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The Skanda Purāṇa is the largest Mahāpurāṇa, a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts.It also contains a number of legends about Shiva.

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Who exactly is the progenitor of Kāyasthas?

It is firmly believed that the Kāyasthas are descendants of Lord Citragupta who's the scribe of Yama Deva. However, after going through the Skanda Purana's Chapter 139 - Greatness of Citrāditya (Citra-...
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Is Dharma Sastha mentioned in Upapuranas & other Samhitas from Skanda Purana?

I heard many times that Sastha mentioned in various Puranas. But, only Brahmanda Purana and Sankara Samhita of Skanda Purana mentiones him, however it also made some sense that he can mention in Upa ...
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Are women allowed to blow conch shell (Shankha) in Hinduism?

I've heard that it is mentioned that Lakshmi doesn't reside in homes/leaves that home were women or shudra blows conch, it is mentioned in Brahm-vaivarta puran, prakriti khand, adhyaya 20, shloka 21 ...
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Why does Skanda Purana say to cut off the tongue of a low-caste person who reads the Vedas?

In Skanda Purana 5.3.200.6, there's a verse वेदोच्चारणमात्रेण क्षत्रियैर्धर्मपालकैः । जिह्वाछेदोऽस्य कर्तव्यः शूद्रस्येति विनिश्चयः ॥ ६ ॥ vedoccāraṇamātreṇa kṣatriyairdharmapālakaiḥ | jihvāchedo'sya ...
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Did all Brahmin ancestors come through Kashmir , Gandhara or North West?

There are documents mentioning the migrations of the Brahmins. Does this mean all Brahmins came from the North? What about GSB saraswats? Are Gurjaras pancha dravida or pancha gauda?
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Did Agni Deva marry an Incarnation of Bhudevi?

As per this answer, Vedavati is an incarnation of Bhudevi who later went on to become Padmavati, the consort of Venkateswara. But this version of Skanda Purana talks about Vedavati, born as Swaha, ...
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Is Karma applicable outside of karmabhumi?

In Skanda Purana Bharat desh has been referred to as Karmabhumi which means place where noble deeds are rewarded. So does it mean karmaphala is not reaped outside of Bharat desha ? If it is reaped ...
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What is the Prayaschitha for plucking Peepal leaves?

Why should not we touch Tulsi and Peepal trees on Sunday? As far as the Peepal Tree (aśvattha) is considered, not only on Sundays, but it shouldn't be touched on any other day except on Saturdays. ...
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What are the other names Varanasi is called by?

What are the other names Varanasi is called by? "Kasi" is famous - but is "Rudrabhumi" another name of Varanasi? Are there any others?
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Is there a Prāyaścitta for not fasting on Rāma-navamī́?

The Agastya-saṁhitā́ mentions not fasting on Rāma-navamī́ will result in being cooked in hell. That wretched man who eats food on Rama- navami suffers torments in the terrible hells called Kumbhīpāka....
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How many types of Pralayas are there?

According to Hindu Puranas, repeated creations and dissolutions happen in a cycle. How many types of Pralayas are there according to the Puranas? What is the difference between Pralaya and Mahapralaya?...
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Do anyone know about the Skand Upa-Puran?

Can anyone provide any information regarding the Skand Up Puran? I am not talking about the Skand Mahapuran, it is written in Koorma Purana that out of the 18 Upa Puranas, there is a Up Puran named ...
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Are there any Saraswati sahasranaamas other than those from Skanda purana and Rudra Yamala Tantram?

There are at least two Saraswati sahasranaamas, that I know, are available. #1: From Skanda purana 1,2 At the request of Narada, Sanat Kumara Maharshi enumerated these sahastranaamas. #2: From Rudra ...
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Where I can download ram gita of Skandpuran

Is there any link where I can download or buy "ram gita of Skandpuran"? Is it available offline?
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How many avatars of Adi Shakti are mentioned in Skanda Purana?

The Nagara Khanda of Skanda Purana mentiones Katyayani, Kaushiki/Chamunda, Srimata and Kelīshvari are the avatars of Devi Adi Shakti. For the destrucion of Mahiṣāsura she descended to the earth as ...
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Names of lord Brahma from Skanda puran translated to English?

Please, could you give me 108 names of lord Brahma from Skanda puran translated to English?
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Dakṣa’s illicit relations with his daughter

In Daksha yagna chapter translation of Skanda Purana, the footnote says: The legend of destruction of Dakṣa’s sacrifice is mentioned in the Śatapatha and Kauṣītaki Brāhmaṇas. But the cause was Dakṣa’...
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What are the two Mahapuranas which dedicated to goddess mentioned in Skanda purana

I heard there 10 puranas for shiva and 2 puranas for goddess mentioned in skanda purana. What are the two puranas dedicated to goddess.
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Who is god Kala and who was the king released by Lord Shiva from god Kala?

In Skanda Purana Kedara Khanda Chapter 1, There is a mention of a god named Kala who was burnt down and thereafter a king was released. 16-18. Blessed are they, noble-souled are they, who always ...
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Why is Kartikeya called as Guha?

Kartikeya is addressed as Guha many times in Mahabharat. What is the meaning of Guha and why is Kartikeya called as Guha? Here is one example from Sambhava Parva: The illustrious deity Guha, who ...
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Does Vishnu serve & worship Shiva only using the Agamas?

After Shiva's complete supremacy was established during the Fiery Linga incident shortly after creation, Shiva instructed Vishnu & Brahma to worship him using the Agamas and they obeyed well. From ...
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Is Guru tattva and Shiva tattva the same?

From the lecture of HG Amogh Lila Prabhu 3:08-3:13 HG says that : Guru tatva and Shiva tatva are the same.Like how the guru aids the student to reach Sri Krishna, so also Lord Shiva aids a devotee to ...
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Skanda Purana in sanskrit

I am trying to find pdf of Skanda Purana in sanskrit. Is complete unabridged sanskrit Skanda Purana online or in PDF format? Please provide it.
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Description of the flag Rāma carried in His battle against Rāvaṇa

As far as I know, there are no explicit and detailed descriptions of the flag Rāma carried in His battle against Rāvaṇa present in the Rāmāyaṇa. However, elaborate descriptions of the flag are said to ...
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Chidambara Mahatmyam is part of Skanda Purana or Sthala Purana?

Please let me know if Chidambara Mahatmyam comes under Skanda Purana then which khanda it is available and chapter numbers also. I came to know there are 26 chapters available. Is there any where ...
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Did Lakshmi (Sri Devi) know about the marriage of Sreenivasa and Padmavathi in prior according to Skanda purana?

Lord Vishnu took the form of Sreenivasa and resided near Tirupathi. He married the daughter of Akasa Raja, named Padmavathi. According to the Skanda Purana, did Lakshmi know about the marriage between ...
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Explanation request for verses 10, 11, 12, and 13 from the Manasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana?

Need an explanation of verses 10, 11, 12, and 13 from the Manasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana
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Birth of Skanda, coronation and killing of taraka

What khanda/volume/chapter of Skandapurana speaks of the birth of Skanda and the killing of Simhamuka, Surapadman and Taraka ? I'm aware that Shalyaparva of Mahabharatha speaks of Krauncha Dharana etc,...
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Source of Lord Subrahmanya killing demons Surapadma and Simhavaktra

There are stories, particularly in Tamil Nadu (and possibly other places too), involving the battle between Lord Subrahmanya and the Asuras. This incident is described in many Puranas. And all the ...
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Source of the story Mrigari - The Hunter and Narada?

The story of Mrigari - The Hunter transformed by association of Narada muni is briefly recollected in Chaitanya Charitamrita, madhya lila, 24th chapter from verse 229. I found it in Stories from the ...
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Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19 [duplicate]

I found three different sets of 18 Mahapuranas. Common in all are: (Vishnu Purana,Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Garuda Purana, Varaha Purana, Agni Purana, Vamana Purana, Bhagavat Purana, Skanda Purana,...
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Subrahmanya Shodasa Nama Stotram from Skanda Purana

Kindly let us know if anyone has the knowledge of the chapter number and verse numbers where the Subrahmanya Shodasa Nama Stotram occurs in Skanda Purana. Thanks in advance.
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Which chapter in Skanda Purana contains the greatness of Ramayana?

Is there any conversation in Skanda Purana between Narada and Sanatkumara about the greatness of Ramayana? If yes, then what is the number and name of the chapter?
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Mention of Siva cursing Saudasa(Somadatta) in Skanda Purana

Does Skanda purana mention the incident of Shiva cursing Saudasa to live as a Rakshasa?
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Which avatar of Vishnu took place in the twenty first yuga?

In the Skanda Purana, Prabhasa kanda, chapter 19 there is a list of incarnations of Vishnu. It mentions an avatar to kill the asuras in the 21st dwapara yuga. Verse 79-80: It was in the twenty-...
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What is the structure of Skanda Purana?

How are the slokas in Skanda Purana divided? Suppose Ramayana is divided into Kandas, which are further divided into sargas etc..
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Does the Skanda Purana accept Rama as the full incarnation of Vishnu?

Consider the following statement by Vyasa in Skanda Purana Formerly, at the advent of Treta, the lotus-eyed Rama, a partial incarnation of Visnu was born in the Solar race, as a scion of the family ...
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Are there two gauri Kunds?

Are there two gauri Kunds? Wikipedia says Gauri kunda is the base camp of Kedarnath trek https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauri_Kund There's another gauri Kund on the route of Mount kailash ...
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What is the location of this verse from Skanda Purana?

Madhvacharya in 52nd verse of his sarvasastra tattparya nirnaya which is the first chapter of Mahabharata Tattparya Nirnaya quotes the following verse from Skanda Purana skAnde.apyuktaM shivenaiva ...
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Need corresponding Sanskrit verses for the following Skanda Purana verses

For the Skanda Purana 7.1.2.87-88, the English translation given in the website hinduscriptures.in say the following: In the Sattvika Kalpas, the greatness of Hari is supreme. They know that the ...
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What is the importance of Kartik month? [duplicate]

I read on random source about Kartik month which just started. It was written on behalf of Skanda purana that this month is very dear to Lord Vishnu. In this month we gets more merits than other ...
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Are these verses really present in the Skanda Purana?

According to this site, mantra diksha not taken under a Vaishnava Guru are unqualified in worshipping Lord Vishnu. The site has cited the following verses which are supposedly from the Kartika-...
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Was Goddess Gayatri really a cowherdess?

According to this Skanda Purana stoy Goddess Gayatri was actually a milkmaid who was married to Brahma when Saraswati took time to get ready for a Yagna that they were supposed to perform together: &...
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Were Nara-Narayana cursed by Sage Durvasa?

According to the adherents of the Swaminarayana sect, Nara-Narayana, the twin-pair avatara of Lord Vishnu, were cursed by Sage Durvasa which supposedly led Nara-Narayana to incarnate as Sahajanand ...
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Did Krishna marry Rukmini at age of 8?

I've been told that God Krishna married Rukmini when she was 8 and consummated at same age as per in Skanda Purana. Can I get the right interpretation for this?
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Where is Subrahmanya Sahasranamam mentioned in the Skanda Purana?

I am unable to find the exact portion in the Skanda purANa where Brahma composes the Sahasranamam for Lord Subrahmanya- It says Eswara Proktam in the Skanda Purana, but I cant find it in the Skanda ...
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What is the order of the present Varah Kalpa in Brahma's life?

The Skanda Purana says that Sati was born in the 1st Manvantar of the Pitri Kalpa which was the 30th Kalpa in the second Parardha of Brahma. The text again says that Parvati was born in the Vaivasvat ...
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Regarding some questions on date of composition of Puranas

It is said that Bhagavata Purana was composed by Vyasa at the end of Dwapara Yuga. In that Purana, all the other major Puranas are mentioned. However, a chapter in Skanda Purana seems to have ...
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What is the story of Prahlada being held hostage by the gods?

Most people only know the childhood of Prahlada, who was rescued from his from Hiranyakashipu by Vishnu's incarnation. What is less well-known, however, Prahlada's adulthood. As king of the Asuras, ...
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During what Yugas did Hiranyakashipu, Mahabali, and Ravana rule?

This excerpt from the Prabhasa Kanda of the Skanda Purana describes how long different demons ruled the three worlds for: Hiranyakashipu shone as the king for one hundred seven million two hundred ...
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