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.


कायकलेशकरैः पुंसां किं तपोभिः किमध्वरैः ।
किं वेदैः किमु वा शास्त्रैर्धनुष्कोट्यवलोकिनः ॥ ८७ ॥

kāyakaleśakaraiḥ puṃsāṃ kiṃ tapobhiḥ kimadhvaraiḥ |
kiṃ vedaiḥ kimu vā śāstrairdhanuṣkoṭyavalokinaḥ || 87 ||

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:

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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 ( Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Kayaka, Lesha, Kara, Pums, Kim, Tapas, Adhvara, Veda, Shastra, Dhanushkoti, Avalokin,

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: “kāyakaleśakaraiḥ puṃsāṃ kiṃ tapobhiḥ kimadhvaraiḥ
  • kāyaka -
  • kāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kāyaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • leśa -
  • leśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karaiḥ -
  • kara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    kara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • puṃsām -
  • puṃs (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tapobhiḥ -
  • tapas (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • adhvaraiḥ -
  • adhvara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    adhvara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “kiṃ vedaiḥ kimu śāstrairdhanuṣkoṭyavalokinaḥ
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vedaiḥ -
  • veda (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Cannot analyse kimu*vā
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • śāstrair -
  • śāstra (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • dhanuṣkoṭya -
  • dhanuṣkoṭi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dhanuṣkoṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • avalokinaḥ -
  • avalokin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    avalokin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print 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:
কাযকলেশকরৈঃ পুংসাং কিং তপোভিঃ কিমধ্বরৈঃ ।
কিং বেদৈঃ কিমু বা শাস্ত্রৈর্ধনুষ্কোট্যবলোকিনঃ ॥ ৮৭ ॥

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:
ಕಾಯಕಲೇಶಕರೈಃ ಪುಂಸಾಂ ಕಿಂ ತಪೋಭಿಃ ಕಿಮಧ್ವರೈಃ ।
ಕಿಂ ವೇದೈಃ ಕಿಮು ವಾ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೈರ್ಧನುಷ್ಕೋಟ್ಯವಲೋಕಿನಃ ॥ ೮೭ ॥

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:
કાયકલેશકરૈઃ પુંસાં કિં તપોભિઃ કિમધ્વરૈઃ ।
કિં વેદૈઃ કિમુ વા શાસ્ત્રૈર્ધનુષ્કોટ્યવલોકિનઃ ॥ ૮૭ ॥

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:
കായകലേശകരൈഃ പുംസാം കിം തപോഭിഃ കിമധ്വരൈഃ ।
കിം വേദൈഃ കിമു വാ ശാസ്ത്രൈര്ധനുഷ്കോട്യവലോകിനഃ ॥ ൮൭ ॥

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