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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śrīprahlāda uvāca |
evaṃ saṃpūjitastena hariṇā brāhmaṇottamaḥ |
uvāca parisantuṣṭo varaṃ brūhīti keśavam || 1 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
yadi tuṣṭo'si bhagavanyadi deyo varo mama |
sthātavyamatra bhavatā na tyaktavyaṃ kadācana || 2 ||
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durvāsā uvāca |
yadi tiṣṭhāmyahaṃ kṛṣṇa tathā tvamapi keśava |
tiṣṭhasva ṣoḍaśakalo nityaṃ madvacanena hi || 3 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
ye'tra paśyaṃti bhaktyā tvāṃ māṃ cāpi dvijasattama |
kiṃ dāsyasi phalaṃ teṣāṃ bhāvināṃ bhagavanvada || 4 ||
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durvāsā uvāca |
yaḥ snātvā saṃgame kṛṣṇa gomatyāḥ sāgarasya ca |
tvāṃ māṃ samarcati naraḥ sarvapāpaiḥ samucyate || 5 ||
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tathānyacchṛṇu kṛṣṇātra snātvā dāsyati yaddhanam |
mama dattasya deveśa prāpnuyātṣoḍaśottaram || 6 ||
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śrīkṛṣṇa uvāca |
yo naraḥ pūjayitvā tvāṃ pūjayiṣyati māmiha |
tasya muktiṃ pradāsyāmi yā surairapi durllabhā || 7 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
parasparaṃ varau dattvā kṛṣṇadurvāsasau mudā |
tataḥ prabhṛti viprendrāstasminsthāne hyatiṣṭhatām |
varadānamiti proktaṃ tattīrthaṃ sarvakāmadam || 8 ||
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varadāne naraḥ snāto gosahasraphalaṃ labhet |
viṣṇudurvāsasoryatra varadānamabhūtpurā || 9 ||
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tadāprabhṛti viprendrāstiṣṭhate dvārakāṃ hariḥ |
durvāsasā girā baddho na jahāti kadācana || 10 ||
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yatra traivikramī mūrtirvahate yatra gomatī |
narā muktiṃ prayāsyaṃti cakratīrthena saṃgatāḥ || 11 ||
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kalevaraṃ parityaktaṃ prabhāse hariṇā yadā |
kalābhiḥ sahitaṃ tejastasyāṃ mūrtau niveśitam || 12 ||
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tasmātkaliyuge viprā nānyatra prāpyate hariḥ |
yadi kāryyaṃ hi kṛṣṇena tatra gacchata mā ciram || 13 ||
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ṛṣaya ūcuḥ |
sādhu bhāgavataśreṣṭha sādhu mārgapradarśaka |
yattvayā hi parijñātaṃ tanna jānāti kaścana || 14 ||
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kiṃ phalaṃ gamane tasyāṃ kiṃ phalaṃ kṛṣṇadarśane |
kāni tīrthāni tatraiva ke devāstadvadasva naḥ || 15 ||
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kasminmāse tithau kasyāṃ kasminparvaṇi mānavaiḥ |
gantavyaṃ kāni deyāni dānāni danujarṣabha || 16 ||
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sūta uvāca |
iti pṛṣṭastadā taistu mahābhāgavato'suraḥ |
kathayāmāsa viprebhyo bhagavadbhaktisaṃyutaḥ || 17 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
bho bhūmidevāḥ śṛṇuta paraṃ guhyaṃ sanātanam |
yatkasyacinna cākhyātaṃ tadvadāmi suvistarāt || 18 ||
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yadā matiṃ ca kurute dvārakāgamanaṃ prati |
tadā narakanirmuktā gāyanti pitaro divi || 19 ||
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yāvatpadāni kṛṣṇasya mārge gacchati mānavaḥ |
padepade'śvamedhasya yajñasya labhate phalam || 20 ||
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yātrārthaṃ devadevasya yaḥ prerayati cāparān |
mānavānnātra sandeho labhate vaiṣṇavaṃ padam || 21 ||
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dvārakāṃ gacchamānasya yo dadāti pratiśrayam |
tathaiva madhurāṃ vācaṃ nandate krīḍate hi saḥ || 22 ||
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adhvani śrāṃtadehasya vāhanaṃ yaḥ prayacchati |
haṃsayuktena sa naro vimānena divaṃ vrajet || 23 ||
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yātrāyāṃ gacchamānasya madhyāhne kṣudhitasya ca |
annaṃ dadāti yo bhaktyā śṛṇu tasyāpi yadbhavet || 24 ||
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gayāśrāddhena yatpuṇyaṃ labhate mānavo bhuvi |
annadānena tatpuṇyaṃ pitṝṇāṃ tṛptirakṣayā || 25 ||
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upānahau tu yo dadyāddvārakāṃ prati gacchatām |
kṛṣṇaprasādātsa naro gajaskandhena gacchati || 26 ||
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vighnamācarate yastu dvārakāṃ prati gacchatām |
narake majjate mūḍhaḥ kalpamātraṃ tu raurave || 27 ||
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mārgasthitasya yo dhanyaḥ prayacchati kamaṇḍalu्m |
prapādānasahasrasya phalamāpnoti mānavaḥ || 28 ||
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yātrāyāṃ gacchamānasya pādabhyaṃgaṃ dadāti yaḥ |
pādaprakṣālanaṃ caiva sarvānkāmānavāpnuyāt || 29 ||
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gāthāṃ śṛṇoti yo viṣṇorgītaṃ ca gāyataḥ pathi |
dānaṃ dadāti viprendrāstasmāddhanyataro na hi || 30 ||
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kailāsaśikharāvāsaṃ śvetābhramiva nirmalam |
prāsādaṃ kṛṣṇadevasya yaḥ paśyati narottamaḥ || 31 ||
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dūrāddhemamayaṃ dṛṣṭvā kalaśaṃ dhvajasaṃyutam |
vāhanaṃ saṃparityajya luṭhate dharaṇīṃ gataḥ || 32 ||
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pañcasūnākṛtaṃ pāpaṃ tathā'dharmakṛtaṃ ca yat |
kṛmikīṭapataṃgāśca nihatāḥ pathi gacchatā |
parānnaṃ parapānīyamaspṛśya sparśasaṃgamam |
tatsarvaṃ nāśamāpnoti bhagavatketudarśanāt || 34 ||
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paṭhennāmasahasraṃ tu stavarājamathāpi vā |
gajendramokṣaṇaṃ caiva pathi gacchañchanaiḥ śanaiḥ || 35 ||
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gāyamāno bhagavataḥ prādurbhāvānanekadhā |
nṛtyadbhirharṣasaṃyuktairhṛṣyamāṇaḥ punaḥpunaḥ |
svayaṃ nṛtyanharṣayukto bhakto gaccheddhareḥ puram || 36 ||
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viṣṇoḥ krīḍākaraṃ sthānaṃ bhuktimuktipradāyakam |
yasmindṛṣṭe kalau nṝṇāṃ muktirevopajāyate || 37 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
pūrvaṃ hi devarājena bṛhaspatirudāradhīḥ |
praṇamya parayā bhaktyā pṛṣṭaśca sa mahāmatiḥ || 38 ||
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indra uvāca |
dvārakāyāśca māhātmyaṃ kathayasva prasādataḥ |
caturyugaṃ yathābhāgairdharmavṛddhiṃ jano labhet || 39 ||
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etacchrutvā mahendrasya vacanaṃ munisattamāḥ |
bṛhaspatiruvācainaṃ mahendraṃ deva saṃvṛtam || 40 ||
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bṛhaspatiruvāca |
kṛtaṃ tretā dvāparaṃ ca kaliśca surasattama |
caturyugamidaṃ proktaṃ tattvato munisattamaiḥ || 41 ||
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kṛte dharmaścatuṣpādo vedādiphalameva ca |
tīrthaṃ dānaṃ tapo vidyā dhyānamāyurarogatā || 42 ||
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pādahīnaṃ sarvametadyugaṃ tretābhidhaṃ prabho |
pādadvayaṃ dvāpare tu sarvasyaitasya vāsava || 43 ||
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pādenaikena tatsarvaṃ vibhāge prathame kalau |
ūrdhvaṃ vināśaḥ sarvasya bhaviṣyati na saṃśayaḥ || 44 ||
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mantrāstīrthāni yajñāśca tapo daivādikaṃ tathā |
pragacchaṃti samucchedaṃ vedāḥ śāstrāṇi caiva hi || 45 ||
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mlecchaprāyāśca bhūpālā bhaviṣyantyamarādhipa |
lokaḥ kariṣyate nindāṃ sādhūnāṃ vratacāriṇām || 46 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
śrutvā bṛhaspatervākyametattīrthasya bho dvijāḥ |
prakaṃpitāḥ surāḥ sarve mleccha saṃsargajādbhayāt || 47 ||
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bṛhaspatiṃ suraguruṃ papracchurvinayānvitāḥ |
mlecchasaṃsargajo doṣo gaṃgayāpi na pūyate || 48 ||
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kathayasva prasādena sthānaṃ kalivivarjitam |
yatra gatvā nivatsyāmo yāsyāmo nirvṛtiṃ parām || 49 ||
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yena duḥkhavinirmuktā bhaviṣyāmo gatavyathāḥ |
kṛpayā sumukho bhūtvā brūhi tīrthaṃ hitāya naḥ || 50 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
etacchrutvā surendrasya vākyamaṃgirasāṃ varaḥ |
ciraṃ dhyātvā jagādedaṃ vākyaṃ devapurohitaḥ || 51 ||
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bṛhaspatiruvāca |
pañcakrośapramāṇaṃ hi tīrthaṃ tīrthavarottamam |
dvārakānāma vikhyātaṃ kalidoṣavivarjitam || 52 ||
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viṣṇunā nirmitaṃ sthānaṃ lokasya gatidāyakam |
muktidaṃ kalikāle tu jñānahīnajanasya ca || 53 ||
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ūṣaraṃ karmaṇāṃ kṣetraṃ puṇyaṃ pāpavināśanam |
na prarohaṃti pāpāni punarnaṣṭāni tatra vai || 54 ||
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tisraḥ koṭayo'rdhakoṭī ca tīrthānīha mahītale || 55 ||
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evaṃ tīrthayutā tatra dvārakā muktidāyakā |
sevanīyā prayatnena prāpya mānuṣyamuttamam || 56 ||
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prahlāda uvāca |
bṛhaspatervacaḥ śrutvā śatakraturathā'bravīt |
vācaspate mama ihi dvāravatyā mahodayam |
gamane kiṃ phalaṃ proktaṃ kṛṣṇadevasya darśane || 57 ||
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anyāni tatra tīrthāni mukhyāni vada me guro |
yathābhiṣeke gomatyāḥ phalaṃ yadapi saṃgame || 58 ||
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bṛhaspatiruvāca |
śrūyatāṃ tāta vakṣyāmi māhātmyaṃ dvārakodbhavam |
manuṣyarūpo bhagavānyatra krīḍati keśavaḥ || 59 ||
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nārāyaṇaḥ sa īśāno dhyeyaścādau jaganmayaḥ |
sa eva devatāmukhyaḥ purīṃ dvāravatīṃ sthitaḥ || 60 ||
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ekaikasminpade datte purīṃ dvāravatīṃ prati |
puṇyaṃ kratusahasreṇa kalau bhavati dehinām || 61 ||
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kalau kṛṣṇapurīṃ ramyāṃ ye gacchaṃti narottamāḥ |
kulakoṭiśatairyuktāste gacchanti hareḥ padam || 62 ||
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ye dhyāyaṃti manovṛttyā gamanaṃ dvārakāṃ prati |
teṣāṃ vilīyate pāpaṃ pūrvajanmāyutaiḥ kṛtam || 63 ||
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kṛṣṇasya darśane buddhirjāyate yasya dehinaḥ |
vaktrāvalokanāttasya pāpaṃ yāti sahasradhā || 64 ||
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ye gatā dvārakāyāṃ ca ye mṛtāḥ kṛṣṇasannidhau |
na teṣāṃ punarāvṛttiryāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 65 ||
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sulabhā mathurā kāśī hyavantī ca tathā surāḥ |
ayodhyā sulabhā loke durlabhā dvārakā kalau || 66 ||
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gatvā kṛṣṇapurīṃ ramyāṃ ṣaṇmāsātkṛṣṇasaṃnidhau |
jīvanmuktāstu te jñeyāḥ satyametatsurottama || 67 ||
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kṛṣṇakrīḍākaraṃ sthānaṃ vāñchanti manasā priye |
teṣāṃ hṛdi sthitaṃ pāpaṃ kṣālayetpretanāyakaḥ || 68 ||
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atyugrāṇyapi pāpāni tāvattiṣṭhanti vigrahe |
yāvanna gacchati naraḥ kalau dvāravatīṃ prati || 69 ||
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puṇyasaṃkhyā ca tīrthānāṃ brahmaṇā vihitā purā |
dānādhyayana saṃjñānāṃ muktvā dvāravatīṃ kalau || 70 ||
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cakratīrthe tu yo gacchetprasaṃgenāpi mānavaḥ |
kulaikaviṃśatiyutaḥ sa gacchetparamaṃ padam || 71 ||
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lobhenā'pyaparādhena dambhena kapaṭena vā |
cakratīrthaṃ ca yo gacchenna punarviśate bhavam || 72 ||
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prayāge hyasthipātena yatphalaṃ parikīrtitam |
tadeva śatasāhasraṃ cakratīrthāsthipātanāt || 73 ||
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pṛthivyāṃ caiva tattīrthaṃ paramaṃ parikīrtitam |
cakratīrthamiti khyātaṃ brahmahatyāvināśanam || 74 ||
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ye ye kule bhaviṣyaṃti tatpūrvaṃ mānavāḥ kṣitau |
sarve viṣṇupuraṃ yāṃti cakratīrthāsthipātanāt || 75 ||
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kiṃ jātairbahubhiḥ putrairgaṇanāpūrakātmakaiḥ |
varameko bhavetputraścakratīrthaṃ tu yo vrajet || 76 ||
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tapasā kiṃ prataptena dānenādhyayanena kim |
sarvāvastho'pi mucyeta gataḥ kṛṣṇapurīṃ yadi || 77 ||
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kalikāla kṛtairdoṣairatyugrairapi mānavaḥ |
kalau kṛṣṇamukhaṃ dṛṣṭvā lipyate na kadācana || 78 ||
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dānaṃ cādhyayanaṃ śaucaṃ kāraṇaṃ na hi putraka |
hīnavarṇo'pi pāpātmā gataḥ kṛṣṇapurīṃ yadi || 79 ||
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vārāṇasyāṃ kurukṣetre narmadāyāṃ ca yatphalam |
tatphalaṃ nimiṣārdhena dvāravatyāṃ dinedine || 80 ||
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dhanyānāmapi dhanyāste devānāmapi devatāḥ |
kṛṣṇopari matiryeṣāṃ hīyate na kadācana || 81 ||
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śravaṇadvādaśīyoge gomatyudadhisaṃgame |
snātvā kṛṣṇasutaṃ dṛṣṭvā lipyate naiva sa kvacit || 82 ||
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yasya kasyāpi māsasya dvādaśī prāpya mānavaḥ |
kṛṣṇakrīḍāpurīṃ dṛṣṭvā muktaḥ saṃsāragahvarāt || 83 ||
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yeṣāṃ kṛṣṇālaye prāṇā gatāḥ surapate kalau |
svargānna teṣāmāvṛttiḥ kalpakoṭiśatairapi || 84 ||
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vijñeyā mānuṣā vatsa garbhasthāste mahītale |
dvāravatyāṃ na yairdevo dṛṣṭaḥ kaṃsaniṣūdanaḥ || 85 ||
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durlabho dvārakāvāso durlabhaṃ kṛṣṇadarśanam |
durlabhaṃ gomatīsnānaṃ durlabho rukmiṇīpatiḥ || 86 ||
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tapaḥ paraṃ kṛtayuge tretāyāṃ jñānamucyate |
dvāpare tu paro yajñaḥ kalau keśavakīrtanam || 87 ||
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hemabhārasahasraistu dattairyatphalamāpyate |
dṛṣṭvā tatkoṭi guṇitaṃ hareḥ sarvapradaṃ mukham || 88 ||
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dvārakāyāṃ ca yaddattaṃ śaṃkhoddhāre tathaiva ca |
piṃḍārake mahātīrthe dattaṃ caivākṣayaṃ bhavet || 89 ||
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gomahiṣyādi yaddattaṃ suvarṇavasanāni ca |
vṛṣo bhūmigraho rūpyaṃ kanyādānaṃ tathaiva ca || 90 ||
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yaccānyadapi devendra triṣu sthāneṣu yacchati |
tanmuktikārakaṃ proktaṃ pitṝṇāmātmanastathā || 91 ||
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ūṣaraṃ hi yato loke kṣetrametatprakīrtitam |
ato muktikaraṃ sarvaṃ dānaṃ coktaṃ maharṣibhiḥ || 92 ||
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yatkiṃcitkurute tatra dānaṃ krīḍāvagāhanam |
tadanantaphalaṃ prāha bhagavānmadhusūdanaḥ || 93 ||
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pretatvaṃ naiva tasyāsti na yāmyā nārakī vyathā |
yena dvāravatīṃ gatvā kṛtaṃ kṛṣṇā'valokanam || 94 ||
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vārimātreṇa gomatyāṃ piṇḍadāne kṛte kalau |
pitṝṇāṃ jāyate tṛptiryāvadābhūtasaṃplavam || 95 ||
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nityaṃ kṛṣṇapurīṃ ramyāṃ ye smaranti gṛhasthitāḥ |
namasyāḥ sarvalokānāṃ devānāṃ ca surottama || 96 ||
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brahmajñānaṃ gayāśrāddhaṃ maraṇaṃ gograheṣu ca |
vāsaḥ puṃsāṃ dvārakāyāṃ muktireṣā caturvidhā || 97 ||
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brahmajñānena mucyante prayāge maraṇena vā |
athavā snānamātreṇa gomatyāṃ kṛṣṇasaṃnidhau || 98 ||
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kṛtārthaḥ kṛtapuṇyo'haṃ bravītyevaṃ mahodadhiḥ |
pavitritaṃ ca madgātraṃ gomatīvārisaṃplavāt || 99 ||
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atyugrāṇyapi pāpāni tāvattiṣṭhaṃti vigrahe |
yāvatsnānaṃ na gomatyāṃ vāriṇā pāpahāriṇā || 100 ||
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cakratīrthe naraḥ snātvā gomatyāṃ rukmiṇīhrade |
dṛṣṭvā kṛṣṇamukhaṃ ramyaṃ kulānāṃ tārayecchatam || 101 ||
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kṛṣṇaṃ ca ye dvāravatīṃ manuṣyāḥ smaraṃti nityaṃ haribhaktiyuktāḥ |
vidhūtapāpāḥ kila saṃbhavāṃte gacchaṃti lokaṃ paramaṃ murāreḥ || 102 ||
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adhautapādaḥ prathamaṃ namaskuryādgaṇeśvaram |
sarvavighravināśaśca jāyate nātra saṃśayaḥ || 103 ||
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nīlotpaladalaśyāmaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ devakinandanam |
daṇḍavatpraṇametprītyā praṇamedagrajaṃ punaḥ || 104 ||
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bālye ca yatkṛtaṃ pāpaṃ kaumāre yauvane tathā |
darśanātkṛṣṇadevasya tannaśyennātra saṃśayaḥ || 105 ||
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vāṇyā'tha manasā yacca karmaṇā samupārjitam |
pāpaṃ janmasahasreṇa tannaśyennātra saṃśayaḥ || 106 ||
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hemabhārasahasraistu dattairyatphalamāpyate |
tatphalaṃ koṭiguṇitaṃ kṛṣṇavaktrāvalokanāt || 107 ||
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namaskṛtya ca deveśaṃ puṇḍarīkākṣamacyutam |
durvāsasaṃ maheśānaṃ dvārakāparirakṣakam || 108 ||
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praṇamya parayā bhaktyā vainateyasamanvitam |' |
dvāramāgatya ca punaḥ svargadvāropamaṃ śubham || 109 ||
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viśramya ca muhūrttārddhaṃ suhṛdbhirbāndhavairvṛtaḥ |
tatrāśritānsamāhūya brāhmaṇānmantrakovidān |
pūjādravyaṃ samānīya tatastīrthaṃ vrajedbudhaḥ || 110 ||
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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 4

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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