ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788128812262
The Puranas are considered in Hinduism as the torch-bearers of mankind. While providing information on the ancient life of man, the Puranas also probe the roots of life of the times. Their relevance never wanes. The Skanda Purana is one of the eighteen and the longest of all Puranas. It is a unique religious text in Hindu belief. It contains varies descriptions of our ancient heritage. Many widely popular rituals-such as Satyanarayan Katha, Prajapati Daksha yajna, travails and killing of Tarakasur, enigma of Trishanku and tales of sage Visvamitra-all have originated from the Skanda Purana.
The text of Skanda Purana throws light on geographical parts of ancient Aryavarta (undivided India). Like other Puranas, it provides values which framed the psyche of modern India. The highlights of this Purana are: Lord Shiva’s activities, details of how human should perform the mundane duties, the Rameshwaram setu, the origin of Agni, journey to Teerth Prayag and also sage Markendeya’s question-answer session with Yudhisthira. The Skanda Purana, just as other Purana texts, describes life and religion in easy pleasant way through stories.
1. Maheshwar Khanda
2. Vaishnava Khanda
3. Brahma Khanda
4. Kashi Khanda
5. Avanti Khanda
6. Revaa Khanda