Skandapurāṇa III presents a critical edition of the Vindhyavāsinī Cycle (Adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69) from the
Skandapurāṇa , with an introduction and annotated English synopsis. The text edited in this volume provides the oldest full account of the myth of the goddess of the Vindhya mountains; it is one of the main sources of the
Devīmāhātmya, the most famous scripture of the goddess worship in India, and as such indispensable for the study of the history of goddess worship. The introduction contains an examination into the relationship of the manuscripts and the date of the
The work is currently only available in print as an exact reprint done in a smaller book size (15.5 x 23.5 cm) than the first printrun.
Yuko Yokochi, Ph.D. (2005), University of Groningen, is professor of Sanskrit Literature at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University. She is one of the co-authors of the
Skandapurāṇa IIB (Brill, 2014) and has published various articles on the history of goddess worship in India.
All interested in Purana literature, early Saivism, Hindu mythology, Hinduism in general, and especially the history of goddess worship; and also some interested in editing the Sanskrit literature.