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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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
tato gacchenmahārāja tīrthaṃ paramapāvanam |
narmadāyāṃ suduṣprāpaṃ siddhaṃ hyanarakeśvaram || 1 ||
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tasmiṃstīrthe naraḥ snātvā pāpakarmāpi bhārata |
na paśyati mahāghoraṃ narakadvārasaṃjñikam || 2 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
śubhāśubhaphalaistāta bhuktabhogā narāstviha |
jāyante lakṣaṇairyaistu tāni me vada sattama || 3 ||
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yathā nirgacchate jīvastyaktvā dehaṃ na paśyati |
tathā gacchanpunardehaṃ pañcabhūtasamanvitaḥ || 4 ||
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tvagasthimāṃsamedo'sṛkkeśasnāyuśataiḥ saha |
viṇmūtraretaḥsaṅghāte kā saṃjñā jāyate nṛṇām || 5 ||
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evamuktaḥ sa mārkaṇḍaḥ kathayāmāsa yogavit |
dhyātvā sanātanaṃ sarvaṃ devadevaṃ maheśvaram || 6 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
śṛṇu pārtha mahāpraśnaṃ kathayāmi yathāśrutam |
sakāśādbrahmaṇaḥ pūrvamṛṣidevasamāgame || 7 ||
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gururātmavatāṃ śāstā rājā śāstā durātmanām |
iha pracchannapāpānāṃ śāstā vaivasvato yamaḥ || 8 ||
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acīrṇaprāyaścittānāṃ yamaloke hyanekadhā |
yātanābhirviyuktānāmanekāṃ jīvasantatim || 9 ||
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gatvā manuṣyabhāve tu pāpacihnā bhavanti te |
tatte'haṃ sampravakṣyāmi śṛṇuṣvaikamanā nṛpa || 10 ||
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sahitvā yātanāṃ sarvāṃ gatvā vaivasvatakṣayam |
vistīrṇayātanā ye tu lokamāyānti cihnitāḥ || 11 ||
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gadgado'nṛtavādī syānmūkaścaiva gavānṛte |
brahmahā jāyate kuṣṭhī śyāvadantastu madyapaḥ || 12 ||
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kunakhī svarṇaharaṇādduḥścarmā gurutalpagaḥ |
saṃyogī hīnayoniḥ syāddaridro'dattadānataḥ || 13 ||
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grāmaśūkaratāṃ yāti hyayājyayājako nṛpa |
kharo vai bahuyājī syācchvānimantritabhojanāt || 14 ||
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aparīkṣitabhojī syādvānaro vijane vane |
vitarjako'tha mārjāraḥ khadyotaḥ kakṣadāhataḥ || 15 ||
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avidyāṃ yaḥ prayaccheta balīvardo bhaveddhi saḥ |
annaṃ paryuṣitaṃ vipre dadānaḥ klībatāṃ vrajet || 16 ||
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mātsaryādatha jātyandho janmāndhaḥ pustakaṃ haran |
phalānyāharato'patyaṃ mriyate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 17 ||
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mṛto vānaratāṃ yāti tanmukto'tha galāḍavān |
adattvā bhakṣayaṃstāni hyanapatyo bhavennaraḥ || 18 ||
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haranvastraṃ bhavedgodhā garadaḥ pavanāśanaḥ |
pravrājī gamanādrājan bhavenmarupiśācakaḥ || 19 ||
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vātako jalahartā ca dhānyahartā ca mūṣakaḥ |
aprāptayauvanāṃ gacchan bhavetsarpa iti śrutiḥ || 20 ||
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gurudārābhilāṣī ca kṛkalāso bhavecciram |
jalaprasravaṇaṃ yastu bhindyānmatsyo bhavennaraḥ || 21 ||
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avikreyān vikrayan vai vikaṭākṣo bhavennaraḥ |
ayonigo vṛko hi syādulūkaḥ krayavañcanāt || 22 ||
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mṛtasyaikādaśāhe tu bhuñjānaḥ śvopajāyate |
pratiśrutya dvijāyārthamadadanmadhuko bhavet || 23 ||
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rājñīgamādbhavedduṣṭataskaro viḍvarāhakaḥ |
parivādī dvijātīnāṃ labhate kācchapīṃ tanum || 24 ||
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vrajeddevalako rājanyoniṃ cāṇḍālasaṃjñitām |
durbhagaḥ phalavikretā vṛściko vṛṣalīpatiḥ || 25 ||
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mārjāro'gniṃ padā spṛṣṭvā rogavānparamāṃsabhuk |
sodaryāgamanātṣaṇḍho durgandhaśca sugandhahṛt || 26 ||
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grāmabhaṭṭo divākīrtirdaivajño gardabho bhavet |
kupaṇḍitaḥ syānmārjāro bhaṣaṇo vyāsa eva ca || 27 ||
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sa eva dṛśyate rājanprakāśātparamarmaṇām |
yadvā tadvāpi pārakyaṃ svalpaṃ vā yadi vā bahu || 28 ||
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kṛtvā vai yonimāpnoti tairaścīṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ |
evamādīni cānyāni cihnāni nṛpasattama || 29 ||
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svakarmavihitānyeva dṛśyante yaistu mānavāḥ |
tato janma tato mṛtyuḥ sarvajantuṣu bhārata || 30 ||
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jāyate nātra sandehaḥ samībhūte śubhāśubhe |
strīpuṃsoḥ samprayogeṇa viṣuddhe śukraśoṇite || 31 ||
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pañcabhūtasamopetaḥ saṣaṣṭhaḥ parameśvaraḥ |
indriyāṇi manaḥ prāṇā jñānamāyuḥ sukhaṃ dhṛtiḥ || 32 ||
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dhāraṇaṃ preraṇaṃ duḥkhamicchāhaṅkāra eva ca |
prayatna ākṛtirvarṇaḥ svaradveṣau bhavābhavau || 33 ||
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tasyedamātmanaḥ sarvamanāderādimicchataḥ |
prathame māsi sa kledabhūto dhātuvimūrchitaḥ || 34 ||
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māsyarbudaṃ dvitīye tu tṛtīye cendriyairyutaḥ |
ākāśāllāghavaṃ saukṣmyaṃ śabdaṃ śrotrabalādikam |
vāyostu sparśanaṃ ceṣṭāṃ dahanaṃ raukṣyameva ca || 35 ||
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pittāttu darśanaṃ paktimauṣṇyaṃ rūpaṃ prakāśanam |
salilādrasanāṃ śaityaṃ snehaṃ kledaṃ samārdavam || 36 ||
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bhūmergandhaṃ tathā ghrāṇaṃ gauravaṃ mūrtimeva ca |
ātmā gṛhṇātyajaḥ pūrvaṃ tṛtīye spandate ca saḥ || 37 ||
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daurhṛdasyāpradānena garbho doṣamavāpnuyāt |
vairūpyaṃ maraṇaṃ vāpi tasmātkāryaṃ priyaṃ striyāḥ || 38 ||
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sthairyaṃ caturthe tvaṅgānāṃ pañcame śoṇitodbhavaḥ |
ṣaṣṭhe balaṃ ca varṇaśca nakharomṇāṃ ca sambhavaḥ || 39 ||
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manasā cetanāyukto nakharomaśatāvṛtaḥ |
saptame cāṣṭame caiva tvacāvān smṛtivānapi || 40 ||
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punargarbhaṃ punardhātrīmenastasya pradhāvati |
aṣṭame māsyato garbho jātaḥ prāṇairviyujyate || 41 ||
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navame daśame vāpi prabalaiḥ sūtimārutaiḥ |
nirgacchate bāṇa iva yantracchidreṇa sajvaraḥ || 42 ||
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śarīrāvayavairyukto hyaṅgapratyaṅgasaṃyutaḥ |
aṣṭottaraṃ marmaśataṃ tatrāsthā tu śatatrayam || 43 ||
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sapta śiraḥkapālāni vihitāni svayambhuvā |
tisraḥ koṭyo'rdhakoṭī ca romṇāmaṅgeṣu bhārata || 44 ||
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dvāsaptatisahasrāṇi hṛdayādabhinisṛtāḥ |
hitānāma hi tā nāḍyastāsāṃ madhye śaśiprabhā || 45 ||
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evaṃ pravartate cakraṃ bhūtagrāme caturvidhe |
utpattiśca vināśaśca bhavataḥ sarvadehinām || 46 ||
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gatirūrdhvā ca dharmeṇa hyadharmeṇa tvadhogatiḥ |
jāyate sarvavarṇānāṃ svadharmacalanānnṛpa || 47 ||
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devatve mānavatve ca dānabhogādikāḥ kriyāḥ |
dṛśyante yā mahārāja tatsarvaṃ karmajaṃ phalam || 48 ||
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svakarma vihite ghore kāmaksodhārjite śubhe |
nimajjennarake ghore yasyottāro na vidyate || 49 ||
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uttāraṇāya jantūnāṃ narmadātaṭasaṃsthitam |
evametanmahātīrthaṃ narakeśvaramuttamam || 50 ||
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narakāpahaṃ mahāpuṇyaṃ mahāpātakanāśanam |
tattīrthaṃ sarvatīrthānāmuttamaṃ bhuvi durlabham || 51 ||
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tatra tīrthe tu yaḥ snātvā pūjayeta maheśvaram |
mahāpātakayukto'pi narakaṃ naiva paśyati || 52 ||
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tatra tīrthe tu yo dadyāddhenuṃ vaitaraṇīṃ śubhām |
sa mucyate sukhenaiva vaitaraṇyāṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 53 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
yamadvāre mahāghore yā sā vaitaraṇī nadī |
kiṃrūpā kiṃpramāṇā sā kathaṃ sā vahati dvija || 54 ||
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kathaṃ tasyāḥ pramucyante keṣāṃ vāsastu saṃtatam |
keṣāṃ tu sānukūlā sā hyetadvistarato vada || 55 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
dharmaputra mahābāho śṛṇu sarvaṃ mayoditam |
yā sā vaitaraṇī nāma yamadvāre mahāsarit || 56 ||
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agādhā pārarahitā dṛṣṭamātrā bhayāvahā |
pūyaśoṇitatoyā sā māṃsakardamanirmitā || 57 ||
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tattoyaṃ bhramate tūrṇaṃ tāpīmadhye ghṛtaṃ yathā |
kṛmibhiḥ saṅkulaṃ pūyaṃ vajratuṇḍairayomukhaiḥ || 58 ||
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śiśumāraiśca makarairvajrakartarisaṃyutaiḥ |
anyaiśca jalajīvaiḥ sā suhiṃsrairmarmabhedibhiḥ || 59 ||
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tapanti dvādaśādityāḥ pralayānta ivolbaṇāḥ |
patanti tatra vai martyāḥ krandanto bhṛśadāruṇam || 60 ||
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hā bhrātaḥ putra hā mātaḥ pralapanti muhurmuhuḥ |
asipattravane ghore patantaṃ yo'bhirakṣati || 61 ||
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prataranti nimajjanti glāniṃ gacchanti jantavaḥ |
caturvidhaiḥ prāṇigaṇairdraṣṭavyā sā mahānadī || 62 ||
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taranti tasyāṃ saddānairanyathā tu patanti te |
mātaraṃ ye na manyante hyācāryaṃ gurumeva ca || 63 ||
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avajānanti mūḍhā ye teṣāṃ vāsastu saṃtatam |
pativratāṃ sādhuśīlāmūḍhāṃ dharmeṣu niścalām || 64 ||
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parityajanti ye pāpāḥ saṃtataṃ tu vasanti te |
viśvāsapratipannānāṃ svāmimitratapasvinām || 65 ||
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strībālavṛddhadīnānāṃ chidramanveṣayanti ye |
pacyante tatra madhye vai krandamānāḥ supāpinaḥ || 66 ||
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śrāntaṃ bubhukṣitaṃ vipraṃ yo vighnayati durmatiḥ |
kṛmibhirbhakṣyate tatra yāvatkalpaśatatrayam || 67 ||
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brāhmaṇāya pratiśrutya yo dānaṃ na prayacchati |
āhūya nāsti yo brūte tasya vāsastu saṃtatam || 68 ||
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agnido garadaścaiva rājagāmī ca paiśunī |
kathābhaṅgakaraścaiva kūṭasākṣī ca madyapaḥ || 69 ||
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vajravidhvaṃsakaścaiva svayaṃdattāpahārakaḥ |
sukṣetrasetubhedī ca paradārapradharṣakaḥ || 70 ||
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brāhmaṇo rasavikretā vṛṣalīpatireva ca |
gokulasya tṛṣārtasya pālībhedaṃ karoti yaḥ || 71 ||
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kanyābhidūṣakaścaiva dānaṃ dattvā tu tāpakaḥ |
śūdrastu kapilāpānī brāhmaṇo māṃsabhojanī || 72 ||
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ete vasanti satataṃ mā vicāraṃ kṛthā nṛpa |
sānukūlā bhavedyena tacchṛṇuṣva narādhipa || 73 ||
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ayane viṣuve caiva vyatīpāte dinakṣaye |
anyeṣu puṇyakāleṣu dīyate dānamuttamam || 74 ||
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kṛṣṇāṃ vā pāṭalāṃ vāpi kuryādvaitaraṇīṃ śubhām |
svarṇaśṛṅgīṃ rūpyakhurāṃ kāṃsyapātrasya dohinīm || 75 ||
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kṛṣṇavastrayugācchannāṃ saptadhānyasamanvitām |
kuryātsadroṇaśikhara āsīnāṃ tāmrabhājane || 76 ||
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yamaṃ haimaṃ prakurvīta lohadaṇḍasamanvitam |
ikṣudaṇḍamayaṃ baddhvā hyuḍupaṃ paṭṭabandhanaiḥ || 77 ||
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uḍupopari tāṃ dhenuṃ sūryadehasamudbhavām |
kṛtvā prakalpayedvidvāñchattropānadyugānvitām || 78 ||
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aṅgulīyakavāsāṃsi brāhmaṇāya nivedayet |
imamuccārayenmantraṃ saṃgṛhyāsyāśca pucchakam || 79 ||
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oṃ yamadvāre mahāghore yā sā vaitaraṇī nadī |
tartukāmo dadāmyenāṃ tubhyaṃ vaitaraṇi namaḥ |
ityadhivāsanamantraḥ || 80 ||
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gāvo me cāgrataḥ santu gāvo me santu pṛṣṭhataḥ |
gāvo me hṛdaye santu gavāṃ madhye vasāmyaham || 81 ||
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oṃ viṣṇurūpa dvijaśreṣṭha bhūdeva paṅktipāvana |
sadakṣiṇā mayā dattā tubhyaṃ vaitaraṇi namaḥ |
iti dānamantraḥ || 82 ||
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brāhmaṇaṃ dharmarājaṃ ca dhenuṃ vaitaraṇīṃ śivām |
sarvaṃ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya brāhmaṇāya nivedayet || 83 ||
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pucchaṃ saṃgṛhya surabheragre kṛtvā dvijaṃ tataḥ || 84 ||
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dhenuke tvaṃ pratīkṣasva yamadvāre mahābhaye |
uttitīrṣurahaṃ dheno vaitaraṇyai namo'stu te |
ityanuvrajamantraḥ || 85 ||
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anuvrajeta gacchantaṃ sarvaṃ tasya gṛhaṃ nayet |
evaṃ kṛte mahīpāla saritsyātsukhavāhinī || 86 ||
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tārayate tayā dhenvā sā sarijjalavāhinī |
sarvānkāmānavāpnoti ye divyā ye ca mānuṣāḥ || 87 ||
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rogī rogādvimuktaḥ syācchāmyanti paramāpadaḥ |
svasthe sahasraguṇitamāture śatasaṃmitam || 88 ||
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mṛtasyaiva tu yaddānaṃ parokṣe tatsamaṃ smṛtam |
svahastena tato deyaṃ mṛte kaḥ kasya dāsyati |
iti matvā mahārāja svadattaṃ syānmahāphalam || 89 ||
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ityevamuktaṃ tava dharmasūno dānaṃ mayā vaitaraṇīsamuttham |
śṛṇoti bhaktyā paṭhatīha samyaksa yāti viṣṇoḥ padamaprameyam || 90 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
prāpte cāśvayuje māsi tasminkṛṣṇā caturdaśī |
snātvā kṛtvā tataḥ śrāddhaṃ sampūjya ca maheśvaram || 91 ||
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pitṛbhyo dīyate dānaṃ bhaktiśraddhāsamanvitaiḥ |
paścājjāgaraṇaṃ kuryātsatkathāśravaṇādibhiḥ || 92 ||
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tataḥ prabhātasamaye snātvā vai narmadājale |
tarpaṇaṃ vidhivatkṛtvā pitḥṇāṃ devapūrvakam || 93 ||
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sauvarṇe ghṛtasaṃyuktaṃ dīpaṃ dadyāddvijātaye |
paścātsaṃbhojayedviprān svayaṃ caiva vimatsaraḥ || 94 ||
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evaṃ kṛte naraśreṣṭha na janturnarakaṃ vrajet |
avaśyameva manujairdraṣṭavyā nārakī sthitiḥ || 95 ||
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anena vidhinā kṛtvā na paśyennarakānnaraḥ |
tatra tīrthe mṛtānāṃ tu narāṇāṃ vidhinā nṛpa || 96 ||
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manvantaraṃ śive loke vāso bhavati durlabhe |
vimānenārkavarṇena kiṃkiṇīśataśobhinā || 97 ||
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sa gacchati mahābhāga sevyamāno'psarogaṇaiḥ |
bhunakti vividhānbhogānuktakālaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 98 ||
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pūrṇe caiva tataḥ kāla iha mānuṣyatāṃ gataḥ |
sarvavyādhivinirmukto jīvecca śaradāṃ śatam || 99 ||
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prāpya cāśvayuje māsi kṛṣṇapakṣe caturdaśīm |
ahorātroṣito bhūtvā pūjayitvā maheśvaram |
mahāpātakayukto'pi mucyate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 100 ||
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aṣṭāviṃśatikoṭyo vai narakāṇāṃ yudhiṣṭhira |
vimuktā narakairduḥkhaiḥ śivalokaṃ vrajanti te || 101 ||
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tatra bhuktvā mahābhogāndivyaiśvaryasamanvitān |
labhante mānuṣaṃ janma durlabhaṃ bhuvi mānavāḥ || 102 ||
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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 159

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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