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 || 195 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
devatīrthe tu kiṃ nāma māhātmyaṃ samudāhṛtam |
phalaṃ kiṃ snānadānādikāriṇāṃ jāyate mune || 1 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
pṛthivyāṃ yāni tīrthāni devairmunigaṇairapi |
sevitāni mahābāho tāni dhyātāni viṣṇunā || 2 ||
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samāgatānyekatāṃ vai tatra tīrthe yudhiṣṭhira |
tattīrthaṃ vaiṣṇavaṃ puṇyaṃ devatīrthamiti śrutam || 3 ||
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kurukṣetraṃ bhuvi paramantarikṣe tripuṣkaram |
puruṣottamaṃ divi paraṃ devatīrthaṃ parātparam || 4 ||
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devatīrthasamaṃ nāsti tīrthamatra paratra ca |
yatprāpya manujastapyenna kadācidyudhiṣṭhira || 5 ||
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devairuktāni tīrthāni yo'tra snānaṃ samācaret |
devatīrthe sa sarvatra snāto bhavati mānavaḥ || 6 ||
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evamastviti tairuktā devā ṛṣigaṇā api |
saṃtuṣṭāḥ śrīśamabhyarcya svaṃ svaṃ sthānaṃ tu bhejire || 7 ||
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sūryagrahe'tra vai kṣetre snātvā yatphalamaśnute |
snātvā śrīśaṃ samabhyarcya samupoṣya yathāvidhi || 8 ||
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yaddadāti hiraṇyāni dānāni vidhivannṛpa |
tadanantaphalaṃ sarvaṃ sūryasya grahaṇe yathā || 9 ||
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bhūmidānaṃ dhenudānaṃ svarṇadānamanantakam |
vajradānamanantaṃ ca phalaṃ prāha śatakratuḥ || 10 ||
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somo vai vastradānena mauktikānāṃ ca bhārgavaḥ |
suvarṇasya ravirdānaṃ dharmarājo hyanantakam || 11 ||
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devatīrthe tu yaddānaṃ śraddhāyuktena dīyate |
tadanantaphalaṃ prāha bṛhaspatirudāradhīḥ || 12 ||
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devatīrthe bhṛgukṣetre sarvatīrthādhika nṛpa |
devatīrthe naraḥ snātvā śrīpatiṃ yo'nupaśyati || 13 ||
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somagrahe kulaśataṃ sa samuddhṛtya nākabhāk |
dānāni dvijamukhyebhyo devatīrthe narādhipa || 14 ||
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yairdattāni narairbhogabhāginaḥ pretya ceha te |
devatīrthe viprabhojyaṃ harimuddiśya yaścaret || 15 ||
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sa sarvāhlādamāpnoti svargaloke yudhiṣṭhira |
devatīrthe naro nārī snātvā niyatamānasau || 16 ||
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upoṣyaikādaśīṃ bhaktyā pūjayedyaḥ śriyaḥ patim |
rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ kṛtvā ghṛtenodbodhya dīpakam || 17 ||
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dvādaśyāṃ prātarutthāya tathā vai narmadājale |
vipradāmpatyamabhyarcya vidhivatkurunandana || 18 ||
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vastrābharaṇatāmbūlapuṣpadhūpavilepanaiḥ |
akṣaye viṣṇuloke'sau modate caritavrataḥ || 19 ||
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yaḥ sadaikādaśītithau snātvopoṣyārcayeddharim |
rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ kuryādvedaśāstravidhānataḥ || 20 ||
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dharmarājakṛtāṃ pāpāṃ na sa paśyati yātanām |
pañcarātravidhānena śrīpatiṃ yo'rcayiṣyati || 21 ||
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dīkṣāmavāpya vidhivadvaiṣṇavīṃ pāpanāśinīm |
svargamokṣapradāṃ puṇyāṃ bhogadāṃ vittadāmatha || 22 ||
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rājyadāṃ vā mahābhāga putradāṃ bhāgyadāmatha |
sukalatrapradāṃ vāpi viṣṇorbhaktipradāmiti || 23 ||
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tariṣyati bhavāmbhodhiṃ sa naraḥ kurunandana |
yo'rcayiṣyati tatraiva devatīrthe śriyaḥ patim || 24 ||
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viśvarūpamatho samyaṅmūlaśrīpatimeva vā |
nārāyaṇagiriṃ vāpi gṛhe vaikādaśītithau || 25 ||
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bhaktimāñchraddhayā yuktaḥ kṣīraistīrthodakairapi |
susūkṣmairahatairvastrairmahākauśeyakairnṛpa || 26 ||
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vicitrairnetrajairvāpi dhūpairagurucandanaiḥ |
guggulairghṛtamiśraiśca naivedyairvividhairapi || 27 ||
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pāyasādyairmanuṣyendra payasā vā yudhiṣṭhira |
piṣṭadīpaiḥ suvimalairvardhamānairmanoharaiḥ || 28 ||
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pūjayitvā naro yāti yathā tacchṛṇu bhārata |
śaṅkhī cakrī gadī padmī bhūtvāsau garuḍadhvajaḥ || 29 ||
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devalokānatikramya viṣṇulokaṃ prapadyate |
yastu vai parayā bhaktyā śrīpateḥ pādapaṅkajam || 30 ||
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caturdhādhiṣṭhitaṃ paśyecchriyaṃ trailokyamātaram |
nṛtyagītavinodena mucyate pātakardhruvam || 31 ||
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nīrājane tu devasya prātarmadhye dine tathā |
sāyaṃ ca niyato nityaṃ yaḥ paśyetpūjayeddharim || 32 ||
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sa tīrtvā hyāpadaṃ durgāṃ naivārtiṃ samavāpnuyāt |
āyuḥśrīvardhanaṃ puṃsāṃ cakṣuṣāmapi pūrakam || 33 ||
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upapāpaharaṃ caiva sadā nīrājanaṃ hareḥ |
tadā nīrājanākāle yo hareḥ paṭhati stavam || 34 ||
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sa dhanyo devadevasya prasannenāntarātmanā |
harernīrājanāśeṣaṃ pāṇibhyāṃ yaḥ prayacchati || 35 ||
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saṃgṛhya cakṣuṣī tena yojayenmārjayanmukham |
timirādīnakṣirogānnāśayeddīptimanmukham || 36 ||
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bhavatyaśeṣaduṣṭānāṃ nāśāyālaṃ narottama |
dīpaprajvalanaṃ yasya nityamagre śriyaḥ pateḥ || 37 ||
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snātvā revājale puṇye pradadyādadhikaṃ vratī |
saptadvīpavatī tena sasāgaravanāpagā || 38 ||
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pradakṣiṇīkṛtā syādvai dharaṇī śaṅkaro'bravīt |
idaṃ yaḥ paṭhyamānaṃ tu śṛṇuyātpaṭhate'pi vā || 39 ||
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smaraṇaṃ so'tasamaye vipāpmā prāpnuyāddhareḥ |
idaṃ yaśasyamāyuṣyaṃ svargyaṃ pitṛguṇapriyam || 40 ||
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māhātmyaṃ śrāvayedviprāñchrīpateḥ śrāddhakarmaṇi |
ghṛtena madhunā tena tarpitāḥ syuḥ pitāmahāḥ || 41 ||
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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 195

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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