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 |
etasminnaṃtare prāpto rāmo bhrātṛbhiranvitaḥ |
phalāni kandamūlāni gṛhītvā'śramasammukhaḥ || 1 ||
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sa dṛṣṭvā svāśramaṃ dhvastaṃ pulindairbahuśo vṛtam |
lakuṭāśmaprahāraistu tāṃ dhenuṃ jarjarīkṛtām || 2 ||
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papraccha kimidaṃ sarvaṃ vyākulatvamupāgatam |
āśramāspadamābhīraiḥ pulindaiśca samāvṛtam || 3 ||
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kenaiṣā māmikā dhenuḥ prahārairjarjarīkṛtā |
tāpasyastāpasāḥ sarve kasmādete rudanti ca || 4 ||
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kva sa me'dya pitā vṛddho mātā ca sutavatsalā |
na māmadya yathāpūrvaṃ snehāccāyāti sammukhī || 5 ||
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atha tasya samācakhyurvṛttāṃtaṃ sarvatāpasāḥ |
yathādṛṣṭaṃ suduḥkhārtā sahasrārjunaceṣṭitam || 6 ||
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tataste bhrātaraḥ sarve vajrapātopamaṃ vacaḥ |
śrutvā dṛṣṭvā ca taṃ śastraiḥ khaṃḍitaṃ janakaṃ nijam || 7 ||
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mātaraṃ kṣatasarvāṅgīṃ prāṇaśeṣāṃ vyathānvitām |
ruruduḥ śokasantaptā muktvā rāmaṃ mahābalam || 8 ||
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ruditvātha ciraṃ kālaṃ vipralapya muhurmuhuḥ |
antyeṣṭiṃ cakrire tasya vedoktavidhinā tataḥ || 9 ||
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atha dāhāvasāne te kṛtvā gartāṃ yathocitām |
muktvā rāmaṃ dadustoyaṃ pituḥ putrāstilānvitam || 10 ||
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athānyaistāpasaiḥ prokto rāmaḥ śastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
na prayacchasi kasmāttvaṃ pretapitre jalāṃjalim || 11 ||
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athāsau bahudhā pro ktastāpasairjamadagnijaḥ |
prahārāngaṇayanmātuḥ śitaśastravinirmitān || 12 ||
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tatastānabravīdrāmo viniḥśvasya munīśvarān |
niṣedhastoyadānasya śrūyatāṃ yanmayā kṛtaḥ || 13 ||
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aparādhaṃ vinā tātaḥ kṣatriyeṇa hatomama |
ekaviṃśatiḥ prahārāṇāṃ māturaṃge sthitā mama || 14 ||
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tasmānniḥkṣatriyāmurvīṃ yadyahaṃ na karomi vai |
prahārasaṃkhyayā viprāstanme syātsarvapātakam || 15 ||
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pitṛmātṛvadhājjātaṃ yatkṛtaṃ tena pāpmanā |
kṣatriyāpasadenātra tathānyadapi kutsitam || 16 ||
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tatastasyaiva cānyeṣāṃ kṣatriyāṇāṃ durātmanām |
rudhiraiḥ pūrayitvemāṃ gartāṃ pitṛjalocitām |
tarpayiṣyāmi raktena pitaraṃ nāhamaṃbhasā || 17 ||
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sūta uvāca |
śrutvā te dāruṇāṃ tasya pratijñāṃ tāpasottamāḥ |
paraṃ vismayamāpannā nocuḥ kiṃcittataḥ param || 19 ||
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athāśaucāṃtamāsādya rāmaḥ krodhasamanvitaḥ |
tīkṣṇaṃ paraśumādāya māhiṣmatyunmukhaṃ yayau || 19 ||
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sarvaistaiḥ śabaraiḥ sārdhaṃ pulindairmedakaistathā |
baddhagodhāṃgulitrāṇairvarabāṇadhanurdharaiḥ || 20 ||
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tathā'rjuno'pi taṃ śrutvā samāyātaṃ bhṛgūttamam |
sainyena mahatā yuktaṃ pratijñādhāriṇaṃ tathā || 21 ||
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tatastu sammukho dṛṣṭo yuddhārthaṃ sa viniryayau |
sārdhaṃ nānāvidhairyodhaiḥ sarvairdevāsuropamaiḥ || 22 ||
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athābhavanmahāyuddhaṃ pulindānāṃ dvijottamāḥ |
haihayādhipateryodhaiḥ sārdhaṃ devāsuropamaiḥ || 23 ||
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tataste haihayāḥ sarve śarairāśīviṣopamaiḥ |
vadhyante śabaraiḥ saṃkhye garjamānairmuhurmuhuḥ || 24 ||
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brahmahatyāsamutthena pātakena tataśca te |
jātā nistejasaḥ sarve prapataṃti dharātale || 25 ||
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na kaścitpauruṣaṃ tatra saṃpradarśayituṃ kṣamaḥ |
palāyanaparā sarve vadhyante niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 26 ||
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atha bhagnaṃ balaṃ dṛṣṭvā haihayādhipatiḥ krudhā |
svacāpaṃ vāñchayāmāsa sajyaṃ kartuṃ tvarānvitaḥ |
śaknoti nāropayituṃ suyatnamapi cāśritaḥ || 27 ||
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tataścākarṣayāmāsa khaṅgaṃ kośātsunirmalam |
ākraṣṭuṃ na ca śakroti vailakṣyaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 28 ||
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gadayā nirjito raudro rāvaṇo lokarāvaṇaḥ |
yayā sāpyapataddhastāttatkṣaṇātpṛthivītale || 29 ||
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narmadāyāḥ pravāho yaiḥ sahasrākhyaiḥ karaiḥ śubhaiḥ |
vidhṛtastena te sarve babhūvuḥ kampavihvalāḥ || 30 ||
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na śastraṃ śekuruddhartuṃ daivayogātkathaṃcana |
divyāstrāṇāṃ tathā sarve mantrā vismṛtimāgatāḥ || 31 ||
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etasminnaṃtare rāmaḥ saṃprāptaḥ krodhamūrchitaḥ |
tīkṣṇaṃ paraśumudyamya tatastaṃ prāha niṣṭhuram || 32 ||
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haihayādhipate pāpa yaiḥ karairjanako mama |
tvayā vinihatastānme śīghraṃ darśaya sāṃpratam || 33 ||
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brahmatejohataḥ so'pi proktastena suniṣṭhuram |
novāca cottaraṃ kiṃcidālekhye likhito yathā || 34 ||
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tato bhujavanaṃ tasya rāmaḥ śastrabhṛtāṃ varaḥ |
muhurmuhurvinirbhartsya pracakarta śanaiḥśanaiḥ || 35 ||
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tataśchittvā śirastasya kuṭhāreṇa bhṛgūdvahaḥ |
jagrāha rudhiraṃ yatnātprahārebhyaḥ svayaṃ dvijāḥ || 36 ||
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pūrayitvā mahākumbhāñchabarebhyo dadau tataḥ |
mlecchebhyo lubdhakebhyaśca tataḥ provāca sādaram || 37 ||
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hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre gartā me bhrātṛbhiḥ kṛtā |
pitṛsaṃtarpaṇārthāya salilena pariplutā || 38 ||
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prakṣipadhvaṃ drutaṃ gatvā tasyāṃ raktamidaṃ mahat |
pāpasyāsya sapatnasya mamādeśādasaṃśayam || 39 ||
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yena tātaṃ nijaṃ bhaktyā tarpayitvā vidhānataḥ |
ṛṇasya muktirbhavati yena me paitṛkasyaca || 40 ||
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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 67

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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