महाकालज्योतिर्लिङ्गमाहात्म्यवर्णनं नाम षोडशोऽध्यायः
Mahakala Jyotirlinga greatness/importance description Chapter 16
सूत उवाच |
Suta Goswami said (to the sages)
गर्तात्ततः समुत्पन्नः शिवो विकटरूपधृक् |
महाकाल इति ख्यातो दुष्टहन्ता सतां गतिः || 37 ||
Then Lord Shiva bearing a frightening form emerged from the pit, well known as Mahakala, killer of the evil people and bestowing good progress (or heaven or liberation) to the good people.