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 |
tato niḥkṣatriye loke kṣattriṇyo vaṃśakāraṇāt |
kṣetrajānbrāhmaṇebhyaśca suṣuvustanayā nvarān || |
te vṛddhiṃ ca samāsādya kṣetrajāḥ kṣatriyopamāḥ |
jagṛhurmedinīṃ vīryātsaṃnirasya dvijottamān || 2 ||
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tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve paribhūtipadaṃ gatāḥ |
procurbhārgavamabhyetya duḥkhena mahatānvitāḥ || 3 ||
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rāmarāma mahābāho yā tvayā vasudhā ca naḥ |
vājimedhe makhe dattā kṣatriyaiḥ sā hatā balāt |
tasmānno dehi tāṃ bhūyo hatvā tānkṣatriyādhamān |
kuru śreyo'bhivṛddhiṃ tāṃ yadyasti tava pauruṣam || 5 ||
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tato rāmaḥ krudhāviṣṭo bhūyastaiḥ śavaraiḥ saha |
pulindairmedakaiścaiva kṣatriyāṃtāya niryayau || 6 ||
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tatraiva kṣatriyānhatvā raktamādāya tadbahu |
tāṃ gartāṃ pūrayāmāsa cakāra pitṛtarpaṇam || 7 ||
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pradadau brāhmaṇebhyaśca vājimedhe dharāṃ punaḥ |
taiśca nirvāsitastatra jagāmodadhisaṃnidhau || 8 ||
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evaṃ tena kṛtā pṛthvī sarvakṣattravivarjitā |
triḥsaptavāraṃ vipreṃdrā dvijebhyaśca niveditā || 9 ||
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tarpitāḥ pitaraścaiva rudhireṇa mahātmanā |
pratijñā pālitā tasmādvikopaśca babhūva saḥ || 10 ||
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ekaviṃśatime prāpte tataśca pitṛtarpaṇe |
aśarīrā'bhavadvāṇī khasthā pitṛsamudbhavā || 11 ||
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rāmarāma mahābhāga tyajaitatkarma garhitam |
vayaṃ te tuṣṭimāpannāḥ svavākyaparipāla nāt || 12 ||
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yattvayā vihitaṃ karma naitadanyaḥ kariṣyati |
na kṛtaṃ kenacitpūrvaṃ pitṛvairasamudbhavam || 13 ||
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tasmāttuṣṭā vayaṃ vatsa dāsyāmaścitta vāṃchitam |
prārthayasva drutaṃ tasmāddurlabhaṃ tridaśairapi || 14 ||
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rāma uvāca |
pitaro yadi tuṣṭā me yacchaṃti yadi vāṃchitam |
tasmāttīrthamidaṃ puṇyaṃ mannāmnā lokaviśrutam |
raktadoṣavinirmuktaṃ sevitaṃ varatāpasaiḥ || 15 ||
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pitara ūcuḥ |
pitṛtarpaṇajā gartā tvayā yeyaṃ vinirmitā |
rāmahrada iti khyātiṃ prayāsyati jagattraye || 16 ||
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yatra bhaktiyutā lokāstarpayiṣyaṃti vai pitṝn |
te'śvamedhaphalaṃ prāpya prayāsyaṃti parāṃ gatim || 17 ||
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kṛṣṇapakṣe caturdaśyāṃ māsi bhādrapade naraḥ |
kariṣyati ca yaḥ śrāddhaṃ bhaktyā śastrahatasya ca || 18 ||
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api pretatvamāpannaṃ narake vā samāśritam |
uddhariṣyati sa pretamapi pāpasamanvitam || 19 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evamuktvā tu rāmaṃ te viremustadanaṃtaram |
rāmo'pi ca tapastepe tatraiva krodhavarjitaḥ || 20 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena tatra śastrahatasya ca |
tasmindine prakartavyaṃ śrāddhaṃ śraddhāsamanvitaiḥ || 21 ||
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upasarga mṛtānāṃ ca sarpāgniviṣabandhanaiḥ |
tatra muktipradaṃ śrāddhaṃ dine tasminnudāhṛtam || 22 ||
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yaḥ pitṝṃstarpayettatra pretapakṣe jalairapi |
sa teṣāmanṛṇo bhūtvā pitṛloke mahīyate || 23 ||
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etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ rāmahradasamudbhavam |
māhātmyaṃ brāhmaṇaśreṣṭhāḥ sarvapātakanāśanam || 24 ||
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śrāddhakāle naro bhaktyā yaścaitatpaṭhati svayam |
sa gayāśrāddhajaṃ kṛtsnaṃ phalamāpnotyasaṃśayam || 25 ||
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parvakāle 'thavā prāpte paṭhedbrāhmaṇasaṃnidhau |
pitṛmedhasya yajñasya sa phalaṃ labhate 'khilam || 26 ||
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śṛṇuyādvāpi yo bhaktyā kīrtyamānamidaṃ naraḥ |
sautrāmaṇau kṛte kṛtsnaṃ phalamāpnotyasaṃśayam || 27 ||
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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 69

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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