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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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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 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 || Shuklambaradharam ...
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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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