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 |
kṛṣṇatīrthaṃ tato gacchetkṛṣṇasya dayitaṃ sadā |
yatra sannihito nityaṃ svayaṃ viṣṇurmahīpate |
yayātiruvāca |
kṛṣṇatīrthaṃ kathaṃ tatra jātaṃ brāhmaṇasattama |
kasminkāle mune brūhi sarvaṃ vistarato mama || 2 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
tasminnekārṇave ghore naṣṭe sthāvarajaṃgame |
caṃdrārkapavane naṣṭe jyotiṣi pralayaṃ gate || 3 ||
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tato yugasahasrāṃte vibuddhaḥ kamalāsanaḥ |
ekākī ciṃtayāmāsa kathaṃ sṛṣṭirbhavediti || 4 ||
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bhramaṃścāpi caturvaktro yāvatpaśyati dūrataḥ |
caturbhujaṃ viśālākṣaṃ puruṣaṃ purataḥ sthitam || 5 ||
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taṃ covāca caturvaktraḥ kastvaṃ kena vinirmitaḥ |
kimarthamiha saṃprāptaḥ sarvaṃ vistarato vada || 6 ||
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tamuvācātha goviṃdaḥ prahasañchlakṣṇayā girā || 7 ||
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ahamādyaḥ pumāneko mayā sṛṣṭo bhavānapi |
sraṣṭumicchāmi bhūyo'pi bhūtagrāmaṃ caturvidham || 8 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā kruddho devaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
abravītparuṣaṃ vākyaṃ bhartsayaṃśca punaḥpunaḥ || 9 ||
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sṛṣṭastvaṃ hi mayā mūḍha prathamo'hamasaṃśayam |
tvādṛśānāṃ sahasrāṇi kariṣye'hamasaṃśayam || 10 ||
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evaṃ vivadamānau tau mitho rājanmahādyutī |
spardhayā roṣatāmrākṣau yuyudhāte parasparam || 11 ||
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muṣṭibhirbāhubhiścaiva nakhairdaṃtairvikarṣaṇaiḥ |
evaṃ varṣasahasraṃ tu tayoryuddhamavarttata || 12 ||
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tato varṣasahasrāṃte tayormadhye nṛpottama |
prādurbhūtaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ divyaṃ tejomayaṃ śubham || 13 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
yuddhādbrahmannivartasva tvaṃ ca viṣṇo mamājñayā || 14 ||
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etanmāheśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ yo'sya cāṃte gamiṣyati |
sa jyeṣṭhaḥ sa vibhuḥ karttā yuvayornātra saṃśayaḥ || 15 ||
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adhobhāgaṃ vrajatveka ekaścorddhvaṃ mamājñayā |
tacchrutvā satvaro brahmā vyomamārgaṃ samāśritaḥ || 16 ||
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vidārya vasudhāṃ kṛṣṇo'pyadhastātsatvaraṃ gataḥ |
sa bhittvā saptapātālānadho yāvatprayāti ca |
tāvatkālāgnirudrastu dṛṣṭastena mahātmanā || 17 ||
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gaṃtumicchaṃstato'dhastādyāvadvegaṃ karoti saḥ |
tāvattasyārcibhirdagdhaḥ kṛṣṇatvaṃ samapadyata || 18 ||
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tato mūrchābhisaṃtapto dahyamāno'dbhutāgninā |
nivartya sahasā viṣṇurvailakṣyaṃ paramaṃ gataḥ || 19 ||
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tathā liṃgaṃ samāsādya bhaktyā pūjā kṛtā tataḥ |
vedoktaiḥ paramaiḥ sūkṣmaiḥ stutiṃ cakre mahīpate || 20 ||
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brahmā'pi vyomamārgeṇa gato haṃsavimānataḥ |
divyaṃ varṣasahasraṃ tu tasyāṃtaṃ nābhyapadyata || 21 ||
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tato varṣasahasrāṃte ketakīṃ so'pyapaśyata |
āyāṃtīṃ vyomamārgeṇa tayā pṛṣṭaścaturmukhaḥ || 22 ||
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kva tvayā gamyate brahmannirālaṃbe mahāpathi |
śūnye tattvaṃ samācakṣva paraṃ kautūhalaṃ hi me || 23 ||
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brahmovāca |
mama spardhā samutpannā viṣṇunā saha śobhane |
liṃgasyāsya hi paryaṃtaṃ yo labhiṣyati cāvayoḥ || 24 ||
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sa jyāyānitaro hīno hyetaduktaṃ pinākinā |
prasthito'haṃ tataścorddhvamadhomārgaṃ gato hariḥ || 25 ||
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labdhvā liṃgasya paryaṃtaṃ yāsyāmi kṣitimaṃḍale |
tasya tadvacanaṃ śrutvā tatpuṣpamabhyabhāṣata || 26 ||
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vyarthaśramo'si lokeśa nāṃto liṃgasya vidyate |
caturyugasahasrāṇāṃ koṭirekā pitāmaha || 27 ||
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liṃgamūrdhnaḥ pataṃtyā me kālo jāto mahādyute |
tathāpi kṣiti pṛṣṭhaṃ tu na prāptāsmi kathaṃcana || 28 ||
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yāvatkālena haṃsaste yojanaṃ saṃpragacchati |
tāvatkālena gacchāmi yojanānāmahaṃ śatam || 29 ||
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tasmānnivartanaṃ yuktaṃ mama vākyena te vibho |
darśayitvā ca māṃ viṣṇorjyeṣṭhatvaṃ vraja sāṃpratam || 30 ||
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tato hṛṣṭamanā bhūtvā gṛhītvā tāṃ caturmukhaḥ |
punarvarṣasahasrāṃte bhūmipṛṣṭhamupāgataḥ |
darśayāmāsa tāṃ viṣṇoreṣā liṃgasya mūrdhataḥ || 31 ||
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mayā'nītā śubhā mālā labdhaścāṃtaṃ caturbhuja |
tvayā labdho na cāsatyaṃ vada me puruṣottama || 32 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
anaṃtasyāprameyasya devadevasya śūlinaḥ |
nāhaṃ śaktaḥ paraṃ pāraṃ gaṃtuṃ brahmankathaṃcana || 33 ||
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yadi tvayā'sya paryaṃto labdho brahmankathaṃcana |
tatte tuṣṭiṃ gato nūnaṃ devadevo maheśvaraḥ || 34 ||
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nānyathā cāsya paryaṃto dṛśyate kena citkvacit |
tasmājjyeṣṭho bhavāñchreṣṭhaḥ kaniṣṭho'hamasaṃśayam || 35 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
etasminneva kāle tu bhagavānvṛṣabhadhvajaḥ |
kopaṃ cakre mahārāja brahmāṇaṃ prati tatkṣaṇāt || 36 ||
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athāha darśanaṃ gatvā dhigdhigvyarthaprajalpaka |
mithyā prajalpamānena kimidaṃ sāhasaṃ kṛtam || 37 ||
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yasmāttvayā mṛṣā proktaṃ mama paryaṃtadarśanam |
tasmāttvaṃ sarvavarṇānāṃ pūjārho na bhaviṣyasi || 38 ||
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ye ca tvāṃ pūjayiṣyaṃti mānavā moha saṃyutāḥ |
te kṛcchraṃ paramaṃ prāpya nāśaṃ yāsyaṃti kṛtsnaśaḥ || 39 ||
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ketakyā ca tathā proktaṃ yasmāttasmātsuduṣṭayā |
asyā hi sparśanāllokaḥ śvapākatvaṃ prayāsyati || 40 ||
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evaṃ śāpo tayordattvā devaḥ provāca keśavam |
prasannavadano bhūtvā tadā tuṣṭo maheśvaraḥ || 41 ||
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bhagavānuvāca |
vāsudeva mahābāho tuṣṭaste'haṃ mahāmate |
satyasaṃbhāṣaṇādeva varaṃ varaya suvrata || 42 ||
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śrīvāsudeva uvāca |
eṣa eva varaḥ ślāghyo yattvaṃ tuṣṭo maheśvaraḥ |
na cāpuṇyavatāṃ deva tvaṃ tuṣṭimadhigacchasi |
avaśyaṃ yadi me deyo varo deveśvara tvayā || 43 ||
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liṃgametadanaṃtākhyaṃ laghutāṃ naya mā ciram |
yena sṛṣṭirbhavelloke vyāptaṃ viśvamanena tu || 44 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
tataḥ saṃkṣipya talliṃgaṃ laghu kṛtvā maheśvaraḥ |
abravītkeśavaṃ bhūyaḥ śṛṇu vākyamidaṃ hare || 45 ||
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etanmedhyatame deśe liṃgaṃ sthāpaya me hare |
pūjaya tvaṃ vidhānena paraṃ śreyaḥ prapatsyase || 46 ||
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mama tejovinirdagdhaḥ kṛṣṇatvaṃ hi yato gataḥ |
kṛṣṇa eva tato nāma loke khyātiṃ gamiṣyati || 47 ||
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kṛṣṇakṛṣṇeti te nāma prātarutthāya mānavaḥ |
kīrtayiṣyati yo bhaktyā sa yāti paramāṃ gatim || 48 ||
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pulastya uvāca |
evamuktvā tamīśānastatraivāṃtaradhīyata |
vāsudevo'pi talliṃgaṃ gṛhītvā'rbudaparvate |
nirjhare sthāpayāmāsa supuṇye vimalodake || 49 ||
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kṛṣṇatīrthaṃ tato jātaṃ nāmnā hi dharaṇītale |
śṛṇu pārthivaśārdūla tatra snātasya yatphalam || 50 ||
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snātvā kṛṣṇahrade puṇye talliṃgaṃ paśyate tu yaḥ |
sarvatīrthodbhavaṃ śreyaḥ sa marttyo labhate'khilam || 51 ||
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tathā ca sarvadānānāṃ niṣkāmaḥ prāpnuyātphalam |
sakāmo'pi phalaṃ ceṣṭaṃ yadyapi syātsudurllabham || 52 ||
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tasmātsarvaprayatnena snānaṃ tatra samācaret |
ya icchecchāśvataṃ śreyo nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 53 ||
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ekādaśyāṃ mahārāja nirāhāro jitendriyaḥ |
yastatra jāgaraṃ kṛtvā liṃgasyāgre subhaktitaḥ || 54 ||
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prabhāte kurute śrāddhaṃ yastu śraddhāsamanvitaḥ |
pitṛnsaṃtārayetsarvānpūrvajaiḥ saha dharmavit || 55 ||
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tilānkṛṣṇānnarastatra brāhmaṇebhyo dadāti yaḥ |
brahmahatyādibhiḥ pāpaiḥ sa marttyo mucyate dhruvam || 56 ||
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darśanādeva rājendra kṛṣṇatīrthasya mānavaḥ |
mucyate sarvapāpebhyo nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 57 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe tṛtīye'rbudakhaṇḍe kṛṣṇatīrthamāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma catustriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 34 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 34

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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