The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Kaushikeshvara (Kaushika-ishvara) which is chapter 214 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 two hundred fourteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 214 - Greatness of Kauśikeśvara (Kauśika-īśvara)

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1-3. The shrine of the deity named Kauśikeśvara is destructive of great sins. It is situated within a distance of eight Dhanus to the north-east of Kaśyapeśvara.

After killing the sons of Vasiṣṭha, the excellent scion of the family of Kuśika (i.e. Viśvāmitra) installed that Liṅga there. He became relieved of sins thereby.

By viewing and worshipping the deity a devotee obtains the benefit desired.

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