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 |
bhagavandevadeveśa saṃsārārṇavatāraka || pṛcchāmi tvāmahaṃ bhaktyā kiñcitkautūhalātpunaḥ || 1 ||
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yattvayā kathitaṃ deva talasvāmimahodayam |
kiṃ tatra kāraṇaṃ deva talo yena nipātitaḥ || 2 ||
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ko'sau talaḥ samākhyātaḥ kiṃvīryaḥ kiṃparāyaṇaḥ |
kasmātsthānātsamutpannaḥ kathaṃ jātaśca me vada || 3 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
śṛṇu devi pravakṣyāmi rahasyaṃ pāpanāśanam |
yanna kasyacidākhyātaṃ tatte vakṣyāmya śeṣataḥ || 4 ||
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devā api na jānaṃti talasotpattikāraṇam |
pūrvaṃ kṛtayuge devi govindeti prakīrtitaḥ || 5 ||
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tretāyāṃ vāmanaḥ svāmī stutisvāmī tṛtīyake |
kalau yuge mahādevi talasvāmī prakīrtitaḥ || 6 ||
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tathā taptodakasvāmī tasya nāmāṃtaraṃ priye |
adhunā saṃpravakṣyāmi talotpattiṃ tava priye || 7 ||
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āsīnmahendranāmā ca dānavo raudrarūpadhṛk |
koṭivarṣāṇi tenaiva tapastaptaṃ purā priye || 8 ||
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sa tapobalamāviṣṭo jigye devānsavāsavān |
jitvā devāṃstataḥ sarvāṃstataḥ kāle samāgataḥ || 9 ||
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yuddhaṃ sa prārthayāmāsa mayā sārddhaṃ subhīṣaṇam |
tato'bhavanmahāyuddhaṃ brahmāṇḍakṣayakārakam || 10 ||
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tataḥ kopānmahāyuddhe mama dehādvarānane |
jvālā tatra samutpannā tanmadhye sa talo'bhavat || 11 ||
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tena dṛṣṭo mahendro'sau garjangiriguhāśrayaḥ || 12 ||
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kathaṃ garjasi he mūḍha yuddhaṃ kuru mayā saha |
ityukte tatra deveśi tena yuddhamavartata || 13 ||
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tatra pravarttite yuddhe talamāhendrayostayoḥ || 14 ||
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rudravīryasya yuktena talenodārakarmaṇā |
mallayuddhena balinā mahendro vinipātitaḥ || 15 ||
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tatastaṃ patitaṃ dṛṣṭvā vismayaṃ sa talo gataḥ |
gataprāṇaṃ tadā jñātvā harṣānnṛtyamathākarot || 16 ||
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tasminsaṃnṛtyamāne tu sarve sthāvarajaṃgamam |
cakaṃpe tu varārohe prabhāvāttasya vīryataḥ || 17 ||
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tato bhārabharākāntā dharaṇī talapīḍitā |
atīvabhayasaṃtrastāḥ sadevāsuramānuṣāḥ || 18 ||
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kṣubhitā girayaḥ sarve vidrutāśca mahārṇavāḥ |
taravo nidhanaṃ jagmurnadyo vāhāṃśca tatyajuḥ || 19 ||
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gataprabhāvāḥ sūryādyā jyotīṃṣi na virejire |
trailokyaṃ vyākulībhūtaṃ talanṛtyaprabhāvataḥ || 20 ||
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tato devagaṇāḥ sarve śaraṇaṃ rudramāyayuḥ |
vṛttaṃ yathāvatkathitaṃ tato rudra uvāca tān || 21 ||
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avadhyo me talo devāḥ putratve hi pratiṣṭhitaḥ |
evamuktvā hṛṣīkeśaṃ prabhāsakṣetravāsinam || 22 ||
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stutisvāmītināmānaṃ sthitaṃ durvāsasaḥ puraḥ |
prabhāsakṣetrasāmīpye pūrvabhāge pratiṣṭhitam || 23 ||
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taptodakuṃḍasāmīpye tatra gacchata bhoḥ surāḥ |
kalpekalpe tu tenaiva vidhyate'sau hi dānavaḥ || 24 ||
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evamukte tadā devāḥ prabhāsaṃ kṣetramāgatāḥ |
tatra te vibudhā jagmuryatra taptodakādhipaḥ || 25 ||
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dṛṣṭvā nārāyaṇaṃ tatra devāḥ śraddhāsamanvitāḥ |
tuṣṭuvuḥ parayā bhaktyā devadevaṃ janārddanam || 26 ||
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vaikuṃṭha trāhi no devāṃstalenoccāṭitā vayam |
mahendrakrodhasaṃbhūtarudratejodbhavena vai || 27 ||
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asmābhī rudrasāmīpye kāryaṃ sarvaṃ niveditam |
tataḥ prasthāpitāḥ sarve rudreṇa parameṣṭhinā |
tava pārśve mahādeva nastvaṃ deva gatirbhava || 28 ||
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iti śrutvā vacasteṣāṃ devadevo janārddanaḥ |
dānavasyavadhārthāya devānāṃ rakṣaṇāya ca |
cakre yatnaṃ mahābāhuḥ prabhāsakṣetravallabhaḥ || 29 ||
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samāhūya tadā daityaṃ prabhāsakṣetramadhyataḥ |
yuddhaṃ cakre tato devi viśvapralayakārakam || 30 ||
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tatastu devāḥ sarve ca svasainyaparivāritāḥ |
cakruryuddhaṃ ca daityena sumahallomaharṣaṇam || 31 ||
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tataḥ parvatasaṃkāśaṃ dṛṣṭvā daityaṃ mahābalam |
uvāca capalāpāṃgo garuḍakṛtavāhanaḥ || 32 ||
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aho daitya mahābāho mallayuddhaṃ dadasva me |
tvadbāhuyugalaṃ dṛṣṭvā na yuddhe vāṃchitaṃ mama || 33 ||
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nārāyaṇavacaḥ śrutvā karamudyamya dānavaḥ |
abhyadhāvattadā daityaḥ kālāntakasamaprabhaḥ || 34 ||
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tataḥ pravartitaṃ yuddhamanyonyaṃ jayakāṃkṣiṇoḥ |
jaṃghābhyāṃ pādabandhena bāhubhyāṃ bāhubaṃdhanam || 35 ||
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kaṃṭhena bandhayankaṃṭhamudareṇodaraṃ tathā || etasminnantare devāḥ sabhayāḥ saṃbabhūvire || 36 ||
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tataḥ pīḍāsamākrāṃto viṣṇuḥ saṃsmarate haram |
tatkṣaṇādāgato rudraḥ kiṃ karomi mahābalaḥ || 37 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
śrāṃto'haṃ devadeveśa mallayuddhena śaṃkara |
taptodakaṃ kuruṣveha śramanāśāya sāṃpratam || 38 ||
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tatastalaṃ haniṣyāmi kṣaṇa mātreṇa bhairavam || 39 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ādau kṛtayuge kṛṣṇa umayā yatkṛtaṃ purā |
ṛṣīṇāṃ śramanāśārthaṃ taptodaṃ tatra nirmitam || 40 ||
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taddaityapāpamāhātmyātpunaḥ śītalatāṃ gatam |
punastaduṣṇatāṃ nītaṃ tataḥ kalpāṃtasaṃsthitau || 41 ||
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evamuktvā tadā devaṃ vīkṣāṃcakre maheśvaraḥ |
tṛtīya locanenaiva jvālāmālopaśobhinā || 42 ||
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tena jvālāsamūhena vyāptaṃ kuṇḍaṃ caturdiśam |
taptodakuṇḍamabhavattena khyātaṃ dharātale || 43 ||
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tato nārāyaṇeneha kṣālitaṃ gātrasuttamam |
kṣālanāttasya devasya śramo nāśamupāgamat || 44 ||
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tatastuṣṭamanā devastīrthānāṃ daśakoṭikāḥ |
sa smṛtvā tatra vidhivatkṣiptvā snātvā varānane || 45 ||
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tataścakre mahāyuddhaṃ talenātibhayaṃkaram |
jaghāna sa talaṃ daityaṃ muṣṭighātena mastake || 46 ||
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tasminpravṛtte tumule tu yuddhe cakaṃpire bhūbhisametalokāḥ |
vitrastadevā na diśo virejurmahāṃdhakārāvṛtamūrchitaṃ jagat || 47 ||
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naṣṭāśca siddhā jagato'sya śāṃtiṃ karotu vai pāpavināśano hariḥ |
trāhīti deveśi maharṣisaṃghā bhūtāni bhītāni tathā vadanti || 48 ||
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tato vai mallayuddhena pātito bhuvi dānavaḥ |
kaṃṭhamākramya pādena khaṅgena paripīḍitaḥ || 49 ||
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hāsyaṃ cakāra daityo'tha viṣṇunā'krāṃtakaṃdharaḥ |
tamāha puṇḍarīkākṣa kimetaddhāsyakāraṇam || 50 ||
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vṛddhau harṣamavāpnoti kṣaye bhavati duḥkhitaḥ |
ityeṣā laukikī gāthā tatte daitya viparyayaḥ || 51 ||
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ityuktastu tadā daityaḥ pratyuvāca janārddanam |
agniṣṭomādibhiryajñaivedābhyāsairanekadhā || 52 ||
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nityopavāsaniyamaiḥ snānadānairjapādibhiḥ |
nirmalairyogayuktaiśca prāpyate yatparaṃ padam || 53 ||
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tanmayā duṣṭabhāvena prāptaṃ viṣṇoḥ paraṃ padam |
ityukte bhagavānviṣṇurvaradānaparo'bhavat || 54 ||
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uvāca paramaṃ vākyaṃ talaṃ daityādhināyakam |
varaṃ varaya daityeṃdra yatte manasi saṃsthitam || 55 ||
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iti viṣṇorvacaḥ śrutvā prārthayāmāsa dānavaḥ |
mamākhyā varttate loke tathā kuru mahīdhara || 56 ||
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mārgamāse tu śuklāyāmekādaśyāṃ samāhitaḥ |
yastvāṃ paśyati bhāvena tasya pāpaṃ vinaśyatu || 57 ||
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evaṃ bhaviṣyatītyuktvā devo harṣamupāgataḥ |
nānāduṃdubhayo neduḥ puṣpavarṣaṃ papāta ca || 58 ||
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viṣṇormūrdhni mahābhāge lokāḥ svasthā babhūvire |
tato devagaṇāḥ sarve nṛtyaṃti ca mudānvitāḥ |
vadaṃti harṣasaṃyuktā nārāyaṇaparāyaṇāḥ || 59 ||
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etattīrthaṃ mahātīrthaṃ sarvapāpapraṇāśanam |
śramāpanodanaṃ viṣṇorbrahmahatyādiśodhanam || 60 ||
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sthito nārāyaṇastatra bhairavastatra śaṃkaraḥ |
kṣetrapālasvarūpeṇa kālamegheti viśrutaḥ || 61 ||
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tasya yātrāvidhiṃ vakṣye gatvā tatra śucirnaraḥ |
smaredviṣṇuṃ mahādevi talasvāmīti yaḥ śrutaḥ || 62 ||
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stuyādviṣṇuṃ mahādevi idaṃ viṣṇuṛcā priye |
sahasraśīrṣāmaṃtreṇa tarpaṇādi prakārayet || 63 ||
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evaṃ snātvā vidhānena dattvā cārghyaṃ janārddane |
saṃpūjya gaṃdhapuṣpaiśca vastraiḥ puṣpānulepanaiḥ || 64 ||
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madhunekṣurasenaiva kuṃkumena vilepayet |
karpūrośīramiśreṇa mṛganābhiyutena ca || 65 ||
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vastraiḥ saṃveṣṭayetpaścāddadyānnaivedyamuttamam |
dharmaśravaṇasaṃyuktaṃ kāryaṃ jāgaraṇaṃ tataḥ || 66 ||
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vṛṣabhastatra dātavyaḥ suvarṇaṃ vastrayugmakam || |
viprāya vedayuktāya śrotriyāya pradāpayet || 67 ||
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upavāsaṃ tataḥ kuryāttasminnahani bhāmini |
rukmiṇīṃ ca prapaśyeta namaskṛtya janārddanam || 68 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā naro bhaktyā labhate janmajaṃ phalam |
sarveṣāmeva yajñānāṃ dānānāṃ labhate phalam || 69 ||
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tathā ca sarvatīrthānāṃ vratānāṃ labhate phalam |
uddharettu piturvargaṃ mātṛvargaṃ tathaiva ca || 70 ||
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janmaprabhṛtipāpānāṃ kṛtānāṃ nāśanaṃ bhavet |
na duḥkhaṃ ca na dāridryaṃ durbhagatvaṃ na jāyate || 71 ||
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sapta janmāṃtaraṃ yāvattalasvāmipradarśanāt |
suvarṇānāṃ sahasreṇa brāhmaṇe vedapārage |
dattena yatphalaṃ devi tatkuṇḍe snānato labhet || 72 ||
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evaṃ talasvāmicaritramuttamaṃ śrutaṃ purā siddhamaharṣisaṃghaiḥ |
śrutvā prabhāvaṃ taladevasannidhau prāpnoti sarvaṃ manasā yadīpsitam || 73 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe prathame prabhāsakṣetramāhātmye talasvāmimāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma catustriṃśaduttaratriśatatamo 'dhyāyaḥ || 334 ||
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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 334

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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