The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words

This page describes Greatness of Gandharvaseneshvara (Gandharvasena-ishvara) which is chapter 27 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 twenty-seventh chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 27 - Greatness of Gandharvaseneśvara (Gandharvasenā-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1-4. Further, O goddess of Devas, there is a Liṅga installed there itself by Gandharvasenā, the daughter of Ghanavāhana. It is in the vicinity of Gaurī, within a distance of three Dhanus in the east.

It is called Vimaleśvara and is destructive of all ailments.

A woman who adores it on the third lunar day is rid of all wretchedness. She obtains all that she desires. She will become well-established with sons and grandsons.

O goddess, this Vrata which is destructive of sins, was narrated to the Gandharva in the twilight (interim) period of Tretā Yuga. If this Vrata is heard, it destroys sins.

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