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 |
sāvitrīṃ ca bhavānīṃ ca durgāṃ caiva sarasvatīm |
yo'rcayettulasīpatraiḥ sarvakāmasamanvitaḥ || 1 ||
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gṛhītvā tulasīpatraṃ bhaktyā viṣṇuṃ samarcayet |
arcitaṃ tena sakalaṃ sadevāsuramānuṣam || 2 ||
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caturddaśyāṃ maheśānaṃ paurṇamāsyāṃ pitāmaham |
ye'rcayanti ca saptamyāṃ tulasyā ca gaṇādhipam || 3 ||
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śaṃkhodakaṃ tīrthavarādvariṣṭhaṃ pādodakaṃ tīrthavarādvariṣṭham |
naivedyaśeṣaṃ kratukoṭitulyaṃ nirmālyaśeṣaṃ vratadānatulyam || 4 ||
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mukundāśanaśeṣaṃ tu yo bhunakti dinedine |
sikthesikthe bhavetpuṇyaṃ cāndrāyaṇaśatādhikam || 5 ||
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naivedyaśeṣaṃ tulasīvimiśraṃ viśeṣataḥ pādajalena viṣṇoḥ |
yo'śnāti nityaṃ puruṣo murāreḥ prāpnoti yajñāyutakoṭipuṇyam || 6 ||
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yaḥ śrāddhakāle haribhuktaśeṣaṃ dadāti bhaktyā pitṛdevatānām |
tenaiva piṃḍātsutilairvimiśrādākalpakoṭiṃ pitaraḥ sutṛptāḥ || 7 ||
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snānārcanakriyākāle ghaṃṭāvādyaṃ karoti yaḥ |
purato vāsudevasya gavāṃ koṭiphalaṃ labhet || 8 ||
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sarvavādyamayī ghaṃṭā keśavasya sadā priyā |
vādanāllabhate puṇyaṃ yajñakoṭiphalaṃ naraḥ || 9 ||
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vāditrāṇāmabhāve tu pūjākāle ca sarvadā |
ghaṃṭāvādyaṃ naraiḥ kāryyaṃ sarvavādyamayī yataḥ || 10 ||
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tulasīkāṣṭhasaṃbhūtaṃ candanaṃ yacchate hareḥ |
nirddahetpātakaṃ sarvaṃ pūrvajanmaśatārjitam || 11 ||
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dadāti pitṛ piṃḍeṣu tulasīkāṣṭhacandanam |
pitṝṇāṃ jāyate tṛptirgayāśrāddhena vai tathā || 12 ||
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sarveṣāmeva devānāṃ tulasīkāṣṭhacandanam |
pitṝṇāṃ ca viśeṣeṇa sadā'bhīṣṭaṃ hareḥ kalau || 13 ||
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harerbhāgavatā bhūtvā tulasīkāṣṭhacandanam |
nārpayati sadā viṣṇorna te bhāgavatāḥ kalau || 14 ||
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śarīraṃ dahyate yasya tulasīkāṣṭhavahninā |
nīyamāno yamenāpi viṣṇulokaṃ sa gacchati || 15 ||
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yadyekaṃ tulasīkāṣṭhaṃ madhye kāṣṭhasya yasya hi |
dāhakāle bhavenmuktaḥ pāpakoṭiśatāyutaiḥ || 16 ||
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dahyamānaṃ naraṃ dṛṣṭvā tulasīkāṣṭhavahninā |
janmakoṭisahasraistu toṣitastairjanārdanaḥ || 17 ||
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dahyamānaṃ naraṃ sarve tulasīkāṣṭhavahninā |
vimānasthāḥ suragaṇāḥ kṣipaṃti kusumāṃjalīn || 18 ||
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nṛtyaṃtyo'psaraso hṛṣṭā gītaṃ gāyanti susvaram |
jvalate yatra daityendra tulasīkāṣṭhapāvakaḥ || 19 ||
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kurute vīkṣaṇaṃ viṣṇuḥ santuṣṭaḥ saha śaṃbhunā || 20 ||
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gṛhītvā taṃ kare śauriḥ puruṣaṃ svayamagrataḥ |
mārjate tasya pāpāni paśyatāṃ tridivaukasām |
mahotsavaṃ ca kṛtvā tu jayaśabdapuraḥsaram || 21 ||
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sūta uvāca |
prahlādenoditaṃ śrutvā māhātmyaṃ dvārakābhavam |
prahṛṣṭā ṛṣayaḥ sarve tathā daityeśvaro baliḥ || 22 ||
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tataḥ sarve'bhinandyainaṃ prahlādaṃ daityapuṅgavam |
udyuktā dvārakāṃ gatvā draṣṭuṃ kṛṣṇamukhāmbujam || 23 ||
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tataste balinā sārdhaṃ munayaḥ saṃśitavratāḥ |
āgatya dvārakāṃ snātvā gomatyāṃ vidhipūrvakam || 24 ||
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kṛṣṇaṃ dṛṣṭvā samabhyarcya kṛtvā yātrāṃ yathāvidhi |
dattvā dānāni bahuśaḥ kṛtakṛtyāstato'bhavan || 25 ||
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jagmuḥ svīyāni sthānāni baliḥ pātālamāyayau |
prahlādaṃ ca praṇamyāśu mene svasya kṛtārthatām || 26 ||
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iti śrīskānde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ saptame prabhāsakhaṇḍe caturthe dvārakāmāhātmye dvārakāmāhātmyaśravaṇādiphalaśrutivarṇanapuraḥsaratulasīpatrakāṣṭhamahimavarṇanapūrvakaṃ prahlādadvijasaṃvāda samāptyanaṃtaraṃ balinā saha dvijakṛtadvārakāyātrāvidhivarṇanaṃnāma tricatvāriṃśattamo'dhyāyaḥ || 43 ||
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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 43

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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