The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 1,344,335 words

This page describes Yatra Parikrama (pilgrimages) (3): Ashtayatana Yatra which is chapter 100c 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. This is the zeroth chapter 100c of the Uttarardha of the Kashi-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 100c - Yātrā Parikrama (pilgrimages) (3): Aṣṭāyatana Yātrā

49-50. Another pilgrimage of eight Āyatanas should be performed for the purpose of subduing obstacles, especially on every eighth lunar day. They are: Dakṣeśa, Pārvatīśa, Paśupatīśvara, Gaṇeśa, Narmadeśa, Gabhastīśa, Satīśvara and the eighth one Tārakeśa.

51-62. All these Liṅgas should be visited for suppressing great obstacles.

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