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 || 54 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
tataścānantaraṃ rājā jagāmodvegamuttamam |
kathaṃ yāmi gṛhaṃ tvadya vārāṇasyāmahaṃ punaḥ || 1 ||
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brahmahatyāsamāviṣṭo juhomyagnau kalevaram |
athavā tasya vākyena taṃ gacchāmyāśramaṃ prati || 2 ||
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kathayāmi yathāvṛttaṃ gatvā tasya mahāmuneḥ |
evaṃ saṃcintya rājāsau jagāmāśramasannidhau || 3 ||
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ṛkṣaśṛṅgasya cāsthīni gṛhītvā sa nṛpottamaḥ |
dṛṣṭimārge sthitastasya maharṣerbhāvitātmanaḥ || 4 ||
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dīrghatapā uvāca |
āgaccha svāgataṃ te'stu āsane'tropaviśyatām |
arghaṃ dadāmyahaṃ yena madhuparkaṃ saviṣṭaram || 5 ||
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citrasena uvāca |
arghasyāsya na yogyo'haṃ maharṣe nāsmi bhāṣaṇe |
mṛgamadhyasthito viprastava putro mayā hataḥ || 6 ||
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putraghnaṃ viddhi māṃ vipra tīvradaṇḍena daṇḍaya |
mṛgabhrāntyā hato vipra ṛkṣaśṛṅgo mahātapāḥ || 7 ||
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iti matvā muniśreṣṭha kuru me tvaṃ yathocitam |
mātā tadvacanaṃ śrutvā gṛhānniṣkramya vihvalā || 8 ||
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hā hatāsmītyuvācedaṃ papāta dharaṇītale |
vilalāpa suduḥkhārtā putraśokena pīḍitā || 9 ||
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hā hatā putra putreti karuṇaṃ kurarī yathā |
vilalāpāturā mātā kva gato māṃ vihāya vai |
mukhaṃ darśaya cātmīyaṃ mātaraṃ māṃ hi mānaya || 10 ||
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śrutādhyayanasampannaṃ japahomaparāyaṇam |
āgataṃ tvāṃ gṛhadvāre kadā drakṣyāmi putraka || 11 ||
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lokoktyā śrūyate caitaccandanaṃ kila śītalam |
putragātrapariṣvaṅgaścandanādapi śītalaḥ || 12 ||
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kiṃ candanena pīyūpabindunā kiṃ kimindunā || 13 ||
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putragātrapariṣvaṅgapātraṃ gātraṃ bhavedyadi || 14 ||
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pariṣvajitumicchāmi tvāmahaṃ putra supriya |
pañcatvamanuyāsyāmi tvadvihīnādya duḥkhitā || 15 ||
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evaṃ vilapatī dīnā putraśokena pīḍitā |
mūrchitā vihvalā dīnā nipapāta mahītale || 16 ||
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bhāryāṃ ca patitāṃ dṛṣṭvā putraśokena pīḍitām |
cukopa sa munistatra citrasenāya bhūbhṛte || 17 ||
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dīrghatapā uvāca |
yāhi yāhi mahāpāpa mā mukhaṃ darśayasva me |
kiṃ tvayā ghātito vipro hyakāmācca suto mama || 18 ||
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brahmahatyā bhaviṣyanti bahvyaste vasudhādhipa |
sakuṭumbasya me tvaṃ hi mṛtyureṣa upasthitaḥ || 19 ||
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evamuktvā tato vipro vicintya ca punaḥpunaḥ |
parityajya tadā krodhaṃ munibhāvājjagāda ha || 20 ||
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dīrghatapā uvāca |
udvegaṃ tyaja bho vatsa duruktaṃ gadito mayā |
putraśokābhibhūtena duḥkhataptena mānada || 21 ||
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kiṃ karoti naraḥ prājñaḥ preryamāṇaḥ svakarmabhiḥ |
prāgeva hi manuṣyāṇāṃ buddhiḥ karmānusāriṇī || 22 ||
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anenaiva vidhānena pañcatvaṃ vihitaṃ mama |
hatyāstava bhaviṣyanti pūrvamuktā na saṃśayaḥ || 23 ||
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brahmakṣatraviśāṃ madhye śūdracaṇḍālajātiṣu |
kastvaṃ kathaya satyaṃ me kasmācca nihato dvijaḥ || 24 ||
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citrasena uvāca |
vijñāpayāmi viprarṣe kṣantavyaṃ te mamopari |
nāhaṃ vipro'smi vai tāta na vaiśyo na ca śūdrajaḥ || 25 ||
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na vyādhaścāntyajāto vā kṣatriyo'haṃ mahāmune |
kāśīrājo mṛgān hantumāgato vanamuttamam || 26 ||
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bhrāntyā nipātito hyeṣa mṛgarūpadharo muniḥ |
idānīṃ tava pādānte saṃśritaḥ pātakānvitaḥ || 27 ||
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kiṃ kartavyaṃ mayā vipra upāyaṃ kathayasva me || 28 ||
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dīrghatapā uvāca |
brahmahatyā na śakyetāpyekā nistarituṃ prabho |
daśaikā ca kathaṃ śakyāstāḥ śṛṇuṣva nareśvara || 29 ||
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catvāro me sutā rājan sabhāryā mātṛpūrvakāḥ |
mayā saha na jīvanti ṛkṣaśṛṅgasya kāraṇe || 30 ||
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upāyaṃ śobhanaṃ tāta kathayiṣye śṛṇuṣva tam |
śakro'pi yadi taṃ kartuṃ sukhopāyaṃ nareśvara || 31 ||
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sakuṭumbaṃ samastaṃ māṃ dāhayitvānale nṛpa |
asthīni narmadātoye śūlabhede vinikṣipa || 32 ||
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narmadādakṣiṇe kūle śūlabhedaṃ hi viśrutam |
sarvapāpaharaṃ tīrthaṃ sarvaduḥkhaghnamuttamam || 33 ||
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śucirbhūtvā mamāsthīni tatra tīrthe vinikṣipa |
mokṣyase sarvapāpaistvaṃ mama vākyānna saṃśayaḥ || 34 ||
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rājovāca |
ādeśo dīyatāṃ tāta kariṣyāmi na saṃśayaḥ |
samastaṃ me'sti yatkiṃcidrājyaṃ kośaḥ suhṛtsutāḥ || 35 ||
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tavādhīnaṃ mahāvipra prayacchāmi prasīda me |
parasparaṃ vivadatorvipra rājñostadā nṛpa || 36 ||
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sphuṭitvā hṛdayaṃ śīghraṃ munibhāryā mṛtā tadā |
putraśokasamāviṣṭā nirjīvā patitā kṣitau || 37 ||
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putrāśca mātṛśokena sarve pañcatvamāgatāḥ |
snuṣāścaiva tadā sarvā mṛtāśca saha bhartṛbhiḥ || 38 ||
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pañcatvaṃ ca gatāḥ sarve munimukhyā nṛpottama |
viprānāhvāpayāmāsa ye tatrāśramavāsinaḥ || 39 ||
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tebhyo nivedayāmāsa yathāvṛttaṃ nṛpottamaḥ |
sa taistadābhyanujñātaḥ kāṣṭhānyādāya yatnataḥ || 40 ||
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dāhaṃ saṃcayanaṃ cakre citraseno mahīpatiḥ |
ṛkṣaśṛṅgādisarveṣāṃ gṛhītvāsthīni yatnataḥ || 41 ||
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yāmyāśāṃ prasthito rājā pādacārī mahīpate |
na śaknoti yadā gantuṃ chāyāmāśritya tiṣṭhati || 42 ||
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viśramya ca punargacchedbhārākrānto mahīpatiḥ |
sacailaṃ kurute snānaṃ muktvāsthīni pade pade || 43 ||
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pibejjalaṃ nirāhāraḥ sa gacchan dakṣiṇāmukhaḥ |
acireṇaiva kālena saṃgato narmadātaṭam || 44 ||
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āśramasthān dvijān dṛṣṭvā papraccha pṛthivīpatiḥ || 45 ||
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citrasena uvāca |
kathyatāṃ śūlabhedasya mārgaṃ me dvijasattamāḥ |
yena yāmi mahābhāgāḥ svakāryārthasya siddhaye || 46 ||
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munaya ūcuḥ |
itaḥ krośāntarādarvāktīrthaṃ paramaśobhanam |
narmadādakṣiṇe kūle tato drakṣyasi nānyathā || 47 ||
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ṛṣivākyena rājāsau śīghraṃ gatvā nareśvaraḥ |
sa dadarśa tataḥ śīghraṃ bahudvijasamākulam || 48 ||
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bahudrumalatākīrṇaṃ bahupuṣpopaśobhitam |
ṛkṣasiṃhasamākīrṇaṃ nānāvratadharaiḥ śubhaiḥ || 49 ||
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ekapādāsthitāḥ kecidapare sūryadṛṣṭayaḥ |
ekāṅguṣṭha sthitāḥ kecidūrdhvabāhusthitāḥ pare || 50 ||
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dinaikabhojanāḥ kecitkecitkandaphalāśanāḥ |
trirātrabhojanāḥ kecitparākavratino'pare || 51 ||
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cāndrāyaṇaratāḥ kecitkecitpakṣopavāsinaḥ |
māsopavāsinaḥ kecitkecidṛtvantapāraṇāḥ || 52 ||
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yogābhyāsaratāḥ kecitkeciddhyāyanti tatpadam |
śīrṇaparṇāśinaḥ kecitkecicca kaṭukāśanāḥ || 53 ||
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śaivālabhojanāḥ kecitkecinmārutabhojanāḥ |
gārhasthye ca sthitāḥ kecitkeciccaivāgnihotriṇaḥ || 54 ||
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evaṃvidhān dvijān dṛṣṭvā jānubhyāmavaniṃ gataḥ |
praṇamya śirasā rājanrājā vacanamabravīt || 55 ||
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citrasena uvāca |
kasmindeśe ca tattīrthaṃ satyaṃ kathayata dvijāḥ |
yenābhivāñchitā siddhiḥ saphalā me bhaviṣyati || 56 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
dhanvantaraśataṃ gaccha bhṛgutuṅgasya mūrdhani |
kuṇḍaṃ drakṣyasi tatpūrṇaṃ vistīrṇaṃ payasā śivam || 57 ||
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teṣāṃ tadvacanaṃ śrutvā gataḥ kuṇḍasya sannidhau |
dṛṣṭvā caiva tu tattīrthaṃ bhrāntirjātā nṛpasya vai || 58 ||
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tato vismayamāpannaścintayanvai muhurmuhuḥ |
ākāśasthaṃ dadarśāsau sāmiṣaṃ kuraraṃ nṛpaḥ || 59 ||
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bhramamāṇaṃ gṛhītāhiṃ vadhyamānaṃ nirāmiṣaiḥ |
parasparaṃ ca yuyudhuḥ sarve'pyāmiṣakāṅkṣayā || 60 ||
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hataścañcuprahāreṇa sa tataḥ patito'ṃbhasi |
śūlena śūlinā yatra bhūbhāgo bheditaḥ purā || 61 ||
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tattīrthasya prabhāveṇa sa sadyaḥ puruṣo'bhavat |
vimānasthaṃ dadarśāsau pumāṃsaṃ divyarūpiṇam || 62 ||
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gandharvāpsaraso yakṣāstaṃ yāntaṃ tuṣṭuvurdivi |
apsarogīyamāne tu gate sūryasya mūrdhani |
citrasenastatastasminnāścaryaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 63 ||
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ṛṣiṇā kathitaṃ yadvattadvattīrthaṃ na saṃśayaḥ |
hṛṣṭaromābhavaddṛṣṭvā prabhāvaṃ tīrthasambhavam || 64 ||
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mamādya divaso dhanyo yasmādatra samāgataḥ |
asthīni bhūmau nikṣipya snānaṃ kṛtvā yathāvidhi || 65 ||
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tilamiśreṇa toyenātarpayatpitṛdevatāḥ |
gṛhyāsthīni tato rājā cikṣepāntarjale tadā || 66 ||
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kṣaṇamekaṃ tato vīkṣya rājorddhvavadanaḥ sthitaḥ |
tān dadarśa punaḥ sarvān divyarūpadharāñchubhān || 67 ||
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divyavastraiśca saṃvītān divyābharaṇabhūṣitān |
vimānairvividhairdivyairapsarogaṇasevitaiḥ || 68 ||
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pṛthagbhūtāṃśca tān sarvān vimāneṣu vyavasthitān |
utpattivatsamālokya rājā saṃharṣī so'bhavat || 69 ||
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ṛṣirvimānamārūḍhaścitrasenamathābravīt |
bhobhoḥ sādho mahārāja citrasena mahīpate || 70 ||
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tvatprasādānnṛpaśreṣṭha gatirdivyā mamedṛṣī |
jāteyaṃ yattvayā kāryaṃ kṛtaṃ paramaśobhanam || 71 ||
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svasuto'pi na śaknoti pitḥṇāṃ kartumīdṛśam |
madīyavacanāttāta niṣpāpastvaṃ bhaviṣyasi || 72 ||
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phalaṃ prāpsyasi rājendra kāmikaṃ manasepsitam |
āśīrvādāṃstato dattvā citrasenāya dhīmate |
svargaṃ jagāma sasutastato dīrghatapā muniḥ || 73 ||
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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 54

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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