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I think the Skandha Purana story is telling about story of King Sveta. The story is described in Kurma Purana which I also discuss here. I'm just taking relevant verses from that chapter in short. You can read the full story in the above answer: Who is the king? The name of that King is Sveta and he was a devotee of Lord Shiva: श्वेतो नाम शिवे भक्तो राजर्षि...


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Yes. Lord Shiva gave Andhaka to Hiranyaksha before Varaha Avatar. Sanatkumāra said:— 38. On hearing these words of the king, the kind-hearted Śiva was satisfied and spoke thus—“O ruler of Daityas, there may not be a son born of your semen. But I shall grant you a son. My son Andhaka has a prowess equal to yours. He cannot be defeated by any. You choose him ...


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This is from Dakshinamoorthy stotra Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita Para-Brahma-Tattvam Yuvaanam Varssisstthaam-Te Vasad Rssigannauh Aavrtam Brahma-Nisstthaih | Aacaarye[a-I]ndram Kara-Kalita Cin-Mudram-Aananda-Muurtim Sva-[A]atmaaraamam Mudita-Vadanam Dakssinnaamuurti-Miidde || Meaning: 1: (Salutations to Sri Dakshinamurthy) Whose Exposition through Profound ...


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First of all,the Skanda Purana itself contradicts this. Skanda Purana 7.1.2.87-88 say सात्विकेषु च कल्पेषु माहात्म्यमधिकं हरेः ॥ राजसेषु च माहात्म्यमधिकं ब्रह्मणो विदुः ॥ तद्वदग्रे च माहात्म्यं तामसेषु शिवस्य हि ॥ In the Sāttvika Kalpas the greatness of Hari is supreme. They know that the greatness of Brahmā reigns supreme in the Rājasa Kalpas. Similarly the ...


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Yes Khilanis are the section of appendices associated with Bhaskāla shakha of Rigveda. Sri suktam, Ratri suktam, Medha suktam and Shiva sankalpa suktam are the 4 khila suktas of Bhaskāla shakha of Rigveda. These suktas are separated as khilanis because of the reason that they vary in the metres of chandas with respect to early Rigvedic sanskrit and even few ...


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Yes, there are various events in our scriptures. But it doesn't mean that Lord Shiva will test for each and every devotee necessarily. 1) Testing of Upamanyu: One of the popular events is when Lord Shiva took the form of Lord Indra and tested Upamanyu. That form of Lord Shiva is known as Sureshwara. Mahabharata in this chapter describes the event: In this ...


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Yes, as per your question is concerned many people try to claim Hari Hara abedha as Adi Shankaracharya's final conclusion by stating some of the verses of Vishnu sahasranama bhashya and also in the 65th verse of Prashnottara ratna mallika bhagawath padha states "Mahesha shankara Narayanatmaka" Which means Shiva and Vishnu are one soul, but the ...


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