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Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya to Be Published in English – Odia and Regional Languages in India

Jagannath Temple Administration is all set to publish Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya in English and regional languages in India. Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is considered to be the authoritative holy text on pujas, rituals and festivals dedicated to Hindu God Jagannath. Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is part of the Skanda Purana.

Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is found in the Utkala Khanda section in the Skanda Purana and consists of 3,600 Shlokas. 
Indian Express reports
 According to Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb, it was Baba Chaitanya Charan Das who had started the book version of it and Mumbai-based Venkateswara Press had published the book which has gone out of print now. “We are working not only on how to revive the edition but also in multiple languages,” he said. 
Since the religious text is in Devanagri script, the attempt is to get Odia and English versions of the work while efforts will be made to diversify into Hindi as well as Bengali too. The whole attempt, according to the Puri King, who happens to be the Chairman of the Temple Management Committee, is aimed at having the original written source on Lord Jagannath in book form so that it could be accessible by temples easily for religious purposes. 
Skanda Purana happens to be a voluminous Hindu religious text devoted to Kartikeya, son of Divine couple Shiva and Parvati. 
The text has been divided into different sections and describes ancient religious sects and traditions. A part of it, Utkala Khanda, elucidates about Odisha in “Purushottamakhetra Mahatmya” where Lord Jagannath’s “lilas” come in.