Shiva Purana [sanskrit]

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The Shiva-purana verse 2.3.17.17 (Sanskrit text), including grammatical analysis, glossary and relevant print editions. The Shivapurana is a one of the eighteen Major Puranas detailing religious worship of Shiva, also known as Shaivism. The book contains 24,000 verses although it is said to be an abridged form and originally consisted of 100,000 verses. This is verse 17 contained in chapter 17 of book 2.3 (रुद्रसंहिता (३): पार्वतीखण्ड, rudrasaṃhitā (3): pārvatīkhaṇḍa).

Verse 2.3.17.17

॥ काम उवाच ।
किमर्थमित्थं वदसि नोत्तरं वच्म्यहं तव ।
उपकृत्कृत्रिमं लोके दृश्यते कथ्यते न च ॥ १७ ॥

|| kāma uvāca |
kimarthamitthaṃ vadasi nottaraṃ vacmyahaṃ tava |
upakṛtkṛtrimaṃ loke dṛśyate kathyate na ca || 17 ||

The English translation of Shiva Purana Verse 2.3.17.17 is contained in the book Shri Shiva Maha Purana - Moolmatram by Gita Press, Gorakhpur. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.3.17.17). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Kimartha, Ittham, Ittha, Nri, Uttaram, Uttara, Aha, Asmad, Yushmad, Upa, Krit, Kritrima, Loka, Drishyata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Shiva Purana Verse 2.3.17.17). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “|| kāma uvāca
  • Cannot analyse *kāma*uv
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “kimarthamitthaṃ vadasi nottaraṃ vacmyahaṃ tava
  • kimartham -
  • kimartha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kimartha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kimarthā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ittham -
  • ittham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ittha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vadasi -
  • vad (verb class 1)
    [present active second single]
  • no -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • uttaram -
  • uttaram (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    uttara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uttara (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vacmya -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [present active first single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • Line 3: “upakṛtkṛtrimaṃ loke dṛśyate kathyate na ca
  • upa -
  • upa (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    upa (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    upa (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kṛt -
  • kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    kṛt (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kṛtrimam -
  • kṛtrima (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kṛtrima (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kṛtrimā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • loke -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    lok (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • dṛśyate -
  • dṛśyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dṛś (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
  • kathyate -
  • kath (verb class 10)
    [present passive third single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Shiva Purana Verse 2.3.17.17

Cover of edition (2019)

The Siva Purana (Three Volumes)
by Shanti Lal Nagar (2019)

An Exhaustive Introduction, Sanskrit Text, English Translation with Photographs of Archaeological Evidence

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Cover of edition (2019)

Shri Shiva Purana (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2019)

Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Shiva Purana (Gujarati)
by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2013)

[સંક્ષિપ્ત શિવપુરાણ] — Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (9788129301840)

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Preview of verse 2.3.17.17 in Gujarati sript:
।। કામ ઉવાચ ।
કિમર્થમિત્થં વદસિ નોત્તરં વચ્મ્યહં તવ ।
ઉપકૃત્કૃત્રિમં લોકે દૃશ્યતે કથ્યતે ન ચ ॥ ૧૭ ॥

Cover of edition (0)

Shiva Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

[ಶಿವಪುರಾಣ] Set of 9 Volumes

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Preview of verse 2.3.17.17 in Kannada sript:
।। ಕಾಮ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಕಿಮರ್ಥಮಿತ್ಥಂ ವದಸಿ ನೋತ್ತರಂ ವಚ್ಮ್ಯಹಂ ತವ ।
ಉಪಕೃತ್ಕೃತ್ರಿಮಂ ಲೋಕೇ ದೃಶ್ಯತೇ ಕಥ್ಯತೇ ನ ಚ ॥ ೧೭ ॥

Cover of edition (2004)

Shiva Purana (Malayalam)
by Swami Advaitanandapuri (2004)

[ശിവ പുരണ] published by Aarshasri Publications & Co.

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Preview of verse 2.3.17.17 in Malayalam sript:
।। കാമ ഉവാച ।
കിമര്ഥമിത്ഥം വദസി നോത്തരം വച്മ്യഹം തവ ।
ഉപകൃത്കൃത്രിമം ലോകേ ദൃശ്യതേ കഥ്യതേ ന ച ॥ ൧൭ ॥

Cover of edition (2019)

Shiva Purana (Telugu)
by Hanuman Prasad Poddar (2019)

[శ్రీ శివమఃపురాణము] or [శ్రీ శివ మహా పురాణం]; Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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Preview of verse 2.3.17.17 in Telugu sript:
।। కామ ఉవాచ ।
కిమర్థమిత్థం వదసి నోత్తరం వచ్మ్యహం తవ ।
ఉపకృత్కృత్రిమం లోకే దృశ్యతే కథ్యతే న చ ॥ ౧౭ ॥

Cover of Bengali edition

Shiva Purana (Bengali)
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

[শিব পুরান]

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Preview of verse 2.3.17.17 in Bengali sript:
।। কাম উবাচ ।
কিমর্থমিত্থং বদসি নোত্তরং বচ্ম্যহং তব ।
উপকৃত্কৃত্রিমং লোকে দৃশ্যতে কথ্যতে ন চ ॥ ১৭ ॥

Cover of edition (2016)

Shiva Purana (Tamil)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2016)

[ஸ்ரீசிவ மகாபுராணம்]

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