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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brahmovāca |
yadi sṛṣṭaṃ mayā sarvaṃ trailokyaṃ sacarācaram |
tadā mūrtimimāṃ tyaktvā bhavaḥ sṛṣṭo mayā'dhunā || 1 ||
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pitāmahamahattvaṃ syāttathā śīghraṃ vidhīyatām |
brahmaṇo vacanaṃ śrutvā viṣṇunā sa pramoditaḥ || 2 ||
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mahadāścaryajanake saṃprāpto girimūrddhani |
na vicārastvayākāryaḥ karttavyaṃ brahmabhāṣitam || 3 ||
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tathetyuktvā śivo devastatraivāṃtaradhīyata |
brahmā yayau meruśṛṃgaṃ manasaḥ śirasi sthitam || 4 ||
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tapastepe prajānātho vedoccāraṇatatparaḥ |
atharvavedoccaraṇaṃ yāvaccakre pitāmahaḥ || 5 ||
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mukhādrudraḥ samabhavadraudrarūpo bhavāpahaḥ |
arddhanārīnaravapurduṣprekṣyo'tibhayaṃkaraḥ || 6 ||
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vibhajātmānamityuktvā brahmā cāṃtardadhe bhayāt |
tathoktosau dvidhā strītvaṃ puruṣatvaṃ tathā'karot || 7 ||
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bibheda puruṣatvaṃ ca daśadhā caikadhā punaḥ |
ekādaśaite kathitā rudrāstribhuvaneśvarāḥ || 8 ||
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kṛtvā nāmāni sarveṣāṃ devakārye niyojitāḥ |
vibhajya punarīśānī svātmānaṃ śaṃkarādvibhoḥ || 9 ||
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mahādevaniyogena pitāmahamupasthitā |
tāmāha bhagavānbrahmā dakṣasya duhitā bhava || 10 ||
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sāpi tasya niyogena prādurāsītprajāpateḥ |
niyogādbrahmaṇo dakṣo dadau rudrāya tāṃ satīm || 11 ||
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dākṣīṃ rudro'pi jagrāha svakīyāmeva śūlabhṛt |
atha brahmā babhāṣe taṃ sṛṣṭiṃ kuru satīpate || 12 ||
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rudra uvāca |
sṛṣṭirmayā na karttavyā karttavyā bhavatā svayam |
pālanaṃ viṣṇunā kāryaṃ saṃhartā'haṃ vyavasthitaḥ || 13 ||
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sthāṇuvatsaṃsthito yasmā ttasmātsthāṇurbhavāmyaham || 14 ||
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rajorūpāḥ sattvarūpāstamorūpāśca ye narāḥ |
sarve te bhavatā kāryā guṇatrayavibhāgataḥ || 15 ||
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yadā te tāmasaiḥ kāryaṃ tadā raudro bhava svayam |
yadā te rājasaiḥ kāryaṃ tadā tvaṃ rājaso bhava |
sāttvikaiste yadā kāryaṃ tadā tvaṃ sāttviko bhava || 16 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
ityājñāpya ca brahmāṇaṃ svayaṃ sṛṣṭyādikarmasu |
gṛhītvā tāṃ satīṃ rudraḥ kailāsamadhitiṣṭhati || 17 ||
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dakṣaḥ kālena mahatā harasyālayamāyayau || 18 ||
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atha rudraḥ samutthāya kṛtavāngauravaṃ bahu |
tato yathocitāṃ pūjāṃ na dakṣo bahu manyate || 19 ||
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tadā vai tamasāviṣṭaḥ so'dhikaṃ brāhmaṇaḥ śubhaḥ |
pūjāmanarghyāmanvicchañjagāma kupito gṛham || 20 ||
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kadācittāṃ gṛhaṃ prāptāṃ satīṃ dakṣaḥ sudurmanāḥ |
bhartrā saha viniṃdyaināṃ bhartsayāmāsa vai ruṣā || 21 ||
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paṃcavaktro daśabhujo mukhe netratrayānvitaḥ |
kaparddī khaṃḍacaṃdrosau tathāsau nīlalohitaḥ || 22 ||
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kapālī śūlahasto'sau gajacarmāvaguṃṭhitaḥ |
nāsya mātā na ca pitā na bhrātā na ca bāndhavaḥ || 23 ||
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sarpāsthimaṃḍitagrīvastyaktvā hemavibhūṣaṇam |
bhikṣayā bhojanaṃ yasya kathamannaṃ pradāsyati || 24 ||
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kadācitpūrvato yāti gacchanyāti sa paścime |
dakṣiṇasyāṃ vṛṣo yāti svayaṃ yāti sa cottare || 25 ||
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tiryagūrdhvamadho yāti naiva yāti na tiṣṭhati |
iti citraṃ caritraṃ te bhartturnānyasya dṛśyate || 26 ||
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nirguṇaḥ sa guṇātīto niḥsneho mūkavatsthitaḥ |
sarvajñaḥ sarvagaḥ sarvaḥ paṭhyate bhuvanatraye || 27 ||
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kadācinnaiva jānāti na śṛṇoti na paśyati |
daityānāṃ dānavānāṃ ca rākṣasānāṃ dadāti yaḥ || 28 ||
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na cāsya ca pitā kaścinna ca bhrātāsti kaścana |
eka eva vṛṣārūḍho nagno bhramati bhūtale || 29 ||
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na gṛhaṃ na dhanaṃ gotramanādinidhanovyayaḥ |
sthirabuddhirna caivāsau krīḍate bhuvanatraye || 30 ||
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kadācitsatyaloke sau pātālamadhitiṣṭhati |
girisānuṣu śete'sāvaśivopi śivaḥ smṛtaḥ || 31 ||
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śrīkhaṃḍādīni saṃtyajya sadā bhasmāvaguṃṭhitaḥ |
sarvadeti vacaḥ satyaṃ kimanyatsa pradāsyati || 32 ||
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dhiktvāṃ jāmātaraṃ dhiktaṃ yayoḥ snehaḥ parasparam |
tasya tvaṃ vallabhā bhāryā sa ca prāṇādhikastava || 33 ||
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na ca pitrāsti te kāryaṃ na mātrā na sakhīṣu ca |
kevalaṃ bhartṛbhaktā tvaṃ tasmādgaccha gṛhānmama || 34 ||
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anye jāmātaraḥ sarve bhartustava pinākinaḥ |
tvamadyaivāśu cāsmākaṃ gṛhādgaccha varaṃ prati || 35 ||
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tasya tadvākyamākarṇya sā devī śaṃkarapriyā |
viniṃdya pitaraṃ dakṣaṃ dhyātvā devaṃ maheśvaram || 36 ||
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śvetavastrā jale snātvā dadāhātmānamātmanā |
yācitastu śivo bharttā punarjanmāṃtare tayā || 37 ||
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pitā me himavānastu menāgarbhe bhavāmyaham |
atrāṃtare himavatā tapasā toṣito haraḥ |
pratyakṣaṃ darśanaṃ dattvā himavaṃtaṃ vaco'bravīt || 38 ||
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eṣā dattā sutā tubhyaṃ pariṇeṣyāmi tāmaham |
devānāṃ kāryyasiddhyarthaṃ girirājo bhaviṣyasi || 39 ||
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ātmamūrttau praviṣṭāṃ tāṃ jñātvā devo maheśvaraḥ |
śaśāpa dakṣaṃ kupitaḥ samāgatyātha tadgṛham || 40 ||
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tyaktvā dehamimaṃ brāhmyaṃ kṣatriyāṇāṃ kule bhava |
svāyaṃbhuvatvaṃ saṃtyajya dakṣa prācetaso bhava || 41 ||
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svasyāṃ sutāyāmūḍhāyāṃ putramutpādayiṣyasi |
evaṃ śaptvā mahādevo yayau kailāsaparvatam || 42 ||
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svāyabhuvo'pi kālena dakṣaḥ prācetaso'bhavat |
bhavānīṃ sa sutāṃ labdhvā giristuṣṭo himā layaḥ || 43 ||
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menāpi tāṃ sutāṃ labdhvā dhanyaṃ mene gṛhāśramam |
tāṃ dṛṣṭvā jāyamānāṃ ca svecchayaiva varānanām || 44 ||
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menā himavataḥ patnī prāhedaṃ parvateśvaram |
paśya bālāmimāṃ rājanrājīvasadṛśānanām || 45 ||
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hitāya sarvabhūtānāṃ jātāṃ ca tapasā śubhām |
so'pi dṛṣṭvā mahādevīṃ taruṇādityasannibhām || 46 ||
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kapardinīṃ caturvaktrāṃ trinetrāmatilālasām |
aṣṭahastāṃ viśālākṣīṃ caṃdrāvayavabhūṣaṇām || 47 ||
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praṇamya śirasā bhūmau tejasā tu suvihvalaḥ |
bhītaḥ kṛtāṃjaliḥ stabdhaḥ provāca parameśvarīm || 48 ||
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himavānuvāca |
kā tvaṃ devi viśālākṣi śaṃsa me saṃśayo mahān || 49 ||
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devyuvāca |
māṃ viddhi paramāṃ śaktiṃ maheśvarasamāśrayām |
ananyāmavyayāmekāṃ yāṃ paśyaṃti mumukṣavaḥ || 50 ||
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divyaṃ dadāmi te cakṣuḥ paśya me rūpamaiśvaram |
etāvaduktvā vijñānaṃ dattvā himavate svayam || 51 ||
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sūryakoṭipratīkāśaṃ tejobiṃbaṃ nirākulam |
jvālā mālāsahasrāḍhyaṃ kālānalaśatopamam || 52 ||
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daṃṣṭrākarālamuddharṣaṃ jaṭāmaṃḍalamaṃḍitam |
praśāṃtaṃ saumyavadanamanaṃtāścaryasaṃyutam || 53 ||
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caṃdrāvayavalakṣmāṇaṃ caṃdrakoṭisamaprabham |
kirīṭinaṃ gadāhastaṃ nupurairupaśobhitam || 54 ||
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divyamālyāṃbaradharaṃ divyagaṃdhānulepanam |
śaṃkhacakradharaṃ kāmyaṃ trinetraṃ kṛttivāsasam || 55 ||
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aṃḍasthaṃ cāṃḍabāhyasthaṃ bāhyamabhyaṃtaraṃ param |
sarvaśaktimayaṃ śubhraṃ sarvālaṃkārasaṃyutam || 56 ||
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brahmendropendrayogīndrairvandyamāna padāṃbujam |
sarvataḥ pāṇipādāṃtaṃ sarvato'kṣiśiromukham || 57 ||
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sarvamāvṛtya tiṣṭhaṃtaṃ dadarśa parameśvaram |
dṛṣṭvā nandīśvaraṃ devaṃ devyā maheśvaraṃ param || 58 ||
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bhayena ca samāviṣṭaḥ sa rājā hṛṣṭamānasaḥ |
ātmanyādhāya cātmānamoṃkāraṃ samanusmaran || 59 ||
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nāmnāmaṣṭasahasreṇa stutvā'sau hima vāngiriḥ || 60 ||
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bhūyaḥ praṇamya bhūtātmā provācedaṃ kṛtāṃjaliḥ |
yadetadaiśvaraṃ rūpaṃ jātaṃ te parameśvari || 61 ||
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bhīto'smi sāṃprataṃ dṛṣṭvā tattvamanyatpradarśaya |
evamuktā ca sā devī tena śailena pārvatī || 62 ||
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saṃhṛtya darśayāmāsa svarūpamaparaṃ param |
nīlotpaladalaprakhyaṃ nīlotpalasugaṃdhikam || 63 ||
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dvinetraṃ dvibhujaṃ saumyaṃ nīlālakavibhūṣitam |
raktapādāṃbujatalaṃ suraktakarapallavam || 64 ||
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śrīmadviśālasadvṛttaṃ lalāṭatilakojjvalam |
bhūṣitaṃ cārusarvāṃgaṃ bhūṣaṇairatikomalam || 65 ||
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dadhānaṃ corasā mālāṃ viśālāṃ hemanirmitām |
īṣatsmitaṃ subiṃboṣṭhaṃ nūpurārāvaśobhitam || 66 ||
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prasannavadanaṃ divyaṃ cārubhrūmahimāspadam |
tadīdṛśaṃ samālokya svarūpaṃ śailasattamaḥ |
bhayaṃ saṃtyajya hṛṣṭātmā babhāṣe parameśvarīm || 67 ||
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himavānuvāca |
adya me saphalaṃ janma adya me saphalāḥ kriyāḥ |
yanme sākṣāttvamavyaktā prasannā dṛṣṭigocarā |
idānīṃ kiṃ mayā kāryaṃ tanme brūhi maheśvari || 68 ||
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maheśvaryuvāca |
śivapūjā tvayā kāryā dhyānena tapasā sadā |
ahaṃ tasmai pradātavyā kenacitkāraṇena vai || 69 ||
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yādṛśastu tvayā dṛṣṭo dhyeyo vai tādṛśastvayā |
eka eva śivo devaḥ sarvādhāro dharādharaḥ || 70 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
tapaśca kṛtavānrudraḥ samāgamya himācalam |
tasyomā paramāṃ bhaktiṃ cakāra śivasaṃnidhau || 71 ||
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devakāryeṇa kenāpi devo vai jñāpitaḥ prabhuḥ |
upayeme haro devīmumāṃ tribhuvaneśvarīm || 72 ||
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sa śaptaḥ śaṃbhunā pūrvaṃ dakṣaḥ prācetaso nṛpaḥ |
viniṃdya pūrvavaireṇa gaṃgādvāre'yajaddharim || 73 ||
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devāśca yajñabhāgārthamāhūtā viṣṇunā svayam |
sahaiva munibhiḥ sarvairāgatā munipuṃgavāḥ || 74 ||
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dṛṣṭvā devakulaṃ kṛtsnaṃ śaṃkareṇa vinā'gatam |
dadhīco nāma viprarṣiḥ prācetasamathābravīt || 75 ||
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dadhīciruvāca |
brahmādyāstu piśācāṃtā yasyājñānuvidhāyinaḥ |
sa hi vaḥ sāṃprataṃ rudro vidhinā kiṃ na pūjyate || 76 ||
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dakṣa uvāca |
sarveṣveva hi yajñeṣu na bhāgaḥ parikalpitaḥ |
na maṃtrā bhāryayā sārddhaṃ śaṃkarasyeti neṣyate || 77 ||
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vihasya dakṣaṃ kupito vacaḥ prāha mahāmuniḥ |
śṛṇvatāṃ sarvadevānāṃ sarvajñānamayaḥ svayam || 78 ||
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yataḥ pravṛttirviśvātmā yaścāsau bhuvaneśvaraḥ |
na tvaṃ pūjayase rudraṃ devaiḥ saṃpūjyate haraḥ || 79 ||
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dakṣa uvāca |
asthimālādharo nagnaḥ saṃhartā tāmaso haraḥ |
viṣakaṃṭhaḥ śūlahastaḥ kapālī nāgaveṣṭitaḥ || 80 ||
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īśvaro hi jagatsraṣṭā prabhuryo'sau sanātanaḥ |
sattvātmako'sau bhagavānijyate sarvakarmasu || 81 ||
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dadhīciruvāca |
kiṃ tvayā bhagavāneṣa sahasrāṃśurna dṛśyate |
sarvalokaikasaṃhartā kālātmā parameśvaraḥ || 82 ||
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eṣa rudro mahādevaḥ kaparddī cāgraṇīrharaḥ |
ādityo bhagavānsūryo nīlagrīvo vilohitaḥ || 83 ||
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dakṣa uvāca |
ya ete dvādaśādityā āgatā yajñabhāginaḥ |
sarve sūryā iti jñeyā na hyanyo vidyate raviḥ || 884 ||
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evamukte tu munayaḥ samāyātā didṛkṣavaḥ |
bāḍhamityabruvandakṣaṃ tasya sāhāyyakāriṇaḥ || 85 ||
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tapasāviṣṭamanaso na paśyaṃti vṛṣadhvajam |
sahasraśo'tha śataśo bahuśo'tha ya eva hi || 86 ||
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devāṃśca sarve bhāgārthamāgatā vāsavādayaḥ |
nāpaśyandevamīśānamṛte nārāyaṇaṃ harim || 87 ||
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rudraṃ krodhaparaṃ dṛṣṭvā brahmā brahmāsanādyayau |
antarhite bhagavati dakṣo nārāyaṇaṃ harim || 88 ||
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rakṣakaṃ jagatāṃ devaṃ jagāma śaraṇaṃ svayam |
pravartayāmāsa ca taṃ yajñaṃ dakṣo'tha nirbhayaḥ || 89 ||
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rakṣako bhagavānviṣṇuḥ śaraṇāgatarakṣakaḥ |
punaḥ prāhādhvare dakṣaṃ dadhīco bhagavannṛpa || 90 ||
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nirbhayaḥ śṛṇu dakṣa tvaṃ yajñabhaṃgo bhavi ṣyati |
apūjyapūjanāddakṣa pūjyasya ca vivarjanāt || 91 ||
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naraḥ pāpamavāpnoti mahadvai nātra saṃśayaḥ |
asatāṃ pragraho yatra satāṃ caiva vimānatā || 92 ||
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daṇḍo devakṛtastatra sadyaḥ patati dāruṇaḥ |
evamuktvā sa viprarṣiḥ śaśāpeśvaravidviṣaḥ || 93 ||
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yasmādbahiṣkṛto devo bhavadbhiḥ parameśvaraḥ |
bhaviṣyadhvaṃ trayībāhyāḥ sarve'pīśvaravidviṣaḥ || 94 ||
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mithyārītisamācārā mithyājñānaprabhāṣiṇaḥ |
prāpte kaliyuge ghore kalijaiḥ kila pīḍitāḥ || 95 ||
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kṛtvā tapobalaṃ ghoraṃ gacchadhvaṃ narakaṃ punaḥ |
bhaviṣyati hṛṣīkeśaḥ svāmī vo'pi parāṅmukhaḥ || 96 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
evamuktvā sa brahmarṣirvirarāma taponidhiḥ |
jagāma manasā rudramaśeṣādhvaranāśanam || 97 ||
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etasminnaṃtare devī mahādevaṃ maheśvaram |
gatvā vijñāpayāmāsa jñātvā dakṣamakhaṃ śivā || 98 ||
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devyuvāca |
dakṣo yajñena yajate pitā me pūrvajanmani |
tena tvaṃ dūṣitaḥ pūrvamahaṃ cātīva duḥkhitā |
vināśayasva taṃ yajñaṃ varamenaṃ vṛṇomyaham || 99 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
evaṃ vijñāpito devyā devadevo maheśvaraḥ |
sasarja sahasā rudraṃ dakṣayajñajighāṃsayā || 100 ||
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sahasraśirasaṃ krūraṃ sahasrākṣaṃ mahābhujam |
sahasrapāṇiṃ durddharṣaṃ yugāṃtānalasannibham || 101 ||
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daṃṣṭrākarālaṃ duṣprekṣyaṃ śaṃkhacakradharaṃ prabhum |
daṇḍahastaṃ mahānādaṃ śārṅgiṇaṃ bhūtibhūṣaṇam || 102 ||
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vīrabhadra iti khyātaṃ devadevasamanvitam |
sa jātamātro deveśamupatasthe kṛtāṃjaliḥ || 103 ||
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tamāha dakṣasya makhaṃ vināśaya śamastu taṃ |
vinindya māṃ sa yajate gaṃgādvāre gaṇeśvara || 104 ||
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tato baṃdhapramuktena siṃheneva ca līlayā |
vīrabhadreṇa dakṣasya nāśārthaṃ roma coddhutam || 105 ||
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romṇā sahasraśo rudrā nisṛṣṭāstena dhīmatā |
romajā iti vikhyātāstatra sāhāyyakāriṇaḥ || 106 ||
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śūlaśaktigadāhastā daṇḍopalakarāstathā |
kālāgnirudrasaṃkāśā nādayanto diśo daśa || 107 ||
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sarve vṛṣasamārūḍhāḥ sabhā ryāścātibhīṣaṇāḥ |
samāśritya gaṇaśreṣṭhaṃ yayurdakṣamakhaṃ prati || 108 ||
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devāṃganāsahasrāḍhyamapsarogītināditam |
vīṇāveṇuninādāḍhyaṃ vedavādābhi nāditam || 109 ||
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dṛṣṭvā dakṣaṃ samāsīnaṃ devaibrahmarṣibhiḥ saha |
uvāca sa vṛṣārūḍho dakṣaṃ vīraḥ smayanniva || 110 ||
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vayaṃ hyacaturāḥ sarve śarvasyāmitate jasaḥ |
bhāgārthalipsayā prāptā bhāgānyaccha tvamīpsitān || 111 ||
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bhāgo bhavadbhyo deyastu nāsmabhyamiti kathyatām |
tato vayaṃ viniścitya kariṣyāmo yathocitam || 112 ||
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evamuktā gaṇeśena prajāpatipuraḥsarāḥ || 113 ||
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devā ūcuḥ |
pramāṇaṃ no vijānītha bhāgaṃ maṃtrā iti dhuvam || 114 ||
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maṃtrā ūcuḥ |
surā yūyaṃ tamobhūtāstamopahatacetasaḥ |
ye nādhvarasya rājānaṃ pūjayeyurmaheśvaram || 115 ||
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īśvaraḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ sarvadevatanurharaḥ |
gaṇa uvāca |
pūjyate sarvayajñeṣu kathaṃ dakṣo na pūjayet || 116 ||
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maṃtrāḥ pramāṇaṃ na kṛtā yuṣmābhirbalagarvitaiḥ |
yasmādasahyaṃ tasmānno nāśayāmyadya garvitam || 117 ||
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ityuktvā yajñaśālāṃ tāṃ devo'hangaṇapuṃgavaḥ |
gaṇeśvarāśca saṃkruddhā yūpānutpāṭya cikṣipuḥ || 118 ||
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prastotāraṃ sahotāramadhvaryuṃ ca gaṇeśvaraḥ |
gṛhītvā bhīṣaṇāḥ sarve gaṃgāsrotasi cikṣipuḥ || 119 ||
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vīrabhadro'pi dīptātmā vajrayuktaṃ karaṃ hareḥ |
vyaṣṭaṃbhayadadīnātmā tathānyeṣāṃ divaukasām || 120 ||
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bhaganetre tathotpāṭya karāgreṇaiva līlayā |
nihatya muṣṭinā daṃḍaiḥ saptāśvaṃ ca nyapātayat || 121 ||
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tathā caṃdramasaṃ devaṃ pādāṃguṣṭhena līlayā |
dharṣayāmāsa valavānsmayamāno gaṇeśvaraḥ || 122 ||
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vahnerhastadvayaṃ chittvā jihvāmutpāṭya līlayā |
jaghāna mūrdhni pādena munīnapi munīśvarān || 123 ||
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tathā viṣṇuṃ sagaruḍaṃ samāyātaṃ mahābalaḥ |
vivyādha niśitairbāṇaiḥ staṃbhayitvā sudarśanam || 124 ||
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tataḥ sahasraśo bhadraḥ sasarja garuḍānbahūn |
vainateyādabhyadhikāngaruḍaṃ te pradudruvuḥ || 125 ||
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tāndṛṣṭvā garuḍo dhīmānpalāyanaparo'bhavat |
tatsthito mādhavo vegādyathā gauḥ siṃhapīḍitā || 126 ||
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aṃtarhite vainateye viṣṇau ca padmasaṃbhavaḥ |
āgatya vārayāmāsa vīrabhadraṃ śivapriyam || 127 ||
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prasādayāmāsa sa taṃ gauravātparameṣṭhinaḥ |
te'dṛśyaṃ naiva jānaṃti rudraṃ tatrāgataṃ surāḥ || 128 ||
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sa devo viṣṇunā jñāto brahmaṇā ca dadhīcinā |
tuṣṭāva bhagavānbrahmā dakṣo viṣṇudivaukasaḥ || 129 ||
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viśeṣātpārvatīṃ devīmīśvarārddhaśarīriṇīm |
stotrairnānāvidhairdakṣaḥ praṇamya ca kṛtāñjaliḥ || 130 ||
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tato bhagavatī prāha prahasaṃtī maheśvaram |
tvameva jagataḥ sraṣṭā saṃhartā caiva rakṣakaḥ || 131 ||
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anugrāhyo bhagavatā dakṣaścāpi divau kasaḥ |
tataḥ prahasya bhagavānkarpaddī nīlalohitaḥ |
uvāca praṇatāndevāndakṣaṃ prācetasaṃ haraḥ || 132 ||
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gacchadhvaṃ devatāḥ sarvāḥ prasanno bhavatāmaham |
saṃpūjyaḥ sarvayajñeṣu prathamaṃ devakarmaṇi || 133 ||
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tvaṃ cāpi śṛṇu me dakṣa vacanaṃ sarvarakṣaṇam |
tyaktvā lokeṣaṇāmenāṃ madbhakto bhava yatnataḥ || 134 ||
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bhaviṣyasi gaṇeśānaḥ kalpāṃte'nugrahānmama |
tāvattiṣṭha mamādeśātsvādhikāreṣu nirvṛtaḥ |
ityuktvā'darśanaṃ prāpto dakṣasyāmitatejasaḥ || 135 ||
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dadhīcinā śivo dṛṣṭo vijñaptaḥ śāpamocane |
kathaṃ śāpaṃ mayā dattaṃ tariṣyaṃti tavājñayā || 136 ||
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śiva uvāca |
bhaviṣyaṃti trayī bāhyāḥ saṃprāpte tu kalau yuge |
paṭhiṣyaṃti ca ye vedāste viprāḥ svargagāminaḥ || 137 ||
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āgamā viṣṇuracitāḥ paṭhyante ye dvijātibhiḥ |
tepi svargaṃ prayāsyaṃti matprasādānna saṃśayaḥ || 138 ||
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kalikālaprabhāvena yeṣāṃ pāṭho na vidyate |
gṛhasthadharmācaraṇaṃ kartavyaṃ mama pūjanam || 139 ||
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avaśyaṃ ca mayā kāryaṃ teṣāṃ pāpavimocanam |
bhikṣāṃ bhramāmi madhyāhne atīte bhasmaguṃṭhitaḥ || 140 ||
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jaṭājūṭadharaḥ śāṃto bhikṣāpātrakaro dvijaḥ |
yo dadāti ca me bhikṣāṃ svargaṃ yāti sa mānavaḥ || 141 ||
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upānahau vā cchatraṃ vā kaupīnaṃ vā kamaṃḍalum |
yo dadāti tapasvibhyo naro muktaḥ sa pātakaiḥ |
dadhīceḥ sa varāndattvā vabhāṣe saha viṣṇunā || 142 ||
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rudra uvāca |
yaste mitraṃ sa me mitraṃ yaste ripuḥ sa me ripuḥ |
yastvāṃ pūjayate viṣṇo sa māṃ pūjayate dhruvam || 143 ||
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yaḥ stauti tvāṃ sa māṃ stauti priyo yaste sa me priyaḥ |
ahaṃ yatra ca tatra tvaṃ nāsti bhedaḥ parasparam || 144 ||
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kṛṣṇa uvāca |
evametatparaṃ deva vaktavyaṃ yattathaiva tat |
arddhanārīnaravapuryadā dṛṣṭo mayā purā || 145 ||
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neyaṃ nārī mayā dṛṣṭā dṛṣṭaṃ rūpaṃ kilātmanaḥ |
śaṃkhacakragadāhastaṃ vanamālāvibhūṣitam || 146 ||
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śrīvatsāṃkaṃ pītavastraṃ kaustubhena virāji tam |
dvitīyārddhaṃ mayā dṛṣṭaṃ śūlahastaṃ trilocanam || 147 ||
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caṃdrāvayavasaṃyuktaṃ jaṭājūṭakapālinam |
ekībhāvaṃ prapannohaṃ yathā pūrvaṃ tathā'dhunā |
na māṃ gaurī prapaśyeta prapaśyāmi tathaiva ca || 148 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
āvayoraṃtaraṃ nāsti caikarūpāvubhāvapi |
yo jānāti sa jānāti satyalokaṃ sa gacchati || 149 ||
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ityuktvā sa yayau tatra kailāsaṃ parvatottamam |
kṛṣṇopi maṃdaraṃ prāpto devakāryeṇa kenacit || 150 ||
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atrāṃtare daityarājo mahādevaprasādataḥ |
hiraṇyanetratanayo bādhatesau jagattrayam || 151 ||
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amaratvaṃ harāllabdhvā kāmāṃdho naiva paśyati |
harāṃgadhāriṇīṃ devīṃ divyarūpāṃ sulocanām || 152 ||
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mameti sa ca jānāti yācate ca haraṃ prati |
haro'pi kāryavyasanastyaktvā kailāsaparvatam || 153 ||
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maṃdaraṃ samanuprāpto devaṃ draṣṭuṃ janārddanam |
parasparaṃ samālocyāmuṃcaddevīṃ sa maṃdare || 154 ||
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nārāyaṇagṛhe devī sthitā devīgaṇairvṛtā |
atrāṃtare gautamastu govadhānmalinīkṛtaḥ || 155 ||
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pavitrīkaraṇāyāsya bhikṣurūpadharo haraḥ |
gautamasya gṛhaṃ prāpto maṃdaraṃ cāṃdhako gataḥ || 156 ||
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yayāce pārvatīṃ duṣṭo yuddhaṃ cakre sa viṣṇunā |
hāritaṃ tu gaṇaiḥ sarvairdevīṃ daityo na paśyati || 157 ||
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strīrūpadhārī kṛṣṇo'sau gaurīṃ rakṣati maṃdire |
gaurīṇāṃ tu śataṃ cakre haristatra sa māyayā || 158 ||
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viṣṇordehasamudbhūtā divyarūpā varastriyaḥ |
andhako naiva jānāti kaiṣā gaurī nu pārvatī || 159 ||
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vilaṃbastatra sañjāto mohito viṣṇumāyayā |
tāvacchivaḥ samāyātaḥ kṛtvā gautamapāvanam || 160 ||
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bhikṣāmātreṇa cānnena gautamo nirmalīkṛtaḥ |
soṃdhakena tadā yuddhaṃ cakre rudro'pi kopitaḥ || 161 ||
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amaro'sau harājjātaḥ śūle protaḥ sudāruṇe |
śūlasthastu stutiṃ cakre tasya tuṣṭo maheśvaraḥ || 162 ||
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gaṇeśatvaṃ dadau tasmai yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam |
svasarūpāmumādevīṃ kṛṣṇastasmai dadau svayam || 163 ||
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gaurīrūpāḥ striyaścānyā dharitryāṃ tāstu preṣitāḥ |
kṛtvā nāmāni sarvāsāṃ loke pūjyā bhaviṣyatha || 164 ||
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etā ye pūjayiṣyaṃti pūjayiṣyanti te śivām |
śivāṃ ye pūjayiṣyaṃti te'rcayante haraṃ harim || 165 ||
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umāṃ samādāya yayau haro giriṃ vṛṣaṃ samāruhya surāsurārcitaḥ |
haristu reme ramayā sahāṃdhake hate ca devāḥ surarājamāyayuḥ || 165 ||
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brahmeśanārāyaṇapuṇyacetasāṃ śṛṇvanti citraṃ caritaṃ mahātmanām |
mucyaṃti pāpaiḥ kalikālasaṃbhavairyāsyaṃti nākaṃ gaṇavṛndavaṃditāḥ || 167 ||
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evaṃ kāle varttamāne haraḥ kailāsaparvate |
rakṣodānavadaityaistu gṛhyate'sau varānbahūn || 168 ||
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brahmadattavaro raudrastārakākhyo mahāsuraḥ |
tena sarvaṃ jagadvyāptaṃ tasya naṣṭā surā raṇe || 169 ||
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mahādevasutenājau haṃtavyo'sau sasarja tam |
kārtikeyamumāputraṃ rudravīryasamudbhavam || 170 ||
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devairindrādibhiḥ sarvaiḥ senādhyakṣyebhiṣecitaḥ |
tenāpi daivayogena tārakākhyo nipātitaḥ || 171 ||
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kailāsaśikharāsīno devadevo jagadguruḥ |
umayā saha saṃtuṣṭo nandibhadrādibhirvṛtaḥ || 172 ||
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skandena gajavaktreṇa dhanādhyakṣeṇa saṃyutaḥ |
atha hāsaparaṃ devaṃ śanaiḥ provāca taṃ śivā || 173 ||
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kena deva prakāreṇa toṣaṃ yāsyasi śaṃkara |
martyānāṃ kena dānena tapasā niyamena vā || 174 ||
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kena vā karmaṇā deva kena mantreṇa vā punaḥ |
snānena kena deveśa kena dhūpena tuṣyasi || 175 ||
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puṣpeṇa kena me nātha kena patreṇa śaṃkara |
kayā saṃtuṣyase stutyā sāhasena ca kena vai || 176 ||
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naivedyena ca kena tvaṃ kena homena tuṣyasi |
kena kaṣṭena vā deva kenārgheṇa mama prabho || 177 ||
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ṣoḍaśaite mayā praśnāḥ pṛṣṭā me nirṇayaṃ vada || 178 ||
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śaṃkara uvāca |
sādhu pṛṣṭaṃ tvayā devi kathayiṣye mama priyam |
śivapūjāprakāro'yaṃ kriyate vacasā guroḥ || 179 ||
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abhayaṃ sarvajaṃtūnāṃ dānaṃ devi mama priyam |
satyaṃ tapaḥ samākhyātaṃ paradāravivarjanam || 180 ||
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priyo me niyamo devi karma tallokarañjanam |
mayoṃ namaḥ śivāyeti mantro'yamurarīkṛtaḥ || 181 ||
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sarvapāpavinirmukto mama devi sa vallabhaḥ |
pāpatyāgo bhavetsnānaṃ dhūpo me gauggulaḥ priyaḥ || 182 ||
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dhattūrakasya puṣpaṃ me bilvapatraṃ mama priyam |
stutiḥ śivaśivāyeti sāhasaṃ raṇakarmaṇi || 183 ||
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na bibheti naro yastu tasyāgre saṃbhavāmyaham |
haṃtakāro gavāṃ yastu naivedyaṃ mama vallabham || 184 ||
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pūrṇāhutyā parā prītirjāyate mama sundari |
śuśrūṣā vallabhaṃ kaṣṭaṃ yatīnāṃ ca tapasvinām || 185 ||
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sūryodaye mahādevi madhyāhne'stamane tathā |
argho yo dīyate sūrye vallabho'sau mama priye || 186 ||
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kiṃ dānaiḥ kiṃ tapobhirvā kiṃ yajñairbhāvavarjitaiḥ |
dayā satyaṃ ghṛṇā'steyaṃ daṃbhapaiśunyavarjitam |
bhaktyā yaddīyate stokaṃ devi tadvallabhaṃ mama || 187 ||
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evaṃ yāvatkathayati praśnānsūkṣmānyathoditān |
tāvadbrahmādibhirdevairviṣṇustatra yayau svayam || 188 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
nāhaṃ pālayituṃ śaktastvaṃ dadāsi varānbahūn |
daityānāṃ dānavādīnāṃ rākṣasānāṃ maheśvara || 189 ||
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vikṛtiṃ yāṃti paścātte kaṣṭaṃ vadhyā bhavaṃti me |
patreṇa puṣpamātreṇa oṃkāreṇa śivena ca |
muktiṃ yāti naro deva bhavabhaktiṃ karotu kaḥ || 190 ||
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indrādayo'pi ye devā yajñairāpyāyayaṃti te |
na yajaṃti dvijā yajñānbhikṣādānena tuṣyasi || 191 ||
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rudra uvāca |
indrādibhirna me kāryaṃ brahmā me kiṃ kariṣyati |
yena kena prakāreṇa prajāḥ pālyāstvayā 'dhunā || 192 ||
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madīyā prakṛtistveṣā tāṃ kathaṃ tyaktumutsahe |
tvayāhaṃ brahmaṇā devairvarakarmaṇi yojitaḥ || 193 ||
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idānīmeva kiṃ naṣṭaṃ muktvā devīṃ tavāgrataḥ |
bhūtvā mūrtiṃ parityajya ekākī vicarāmyaham || 194 ||
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ityuktvā sa śivo devastatraivāṃtaradhīyata |
gate tasmiñchive tatra saṃkṣobhaḥ sumahānabhūt || 195 ||
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umā provāca cendrādīnbrahmaviṣṇugaṇāṃstathā |
idānīṃ kiṃ mayā kāryaṃ bhavadbhiḥ śivavarjitaiḥ || 196 ||
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atrāntare ca ye cānye devāstatra samāgatāḥ |
ṛṣayaścaiva siddhāśca tathā nāradaparvatau || 197 ||
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gaṃgāsarasvatīnadyo nāgā yakṣāḥ samāgatāḥ |
brahmādibhiḥ samālocya kathametadbhaviṣyati || 198 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
sahaiva gamyatāṃ tatra yatra devo gataḥ śivaḥ |
svalpā yāsena te yāntu narāḥ svargaṃ śivājñayā || 199 ||
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satyaloke narā yāntu devā yāntu dharātalam |
rakṣodānavadaityānāṃ varānyacchatu śaṃkaraḥ || 200 ||
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teṣāṃ bādhā mayā kāryā yai ca syurdharmalopakāḥ |
hṛṣṭe śive mayā kāryā vyavasthā svargagāminām || 201 ||
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trayīdharmaṃ parityajya ye'nyaṃ dharmamupāsate |
te narā narakaṃ yāṃtu yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 202 ||
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yadā'dṛśyaḥ śivo jātaḥ pravi veśa girervanam |
girīṇāṃ madhyamāsthāya tyaktvā divye sa vāsasī || 203 ||
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gajājinaṃ parityajya tyaktvā mūrttiṃ maheśvaraḥ |
bhittvā bhūmitalaṃ devaḥ sthāṇurūpo babhūva saḥ || 204 ||
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yasmātsvaṃyabhūrbhavati bhavaṃstasmātsvayaṃ haraḥ |
atrāṃtare surāḥ sarve na paśyaṃti maheśvaram |
jñānātītaṃ kalātītaṃ divyadhyānabahiḥ sthitam || 205 ||
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yadā devā vyākulāḥ saṃpataṃti ravirvāyuraṃbaraṃ toyamurvī |
nije sthāne varttamānā umāyāḥ śaśaṃsurvai devadevaṃ surāṇām || 206 ||
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svarge dharitryāṃ caritaṃ taleṣu deveṣu martyeṣu sarīsṛpeṣu |
sthūleṣu sūkṣmeṣu yathā tathaiva satyaṃ hi vācyaṃ padamasmadīyam || 207 ||
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tato devāḥ pracalitāḥ kṛtvā gaurīṃ purassaram |
naṃdi bhadrādayaḥ sarve devā iṃdrādayastathā || 208 ||
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skandena sahitā devī siṃhārūḍhā yayau svayam |
adhiruhya garutmaṃtaṃ yayau viṣṇuḥ sanātanaḥ || 209 ||
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haṃsādhirūḍho bhagavānbrahmā yāti sa pṛṣṭhataḥ |
airāvataṃ samāruhya devarājo'gamatsvayam || 210 ||
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gaṃgā sarasvatī devī yamunā ca mahānadī |
devatāśca gatāḥ sarve nāgā yakṣāḥ sakiṃnarāḥ || 211 ||
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gatāḥ saṃkṣepataḥ sarve yatra devo maheśvaraḥ |
adhiruhya gireḥ śṛṃgamaṃbā devī vyavasthitā || 212 ||
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viṣṇurmuktvā garutmaṃtaṃ sthito raivatake girau |
stutiṃ cakre tadā devī jagurgītaṃ susaṃyatāḥ || 213 ||
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airāvatapadākrāṃto na cacāla sa parvataḥ |
bhittvā bhūmitalaṃ tatra nāgarājaḥ samāgataḥ || 214 ||
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gaṃgādyāḥ saritaḥ sarvāstena raṃdhreṇa cāgatāḥ |
brahmā viṣṇuryadā devāḥ stutiṃ cakruḥ samaṃtataḥ || 215 ||
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dadarśa rūpaṃ bhagavānbhavo devastadā haraḥ || 216 ||
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tato hṛṣṭāḥ surāḥ sarve aṃbā hṛṣṭā gaṇāśca te |
gamyatāṃ deva kailāsaṃ devyeti saṃpramoditaḥ || 217 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
yadi hṛṣṭāḥ surāḥ sarve gaṃgādyāḥ saritastathā |
girau raivatake viṣṇuraṃbā cātraiva tiṣṭhatu || 218 ||
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sarasvatī ca yamunā revā cāsminvyavasthitāḥ |
svarṇarūpaṃ jalaṃ yasmātsvarṇarekheti sā nadī || 219 ||
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vastrāpathamidaṃ kṣetraṃ bhavo devo'tra tiṣṭhatu |
tīrthametanmayā proktaṃ bhuktimuktipradāyakam |
atra snāto naro nārī mucyate sarva pātakaiḥ || 220 ||
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iti procya śivo devaḥ kalāṃ nyasya bhave tadā |
paśyatāṃ sarvadevānāṃ yayau kailāsaparvatam || 221 ||
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aṃbeti skandavadanātkalāṃ nyasya girau tadā |
devena sahitā devī vṛṣārūḍhā yayau svayam || 222 ||
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nārāyaṇo raivatake girau ramye sthitaḥ svayam |
kalpādau ca yugādau ca sthito viṣṇuḥ sadā girau || 223 ||
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bahurātrasthito devaḥ kṛtvā daityanibarhaṇam |
reme raivatake devo yāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 224 ||
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nārasiṃhena rūpeṇa hiraṇyakaśipurhataḥ |
hatvā tadā gatastatra nārasiṃhaṃ mumoca ha || 225 ||
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mahāvarāharūpeṇa hiraṇyākṣo nipātitaḥ |
tadeva muktvā deveśaḥ sthito raivatake girau || 226 ||
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sa pṛthuṃ pārthivaṃ kṛtvā devakāryeṇa vai nṛpa |
girau raivatake deva uvāsa surapūjitaḥ || 227 ||
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atrāgatya pṛthuḥ pūrvaṃ cakre devaprapūjanam |
japamālā tadā kaṇṭhe pṛthunā saṃniveśitā |
dāmodareti deveśanāma cakre pṛthuḥ svayam || 228 ||
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vastrāpathe devavaro bhavaḥ sthito dāmodaro raivatake vyavasthitaḥ |
aṃbetidevī girimūrdhni saṃsthitā devāśca sarve paritaḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ || 229 ||
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kṣetrādhipāstīrthavarasya rakṣakā devena muktā bhavasaṃnidhānataḥ |
paśyaṃti ye devavaraṃ bhavābhidhaṃ mucyaṃti te yāṃti divaṃ narā bhuvaḥ || 230 ||
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vastrāpathasya kṣetrasya bhavasya ca mayā tava |
utpattiḥ kathitā rājankimanyacchrotumicchasi || 231 ||
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śṛṇoti paṭhate yaśca kathāṃ cemāṃ samaṃtataḥ |
sarvapāpavinirmuktaḥ svargaloke mahīyate || 232 ||
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brahmaghnaśca surāpaśca bhrūṇahā gurutalpagaḥ |
svarṇarekhājale snāto mucyate sarvapātakaiḥ || 233 ||
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ye ca kīṭapataṃgādyāḥ svarṇarekhā jale mṛtāḥ |
sarvapātakanirmuktāste prayāṃti surālayam || 134 ||
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svarṇarekhājale snātvā saṃdhyāṃ śrāddhaṃ karoti yaḥ |
vastrāpathe bhavaṃ pūjya brahmalokaṃ sa gacchati || 235 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe vastrāpathakṣetramāhātmye bhavotpattivṛttāṃta varṇanaṃnāma navamo'dhyāyaḥ || 9 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 9

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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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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