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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īśvara uvāca |
tataḥ śāṃtamanā bhūtvā caṃdramā vismayānvitaḥ |
śaṃbhubhaktyā parītātmā prabhāsakṣetramāsthitaḥ || 1 ||
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pūrvoktaṃ yattu devena sa tathā kṛtavānvibhuḥ |
gatvā sāgaramadhye tu gṛhītvā liṃgamuttamam || 2 ||
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viśvakarmmāṇamāhūya sahitaṃ paricārakaiḥ |
ādideśa svayaṃ somastvaṣṭāraṃ devaśilpinam || 3 ||
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caṃdra uvāca |
viśvakarmannidaṃ liṃgaṃ mama dattaṃ tu śaṃbhunā |
gṛhāṇa tvaṃ mahābāho yuktasthāne niveśaya || 4 ||
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rakṣasva tāvadgantāsmi svakīyaṃ bhavanaṃ vibho |
yajñārthamānayiṣyāmi yajñopakaraṇāni ca || 5 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ityuktvā ca tadā caṃdraścaṃdra lokaṃ jagāma ha |
gatvā tatra mahādevi caṃdralokaṃmahāprabham || 6 ||
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koṭiyojanavistīrṇaṃ sadāmṛtamayaṃ śubham |
tatrāhūya mahādevi pratīhāraṃ sumedhasam || 7 ||
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maṃtriṇaṃ hemagarbhāṃgaṃ bṛhaspatisamaṃ dhiyā |
yajñopaskarasaṃbhāraṃ sarvamādāya satvarāḥ || 8 ||
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prabhāsakṣetraṃ gacchaṃtu mamādeśaparāyaṇāḥ |
sāgnibhirbrāhmaṇaiḥ sārddhaṃ gacchaṃtu kṣetramuttamam || 9 ||
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śīghraṃ saṃpādyatāṃ sarvaṃ yathā yajñaḥ pravartate |
sarveṣāmeva viprāṇāṃ caṃdralokanivāsinām || 10 ||
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pṛthakpṛthagvimānaṃ tu deyaṃ teṣāṃ mahādhanam |
gavāṃ ca daśalakṣāṇāṃ savatsānāṃ payomucām || 11 ||
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hemabhārairbhūṣitānāṃ kāmadhenūpamatviṣām |
aśvānāṃ śyāmakarṇānāṃ sapādaṃ lakṣameva ca || 12 ||
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daṃtināmayutaṃ caiva ghaṃṭābharaṇaśobhitam |
sahasrāṇi ca catvāri rathānāṃ vātaraṃhasām || 13 ||
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lakṣaṃ tu karabhāṇāṃ ca maṇimāṇikyasaṃyutam |
sainyānāṃ koṭirekā tu caturaṃgabalānvitā || 14 ||
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agniśaucāni vastrāṇi brāhmaṇārthaṃ tathaiva ca |
vibhūṣaṇāni divyāni ṛtvigarthaṃ śubhāni ca || 15 ||
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nānābhakṣyāṇi bhojyāni pānāni vividhāni ca |
lakṣaṃ karmakarāṇāṃ tu dāsīnāṃ lakṣameva ca || 16 ||
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dāruvaṃśāvadhi proktaṃ yatkiṃcitsvaṃ madājñayā |
anyadyadbrāhmaṇā brūyustatsarvaṃ tatra nīyatām || 17 ||
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devānāṃ dānavānāṃ tu yakṣagaṃdharvarakṣa sām |
saptadvīpakṣitīśānāṃ saptapātālavāsinām || 18 ||
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nānānṛpasahasrāṇāṃ ghoṣaṇā kriyatāṃ muhuḥ |
sarveṣāṃ ghoṣaṇā kāryā prabhāsāgamanaṃ prati || 19 ||
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ityuktvā maṃtriṇaṃ tatra caṃdramāstvarayā'nvitaḥ |
brahmalokaṃ sa gatavānyajñārthaṃ brahmaṇoṃtikam || 20 ||
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so'pi caṃdramaso maṃtrī hemagarbho mahāprabhaḥ |
somājñāṃ śirasā kṛtvā yajñasaṃbhārasaṃbhṛtaḥ || 21 ||
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prabhāsaṃ kṣetramāgatya yajñārthaṃ yatnavānabhūt |
tathaiva cāhvayāṃcakre bhūrbhuvaḥsvarnivāsinaḥ || 22 ||
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śrutvā tu ghoṣaṇāṃ sarve śīghraṃ tatra samāyayuḥ |
raviyojanaparyaṃtaṃ kṣetramālokya tatra tat || 23 ||
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brāhmaṇāṃśca samāhūya somādhyakṣaṃ uvāca tān |
yajñāṃgaṃ sarvamānītaṃ mayā somājñayā dvijāḥ |
anaṃtaraṃ tu yatkṛtyaṃ bhavadbhistadvidhīyatām || 24 ||
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ityuktā brāhmaṇāḥ sarve taponirdhūtakalmaṣāḥ |
tatraiva dadṛśuḥ sarve tvaṣṭāraṃ devaśilpinam || 25 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā tu dvijāḥ sarve liṃgaṃ dṛṣṭvā samīpataḥ |
kathametaditi procurviśvakarmanbravīhi naḥ |
kasmādatra sthitastvaṃ vai śilpikoṭisamanvitaḥ || 26 ||
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viśvakarmmovāca |
ahaṃ somaniyuktastu yukto'smi liṃgarakṣaṇe |
tadājñāpālane yatnaḥ kriyate'to mayā dvijāḥ || 27 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
evaṃ śrutvā yadā viprā jñātvā sarvaṃ tu kāraṇam |
caritā yajñakāryārthaṃ tataścakrurupa kramam || 28 ||
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tatra yojanaparyaṃtaṃ devānāṃ yajanaṃ śubham |
taddevayajanaṃ kṛtvā patnīśālāṃ ca cakrire || 29 ||
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havirddhānaṃ sadaścaiva uttarā vedireva ca |
brahmaṇaḥ sadanāgnīdhrītyevaṃ sthānāni cakrire || 30 ||
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tatra yojanaparyaṃtaṃ yajñayūpāṃśca maṃḍapān |
viśvakarmā cakārāśu kuṃḍāni vividhāni ca || 31 ||
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sahasrasaṃkhyayā tatra kuṇḍānāṃ maṃḍapāvadhi |
tatra te brāhmaṇāḥ sarve pratiṣṭhāyajñakovidāḥ || 32 ||
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nānābharaṇaratnaiśca brāhmaṇāḥ samalaṃkṛtāḥ |
cakruḥ sarve yathanyāyaṃ śāstraṃ dṛṣṭvā punaḥpunaḥ || 33 ||
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vṛkṣāṃstathauṣadhīrdivyā samitpuṣpakuśādikān |
homadravyādikaṃ sarva mājyaṃ prājyaṃ navaṃ payaḥ || 34 ||
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tathānyadapi yatkiṃcidyajñopakaraṇaṃ smṛtam |
varddhanīkalaśādyaṃ ca sarvaṃ hemamayaṃ śubham || 35 ||
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cakruḥ sarvaṃ yathānyāyaṃ pratiṣṭhāmakhamādṛtāḥ |
tatra vipragaṇo hṛṣṭo bhakṣyabhojyāditarpitaḥ || 36 ||
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vedadhvanitanirghoṣairdivaṃ bhūmiṃ ca saṃspṛśan |
suśubhe maṃḍapastatra patākābhiralaṃkṛtaḥ || 37 ||
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divyasiṃhāsanopeto muktādāmapariṣkṛtaḥ |
divyacandanamālābhiḥ kalpapallavatoraṇaiḥ || 38 ||
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divyagandha sugandhādyaiḥ svargasthānamivābhavat |
caturdaśavidhastatra bhūtagrāmaḥ samāgataḥ || 39 ||
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sthāvaraḥ sarpajātiśca pakṣijātistathaiva ca |
mṛgasaṃjñaścaturthaśca paśvākhyaḥ pañcamaḥ smṛtaḥ || 40 ||
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ṣaṣṭhaśca mānuṣaḥ proktaḥ paiśācaḥ saptamaḥ smṛtaḥ |
aṣṭamo rākṣasaḥ prokto navamo yajña eva ca || 41 ||
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gāṃdharvaśākrasaumyāśca prājāpatyastathaiva ca |
brāhmaśceti samākhyātaścaturdaśavidho gaṇaḥ || 42 ||
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viśvedevāstathā sādhyā maruto vasavastathā |
lokapālāstathāṣṭau ca nakṣatrāṇi grahaiḥ saha || 43 ||
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brahmāṇḍe devatā yāśca tāḥ sarvāstatra cāgatāḥ |
hṛṣṭāḥ prabhāsake kṣetre prārabdhe yajñakarmmaṇi || 44 ||
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ghṛtakṣīravahā nadyo dadhipāyasakardamāḥ |
pakvānnānāṃ phalānāṃ ca rāśayaḥ parvatopamāḥ || 45 ||
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dṛśyante vividhākārāstasminyajñamahotsave |
jagu statraiva gandharvā nanṛtuścāpsarogaṇāḥ || 46 ||
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bhakṣyabhojyaiśca vividhaiḥ kāmapānādibhistathā |
tṛptā devāśca munayo bhūtagrāmāścaturdaśa || 47 ||
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evaṃ saṃbhārasahitaṃ yajñāṃgaṃ sarvameva hi |
praguṇīkṛtya sacivo muktvā tatraiva rakṣakān |
somasyāhvānanārthaṃ ca brahmalokaṃ jagāma ha || 48 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
sa dṛṣṭvā brahmaṇaḥ pārśve sthitaṃ somamahāprabham |
praṇamya daṇḍavadbhūmau somaṃ brahmāṇameva ca || 49 ||
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kṛtāṃjalipuṭo bhūtvā uvāca natakaṃdharaḥ |
hemagarbha uvāca |
bhagavanbhavadādeśādyajñāṃgaṃ sarvameva hi || 50 ||
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tatra prābhāsike kṣetre mayā te praguṇīkṛtam |
tatra brahmarṣayaḥ sarve tathā rājarṣayo'pare || 51 ||
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tvanmārgaprekṣakāḥ sarve santiṣṭhante samākulāḥ |
anantaraṃ tu yatkṛtyaṃ tadbhavānkartumarhati || 52 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ityuktastu tadā candraḥ samudrasya sutena vai |
prahasyovāca brahmāṇaṃ candramā lokasākṣiṇam || 53 ||
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bhagavansarvadeveśa mamānugrahakāmyayā |
pratiṣṭhāyajñakāmasya mamātithyaṃ kuru prabho || 54 ||
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adya me saphalaṃ janma saphalaṃ ca tapaḥ prabho |
devatvamadya me brahmaṃstvatprasādādbhaviṣyati || 55 ||
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mayā ca tapasogreṇa prāptaṃ liṃgamumāpateḥ |
tatpratiṣṭhāvidhiṃ sarvaṃ tadbhavānkarttumarhati || 56 ||
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brahmovāca |
avaśyaṃ tava karttāsmi pratiṣṭhāṃ śaṃkarātmikām |
tvadārādhanaliṃge tu someśe'tiviśeṣataḥ || 57 ||
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ye kecidbhavitāro vā atītā ye niśākarāḥ |
teṣāṃ somānvayānāṃ ca sarveṣāmādyadaivatam || 58 ||
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yo'sau someśvaro deva ādau bhairavanāmabhṛt |
manvantarāntare'tīte pratiṣṭhe'haṃ punaḥpunaḥ || 59 ||
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yadā prābhāsikaṃ kṣetre gato'haṃ cāṣṭavārṣikaḥ |
āhūtaḥ pūrvamindreṇa bhairavasya pratiṣṭhite || 60 ||
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tatprabhṛtyeva me nāma bālarūpī nigadyate |
anyeṣu sarvatīrtheṣu vṛddharūpī vasāmyaham || 61 ||
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prabhāse tu punaścaṃdra bālyāprabhṛti saṃvase |
brahmāṇḍe yāni tīrthāni brāhmaṇāsteṣu ye smṛtāḥ || 62 ||
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teṣāmādyo niśānātha prabhāse'haṃ vyavasthitaḥ |
kalpekalpe niśānātha mama nāmāṃtaraṃ bhavet || 63 ||
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svayaṃbhūḥ prathame nāma dvitīye padmabhūḥ smṛtaḥ |
tṛtīye viśvakartteti bālarūpī turīyake || 64 ||
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eṣāmeva parīvarto nāmnāṃ bhāvi punaḥpunaḥ |
parārddhadvayaparyaṃtaṃ prabhāse saṃsthitasya me || 65 ||
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ādisomena tatraiva śaṃbhornetrodbhavena vai |
prabhāse tu tapastaptvā pratyakṣīkṛtaīśvaraḥ || 66 ||
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tato dadau varaṃ tuṣṭaḥ pūrvacandrasya śūladhṛk |
yasmādārādhito'haṃ te soma bhaktyā cirantanam || 67 ||
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tasmātsomeśanāmaivamasmiṃlliṃge bhaviṣyati |
yāvadbrahmā śatānandaḥ prakṛtau na pralīyate || 68 ||
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ye kecidbhavitāro vai rātrināthā niśākarāḥ |
te madārādhanaṃ cātra kariṣyaṃti punaḥpunaḥ || 69 ||
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ityuktvā bhagavāñchaṃbhustatraivāṃtaradhīyata |
tasminkāle mayā soma ādyaṃ liṃgaṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 7 ||
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tadāprabhṛti somānāṃ lakṣāṇāṃ dvitayaṃ gatam |
sahasradvitayaṃ caiva śataṃ caikaṃ ṣaḍuttaram || 71 ||
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saptamastvaṃ mahāvāho varttase soma sāṃpratam |
etāvantyeva liṃgāni pratiṣṭhāṃ prāpitāni me || 72 ||
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eṣa evādhunā so'haṃ tadārādhanajaṃ phalam |
pratiṣṭhātāsmi bhadraṃ te soma kṛtya mamaiva tat || 73 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ityuktvā bhagavānbrahmā vedavidyāsamanvitaḥ |
sarvadevamayo devaiḥ sahitastīrthasaṃyutaḥ || 74 ||
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sanatkumārapramukhai ryogīndrairṛṣibhiḥ saha |
bṛhaspatiṃ samāhūya puraskṛtya purodhasam || 75 ||
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haṃsayānaṃ samāruhya koṭibrahmarṣibhiḥ saha |
āgataḥ somarājena tadā brahmā jagatpatiḥ || 76 ||
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prābhāsike mahātīrthe yatra dāruvanaṃ smṛtam |
ṛṣitoyā nadī yatra mahāpātakanāśinī || 77 ||
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asmiṃstīrthe prabhāse tu brahmabhāgaḥ sa ucyate |
tridaivatamidaṃ kṣetraṃ mayā te kathitaṃ priye || 78 ||
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tatrāgatva caturvaktro brāhmabhāge'tinirmale |
munīnākārayāmāsa unnata sthānavāsinaḥ || 79 ||
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āyāṃtaṃ vedhasaṃ dṛṣṭvā devarṣigurusaṃyutam |
te sarve pūjayāmāsuḥ saṃstavairvedasaṃmitaiḥ || 80 ||
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athovāca dvijānsarvānbrahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
ciramārādhya somena someśaṃ pāpanāśanam || 81 ||
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tasminprasanne somena labdhaṃ liṅgamanuttamam |
pratiṣṭhārthaṃ tu devasya āyātā dvijasattamāḥ || 82 ||
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yathā mayā sadā kāryā pratiṣṭhā śaṃkarātmikā |
bhavadbhiḥ parikāryā sā mama bhāgasamāśrayaiḥ || 83 ||
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yataḥ kopena bhavatāṃ liṃgaṃ prapatitaṃ bhuvi |
pratiṣṭhā tasya kartavyā yuṣmābhirvai na saṃśayaḥ || 84 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
gṛhītvā'tha munīnsarvānbrahmā lokapitā mahaḥ |
ānītaḥ somarājena tadā brahmā jagatpatiḥ || 85 ||
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prābhāsike mahātīrthe sāvitryā sahitaḥ prabhuḥ |
kārayāmāsa kuṇḍānāṃ maṇḍapānāṃ śataṃśatam || 86 ||
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ekaike maṇḍape tatra cakre saptadaśartvijaḥ |
guruṇā prerito brahmā tatra devapurodhasā || 87 ||
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pārśve sthitastadā brahmā vidhānairveda bhāṣitaiḥ |
dīkṣayāmāsa somaṃ tu rohiṇyā sahitaṃ vibhum || 88 ||
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patnīṃ ca rohiṇīṃ kṛtvā sarvalakṣaṇasaṃyutām |
mṛgacarmadharāṃ devīṃ kṣaumavastrāvaguṃṭhitā m || 89 ||
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patnīśālāṃ samānītā ṛtvigbhirvedapāragaiḥ |
caṃdramā dīkṣayā yukta ṛṣigaṃdharvasaṃstutaḥ || 90 ||
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auduṃbareṇa daṃḍena saṃvṛto mṛgacarmaṇā |
atīva tejasā yuktaḥ śuśubhe sadasi sthitaḥ || 91 ||
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tato brahmā mahādevi sarvalokapitāmahaḥ |
ṛtvijāṃ varaṇaṃ cakre vedoktavidhinā tadā || 92 ||
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gururhotā vṛtastatra vasiṣṭho'dhvaryureva ca |
tatrodgātā marīcistu brahmatve nāradaḥ kṛtaḥ || 93 ||
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sanatkumārasaṃyuktāḥ sadasyāstatra vai kṛtāḥ |
vastrairābharaṇairyuktā mukuṭairaṃgulīyakaiḥ || 94 ||
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bhūṣitā bhūṣaṇaughena tasminyajñe tadartvijaḥ |
caturṣu tajjñāścatvāra evaṃ te ṣoḍaśartvijaḥ || 95 ||
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prastotā kaśyapastatra pratihartā tu gālavaḥ |
subrahmaṇyastathā gargaḥ sadasyaḥ pulahaḥ kṛtaḥ || 96 ||
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hotā śukraḥ samākhyāto neṣṭā kratha udāhṛtaḥ |
maitrāvaruṇo durvāsā brāhmaṇācchaṃsī kauśikaḥ || 97 ||
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acchāvākaśca śākalyo grāvasthaḥ kratureva ca |
prasthātā pratipūrvo yaḥ śālaṃkāyana eva ca || 98 ||
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agnīdhraśca manustatra unnetā tvaṃgirāḥ kṛtaḥ |
evamādyānmaṇḍapeṣu kṛtvā tānṛtvijaḥ prabhuḥ || 99 ||
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anyeṣu maṇḍapeṣveva pratyekamṛtvijaḥ kṛtāḥ |
maṇḍapānāṃ śateṣveva kṛtvā kuṇḍānyakalpayat || 100 ||
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ekaiko maṇḍapastatra viṃśahastapramāṇataḥ |
astreṇāśodhya bhūmiṃ tu paṃcagavyena prokṣya ca || 101 ||
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carmaṇā cāvaguṃṭhyaiva ālikhyāstreṇa pārvati |
ullikhya prokṣaṇaṃ kṛtvā khātaṃ kṛtvā vidhānataḥ || 102 ||
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aṣṭau kuṃḍāni saṃkalpya tathaikamaṇḍape priye |
lepanaṃ maṇḍape kṛtvā vajrākaraṇameva ca || 103 ||
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caturasrakārmukaṃ ca vartulaṃ kamalākṛti |
pūrvāṃ diśaṃ samā rabhya kṛtvā tāni prayatnataḥ || 104 ||
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catuḥkoṇasamāyuktaṃ pūrve kuṇḍaṃ niveśya tu |
bhagākṛti tathā'gneyyāṃ dakṣiṇe dhanurākṛti || 105 ||
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nairṛtye tu trikoṇaṃ vai vartulaṃ paścimena tu |
ṣaṭkoṇaṃ caiva vāyavye padmākāraṃ tathottare || 106 ||
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aiśānyāmaṣṭakoṇaṃ tu madhye caikaṃ vidhā nataḥ |
pratyekaṃ maṇḍapaṃ śubhraṃ stambhaiḥ ṣoḍaśabhiryutam || 107 ||
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dhvajaiḥ satoraṇairyuktaṃ cakre brahmā vidhānataḥ |
nyagrodhaṃ pūrvato nyasya dakṣe coduṃbaraṃ tathā || 108 ||
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aśvatthaṃ paścime caiva palāśaṃ cottare kramāt |
bāhudaṃḍapramāṇena dhvajāṃstatra niveśya vai || 109 ||
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aindryādau pītavarṇādi patākā parikalpitāḥ |
tato brahmā hyagnikuṃḍe cāgnisthāpanamārabhat || 110 ||
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svasthāne brāhmaṇāṃścaiva jāpye caiva nyayojayat |
śrīsūktaṃ pāvamānaṃ ca sadā caiva ca vājinam || 111 ||
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vṛṣākapiṃ tathaindraṃ ca bahvṛcaḥ pūrvato'japan |
rudrānpuruṣasūktaṃ ca krokādhyāyaṃ ca vaikriyam || 112 ||
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brāhmaṇaṃ paitryamaiṃdraṃ ca japeranyajuṣo yame |
devavrataṃ vāmadevyaṃ jyeṣṭhaṃ sāma rathaṃtaram || 113 ||
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bheruṃḍāni ca sāmāni cchaṃdogaḥ paścime'japat |
atharvātharvaśirasaṃ skambhastaṃbhamatharvaṇam || 114 ||
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nīlarudramatharvāṇamatharvā cottare'japat |
garbhādhānādikaṃ sarvaṃ tato'gnerakarodvibhuḥ || 115 ||
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pūrṇāhutiṃ tato dattvā snānakarma tathā'rabhat |
paṃcapallavasaṃyuktaṃ mṛttikābhiḥ samanvitam || 116 ||
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kaṣāyaiḥ paṃcagavyaiśca paṃcāmṛtaphalaistathā |
tīrthodakaiḥ sametaṃ tu maṃtraiḥ snānamathārabhat || 117 ||
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netrāṇyutpādya devasya kṛtvā ca tilakakriyām |
pṛthivyāṃ yāni tīrthāni pātāle ca viśeṣataḥ || 118 ||
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svarga loke ca yānyeva tatra tānyāyayustadā |
etasminnantare brahmā devānāṃ paśyatāṃ tadā || 119 ||
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bhūmiṃ bhittvā viveśātha tatra liṃgamapaśyata |
sparśākhyaṃ taṃ tu saṃchādya madhunā darbhamūlakaiḥ || 120 ||
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tatra brahmaśilāṃ nyasya tasyā ūrdhvaṃ mahāprabham |
liṃgaṃ pratiṣṭhayāmāsa kṛtvā niścalamā tmavān || 121 ||
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sthitvā ca parame tattve maṃtranyāsamathākarot |
evaṃ liṃgaṃ pratiṣṭhāpya tatra brahmā jagadguruḥ |
pūjayāmāsa vidhinā vedoktairmaṃtra vistaraiḥ || 122 ||
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mantranyāse kṛte tatra brahmaṇā lokakartṝṇā |
tatra vipragaṇo hṛṣṭo jayaśabdādimaṃgalaiḥ |
nirdhūmaścābhavadvahniḥ sūryakoṭisamaprabhaḥ || 123 ||
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devadundubhayo neduḥ prasannāśca digīśvarāḥ |
puṣpavṛṣṭiḥ papātoccaistasminyajñamahotsave || 124 ||
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pratiṣṭhāpya tato liṃgaṃ śrīsomeśaṃ pitāmahaḥ |
dāpayāmāsa viprebhyo bhūriśo yajñadakṣiṇām || 125 ||
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sanatkumārapramukhairādyairbrahmarṣibhirvṛtaḥ |
dakṣiṇāmadadātsomastrīṃllokānbrahmaṇe purā || 126 ||
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tebhyo brahmarṣimukhyebhyaḥ sadasyebhyastathaiva ca |
dadau hiraṇyaṃ ratnāni koṭiśo bhūridakṣiṇāḥ || 127 ||
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sobhiṣikto mahātejāḥ sarvairbrahmarṣibhistataḥ |
trīṃllokānbhāvayāmāsa svabhāsā bhāsatāṃ varaḥ || 128 ||
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taṃ sinī ca kuhūścaiva dyutiḥ puṣṭiḥ prabhā vasuḥ |
kīrttirdhṛtiśca lakṣmīśca nava devyaḥ siṣevire || 129 ||
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prāpyāvabhṛthamavyagraḥ kṛtvā māheśvaraṃ makham |
kṛtārthaḥ paripūrṇaśca saṃbabhūva niśāpatiḥ || 130 ||
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tatastasmai dadau rājyaṃ prājyaṃ brahmā pitāmahaḥ |
bījauṣadhīnāṃ viprāṇāmavannānāṃ ca varānane || 131 ||
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tasminyajñe samājagmurye kecitpṛthivīśvarāḥ |
teṣāṃ rājyaṃ dhanaṃ bhogāndadau svargaṃ tathā'kṣayam || 132 ||
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brāhmaṇānbhojayāmāsa svayamevauṣadhīpatiḥ |
dadau sarvaṃ tadā teṣāṃ prabhāsakṣetravāsinām || 133 ||
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hiraṇyādīnyadāccaiva mahādānāni ṣoḍaśa |
yo yadarthayate tatra sāmānyaḥ prākṛto janaḥ |
nijakarmānusāreṇa sa lebhe ca tadeva hi || 134 ||
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evaṃ samarthite yajñe sarve devāḥ savāsavāḥ |
sthāpayitvā tu liṃgāni jagmuḥ sarve yathāgatam || 136 ||
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candramāstu punardevi brahmaṇā sahito vibhuḥ |
liṃgamārādhayāmāsa prabhāse pāpanāśane || 136 ||
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trikālaṃ pūjayāmāsa dhūpamālyānulepanaiḥ |
taṃ praṇamya ca deveśi stauti nityaṃ niśāpatiḥ || 137 ||
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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 23

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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