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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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Are these verses really present in the Skanda Purana?

According to a website, 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 age God and Goddess Married? [on hold]

At what age God and Goddesses got married? Lord Sri Rama, Sita Lord Sri Krishna, Rukmini, Satyabhama Lord Sri Srinivasa (Venkateshwara Swamy), Padmavathi Lord Shanmukha, Devasena, Sri Valli Guru ...
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What is the order of the present Varah Kalpa n Brahma's life?

The Skand Purana says 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 i.e. ...
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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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Who was Barbarika?

I think Barbarika was son of arjun and came from patal lok of ancient time, Lord Khatu-Shayam is the same Warrior who was killed by Lord Krishna. Who trained Barbarika to become so powerful, in a ...
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Why should wife take approval from husband before starting a vrata?

In fourth Chapter, Purvardha, Kashikhanda of Skanda Mahapurana, Lopamudra, wife of sage Agastya explains the characteristics of an ideal wife. In one of the shlokas, she says as follows: भर्ता देवो ...
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Srisaila Khandam - Skanda Purana

I heard that Skanda Puranam contains a very large section called Srisaila Khandam describing about the famous kshetra Srisailam which has the story of a Brahmana called Parvata doing tapas for Siva ...
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Does Kamban's Ramayana make mention of Skandha Purana?

The Valmiki Ramayana mentions about SKandha, when Viswamitra narrates about it to Rama and Lakshmana. By chance do Kamban Ramayana make similiar mention either in the same context or in another ...
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Manas Khanda, Sahyadri Khanda of Skanda Purana

Are there any available manuscripts of Manasa, Sahyadri, Himavat, Patala, Ayodhya, Bhima, Mathura Khandas of Skanda Purana either in Sanskrit or any language?
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Origin of sloka दर्शनादभ्रसादसि

दर्शनादभ्रसादसि जननात्कमलालये ॥ काश्यन्तु मरणान्मुक्तिः स्मरणादरुणाचले ॥ It means one can get moksha by either of having darsan of Abhrasadasi (Chidambaram), dying at Kasi, birth at Kamalalaya and ...
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Story of Mookambika Temple from Puranas

Mookambika Temple at Kollur, Karnataka is a temple dedicated to Mookambika Devi. The story of it goes like Devi killed Mookasura, so it is called Mookambika Devi. It is believed that the story of ...
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Why is Muruga also known as Thanikachalan?

What is the meaning of Thanikachalan which the name of Lord Muruga?
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Which chapter of Skanda Purana contains Guru Gita?

Everyone is aware that Guru Gita is considered to be taken from Uttara Khanda of Skanda Puranam. But I cannot find in the links provided here. Is there any other version of Skanda Purana uttara Khanda ...
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What scriptures other than the Skanda Purana contain the Shuklambharadharam verse?

Before reciting the Vishnu Sahasranamam, it is traditional to recite the following Shloka: शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् | प्रसन्न वदनं धयायेत सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये || ...
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Is the Lonar crater lake mentioned in Skanda Purana or Padma Purana?

Is the Lonar crater lake mentioned in Skanda Purana or Padma Purana as the following excerpt from Wikipedia claims? If so, in what context? Historicity The lake was first mentioned in ancient ...
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Do any scriptures prohibit charitable giving in Devaloka?

As I discuss in this answer, the Kedara Kanda of the Skanda Purana describes Mahabali's previous birth as a gambler who was a sinner all his life. Before he dies, the gambler accidentally makes an ...
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Where is Surapadman in Sanskrit scriptures?

Kandha Puranam is a very revered Tamil scripture that talks about the glories of Lord Muruga (or Kartikeya). It was written by Kachiyappa Sivacharyar as the Tamil equivalent of Skanda Purana, and ...
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Where are the Raikvaparna villages mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad?

As I discuss in this answer, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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What is the correspondence between Khandas and Samhitas in the Skanda Purana?

As far as I know, the only unabridged English translation of the Skanda Purana is the translation published by Motilal Banarsidass, which you can read here. As you can see from the Table of Contents ...
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Role of Prajapathi

The role of distinguished characters occupying the seat of Prajapathi are attributed to many things ranging from King of Booloka, Law giver, maker and protector of forests and the species in them, etc....
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Dharma who “propagated Yagna”?

As I discuss in my question here, the Matsya Purana describes various incarnations that Vishnu has taken in the Vaivasvata Manvantara (i.e. the present Manvantara). In particular, here is what it ...
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Who is the Samaveda-singing Brahmin incarnation of Vishnu prophesied in the Skanda Purana?

As I discuss in this question, one of the early movements that was important in the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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Hayagriva : The Rakshasa and The Lord [duplicate]

In context to this question about Lord Hayagriva, considered as the avatara of Lord Vishnu, I have some clarification to do. Hayagriva, I think is not a Lord Vishnu's Avatar, but a Vishnu Himself but ...
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Why is Shravana Nakshatram considered the “birth star” of Vishnu?

The Venkatachala Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana describes the story of Venkateshwara (the Vishnu deity in Tirupati, AKA Balaji or Srinivasa). This excerpt describes how Brihaspati, guru of the gods, ...
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Guru Seva types [closed]

In Guru Geetha of Skanda Purana, Lord Shiva told mother Parvathi that the ways to serve Guru is very secret and even gods don't know how to serve guru. Why is it secret? What are the known ways to ...
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Did mountains use to have wings?

I heard that in Ramayana it is stated that mountains used to have wings at one point, then somehow all the mountains lost their wings, except for one mountain which was between India and Sri Lanka. ...
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Why Vishnu Sahasranama of Mahabharata is mostly used?

We have multiple versions of Vishnu Sahasranama in our scriptures like Mahabharata, Padma Purana, Skanda Purana, etc. But the Mahabharata version is mostly used by us. So apart from the fact that ...
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Why does Vishnu tell Padmavathi that he is a member of the Solar dynasty?

The Venkatachala Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana describes how Venkateshwara (the Vishnu deity in Tirupati, AKA Balaji or Srinivasa) meets Padmavathi for the first time. He saves Padmavathi from an ...