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 |
aṣṭaṣaṣṭiriyaṃ proktā yā tvayā sūtanandana |
kṣetrāṇāṃ devadevasya kathaṃ sā tatra saṃsthitā |
etatsarvaṃ samācakṣva paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 1 ||
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sūta uvāca |
praśnabhāro mahāneṣa yo bhavadbhiḥ prakīrtitaḥ |
tathāpi kīrtayiṣyāmi namaskṛtvā pinākinam || 2 ||
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camatkārapure'vāsītpūrvaṃ brāhmaṇasattamaḥ |
vatsasyānvayasaṃbhūtaścitraśarmā mahāyaśāḥ || 3 ||
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tasya buddhiriyaṃ jātā pātāle hāṭakeśvaram |
atrānīya tato bhaktyā pūjayāmi divāniśam || 4 ||
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evaṃ sa niścayaṃ kṛtvā tapaścake tataḥ param |
niyato niyatāhāraḥ parāṃ niṣṭhāṃ samāśritaḥ || 5 ||
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tasyāpi bhagavāñchaṃbhuḥ kālena mahatā tataḥ |
saṃtuṣṭo brāhmaṇa śreṣṭhāstataḥ provāca sādaram || 6 ||
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varaṃ prārthaya viprendra yatte manasi vartate |
api trailokyarājyaṃ te tuṣṭo dāsyāmyasaṃśayam || 7 ||
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tasmātprārthaya te nityaṃ yatra citte vyavasthitam |
durlabhaṃ sarvadevānāṃ manuṣyāṇāṃ viśeṣataḥ || 8 ||
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citraśarmovāca |
yadi tuṣṭosi me deva varaṃ cenme prayacchasi |
tadatrāgaccha pātālālliṃgarūpī sureśvara || 9 ||
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yatpātāle sthitaṃ liṃgaṃ brahmaṇā saṃpratiṣṭhitam |
hāṭakeśvarasaṃjñaṃ tu tadihāyātu satva ram || 10 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
acalaṃ sarvaliṃgaṃ syātsarvatrāpi dvijottama |
ki punaḥ prathamaṃ yacca brahmaṇā nirmitaṃ svayam || 11 ||
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tasmātthāpaya liṃgaṃ taddhāṭakena dvijottama |
hāṭakeśvarasaṃjñaṃ tu loke khyātaṃ bhaviṣyati || 12 ||
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somavāre catudaśyāṃ śuklāyāṃ śraddhayānvitaḥ |
yastadbhaktisamāyuktaḥ pūjayiṣyati mānavaḥ || 3 ||
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ādyaliṃgodbhavaṃ śreyaḥ pūjayā lapsyate dvija |
evamuktvā'tha bhagavāṃstataścādarśanaṃ gataḥ || 4 ||
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citraśarmā'pi kṛtvātha prāsādaṃ sumanoharam |
tatra hemamayaṃ liṃgaṃ sthāpayāmāsa bhaktitaḥ || 15 ||
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śāstroktena vidhānena pūjāṃ cakre ca nityaśaḥ |
tatastrailokya vikhyātaṃ talliṃgaṃ tatra vai dvijāḥ || 16 ||
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dūrādabhyetya lokāśca pūjayaṃti tataḥ param |
atha tatra dvijā ye'nye saṃsthitā guṇavattarāḥ || 17 ||
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teṣāṃ spardhā tato jātā dṛṣṭvā tasya viceṣṭitam |
ekasthānaprasūtānāṃ sarveṣāṃ guṇaśālinām || 18 ||
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ayaṃ guṇavihīno'pi prakhyāto bhuvanatraye |
harārādhanamāsādya yasmāttasmādvayaṃ haram |
tadarthe toṣayiṣyāmaḥ sāmyaṃ yena prajāyate || 19 ||
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aṣṭaṣaṣṭiḥ smṛtā loke kṣetrāṇāṃ śūlapāṇinaḥ |
yatra sānnidhyamabhyeti trikālaṃ parameśvaraḥ || 20 ||
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aṣṭaṣaṣṭiśca gotrāṇāmasmākaṃ cātra saṃsthitā |
etena mūḍhamanasā sārdhaṃ sāmānyalakṣaṇā || 22 ||
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tasmādanena cārādhya bhagavantaṃ trilocanam |
tacca liṃgaṃ samānītamatra pātālasaṃsthitam || 22 ||
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tathā sarvaiśca sarvāṇi kṣetraliṃgāni kṛtsnaśaḥ |
ānetavyāni cārādhya tapaḥśaktyā maheśvaram || 23 ||
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eteṣāṃ sarvagotrāṇāmāneṣyati ca śaṃkaraḥ |
yadgotraṃ kṣetrasaṃyuktaṃ yaccānyadvā bhaviṣyati || 24 ||
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tataste śarmasaṃyuktāḥ sarva eva dvijottamāḥ |
cakrustapaḥkriyāṃ sarve duṣkarāṃ sarvajantubhiḥ || 25 ||
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japairhomopavāsaiśca niyamaiśca pṛthagvidhaiḥ |
balipūjopahāraiśca snānadānādibhistathā || 26 ||
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liṃgaṃ saṃsthāpya devasya nāmnā khyātaṃ dvijeśvaram |
manoharatare procce prāsāde parvatopame || 27 ||
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tyaktvā gṛhakriyāḥ sarvāstathā yajñasamudbhavāḥ |
anyāśca lokayātrotthāstoṣayaṃti maheśvaram || 28 ||
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evamārādhyamāno'pi santoṣaṃ parameśvaraḥ |
nābhyagacchatparāṃ tuṣṭiṃ kathaṃcidapi sa dvijāḥ || 29 ||
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tato varṣasahasrāṃte samārādhya maheśvaram |
na ca kiñcitphalaṃ prāptā yāvatkruddhāstato'khilāḥ || 30 ||
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asya mūrkhatamasyā'pi tvaṃ śūliṃścitraśarmaṇaḥ |
sustokenā'pi kālena santoṣaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 31 ||
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vayaṃ vārdhakyamāpannā bālyātprabhṛti śaṃkaram |
pūjayanto'pi no dṛṣṭastathā'pi parameśvara || 32 ||
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tasmātsarve prakartavyaṃ havyavāhapraveśanam |
asmābhirniścayo hyeṣa tavāgre sāṃprataṃ kṛtaḥ || 33 ||
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tataścāhṛtya kāṣṭhāni sarve te dvijasattamāḥ |
īśvaraṃ manasi dhyātvā citāścakruḥ pṛthagvidhāḥ || 34 ||
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tathā sarvaṃ kriyākalpaṃ snānadānādikaṃ ca yat |
kṛtvā te brāhmaṇāḥ sarve susamiddhahutāśanam || 35 ||
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yāvatkṛtvā sutaiḥ sārdhaṃ praviśaṃti samāhitāḥ |
tāvatsa bhagavāṃstuṣṭasteṣāṃ saṃdarśanaṃ yayau || 36 ||
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abravīcca vihasyoccairmeghagambhīrayā girā |
sarvāṃstānbrāhmaṇaśreṣṭhānmṛtānsaṃjīvayanniva || 37 ||
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bho bho brāhmaṇaśārdūlā mā maivaṃ sāhasaṃ mahat |
yūyaṃ kuruta madvākyātsaṃtuṣṭasya viśeṣataḥ || 38 ||
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tasmādvadata yaccitte yuṣmākaṃ caiva saṃsthitam |
yena dattvā pragacchāmi svameva bhuvanaṃ punaḥ || 39 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
asminkṣetre suraśreṣṭha purasyāsya ca saṃnidhau |
kṣetrāṇāmaṣṭaṣaṣṭiryā dhanyā saṃkīrtyate janaiḥ || 40 ||
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sadābhyaitu samaṃ liṃgaistairādyaiḥ surasattama |
yenāmarṣapraśāṃtirnaḥ sarveṣāmiha jāyate || 41 ||
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eṣa saṃspardhate'smābhiḥ sarvairguṇavivarjitaḥ |
tvalliṃgasya prabhāvena tasmādetatsamācara || 42 ||
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sūta uvāca |
etasminnaṃtare vipro jñātvā taṃ varadaṃ haram |
uvāca spardhayā yuktaścitraśarmā maheśvaram || 43 ||
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citraśarmovāca |
etaiḥ prāṇaparityāgamārabhya tadanataram |
tuṣṭiṃ nīto'si devaśa kṛtvā ca sumahattapaḥ || 44 ||
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mayā sparddhamānaiśca kevalaṃ guṇagarvitaiḥ |
tasmādeṣo na dātavyatvaṃ tvayā kiṃcitsureśvara || 46 ||
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yadi tvaṃ māmatikramya saṃpradāsyasi vāṃchitam |
etaiḥ putrakalatraiśca sārdhaṃ pratyakṣatastava |
pāvakaṃ sādhayiṣyāmi tasmādyuktaṃ samācara || 46 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā bhagavāñchaśiśekharaḥ |
cintayāmāsa cittena kimatra sukṛtaṃ bhavet || 47 ||
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ete brāhmaṇaśārdūlā vināśaṃ yāṃti matkṛte |
eṣo'pi sarvasaṃsiddho gaṇatulyo dvijottamaḥ || 48 ||
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tasmāddvābhyāṃ mayā kāryaṃ kṣetre saukhyaṃ yathā bhavet |
brāhmaṇānāṃ viśeṣeṇa tathā cātra nivāsinām || 49 ||
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mamāpi sarvadā citte kṛtyametaddhi vartate |
eka sthāne karomyeva sarvakṣetrāṇi yāni me || 50 ||
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bhaviṣyati tathā kālo raudraḥ kalisamudbhavaḥ |
tatra kṣetrāṇi tīrthāni nāśaṃ yāsyaṃti bhūtale || 51 ||
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sattīrthaistadbhayātsarvaiḥ kṣetrametatsamāśritam |
ānayiṣyāmyahamapi svāni kṣetrāṇi kṛtsnaśaḥ || 52 ||
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tatastaṃ citraśarmāṇaṃ prāha cedaṃ maheśvaraḥ |
śṛṇu madvacanaṃ kṛtsnaṃ kuruṣva tadanaṃtaram || 53 ||
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atra kṣetrāṇi sarvāṇi madīyāni dvijottama |
samāgacchaṃtu viprāśca prabhavaṃtu praharṣitāḥ || 54 ||
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tavāpi yogyatāṃ śreṣṭhāṃ kariṣyāmi mahāmate |
yadi me vartase vākye muktvā sparddhāṃ dvijodbhavām || 55 ||
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turīyamapi te gotraṃ vedoktena krameṇa ca |
ādyatāṃ cāpi te sarve kīrtayiṣyaṃti te dvijāḥ || 56 ||
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tathānyadapi sanmānaṃ tava yacchāmi ca dvija |
ācandrārkamasaṃdigdhaṃ putrapautrādikaṃ ca yat || 57 ||
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tvadanvaye bhaviṣyaṃti putrapautrāstathā pare |
kṛtye śrāddhe tarpaṇe vā kriyamāṇe vidhānataḥ || 58 ||
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ādyasya vatsasaṃjñasya nāma uccārya gotrajam |
tato nāmāni cāpyevaṃ kīrtayiṣyaṃti bhaktitaḥ || 59 ||
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tataḥ saṃtarpayiṣyaṃti pitṝnatha pitāmahān |
tathānyānapi baṃdhūṃśca suhṛtsaṃbaṃdhibāṃdhavān || 60 ||
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tvadanvaye vinā nāmnā tvadīyena vimohitāḥ |
ye pitṝṃstarpayiṣyaṃti teṣāṃ vyarthaṃ bhaviṣyati || 61 ||
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śrāddhaṃ vā yadi vā dānaṃ tarpaṇaṃ vā tvadudbhavam |
tasmādahaṃkṛtiṃ muktvā māmārādhaya kevalam || 62 ||
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yena siddho'pi saṃsiddhiṃ parāmāpnoṣi śāśvatīm |
evaṃ saṃbodhya taṃ vipraṃ kṛtvādyamapi paścimam || 63 ||
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tatastānbrāhmaṇānāha prāsādaḥ kriyatāmiti |
gotraṃgotraṃ puraskṛtya sthāpyaṃ liṃgamanuttamam |
yena saṃkramaṇaṃ teṣu mama saṃjāyatedvijāḥ || 64 ||
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atha te brāhmaṇāstatra bhūmibhāgānmanoharān |
dṛṣṭvādṛṣṭvā pracakruśca prāsādānharṣasaṃyutāḥ || 65 ||
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aṣṭaṣaṣṭimitāndivyānkailāsaśikharopamān |
teṣu saṃsthāpayāmāsu liṅgāni vividhāni ca |
kṣetrekṣatre ca yannāma tattatsaṃjñāṃ pracakrire || 66 ||
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atha teṣāṃ punardṛṣṭiṃ gatvā devastrilocanaḥ |
provāca madhuraṃ vākyaṃ kasmiṃścitkālaparyaye |
ārādhitastapaḥśaktyā liṃgasaṃsthāpanādanu || 67 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
parituṣṭo'smi vipreṃdrā yuṣmākamahamadya vai |
etanmama kṛtaṃ kṛtyaṃ bhavadbhirakhilaṃ tataḥ || 68 ||
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asmadīyāni liṃgāni kṣetrāṇi ca kalerbhayāt |
tato mānyāśca me yūyaṃ nānyairetadbhaviṣyati || 69 ||
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tasmāccittasthitaṃ śīghraṃ prārthayaṃtu dvijottamāḥ |
saṃprayacchāmi yenāśu yadyapi syātsudurlabham || 70 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
yadi deva prasannastvamasmākaṃ ca sureśvara |
paścimaścitraśarmā ca yathādyo bhavatā kṛtaḥ || 71 ||
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asmadīyaṃ sadā nāma kīrtanīyamasaṃśayam |
śrāddhakṛtyeṣu sarveṣu yathā tena samā vayam |
bhavāmastvatprasādena sāṃprataṃ citraśarmaṇā || 72 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
yuṣmākamapi ye kecidvaśaṃ yāsyaṃti mānavāḥ |
yuvānaḥ śāstrasaṃyuktā vedavidyāviśāradāḥ || 73 ||
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ānayiṣyatha tānyūyamāmuṣyāyaṇasaṃjñitān |
nityaṃ sthitāśca te kṣetre śrāddhasyākṣayyakārakāḥ || 74 ||
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evamuktvātha deveśastataścādarśanaṃ gataḥ |
te'pi viprāḥ susaṃtuṣṭāstatra sthāne vyavasthitāḥ || 75 ||
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evaṃ tatra samastāni kṣetrāṇyāyatanāni ca |
kalibhītāni vipreṃdrā nivasaṃti sadaiva hi || 76 ||
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evaṃ te brāhmaṇāḥ prāpya siddhiṃ ceśvarapūjanāt |
khyātāḥ sarvatra bhuvane śrāddhasyākṣayyakārakāḥ || 77 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetra māhātmye brāhmaṇacitraśarmaliṃgasthāpanavṛttāṃtavarṇanaṃnāma saptottaraśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 107 ||
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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 107

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)

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by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

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by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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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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