The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Gautameshvara (Gautama-ishvara) which is chapter 216 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 sixteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 216 - Greatness of Gautameśvara (Gautama-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1-3. O goddess, the excellent Liṅga named Gautameśvara is situated within a distance of fifteen Dhanus to the north of Mārkaṇḍeśvara.

O goddess, Gautama had killed his preceptor earlier. He became miserable due to the sins thereof. He installed a Liṅga there and got relief from that sin.

He who takes his bath in the river there in accordance with the injunctions and duly worships the Liṅga and offers a tawny-coloured cow, shall be relieved of all the five sins.

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