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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viṣṇuruvāca |
evaṃ jñātvā sahasrākṣa mama vākyaṃ samācara |
yadi te vallabhāste ca ye hatā raṇamūrdhani || 1 ||
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yudhyamānāstavāgre ca gayāśrāddhena tarpaya |
tānsarvānpretabhāvācca yena muktiṃ bhajaṃti te || 2 ||
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palāyanaparā ye ca pṛṣṭhadeśe hatā mṛtāḥ || 3 ||
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indra uvāca |
varṣevarṣe tadā śrāddhaṃ prakaroti pitāmahaḥ |
gayāṃ gatvā dine tasminpitṝṇāṃ divyarūpiṇām || 4 ||
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tatkathaṃ deva gacchāmi tatrāhaṃ śrāddhasiddhaye |
tasmātkathaya me teṣāṃ kiṃcicchrāddhāya bhūtale |
muktidaṃ yena gacchāmi tava vākyājjanārdana || 5 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
tataḥ sa suciraṃ dhyātvā tamuvāca janārdanaḥ |
asti tīrthaṃ mahatpuṇyaṃ tasmādapyadhikaṃ ca yat || 6 ||
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hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre kūpikāmadhyasaṃsthitam |
amāvāsyādine tatra caturdaśyāśca devapa |
gayā saṃkramate samyaksarvatīrthasamanvitā || 7 ||
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kanyāsaṃsthe ravau tatra yaḥ śrāddhaṃ kurute naraḥ |
aṣṭavaṃśodbhavairvipraiḥ sa pitṝṃstārayennijān || 8 ||
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api pretatvamāpannānkiṃ punaḥ svargasaṃsthitān |
tatkṣetraprabhavā viprā aṣṭavaṃśasamudbhavāḥ || 9 ||
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tapa ugraṃ samāsthāya vartaṃte himaparvate |
ānartādhipaterdānādbhītāstatra samāgatāḥ || 10 ||
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tāngṛhītvā drutaṃ gaccha tatra saṃbodhya gauravāt |
sāmapūrvairupāyaistaisteṣāmagre samācara || 11 ||
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śrāddhaṃ caiva yathānyāyaṃ tataḥ prāpsyasi vāṃchitam |
te cā'pi sukhinaḥ sarve bhaviṣyaṃti samāgatāḥ || 12 ||
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tvayā saha prapūjyāśca hyasmābhiḥ śrāddhakāraṇāt |
tacchrutvā sahasā śakraḥ santoṣaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 13 ||
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himavaṃtaṃ samuddiśya prasthitastvarayā'nvitaḥ |
vāsudevo'pi rājeṃdra kṣīrābdhimagamattadā || 14 ||
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himavantaṃ samāśritya śakro'pi dadṛśe dvijān |
aṣṭavaṃśasamudbhūtānviṣṇunā samudāhṛtān || 15 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye śakraviṣṇusaṃvāde gayāśrāddhaphalamāhātmya varṇanaṃnāma pañcottaraśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 205 ||
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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 205

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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