The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Jalavasaganapati (Jalavasas-ganapati) which is chapter 72 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 seventy-second chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 72 - Greatness of Jalavāsagaṇapati (Jalavāsas-gaṇapati)

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1-3. For the sake of destroying all obstacles and for the accomplishment of all tasks, one should visit Vighneśa called Jalavāsas (Having water as robes) stationed there itself.

O great goddess, he was adored by means of lotuses with devotion by Varuṇa for averting obstacles to his penance. Therefore, he is remembered as Jalavāsas.

A devotee should propitiate him devoutly with scents and flowers along with sweetmeats on the Caturthī day (fourth lunar day) as much as the devotion allows. Gaṇādhipa becomes pleased with him.

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