The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 1,763,776 words

This page describes Vaishakhamasa-mahatmya which is section 7 of the English translation of the Skanda Purana, the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, preserving the ancient Indian society and Hindu traditions in an encyclopedic format, detailling on topics such as dharma (virtous lifestyle), cosmogony (creation of the universe), mythology (itihasa), genealogy (vamsha) etc.

Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya

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The Vaiśākhamāsamāhātmya (Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya) has 25 chapters.

Vaiśākha is another month which is favourite with Viṣṇu. In Padmapurāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Ch. 84, as a background of this Māhātmya, we are told that once Nārada went to Mathura to see King Ambarīṣa, a great devotee of Kṛṣṇa (vv 8-10). Vaiśākha-Māhātmya is thus a dialogue between these two.

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