by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Amareshvara Kunda which is chapter 146 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 forty-sixth chapter of the Tirtha-mahatmya of the Nagara-khanda of the Skanda Purana.
Note: This chapter enumerates (by names) the thirty-three Devas protecting the Kuṇḍa and mentions the days on which these should be propitiated.
The sages said:
9. A man with well-controlled sense-organs who devoutly worships them on the said day will not meet with premature death.
10. The Rudras should be worshipped on the eighth and foruteenth lunar days by knowers who desire the greatest position. They shall perform special adorations in that holy spot.
11. Vasus should be worshipped on the eighth lunar day in particular and on the tenth lunar day by those who desire Svarga along with different kinds of graceful charms.
12. Ādityas should be worshipped on the sixth and seventh lunar days by men who desire strength (to be) devoid of enemies.
13. The physicians of Devas should be worshipped on the twelfth lunar day by those men who desire the destruction of ailments. They become rid of their ailments.