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 |
yattvayā kathitaṃ sūta na mṛtā sā kumārikā |
hatā raudraprahāraiśca kautukaṃ tanmahattaram || 1 ||
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yato bhūyaḥ prasaṃjātā yoginī haratuṣṭidā |
yattvārthaṃ sarvamācakṣva kāraṇaṃ ca tadadbhutam || 2 ||
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sūta uvāca |
sā praviṣṭā samaṃ tena supuṇyamamareśvaram |
māghakṛṣṇacaturdaśyāṃ na mṛtyuryatra vidyate || 3 || || |
api caivāyuṣaḥ śeṣe kimutākālato dvijāḥ |
tena no nidhanaṃ prāptā hatāpi sudṛḍhaṃ tadā || 4 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
amareśvara ityukto yo devo hyamaratvadaḥ |
kena saṃsthāpito hyatra kiṃprabhāvaśca kīrtaya || 5 ||
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sūta uvāca |
aditiśca ditiścaiva prajāpatisute śubhe |
kṛte purātirūpāḍhye kaśyapena mahātmanā || 6 ||
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adityāṃ vibudhā jātā diteścaiva tu daityapāḥ || |
teṣāṃ sāpatnyabhāvena mahadvairamupasthitam |
atha daityaiḥ surā dhvastāḥ kṛtāścānye parāṅmukhāḥ |
anye tu bhayasaṃtrastā diśo jagmuḥ kṣatāṃgakāḥ || 8 ||
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tato duḥkhasamāyuktā devamātātra saṃsthitā |
tapaścakre divānaktaṃ śivadhyānaparāyaṇā || 9 ||
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evaṃ tasyāstapaḥsthāyā gate yugacatuṣṭaye |
nirbhidya dharaṇīpṛṣṭhaṃ śivaliṃgaṃ samutthitam || 10 ||
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tatastasmai kṛtānandā stutvā stotraiḥ pṛthagvidhaiḥ |
aṣṭāṃgapraṇipātena namaścakre samāhitā || 11 ||
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etasminnaṃtare vāṇī saṃjātā gaganāṃgaṇe |
śarīrarahitā divyā meghagambhīraniḥsvanā || 12 ||
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varaṃ prārthaya kalyāṇi yaste hṛdi vyavasthitaḥ |
prasanno'haṃ pradāsyāmi tavādya śaśiśekharaḥ || 13 ||
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aditiruvāca |
mama putrāḥ suraśreṣṭha hanyante yudhi dānavaiḥ |
tatkuruṣva gatāyāsānavadhyānraṇamūrdhani || 14 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
etalliṃgaṃ madīyaṃ ye spṛṣṭvā yāsyaṃti saṃyuge |
avadhyāste bhaviṣyanti yāvatsaṃvatsaraṃ śubhe || 15 ||
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anyo'pi mānavo yo'tra caturdaśyāṃ samāhitaḥ |
māghamāsasya kṛṣṇāyāṃ prakariṣyati jāgaram || 16 ||
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so'pi saṃvatsaraṃ yāvadbhaviṣyati nirāmayaḥ |
api mṛtyudine prāpte yo'sminnāyatane śubhe || 17 ||
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āgamiṣyati taṃ mṛtyurdūrātparihariṣyati |
evamuktvātha sā vāṇī virarāma tataḥ param || 18 ||
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aditiścāpi santuṣṭā hataśeṣānsutāṃstataḥ |
samānīyātha talliṃgaṃ teṣāmeva nyadarśayat |
kathayāmāsa tatsarvaṃ māhātmyaṃ yadvaroditam || 19 ||
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tataste vibudhāḥ sarve talliṃgaṃ praṇipatya ca |
pratijagmustuṣṭiyuktāḥ śastrāṇyādāya tānprati || 20 ||
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yatra te dānavā hṛṣṭāḥ sthitāḥ śakrapade śubhe |
svargabhogasamāyuktā nandanāṃtarvyavasthitāḥ || 21 ||
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atha te dānavā dṛṣṭvā saṃprāptāṃstridivaukasaḥ |
sahasā saṃgarārthāya nānāśastradharānbahūn || 22 ||
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rathavaryānsamāruhya dhṛtaśastrāstravarmaṇaḥ |
yuddhārthaṃ sammukhā jagmurgarjamānā ghanā iva || 23 ||
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tataḥ samabhavadyuddhaṃ devānāṃ dānavaiḥ saha |
roṣapreritacittānāṃ mṛtyuṃ kṛtvā nivartanam || 24 ||
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tataste vibudhāḥ sarve haralabdhavarāstadā |
jaghnurdaityānasaṃkhyātācchitaiḥ śastrairanekadhā || 25 ||
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hataśeṣāśca ye teṣāṃ te tyaktvā tridaśālayam |
palāyanakṛtotsāhāḥ praviṣṭā makarālayam || 26 ||
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tataḥ śakraḥ samāpede svarājyaṃ dānavairhṛtam |
yadāsītpūrvakāle tatsamagraṃ hatakaṇṭakam || 27 ||
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tataste dānavāḥ śeṣā jñātvā talliṃgasaṃbhavam |
māhātmyaṃ vṛṣanāthasya kṣetrasyāsyodbhavasya ca || 28 ||
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śukreṇa kathitaṃ sarvaṃ māghakṛṣṇe niśāgame |
caturdaśyāṃ śucirbhūtvā yastalliṃgaṃ prapūjayet |
kālāghrāto'pi na prāṇaiḥ sa pumāṃstyajyate kvacit || 29 ||
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tasmādyūyaṃ samāsādya talliṃgaṃ taddine niśi |
pūjayadhvaṃ mahābhāgā yena syurmṛtyuvarjitāḥ || 30 ||
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yāvatsaṃvatsarasyātaṃ satyametanmayoditam |
yathā te devasaṃghāśca tatprabhāvādasaṃśayam || 31 ||
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atha taṃ dānavendrāṇāṃ maṃtraṃ jñātvā sureśvaraḥ |
nāradādbrāhmaṇaḥ putrādbhayatrastamanāstataḥ || 32 ||
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maṃtraṃ cakre samaṃ devaistatra devasya rakṣaṇe |
yathā syādudyamaḥ samyaktasminnahani sarvadā || 33 ||
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koṭayastu trayastriṃśaddevānāṃ sāyudhāstataḥ |
rakṣārthaṃ tasya liṃgasya tasminkṣetre vyavasthitāḥ |
māghakṛṣṇacaturdaśyāṃ susaṃnaddhāḥ prahāriṇaḥ || 34 ||
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atha te dānavā dṛṣṭvā tāndevāṃstatra saṃsthitān |
bhayasaṃtrastamanaso dudruvuḥ sarvato diśam || 35 ||
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atha prabhāte vimale prodgate ravimaṇḍale |
bhūya eva surāḥ sarve maṃtraṃ cakruḥ parasparam || 36 ||
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yadyetatkṣetramutsṛjya gamiṣyāmaḥ surālayam |
liṃgametatsamabhyetya pūjayiṣyaṃti dānavāḥ || 37 ||
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tato'vadhyā bhaviṣyaṃti te'pi sarve yathā vayam |
tasmādatraiva tiṣṭhāmastrayastriṃśatpranāyakāḥ || 38 ||
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koṭīnāmeva sarveṣāṃ śeṣā gacchantu tatra ca |
sahasrākṣeṇa saṃyuktāḥ svarge svapararakṣakāḥ || 39 ||
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tato'ṣṭau vasavastatra dvādaśārkāstathaiva ca |
ekādaśāpare rudrā nāsatyau dvau ca sundarau || 4 ||
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ete talliṃgarakṣārthaṃ tasminkṣetre vyavasthitāḥ |
śeṣāḥ śakrasamāyuktāḥ prajagmustridaśālayam || 41 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ prabhāvaṃ liṃgaṃ tu devadevasya śūlinaḥ |
bhavadbhiḥ paripṛṣṭaṃ yadadityā sthāpitaṃ purā || 42 ||
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yasmānna vidyate mṛtyustena dṛṣṭena dehinām |
amarākhyaṃ tato liṃgaṃ vikhyātaṃ bhuvanatraye || 43 ||
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yasmindeśe'pi sā kanyā hatā tena dvijanmanā |
jābālinā sukruddhena tasya devasya maṃdire || 44 ||
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āsīttatra dine kṛṣṇā māghamāsa caturdaśī |
tena no nidhanaṃ prāptā suhatā'pi tapasvinī || 45 ||
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etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ tasya liṃgasya sambhavam |
māhātmyaṃ brāhmaṇaśreṣṭhāḥ sarvapātakanāśanam || 46 ||
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yaścaitatpaṭhate bhaktyā tasya liṃgasya saṃnidhau |
apamṛtyubhayaṃ tasya kathaṃcinnaiva jāyate || 47 ||
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tasyāgre'sti śubhaṃ kuṇḍaṃ pūritaṃ svacchavāriṇā |
adityā nirmitaṃ devyā snānārthaṃ cātmanaḥ kṛte || 48 ||
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snānaṃ kṛtvā narastasminyastalliṃgaṃ prapaśyati |
karoti jāgaraṃ rātrau tasminneva dinedine |
so'dyāpi vatsaraṃ yāvannāpamṛtyumavāpnuyāt || 49 ||
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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 145

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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