by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Pingaladitya, Pingadevi and Shukreshvara which is chapter 247 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 forty-seventh chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1-3. A pilgrim should view the sin-destroying Sun-god stationed there itself and also goddess Piṅgalā in the guise of Pārvatī.
He who observes fast on the third lunar day in particular, shall obtain all desires. He shall be rich and become blessed with a son.
The pilgrim shall also see the deity well-known as Śukreśvara. O goddess, on seeing the deity the man shall be rid of all sins.