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 |
camatkārī purā devī tatraivāsti dvijottamāḥ |
camatkāranareṃdreṇa sthāpitā śraddhayā purā || 1 ||
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yayā sa mahiṣaḥ pūrvaṃ nihato dānavo raṇe |
kaumāravratadhāriṇyā māyāśatasahasradhṛk || 2 ||
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yadā tannirmitaṃ tatra puraṃ tena mahātmanā |
tasya saṃrakṣaṇārthāya tadā sā sthāpitā dvijāḥ || 3 ||
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purasya tasya rakṣārthaṃ tathā tatpuravāsinām |
sarveṣāṃ brāhmaṇeṃdrāṇāṃ bhaktyā bhāvitacetasām || 4 ||
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yastāmabhyarcayetsamyaṅmahānavamivāsare |
kṛtsnaṃ saṃvatsaraṃ tasya na bhayaṃ jāyate kvacit || 5 ||
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bhūtapretapiśācebhyaḥ śatrutaśca viśeṣataḥ |
rogebhyastaskarebhyaśca duṣṭebhyo'nyebhya eva ca || 6 ||
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yaṃyaṃ kāmamabhidhyāyañchuklāṣṭamyāṃ naraḥ śuciḥ |
tāṃ pūjayati sadbhaktyā sa tamāpnotyasaṃśayam || 7 ||
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niṣkāmaḥ sukhamāpnoti mokṣaṃ nāstyatra saṃśayaḥ |
tasyā devyāḥ prasādena satyametanmayoditam || 8 ||
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tāmārādhya gatāḥ pūrvaṃ siddhiṃ bhūrirmahībhujaḥ |
brāhmaṇāśca tathānye'pi yoginaḥ parameśvarīm || 9 ||
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yastasyāḥ śraddhayopetaḥ prakaroti pradakṣiṇām |
nityaṃ saṃvatsaraṃ yāvattiryagyonau na sa vrajet || 6410 ||
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tasyā āyatane pūrvamāścaryamabhavanmahat |
yattadvaḥ kīrtayiṣyāmi śṛṇudhvaṃ susamāhitāḥ || 11 ||
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āsīccitrarathonāma pūrvaṃ pārthivasattamaḥ |
daśārṇādhipatiḥ khyātaḥ sarvaśatrunibarhaṇaḥ || 12 ||
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śuklāṣṭamyāṃ sadā bhaktyā sa tasyāḥ śraddhayānvitaḥ |
aṣṭottaraśataṃ yāvatpracakāra pradakṣiṇām || 13 ||
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tataḥ praṇamya tāṃ devīṃ saṃprayāti punargṛham |
sainyena caturaṃgeṇa samaṃtātparivāritaḥ || 14 ||
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evaṃ tasya nareṃdrasya pradakṣiṇaratasya ca |
 jagāma sumahānkālo devyā bhaktiratasya ca || 15 ||
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kasyacittvatha kālasya sa rājā tatra saṃgataḥ |
apaśyadbrāhmaṇaśreṣṭhāndevīgṛhasamāśritān || 16 ||
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tataḥ pradakṣiṇāṃ kṛtvā tāṃ devīṃ sa mahīpatiḥ || 16 ||
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agrasthāṃstāndvijānsarvānnamaścakre samāhitaḥ || 17 ||
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tatastaiḥ sahitaistatra sahāsīnaḥ kathāḥ śubhāḥ |
rājarṣīṇāṃ purāṇānāṃ viprarṣīṇāṃ cakāra ha || 18 ||
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tataḥ kasminkathāṃte sa pṛṣṭastairdvijasattamaiḥ |
kautūhalasamopetairvinayāvanataḥ sthitaḥ || 19 ||
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rājanpṛcchāmahe sarve tvāṃ vayaṃ kautukānvitāḥ |
tasmātkīrtaya cedguhyaṃ na tattava vyavasthitam || 20 ||
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māsimāsi sadāṣṭamyāṃ tvaṃ śuklāyāṃ sudūrataḥ |
āgatya devatāyāśca prakaroṣi pradakṣiṇām || 21 ||
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yatnenānyāḥ parityajya sarvāḥ pūjādikāḥ kriyāḥ |
nūnaṃ vetsi phalaṃ kṛtsnaṃ yatpradakṣiṇasaṃbhavam || 22 ||
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rājovāca || satyametaddvijaśreṣṭhā yadbhavadbhirudāhṛtam |
rahasyamapi vaktavyaṃ yuṣmākaṃ sāṃprataṃ mayā || 23 ||
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ahamāsa śukaḥ pūrvamasminnāyatane śubhe |
devyāḥ paścimadigbhāge kulāyakṛtasaṃśrayaḥ || 24 ||
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tatra nirgacchato nityaṃ kurvataścapraveśanam |
pradakṣiṇābhavaddevyā nityameva dvijottamāḥ || 25 ||
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tataḥ kālena me mṛtyuḥ saṃjāto'traiva maṃdire |
tatprabhāveṇa saṃjāto rājā jātismaro'tra hi || 26 ||
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etasmātkāraṇāddūrātsamabhyetya pradakṣiṇām |
karomyasyā dvijaśreṣṭhā devatāyāḥ samāhitaḥ || 27 ||
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purā bhaktivihīnena kulāye vasatā mayā |
kṛtā pradakṣiṇā devyāstena jāto'smi bhūpatiḥ || 28 ||
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adhunā śraddhayā yukto yatkaromi pradakṣiṇām |
kiṃ me bhaviṣyati śreyastanna vedmi dvijottamāḥ || 29 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tacchrutvā tasya te viprā vismayotphullalocanāḥ |
sādhuvādaṃ tathā cakrustasya bhūpasya harṣitāḥ || 30 ||
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tataḥ sa pārthivaḥ sarvānpraṇamya dvijasattamān |
anujñāpya yayau tūrṇaṃ svagṛhāya sasainikaḥ || 31 ||
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adhunā śraddhayā yukto yaḥ karoti pradakṣiṇām |
sarvapāpavinirmukto labhate vāṃchitaṃ phalam || 32 ||
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tataḥ prabhṛti te viprāḥ sarve bhaktipuraḥsarāḥ |
tasyāḥ pradakṣiṇāṃ cakrustathānye muktihetave || 33 ||
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prāptāśca paramāṃ siddhiṃ vāṃchitāṃ tatprabhāvataḥ |
iha loke pare caiva durlabhāṃ tridaśairapi || 34 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena tāṃ devīmiha saṃśrayet |
sarvakāmapradāṃ nṛṇāṃ tasminkṣetre vyavasthitām || 35 ||
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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 64

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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