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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prahlāda uvāca |
tato gaccheddvijaśreṣṭhāḥ saptakuṇḍānsuviśrutān |
sarvapāpapraśamanānṛddhibuddhivivarddhanān || 1 ||
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ārādhitaḥ sa ca yadā harirāvirbabhūva ha |
saṃstūyamāno munibhirlakṣmyā saha jagatpatiḥ || 2 ||
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arhaṇaṃ ca tadā cakrurharaye suragaṅgayā |
vāmapārśve sthitāṃ padmāmabhiṣektuṃ samudyatām || 3 ||
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sanakādyā brahmasutāḥ saptaite manasā dvijāḥ |
pṛthakpṛthagghradānkṛtvā siṣicuḥ sāgarodbhavām || 4 ||
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tato lakṣmīhradāḥ proktā devyā nātraiva saṃjñitāḥ |
prāpte tu dvāparasyāṃte rukmiṇīsaṃśrayeṇa tu || 5 ||
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rukmiṇīhradamityevaṃ kalau khyātiṃ gatāḥ punaḥ |
bhṛguṇā sevitaṃ yasmādbhṛgutīrthamiti smṛtam || 6 ||
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tasmingatvā mahābhāgāḥ prakṣālya caraṇau mṛdā |
ācamya ca kuśāngṛhya prāṅmukho niyataḥ śuciḥ || 7 ||
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saṃpūrṇaṃ cārghyamādāya phalapuṣpākṣatādibhiḥ |
rajataṃ ca śire kṛtvā mantrametamudīrayet || 8 ||
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bhaktyā cārghyaṃ pradāsyāmi hrade rukmiṇisaṃjñite |
sarvapāpavināśāya rukmiṇyāḥ prīṇanāya ca || 9 ||
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snānaṃ kuryyāttato viprāḥ kṛtvā śirasi tārakam |
devānmanupyānsantarpya pitṝnatha viśeṣataḥ || 10 ||
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śrāddhaṃ tataḥ prakurvīta viprānāhūya bhaktitaḥ |
dakṣiṇāṃ ca tato dadyādrajataṃ rukmameva ca || 11 ||
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viśeṣataḥ pradeyāni phalāni rasavanti ca |
dampatyorbhojanaṃ dadyānmiṣṭānnena dvijottamāḥ || 12 ||
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viprapatnyastu saṃpūjyāḥ striyaścānyāḥ svaśaktitaḥ |
kañcukai raktavastraiśca rukmiṇī prīyatāmiti || 13 ||
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evaṃ kṛte dvijaśreṣṭhāḥ kṛtakṛtyo bhavennaraḥ |
sarvānkāmānavāpnoti viṣṇulokaṃ sa gacchati || 14 ||
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vasate ca sadā gehe lakṣmīstasya na saṃśayaḥ |
ārogyaṃ manasastuṣṭirna codvegaḥ kadācana || 15 ||
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pitṝṇāmakṣayā tṛptiḥ prajā bhavati niścalā |
hīnasattvo naiva bhaveddīrghāyuśca bhavennaraḥ || 16 ||
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āḍhyo bhavati sarvatra yaḥ snāto rukmiṇī hrade |
na lakṣmyā mucyate viprā nālakṣmyā vriyate naraḥ || 17 ||
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na vairaṃ kalahastasya yaḥ snāto rukmiṇīhrade |
gamanāgamanaṃ na syātsaṃsārabhramaṇaṃ tathā || 18 ||
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duḥkhaśokau kutastasya yaḥ snāto rukmiṇīhrade |
sarvapāpavinirmukto mahābhayavivarjitaḥ || 19 ||
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sarvānkāmāniha prāpya yāti viṣṇupadaṃ naraḥ || 20 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 9

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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