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 |
tatrāścaryamabhūtpūrvaṃ yattadbrāhmaṇasattamāḥ |
tadvo'haṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi gaṃgāmāhātmyasaṃbhavam || 1 ||
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camatkārapure vipraḥ purāsītsaṃśitavrataḥ |
caṃḍaśarmeti vikhyāto rūpaudāryaguṇānvitaḥ || 2 ||
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sa yadā yauvanopetastadā veśyānurāgakṛt |
śrotriyo'pyabhavadvipro yauvanodbhārapīḍitaḥ || 3 ||
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sa kadācinniśīthe'tha tṛṣārtaśca samutthitaḥ |
prārthayāmāsa tāṃ veśyāṃ pānīyaṃ pātumutsahe || 4 ||
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atha sā salilabhrāṃtyā karakaṃ madyasaṃbhavam |
samādāya dadau pānaṃ tasmai nidrākulāya ca || 5 ||
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mukhamadhyagate madye so'pi tāṃ kopasaṃyutaḥ |
veśyāṃ prabhartsayāmāsa dhigdhikśabdairmuhurmuhuḥ || 6 ||
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kimidaṃkimidaṃ pāpe tvayā karma vigarhitam |
kṛtaṃ yanmukhamadhye me prakṣiptā niṃditā surā || 7 ||
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brāhmaṇyamadya me naṣṭaṃ madyapānādasaṃśayam |
prāyaścittaṃ kariṣyāmi tasmādātmaviśuddhaye || 8 ||
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evamuktvā viniṣkramya tadgṛhādduḥkhasaṃyutaḥ |
rurodātha tadā gatvā karuṇaṃ nirjane vane || 9 ||
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tataḥ prabhātavelāyāṃ snātvā vastrasamanvitaḥ |
tyaktvā gātrasya romāṇi samastāni dvijottamāḥ || 10 ||
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saṃprāpto vipramukhyānāṃ sabhā yatra vyavasthitā |
paṭhaṃti sarvaśāstrāṇi vedāṃtāni ca kṛtsnaśaḥ || 11 ||
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athāsau praṇipatyoccaiḥ provāca dvijasattamān |
jalabhrāṃtyā surā pītā mayā kuruta nigraham || 12 ||
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atha te dharmaśāstrāṇi pravicārya punaḥpunaḥ |
tamūcurbrāhmaṇāḥ sarve prāyaścittakṛte sthitam || 13 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
ajñānājjñānato vāpi surāṃ cedbrāhmaṇaḥ pibet |
agnivarṇaṃ ghṛtaṃ pītvā tāvanmātraṃviśu dhyati || 14 ||
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sa tvaṃ vāṃchasi cecchuddhimagnivarṇaṃ ghṛtaṃ piba |
yāvanmātrā surā pītā tāvanmātraṃ viśuddhaye || 15 ||
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sa tatheti pratijñāya ghṛtamādāya tatkṣaṇāt |
cakre vahnisamaṃ yāvatpānārthaṃ dvijasattamāḥ || 16 ||
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tāvattasya pitā prāptaḥ śrutvā vārtāṃ sabhāryakaḥ |
kimidaṃ kimidaṃ putra bruvāṇo duḥkha saṃyutaḥ |
aśrupūrṇekṣaṇo dīno vāṣpagadgadayā girā || 17 ||
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tataḥ sa kathayāmāsa sarvarātrisamudbhavam |
vṛttāṃtaṃ tacca viprāṇāṃ prāyaścittaṃ yathocitam || 8 ||
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atha sa brāhmaṇānprāha sarvāṃstāndvijasattamāḥ |
prāyaścittaṃ sutāyāsmai mamānyatsaṃpradīyatām || 9 ||
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saṃcintya dharmaśāstrāṇi vicārya ca punaḥ punaḥ |
sarvasvamapi dāsyāmi putrahetorasaṃśayam || 20 ||
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tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve bhūyobhūyaśca sādaram |
viciṃtya dharmaśāstrāṇi tamūcurmunisattamāḥ || 2 ||
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nānyadasti surāpāne prāyaścittaṃ dvijanmanām |
mauṃjīhomaṃ vinā vipra yadyuktaṃ tatsamācara || 22 ||
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tataḥ sa svasutaṃ prāha naiva tvaṃ kartumarhasi |
yaccha dānāni viprebhyastīrthayātrāṃ samācara || 23 ||
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tataḥ śuddhiṃ samāpnoṣi kramānniyamasaṃyutaḥ |
vrataiśca vividhaiścīrṇaiḥ satyametadbravīmyaham || 24 ||
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na brāhmaṇasamādiṣṭaṃ prāyaścitta viśuddhaye || 25 ||
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putra uvāca |
etanmama mahābhāgā yadbruvaṃti vratādikam |
tasmātkāryo mayā tāta mauṃjīhomo na saṃśayaḥ || 26 ||
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yanmayā tu kṛtaṃ bālye tatsarvaṃ kṣaṃtumarhasi || 27 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tasya taṃ niścayaṃ jñātvā sa pitā sutavatsalaḥ |
sarvasvaṃ pradadau ruṣṭo maraṇe kṛtaniścayaḥ || 28 ||
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sā'pi tasya satī bhāryā kṛtvā mṛtyuviniścayam |
tamuvāca sutaṃ dṛṣṭvā sarvaṃ dattvā gṛhādikam || 29 ||
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āvābhyāṃ saṃpraviṣṭābhyāṃ vahnau putra tatastadā |
mauṃjīhomastvayā kāryo māṃ tātaṃ yadi manyase || 30 ||
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tatastau dampatī hṛṣṭau yāvadvahnisamīpagau |
saṃjātau maraṇārthāya sa ca tābhyāṃ samudbhavaḥ || 31 ||
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tāvatprāpto munirnāma śāṃḍilyo vedapāragaḥ |
tīrthayātrāprasaṃgena tatra deśe dvijottamāḥ || 32 ||
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sa vṛttāṃtaṃ samākarṇya kopasaṃraktalocanaḥ |
abravīdbrāhmaṇānsarvānbhartsamāno muhurmuhuḥ || 33 ||
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aho mūḍhatamā yūyaṃ yadetadbrāhmaṇatrayam |
vṛthā mṛtyumavāpnoti nigrahe sugame sati || 34 ||
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atra kātyāyanenoktaṃ yadvacaḥ sumahātmanā |
tacchṛṇvantu dvijāḥ sarve prāyaścittī tathāpyayam || 35 ||
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cāṃdrāyaṇāni kṛcchrāṇi tathā sāṃtapanāni ca |
prāyaścittāni dīyaṃte yatra gaṃgā na vidyate || 36 ||
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atra viṣṇupadī gaṃgā tatkṣetre tu dvijottamāḥ |
tasyāṃ snānaṃ karotveṣa tataḥ śuddhimavāpsyati || 37 ||
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mauṃjīhomaḥ pramāṇaṃ syānmunivākyena cedbhavet |
tadetadapi vākyaṃ hi kātyāyanamuneḥ sphuṭam || 38 ||
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tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve harṣeṇa mahatānvitāḥ |
sādhusādhviti taṃ procya procuḥ satyamidaṃ mune || 39 ||
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tataḥ prabodhya taṃ vipraṃ ninyustatra dvijottamāḥ |
yatra viṣṇupadī gaṃgā svayameva vyavasthitā || 40 ||
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tatra sa brāhmaṇo yāvadgaṃgātoyasamudbhavam |
gaṃḍūṣaṃ kurute vaktre tāvacchuddho babhūva saḥ |
udarādakhilaṃ toyaṃ niṣkrāṃtaṃ dvijasattamāḥ || 41 ||
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tato'vagāhate yāvattasyāstoyaṃ suśobhanam |
tāvadākāśasaṃbhūtā gambhīrovāca bhāratī || 42 ||
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śuddho'yaṃ brāhmaṇaḥ sākṣādviṣṇupadyāḥ samāgamāt |
snānādācamanādeva tasmādyātu gṛhaṃ nijam || 43 ||
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tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve caṃḍaśarmādayaśca ye |
diṣṭyādiṣṭyeti jalpantaḥ svāni harmyāṇi bhejire || 44 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ prabhāvā sā viprā gaṃgā viṣṇupadī sthitā |
tasya kṣetrasya sīmāṃte paścime pāpanāśinī || 45 ||
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etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ viṣṇupadyāḥ samudbhavam |
māhātmyaṃ brāhmaṇaśreṣṭhāḥ sarvapātakanāśanam || 46 ||
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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 25

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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