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]

īśvara uvāca |
yā saṃjñā sā smṛtā rājñī chāyā yā sā tu nikṣubhā |
rājṛ dīptau smṛto dhātū rājā rājati yaḥ sadā || 1 ||
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adhikaṃ sarvabhūtebhyastasmādrājā sa ucyate |
rājapatnī tu sā yasmāttasmādrājñī prakīrtitā || 2 ||
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kṣubha saṃcalane dhāturniścalā tena nikṣubhā |
bhavaṃti hyathavā yasmātsvāṃgīyāḥ kṣudvivarjitāḥ || 3 ||
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chāyā tāṃ viśate divyā smṛtā sā tena nikṣubhā |
sāṃprataṃ vartate yo'yaṃ manurloke mahāmate || 4 ||
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tasyānvavāye jātastu śaṃkhacakagadādharaḥ |
yamastu mātrā saṃśapto hīnapādo dharātale || 5 ||
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prabhāsakṣetramāsādya cacāra vipulaṃ tapaḥ |
varṣāṇāmayutaṃ sāgraṃ liṃgaṃ pūjitavānpriye || 6 ||
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tuṣṭaścāhaṃ tatastasya varāṇāṃ ca śataṃ dadau |
adyāpi tatra deveśi yameśvaramiti śrutam |
yamadvitīyāyāṃ dṛṣṭvā yamalokaṃ na paśyati || 7 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṃḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye yameśvarotpattivarṇanaṃnāma dvādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 12 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 12

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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