The Skandapurāṇa Volume IV

Adhyāyas 70 – 95. Start of the Skanda and Andhaka Cycles


Skandapurāṇa IV presents a critical edition of Adhyāyas 70-95 from the Skandapurāṇa , with an introduction and annotated English synopsis.
The text edited in this volume includes the myths of Viṣṇu’s manifestation as the Man-Lion (Narasiṃha), the birth of Skanda, the birth of Andhaka, and Hiraṇyākṣa’s battle with the gods culminating in his victory and capture of the Earth.
Thanks to generous support of the J. Gonda Fund Foundation, the e-book version of this volume is available in Open Access.
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Peter Bisschop, Ph.D. (2004), University of Groningen, is Professor of Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia at Leiden University. He is the author of Early Śaivism and the Skandapurāṇa: Sects and Centres (Egbert Forsten, 2006) and The Skandapurāṇa IIB (Brill, 2014).

Yuko Yokochi, Ph.D. (2004), University of Groningen, is Professor of Sanskrit Literature at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University. She is the author of The Skandapurāṇa III (Egbert Forsten / Brill, 2013) and The Skandapurāṇa IIB (Brill, 2014).
All interested in Purana literature, early Saivism and Vaisnavism, Hindu mythology, and the history of Hinduism in general.
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