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 devaṃ ca ṛṇamocanam |
tasmindṛṣṭe ṛṇaṃ na syānmātāpitṛsamudbhavam || 1 ||
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pitarastu purā sarve divyakṣetraṃ samāgatāḥ |
prabhāse tapasā yuktāḥ sthitā varṣagaṇānbahūn || 2 ||
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agniṣvāttā barhiṣadaḥ somapā ājyapāstathā |
liṃgaṃ saṃsthāpayāmāsuḥ sarve bhaktiparāyaṇāḥ || 3 ||
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tataḥ kālena mahatā tuṣṭasteṣāṃ maheśvaraḥ |
tataḥ pratyakṣatāṃ gatvā vākyametaduvāca ha || 4 ||
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parituṣṭo'smi bhadraṃ vo brūta yanmanasepsitam || 5 ||
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pitara ūcuḥ |
asmākaṃ dīyatāṃ vṛttirjagatyasminsvayaṃ kṛte |
devānāṃ ca ṛṣīṇāṃ ca mānuṣāṇāṃ mahītale || 6 ||
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bhavāneva paro loke sarveṣāṃ padmasaṃbhava |
āgatya varṇāścatvāra iha ye śraddhayānvitāḥ || 7 ||
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paitṛkāttu ṛṇānmuktā bhavaṃtu gatakalmaṣāḥ |
vyantaratvaṃ suraśreṣṭha yeṣāṃ vai pitaro gatāḥ || 8 ||
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sarppe vahni viṣairvā ye nāśaṃ nītāḥ pitāmahāḥ |
aputrā vā saputrā vā sapiṇḍīkaraṇaṃ vinā || 9 ||
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na kṛtāni purā yeṣāmekoddiṣṭāni ṣoḍaśa |
tathā naiva vṛṣotsargo gohatāścātha cāntyajaiḥ || 10 ||
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athāpare ye ca mṛtāḥ śaucena tu vinā kṛtāḥ |
te cātra tarpitāḥ sarve prayāntu paramāṃ gatim || 11 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
snātvā tu salile puṇye pitṛṇāṃ caiva tarpaṇam |
ye kariṣyaṃti manujāḥ pitṛbhaktiparāyaṇāḥ || 12 ||
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ahaṃ varapradasteṣāṃ tārayiṣyāmi tatkṣaṇāt |
pitṛnsarvānna saṃdeho yadi pāpaśatairvṛtāḥ || 13 ||
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asmiṃstīrthe naraḥ snātvā yo liṃgaṃ pūjayiṣyati |
yuṣmābhiḥ sthāpitaṃ liṃgaṃ sa muktaḥ paitṛkādṛṇāt || 14 ||
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yasmādṛṇātpramucyeta asya liṃgasya darśanāt |
tasmānmayā kṛtaṃ nāma hyetasya ṛṇamocanam || 15 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
hiraṇyaṃ mastake dattvā yaḥ snāti ṛṇamocane |
ātmā vai tāritastena dattaṃ bhavati gośatam || 16 ||
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evamuktvā sa bhagavāṃstatraivāntaradhīyata |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena tatra śrāddhaṃ samācaret |
pūjayettanmahādevi pitṛliṃgaṃ surapriyam || 17 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmya ṛṇamocanamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikaviṃśatyuttaradviśatatamo 'dhyāyaḥ || 221 ||
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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 221

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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