Skanda

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 06 Mar 2010 04:23 and updated at 06 Mar 2010 04:23

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.228.11163 And Skanda Kartikeya took up his long lance and stood motionless like the mountain of Meru.
Mbh.3.3.196 Ravi, Gabhastimat, Aja, Kala, Mrityu, Dhatri, Prabhakara, Prithibi, Apa, Teja, Kha, Vayu, the sole stay, Soma, Vrihaspati, Sukra, Budha, Angaraka, Indra, Vivaswat, Diptanshu, Suchi, Sauri, Sanaichara, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Skanda, Vaisravana, Yama, Vaidyutagni, Jatharagni, Aindhna, Tejasampati, Dharmadhwaja, Veda-karttri, Vedanga, Vedavahana, Krita, Treta, Dwapara, Kali, full of every impurity, Kala, Kastha, Muhurtta, Kshapa, Yama, and Kshana; Samvatsara-kara, Aswattha, Kalachakra, Bibhavasu, Purusha, Saswata, Yogin, Vyaktavyakta, Sanatana, Kaladhyaksha, Prajadhyaksha, Viswakarma, Tamounda, Varuna, Sagara, Ansu, Jimuta, Jivana, Arihan, Bhutasraya, Bhutapati, Srastri, Samvartaka, Vanhi, Sarvadi, Alolupa, Ananta, Kapila, Bhanu, Kamada, Sarvatomukha, Jaya, Visala, Varada, Manas, Suparna, Bhutadi, Sighraga, Prandharana, Dhanwantari, Dhumaketu, Adideva, Aditisuta, Dwadasatman, Aravindaksha, Pitri, Matri, Pitamaha, Swarga-dwara, Prajadwara, Mokshadwara, Tripistapa, Dehakarti, Prasantatman, Viswatman, Viswatomukha, Characharatman, Sukhsmatman, the merciful Maitreya.
Mbh.3.224.11336 And from the fact of its being regarded by the Rishis as cast off, the child born therefrom came to be called by the name of Skanda.
Mbh.3.224.11360 And in this distress, she went over to Skanda and once more shone with all her might.
Mbh.3.224.11361 And the mountains too bowed down to Skanda and came back and stuck into the earth.
Mbh.3.224.11362 And all creatures then celebrated the worship of Skanda on the fifth day of the lunar month.
Mbh.3.225.11370 But having heard that the new born male child was hers, she went to Skanda and gradually revealed to him the fact that she was his mother.
Mbh.3.225.11376 And for the good of the world he promulgated the virtues of the six-faced Skanda, and performed ceremonies in honour of the cock, the goddess Sakti, and the first followers of Skanda.
Mbh.3.225.11380 Markandeya continued, The celestials having heard of the prowess of Skanda, all said to Vasava, O Sakra, do thou kill Skanda without delay for his prowess is unbearable.
Mbh.3.225.11386 Let the great Mothers of the Universe repair to-day to Skanda.
Mbh.3.225.11398 And that lady amongst the Mothers who was born of Anger with a spike in hand kept watch over Skanda even like a mother guarding her own offspring, and that irascible red-coloured daughter of the Sea, who lived herself on blood, hugged Mahasena in her breast and nursed him like a mother.
Mbh.3.226.11401 And the illustrious sovereign of the gods, desirous of victory but believing success to be doubtful mounted his elephant Airavata and attended by the other gods advanced towards Skanda.
Mbh.3.226.11412 When he was thus forsaken by the gods, Sakra hurled his thunder-bolt at Skanda.
Mbh.3.226.11416 And Indra, when he beheld that another person looking like the fierce destroying Fire-god had come into being was frightened out of his wits and besought the protection of Skanda, with the palms of his hands joined together as a mark of respect.
Mbh.3.226.11417 And that excellent being Skanda, bade him renounce all fear, with his arm.
Mbh.3.227.11419 SECTION CCXXVII Markandeya continued, Now hear of those terrible and curious-looking followers of Skanda.
Mbh.3.227.11420 A number of male children came into being when Skanda was struck with the thunder-bolt, those terrific creatures that steal spirit away little children, whether born, or in the womb and a number of female children too of great strength were born to him.
Mbh.3.227.11423 And for this reason the inhabitants of this earth call Skanda the father of Kumaras little children.
Mbh.3.227.11426 The daughters begotten by the Fire-god, Tapa, went over to Skanda, who said to them, What can I do for you'
Mbh.3.227.11431 They had a powerful, red-eyed, terrific, and very turbulent son named Sisu born by the blessing of Skanda.
Mbh.3.227.11432 He was reputed as the eighth hero, born of the mothers of Skanda.
Mbh.3.227.11434 Know that the sixth face of Skanda was like that of a goat.
Mbh.3.228.11437 SECTION CCXXVIII Markandeya continued, Skanda was adorned with a golden amulet and wreath, and wore a crest and a crown of gold; his eyes were golden-coloured, and he had a set of sharp teeth; he was dressed in a red garment and looked very handsome; he had a comely appearance, and was endowed with all good characteristics and was the favourite of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.228.11441 And high-minded Brahmanas worshipped that mighty being, and the Maharshis great rishis then said as follows to Skanda, O thou born of the golden egg, mayst thou be prosperous and mayst thou become an instrument of good to the universe!
Mbh.3.228.11444 Skanda replied, You gentlemen of great ascetic wealth tell me what Indra does with all three worlds and how that sovereign of the celestials protects the hosts of gods unremittingly'
Mbh.3.228.11452 Skanda replied, Do thou continue to rule the three worlds with self-possession, and with thy heart bent on conquest.
Mbh.3.228.11460 Skanda replied, Thou, O Sakra, art my sovereign, as also of the three worlds; mayst thou be prosperous!
Mbh.3.228.11465 Skanda replied, Do thou anoint me as leader, for the destruction of the Danavas, for the good of the celestials, and for the well-being of cows and Brahmanas'
Mbh.3.228.11471 The Fire-god is called Rudra by Brahmanas, and from this fact Skanda is called the son of Rudra.
Mbh.3.228.11473 And as Rudra was seen by all the dwellers of heaven to heap honours on the excellent Guha Skanda, he was for that reason reputed as the son of Rudra.
Mbh.3.228.11474 This child had his being by the action of Rudra entering into the constitution of the Fire-god, and for this reason, Skanda came to be known as the son of Rudra.
Mbh.3.228.11475 And, O Bharata, as Rudra, the Fire-god, Swaha, and the six wives of the seven Rishis were instrumental to the birth of the great god Skanda, he was for that reason reputed as the son of Rudra.
Mbh.3.228.11480 Beauty, strength, piety, power, might, truthfulness, rectitude, devotion to Brahmanas, freedom from illusion or perplexity, protection of followers, destruction of foes, and care of all creatures, these, O lord of men, are the inborn virtues of Skanda.
Mbh.3.228.11488 And considering that this being Skanda was undoubtedly destined to be the husband of this lady by Brahma himself, he had her brought there, dressed her with the best apparel.
Mbh.3.228.11489 And the vanquisher of Vala then said to Skanda, O foremost of gods, this lady was, even before thy birth, destined to be thy bride by that Self-existent Being
Mbh.3.228.11493 She who is called Shashthi, Lakshmi, Asa, Sukhaprada, Sinivali, Kuhu, Saivritti, and Aparajita, is known among men as Devasena, the wife of Skanda.
Mbh.3.228.11494 When Skanda became united to Devasena in indissoluble bonds of matrimony, then the gods of prosperity in her own personal embodiment began to serve him with diligence.
Mbh.3.228.11495 As Skanda attained celebrity on the fifth lunar day, that day is called Sripanchami or the auspicious fifth day and as he attained his object on the sixth, that lunar day is considered to be of great moment
Mbh.3.229.11504 Skanda replied, O ladies of faultless character, do you accordingly become my mothers.
Mbh.3.229.11506 Markandeya continued, Then Sakra having expressed a wish to say something to Skanda, the latter enquired, What is it'
Mbh.3.229.11507 Being told by Skanda to speak it out, Vasava said, The lady Abhijit, the younger sister of Rohini, being jealous of her seniority, has repaired to the woods to perform austerities.
Mbh.3.229.11512 Vinata also said to Skanda, Thou art as a son to me, and entitled to offer me the funeral cakes at my funeral obsequies.
Mbh.3.229.11514 Skanda replied, Be it so, all honour to thee!
Mbh.3.229.11516 Markandeya continued, Then the great mothers spoke as follows to Skanda, We have been described by the learned as the mothers of all creatures.
Mbh.3.229.11518 Skanda replied, Ye are all as mothers to me, and I am your son.
Mbh.3.229.11524 Skanda replied, Ye shall not recover those that have been once given away, but I can give you other offspring if ye like
Mbh.3.229.11527 Skanda said, I can grant you progeny, but this topic on which ye have just now dilated is a very painful one.
Mbh.3.229.11530 The mothers replied, We shall protect them, O Skanda, as thou desirest.
Mbh.3.229.11533 Skanda replied, So long as children of the human kind do not attain the youthful state in the sixteenth year of their age, ye shall afflict them with your various forms, and I too shall confer on you a fierce inexhaustible spirit.
Mbh.3.229.11535 Markandeya continued, And then a fiery powerful being came out of the body of Skanda for the purpose of devouring the progeny of mortal beings.
Mbh.3.229.11537 And bidden by Skanda, that genius of evil assumed a terrific form.
Mbh.3.229.11544 Those male and female children, O Kaurava, who are said to have been begotten by Skanda, are spirit of evil and they destroy the foetus in the womb.
Mbh.3.229.11555 The daughter of the Divinity of the Red Sea is said to have nursed Skanda, she is worshipped under the name of Lohitayani on Kadamva trees.
Mbh.3.229.11559 The whole body of male and female spirits that I have now described are always denominated by men as the spirits of Skanda.
Mbh.3.229.11560 They are propitiated with burnt offerings, ablutions, unguents, sacrifices and other offerings, and particularly by the worship of Skanda.
Mbh.3.230.11578 SECTION CCXXX Markandeya continued, When Skanda had bestowed these powers, Swaha appeared to him and said, Thou art my natural son, I desire that thou shalt grant exquisite happiness to me
Mbh.3.230.11579 Skanda replied, What sort of happiness dost thou wish to enjoy
Mbh.3.230.11582 Skanda replied, From this day, lady, all the oblations that men of virtuous character, who swerve not from the path of virtue, will offer to their gods or ancestors with incantation of purifying hymns by Brahmanas, shall always be offered through Agni coupled with the name of Swaha, and thus, excellent lady, wilt thou always live associated with Agni, the god of fire
Mbh.3.230.11583 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed and honoured by Skanda, Swaha was greatly pleased; and associated with her husband Pavaka the Fire-god, she honoured him in return
Mbh.3.230.11593 And now, O king, listen to the origin of the bells and standards of Skanda.
Mbh.3.230.11595 Visakha took one of those bells and Skanda the other.
Mbh.3.230.11604 And all the people began to observe Skanda with satisfaction in their looks, and they did not at all feel tired of doing so
Mbh.3.230.11630 Skanda replied, Very well, my lord!
Mbh.3.230.11636 And, O great king, after the dismissal of Skanda, prodigies of various kinds occurred to disturb the equanimity of the gods'
Mbh.3.230.11672 And although that adorable god Rudra was in that plight, yet he did not think it worth while to kill Mahisha in battle; he remembered that Skanda would deal the deathblow to that evil-minded Asura.
Mbh.3.230.11681 It was observed both by the gods and the Danavas that Skanda hurled his sakti again and again on the field of battle, and that it returned to his hands, after killing thousands of the enemy's forces.
Mbh.3.230.11683 And then a panic seized them, and the followers of Skanda began to slay and eat them up by thousands and drink their blood.
Mbh.3.230.11685 And in this manner the famous Skanda defeated all his enemies.
Mbh.3.230.11688 And when the enemy was completely defeated by Skanda and when Maheswara left the battle-field, Purandara embraced Mahasena and said to him, This Mahisha, who was made invincible by the favour of Brahma hath been killed by thee.
Mbh.3.230.11697 And Rudra spoke, addressing the gods, Ye must render allegiance to Skanda just as ye do unto me'
Mbh.3.230.11699 The Brahmana who with due attention readeth this story of the birth of Skanda, attaineth to great prosperity in this world and the companionship of Skanda hereafter
Mbh.3.230.11701 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by the Pandava in that assembly of Rishis, the worshipful Markandeya of high ascetic merit replied, Agneya Son of Agni, Skanda Cast-off, Diptakirti Of blazing fame, Anamaya Always hale, Mayuraketu Peacock-bannered, Dharmatman The virtuous-souled, Bhutesa The lord of all creatures, Mahishardana The slayer of Mahisha, Kamajit The subjugator of desires, Kamada The fulfiller of desires, Kanta The handsome, Satyavak The truthful in speech, Bhuvaneswara The lord of the universe, Sisu The child, Sighra The quick, Suchi The pure, Chanda The fiery, Diptavarna The bright-complexioned, Subhanana Of beautiful face, Amogha Incapable of being baffled, Anagha The sinless, Rudra The terrible, Priya The favourite, Chandranana Of face like the moon, Dipta-sasti The wielder of the blazing lance, Prasantatman Of tranquil soul, Bhadrakrit The doer of good, Kutamahana The chamber of even the wicked, Shashthipriya True favourite of Shashthi, Pavitra The holy, Matrivatsala The reverencer of his mother, Kanya-bhartri The protector of virgins, Vibhakta Diffused over the universe, Swaheya The son of Swaha, Revatisuta The child of Revati, Prabhu The Lord, Neta The leader, Visakha Reared up by Visakha, Naigameya Sprang from the Veda, Suduschara Difficult of propitiation, Suvrata Of excellent vows, Lalita The beautiful, Valakridanaka-priya Fond of toys, Khacharin The ranger of skies, Brahmacharin The chaste, Sura The brave, Saravanodbhava Born in a forest of heath, Viswamitra priya The favourite of Viswamitra, Devasena-priya The lover of Devasena, Vasudeva-priya The beloved of Vasudeva, and Priya-krit The doer of agreeable things, these are the divine names of Kartikeya.
Mbh.3.230.11727 The Brahmana who with due attention readeth this story of the birth of Skanda, or relateth it unto Brahmanas, or hears it narrated by regenerate men, attaineth to wealth, long life, fame, children, as also victory, prosperity and contentment, and the companionship of Skanda
Mbh.6.23.1026 O mother of Skanda, O thou that possessest the six highest attributes, O Durga, O thou that dwellest in accessible regions, thou art described as Swaha, and Swadha as Kala, as Kashta, and as Saraswati, as Savitra the mother of the Vedas, and as the science of Vedanta.
Mbh.6.34.1593 I am Skanda among commanders of forces.
Mbh.6.112.6123 And the valiant Bhimasena, with that arrow on his chest, looked beautiful, O best of kings, like the Krauncha mountain in days of old with the dart of Skanda.
Mbh.7.7.210 And the kings in the Katirava army headed by Duryodhana performed the investiture of Drona in the command of the forces, like the celestials headed by India in days of yore performing the investiture of Skanda.
Mbh.7.34.1804 Beholding then thy host extensively slaughtered by Subhadra's son single-handed with his whetted shafts like the Asura host by Skanda the celestial generalissimo, thy warriors and thy sons cast vacant looks on all sides.
Mbh.7.102.4738 With that peacock, the car of the high-souled Vrishasena shone, like the car, O king, of Skanda the celestial generalissimo shining with his peacock unrivalled and beautiful ploughshare made of gold and looking like flame of fire.
Mbh.7.171.9278 Assisted by Satwata hero, slay brave Karna in battle, as Indra in days of old had slain the Asura Taraka, aided by the celestial generalissimo Skanda'
Mbh.8.5.153 Even as Mahendra slew Vritra, and Rama slew Ravana; even as Krishna slew Naraka or Mura in battle; even as the mighty Rama of Bhrigu's race slew the heroic Kartavirya, invincible in battle, with all his kinsmen and friends, after fighting a terrible battle celebrated through the three worlds; even as Skanda slew the Asura Mahisha, and Rudra slew the Asura Andhaka, even so hath Arjuna, O king, in single combat, slain, with all his kinsmen, that foremost of smiters, viz, Karna, who was invincible in battle and upon whom the Dhartarashtras had placed their hopes of victory, and who was the great cause of the hostility with the Pandavas!
Mbh.8.10.387 Like the celestial generalissimo, the lord Skanda of unfading prowess, supporting the celestial army, do thou support this Dhartarashtra host!
Mbh.8.10.399 Sanjaya continued, Thus addressed, O monarch, king Duryodhana then stood up with all the monarchs, like He of a hundred sacrifices with the gods, for honouring Karna with the command of the army, like the celestials for honouring Skanda.
Mbh.8.10.411 Surrounded by thy sons, O Bharata, Karna looked resplendent like Skanda surrounded by the celestials, in the battle having Saraka for its evil root
Mbh.9.6.388 Making that king the commander of our forces, O best of monarchs, we will be able to gain victory, like the gods, after making the unvanquished Skanda their commander
Mbh.9.6.397 O foremost of warriors, protect us incomparably, even as Skanda protected the gods in battle.
Mbh.9.17.1063 Covered with the blood that issued from his nostrils and eyes and ears and mouth, and that which flowed from his wound, he then looked like the Krauncha mountain of gigantic size when it was pierced by Skanda.
Mbh.9.40.2904 In that tirtha, the celestials had, in days of yore, O king, installed Skanda, that slayer of the enemies of the gods, in the supreme command of their army.
Mbh.9.41.3017 In that battle Skanda slew Taraka.
Mbh.9.41.3018 There, on that occasion, Mahasena Skanda, that destroyer of Daityas, obtained the command of the celestial forces.
Mbh.9.42.3024 Tell me everything, therefore, about the time when and the place where and the manner in which the adorable and puissant lord Skanda was invested with the command of the celestial forces.
Mbh.9.42.3038 Understanding the state of mind of those six mothers, the adorable lord Skanda sucked the breasts of all having assumed six mouths.
Mbh.9.42.3072 The form called Skanda of wonderful appearance proceeded to the spot where Rudra was sitting.
Mbh.9.43.3101 The Grandsire of the worlds, Brahman, and Kasyapa of great energy, and the others mentioned and not mentioned, all poured water upon Skanda even as, O monarch, the gods had poured water on the head of Varuna, the lord of waters, for investing him with dominion.
Mbh.9.43.3102 The lord Brahman then, with a gratified heart, gave unto Skanda four companions, possessed of great might, endued with speed like that of the wind, crowned with ascetic success, and gifted with energy which they could increase at will.
Mbh.9.43.3104 The lord Sthanu, O monarch, gave unto Skanda a companion possessed of great impetuosity, capable of producing a hundred illusions, and endued with might and energy that he could enhance at will.
Mbh.9.43.3107 The gods then made over to Skanda the celestial host, invincible, abounding with celestial troops, capable of destroying the enemies of the gods, and of forms like that of Vishnu.
Mbh.9.43.3108 The gods then, with Vasava at their head, and the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Munis, and the Pitris, all shouted, Victory to Skanda'
Mbh.9.43.3113 Ansa gave unto Skanda of great intelligence five companions, Parigha, and Vata, and Bhima of terrible strength, and Dahati and Dahana, both of whom were exceedingly fierce and possessed of great energy.
Mbh.9.43.3116 The illustrious Vishnu gave unto Skanda three companions, Chakra and Vikrama and Sankrama of great might.
Mbh.9.43.3117 The Ashvinis, O bull of Bharata's race, with gratified hearts, gave unto Skanda two companions Vardhana and Nandana, who had mastered all the sciences.
Mbh.9.43.3119 Tvashtri gave unto Skanda two companions named Chakra and Anuchakra, both of whom were endued with great strength.
Mbh.9.43.3133 Listen now to the names of those other combatants armed with diverse weapons and clad in diverse kinds of robes and ornaments, that Skanda procured.
Mbh.9.44.3274 Having obtained the command of the celestial forces, Skanda looked resplendent like a blazing fire of bright flames.
Mbh.9.44.3281 Well-pleased with these attentions Skanda granted a boon unto all the gods, saying, I shall slay all your foes' then, that is, that desire to slay you.
Mbh.9.44.3283 After Skanda had granted that boon, a loud sound arose from all those creatures inspired with joy, filling the three worlds.
Mbh.9.44.3284 Accompanied by that vast host, Skanda then set out for the destruction of the daityas and the protection of the denizens of heaven.
Mbh.9.44.3289 Seeing the foe flying away, Skanda, endued with energy and might, became inflamed with wrath.
Mbh.9.44.3292 While the dart was repeatedly hurled by Skanda of immeasurable energy, meteoric flashes, O king, fell upon the Earth.
Mbh.9.44.3296 The puissant and adorable Skanda, filled with joy, at last slew Taraka, the chief of the daityas, endued with great might and prowess, and surrounded in that battle by a heroic and mighty daityas.
Mbh.9.44.3299 The puissant Skanda then slew Hradodara, who was surrounded by ten nikharvas of daityas, with all his followers armed with diverse weapons.
Mbh.9.44.3301 Thousands of daityas, O king, were burnt with the flames that issued from Skanda's dart, while others breathed their last, terrified by the roars of Skanda.
Mbh.9.44.3303 The foes were consumed with flames produced by Skanda.
Mbh.9.44.3310 Possessed of great intelligence, the great generalissimo Skanda rushed against that foe of the gods.
Mbh.9.44.3326 The adorable Skanda, inflamed with rage, quickly slew the son of daitya chief Bali along with his younger brother, even as Indra had slain Vritra in days before.
Mbh.9.44.3346 Having bathed in that tirtha and adored Skanda, Rama gave unto the brahmanas gold and clothes and ornaments and other things.
Mbh.9.44.3348 I have now told thee everything about which thou hadst enquired, how the divine Skanda was installed by the assembled gods
Mbh.9.45.3349 SECTION Janamejaya said, This history, O regenerate one, that I have heard from thee is exceedingly wonderful, this narration, in detail, of the installation, according to due rites, of Skanda.
Mbh.11.23.928 Having spread his excellent bed of barbed and unbarbed arrows, that hero lieth on it like the divine Skanda on a clump of heath.
Mbh.12.15.616 Rudra, Skanda, Sakra, Agni, Varuna, are all slaughterers.
Mbh.12.121.6908 Ansumat was made the lord of all herbs, and the puissant and foremost of deities, viz, Kumara or Skanda, of twelve arms, was made the chief of all the spirits and ghostly beings that wait upon Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.327.20795 Throwing down his dart, Skanda addressing the universe, said, If there be any person that is superior to me in might, or that holds Brahmanas to be dearer, or that can compare with me in devotion to the Brahmanas and the Vedas, or that is possessed of energy like unto me, let him draw up this dart or at least shake it,
Mbh.12.327.20799 Without being able to bear that challenge in respect of the hurling of the dart, he cast his eyes on Skanda, the son of the Fire-god.
Mbh.12.327.20803 In this, the puissant lord only kept the honour of Skanda intact.
Mbh.13.14.1342 Close to the goddess Uma was Skanda seated on his peacock, bearing his fatal dart and bells, and looking like another Agni.
Mbh.13.14.1387 Salutations to thee that art Skanda, to thee that art Visakha, to thee that art the rod of the Brahmana, to thee that art Bhava, to thee that art Sarva, to thee that art of universal form.
Mbh.13.16.1609 Thou art the Grandsire Brahma, thou art Bhava, thou art Vishnu, thou art Skanda, thou art Indra, thou art Savitri, thou art Yama, thou art Varuna, Soma, thou art Dhatri, thou art Manu, thou art Vidhatri and thou art Kuvera, the Lord of treasures.
Mbh.13.17.2340 Thou art the celestial generalissimo called Skanda.
Mbh.13.31.3923 I worship the Brahmanas, O puissant one, who constantly worship Varuna and Vayu and Aditya and Parjanya and the deity of Fire, and Sthanu and Skanda and Lakshmi and Vishnu and the Brahmanas, and the lord of speech, and Chandramas, and the Waters and Earth and the goddess Saraswati.
Mbh.13.85.7740 And because he grew from seed that fell out of Rudra's body, he came to be called Skanda.
Mbh.13.86.7943 Having sprung from the seed which had fallen off from Rudra he was named Skanda, and because of his birth in the solitude of a forest of reeds he came to be called by the name of Guha the secret-born.
Mbh.13.86.7969 The puissant Skanda became the protector of the deities and did what was agreeable to Sankara.
Mbh.13.134.11249 SECTION CXXXIV Skanda said, I shall now declare a duty that is approved of by me.
Mbh.13.150.12605 These three and thirty deities, who are the lords of all beings as also Nandiswara of huge body, and that pre-eminent one who has the bull for the device on his banner, and those masters of all the worlds, viz, the followers and associates of him called Ganeswara, and those called Saumyas, and called the Rudras, and those called the Yogas, and those that are known as the Bhutas, and the luminaries in the firmament, the Rivers, the sky, the prince of birds viz, Garuda, all those persons on earth who have become crowned with success in consequence of their penances and who are existing in an immobile or mobile form, the Himavat, all the mountains, the four Oceans, the followers and associates of Bhava who are possessed of prowess equal to that of Bhava himself, the illustrious and ever-victorious Vishnu, and Skanda, and Ambika, these are the great souls by reciting whose name with restrained senses, one becomes cleansed of all sins.
Mbh.13.165.13692 Then comes the three-eyed Lord of Lima; then Skanda the generalissimo of the celestial forces; then Visakha; then Agni the eater of sacrificial libations; then Vayu the god of wind; then Chandramas; then Aditya the god of the sun, endued with effulgence; then the illustrious Sakra the lord of Sachi; and Yama with his spouse Dhumorna; and Varuna with Gauri; Kuvera the lord of treasures, with his spouse Riddhi; the amiable and illustrious cow Surabhi; the great Rishi Visravas; Sankalpa, Ocean, Gangs: the other sacred Rivers; the diverse Maruts; the Valkhilyas crowned with success of penances; the island-born Krishna; Narada; Parvata; Viswavasu; the Hahas; the Huhus; Tumvuru; Chitrasena; the celestial messenger of wide celebrity; the highly blessed celestial maidens; the celestial Apsaras, Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha; Misrakesi, Alamvusha, Viswachi, Ghritachi, Panchachuda, Tilottama, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Pitris; Dharma Righteousness; Vedic lore, Penances, Diksha, Perseverance in religious acts, the Grandsire, Day and Night, Kasyapa the son of Marichi, Sukra, Vrihaspati, Mangala the son of Earth, Vudha, Rahu, Sanischara, the Constellations, the Seasons, the Months, the Fortnights, the Year, Garuda, the son of Vinata, the several Oceans, the sons of Kadru, viz, the Snakes, Satadru, Vipasa, Chandrabhaga, Saraswati, Sindhu, Devika, Prabhasa, the lakes of Pushkara, Ganga, Mahanadi, Vena, Kaveri, Narmada, Kulampuna Visalya, Karatoya, Amvuvahini.
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