by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Kalambeshvara (Kalamba-ishvara) which is chapter 310 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 three hundred tenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1-2. The shrine of the deity named Kalaṃbeśvara is situated within two Dhanus to the north-west thereof (i.e. Caturmukha Vināyaka). It is destructive of all sins. By viewing and worshipping that deity one shall get rid of all sins.
On a New-Moon day coinciding with a Monday (doing worship) in that shrine is conducive to much merit. Brāhmaṇas should be fed by those who seek to get the benefit of all merits.