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 |
gṛhītvā dakṣiṇāṃ daityānmahāviṣṇurjanārdanaḥ || |
cakāra kiṃ mamācakṣva paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 1 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
evaṃ stutaḥ surairdevo gṛhītvā medinīṃ hariḥ |
baliṃ nirvāsayāmāsa saṃpūrṇe yajñakarmaṇi |
yajñāṃte dakṣiṇāṃ labdhvā saṃpūrṇo'bhūdathādhvaraḥ || 2 ||
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bhagavānapyasaṃpūrṇe tṛtīye tu krame vibhuḥ |
samabhyetya baliṃ prāha īṣatprasphuritādharaḥ || 3 ||
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ṛṇe bhavati daityendra baṃdhanaṃ ghoradarśanam |
tvaṃ pūraya padaṃ tanme nocedbandhaṃ pratīccha bhoḥ || 4 ||
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tanmurārivacaḥ śrutvā puro bhūtvā baleḥ sutaḥ |
bāṇo vāmanamācaṣṭe tadā taṃ viśvarūpiṇam || 5 ||
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kṛtvā mahīmalpatarāṃ vapuḥ kṛtvā tu vāmanam |
padatrayaṃ yācayitvā viśvarūpamagāḥ katham || 6 ||
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yadi tṛtīyaṃ kramaṇaṃ yācase jagadīśvara |
punarvāmanatāṃ yāhi balirdāsyati tatpadam || 7 ||
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yādṛgvidhāya balinā vāmanāyodakaṃ kṛtam |
tattādṛśāya dātavyamatha kiṃ viśvarūpiṇe || 8 ||
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bhavatkṛtamidaṃ viśvaṃ viśvasminvartate baliḥ |
chadmanā naiva gṛhṇanti sādhavo ye maheśvara || 9 ||
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jagadetajjagannātha tāvakaṃ yadi manyase |
jñātvā balimamaryādaṃ bhavadbhaktiparāṅmukham || 10 ||
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kaṃṭhapāśena niṣkāsya kena vai vāryate bhavān |
gopālamanyaṃ kurute rakṣaṇāya ca gopatiḥ |
sutṛṇaṃ cārayanpūrvo gopaḥ kiṃ kurute tadā || 11 ||
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ityevamukte tenātha vacane balisūnunā |
provāca bhagavānvākyamādikartā janārdanaḥ || 12 ||
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yānyuktāni vacāṃsītthaṃ tvayā bālena sāṃpratam |
teṣāṃ tvaṃ hetusaṃyuktaṃ śṛṇu pratyuttaraṃ mama || 13 ||
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pūrvamuktastava pitā mayā bāṇa padatrayam |
dehi mahyaṃ pramāṇena tadetatsamanuṣṭhitam || 14 ||
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kiṃ na vetti pramāṇaṃ me balistava pitā suta |
balerapi hitārthāya kṛtametatpadatrayam || 15 ||
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tasmādyanmama bāleya tvatpitrāṃ'bu kare mahat |
dattaṃ tenāsya sutale kalpaṃ yāvadvasiṣyati || 16 ||
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gate manvantare bāṇa śrāddhadevasya sāmpratam |
sāvarṇike tvāgate ca balirindro bhaviṣyati || 17 ||
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iti proktvā balisutaṃ bāṇaṃ devastrivikramaḥ |
provāca balimabhyetya vacanaṃ madhurākṣaram || 18 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
apūrṇadakṣiṇe yāge gaccha rājanmahātalam |
sutalaṃnāma pātālaṃ vasa tatra nirāmayaḥ || 19 ||
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baliruvāca |
sutalasthasya me nātha kathaṃ caraṇayostava |
darśanaṃ pūjanaṃ bhogo nivasāmi yathāsukham || 20 ||
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śrībhagavānuvāca |
daityendra hadaye nityaṃ tāvake nivasāmyaham |
ataste darśanaṃ prāptaḥ punaḥ sthāsye tavāntikam || 21 ||
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tathānyamutsavaṃ puṇyaṃ vṛtte śakramahotsave |
dīpapratipannāmā'sau tatra bhāvī mahotsavaḥ || 22 ||
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tatra tvāṃ naraśārdūlā hṛṣṭāḥ puṣṭāḥ svalaṃkṛtāḥ |
puṣpadīpapradānena arcayiṣyaṃti yatnataḥ || 23 ||
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tatrotsavaḥ puṇyatamo bhaviṣyati dharātale |
tava nāmāṃkito daitya tena tvaṃ vatsaraṃ sukhī || 24 ||
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bhaviṣyasi narā ye tu dṛḍhabhaktisahā nvitāḥ |
tvāmarcayanti vidhivatte'pi syuḥ sukhabhāginaḥ || 25 ||
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yathaiva rājyaṃ bhavatastu sāṃprataṃ tathaiva sā bhāvyatha kaumudīti |
ityevamuktvā madhumaditīśvaraṃ nivāsayitvā sutalaṃ sabhāryakam || 26 ||
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urvī samādāya jagāma tūrṇaṃ sa śakrasadmāmarasaṃghajuṣṭam |
dattvā maghone madhujittriviṣṭapaṃ kṛtvā tu devānmakhabhāgabhoginaḥ || 27 ||
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antardadhe viśvapatirmaheśaḥ saṃpaśyatāṃ vai vasudhādhipānām || 28 ||
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gṛhītveti bale rājyaṃ manuputre niyojitam |
dvīpāṃtare ca te daityāḥ preṣitāścājñayā svayam || 29 ||
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pātālanilayā ye tu te tatraiva niveśitāḥ |
devānāṃ paramo harṣaḥ saṃjāto balinigrahe || 30 ||
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nivāsāya punaścakre vāmano vāmano manaḥ |
tatra kṣetre svanagare vāmanaḥ sa nyuvāsa ha || 31 ||
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sārasvata uvāca |
prādurbhāvaste kathito narendra puṇyaḥ śucirvāmanasyāghahārī |
smṛte yasminsaṃśrute kīrtite ca pāpaṃ yāyātsaṃkṣayaṃ puṇyameti || 32 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
iti sārasvatavacaḥ śrutvā bhojaḥ sa bhūpatiḥ |
namaskṛtya muniśreṣṭhaṃ pūjayāmāsa bhaktitaḥ || 33 ||
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tato yathoktavidhinā sa bhojo nṛpasattamaḥ |
vastrāpathakṣetra yātrāṃ parivārajanaiḥ saha |
kṛtvā kṛtārthatāṃ prāpto jagāmānte paraṃ padam || 34 ||
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etanmayā puṇyatamaṃ prabhāsakṣetre ca vasrāpathamīritaṃ te |
śrutvā paṭhitvā parayā sameto bhaktyā tu viṣṇoḥ padamabhyupaiti || 35 ||
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yathā pāpāni dhūyaṃte gaṃgāvārivigāhanāt |
tathā purāṇaśravaṇādduritānāṃ vinā śanam || 36 ||
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idaṃ rahasyaṃ paramaṃ tavoktaṃ na vācyametaddharibhaktivarjite |
dvijasya nindānirate'tipāpe gurāvabhakte kṛtapāpabuddhau || 37 ||
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idaṃ paṭhedyo niyataṃ manuṣyaḥ kṛtabhāvanaḥ |
tasya bhaktiḥ śive kṛṣṇe niścalā jāyate dhuvam || 38 ||
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tadbhaktyā sakalānarthānprāpnoti puruṣottamaḥ || |
purāṇavācine dadyādgobhūsvarṇavibhūṣaṇam || 39 ||
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vittaśāṭhyaṃ na kartavyaṃ kurvandāridryamāpnuyāt |
triḥkṛtvā prapaṭhañchṛṇvaṃnsarvānkāmānavāpnuyāt || 40 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe dvitīye vastrāpathakṣetramāhātmye balaye vāmanakṛtavarapradānavṛttāntavarṇana pūrvakaṃ vastrāpathakṣetrayātrāmāhātmya sārasvatabhojasaṃvādasamāptipuraḥsara vastrāpathakṣetramāhātmyasamāptivarṇanaṃ nāmaikonaviṃśatitamo'dhyāyaḥ || 19 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 19

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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