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 |
dhṛtarāṣṭreṇa bhūpena śataputrānvitena ca |
liṃgānāṃ sthāpitaṃ tatra śatamekottaraṃ dvijāḥ || 1 ||
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tathā ca pāṃḍavaiḥ sarvaiḥ sthāpitaṃ liṃgapaṃcakam |
draupadyā cā'tha kuntyā'tha gāṃdhāryā'tha yadṛcchayā || 2 ||
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bhānumatyā ca gaurīṇāṃ sthāpitaṃ ca catuṣṭayam |
vidureṇātha śalyena kaliṃ gena yuyutsunā || 3 ||
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bāhlīkena saputreṇa karṇenātha sasūnunā |
tathā śakuninā tatra droṇena ca kṛpeṇa ca || 4 ||
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aśvatthāmnā pṛthaktvena liṅgamekaikamuttamam |
sthāpitaṃ parayā bhaktyā varaprāsādamāśritam || 5 ||
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tathā saṃsthāpitaṃ tatra viṣṇunā prabhaviṣṇunā |
liṃgaṃ prāsādamādhāya prottuṃgaśikharānvitam || 6 ||
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sātvatenāpi sāṃbena balabhadreṇa dhīmatā |
pradyumenāniruddhena tathānyairmukhyayādavaiḥ || 7 ||
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cārudeṣṇādibhiḥ putrai rukmiṇyā daśabhiḥ sutaiḥ |
liṃgānāṃ daśakaṃ mukhyaṃ sthāpitaṃ śraddhayānvitaiḥ || 8 ||
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evaṃ saṃsthāpya liṅgāni te sarve kurupāṃḍavāḥ |
yādavāśca susaṃhṛṣṭā kṛtakṛtyāstadā |'bhavan || 9 ||
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tatra sthitvā ciraṃ kālaṃ dattvā dānānyanekaśaḥ |
dhanāḍhyānbrāhmaṇānkṛtvā camatkārapurodbhavān || 10 ||
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dattvā tebhyo varānnāgānha yāñjātyānanekaśaḥ |
sadgrāmāṇi vicitrāṇi kṣetrāṇi ca sudhenavaḥ || 11 ||
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mahokṣāṃśca suvastrāṇi bhūsthānānyāśrayāṃstathā |
dāsīdāsāṃstathā bhṛtyāndānāni vividhāni ca || 12 ||
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tata āmantrya tānsarvānpraṇipatya muhurmuhuḥ |
svasthānaṃ prati saṃhṛṣṭāḥ prajagmuḥ sarva eva te || 13 ||
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sūta uvāca |
etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ sthāpitaṃ tena bhūbhujā |
tathā taddhṛtarāṣṭreṇa liṃgaṃ pātakanāśanam || 14 ||
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tathānyairapi bhūpālaiḥ prādhānyena vyavasthitaiḥ |
pāṇḍavairyādavaiścaiva pṛthaktvena vyavasthitaiḥ || 5 ||
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yastāni puruṣaḥ samyakpūjayedbhaktibhāvitaḥ |
sa labheccākhilānkāmānvāṃchitānsvena cetasā || 16 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhenāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye kauravapāṇḍavayādavakṛtaliṃga pratiṣṭhāvṛttāṃtavarṇanaṃnāma catuḥsaptatitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 74 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 74

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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