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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| sūta uvāca |
tasyaiva paścime bhāge mṛgatīrthamanuttamam |
asti puṇyatamaṃ khyātaṃ samaste dharaṇītale || |
tatra ye mānavāstīrthe samyakchraddhāsamanvitāḥ |
caitraśuklacaturdaśyāṃ snānaṃ kurvaṃtibhāskare || 2 ||
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madhye sthite na te yāṃti tiryagyonau kathaṃcana |
api pāpasamopetā doṣaiḥ sarvaiḥ samanvitāḥ || 3 ||
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kṛtaghnā nāstikāścaurā maryādābhedakāstathā |
snātā ye tatra sattīrthe te yāṃti paramāṃ gatim |
vimānavaramārūḍhāḥ stūyamānāśca kiṃnaraiḥ || 4 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
mṛgatīrthaṃ kathaṃ tatra saṃjātaṃ sūtanaṃdana |
kiṃ prabhāvaṃ samācakṣva paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 5 ||
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sūta uvāca |
pūrvaṃ tatra mahāraṇye nānāmṛgagaṇāvṛte |
nānāvihaṃgasaṃghuṣṭe nānāvṛkṣasamākule || 6 ||
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samāyātā mahāraudrā lubdha kāścāpapāṇayaḥ |
kṛṣṇāṃgā bhramamāṇāste yamadūtā ivā'pare || 7 ||
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etasminnaṃtare dṛṣṭaṃ mṛgayūthaṃ taroradhaḥ |
upaviṣṭaṃ suviśrabdhaṃ taistadā dvija sattamāḥ || 8 ||
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atha tāṃllubdhakāndṛṣṭvā dūrato'pi bhayāturāḥ |
palāyanaparāḥ sarve mṛgā jagmurdrutaṃ tataḥ || 9 ||
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atha te sannidhau dṛṣṭvā gaṃbhīraṃ salilāśayam |
praviṣṭā hariṇāḥ sarve bhayārtāḥ śarapīḍitāḥ || 10 ||
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tatastatsalilasyāṃtaste mṛgāḥ sarva eva hi |
mānuṣatvamanuprāptāstatprabhāvā ddvijottamāḥ || 11 ||
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atha tānmānuṣībhūtānpapracchurlubdhakā mṛgān |
mṛgayūthaṃ samāyātaṃ mārgeṇānena sāṃpratam |
kena mārgeṇa niryātaṃ tasmādvadata mā ciram || 12 ||
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mānuṣā ūcuḥ |
vayaṃ te hariṇāḥ sarve mānuṣatvaṃ sudurlabham |
tīrthasyā'sya prabhāvena prāptāḥ satyaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 13 ||
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tacchrutvā vismayāviṣṭāstataste lubdhakā drutam |
tyaktvā dhanūṃṣi bāṇāṃśca snānaṃ tatra pracakrire || 4 ||
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snānamātrāttataḥ sarve divyamālyānulepanāḥ |
divyagātradharā sarve saṃjātāḥ pārthivottamāḥ || 15 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
atyāścaryamidaṃ sūta yattvayā parikīrtitam |
snānamātreṇa te prāptā lubdhakāstādṛśaṃ vapuḥ || 16 ||
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tathā mānuṣyamāpannā mṛgāstoyāvagāhanāt |
tatkathaṃ medinīpṛṣṭhe tattīrthaṃ saṃbabhūva ha || 17 ||
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sūta uvāca |
liṃgabhedodbhavaṃ toyaṃ yatpurā vaḥ prakīrtitam |
ācchannaṃ pāṃsubhiḥ kṛtsnaṃ vāyunā śakraśāsanāt || 18 ||
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valmīkaraṃdhramāsādya tanniṣkrāṃtaṃ punardvijāḥ |
kālena mahatā tatra pradeśe svalpameva hi || 19 ||
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yatra snātaḥ purā sadyastriśaṃkuḥ pṛthivīpatiḥ |
divyaṃ vapuḥ punaḥ prāpta ścaṃḍālatvena saṃsthitaḥ || 20 ||
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etasmātkāraṇāttatra snātāḥ sāraṃgalubdhakāḥ |
sarve pāpavinirmuktāḥ saṃprāptāḥ paramaṃ vapuḥ || 21 ||
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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 23

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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