by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Kotishvara (Koti-ishvara) which is chapter 358 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-eighth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1. In the north-eastern region (a place called) Koṭinagara is remembered to be on the southern side thereof. At a distance of a Yojana is situated a great Liṅga called Koṭīśvara which grants the benefit of ten million sacrifices.
2. He who, after taking his bath there, worships the Liṅga with due elaborate procedures becomes absolved of all sins and gets the benefit of one crore sacrifices.