Actually, this is not Pali, which would be "khanda". In any case, it is Sanskrit for “aggregate, group, heap, pile”. Refers to the accumulation or localization of experiencing, a "bunching up" of perception and cognition that leads to the illusion of a knower that is doing knowing. the five skandhas describe the basis of self-image: form (rupa), basic reactivity (vedana), symbolization (samjna), habitual pattening (samskara), and consciousness (vijnana).