L’Arbudakhaṇḍa dello Skanda Purāṇa

Paolo Magnone

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Abstract

A detailed summary of the contents of the Arbudakhaṇḍa, constituting the third section of the Prabhāsakhaṇḍa, the 7th khaṇḍa of the Skanda Purāṇa. Like the other three sections of the Prabhāsakhaṇḍa, numbering 491 adhyāyas in total, also the Arbuda-khaṇḍa, counting 63 adhyayas and 1825 ślokas, is a māhātmya, devoted to the magnification of the region of mount Arbuda (or Ābū, as it is called nowadays), the highest peak of the Aravalli range in southern Rājasthān near the Gujarat border. Today mostly renowned for the magnificent Dilvāṛā jaina temples, the region was known in ancient times as a Śaiva tirtha, already mentioned in the Tīrthayatraparvan of the Mahābhārata.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] L'Arbudakhaṇḍa dello Skanda Purāṇa
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)49-92
Numero di pagine44
RivistaMEMORIE DELL'ISTITUTO LOMBARDO - ACCADEMIA DI SCIENZE E LETTERE. CLASSE DI LETTERE, SCIENZE MORALI E STORICHE
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1989

Keywords

  • Hinduism
  • Mahatmya
  • Pilgrimage
  • Purana
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Tirtha

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