by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Bhairaveshvara (Bhairava-ishvara) which is chapter 228 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 twenty-eighth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the excellent shrine at the holy site of the Mothers. It is well-known as Bhairaveśa and is destructive of all fears and dangers.
On the fourteenth lunar day in the dark half, the devotee of great self-restraint should worship by means of scented flowers and oblation of great excellence. The Yoginīs, the Mothers, protect him like their own son.