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 |
tathānyadapi tatrāsti bhāskaratritayaṃ śubham |
yaistuṣṭaistriṣu lokeṣu mānavo muktimāpnuyāt || 1 ||
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muṇḍīraṃ prathamaṃ tatra kālapriyaṃ tathāparam |
mūlasthānaṃ tṛtīyaṃ ca sarvavyādhivināśanam || 2 ||
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tatra saṃkramate sūryo muṃḍīre rajanīkṣaye |
kālapriye ca madhyāhne mūlasthāne kṣapāgame || 3 ||
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tasminkāle naro bhaktyā paśyedapyekamevaca |
kṛtakṣaṇo naro mokṣaṃ satyaṃ yāti na saṃśayaḥ || 4 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
muṃḍīraḥ pūrvadigbhāge dharitryāḥ śrūyate kila |
madhye kālapriyo devo mūlasthānaṃ tadantare || 5 ||
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tatkathaṃ te trayastatra saṃjātāḥ sūta bhāskarāḥ |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre sarvaṃ no brūhi vistarāt || 6 ||
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sūta uvāca |
asti sāgaraparyaṃte viṭaṃkapuramuttamam |
samudravīcisaṃsaktaproccaprākāramaṇḍanam || 7 ||
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tatrābhūdbrāhmaṇaḥ kaścitkuṣṭhavyādhisamanvitaḥ |
pūrvakarmavipākena yauvanesamupasthite || 8 ||
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tasya bhāryā'bhavatsādhvī kulīnā śīlamaṃḍanā |
tathābhūtamapi prāyaḥ sā paśyati yathā smaram || 9 ||
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auṣadhāni vicitrāṇi mahārghyāṇyapi cādade |
tadarthamupalepāṃśca pathyāni vividhāni ca || 10 ||
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tathā bhiṣagvarānnityamānināya ca sādaram |
tadarthe na guṇastasya tathāpi syāccharīrajaḥ || 11 ||
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yathāyathā sa gṛhṇāti bheṣajāni dvijottamāḥ |
kuṣṭhena sarvagātreṣu vyāpyate ca tathātathā || 12 ||
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athaivaṃ vartamānasya tasya vipravarasya ca |
gṛhe'tithiḥ samāyātaḥ kaścitpāṃthaḥ śramānvitaḥ || 13 ||
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atha vipraṃ gṛhaṃ prāptaṃ dṛṣṭvā tasya satī priyā |
ajñātamapisadbhaktyā sūpacārairatoṣayat || 14 ||
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atha taṃ snātamācāṃtaṃ kṛtāhāraṃ dvijottamam |
viśrāntaṃ śayane vipraḥ provāca sa gṛhādhipaḥ || 15 ||
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tejo'nvitaṃ yathā bhānuṃ rūpaudāryaguṇānvitam |
yauvane vartamānaṃ ca mūrtaṃ kāmamivāparam || 16 ||
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kuṣṭhyuvāca |
kuta āgamyate vipra kva yāsyasi vadā'dhunā |
evaṃ lāvaṇyayukto'pi kimekākī yathārtibhāk || 17 ||
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pathika uvāca |
asti kāntīpurīnāma puraṃdarapurī yathā |
susthitaiḥ sevitā nityaṃ janairdharmavratānvitaiḥ || 18 ||
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tasyāmahaṃ kṛtāvāso gṛhasthāśramamāvahan |
grastaḥ kuṣṭhena raudreṇa yathā tvaṃ dvijasattama || 19 ||
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tataḥ śrutaṃ mayā tāvatpurāṇe skāndasaṃjñite |
bhāskaratritayaṃ bhūmau sarvavyādhivināśanam || 20 ||
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tato nirvedamāpanno bheṣajaiḥ kleśitaściram |
kṣāraiścāmlaiḥ kaṣāyaiśca kaṭukairatha tiktakaiḥ || 21 ||
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tato viniścayaṃ citte kṛtvā gṛhya dhanaṃ mahat |
muṇḍīrasvāminaṃ gatvā sthitastasyaiva sannidhau || 22 ||
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tataḥ prātaḥ samutthāya nityaṃ paśyāmi taṃ vibhum |
pūjayāmi svaśaktyā ca praṇamāmi tataḥ param || 23 ||
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sūryavāre viśeṣeṇa nirāhāro yatendriyaḥ |
karomi jāgaraṃ rātrau gītavāditraniḥsvanaiḥ || 24 ||
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tataḥ saṃvatsarasyāṃte taṃ praṇamya dinādhipam |
kālapriyaṃ tataḥ paścācchraddhayā parayā yutaḥ || 25 ||
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tenaiva vidhinā vipra tasyāpi divaseśituḥ |
pūjāṃ karomi madhyāhne śraddhā pūtena cetasā || 26 ||
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tato'pi vatsarasyāṃte taṃ praṇamyātha śaktitaḥ |
mūlasthānaṃ gato devamaparasyāṃ diśi sthitam || 27 ||
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tenaiva vidhinā pūjā tasyāpi vihitā mayā |
saṃdhyākāle dvijaśreṣṭha yāvatsaṃvatsaraṃ sthitaḥ || 28 ||
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tataḥ saṃvatsarasyāṃte svapne māṃ bhāskaro'bravīt |
sametya prahasanvipraḥ saṃprahṛṣṭena cetasā || 29 ||
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parituṣṭo'smi te vipra karmaṇā'nena bhaktitaḥ |
mamārādhanajenaiva tasmātkuṣṭhaṃ prayātu te || 30 ||
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gaccha śīghraṃ dvijaśreṣṭha śrāṃto'si nijamaṃdiram |
paśya baṃdhujanaṃ sarvaṃ sotkaṇṭhaṃ tatkṛte sthitam || 31 ||
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tvayā hṛtaṃ purā rukmaṃ brāhmaṇasya mahātmanaḥ |
tena karmavipākena kuṣṭhavyādhirupasthitaḥ || 32 ||
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sa mayā nāśitastubhyaṃ prahṛṣṭenādhunā dvija |
etajjñātvā na kartavyaṃ suvarṇaharaṇaṃ punaḥ || 33 ||
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dṛśyante ye narā loke kuṣṭhavyādhisamākulāḥ |
suvarṇaharaṇaṃ sarvaistaiḥ kṛtaṃ pāpakarmabhiḥ || 34 ||
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tasmāddeyaṃ yathāśaktyā na steyaṃ kanakaṃ budhaiḥ |
icchadbhiḥ paramaṃ saukhyaṃ svaśarīrasya śāśvatam || 35 ||
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evamuktvā sahasrāṃśustataścādarśanaṃ gataḥ |
ahaṃ ca vismayāviṣṭaḥ protthitaḥ śayanāddrutam || 36 ||
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yāvatpaśyāmi dehaṃ svaṃ kuṣṭhavyādhiparicyutam |
dvādaśārkaprabhaṃ divyaṃ yathā tvaṃ paśyase dvija || 37 ||
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tasmāttvamapi vipreṃdra bhaktyā tadbhāskaratrayam |
anena vidhinā paśya yena kuṣṭhaṃ praśāmyati || 38 ||
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kimauṣadhaiḥ kimāhāṃraiḥ kaṭukairapi yojitaiḥ |
sarvavyādhipraṇāśeśe sthite'sminbhāskaratraye || 39 ||
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svasti te'stu gamiṣyāmi sāṃprataṃ tāṃ purīṃ prati |
gṛhe'dya tava viśrāṃto yathā vipra nije gṛhe || 40 ||
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evamuktaḥ sa pāṃthena tena vipraḥ sa kuṣṭhabhāk |
vīkṣāṃcakre tato vaktraṃ svapatnyā duḥkhasaṃyutaḥ || 41 ||
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sā'bravīdyuktamuktaṃ te pāṃthenānena vallabha |
tasmāttatra drutaṃ gaccha yatra tadbhāskaratrayam || 42 ||
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ahaṃ tvayā samaṃ tatra śuśrūṣāniratā satī |
gamiṣyāmi na saṃdehastasmādgaccha drutaṃ vibho || 43 ||
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evamuktastayā so'tha vittamādāya bhūriśaḥ |
prasthitaḥ kāṃtayā sārdhaṃ muṇḍīrasvāminaṃ prati || 44 ||
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pratijñayā gamiṣyāmi draṣṭuṃ taddevatātrayam |
muṃḍīraṃ kālanāthaṃ ca mūla sthānaṃ ca bhāskaram || 45 ||
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tataḥ kṛcchreṇa mahatā kuṣṭhavyādhisamākulaḥ |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre saṃprāptaḥ sa dvijottamāḥ || 46 ||
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taddṛṣṭvā sumahatkṣetraṃ tāpasaughaniṣevitam |
nirviṇṇaḥ kuṣṭharogeṇa pathi śrāṃto'bravītpriyām || 47 ||
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ahaṃ nirvedamāpanno rogeṇātha bubhukṣayā |
muṇḍīrasvāminaṃ yāvanna śakromi prasarpitum || 48 ||
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tasmādatraiva dehaṃ svaṃ vihāsyāmi na saṃśayaḥ |
tvaṃ gaccha svagṛhaṃ kāṃte sārthamāsādya śobhanam || 49 ||
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patnyuvāca |
abhukte tvayi no bhuktaṃ kadācitkāṃta vai mayā |
ekāṃte'pi mahābhāga na suptaṃ jāgrati tvayi || 50 ||
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tasmādetanmahākṣetraṃ saṃprāpya tvāṃ vyavasthitam |
paralokāya saṃtyajya kathaṃ gacchāmyahaṃ gṛham || 51 ||
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darśayiṣye mukhaṃ teṣāṃ tvayā hīnā ahaṃ katham |
bāṃdhavānāṃ gurūṇāṃ ca anyeṣāṃ sudṛdā mapi || 52 ||
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tasmāttvayā samaṃ nātha pravekṣyāmi hutāśanam |
snehapāśavinirbaddhā satyenātmānamālabhe || 53 ||
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yāvatastava saṃjātā upavāsā mahāmate |
tāvaṃtaśca tathāsmākaṃ kathaṃ gacchāmi tadgṛham || 54 ||
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evaṃ tasyā viditvā sa niścayaṃ brāhmaṇastadā |
citiṃ kṛtvā tu dāhārthaṃ tayā sārdhe tato'viśat || 55 ||
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bhāskaraṃ manasi dhyātvā yāvadagniṃ samādade |
tāvatpaśyati cāgrasthaṃ sudīptaṃ puruṣatrayam || 56 ||
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taddṛṣṭvā vismayāviṣṭaḥ ka ete puruṣāstrayaḥ |
na kadācinmayā dṛṣṭā īdṛktejaḥsamanvitāḥ || 57 ||
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puruṣā ūcuḥ |
mā tvaṃ mṛtyupathaṃ gaccha kṛtvā vairāgyamākulaḥ |
vyāvṛtya svagṛhaṃ gaccha sva bhāryāsahito dvija || 58 ||
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brāhmaṇa uvāca |
pratijñāya mayā pūrva gṛhaṃ muktaṃ nijaṃ yataḥ |
muṇḍīrasvāminaṃ dṛṣṭvā tathā'nyaṃ kālavallabham || 59 ||
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mūlasthānaṃ ca kartavyaṃ tataḥ sasyaprabhakṣaṇam |
so'haṃ tānavilokyātha kathaṃ gacchāmi mandiram |
bhakṣayāmi tathā sasyaṃ tena tyakṣyāmi jīvitam || 60 ||
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puruṣā ūcuḥ |
vayaṃ te bhāskarā brahmaṃstrayo'traiva samāgatāḥ |
tvadbhaktyākṛṣṭamanaso brūhi kiṃ karavāmahe || 61 ||
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brāhmaṇa uvāca |
yadi yūyaṃ samāyātāḥ svayameva mamāṃtikam |
trayo'pi bhāskarā nāśameṣa kuṣṭhaḥ pragacchatu || 62 ||
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tathā'traiva sadā stheyaṃ kṣetre yuṣmābhireva hi |
sāṃnidhyaṃ triṣu lokeṣu gantavyaṃ ca yathā purā || 63 ||
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bhāskarā ūcuḥ |
evaṃ vipra kariṣyāmaḥ sthāsyāmo 'tra sadā vayam |
tvaṃ cāpi roganirmuktaḥ sukhaṃ prāpsyasyanuttamam || 64 ||
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prāsādatritayaṃ tasmādasmadarthaṃ nirūpaya |
yena trikālamāsādya gacchāmaḥ saṃnidhiṃ dvija || 65 ||
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evamuktvā tu te sarve gatāścāddarśanaṃ tataḥ |
so'pi paśyati kāyaṃ svaṃ yāvadrogavivarjitam || 66 ||
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dvādaśārka pratīkāśaṃ sarvalakṣaṇalakṣitam |
tataḥ provāca tāṃ bhāryāṃ vinayāvanatāṃ sthitām || 67 ||
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paśya tvaṃ subhrūrme gātraṃ yādṛgrūpaṃ punaḥ sthitam |
prasādāddevadevasya bhāskarasyāṃśumālinaḥ || 68 ||
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so'hamatra sthito nityaṃ pūjayiṣyāmi bhāskaram |
na yāsyāmi punaḥ sadma satyametanmayoditam || 69 ||
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evamuktvā sa viprendrastasminkṣetre suśobhane |
prāsādatritayaṃ ramyaṃ nirmame bhaktisaṃyutaḥ || 7 ||
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muṇḍīrasvāminaścaikamanyatkālapriyasya ca |
mūlasthānasya cānyattu satpatākāvibhūṣitam || 7 ||
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trayāṇāmapi teṣāṃ tu sādhvarcāḥ śāstrasūcitāḥ |
sthāpayāmāsa sūryāṇāṃ hastārke sūryavāsare || 72 ||
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tatastāḥ puṣpadhūpādyaiḥ samabhyarcya ciraṃ dvijaḥ |
trisaṃdhyaṃ kramaśaḥ prāpto dehāṃte bhāskarālayam || 73 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ te tatra saṃjātāstrayo'pi dvijasattamāḥ |
bhāskarā bhaktalokasya sarvavyādhivināśakāḥ || 74 ||
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yastānpaśyati kāle sve yathokte sūraryavāsare |
sa vāṃchitāṃllabhetkāmāndurlabhānapi mānavaiḥ || 75 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 76

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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