The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words

This page describes The Greatness of the Confluence of Kara and Narmada [Karanarmada] which is chapter 24 of the English translation of the Skanda Purana, the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, preserving the ancient Indian society and Hindu traditions in an encyclopedic format, detailling on topics such as dharma (virtous lifestyle), cosmogony (creation of the universe), mythology (itihasa), genealogy (vamsha) etc. This is the twenty-fourth chapter of the Reva-khanda of the Avantya-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 24 - The Greatness of the Confluence of Kara and Narmadā [Karanarmadā]

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Note: The rivulet Kara, a tributary of Narmada, is so named as it issued from the perspiration of Viṣṇu’s hand.

Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said:

1-3. The confluence of Kara and Narmadā in Māndhātṛpura shall take the Pitṛs to Viṣṇupura if one goes to the place, takes bath and propitiates the Pitṛs.

With a desire to kill the Daityas, Viṣṇu formerly rubbed his hands and took up the discus. From his perspiration the excellent river began to flow and joined Revā. By taking the holy ablution there, one is rid of all sins.

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