The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Naleshvara (Nala-ishvara) which is chapter 345 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 forty-fifth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 345 - Greatness of Naleśvara (Nala-īśvara)

Īśvara said:

1. Thereafter, O great goddess, one should go to the Liṅga Hāṭakeśvara situated at a distance of one hundred eighty Dhanus to the east of Jaradgaveśvara.

2. Knowing that it is an excellent Kṣetra, a Liṅga called Naleśvara was installed by Nala along with Damayantī.

3. Visiting it and by worshipping it as per procedure, O goddess, a being (man) is freed from Kali and becomes victorious in gambling.

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