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.


तारकेशं महालिंगं तारकाख्यो गणोत्तमः ।
तारकज्ञानदं पुंसां मुनेऽद्यापि समर्चयेत् ॥ १२० ॥

tārakeśaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ tārakākhyo gaṇottamaḥ |
tārakajñānadaṃ puṃsāṃ mune'dyāpi samarcayet || 120 ||

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.

Taraka, Isha, Ish, Mahalinga, Tarakakhya, Ganottama, Jnanada, Pums, Muni, Adyapi,

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: “tārakeśaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ tārakākhyo gaṇottamaḥ
  • tārake -
  • tāraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single], [compound], [vocative single]
    tāraka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single], [compound], [vocative single]
    tārakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [nominative single]
  • īśam -
  • īśa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    īśa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    īśā (noun, feminine)
    īś (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • mahāliṅgam -
  • mahāliṅga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mahāliṅga (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mahāliṅgā (noun, feminine)
  • tārakākhyo* -
  • tārakākhya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • gaṇottamaḥ -
  • gaṇottama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “tārakajñānadaṃ puṃsāṃ mune'dyāpi samarcayet
  • tāraka -
  • tāraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tāraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jñānadam -
  • jñānada (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • puṃsām -
  • puṃs (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • mune' -
  • muni (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • adyāpi -
  • adyāpi (indeclinable)
  • sam -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sam (Preverb)
  • arcayet -
  • ṛc (verb class 0)
    [optative active third single]
    ṛc (verb class 0)
    [optative active third single]

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:
তারকেশং মহালিংগং তারকাখ্যো গণোত্তমঃ ।
তারকজ্ঞানদং পুংসাং মুনেঽদ্যাপি সমর্চযেত্ ॥ ১২০ ॥

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:
ತಾರಕೇಶಂ ಮಹಾಲಿಂಗಂ ತಾರಕಾಖ್ಯೋ ಗಣೋತ್ತಮಃ ।
ತಾರಕಜ್ಞಾನದಂ ಪುಂಸಾಂ ಮುನೇಽದ್ಯಾಪಿ ಸಮರ್ಚಯೇತ್ ॥ ೧೨೦ ॥

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:
તારકેશં મહાલિંગં તારકાખ્યો ગણોત્તમઃ ।
તારકજ્ઞાનદં પુંસાં મુનેઽદ્યાપિ સમર્ચયેત્ ॥ ૧૨૦ ॥

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:
താരകേശം മഹാലിംഗം താരകാഖ്യോ ഗണോത്തമഃ ।
താരകജ്ഞാനദം പുംസാം മുനേഽദ്യാപി സമര്ചയേത് ॥ ൧൨൦ ॥

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