Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

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The Skanda-purana verse 1.1.8.21 (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.

Verse 1.1.8.21

पीठिका विष्णुरूपं स्याल्लिंगरूपी महेश्वरः ।
तस्माल्लिंगार्चनं श्रेष्ठं सर्वेषामपि वै द्विजाः ॥ २१ ॥

pīṭhikā viṣṇurūpaṃ syālliṃgarūpī maheśvaraḥ |
tasmālliṃgārcanaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ sarveṣāmapi vai dvijāḥ || 21 ||

The English translation of Skandapurana Verse 1.1.8.21 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 (1.1.8.21). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Pithika, Vishnurupa, Syat, Sya, Lingarupin, Lingarupi, Maheshvara, Tasmat, Tad, Lingarcana, Shreshtha, Sarva, Api, Dvija,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Skandapurana Verse 1.1.8.21). 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: “pīṭhikā viṣṇurūpaṃ syālliṃgarūpī maheśvaraḥ
  • pīṭhikā* -
  • pīṭhikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • viṣṇurūpam -
  • viṣṇurūpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    viṣṇurūpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    viṣṇurūpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • syāl -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    syāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [optative active third single]
  • liṅgarūpī -
  • liṅgarūpī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    liṅgarūpī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    liṅgarūpin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • maheśvaraḥ -
  • maheśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “tasmālliṃgārcanaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ sarveṣāmapi vai dvijāḥ
  • tasmāl -
  • tasmāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
  • liṅgārcanam -
  • liṅgārcana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śreṣṭham -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • sarveṣām -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • dvijāḥ -
  • dvija (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dvijā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Verse 1.1.8.21

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 1.1.8.21 in Bengali sript:
পীঠিকা বিষ্ণুরূপং স্যাল্লিংগরূপী মহেশ্বরঃ ।
তস্মাল্লিংগার্চনং শ্রেষ্ঠং সর্বেষামপি বৈ দ্বিজাঃ ॥ ২১ ॥

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 1.1.8.21 in Kannada sript:
ಪೀಠಿಕಾ ವಿಷ್ಣುರೂಪಂ ಸ್ಯಾಲ್ಲಿಂಗರೂಪೀ ಮಹೇಶ್ವರಃ ।
ತಸ್ಮಾಲ್ಲಿಂಗಾರ್ಚನಂ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಂ ಸರ್ವೇಷಾಮಪಿ ವೈ ದ್ವಿಜಾಃ ॥ ೨೧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Preview of verse 1.1.8.21 in Gujarati sript:
પીઠિકા વિષ્ણુરૂપં સ્યાલ્લિંગરૂપી મહેશ્વરઃ ।
તસ્માલ્લિંગાર્ચનં શ્રેષ્ઠં સર્વેષામપિ વૈ દ્વિજાઃ ॥ ૨૧ ॥

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 1.1.8.21 in Malayalam sript:
പീഠികാ വിഷ്ണുരൂപം സ്യാല്ലിംഗരൂപീ മഹേശ്വരഃ ।
തസ്മാല്ലിംഗാര്ചനം ശ്രേഷ്ഠം സര്വേഷാമപി വൈ ദ്വിജാഃ ॥ ൨൧ ॥

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