The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Eminence of Siddheshvara (Siddha-ishvara) which is chapter 43 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 forty-third chapter of the Arbuda-khanda of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 43 - Eminence of Siddheśvara (Siddha-īśvara)

Pulastya said:

1. Then the best of kings, visit the place having the worshipable Liṅga of Śiva—known as the giver of all fulfilment. Siddha had founded this worshipable Liṅga that destroys all

2. An auspicious pool full of clean water is there where observance of the ritual of bath by man relieves him generally of the crime of Brahmicide.

3. O king! if a man nurturing any desire in the mind goes there to meditate on the same and after that observes the ritual of taking a bath there, he not only attains the fulfilment of his desires, but the sincerity of his faith enables him attain the supreme passage.

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