Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

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The Skanda-purana verse 1.2.40.173 (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 1.2.40.173

महाकाल उवाच ।
आद्यं कृतयुगं विद्धिततस्त्रेतायुगं स्मृतम् ।
द्वापरं च कलिश्चेति चत्वारश्च समासतः ॥ १७३ ॥

mahākāla uvāca |
ādyaṃ kṛtayugaṃ viddhitatastretāyugaṃ smṛtam |
dvāparaṃ ca kaliśceti catvāraśca samāsataḥ || 173 ||

The English translation of Skandapurana Verse 1.2.40.173 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 (1.2.40.173). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Mahakala, Adya, Kritayuga, Tatah, Tad, Tata, Tretayuga, Smrita, Dvapara, Kali, Ceti, Catu, Ara, Samasatah,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Skandapurana Verse 1.2.40.173). 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: “mahākāla uvāca
  • mahākāla* -
  • mahākāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • 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: “ādyaṃ kṛtayugaṃ viddhitatastretāyugaṃ smṛtam
  • ādyam -
  • ādya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ādya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ādyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ad -> ādya (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √ad]
    ad -> ādya (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √ad]
    ad -> ādyā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √ad]
    ad -> ādya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √ad]
    ad -> ādya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √ad], [accusative single from √ad]
  • kṛtayugam -
  • kṛtayuga (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • viddhi -
  • viddhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vid (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • tatas -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • tretāyugam -
  • tretāyuga (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • smṛtam -
  • smṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    smṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    smṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    smṛ -> smṛta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √smṛ class 1 verb]
    smṛ -> smṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √smṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √smṛ class 1 verb]
  • Line 3: “dvāparaṃ ca kaliśceti catvāraśca samāsataḥ
  • dvāparam -
  • dvāpara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kaliś -
  • kali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ceti -
  • ceti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ceti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ceti (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    cetī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    cetī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    cetī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • catvā -
  • catu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    catu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    catu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
  • āraś -
  • āra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [aorist active second single]
    (verb class 3)
    [aorist active second single]
    (verb class 5)
    [aorist active second single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samāsataḥ -
  • samāsataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Verse 1.2.40.173

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 1.2.40.173 in Bengali sript:
মহাকাল উবাচ ।
আদ্যং কৃতযুগং বিদ্ধিততস্ত্রেতাযুগং স্মৃতম্ ।
দ্বাপরং চ কলিশ্চেতি চত্বারশ্চ সমাসতঃ ॥ ১৭৩ ॥

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 1.2.40.173 in Kannada sript:
ಮಹಾಕಾಲ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಆದ್ಯಂ ಕೃತಯುಗಂ ವಿದ್ಧಿತತಸ್ತ್ರೇತಾಯುಗಂ ಸ್ಮೃತಮ್ ।
ದ್ವಾಪರಂ ಚ ಕಲಿಶ್ಚೇತಿ ಚತ್ವಾರಶ್ಚ ಸಮಾಸತಃ ॥ ೧೭೩ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Preview of verse 1.2.40.173 in Gujarati sript:
મહાકાલ ઉવાચ ।
આદ્યં કૃતયુગં વિદ્ધિતતસ્ત્રેતાયુગં સ્મૃતમ્ ।
દ્વાપરં ચ કલિશ્ચેતિ ચત્વારશ્ચ સમાસતઃ ॥ ૧૭૩ ॥

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 1.2.40.173 in Malayalam sript:
മഹാകാല ഉവാച ।
ആദ്യം കൃതയുഗം വിദ്ധിതതസ്ത്രേതായുഗം സ്മൃതമ് ।
ദ്വാപരം ച കലിശ്ചേതി ചത്വാരശ്ച സമാസതഃ ॥ ൧൭൩ ॥

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