The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Camasodbheda (Camasa-udbheda) which is chapter 268 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 sixty-eighth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 268 - Greatness of Camasodbheda (Camasa-udbheda)

Īśvara said:

1-3. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the excellent Kṣetra called Camasodbheda where, O my beloved, God Brahmā performed a Sattra for a thousand years.

The Devas and the great sages drank Soma juice by means of Camasas (ladles). Therefore, it become well-known as Camasodbheda in the world.

A man who takes his bath there in Sarasvatī and offers rice-balls on the Vaiśākhī day obtains ten million times the benefit of the performance of Śrāddha at Gayā.

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