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.


अथ पारावती दक्षा विपक्षक्षपणेक्षणम् ।
महाबलं दुर्गबलात्प्राह पारा वतं पतिम् ॥ २० ॥

atha pārāvatī dakṣā vipakṣakṣapaṇekṣaṇam |
mahābalaṃ durgabalātprāha pārā vataṃ patim || 20 ||

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.

Atha, Paravati, Daksha, Dakshas, Vipaksha, Kshapana, Ikshana, Mahabala, Durga, Balat, Bala, Praha, Para, Vata, Pati,

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: “atha pārāvatī dakṣā vipakṣakṣapaṇekṣaṇam
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
  • pārāvatī -
  • pārāvatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    pārāvati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • dakṣā* -
  • dakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dakṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    dakṣas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vipakṣa -
  • vipakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vipakṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṣapaṇe -
  • kṣapaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single], [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣapaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single], [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣapaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [nominative single]
  • īkṣaṇam -
  • īkṣaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “mahābalaṃ durgabalātprāha pārā vataṃ patim
  • mahābalam -
  • mahābala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mahābala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mahābalā (noun, feminine)
  • durga -
  • durga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    durga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • balāt -
  • balāt (indeclinable)
    bala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    bala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • prāha -
  • prāha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pārā* -
  • pāra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    pārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vatam -
  • vata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vatā (noun, feminine)
    van -> vata (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √van class 1 verb], [accusative single from √van class 8 verb]
    van -> vata (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √van class 1 verb], [accusative single from √van class 1 verb], [nominative single from √van class 8 verb], [accusative single from √van class 8 verb]
  • patim -
  • pati (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    pati (noun, masculine)
    [accusative 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

Buy now!
Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

Buy now!

Preview of verse in Bengali sript:
অথ পারাবতী দক্ষা বিপক্ষক্ষপণেক্ষণম্ ।
মহাবলং দুর্গবলাত্প্রাহ পারা বতং পতিম্ ॥ ২০ ॥

Cover of edition (0)

Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

Buy now!

Preview of verse in Kannada sript:
ಅಥ ಪಾರಾವತೀ ದಕ್ಷಾ ವಿಪಕ್ಷಕ್ಷಪಣೇಕ್ಷಣಮ್ ।
ಮಹಾಬಲಂ ದುರ್ಗಬಲಾತ್ಪ್ರಾಹ ಪಾರಾ ವತಂ ಪತಿಮ್ ॥ ೨೦ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

Buy now!

Preview of verse in Gujarati sript:
અથ પારાવતી દક્ષા વિપક્ષક્ષપણેક્ષણમ્ ।
મહાબલં દુર્ગબલાત્પ્રાહ પારા વતં પતિમ્ ॥ ૨૦ ॥

Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

Buy now!

Preview of verse in Malayalam sript:
അഥ പാരാവതീ ദക്ഷാ വിപക്ഷക്ഷപണേക്ഷണമ് ।
മഹാബലം ദുര്ഗബലാത്പ്രാഹ പാരാ വതം പതിമ് ॥ ൨൦ ॥

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: