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Did mountains use to have wings?

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. ...
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Who was Barbarika?

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 ...
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Did mountains use to have wings?

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 ...
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Why is Kartikeya called as Guha?

The Valmiki Ramayana also several times refers to Lord Kartikeya as Guha. Like in Yuddha Kanda, strike of Kumbhakarna by Hanuman was compared with strike of Lord Kartikeya (Guha) on Krauncha Mountain. ...
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What is the correspondence between Khandas and Samhitas in the Skanda Purana?

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 2) the ...
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Did Krishna marry Rukmini at age of 8?

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 ...
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Why Vishnu Sahasranama of Mahabharata is mostly used?

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 (...
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Which chapter in Skanda Purana contains the greatness of Ramayana?

Yes, there is supposedly a section called Uttarakhaṇḍa of the Skanda Purāṇa that purportedly contains what is called the Rāmāyaṇamahātmyam. The Valmiki Ramayana published by Gita Press Gorakhpur has ...
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Were Nara-Narayana cursed by Sage Durvasa?

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 ...
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Why is Shravana Nakshatram considered the "birth star" of Vishnu?

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 ...
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Why should wife take approval from husband before starting a vrata?

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....
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Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19

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, ...
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Did Krishna marry Rukmini at age of 8?

In harivamsa purana, it is very clearly mentioned that rukmini had large and prominenet breast and fully developed hips before marrying krishna, which an 8 year old doesn't has, and she is also ...
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Skanda Purana in sanskrit

Complete Skanda Purana in sanskrit neatly divided in Khandas and in seprate chapters is avaliable on Wikisource website. We also can copy-paste Shlokas from the site. We can also download kandas in ...
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Why is Kartikeya called as Guha?

The simple meaning of Guha is "the secret born" or "reared in a secret place" as per Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: because of his birth in the solitude of a forest of reeds he ...
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Who is god Kala and who was the king released by Lord Shiva from god Kala?

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 ...
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What is the structure of Skanda Purana?

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-...
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Did Krishna marry Rukmini at age of 8?

In Hindus there is a thing called second birth.in past time age girls age were also calculated as after second birth which happens around 10-11 years after birth.like janeu sanskar they have ...
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Need corresponding Sanskrit verses for the following Skanda Purana verses

The verses are as follows: sāttvikeṣu ca kalpeṣu māhātmyamadhikaṁ hareḥ | rājaseṣu ca māhātmyamadhikaṁ brahmaṇo viduḥ || 87 || tadvadagre ca māhātmyaṁ tāmaseṣu śivasya hi | saṁkīrṇe ca sarasvatyāḥ ...
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What is the importance of Kartik month?

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 ...
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Birth of Skanda, coronation and killing of taraka

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 ...
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During what Yugas did Hiranyakashipu, Mahabali, and Ravana rule?

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 ...
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Which avatar of Vishnu took place in the twenty first yuga?

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. ...
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Did Krishna marry Rukmini at age of 8?

It's very much clear from that, almost every Purana describes Devi Rukmini as a grown-up lady. For instance, this extract from the Bhagavata Purana- तां देवमायामिव धीरमोहिनीं सुमध्यमां कुण्डलमण्डिता...
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Was Goddess Gayatri really a cowherdess?

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 ...
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