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.


युधिष्ठिर उवाच ।
कथं शूलेश्वरी देवी कथं शूलेश्वरो हरः ।
प्रथितो नर्मदातीरे एतद्विस्तरतो वद ॥ ५ ॥

yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
kathaṃ śūleśvarī devī kathaṃ śūleśvaro haraḥ |
prathito narmadātīre etadvistarato vada || 5 ||

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.

Yudhishthira, Katham, Katha, Shuleshvari, Devi, Devin, Shuleshvara, Hara, Haras, Prathita, Narmada, Ira, Etad, Vistaratah, Vada,

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: “yudhiṣṭhira uvāca
  • yudhiṣṭhira* -
  • yudhiṣṭhira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • 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: “kathaṃ śūleśvarī devī kathaṃ śūleśvaro haraḥ
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śūleśvarī -
  • śūleśvarī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • devī -
  • devī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    devin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śūleśvaro* -
  • śūleśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • haraḥ -
  • haras (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    hara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “prathito narmadātīre etadvistarato vada
  • prathito* -
  • prathita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    prath -> prathita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √prath class 1 verb], [nominative single from √prath class 10 verb], [nominative single from √prath]
  • narmadāt -
  • narmada (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    narmada (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • īre -
  • īra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    īra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    īrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    īr (verb class 2)
    [present middle first single], [perfect middle first single], [perfect middle third single]
  • etad -
  • etad (indeclinable)
    etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vistarato* -
  • vistarataḥ (indeclinable)
  • vada -
  • vada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vad (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:
যুধিষ্ঠির উবাচ ।
কথং শূলেশ্বরী দেবী কথং শূলেশ্বরো হরঃ ।
প্রথিতো নর্মদাতীরে এতদ্বিস্তরতো বদ ॥ 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 in Kannada sript:
ಯುಧಿಷ್ಠಿರ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಕಥಂ ಶೂಲೇಶ್ವರೀ ದೇವೀ ಕಥಂ ಶೂಲೇಶ್ವರೋ ಹರಃ ।
ಪ್ರಥಿತೋ ನರ್ಮದಾತೀರೇ ಏತದ್ವಿಸ್ತರತೋ ವದ ॥ ೫ ॥

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:
યુધિષ્ઠિર ઉવાચ ।
કથં શૂલેશ્વરી દેવી કથં શૂલેશ્વરો હરઃ ।
પ્રથિતો નર્મદાતીરે એતદ્વિસ્તરતો વદ ॥ 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 in Malayalam sript:
യുധിഷ്ഠിര ഉവാച ।
കഥം ശൂലേശ്വരീ ദേവീ കഥം ശൂലേശ്വരോ ഹരഃ ।
പ്രഥിതോ നര്മദാതീരേ ഏതദ്വിസ്തരതോ വദ ॥ ൫ ॥

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