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 |
ityevamukte vipreṃdrā śaṃkareṇa mahātmanā |
punaḥ papraccha sā devī harṣasaṃpūrṇamānasā || 1 ||
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devyuvāca |
devadeva jagannātha sarvaprāṇahitāya vai |
prabhāsakṣetramāhātmyaṃ vistarādvada me prabho || 2 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
anyaddṛṣṭāṃtarūpaṃ te kathayāmi yaśasvini |
yena sṛṣṭaṃ mahādevi kṣetrametanmama priyam || 3 ||
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yā gatirdhyāyatāṃ nityaṃ niḥsaṃgānāṃ ca yoginām |
saivaṃ saṃtyajatāṃ prāṇānprabhāse tu parā gatiḥ || 4 ||
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anekakalpasthāyī ca mārkaṃḍeyo mahātapāḥ |
so'pi devaṃ virūpākṣaṃ prabhāse tu sadā'rcati || 5 ||
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aṭitvā sarvatīrthāni prabhāsaṃ naiva muṃcati |
durvāsāśca mahātejā liṃgasyārādhanodyataḥ |
na muṃcati kṣaṇaṃ devi tatkṣetraṃ śaśimaulinaḥ || 6 ||
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bharadvājo marīciśca muniścoddālakastathā |
kratuścaiva vasiṣṭhaśca kaśyapo bhṛgureva ca || 7 ||
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dakṣaścaiva tu sāvarṇiryamaścāṃgirasastathā |
śuko vibhāṃḍakaścaiva ṛṣyaśṛṃgo'tha gobhilaḥ || 8 ||
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gautamaśca ṛcīkaśca agastyaḥ śaunako mahān |
nārado jamadagniśca viśvāmitro'tha lomaśaḥ || 9 ||
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anye ca ṛṣayaścaiva divyā devarṣayastathā |
na muṃcaṃti mahākṣetraṃ liṃgasyārādhanodyatāḥ || 10 ||
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ahaṃ tatraiva tiṣṭhāmi liṃgārādhanatatparaḥ |
na muṃcāmi mahākṣetraṃ satyaṃsatyaṃ varānane || 11 ||
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sarvatīrthāni deveśi mayā dṛṣṭāni bhūtale |
prabhāsena samaṃ kṣetraṃ naiva dṛṣṭaṃ kadācana || 12 ||
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devi ṣaṣṭisahasrāṇi yājñavalkyapuraskṛtāḥ |
japaṃ kurvaṃti rudrāṇāṃ candrabhāgāṃ vyavasthitāḥ || 13 ||
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catvāriṃśatsahasrāṇi ṛṣīṇāmūrddhvaretasām |
devikātaṭamāśritya japaṃti śatarudriyam || 14 ||
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koṭayaścaiva paṃcāśanmunīnāmūrddhvaretasām |
umāpatiṃ samāsādya liṃgaṃ tatraiva saṃsthitam || 15 ||
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rudrāṇāṃ koṭi jāpyaṃ tu kṛtaṃ tatraiva taiḥ purā |
koṭistatraiva saṃsiddhāstasmiṃlliṃge na saṃśayaḥ || 16 ||
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śataṃ caiva sahasrāṇāṃ deveśaṃ śaśibhūṣaṇam |
pūjayaṃti mahāsiddhā mama kṣetraniṣeviṇaḥ || 17 ||
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vedāṃteṣu ca yatproktaṃ phalaṃ caiva maharṣibhiḥ |
tatphalaṃ sakalaṃ tatra caṃdrabhūṣaṇadarśanāt || 18 ||
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agnitīrthe ṛṣīṇāṃ tu koṭiḥ sāgrā sthitā śubhe |
rudreśvare smṛtaṃ lakṣaṃ kaṃparddīśe tathaiva ca || 19 ||
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ratneśvare sahasraṃ tu ṛṣīṇāmūrddhvaretasām |
arkasthale mahāpuṇye koṭiḥ sāgrā sthitā śubhe || 20 ||
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ṣaṣṭiścaiva sahasrāṇi tatra siddheśvare sthitāḥ |
sapta caiva sahasrāṇi mārkaṃḍeye tu saṃsthitāḥ || 21 ||
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sarasvatyāṃ brahmakuṇḍe'saṃkhyātā munayaḥ smṛtāḥ |
daśārbudasahasrāṇi koṭitritayameva ca || 22 ||
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ṛṣayastatra tiṣṭhaṃti yatra prācī sarasvatī |
brahmahatyā gatā yatra śaṃkarasya ca tatkṣaṇāt || 23 ||
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kāyaḥ suvarṇatāṃ prāpa kapālaṃ patitaṃ karāt |
jñātvaivaṃ śaṃkinā pūrvaṃ kṛtaṃ tatra mahātapaḥ || 24 ||
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tuṣṭaḥ śrīśaṃkaro devo liṃga vāsavareṇa tu |
koṭiyajñaphalaṃ snāne prācyāṃ liṃgasya pūjane || 25 ||
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piṃḍe gayāśataguṇamamāsomayute dine |
bhūtāyāṃ piṃḍadastatra kulakoṭiṃ samuddharet || 26 ||
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ye cātra malanāśāya nimaṅkṣyaṃti ca mānavāḥ |
daśagodānajaṃ puṇyaṃ teṣāmapi bhaviṣyati || 27 ||
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pādena vā krīḍamānā jalaṃ lipsaṃti ye narā |
teṣāmapi śrāddhaphalaṃ vidhivatsaṃbhaviṣyati |
tatra liṃgāni pūjyāni śūlabhedādikāni tu || 28 ||
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evaṃ vikalpya liṃgāni aśvamedha phalāni tu |
darśanenāpi sarveṣāṃ sparśāddhi dviguṇaṃ phalam || 29 ||
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evaṃ tuṣṭo jagannāthaḥ sthitaḥ prācīvane dhruvam |
mano'pi ye kariṣyaṃti snānadāneṣu kā kathā || 3 ||
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teṣāṃ tuṣṭo jagannāthaḥ śaṃkaro nīlalohitaḥ |
triṃśatkoṭigaṇastatra prācīṃ rakṣaṃti sarvataḥ || 31 ||
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mahāpāpasamācāraḥ pāpiṣṭho vā'ti kilbiṣī |
ghuṇākṣaramiva prāṇānprācyāṃ muktvā śivaṃ vrajet || 32 ||
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dadhikaṃbaladānaṃ tu tatra deyaṃ dvijottame |
kathitaṃ pāpaśamanaṃ sārātsārataraṃ dhruvam || 33 ||
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adhunā saṃpravakṣyāmi hiraṇyāśca mahodayam |
durvāsasā tapastaptaṃ tatra sūryaḥ pratiṣṭhitaḥ || 34 ||
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koṭirekā tu tatraiva ṛṣīṇāmūrddhvaretasām |
caturviṃśatitattvānāmadhiko balarūpadhṛk || 35 ||
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yatra tiṣṭhati deveśi bhṛgukoṭisamanvitaḥ |
anyatra brāhmaṇānāṃ tu koṭyā yacca phalaṃ labhet || 36 ||
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brahmasthāne tathaikena bhojitena tu tatphalam |
evaṃ jñātvā mahādevi tatra tiṣṭhāmi nirvṛtaḥ |
koṭirbhirdevaṛṣibhirdevaiḥ saha samāvṛtaḥ |
tīrthāni tatra tiṣṭhaṃti aṃtarbhūtāni vai kalau || 38 ||
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tatra kṣetre mahāramye yatra someśvaraḥ sthitaḥ |
mama devi gaṇau dvau tu vibhramaḥ saṃbhramaḥ paraḥ || 39 ||
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tau cātra kṣetrasaṃsthānāṃ lokānāṃ bhramavibhramaiḥ |
yojayaṃti sadā cittaṃ vikalpānaikyasaṃkulam || 40 ||
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vināyakopasargāśca daśa doṣāstathā pare |
evaṃ kṣetraṃ tu rakṣaṃti pāpināṃ duṣṭacetasām || 41 ||
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daṃḍapāṇiṃ tu ye bhaktyā paśyaṃtīha narottamāḥ |
na teṣāṃ jāyate vighnaṃ tatra kṣetranivāsinām || 42 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ śūdrā vai varṇasaṃkarāḥ |
akāmā vā sakāmā vā prabhāse ye mṛtāḥ śubhe || 43 ||
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caṃdrārddhamaulinaḥ sarve lalāṭākṣā vṛṣadhvajāḥ |
śive mama pure divye jāyaṃte tatra mānavāḥ || 44 ||
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yastatra vasate vipraḥ saṃyatātmā samāhitaḥ |
trikālamapi bhuṃjāno vāyubhakṣasamo bhavet || 45 ||
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meroḥ śakyā guṇā vaktuṃ dvīpānāṃ ca guṇāstathā |
samudrāṇāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ śakyā vaktuṃ guṇāḥ priye || 46 ||
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ādidevasya deveśi maheśasya mahāprabhoḥ |
śakyā naiva guṇā vaktuṃ varṣākoṭiśatairapi || 47 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye kṣetrastharṣidevagaṇavarṇanaṃ nāma paṃcamo'dhyāyaḥ || 5 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 5

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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