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 |
tasyaivānantaraṃ pārtha puṣkalītīrthamuttamam |
tatra tīrthe naraḥ snātvā hyaśvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 1 ||
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kṣamānāthaṃ tato gacchettīrthaṃ trailokyaviśrutam |
dānavagandharvairapsarobhiśca sevitam || 2 ||
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tatra tiṣṭhati deveśaḥ sākṣādrudro maheśvaraḥ |
bhāreṇa mahatā jāto bhārabhūtiriti smṛtaḥ || 3 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
bhārabhūtīti vikhyātaṃ tīrthaṃ sarvaguṇānvitam |
śrotumicchāmi viprendra paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 4 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
bhārabhūtisamutpattiṃ śṛṇu pāṇḍavasattama |
vistareṇa yathā proktā purā devena śambhunā || 5 ||
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āsītkṛtayuge vipro vedavedāṅgapāragaḥ |
viṣṇuśarmeti vikhyātaḥ sarvaśāstrārthapāragaḥ || 6 ||
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kṣamā damo dayā dānaṃ satyaṃ śaucaṃ dhṛtistathā |
vidyā vijñānamāstikyaṃ sarvaṃ tasminpratiṣṭhitam || 7 ||
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īdṛgguṇā hi ye viprā bhavanti nṛpasattama |
patitānnarake ghore tārayanti pitḥṃstu te || 8 ||
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indriyaṃ lolupā viprā ye bhavanti nṛpottama |
patanti narake ghore raurave pāpamohitāḥ || 9 ||
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ye kṣāntadāntāḥ śrutipūrṇakarṇā jitendriyāḥ prāṇivadhānnivṛttāḥ |
pratigrahe saṃkucitāgrahastāste brāhmaṇāstārayituṃ samarthāḥ || 10 ||
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evaṃ guṇagaṇākīrṇo brāhmaṇo narmadātaṭe |
vasate brāhmaṇaiḥ sārdhaṃ śiloñchavṛttijīvanaḥ || 11 ||
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tādṛśaṃ brāhmaṇaṃ jñātvā devadevo maheśvaraḥ |
dvijarūpadharo bhūtvā tasyāśramamagātsvayam || 12 ||
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dṛṣṭvā taṃ brāhmaṇaiḥ sārdhamuccarantaṃ padakramam |
abhivādayate vipraṃ svāgatena ca pūjitaḥ || 13 ||
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provāca taṃ muhūrtena brāhmaṇo vismayānvitaḥ |
kimatha tadbaṭo brūhi kiṃ karomi tavepsitam || 14 ||
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baṭuruvāca |
vidyārthinamanuprāptaṃ viddhi māṃ dvijasattama |
dadāsi yadi me vidyāṃ tataḥ sthāsyāmi te gṛhe || 15 ||
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brāhmaṇa uvāca |
sarveṣāmeva viprāṇāṃ baṭo tvaṃ gotra uttame |
dānānāṃ paramaṃ dānaṃ kathaṃ vidyā ca dīyate || 16 ||
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guruśuśrūṣayā vidyā puṣkalena dhanena vā |
athavā vidyayā vidyā bhavatīha phalapradā || 17 ||
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baṭuruvāca |
yathānye bālakāḥ snātāḥ śuśrūṣanti hyaharniśam |
tathāhaṃ baṭubhiḥ sārdhaṃ śuśrūṣāmi na saṃśayaḥ || 18 ||
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tatheti coktvā viprendraḥ pāṭhayaṃstaṃ dine dine |
vartate saha śiṣyaiḥ sa śiloñchānupahārayan || 19 ||
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tataḥ katipayāhobhiḥ prokto baṭubhirīśvaraḥ |
pacanādyaṃ baṭo karma kuru kramata āgatam || 20 ||
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tatheti cokto deveśo bhāragrāmamupāgataḥ |
dhyātvā vanaspatīḥ sarvā idaṃ vacanamabravīt || 21 ||
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yāvadāgacchate vipro baṭubhiḥ saha mandiram |
adarśanābhiḥ kartavyaṃ tāvadannaṃ susaṃskṛtam || 22 ||
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evamuktvā tu tāḥ sarvā viśvarūpo maheśvaraḥ |
krīḍanārthaṃ gatastatra baṭuveṣadharaḥ pṛthak || 23 ||
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dṛṣṭvā samāgataṃ tatra baṭuveṣadharaṃ pṛthak |
dhiktvāṃ ca paruṣaṃ vākyamūcuste girisannidhau || 24 ||
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kṣutkṣāmakaṃṭhāḥ sarve ca gatvā tu kila mandiram |
tvayā siddhena cānnena tṛptiṃ yāsyāmahe vayam || 25 ||
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tadvṛthā cintitaṃ sava tvayāgatya kṛtaṃ dvija |
mithyāpratijñena satā duranuṣṭhitamadya te || 26 ||
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baṭuruvāca |
santāpamanutāpaṃ vā bhojanārthaṃ dvijarṣabhāḥ |
mā kurudhvaṃ yathānyāyaṃ siddhe'gre gṛhameṣyathā || 27 ||
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baṭuruvāca |
dinaśeṣeṇa cāsmākaṃ pañcatāṃ ca dine dine |
niṣpattiṃ yāti vā neti tadasiddhamaśeṣataḥ || 28 ||
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asiddhaṃ siddhamasmākaṃ yattvayā samudāhṛtam |
dṛṣṭvānṛtaṃ gatāstatra tvāṃ baddhāmbhasi nikṣipe || 29 ||
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baṭuruvāca |
bhobhoḥ śṛṇudhva sarve'tra sopādhyāyā dvijottamāḥ |
pratijñāṃ mama durdharṣāṃ yāṃ śrutvā vismayo bhavet || 30 ||
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yadi siddhamidaṃ sarvamannaṃ syādāśrame guroḥ |
yūyaṃ baddhvā mayā sarve kṣeptavyā narmadāmbhasi || 31 ||
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athavānnaṃ na siddhaṃ syādbhavadbhirdṛḍhabandhanaiḥ |
gurostu paśyato baddhvā kṣeptavyo'haṃ narmadāhrade || 32 ||
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tatheti kṛtvā te sarve samayaṃ gurusannidhau |
snātvā jāpyavidhānena bhūtagrāmaṃ tato yayuḥ || 33 ||
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dṛṣṭvā te vismayaṃ jagmurvistṛte bhakṣyabhojane |
ṣaḍrasena nṛpaśreṣṭha bhuktvā hutvā pṛthakpṛthak || 34 ||
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tataḥ provāca vacanaṃ hṛṣṭapuṣṭo dvijottamaḥ |
varado'smi varaṃ vatsa vṛṇu yattava rocate || 35 ||
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sāṅgopāṅgāstu te vedāḥ śāstrāṇi vividhāni ca |
pratibhāsyanti te vipra madīyo'stu varastvayam || 36 ||
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praṇamya baṭubhiḥ sārdhaṃ sa cikrīḍa yathāsukham |
dvitīye tu tataḥ prāpte divase narmadājale || 37 ||
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krīḍanārthaṃ gatāḥ sarve sopādhyāyā yudhiṣṭhira |
tataḥ smṛtvā paṇaṃ sarve bhāṣayitvā vidhānataḥ || 38 ||
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upādhyāyamathovāca natvā devaḥ kṛtāñjaliḥ |
jale prakṣepayāmyadya niṣpratijñān baṭūn prabho || 39 ||
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taddevasya vacaḥ śrutvā naṣṭāste baṭavo nṛpa |
gurostu paśyato rājandhāvamānā diśo daśa || 40 ||
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vāyuvegena devena luñjitāste samantataḥ |
bhāraṃ baddhvā tu sarveṣāṃ baṭūnāṃ ca nareśvara || 41 ||
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śāpānugrahako devo'kṣipattoye yathā gṛhe |
tato viṣādamagamaddṛṣṭvā tānnarmadājale || 42 ||
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guruṇā baṭurukto'tha kimetatsāhasaṃ kṛtam |
eteṣāṃ mātṛpitaro bālakānāṃ gṛhe'ṅganāḥ || 43 ||
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yadi pṛcchanti te bālān kva gatān kathayāmyaham |
evaṃ sthite mahābhāga yadi kaścinmariṣyati || 44 ||
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tadā svakīyajīvena tvaṃ yojayitumarhasi |
mṛteṣu teṣu vipreṣu na jīve niścayo mṛtaḥ || 45 ||
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brahmahatyāśca te bahvyo bhaviṣyanti mṛte mayi |
dvijabandhanamātreṇa narako bhavati dhruvam || 46 ||
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maraṇādyāṃ gatiṃ yāsi na tāṃ vedmi dvijādhama |
evamuktaḥ smitaṃ kṛtvā devadevo maheśvaraḥ || 47 ||
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bhārabhūteśvare tīrtha ujjahāra jalāddvijān |
muktvā bhāraṃ tu devena chādayitvā tu tāndvijān || 48 ||
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liṅgaṃ pratiṣṭhitaṃ tatra bhārabhūteti viśrutam |
mṛtāṃstān vai dvijān dṛṣṭvā brahmahatyā nirākṛtā || 49 ||
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gatāni pañca vai dṛṣṭvā brahmahatyāśatāni vai |
tataḥ sa vismayāviṣṭo dṛṣṭvā tānbālakān guruḥ || 50 ||
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nānyasya kasyacicchaktirevaṃ syādīśvaraṃ vinā |
jñātvā taṃ devadeveśaṃ praṇāmamakaroddvijaḥ || 51 ||
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ajñānena mayā sava yaduktaṃ parameśvara |
apriyaṃ yatkṛtaṃ sarvaṃ kṣantavyaṃ tanmama prabho || 52 ||
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deva uvāca |
bhagavangururbhavāndevo bhavānmama pitāmahaḥ |
vedagarbha namaste'stu nāsti kaścidvyatikramaḥ || 53 ||
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janitā copanetā ca yastu vidyāṃ prayacchati |
annadātā bhayatrātā pañcaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ || 54 ||
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evamuktvā jagannātho viṣṇuśarmāṇamānataḥ |
tatra tīrthe jagāmāśu kailāsaṃ dharaṇīdharam || 55 ||
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tadāprabhṛti tattīrthaṃ bhārabhūtīti viśrutam |
vikhyātaṃ sarvalokeṣu mahāpātakanāśanam || 56 ||
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tatra tīrthe punarvṛttamitihāsaṃ bravīmi te |
sarvapāpaharaṃ divyamekāgrastvaṃ śṛṇuṣva tat || 57 ||
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purā kṛtayugasyādau vaiśyaḥ kaścinmahāmanāḥ |
sukeśa iti vikhyātastasya putro'tidhārmikaḥ || 58 ||
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somaśarmeti vikhyāto mṛtaḥ pṛthulalocanaḥ |
sa sakhāyaṃ vaṇikputraṃ kaṃciccakre daridriṇam || 59 ||
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sudevamiti khyātaṃ sarvakarmasu kovidam |
ekadā tu samaṃ tena vyavahāramacintayat || 60 ||
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sakhe samudrayānena gacchāvottaraṇaiḥ śubhaiḥ |
bhāṇḍaṃ bahu samādāya madīye dravyasādhane || 61 ||
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paraṃ tīraṃ gamiṣyāva utkarṣastvāvayoḥ samaḥ |
iti tau mantrayitvā tu mantravatsamabhīpsitam || 62 ||
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sarvaṃ prayāṇakaṃ gṛhya hyārūḍhau lavaṇodadhim |
tau gatvā tu paraṃ bhāṇḍaṃ vikrīya puratastadā || 63 ||
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prāptau bahu suvarṇaṃ ca ratnāni vividhāni ca |
nāvaṃ tāṃ saṃgatāṃ kṛtvā paścāttāvārurohatuḥ || 64 ||
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nāvamantarjale dṛṣṭvā niśīthe svarṇasaṃbhṛtām |
dṛṣṭvā tu somaśarmāṇamutsaṅge kṛtamastakam || 65 ||
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śayānamativiśvastaṃ sahadevo vyacintayat |
eṣa nidrāvaśaṃ yāto mayi prāṇānnidhāya vai || 66 ||
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asyādhīnamidaṃ sarvaṃ dravyaratnamaśeṣataḥ |
utkarṣārddhaṃ tu me dadyāttatra gatveti vā na vā || 67 ||
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iti niścitya manasā pāpastaṃ lavaṇodadhau |
cikṣepa somaśarmāṇaṃ pāpadhyātena cetasā || 68 ||
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uttīrya taraṇāttasmādgatvā saṃgṛhya taddhanam |
tataḥ katipayāhobhiḥ saṃyuktaḥ kāladharmaṇā || 69 ||
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gato yamapuraṃ ghoraṃ gṛhīto yamakiṃkaraiḥ |
sa nītastena mārgeṇa yatra saṃtapate raviḥ || 70 ||
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kṛtvā dvādaśadhātmānaṃ samprāpte pralaye yathā |
sutīkṣṇāḥ kaṇṭakā yatra yatra śvānaḥ sudāruṇāḥ || 71 ||
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tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrā mahāvyālā vyāghrā yatra mahāvṛkāḥ |
sutaptā vālukā yatra kṣudhā tṛṣṇā tamo mahat || 72 ||
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pānīyasya kathā nāsti na chāyā nāśramaḥ kvacit |
annaṃ pānīyasahitaṃ yāvattaddīyate viṣam || 73 ||
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chāyāṃ saṃprārthamānānāṃ bhṛśaṃ jvalati pāvakaḥ |
tairdahyamānā bahuśo vilapanti muhurmuhuḥ || 74 ||
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hā bhrātarmātaḥ putreti patanti pathi mūrchitāḥ |
itthaṃbhūtena mārgeṇa sa gīto yamakiṃkaraiḥ || 75 ||
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yatra tiṣṭhati deveśaḥ prajāsaṃyamano yamaḥ |
te dvāradeśe taṃ muktvācakṣuryamakiṃkarāḥ || 76 ||
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baddhvā taṃ galapāśena hyāsīnaṃ mitraghātinam |
avadhāraya deveśa budhyasva yadanantaram || 77 ||
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yama uvāca |
na tu pūrvaṃ mukhaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ mayā viśvāsaghātinām |
ye mitradrohiṇaḥ pāpāsteṣāṃ kiṃ śāsanaṃ bhavet || 78 ||
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ṛṣayo'tra vicārārthaṃ niyuktā nipuṇāḥ sthitāḥ |
te yatra bruvate tatra kṣipadhvaṃ mā vicāryatām || 79 ||
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ityuktāste tamādāya kiṃkarāḥ śīghragāminaḥ |
munīśāṃstatra tānūcustaṃ nivedya yamājñayā || 80 ||
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dvijā anena mitraṃ svaṃ prasuptaṃ niśi ghātitam |
viśvastaṃ dhanalobhena ko daṇḍo'sya bhaviṣyati || 81 ||
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munaya ūcuḥ |
adṛṣṭapūrvamasmābhirvadanaṃ mitraghātinām |
kṛtvā paṭāntare hyenaṃ śṛṇvantu gatimasya tām || 82 ||
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te śāstrāṇi vicāryātha ṛṣayaśca parasparam |
āhūya yamadūtāṃstānūcurbrāhmaṇapuṃgavāḥ || 83 ||
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ālokitāni śāstrāṇi vedāḥ sāṅgāḥ smṛtīrapi |
purāṇāni ca mīmāṃsā dṛṣṭamasmābhiratra ca || 84 ||
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brahmaghne ca surāpe ca steye gurvaṅganāgame |
niṣkṛtirvihitā śāstre kṛtaghne nāsti niṣkṛtiḥ || 85 ||
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ye strīghnāśca gurughnāśca ye bālabrahmaghātinaḥ |
vihitā niṣkṛtiḥ śāstre kṛtaghne nāsti niṣkṛtiḥ || 86 ||
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vāpīkūpataḍāgānāṃ bhettāro ye ca pāpinaḥ |
udyānavāṭikānāṃ ca chettāro ye ca durjanāḥ || 87 ||
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dāvāgnidāhakā ye ca satataṃ ye'suhiṃsakāḥ |
nyāsāpahāriṇo ye ca garadāḥ svāmivañcakāḥ || 88 ||
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mātāpitṛgurūṇāṃ ca tyāgino doṣadāyinaḥ |
svabhartṛvañcanaparā yā strī garbhapraghātinī || 89 ||
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vivekarahitā yā strī yāsnātā bhojane ratā |
dvikālabhojanaratāstathā vaiṣṇavavāsare || 90 ||
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tāsāṃ strīṇāṃ gatirdṛṣṭā na tu viśvāsaghātinām |
viśvāsaghātināṃ puṃsāṃ mitradrohakṛtāṃ tathā || 91 ||
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teṣāṃ gatirna vedeṣu purāṇeṣu ca kā kathā |
iti sthiteṣu pāpeṣu gatireṣāṃ na vidyate || 92 ||
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nānyā gatirmitrahanane viśvastaghne ca naḥ śrutam |
ito nītvā yamadūtā enaṃ viśvastaghātinam || 93 ||
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kalpakoṭiśataṃ sāgraṃ paryāyeṇa pṛthakpṛthak |
narakeṣu ca sarveṣu triṃśatkoṭiṣu saṃkhyayā || 94 ||
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kṣipyatāmeṣa mitraghno vicāro mā vidhīyatām |
iti te vacanaṃ śrutvā kiṃkarāstaṃ nigṛhya ca || 95 ||
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yatra te narakā ghorāstatra kṣeptuṃ gatāstataḥ |
te tamādāya hi narake ghore rauravasaṃjñite || 96 ||
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cikṣipustatra pāpiṣṭhaṃ kṣipte rāvo'bhavanmahān |
narakasthitabhūteṣu moktavyo naiṣa pāpakṛt || 97 ||
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asya saṃsparśanādeva pīḍā śataguṇā bhavet |
yathā vyathāsikāṣṭhaiśca samiddhairdahanātmakaiḥ || 98 ||
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bhavati sparśanāttasya kimetena kṛtāmalam |
yathā durjanasaṃsargātsujano yāti lāghavam || 99 ||
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sannidhānāttathāsyāśu kṣate kṣārāvasecanam |
prasādaḥ kriyatāmāśu nīyatāṃ narake'nyataḥ || 100 ||
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evamuktāstatastaistu gatāste tvaśuciṃ prati |
tatra te nārakāḥ santi pūrvavatte'pi cukruśuḥ || 101 ||
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evaṃ te kiṃkarāḥ sarve paryaṭannarakamaṇḍale |
narake'pi sthitistasya nāsti pāpasya durmateḥ || 102 ||
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yadā tadā tu te sarve taṃ gṛhya yamasannidhau |
gatvā nivedya tatsarvaṃ yaduktaṃ nārakairnaraiḥ |
narake na sthitiryasya tasya kiṃ kriyatāṃ vada || 103 ||
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yama uvāca |
pāpiṣṭha eṣa vai yātu yoniṃ tiryaṅniṣevitām |
kālaṃ munibhiruddiṣṭaḥ tiryagyoniṃ praveśyatām || 104 ||
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evamukte tu vacane prajāsaṃyamanena ca |
sa gataḥ kṛmitāṃ pāpo viṣṭhāsu ca pṛthakpṛthak || 105 ||
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tato'sau daṃśamaśakān pipīlikasamudbhavān |
yūkāmatkuṇakāḍhyāṃśca gatvā pakṣitvamāgataḥ || 106 ||
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sthāvaratvaṃ gataḥ paścātpāṣāṇatvaṃ tataḥ param |
sarīsṛpānajagaravarāhamṛgahastinaḥ || 107 ||
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vṛkaśvānakharoṣṭrāṃśca sūkarīṃ grāmajātikām |
yonimāśvatarīṃ prāpya tathā mahiṣasambhavām || 108 ||
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etāścānyāśca bahvīrvai prāpa yonīḥ krameṇa vai |
sa tā yonīranuprāpya dhuryo'bhūdbhāravāhakaḥ || 109 ||
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sa gṛhe pārthiveśasya dhārmikasya yaśasvinaḥ |
sa dṛṣṭvā kārttikīṃ prāptāmekadā nṛpasattamaḥ || 110 ||
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purohitaṃ samāhūya brāhmaṇāṃśca tathā bahūn |
na gṛhe kārttikīṃ kuryādetanme bahuśaḥ śrutam || 111 ||
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sametāḥ kutra yāsyāma iti brūta dvijottamāḥ |
yo gṛhe kārttikīṃ kuryātsnānadānādivarjitaḥ || 112 ||
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saṃvatsarakṛtātpuṇyātsa bahirbhavati śrutiḥ |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena tīrthaṃ sarvaguṇānvitam || 113 ||
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sahitāstatra gacchāmaḥ snātuṃ dātuṃ ca śaktitaḥ |
evamukte tu vacane pārthivena dvijottamāḥ || 114 ||
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ūcuḥ śreṣṭhaṃ nṛpatheṣṭha revāyā uttare taṭe |
bhāreśvareti vikhyātaṃ muktitīrthaṃ nṛpottama || 115 ||
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tatra yāmo vayaṃ sarve sarvapāpakṣayāvaham |
evamuktaḥ sa nṛpatirgṛhītvā pracuraṃ vasu || 116 ||
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śakaṭaṃ saṃbhṛtaṃ kṛtvā tatra yuktaḥ sa dhūrvahaḥ |
yaḥ kṛtvā mitrahananaṃ goyoniṃ samupāgataḥ || 117 ||
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itthaṃ sa narmadātīre samprāptastīrthamuttamam |
gatvā caturdaśīdine hyupavāsakṛtakṣaṇaḥ || 118 ||
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gatvā sa narmadātīre nāma rudretyanusmaran |
śucipradeśācca mṛdaṃ mantreṇānena gṛhyatām || 119 ||
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uddhṛtāsi varāheṇa rudreṇa śatabāhunā |
ahamapyuddhariṣyāmi prajayā bandhanena ca || 120 ||
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sa evaṃ tāṃ mṛdaṃ nītvā muktvā tīre tathottare |
dadarśa bhāskaraṃ paścānmantreṇānena cālabhet || 121 ||
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aśvakrānte rathakrānte viṣṇukrānte vasuṃdhare |
mṛttike hara me pāpaṃ janmakoṭiśatārjitam || 122 ||
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tata evaṃ vigāhyāpo mantrametamudīrayet |
tvaṃ narmade puṇyajale tavāmbhaḥ śaṅkarodbhavam || 123 ||
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snānaṃ prakurvato me'dya pāpaṃ haratu cārjitam |
sa snātvānena vidhinā saṃtarpya pitṛdevatāḥ || 124 ||
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yayau devālayaṃ paścādupahāraiḥ samanvitaḥ |
bhaktyā saṃcintya sānnidhye śaṅkaraṃ lokaśaṅkaram || 125 ||
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purāṇoktavidhānena pūjāṃ samupacakrame |
pūjācatuṣṭayaṃ devi śivarātryāṃ nigadyate || 126 ||
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saṃsnāpya prathame yāme pañcagavyena śaṅkaram |
ghṛtena pūraṇaṃ paścātkṛtaṃ nṛpavareṇa tu || 127 ||
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dhūpadīpanaivedyādyaṃ saṃkalpya ca yathāvidhi |
argheṇānena deveśaṃ mantreṇānena śaṅkaram || 128 ||
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namaste devadeveśa śambho paramakāraṇa |
gṛhāṇārghamimaṃ deva saṃsārāghamapākuru || 129 ||
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vittānurūpato dattaṃ suvarṇaṃ mantrakalpitam |
agnirhi devāḥ sarve suvarṇaṃ ca hutāśanāt || 130 ||
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ataḥ suvarṇadānena prītāḥ syuḥ sarvadevatāḥ |
tadarghaṃ sarvadā dātuḥ prīto bhavatu śaṅkaraḥ || 131 ||
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anena vidhinā tena pūjitaḥ prathame śivaḥ |
yāme dvitīye tu punaḥ pūrvoktavidhinā caret || 132 ||
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snāpayāmāsa dugdhena gavyena tripurāntakam |
taṃdulaiḥ pūraṇaṃ paścātkṛtaṃ liṅgasya śūlinaḥ || 133 ||
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kṛtvā vidhānaṃ pūrvoktaṃ dattaṃ vastrayugaṃ sitam |
śvetavastrayugaṃ yasmācchaṅkarasyātivallabham || 134 ||
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prīto bhavati vai śambhurdattena śvetavāsasā |
yāmaṃ tṛtīyaṃ samprāptaṃ dṛṣṭvā nṛpatisattamaḥ || 135 ||
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devaṃ saṃsnāpya madhunā pūraṇaṃ cakrivāṃstilaiḥ |
tiladroṇapradānaṃ ca kuryānmantramudīrayan || 136 ||
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tilāḥ śvetāstilāḥ kṛṣṇāḥ sarvapāpaharāstilāḥ |
tiladroṇapradānenu saṃsāraśchidyatāṃ mama || 137 ||
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anena vidhinā rājā yāminīyāmapūjanam |
ativāhya vinodena brahmaghoṣeṇa jāgaram || 138 ||
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cakāra pūjanaṃ śambhorbahupuṇyaprasādhakam |
ye jāgare trinetrasya śivarātryāṃ śivasthitāḥ || 139 ||
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te yāṃ gatiṃ gatāḥ pārtha na tāṃ gacchanti yajvinaḥ |
pāpāni yāni kāni syuḥ koṭijanmārjitānyapi || 140 ||
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harakeśavayoḥ snānti jāgare yānti saṃkṣayam |
yāvanto nimiṣā nṛṇāṃ bhavanti niśi jāgratām || 141 ||
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nimiṣe nimiṣe rājannaśvamedhaphalaṃ dhruvam |
upavāsaparāṇāṃ ca devāyatanavāsinām || 142 ||
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śṛṇvatāṃ dharmamākhyānaṃ dhyāyatāṃ harakeśavau |
na tāṃ bahusuvarṇena kratunā gatimāpnuyuḥ || 143 ||
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śivarātristithiḥ puṇyā kārttikī ca viśeṣataḥ |
revāyā uttaraṃ kūlaṃ tīraṃ bhāreśvareti ca || 144 ||
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jāgṛtaścātiduḥkhena kathaṃ pāpaṃ na hāsyati |
itthaṃsa jāgaraṃ kṛtvā śivarātryāṃ nareśvaraḥ || 145 ||
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prabhāte vimale gatvā narmadātīramuttamam |
snāpitāstena te sarve vāhanāni gajādayaḥ || 146 ||
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yaistu vāhairgatastīrthaṃ snāto'haṃ snāpayāmi tān |
tatra madhyasthitaḥ snātastiryaktvānnirgato vaṇik || 147 ||
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dānaṃ dadau tānuddiśya kiṃcicchaktyanurūpataḥ |
tena vāhakṛtāddoṣānmukto bhavati mānavaḥ || 148 ||
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anyathāsau kṛto lābhaḥ kṛto vrajati tān prati |
saṃsnāpya taṃ tato rājā svayaṃ snātvā vidhānataḥ || 149 ||
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saṃtarpya pitṛdevāṃśca kṛtvā śrāddhaṃ yathāvidhi |
kṛtvā piṇḍānpitṛbhyaśca vṛṣamutsṛjya lakṣaṇam || 150 ||
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gatvā devālayaṃ paścāddevaṃ tīrthodakena ca |
saṃsnāpya pañcagavyena tataḥ pañcāmṛtena ca || 151 ||
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sarvauṣadhijalenaiva tataḥ śuddhodakena ca |
candanena sugandhena samālabhya ca śaṅkaram || 152 ||
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kuṅkumaiśca sakarpūrairgandhaiśca vividhaistathā |
puṣpaughaiśca sugandhāḍhyaiścaturthaṃ liṅgapūraṇam || 153 ||
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kṛtaṃ nṛpavareṇātra kurvatā pūrvakaṃ vidhim |
godānaṃ ca kṛtaṃ paścādvidhidṛṣṭena karmaṇā || 154 ||
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dhenuke rudrarūpāsi rudreṇa parinirmitā |
asminnagādhe saṃsāre patantaṃ māṃ samuddhara || 155 ||
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dhenuṃ svalaṃkṛtāṃ dadyādanena vidhinā tataḥ |
kṣamāpya devadeveśaṃ brāhmaṇān bhojayedbahūn || 156 ||
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ṣaḍvidhairbhojanairbhakṣyairvāsobhistān samarcayet |
dakṣiṇābhirvicitrābhiḥ pūjayitvā kṣamāpayet || 157 ||
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sa svayaṃ bubhuje paścātparivārasamanvitaḥ |
tāmeva rajanīṃ tatra nyavasajjagatīpatiḥ || 158 ||
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tasya tatroṣitasyaivaṃ niśīthe'tha nareśvara |
ākāśe so'ti śuśrāva divyavāṇīsamīritam || 159 ||
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vāguvāca |
rājansamaṃ tato loke phalaṃ bhavati sāmpratam |
saṃsārasāgare hyatra patitānāṃ durātmanām || 160 ||
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yadi saṃnidhimātreṇa phalaṃ tatrocyate katham |
yadi śaṃtanuvaṃśasya tatronmādakaraṃ bhavet || 161 ||
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ya eṣa tvadgṛhe voḍhā hyatibhāradhuraṃdharaḥ |
anena mitrahananaṃ pāpaṃ viśvāsaghātanam || 162 ||
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kṛtaṃ janmasahasrāṇāmatīte parijanmani |
gatena pāpmanātmānaṃ narakeṣu ca saṃsthitiḥ || 163 ||
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tato yonisahasreṣu gatistiryakṣu caiva hi |
goyoniṃ samanuprāptastvadgṛhe sa sudurmatiḥ || 164 ||
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snāpitaśca tvayā tīrthe hyasmin parvasamāgame |
dṛṣṭvā pūjāṃ tvayā kḷptāṃ kṛtā jāgaraṇakriyā || 165 ||
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tena niṣkalmaṣo jāto muktvā dehaṃ tavāgrataḥ |
svargaṃ prati vimānasthaḥ so'dya rājangamiṣyati || 166 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
evamukte nipatito dhuryaḥ prāṇairvyayujyata |
vimānavaramārūḍhastatkṣaṇātsamadṛśyata || 167 ||
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sa taṃ praṇamya rājendramuvāca prahasanniva || 168 ||
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vṛṣa uvāca |
bhobho nṛpavaraśreṣṭha tīrthamāhātmyamuttamam |
yatra cāsmadvidhastīrthe mucyate pātakairnaraḥ |
mayā jñātamaśeṣeṇa matsamo nāsti pātakī || 169 ||
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ataḥ paraṃ kiṃ tu kuryāṃ paraṃ tīrthānukīrtanam |
bhavānmātā bhavanbhrātā bhavāṃścaiva pitāmahaḥ || 170 ||
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kṣantavyaṃ praṇato'smyadya yasmiṃstīrthe hi mādṛśāḥ |
gatimīdṛgvidhāṃ yānti na jāne tava kā gatiḥ || 171 ||
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samārādhya maheśānaṃ sampūjya ca yathāvidhi |
kā gatistava saṃbhāṣyā dehyanujñāṃ mama prabho || 172 ||
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tvarayanti ca māṃ hyete divisthāḥ praṇayādgaṇāḥ |
svastyastu te gamiṣyāmītyuktvā so'ntardadhe kṣaṇāt || 173 ||
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śrīmārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
gate cādarśanaṃ tatra sa rājā vismayānvitaḥ |
tīrthamāhātmyamatulaṃ varṇayansvapuraṃ gataḥ || 174 ||
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itthaṃbhūtaṃ hi tattīrthaṃ narmadāyāṃ vyavasthitam |
sarvapāpakṣayakaraṃ sarvaduḥkhaghnamuttamam || 175 ||
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upapāpāni naśyanti snānamātreṇa bhārata |
kārttikasya caturdaśyāmupavāsaparāyaṇaḥ || 176 ||
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caturdhā pūrayelliṅgaṃ tasya puṇyaphalaṃ śṛṇu |
brahmahatyā surāpānaṃ steyaṃ gurvaṅganāgamaḥ || 177 ||
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mahāpāpāni catvāri caturbhiryānti saṃkṣayam |
so'śvamedhasya yajñasya labhate phalamuttamam || 178 ||
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kārttike śuklapakṣasya caturdaśyāmupoṣitaḥ |
svarṇadānācca tattīrthe yajñasya labhate phalam || 179 ||
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aṣṭamyāṃ vā caturdaśyāṃ vaiśākhe māsi pūrvavat |
dīpaṃ piṣṭamayaṃ kṛtvā pitṝn sarvān vimokṣayet || 180 ||
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tatra yaddīyate dānamapi vālāgramātrakam |
tadakṣayaphalaṃ sarvamevamāha maheśvaraḥ || 181 ||
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bhārabhūtyāṃ mṛtānāṃ tu narāṇāṃ bhāvitātmanām |
anivartikā gatī rājañchivalokānnirantaram || 182 ||
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athavā lokavṛttyarthaṃ martyalokaṃ jigīṣati |
sāṅgavedajñaviprāṇāṃ jāyate vimale kule || 183 ||
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dhanadhānyasamāyukto vedavidyāsamanvitaḥ |
sarvavyādhivinirmukto jīvecca śaradāṃ śatam || 184 ||
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punastattīrthamāsādya hyakṣayaṃ padamāpnuyāt || 185 ||
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etatpuṇyaṃ pāpaharaṃ kathitaṃ te nṛpottama |
bhāratedaṃ mahākhyānaṃ śṛṇu caiva tataḥ param || 186 ||
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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 209

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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