The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Bahusuvarnakeshvara (Bahusuvarnaka-ishvara) which is chapter 356 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 fifty-sixth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 356 - Greatness of Bahusuvarṇakeśvara (Bahusuvarṇaka-īśvara)

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1. Thereafter, O great goddess, one should go to god Bahusuvarṇaka in the place called Bahusuvarṇaka to the east of Hiraṇī.

2. There a very difficult sacrifice was performed by Dharmaputra after installing a very refulgent Liṅga called Bahusuvarṇa.

3. It grants the benefits of all Kratus. It is known by the name Sarveśvara. There itself is situated a Liṅga filled (bathed) with the waters of Sarasvatī.

4. O beautiful lady, he who takes his bath and offers rice-balls there, redeems ten million members of his family and is praised in the region of Rudra.

5. Sadāśiva has declared that he who devoutly worships it (the Liṅga) with fragrant paste and flowers as per procedure, gets the benefit of (performance of) ten million worships.

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