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 |
svanāmāṃkita patraistu śrīpatiṃ yo'rcayeta vai |
saptalokānanuprāpya saptadvīpādhipo bhavet || 1 ||
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mākāntavṛkṣapatraistu yo'rcayeta sadā harim |
puṇyaṃ bhavati tasyeha vājimedhāyutaṃ kalau || 2 ||
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lakṣmīṃ sarasvatīṃ devīṃ sāvitrīṃ caṃḍikāṃ tathā |
pūjayitvā divaṃ yāti patraiḥ śrīvṛkṣasaṃbhavaiḥ || 3 ||
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tulasyā adhikaṃ proktaṃ dalaṃ śrīvṛkṣasaṃbhavam |
tasmānnityaṃ prayatnena pūjanīyaḥ sadā'cyutaḥ || 4 ||
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dvādaśyāṃ ravivāreṇa śrīvṛkṣamarcayanti ye |
brahmahatyādikaiḥ pāpairna lipyaṃte kṛtairapi || 5 ||
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yathā karipade'nyāni praviśaṃti padāni ca |
tathā sarvāṇi puṇyāni praviṣṭāni harerdine || 6 ||
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adhruveṇaiva dehena pratikṣa ṇavināśinā |
kathaṃ nopāsate jaṃturdvādaśīṃ jāgarānvitām || 7 ||
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atītānpuruṣānsapta bhaviṣyāṃśca caturddaśa |
narakāttārayetsarvāṃllokānkṛṣṇeti kīrtanāt |
na te jīvaṃti loke'sminyatratatra sthitā narāḥ || 8 ||
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dvārakāyāṃ ca saṃprāptāstriṣu lokeṣu vaṃditāḥ |
dvārakāyāṃ prakurvaṃti yatīnāṃ bhojanaṃ sthitim |
grāsegrāse makhaśataṃ te labhaṃte phalaṃ narāḥ || 9 ||
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yatīnāṃ ye prayacchaṃti kaupīnācchādanādikam |
vasatāṃ dvārakāmadhye yathāśaktyā tu bhojanam |
śṛṇu puṇyaṃ pravakṣyāmi samāsena hi daityaja || 10 ||
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koṭibhirvedavidvadbhirgayāyāṃ pitṛvatsalaiḥ |
bhojitairyatsamāpnoti tatphalaṃ daityanāyaka || 11 ||
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ekasminbhojite pautra bhikṣuke phalamīdṛśam |
dātavyaṃ bhikṣuke cānnaṃ kuryyādvai cātmavikrayam || 12 ||
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dhanyāste yatayaḥ sarve ye vasaṃti kalau yuge |
kṛṣṇamāśritya daityendra dvārakāyāṃ dinedine || 13 ||
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prāṇino ye mṛtāḥ keciddvārakāṃ kṛṣṇasannidhau |
pāpinastatpadaṃ yāṃti bhittvā sūryasya maṃḍalam || 14 ||
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dvārakācakratīrthe ye nivasaṃti narottamāḥ |
teṣāṃ nivāritāḥ sarve yamena yamakiṃkarāḥ || 15 ||
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snātvā paśyaṃti gomatyāṃ kṛṣṇaṃ kalimalāpaham |
na teṣāṃ viṣaye yūyaṃ na cāsmadviṣaye tu te || 16 ||
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api kīṭaḥ pataṃgo vā vṛkṣā vā ye tadāśritāḥ |
yāṃti te kṛṣṇasadanaṃ saṃsāre na punarhiṃ te || 17 ||
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kiṃ punardvijavaryyāśca kṣatriyāśca viśeṣataḥ |
trivarṇapūjāsaṃyuktāḥ śūdrāstatra nivāsinaḥ || 18 ||
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gītāṃ paṭhaṃti kṛṣṇāgre kārtikaṃ sakalaṃ dvijāḥ |
ekabhaktena naktena tathaivāyācitena ca || 19 ||
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trirātreṇāpi kṛcchreṇa tathā cāndrāyaṇena ca |
yāvakaistaptakṛcchrādyaiḥ pakṣamāsamupoṣaṇaiḥ || 20 ||
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kṣapayaṃti ca ye māsaṃ kārtikaṃ vratacāriṇaḥ |
snātvā vai gomatīnīre tathā vai rukmiṇīhrade || 21 ||
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śaṃkhacakragadā hastāḥ kṛṣṇarūpā bhavaṃti te |
upoṣyaikādaśīṃ śuddhāṃ daśamīsaṃgavarjitām || 22 ||
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śrāddhaṃ kurvaṃti dvādaśyāṃ cakratīrthe ca nirmale |
brāhmaṇānbhojayitvā ca madhupāyasasarpiṣā || 23 ||
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saṃtarpya vidhivadbhaktyā śaktyā dattvā tu dakṣiṇām |
gobhūhiraṇyavāsāṃsi tāṃbūlaṃ ca phalāni ca || 24 ||
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upānahau cchatrasumaṃ jalapūrṇā ghaṭāstathā |
pakvānnasaṃyutāḥ śubhrāḥ saphalā dakṣiṇānvitāḥ || 25 ||
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evaṃ yaḥ kurute samyakkṛṣṇamuddiśya kārtike |
mārkaṃḍeya samā prītiḥ pitṝṇāṃ jāyate dhruvam || 26 ||
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kṛṣṇasya tridaśaiḥ sārddhaṃ tuṣṭirbhavati cākṣayā || 27 ||
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ye kārtike puṇyatamā manuṣyāstiṣṭhaṃti māsaṃ vratadānayuktāḥ |
rathāṃgatīrthe kṛtapūtagātrāste yāṃti puṇyaṃ padamavyayaṃ ca || 28 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe caturthe dvārakāmāhātmye kārtike cakratīrthasnānadānaśrāddhādimāhātmyavarṇanaṃnāma catvāriṃśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 40 ||
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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 40

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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