The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Kotihrada-Mandukeshvara which is chapter 362 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 sixty-second chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 362 - Koṭihrada-Maṇḍūkeśvara

Īśvara said:

1. Then, O great goddess, one should go to Maṇḍūkeśvara. A Liṅga called Māṇḍukyāyana was installed there.

2. There is a pool called Koṭihrada, O goddess; there Śiva is Koṭīśvara. There the group of Mātṛs who grant desired objects is settled.

3. He who, after taking bath in Koṭi Tīrtha, elaborately worships the Liṅga and adores the Mātṛs there, becomes relieved of misery and affliction.

4. O Deveśī, to the east of it, at a distance of a Yojana, there is a well of translucent waters known as Trita. It destroys all sins. There is the residence of all Tīrthas therein.

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