The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Pilgrimages of Ganeshas, Bhairava etc. which is chapter 100g 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 100g of the Uttarardha of the Kashi-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 100g - Pilgrimages of Gaṇeśas, Bhairava etc.

One shall always perform the pilgrimage of Vighnarāja on every Caturthī day (fourth lunar day).

74. With him (Gaṇeśa) in view Modakas (ball-shaped sweetmeat) should be given to Brāhmaṇas for their happiness. During Tuesdays Bhairava Yātrā that removes sins should be performed.

75. The pilgrimage unto Ravi (Sun-god) should be performed on Sundays, on the sixth lunar day when it coincides with a Sunday and also on Ravisaptamī day, for the purpose of subduing all obstacles.

76. Caṇḍī Yātrā is considered auspicious when performed on the eighth or ninth lunar day. Everyday the pilgrimage of the inner apartment (Sanctum) should be performed,

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