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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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
yadetadbhavatā proktaṃ devadevena viṣṇunā |
mādhavīṃ bhaginīṃ prāpya janmāṃtaramupasthitām || 1 ||
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aśvavaktrāṃ kariṣyāmi tapasā suśubhānanām |
sā kathaṃ vihitā tena tapastaptaṃ tathā katham |
sarvaṃ vistarato brūhi paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 2 ||
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sūta uvāca |
nāradasya samākarṇya taṃ sandeśaṃ surodbhavam |
gatvā viṣṇuḥ suraiḥ sārddhaṃ pracakre maṃtraniścayam || 3 ||
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bhārāvataraṇārthāya dānavānāṃ vadhāya ca |
vasudevagṛhe śrīmāndvāparāṃte tato hariḥ || 4 ||
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devakyā jaṭhare devaḥ saṃjāto daityadarpahā |
tathānyā rohiṇīnāma bhāryā tasya ca yā'bhavat || 5 ||
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tasyāṃ jajñe halīnāma balabhadraḥ pratāpavān |
tṛtīyā suprabhānāma vasudevapriyā ca yā || 6 ||
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tasyāṃ sā mādhavī jajñe aśvavaktrasvarūpadhṛk |
tāṃ dṛṣṭvā vikṛtākārāṃ sutāṃ jātāṃ ca suprabhā |
vāsudevasamāyuktā viṣādaṃ paramaṃ gatā || 7 ||
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atha te yādavāḥ sarve kṛtaśāntikapauṣṭikāḥ |
svastisvastīti saṃtrastāḥ procurbhūyātkule'tra naḥ || 8 ||
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evaṃ sā yauvanopetā tathā duḥkhasamanvitā |
na kaścidvarayāmāsa vājivaktrāṃ vilokya tām || 9 ||
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tataśca bhagavānviṣṇurjñātvā tāṃ bhaginīṃ tathā |
mātaraṃ pitaraṃ caiva tathā duḥkhasamanvitau || 10 ||
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tāmādāya gatastūrṇaṃ baladevasamanvitaḥ |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre tapastaptuṃ tataḥ param || 11 ||
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brahmāṇaṃ toṣayāmāsa samyagyajñaparāyaṇaḥ |
vrataiśca vividhairdānairbrāhmaṇānāṃ ca tarpaṇaiḥ || 12 ||
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tatastuṣṭiṃ gato brahmā varṣāṃte tasya śārṅgiṇaḥ |
uvāca varado'smīti prārthayasvābhivāṃchitam || 13 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
eṣā me bhaginī deva jātā'śvavadanā kila |
tava prasādātsadvaktrā bhūyādetanmamepsitam || 14 ||
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śrībrahmovāca |
eṣā śubhānanā sādhvī matprasādādbhaviṣyati |
subhadrā nāma vikhyātā vīrasūḥ pativallabhā || 15 ||
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etadrūpāṃ pumānyo'tra pūjayiṣyati bhaktitaḥ |
etāṃ viṣṇo tvayā sārdhaṃ tathānena ca sīriṇā || 16 ||
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dvādaśyāṃ māghamāsasya gaṃdhapuṣpānulepanaiḥ |
so'pyavāpsyati yaccitte vartate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 17 ||
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yā nārī patinā tyaktā vaṃdhyā vā bhaktisaṃyutā |
tṛtīyādivase caitāṃ pūjayiṣyati keśava || 18 ||
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bhaviṣyati suputrāḍhyā subhagā sā sukhānvitā |
aiśvaryasahitā nityaṃ sarvaiḥ samuditā guṇaiḥ || 19 ||
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evamuktvā caturvaktro virarāma tataḥ param |
vāsudevo'pi hṛṣṭātmā yayau dvāravatīṃ purīm || 20 ||
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tāmādāya viśālākṣīṃ caṃdrabiṃbasamānanām |
baladevasamāyukto hyanujñāpya pitāma ham || 21 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ sā mādhavī viprāḥ subhagārūpamāsthitā |
avatīrṇā dharāpṛṣṭhe lakṣmīśāpaprapīḍitā || 22 ||
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upayeme sutaḥ pāṃḍoryāṃ pārthaścāruhāsinīm |
jajñe tasyāḥ suto vīro'bhimanyuriti viśrutaḥ || 23 ||
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etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ mādhabījanmasambhavam |
suparṇākhyasya devasya kathāsaṃgāddvijottamāḥ || 24 ||
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yaścaitatpaṭhate martyo bhaktyā yuktaḥ śṛṇoti vā |
mucyate sa naraḥ pāpāttaddinaikasamudbhavāt || 25 ||
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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 84

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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