The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Ashtakuleshvara (Ashtakula-ishvara) which is chapter 162 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 sixty-second chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 162 - Greatness of Aṣṭakuleśvara (Aṣṭakula-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the shrine of Aṣṭakuleśvara stationed to the south thereof (i.e. of Ananteśvara) and to the east of Lakṣmaṇeśa.

This Liṅga suppresses all sins and eliminates great poison. It is adored by Siddhas and Gandharvas and it grants desired objects.

A man who worships this deity on the eighth lunar day in a dark half in accordance with the injunctions, shall be rid of all terrible sins. He is honoured in the region of Nāgas.

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