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.


अद्राक्षीद्राक्षसं घोरमतीव विकृताकृतिम् ।
शुष्कशंखकपोलास्यं निमग्ना पिंगलोचनम् ॥ १२ ॥

adrākṣīdrākṣasaṃ ghoramatīva vikṛtākṛtim |
śuṣkaśaṃkhakapolāsyaṃ nimagnā piṃgalocanam || 12 ||

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.

Rakshasa, Ghoram, Ghora, Ativa, Vikritakriti, Shushka, Shankhaka, Pola, Nimagna, Pingalocana,

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: “adrākṣīdrākṣasaṃ ghoramatīva vikṛtākṛtim
  • adrākṣīd -
  • dṛś (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • rākṣasam -
  • rākṣasa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rākṣasa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ghoram -
  • ghoram (indeclinable)
    ghora (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ghora (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ghorā (noun, feminine)
  • atīva -
  • atīva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    atīva (indeclinable)
  • vikṛtākṛtim -
  • vikṛtākṛti (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    vikṛtākṛti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “śuṣkaśaṃkhakapolāsyaṃ nimagnā piṃgalocanam
  • śuṣka -
  • śuṣka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śuṣka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śuṣ -> śuṣka (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √śuṣ class 4 verb], [vocative single from √śuṣ class 6 verb]
    śuṣ -> śuṣka (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √śuṣ class 4 verb], [vocative single from √śuṣ class 6 verb]
  • śaṅkhaka -
  • śaṅkhaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śaṅkhaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • polā -
  • pola (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pul (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • asyam -
  • (verb class 4)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • nimagnā -
  • nimagnā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • piṅgalocanam -
  • piṅgalocana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    piṅgalocana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    piṅgalocanā (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:
অদ্রাক্ষীদ্রাক্ষসং ঘোরমতীব বিকৃতাকৃতিম্ ।
শুষ্কশংখকপোলাস্যং নিমগ্না পিংগলোচনম্ ॥ ১২ ॥

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:
ಅದ್ರಾಕ್ಷೀದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಸಂ ಘೋರಮತೀವ ವಿಕೃತಾಕೃತಿಮ್ ।
ಶುಷ್ಕಶಂಖಕಪೋಲಾಸ್ಯಂ ನಿಮಗ್ನಾ ಪಿಂಗಲೋಚನಮ್ ॥ ೧೨ ॥

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:
અદ્રાક્ષીદ્રાક્ષસં ઘોરમતીવ વિકૃતાકૃતિમ્ ।
શુષ્કશંખકપોલાસ્યં નિમગ્ના પિંગલોચનમ્ ॥ ૧૨ ॥

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:
അദ്രാക്ഷീദ്രാക്ഷസം ഘോരമതീവ വികൃതാകൃതിമ് ।
ശുഷ്കശംഖകപോലാസ്യം നിമഗ്നാ പിംഗലോചനമ് ॥ ൧൨ ॥

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