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.


ऋषयो नागयक्षाश्च प्रयास्यन्ति स्वकारणम् ।
तथा ब्रुवति देवेशे गोप्रतारमुपस्थितम् ॥ १७० ॥

ṛṣayo nāgayakṣāśca prayāsyanti svakāraṇam |
tathā bruvati deveśe gopratāramupasthitam || 170 ||

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.

Rishi, Naga, Yaksha, Pra, Praya, Svaka, Arana, Devesha, Gopratara, Upasthita,

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: “ṛṣayo nāgayakṣāśca prayāsyanti svakāraṇam
  • ṛṣayo* -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • nāga -
  • nāga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nāga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yakṣāś -
  • yakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    yakṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prayā -
  • prā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    prayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asyanti -
  • as (verb class 4)
    [present active third plural]
  • svakā -
  • svaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • araṇam -
  • araṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    araṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    araṇā (noun, feminine)
    raṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • Line 2: “tathā bruvati deveśe gopratāramupasthitam
  • tathā* -
  • Cannot analyse bruvati*de
  • deveśe -
  • deveśa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • gopratāram -
  • gopratāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • upasthitam -
  • upasthita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    upasthita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    upasthitā (noun, feminine)

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:
ঋষযো নাগযক্ষাশ্চ প্রযাস্যন্তি স্বকারণম্ ।
তথা ব্রুবতি দেবেশে গোপ্রতারমুপস্থিতম্ ॥ ১৭০ ॥

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:
ಋಷಯೋ ನಾಗಯಕ್ಷಾಶ್ಚ ಪ್ರಯಾಸ್ಯನ್ತಿ ಸ್ವಕಾರಣಮ್ ।
ತಥಾ ಬ್ರುವತಿ ದೇವೇಶೇ ಗೋಪ್ರತಾರಮುಪಸ್ಥಿತಮ್ ॥ ೧೭೦ ॥

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:
ઋષયો નાગયક્ષાશ્ચ પ્રયાસ્યન્તિ સ્વકારણમ્ ।
તથા બ્રુવતિ દેવેશે ગોપ્રતારમુપસ્થિતમ્ ॥ ૧૭૦ ॥

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:
ഋഷയോ നാഗയക്ഷാശ്ച പ്രയാസ്യന്തി സ്വകാരണമ് ।
തഥാ ബ്രുവതി ദേവേശേ ഗോപ്രതാരമുപസ്ഥിതമ് ॥ ൧൭൦ ॥

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