The Skanda Purana
by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Ashvineshvara (Ashvina-ishvara) which is chapter 164 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-fourth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
Chapter 164 - Greatness of Aśvineśvara (Aśvina-īśvara)
[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]
1-5. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the shrine named Aśvineśvara stationed within a distance of five Dhanus to the east thereof. It suppresses a series of great sins. On being adored, it fulfills all desires. On being viewed, it suppresses all ailments and facilitates the acquisition of all objects.
It is a great antidote to all who suffer from ailment in the world.
Viewing it on the second lunar day in the month of Māgha is very rare. Hence if welfare is desired, one should devoutly view it. On being adored, it suppresses all great sins and fulfills all desires.
Thus, O goddess, these are two Liṅgas installed by the sons of the Sun. An excellent man with full control over himself should view them on the same day.