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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pulastya uvāca |
tato gacchennṛpaśreṣṭha vasiṣṭhaṃ tapasāṃ nidhim |
yaṃ dṛṣṭvā mānavaḥ samyakkṛtārthatvamavāpnuyāt || 1 ||
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tatrāsti jalasampūrṇaṃ kuṇḍaṃ pāpaharaṃ nṛṇām |
tasminkuṇḍe nṛpaśreṣṭha vasiṣṭhena mahātmanā || 2 ||
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gomatī ca samānītā tapasā nṛpasattama |
tatra snāto naraḥ samyakpātakai rvipramucyate || 3 ||
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ṛṣidhānyena yastatra śrāddhaṃ nṛpa samācaret |
sa pitṛṃstārayetsarvānpakṣayorubhayorapi || 4 ||
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atra gāthā purā gītā nāradena mahātma nā |
snātvā puṇyodake tatra dṛṣṭvā taṃ munisattamam || 5 ||
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kiṃ gayāśrāddhadānena kimanyairmakhavistaraiḥ |
vasiṣṭhasyāśramaṃ prāpya yaḥ śrāddhaṃ kurute naraḥ |
sa pitṝṃstārayetsarvānātmanā nṛpasattama || 6 ||
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tatraivāruṃdhatī sādhvī vasiṣṭhasya samīpataḥ |
pūjanīyā viśeṣeṇa sarvakāmapradā nṛṇām || 7 ||
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bālye vayasi yatpāpaṃ vārddhake yauvane'pi vā |
vasiṣṭhadarśanātsadyo narāṇāṃ yāti saṃkṣayam || 8 ||
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dīpaṃ prayacchate yastu vasiṣṭhāgre samāhitaḥ |
sukhasaubhāgyasaṃyuktastejasvī jāyate naraḥ || 9 ||
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upavāsaparo yastu tatraikā rajanīṃ nayet |
sa yāti paramaṃ sthānaṃ yatra saptarṣayo'malāḥ || 10 ||
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trirātriṃ kurute yastu vasiṣṭhāgre samāhitaḥ |
sa yāti ca maharlokaṃ jarāmaraṇavarjitaḥ || 11 ||
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yastu māsopavāsaṃ ca vasiṣṭhāgre karoti ca |
so'pi muktimavāpnoti na yāti sa bhavārṇavam || 12 ||
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śrāvaṇasya site pakṣe paurṇamāsyāṃ samāhitaḥ |
ṛṣiṃ tarpayate yastu brahmalokaṃ sa gacchati || 13 ||
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vasiṣṭhasyāgrato yastu gāyatryaṣṭaśataṃ japet |
ājanmamaraṇātpāpātsadyo mucyeta mānavaḥ || 14 ||
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vāmadevaṃ yajettatra yadi śraddhāsamanvitaḥ |
agniṣṭomaphalaṃ rājansadyaḥ prāpnoti mānavaḥ || 15 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena draṣṭavyo'sau mahāmuniḥ |
śucibhiḥ śraddhayā yuktāste yāsyaṃti paraṃ padam || 16 ||
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tasmātsarvātmanā rājanvāmadevaṃ ca pūjayet || 17 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe tṛtīye'rbudakhaṃḍe vasiṣṭhāśramamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma ṣaṣṭho'dhyāyaḥ || 6 ||
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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 6

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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