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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gālava uvāca |
pravṛttāyāṃ śailaputryāṃ mahattapasi dāruṇe |
kandarpeṇa parābhūto vicacāra mahīṃ haraḥ || 1 ||
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vṛkṣacchāyāsu tīrtheṣu nadīṣu ca nadeṣu ca |
jalena siṃcatsvavapuḥ sarvatrāpi maheśvaraḥ || 2 ||
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tathāpi kāmākulito na lebhe śarma karhicit |
ekadā yamunāṃ dṛṣṭvā jalakallolamālinīm || 3 ||
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vigāhituṃ manaścakre tāpārtiṃ śamayanniva |
kṛṣṇaṃ babhūva tannīraṃ harakāyāgnivahninā || 4 ||
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dagdhaṃ vigāhanenāśu maṣīprāyaṃ tadā babhau || 1 ||
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sā'pi divyavapuḥ pūrvaṃ śyāmā bhūtvā harādyataḥ || 5 ||
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stutvā natvā maheśānamuvāca punareva sā |
prasādaṃ kuru deveśa vaśagāsmi sadā tava || 6 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
asmiṃstīrthavarepuṇye yaḥ snāsyati naro bhuvi |
tasya pāpasahasrāṇi yāsyaṃti vilayaṃ dhruvam 1 || 7 ||
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haratīrthamiti khyātaṃ puṇyaṃ loke bhaviṣyati |
ityuktvā tāṃ praṇamyātha tatraivāṃtaradhīyata || 8 ||
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tasyāstīre maheśo'pi kṛtvā rūpaṃ manoharam |
kāmālayaṃ vādyahastaṃ kṛtapuṃḍraṃ jaṭādharam || 9 ||
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svecchayā munigeheṣu darśayatyaṃgacāpalam |
kvacidgāyati gītāni kvacinnṛtyati chandataḥ || 10 ||
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sa ca kruddhyati hasati strīṇāṃ madhyagataḥ kvacit |
evaṃ vicaratastasya ṛṣipatnyaḥ samaṃtataḥ || 11 ||
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patyuḥ śuśrūṣaṇaṃ gehe tyaktvā kāryāṇyapi kṣaṇāt |
tameva manasā cakruḥ patirūpeṇa mohitāḥ || 12 ||
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bhramaṃtyaścaiva hāsyāni cakrustā api yoṣitaḥ |
tatastu munayo dṛṣṭvā tāsāṃ duḥśīlabhāvanām || 13 ||
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cukrudhurmunayaḥ sarve rūpaṃ tasya manoharam |
gṛhyatāṃ hanyatāmeṣa ko'yaṃ duṣṭa upāgataḥ || 14 ||
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iti te gṛhya kāṣṭhāni yadopasthe yayustadā |
palāyitaḥ sa bahudhā bhayātteṣāṃ mahātmanām || 15 ||
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yo jīvakalayā viśvaṃ vyāpya tiṣṭhati dehinām |
na jñāyate na ca grāhyo na bhedyaścāpi jāyate || 16 ||
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na śekuste yadā sarve grahītuṃ taṃ maheśvaram |
tadā śivaṃ prakupitā śepuritthaṃ dvijātayaḥ || 17 ||
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yasmālliṃgārthamāgatya hyāśramāṃścoravatkṛtam |
paradārāpaharaṇaṃ talliṅgaṃ patatāṃ bhuvi || 18 ||
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sadya eva hi śāpaṃ tvaṃ duṣṭaṃ prāpnuhi tāpasa |
evamukte sa śāpāgnirvajrarūpadharo mahān || 19 ||
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talligaṃ dhūrjaṭeśchittvā pātayāmāsa bhūtale |
rudhiraughaparivyāpto mumoha bhagavānvibhuḥ || 20 ||
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vedanārttojjvalavapurmahāśāpābhibhūtadhīḥ |
taṃ tathā patitaṃ dṛṣṭvā ta ājagmurmaharṣayaḥ || 21 ||
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ākāśe sarvabhūtāni tresurviśvaṃ cacāla ha |
devāśca vyākulā jātā mahābhayamupāgatāḥ || 22 ||
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jñātvā viprā maheśānaṃ pīḍitā hṛdaye'bhavan |
śuśucurbhṛśaduḥkhārtā daivaṃ hi balavattaram || 23 ||
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kiṃ kṛtaṃ bhagavāneṣa devairapi sa sevyate |
sākṣī sarvasya jagato'smābhirnaivopalakṣitaḥ || 24 ||
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vayaṃ mūḍhadhiyaḥ pāpāḥ paramajñānadurbalāḥ |
kathamasmābhiryasyātmā śrutaśca na niveditaḥ || 25 ||
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mayedṛśo gṛhasthāya hyātmā'yaṃ na niveditaḥ |
nirvikāro nirviṣayo nirīho nirupadravaḥ || 26 ||
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nirmamo nirahaṃkāro yaḥ śaṃbhurnopalakṣitaḥ |
yasya lokā ime sarve dehe tiṣṭhaṃti madhyagāḥ || 27 ||
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sa eṣa jagatāṃ svāmī haro'smābhirna vīkṣitaḥ |
ityuktvā te hyupaviṣṭā yāvattatra samāgatāḥ || 28 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvā sahasā trastaḥ punareva maheśvaraḥ |
vipraśāpabhayānnaṣṭastripurārirdivaṃ yayau || 29 ||
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surabhiṃ gāṃ ca goloke tāṃ tuṣṭāva susaṃyataḥ || 1 ||
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sṛṣṭisthiti vināśānāṃ kartryai mātre namonamaḥ || 30 ||
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yā tvaṃ rasamayairbhāvairāpyāyasi bhūtalam |
devānāṃ ca tathāsaṃghānpitṝṇāmapi vai gaṇān || 311 ||
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sarvai rjñātā rasābhijñairmadhurāsvādadāyinī |
tvayā viśvamidaṃ sarvaṃ balasnehasamanvitam || 32 ||
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tvaṃ mātā sarvarudrāṇāṃ vasūnāṃ duhitā tathā |
ādityānāṃ svasā caiva tuṣṭā vāṃcchitasiddhidā || 33 ||
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tvaṃ dhṛtistvaṃ tathā puṣṭistvaṃ svāhā tvaṃ svadhā tathā |
ṛddhiḥ siddhistathā lakṣmīrdhṛtiḥ kīrti stathā matiḥ || 34 ||
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kāṃtirlajjā mahāmāyā śraddhā sarvārthasādhinī |
tvayā virahitaṃ kiṃcinnāsti tribhuvaneṣvapi || 35 ||
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vahnestṛptipradātrī ca devādīnām ca tṛptidā |
tvayā sarvamidaṃ vyāptaṃ jagatsthāvarajaṃgamam || 36 ||
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pādāste vedāścatvāraḥ samudrāḥ stanatāṃ yayuḥ |
caṃdrārkau locane yasyā romāgreṣu ca devatāḥ || 37 ||
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śṛṅgayoḥ parvatāḥ sarve karṇayorvāyavastathā |
nābhau caivāmṛtaṃ devi pātālāni khurāstathā || 38 ||
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skandhe ca bhagavānbrahmā mastakasthaḥ sadāśivaḥ |
hṛddeśe ca sthito viṣṇuḥ pucchāgre pannagāstathā || 39 ||
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śakṛtsthā vasavaḥ sarve sādhyā mūtrasthitāstava |
sarve yajñā hyasthideśe kinnarā guhyasaṃsthitāḥ || 40 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ ca gaṇāḥ sarve puraḥsthā bhāṃti sarvadā |
sarve yakṣā bhāladeśe kinnarāśca kapolayoḥ || 41 ||
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sarvadevamayī tvaṃ hi sarvabhūtavivṛddhidā |
sarvalokahitā nityaṃ mama dehahitā bhava || 42 ||
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praṇatastava deveśi pūjaye tvāṃ sadā'naghe |
staumi viśvārtihantrīṃ tvāṃ prasannā varadā bhava || 43 ||
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vipraśāpāgninā dagdhaṃ śarīraṃ mama śobhane |
svatejasā punaḥ karttumarhasyamṛtasaṃbhave || 44 ||
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ityuktvā tā parikramya tasyā dehe layaṃ gataḥ |
sā'pi garbhe dadhārātha surabhistadanantaram || 45 ||
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kālātikramayogena sarvavyākulatāṃ yayau |
yasminpranaṣṭe deveśe vipraśāpabhayāvṛte || 46 ||
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devā mahārtiṃ prayayuścacāla pṛthivī tathā |
caṃdrārkau niṣprabhau caiva vāyuruccaṇḍa eva ca || 47 ||
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samudrāḥ kṣobhamaga maṃstasminkāle dvijottama || 48 ||
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yasmiñjagatsthāvarajaṃgamādikaṃ kāle layaṃ prāpya punaḥ prarohati |
tasminpranaṣṭe dvijaśāpapīḍite jayaddhataprāya mavartata kṣaṇāt || 49 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye śeṣaśāyyupākhyāne brahmanāradasaṃvāde cāturmāsyamāhātmye haraśāpo nāmāṣṭapaṃcāśaduttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 258 ||
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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 258

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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