The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of the Confluence of Rishitirtha which is chapter 314 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 fourteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 314 - Greatness of the Confluence of Ṛṣitīrtha

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1-4. The charming and excellent Ṛṣitīrtha is situated on the shore of the sea within a Gavyūti to the south-east of Devakula.

O goddess, in this mortal world, even today, sages are seen well-established in rock icons. They are destroyers of all sins.

The New-Moon day in the month of Jyeṣṭha is never available to base men there (they will not get an opportunity to go there on that day).

Offering rice-balls and taking special holy baths should be done by those who have faith.

Holy ablution and Śrāddha in the confluence of Ṛṣitoyā is very rare. Those leading sages there highly recommend gifting a cow. A devotee should offer food to the Brāhmaṇas in accordance with one’s capacity.

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