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.


प्रार्थयस्व मनोऽभीष्टं वरं ब्राह्मणसत्तम ।
न वृथा दर्शनं मे स्यात्कथंचिदपि देहिनाम् ॥ १५ ॥

prārthayasva mano'bhīṣṭaṃ varaṃ brāhmaṇasattama |
na vṛthā darśanaṃ me syātkathaṃcidapi dehinām || 15 ||

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.

Prartha, Asva, Mana, Manas, Manu, Abhishta, Varam, Vara, Brahmanasattama, Vritha, Darshana, Asmad, Syat, Sya, Katham, Katha, Cit, Api, Dehin,

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: “prārthayasva mano'bhīṣṭaṃ varaṃ brāhmaṇasattama
  • prārtha -
  • prārtha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prārtha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ya -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
  • asva -
  • asva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mano' -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    manu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    manu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • abhīṣṭam -
  • abhīṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    abhīṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    abhīṣṭā (noun, feminine)
  • varam -
  • varam (indeclinable)
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    varā (noun, feminine)
  • brāhmaṇasattama -
  • brāhmaṇasattama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “na vṛthā darśanaṃ me syātkathaṃcidapi dehinām
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vṛthā* -
  • vṛthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • darśanam -
  • darśana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    darśana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    darśanā (noun, feminine)
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • syāt -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    syāt (indeclinable)
    sya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [optative active third single]
  • kathañ -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • cid -
  • cit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • dehinām -
  • dehin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    dehin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print 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:
প্রার্থযস্ব মনোঽভীষ্টং বরং ব্রাহ্মণসত্তম ।
ন বৃথা দর্শনং মে স্যাত্কথংচিদপি দেহিনাম্ ॥ ১৫ ॥

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:
ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಯಸ್ವ ಮನೋಽಭೀಷ್ಟಂ ವರಂ ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣಸತ್ತಮ ।
ನ ವೃಥಾ ದರ್ಶನಂ ಮೇ ಸ್ಯಾತ್ಕಥಂಚಿದಪಿ ದೇಹಿನಾಮ್ ॥ ೧೫ ॥

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:
પ્રાર્થયસ્વ મનોઽભીષ્ટં વરં બ્રાહ્મણસત્તમ ।
ન વૃથા દર્શનં મે સ્યાત્કથંચિદપિ દેહિનામ્ ॥ ૧૫ ॥

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:
പ്രാര്ഥയസ്വ മനോഽഭീഷ്ടം വരം ബ്രാഹ്മണസത്തമ ।
ന വൃഥാ ദര്ശനം മേ സ്യാത്കഥംചിദപി ദേഹിനാമ് ॥ ൧൫ ॥

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