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 supuṇyamacaleśvaram |
yaṃ dṛṣṭvā siddhimāpnoti naraḥ śraddhāsamanvitaḥ || 1 ||
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tatra kṛṣṇacaturdaśyāṃ yaḥ śrāddhaṃ kurute naraḥ |
āśvine phālgune vāpi sa yāti paramāṃ gatim || 2 ||
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yastu pūjayate bhaktyā dakṣiṇāṃ diśamāsthitaḥ |
puṣpaiḥ patraiḥ phalaiścaiva so'śvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 3 ||
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paṃcāmṛtena yastatra tarpaṇaṃ kuru te naraḥ |
so'pi devasya sāṃnidhyaṃ śivalokamavāpnuyāt || 4 ||
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pradakṣiṇāṃte yastasya praṇāmaṃ kurute naraḥ |
naśyaṃti sarvapāpāni pradakṣiṇapadepade || 5 ||
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tatrāścaryamabhūtpūrvaṃ tattvaṃ śṛṇu mahāmate |
mayā pūrvaṃ śrutaṃ svarge nāradācchakrasannidhau || 6 ||
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tatra pūrvaṃ śuko nīḍaṃ vṛkṣe caivākaroddvijaḥ |
gatāgatena nīḍasya kurute taṃ pradakṣiṇām || 7 ||
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na ca bhaktyā mahārāja pakṣiyonisamudbhavaḥ |
athāsau mṛtyumāpannaḥ kālena mahatā śukaḥ || 8 ||
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saṃjātaḥ pārthive vaṃśe rājā veṇuriti smṛtaḥ |
jātismaro mahārāja sarvaśatrunikṛntanaḥ || 9 ||
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sa taṃ smṛtvā prabhāvaṃ hi pradakṣiṇāsamudbhavam |
acaleśvaramāsādya pradakṣiṇāmathākarot || 10 ||
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naktaṃ dinaṃ mahārāja nānyatkiṃcitkaroti saḥ |
na tathā tapase yatno na naivedye kathaṃcana || 11 ||
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na puṣpe dhūpadāne ca pradakṣiṇāparaḥ sadā |
kenacittvatha kālena munayo'tra samāgatāḥ || 12 ||
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nāradaḥ śaunakaścaiva hārīto devalastathā |
gālavaḥ kapilo naṃdaḥ suhotraḥ kaśyapo nṛpaḥ || 13 ||
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ete cānye ca bahavo devavrataparāyaṇāḥ |
kecitsnānaṃ kārayaṃti tasya liṃgasya bhaktitaḥ || 14 ||
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anye ca vividhāṃ pūjāṃ japamanye samāhitāḥ |
eke nṛtyaṃti rājeṃdra gāyaṃti ca tathā pare || 15 ||
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balimanye prayacchaṃti stutiṃ kurvaṃti cāpare |
athāścaryaṃ paraṃ dṛṣṭvā pradakṣiṇāparaṃ nṛpam || 16 ||
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paraṃ kautukamāpannā vākyametadathābruvan |
pradakṣiṇāsamudbhūtaṃ kāraṇaṃ jñātumicchavaḥ || 17 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
kasmāttvaṃ pārthivaśreṣṭha pradakṣiṇāparaḥ sadā |
devasyāsya viśeṣeṇa satyaṃ no vaktumarhasi || 18 ||
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na dadāsi jalaṃ liṃge prabhūtaṃ sumanoharam |
puṣpadhūpādikaṃ vātha stotrāṇi vividhāni ca || 19 ||
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samartho'si tathānyeṣāṃ dānānāṃ tvaṃ mahīpate |
etannaḥ kautukaṃ sarvaṃ yathāvadvaktumarhasi || 20 ||
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veṇuruvāca |
yadahaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi śrūyatāṃ dvijasattamāḥ |
pūrvadehāṃtare vṛttaṃ sarvaṃ satyaṃ viśeṣataḥ || 21 ||
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prāsāde'sminpurā pakṣī śuko'haṃ sthitavāṃstadā |
kṛtavāṃśca tadā devaṃ pradakṣiṇāmaharniśam || 22 ||
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kṛpayā'sya prabhāvācca jāto jātismarastvaham |
adhunā parayā bhaktyā yatkaromi pradakṣiṇām || 23 ||
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na jāne kiṃ phalaṃ me'dya devasyāsya prasādataḥ |
etasmātkāraṇāccāhaṃ nānyatkiṃcitkaromi bhoḥ || 24 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
veṇuvākyaṃ tataḥ śrutvā munayaḥ śaṃsitavratāḥ |
vismayotphullanayanāḥ sādhusādhviti cābruvan || 25 ||
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tataḥ pradakṣiṇa parāḥ sarve tatra maharṣayaḥ |
 babhūvurmunayaḥ sarve śraddhayā parayā yutāḥ || 26 ||
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so'pi rājā mahābhāgo veṇuḥ śaṃbhoḥ prasādataḥ |
śāśvataṃ sthānamāpanno durllabhaṃ tridaśairapi || 27 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe tṛtīye'rbudakhaṃḍe'caleśvaraprabhāvavarṇanaṃnāma saptamo'dhyāyaḥ || 7 ||
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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 7

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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