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.


कथनीयं महाब्रह्म सूर्यभक्ताय सुव्रते ।
अर्कस्थलस्य देवस्य माहात्म्यमिदमुत्तमम् ॥ १९२ ॥

kathanīyaṃ mahābrahma sūryabhaktāya suvrate |
arkasthalasya devasya māhātmyamidamuttamam || 192 ||

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.

Kathaniya, Mahabrahma, Suryabhakta, Suvrata, Arkasthala, Deva, Mahatmya, Idam, Uttamam, Uttama,

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: “kathanīyaṃ mahābrahma sūryabhaktāya suvrate
  • kathanīyam -
  • kathanīya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kathanīya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kathanīyā (noun, feminine)
    kath -> kathanīya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kath class 10 verb]
    kath -> kathanīya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kath class 10 verb], [accusative single from √kath class 10 verb]
  • mahābrahma -
  • mahābrahma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mahābrahman (noun, masculine)
  • sūryabhaktāya -
  • sūryabhakta (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    sūryabhakta (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • suvrate -
  • suvrata (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    suvrata (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    suvratā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “arkasthalasya devasya māhātmyamidamuttamam
  • arkasthalasya -
  • arkasthala (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    arkasthala (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • devasya -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • māhātmyam -
  • māhātmya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • uttamam -
  • uttamam (indeclinable)
    uttama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uttama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uttamā (noun, feminine)

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:
কথনীযং মহাব্রহ্ম সূর্যভক্তায সুব্রতে ।
অর্কস্থলস্য দেবস্য মাহাত্ম্যমিদমুত্তমম্ ॥ ১৯২ ॥

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:
ಕಥನೀಯಂ ಮಹಾಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಸೂರ್ಯಭಕ್ತಾಯ ಸುವ್ರತೇ ।
ಅರ್ಕಸ್ಥಲಸ್ಯ ದೇವಸ್ಯ ಮಾಹಾತ್ಮ್ಯಮಿದಮುತ್ತಮಮ್ ॥ ೧೯೨ ॥

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:
કથનીયં મહાબ્રહ્મ સૂર્યભક્તાય સુવ્રતે ।
અર્કસ્થલસ્ય દેવસ્ય માહાત્મ્યમિદમુત્તમમ્ ॥ ૧૯૨ ॥

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:
കഥനീയം മഹാബ്രഹ്മ സൂര്യഭക്തായ സുവ്രതേ ।
അര്കസ്ഥലസ്യ ദേവസ്യ മാഹാത്മ്യമിദമുത്തമമ് ॥ ൧൯൨ ॥

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