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 |
umāmaheśvarau tatra sthāpitau tena bhūbhujā |
prāsādaṃ paramaṃ kṛtvā sādhudṛṣṭisukhapradam || 1 ||
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tasyāgrataḥ śubhaṃ kuṃḍaṃ tatra caiva vinirmitam |
svacchodakena sampūrṇaṃ padminīkhaṃḍamaṃḍitam || 2 ||
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snātvā tatra naro bhaktyā tau paśyedyaḥ samāhitaḥ |
māghaśuklacaturdaśyāṃ na sa bhūyo'tra jāyate || 3 ||
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tasyaiva pūrvadigbhāge'gastyakuṇḍasamīpataḥ |
asti vāpī mahāpuṇyā sarvapātakanāśinī || 4 ||
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tasyāṃ yaḥ kurute snānaṃ māsi vai phālgune naraḥ |
sopavāsaḥ sitāṣṭamyāṃ vāṃchitaṃ labhate ca saḥ || 5 ||
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tasyā dakṣiṇadigbhāge tatrāsti kapilā nadī |
kapilo yatra saṃprāptaḥ siddhiṃ sāṃkhyasamudbhavām || 6 ||
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kapilāyāśca pūrveṇa siddhakṣetraṃ prakīrtitam |
yatra siddhiṃ gatāḥ siddhāḥ purā śata sahasraśaḥ || 7 ||
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yo yaṃ kāmamabhidhyāya tapastatra samācaret |
ṣaṇmāsābhyaṃtare nūnaṃ sa tamāpnoti mānavaḥ || 8 ||
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tasyādhastācchilā viprā vidyate vaiṣṇavī śubhā |
bhramantī caturasrā ca sarvapātakanāśinī || 9 ||
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sadā mahānadītoyakṣālitā muktidā nṛṇām |
gaṃgāyamunayormadhye saṃniviṣṭā sarasvatī || 10 ||
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triveṇī vahate tasyāḥ purato bhuktimuktidā |
tasyāmupari dagdhānāṃ brāhmaṇānāṃ viśeṣataḥ || 11 ||
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nūnaṃ muktirbhavetteṣāṃ citā bhasmani goṣpadam |
dṛśyate tatra tajjñātvā saṃskāryā brāhmaṇā mṛtāḥ || 12 ||
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tasyaivottaradigbhāge rudrakoṭirdvijottamāḥ |
asti saṃpūjitā viprai rdākṣiṇātyairmahātmabhiḥ || 13 ||
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mahāyogisvarūpeṇa dākṣiṇātyā dvijottamāḥ |
camatkārapure kṣetre śrutvā svayamumāpatim || 14 ||
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tataḥ kautūhalāviṣṭāḥ śraddhayā parayā yutāḥ |
koṭisaṃkhyā drutaṃ jagmustasya darśanavāṃchayā || 15 ||
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ahaṃpūrvamahaṃpūrvaṃ vīkṣayiṣyāmi taṃ haram |
iti śraddhāsamo petāścakruste śapathaṃ gatāḥ || 16 ||
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eteṣāṃ madhyato yastaṃ mahāyoginamīśvaram |
caramaṃ devamīkṣeta bhaviṣyati sa pāpakṛt || 17 ||
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tatasteṣāmabhiprāyaṃ jñātvā devo maheśvaraḥ |
bhaktiprīto hitārthāya koṭirūpairvyavasthitaḥ || 18 ||
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helayā darśanaṃ prāptaḥ sarveṣāṃ dvijasattamāḥ |
tataḥ prabhṛti tatsthānaṃ rudrakoṭītiviśrutam || 19 ||
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tadarthaṃ paṭhitaḥ śloko nāradena purā dvijāḥ |
rudrāvartaṃ samālokya prahṛṣṭena dvijottamāḥ || 20 ||
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āṣāḍhīṃ kārtikīṃ māghīṃ tathā caitrasamudbhavām |
dhanyāḥ pṛthivyāṃ lapsyaṃte rudrāvarte caturdaśīm || 21 ||
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ājanmaśatasāhasraṃ kṛtvā pāpaṃ naraḥ kṣitau |
rudrāvartaṃ samālokya vipāpmatvaṃ prapadyate || 22 ||
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rudrāvartte naro gatvā dṛṣṭvā yogeśvaraṃ haram |
śuklapakṣe caturdaśyāṃ vipāpmā jāyate dhruvam || 23 ||
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yastatra kurute śrāddhaṃ mahāyogipure dvijāḥ |
rudrāvarte sa cāpnoti phalaṃ śatamakhodbhavam || 24 ||
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upavāsaparo bhūtvā yaḥ kuryādrātrijāgaram |
kāmagena vimānena sa svarge yāti mānavaḥ || 25 ||
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tatra yaḥ kapilāṃ dadyādbrāhmaṇāyāhitāgnaye |
sa gaṇaḥ syānna saṃdeho harasya dayitastathā || 26 ||
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ṣaḍakṣaraṃ japedyastu mahāyogipuraḥ sthitaḥ |
maṃtraṃ tasya bhavecchreyaḥ ṣaṅguṇaṃ rājasūyataḥ || 27 ||
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yastasya purato bhaktyā japedvā śatarudriyam |
caturṇāmapi vedānāṃ so'dhītānāṃ bhajetphalam || 28 ||
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gītaṃ vā yadi vā nṛtyaṃ tatpuraḥ kurute naraḥ |
sa sarveṣāṃ bhajecchreyo makhānāṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ || 29 ||
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evamuktvā dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ sa munirbrahmasaṃbhavaḥ |
virarāma tato hṛṣṭastīrthayātrāṃ gato drutam || 30 ||
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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 52

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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