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 |
atha te śabarā yatnādraktaṃ taddhaihayodbhavam |
tatra ninyuḥ sthitā yatra gartā sā pitṛsaṃbhavā || 1 ||
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bhārgavo'pi ca taṃ hatvā raktamādāya kṛtsnaśaḥ |
tataḥ saṃpreṣayāmāsa yatra gartā'tha paitṛkī || 2 ||
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na sa bālaṃ na vṛddhaṃ ca parityajati bhārgavaḥ |
yauvanasthaṃ viśeṣeṇa garbhasthaṃ vātha kṣatriyam || 3 ||
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svayaṃ jaghāna bhūpānsa teṣāṃ pārśve tathā parān |
vidhvaṃsāyayati kruddhaḥ sainikaiśca samantataḥ || 4 ||
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tathaivāsṛkpragṛhṇāti gṛhṇāpayati cādarāt |
teṣāṃ pārśvaistatastūrṇaṃ preṣayāmāsa tatra ca || 5 ||
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evaṃ niḥkṣatriyāṃ kṛtvā kṛtsnāṃ pṛthvīṃ bhṛgadvahaḥ |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre jagāma tadanantaram || 6 ||
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tatastai rudhiraiḥ snātvā samādāya tilānbahūn |
apasavyaṃ samādhāya pracakre pitṛtarpaṇam || 7 ||
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pratyakṣaṃ sarvaviprāṇāṃ tathānyeṣāṃ tapasvinām |
pratijñāṃ pūrayitvā'tha viśokaḥ sa babhūva ha || 8 ||
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tato niḥkṣatriye loke kṛtvā hayamakhaṃ ca saḥ |
prāyacchatsakalāmurvīṃ brāhmaṇebhyaśca dakṣiṇām || 9 ||
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atha labdhavarā viprāstamūcurbhṛgusattamam |
nāsmadbhūmau tvayā stheyameko rājā yataḥ smṛtaḥ || 10 ||
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so'pi bāḍhamiti procya harṣeṇa mahatānvitaḥ |
mahīparyaṃtamāsādya provācātha nadīpatim || |
āropya sumahaccāpamāgneyāstraṃ prayujya ca |
triśikhāṃ bhrukuṭīṃ kṛtvā kopena mahatānvitaḥ || 2 ||
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rāma uvāca |
mayā niḥkṣatriyā bhūmiḥ kṛtā śailavanānvitā |
brāhmaṇebhyastato dattā vājimedhe mahāmakhe || 3 ||
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tasmāttvaṃ dehi me sthānaṃ kṛtvā'pasaraṇaṃ svayam |
na hi dattvā grahī ṣyāmi viprebhyo medinīṃ punaḥ || 14 ||
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na karoṣyathavā vākyaṃ mamādya tvaṃ nadīpate |
sthalarūpaṃ kariṣyāmi vahnyastrapariśoṣitam || 15 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā samudro bhayasaṃkulaḥ |
apasāraṃ tataścakre yāvattasyābhivāṃchitam || 16 ||
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tataścakāra tatraiva vasatiṃ sa bhṛgūdvahaḥ |
tapaścaryāsamāyuktaḥ piturvadhamanusmaran || 7 ||
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tataḥ sarvānpulindāṃśca śavarānmedasaṃyutān |
bhūmyante dhārayāmāsa parvateṣu sa bhārgavaḥ || 8 ||
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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 68

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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