by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Brahmeshvara (Brahma-ishvara) which is chapter 150 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 fiftieth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1. Thereafter, a pilgrim should go to the shrine of Brahmeśvara stationed towards the south thereof (i.e. Bhairaveśvara). It is near Brahmakuṇḍa and was installed by Brahmā formerly. It is being guarded by my Gaṇas and is well-known in all the three worlds.
2. The pilgrim should take his holy bath there on the fourteenth lunar day and more particularly on the New-Moon day. He should then perform the Śrāddha duly. Then he should worship Brahmeśa.
4. O goddess, by doing thus the man attains the benefit of his birth. He gains extensive renown, O my beloved, and rejoices along with Brahmā.