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.


न कश्चिच्छयनं रात्रौ प्रकरोति मही तले ।
धृतायुधा जनाः सर्वे तिष्ठंति सह तापसैः ॥ १२ ॥

na kaścicchayanaṃ rātrau prakaroti mahī tale |
dhṛtāyudhā janāḥ sarve tiṣṭhaṃti saha tāpasaiḥ || 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:

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.

Kah, Cit, Shayana, Ratrau, Ratra, Prakara, Mahi, Mahin, Tala, Dhrit, Dhrita, Ayudha, Jana, Sarva, Tishthat, Tishthanti, Saha, Tapasa,

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: “na kaścicchayanaṃ rātrau prakaroti mahī tale
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kaś -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • cicch -
  • 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]
  • śayanam -
  • śayana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śayana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śayanā (noun, feminine)
  • rātrau -
  • rātrau (indeclinable)
    rātra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • prakaro -
  • prakara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • mahī -
  • mahī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    mahi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    mahi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    mahin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tale -
  • tala (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    tala (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    talā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tal (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • Line 2: “dhṛtāyudhā janāḥ sarve tiṣṭhaṃti saha tāpasaiḥ
  • dhṛtā -
  • dhṛta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dhṛta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dhṛt (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    dhṛt (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    dhṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ayudhā* -
  • ayudha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • janāḥ -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    janā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sarve -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • tiṣṭhanti -
  • tiṣṭhantī (noun, masculine)
    tiṣṭhantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    tiṣṭhantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sthā -> tiṣṭhat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> tiṣṭhantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • 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]
  • tāpasaiḥ -
  • tāpasa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    tāpasa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental 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:
ন কশ্চিচ্ছযনং রাত্রৌ প্রকরোতি মহী তলে ।
ধৃতাযুধা জনাঃ সর্বে তিষ্ঠংতি সহ তাপসৈঃ ॥ 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:
ನ ಕಶ್ಚಿಚ್ಛಯನಂ ರಾತ್ರೌ ಪ್ರಕರೋತಿ ಮಹೀ ತಲೇ ।
ಧೃತಾಯುಧಾ ಜನಾಃ ಸರ್ವೇ ತಿಷ್ಠಂತಿ ಸಹ ತಾಪಸೈಃ ॥ 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:
ન કશ્ચિચ્છયનં રાત્રૌ પ્રકરોતિ મહી તલે ।
ધૃતાયુધા જનાઃ સર્વે તિષ્ઠંતિ સહ તાપસૈઃ ॥ 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:
ന കശ്ചിച്ഛയനം രാത്രൌ പ്രകരോതി മഹീ തലേ ।
ധൃതായുധാ ജനാഃ സര്വേ തിഷ്ഠംതി സഹ താപസൈഃ ॥ ൧൨ ॥

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