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.


गोप्रतारे नरो विद्वान्योऽपि स्नाति सुनिश्चितः ।
विशत्यसौ परं स्थानं योगिनामपि दुर्लभम् ॥ १७९ ॥

gopratāre naro vidvānyo'pi snāti suniścitaḥ |
viśatyasau paraṃ sthānaṃ yogināmapi durlabham || 179 ||

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.

Gopratara, Nara, Nri, Vidvas, Yah, Api, Snat, Snati, Sunishcita, Vishat, Asi, Asu, Adah, Param, Para, Sthana, Yogin, Durlabha,

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: “gopratāre naro vidvānyo'pi snāti suniścitaḥ
  • gopratāre -
  • gopratāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • naro* -
  • nara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • vidvān -
  • vidvas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vid -> vidvas (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √vid class 2 verb]
  • yo' -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
  • snāti -
  • snātī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    snātī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    snātī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    snā -> snāt (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √snā class 2 verb]
    snā -> snāt (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √snā class 2 verb]
    snā -> snātī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √snā class 2 verb]
    snā (verb class 2)
    [present active third single]
  • suniścitaḥ -
  • suniścita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “viśatyasau paraṃ sthānaṃ yogināmapi durlabham
  • viśatya -
  • viś -> viśat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √viś class 6 verb]
    viś -> viśat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √viś class 6 verb], [vocative dual from √viś class 6 verb], [accusative dual from √viś class 6 verb], [locative single from √viś class 6 verb]
    viś (verb class 6)
    [present active third single]
  • asau -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    asu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • param -
  • param (indeclinable)
    para (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    para (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sthānam -
  • sthāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yoginām -
  • yogin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    yogin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • durlabham -
  • durlabha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    durlabha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    durlabhā (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:
গোপ্রতারে নরো বিদ্বান্যোঽপি স্নাতি সুনিশ্চিতঃ ।
বিশত্যসৌ পরং স্থানং যোগিনামপি দুর্লভম্ ॥ ১৭৯ ॥

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:
ಗೋಪ್ರತಾರೇ ನರೋ ವಿದ್ವಾನ್ಯೋಽಪಿ ಸ್ನಾತಿ ಸುನಿಶ್ಚಿತಃ ।
ವಿಶತ್ಯಸೌ ಪರಂ ಸ್ಥಾನಂ ಯೋಗಿನಾಮಪಿ ದುರ್ಲಭಮ್ ॥ ೧೭೯ ॥

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:
ગોપ્રતારે નરો વિદ્વાન્યોઽપિ સ્નાતિ સુનિશ્ચિતઃ ।
વિશત્યસૌ પરં સ્થાનં યોગિનામપિ દુર્લભમ્ ॥ ૧૭૯ ॥

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:
ഗോപ്രതാരേ നരോ വിദ്വാന്യോഽപി സ്നാതി സുനിശ്ചിതഃ ।
വിശത്യസൌ പരം സ്ഥാനം യോഗിനാമപി ദുര്ലഭമ് ॥ ൧൭൯ ॥

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