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.


गुहेन स्थापितः पूर्वं यत्र देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुहेश्वरान्नातिदूरे वटेश्वरमिति स्मृतम् ॥ ६९ ॥

guhena sthāpitaḥ pūrvaṃ yatra devo maheśvaraḥ |
guheśvarānnātidūre vaṭeśvaramiti smṛtam || 69 ||

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.

Guha, Sthapita, Purvam, Purva, Yatra, Deva, Devri, Maheshvara, Guheshvara, Dure, Dura, Vateshvara, Iti, Smrita,

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: “guhena sthāpitaḥ pūrvaṃ yatra devo maheśvaraḥ
  • guhena -
  • guha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • sthāpitaḥ -
  • sthāpita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    sthā -> sthāpita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √sthā]
  • pūrvam -
  • pūrvam (indeclinable)
    pūrva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pūrva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • devo* -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    devṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • maheśvaraḥ -
  • maheśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “guheśvarānnātidūre vaṭeśvaramiti smṛtam
  • guheśvarānn -
  • guheśvara (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • āti -
  • āti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • dūre -
  • dūre (indeclinable)
    dūra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dūra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dūrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vaṭeśvaram -
  • vaṭeśvara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • smṛtam -
  • smṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    smṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    smṛtā (noun, feminine)
    smṛ -> smṛta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √smṛ class 1 verb]
    smṛ -> smṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √smṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √smṛ class 1 verb]

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:
গুহেন স্থাপিতঃ পূর্বং যত্র দেবো মহেশ্বরঃ ।
গুহেশ্বরান্নাতিদূরে বটেশ্বরমিতি স্মৃতম্ ॥ ৬৯ ॥

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:
ಗುಹೇನ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತಃ ಪೂರ್ವಂ ಯತ್ರ ದೇವೋ ಮಹೇಶ್ವರಃ ।
ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರಾನ್ನಾತಿದೂರೇ ವಟೇಶ್ವರಮಿತಿ ಸ್ಮೃತಮ್ ॥ ೬೯ ॥

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:
ગુહેન સ્થાપિતઃ પૂર્વં યત્ર દેવો મહેશ્વરઃ ।
ગુહેશ્વરાન્નાતિદૂરે વટેશ્વરમિતિ સ્મૃતમ્ ॥ ૬૯ ॥

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:
ഗുഹേന സ്ഥാപിതഃ പൂര്വം യത്ര ദേവോ മഹേശ്വരഃ ।
ഗുഹേശ്വരാന്നാതിദൂരേ വടേശ്വരമിതി സ്മൃതമ് ॥ ൬൯ ॥

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