Almost all Puranas, particularly Vamana Purana, Kurma Purana, Skanda
Purana Garuda Purana, Padma Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bhavishya Purana,
and Matsya Purana; Bhagavatas like Devi Bhagavata and Srimad .
Bhagavata, together with the Mahabharatha enshrine elaborate
accounts of this, and each seems vying with the other in eulogizing
the glory of this kshetra. It is dedicated of course to Lord Siva,
but in this self same kshetra many sports of Yadavas with Sri
Krishna as the protagonist are played. Of all, the Skanda Purana in
its Prabhasa Khanda has dealt at length, highlighting many miracles
and mysteries of this place. Besides including its topography,
geology, flora and fauna, it narrates
the story of installation of the Adi jyotirlinga vividly. The
Mahabharata in Salya Parva embodies an interesting account of the
penance of Soma, the Moon-god and installation of linga by Brahma.