The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Puskareshvara (Puskara-ishvara) which is chapter 115 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 one hundred fifteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 115 - Greatness of Puskareśvara (Puskara-īśvara)

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1-4. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the excellent shrine of Puskareśvara to the south of the excellent Jānakīśvara.

The Liṅga is of great power and has been worshipped by sage Sanatkumāra, a son of Brahmā. It has been worshipped with faith by means of golden lotuses in accordance with the injunctions. Hence it is well-known as Puṣkareśvara. O beautiful lady, it is a destroyer of all sins.

If anyone devoutly worships him with sweet scents, flowers etc, it is as good as a pilgrimage to Puṣkara performed by him. There is no doubt about it.

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