While reading the Shiva Purana Rudra Samhita Parvati Khanda I came across the following declarations by the Lord:

The vow of the king of Assam (Kāmarūpa) was made fruitful. I saved king Sudakṣiṇā who had become a hireling and a prisoner. I am the three-eyed God who bestows happiness but brought about the misery of Gautama. I especially curse those wicked persons who harass my devotees.

Are there any details in the scriptures regarding these incidents involving the below:

  1. The King of Kamarupa
  2. King named Sudakshina
  3. Gautam Rishi
  • Two of these indicents are main reasons of Shiva mansifested as Bhimeshvara and Tryambakeshwara.
    – Boovanaes
    Sep 8 at 11:09
  • @Boovanaes Can you share the details as an answer? Sep 12 at 6:53
  • I think both king of Kamarupa and King Sudakshina are same. Because, Sudakshina is ruled Kamarupa.
    – Boovanaes
    Nov 4 at 1:24

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The same Shiva Purana mention two of these incident of Lord Shiva saving his devotees.

The 20 & 21st chapters of Kotirudra Samhita mentiones the incident of Shiva saving king Sudakshina in connection to the appearance of the Nageshwara jyotirlinga. The king of Kamarupa who adorned Shiva in the Bhimeshwara jyotirlinga was imprisoned by Kumbhakarna's son, Bhimasura. But later, Lord Shiva freed him after killing Bhimasura.

And, the 24, 25 and 26th chapters of Kotirudra Samhita mentiones the incident of Gautama Maharishi in connection to the appearance of the Tryambakeshwara jyotirlinga .

  • Great please add the reference links to make the answer complete. Sep 13 at 6:55

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