by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of the Lord of Caves (Guheshvara—Guha-ishvara) which is chapter 56 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 fifty-sixth chapter of the Arbuda-khanda of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1. Then the best king, follow your visit towards the prominent and Lord of the caves [i.e., Guheśvara] lying hidden. In olden times, people acknowledged to be accomplished in their objectives, used to worship the worshipable Liṅga of Śiva placed inside the cave there.
2. A man who worships here with whatever wish and longing in the mind, the same goes on getting realized one after another and in the process, he attains liberation, the king, becoming free from all desires at the end.