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.

[English text for this chapter is available]

ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
arbudasya ca māhātmyaṃ vistareṇa vadasva naḥ |
kautukaṃ sūta no jātaṃ kathayasva yathā śubham || 1 ||
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sūta uvāca |
purāsīcca ṛṣiśreṣṭhaḥ pulastyo bhagavānmuniḥ |
yayāteśca gṛhe yātastaṃ natvā cābravīnnṛpaḥ || 2 ||
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|yayātiruvāca |
svāgataṃ te muniśreṣṭha saphalaṃ me'dyajīvitam |
kathayasva prasādena kathāmarbudasaṃbhavām || 3 ||
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arbudākhyo nago nāma vikhyāto yo dharātale |
tasya yātrākramaṃ brūhi tatphalaṃ dvijasattama || 4 ||
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sarvaṃ vistarato brūhi tīrthayātrāparāyaṇa |
tasmādvada muniśreṣṭha yena yātrāṃ karomyaham || 5 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
bahudharmamayo rājannarbudaḥ parvatottamaḥ |
aśakto vistarādvaktumapi varṣaśatairapi || 6 ||
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saṃkṣepādeva vakṣyāmi tīrthamukhyāni te tathā |
nāgatīrthaṃ tu tatrādyaṃ sarvakāmapradaṃ nṛṇām || 7 ||
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nārīṇāṃ ca viśeṣeṇa putrasaubhāgyadāyakam |
śṛṇu rājanpurāvṛttaṃ yato'tyāścaryamuttamam || 8 ||
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gautamī brāhmaṇī nāmnā satī sādhvī pativratā |
bālavaidhavyasaṃprāptā tīrthayātrāparāyaṇā || 9 ||
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arbudaṃ sā ca saṃprāptā nāgatīrthaṃ viveśa ha |
tasmiñjale nimagnā sā snātumabhyāyayau purā || 10 ||
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nāyakā putrasaṃyuktā tattīrthaṃ samupāgatā |
śuśrūṣāṃ sā tastasyāścakre nānāvidhāṃ nṛpa || 11 ||
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sarvopakaraṇairdarbhaiḥ sumanobhiḥ pṛthagvidhaiḥ |
atha sā ciṃtayāmāsa gautamī putraduḥkhitā || 12 ||
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dhanyo'yaṃ tanayo hyasyāḥ śuśrūṣāṃ kurute sadā |
putrayuktā tviyaṃ dhanyā dhigahaṃ putravarjitā || 13 ||
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ahaṃ bhartrā viyuktā ca putrahīnā suduḥkhitā |
atha sā nirgatā tasmātsalilānnṛpasattama || 14 ||
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vinā'pi bhartṛsaṃyogātsadyo garbhavatī hyabhūt |
sā garbhalakṣaṇairyuktā sujanavrīḍayā'nvitā || 15 ||
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cakāra maraṇe buddhiṃ jvālayāmāsa pāvakam || etasminneva kāle tu vāguvācāśarīriṇī || 16 ||
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vāguvāca |
no tvaṃ gautami cityāgnau praveśaṃ kartumarhasi |
doṣo nāsti tavātrārthe tīrthasyāsya prabhāvataḥ || 17 ||
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yo yadvāṃchati citte ca jalamadhye sthito naraḥ |
cintitaṃ ca tadāpnoti nārī vā nātra saṃśayaḥ || 18 ||
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tvayā tasyāḥ sutaṃ dṛṣṭvā putravāṃchā kṛtā hṛdi |
tava garbhagato nūnaṃ putraḥ putri bhaviṣyati || 19 ||
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tasmādvirama bhadraṃ te nirdoṣāsi pativrate |
virarāma tataḥ sādhvī gautamī maraṇānnṛpa || 20 ||
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śrutvā'kāśagatāṃ vāṇīṃ devadūtena bhāṣitām |
dṛṣṭvā patiṃ vinā garbhaṃ vākyameta duvāca ha || 21 ||
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aho tīrthaprabhāvo'yamapūrvaḥ pratibhāti me |
yatra saṃjāyate garbhaḥ strīṇāṃ śukrarajovinā || 22 ||
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nāhaṃ kutrāpi yāsyāmi muktvedaṃ tīrthamuttamam |
evamuktvā tataḥ sādhvī tatraiva nyavasatsadā || 23 ||
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putraṃ vai janayāmāsa sarvalakṣaṇalakṣitam |
tatra pārthivaśārdūla kṛṣṇapakṣe 'śvinasya ca || 24 ||
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yaḥ punaḥ kurute śrāddhaṃ tasya vaṃśo na naśyati |
na preto jāyate rājanvaṃśe tasya kadācana || 25 ||
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yaḥ pumānkāmarahitaḥ snānaṃ tatra samācaret |
śrāddhaṃ ca pārthivaśreṣṭha tasya lokāḥ sanātanāḥ || 26 ||
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yā strī puṣpaphalānyeva tīrthe cāsminvisarjayet |
sā syātputravatī dhanyā saubhāgyaṃ ca prapadyate || 27 ||
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niṣkāmā svargamāpnoti duṣprāpyaṃ tridaśairapi |
tasmātsarvaprayatnena yātrāṃ tasya samācaret || 28 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe tṛtīye'rbudakhaṇḍe nāgatīrthamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma paṃcamo'dhyāyaḥ || 5 ||
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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 5

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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