Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

The Skanda-purana verse (Sanskrit text), including grammatical analysis, glossary and relevant print editions. The Skandapurana 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.


गाथाश्च इतिहासाश्च गायनं च यथाविधि ।
बहुरूपादिकं शंभोः प्रियान्येतानि कल्पयेत् ॥ १०४ ॥

gāthāśca itihāsāśca gāyanaṃ ca yathāvidhi |
bahurūpādikaṃ śaṃbhoḥ priyānyetāni kalpayet || 104 ||

The English translation of Skandapurana Verse is contained in the book The Skanda-Purana by G. V. Tagare. 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 ( Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Gatha, Itihasa, Gayana, Yathavidhi, Bahurupa, Adika, Shambhu, Priya, Yah, Yat, Ita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Skandapurana Verse 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: “gāthāśca itihāsāśca gāyanaṃ ca yathāvidhi
  • gāthāś -
  • gātha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    gāthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca* -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • itihāsāś -
  • itihāsa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gāyanam -
  • gāyana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gāyana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gāyanā (noun, feminine)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yathāvidhi -
  • yathāvidhi (indeclinable)
  • Line 2: “bahurūpādikaṃ śaṃbhoḥ priyānyetāni kalpayet
  • bahurūpā -
  • bahurūpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bahurūpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bahurūpā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • adikam -
  • adika (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    adika (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śambhoḥ -
  • śambhu (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    śambhu (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • priyān -
  • priya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ye -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • itāni -
  • ita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    i -> ita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √i class 2 verb]
  • kalpayet -
  • kḷp (verb class 0)
    [optative active third single]

Other editions:

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

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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Preview of verse in Bengali sript:
গাথাশ্চ ইতিহাসাশ্চ গাযনং চ যথাবিধি ।
বহুরূপাদিকং শংভোঃ প্রিযান্যেতানি কল্পযেত্ ॥ ১০৪ ॥

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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Preview of verse in Kannada sript:
ಗಾಥಾಶ್ಚ ಇತಿಹಾಸಾಶ್ಚ ಗಾಯನಂ ಚ ಯಥಾವಿಧಿ ।
ಬಹುರೂಪಾದಿಕಂ ಶಂಭೋಃ ಪ್ರಿಯಾನ್ಯೇತಾನಿ ಕಲ್ಪಯೇತ್ ॥ ೧೦೪ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Preview of verse in Gujarati sript:
ગાથાશ્ચ ઇતિહાસાશ્ચ ગાયનં ચ યથાવિધિ ।
બહુરૂપાદિકં શંભોઃ પ્રિયાન્યેતાનિ કલ્પયેત્ ॥ ૧૦૪ ॥

Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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Preview of verse in Malayalam sript:
ഗാഥാശ്ച ഇതിഹാസാശ്ച ഗായനം ച യഥാവിധി ।
ബഹുരൂപാദികം ശംഭോഃ പ്രിയാന്യേതാനി കല്പയേത് ॥ ൧൦൪ ॥

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