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 |
vṛko'pi tatsamāsādya rājyaṃ trailokyasaṃbhavam |
yadṛcchayā jagatsarvaṃ samājñāpayattadā || 1 ||
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soṃ'dhakasya bale vīrye dhairye kope ca dānavaḥ |
sahasraguṇitaścāsīdraudraḥ paramadāruṇaḥ || 2 ||
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etasminnaṃtare kaścinna martyo yajati kṣitau |
na homaṃ naiva jāpyaṃ ca daityāñjñātvā surāspade || 3 ||
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atha yaḥ kurute dharmaṃ homaṃ vā japameva vā |
suguptasthānamāsādya karotyamaratuṣṭaye || 4 ||
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atha svargasthitā daityā yajñabhāgavivarjitāḥ |
tathā martyodbhavairbhāgaiḥ saṃdehaṃ paramaṃ gatāḥ || 5 ||
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tataḥ kopaparītātmā preṣayāmāsa dānavaḥ |
martyaloke carānguptānnipuṇāṃścābravīttataḥ || 6 ||
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yaḥ kaściddevatānāṃ ca pragṛhṇāti karoti ca |
tadarthaṃ yajanaṃ homaṃ dānaṃ vā pṛthivītale |
sa ca vadhyaśca yuṣmābhirmama vākyādasaṃśayam || 7 ||
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atha te tadvacaḥ śrutvā dānavā balavattarāḥ |
gatvā ca medinīpṛṣṭhaṃ guptāḥ sarpaṃti sarvataḥ || 8 ||
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yaṃ kañcidvīkṣayaṃtisma japahomaparāyaṇama |
svādhyāyaṃ vā prakurvāṇaṃ taṃ nighnaṃti śitāsibhiḥ || 9 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu sāṃkṛtirmunisattamaḥ |
guptaścakre tatastasyāṃ gartāyāṃ channavarṣmakaḥ |
yatra pūrvaṃ tapastaptaṃ vṛkeṇa ca dvijāḥ purā || 10 ||
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atha te taṃ tadā dṛṣṭvā tadguhāyāṃ vyavasthitam |
bhartsamānāstapastacca procuśca paruṣākṣaraiḥ || 11 ||
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dṛṣṭvā tasyāgrataḥ saṃsthāṃ gandhapuṣpaiśca pūjitām |
vāsudevātmikāṃ mūrtiṃ caturhastāṃ dvijottamāḥ || 12 ||
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tataste śastramudyamya nirjaghnustaṃ krudhānvitāḥ |
na śekuste yadā haṃtuṃ saṃvṛtaṃ viṣṇutejasā |
kuṇṭhatāṃ sarvaśastrāṇi gatāni vimalānyapi || 13 ||
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atha vailakṣyamāpannā nirviṇṇāḥ sarva eva te |
tāṃ vārtāṃ dānavendrāya vṛkāyocuśca te tadā || 14 ||
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kaścidvipraḥ samādhāya vaiṣṇavīṃ pratimāṃ puraḥ |
tapastepe mahābhāga kṣetre vai hāṭakeśvare || 15 ||
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yatra tvayā tapastaptaṃ bhītyā sarvadivaukasām |
api cauryeṇa cāsmākaṃ tapastapati tādṛśam || 16 ||
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yena sarvāṇi śastrāṇi kuṇṭhatāṃ pragatāni ca |
tasya gātre prahāraiśca tasmātkuru yathocitam || 17 ||
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teṣāṃ tadvacanaṃ śrutvā vṛkaḥ kopasamanvitaḥ |
jagāma satvaṃ tatra yatrāsau sāṃkṛtiḥ sthitaḥ || 18 ||
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sa gatvā vaiṣṇavīṃ mūrtiṃ tāmutkṣipya sudūrataḥ |
śvabhrādbahiḥ pracikṣepa bhartsamānaḥ punaḥ punaḥ || 19 ||
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jaghāna pādaghātena dakṣiṇenetareṇa tam |
abravīnmama vadhyastvaṃ yanmacchatruṃ janārdanam || 20 ||
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saṃpūjayasi cauryeṇa tena prāṇānharāmyaham |
evamuktvātha khaḍgena taṃ jaghāna sa daityapaḥ || 21 ||
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tatastasya sa khaḍgastu tīkṣṇo'pi dvijasattamāḥ |
tasya kāye prahīṇastu śatadhā samapadyata || 22 ||
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tataḥ kopaparītātmā taṃ śaśāpa sa sāṃkṛtiḥ || 23 ||
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yasmātpāpa tvayāhaṃ ca pādaghātaiḥ pratāḍitaḥ |
tasmātte patatāṃ pādau sadya eva dharātale || 24 ||
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sūta uvāca |
uktamātre tatastena pādau tasya dvijottamāḥ |
patitau medinīpṛṣṭhe paṃcaśīrṣāvivoragau || 25 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu ākrandaḥ sumahānabhūt |
vṛkasya sainikānāṃ ca nārīṇāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ || 26 ||
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atha devāḥ parijñāya taṃ tadā paṃgutāṃ gatam |
āgatya merupṛṣṭhaṃ ca nijaghnustatparigraham || 27 ||
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hataśeṣāśca daityāste pātālāṃtaḥsamā gatāḥ |
vṛko'pi paṃgutāṃ prāptastasthau tapasi susthiram || 28 ||
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sarvairaṃtaḥpuraiḥ sārdhaṃ duḥkhaśokasamanvitaḥ |
indro'pi prāptavānrājyaṃ tadā nihata kaṃṭakam || 29 ||
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dharmakriyāḥ pravṛttāśca tato bhūyo rasātale || 30 ||
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atha dīrgheṇa kālena tasya tuṣṭaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
uvāca tatra cāgatya garttāmadhye dvijottamāḥ || 31 ||
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vṛka tuṣṭo'smi te vatsa varaṃ varaya suvrata |
ahaṃ dāsyāmi te nūnaṃ yadyapi syātsudurlabham || 32 ||
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vṛka uvāca |
yadi tuṣṭo'si me deva yadi deyo varo mama |
pādadānaṃ tadā deva mama brahmansamācara |
paṃgutā yāti śīghraṃ me yeneyaṃ te prasādataḥ || 33 ||
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tacchrutvā taṃ samānīya sāṃkṛtiṃ tatra padmajaḥ |
provāca sāṃtvapūrvaṃ ca vṛkasyāsya dvijottama || 34 ||
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madvākyātpaṃgutā yāti yenāsya tvaṃ tathā kuru || 35 ||
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sāṃkṛtiruvāca |
anṛtaṃ noktapūrvaṃ me svaireṣvapi pitāmaha |
jñāyate devadeveśa tatkathaṃ tatkaromyaham || 36 ||
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brahmovāca |
mama bhaktiparo nityaṃ vṛko'yaṃ daityasattamaḥ |
pautrastvaṃ dayito nityaṃ tena tvāṃ prārthayāmyaham || 37 ||
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tava vākyaṃ ca no mithyā kartuṃ śaknomi sanmune || 38 ||
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sāṃkṛtiruvāca |
eṣa daityaḥ suduṣṭātmā devānāmahite sthitaḥ |
viśeṣādvāsudevasya purormama mahātmanaḥ || 39 ||
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paṃgutāmarhati prāyaḥ pāpātmā dvijadūṣakaḥ |
balena mahatā yukto jarāmaraṇavarjitaḥ || 40 ||
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purā kṛtastvayā deva sa cetpādāvavāpsyati |
haniṣyati jagatsarvaṃ sadevāsuramānuṣam || 41 ||
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tasmāttiṣṭhatu tadrūpo na kalpaṃ kartumarhasi |
tvayāpi cintā kartavyā trailokyasya yataḥ prabho || 42 ||
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brahmovāca |
prāvṛṭkāle tu sañjāte yānaṃ kartuṃ na yujyate |
vijigīṣorviśeṣeṇa muktvā śītātapāgamam || 43 ||
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tasmācca caturo māsānvārṣikānpādasaṃyutaḥ |
agamyaḥ sarvalokānāṃ kuryātkarmāṇi dhairyataḥ || 44 ||
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tadbhūyātpādasaṃyuktaḥ sa vṛko dāna vottamaḥ |
yena kṣemaṃ ca devānāṃ dvijānāṃ jāyate dvija || 45 ||
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evaṃ kṛte na mithyā te vākyaṃ vipra bhaviṣyati |
phalaṃ ca tapasastasya na vṛthā saṃbhaviṣyati || 46 ||
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sūta uvāca |
bāḍhamityeva tenokte sāṃkṛtena mahātmanā |
utthitau sahasā pādau tasya gātrātpunarnavau || 47 ||
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punaśca dānavo raudraḥ paśutvaṃ samapadyata |
tasyāmeva tu gartāyāṃ saṃtiṣṭhati dvijottamāḥ || 48 ||
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māsānaṣṭau sa duḥkhena sakalatraḥ sabāṃdhavaḥ |
smaramāṇo mahadvairaṃ daivaiḥ sārdhaṃ divāniśam || 49 ||
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anyāṃśca caturo māsānniṣkramya sa ruṣānvitaḥ |
sadā pīḍayate devānsaheṃdrānmānuṣānapi || 5 ||
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vidhvaṃsayati sarvāṇi dharmasthānāni yāni ca || 51 ||
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vidhvaṃsayati devānāṃ striyo māsacatuṣṭayam |
udyānāni ca sarvāṇi sapurāṇi gṛhāṇi ca || 52 ||
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tato devāḥ samabhyetya devadevaṃ janārdanam |
kṣīrābdhau saṃsthitaṃ nityaṃ śeṣaparyaṃkaśāyinam || 53 ||
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caturo vārṣikānmāsāṃstatra sthitvā tadaṃtike |
māsānaṣṭau punarjagmustridivaṃ prati nirbhayāḥ || 54 ||
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tasminpaṃgutvamāpanne daitye paramadāruṇe |
kasyacittvatha kālasya devarājo bṛhaspatim |
provāca duḥkhasaṃtapta āṣāḍhāṃte suro ttamaḥ || 55 ||
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guro sa māsaḥ saṃprāptaḥ prāvṛṭkālo bhayāvahaḥ |
āgamiṣyati yatrāsau labdhapādo vṛkāsuraḥ || 56 ||
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gantavyaṃ ca tato'smābhiḥ kṣīrode keśavālaye |
maivaṃ dīnaistathā bhāvyaṃ parāśrayanivāsibhiḥ || 57 ||
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svagṛhāṇi parityajya śayanānyāsanāni ca |
vāhanāni vicitrāṇi yaccānya ddayitaṃ gṛhe || 58 ||
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tasmātkathaya cāsmākamupāyaṃ kañcideva hi |
vrataṃ vā niyamaṃ vātha homaṃ vā munisattama || 59 ||
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aśūnyaṃ śayanaṃ yena svakalatreṇa jāyate |
tathā na gṛhasaṃtyāgaḥ svakīyasya prajāyate || 60 ||
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nirviṇṇo'haṃ nijasthānabhraṃśāddvijavarottama |
varṣevarṣe ca samprāpte sthānakasya cyutirbhavet || 61 ||
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punarbhūmau śayiṣyāmi yāvanmāsacatuṣṭayam |
niṣkalatro bhayodvigno brahmacaryaparāyaṇaḥ || 62 ||
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tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā bhayārtasya bṛhaspatiḥ |
provāca suciraṃ dhyātvā tato devaṃ śatakratum || 63 ||
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aśūnyaśayanaṃnāma vratamasti mahattapaḥ |
viṣṇorārādhanārthāya tatkuruṣva samā hitaḥ || 64 ||
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devo yatrāsti viṣṇuḥ sa kṣīrābdhau madhusūdanaḥ |
jalaśāyī jagadyoniḥ sa dāsyati hitaṃ ca te || 65 ||
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yathā na śūnyaṃ śayanaṃ gṛha bhaṃgaḥ prajāyate |
sarvaśatruvināśaśca tatprasādena vāsava || 66 ||
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sūta uvāca |
tasminvrate tataścīrṇe hyaśūnyaśayanātmake |
tutoṣa bhagavānviṣṇustataḥ provāca devapam || 67 ||
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śakra tuṣṭo'smi bhadraṃ te varaṃ varaya suvrata |
vratenānena cīrṇena cāturmāsyodbhavena ca |
tasmātprārthaya devendra nityaṃ yanmanasi sthitam || 68 ||
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indra uvāca |
kṛṣṇa jānāsi tvaṃ cāpi yaśca me'tra parābhavaḥ |
kriyate dānavendreṇa vṛkeṇa sudurātmanā || 69 ||
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mamāṣṭamāsikaṃ rājyaṃ trailokye'pi vyavasthitam |
śeṣāṃśca caturo māsānvarṣevarṣe sameti saḥ || 70 ||
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evaṃ jñātvā suraśreṣṭha dayāṃ kṛtvā mamopari |
tathā kuru yathā rājyaṃ mama syātsārvakālikam || 71 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
ajaraścāmaraścāpi sa kṛtaḥ padmayoninā |
tatkathaṃ jīvamānena tena rājyaṃ bhavettava || 72 ||
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paraṃ tathāpi devendra kariṣyāmi hitaṃ tava || 73 ||
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kṣīrārṇavaṃ parityajya hāṭakeśvarasaṃjñite |
kṣetre gatvā samaṃ lakṣmyā tasyopari tataḥ param || 74 ||
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kariṣyāmi tvahaṃ śakra śayanaṃ yatnamāsthitaḥ |
yāvacca caturo māsānyathā sa na caliṣyati || 785 ||
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tasmātsthānātsahasrākṣa madbhāreṇa prapīḍitaḥ |
varṣevarṣe sadā kāryaṃ mayā tatsuhitaṃ tava || 76 ||
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tasmādgacchādhunā svarge kuru rājyamakaṃṭakam |
prāvṛṭ kāle tu saṃprāpte na bhīḥ kāryā tadudbhavā || 77 ||
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yo māṃ tatra śayānaṃ tu vratenānena devapa |
pūjayiṣyati sadbhaktyā tasya dāsyāmi vāṃchitam || 78 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evamuktvā hṛṣīkeśo visasarja śatakratum |
niḥśeṣabhayanirmuktaṃ svarājyaparivṛddhaye || 79 ||
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āṣāḍhasya site pakṣa ekādaśyā dine sadā |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre tatrāgatya svayaṃ vibhuḥ || 80 ||
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vṛkopari tataścakre śayanaṃ yatnamāsthitaḥ |
tenākrāṃtastataḥ so'pi śaknoti calituṃ na hi || 81 ||
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mṛtaprāyastato nityaṃ tadbhāreṇa prapīḍitaḥ |
kārtikasya site pakṣa ekādaśyā dine sthite || 82 ||
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utthānaṃ kurute viṣṇuḥ kṣīrodaṃ prati gacchati ||ा |
so'pi sāṃkṛtiśāpena vṛkaḥ paṃgutvamāpnuyāt || 83 ||
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evaṃ ca caturo māsānna tyajecchayanaṃ hariḥ |
bhayāttasyāsureṃdrasya dānavasya durātmanaḥ || 84 ||
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tatra martyaiḥ kriyā sarvāḥ kriyate na makhodbhavāḥ |
yasmātsa yajñapuruṣo na supto bhāgamaśnute || 85 ||
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tathā yajñāśca ye sarve ktvayādānādi kāḥ śubhāḥ |
te sarve na kriyaṃte ca cūḍākaraṇapūrvakāḥ || 86 ||
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muktvānnaprāśanaṃnāma sīmaṃtonnayanaṃ tathā |
tasmātsupte jagannāthe tāḥ sarvāḥ syurvṛthā dvijāḥ || 87 ||
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vrataṃ vā niyamaṃ vātha tasminyaḥ kurute naraḥ |
prasupte devadeveśe tatsarvaṃ niṣphalaṃ bhavet || 88 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena saṃprasupte janārdane |
vratasthairmānavairbhāvyaṃ tasya devasya tuṣṭaye || 89 ||
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ekādaśyāṃ dine prāpte śayane bodhane hareḥ |
yatkiṃcitkriyate karma śreṣṭhaṃ taccākṣayaṃ bhavet || 90 ||
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kiṃvātra bahunoktena kriyate yadvrataṃ naraiḥ |
tena tuṣṭiṃ parāṃ yāti daityopari sthito hariḥ || 91 ||
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evaṃ sa bhagavānprāha suptastatra janārdanaḥ |
kiṃ vā tasya jvaro jāto mahatī vedanāpi ca || 92 ||
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tasminnahani pāpātmā yonnamaśnāti mānavaḥ |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena saṃprāpte harivāsare || 93 ||
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anyasminnapi bhoktavyaṃ na nareṇa vijānatā |
kiṃ punaḥ śayanaṃ yatra kurute yatra bodhanam || 94 ||
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sūta uvāca |
etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ yatpṛṣṭo'smi dvijo ttamāḥ |
hāṭakeśvaraje kṣetre yasmācchete janārdanaḥ || 95 ||
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kṣīrābdhiṃ saṃparityajya sadā māsacatuṣṭayam |
śrūyatāṃ ca phalaṃ yatsyāttasminnārādhite vibho || 96 ||
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caturo vārṣikānmāsānyastaṃ pūjayate vibhum |
vratasthaḥ sa naro yāti yatra devaḥ sa saṃsthitaḥ || 97 ||
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kiṃ dānairbahubhirdattaiḥ kiṃ vrataiḥ kimupoṣitaiḥ |
tatra yaḥ puṃḍarīkākṣaṃ suptaṃ pūjayati dhruvam || 98 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye jalaśāyyupākhyāna ekādaśīvratamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikatriṃśaduttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 231 ||
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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 231

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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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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