The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes The Greatness of Koti Tirtha which is chapter 113 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 one hundred thirteenth chapter of the Reva-khanda of the Avantya-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 113 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said:

1-3. Thereafter, O great king, one should go to the excellent Tìrtha named Koṭitīrtha. A crore of sages attained great Siddhi (spiritual perfection) there.

A person should take his holy bath there in that Tīrtha, remain pure and feed Brāhmaṇas. Even if one Brāhmaṇa is fed, it is as good as feeding a crore of Brāhmaṇas.

A devotee should take his holy bath there in that Tīrtha and adore Pitṛs and Devatās (or Pitṛs as Devatās). When Mahādeva is adored the devotee shall attain the benefit of a Vājapeya (sacrifice).

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