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 |
etasminnaṃtare sarvernāgarairbrāhmaṇottamaiḥ |
preṣito madhyagastatra gartātīrthasamudbhavaḥ || 1 ||
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rere madhyaga gatvā tvaṃ brūhi taṃ kupitāmaham |
vipravṛtti prahaṃtāraṃ nītimārgavivarjitam || 2 ||
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etatkṣetraṃ pradattaṃ naḥ pūrveṣāṃ ca dvijanmanām |
maheśvareṇa tuṣṭena pūrite sarpaje bile || 3 ||
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tasya dattasya cādyaiva pitāmahaśataṃ gatam |
paṃcottaramasandigdhaṃ yāvattvaṃ kupitāmaha || 4 ||
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na kenāpi kṛto'smākaṃ tiraskāro yathā'dhunā |
tvāṃ muktvā pāpakarmāṇaṃ nyāyamārgavivarjitam || 5 ||
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nāgarairbrāhmaṇairbāhyaṃ yo'tra yajñaṃ samācaret |
śrāddhaṃ vā sa hi vadhyaḥ syātsarveṣāṃ ca dvijanmanām || 6 ||
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na tasya jāyate śreyastatsamutthaṃ kathaṃcana |
etatproktaṃ tadā tena yadā sthānaṃ dadau hi naḥ || 7 ||
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tasmādyatkuruṣe yajñaṃ brāhmaṇairnāgaraiḥ kuru |
nānyathā lapsyase kartuṃ jīvadbhirnāgarairdvijaiḥ || 8 ||
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evamuktastato gatvā madhyago yatra padmajaḥ |
yajñamaṇḍapadūrastho brāhmaṇaiḥ parivāritaḥ || 9 ||
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yatproktaṃ nāgaraiḥ sarvaiḥ saviśeṣaṃ tadā hi saḥ |
tacchrutvā padmajaḥ prāha sāṃtvapūrvamidaṃ vacaḥ || 10 ||
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mānuṣaṃ bhāvamāpanna ṛtvigbhiḥ parivāritaḥ |
tvayā satyamidaṃ proktaṃ sarvaṃ madhyagasattama || 11 ||
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kiṃ karomi vṛtāḥ sarve mayā te yajñakarmaṇi |
ṛtvijo'dhvaryu pūrvā ye pramādena na kāmyayā || 12 ||
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tasmādānaya tānsarvānatra sthāne dvijottamān |
anujñātastu tairyena gacchāmi makhamaṇḍape || 13 ||
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madhyaga uvāca |
tvaṃ devatvaṃ parityajya mānuṣaṃ bhāvamāśritaḥ |
tatkathaṃ te dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ samāgacchaṃti teṃ'tikam || 14 ||
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śreṣṭhā gāvaḥ paśūnāṃ ca yathā padmasamudbhava |
viprāṇāmiha sarveṣāṃ tathā śreṣṭhā hi nāgarāḥ || 15 ||
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tatmāccedvāṃchasi prāptiṃ tvametāṃ yajñasaṃbhavām |
tadbhaktyānāgarānsarvānprasādaya pitāmaha || 16 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tacchrutvā padmajo bhīta ṛtvigbhiḥ parivāritaḥ |
jagāma tatra yatrasthā nāgarāḥ kupitā dvijāḥ || 17 ||
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praṇipatya tataḥ sarvānvinayena samanvitaḥ |
provāca vacanaṃ śrutvā kṛtāṃjalipuṭaḥ sthitaḥ || 18 ||
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jānāmyahaṃ dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ kṣetre'sminhāṭa keśvare |
yuṣmadbāhyaṃ vṛthā śrāddhaṃ yajñakarma tathaiva ca || 19 ||
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kalibhītyā mayā'nītaṃ sthāne'sminpuṣkaraṃ nijam |
tīrthaṃ ca yuṣmadīyaṃ ca nikṣepo' yaṃsamarpitaḥ || 20 ||
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ṛtvijo'mī samānītā guruṇā yajñasiddhaye |
ajānatā dvijaśreṣṭhā ādhikyaṃ nāgarātmakam || 21 ||
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tasmācca kṣamyatāṃ mahyaṃ yataśca varaṇaṃ kṛtam |
eteṣāmeva viprāṇāmagniṣṭomakṛte mayā || 22 ||
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etacca māmakaṃ tīrthaṃ yuṣmākaṃ pāpanāśanam |
bhaviṣyati na sandehaḥ kalikāle'pi saṃsthite || 23 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
yadi tvaṃ nāgarairbāhyaṃ yajñaṃ cātra kariṣyasi |
tadanye'pi surāḥ sarve tava mārgānuyāyi naḥ |
bhaviṣyanti tathā bhūpāstatkāryo na makhastvayā || 24 ||
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yadyevamapi deveśa yajñakarma kariṣyasi |
avamanya dvijānsarvākṣipraṃ gacchāsmadaṃtikāt || 25 ||
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brahmovāca |
adyaprabhṛti yaḥ kaścidyajñamatra kariṣyati |
śrāddhaṃ vā nāgarairbāhyaṃ vṛthā tatsaṃbhaviṣyati || 26 ||
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nāgaro'pi ca yo nyatra kaścidyajñaṃ kariṣyati |
etatkṣetraṃ parityajya vṛthā tatsaṃbhaviṣyati || 27 ||
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maryādeyaṃ kṛtā viprā nāgarāṇāṃ mayā'dhunā |
kṛtvā prasādamasmākaṃ yajñārthaṃ dātumarhatha |
anujñāṃ vidhivadviprā yena yajñaṃ karomyaham || 28 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tatastairbrāhmaṇaistuṣṭairanujñātaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
cakāra vidhivadyajñaṃ ye vṛtā brāhmaṇāśca taiḥ || 29 ||
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viśvakarmā samāgatya tato mastakamaṇḍanam |
cakāra brāhmaṇaśreṣṭhā nāgarāṇāṃ mate sthitaḥ || 30 ||
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brahmāpi paramaṃ toṣaṃ gatvā nāradamabravīt |
sāvitrīmānaya kṣipraṃ yena gacchāmi maṇḍape || 31 ||
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vādyamāneṣu vādyeṣu siddhakinnaraguhyakaiḥ |
gandharvairgītasaṃsaktairvedoccāraparairdvijaiḥ |
araṇiṃ samupādāya pulastyo vākyamabravīt || 32 ||
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patnī 3 patnīti viprendrāḥ proccaistatra vyavasthitāḥ || 33 ||
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etasminnaṃtare brahmā nāradaṃ munisattamam |
saṃjñayā preṣayāmāsa patnī cānīyatāmiti || 34 ||
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so'pi maṃdaṃ samāgatya sāvitrīṃ prāha līlayā |
yuddhapriyoṃ'taraṃ vāṃchansāvitryā saha vedhasaḥ || 35 ||
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ahaṃ saṃpreṣitaḥ pitrā tava pārśve sureśvari |
āgaccha prasthitaḥ snātaḥ sāṃprataṃ yajñamaṇḍape || 36 ||
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paramekākinī tatra gacchamānā sureśvari |
kīdṛgrūpā sadasi vai dṛśyase tvamanāthavat || 37 ||
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tasmādānīyatāṃ sarvā yāḥ kāściddevayoṣitaḥ |
yābhiḥ parivṛtā devi yāsyasi tvaṃ mahāmakhe || 38 ||
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evamuktvā muniśreṣṭho nārado munisattamaḥ |
abravītpitaraṃ gatvā tātāṃbā'kāritā mayā || 39 ||
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paraṃ tasyāḥ sthiro bhāvaḥ kiṃcitsaṃlakṣito mayā |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā tato manyusamanvitaḥ || 4 ||
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pulastyaṃ preṣayāmāsa sāvitryā sannidhau tataḥ |
gaccha vatsa tvamānīhi sthānaṃ sā śithilātmikā |
somabhārapariśrāṃtaṃ paśya māmūrdhvasaṃsthitam || 41 ||
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eṣa kālātyayo bhāvi yajñakarmaṇi sāṃpratam |
yajñayānamuhūrto'yaṃ sāvaśeṣo vyavasthitaḥ || 42 ||
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tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā pulastyaḥ satvaraṃ yayau |
sāvitrī tiṣṭhate yatra gītanṛtyasamākulā || 43 ||
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tataḥ provāca kiṃ devi tvaṃ tiṣṭhasi nirākulā |
yajñayānocitaḥ kālaḥ so'yaṃ śeṣastu tiṣṭhati || 44 ||
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tasmādāgaccha gacchāmastātaḥ kṛcchreṇa tiṣṭhati |
somabhārārdditaścordhvaṃ sarvairdevaiḥ samāvṛtaḥ || 45 ||
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sāvitryuvāca |
sarvadevavṛtastāta tava tāto vyavasthitaḥ |
ekākinī kathaṃ tatra gacchāmyahamanāthavat || 46 ||
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tadbrūhi pitaraṃ gatvā muhūrtaṃ paripālyatām || 47 ||
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yāvadabhyeti śakrāṇī gaurī lakṣmīstathā parāḥ |
devakanyāḥ samāje'tra tābhireṣyāmyaha8drutam || 48 ||
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sarvāsāṃ preṣito vāyurnimatraṇakṛte mayā |
āgamiṣyanti tāḥ śīghramevaṃ vācyaḥ pitā tvayā || 49 ||
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sūta uvāca |
so'pi gatvā drutaṃ prāha somabhārārditaṃ vidhim |
naiṣābhyeti jagannātha prasaktā gṛhakarmaṇi || 50 ||
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sā māṃ prāha ca devānāṃ patnībhiḥ sahitā makhe |
ahaṃ yāsyāmi tāsāṃ ca naikādyāpi pradṛśyate || 51 ||
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evaṃ jñātvā suraśreṣṭha kuru yatte surocate |
atikrāmati kālo'yaṃ yajñayānasamudravaḥ |
tiṣṭhate ca gṛhavyagrā sāpi strī śithilātmikā || 52 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ tasya pulastyasya pitāmahaḥ |
samīpasthaṃ tadā śakraṃ provāca vacanaṃ dvijāḥ || 53 ||
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brahmovāca |
śakra nāyāti sāvitrī sāpi strī śithilātmikā |
anayā bhāryayā yajño mayā kāryo'yameva tu || 54 ||
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gaccha śakra samānīhi kanyāṃ kāṃcittvarānvitaḥ |
yāvanna kramate kālo yajñayānasamudbhavaḥ || 55 ||
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pitāmahavacaḥ śrutvā tadarthaṃ kanyakā dvijāḥ |
śakreṇāsāditā śīghraṃ bhramamāṇā samīpataḥ || 56 ||
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atha takraghaṭavyagramastakā tena vīkṣitā |
kanyakā gopajā tanvī caṃdrāsyā padmalocanā || 57 ||
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sarvalakṣaṇasaṃpūrṇā yauvanāraṃbhamāśritā |
sā śakreṇātha saṃpṛṣṭā kā tvaṃ kamalalocane || 58 ||
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kumārī vā sanāthā vā sutā kasya bravīhi naḥ || 59 ||
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kanyo vāca |
gopakanyāsmi bhadraṃ te takraṃ vikretumāgatā |
yadi gṛhṇāsi me mūlyaṃ tacchīghraṃ dehi mā ciram || 60 ||
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tacchrutvā tridivendro'pi matvā tāṃ gopakanyakām |
jagṛhe tvarayā yuktastakraṃ cotsṛjya bhūtale || 61 ||
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atha tāṃ rudatīṃ śakraḥ samādāya tvarānvitaḥ |
govaktreṇa praveśyātha guhyenākarṣayattataḥ || 62 ||
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evaṃ medhyatamāṃ kṛtvā saṃsnāpya salilaiḥ śubhaiḥ |
jyeṣṭhakuṇḍasya viprendrāḥ paridhāyya suvāsasī || 63 ||
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tataśca harṣasaṃyuktaḥ provāca caturānanam |
drutaṃ gatvā puro dhṛtvā sarvadevasamāgame || 64 ||
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kanyakeyaṃ suraśreṣṭha samānītā mayā'dhunā |
tavārthāya surūpāṃgī sarvalakṣaṇalakṣitā || 65 ||
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gopakanyā viditvemāṃ govaktreṇa praveśya ca |
ākarṣitā ca guhyena pāvanārthaṃ caturmukha || 66 ||
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śrīvāsudeva uvāca |
gavāṃ ca brāhmaṇānāṃ ca kulamekaṃ dvidhā kṛtam |
ekatra maṃtrāstiṣṭhaṃti haviranyatra tiṣṭhati || 67 ||
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dhenūdarādviniṣkrāṃtā tajjāteyaṃ dvijanmanām |
asyāḥ pāṇigrahaṃ deva tvaṃ kuruṣva makhāptaye || 68 ||
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yāvanna calate kālo yajñayānasamudbhavaḥ || 69 ||
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rudra uvāca |
praviṣṭā gomukhe yasmādapānena vinirgatā |
gāyatrīnāma te patnī tasmādeṣā bhaviṣyati || 70 ||
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brahmovāca |
vadantu brāhmaṇāḥ sarve gopakanyāpyasau yadi |
saṃbhūya brāhmaṇīśreṣṭhā yathā patnī bhavenmama || 71 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
eṣā syādbrāhmaṇaśreṣṭhā gopajātivivarjitā |
asmadvākyāccaturvaktra kuru pāṇigrahaṃ drutam || 72 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tataḥ pāṇigrahaṃ cakre tasyā devaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
kṛtvā somaṃ tato mūrdhni gṛhyoktavidhinā dvijāḥ || 73 ||
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saṃtiṣṭhati ca tatrasthā mahādevī supāvanī |
adyāpi loke vikhyātā dhanasaubhāgyadāyinī || 74 ||
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yastasyāṃ kurute martyaḥ kanyādānaṃ samāhitaḥ |
samastaṃ phalamāpnoti rājasūyāśvamedhayoḥ || 79 ||
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kanyā hastagrahaṃ tatra yā'pnoti patinā saha |
sā syātputravatī sādhvī sukhasaubhāgyasaṃyutā || 76 ||
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piṃḍadānaṃ narastasyāṃ yaḥ karoti dvijottamāḥ |
pitarastasya saṃtuṣṭāstarpitāḥ pitṛtīrthavat || 77 ||
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iti śrīskāde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye gāyatrīvivāhe gāyatrītīrthamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikāśītyuttaraśatatamoadhyāyaḥ || 181 ||
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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 181

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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