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 |
iṃdro'pi viṣṇuvākyena himavaṃtaṃ samāgataḥ |
airāvataṃ samāruhya nāgedraṃ parvatopamam || 1 ||
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tatrāpaśyadṛṣīṃstānsa camatkāra samudbhavān |
niyamaiḥ saṃyamairyuktānsadācāraparāyaṇān |
vānaprasthāśramopetānkāmakrodhavivarjitān || 2 ||
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eke viprāḥ sthitāsteṣāmekāṃtaritabhojanāḥ |
ṣaṣṭhakālāśinaścānye cāṃdrāyaṇaparāyaṇāḥ || 3 ||
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aśmakuṭṭāḥ sthitāḥ keciddaṃtolūkhalinaḥ pare |
śīrṇaparṇāśanāḥ kecijjalāhārāstathā pare |
vāyubhakṣāstathaivānye tapastepuḥ sudāruṇam || 4 ||
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atha śakraṃ samālokya tatrā'yāṃtaṃ dvijottamāḥ |
pūjitaṃ cāraṇaiḥ siddhaistairadṛṣṭaṃ kadācana || 5 ||
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te sarve brāhmaṇāḥ proktāstadāśramasamīpagaiḥ || 6 ||
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ayaṃ śakraḥ samāyāto bhavatāmāśrame dvijāḥ |
kriyatāmarhaṇaṃ cāsmai yaccoktaṃ śāstraciṃtakaiḥ || 7 ||
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tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve vismayotphullalocanāḥ |
saṃmukhāḥ prayayustūrṇaṃ kṛtāṃjalipuṭāḥ sthitāḥ || 8 ||
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gṛhyoktavidhinā tasmai saṃprahṛṣṭatanūruhā |
procuśca vinayātsarve kimāgamanakāraṇam || 9 ||
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nirīhasyāpi deveṃdra kautukaṃ no vyavasthitam || 10 ||
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indra uvāca |
kuśalaṃ vo dvijaśreṣṭhā anihotreṣu kṛtsnaśaḥ |
tapaścaryāsu sarvāsu vedābhyāse tathā śrute || 11 ||
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hāṭakeśvarajaṃ kṣetraṃ tyaktvā tīrthamayaṃ śubham |
kasmādatra samāyātā himārtijanake girau || 12 ||
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tasmātsarve mayā sārdhaṃ samāgacchaṃtu saddvijāḥ |
camatkārapure puṇye bahuviprasamākule || 13 ||
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vāsudevasamādeśāttatra gatvātha sāṃpratam |
gayākūpe kariṣyāmi śrāddhaṃ bhaktyā dvijottamāḥ || 14 ||
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yuṣmadagre caturdaśyāṃ pretapakṣa upasthite |
khecaratvaṃ samāyātaṃ sarveṣāṃ bhavatāṃ sphuṭam || 15 ||
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sabālavṛddhapatnīkāḥ sāgnihotrā mayā saha |
tasmādgacchata bhadraṃ vastatra sthānaṃ bhaviṣyati || 16 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
na vayaṃ tatra yāsyāmaścamatkārapuraṃ punaḥ |
anye'pi brāhmaṇāstatra vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ || 17 ||
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nāgarā yājñikāḥ saṃti smārtāḥ śrutiparāyaṇāḥ |
teṣāmagre kuru śrāddhaṃ śraddhā cecchrāddhajā tava || 18 ||
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indra uvāca |
tatra ye brāhmaṇāḥ kecidbhavadbhiḥ saṃprakīrtitāḥ |
tathāvidhāśca te sarve vedavedāṃgapāragāḥ || 19 ||
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śrutādhyayanasaṃpannā yājñikāśca viśeṣataḥ |
paraṃ dveṣaparāḥ sarve tathā paruṣavādinaḥ || 20 ||
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ahaṃkāreṇa saṃyuktāḥ parasparajigīṣavaḥ |
tapasā viprayuktāśca bhogasaktā divāniśam || 21 ||
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yūyaṃ sarvaguṇopetā viṣṇunā me prakīrtitāḥ |
tasmādāgamanaṃ kāryaṃ mayā sārdhaṃ samastakaiḥ || 22 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
asmābhistena doṣeṇa tyaktaṃ sthānaṃ nijaṃ hi tat |
bahutīrthasamopetaṃ svargamārgapradarśakam || 23 ||
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yadi yāsyāmahe tatra tvayā sārdhaṃ puraṃdara |
asmākaṃ svajanāḥ sarve rāgadveṣaparāyaṇāḥ || 24 ||
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aparādhānkariṣyaṃti nityameva padepade |
īrṣyādharmasamopetāḥ paruṣākṣarajalpakāḥ || 25 ||
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tataḥ saṃpatsyate krodhaḥ krodhācca tapasaḥ kṣayaḥ |
tato na prāpyate muktistadgacchāmaḥ kathaṃ vibho || 26 ||
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aparaṃ tatra bhūpo'sti deśe dānaparaḥ sadā |
ānartādhipatiḥ khyātaḥ sarvabhūmau sadaiva saḥ || 27 ||
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dadāti vividhaṃ dānaṃ hastyaśvakanakādikam |
yadi tatra na gṛhṇīmastadā kopaṃ sa gacchati || 28 ||
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bhūpāle kopamāpanne svajaneṣu virodhiṣu |
siddhirno tapaso'smākaṃ tena tyaktaṃ nijaṃ puram || 29 ||
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yadi gṛhṇīmahe dānaṃ tasya bhūpasya devapa |
tapasaḥ saṃpraṇāśaḥ syādyaddhi proktaṃ svayaṃbhuvā || 30 ||
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daśasūnāsamaścakrī daśacakrisamo dhvajī |
daśadhvaji samā veśyā daśaveśyāsamo nṛpaḥ || 31 ||
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tatkathaṃ tasya gṛhṇīmo dānaṃ pāparatasya ca |
yathā'nye nāgarāḥ sarve lobhena mahatānvitāḥ || 32 ||
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indra uvāca |
prabhāvo'yaṃ dvijaśreṣṭhāstasya kṣetrasya saṃsthitaḥ |
hāṭakeśvarasaṃjñasya sarvadaiva vyavasthitaḥ || 33 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ ca sutānāṃ ca baṃdhūnāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ |
śvaśrūṇāṃ ca snuṣāṇāṃ ca bhaginībhrātṛbhāryayoḥ || 34 ||
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tasyādhastātsvayaṃ devo hāṭakeśvarasaṃjñitaḥ |
purasya vidyate tasya pratāpenākhilā janāḥ || 35 ||
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santapyaṃte tato dveṣaṃ prakurvaṃti parasparam |
kiṃ na śrutaṃ bhavadbhistu yathā rāmaḥ salakṣmaṇaḥ |
sītayā saha saṃprāpto virodhaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 36 ||
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sītayā lakṣmaṇenaiva sārdhaṃ kopena saṃyutaḥ |
avācyaṃ proktavānviprāstau ca tena samaṃ tadā || 37 ||
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api māsaṃ vasettatra yadi kopavivarjitaḥ |
tadā muktimavāpnoti svargabhākpañcarātrataḥ || 38 ||
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tasmāttatra pragaṃtavyaṃ yuṣmābhistu mayā saha |
īrṣyādharmaṃ na yuṣmābhiste kariṣyaṃti nāgarāḥ || 39 ||
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na caiva bhavatāṃ kopastatrasthānāṃ bhaviṣyati |
prasādānmama vipreṃdrāḥ satyametanmayoditam || 40 ||
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ānartaḥ pārthivo dāne yojayiṣyati na kvacit |
yuṣmākaṃ putrapautrebhyo ye dāsyaṃti ca kanyakāḥ || 41 ||
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sahasraguṇitaṃ teṣāṃ tatphalaṃ saṃbhaviṣyati |
amāvāsyādine śrāddhaṃ kanyāsaṃsthe divākare || 42 ||
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yuṣmadagre dvijaśreṣṭhā gayā kūpyāṃ kariṣyati |
yastasya tatphalaṃ bhāvi sahasraśatasaṃmitam || 43 ||
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gayāśrāddhānna sandehaḥ satyametanmayoditam |
yadi śrāddhakṛte tatra nāyāsyatha dvijottamāḥ || 44 ||
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tataḥ śāpaṃ pradāsyāmi tapovighnakaraṃ hi vaḥ |
evaṃ jñātvā mayā sārdhaṃ tatrā'gacchata satvaram || 45 ||
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ityuktāstena te sarve śakreṇa saha tatkṣaṇāt |
kaśyapaścaiva kauṃḍinya ukṣṇāśaḥ śārkavo dviṣaḥ || 46 ||
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baijavāpaścaiva ṣaṣṭhaḥ kāpiṣṭhalo dvikastathā |
etatkulāṣṭakaṃ prāptamiṃdreṇa saha pārthiva || 47 ||
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agniṣvāttādikānsarvānpitṝnāhūya kṛtsnaśaḥ |
viśvedevāṃstathā caiva prasthitaḥ pākaśāsanaḥ || 48 ||
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samyakchraddhāsamāviṣṭaścamatkārapuraṃ prati |
etasminneva kāle tu brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ || 49 ||
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gayāyāṃ prasthitaḥ so'pi śrāddhārthaṃ tatra vāsare |
viśvedevāḥ pratijñāya gayāyāṃ prasthitā vidhim || 50 ||
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śakra śrāddhaṃ parityajya gatā yatra pitāmahaḥ |
śakro'pi tatpuraṃ prāpya gayākūpyāmupāgataḥ || 51 ||
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tataḥ snātvāhvayāmāsa śrāddhārthaṃ śraddhayānvitaḥ |
viśvedevānpitṝṃścaiva kāle kutapasaṃjñite || 52 ||
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etasminnaṃtare prāptāḥ samāhūtāśca tena ye |
pitaro devarūpā ye pretarūpāstathaiva ca || 53 ||
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pratyakṣarūpiṇaḥ sarve dvijopāṃte samāśritāḥ |
viśvedevā na saṃprāptā ye gayāyāṃ gatāstadā || 54 ||
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tato vilaṃbamakarottadarthaṃ pāka śāsanaḥ |
viśvedevā yataḥ śrāddhe pūjyāḥ prathamameva ca || 55 ||
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etasminnaṃtare prāpto nārado munisattamaḥ |
śakraṃ prāha samāgatya viśvedevā'bhikāṃkṣiṇam || 56 ||
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nārada uvāca |
viśvedevā gatāḥ śakra śrāddhe paitāmahe'dhunā |
gayāyāṃ te mayā dṛṣṭā gacchamānāḥ praharṣitāḥ || 57 ||
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tacchrutvā tatra kupitasteṣāmupari tatkṣaṇāt |
abravītparuṣaṃ vākyaṃ viprāṇāṃ purataḥ sthitaḥ || 58 ||
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viśvedevānvinā śrāddhaṃ kariṣyāmyahamadya bhoḥ |
tathānye mānavāḥ sarve kariṣyaṃti dharātale || 59 ||
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viśvedevānpuraḥ sthāpya yo'tra śrāddhaṃ kariṣyati |
vyarthatāṃ yāsyate tasya ūṣare varṣitaṃ yathā || 6 ||
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evamuktvā sahasrākṣa ekoddiṣṭāni kṛtsnaśaḥ |
cakāra sarvadevānāṃ ye hatā raṇamūrdhani || 61 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
yeṣāmuddiśya tacchrāddhaṃ kṛtaṃ teṣāṃ nṛpottama || 62 ||
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śakraśakra mahābāho yeṣāṃ śrāddhaṃ kṛtaṃ tvayā |
pretatve saṃsthitānāṃ ca pretatvena vivarjitāḥ || 63 ||
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gatāḥ svargaprasādātte divyarūpavapurdharāḥ |
ye punaḥ svargatāḥ pūrvaṃ yudhyamānā mahāhave || 64 ||
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te ca mokṣaṃ gatāḥ sarve prasādāttava vāsava |
tacchrutvā vāsavo vākyaṃ toṣeṇa mahatānvitaḥ || 65 ||
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aho tīrthamaho tīrthaṃ śaṃsamānaḥ punaḥpunaḥ |
etasminnantare prāptā viśve devāḥ samutsukāḥ || 66 ||
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nirvṛtya brahmaṇaḥ śrāddhaṃ gayāyāṃ tatra pārthiva |
procuśca vṛtrahaṃtāraṃ kuru śrāddhaṃ śatakrato || 67 ||
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bhūyo'pi na vinā'smābhirlabhyate śrāddhajaṃ phalam |
vayaṃ dūrātsamāyātāstava śrāddhasya kāraṇāt |
nirvartya brahmaṇaḥ śrāddhaṃ yena pūrvaṃ nimaṃtritāḥ || 68 ||
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tacchrutvā vacanaṃ teṣāṃ kupitaḥ pākaśāsanaḥ |
abravītparuṣaṃ vākyaṃ meghagambhīrayā girā || 69 ||
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adyaprabhṛti yaḥ śrāddhaṃ martyaloke kariṣyati |
anyo'pi yo bhavatpūrvaṃ vṛthā tasya bhaviṣyati || 70 ||
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ekoddiṣṭāni śrāddhāni kariṣyaṃtyakhilā janāḥ |
sāṃprataṃ martyaloke'tra maryādeyaṃ kṛtā mayā || 71 ||
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bhūtāḥ pretāḥ piśācāśca ye cānye śrāddhahārakāḥ |
viśvedevaiḥ prarakṣyaṃte rakṣayiṣyāmi tānaham || 72 ||
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yajamānasya kāye ca śrāddhaṃ saṃyojya yatnataḥ |
mayā hatāḥ prayāsyaṃti sarve te dūrato drutam || 73 ||
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evamuktvā sahasrākṣo viśvedevāṃstataḥ param |
provāca brāhmaṇānsarvānviśvedevairvinā kṛtam |
śrāddhakarma bhavadbhistu kāryamanyaiśca mānavaiḥ || 74 ||
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tathetyukte dvijeṃdraiśca viśvedevāḥ suduḥkhitāḥ |
rurudurbāṣpapūreṇa plāvayanto vasundharām || 79 ||
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teṣāmuṣṇāśruṇā tena yatpṛthvī plāvitā nṛpa |
bhūtānyaṃḍānyanekāni saṃkhyayā rahitāni ca || 76 ||
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tatoṃ'ḍebhyo viniṣkrāṃtāḥ prāṇino raudrarūpiṇaḥ |
kṛṣṇadaṃtāḥ śaṃkukarṇā ūrdhvakeśā bhayāvahāḥ |
raktākṣāśca tataḥ procurviśvedevāṃśca te nṛpa || 77 ||
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vayaṃ bubhukṣitāḥ sarve bhojanaṃ dīyatāṃ dhruvam |
bhavadbhirvihitā yasmādyācayāmo na cāparam || 78 ||
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viśvedevā ūcuḥ |
asmābhī rahitaṃ śrāddhaṃ kiñcitsaṃjāyate kṣitau |
śraddhayā parayā yacca yuṣmākaṃ bhāvi bhojanam || 79 ||
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evamuktvā tu te śrāddhaṃ viśvedevā nṛpottama |
brahmalokaṃ gatāḥ sarve duḥkhena mahatā'nvitāḥ |
procuśca dīnayā vācā praṇipatya pitāmaham || 80 ||
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vayaṃ bāhyāḥ kṛtā deva śrāddhānāṃ balavidviṣā |
tava śrāddhe gatā yasmādgayāyāṃ prāṅnimaṃtritāḥ || 81 ||
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tena ruṣṭaḥ sahasrākṣastava cāṃte samāgatāḥ |
tasmātkuru prasādaṃ naḥ śrāddhārhāḥ syāma vai yathā || 82 ||
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tacchrutvā satvaraṃ brahmā kṛpayā parayānvitaḥ |
viśvedevānsamādāya kūpmāṇḍaistaiḥ samanvitān || 83 ||
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śakro'pi śrāddhakarmāṇi kṛtvā teṣāṃ divaukasām |
tīrthayātrāparo bhūtvā tathaiva ca vyavasthitaḥ || 984 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu brahmā tatra samāgataḥ |
viśvedevasamāyukto haṃsayānasamāśritaḥ || 85 ||
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śakro'pi sahasā dṛṣṭvā saṃprāptaṃ kamalāsanam |
arghyamādāya pādyaṃ ca satvaraṃ sammukho yayau || 86 ||
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tataḥ praṇamya śirasā sāṣṭāṃgaṃ vinayānvitaḥ |
provāca prāṃjalirbhūtvā svāgataṃ te pitāmaha || 87 ||
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tava saṃdarśanādeva jñātaṃ janmatrayaṃ mayā |
drutaṃ pūrvaṃ śubhaṃ karma karomi ca yathā'dhunā || 88 ||
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kariṣyāmi pare loke vyaktametadasaṃśayam || 89 ||
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niḥspṛhasyāpi te deva yadāgamanakāraṇam |
tanme drutataraṃ brūhi yena sarvaṃ karomyaham || 90 ||
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brahmovāca |
yairvinā na bhavecchrāddhaṃ mamāpi surasattama |
viśvedevāstvayā te'dya śrāddhabāhyā vinirmitāḥ || 91 ||
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tattvayā na kṛtaṃ bhadraṃ tena karma vitanvatā |
apramāṇaṃ kṛtā vedā yataśca smṛtayastathā || 92 ||
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ete pūrvaṃ mayā śakra śrāddhārthaṃ vinimaṃtritāḥ |
paścāttvayā na doṣo'sti tasmāccaiṣāṃ mahātmanām || 93 ||
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tasmācchāpapramokṣārthaṃ tvaṃ yatasva sureśvara |
yena syuḥ śrāddhayogyāśca sarve'mī duḥkhitā bhṛśam || 94 ||
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purā hyetanmayā proktaṃ sarveṣāṃ ca dvijanmanām |
etatpūrvaṃ ca yacchrāddhaṃ saphalaṃ tadbhaviṣyati || 95 ||
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tatkathaṃ mama vākyaṃ tvamasatyaṃ prakaroṣi ca || 96 ||
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iṃdra uvāca |
mayā'pi kopayuktena śaptā ete pitāmaha |
tadyathā satyavākyo'haṃ prabhavāmi tathā kuru || 97 ||
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brahmovāca |
tava vākyaṃ yathā satyaṃ prabhaviṣyati vāsava |
tathā'haṃ saṃvidhāsyāmi viśvedevārthameva ha || 98 ||
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viśvedevairvinā śrāddhaṃ yattvayā samudāhṛtam |
ekoddiṣṭaṃ narāḥ sarve kariṣyaṃti dharātale || 99 ||
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tasminnahani deveṃdra tvayā yatra vinirmitam |
pretapakṣe caturdaśyāṃ śastreṇa nihatasya ca || 100 ||
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kṣayāhe cā'pi saṃjāte viśvedevairvinā kṛtam |
nāgarasya śubhaṃ śrāddhaṃ vacanānme bhaviṣyati || 101 ||
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śeṣakāle tu yaḥ śrāddhaṃ prakariṣyati tairvinā |
vyarthaṃ saṃpatsyate tasya mama vākyādasaṃśayam || 102 ||
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muktvā śastrahataṃ caikaṃ tasminnahani yo naraḥ |
kariṣyati tathā śrāddhaṃ bhūtabhojyaṃ bhaviṣyati |
viśvāmitra uvāca |
tathetyukte tu śakreṇa brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
viśvedevaistataḥ prokto vinayāvanataiḥ sthitaiḥ || 104 ||
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ete putrāḥ samutpannā asmadaśrubhya eva ca |
teṣāṃ tu bhojanaṃ dattaṃ kṣudhārtānāṃ mayā vibho || 105 ||
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asmadvivarjitaṃ śrāddhaṃ kupitairvāsavopari |
tadyathā jāyate satyaṃ vākyamasmadudīritam || 106 ||
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asmākaṃ vāsavasyāpi tathā kuru pitāmaha |
nirūpaya śubhāhāraṃ yena syāttṛptiruttamā || 107 ||
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eteṣāmeva sarveṣāṃ prasādāttava padmaja || 108 ||
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padmaja uvāca |
śrāddhakāle tu viprāṇāṃ bhojyapātreṣu kṛtsnaśaḥ |
bhasmarekhāṃ pradāsyaṃti hyetaistattyājyameva hi || 109 ||
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bhasmarakṣāṃ vinā yatra kiṃcicchrāddhaṃ bhavipyati |
ekoddiṣṭaṃ pārvaṇaṃ ca vṛddhiśrāddhamathāpi vā || 11 ||
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etebhyaścaiva taddattaṃ mayā tuṣṭena sāṃpratam |
evamuktvā tato nāma teṣāṃ cakre pitāmahaḥ || 111 ||
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kuśabdena smṛtā bhūmiḥ saṃsiktā cāśruṇā yataḥ |
tatoṃ'ḍāni ca jātāni tebhyo jātā amī ghanāḥ |
kūṣmāṃḍā iti vikhyātā bhaviṣyaṃti jagattraye || 112 ||
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tatastāṃśca tridhā kṛtvā krameṇaivārpayattadā |
agnervāyostathārkasya vākyametaduvāca ha || 113 ||
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yajurvede pravikhyātaṃ yaddevati ṛcāṃ trayam |
tena bhāgaḥ pradātavya eteṣāṃ bhaktihomataḥ || 114 ||
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koṭihomodbhave caiva nijabhāgasya madhyataḥ |
tena tṛptiṃ prayāsyaṃti mama vākyādasaṃśayam || 115 ||
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evamuktvā caturvaktrastataścādarśanaṃ gataḥ |
viśvedevāstathā hṛṣṭāḥ kūṣmāṇḍāśca viśeṣataḥ || 116 ||
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etasmātkāraṇādrakṣā kriyate bhasmasambhavā |
viprāṇāṃ bhojyapātreṣu śrāddhe kūṣmāṃḍajādbhayāt |
nāgarāṇāṃ na vāṃchaṃti śrāddhe chidraṃ yataḥ śṛṇu || 117 ||
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teṣāṃ sthāne yato jātā dākṣiṇyena samanvitāḥ |
niṣiddhā bhasmajā rakṣā bhartṛyajñena tejasā || 118 ||
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tadarthaṃ nāgarāḥ sarve na kurvanti hi karhicit |
indro'pi ca gate tasmiṃścaturvaktre nijālayam || 119 ||
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abravīdbrāhmaṇānsarvāṃścamatkārapurodbhavān |
kṛtāṃjalipuṭo bhūtvā vinayāvanataḥ sthitaḥ || 120 ||
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śrūyatāṃ madvaco viprāḥ kariṣyatha tataḥ param |
sthāpayiṣyāmyahaṃ liṃgaṃ devadevasya śūlinaḥ || 121 ||
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tatastairbrāhmaṇaistasya darśitaṃ sthānamuttamam |
so'pi liṃgaṃ ca saṃsthāpya prahṛṣṭastridivaṃ yayau || 122 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
etatte sarvamākhyātaṃ yatpṛṣṭo'smi narādhipa |
gayākūpyāśca māhātmyaṃ sarvakāmapradāyakam || 123 ||
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ānarta uvāca |
gayākūpyāśca māhātmyaṃ bhavatā me prakīrtitam |
bālamaṃḍanajaṃ vāpi sāṃprataṃ vaktumarhasi || 124 ||
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kasminsthāne ca śakreṇa tacca liṃgaṃ pratiṣṭhitama |
vadāsmākaṃ mahābhāga tasmindṛṣṭe tu kiṃ phalam || 215 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
sahasrākṣeṇa te viprā liṃgārthaṃ yācitā yadā |
sthānaṃ śubhaṃ pavitraṃ ca sarvakṣetrasya madhyagam || 126 ||
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tatastairdarśitaṃ liṃgaṃ supuṇyaṃ bālamaṃḍanam |
yatra bālāḥ purā jātā marudākhyā diteḥ sutāḥ || 127 ||
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tenaiva ca purā dhvastā na ca mṛtyumupāgatāḥ |
tacca medhyatamaṃ jñātvā sthānaṃ dṛṣṭaṃ purā ca yat || 128 ||
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yatra dityā tapastaptaṃ susutaṃ kāṃkṣamāṇayā |
taddṛṣṭvā paramaṃ sthānaṃ jīvaṃ provāca devapaḥ || 129 ||
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guro brūhi mamāśu tvaṃ sumuhūrtaṃ ca sāṃpratam |
divasaṃ yatra salliṃgaṃ sthāpayāmi harodbhavam |
pralaye'pi samutpanne na nāśo yatra jāyate || 130 ||
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tataḥ so'pi ciraṃ dhyātvā taṃ provāca śacīpatim |
māghamāse site pakṣe puṣyarkṣe ravivāsare || 131 ||
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trayodaśyāmabhīṣṭe tu saṃjāte' bhyudaye śubhe |
saṃsthāpaya vibho liṃgaṃ mama vākyena sāṃpratam || 132 ||
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ākalpāṃtasamaṃ divyaṃ sthiraṃ te tadbhaviṣyati |
tacchrutvā devarājastu harṣeṇa mahatā'nvitaḥ || 133 ||
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bālamaṃḍanasāṃnidhye sthāpayāmāsa tattadā |
viprapuṇyāhaghoṣeṇa gītavāditranisvanaiḥ || || 134 ||
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tato homāvasāne tu tarpayitvā dvijottamān |
dakṣiṇāyāṃ dadau teṣāmāghāṭaṃ sthānamuttamam || 135 ||
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māṃkūle saṃsthitaṃ yacca divyaprākārabhūṣitam |
sarveṣāmeva viprāṇāṃ sāmānyena nṛpottama || 136 ||
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tato'ṣṭakulikānviprānsamāhūyābravīdidam |
yuṣmābhistu sadā kāryā ciṃtā liṃgasamudbhavā || 137 ||
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asya yasmānmayā dattā vṛttiścandrārkakālikā |
sā ca grāhyā tadarthe ca dvādaśagrāmasaṃbhavā || 138 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
na vayaṃ vibudhaśreṣṭha kariṣyāmo vacastava |
liṃgaciṃtāsamudbhūtaṃ śrūyatāmatra kāraṇam || 139 ||
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brahmasvaṃ vibudhasvaṃ ca taḍāgotthaṃ viśeṣataḥ |
bhakṣitaṃ svalpamapyatra nāśa yetsarvapūrvajān || 140 ||
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yadi kaścitkule'smākaṃ jātastadbhakṣayiṣyati |
pātayiṣyati naḥ sarvāṃstadasmākaṃ mahadbhayam || 141 ||
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atha taṃ madhyagaḥ prāha kṛtāṃjalirdvijottamaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā'nyamanasaṃ śakraṃ kṛtapūrvopakāriṇam || 142 ||
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devaśarmābhidhānastu vikhyātaḥ pravaraistribhiḥ |
ahaṃ ciṃtāṃ kariṣyāmi tava liṃgasamudbhavām || 143 ||
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aputrasya tu me putraṃ yadi yacchasi vāsava |
yasmātsaṃjāyate vaṃśo yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 144 ||
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dharmajñastu kṛtajñastu devasvaparivarjakaḥ |
tacchrutvā vāsavo hṛṣṭastamuvāca dvijottamam || 145 ||
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indra uvāca |
bhaviṣyati śubhastubhyaṃ putro vaṃśadharaḥ paraḥ |
dharmātmā satyavādī ca devasvaparivarjakaḥ || 146 ||
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tasyānvaye tu ye putrā bhaviṣyaṃti mahātmanaḥ |
te sarve'tra bhaviṣyaṃti tadrūpā vedapāragāḥ || 147 ||
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aparaṃ śṛṇu me vākyaṃ yatte vakṣyāmi saddvija |
tathā śṛṇvaṃtu vipreṃdrāḥ sarve ye'tra samāgatāḥ || 148 ||
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bālamaṇḍanake tīrthe mayaitalliṃgamuttamam |
caturvaktra samādeśāccaturvaktraṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 149 ||
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yo'tra snānavidhiṃ kṛtvā tīrthe'tra pitṛtarpaṇam |
ājanma pitarastena prabhaviṣyaṃti tarpitāḥ || 150 ||
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grāmā dvādaśa ye dattā mayā devasya cāsya bhoḥ |
vasiṣyaṃti ca ye viprā vṛddhiśrāddha upasthite |
te śrāddhaṃ prathamaṃ cāsya kṛtvā śrāddhaṃ tataḥ param || 151 ||
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tatkṛtyāni kariṣyanti te vighnena vivarjitāḥ |
vṛddhiḥ saṃpatsyate teṣāṃ no cedvighnaṃ bhaviṣyati || 152 ||
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māghamāse site pakṣe trayo daśyāṃ dine sthite |
tadgrāmasaṃsthitā lokā ye'trāgatya samāhitāḥ || 153 ||
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bālamaṇḍanake snātvā liṃgametatsamāhitāḥ |
pūjayiṣyaṃti sadbhaktyā te yāsyaṃti parāṃ gatim || 154 ||
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grāmāṇāṃ mama liṃgasya ye kariṣyaṃti pīḍanam |
kālāṃtare'pi saṃprāptāste yāsyaṃti ca saṃkṣayam || 155 ||
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pṛthivyāṃ yāni tīrthāni hyāsamudrasarāṃsi ca |
bālamaṇḍanake tīrtha āgamiṣyaṃti taddine || 156 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
etaduktvā sahasrākṣastataścāṣṭakulāndvijān |
agrataḥ kopasaṃyuktastatovacanamabravīt || 157 ||
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etaiḥ saptakulairviprairyatkṛtaṃ vacanaṃ na me |
kṛtaghnaistā ñchapiṣyāmi kṛtaghnatvānna saṃśayaḥ || 158 ||
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yasmādidaṃpurā proktaṃ manunā satyavādinā |
svāyaṃbhuvena proddiśya kṛtaghnaṃ sakalaṃ janam || 159 ||
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brahmaghne ca surāpe ca caure bhagnavate śaṭhe |
niṣkṛtirvihitā sadbhiḥ kṛtaghne nāsti niṣkṛtiḥ || 160 ||
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avadhyā brāhmaṇā gāvaḥ striyo bālāstapasvinaḥ |
tenā'haṃ na vadhāmyetāñchidre'pi mahati sthite || 161 ||
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tatastoyaṃ samādāya sadarbhaṃ nijapāṇinā |
śaśāpa tāndvijaśreṣṭhānkṛtaghnānpākaśāsanaḥ || 162 ||
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mama vākyādapi prāpya ete lakṣmīṃ dvijottamāḥ |
nirdhanāḥ saṃbhaviṣyaṃti nītvā yaddvārato 'khilam || 163 ||
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bhaktānāṃ ca pīratyāgameteṣāṃ vaṃśajā dvijāḥ |
kariṣyaṃti na sandeho yathā mama suniṣṭhurāḥ |
dākṣiṇyarahitāḥ sarve tathā bahvāśinaḥ sadā || 164 ||
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evamuktvā'tha tānviprānsaptavaṃśasamudbhavān |
punaḥ provāca tānviprāñcheṣānnagarasaṃbhavān || 165 ||
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mamātra dīyatāṃ sthānaṃ sthāne'traiva dvijottamāḥ |
yena saṃvatsarasyāṃte paṃcarātraṃ vasāmyaham || 166 ||
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devasyāsya prapūjārthaṃ martyalokasu khāya ca |
brāhmaṇānāṃ prapūjārthaṃ sarveṣāṃ bhavatāmiha || 167 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
tataste brāhmaṇāḥ sarve tadarthaṃ sthānamuttamam |
darśayāmāsuḥ saṃhṛṣṭāḥ procuśca tadanaṃtaram || 168 ||
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brahmasthāne tvayā śakra paṃcarātramupetya ca |
sthātavyaṃ martyalokasya sukhamāsevyatāṃ prabho || 169 ||
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atra sthāne tavā'gre tu kariṣyāmo mahotsavam |
gītavāditranirghoṣairgaṃdhamālyānulepanaiḥ |
dvijānāṃ tarpaṇaiścaiva sarvakāmasamṛddhidam || 170 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
tacchrutvā vacanaṃ teṣāṃ prahṛṣṭaḥ pākaśāsanaḥ |
pūjayitvā dvijānsarvāngato'tha tridivālayam || 171 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍa hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye bālamaṇḍanatīrthamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma ṣaḍuttara dviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 206 ||
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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 206

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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