The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 1,344,335 words

This page describes The Greatness of the Confluence of Nilaganga which is chapter 25 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-fifth chapter of the Reva-khanda of the Avantya-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 25 - The Greatness of the Confluence of Nīlagaṅgā

Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said:

1-3. O excellent king, to the eastern side of Oṃkāra is the confluence, well-known all over the world, where Nīlagaṅgā meets Revā.

By taking the holy bath there and performing Japa, what objective in the world will be impossible to get? One shall stay in the city of Nīlakaṇṭha for sixty thousand years.

By propitiating the Pitṛs in Śrāddha through water mixed with gingelly seeds, one shall redeem twenty-one generations including oneself.

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