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 |
tato gacchenmahādevi devaṃ vaiśvānareśvaram |
tasyaivāgneyakoṇasthaṃ dhanuṣāṃ paṃcake sthitam || 1 ||
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pāpaghnaṃ sarvajaṃtūnāṃ darśanātsparśanādapi |
tatra kaścicchukaḥ pūrvaṃ nīḍaṃ devi cakāra ha || 2 ||
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prāsāde bhāryayā sārddhaṃ nivasa nsuciraṃ sthitaḥ |
tatastau daṃpatī nityaṃ pradakṣiṇaṃ pracakratuḥ || 3 ||
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kulāyasya vaśāddevi na tu bhaktyā kathaṃcana |
kālena mahatā tau ca paṃcatvaṃ samupasthitau || 4 ||
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jātau tena prabhāvena uktau jātismarau bhuvi |
lopāmudrāgastyanāmaprasiddhiṃ paramāṃ gatau || 5 ||
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atha gāthā purī gītā agastyena mahātmanā |
smaratā pūrvadehaṃ tu vismayenānubhūtijā || 6 ||
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kṛtvā pradakṣiṇaṃ samyagvahnīśaṃ yaḥ prapaśyati |
nūnaṃ prasiddhimāpnoti itaścāhaṃ yathā purā || 7 ||
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evaṃ devi tavākhyātaṃ māhātmyaṃ vahnidaivatam |
śrutaṃ pāpaharaṃ nṛṇāṃ sarvakāmaphalapradam || 8 ||
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ghṛtena taṃ tu saṃsnāpya vidhinā vai samarcayet |
hema dadyācca vipreṃdra samyakchraddhāsamanvitaḥ || 9 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā vidhānena samyagyātrāphalaṃ labhet |
vahnilokaṃ tu saṃprāpya modate kālamakṣayam || 10 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāharuyā saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye vaiśvānareśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmāṣṭasaptati tamo'dhyāyaḥ || 78 ||
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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 78

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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