The Skandapurāṇa Volume V
Adhyāyas 96 – 112. The Varāha Cycle and the Andhaka Cycle Continued
CollectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
Skandapurāṇa V presents a critical edition of Adhyāyas 92-112 from the Skandapurāṇa, with an introduction and annotated English synopsis. The text edited in this volume includes the extensive myth of Viṣṇu’s manifestation as the Boar (Varāha), who conquers Hiraṇyākṣa and wins back the Earth for the gods; its aftermath, which involves the birth of Varāha’s son Vṛka and Skanda’s finishing of Viṣṇu’s Boar manifestation; Devī’s instructions to the goddesses about donations, fasts and penances; and the continuation of the Andhaka cycle. The introduction addresses the incorporation of Vaiṣṇava mythology in the text, the composition and revision of Adhyāya 112 in the different recensions, and the Dharmanibandha citations of Devī’s teachings. Readership: All interested in Purana literature, early Saivism and Vaisnavism, Hindu mythology, and the history of Hinduism in general.
Publication date and place2021
SeriesGroningen Oriental Studies, supplement,