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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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ || |
yadetadbhavatā proktamīśānasya mahīpateḥ |
īśvareṇa purā dattamāyuryāvatsvavāsaram || 1 ||
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kiṃpramāṇaṃ bhavettasya divasasya bravīhi naḥ |
sūta uvāca |
ahaṃ vaḥ kīrtayiṣyāmi pramāṇaṃ divasasya tu || 2 ||
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māheśvarasya viprendrāḥ śrūyatāṃ gadataḥ sphuṭam |
nimeṣasya caturbhāgastruṭiḥ syāttaddvayaṃ lavaḥ || 3 ||
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lavadvayaṃ yavaḥ proktaḥ kāṣṭhā te daśa paṃca ca |
triṃśatkāṣṭhāḥ kalāmāhuḥ kṣaṇastriṃśatkalo mataḥ || 4 ||
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kṣaṇaiḥ ṣaṣṭyā palaṃ proktaṃ ṣaṣṭyā teṣāṃ ca nāḍikā |
nāḍikādvitayenaiva muhūrtaṃ parikīrtitam || 5 ||
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triṃśanmuhūrttamuddiṣṭamahorātraṃ manīṣibhiḥ |
māsastriṃśadahorātraidvau dvau māsāvṛtuṃ viduḥ || 6 ||
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ṛtutrayaṃ cāpyayanamayane dve tu vatsaram |
mānuṣāṇāṃ hi sarveṣāṃ sa eva parikīrtitaḥ || 7 ||
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sa devānāmahorātraṃ purāṇajñāḥ pracakṣate |
ayanaṃ cottaraṃ śuklaṃ yaddevānāṃ dinaṃ ca tat |
yaddakṣiṇaṃ tu sā rātriḥ śubhakarmavigarhitā || 8 ||
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yathā supto na gṛhṇāti kiṃcidbhogādikaṃ naraḥ |
tathā devāśca yajñāṃśānna gṛhṇanti kathaṃ cana || 9 ||
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anenaiva tu mānena mānavena dvijottamāḥ |
lakṣaiḥ saptadaśākhyaistu vatsarāṇāṃ prakīrtitam || 10 ||
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aṣṭāviṃśatsahasraistu vatsarāṇāṃ kṛtaṃ yugam |
tasmiñchveto'bhavadviṣṇurbhagavānyo jagadguruḥ || 11 ||
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lokāḥ pāpavinirmuktāḥ śāṃtā dāṃtā jitendriyāḥ |
dīrghāyuṣastathā sarve sadaiva tapasi sthitāḥ || 12 ||
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yo yathā janma cāpnoti tathā sa mriyate naraḥ |
na putrasaṃbhavo mṛtyurvīkṣyate janakaiḥ kvacit || 13 ||
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kāmaḥ krodhastathā lobho daṃbho matsara eva ca |
na jāyate nṛṇāṃ tatra yuge tu dvijasattamāḥ || 14 ||
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tatastretāyugaṃ bhāvi dvitīyaṃ munisattamāḥ |
pādenaikena pāpaṃ tu raudraṃ dharme tadāviśat || 15 ||
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tato raktatvamabhyeti bhagavānmadhusūdanaḥ |
pāpāṃśe'pi ca saṃprāpte sasparddho jāyate janaḥ || 16 ||
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svargamārgakṛte sarve cakruryajñāṃstataḥ param |
agniṣṭomādikāṃstatra bahuhomādikāṃstathā || 17 ||
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devalokāṃstato yāṃti mūlādyāvaccaturdaśa |
brahmalokasya paryaṃtaṃ svakīyairya jñakarmabhiḥ || 19 ||
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kiṃcitsvalpāyuṣastatra jāyante spardhayā'nvitāḥ |
paraṃ tatrāpi no yāṃti mṛtyuṃ putrāḥ kathaṃcana || 19 ||
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janake vidyamāne ca sva lpadoṣāḥ prakīrtitāḥ |
kāmakrodhādayo ye ca bhavaṃti na bhavaṃti ca || 20 ||
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ekayā velayā tatra vāpitaṃ sasyamuttamam |
saptavārānpragṛhṇaṃti vaiśyāḥ kṛṣiparāyaṇāḥ || 21 ||
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sarvā ghaṭasravā gāvo mahiṣyaśca caturguṇāḥ |
prayacchaṃti tathā kṣīramuṣṭryastāsāṃ caturguṇam || 22 ||
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ajāvikāstathā pādaṃ nāryaḥ sarvāstathaiva ca |
vedādhyayanasaṃpannāḥ pratigrahavivarjitāḥ |
śāpānugrahakṛtyeṣu samarthāḥ saṃbhavaṃti ca || 23 ||
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kṣatriyāḥ kṣātradharmeṇa pālayaṃti vasuṃdharām |
na tatra dṛśyate cauro na ca jāraḥ kathaṃcana |
svadharmaniratāḥ sarve varṇāścaiva vyavasthitāḥ || 24 ||
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tacca dvādaśabhirlakṣairvatsarāṇāṃ prakīrtitam |
ṣaṇṇavatyā sahasraistu dvitīyaṃ yugamuttamam || 25 ||
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tataśca dvāparaṃ bhāvi tṛtīyaṃ dvijasattamāḥ |
dvau pādau tatra pāpasya dvau ca dharmasya saṃsthitau |
bhagavānvāsudevaśca kapilastatra jāyate || 26 ||
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taccāṣṭalakṣamānena vatsarāṇāṃ prakīrtitam |
catuḥṣaṣṭibhiranyaistu sahasrāṇāṃ dvijottamāḥ || 27 ||
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kāmaḥ krodhastathā lobho daṃbho matsara eva ca |
ṣaḍete tatra jāyaṃte īrṣyā caiva tu saptamī || 28 ||
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atha saṃsevitāstaistu mānavāśca parasparam |
viruddhāṃśca prakurvaṃti nāpnuvaṃti yathā divam || 29 ||
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kecittatrāpi jāyaṃte śāṃtā dāṃtā jiteṃdriyāḥ |
na sarve'pi dvijaśreṣṭhā yato'rddhaṃ pātakasya tu || 30 ||
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tataḥ kaliyugaṃ proktaṃ caturthaṃ ca sudāruṇam |
ekapādo vṛṣo yatra pāpaṃ pādaistribhiḥ sthitam || 31 ||
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kṛṣṇatvaṃ yāti devo'pi tatra caiva caturbhujaḥ |
eka pādo'pi dharmasya yāvattāvatpravartate || 32 ||
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paścānnāśaṃ samabhyeti yāvattāvacchanaiḥśanaiḥ |
pramāṇaṃ tasya nirdiṣṭaṃ lakṣāścatvāra eva hi || 33 ||
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dvātriṃśacca sahasrāṇi yugasyaivāṃtimasya ca |
kalinā tatra saṃpṛṣṭā martyāḥ sarve parasparam || 34 ||
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vibudhaiste pravartaṃte rāgadveṣaparāyaṇāḥ |
yasyayasya gṛhe vittaṃ tathā nāryo manoramāḥ || 36 ||
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tenatena samaṃ maitrīṃ kalau kurvaṃti mānavāḥ |
vidhavānāṃ yatīnāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ ca tapasvinām || 36 ||
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lokadvayavināśaḥ syādyataśceto na śudhyati |
prāvṛṭkāle'pi saṃprāpte durbhikṣeṇa prapīḍitāḥ || 37 ||
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bhramaṃti ca kalau lokā gaganāsaktadṛṣṭayaḥ |
jānāti cāpi tanayaḥ pitā cennidhanaṃ vrajet || 38 ||
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tatohaṃ gṛhapo bhūyāṃ bāṃdhavo hyapi bāṃdhavam |
snuṣāpi vetti cittena yadi śvaśrūḥ kṣayaṃ vrajet || 39 ||
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mama syādgṛha aiśvaryaṃ tatsarvaṃ nānyathā vrajet |
kāvyairupahatā vedāḥ putrā jāmātṛkaistathā || 40 ||
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śālakairbāṃdhavāścaiva hyasatībhiḥ kulastriyaḥ |
śūdrāstapasvinaścaiva śūdrā dharmasya sūcakāḥ || 41 ||
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brāhmaṇānāṃ tataḥ śūdrā upadeśaṃ vadaṃti ca |
alpodakāstathā meghā alpasasyā ca medinī || 42 ||
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alpakṣīrāstathā gāvaḥ kṣīre sarpistathā'lpakam |
sarvabhakṣāstathā viprā nṛpā niṣkaruṇāstataḥ |
kṛṣyā lajjaṃti vaiśyāśca śūdrā brāhmaṇapreṣakāḥ || 43 ||
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hetuvādaratā ye ca bhaṃḍaṃvidyāparāśca ye |
tete syurbhūmipālasya sadā'bhīṣṭāḥ kalau yuge || 44 ||
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śvaḥśvaḥpāpīyadivasāḥ pṛthivī gatayauvanā |
atikrāṃta śubhāḥ kālāḥ paryupasthitadāruṇāḥ || 45 ||
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yathāyathā yugaṃ bhāvi vṛddhiṃ yāṃti striyo narāḥ |
tathātathā prayāṃti sma laghutāṃ jaṃtubhiḥ saha || 46 ||
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dvādaśame caiva kanyā syādbhartṛsaṃyutā || 47 ||
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tataḥ ṣoḍaśame varṣe narāḥ palitayauvanāḥ |
śaucācāraparityaktā nijakāryaparāstathā || 48 ||
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bhaviṣyaṃti yugasyāṃte narāḥ aṃguṣṭhamātrakāḥ |
gṛhaṃ ca te'tha kurvaṃti bilairākhusamudbhavaiḥ || 49 ||
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tathā prāvaraṇaṃ teṣāṃ kṛmivastraṃ bhaviṣyati |
ekavarṇā bhaviṣyaṃti varṇāḥ sarve tataḥ paraḥ |
mlechībhūtā durācārā dharmakṛtyavidūṣakāḥ || 5 ||
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evaṃ jāte tato loke brāhmaṇo haripiṃgalaḥ |
kalkigotrasamutpannastānsarvā nsūdayettataḥ || 91 ||
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paścātkṛtayugaṃ bhāvi bhūyo'pi dvijasattamāḥ || 52 ||
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evaṃ yugasahasreṇa saṃprāptena tataḥ param |
brahmaṇo divasaṃ bhāvi rātriścaiva tataḥ param || 53 ||
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tataścānena mānena ṣaṣṭyā yuktaistribhiḥ śataiḥ |
brahmaṇo vatsaraṃ bhāvi keśavasya ca taddinam || 54 ||
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ātmīye jīvite brahma yāvadvarṣaśataṃ sthitaḥ |
keśavo'pi svamānena varṣāṇāṃ jīvite śatam || 55 ||
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varṣeṇa vāsudevasya dinaṃ māheśvaraṃ bhavet |
nijamānena sopyatra yāva dvarṣaśataṃ sthitaḥ || 56 ||
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tataḥ śaktisvarūpaḥ syātso'kṣayī kīrtyate yataḥ |
sadāśivasya niḥśvāsaḥ śaivaṃ varṣaśataṃ bhavet |
ucchvāsastu punastasya śaktirūpeṇa saṃsthitaḥ || 57 ||
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sūta uvāca |
etadvaḥ sarvamākhyātaṃ śivaśaktisamudbhavam |
yāvadāyuḥ pramāṇaṃ ca mānuṣāḍhyaṃ ca yadbhavet || 58 ||
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bhavadbhiḥ śāṃkaraṃ pṛṣṭo dvijā asmi dinaṃ purā |
mayā punastu sarveṣāṃ martyādīnāṃ tu kīrtitam || 59 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekā śītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye yugasvarūpavarṇanaṃnāma dvisaptatyuttaradviśatatamoadhyāyaḥ || 272 ||
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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 272

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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