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 |
tato gacchenmahādevi vasūnāṃ liṃgamuttamam |
someśādīśadigbhāge pañcāśaddhanuṣāntare || 1 ||
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sthitaṃ liṃgaṃ mahādevi caturvaktraṃ surapriyam |
pratyūṣeśvaranāmānaṃ mahāpātakanāśanam || 2 ||
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darśanāttasya devasya saptajanmāntarodbhavam |
pāpaṃ praṇāśamāyāti satyaṃsatyaṃ varānane || 3 ||
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devyuvāca |
ko'sau pratyūṣanāmeti kathaṃ liṃgaṃ pratiṣṭhitam |
kasya putraḥ sa vikhyāta etanme vada śaṃkara || 4 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
dakṣo brahmasuto devi prajāpatiriti smṛtaḥ |
tasya kanyāḥ purā ṣaṣṭirdadau dharmāya vai daśa || 5 ||
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tāsāṃ madhye mahādevi ekā viśveti viśrutā |
sā dharmācca mahādevi aṣṭāvajanayatsutān || 6 ||
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āpo dhruvaśca somaśca dharaścaivā'nalo'nilaḥ |
pratyūṣaśca prabhāsaśca vasavo'ṣṭau prakīrtitāḥ || 7 ||
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teṣāṃ madhye saptamo'sau pratyūṣa iti viśrutaḥ |
sa putrakāmo deveśi prabhāsaṃ kṣetramāgataḥ || 8 ||
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sa jñātvā kāmikaṃ kṣetraṃ pratiṣṭhāpya maheśvaram |
tapaścacāra vipulaṃ divyaṃ varṣaśataṃ priye |
dhyāyandevaṃ mahādevaṃ śāntastadgatamānasaḥ || 9 ||
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tatastuṣṭo mahādevastasya bhaktyā nirañjanaḥ |
dadau tasya sutaṃ devi devalaṃ yogināṃ varam || 10 ||
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tataḥ prabhṛti deveśi talliṃgasya prabhāvataḥ |
devalo bhagavānyogī pratyūṣasyā'bhavatsutaḥ || 11 ||
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anena kāraṇenāsau pratyūṣeśvarasaṃjñitaḥ || 12 ||
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yaścānapatyaḥ puruṣastaṃ samārādhayiṣyati |
tasyānvavāye deveśi saṃtatirna vinaśyati || 13 ||
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yaḥ pratyūṣe mahādevi pratyūṣeśvaramuttamam |
pūjayiṣyati sadbhaktyā satataṃ niyatātmavān |
tasyaiṣyati kṣayaṃ pāpamapi brahmavadhodbhavama || 14 ||
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vṛṣastatraiva dātavyaḥ samyagyātrāphalepsubhiḥ || 15 ||
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māghe kṛṣṇacaturddaśyāṃ jāgṛyāttatra vai niśi |
sarveṣāṃ dānayajñānāṃ phalaṃ jāgaraṇāllabhet || 16 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṃḍe prathame prabhāsasakṣetramāhātmye pratyūṣeśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmāṣṭottaraśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 108 ||
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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 108

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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