The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Brahmeshvara (Brahma-ishvara) which is chapter 318 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 eighteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 318 - Greatness of Brahmeśvara (Brahma-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1-2. There is a Liṅga of great efficacy situated not far from there (i.e. Goddess Kaṇṭakaśoṣaṇī) in the eastern direction. It is destructive of all sins.

Its name is Brahmeśvara and it was installed by Brāhmaṇas. If any one takes his holy bath in the waters of Ṛṣitoyā and worships the Liṅga he shall become a Brāhmaṇa fully conversant with the Vedas and devoid of dullness.

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