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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viśvāmitra uvāca |
tacchrutvā brāhmaṇāḥ sarve vinayāvanatāḥ sthitāḥ |
taṃ papracchurnaraśreṣṭha kautukāviṣṭacetasaḥ || 1 ||
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kasyacinnirṇayo deyo madhyasthasya dvijottamaiḥ |
vedavākyena saṃtyajya vākyaṃ manujasaṃbhavam o || 2 ||
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kasmāttālatrayaṃ deyaṃ madhyagena mahātmanā |
etannaḥ sarvamācakṣva paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi naḥ || 3 ||
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tacchrutvā bhartṛyajñastu tānuvāca dvijottamān |
śrūyatāmabhidhāsyāmi yadetatkāraṇaṃ sthitam || 4 ||
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nāsatyaṃ jāyate vākyaṃ nāgarāṇāṃ kathaṃcana |
brahmaśālāsthitānāṃ ca śubhaṃ vā yadi vā'śubham || 5 ||
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vedokteḥ savanaistasmāddarśayaṃti dvijottamāḥ |
iṣṭaṃ vā yadi vāniṣṭaṃ pṛcchamānasya cā rthinaḥ || 6 ||
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bhūyobhūyastataḥ kuryānmadhyasthaḥ sa dvijanmanām |
praśnaṃ tasya nimittaṃ ca yāvattasya vinirṇayaḥ || 7 ||
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brahmaśālopaviṣṭānāṃ yadi vākyaṃ vṛthā bhavet |
māhātmyaṃ naśyate teṣāṃ tataḥ krodhaḥ prajāyate || 8 ||
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krodhātsañjāyate droho drohātpāpasya saṃgamaḥ |
etasmātkāraṇādviprā madhyasthaḥ pṛcchyate muhuḥ || 9 ||
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samudāyaḥ samastānāṃ yathā caiva prajāyate |
tadā tālatrayaṃ yacca madhyasthaḥ saṃprayacchati || 10 ||
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tāsāṃ tu pūrvayā kāmaṃ haṃti pṛcchāpradāyinām |
dvitīyayā tathā krodhaṃ haṃti lobhaṃ tṛtīyayā || 11 ||
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etasmātkāraṇāddeyaṃ tena tālatrayaṃ dvijāḥ || 12 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
ātharvaṇaścaturthastu brāhmaṇaḥ parikīrtitaḥ |
sa kasmātprathamaḥ praśno nāgarāṇāṃ prakīrtitaḥ || 13 ||
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bhartṛyajña uvāca |
ātharvaḥ prathamaḥ praśno yasmātprokto mayā dvijāḥ |
tadahaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi śṛṇudhvaṃ susamāhitāḥ || 14 ||
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nerṣyā caivātra kartavyā svasthānasya vināśanī |
nirūpitaṃ mayā samyaksthānasthasya viśuddhaye || 15 ||
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ṛgyajuḥsāmasaṃjñākhyā agniṣṭomādikā makhāḥ |
pāratrikāḥ pravartaṃte naihikāścābhicārikāḥ || 16 ||
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atharvavede taccoktaṃ sarvaṃ caivābhicārikam |
hitāya sarvalokānāṃ brahmaṇā lokakāriṇā || 17 ||
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atharvavedaḥ prathamaṃ draṣṭavyaḥ kāryasiddhaye |
etasmātkāraṇādādyaḥ sa caturtho'pi saṃsthitaḥ || 18 ||
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etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ yatpṛṣṭo'smi dvijottamāḥ |
pṛcchā saṃbaṃdhajaṃ sarvamekaṃ kāryaṃ sadaiva hi || 19 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye bhartṛyajñavākyanirṇayavarṇanaṃnāma dvyuttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 202 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 202

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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