The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Mahakala which is chapter 326 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 twenty-sixth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 326 - Greatness of Mahākāla

Īśvara said:

1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the shrine of Lord Mahākāleśvara stationed to the north thereof (i.e. Unnatasvāmī)

The deity is the great protector of all. The presiding deity of this city is Bhairava possessing the form of Rudra. A devotee should perform the great worship on the Darśa and Paurṇamāsa days.

A man who takes his holy bath at Mahodaya and views Mahākāla becomes very rich in the world for the duration of seven thousand births.

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