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 |
atha pūjāvidhānaṃ te kathayāmi samāsataḥ |
bhaktibhedānpṛthaktasya brahmaṇo bālarūpiṇaḥ || 1 ||
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rathayātrāvidhānaṃ tu stotramaṃtravidhikramam |
vividhā bhaktiruddiṣṭā manovākkāyasaṃbhavā || 2 ||
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laukikī vaidikī cāpi bhavedādhyātmikī tathā |
dhyānadhāraṇayā yā tu vedānāṃ smaraṇena ca |
brahmaprītikarī caiṣā mānasī bhaktirucyate || 3 ||
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maṃtravedanamaskārairagniśrāddhavidhānakaiḥ |
jāpyaiścāraṇyakaiścaiva vācikī bhaktirucyate || 4 ||
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vratopavāsaniyamaiściteṃdriyanirodhibhiḥ |
kṛcchra sāṃtapanaiścānyaistathā cāṃdrāyaṇādibhiḥ || 5 ||
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brahmoktaiścopavāsaiśca tathānyaiśca śubhavrataiḥ |
kāyikī bhaktirākhyātā trividhā tu dvijanmanām || 6 ||
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goghṛtakṣīradadhibhirmadhvikṣusukuśodakaiḥ |
gaṃdhamālyaiśca vividhairvastubhiścopapādibhiḥ || 7 ||
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ghṛtagugguladhūpaiśca kṛṣṇāgurusugaṃdhibhiḥ |
bhūṣaṇai haimaratnādyaiścitrābhiḥ sragbhireva ca || 8 ||
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nyāsaiḥ parisaraiḥ stotraiḥ patākābhistathotsavaiḥ |
nṛtyavāditragītaiśca sarvavastūpahārakaiḥ || 9 ||
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bhakṣyabhojyānna pānaiśca yā pūjā kriyate naraiḥ |
pitāmahaṃ samuddiśya sā bhaktirlaukikī matā || 10 ||
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vedamaṃtrahavirbhāgaiḥ kriyā yā vaidikī smṛtā || 11 ||
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darśe ca paurṇamāsyāṃ ca karttavyaṃ cāgnihotrajam |
prāśanaṃ dakṣiṇādānaṃ puroḍāśa iti kriyā || 12 ||
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iṣṭirdhṛtiḥ somapānaṃ yājñiyaṃ karma sarvaśaḥ |
ṛgyajuḥ sāmajāpyāni saṃhitādhyayanāni ca |
kriyate brahmāṇamuddiśya sā bhaktirvedikocyate || 13 ||
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prāṇāyāmaparo nityaṃ dhyānavānvijiteṃdriyaḥ |
bhaikṣyabhakṣī vratī cāpi sarvapratyāhṛteṃdriyaḥ || 14 ||
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dhāraṇaṃ hṛdaye kṛtvā dhyāyamānaḥ prajeśvaram |
hṛtpadmakarṇikāsīnaṃ raktavarṇaṃ sulocanam || 15 ||
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paśyannuddyotitamukhaṃ brahmāṇaṃ sukaṭītaṭam |
raktavarṇaṃ caturbāhuṃ varadābhayahastakam |
evaṃ yaściṃtayeddevaṃ brahmabhaktaḥ sa ucyate || 16 ||
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vidhiṃ ca śṛṇu me devi yaḥ smṛtaḥ kṣetravāsinām || 17 ||
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nirmamā nirahaṃkārā niḥsaṃgā niṣparigrahāḥ |
caturvargepi niḥsnehāḥ samaloṣṭāśmakāṃcanāḥ || 18 ||
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bhūtānāṃ karmabhirnityaṃ trividhairabhayapradāḥ |
prāṇāyāmaparā nityaṃ paradhyānaparāyaṇāḥ || 19 ||
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jāpinaḥ śucayo nityaṃ yatidharmakriyāparāḥ |
sāṃkhyayogavidhijñā ye dharmavicchinnasaṃśayāḥ || 20 ||
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brahmapūjāratā nityaṃ te viprāḥ kṣetravāsinaḥ |
tairyathā pūjanīyo vai bālarūpī pitāmahaḥ || 21 ||
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tathāhaṃ kīrttayiṣyāmi śṛṇuṣvaikamanāḥ priye |
snātvā tu vimale tīrthe śuklāṃbaradharaḥ śuciḥ |
pūjopahārasaṃyuktastato brahmāṇamarcayet || 22 ||
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pūrvaṃ saṃsnāpya vidhinā paṃcāmṛtarasodakaiḥ |
gomūtraṃ gomayaṃ kṣīraṃ dadhi sarpiḥ kuśodakam || 23 ||
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gāyatryā gṛhya gomūtraṃ gaṃdhadvāreti gomayam |
āpyāyasveti ca kṣīraṃ dadhikrāvṇeti vai dadhi || 24 ||
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tejo'si śukramityājyaṃ devasya tvā kuśodakam |
āpohiṣṭheti maṃtreṇa paṃcagavyena snāpayet || 25 ||
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kapilāpaṃcagavyena kuśavāriyutena ca |
snāpayenmaṃtrapūtena brahmasnānaṃ hi tatsmṛtam || 26 ||
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varṣakoṭisahasraistu yatpāpaṃ samupārjitam |
surajyeṣṭhaṃ tu saṃsnāpya dahetsarvaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 27 ||
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evaṃ saṃsnāpya vidhinā brahmāṇaṃ bālarūpiṇam |
karpūrāgarutoyena tataḥ saṃsnāpayeddvijaḥ || 28 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvārccayeddevaṃ gāyatrīnyāsayogataḥ |
mūrdhnaḥ pādatalaṃ yāvatpraṇavaṃ vinyasedbudhaḥ || 29 ||
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takāraṃ vinyasenmūrdhni sakāraṃ mukhamaṇḍale |
vikāraṃ kaṃṭhadeśe tu tukāraṃ cāṃgasaṃdhiṣu || 30 ||
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vakāraṃ hṛdi madhye tu rekāraṃ pārśvayordvayoḥ |
ṇikāraṃ dakṣiṇe kukṣau yakāraṃ vāmasaṃjñite || 31 ||
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bhakāraṃ kaṭinābhisthaṃ gokāraṃ pārśvayordvayoḥ |
dekāraṃ jānunornyasya vakāraṃ pādapadmayoḥ || 32 ||
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syakāramaṃguṣṭhayornyasya dhīkāramurasi nyaset |
makāraṃ jānumūle tu hi kāraṃ guhyamāśritam || 33 ||
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dhikāraṃ hṛdaye nyasya yokāraṃ cādharoṣṭhake |
yokāraṃ ca tathaivānyamuttaroṣṭhe nyasetsudhīḥ || 34 ||
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nakāraṃ nāsikāgre tu prakāraṃ netramāśritam |
cokāraṃ ca bhruvormadhye dakāraṃ prāṇamāśritam || 35 ||
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yātkāraṃ ca lalāṭāṃte vinyasedvai sureśvari |
nyāsaṃ kṛtvā'tmano dehe deve kuryāttathā priye || 36 ||
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sarvopahārasaṃpannaṃ kṛtvā samyaṅnirīkṣayet |
kuṃkumāgarukarpūracaṃdanena vimiśritam || 37 ||
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gaṃdhatoyairupaskṛtya gāyatryā praṇavena ca |
prokṣayetsarvadravyāṇi paścādarcanamārabhet || 38 ||
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divyai puṣpaiḥ sugaṃdhaiśca mālatīkamalādibhiḥ |
aśokaiḥ śatapatraiśca bakulaiḥ pūjayetkramāt || 39 ||
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kṛṣṇāgarusudhūpena ghṛtadīpaistathottamaiḥ |
tataḥ pradāpayettatra naivedyaṃ vividhaṃ kramāt || 40 ||
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khaṇḍalaḍḍukaśrīveṣṭakāṃsārāśokapallavaiḥ |
svastikollipikādugdhā tilaveṣṭakilāṭikām || 41 ||
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phalāni caiva pakvāni mūlamaṃtreṇa dāpayet |
ṛgvedaṃ ca yajurvedaṃ sāmavedaṃ ca pūjayet || 42 ||
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jñānaṃ vairāgyamaiśvaryaṃ dharmaṃ saṃpūjayedbudhaḥ |
īśānādikramāddevi diśāsu vidiśāsu ca || 43 ||
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caturddaśavidyāsthānāni brahmaṇo'gre prapūjayet |
hṛdayāni tato nyasya devasya purataḥ kramāt || 44 ||
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āpohiṣṭheti ṛgiyaṃ hṛdayaṃ parikīrttitam |
ṛtaṃ satyaṃ śikhā proktā udutyaṃ netramādiśet || 45 ||
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citraṃ devānāmityevaṃ sarvalokeṣu viśrutam |
brahmaṃste chādayāmīti kavacaṃ samudāhṛtam || 46 ||
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bhūrbhuvaḥ svaritīreśa pūjanaṃ parikīrtitam |
gāyatryā pūjayeddevamoṃkāreṇābhimaṃtritam || 47 ||
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praṇavenāparānsarvānṛgvedādīnprapūjayet |
gāyatrī paramo maṃtro vedamātā vibhāvarī || 48 ||
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gāyatryakṣaratattvaistu brahmāṇaṃ yastu pūjayet |
upoṣya paṃcadaśyāṃ tu sa yāti paramaṃ padam || 49 ||
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saṃsārasāgaraṃ ghoramuttitīrṣurdvijo yadi |
prabhāse kārttike māsi brahmāṇaṃ pūjayetsadā || 50 ||
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yasya darśanamātreṇa aśvamedha phalaṃ labhet |
kastaṃ na pūjayedvidvānprabhāse bālarūpiṇam || 51 ||
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yasyaikadivasaprāṃte sadevāsuramānavāḥ |
vilayaṃ yāṃti deveśi kastaṃ na pratipūjayet || 52 ||
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pitā yaḥ sarvadevānāṃ bhūtānāṃ ca pitāmahaḥ |
yasmādeṣa sa taiḥ pūjyo brāhmaṇaiḥ kṣetravāsibhiḥ || 53 ||
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rudrarūpī viśvarūpī sa eva bhuvaneśvaraḥ |
paurṇamāsyāmupoṣitvā brahmāṇaṃ jagatāṃ patim |
arcayedyo vidhānena so'śvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 54 ||
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kārttike māsi devasya rathayātrā prakīrttitā |
yāṃ kṛtvā mānavo bhaktyā yāti brahmasalokatām || 55 ||
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kārttike māsi deveśi paurṇamāsyāṃ caturmukham |
mārgeṇa carmaṇā sārddhaṃ sāvitryā ca paraṃtapaḥ || 56 ||
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bhrāmayennagaraṃ sarvaṃ nānāvādyaiḥ samanvitam |
sthāpayedbhrāmayitvā tu sakalaṃ nagaraṃ nṛpaḥ || 57 ||
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brāhmaṇānbhojayitvāgre śāṃḍileyaṃ prapūjya ca |
āropayedrathe devaṃ puṇyavāditraniḥsvanaiḥ || 58 ||
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rathāgre śāṃḍilīputraṃ pūjayitvā vidhānataḥ |
brāhmaṇānvācayitvā ca kṛtvā puṇyāhamaṃgalam || 59 ||
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devamāropayitvā tu rathe kuryātprajāgaram |
nānāvidhaiḥ prekṣaṇakairbrahmaśeṣaiśca puṣkalaiḥ || 60 ||
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nāroḍhavyaṃ rathe devi śūdreṇa śubhamicchatā |
nādharmeṇa viśeṣeṇa muktvaikaṃ bhojakaṃ priye || 61 ||
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brahmaṇo dakṣiṇe pārśve sāvitrīṃ sthāpayetpriye |
bhojakaṃ vāmapārśve tu purataḥ paṃkajaṃ nyaset || 62 ||
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evaṃ tūryaninādaiśca śaṃkhaśabdaiśca puṣkalaiḥ |
bhrāmayitvā rathaṃ devi puraṃ sarvaṃ ca dakṣiṇam |
svasthāne sthāpayedbhūyaḥ kṛtvā nīrājanaṃ budhaḥ || 63 ||
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ya evaṃ kurute yātrāṃ bhaktyā yaścāpi paśyati |
rathaṃ vā'karṣayedyastu sa gacchedbrahmaṇaḥ padam || 64 ||
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yo dīpaṃ dhārayettatra brahmaṇo rathapṛṣṭhagaḥ |
padepade'śvamedhasya sa phalaṃ viṃdate mahat || 65 ||
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yo na kārayate rājā rathayātrāṃ tu brahmaṇaḥ |
sa pacyate mahādevi raurave kālamakṣayam || 66 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena rāṣṭrasya kṣemamicchatā |
rathayātrāṃ viśeṣeṇa svayaṃ rājā pravarttayet || 67 ||
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pratipadbrāhmaṇāṃścāpi bhojayedvi dhivatsudhīḥ |
vāsobhirahataiścāpi gandhamālyānulepanaiḥ || 68 ||
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kārttike māsyamāvāsyāṃ yastu dīpapradīpanam |
śālāyāṃ brahmaṇaḥ kuryātsa gacchetparamaṃ padam || 69 ||
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utsaveṣu ca sarveṣu sarvakāle viśeṣataḥ |
pūjayeyurimaṃ viprā brahmāṇaṃ jagatāṃ gurum || 70 ||
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yathākṛtyaprayogeṇa samyakchraddhā samanvitāḥ |
pūjyo divyopacāreṇa yathāvittānusārataḥ || 71 ||
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evaṃ te kathitaṃ devi pūjāmāhātmyamuttamam |
prabhāsakṣetramāhātmyaṃ brahmaṇaḥ bālarūpiṇaḥ || 72 ||
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tasyāhaṃ kathayiṣyāmi nāmnāmaṣṭottaraṃ śatam |
pradattvā ca paṭhitvā ca yajñāyutaphalaṃ labhet || 73 ||
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gāyatryā lakṣajāpyena samyagjaptena yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ samavāpnoti stotrasyāsya udīraṇāt || 74 ||
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idaṃ stotravaraṃ divyaṃ rahasyaṃ pāpanāśanam |
na deyaṃ duṣṭabuddhīnāṃ nindakānāṃ tathaiva ca || 75 ||
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brāhmaṇāya pradātavyaṃ śrotriyāya mahātmane |
viṣṇunā hi purā pṛṣṭaṃ brahmaṇaḥ stotramuttmam || 76 ||
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keṣukeṣu ca sthāneṣu devadeva pitāmaha |
saṃcintyastanmamācakṣva tvaṃ hi sarvaviduttama || 77 ||
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brahmovāca |
puṣkare'haṃ suraśreṣṭho gayāyāṃ prapitāmahaḥ |
kānyakubje vedagarbho bhṛgukṣetre caturmukhaḥ || 78 ||
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kauberyāṃ sṛṣṭikartā ca nandipuryāṃ bṛhaspatiḥ |
prabhāse bālarūpī ca vārāṇasyāṃ surapriyaḥ || 79 ||
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dvārāvatyāṃ cakradevo vaidiśe bhuvanādhipaḥ |
pauṃḍrake puṇḍarīkākṣaḥ pītākṣo hastināpure || 80 ||
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jayaṃtyāṃ vijayaścāsau jayantaḥ puruṣottame |
vāḍeṣu padmahasto'haṃ tamolipte tamonudaḥ || 81 ||
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āhicchatryāṃ janānaṃdaḥ kāñcīpuryāṃ janapriyaḥ |
karṇāṭasya pure brahmā ṛṣikuṇḍe munistathā || 82 ||
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śrīkaṇṭhe śrīnivāsaśca kāmarūpe śubhaṃkaraḥ |
ucchriyāṇe devakarttā sraṣṭā jālaṃdhare tathā || 83 ||
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mallikākhye tathā viṣṇurmahendre bhārgavastathā |
gonardaḥ sthavirākāre hyujjayinyāṃ pitāmahaḥ || 84 ||
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kauśāṃbyāṃ tu mahādevo hyayodhyāyāṃ tu rāghavaḥ |
viraṃciścitrakūṭe tu vārāho vindhyaparvate || 85 ||
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gaṃgādvāre suraśreṣṭho himavante tu śaṃkaraḥ |
dehikāyāṃ srucāhastaḥ padmahastastathā'rbude || 86 ||
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vṛndāvane padmanetraḥ kuśa hastaśca naimiṣe |
gopakṣetre ca govindaḥ surendro yamunātaṭe || 87 ||
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bhāgīrathyāṃ padmatanurjanānando janasthale |
kauṃkaṇe ca sa madhvakṣaḥ kāmpilye kanakaprabhaḥ || 88 ||
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kheṭake cānnadātā ca śaṃbhuścaiva kratusthale |
laṃkāyāṃ caiva paulastyaḥ kāśmīre haṃsavāhanaḥ || 89 ||
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vasiṣṭhaścārbude caiva nāradaścotpalāvane |
medhake śrutidātā ca prayāge yajuṣāṃ patiḥ || 90 ||
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śivaliṃge sāmavedo markaṭe ca madhupriyaḥ |
nārāyaṇaśca gomante vidarbhāyāṃ dvija priyaḥ || 91 ||
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aṃkulake brahmagarbho brahmavāhe sutapriyaḥ |
indraprasthe durādharṣaścaṃpāyāṃ suramardanaḥ || 92 ||
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virajāyāṃ mahārūpaḥ surūpo rāṣṭravardhane |
kadaṃbake janādhyakṣo devādhyakṣaḥ samasthale || 93 ||
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gaṃgādharo rudrapīṭhe supīṭhe jaladaḥ smṛtaḥ |
tryaṃbake tripurāriśca śrīśaile ca trilocanaḥ || 94 ||
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mahādevaḥ plakṣapure kapāle vedhanāśanaḥ |
śṛṅgaverapure śaurirnimiṣe cakradhārakaḥ || 95 ||
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nandipuryāṃ virūpākṣo gautamaḥ plakṣapādape |
mālyavānhastināthe tu dvijendro vācike tathā || 96 ||
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indrapuryāṃ divānātho bhūtikāyāṃ puraṃdaraḥ |
haṃsabāhuśca candrāyāṃ caṃpāyāṃ garuḍapriyaḥ || 97 ||
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mahodaye mahāyakṣaḥ suyajñaḥ pūtake vane |
siddheśvare śuklavarṇo vibhāyāṃ padmabodhakaḥ || 98 ||
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devadāruvane liṃgī udaketha umāpatiḥ |
vināyako mātṛsthāne alakāyāṃ dhanādhipaḥ || 99 ||
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trikūṭe caiva goviṃdaḥ pātāle vāsukistathā |
kovidāre yugādhyakṣaḥ strīrājye ca surapriyaḥ || 100 ||
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pūrṇagiryāṃ subhogaśca śālmalyāṃ takṣakastathā |
amare pāpahā caiva aṃbikāyāṃ sudarśanaḥ || 101 ||
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naravāpyāṃ mahāvīraḥ kāntāre durganāśanaḥ |
padmavatyāṃ padmagṛho gagane mṛgalāñchanaḥ || 102 ||
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aṣṭottaraṃ nāmaśataṃ yatraitatparipaṭhyate |
tatraiva mama sāṃnidhyaṃ trisaṃdhyaṃ madhusūdana || 103 ||
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teṣāmapi yastvekaṃ paśyedvai bālarūpiṇam |
sarveṣāṃ labhate puṇyaṃ pūrvoktānāṃ ca vedhasām || 104 ||
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etairyo nāmabhiḥ kṛṣṇa prabhāse stauti māṃ sadā |
sthānaṃ me vijayaṃ labdhvā modate śāśvatīḥ samāḥ || 105 ||
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mānasaṃ vācikaṃ caiva kāyikaṃ caiva duṣkṛtam |
tatsarvaṃ nāśamāyāti mama stotrā'nu kīrtanāt || 106 ||
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puṣpopahaurardhūpaiśca brāhmaṇānāṃ ca tarpaṇaiḥ |
dhyānena ca sthireṇāśu prāpyate yatphalaṃ naraiḥ |
tatphalaṃ samavāpnoti mama stotrānu kīrtanāt || 107 ||
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brahmahatyādipāpāni iha loke kṛtānyapi |
akāmataḥ kāmato vā tāni naśyaṃti tatkṣaṇāt || 108 ||
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idaṃ stotraṃ mamābhīṣṭaṃ śṛṇuyādvā paṭhecca vā |
sa muktaḥ pātakaiḥ sarvaiḥ prāpnuyānmahadīpsitam || 109 ||
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anyadrahasyaṃ te vacmi śṛṇu kṛṣṇa yathārthataḥ || 110 ||
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āgneyaṃ tu yadā ṛkṣaṃ kārtikyāṃ bhavati kvacit |
mahatī sā tithirjñeyā prabhāse mama vallabhā || 111 ||
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prājāpatyaṃ yadā ṛkṣaṃ tithau tasyāṃ bhavedyadi |
sā mahākārtikī puṇyā devānāmapi durlabhā || 112 ||
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maṃde vārke gurau vā'pi kārtikī kṛttikāyutā |
tatrāśvamedhikaṃ puṇyaṃ dṛṣṭvā vai bālarūpiṇam || 113 ||
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viśākhāsu yadā sūryaḥ kṛttikāsu ca candramāḥ |
sa yogaḥ padmako nāma prabhāse durlabho hare || 114 ||
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tasminyoge naro dṛṣṭvā prabhāse bālarūpiṇam |
pāpakoṭiyuto vā'pi yamalokaṃ na paśyati || 115 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ityevaṃ kathitaṃ stotraṃ brahmaṇā haraye punaḥ |
mayā tava samākhyātaṃ māhātmyaṃ brahmadaivatam || 116 ||
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sarvapāpaharaṃ nṛṇāṃ śrutaṃ sarvārthasādhakam |
bhūmidānaṃ ca dātavyaṃ tatra yātrāphalepsubhiḥ || 117 ||
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kamaṃḍaluḥ śvetavastraṃ mahādānāni ṣoḍaśa |
tatraiva devi deyāni brahmaṇe bālarūpiṇe || 118 ||
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mahāparvaṇi saṃprāpte kuryuḥ pārāyaṇaṃ dvijāḥ |
sarve te brāhmaṇā devi kṣetramadhyanivāsinaḥ || 119 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsa kṣetramāhātmye bālarūpibrahmaṇo māhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma saptottaraśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 107 ||
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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 107

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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