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.

[English text for this chapter is available]

gālava uvāca |
iti te kathitaṃ sarvaṃ śālagrāmakathānakam |
maheśvarasya cotpattiryathā liṃgatvamāpa saḥ || 1 ||
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tasmādvaraṃ liṃgarūpaṃ śālagrāmagataṃ harim |
ye'rcayaṃti narā bhaktyā na teṣāṃ duḥkhayātanāḥ || 2 ||
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cāturmāsye samāyāte viśeṣātpūjayecca tau |
arcitau yāvabhedena svargamokṣapradāyakau || 3 ||
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devau hariharau bhaktyā vipravahnigavāṃ gatau |
ye'rcayaṃti mahāśūdra teṣāṃ mokṣapradohariḥ || 4 ||
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vedoktaṃ kārayetkarma pūrteṣṭaṃ vedatatparaḥ |
paṃcāyatanapūjā ca satyavādo hyalolatā || 5 ||
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vivekādiguṇairyuktaḥ sa śūdro yāti sadgatim |
brahmacaryaṃ tapo nānyaddvādaśākṣaraciṃtanāt 1 || 6 ||
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mantrairvinā ṣoḍaśa sopacāraiḥ kāryā supūjā narakādihaṃtuḥ |
yathā tathā vai girijāpateśca kāryā mahā śūdra mahāghahaṃtrī || 7 ||
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brahmovāca |
evaṃ kathayatoreṣā rajanī kṣayamāyayau |
sacchūdro gālavaścaiva śiṣyaiśca parivāritaḥ || 8 ||
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sa tena pūjito vipro yayau śīghraṃ nijāśramam || 9 ||
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ya imaṃ śruṇuyānmartyo vācayetpāṭhayecca vā |
ślokaṃ vā sarvamapi ca tasya puṇyakṣayo na hi || 10 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye śeṣaśāyyupākhyāne brahmanāradasaṃvāde cāturmāsya māhātmye paijavanopākhyāne ṣaṣṭyuttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 260 ||
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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 260

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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