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 |
kasyacittvatha kālasya tridaśāvaśvinau priye |
kṛtābhiṣekāṃ vivṛtāṃ sukanyāṃ tāmapaśyatām || 1 ||
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tāṃ dṛṣṭvā darśanīyāṃgīṃ devarājasutāmiva |
ūcatuḥ samabhidrutya nāsatyāvaśvināvatha || 2 ||
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kasya tvamasi vāmoru kiṃ vane'smiṃścikīrṣasi |
icchāvastvāṃ ca vijñātuṃ tattvamākhyāhi śobhane || 3 ||
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tataḥ sukanyā saṃvītā tāvuvāca surottamau |
śaryātitanayāṃ vittaṃ bhāryāṃ ca cyavanasya mām || 4 ||
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tato'śvinau prahasyaināmabrūtāṃ punareva tu |
kathaṃ tvaṃ ca viditvā tu pitrā dattā'gatā vane || 5 ||
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bhrājase gaganoddeśe vidyutsaudāmanī yathā |
na deveṣvapi tulyāṃ hi tava paśyāva bhāmini || 6 ||
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sarvābharaṇasaṃpannā paramāṃbaradhāriṇī |
māmaivamanavadyāṃgi tyajainamavivekinam || 7 ||
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kasmādevaṃvidhā bhūtvā jarājarjaritaṃ bhuvi |
tvamupāsye hi kalyāṇi kāmabhāvabahiṣkṛtam || 8 ||
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asamarthaṃ paritrāṇe poṣaṇe vā śucismite |
sā tvaṃ cyavanamutsṛjya varayasvaikamāvayoḥ || 9 ||
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patyarthaṃ devagarbhābhe mā vṛthā yauvanaṃ kṛthāḥ |
evamuktā sukanyā sā surau tāvidamabravīt || 10 ||
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ratā'haṃ cyavane patyau na caivaṃ pariśaṃkatam |
tāvabrūtāṃ punaścaitāmāvāṃ devabhiṣagvarau || 11 ||
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yuvānaṃ rūpasaṃpannaṃ kariṣyāvaḥ patiṃ tava |
tatastasyāvayoścaiva patimekatamaṃ vṛṇu || 12 ||
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etena samayenāvāṃ śamaṃ naya sumadhyame |
sā tayorvacanāddevi upasaṃgamya bhārgavam |
uvāca vākyaṃ yattābhyāmuktaṃ bhṛgusutaṃ prati || 13 ||
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tadvākyaṃ cyavano bhāryāmuvācādriyatāmiti |
ityuktā cyavanenātha sukanyā tāvuvāca vai || 14 ||
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evaṃ devau bhavadbhyāṃ yatproktaṃ tatkiyatāṃ laghu |
ityuktau bhiṣajau tatra tayā caiva sukanyayā |
ūcatū rājaputrīṃ tāṃ patistava viśatvapaḥ || 15 ||
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tato'paścyavanaḥ śīghraṃ rūpārthī praviveśa ha |
aśvināvapi taddevi tataḥ prāviśatāṃ jalam || 16 ||
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tato muhūrttāduttīrṇāḥ sarve te sarasastataḥ |
divyarūpadharāḥ sarve yuvāno mṛṣṭakuṇḍalāḥ || 17 ||
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divyaveṣadharāścaiva manasaḥ prītivarddhanāḥ |
te'bruvansahitāḥ sarve vṛṇīṣvānyatamaṃ śubhe || 18 ||
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asmākamīpsitaṃ bhadre yatastvaṃ varavarṇinī |
yatra vāpyabhi kāmāsi taṃ vṛṇīṣva suśobhane || 19 ||
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sā samīkṣya tu tānsarvāṃstulyarūpadharānsthitān |
niścitya manasā buddhyā devi vavre patiṃ svakam || 20 ||
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labdhvā tu cyavano bhāryāṃ vayorūpamavasthitaḥ |
hṛṣṭo'bravīnmahātejāstau nāsatyāvidaṃ vacaḥ || 21 ||
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yadahaṃ rūpasaṃpanno vayasā ca samanvitaḥ |
kṛto bhavadbhyāṃ vṛddhaḥ sanbhāryāṃ ca prāptavānnijām |
tadbrūtaṃ vai vidhāsyāmi bhavatoryadabhīpsitam || 22 ||
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aśvināvūcatuḥ |
āvāṃ tu devabhiṣajau na ca śakraḥ karoti nau |
somapānārhatāṃ tasmātkuru nau somapāyinau || 23 ||
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cyavana uvāca |
ahaṃ vāṃ yajñabhāgārhau kariṣye somapāyinau || 24 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
tatastau hṛṣṭamanasau nāsatyau divi jagmatuḥ |
cyavano'pi sukanyā ca surāviva vijahratuḥ || 25 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye cyavaneśvara māhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikāśītyuttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 281 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 281

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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