Skanda Purana

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Jan 20 14:15:51 CST 1998

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Chandran, Nanda (NBC) wrote:

> Does the Skanda in Skanda Purana refer to Lord Muruga, the son of Shiva and
> Parvathi, who is worshipped in Tamil Nadu?

It covers a lot of topics.  Satyanarayan Katha is part of Skanda  Purana I

> I remember some time back Vidya
> made a statement that Muruga or Skanda is worshipped only in Tamil Nadu and
> not elsewhere. Is this true? If this is true, how come Skanda Purana is in
> Sanskrit and not Tamizh? Or is it Skanda's following has declined in the
> North of Bharat over a period of time?

Kartik bhagawan as we call him is worshipped in Gujarat but not as much.
It's quite possible His worship was more prevalent at one time but it's
pretty hard to tell.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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