The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes The Greatness of Koti Tirtha which is chapter 219 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 two hundred nineteenth chapter of the Reva-khanda of the Avantya-khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 219 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said:

1-6. On the southern bank of Narmaḍā is the great Tīrtha called Koṭīśvara. Here the holy bath and Dāna etc., yield a crore times the benefit.

Devas, Gandharvas and sages free from sin attained great Siddhi here at the Koṭitīrtha, a rare thing to be achieved on the earth.

Mahādeva called Koṭīśvara is installed there. By visiting him one attains excellent Siddhi.

O excellent king, whatever is performed there, auspicious or inauspicious, shall have a crore times the benefit (or result). This is the statement of the scriptural texts: Those excellent sages who are on the southern path (i.e. stay on the southern bank of the river) become Siddhas on death and certainly they attain Pitṛloka and those excellent sages who are the residents of the northern bank have already gone to Devaloka.

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