The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Lingatraya which is chapter 289 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 eighty-ninth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 289 - Greatness of Liṅgatraya

Īśvara said:

1-3. O fair lady, to the very south thereof within a distance of a Gavyūti) is situated the sin-destroying Gaṅgā flowing to Pātāla.

O lady of excellent complexion, she was invoked by Viśvāmitra for holy ablution. By taking holy bath there, O great goddess, one is rid of all sins.

By viewing (the three Liṅgas) Gaṅgeśvara, Visvāmitreśvara and Bāleśvara there, one will acquire all cherished desires.

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