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 |
agnitīrthaṃ tato gacchetsāgarasya taṭe śubhe |
yatrā'sau vāḍavo muktaḥ sarasvatyā varānane || 1 ||
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dakṣiṇe somanāthasya sarvapāpapraṇāśanam |
tīrthaṃ trailokyavikhyātaṃ padmakaṃ nāma nāmataḥ || 2 ||
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dhanvaṃtaraśate proktaṃ someśājjalamadhyagam |
kuṇḍaṃ pāpaharaṃ proktaṃ śatahastapramāṇataḥ |
tatra snānaṃ prakurvīta vigāhya nidhimaṃbhasām || 3 ||
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ādau kṛtvā tu vapanaṃ some śvarasamīpataḥ |
śaṃkaraṃ manasā dhyāyankeśāṃstatra parityajet |
samuttārya tataḥ keśānbhūyaḥ snānaṃ samācaret || 4 ||
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yatkiṃcitkurute pāpaṃ manuṣyo vṛttikarśitaḥ |
tadeva parvatasute sarvaṃ keśeṣu tiṣṭhati || 5 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena keśāṃstatra vinikṣipet |
tadeva somanāthāgre kṛtvā tu dviguṇaṃ phalam || 6 ||
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agnitīrthasamīpasthaṃ kaparddidvāramadhyagam |
tatraiva dviguṇaṃ jñeyamanyatraikaguṇaṃ smṛtam || 7 ||
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kṣurakarma na śastaṃ syādyoṣitāṃ tu varānane |
sabhartṛkāṇāṃ tatraiva vidhiṃ tāsāṃ śṛṇuṣva me || 8 ||
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sarvānkeśānsamuddhṛtya cchedayedaṃguladvayam |
tato devānvidhānena tarppayetpitṛdevatāḥ || 9 ||
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muṇḍanaṃ copavāsaśca sarvatīrtheṣvayaṃ vidhiḥ || 10 ||
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gaṃgāyāṃ bhāskare kṣetre mātāpitrorgurau mṛte |
ādhāne somapāne ca vapanaṃ saptasu smṛtam || 11 ||
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aśvamedhasahasrāṇāṃ sahasraṃ yaḥ samācaret |
nāsau tatphalamāpnoti vapanādyacca labhyate || 12 ||
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vinā mantreṇa yastatra devi snānaṃ samācaret |
samāpnoti kvacicchreyo muktvaikaṃ parvavāsaram || 13 ||
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vinā maṃtraṃ vinā parva kṣurakarma vinā naraiḥ |
kuśāgreṇāpi deveśi na spraṣṭavyo mahodadhiḥ || 14 ||
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evaṃ snātvā vidhānena dattvā'rghyaṃ ca mahodadhau |
saṃpūjya puṣpagaṃdhaiśca vastraiḥ puṇyānulepanaiḥ || 15 ||
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hiraṇmayaṃ yathāśaktyā nikṣipettatra kaṃkaṇam || 16 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā vidhānaṃ tu sparśayellavaṇodadhim |
mantreṇānena deveśi tataḥ sāṃnidhyatāṃ vrajet || 17 ||
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oṃ namo viṣṇuguptāya viṣṇurūpāya te namaḥ |
sāṃnidhye bhava deveśa sāgare lavaṇāmbhasi || 18 ||
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agniśca reto mṛḍayā ca deho retodhā viṣṇuramṛtasya nābhiḥ |
etadbruvanpārvati satyavākyaṃ tato'vagāhettu patiṃ nadīnām || 19 ||
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oṃ namo ratnagarbhāya mantreṇānena bhāmini |
kaṃkaṇaṃ prakṣipettatra tataḥ snāyādyadṛcchayā || 20 ||
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tataśca tarpayeddevānmanuṣyāṃśca pitāmahān |
tilamiśreṇa toyena samyakchraddhāsamanvitaḥ || 21 ||
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ājanmaśatasāhasraṃ yatpāpaṃ kurute naraḥ |
sakṛtsnātvā vyapoheta sāgare lavaṇāmbhasi || 22 ||
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vṛṣabhastatra dātavyaḥ pravṛtte kṣurakarmaṇi |
ātmaprakṛtidānaṃ ca pītavastraṃ tathaiva ca || 23 ||
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anena vidhinā tatra samyaksnānaṃ samācaret |
sparśayedvāḍavaṃ tejaścānyathā doṣabhāgbhavet || 24 ||
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varaḥ śāpaśca tasyāyaṃ purā datto yathā dvijaiḥ || 25 ||
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devyuvāca |
kutra kutra mahādeva jalasnānādviśudhyati |
kimarthaṃ sāgare doṣaḥ prāpyate kautukaṃ mahat || 26 ||
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yatra gaṃgādayaḥ sarvā nadyo viśrāṃtimāgatāḥ |
yatra viṣṇuḥ svayaṃ śete yatra lakṣmīḥ svayaṃ sthitā || 27 ||
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kimarthaṃ varaśāpaṃ tu tasya dattaṃ dvijaiḥ purā |
sarvaṃ vistarato brūhi mahānme saṃśayo'tra vai || 28 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
dīrghasatraṃ purā devi prārabdhaṃ surasattamaiḥ |
prabhāsaṃ tīrthamāsādya samyakchraddhā samanvitaiḥ || 29 ||
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tataḥ satrāvasāne tu dattvā dānamanekadhā |
sarvasvaṃ brāhmaṇendrāṇāṃ prabhāsakṣetravāsinām || 30 ||
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tāvadanye dvijāstatra dakṣiṇārthaṃ samāgatāḥ |
deśīyāstatra vāstavyāḥ śataśo'tha sahasraśaḥ || 31 ||
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prārthanābhaṅgabhītāśca tato devāḥ savāsavāḥ |
praṇaṣṭāstānsurāndṛṣṭvā brāhmaṇāścānuvavrajuḥ || 32 ||
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khecaratvaṃ purā devi hyāsīdagrabhuvāṃ mahat |
tena yāṃti drutaṃ sarve yatra yatra surālayāḥ || 33 ||
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evaṃ sarvatragāmitvaṃ teṣāṃ vīkṣya divaukasaḥ |
praviṣṭāḥ sāgaraṃ bhītā ūcurvākyaṃ ca taṃ punaḥ || 34 ||
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śaraṇaṃ te vayaṃ prāptā brāhmaṇebhyo bhayaṃ gatāḥ |
nāsti vittaṃ ca dānārthaṃ tasmādrakṣa mahodadhe || 35 ||
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ekataḥ kratavaḥ sarve samāptavaradakṣiṇāḥ |
ekato bhayabhītasya prāṇinaḥ prāṇarakṣaṇam |
viśeṣataśca devānāṃ rakṣaṇaṃ bahupuṇyadam || 36 ||
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samudra uvāca |
brāhmaṇebhyo na bhīḥ kāryā kathaṃcitsurasattamāḥ |
ahaṃ vo rakṣayiṣyāmi praviśadhvaṃ mamodare || 37 ||
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tataste vibudhāḥ sarve tasya vākyena harṣitāḥ |
praviṣṭā gahvarāṃ kukṣiṃ tasyaiva bhaya varjjitāḥ || 38 ||
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samudro'pi mahatkṛtvā nijarūpaṃ ca bhūriśaḥ |
jalajāñjīvasaṃghātāndhṛtvā tīrasamīpataḥ || 39 ||
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tataścakra upāyaṃ sa brāhmaṇānāṃ nipātane |
matsyānāmāmiṣaṃ paktvā mahānnena ca gopitam || 40 ||
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athovāca dvijānsarvānpraṇipatya kṛtāṃjaliḥ |
prasādaḥ kriyatāṃ viprā muhūrttaṃ mama sāṃpratam || 41 ||
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ātithyagrahaṇādeva dīnasya praṇatasya ca |
yuṣmadarthaṃ mayā samyagetatpākaṃ samāvṛtam |
kriyatāṃ bhojanaṃ bhūyo gaṃtavyamanu nākinām || 42 ||
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atha te brāhmaṇā matvā samudraṃ śraddhayānvitam |
bāḍhamityeva taṃ procya bubhujuḥ svarṇabhājane || 43 ||
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na vyajānaṃta tanmāṃsaṃ guptaṃ svādu kṣudhārdditāḥ || 44 ||
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tatastṛptāśca te viprā brāhmaṇā vigatakṣudhaḥ |
āśīrvādaṃ daduḥ sarve brāhmaṇāḥ śaṃsita vratāḥ || 45 ||
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bhojanāṃto brāhmaṇānāṃ prāṇāṃtaḥ kṣatrajanmanām |
āśīviṣāṇāṃ sarpāṇāṃ kopo jñeyo mṛtāvadhiḥ |
prerayāmāsa devānvai gamyatāmityuvāca tān || 46 ||
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tato devāḥ sagaṃdharvā gacchaṃtaḥ śīghragā viyat |
gacchatastāṃstato dṛṣṭvā brāhmaṇāstatra vaṃditā || 47 ||
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dakṣiṇārthaṃ samutpetuḥ surānuddiśya pṛṣṭhataḥ || 48 ||
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tataḥ prapatitā bhūmau dvijāste sahasā punaḥ |
abhakṣyabhakṣaṇātte vai brāhmaṇā māṃsabhakṣaṇāt || 49 ||
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niṣkṛtiṃ tāṃ parijñāya samudrasya ruṣānvitāḥ |
daduḥ śāpaṃ mahādevi raudraṃ raudravapurddharāḥ || 50 ||
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yasmādabhakṣyaṃ māṃsaṃ vai brāhmaṇānāṃ paraṃ smṛtam |
tvayopahṛtamasmākaṃ suguptaṃ bhakṣyasaṃyutam || 51 ||
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ekataḥ sarvamāṃsāni matsyamāṃsaṃ tathaikataḥ |
ekataḥ sarvapāpāni paradārāstathaikataḥ || 52 ||
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evaṃ vayaṃ vijānanto yadi māṃsasya dūṣaṇam |
tathāpi vaṃcitāḥ sarve aparīkṣitakāriṇaḥ || 53 ||
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yasmātpāpamate krūraṃ tvayā vai vañcitā vayam |
māṃsasya bhakṣaṇāttasmādapeyastvaṃ bhaviṣyasi || 54 ||
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aspṛśyastvaṃ dvijeṃdrāṇāmanyeṣāṃ ca nṛṇāṃ bhuvi |
tavodakena ye marttyāḥ kariṣyaṃti kubuddhayaḥ || 55 ||
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snānaṃ te narakaṃ ghoraṃ prayāsyaṃti na saṃśayaḥ |
kṛtaghnānāṃ ca ye lokā ye lokāḥ pāpakarmiṇām || 56 ||
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tāṃstavodaka saṃsparśāllapsyaṃte mānavā bhuvi || 57 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
evaṃ śaptaḥ samudrastairbrāhmaṇairvaravarṇini |
tato varṣasahasraṃ tu hyaspṛśyaḥ saṃbabhūva ha || 58 ||
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tatastrāsākulo bhūtvā sarvāṃstānidamabravīt |
devakāryamidaṃ viprā mayā kṛtamabuddhinā || 59 ||
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bubhūṣatā paraṃ dharmaṃ śaraṇāgatasaṃbhavam |
kāmātkrodhādbhayāllobhādyastyajeccharaṇāgatam || 60 ||
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satyādvāpi sa vijñeyo mahāpātakakārakaḥ |
yuṣmadbhītyā samāyātāḥ svargiṇaḥ śaraṇaṃ mama || 61 ||
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te mayā rakṣitāḥ samyagyathāśaktyā hyupāyataḥ |
śoṣayiṣye'hamātmānaṃ yasmācchaptaḥ prakopataḥ || 62 ||
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bhavadbhirnotsahe sthātuṃ janasparśavinākṛtaḥ |
evamuktvā tato devi samudraḥ saritāṃpatiḥ |
ātmānaṃ śoṣayāmāsa duḥkhena mahatā sthitaḥ || 63 ||
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tato devagaṇāḥ sarve sthalākāraṃ mahārṇavam |
śanaiḥśanaiḥ prapaśyaṃto bhayena mahatā'nvitāḥ || 64 ||
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ūcurgatvā tu lokeśaṃ devadevaṃ pitāmaham |
asmatkṛte dvijaiḥ śaptaḥ sāgaro brāhmaṇottamaiḥ || 65 ||
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sa śoṣayati cātmānaṃ duḥkhena mahatānvitaḥ |
samudrājjalamādāya pravarṣaṃti balāhakāḥ || 66 ||
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tataḥ saṃjāyate sasyaṃ sasyādyajñā bhavaṃti ca |
yajñaiḥ saṃjāyate tṛptiḥ sarveṣāṃ tridivaukasām || 67 ||
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evaṃ tasya vināśena nāśo'smākaṃ bhaviṣyati |
tasmāttvaṃ rakṣa taṃ gatvā yathā śoṣaṃ na gacchati || 68 ||
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yathā tuṣyaṃti viprāste tathā nītirvidhīyatām || 69 ||
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devānāṃ vacanādbrahmā gatvā sāgarasannidhau |
samudrārthe yayāce tānbrāhmaṇānkṣetravāsinaḥ || 70 ||
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brahmovāca |
prasādaḥ kriyatāmasya sāgarasya dvijottamāḥ |
yathā pavitratāṃ yāti madvākyātkriyatāṃ tathā || 71 ||
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pradāsyati sa yuṣmabhyaṃ ratnāni vividhāni ca || 72 ||
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yūyaṃ bhaviṣyathātyaṃtaṃ bhūmidevā iti kṣitau |
nāmnā madvacanānnūnaṃ satyametanmayoditam || 73 ||
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brāhmaṇā ūcuḥ |
nānyathā kartumicchāmastava vākyaṃ jagatpate |
na ca mithyā'tmano vākyaṃ pramāṇaṃ cātra vai bhavān || 74 ||
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tanno vākyātsuraśreṣṭha hitaṃ vā yadi vāhitam |
paraṃ syājjagatāṃ śreyaḥ sarveṣāṃ ca divaukasām |
tathā kuru jagannātha asmākaṃ hitakāraṇam || 76 ||
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athovāca nadīnāthaṃ brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
mā śoṣaya tvamātmānaṃ hitaṃ vākyaṃ śṛṇuṣva me || 76 ||
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nānyathā śakyate karttuṃ dvijānāṃ vacanaṃ hi tat |
brāhmaṇāḥ kupitā nūnaṃ bhasmīkuryuḥ svatejasā || 77 ||
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devānkuryuradevāṃśca tasmāttānnaiva kopayet |
yasmādeva tava sparśastridhā medhyo bhaviṣyati || 78 ||
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parvakāle ca saṃprāpte nadīnāṃ ca samāgame |
setubaṃdhe tathā siṃdhau tīrtheṣvanyeṣu saṃyutaḥ || 79 ||
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ityevamādisarveṣu madhye'nyatra na karmaṇi |
yatphalaṃ sarvatīrtheṣu sarvayajñeṣu yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ tava toyasya sparśādeva bhaviṣyati || 80 ||
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gayāśrāddhe tu yatpuṇyaṃ gograhe maraṇena ca |
tatphalaṃ tava toyasya sparśādeva bhaviṣyati || 81 ||
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apeyastvaṃ tathā bhāvi svādamātreṇa kevalam |
gaṃḍūṣamapi pītaṃ ca toyasyāśubhanāśanam || 82 ||
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bhaviṣyati nṛṇāṃ loke tava saukhyavivarddhanam |
pitṝṇāṃ tava toyena yaḥ kariṣyati tarpaṇam |
pūrvoktena vidhānena tasya puṇyaphalaṃ śṛṇu || 93 ||
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yāvattvaṃ tiṣṭhase loke yāvaccadrārkatārakāḥ |
tavodakāmṛtaistṛptāstāvatsthāsyaṃti pūrvajāḥ || 84 ||
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māghe māsi ca yaḥ snāyānnairaṃtaryeṇa bhāvitaḥ |
pauṃḍarīkaphalaṃ tasya divasedivase bhavet || 89 ||
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yātrāyāmathavānyatra parvakāle śaśigrahe |
atra snāsyati yaḥ samyaksāgare lavaṇāṃbhasi |
aśvamedhasahasrasya phalaṃ prāpsyati mānavaḥ || 86 ||
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śrīsomeśasamudrasya aṃtare ye mṛtā narāḥ |
pāpino'pi gamiṣyaṃti svargaṃ nirdhūtakalmaṣāḥ || 87 ||
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evaṃ bhaviṣyati sadā tava madvacanādvibho |
prayacchasva dvijeṃdrāṇāṃ ratnāni vividhāni ca || 88 ||
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tena tuṣṭā varaṃ bhūyaḥ pradāsyaṃti tavepsitam || 89 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
pitāmahavacaḥ śrutvā bāḍhamityeva sāgaraḥ |
brāhmaṇebhyaḥ suratnāni dadau śraddhā samanvitaḥ || 90 ||
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brāhmaṇairbrahmaṇo vākyamaśeṣaṃ samanuṣṭhitam |
kṣurakarma tathā kṛtvā snānaṃ sarve'pi cakrire || 91 ||
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evaṃ pavitratāṃ prāptastīrthatvaṃ lava ṇodadhiḥ |
tasya madhye mahādevi liṃgānāṃ paṃcakoṭayaḥ || 92 ||
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asminmanvaṃtare devi adṛśyāḥ sāgare kṛtāḥ |
agnikuṇḍaṃ ca tatraiva tathānyatpadmakaṃ saraḥ || 93 ||
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madhye tu prāvṛtaṃ sarvamasminmanvaṃtare priye |
cakramainākayormadhye diśi dakṣiṇamucyate || 94 ||
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śātakumbhamaye kumbhe dhanuṣāyutavistṛte |
tatra kuṃbhasya madhyastho vaḍavānalasaṃjñitaḥ || 95 ||
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sūcīvaktro mahākāyaḥ sa jalaṃ pibate sadā |
etadaṃtaramāsādya agnitīrthaṃ pracakṣate || 96 ||
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tasya madhye mahāsāraṃ vāḍavaṃ yatra vai mukham |
śrīsomeśāddakṣiṇato dhanvaṃtaraśatāvadhi |
uttarānmānasātpūrvaṃ yāvadeva kṛtasmaram || 97 ||
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etadgopyaṃ varārohe na deyaṃ yasya kasyacit |
brahmaghnopi viśudhyeta śrutvaitannātra saṃśayaḥ || 98 ||
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evaṃ śāpo varo dattaḥ sāgarasya yathā dvijaiḥ |
pūrvaṃ ruṣṭaistatastuṣṭaistatsarvaṃ kathitaṃ mayā || 99 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye samudasyāpeyatākāraṇa varṇanaṃnāmaikonatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 29 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 29

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)

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by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

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by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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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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