvito bhāvitātmanā |
sa vasecchāṅkare loke yāvadā bhūtasamplavam || 30 ||
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eṣā te naraśārdūla garjanotpattiruttamā |
kathitā snehabandhena sarvapāpakṣayakarī || 31 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 35

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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