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 devaṃ koṭīśvaraṃ param |
yaṃ dṛṣṭvā mānavaḥ samyakparāṃ siddhimavāpnuyāt || 1 ||
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śṛṇu tatrābhavatpūrvaṃ yadāścaryaṃ mahīpate |
dakṣiṇasyā munivarāḥ koṭisaṃkhyāpramāṇataḥ || 2 ||
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anyo'nyaṃ spardhayā sarve helayā'rbudamāgatāḥ |
ahaṃ pūrvamahaṃ pūrvaṃ prapaśyāmyacaleśvaram || 3 ||
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āgamiṣyati yaḥ paścādbrāhmaṇaḥ śvā bhaviṣyati |
pāpīyānbhaktirahitaḥ śraddhāhīno bhaviṣyati || 4 ||
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ityevaṃ spardhamānāste helayā'rbudamāgatāḥ |
tataḥ sarve yatātmānaḥ samyagvrataparāyaṇāḥ || 5 ||
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śāṃtāstapasvinaḥ sarve vedavidyāviśāradāḥ |
teṣāmīhitamājñāya samyakkāmaniṣūdanaḥ || 6 ||
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kṛpayā parayāviṣṭo bhaktibhāvānmaheśvaraḥ |
koṭiṃ kṛtvā'tmaliṃgānāṃ tasminsthāne vyavasthitaḥ || 7 ||
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ekasminneva kāle tu sarvairdṛṣṭo maheśvaraḥ |
munibhiśca nṛpaśreṣṭha koṭisaṃkhyaiḥ pṛthakpṛthak || 8 ||
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atha te munayaḥ sarve samaṃ dṛṣṭvā maheśvaram |
vismayotphullanayanā sādhusādhviti cābruvan || 9 ||
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bhaktiyuktā dvijāḥ sarve'stuvaṃste vaidikaiḥ stavaiḥ |
teṣāṃ tuṣṭastataḥ śaṃbhurvākyametaduvāca ha || 10 ||
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śrīmahādeva uvāca |
tuṣṭo'haṃ munayaḥ sarve śraddhayā parayā hi vaḥ |
varaṃ vai vriyatāṃ śīghraṃ sarvaiścaiva pṛthakpṛthak || 11 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
eṣa eva varo'smākaṃ sarveṣāṃ hṛdi varttitaḥ |
yugapaddarśanāddeva jāyatāṃ phalamuttamam || 12 ||
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śrīmahādeva uvāca |
na vṛthā darśanaṃ me syādviśeṣādbrāhmaṇasya ca |
darśanaṃ ye kariṣyaṃti teṣāṃ ca tīrthajaṃ phalam || 13 ||
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munaya ūcuḥ |
avaśyaṃ yadi dātavyo varo'smākaṃ maheśvara |
ekaṃ koṭimayaṃ liṃgaṃ kriyatāṃ vṛṣabhadhvaja || 14 ||
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yasmindṛṣṭe phalaṃ nṛṇāṃ jāyate koṭiliṃgajam |
evameṣa varo'smākaṃ dīyatāṃ vṛṣabhadhvaja || 15 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
evaṃ saprārthamānānāṃ munīnāṃ bhāvitātmanām |
nirbhidya parvataśreṣṭhaṃ sahasā liṃgamudgatam || 16 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
kṛpayā parayā sarvāṃstānṛṣīnvasudhādhipa || 17 ||
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vāguvāca |
koṭīśvarākhyaṃ me liṃgaṃ loke khyātiṃ gamiṣyati |
māghakṛṣṇacaturddaśyāṃ yaścainaṃ pūjayiṣyati || 18 ||
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sarvaṃ koṭiguṇaṃ tasya phalaṃ viprā bhaviṣyati |
dākṣiṇātyo naro yastu śrāddhamatra kariṣyati || 19 ||
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phalaṃ koṭiguṇaṃ tasya gayāśrāddhasamaṃ bhavet |
tasmādviśeṣataḥ pūjyaṃ mama liṃgaṃ ca mānavaiḥ || 20 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
evamuktvā tu sā vāṇī virarāma mahīpate |
tataste munayaḥ sarve gaṃdhadhūpānulepanaiḥ || 21 ||
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talliṃgaṃ pūjayāmāsuḥ śraddhayā parayā nṛpa |
pūjayitvā gatāḥ siddhiṃ sarve liṃgaprasādataḥ || 22 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhātakhaṇḍe tṛtīye'rbudakhaṇḍe koṭīśvaramāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāmaikādaśo'dhyāyaḥ || 11 ||
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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 11

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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