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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rājovāca |
vicitramidamākhyānaṃ tvatprasādācchrutaṃ mayā |
dṛṣṭvā nārāyaṇaṃ śakraṃ nārado maṃdare girau || 1 ||
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kiṃ cakāra munīṃdro'tha tanme vistarato mune |
vada saṃsārasaraṇodbhūtamāyāprapīḍitam |
kathāmṛtajalaughena vitṛṣaṃ kuru māṃ prabho || 2 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
athāsau nārado devaṃ jñātvā śaptaṃ dvijanmanā |
bhṛguṇā ca tathā pūrvaṃ nānyathaitadbhaviṣyati || 3 ||
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bhaviṣyaṃ yadbhavaṃ deva vartamānaṃ viciṃtyatām |
ayaṃ ca vāmano bhūtvā viṣṇuryāsyati tāṃ purīm || 4 ||
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nigrahaṃ sa baleḥ paścātkariṣyati mama priyam |
yuddhaṃ vinā kathaṃ stheyaṃ vartamānaṃ maholbaṇam || 5 ||
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devadānavayuddhāni daityagandharva rakṣasām |
nivāritāni sarvāṇi sarīsṛpapatatriṇām || 6 ||
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sāpatnajaḥ kalirnāsti mama bhāgyaparikṣaye |
devendro guruṇā pūrvaṃ vāritaḥ kiṃ karomyaham || 7 ||
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mānanīyo gururme'yamatastaṃ na śapāmyaham |
yuddhārthaṃ tu tato yatno na sidhyati karomi kim || 8 ||
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kenāpi daivayogena puruṣārtho na sidhyati |
tathāpi yatnaḥ kartavyaḥ puruṣārthe vipaścitā |
daivaṃ puruṣakāreṇa vināpi phalati kvacit || 9 ||
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yaduktaṃ tadvaco vyarthaṃ yataḥ siddhiḥ prayatnataḥ |
baliṃ gatvā bhaṇiṣyāmi yathā yuddhaṃ kariṣyati || 10 ||
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na śroṣyati sa cedvākyaṃ niścitaṃ taṃ śapāmyaham |
ityuktvā sa yayau vegānnārado balimaṃdire |
nimeṣāṃtaramātreṇa śiṣyābhyāṃ gagane sthitaḥ || 11 ||
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prāsāde śailasaṃkāśe saptabhaume mahojjvale |
tasyopari sabhā divyā nirmitā viśvakarmaṇā || 12 ||
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tasyāṃ siṃhāsanaṃ divyaṃ tatrāsīno balirnṛpa |
daityaiḥ parivṛtaḥ sarvaiḥ prauḍhihāsyakathāparaiḥ || 13 ||
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ṛṣibhirbrāhmaṇaiḥ śāṃtaista thaivośanasā svayam |
putramitrakalatraiśca saṃvṛto divyamandire || 14 ||
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devāṃganākaragrāhagṛhītairdivyacāmaraiḥ |
saṃvījyamāno daityendraḥ stūyamānaḥ sa cāraṇaiḥ || 15 ||
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yāvadāste madonmattā mantrayaṃti parasparam |
daityadānavamukhyā ye te sarve yuddhakāṃkṣiṇaḥ || 16 ||
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utthāyotthāya bhāṣaṃte pragalbhaṃte suraiḥ saha |
asmadīyamidaṃ sarvaṃ trailokyaṃ sāṃprataṃ gatam || 17 ||
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śukrabuddhyā vinā yuddhaṃ prāpsyate kiṃ mahodayaḥ |
daityendro devarājena snehaṃ ca kuruto yadi || 18 ||
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airāvaṇaṃ sadā mattaṃ kathaṃ no yācate baliḥ |
caturaṃ turagaṃ kasmānnārpayati divākaraḥ || 19 ||
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yāvannākramyate lubdho dhanādhyakṣo raṇājire |
tāvannārpayate vittaṃ yadā tatsaṃcitaṃ suraiḥ || 20 ||
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na darśayati ratnāni jalarāśī rasātalāt |
yāvanna mandaraṃ kṣiptvā vimathnīmo vayaṃ ca tam || 21 ||
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yathāmṛtakalāścandrādbhujyante kramaśaḥ suraiḥ |
evaṃ bhāgaṃ baleḥ kasmānna dadāti jalātmakaḥ || 22 ||
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svardhunī śītalo vātaḥ padmarkijalkavāsitaḥ |
svarge vāti śanairyadvattathā na balimaṃdire || 23 ||
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indracāpodyatā meghā jalaṃ muṃcaṃti bhūtale |
balikhaṅgoddhutāḥ svargaṃ punaste yāṃti bhūtalāt || 24 ||
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asmadīye dharāpṛṣṭhe yamo mārayate janam |
naivaṃ svarge na pātāle paśyāho kāryakāraṇam || 25 ||
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āyurvṛttiṃ sutānsaukhyamasmākaṃ likhati svayam |
lalāṭe citragupto'sau na devānāṃ tu tatsamam || 26 ||
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varṣāśītātapāḥ kālā vartaṃte bhuvi sāṃpratam |
na svarge naiva pātāle bhītā bhūmau bhramaṃti hi || 27 ||
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ekavīryodbhavā yūyaṃ svasrīyā devadānavāḥ |
bhūmau sthitā vayaṃ kasmāddevāḥ kenoparikṛtāḥ || 28 ||
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samudre mathyamāne tu daityendro vaṃcitaḥ suraiḥ |
ekataḥ sarvadevāśca baliścaivaikataḥ sthitaḥ || 29 ||
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utpanneṣu ca ratneṣu bhāgyaṃ vai yasya yādṛśam |
gajāśvakalpavṛkṣādyāścaṃdragogaṇadaṃtinaḥ || 30 ||
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gṛhītvā hyamṛtaṃ devairvayaṃ pāne niyojitāḥ |
etayā cūrṇitā yūyaṃ na jānīthātigarvitāḥ || 31 ||
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pītāvaśeṣaṃ pīyūṣaṃ satyaloke dhṛtaṃ suraiḥ |
ahotikuṭilā devāḥ kasmāccheṣaṃ na dīyate || 32 ||
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surāmṛtamiti jñātvā pīyūṣādvaṃcitā vayam |
tilatailamevamiṣṭaṃ yairna dṛṣṭaṃ ghṛtaṃ kvacit || 33 ||
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viṣṇorvakracaritrāṇāṃ saṃkhyā kartu na śakyate |
tathāpi kathyate tuṣṭairhṛṣṭaistairyadanuṣṭhitam || 34 ||
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gaurāṃgī sundarī subhrūḥ pīnonnatapayodharā |
sukeśā caṃdravadanā karṇāsaktavilocanā || 35 ||
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valitrayāṃkitā madhye bālā muṣṭyāpi gṛhyate |
sthalāraviṃdacaraṇā lateva bhujabhūṣitā || 36 ||
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sā sarvābharaṇopetā sarvalakṣaṇasaṃyutā |
trailokyamohinī devī saṃjātā'mṛtamanthane || 37 ||
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amṛtādutthitā pūrvaṃ yasya sā tasya taddhruvam |
trailokyaṃ vaśagaṃ tasya yasya sā cārulocanā || 38 ||
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tayā saṃmohitāḥ sarve devadānavarākṣasāḥ |
vimucya manthanaṃ sarve tāṃ grahītuṃ samudyatāḥ || 39 ||
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ekā strī bahavo devā dānavādaityarākṣasāḥ |
vivādaḥ sumahāñjātaḥ kathamatra bhaviṣyati || 40 ||
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āgatya viṣṇunā sarve bhuje dhṛtvā nivāritāḥ |
asyārthe kimaho vādaḥ kriyate bhoḥ parasparam || 41 ||
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amṛtārthe samārambho mahilārthe vinaśyati |
saṃketaṃ prathamaṃ kṛtvā viṣṇunā cuṃbitā punaḥ || 42 ||
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divyarūpadharaḥ sragvī vanamālāvibhūṣitaḥ |
kaustubhoddyotitatanuḥ śaṃkhacakragadādharaḥ || 43 ||
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tasyā haste śubhāṃ mālāṃ dattvā viṣṇuḥ puraḥ sthitaḥ |
uddhṛtya bāhuṃ sarveṣāṃ babhāṣe vacanaṃ hariḥ || 44 ||
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kurvaṃtu kuṇḍalaṃ sarve tiṣṭhantu svayamāsane |
vilokya svecchayā lakṣmīrvaramālāṃ prayacchatu || 45 ||
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svayaṃvaravibhedaṃ yaḥ kariṣyatyatilaṃpaṭaḥ |
sa vadhyaḥ sahitaiḥ sarvaiḥ parastrīlubdhako yathā || 46 ||
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paradārakṛtaṃ pāpaṃ strīvadhyā tasya jāyatām |
anyo'pi yaḥ karotyevamevamastu taducyatām || 47 ||
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sādhāraṇaṃ hariṃ jñātvā tathetyuktvā tathā kṛtam |
devadānavadaityānāṃ gaṃdharvoragarakṣasām |
madhye yo'bhimato bhartā sa te satyaṃ bhavediti || 48 ||
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tenāsau mohitā pūrvaṃ dṛṣṭidānena karṣitā |
ādyaṃ saṃmohanaṃ strīṇāṃ cakre dṛṣṭinirīkṣaṇam || 49 ||
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evameveti tatkarṇe hastaṃ dattvā yaducyate |
dadhāti hṛdi yaṃ nārī kāmabāṇaprapīḍitā || 50 ||
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tameva varayedatra kaścinnāstyeva saṃśayaḥ |
saṃjāte kalahe pūrvaṃ hariṇā taṃ nivartitum || 51 ||
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yadā gṛhītā sarvaiḥ sā hariṃ naiva vimuṃcati |
tvameva bhartā sā'caṣṭe muṃca māṃ vraja dūrataḥ || 52 ||
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muktvā dūraṃ tato viṣṇuḥ praviṣṭaḥ suramaṇḍale |
tadā sarve ca māmuktvā yathāsthānaṃ svayaṃ gatāḥ || 53 ||
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ācaṣṭa vijayā pūrvaṃ sarvāndevānyathākramam |
sā ca nirīkṣate paścāttaṃ vicārya vimuñcati || 54 ||
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udāsīnaḥ śivaḥ śāṃto gaurīkāṃtastrilocanaḥ |
nānyāṃ nirīkṣate nityaṃ dhyānāsaktastrilocanaḥ || 55 ||
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pitāmahoyamityuktaṃ yadā sakhyā tadā tayā |
namaskṛtya gataṃ dūre kṛtvā maunaṃ na paśyati || 56 ||
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ādityaṃ padmakaṃ muñca dahanaṃ dahanātmakam |
vāti vāto gatā dūre varuṇo me pitā yataḥ || 57 ||
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paulomīvadanāsakto devendro me na rocate || 58 ||
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vadhabaṃdhakṛtacchedabhedadaṇḍavikarṣa ṇam |
kurvanna kurute saumyaṃ rūpaṃ vaivasvato yamaḥ || 59 ||
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devadānavagaṃdharvadaityapannagarākṣasān || 60 ||
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dṛṣṭvātyugrāṃstato yāti dṛṣṭo'sau puruṣo ttamaḥ |
karṇāṃtalocanabhrāṃtavaktraṃ dṛṣṭyāvalokya tam || 61 ||
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saubhāgyātiśayākrāṃtaṃ ramyaṃ kāmamanoharam |
saṃjātapulakodbhedasvedavārikaṇāṃkitam || 62 ||
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devadānavadaityendrakrodhadṛṣṭinirīkṣitam |
ramyaṃ rāmā varaṃ cakre dadau mālāṃ tataḥ svayam || 63 ||
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daityāḥ parasparaṃ procuḥ prekṣya tatsuraceṣṭitam |
vibhāgaṃ paśya devānāṃ svarge sarve svayaṃ gatāḥ || 64 ||
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pātālasya tale yūyaṃ mānavā dharaṇītale |
devāstribhuvane yāṃtu na vayaṃ svargagāminaḥ || 65 ||
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mānavāḥ kṣatriyā rājyaṃ kurvaṃtu pṛthivītale |
pātālaṃ tu parityajya dhātrī yadi tu rakṣyate || 66 ||
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daityadānavajaiḥ kaiścidrākṣasaistanna śobhanam |
atha kiṃ bahunoktena rājā tribhuvane baliḥ || 67 ||
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saṃvibhajyātha ratnāni samaṃ rājyaṃ vidhīyatām |
yāvadevaṃ pragalbhaṃte tāvatpaśyaṃti nāradam || 68 ||
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gaganātsamupāyāṃtaṃ dvitīyamiva bhāskaram |
brahmadaṃḍakarāsaktayuddhapustakadhāriṇam || 69 ||
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kṛṣṇājinadharaṃ śāṃtaṃ chatravīṇākamaṇḍalūn |
mauṃjīguṇatrayāsaktagraṃthipravaramekhalam || 70 ||
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brahmarūpadharaṃ śāṃtaṃ divyarudrākṣabhūṣitam |
gata kalpakṛtagraṃthisūtramālāvalaṃbitam || 71 ||
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viraṃciharasaṃvādo janmāhaṃkāragarvitaḥ |
saṃkruddhaiḥ kriyate ko'dya ciṃtātatparamānasam || 72 ||
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āyātaṃ nāradaṃ dṛṣṭvā vismitāḥ samupasthitāḥ |
prabho prasādaḥ kriyatāmāgaṃtavyaṃ gṛhe mama || 73 ||
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dhanyo'haṃ kṛtapuṇyo'haṃ yasya me tvaṃ gṛhāgataḥ |
ityukto balinā vipro viveśāsuramaṃdire |
āsanaṃ pādyamarghyaṃ ca dattvā saṃpūjito dvijaḥ || 74 ||
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praviśya sahitāḥ sarve saṃviṣṭā daityadānavāḥ |
śukreṇa sahito daityo babhāṣe nāradaṃ baliḥ || 75 ||
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idaṃ rājyamime dārā ime putrā ahaṃ baliḥ |
brūhi yenātra te kāryaṃ dānaṃ me prathamaṃ vratam || 76 ||
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nārada uvāca |
bhaktyā tuṣyaṃti ye viprāste viprā bhūmidevatāḥ |
na tu ye pūjitāḥ śaktyā punaryācaṃti te'dhamāḥ || 77 ||
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tvayā'haṃ pūjito hṛṣṭo na vittairme prayojanam |
hṛṣṭo'haṃ tava rājyena yajñairdānairvrataistathā || 78 ||
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devaiḥ kṛtaṃ vipriyaṃ te kiṃcitpaśyāmyahaṃ bale |
tvayā saṃpūjyamāno'pi devarājo na tuṣyati || 79 ||
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na kṣamaṃti surāḥ sarve tava rājyaṃ dharātale |
svarge me tāpako jāto devānāṃ tava vigrahe || 80 ||
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saṃnahya prathamaṃ yāti yaḥ sainyaṃ śatrubhūmiṣu |
sa kṣatriyo vijayate tasya rājyaṃ ca vardhate || 81 ||
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ucchedastava rājyasya bhaviṣyati śrutaṃ mayā |
evaṃ jñātvā yathāyuktaṃ tacchīghraṃ tu vidhīyatām || 82 ||
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baliruvāca |
yairguṇaiḥ kurute rājyaṃ rājā tānvada me vibho |
dānaṃ pātre pradātavyaṃ mayā tvamapi taṃ vada || 83 ||
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nārada uvāca |
ṣaḍviṃśadguṇasaṃpanno rājā rājyaṃ karoti ca |
sa rājyaphalamāpnoti śṛṇu tatkathayāmyaham || 84 ||
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careddharmānakaṭuko muṃcetsnehamanāstike |
anṛśaṃsaścaredarthaṃ caretkāmamanuddhataḥ || 85 ||
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priyaṃ brūyādakṛpaṇaḥ śūraḥ syādavikatthanaḥ |
dātā cā'yāmavarjaḥ syātpragalbhaḥ syādaniṣṭhuraḥ || 86 ||
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saṃdadhīta na cānāryānvigṛhṇīyānna baṃdhubhiḥ |
nānāptaiścārayeccārānkuryātkāryamapīḍayan || 87 ||
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arthānbrūyānna cāpatsu guṇānbrūyānna cātmanaḥ |
ādadyānna ca sādhubhyo nāsatpuruṣamāśrayet || 88 ||
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nāparīkṣya nayeddaṇḍaṃ na ca maṃtraṃ prakāśayet |
visṛjenna ca lubdhebhyo viśvasennāpakāriṣu || 89 ||
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āptaiḥ suguptadāraḥ syādrakṣyaścānyo ghṛṇī nṛpaḥ |
striyaṃ seveta nātyarthaṃ mṛṣṭaṃ bhuṃjīta nā'hitam || 90 ||
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asteyaḥ pūjayenmānyānguruṃ sevedamāyayā |
arcyo devo na dambhena śriyamicchedakutsitām || 91 ||
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seveta praṇayaṃ kṛtvā dakṣaḥ syādatha kālavit |
sāṃtvavākyaṃ sadā vācyamanugṛhṇanna cākṣipet || 92 ||
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praharenna ca viprāya hatvā śatrūnna śeṣayet |
krodhaṃ kuryānna cākasmānmṛduḥ syānnāpakāriṣu || 93 ||
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evaṃ rājye ciraṃ stheyaṃ yadi śreya ihecchasi |
tapaḥsvādhyāyadānāni tīrthayātrā'śramāṇi ca || 94 ||
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yogenātmaprabodhasya kalāṃ nārhaṃti ṣoḍaśīm |
tvayā saṃsāravairāgyaṃ karttavyaṃ viprapūjanam || 95 ||
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yaṣṭavyaṃ vividhairyajñairdhyeyo nārāyaṇo hariḥ |
prasaṃgena samāyāto yāsye raivatake girau || 96 ||
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tatrāste bhagavānviṣṇurnadī trailokyapāvanī |
tatrāste ca śivāvṛkṣo bahupuṣpaphalānvitaḥ |
tatra gatvā kariṣyāmi vrataṃ tadviṣṇuvallabham || 97 ||
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baliruvāca |
ko'yaṃ raivatakonāma vrataṃ kiṃ viṣṇuvallabham |
śivāvṛkṣāstu ke proktāstatkathaṃ kathayasva me || 98 ||
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nārada uvāca |
purā yugādau daityendra sapakṣāḥ parvatāḥ kṛtāḥ |
saṃciṃtya brahmaṇā paścādacalāste kṛtāḥ punaḥ || 99 ||
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utpataṃti mahākāyā nipataṃti yadṛcchayā |
merumaṃdarakailāsā vacasā saṃsthitāḥ sthirāḥ || 100 ||
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vāritā na sthitā ye tu ta iṃdreṇa sthirīkṛtāḥ |
merordakṣiṇa śṛṃge tu kumudeti sa parvataḥ || 101 ||
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divyaḥ sapakṣaḥ sauvarṇo divyavṛkṣaiḥ samāvṛtaḥ |
tasyopari purī divyā vaiṣṇavī viṣṇunā kṛtā || 102 ||
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tasyā madhye gṛhaṃ divyaṃ yasmillaṃkṣmīḥ sadā sthitā |
meroḥ śṛṃge purī ramyā gṛhaṃ tatra manoramam || 103 ||
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tatrāste sa bhavo devo bhavānī yatra saṃsthitā |
sabhā māheśvarī ramyā sauvarṇī ratnamaṃḍitā || 104 ||
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tatrāste bhagavānviṣṇurdevairbrahmādibhirvṛtaḥ |
tasyāṃ viṣṇuḥ sadā yāti devaṃ draṣṭuṃ maheśvaram || 105 ||
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sauvarṇaiḥ kumudairyasmādasau sarvatra maṃḍitaḥ |
kumudeti kṛtaṃ nāma devaistatra samāgataiḥ || 106 ||
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ekadā bhagavānrudro girau tasminsamāgataḥ |
draṣṭuṃ tacchikhare ramye tāṃ purīṃ viṣṇupālitām || 107 ||
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gṛhāgataṃ haraṃ dṛṣṭvā hariṇā sa tu pūjitaḥ |
lakṣmyā saṃpūjitā gaurī harṣitā tatra saṃsthitā || 108 ||
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ekāsanopaviṣṭau tau maṃtrayaṃtau parasparam |
hareṇa kāraṇaṃ jñātvā tatsarvaṃ kathitaṃ hareḥ || 109 ||
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tvayeyaṃ nagarī kāryā maṃdare parvatottame |
praṣṭavyaḥ kāraṇaṃ nāhamavaśyaṃ tadbhaviṣyati || 110 ||
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hara eva vijānāti kāraṇaṃ katamo'pi na |
evaṃ tatheti tau proktvā saṃsthitau parvato'pi saḥ || 111 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā saṃgataṃ rudraṃ kumudaḥ svayamāyayau |
dhanyo'haṃ kṛtapuṇyo'haṃ yasya me gṛhamāgatau || 112 ||
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dvābhyāmukto girivaro dadāva kiṃ varaṃ tava |
ityuktaḥ parvatastābhyāṃ varaṃ vavre sa mūḍhadhīḥ || 113 ||
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bhaviṣyatkāryahetutvādbhaviṣyati na tadvṛthā |
yatrāhaṃ tatra vastavyaṃ bhavadbhyāmastu me varaḥ || 114 ||
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matsannidhau samāgatya sthātavyaṃ brahmavāsaram |
tathetyuktvā sapatnīkau gatau hariharāvubhau || 116 ||
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pañcamo yo manuḥ pūrvaṃ raivato nāma viśrutaḥ |
tasyotpattau tu yadvṛttaṃ kumudāgre śṛṇuṣva tat || 116 ||
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ṛṣirāsīnmahābhāga ṛtavāgiti viśrutaḥ |
tasyāputrasya putro'bhūdrevatyante mahātmanaḥ || 117 ||
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sa tasya vidhivaccakre jātakarmādikāḥ kriyāḥ |
tathopanayanādyāśca sa cāśīlo'bhavannṛpa || 118 ||
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yataḥ prabhṛti jāto'sau tataḥ prabhṛtyasāvṛṣiḥ |
dīrgharogaparāmarśamavāpātīva durddharam || 119 ||
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mātā cāsya parāmārtiṃ kuṣṭharogābhipīḍitā |
jagāma cintāṃ sa ṛṣiḥ kimetaditi duḥkhitaḥ || 120 ||
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mūrkhastu maṃdadhīḥ putro duḥkhaṃ janayate pituḥ |
amārgago viśeṣeṇa duḥkhādduḥkhataraṃ hi tat || 121 ||
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aputratā manuṣyāṇāṃ śreyase na kuputratā |
suhṛdāṃ nopakārāya pitṝṇāṃ nāpi tṛptaye || 122 ||
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suputro hṛdaye'bhyeti mātāpitrordinedine |
pitrorduḥkhāya dhigjanma tasya duṣkṛtakarmaṇaḥ || 123 ||
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dhanyāste tanayā ye syuḥ savarlokābhisaṃmatāḥ |
paropakāriṇaḥ śāṃtāḥ sādhukarmaṇyanuvratāḥ || 124 ||
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anirvṛtaṃ nirānaṃdaṃ duḥkhaśokapariplutam |
narakāya na svargāya kuputratvaṃ hi janminaḥ || 125 ||
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karoti suhṛdāṃ dainyamahitānāṃ tathā mudam |
akāle tu jarāṃ pitroḥ kuputraḥ kurute kila || 126 ||
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nārada uvāca |
evaṃ so'tyantaduṣṭasya putrasya caritairmuniḥ |
dahyamānamanovṛttirvṛddhagargamapṛcchata || 127 ||
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ṛtavāguvāca |
suvratena purā vedā adhītā vidhinā mayā |
samāpya vidyā vidhavatkṛto dāraparigrahaḥ || 128 ||
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sadāreṇa hi yāḥ kāryāḥ śrautasmārttādikāḥ kriyāḥ |
tāḥ kṛtāśca vidhānena kāmaṃ samanurudhya ca || 129 ||
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putrārthaṃ janitaścāyaṃ puṃnāmno vicyutau mune |
so'yaṃ kimātmadoṣeṇa māturdoṣeṇa kiṃ mama |
asmadduḥkhāvaho jāto dauḥśīlyādvada kovida || 130 ||
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garga uvāca |
revatyante muniśreṣṭha jāto'yaṃ tanayastava |
tena duḥkhāya te duṣṭe kāle yasmādajāyata || 131 ||
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tavāpacāro naivāsya māturnāpi kulasya ca |
anyaddauḥśīlyahetutvaṃ revatyaṃta upāgatam || 132 ||
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revatī aśvinormadhyamāśleṣāmaghayostathā |
jyeṣṭhāmūlarkṣayoḥ proktaṃ gaṃḍāṃtaṃ tu bhayāvaham || 133 ||
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gaṃḍatraye tu ye jātā naranārīturaṃgamāḥ |
tiṣṭhaṃti na ciraṃ gehe tiṣṭhanto'pi bhayaṃkarāḥ |
evamukto'tha gargeṇa cukrodhātīva kopanaḥ || 134 ||
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ṛtavāguvāca |
yasmānmamaika putrasya revatyante samudbhavaḥ || 135 ||
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revatī kiṃ na jānāti māṃ vipraḥ śāpayiṣyati |
jājvalyamānā gaganāttasmātpatatu revatī || 136 ||
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nārada uvāca |
tenaivaṃ vyāhṛte vākye revatyṛkṣaṃ papāta ha ||
paśyataḥ sarvalokasya vismayāviṣṭacetasaḥ || 137 ||
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īśvarecchāprabhāvena patitā girimūrddhani |
revatyṛkṣaṃ nipatitaṃ kumudādrau samantataḥ || 138 ||
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surāṣṭradeśe sa prāptaḥ patito bhūtale śubhe |
himācalasya putro ya ujjayaṃto girirmahān || 139 ||
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kumudena samaṃ maitrī kṛtā pūrvaṃ parasparam |
yatra tvaṃ sthāsyase sthātā tatrāhamapi niścitam || 140 ||
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iti kṛtvā gṛhītvātha gaṃgāvāri sayāmunam |
sārasvataṃ tathā puṇyaṃ siṃcituṃ taṃ samāgataḥ || 141 ||
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āhūtasaṃplavaṃ yāvatsaṃsthitau tau parasparam |
kumudādriśca tatpātātkhyāto raivatako'bhavat || 142 ||
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atīva ramyaḥ sarvasyāṃ pṛthivyāṃ pṛthivīpate |
kumudādriśca sauvarṇo revatīcyavanātpunaḥ || 143 ||
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paṃkajābhaḥ sa bāhyena jāto varṇena bhūpate |
meruvarṇaḥ sa madhye tu sauvarṇaḥ parvatottamaḥ || 144 ||
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tataḥ sañjanayāmāsa kanyāṃ raivatako giriḥ |
revatīkāṃti saṃbhūtāṃ revatīsadṛśānanām || 145 ||
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pramuco nāma rājarṣistena dṛṣṭā varāṃganā |
pitṛvadrevatīnāma kṛtaṃ tasyā nṛpottama || 146 ||
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revatīti ca vikhyātā sā sarvatra varāṃganā |
sarvatejomayaṃ sthānaṃ sarvatīrthajalāśrayam || 147 ||
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gaṃgājalapravāhaiśca saṃyuktaṃ yāmunaistathā |
sthitaṃ sārasvataṃ toyaṃ tatra garteṣu tattrayam || 148 ||
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vikhyātaṃ revatīkuṃḍaṃ yatra jātā ca revatī |
smaraṇāddarśanātsnānātsarvapāpakṣayo bhavet || 149 ||
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sā bālā varddhitā tena pramuṃcena mahātmanā |
yauvanaṃ tu tayā prāptaṃ tasminraivatake girau || 150 ||
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tāṃ tu yauvanasaṃpannāṃ dṛṣṭvā'tha pramuco muni |
ekāṃte cintayāmāsa ko'syā bhartā bhaviṣyati || 151 ||
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hūtvāhūtvā sa papraccha guruṃ vahniṃ dvijottamaḥ |
prasādaṃ kuru me brūhi ko'syā bhartā bhaviṣyati || 152 ||
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anyo'syāḥ sadṛśaḥ ko'pi vaṃśe nāsti karomi kim |
vahnikuṇḍātsamutthāya proktavānhavyavāhanaḥ || 153 ||
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śṛṇu me vacanaṃ vipra yo'syā bhartā bhaviṣyati |
priyavratānvayabhavo mahābalaparākramaḥ || 154 ||
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putro vikramaśīlasya kāliṃdījaṭharodbhavaḥ |
durdamo nāma bhavitā bhartā hyasyā mahīpatiḥ || 155 ||
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atrāṃtare samāyāto durdamaḥ sa mahīpatiḥ |
girau mṛgavadhākāṃkṣī muniṃ gehe na paśyati |
priye'yi tātaḥ kva gata ehi satyaṃ bravīhi me || 156 ||
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nārada uvāca |
agniśālāsthitenaiva tacchrutaṃ vacanaṃ priyam |
priyetyāmantraṇaṃ ko'yaṃ karoti mama veśmani || 157 ||
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sa dadarśa mahātmānaṃ rājānaṃ durdamaṃ muniḥ |
jaharṣa durdamaṃ dṛṣṭvā muniḥ prāha sa gautamam || 158 ||
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śiṣyaṃ vinayasampannamarghyaṃ pādyaṃ samānaya |
ekaṃ tāvadayaṃ bhūpaścirakālādupāgataḥ || 159 ||
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jāmātā sāṃprataṃ rājā yogyāsya ca sutā mama |
tataḥ sa ciṃtayāmāsa rājā jāmātṛ kāraṇam || 160 ||
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maunena vidhinā rājā jagṛhe'rghyaṃ dvijājñayā |
tamāsanagataṃ vipro gṛhītārghyaṃ mahāmuniḥ || 161 ||
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prastutaṃ prāha rājendraṃ nṛpate kuśalaṃ pure |
kośe bale ca mitre ca bhṛtyāmātya prajāsu ca |
tathātmani mahābāho yatra sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam || 162 ||
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patnī ca te kuśalinī yā'tra sthāne hi tiṣṭhati |
anyāsāṃ kuśalaṃ brūhi yāḥ saṃti tava maṃdire || 163 ||
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rājovāca |
tvatprasādādakuśalaṃ nāsti rājye kvacinmama |
jātakautūhalo'smyasmi mama bhāryā'tra kā mune || 164 ||
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pramuca uvāca |
revatī te varā bhāryā kiṃ na vetsi nṛpottama |
trailokyasundarī yā tu kathaṃ sā vismṛtā tava || 165 ||
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rājovāca |
subhadrāṃ śāṃtapāpāṃ ca kāverītanayāṃ tathā |
sūrātmajānujātāṃ ca kadaṃbāṃ ca varaprajām || 166 ||
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vipāṭhāṃ naṃdinīṃ caiva vedmi bhāryāṃ gṛhe mama |
tiṣṭhanti naiva jānāmi bhāryā me revatī kutaḥ || 367 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
priyeti sāṃprataṃ proktā revatī sā priyā tava |
tadanyathā na bhavitā vacanaṃ nṛpasattama || 168 ||
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rājovāca |
nāsti bhāvakṛto doṣaḥ kṣamyatāṃ tadvaco mama |
vinirgataṃ vacovaktrānnāhaṃ jāne dvijottama || 169 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
nāsti bhāvakṛto doṣaḥ parivedmi kuruṣva tat |
vahninā kathitastvaṃ me jāmātādya bhaviṣyasi || 170 ||
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ityādivacanai rājā bhāryā mene sa revatīm |
ṛṣistathodyataḥ kartuṃ vivāhaṃ vidhi pūrvakam |
uvāca kanyā pitaraṃ kiñcinme śrūyatāṃ pitaḥ || 171 ||
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yadi me patinā tāta vivāhaṃ kartumicchasi |
revatyṛkṣaṃ vivāhaṃ me tatkarotu prasādataḥ || 172 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
revatyṛkṣaśca na vai bhadre candrayoge divi sthitam |
ṛkṣāṇyanyānyapi saṃti subhrūrvaivāhakāni ca || 173 ||
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kanyovāca |
tāta tena vinā kālo vikalaḥ pratibhāti me |
vivāho vikale tāta madvidhāyāḥ kathaṃ bhavet || 174 ||
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pramuñca uvāca |
ṛtavāgiti vikhyātastapasvī revatīṃ prati |
cakāra kopaṃ kruddhena tenarkṣaṃ tannipātitam || 175 ||
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mayā cāsmai pratijñātā bhāryeti viditaṃ tava |
na cecchasi vivāhaṃ tvaṃ saṃkaṭaṃ naḥ samāgatam || 176 ||
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kanyovāca |
ṛtavāgeva sa muniḥ kimetattaptavānsvayam |
na tvayā mama tātena brahmabandhoḥ sutā'smi kim || 177 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
brahmabandhoḥ sutā na tvaṃ tapasvī nāsti me'dhikaḥ |
sutā tvaṃ ca mayā deyā nānyatkartuṃ samutsahe || 178 ||
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kanyovāca |
tapasvī yadi me tātastatkimṛkṣamidaṃ divi |
samāropya vivāho me kasmānna kriyate punaḥ || 179 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca ||
evaṃ bhavatu bhadraṃ te bhadre prītimatī bhava |
āropayāmīndumārge revatyṛkṣaṃ kṛte tava || 180 ||
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tatastapaḥprabhāvena revatyṛkṣaṃ mahāmuniḥ |
yathā pūrvaṃ tathā cakre somayogi dvijottamaḥ |
vivāhaṃ duhituḥ kṛtvā jāmātaramuvāca ha || 181 ||
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audvāhikaṃ te bhūpāla kathyatāṃ kiṃ dadāmyaham |
duṣprāpamapi dāsyāmi vidyate me mahattapaḥ || 182 ||
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rājovāca |
manoḥ svāyaṃbhuvasyāhamutpannaḥ saṃtatau mune |
manvaṃtarādhipaṃ putraṃ tvatprasādādvṛṇomyaham || 183 ||
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ṛṣiruvāca |
bhaviṣyati mahīpālo mahābalaparākramaḥ |
revatī revatīkuṇḍe snātvā putraṃ janiṣyati || 184 ||
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evaṃ kṛtvā gato rājā sā ca putramajījanat |
raivateti kṛtaṃ nāma babhūva sa manurnṛpaḥ || 185 ||
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amunā ca tadā proktamasminraivatake girau |
striyaḥ snānaṃ kariṣyaṃti tāsāṃ putrā mahābalāḥ |
dīrghāyuṣo bhaviṣyaṃti duḥkhadāridryavarjitāḥ || 186 ||
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nārada uvāca |
ityukte parvato rājandīrgho bhūtvā papāta saḥ |
etau tau saṃsmṛtau devau sabhāryau hariśaṃkarau || 187 ||
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smṛtamātrau tadā'yātau tena baddhau purā yataḥ |
yatrāhaṃ tatra sthātavyaṃ bhavadbhyāmiti niścitam || 188 ||
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ato viṣṇuharau devau sthitau tau parvatottame |
girau raivatake ramye svarṇarekhānadījale |
ārādhayaddhariṃ devaṃ revatī tāṃ ca sobravīt || 189 ||
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bhavatāccaṃdrayogaste gagane brāhmaṇājñayā |
anyadvṛṇīṣva tuṣṭo'haṃ varaṃ manasi yatsthitam || 190 ||
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revatyuvāca |
girau raivatake deva sthātavyaṃ bhavatā sadā |
mayā snānaṃ kṛtaṃ yatra tatra snāsyaṃti ye janāḥ || 191 ||
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teṣāṃ viṣṇupure vāso bhavatviti vṛtaṃ mayā |
evamastu tadā procya girau raivatake sthitaḥ |
dāmodaraścaturbāhuḥ svayaṃ rudropi saṃsthitaḥ || 192 ||
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gaṃgādyāḥ saritaḥ sarvāḥ saṃsthitā viṣṇunā saha |
kṣīrode mathyamāne tu yadā vṛkṣaḥ samutthitaḥ || 193 ||
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āmardde devadaityānāṃ tena sāmardakī smṛtā |
asminvṛkṣe sthitā lakṣmīḥ sadā pitṛgṛhe nṛpa || 194 ||
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śivālakṣmīḥ smṛto vṛkṣaḥ sevyate surasattamaiḥ |
devairbrahmādibhiḥ sarvairvṛkṣo'sau vaiṣṇavaḥ smṛtaḥ || 195 ||
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sarvaiḥ saṃciṃtya mukto'sau girau raivatake purā |
asya vṛkṣasya yātrāṃ ye kariṣyaṃti harerdine || 196 ||
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phālgune ca site pakṣa ekādaśyāṃ nṛpottama |
teṣāṃ putrāśca pautrāśca bhaviṣyaṃti guṇādhikāḥ |
prāṃte viṣṇupure vāso jāyatenātra saṃśayaḥ || 197 ||
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baliruvāca |
kathametadvrataṃ kāryaṃ vaiṣṇavaṃ viṣṇuvallabham |
rātrau jāgaraṇaṃ kāryaṃ vidhinā kena tadvada || 198 ||
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nārada uvāca |
phālgunasya site pakṣa ekādaśyāmupoṣitaḥ |
snātvā nadyāṃ taḍāge vā vāpyāṃ kūpe gṛhe'pi vā || 199 ||
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gatvā girau vane vā'pi yatra sā prāpyate śivā |
pūjyā puṣpaiḥ śubhai rātrau kāryaṃ jāgaraṇaṃ naraiḥ || 200 ||
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aṣṭādhikaśataiḥ kāryā phalaistasyāḥ pradakṣiṇā |
pradakṣiṇīkṛtya nagaṃ bhoktavyaṃ tu phalaṃ naraiḥ || 201 ||
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karakaṃ jalapūrṇaṃ tu karttavyaṃ pātrasaṃyutam |
haviṣyānnaṃ tu karttavyaṃ dīpaḥ kāryo vidhānataḥ || 202 ||
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evaṃ jāgaraṇaṃ kāryaṃ kathāśravaṇatatparaiḥ |
mucyaṃte dehinaḥ pāpaiḥ kalijaiḥ kāyasaṃbhavaiḥ || 203 ||
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dehāṃte te narāḥ sarve pūjyaṃte harimaṃdire || 204 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
ityuktvā nārado daityaṃ yayau raivatakaṃ girim |
daityendro maṃtrayāmāsa kiṃkāryaṃ sāṃprataṃ mayā || 205 ||
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na rocate suraiḥ sārddhaṃ vigraho me surottamāḥ || 206 ||
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maṃtriṇa ūcuḥ |
nāsti kṣamā bhṛśaṃ teṣāṃ kṣatriyāṇāṃ gṛhe satām |
aśaktamapi maṃsyaṃte svayamāyāṃti te yataḥ |
tasmātsvayaṃ prayāsyāmo devendraṃ sahitā vayam || 207 ||
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iti śrutvā dadau ḍhakkāṃ prathamaṃ suravigrahe |
gṛhītvā vāhinīṃ daityāḥ prasthitā meru parvate || 208 ||
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yatra sā nagarī ramyā devarājasya pūrvataḥ |
āgacchamānāṃ tāṃ jñātvā vāhinīṃ meruparvate || 209 ||
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devarājasamādeśāccalitā deva vāhinī |
sumeroḥ pūrvadigbhāge yuddhamāsītparasparam || 210 ||
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devasainyaṃ yadā sarvaṃ daityasainyenasaṃyutam |
mahāpralayasādṛśyaṃ yuddhaṃ vṛttaṃ tadā tayoḥ || 211 ||
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airāvaṇaṃ samāruhya devarājaḥ samāgataḥ |
rathamāruhya daityendro yuddhāyānye samāgatāḥ || 212 ||
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devā yajñabhujo yasmāttasmānna yuddha kāṃkṣiṇaḥ |
airāvaṇo baliṃ dṛṣṭvā na cacālāgrato mṛdhe || 213 ||
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saṃgrāme vimukho yāti diggajaiḥ pariveṣṭitaḥ |
adhvare bāhunā yena saṃkalpaṃ kṛtavānbaliḥ || 214 ||
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tena vai sa surānsarvānvārayāmāsa saṃyuge |
vāritā vimukhā yāṃti devarājaḥ karotu kim || 215 ||
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kuliśaṃ na kurute karma bhujamuktaṃ na gacchati || 216 ||
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evaṃ bahūni yuddhāni nivṛttāni tadā tayoḥ |
 na haṃtuṃ śakyaṃte yuddhe devairdaityā mahābalāḥ || 217 ||
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balākāṃkṣāḥ sthitā devā guruṇā te prabodhitāḥ |
amarā devatāḥ sarva iti śukreṇa vāritāḥ || 218 ||
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avatāraṃ harerjñātvā pañcamaṃ vāmanaṃ sthitam |
atihṛṣṭo'marāvatyāṃ rājyaṃ cakre sureśvaraḥ || 219 ||
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nanartta yuddhe daityendraḥ svagṛhe yajate surān |
pātālābhisṛtā daityā rājyaṃ kurvaṃti mānavāḥ || 220 ||
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tadā devagaṇāḥ sarve mantrayanti suraiḥ saha |
daityo lokadvayaṃ śāsti svargaṃ śāsti sureśvaraḥ || 221 ||
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kṣaṃtavyaṃ tāvadevāsya vāmano raivataṃ girim |
yāvadyāti suraiḥ kāryaṃ maunaṃ daityajitairapi || 222 ||
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yadāprabhṛti sañjāto vāmano dharaṇītale |
tadāprabhṛti daityānāṃ dunirmittāni jajñire || 223 ||
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śivā praviśya nagare rauti sā visvaraṃ niśi |
bhramanti nagare kākā divārātraṃ virāviṇaḥ || 224 ||
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sarppāḥ sarppaṃti geheṣu kṛṣṇā raudrā viṣolbaṇāḥ |
kaṃkā gṛdhrā bakā bhrāṃtā bhramanti nagaropari || 225 ||
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jāyante vimukhā garbhāḥ strīṣu goṣu mṛgīṣu vā |
ghṛtaṃ dugdhaṃ ca naivāsti tile tailaṃ na vidyate || 226 ||
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jane jānapado nityaṃ yudhyate ca parasparam |
kālī karālavadanā dīrghakeśī vilocanā || 227 ||
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ajñātā rudatī yāti nagare sā gṛhaṃ prati |
ko'yaṃ na jñāyate kasmāttapasvī bhasmaguṃṭhitaḥ || 228 ||
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yatirmaunavratī nagna puro yāti gṛhegṛhe |
ḍamarūḍḍāmaruṃ paścāddhuṃkāraṃ vidadhāti ca || 229 ||
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akāle kupitā meghā jalaṃ muñcaṃti puṣkalam |
karakaiḥ pūritā garbhā garjaṃti girayo bahu || 230 ||
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samajāyata bhūkaṃpo digdāhaścāpyajāyata |
militvā śvagaṇaḥ sarvo mukhamuccairvidhāya ca || 231 ||
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rauti rātrau pure nityaṃ ghūkaḥ śabdaṃ viśabdate |
balirājyakṣayo jāto divi ketūdayo niśi || 232 ||
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ādityamaṇḍale vedhaḥ kīlakairdṛśyate kṛtaḥ |
kabandhasaṃkule vyomni candramā na prakāśate || 233 ||
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sa jāto rohiṇīvedho yo jāto yugavyatyaye |
nakṣatrāṇi divā lokairgaṇyante guṇavattaraiḥ || 234 ||
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bījānāṃ vyatyayo jajñe bhūmistrīgomṛgīṣu ca |
aśvā hreṣaṃti sahasā madaṃ kurvaṃti no gajāḥ || 239 ||
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mantriṇāṃ maṃtrito mantro bhidyate rājyasaṃkṣaye |
ghṛtāhutyā huto vahnirjvalati na tadā dvijaiḥ || 236 ||
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pracaṇḍaḥ pāvano vāti vātyayā ghūrṇitadrumaḥ |
dhvajā jvalanti caityeṣu nabho bhavati dhūsaram || 237 ||
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ete cānye ca bahava utpātā balino gṛhe |
saṃjātā vāmane jāte nāradāgamanādanu || 238 ||
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anyacca jāyate raudraṃ yaddivā svapnadarśanam |
saṃnahyaṃte yadā daityāḥ patitā nipataṃti ca || 239 ||
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nimittāni sa sainyasya dṛṣṭvaivaṃ na pravarttate |
sadā saṃtiṣṭhate gehe rājyaṃ ca kurute baliḥ || 240 ||
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śarīre na sukhaṃ tasya gātrabhaṃgaḥ śirovyathā |
jvarito na sukhaṃ śete na bhuṃkte na pibatyasau |
na bhuktaṃ jīryate lokaḥ sarvopi vyākulīkṛtaḥ || 241 ||
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viparītaṃ jagaddṛṣṭvā balirvyākulamānasaḥ |
mantrayāmāsa kimidaṃ brāhmaṇaiḥ saha duḥkhitaḥ || 242 ||
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śukraṃ guruṃ samānīya sabhāyāṃ saṃniveśya ca |
papraccha kuśalaṃ daityo bhaktyā paramayā yutaḥ |
viparītamidaṃ sarvaṃ varttate tadvadasva me || 243 ||
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nāradena yaduktaṃ me guro satyaṃ bhaviṣyati |
utpātaśāṃtikaṃ brūhi brāhmaṇaiḥ sahito mama || 244 ||
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śukra uvāca |
utpātaśāṃtaye kāryo yajñaḥ sarvasvadakṣiṇaḥ |
brāhmaṇaiḥ kṣatriyaiḥ sārddhaṃ dvādaśābdo vidhīyatām || 245 ||
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ṛṣayo brāhmaṇā ye ca munayo brahmacāriṇaḥ |
āgacchantu mahāyajñe ye ca dūre'pi saṃsthitāḥ || 246 ||
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nagarātpūrvadigbhāge karttavyo yajñamaṇḍapaḥ |
yasya yasyābhirucitaṃ deyaṃ dānaṃ tvayā nṛpa |
tathā kariṣya ityuktvā yajñārthaṃ tatparobhavat || 247 ||
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ānāyya brāhmaṇānsarvānkuśalānyajñakarmaṇi |
gṛhītā yajñadīkṣā tairyajñe vai sarva dakṣiṇe || 248 ||
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brāhmaṇāya mayā deyaṃ sarvasvamiha yācite |
śarīraputramitrāṇi dārāndāsyāmi yācitaḥ || 249 ||
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dātavyaṃ satataṃ dānaṃ brāhmaṇebhyo mayādhvare |
vāritenāpi na stheyaṃ dātavyaṃ niścitaṃ mayā |
yācitaścenna dāsyāmi tadā vyartho mamā'dhvaraḥ || 250 ||
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vidhāya maṇḍapaṃ divyaṃ bahuyojanavistaram |
tatra dānāni dīyante bhojanācchādanāni ca || 251 ||
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saptarṣayaḥ samāyātā gaganāddharaṇītale |
digbhyaḥ samāgatāḥ sarve brāhmaṇāḥ saṃti ye bhuvi || 252 ||
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kṣatriyāśca samāyātā vigṛhya vividhaṃ vasu |
nivedayanti te rājñe prārabdhe yajñakarmaṇi || 253 ||
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āsamudrātsamāyātā naṭanarttakayācakāḥ |
gītavāditranirghoṣo vedadhvanivimiśritaḥ || 254 ||
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trailokyaṃ badhirīcakre dehidehīti yācitam |
mā dehīti vaco nāsti stokaṃ dehīti caiva na || 255 ||
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yadyadyo yācate vastu tattasmai tatra dīyate |
brāhmaṇo hi na so'pyasti yo hi taṃ bahu yācate || 256 ||
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bhojanācchādanārthaṃ ca na gṛhṇaṃti dvijātayaḥ |
suvarṇaratnaraupyāṇi tathāśvarathakuṃjarān || 257 ||
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gṛhagobhūmigrāmāṃśca na gṛhṇaṃti dvijātayaḥ |
balirājyena saṃtuṣṭāḥ kiṃ kurvati dhanena te || 258 ||
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evaṃ pravartate yajño mahānsarvasvadakṣiṇaḥ || 259 ||
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nṛtyaṃti gāyaṃti paṭhaṃti cānye stuvaṃti yajñaṃ bahudānayuktam |
brahmendra rudragrahasūryacaṃdrāḥ prasāditā āhutibhiśca mantraiḥ || 260 ||
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baliṃ praśaṃsaṃti guruṃ tathānye hotārameke parivārameke |
prajāpaternāpi surādhipasya samāpyate cedatha yāsyati dhuvam |
pradāya rājyaṃ dvijapuṃgavebhyaḥ saputramitraiḥ sahito rasātalam || 261 ||
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itīti vācaḥ pravadaṃti vāḍavāḥ śṛṇvaṃti daityāḥ kimidaṃ vadaṃti |
baleḥ puraḥsthāḥ kathayaṃti saṃgatā baliḥ prahṛṣṭaḥ pradadāti yācitam || 262 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe dvitīye vastrāpathakṣetramāhātmye baliyajñaprabhāvavarṇanaṃnāma saptadaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 17 ||
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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 17

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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