by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Greatness of Uttararka which is chapter 313 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 three hundred thirteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
1. The deity named Uttarārka is stationed within a distance of sixteen Dhanus to the north-west thereof. It instantly creates credence and conviction (in the minds of devotees). After performing the rite of Niṃba Saptamī a devotee gets rid of all ailments.