Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

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The Skanda-purana verse 3.3.1.5 (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 3.3.1.5

सूत उवाच ।
एतावदेव मर्त्यानां परं श्रेयः सनातनम् ।
यदीश्वरकथायां वै जाता भक्तिरहैतुकी ॥ ५ ॥

sūta uvāca |
etāvadeva martyānāṃ paraṃ śreyaḥ sanātanam |
yadīśvarakathāyāṃ vai jātā bhaktirahaitukī || 5 ||

The English translation of Skandapurana Verse 3.3.1.5 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 (3.3.1.5). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Suta, Etavat, Eva, Martya, Param, Para, Shreyah, Shreyas, Shreya, Sanatana, Yadi, Yad, Ishvara, Katha, Jata, Bhakti, Ahaituki,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Skandapurana Verse 3.3.1.5). 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: “sūta uvāca
  • sūta* -
  • sūta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    su -> sūta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √su class 1 verb], [nominative single from √su class 2 verb]
    -> sūta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 6 verb]
    -> sūta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 2 verb]
  • 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: “etāvadeva martyānāṃ paraṃ śreyaḥ sanātanam
  • etāvad -
  • etāvat (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    etāvat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    etāvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • martyānām -
  • martya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    martya (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    martyā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • param -
  • param (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    para (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    para (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śreyaḥ -
  • śreyaḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    śreyas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śreyas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śrā -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrā class 1 verb], [nominative single from √śrā class 2 verb], [nominative single from √śrā class 4 verb]
    śrai -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrai class 1 verb], [nominative single from √śrai class 2 verb], [nominative single from √śrai class 4 verb]
    śri -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śri class 1 verb]
    śrī -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrī class 9 verb]
  • sanātanam -
  • sanātana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sanātana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 3: “yadīśvarakathāyāṃ vai jātā bhaktirahaitukī
  • yadī -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • iśvara -
  • iśvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    iśvara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kathāyām -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • jātā* -
  • jāta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    jātā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    jan -> jāta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √jan class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 2 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 3 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 4 verb]
    jan -> jātā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √jan class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √jan class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √jan class 2 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 3 verb], [accusative plural from √jan class 3 verb], [nominative plural from √jan class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √jan class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √jan class 4 verb]
  • bhaktir -
  • bhakti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ahaitukī -
  • ahaitukī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Verse 3.3.1.5

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 3.3.1.5 in Bengali sript:
সূত উবাচ ।
এতাবদেব মর্ত্যানাং পরং শ্রেযঃ সনাতনম্ ।
যদীশ্বরকথাযাং বৈ জাতা ভক্তিরহৈতুকী ॥ ৫ ॥

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 3.3.1.5 in Kannada sript:
ಸೂತ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಏತಾವದೇವ ಮರ್ತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ಪರಂ ಶ್ರೇಯಃ ಸನಾತನಮ್ ।
ಯದೀಶ್ವರಕಥಾಯಾಂ ವೈ ಜಾತಾ ಭಕ್ತಿರಹೈತುಕೀ ॥ ೫ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Preview of verse 3.3.1.5 in Gujarati sript:
સૂત ઉવાચ ।
એતાવદેવ મર્ત્યાનાં પરં શ્રેયઃ સનાતનમ્ ।
યદીશ્વરકથાયાં વૈ જાતા ભક્તિરહૈતુકી ॥ ૫ ॥

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 3.3.1.5 in Malayalam sript:
സൂത ഉവാച ।
ഏതാവദേവ മര്ത്യാനാം പരം ശ്രേയഃ സനാതനമ് ।
യദീശ്വരകഥായാം വൈ ജാതാ ഭക്തിരഹൈതുകീ ॥ ൫ ॥

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