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.


विष्णुरप्यर्थयामास पुमांसं स्वार्थसिद्धये ।
प्रजानां पालने पुंसा यदनेनापि कल्पितः ॥ २८ ॥

viṣṇurapyarthayāmāsa pumāṃsaṃ svārthasiddhaye |
prajānāṃ pālane puṃsā yadanenāpi kalpitaḥ || 28 ||

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:

Read online Buy now! The English translation by G. V. Tagare (2007)

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.

Vishnu, Apya, Api, Asa, Pums, Svarthasiddhi, Praja, Prajana, Palana, Yat, Yad, Anena, Ana, Idam, Kalpita,

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: “viṣṇurapyarthayāmāsa pumāṃsaṃ svārthasiddhaye
  • viṣṇur -
  • viṣṇu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    viṣṇu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • apya -
  • apya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • arthayām -
  • arth -> arthayām (periphrastic_perfect)
    [periphrastic_perfect from √arth]
  • āsa -
  • āsa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āsa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āsan (noun, neuter)
    as (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    as (verb class 4)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • pumāṃsam -
  • puṃs (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • svārthasiddhaye -
  • svārthasiddhi (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
  • Line 2: “prajānāṃ pālane puṃsā yadanenāpi kalpitaḥ
  • prajānām -
  • praja (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    praja (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    prajā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    prajānā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • pālane -
  • pālana (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    pālana (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • puṃsā -
  • puṃs (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • yad -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • anenā -
  • anenā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    anena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anena (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • kalpitaḥ -
  • kalpita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kḷp -> kalpita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √kḷp]

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:
বিষ্ণুরপ্যর্থযামাস পুমাংসং স্বার্থসিদ্ধযে ।
প্রজানাং পালনে পুংসা যদনেনাপি কল্পিতঃ ॥ ২৮ ॥

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:
ವಿಷ್ಣುರಪ್ಯರ್ಥಯಾಮಾಸ ಪುಮಾಂಸಂ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಸಿದ್ಧಯೇ ।
ಪ್ರಜಾನಾಂ ಪಾಲನೇ ಪುಂಸಾ ಯದನೇನಾಪಿ ಕಲ್ಪಿತಃ ॥ ೨೮ ॥

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:
વિષ્ણુરપ્યર્થયામાસ પુમાંસં સ્વાર્થસિદ્ધયે ।
પ્રજાનાં પાલને પુંસા યદનેનાપિ કલ્પિતઃ ॥ ૨૮ ॥

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:
വിഷ്ണുരപ്യര്ഥയാമാസ പുമാംസം സ്വാര്ഥസിദ്ധയേ ।
പ്രജാനാം പാലനേ പുംസാ യദനേനാപി കല്പിതഃ ॥ ൨൮ ॥

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