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As Sundarkandnirnay - 2 says Mainak parvat had wings. Earlier all the mountains had wings. They out of pride, started flying in the air and settling down at their will. This caused inconvenience to the people at large. Hence Indra cut the wings of all the mountains. But Mainak, the golden parvat, 100 yojana in width, took shelter of vayu and then ...


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Story of Barbarika is mentioned in detail in Kaumarika Khanda, Maheswara Khanda of Skanda Mahapurana. Barbarika was son of Ghatotkacha and Kāmakaṭankaṭa. Gatotkacha was son of Hidambi and Pandava Bhima. In city of Pragjyotisapura, there was Rakshasa Muru who was defence officer of Asura Naraka. Sri Krishna killed Narakasura and Mura. Muru's daughter, ...


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Yes. Mountains had wings. When landing, mountains killed innocent beings and disturbed yajnas and without Yajnas Devas had no food. Indra cut their wings with his thunderbolt to solve that problem. This is described in Chapter 4 of Setu Mahatmya-Brahma Khanda of Skanda Purana . Sri Süta said: 53b-58. Formerly all the mountains had wings. They had ...


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Yes, all mountains did have wings in the Krita Yuga. Hanumān, en route to Lanka over the seas in search of Sita, encounters the Maināka mountain in its human form standing on its own peak, and that is when Maināka introduces himself to Hanumān as the only mountain currently left with its wings still intact. Vālmiki narrates the following in Sundara Kanda, ...


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I wasn't aware that Vishnu Sahasranama has many versions until I read this question. So, I am unable to verify and compare them to answer. However, I remember a view point of one of the upanyasakar (person who delivers religious discourses) that this sahasranama is great because: It is asked by Dharmaputra who was a great person following dharma to the ...


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The verse occurs in this excerpt from the Vasudeva Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana: By becoming Buddha, I shall delude by the use of fallacious reasoning and deceit the Asuras who adopting Vedic practices will harass the three worlds. When the Asuras killed by me as Krishna and by Arjuna in the battles, will promote and establish Adharma (unrighteous ...


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A Guru is who initiates a pupil into Vedas.But for a woman,the Scriptures say, there are no Vedic initiations. The marriage itself is regarded instead as her Vedic sacrament . Manu Smriti 2.67. The nuptial ceremony is stated to be the Vedic sacrament for women (and to be equal to the initiation), serving the husband (equivalent to) the residence ...


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I think you are referring to these two verses from Bāla-kāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa where Viśvāmitra is narrating the descent of Gaṅgā to Earth. Although I'm not sure what you mean by "mention of Skanda Purāṇa". Why will Rāmāyaṇa mention or reference a Purāṇa? स्कंद इति अब्रुवन् देवाः स्कन्नम् गर्भ परिस्रवात् | कार्तिकेयम् महाबाहुम् काकुत्स्थ ज्वलन ...


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Yes , its true that formerly mountains had wings. This is described in one of the shloka in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana.in the skanda 8 - SB 8.11: King Indra Annihilates the Demons Verse 34. While fighting with demons at one point Indra throws his Vajra (weapon) on daemon named Namuchi , But the Vajra fails to do any harm to that demon. At that time Indra ...


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Shravana Nakshatra is the Birth Star of Lord Vamana, as it is in Srimad Bhagavatam, here: (SB.8.18.5) śroṇāyāṁ śravaṇa-dvādaśyāṁ muhūrte ’bhijiti prabhuḥ sarve nakṣatra-tārādyāś cakrus taj-janma dakṣiṇam "On the day of Śravaṇa-dvādaśī [the twelfth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhādra], when the moon came into the lunar mansion Śravaṇa, at the ...


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What is the correspondence between the khaṇḍas and saṁhitās of the Skanda Purana? As the question says there are two “versions” of the Skanda Purana 1) one divided on the basis of 7 khaṇḍas (called खण्डात्मक) 2) the other on the basis of 6 samhitas (called संहितात्मक) The preface to the Skanda Purana sold (based on 7 khaṇḍas) as well as the Sankshipta ...


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Short answer: As per this shloka (which you quoted in question), 18 Mahaapuraanas are: Madwayam: 1. Maarkendya, 2. Matsya Bhadwayam: 3. Bhavishya, 4. Bhaagavat Bratrayam: 5. Brahma, 6. Brahmaanda, 7. Brahmavaivarta Vachatusthayam: 8. Vaamana, 9. Vishnu, 10. Varaaha, 11. Vaayu* ANaPaLinGa KuSkani: 12. Agni, 13. Naarada, 14. Padma, 15. ...


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Yes, this is mentioned in Skanda Purana. The month Kartik is very dear to Lord Vishnu and any virtuous deed done during this month never goes without being rewarded. One important characteristic of this month is that all the deities live in the proximity of human beings for the entire period of the month and accept everything that is offered to ...


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The Skanda Purana is divided into 7 Khandas viz: Maheswara Khanda, Vishnu Khanda, Brahma Khanda, Kasi Khanda, Avanthya Khanda, Nagara Khanda and Prabhasa Khanda. Each of these Khandas is again sub-divided into various Upa-Khandas. The preface part of the book "Essence of Skanda Purana" answers your query. Skanda (Kartika) Purana is the largest of all ...


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Not a chance. The chapter from bhagwat puran gives an answer to this:— BHAGWATA PURANA. CANTO 10.52.38 A fter the Supreme One who for the sake of His pastimes assumes His bodies, thus had asked these questions, the brahmin related everything to Him. (37) 'S'rî Rukminî told me: 'Oh Most Beautiful One of all the Worlds, I heard about Your ...


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Skanda Purana and Padma Purana states the story of deamon Lonasura who was slain by an avatara of Vishnu by the name daitya Sudan who was hiding in the lake. The story is narrated as, Skanda Purana legend states that a demon named Lonasur became insolent and devastated surrounding countries. He even challenged gods. The people appealed to Lord Vishnu to ...


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As per the Skanda Purana published by Gitapress Gorakpur, the killing of Tārakāsura comes in Chapter 15 under the Kēdārakhaṇḍa, under the Mahēśwara khaṇḍa. But this version does not mention about Surapadma and Simhavaktra. This version of the Skanda Purana is divided on the basis of Khandas. The birth and anointment of Skanda have been narrated in greater ...


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Verse 78-80 of Skanda Purana is as follows: Verse 78-80: He was born of Devaki and Vasudeva with Brahmagarga as leader (priest, preceptor). It was in the twenty-first Dvapara towards its close. When Dharma was spoiled Visnu was born in the Vrsni dynasty. He was born in order to establish Dharma. He destroyed the Asuras. There are two points which I have ...


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The Sanskrit version of eulogisation by Sage Agastya (agastya sthuthi) of Skanda has been posted below: The online source of this part of Skanda Purana is available here. Translated version of eulogisation by Sage Agastya (agastya sthuthi) of Skanda has been posted below: The English translation can be downloaded from the site.


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This is from matsya purana- Lord Brahma, after creating His manasa putras, was not quite satisfied with the work of His creation.... After some time the goddess Gayatri, known under different names, viz. — Satarupa, Savitri, Sarasvati, Brahmani, etc, — appeared in the form of a girl from the half portion of Brahma's body.... Afterwards, the ...


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This is a tough question. Ravana is separate from Hiranyakashipu and Bali. Evidence: Brahmanda Purana (2.3.8.34) talks about birth of King Trnbindu in the 11th Dwapara yuga. He married her daughter to sage Pulastaya who was the grandfather of Ravana. We know from Vayu Purana (ii.36.92) that Lord Rama killed Ravana in 24th Treta yuga. Synthesis: ...


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It's an ancient name 'Thanikachalam'. It generally means Lord Muruga for his outstandingly handsome and robust, very masculine. He probably known as 'Kumaran' an young boy.


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I have looked at the Skanda Purana in the University library here, having the same question as yours. There is no Uttara Khanda in it, except for a section in the Brahma Khanda of that name but having no Guru Gita. There is no Guru Gita text in the Skanda Purana, but maybe there was an ancient version of it that did which is not available anymore.


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Prajapathi's were born from Brahma's mind/ his will, so they are not Physical entities. They are beings that exist without a physical presence. Which is why they did not propagate their "species" as Brahma desired. Manu was born from Brahma's body i.e. from earth/matter. So they/we are physical beings. The Prajapathi's due to their lack of physical ...


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Lord Srinivasa uses the word Divakarakula. [Skanda Purana, Vaishnav Khanda, Venkatachalamahamatmaya, 4.47] Divakarakula means "lineage/clan/dynasty of Surya". The translation provided in the question chooses "family" for kula, but it's more appropriately understood as "lineage", i.e. the Solar Dynasty or the Suryavanshi descendants of Ikshvaku. Lord ...


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