by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Citreshvara (Citra-ishvara) which is chapter 142 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 forty-second chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the excellent shrine of Citreśvara situated within a distance of seven Dhanus to the south-south-east thereof (i.e. Kapardicintāmaṇi)
The Liṅga is of great power and is destructive of all sins. To one who regularly adores Citreśvara there, there is no fear of hell.
His sin though committed to writing in Citragupta records, O my beloved, is wiped off by him. Hence one should always adore Citreśa with all efforts. Even he who is defiled by sins does not see the hell.