by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Kratvishvara which is chapter 212 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 twelfth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1-2. By viewing the deity named Kratvīśvara, O goddess, a man shall obtain the benefit of the Yajña named Pauṇḍarīka. It bestows the fruit of great sacrifices. O goddess, it is situated within a distance of eight Dhanus to the south-west of Pulaheśvara. He will never meet with poverty or any sort of misery in the course of seven births.