The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Yatra Parikrama (pilgrimages) (5): Ekadashayatani Yatra which is chapter 100e 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 100e of the Uttarardha of the Kashi-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 100e - Yātrā Parikrama (pilgrimages) (5): Ekādaśāyatanī Yātrā

There is another pilgrimage consisting of eleven Āyatanas. It should be performed.

63-66. Having bathed duly as per prescriptions in Agnīdhra-kuṇḍa, the devotee should visit Lord Agnīdhra. Then he should proceed to Urvaśīśa and thereafter to Nakulīśvara. After visiting Āṣāḍhīśa and Bhārabhūteśvara thereafter, after visiting Lāṅgalīśa and Tripurāntaka thereafter, and then Manaḥprakāmeśvara he should proceed to Prītikeśa. Thereafter he should visit Madālaseśvara and then Tilaparṇeśvara. This pilgrimage of eleven Liṅgas should be assiduously performed. A man performing this pilgrimage shall attain Rudra’s status.

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