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 |
tathānyopi ca tatrāsti viśvāmitrapratiṣṭhitaḥ |
gaṇanātho dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ sarvasiddhiprado nṛṇām || 1 ||
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māghamāse caturthyāṃ ca śuklāyāṃ pūjayettu yaḥ |
sa ca saṃvatsaraṃ yāvatsarvai vighnairvimucyate o || 2 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
gaṇanāthasya cotpattiṃ sāṃprataṃ sūta no vada |
kathameṣa samutpannaḥ kiṃ māhātmyaḥ prakīrtitaḥ || 3 ||
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sūta uvāca |
eṣa cotpādito gauryā nijāṃgamalataḥ svayam |
krīḍārthaṃ mānuṣairaṃgairmātaṃgānanaśobhitaḥ || 4 ||
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caturhastasamopeta ākhuvāhanagastathā |
kuṭhārahastaśca tathā modakāśanatoṣakṛt || 5 ||
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sarvasiddhiprado loke bhaktānāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ |
eṣa pūrvaṃ prabhoḥ kārye saṃgrāme tārakāmaye || 6 ||
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saṃgrāmamakarodraudraṃ na kṛtaṃ yacca kenacit |
nihatā dānavāḥ sarve saṃkhyayā parivarjitāḥ || 7 ||
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tataḥ śakreṇa tuṣṭena proktaḥ saṃgrāmabhūmipaḥ |
kṣata vikṣatasarvāṃgo rudhireṇa pariplutaḥ || 8 ||
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asmadarthe tvayā yuddhaṃ yatkṛtaṃ sugajānana |
nihatā dānavāḥ sarve saṃkhyayā parivarjitāḥ || 9 ||
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tasmāttvaṃ sarvadevānāmapi pūjyo bhaviṣyasi |
kiṃpunarmānuṣāṇāṃ ca ye nityaṃ vighnasaṃplutāḥ || 10 ||
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ye tvāṃ saṃpūjayiṣyaṃti kāryāraṃbheṣu sarvataḥ |
kāryasiddhirna saṃdehasteṣāṃ bhūyādgirā mama || 11 ||
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evamuktvā sahasrākṣo visasarjātha taṃ tadā |
saṃmānya bahumānena gaurīśaṃkarapārśvataḥ || 12 ||
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ayamarthaḥ purā pṛṣṭo rohitāśvena dhīmatā |
sarvavipravināśārthaṃ mārkaṃḍeyaṃ mahāmunim || 13 ||
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tamevārthaṃ mahābhāgāḥ kathayiṣye yathārthataḥ |
tacchṛṇudhvaṃ purāvṛttaṃ sarvaṃ sarve samāhitāḥ || 14 ||
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rohitāśva uvāca |
bhagavannatra ye martyāḥ sarve vighnasamanvitāḥ |
śubhakṛtyeṣu sarveṣu jāyaṃte śucayo'pi ca || 15 ||
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prārabdheṣu ca kāryeṣu dharmajeṣu viśeṣataḥ |
tāni vighnāni jāyante yaistatkāryaṃ na sidhyati || 16 ||
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tasmādvighnavināśāya kiṃcinme vratamā diśa |
vrataṃ vā niyamo vā'tha tapo vā dānameva ca || 17 ||
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sakṛccīrṇena yenātra yāvajjīvati mānavaḥ |
tāvanna jāyate vighnamājanmamaraṇāṃtikam || 18 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
atra te kīrtayiṣyāmi sarvavighnavināśanam |
vrataṃ sarvaguṇopetaṃ sarvapāpapraṇāśanam |
viśvāmitreṇa sañcīrṇaṃ yatpurā bhāvitātmanā || 19 ||
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viśvāmitra iti khyāto gādhiputraḥ pratāpavān |
vasiṣṭhena samaṃ tasya vairamāsīnmahātmanaḥ || 20 ||
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brāhmaṇyārthe na samproktaḥ kathaṃcitsa mahātapāḥ |
brāhmaṇastvaṃ vasiṣṭhena tato vairamajāyata || 21 ||
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rohitāśva uvāca |
kasmānna proktavānvipro vasiṣṭhastu kathaṃcana |
brāhmaṇaḥ sa paraṃ proktobrahmādibhirapi svayam || 22 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
kṣatriyaśca sthitaḥ pūrvaṃ viśvāmitro mahīpatiḥ |
mṛgayāsu paribhrāṃto vasiṣṭhasya tadā'śramam |
praviṣṭaḥ kṣutpipāsārttaḥ sa tenātha prapūjitaḥ || 23 ||
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tasyāsīnnandinīnāma dhenuḥ kāmadughā sadā |
sā sūte vāñchitaṃ sadyo yadvasiṣṭho'bhivāñchati || 24 ||
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tatprabhāvātsa bhūpālaḥ sabhṛtyabalavāhanaḥ |
tena tṛptiparā nīto miṣṭānnairvividhaistataḥ || 25 ||
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pārthivo'yamiti jñātvā hyarghyādyairbhojanaiḥ sa ca |
so'pi dṛṣṭvā prabhāvaṃ taṃ sarvaṃ dhenośca saṃbhavam |
prārthayāmāsa tāṃ mūlyairgajavājisamu dbhavaiḥ || 26 ||
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na dadau sa tadā vipraḥ sāmnā dānena vā punaḥ |
bhedena ca tato daṇḍaṃ yojayāmāsa vai nṛpaḥ || 27 ||
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kālayāmāsa tāṃ dhenuṃ tataḥ kopātsa pārthivaḥ || 28 ||
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sā'bravīnnīyamānā'tha vasiṣṭhaṃ kiṃ tvayā vibho |
dattāhamasya nṛpateryanmāṃ nayati yatnataḥ || 29 ||
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vasiṣṭha uvāca |
na mayā tvaṃ mahābhāge dattā cāsya mahīpateḥ |
balānnayati yadyeṣa tasmādyuktaṃ samācara || 30 ||
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tacchrutvā kopasaṃyuktā nandinī dhenuruttamā |
jṛṃbhāṃ cakāra tatsainyaṃ samuddiśya nṛpodbhavam || 31 ||
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dhūmāvartistato jātā tasyā vaktrāttataḥ param |
tato jvālā mahāraudrāstato yodhāḥ sahasraśaḥ || 32 ||
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nānāśastradharā raudrā yamadūtā yathā ca te |
pulindā barbarābhīrāḥ kirātā yavanāḥ śakāḥ || 33 ||
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te procustāṃ vadāsmākaṃ kasmātsṛṣṭā vayaṃ śubhe || 34 ||
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nandinyuvāca |
ete māṃ ye balātpāpā nayaṃti nṛpasevakāḥ |
tānnighnantu samādeśānnānyadvāṃchāmi kiṃcana || 35 ||
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tatastaistasya tatsainyaṃ viśvāmitrasya sūditam |
yudhyamānaṃ mahārāja daśarātreṇa saṃyuge || 36 ||
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viśvāmitro'pi taddṛṣṭvā brāhmyaṃ balamanuttamam |
pratijñāmakarottatra tāreṇa susvareṇa ca || 37 ||
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athāhaṃ saṃbhaviṣyāmi brāhmaṇo nātra saṃśayaḥ |
mamāpi jāyate yena prabhāvaścedṛśo'dbhutaḥ || 38 ||
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tasmāttapaḥ kariṣyāmi yadasādhyaṃ surairapi |
svaputraṃ sve pade dhṛtvā tataścakre tapo mahat || 39 ||
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brāhmaṇyārthaṃ mahāraudraṃ sumahadduṣkaraṃ tapaḥ |
brāhmaṇyaṃ tena naivāptaṃ vailakṣyaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 40 ||
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tataḥ kailāsamāsādya devadevaṃ maheśvaram |
samyagārādhayāmāsa gaurīyuktaṃ maheśvaram || 41 ||
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ahaṃ tapaḥ kariṣyāmi brāhmaṇyasya kṛte prabho |
tvadīye parvataśreṣṭhe kailāse śaraṇaṃ gataḥ || 42 ||
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tasmādvighnasya me rakṣāṃ devadevaḥ prayacchatu |
yathā no nāśamāyāti tapaḥ sarvaṃ kṛtaṃ mahat || 43 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
śuddhyarthaṃ caiva yatkāryaṃ kāryesminnṛpasattama |
vināyakasamudbhūtāṃ tattvaṃ pūjāṃ samācara || 44 ||
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yena te jāyate siddhiḥ samyagbrāhmaṇyasaṃbhavā || 45 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
tadvadasva suraśreṣṭha tathā tasya karomyaham |
pūrvaṃ pūjāṃ gaṇeśasya sarvavighnapraśāntaye || 46 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
eṣa gauryā purā kṛtvā nijāṃgodvartanaṃ kṛtaḥ |
nirmalena kṛtaḥ paścānnarākāraścaturbhujaḥ || 47 ||
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krīḍārthaṃ mama putro'yaṃ bālabhāvaḥ prakalpitaḥ |
gajavaktro mahākāyo laṃbodaralaghūrukaḥ || 4 ||
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tato'hamanayā proktaḥ sajīvaḥ kriyatāmayam |
putrako me yathā bhāvī loke pūjya tamo vibho || 49 ||
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tato mayāpi saṃspṛṣṭaḥ sṛṣṭisūktena pārthiva |
jīvasūktena samyaksa prāṇavānsamajāyata || 50 ||
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tato mayā prahṛṣṭena proktā devī himādrijā |
caturthīdivase prāpte mayā'dyāyaṃ vinirmitaḥ || 51 ||
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putrastava mahābhāge jīvasūktaprabhāvataḥ |
eṣa sarvāgaṇānāṃ ca madīyānāṃ sureśvari |
bhaviṣyati sadā'dhyakṣa stasmācca gaṇanāyakaḥ || 52 ||
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paṭhyamānena yaścainaṃ jīvasūktena sundari |
pūjayiṣyati sadbhaktyā caturthīdivase śubhe || 53 ||
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tasya sarveṣu kṛtyeṣu sarvavighrāni kṛtsnaśaḥ |
prayāsyaṃti kṣayaṃ devi tamaḥ sūryodaye yathā || 54 ||
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namo laṃbodarāyeti namo gaṇavibho tathā |
kuṭhāradhāriṇe nityaṃ tathā vāksaṃgatāya ca || 55 ||
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namo modakabhakṣāya namo dantaikadhāriṇe || 56 ||
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ebhirmantraiḥ samabhyarcya paścānmoda kajaṃśubham |
naivedyaṃ ca pradātavyaṃ tataścārghyaṃ nivedayet || 57 ||
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ahaṃ karma kariṣyāmi yatkicicchaṃbhusaṃbhavam |
avighnaṃ tatra kartavyaṃ sarvadaiva tvayā vibho || 58 ||
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tatastu brāhmaṇānāṃ ca bhojanaṃ modakodbhavam |
yathāśaktyā pradātavyaṃ vittaśāṭhyaṃ vivarjayet || 59 ||
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evamuktaṃ mayā pūrvaṃ svayameva nṛpottama |
gaṇanāthaṃ samuddiśya gauryāḥ purata eva ca || 60 ||
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tataḥ prahṛṣṭā sā devī vākyametaduvāca ha |
adyaprabhṛti yaḥ putraṃ madīyaṃ gaṇanāya kam || 61 ||
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anena vidhinā samyakcaturthyāṃ pūjayiṣyati |
tasya vighnāni sarvāṇi nāśaṃ yāsyaṃtyasaṃśayam || 62 ||
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smṛtvā vā pūjayitvā vā yaḥ kāryāṇi kariṣyati |
bhaviṣyaṃti na saṃdehastatosyāvicalāni ca || 63 ||
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na sandehastato'sya śrīracalaiva bhaviṣyati || 64 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
tasmāttvaṃ hi mahābhāga caturthyāṃ samyagācara |
vināyakodbhavāṃ pūjāṃ yenābhīṣṭena yujyase || 65 ||
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mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā viśvāmitro mahīpatiḥ |
gaṇanāthasamudbhūtāṃ pūjāṃ kṛtvā yathocitām || 66 ||
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tapaścacāra vipulaṃ sarvavighnavivarjitam |
brāhmaṇyaṃ ca tataḥ prāptaṃ sarveṣāmapi durlabham o || 67 ||
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tasmāttvaṃ hi mahābhāga vināyakasamudbhavām |
pūjāṃ kuru caturthyāṃ ca saṃprāptāyāṃ viśeṣataḥ |
saṃprāpnoṣi mahābhogānhṛdisthānnātra saṃśayaḥ || 68 ||
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yo yaṃ kāmamabhidhyāya gaṇanāthaṃ prapūjayet |
sa taṃ sarvamavāpnoti maheśvaravaco yathā || 69 ||
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aputro labhate putraṃ dhanahīno mahaddhanam |
śatrūñjayati saṃgrāme smṛtvā taṃ gaṇanāyakam || 70 ||
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yā nārī patinā tyaktā durbhagā ca virūpitā |
sā saubhāgyamavāpnoti gaṇanāthasya pūjayā || 71 ||
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ya idaṃ paṭhate nityaṃ śṛṇuyādvā samāhitaḥ |
na vighnaṃ jāyate tasya sarvakṛtyeṣu sarvadā || 72 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye viśvāmitropākhyānaprasaṃgena gaṇapatipūjāvidhimāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma caturdaśottaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 214 ||
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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 214

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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