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.


गृहीत्वा तां तदा रक्षोऽभ्यर्च्यमानो निशाचरैः ।
देवोद्याने विमानैश्च क्रीडते स तया सह ॥ १३ ॥

gṛhītvā tāṃ tadā rakṣo'bhyarcyamāno niśācaraiḥ |
devodyāne vimānaiśca krīḍate sa tayā saha || 13 ||

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.

Grihitva, Tada, Raksha, Rakshas, Abhyarcya, Ana, Nishacara, Devodyana, Vimana, Kridat, Kridata, Saha,

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: “gṛhītvā tāṃ tadā rakṣo'bhyarcyamāno niśācaraiḥ
  • gṛhītvā -
  • gṛhītvā (indeclinable)
    grah -> gṛhītvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √grah]
  • tām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • tadā* -
  • tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • rakṣo' -
  • rakṣas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rakṣas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    rakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhyarcyam -
  • abhyarcya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    abhyarcya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    abhyarcyā (noun, feminine)
  • āno* -
  • āna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    an (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • niśācaraiḥ -
  • niśācara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    niśācara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “devodyāne vimānaiśca krīḍate sa tayā saha
  • devodyāne -
  • devodyāna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • vimānaiś -
  • vimāna (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    vimāna (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • krīḍate -
  • krīḍat (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    krīḍat (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    krīḍatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    krīḍ -> krīḍat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √krīḍ class 1 verb]
    krīḍ -> krīḍat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √krīḍ class 1 verb]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tayā -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • saha -
  • saha (indeclinable postposition)
    [indeclinable postposition]
    saha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sah (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second 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:
গৃহীত্বা তাং তদা রক্ষোঽভ্যর্চ্যমানো নিশাচরৈঃ ।
দেবোদ্যানে বিমানৈশ্চ ক্রীডতে স তযা সহ ॥ ১৩ ॥

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:
ಗೃಹೀತ್ವಾ ತಾಂ ತದಾ ರಕ್ಷೋಽಭ್ಯರ್ಚ್ಯಮಾನೋ ನಿಶಾಚರೈಃ ।
ದೇವೋದ್ಯಾನೇ ವಿಮಾನೈಶ್ಚ ಕ್ರೀಡತೇ ಸ ತಯಾ ಸಹ ॥ ೧೩ ॥

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:
ગૃહીત્વા તાં તદા રક્ષોઽભ્યર્ચ્યમાનો નિશાચરૈઃ ।
દેવોદ્યાને વિમાનૈશ્ચ ક્રીડતે સ તયા સહ ॥ ૧૩ ॥

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:
ഗൃഹീത്വാ താം തദാ രക്ഷോഽഭ്യര്ച്യമാനോ നിശാചരൈഃ ।
ദേവോദ്യാനേ വിമാനൈശ്ച ക്രീഡതേ സ തയാ സഹ ॥ ൧൩ ॥

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