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Summary : The English translation of the Skanda Purana, the largest of the eighteen major puranas containing over 81, Sanskrit metrical verses. The earliest version of the Skanda Purana probably existed before the 5th century CE and thus preserves an enormous amount of history and information regarding Hindu tradition in an encyclopedic format. Subjects covered by this Purana include cosmogony creation of the universe , mythology itihasa , genealogy vamsha , dharma virtuous lifestyle , festivals yatra etc. But another significant feature is the inclusion of a tremendous amount of pilgrimage guides Tirtha Mahatmya. Skanda is the name of a son of Shiva and Parvati.

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Summary : The English translation of the Skanda Purana, the largest of the eighteen major puranas containing over 81, Sanskrit metrical verses. The earliest version of the Skanda Purana probably existed before the 5th century CE and thus preserves an enormous amount of history and information regarding Hindu tradition in an encyclopedic format.

Subjects covered by this Purana include cosmogony creation of the universe , mythology itihasa , genealogy vamsha , dharma virtuous lifestyle , festivals yatra etc. But another significant feature is the inclusion of a tremendous amount of pilgrimage guides Tirtha Mahatmya. Skanda is the name of a son of Shiva and Parvati. He is also known as Kartikeya and Murugan. Source: archive. This is a work-in-progress.

New chapters will be added regularly, so make sure to come back soon. Latest update: The full text of the The Skanda Purana in English is available here and publically accesible free to read online. Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. The Skanda Purana by G. Tagare , words Hinduism Purana. Buy now! Chapter 9 - The Churning of the Ocean. Chapter 12 - Devas Taste the Divine Nectar. Chapter 13 - The Fight between Devas and Asuras.

Chapter 14 - Resuscitation of Dead Daityas. Chapter 25 - The Marriage Rituals. Chapter 28 - Preparations of Devas and Daityas for War. Chapter 2 - Glorification of Holy Places. Chapter 11 - The Previous Births of the Tortoise. Chapter 17 - The Fight between Yama and Grasana. Chapter 30 - Skanda Installed as the Commander-in-Chief. Chapter 38 - The Position of the Higher World. Chapter 44 - Description of the Divyas Ordeals.

Chapter 45 - The Story of Nandabhadra. Chapter 50 - Departure of the Soul to the Next World. Chapter 55 - The Characteristics of Yoga.

Chapter 6 - Expiatory Rites. Chapter 7 - Holy Rites for Special Attainments. Chapter 8 - The Description of Creation. Chapter 3 - Manifestation of the Lord to the Eyes of Everyone. Chapter 20 - Merit from Gift of Lands. Chapter 24 - The Episode of the Gandharva Sundara.

Chapter 29 - Arjuna Proceeds on a Pilgrimage. Chapter 1 - A Dialogue between Jaimini and the Sages. Chapter 6 - Description of the Land of Utkala. Chapter 7 - The Story of Indradyumna. Chapter 17 - Indradyumna Performs a Thousand Horse-sacrifices. Chapter 20 - Origin of the Indradyumna Lake. Chapter 27 - Installation of the Four Deities.

Chapter 31 - The Lord in the Wooden Body. Chapter 34 - In Praise of the Chariot-Procession. Chapter 35 - The Procedure of Preserving the Chariot. Chapter 43 - The Festival of the Swing. Chapter 47 - Meditation on the Lord in Different Forms. Chapter 2 - Agni Eulogizes the Lord. Chapter 7 - Special Efficacy of the Gift of Lamps. Chapter 14 - The Birth of Jalandhara. Chapter 15 - The Victories of Jalandhara. Chapter 22 - Jalandhara Attains Salvation.

Chapter 24 - The Legend of Dharmadatta. Chapter 28 - Dharmadatta Attains Salvation. Chapter 30 - Fasts and Austerities of the Month. Chapter 34 - The Procedure of Concluding the Vrata.

Chapter 3 - Imprinting Marks of Conch etc. Chapter 4 - Worshipping the Conch. Chapter 5 - The Fruit of Conch Worship. Chapter 9 - The Procedure for Naivedya. Chapter 17 - The Greatness of Mathura. Chapter 3 - Charitable Gifts Continued. Chapter 6 - The Story of a House-Lizard. Chapter 13 - Yama is Consoled. Chapter 17 - Story of Dantila and Kohala. Chapter 18 - Previous Birth of the Hunter. Chapter 19 - The Curse of Wind-god. Chapter 25 - The Conclusion. Chapter 4 - The Greatness of Dharmahari.

Chapter 5 - Uparicara Vasu, a Pious King. Chapter 6 - Fall of Uparicara Vasu. Chapter 7 - Uparicara Vasu Attains Liberation. Chapter 8 - Curse to Devendra. Chapter 13 - Gods Drink the Nectar. Chapter 16 - Description of Goloka. Appendix 2 - The astronomical definition of Yoga. You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member. Like what you read? Consider supporting this website:. Donate on Patreon.

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Skanda Purana

The earliest text titled Skanda Purana likely existed by the 8th century CE, [5] [6] but the Skanda Purana that has survived into the modern era exists in many versions. The common elements in the variant editions encyclopedically cover cosmogony , mythology , genealogy , dharma , festivals, gemology, temples, geography, discussion of virtues and evil, of theology and of the nature and qualities of Shiva as the Absolute and the source of true knowledge. The editions of Skandapurana text also provide an encyclopedic travel handbook with meticulous Tirtha Mahatmya pilgrimage tourist guides , [9] containing geographical locations of pilgrimage centers in India, Nepal and Tibet, with related legends, parables, hymns and stories. Haraprasad Shastri and Cecil Bendall , in about , discovered an old palm-leaf manuscript of Skanda Purana in a Kathmandu library in Nepal , written in Gupta script.

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Skanda Maha Purana

Contains eighty eight thousand and one hundred Shlokas stanzas. Purana got its name from Skand Kartikeya the son of Lord Shiva. Birth of Skand; its reason and effects constitute the main theme. Meaning Salutations to Lord Shankar who has entrusted the job of creation to Lord Brahma--Who has instructed Lord Vishnu to nurture the world and who himself acts as the supreme annihilator. During ancient times, once, Sage Shaunak had performed a grand 'yagya' at his hermitage in Naimisharanya forest. Many sages had thronged Naimisharanya to attend it. One of them was Sage Lomesh.

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The Skanda Purana

The text contains over 81, verses, and is part of Shaivite literature, titled after Skanda, a son of Shiva and Parvati, who is also known as Kartikeya and Murugan. While the text is named after Skanda, he does not feature either more or less prominently in this text than in other Shiva-related Puranas. The text has been an important historical record and influence on the Hindu traditions related to war-god Skanda. The earliest text titled Skanda Purana likely existed by the 6th-century CE, but the Skanda Purana that has survived into the modern era exists in many versions. It is considered by scholars, in a historic sense, as among the "shiftiest, living" texts which was widely edited, over many centuries, creating numerous variants. The common elements in the variant editions encyclopedically cover cosmogony, mythology, genealogy, dharma, festivals, gemology, temples, geography, discussion of virtues and evil, of theology and of the nature and qualities of Shiva as the Absolute and the source of true knowledge.

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