The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Amareshvara (Amara-ishvara) which is chapter 194 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 ninety-fourth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 194 - Greatness of Amareśvara (Amara-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the shrine of the Liṅga installed by the Immortals. Realizing the power of the holy spot, they had installed the Liṅga. It is destructive of all sins.

It was after performing severe penance that the Liṅga was installed by them. By viewing the deity, O goddess, a man becomes contented and blessed.

The gift of a cow should be made there to a Brāhmaṇa who has mastered the Vedas, O goddess. He (the donor) then attains the excellent fruit of perfect pilgrimage.

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